Friday, 1 February 2013

Friday Round Up

rabbit prints in the snow - more hair goodies - bored dogs at the new house
chilling out at eden hall
late afternoon snacks - cosy conservatory - saying goodbye :(

This is my first blog post since last Friday - I've had a frantic week at work, preparing to take yesterday and today off to celebrate my birthday

Yesterday I made my traditional birthday trip to Eden Hall, my favourite place in the world. It's like a second home, I feel so comfortable and relaxed as soon as I walk through the doors. The treatments are always wonderful, the food (and wine) is amazing and plentiful and the whole experience is such a treat. I literally count down the days between visits

We began by hitting the Herbal Caldarium, which is a little like a mosaic covered sauna infused with the scent of lavender from a large heated burner. Then we spent some time in the Rose Infused Steam Room, and cooled down with a swim in the saltwater vitality pool

This time I had an Elemis Coconut and Milk Ritual Wrap - a full body scrub with warm oil and warm milk bath poured over you before you are wrapped up in a warm cocoon. On my heated bad, having my face, neck and head massaged I floated away on a little warm cloud of relaxation!

After your treatment you are shown to the post-treatment lounge - a large conservatory filled with recliners and blankets so you can curl up and come back down to earth gradually. We made our way to the restaurant where I devoured roasted onion soup with gruyere crouton, corn fed chicken stuffed with walnut and stilton and served with buttered mash, cider jus and roasted vegetables, followed by a chocolate pave with malted chocolate ice cream. And a glass of cabernet sauvignon to trigger my afternoon snooze in the Slumber Lounge, a Moroccan inspired room with soothing low lighting, filled with huge bean bag beds, pillows and blankets so you can cosy down and sleep off your lunch

We spent some time in the Garden Lounge reading magazines in front of the fire and we may have gone to the Palm Conservatory for tea and scones before heading home. And I may have treated myself to some Elemis goodies from the spa shop. It's my birthday after all!

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Happy Birthday! :)

    It looks as if you have had a lovely relaxing few days :)

    Amy xx

  2. Sounds like bliss, happy birthday!!! Xx

  3. This looks lovely Rachael! I've always promised myself I would do this but never actually got round to it! Maybe for my 40th in October! I'm new to your blog and so far I have really enjoyed reading back over your posts. May I wish you a happy birthday and best of luck with your new house!

    Lots of love

    Vee xx

  4. Ooooh, looks like such luxury! I reckon you deserve it after the couple of weeks you've had, and everyone deserves some pampering! Happy birthday :-) xxx

  5. Happy Birthday!!!!! Your lunch sounded totally scrummy :)

  6. Happy Birthday - sounds bliss! xx

  7. Happy birthday! Lovely photos! xxx

  8. I LOVE spa days. Me and my mum go together at least once a year and I never want to leave!

  9. Oh wow, amazing! And that wrap sounds perfect. Happy Birthday! x

  10. Looks like an amazing time :) Happy birthday!

  11. This sounds amazing! Happy birthday again :) xx


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