Good morning, everyone. It appears to be stupid o'clock right now (twenty past four) but really it isn't. I was absolutely zonked yesterday evening after the drive, some alcohol to start the weekend off and a lovely roast turkey dinner so I decided to have a very, very early night. In bed by eight and fast asleep very soon after that, I have had a full eight hours of solid sleep, despite being in a different bed which usually makes me wakeful. So, yes, it is early but that's OK and I may very well have another snooze in a while.
Back to yesterday. Slimming World was, as always, very enjoyable and I lost one and a half pounds (which I probably promptly gained again last night but not to worry). As always, we had some great laughs along the way. Would you believe, I won the raffle again but asked for it to be re-drawn. The prize was some JD Seasonings spice pots and, having audited mine last week, I knew I had far too many already without adding any more.
I left just before half past one and by two I was parking the car here after the easiest drive I can remember for a long time. Having worked out where I went wrong last time, it was all plain sailing this time.
I couldn't access anything until three but I had brought some coffee in my insulated mug so I read and drank that until three when I was able to skip the building crowds at the reception desk, unload, unpack and get settled.
My room. Not the best photo because of the low sun but you get the idea. It's very comfortable and the bed is absolutely enormous. It's nice and warm too; even at four thirty a.m., I don't need a dressing gown. I had dithered about bringing my oodie and am glad I decided not to because it's not needed.
Behind me on the left is the bathroom with a bath and separate shower which is nice.
The view from my window - one of the five 'lakes' which, obviously, are not all lakes - even the biggest one where the boating happens is rather more a very big pond than a lake but it's all lovely!
A bit more to the left but the evening sun got in the way! Both views are the golf course.
And settling in - the Garden Bar, waiting for the 'Play Your Cards Right' quiz to start.
Dinner was so delicious. I skipped the started and went straight on to the roast turkey, etc, before finishing off with a naughty dessert, just for a treat.
On to today and I'm looking at the daily programme of activities which range from various quizzes to things like archery, yoga and a table tennis tournament. So much to choose from.
I think I'm going to have an early morning swim (the pool opens at quarter to eight) and then see how I feel about dance fitness at ten. There's a craft session in the afternoon that clashes with a singing session so I will have to choose, or I might work off my lunch in the gym. In the evening, there's shows, etc, which I really hope to stay awake for although, to be fair, if I don't, I'm back here with a group organised by Lindsey for a fun and fitness weekend at the end of April so will probably see the same thing then.
Thank you all for your lovely comment yesterday wishing me a lovely weekend. I haven't replied to any of them individually but appreciate each one. Thank you.
Hoping your weekend goes well. Stay warm as it gets colder again. xx
Wow that looks amazing Joy! As I lie in my average sized bed I am imagining the thought of a morning swim in a luxurious pool as it just opening! Enjoy every moment of your stay. Lucky you with another stay there on the horizon.ReplyDelete
I changed my mind as it just felt too much of a rush. So I went to the dance thingy which was great and then had a swim. I'm just back from that and it is almost lunch time. I'm loving it. XXDelete
What a huge bed! The room looks very comfortable. Have a lovely time xxReplyDelete
It is ginormous, Sooze. All very cosy and comfortable. xxDelete
Thank you, Brenda. I really am having a splendid time. xxDelete
That looks wonderful, enjoy ... and you just HAVE to sleep like a starfish in that huge bed, it's almost compulsory. ;-)ReplyDelete
Absolutely. We can't waste space, after all. 😁xxDelete
It looks lovely - so glad you are enjoying your breakReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
Thanks, Alison. I've had the best time. xxDelete
It all sounds wonderful and I'm glad you are enjoying yourself. xxReplyDelete
It's a good place for a holiday, if you like that sort of thing. xxDelete
Great that the drive there was nice and easy and you had a lovely evening meal and a great sleep. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. A tad envious, a nice weekend away would go down rather well here lol.ReplyDelete
Aaaawww - I know I am very fortunate. Thanks, Maureen. xxDelete
What a lovely place to spend a few days. That bed is certainly big ( okay enormous).ReplyDelete
Massive. Very comfortable too. xxDelete