On Friday Tom and I were invited to afternoon tea and an overnight stay at Bailbrook House in Bath. Although we have each seperatly spent a night or two away from Wilf in the past two years this would be the first time we went away together so was very exciting/nerve wracking. I have to admit to having a little wobble that morning and shedding a few tears!
Tom's mum was kind enough to step in as our babysitter, Wilf adores his granny so I felt comforted that although he might be a little confused he would be with someone he knows and loves. I was mainly concerned with how she would cope with the constant night get ups!
We arrived a little after three and were greeted from our taxi with a member of staff asking to take our bags, I think they were a bit surprised with how light we travel (one vanity case for me and a man bag for Tom, this comes of not being drivers I think). Our bags and coats were taken up to our room whilst we were shown into the tea room and settled down to choose our tea.
A mountain of delicious sandwiches and cakes arrived and although I assured Tom I would have no trouble polishing off my share I have to admit we didn't quite manage to finish it all.
After tea we were totally stuffed so relaxed in our room for a few hours, I was impressed with the coffee machine and selection of magazines on offer as well as the bright and spacious bathroom. We had brought the iPad with us so we managed to watch a few episodes of Fringe on Netflix (we are addicted) whilst we stopped being so full. So rock and roll right? We could have actually hooked it up to the TV as the hotel supplies all cables to connect with tablets etc, we haven't watched TV in two years now and after twenty minutes of looking for something we remembered why we stick to boxsets!
We spent most of the rest of the evening in the bar as we decided we weren't quite hungry enough for a meal in either of the restaurants although the menus looked fantastic. We both ordered a salad, something I usually never do as I never feel it will be satisfying enough, I am pleased to state it was delicious and just the right size. We chatted about all sorts and also of course wondered how Wilf was getting on! It was nice to be able to finish a drink (or two) in peace with no curfew, that being said we were both tucked up in bed by 10.30!
Although we had the opportunity for a full nights sleep we both found ourselves waking at least three or four times, it's just habit now I suppose. We realised around 7am that we couldn't sleep any more (that's what two years of sleep deprivation will do to you) so we both got up and headed down for a yummy breakfast, Bailbrook house is truely beautiful, I even told Tom that this is what it must be like to live in Downton Abbey, ha!
We could have actually taken Wilf along with us as Bailbrook House welcomes children, but we kind of wanted the excuse for a bit of sleep! It was good to hear though that they have a recomended childcare service on hand to book if you do want to bring your kiddos but also have a meal in peace.
We were eager to get back to Wilf after breakfast so after a little wander around the grounds we checked out and headed into Bath. Every time we visit the city we dream about winning the lottery and moving there, one day, one day..
We were back home by 11 and Wilf ran into our arms as soon as we popped our heads round the living room door. He excitedly told us about his time with granny and what they had played with, we are so thankful to her for our night of freedom!
Thank you to Bailbrook House for letting us be guests at your lovely hotel! I hope to be back in the future!
(both my dresses are by Fever London)
we were guests at Bailbrook House but all words and thoughts are my own