A night away by myself and watching the snow fall

Last week was one of those weeks that started off really good, then went downhill in the middle, and thankfully picked up again in time for the weekend. But I guess that’s family life, and you never know what the week will throw at you. Here is a little glimpse into the past 7 days.

A night away by myself and watching the snow fall

A night away by myself

This is something that I have dreamed of doing for years, and last Monday I finally did it. NO kids, NO husband, just me, my book, pampering products, and those all important hotel room snacks. Oh my goodness it did me the world of good, and I came back a new woman. I really had to push myself out of my comfort zone, but I am so glad I did. Plus a night away can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. I booked my room in The Village Hotel Sale and my total stay came to just £53, and that included dinner. I am definitely going to do this every 6 months as a little treat to myself.

Breakfast at The Village Hotel

Upper Deck room at The Village Hotel

Poorly kids

Of course you come back feeling all refreshed from a night away, and then a child gets poorly. Katie had 2 days off school last week, which is not like her as she is rarely ill. There was even 1 day when she slept until 12pm, which is unheard of. There was plenty of snuggles on the sofa, complete with hot water bottles and Netflix.

Watching the snow fall

I much prefer watching the snow fall from the comfort of my home, and thankfully we had our snow on the days that Katie was poorly. That meant I didn’t even have to leave the house…. silver linings and all that.

Poached eggs and Chorizo

Last week we went to my new favourite restaurant, Dorado Lounge in Warrington. I had met Angela from Adventures in Websterland there last month, and I had to take Hywel to sample the delights. I had poached eggs with avocado and chorizo, on a toasted muffin with hollandaise sauce. I wasn’t sure whether poached eggs and chorizo would work, but oh my it was delicious.

Poached eggs and chorizo

Buying books from Charity Shops

I love buying my books from Charity Shops as you obviously get to help the charity, plus you can pick up a bargain too. These were my finds from the weekend which cost me £2.30. I can’t wait to start reading Three things about Elsie.

Three things about Elsie book

16 Thoughts on “A night away by myself and watching the snow fall

  1. I absolutely love the idea of a night away by myself, I am definitely going to do that at some point. I do sometimes book a night in Manchester when I have some work training and it is weird not having the family around but really quite nice to get away from it all. That food sounds amazing, anything with poached eggs works for me

    • Tracey Williams on February 7, 2019 at 7:09 pm said:

      Honestly Nikki I came back a new woman, and it was just what I needed. I am going to plan it in every 6 months for a ‘battery recharge’. I love poached eggs but I really wish I could master the art of making them myself x

  2. OMG I want to go away for a night on my own! You needed to do that its been a busy couple of months, go you !!! We had been up to our necks in illness too, I will be glad when its al over and everyone is healthy again. The snow was so pretty but I am so glad its gone now x

    • Tracey Williams on February 7, 2019 at 7:19 pm said:

      Honestly Sarah, it was amazing for the soul and I am so glad I did it. I would encourage anybody to do it, and you can make it as cheap or as expensive as you want to. Sounds as if you have had a really rubbish week with illness, hope you are on the mend now x

  3. It sounds like you had a pretty perfect week, with the exception of Katie being poorly. I dream of having a night away by myself it’s something I’m definitely going to do in the future. Can’t wait to catch up on Friday x

    • Tracey Williams on February 7, 2019 at 7:21 pm said:

      Really looking forward to tomorrow, and promise you no ill kids this week lol. Aw you should do it Angela, so good for the soul just to have 24 hours away by yourself x

  4. A night away by yourself sounds lovely! A great way to have a little ‘me’ time.

  5. I love the idea of going away on my own. Listening to the radio, reading and eating nice food (you haven’t cooked yourself). Well done Tracey what a good idea. Sorry to hear the sick bug has been in your house too. x
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    • Tracey Williams on February 7, 2019 at 7:28 pm said:

      It was a virus that Katie had so thankfully no sick. Night away was amazing Lorraine and I am so glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and went x

  6. WOW that poached eggs and chorizo looked so good. I hope everyone is recovered now

  7. Oh I’d love a night away on my own. I’m hoping to get away for a night with my friend at a spa hotel soon, not quite on my own but just what I need right now. I’m not keen on eggs but having lived in Spain I love chorizo! Hope Katie is better now. Have a great weekend x

    • Tracey Williams on February 17, 2019 at 8:31 pm said:

      A spa hotel with a friend is just as good, and there is nothing better for the soul than a night away with a friend is there. Have a lovely relaxing time x

  8. I’ve never done this before. I think it would be amazing just to have a night away on your own. To chill and do your own thing. Sounds totally bliss. Love this x

    • Tracey Williams on February 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm said:

      I have wanted to do it for years, so I thought I should just get on with it and book a night away. It was totally bliss and I am so glad I did it x

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