The Long Journey Home

10 December 2011

It's been two years, two months and 24 days since I was last in England. After packing up my apartment, for what felt like an equally long amount of time (yeah I really shop too much, so many darn clothes!), we headed to the airport. It's a very long trip from Seoul to my hometown, we spent all Friday travelling but I finally made it. I'm home at last! The time difference means that despite not getting any sleep on the aeroplane I couldn't actually get to sleep when I finally did get here. When it hit 3pm this afternoon, which is midnight in Seoul, I could have easily called it a day though. Wanting to get jet lag over and done with as quickly as possible, I've forced myself to stay awake instead. I'm like a walking zombie right now. All in all I think I've had about six hours sleep in the last 48 hours. So it's best I stay away from writing too much, my brain is scrambled. In fact I'll be surprised if what I've just written makes sense. I'll just leave you with some photos I snapped on my journey, it's safer.

Back when I looked alive - setting off to the airport.  I don't want to show you what hours of travelling does to me, it's not a pretty sight.  Gold spiked bangle & feather necklace - F21. Heart cord bracelet - Swarovski.
Christmas decorations in Amsterdam Schipol airport.
One of many beautiful trees in Amsterdam Airport.

Watching and waiting with a Starbucks.
Home at last. You can spot a couple of my duty free purchases in this snap.
I've been through Amsterdam airport a few times before. It's definitely my favourite airport to transfer through because they have awesome duty free stores. I always feel the need to take advantage of the duty free prices even when I don't actually need anything. I guess most people end up buying something in duty free for the same reason, am I right? Do you usually buy something or not?

On this occasion I bought some perfume, always a necessity in duty free; a few OPI nail polishes because I have a bit of an obsession developing; some MAC stuff because I already am obsessed and a couple of things for family and friends. The airport was so festive, it really got me in that lovely holiday mood. I even indulged in a toffee nut latte from Starbucks, seriously yummy and a very welcome caffeine hit.

Ten of them couldn't even keep me awake now though so I'm off to bed. Goodnight from me. I hope you're having a lovely weekend.



  1. I usually buy something in a duty free shop as long as I have enough time, because usually I am late and running for my plane! I hope you have a nice rest tonight. xo

  2. aw sounds exhausting but exciting nonetheless ... i bet it feels great to be home! ;-)

    you look beautiful

  3. Sounds like a pretty rough trip! Reckon you'll enjoy your sleep tonight :P

    - Allie x

    Allie UK Blog

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  5. Can't believe it's been so long since you've been home! Hope you're getting over the jetlag :)

    Emma xx

  6. Duty free treats can really brighten loonnnggggg journeys. Hope the lack of sleep doesn't catch up with you too much. Good to see a post from you!

  7. I bought wine at DFS ^_^
    Have a nice stay at home!

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    LeeAnne, Style N Season

  8. Great passport cover! Love the color. Glad you're heading home!!

  9. That sounds so exhausting, girl! Get some much-needed sleep, and enjoy being home at last.

  10. love the blog girl! you are gorgeous!

    follow eachother?


  11. It's so nice being home. I've been seeing lots of my family and catching up on the last few years. Haha.

    I managed to catch up on a little bit of my sleep but I'm still shattered. Just about to go for another early night now.

    Thank you for all the comments ladies :)


  12. You look so pretty.

    Btw, I just started on my very own fashion blog. Mind checking it out and following it?

  13. Using a 50mm f/1.8 lens. =)
    Get well as well. Take care.

  14. I live in Amsterdam and I know what you're talking about!!! The airport is sooo good here I even buy stuff before boarding the plane :/ terrible I know haha
    Hope you're having a blast back home :)

  15. You look so lovely! I agree, airplane air does nasty things to my skin >_<

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  17. You look gorgeous in your photo! Its always exciting when you go home.. even after all the travelling!


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