Kon Tiki, St Tropez
What does a summer holiday mean to you? A chance to explore far flung places? Time to take up a new activity or extreme sport? Or beaches, sunbathing and books?
I’ve just returned from what has now become an annual trip to the south of France. It’s my perfect summer escape. I love the warm weather, tranquil setting of our resort, and the fact that we are only a day trip away from cities such as Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo. But perhaps most of all, I love the fact that it gives me space to think.
While for most people, January is the time for resolutions and starting afresh, for me post holiday is my new year. I always return from St Tropez with a list of ‘To Do’s, and rather than suffering from post holiday blues, I actually look forward to returning home and putting my plans into action!
I also find that in between our fun in the sun, I manage to complete those work projects that always seem to get pushed to the bottom of my in tray. It may sound strange, and perhaps to some rather sad, but sitting under the palm trees, with nothing else to think about other than what I might fancy to eat or drink, I seem to accomplish so much. And I’m not alone here. My sister does the same!
However, I am conscious that despite how productive my two weeks in France may be, from a practical point of view I do need to try and carve out time in my weekly schedule to tackle some of these projects. Or, perhaps I just need to consider relocating to the south of France? Hmm…
Image Credit: Sarah Hurst