Monday, 25 February 2008


We had a wonderful weekend away, although it didn't get off to a good start. R had the day off on Friday but I still had a few hours at work to do so he drove me to work. We were less than a minute away from work when a woman lost concentration at a junction and smashed into the side of our car! Fortunately, nobody was hurt, and the poor woman admitted liability (I say poor, because I felt so sorry for her, she was in floods of tears). Anyway it's all going through now and thankfully we are fine. I was really sore on Friday and R is getting over a stiff neck etc but getting better.

Anyway we could still drive the car so made our way to Newmarket after work, and after a quick coffee with R's sister and an even quicker shifty at a funky kitchen design place on the way!

We were shown our room, which was gorgeous. We settled in, made a cuppa and decided to lounge around for a few hours and watch a DVD.....unfortunately (or fortunately for us!) the DVD didn't work, and there were no more Junior Suites available. So they upgraded us.....

As R stated "Blimey, it's bigger than our house!" (the room we stayed in is featured on the website, squashy yellow sofa and nice double-basined bathroom with plenty of Molton Brown which was replenished on the second day)

As the room was so gorgeous, we decided to opt for Room Service, and enjoyed The Bourne Ultimatum in luxury. I didn't fall asleep either!

Breakfast was in The Orangery.....poached eggs and bacon, followed by Croissants and Coffee. Well, we were going for a marathon shop!

Five hours later and we were all shopped out and ready for a swim. We then relaxed further by reading the paper and our books, while sipping Bollinger and dozing before going down for dinner (albeit a bit unsteadily after all the Champagne on an empty stomach).

The next morning we awoke at ten to nine....unheard of in our household! A sign of true relaxation!

When we were reunited with the children, and my parents went home, we decided to go for a walk. In true List Writer style, this is a picture of my new walking boots.

I can't wait until next February.


Garden girl said...

Oh how fabulous!! Your upgrade was very impressive work, my girl! Love room service in posh hotel rooms- our weekend was vaguely similar in that we watched The Bourne Ultimatum. And I had a Molton Brown bath. Thats where the similarities end, unfortunately! Glad you had such a good time.x

The List Writer said...

Good mountain boots, madam! Would look better all covered with mud and bits of twig though....

Glad you had such a luvverly weekend.

Mamma Millan said...

Hello, Sweden here!! What a lovely blogg you svit!!So nice things!Welcome to me, i love cup cakes...have some homebaked!!

Thanks for the visit!!

God Evning Millan