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.
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