Anna gets a Holiday

I always take some girlie stuff on holidays, and usually under-dress on the journey home. Wearing anything at all on other days isn’t possible, as getting things cleaned is out of the question when we are away from home. I use eyeshadow daily, but only subtle shades, and not a lot of it so no one notices. I have my lipstick, which I’d never dare use, but I have it with me, just like a normal girl would, plus some tights of course.

The make-up cache

We arrived at our self catering cottage on a Friday evening, and nipped out to Lostwithiel for some food for the next days breakfast, before an evening of games and bed. Saturday we went to Bodmin for a big shop up, and passed a school (I think) with a model railway exhibition going on, so of course I wondered if Angie had been there. We had some nice days out when the weather was good, about one day in three, and lots of beautiful autumn colours about. We chose this time of year because it was the first two weeks of the cheap season. Our little group concisted of Jay, Emm and myself. Emm is Jay’s older sister by a few years; she’s a bit batty, but is lots of fun, as she likes the same kind of stuff that we do, and she’s mad keen on photography. We compare pics using the Wii picture show utility, (it’s so brill) each evening. The good news was – Emm likes watching the soaps. Jay, you may remember has gone off the soaps, and so I get very little unhindered time for doing things Anna, but with Emm leading, the soaps were back on.

The bedrooms etc were down stairs, so I headed there, spent a minute or two doing a sedoku, and then stripped and put towel on, girlie style of course. I put some lipstick on; filed and buffed my nails; plucked my eyebrows back into shape, and got the silky mitt and dehired my hands and feet and knees. I usually use wax strips for the hands, knee, and feet, but I hadn’t thought to bring any. Finally, I finished removed the make-up and showered. Back up stairs, when Jay asked what I’d been doing, I replied that I’d laid on the bed doing sudokos, and had a shower – perfectly truthful. I got four lovely sessions of pampering myself Anna style, and it felt so good.

The only drawback was – hardly any wi-fi for the phone. The laptop picked it up, but I have no Anna passwords on that. I got all your updates, blogs and Facebook stuff via emails, but no wi-fi meant no replying to anything. Perhaps I shouldn’t whinge, as it was a super break.

Hugs Anna x

4 Responses to “Anna gets a Holiday”

  1. susanmiller64 Says:

    Glad you got some Anna time. I totally understand the need to have this time. Too bad you couldn’t do a little more. It is so relaxing and fun to go out especially with friends. Take care.

  2. Anna Arendt Says:

    Thank you Susan,

    I don’t get much make-up or dressing-up time these days, but some girls are worse off than me, and at least I can keep my feminine side active in little ways.

    Hugs Anna x

  3. TinaCortina Says:

    Hi Anna
    I’m amazed you haven’t been caught out with the make-up or even the Anna time before the shower. I think you are very brave to risk the wrath of Jay, but I do understand that you need to find something. Sounds like a lovely week (?) and glad that you can enjoy it with your two girls. I’ve not used the wii with pictures, maybe I’ll look into it.
    Hugs Tina x

    • Anna Arendt Says:

      Hi Tina, yes, a lovely two weeks. I’m lucky in that Jay hasn’t shown any tendency to hunt out and evict my feminine stuff. She probably didn’t want to know the extent of it in the early days, and now she’s hoping that if she ignores it. it’ll go away. I can’t push my luck though, so I have to be on my guard about slip-ups – I don’t get much, but it would be awful to lose what I have got.

      Hugs Anna xx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s