Coming back from a week off from blogging felt like I’d fallen a little out of routine. I’d spent a few days poolside soaked in sunshine, reading and feeling like my main responsibility was getting to the end of the chapter before I was due to top up my sun lotion…
I hadn’t managed to take down time like it in months, so being able to tick off and whittle down my reading list (even if only by two), was a total luxury.
Now, coming back to work as a freelancer is always difficult. The necessary level of motivation always seems to waver (even if there are bills at stake), so today I’m flying myself mentally back out to sunny Mykonos- and taking you with me this time. I have a mountain of pictures I’m sitting on, and I’m excited to go through them all and document our magical few days on this beautiful Greek island, so hope you’ll enjoy them too!
Our first evening was probably one of my favourites of the holiday. Knowing nothing about the surrounding area of Ornos, after a slow day at the pool and filling myself up with tzatziki (a routine that I was happy to make regular), we got ready to head out of town to a restaurant we’d read about online. Now, if there’s one thing I learnt when we arrived- it’s that getting about on foot is definitely second to driving. Everyone has a moped, quad bike or car- and booking cabs are few and far between. Of course, this isn’t the be all and end all- but underestimating our walk on roads that were probably meant for wheels and not foot- meant we had a quick change of plans, and decided to keep things local for the night.
As the sun went down and we caught glimpse of the lilac Mykonos sunset (seeing the stars and moon every evening is something I won’t forget quickly), we headed to the beach and stumbled across a little Italian that lured us in with the promise of pizza and a cold can of Sprite (wild, I know).
It was the perfect start to our holiday, and totally threw me back to going away with my family years ago- the similar routine of long days by the pool with my head in a book, followed by delicious local suppers and just strolling aimlessly- even if that is into a supermarket for a Mars ice cream before bed…