Saturday, 19 January 2013

Notes from the asylum... ahem.... I mean spa!

Well I'm back from the asylum spa feeling fully refreshed and massaged to within an inch of my life! We were determined to get there come hell or snowdrifts! Once we left our respective villages in Norfolk though the roads were completely clear of snow and ice.
 I spent 3 and a half days shuffling around in my slippers and dressing gown (a la zombie) being guided to the next venue. I have been told what to eat and where to eat it (rest assured there were no diet rations). And pointed in the right direction for some very low impact exercise classes (I do these regularly, once a year, as I like to keep my fitness levels up!)

I have been swimming and have been steamed (if it's good to steam your vegetables then it must be good for me right?), I have gained a pair of HD (or was it 3D?) eyebrows which were waxed, plucked and threaded to ensure I felt I had my moneys worth and I have gleaming toenails.

But most of all I spent quality time with my best friend
(who I now realise is hyperactive - or possibly just verbally-hyperactive!).

We enjoyed a fab 3 course breakfast delivered to our room each day...

And due to a few problems last year they gave us a much upgraded room as compensation, the view was gorgeous!

Especially at night!
They even arranged a lovely sunrise for us....

So once we were fully institutionalised we were returned to the outside world and had to make our way home through yet more snow -
 I was rather hoping we were snowed in and forced to stay another fortnight!
So as you will gather, this is a post from a very brain dead blogger who has managed to leave her swimsuit and mobile 'phone charger at the spa and who has lost her house and car keys in the few hours since she arrived home!
Oh well I may have to go back to get them - it wouldn't do to be without my very old, slightly thinning and perished swimsuit at this time of year would it??
Sadly I did return to this....
This cannot be 3 days worth of washing can it??
And this -this I like though!
Our back garden
I hope you're all enjoying the snow and it's not causing too many problems.
Take care on the roads.


  1. Oh.....laundry.....never ending laundry!!!
    Looks like a lovely time glad..must grab all of these that we can!!!!

  2. Hey, welcome back! I see you had a very good stay at the spa with your friend. This was so tempting that I have decided to ask a couple of my friends what they think of a stay like that from time to time. Hope you have a good weekend, stay warm!

  3. It sounds like you had a great time, lots of relaxing and plenty of eating too, good combo!
    How does washing accumulate so quickly?
    Lisa x

  4. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time and your pictures are so lovely apart form the washing! That must have brought you back to reality with a jolt!
    Sarah x

  5. Sooooo jealous! It all looks fab. Glad you had a good time.

  6. It sounds lovely! I need some Spa time!

  7. Gosh it sounds divine and you sound relaxed! I found washing all round the house for days after I'd been away for a day and a half! Whassamatter with people? XX

  8. Oh my how fabulous! shame about the washing though!
    love jooles x

  9. Sounds like you had a great time Jay - the 'regular' exercise made me laugh! Shame you had to come back to the laundry though :o(
    Stay safe and warm.
    Rose H

  10. oh lucky lucky you!!!
    and welcome home!

  11. Oh that is one beautiful view! So great you got an upgrade.

  12. Hello, and thanks for stopping by my blog. And also, WB to the real world. ha ha. It's always sort of a shock isn't it? Glad you had a relaxing time, and the place looks beautiful.

  13. Sounds like you had a great time. Your post did make me laugh. Shame you had to return to that big pile of washing. xxx Pixie xxx

  14. It sounds amazing! It's a winter wonderland over there - just beautiful. And that sunrise - wow. Please feel free to send some snow down to us to cover these awful bushfires. So glad you had a wonderful spa experience but nothing like a pile of washing to jolt you back into reality is there :-) Mel xx

    1. I wish we could send you some snow Mel, hope you're all staying safe. x

  15. What a lovely treat that sounds - good for you.
    Washing....there is always a down side...
    Keep warm
    Best wishes

  16. So glad you managed to struggle through your visit to the spa - you are a trooper!
    Bummer re the washing though...

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