Holiday by myself..

(159 Posts)
CraigRevelHorwoodsPetCat Mon 18-Apr-16 17:48:24

So just thinking of booking a wee week away somewhere by myself. Thinking Spain or Cyprus. I'm going on a girl's holiday in August - which will be the usual; drinking too much and barely seeing sunlight.

I am overworked. I am exhausted. I need to disappear for a week with books and some lovely weather.

However, will I look really odd by myself? I don't mind the travelling on the plane and to destination aspect. I'm just wondering about eating out at night by myself. I'll probably end up back in my room at 8pm every night 

Would you do it?

AnotherEffingOrangeRevel Mon 18-Apr-16 17:55:07

Yes. Given the time, money and opportunity, I definitely would.
If you can, go for it. What's weird about eating by yourself? Sounds rather lovely...

AnotherEffingOrangeRevel Mon 18-Apr-16 17:55:56

(that's yes to "would you do it?", not to "AIBU?")

Archer26 Mon 18-Apr-16 17:57:45

100% do it. I would love to do this. Go for it.

Sallygoroundthemoon Mon 18-Apr-16 17:58:04

Nothing wrong with that. I've done it myself and had a wonderful time. I tend to eat out early, sitting in a quiet restaurant with a glass of wine and a book, watching the sun go down. No one bats an eyelid, apart from the odd jealous glance smile.

ilovesooty Mon 18-Apr-16 17:58:22

I've been doing it for well over ten years.

Lamu Mon 18-Apr-16 18:00:03

I did it last year. I had an amazing time although It did feel a little odd going to dinner by myself. Take a good book with you. Order a bottle and enjoy.

whois Mon 18-Apr-16 18:00:36

No, you won't look out of place. Much better to take a good book and go spend a week relaxing in the warm somewhere beautiful than not go on holiday because you are worried other people will care!

If anyone does care, that says more about them then it does about you. Pointless to limit your life because you haven't got a friend or partner around to go to the exact place you want to go to at the exact time.

CraigRevelHorwoodsPetCat Mon 18-Apr-16 18:00:42

This is what I want to hear. You are all my people grin it's weird. I've just spent the weekend in London by myself and it didn't even occur to me that it'd appear strange.

Yet a foreign holiday to me just seems to be the usual couples, friends..

All I wanna do is read books and not talk to anyone grin

Costacoffeeplease Mon 18-Apr-16 18:02:06

You might feel a bit strange the first time, but after that it will get easier - maybe choose somewhere with a nice view or overlooking a square with lots of passers by, so you're not just looking at a wall

Fluffyears Mon 18-Apr-16 18:02:38

It would seem less unusual abroad I think. A nice meal and a glass of wine on the balcony each night sounds wonderful.

CraigRevelHorwoodsPetCat Mon 18-Apr-16 18:03:10

I think the problem is, my friends want to party non stop. Which I'll be doing on the girlie trip..I just need some me time to rebalance myself.

And read. I miss reading so much.

Chillyegg Mon 18-Apr-16 18:03:53

Oh God I'd love a week by myself in a warm climate! Go op and reports your travels so I can live vicariously

KanyesVest Mon 18-Apr-16 18:04:38

I have done it in the past and would again in the future preferably in the next 10 minutes.

cinnamonorange Mon 18-Apr-16 18:06:00

Do it! No one cares. And single holidays are the best ones ever. I love my other half dearly, but doing my own thing at my own pace is the one thing I really miss.

YorkieDorkie Mon 18-Apr-16 18:08:12

Go for it smile for all anyone knows you're a filthy rich lady of leisure and be jealous! grin

Herewegoagainfolks Mon 18-Apr-16 18:25:36

I've never been on holiday by myself but have travelled abroad with work which means I've often been dining alone.

It's great, take your kindle or a book, and have a lovely evening. If you can pick a restaurant with something to look at (nice view, sea side etc) even better.

CiderwithBuda Mon 18-Apr-16 18:30:38

Sounds bliss. Def do it.

Slightly different but I've been to Australia twice without DH. I was visiting a friend but was quite happy pottering about on my own when she was busy.

I coukd definitely imagine booking a week away on my own.

Sounds like you desperately need it. Go for it!

Queenbean Mon 18-Apr-16 18:33:28

I have done it for a week (not through choice, my friend got I'll just before we were due to fly) and it was absolutely lovely for the first few days but then I was quite bored by myself

This was, however, because we were booked in to a romantic couples retreat with nothing else to do outside of the resort and, let's face it, if you were on a romantic holiday with your partner, would you talk to a single woman?!

So pick it carefully but yes, go for it!!

SnakeWitch Mon 18-Apr-16 18:34:53

Sounds bloody amazing! Go and have a lovely time and come back all relaxed and recharged. Now get off MN and book it grin

enchantedfairytale Mon 18-Apr-16 18:35:18

I don't know if I'd do dinner by myself, to be honest.

An actual holiday away alone sounds fine though.

StrawberrytallCake Mon 18-Apr-16 18:35:59

YES I would do this in a second. With books.

ghostyslovesheep Mon 18-Apr-16 18:37:09

I have - I would again (I've been looking at booking a long weekend in July when the kids are with their dad)

CraigRevelHorwoodsPetCat Mon 18-Apr-16 18:41:06

I am taking ALL of the books grin I will go. I'll be extremely apprehensive of dining alone - and I don't know why. I'm an only child and I'm very happy with my own company - too much social interaction exhausts me.

Now, where to go? grinwine

queenofthepirates Mon 18-Apr-16 18:41:50

I did this for years pre children and much look forward to the prospect of doing it again.

I dream of being able to visit the castles I want to see, trek the hills that look nice and I especially dream of not having a little voice squealing.... I want to stay in the hotel and play with Barbieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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