19 Things We All Secretly Love About Coming Home From Holiday



Because despite the fact eww work and eww how the eff are you supposed to keep up your super sweet Instagram game now you’re back to pesto pasta and beige walls, being home is pretty bladdy great <3

Here’s 19 things we all secretly love about coming home from holiday…

1. That first cuppa, brewed to perfection with a good quality tea bag and a splash of fresh semi-skimmed milk. Oh sweet lord. Because let’s face it, other countries cannot do tea, nope.

2. Duvets. Sweet glorious duvets. And being able to sleep wrapped up like a pig in a blanket, with one leg poking out, rather than y’know, sweating profusely under one measly sheet and maybe some bronze coloured bed runner if you’re super lucky.

3. Your TV remote. And all your recorded loveliness. Cos you do love watching BBC World News on repeat but you love GBBO, X Factor and First Dates more <3

4. Being back in your own time zone, and being awake/tired at the right times of the day. Oh Greenwich Mean Time, never leave me again you sweet little angel.

5. Having access to the internet all the damn time without having to hover awkwardly outside a McDonald’s just to rinse their free WIFI so you can upload a candid bikini shot to Facebook.

6. Having access to your entire wardrobe and make-up collection again. Because life without 23 pairs of shoes, three foundations and enough eye shadow shades to complete every make-up tutorial every uploaded to YouTube, just ain’t the same, huh?

7. Lying horizontally on your sofa. For hours on end. Without guilt. Just ‘cos you a bad bitch who deserves to spend quality time with her extensive blanket and candle collection.

8. Being reunited with your bath and bath bombs and bubble baths and bath oils and bath bath bath bath <3

9. Not having to rummage about the swirls of pants and dirty washing lingering in your suitcase just to find a damn adapter plug so that you can charge your phone. FFS.

10. Homecooked food that – and this is ground-breaking – involves vegetables. Or y’know, at least things that resemble vegetables. Served in a portion size that won’t threaten to bust the seam on your fave shorts. Or leave you looking like someone on the cusp of going into labour.

11. Tap water that tastes like your tap water. Out of your favourite glass because alright yes you have a favourite glass and it doesn’t make you any less cool.

12. Your slippers and dressing gown and YES, sometimes hotels have them too, but they just down have the same squishiness to them, alright?

13. The big pile of super exciting post that’ll be waiting for us. Oh wait no lol, just three different bills and 17 fliers for new lol takeaways. You lucky little champ, you.

14. Being reunited with all your favourite brands. You’d like to be fun and live on the edge and all that but you just really like Lurpak and Hovis and Heinz and you don’t care who knows it.

15. Your cuddly toy. No you need to grow up.

16. Driving. And feeling like a sassy ass bitch with your sunglasses on and Kisstory blaring out of the radio whilst you pootle along to Tesco.

17. Your fave breakfast because turns out avocado on toast hasn’t really caught on globally yet and there’s only so many plates of mini sausages, scrambled eggs and melon you can wade through.

18. Feeling like you’re down with the kids and up-to-date with everything that’s happening across social media. WHO IS PREGNANT AND WHAT IS THIS BEYONCE SONG EVERYONE IS REFERENCING AND WHAT’S THE VIRAL VIDEO EVERYONE’S SHARING.

19. People. Your family, your friends and, ahem, your pets. Because exploring the world is pretty bloomin’ great, but so are the ones you love <3

  • Anna

    Not having to work out the exchange rate for every damn thing you buy because man that can be exhausting! Although the pound is having a hard time we still love you!!!!

  • Totally agree on the tap water point!!!!

  • Ahhhh I LOVE the first bath after a holiday – so relaxing! x
    Sophie Cliff

  • The one thing I miss the most when traveling is without the doubt, my dog. As much as I love traveling and am thinking of exploring new countries in the future, the thought of leaving her at home kills me! I always miss cuddling her whilst I’m away. Also, the food here in Indonesia is pretty damn great, so I miss that too. Especially during my Pre-PMS times and craving for something specific. *yikes*


  • I always get so excited to come home so I can snuggle up in my duvet. Theres nothing better! I love your pj’s Hannah!!

  • I love coming back to home cooked food from holiday. Even settling down in your cosiest PJs with some beans on toast feels amazing! Plus it’s nice to walk back into a placethat is fully yours, you can breathe, drop everything and just veg out without feeling guilty

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

  • I love nothing more than coming home and being able to cook for myself again!! And like you said, curl up guilt-free in bed with a cup of tea. 🙂



  • When VAT is included in the advertised price! No more super annoying surprises. That $20 top… is actually $23.62… DAFUQ! That was my starbucks money!

  • Omg yes! The vegetable one, when you come back from the US you literally want all the brocolli haha.

    Shiana xx

  • Yes! I totally agree with all of these haha. Makes me feel so much better about just getting back from The States x


  • YES TO IT ALL. I mean, I love holidays but I also really love the feeling of coming home after. You can’t top that first cup of tea!

  • Yes yes and yes. Literally first thing that I will do when I get in is throw the bags on the floor, ignore the impending letters and whack that kettle on!

    Charlotte | Two Cats One Flat

  • Can’t agree with this post more!!! Love my home! haha kisses:D


  • Only 23 pairs of shoes?! 😉 I can’t wait to have a normal human sized bath again when we move! Alice xxx


  • Yes to all of these – especially the duvet and TV ones oh AND getting in your own shower. I mean hotel rooms are lovely and all that but there is just something about stepping in your own shower!

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

  • Zoë

    Ahhh are those pjs part of the Cath Kidston x Disney limited range?! I am so unashamedly jealous! x

  • It is so good to get back to your home comforts after being away sometimes! I didn’t even think about how much I miss my duvet until now x


  • Nothing beats snuggling into your duvet when you get back, and a shower with your own products – heaven!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Yes to it all. I love travel, it is one of my all time favorite things, but there is just so much to love about coming home too 🙂


  • Yes, yes, yes! Completely agree with everything on this post, especially the point about getting into your own dressing gown! One of the best feelings like everrr! <3

    Melissa x


  • Hannah, you’ve somehow made me want to book a little trip away just so I can look forward to being back home again – wtf.

    Loved this post, on point as always x


  • My own bed and limitless wi-fi, oh sweet lord <3
    You nailed it with this post!!

  • Mel

    I thought I was the only one who thought water tastes different elsewhere?

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

  • There’s nothing quite like being in your own bed when you come home from a holiday. Other beds just ain’t the same!

  • This is so brilliant – I know I say it every time I comment but I LOVE your writing! Always makes me feel better!

    You’re so right – English tea, can’t beat it! First thing I do when I get in from anywhere is stick the kettle on and fetch my mug and PG tips! Home duvet is the bomb and bedtime is made sweeter when my kitten jumps up on me for a cuddle (always miss it when I’m away from home!)

    I agree on the vegetable front – it’s all well and good getting fancy food made for you when on holiday but sometimes you can just cry for a homemade meal with lots of veggies!! And of course the brands we all love – heinz and hovis what would I do without them! (Not to mention Cadbury’s chocolate!!)

    I love all the points you’ve made here !

    Josie // JosieVictoriaa



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