This past weekend I had my first child free weekend ever. I have been away before for the odd night when we just had Mads and I went away to Brussels with work for two nights when Mads was around eleven months old, but I have only been away from LL for a night before. I was excited and a little nervous about leaving them for the weekend.
The reason for my travels was it was one of my best friends hen do's in Bath. Her wedding is in a couple of weeks and I am bridesmaid so I was really excited about spending some time with her and her friends, as well as one of my other closest friends from uni.
We had a great time, the only downside being that I was not well earlier in the week and on the Saturday it came back with avengence, meaning that I got glammed up ready to have some drinks only to find that my stomach was so painful I had to go home early. I was so disappointed and upset, typical that I am poorly on the one weekend that I get to go away.
Here is my weekend in iPhone photos...
Arrived in Bath early on Friday for a spot of lunch with the lovely Lucy.
We had a wonderful time catching up.
Bath is so beautiful and also has some lovely quirky shops, could have bought everything in this toy shop.
Beautiful country house for the weekend. Check.
Gorgeous room. Check.
Warm fire. Check.
Bathroom selfies and my two best uni friends. One in a toilet paper wedding dress. The other the actual bride.
Not a bad view to wake up to.
Actually had time to eat breakfast for once.
Most people have limos for their hen do, we had a horse box.
Kicked out his transport.
This little fella was an hour old.
Cuddles with another baby and a spot of shooting.
Relaxing in a huge bubble bath.
All glammed up and fizzy willies.
A little treat brought home for my little ladies (and Mr E!) - some chocolate ducks!
A little card for Mr E.
It was a lovely weekend and it was nice to be able to just relax and not have to be 'Mummy' for a while. I was the only Mum there bar the hens Mum, and for once all my conversation didn't revolve around tantrums, nappies and sleeping patterns, although I kept showing them all photos of my lovely little ladies. The girls had a great time with Mr E and when I spoke to them on the phone Mads kept saying she 'missed me so much.' I came home to the biggest cuddles and they didn't leave my lap for the whole afternoon.
They definitely missed me just as much as I missed them.
Roll on the wedding!