Monday, 13 June 2011

Posh Weekend away! June 2011

Hi all, 

If you have no time, then don't read as this post is very pic heavy! haha!! 

Paul whisked me away at the weekend to the Aphrodite Lodge, which is a little boutique (read that as posh!!) hotel in Bowness in the Lake district. I originally saw some of these rooms last year on a friends blog and I fell in love with them!! Well they certainly didn't dissapoint! 

Paul booked us into the Swiss Alps room, (better pics on their site) which was absolutely stunning, I walked into rose petals in a heart shape on the bed, and a single red rose, Paul had arranged this without me knowing!! what a lovely suprise! 



Lounge/ Bar area


Saturday we took a trip to keswick, and wanted to see the cars and stars museum... 


Which has all of these cars ... 


Or so we thought, turns out that the cars have been relocated to Florida and the museum is now closed!! But not to worry there were plenty of other little shops mainly selling handcrafted items, so many beautiful things! We also found a Pencil factory ... but I Drew the line at going in there (see what I did there?) 

Some pics of windermere.


















On the friday night, we spotted a little shop which was one of those fish foot spa thingys, now anyone who knows me will know I would literally kill you if you touched my feet, they are so ticklish, so I jokingly said to Paul we should go there tomorrow (sat) he agreed and I thought he would forget ... no such luck! so after much walking about keswick and catching a ferry across the lake just for the experience we ended up here


Ok so £10 for 15 mins, took me 10 mins to get mine in there though, but I did it!!! .... and it might just have been alright and not too traumatic, infact the effects are amazing, Pauls feet were so horrible and hard and cracked, and they are so soft now, we will be doing this again very soon locally!! 

Then we headed back to the hotel, got changed and went out for food in the evening ... I had packed my midlife crisis dress (those who don't know, I am so not girly and I definately dont *do* dresses, but bought this just before my birthday cause I liked it .... photographic evidence says I even wore it!! haha! I even have make up on!! and a new hair do .... 7 inches shorter than before! not a flattering picture at all but hey who cares, I am having a midlife crisis after all!!

So thats that... we travelled home on sunday, stopping for lunch just the 2 of us, and said we hoped Nana and Granda had enjoyed having the kids and that maybe it would be the start of more sleepovers!! .... when we picked up the children they were hyper and poor nana and Granda looked absolutely shattered! hahahaha! 



20 comments:

Pami said...

Fabulous photos Tams, what a great time you had! The hotel looks wonderful. So glad you had a lovely time. Those fish pedicures are all the rage now, however there is way on god's earth you would get me putting my feet into a bowl of fishes! Thanks for sharing Tams. P x

Kerry said...

You look beautiful Tams!! Definitely should wear dresses (says she who doesn't lol) though at 29 I don't know how you can call that a mid-life crises!!! I worry what that makes mine at 47??? The pictures are beautiful and I think I would love to go there now :-D I'm the opposite of you and Pam..I LOVE getting my feet done and would LOVE to have fish nibble on mine lol. Glad you had a great time. BTW...have you done you card for tomorrow???!!!! xx

Di said...

Hi Tams - what a great time you had! I know the Lakes well and am green with envy :( Keswick pencils is worth a peek if you go back, I think they have the largest pencil in the World there (no use to man nor beast, but it's there!). Lovely photos and you look great in your dress. Am loving the dies BTW - take care chick! Di xxx

Lisa Jane said...

wow Tams - the pics look fab , and the BOY did Good!! I knew he would!!
You look fab in your dress.. you own one more than me lol

Lisa x

Ali said...

Lovely photos missus how fabby do you look!!! Dont worry we did the cars & stars (was expensive to get in and you couldnt take photos!!) AND the pencil museum you didnt miss much. I fancy a go at one of those fishy feet places but like you it would prob. take me ages to psych myself up xx

pinky said...

Wow you lucky girl, sounds like a wonderful place Tams and you should dress up a lot more (hark at me who is always in jeans).Is your Paul a gem or what!!

dragonllew said...

Looks like you had a fab time and you look fab in your dress

Mary J said...

What fun you must have had! Great photos and beautiful dress! Thx for sharing with us Tams!

Mary J said...

Me again honey! Just saw your comment re the father's day card. Did you mean what white ink I used? If so, then it's Colorbox Pigment in Frost White - one of the best!!

Sarah said...

I love the Lake District, such a beautiful place. You look fabulous in your dress, you should do girly more often Tams as it suits you. Not sure I could stick my feet in that glass thing to be eaten by lil fish, eeekkk!

Jacq said...

Hi Tams,
Fab photos, you look fabulous in the dress, love the hair do by the way. Ooooo no way could I stick my feet in the fish tank thingy lol you're way braver than I am . Looks like you had a fabulous time you lucky girl you.
Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

Louise said...

Wow Tams, fab photos from a fab weekend away - what a great time you look to have had and you look really lovely in your dress. Glad that you had such a great time.

Amanda R said...

Well you just give Paul a high five cause he great! Your photographs are wonderful, makes me very jealous of where you live! I would stick my feet in that tank in a heartbeat, looks like fun and what a great memory. So glad you shared the pictures!

Anita said...

Tams, your photos are gorgeous and you look so pretty in your dress. Your sweetie did a fabulous job. Maybe he could call my hubby and give him some pointers lol? I have never heard of putting your feet in a tank full of fish but I would do it in a heartbeat!

Marg said...

Yay! You didn't need the Sou'wester. You look fab in 'the frock' and the photo's of the lakes are brilliant. Glad you had a good time xx

qwiksave said...

I'm another 'no' for the fishes, we have a place locally that I pass and see other people doing it but I'm much too ticklish. What a lovely place the Lake District looks, I've never been but would love to one day. Thanks for sharing your great weekend. x

Rebekah said...

Wow fab pics looks like you had the best time! We e of those fish foot things close to us but I havent been brave enough yet lol! Hugs rebekah xxhave on

Whimsey said...

You both look FABULOUS; what a royal treat; so excited for you!!! Fabulous pictures, what a wonderful treat; so happy for you!!!

Mad-Frog said...

Fabulous photos the hotel and scenery look great

Myzdamena's World said...

Those photos are gorgeous.. and, as I said before, you look gowwwwwjus in a dress xxxxxx