A girly weekend away

I’m the first to admit I hardly ever go away, especially without my children. However this weekend was an exception! It was my first official holiday with the girls-well my Auntie, Nan and Sister. It wasn’t a whole weekend, as their daddy had to work, but late Friday to early Sunday.

I don’t know about you but I think us mummies need our “me time” and when I say I needed it, I really did. I have been so stressed what with with managing my business, keeping the kids alive during the summer and keeping the house somewhat presentable. So a weekend away in Suffolk was perfect.


We arrived at a perfect little cottage in Mildenhall, the views were just amazing! There was 3 bedrooms so me and my sister shared the beautiful four poster bed. The cottage had everything you could need, the owners had thought of everything, including a private hot tub. I am now a self-confessed hot tub addict!


I just couldn’t resist a hot tub selfie!


On the Saturday we headed to Bury St Edmunds for a walk around the town.  There are some charming little shops,  a traditional outdoor market and a shopping centre, where all the the big branded shops are. Whilst walking past the market there are shops lining what feels like a medieval streets, it really was lovely. All this walking was making us thirsty so we popped into a lovely shabby chic coffee shop called Really Rather Good and I must say it was. The cathedral was just across the road from the coffee shop so anyone drinking outside would have an amazing view.

14081435_1779934422253730_1053168655_n                    14054787_1779934432253729_358480534_n.jpg


On our way back to the car I discovered the most amazing vintage inspired boutique-Pocket watch and Petticoats. It had clothing inspired from the 1940’s and 50’s. Think petticoats, ankle grazers, wiggle dresses, swing skirts, bardot tops I could go on. There was so much variety even swimwear. I actually had to be dragged out of the shop by my sister (oops) as we needed to head back for a massage booked in for 2.15.


I don’t get many pamper sessions when i’m looking after my children so a week before we came away I booked us all in for a full body aromatherapy massage. It was a lovely little salon in Mildenhall, it had a retreat around the back where you could unwind without any noise and it was only a 10 minute drive back to the cottage.

The rest of the afternoon was spent gossiping in the hot tub, relaxing and wishing we had just one more night.

We will definitely be going back, possibly in June, but this time the bestie will be coming too.


How do you get your “me time”?

Do you think all mums need it?


Lots of love





twinkly_tuesday_badge_2015fJzNWoE   THELIST  Big-Pink-Link-Badge-Resized




10 thoughts on “A girly weekend away

  1. MrsCraft says:

    We definitely need it! Your time away sounds perfect. I go to slimming world each week which isn’t relaxing but I do like the walk there and back on my own. Occasionally us girls go for a meal and that’s about it!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Elaine Betteridge says:

    Its soooo important to get a bit of me time, I think we’d go crazy otherwise! I belong to a local choir and my weds evening rehersals are my me time, it’s a chance to get out and have a laugh with friends and be able to be Elaine and not Mummy! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend xx #twinklytuesday

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s