Sunday, December 13, 2009

A weekend break....

My weekend was a little out of the ordinary. Jean has taken to entering competitions, and she actually WON something! People do really win! Who knew....

She won a weekend at a country hotel not very far from here. For 2. And that was where I came in. I went along as well, and we had a hilarious time. Bed and breakfast were provided, and it was an old gothic sort of manor house set in 7 acres of grounds, which meant we could wander around the gardens as well. We arrived in thick fog, which made it even more eerie, but there was a roaring fire, Christmas decorations everywhere, and a great welcome. Our room was in the coach house, and after settling in, we went out to a nearby reataurant for supper, and then back to relax. And yesterday, we went off to nearby Coventry after an enormous English breakfast, and then to a country park where we could watch the yachts on the water, and let the icy wind blow away the cobwebs, and any semblance of a reasonably classy hair style at the same time.

After popping in to the local Tesco and gathering up pate, cheeses and crackers, (as well as a few seasonal bargains) we headed back to the hotel, and had a hysterical evening doing our nails, having a footspa, and watching tv. There was much laughter involved, and a delightful bottle of wine with our picnic as well.

We had such fun. You know, we were talking about how, had we been at home, we would never have taken the time to do the footspa thing, or a proper nail treatment, nor would we have enjoyed ourselves as much, because we both have lists of things which are "pending "at this time of the year. Cleaning, baking, shopping, cards, wrapping......

Because we had nothing with us, we could just relax. It was exactly what each of us needed. I did point out that a slightly more exotic destination would be good for the next competition she entered..... !! 20 miles up the motorway was a little close to home, but it was FREE!

Sigh. I am still grinning here. And thinking that I am also going to start entering competitions....

8 comments:

Chris said...

What a grand time for you! Just what was needed in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. I am so glad you took the time to get "away" and enjoy yourselves.

Dawn said...

What a serendipity! I'm so happy for both of you.

Linda said...

What fun Linds. I had a great time just reading about it!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like the perfect answer to anything that ails you. What a great win!

Morning Glory said...

That really sounds perfect. What a treat!

Crystal said...

What a wonderful way to spend a weekend with a friend! It is so good to be surrounded with people like this and to share laughter. Definitely, start entering - you never know, you could win a trip to Banff in the Rockies in -29.9 degrees C (which is what our thermometer is reading at the moment)! Have a lovely week, especially remembering the weekend fun!

Mary said...

one word - envious. And a three word - good for you ;)


Sounds divine and so much fun.

Susan said...

Hi Linds, I hadn't been around in a long time but decided to re-visit some of the blogs I use to read and what a good time to drop in on you and read about this fun time. I see you still have your wonderful sense of humor which was always a great delight to me. Have a very merry Christmas.
Susan