Monday, 27 September 2010

A Lovely Weekend...............

Some of you may remember back in April it was my 50th birthday, my lovely sister gave me a great present.....a one night stay at Down Hall which included a 3 course dinner and breakfast.  Well as our wedding anniversary is the 7th September I decided that it would be nice to go sometime around then, with that in mind I booked for the 25th September ( all the other Saturdays were a bit busy) so with bag duly packed off we went. After a short drive we arrived here................


It is a really impressive house, and I like to imagine the horse and carriages arriving, dropping people off for a lovely ball or some such thing.  Our room was lovely, large with a huge bed...................



It was a very cozy room, once evening fell and the dimmed lights were on.  During the afternoon we took a stroll around the extensive grounds and had a couple or so drinks in the bar, watching the guests arrive for the wedding that was to take place, very interesting.

The bathroom was huge, and the bath also, not being one to turn down a great opportunity I ran myself a steaming hot bath and took my book for a little bit of 'me' time, it was wonderful, not something I have done for so long.

Dinner was wonderful, a twice baked Goats Cheese Souffle, followed by Lemon Sole, delicious and a Plum Clafouti to finish the meal off, we chose to have coffee and liqueurs in the lounge, it was a shame that the huge fire wasn't alight, but I probably would  have fallen asleep.

After a restful night we had a great breakfast, there was everything you would expect, cereal, fruit, sausages, bacon etc etc.  After we left we dropped our bag off at home then back in the car to drive to my friends house for her 30th birthday celebrations, we stayed a couple of hours but had to get back to my sister to pick up Marcus.

Thank you very much Angel for a great birthday present, I really enjoyed it.

Until next time............

16 comments:

  1. Ahhh, what a fantastic pressie! It looks fantastic! Susie xxx

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  2. Oohhh how lovely!
    We are going to Down Hall for a long weekend next year as we are off to a wedding. I'm so looking forward to it, it looks lovely.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  3. What a coincidence! I was only reading about Down Hall in a magazine today. It looks gorgeous. Glad you had a great weekend, what a thoughtful present.

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  4. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday and anniversary in one go. What a thoughtful sister you have!

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  5. Hi Jill! What a fantastic place to spend a weekend with your lover!
    Glad you had a great time, I had a wonderful time too, shame we weren't able to meet up though.
    Have a lovely week!
    xxx

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  6. Wow looks like a great weekend!! The dinner sounds yummy!!

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  7. Glad you had a fantastic time,

    Victoria xx

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  8. It's so pretty! Like something out of a BBC movie. :)

    Dinner sounds beyond yummy. I want some!

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  9. Oh, how wonderful. The souffle, yummy.

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  10. What a wonderful hotel room, very luxurious.
    Glad you both ahd a great time.
    Lisa x

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  11. It all looks and sounds great!!! Glad to enjoyed it!!
    xxxx

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  12. How wonderful, we haven't vacationed like that since our honeymoon. Kids are still little anyway. I came over to see if you have ever experienced "Teacup Tuesday". It seems like something you would enjoy. The link is on my post from last Tues. Smiles, Lisa

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  13. I would love to go there... Maybe one day!
    Every thing just looks and sounds great!
    Glad you had a wonderful time!

    DEBBIE MOSS

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  14. HOPE THAT THIS COMMENT... FINDS YOU WELL!
    THANKS FOR REPLYING TO MY COMMENT!
    I TRULY APPRECCIATE IT!
    LOVE,

    DEBBIE MOSS

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  15. A hot bath and a book in that beautiful house is my idea of a birthday...dreamy.
    Love Kristina X

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  16. how utterly brilliant......am oh so envious!!

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