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How To Avoid The Post Holiday Blues

This post has been written in collaboration with The Ideas Kitchen.

Strawberry-Juice

The holiday blues are real. So damn real. When I landed in Manchester and left the plane in 25 degree heat, I knew it was too good to be true. I think that lasted a day? Maybe two? Seriously though, I’m writing this and we’re currently experiencing torrential rain, super bright lightning and the loudest thunder I have ever heard. Whatever happened to the summer sun?!

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good thunderstorm. I just enjoy the sun so much more. And when you’re coming home from somewhere with 30 degree heat on the regular, it sucks just a little bit. Okay, a lot. You can always try to pretend you’re still there though…

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Find A Good Travel Book

Books don’t have to be travel related to enjoy whilst on holiday (can’t beat a good romance book!) but they are great for inspiring you to get out to new places! When I was in Croatia I read Girl off the Grid and I mean it was a little daft and predictable, but an easy read.

Find a good book about someone on their travels and it’s like you’re there with them! I started reading Eat, Pray, Love for the first time and oh is it making me want to travel to Italy! (Yes I’m only that far in.) If I’m totally honest, I never knew this book was a memoir up until I started reading… Always thought it was a fictional story! Now I see why it’s one of those travel books that everyone seems to recommend! Great for when you’re snuggling in bed, somehow cold in the middle of July.

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Enjoy Some Cocktails

Is it really a holiday if you don’t have at least one cocktail? My favourite has to be a frozen strawberry daiquiri so when I was asked about trying out these healthy juice recipes, I spotted the favourite and jumped to it! I’ve never actually tried to make my own cocktails at home, and whilst I didn’t have a proper cocktail shaker (not really completely necessary for the daiquiri) I had everything else!

The recipe was really easy to make, and it tasted delicious too. I also tried the Life is Peachy one, and my mum enjoyed it with me! (I didn’t share the daiquiri… nope) I love a good peachy drink, yet hate the fruit itself. Go figure. I’d definitely make these two juices again though. I could probably live off a strawberry juice drink to be honest. They were quick and easy, and that’s all you want in life right? (Slide through the photos above to see the process!)

Even better idea, grab a cocktail and take it to that snuggly bed with your travel book. Win-win all around.

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Keep The Tan Up

Now I’m not one for fake tan to be honest. It’s not because I don’t like it but because I’m always worried I’ll go patchy and not put it on properly. If I use something, it’s generally one of those moisturisers with a little bit of colour in the formula! But anyway, I picked up this after sun that apparently helps to preserve your tan. Is it working? I’m not sure yet.

I’m still pale but you can see that I’ve actually tanned a good bit haha. Oh the problems of never seeing the sun. I was impressed with myself actually because I was so good with my sun cream. I burnt one little bit, and it’s that darker area there underneath my sports bra. Typical. Next step… Where do I get a good fake tan that makes me look like I actually spent 5 days abroad?

…and if all else fails, book another holiday!

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