I recently returned from the most amazing holiday in Menorca. It was an all-inclusive week mainly spent sunbathing around a swimming pool with a book in one hand and a cocktail in another.
I wanted to completely switch off and have a digital detox so I turned off my phone at Gatwick Airport and only turned it on once when we arrived in Menorca to tell my boyfriend that we had arrived safely. After that, it remained switched off until we arrived back in London.
Similarly, I tried to treat photo taking as a holiday task too. And by that, I mean, I didn’t take photos with my blog in mind. I didn’t take any photos of my food (mainly because it probably would have seemed quite rude to) and I didn’t try to make anything look glamourous. I only took photos of things that I thought would make nice memories.
And that’s why I don’t want to write a post that’s purely about what we got up to each day. I don’t want to list exactly what we ate, what we drank and where we went. It’s probably a bit boring and I didn’t want to be taking notes throughout the week. Instead, I thought I’d share some of the little moments with you. So these are some of the things that happened and some of the things I learned.
My hair likes the wind.
My hair REALLY likes the wind.
My legs will never be mistaken for hot dogs. Maybe slightly podgy hot dogs.
Swimming pools have wet floors.
Getting up at 7am to reserve the best lounger by the pool is always the priority. We learnt that very early on.
All you really need to relax is a good book.
I am terrible at Sudoko. Even Sudoku that calls itself ‘easy’. Patronising git. I wasn’t smiling for long.
Some cocktails take 17 minutes to make. And they still taste like non-alcoholic strawberry ice pops.
Menorca is home to some pervy gardeners.
It’s really easy to ruin a photo of a romantic picnic at the beach.
When you’re in a hotel surrounded by mainly retired people, and you’re the only guests with your hearing still intact, you can win all the competitions that require you to identify sounds. Smugetty smug.