A few months ago we had the opportunity to go away for the night, and our destination of choice was Harrogate. We hadn’t had a night away just the two of us, since we stayed in the Conniston Hotel back in July 2018, and we were really looking forward to getting away. We chose Harrogate as it’s been on my ‘travel list’ for around 15 years, so I thought it was about time we actually went.

24 hours in Harrogate

As we were staying on a Saturday night, I knew most hotels would be over £100 for room only. But the Travelodge was coming … Continue reading

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of staying at Carden Park in Chester. This was our 4th visit to the hotel, and it’s our go to place when we want to unwind. Carden Park is set in a huge country estate, and it has all the facilities you need for a relaxing break away.

Carden Park - Courtyard Suite

We were booked into a courtyard suite which is my favourite accommodation at Carden Park, and our suite certainly had the wow factor when we entered. Our room looked as if it had been recently refurbished, and I loved that we had a … Continue reading

Big Blue Hotel in Blackpool

Back in 2016 we headed off to Blackpool for our first adventure of the summer holidays. Blackpool is only an hour from where we live in Cheshire, and ever since Katie went to the Pleasure Beach in February, she has been desperate to return. We decided we would make a night of it, and there was only one place we all wanted to stay….. The Big Blue Hotel in Blackpool.

Big Blue Hotel in Blackpool

We have never stayed in the Big Blue Hotel before, and to be honest I didn’t really know what to expect. Blackpool is notorious for … Continue reading

Friday the 13th July was a day when the planets aligned. Both my children were away on school trips at the SAME TIME, so of course I had to take advantage of this momentous occasion and plan a night away with the husband.

24 hours in the Yorkshire Dales - The Coniston Hotel

I had been gifted a £200 Buy a Gift voucher, and this was the perfect excuse to make use of it. We both agreed that we wanted somewhere a ‘little bit special’, had a pool for relaxing in, no more than 2 hours from our home in Cheshire, and to be in a part of the … Continue reading

If you follow me on instagram you will no doubt have seen me posting about my recent trip to Birmingham. This was my 3rd trip to the city in just over a year, and it’s firmly in the top 5 of my favourite UK cities. The purpose of this trip was a girls night away. A chance to relax, catch up with 3 of my closest friends, and then return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Slight exaggeration with the refreshed part, after the weekend involved bottomless cocktails and of course gin.

Weekend away with the girls

We chose Birmingham as our getaway as one of … Continue reading

I recently went away with 2 of my closest friends, for a much needed girlie weekend away to Birmingham. We chose the city as we wanted somewhere easily accessible by train, and being 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Cheshire, Birmingham seemed the perfect place.

Welcome to Birmingham

After a stressful morning which involved daughter having a huge nose bleed, we were on the 8.52am train. My stress soon disappeared once we were on the move, and the journey passed quickly due to us chatting non stop. We arrived into New Street Station just before 10.30am, and wow what a station. It … Continue reading

I was recently given the challenge by Superbreak of exploring a city in 48 hours, and I had no hesitation in choosing the historic city of Chester. We live 25 minutes away from this beautiful city, but there is so much that Chester has to offer that we have never experienced. Chester is a city full of variety, from ancient walls to modern and vibrant restaurants. So what did we get up to during our 48 hours.

Where we stayed

The Chester Grosvenor is located right next to the famous Eastgate Clock, and is a luxurious 5* hotel.  You are … Continue reading

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The other weekend I was lucky to be whisked off to Carden Park Hotel, which is nestled in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. This was our 3rd visit to the hotel, and I was really excited to be going back as I knew the Spa had been updated since our last visit.

From the moment you turn into Carden Park you know you are somewhere really special, and the first glimpse of the hotel always takes my breathe away. Rooms are either located in the main hotel or in the courtyard outside. We were given directions to our room in the … Continue reading

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For the husbands birthday back in October, I surprised him with tickets to a John Newman gig and a night away in Manchester. We spent just over 24 hours away, and we definitely packed in as much as we could. The concert was in the middle of Manchester.  However, I opted to stay at a Premier Inn at The Trafford Centre, as we were heading there the following day.

So on Sunday afternoon after kissing the kids goodbye, we headed off around 1.30pm ready for our 2pm check in time. We quickly unpacked and we were soon heading into the … Continue reading

As its nearing the end of the year my thoughts are turning to our holiday plans for 2016.  One place we would love to visit is London. We have taken the children on day trips to the capital, but we have never stayed overnight. I would love to experience London at night. Maybe catch a show and then head for a stroll along the South Bank, taking in the beautiful sights of London.

London 3

We would usually opt for a hotel stay, if we were heading for a city break with the kids. But as the kids are getting older now, … Continue reading