How we spent our Staycation part 2

A couple of months ago I talked about how Ryan and I spent our Staycation and that we had another one coming up in early May. The weather was bizarre this week, a mixture of rain, sun and thunderstorms, which meant we couldn’t do as many outdoor activities as we hoped. Sunday, we went to the Dragon Boat Reggatta in Gloucester where they had live music, some stalls and boat racing throughout the day. On the way home we took a detour to visit Ryan’s mum in the Forest of Dean. The weather was great, warm and sunny. On Monday Read More…

How we spent our Staycation

We had a Staycation last week, the weather was pretty good. Cloudy and not too warm on some of the days but the rain held off! 🙂 In my last post I wrote a list of things we planned to do with our week off, here’s what we decided on. Monday was mostly spent at home and at the gym. Ryan has a weekly training session on a Monday and I have an evening class so we planned around these and had pepperoni pizza for dinner. Ryan’s mum was admitted to hospital Monday morning after breaking her hip and leg; Read More…

Staycation Planning

Ryan and I both have the next week off work and are planning a staycation (a vacation where we stay close to home or only travel within the UK). This is mostly because we have a big convention coming up on the 19th March and need to save for that, also Ryan doesn’t have a passport! Here are a few things we’ve been thinking about doing next week. Stay at home Get away from the world by keeping our use of electronic devices, especially mobile phones to a minimum and spend time with each other. Have a home spa day Read More…

Mother’s Day at Longleat Safari Park

Yesterday was Mother’s day in the UK so we took a trip to Longleat Safari Park. Mum had been hinting at wanting to go to their for weeks. 🙂 To keep the suspense we took a detour through Westonbirt but as soon as she saw the lion signs the secret was out We bought our discounted tickets online to benefit from the online discount. As I was going through the checkout we found out mum’s could get in free which I thought was a great idea. Nice one Longleat! 🙂 We headed for the Safari first and hopped on the Read More…

Mother’s Day trip to Bath

This past weekend Artur and I took my mum to the city of Bath to celebrate Mother’s Day. She had given us a few ideas for her Mother’s Day outing the week before including Bath Bourton-on-the-Water and Longleat Safari Park and Gardens. With its Roman history and the chance to explore a new city – Bath was an easy choice. To be honest I’m surprised we took so long to visit this beautiful city as it’s only an hour drive from us. Of course this meant we could have a little lie-in. 😉 Always a bonus. We opted for the scenic route down the Read More…