Monday, 15 October 2012

Happy 21st (plus 10!)

Friday was my 31st birthday and rather than go out and party I decided this year would be a year to relax and do grown up stuff.  The actual day started off with the usual pleasantries of calls and messages and a birthday kiss from my princess before she went off to school then it was off to meet mum in town for a bit of shopping and a nice lunch.  In the evening one of my best friends (Chantell) came over with gifts which included a beautiful set of hand decorated candles, she is so creative and it is personal gifts like that which I will be special forever.  We then went for cocktails (just the two of us) which was a lovely end to my evening and a bit of well needed me time.

The real treat was to be the next day when I would get the chance to run away for the day with my other two best friends (Eghele and Genevieve).  Eghele's birthday is the day after mine so we always try to do something together and this year we decided to go to Bath.  I woke up early in the morning got ready and kissed my babies goodbye and left them in the capable hands of my mother.  It was 6.45 when I got to first the station and met up with Gen and we were both so tired that when the train reached our stop we didn't realise until it was ready to leave the station, thank God for Gen's big butt holding the door open, how I love her arse!  We got on the train to Bath with Eghele and didn't even notice the time slip by as we conversed for the whole journey (so much for the book I had packed).

When we arrived we made a quick pit stop then it was off to the Thermae Bath Spa, Eghele had booked me a full body massage and we were given until 6pm to spend in the spa.  It was such a wonderful and relaxing place... apart from the poo on the toilet floor (I will spare you the details!)  The sauna's were heavenly and the view from the roof top pool was amazing.  We left at around two and went for a late lunch before heading round the corner to the Roman Baths, which was also a lovely cultural experience.

We unfortunately missed the Jane Austin museum so we went and got our nails done and at least we have a great excuse to go back.  The last treat was champagne and dinner at which we chatted up the waiter and came away with his phone number.  Then it was back on the train home a couple more glasses of wine for the journey and the end of a wonderful day.  It may not be everyone's cup of tea but for me it was one of the best birthdays ever.


  1. Happy belated birthday!!

    Looks and sounds like you had a fabulous time xxx