Le Temps Retrouvé?
Is it possible, I've been wondering, to recreate the carefree feelings I had as a child of say 8 or 9 years of age. (See yesterday's post.) What would be the nearest adult equivalent? And it dawned on me. A holiday in a hotel! So that's why people go to hotels (lightbulb moment....)
Clothes decisions already made when you packed. Meals provided. Bed made, housework done for you. Time otherwise all your own - it gets more and more appealing! We have always self-catered/camped/stayed with friends and family/done study courses/swapped houses/house sat...
Tell me, is there a downside to staying at a hotel? A really nice hotel that is. There is the cost - it is not cheap to pay for other people to take on all these responsibilities for you! I suppose there is a bit of an obligation to be sociable, but I could be that recluse in the corner who doesn't talk to anyone at breakfast. I'm OK with that.
What is your experience? Would you recommend it?
Do read Swissrose's thought provoking post here about her carefree childhood.