Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Life begins at 40!

I am told it does anyway.  This year leading up to my 40th birthday I have taken up running, picked up the knitting needles again and taught myself that skill and put myself behind the wheel of a car for the first time since I was 20.  I am waiting for the confidence with the latter before I take my test.  Once that is mastered I can work on getting myself into a plane; not to fly it you understand but to conquer my fear of not being grounded.  I have to do this as I have places to go and people to see.

Anyway, back to my 40th birthday.  What seems like an age ago now, my husband asked me what I wanted to do to celebrate it.  I didn't want a party as I joined him on his.  I asked if the 2 of us could go away together and get someone to look after the girls.  I was asked many times through the months 'What are you doing for your 40th?'.  I could honestly say that I didn't know and that my husband was sorting it all out.

Fast-forward to last week.  I had sort of imagined we would go away to a local town over night and my parents would look after the girls.  Last Tuesday they turned up on the doorstep!  It transpired that my mum had persuaded my husband to take me away for 3 nights.  So on the Wednesday we drove to Bath; a city we both love.

We stayed here:

 We visited here:

Yes folks, I managed to encourage my husband that a Spa would be good and for the most part he enjoyed it.  The swimming pool in the picture is on top of a roof and gives views of the city of Bath.  We had a great time.

We eat at the Spa and the following places over our stay:


Greenpark Brasserie

The pictures are from Green Park Brassiere where we eat whilst listening to a live Jazz Band.  It was a lovely evening.

We managed to fit in shopping, Coffee Shops and a visit to the American Museum

I had a wonderful birthday.  I have to confess that on the outward journey my stomach was in a knot at the thought of leaving the girls for 3 whole nights but the experience was wonderful.  The next big thing is our 20th Wedding Anniversary in 3 years time.  I must get my passport for that and start praying now.  :)

Thanks to my husband for all the secret arranging that he put into this fantastic break. 


Debs said...

So glad you had a lovely time, that looks like bliss! Here's to your 20th where you will be flying!

Shelley said...

Oh how fabulous - so glad it was a great time - you deserve it!