Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The One About Appleby Manor House Hotel...

This past weekend, M took me away to celebrate my 30th birthday (which isn't until tomorrow!) up in the Lake District.  We stayed in the most gorgeous hotel, Appleby Manor Country House Hotel where we had a king size bed and lovely ensuite bathroom, and a view overlooking a field with a couple of horses in.

We drove down on Friday evening, got all checked in at the room, then ventured out into Appleby to a local pub that was recommended to us.  And the food was really yummy, I only chose simple options, homemade tomato & basil soup followed by lasagne.  But I was that stuffed that I had no room for dessert.  When we got back to the room we just chilled out watching TV.

On the Saturday morning, after a leisurely breakfast, whilst over-looking the fields we went for a relaxing swim in the hotel pool.  I had bought a maternity swim suit especially for the occasion, and was really looking forward to it.  Not only was there a pool, there was a jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room.  The pool itself was actually quite cold, and I quickly realised that my abdominal muscles are not as strong as they used to be before getting pregnant.  So M pulled me around the pool for a while, until I got too cold, then I moved into the jacuzzi, but without the bubbles.  It was just like being in a giant bath, but being able to float too.  M tried out the sauna, and then whilst I was getting changed afterwards he also put the bubbles on in the jacuzzi (well I always take longer than him to get dressed!)  We were very chilled out and relaxed afterwards!

Check back for for what we did on Saturday afternoon & Sunday.


Alison said...

Sounds very relaxing...Happy Birthday for tomorrow!
Alison xx

Sian said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate