I've been a Very Bad Girl. I went along to reception and booked two more days - over Friday night and Saturday night. I've justified it by reminding myself that I've lost two holidays this year so why not! (No need to answer that one.)
Thankfully, S is quite happy to stay over and house mind for a few more days - phew.
I have to move room but all I need to do is pack everything up and they will porter it to my new room at some point during the day. It's a 'new' historic room, rather than a 'not new' historic room. What difference that makes remains to be seen but it's still in the main building, just up several flights of stairs (which I will use rather than the lift unless very tired). My current view looks inward so isn't all that inspiring - maybe a higher up view will be prettier.Here's my current room. It's very brown, very 'old' in style but with a large, modern bathroom and behind the suitcase stand there is a fireplace with a notice warning one that in no circumstances whatsoever should one try to light the fire! I suppose that, at some point, someone did and, originally, it must have been lit regularly. The ceiling is so high and the window is huge. The proportions, furniture and decor are perfect for an historic feel - very Jane Austen-y, if you ignore the mod cons!
Yesterday was great. After a leisurely breakfast and the booking of a few activities (and extra days), I sauntered along to the quiz which was enjoyable but not personally 100% successful and then I set off for a stroll around the grounds and into Thoresby Park. They're getting set up for some Horse Trials over the weekend so there were interesting looking jumps and other obstacles either already set up or in the process of being set up.You could make a good few bowls of parsnip soup with what's along the bottom of this one!
Here's a few more snaps of my walk.
After lunch back in my room, I went to the pool for a half hour swim and a relax on a poolside recliner before a hot shower and a very comforting cuppa tea.
The pre-dinner cabaret in the Great Hall (seen from above in the photo below) was most relaxing and after dinner I was so relaxed and tired that I came straight back to my room and had an early night - and slept pretty much all the way through so I must have needed it!
Today I have three things planned - no, four.
The first is today's quiz which I may or may not go to. Then I have booked - don't laugh - a line dancing workshop. I've never taken a line dance step in my born days so we will see! There's what's described as a cooking demonstration at two; no further info but it should be interesting, I hope, and then there's talk on 'The History of Thoresby Hall' which I'm looking forward to. No time for a swim today but I might have another walk around the park, weather permitting. Yesterday was lovely and sunny but there's been rain overnight so we will see.
Have a great day, whatever you have planned. xx
You little rebel. Glad it is so nice that you want to stay longer too. That's always a good sign.ReplyDelete
Aren't I just. I'm really enjoying things.Delete
What a nice room, and a lovely place. Some good activities to look forward to today....I did a bit of line dancing years ago, it's great fun! I'm happy you're having a couple of extra days, good for you. XxReplyDelete
Thanks, Sooze. It's going to be a good day, I am sure.Delete
I'm so glad things are working out so well and why not line dancing you never know you may love it.ReplyDelete
I did, I wasn't the worst and if I had been, it wouldn't have mattered anyway.Delete
Well done on staying on, the dancing sounds good fun and exercise (I really miss the Scottish Country dancing!)ReplyDelete
Be interesting to see what the cookery is about, bet you could be a demonstrator too!
At school, part of PE was 'dance' - not the dance they do now but the sort of dance that a 'well bred' grammar school student might need at the time - so waltzes, polkas, country dances like the Gay Gordons and other such things. I have to admit, I did love it even though PE in general was a subject I could have happily done without.Delete
Good for you. It sounds like you are having just the right mix of things to do and time to relax.ReplyDelete
I have only ever had one line-dancing lesson ... let's just say I have no sense of direction once I change the way I am facing. Either that or everyone else was going the wrong way!!
Oh, it would be everyone else, of course!Delete
I'm loving the way the days are panning out and am looking forward to the rest of the holiday. Fingers crossed any local lockdown holds off.
It sounds wonderful! Enjoy and keep bringing us the reports,,ReplyDelete
Fear not, I will. It's part of my relaxing time. :-)Delete
So pleased to read you're enjoying yourself and you definitely deserve another 2 daysReplyDelete
< grin > That's a nice thing to say. Thanks.Delete
How lovely to hear you are extending your stay. Did you survive the line dancing? xxReplyDelete
I did, thanks; it was brilliant. Very simple but great fun.Delete
It sounds wonderful. What a fun time you must be having. Enjoy the dance class!ReplyDelete
I'm enjoying myself very much indeed. I so appreciate being able to be away on holiday, given the current situation.Delete
Good for you extending your holidays. Enjoy the classes you signed up for.ReplyDelete
It just felt the 'right' thing to do. I surprised myself!Delete
So beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photos.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sharon. It's a lovely place.Delete
I don't blame you for booking a couple of extra days there. You deserve it. XReplyDelete
That's so kind, thank you. I'm really glad I did. xxDelete