ASOS Top | American Apparel Skirt | Hunter Wellies* | DKNY Rucksack
Claire's Daisy Headband | Nixon Watch | Vintage Chain
photographs by Arron Hollands
Huuneey, I'm home! In my sleepless state on the flight back I looked around and it suddenly occurred to me just how bizarre long haul flights are. Unless you're willing to chuck a few thousand the way of the corporate giants, and when you are flying solo, you're stuck with a stranger uncomfortably breaching your personal space for hours on end. You are expected to carry out tasks I'd cringe at on a second date, like eating and pissing within extreme proximity of each other and, in some of our cases, drinking a little too much white wine and getting overly emotional at whatever sob story drama the 4'x6' screen in front is offering.
By far the most intimate action carried out on a flight has to be sleeping. During sleep you are your most vulnerable and you are least in control of your actions; cue snoring, dribbling and, if you're lucky, sleep talking.
As I looked around my flight through bleary eyes and saw all of these strangers far away, submerged in their unconscious, the irritation of my inability to fall asleep on transport faded. As much as I can get over eating and pissing in a confined space in front of strangers, I'm happy keeping sleep out of flying, however irritable I end up or bad the bags in these photos may be for the lack of it.
Anyway...the giveaway! Hunter have offered me a pair of their orange Be A Headliner wellies, the same as I'm wearing above, for one of you guys to win. Just simply carry out the instructions in the form below to enter. The competition is limited to the UK only. Guys, these come in your size too! Good luck to everyone who enters.