A Child Free Weekend in Bath...

on Tuesday, 08 April 2014.

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.


Super shooters.


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! 



Comments (39)

  • Lauren


    08 April 2014 at 07:01 |
    It looks like a wonderful weekend, I bet the bride to be was so pleased. The accomodation looks really beautiful. I love your yellow dress and Mr E's card.
    Sorry you felt so poorly again xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:37 |
      The manor house was amazing, and thanks, I thought I should get Mr E a little card to say I missed him. ;) x
  • Notmyyearoff


    08 April 2014 at 07:25 |
    Ahh looks like you all had a great time. And wow look at that hotel!! I've only been through Bath once on a train but it looked amazing. So much history and beautiful buildings!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:37 |
      It really is a beautiful city, would definitely recommend a visit. x
  • My Two Mums

    My Two Mums

    08 April 2014 at 08:08 |
    Looks like you had a lovely time. Simple pleasures of eating breakfast make me smile lol.

    Hope you are feeling much much better now.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:35 |
      Lots better now, thank you lovely! x
  • Jenny


    08 April 2014 at 08:53 |
    Stunning round of photos. It all looks so beautiful. I love Bath only been once when I was 16 on a school trip from america. So sorry to hear you had to go home early because you weren't feeling well. Bummer and always the way when we get a few moments to be us again without our beauties. I hope you still had a blast for the short time you were there though. Looks like it. Love your outfits. I am of wardrobe envy for sure everytime I see all your photos. How exciting to be a bridesmaid! I love being a bridemsaid had the pleasure a few times over. So fun. Lovely post. P.s. Sorry about the bff cock up on instagram hahahaha feel bad.
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:34 |
      Thank you lovely, it was a great weekend, and Bath is beautiful. Haha don't worry about it, my husband wasn't offended. ;) x
  • Emma


    08 April 2014 at 10:35 |
    Looks like you had a great time, such a shame that you felt ill, it's sod's law isn't it :( xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:33 |
      It's definitely always the way isn't it? So annoying as it did ruin the weekend a little. x
  • Super Busy Mum {Debs}

    Super Busy Mum {Debs}

    08 April 2014 at 10:40 |
    Looks like you had a great weekend, shame you got poorly on the main night though. Sods law isn't it! Great photos too!! Major awww's for the little one hour old lamb!! xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:33 |
      He was so cute! x
  • Ritz


    08 April 2014 at 10:48 |
    Hope you are feeing better now. Looks like a great weekend minus poorly stomach! I loved the idea of horse box transport :) xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:33 |
      Thanks lovely, loads better now! x
  • katie


    08 April 2014 at 11:14 |
    Oh sorry you were ill Katie - that sucks :(
    It looked like a fabulous hen do though - what an amazing house! We usually end up in Travel lodges lol.
    Love the yellow dress too x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:29 |
      Yes it was a rather fancy hen do- rather nice! And thanks I love the yellow dress too! x
  • LauraCYMFT


    08 April 2014 at 11:50 |
    What a beautiful place to visit. I love the country house! Sorry you weren't feeling well but it doesn't look like it ruined your trip. I love the horse box idea! x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:27 |
      It was such a lovely house, I wish I lived there all the time! :) x
  • TheLondonMum


    08 April 2014 at 12:16 |
    I'm off to Bath for a hen do soon as well, leaving behind my little one for the first time. I won't lie I'm thoroughly looking forward to it although I will be phoning home a lot I guess just to check up on things!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:26 |
      It's funny isn't it, you miss them terribly but love the time away, then at the same time can't wait to see them! Talk about weird emotions. Have a lovely hen do! x
  • Little Miss Alba

    Little Miss Alba

    08 April 2014 at 12:57 |
    Looks like you had a fab weekend away! The Fizzy willies did make me laugh (although I have no idea what they are ;-) ) I'm sure you couldn't wait to get home, but lovely to have a break too xxx Ax
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:25 |
      Haha of course you don't! But everyone loves a fizzy willy. Just ask Mummy. ;) x
  • Kerry @ohsoamelia

    Kerry @ohsoamelia

    08 April 2014 at 16:23 |
    Looks like you had a lovely weekend away despite feeling ill. I love your wellies! So jealous you had a child free weekend!! :) xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:24 |
      It was definitely amazing to have a bit of me time- thanks lovely! x
  • capture by lucy

    capture by lucy

    08 April 2014 at 17:54 |
    What a fabulous day and love seeing all your hen escapades!!! If only you could have a quarterly hen do in Bath!!! xxxxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:24 |
      That would be rather nice wouldn't it! x
  • Michelle


    08 April 2014 at 20:58 |
    Lovely photo, looks like you had an amazing weekend :) x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:22 |
      We really did, thanks Michelle! x
  • Lucy


    09 April 2014 at 08:24 |
    It looks and sounds like you had a fantastic time. I think it's really good for us mummies to remember what life was like before our babies, I get that with my dancing and it's an absolute lifeline at times; to just escape and be just me. And the cuddles you get on return are the best!!! x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:22 |
      Definitely you forget what life was like, I can't imagine having it that easy anymore! ;) x
  • Donna


    09 April 2014 at 08:30 |
    I absolutely love Bath. We go every year for the Christmas market and my Sister in Law's hen weekend was there too - Hovercraft races and Dirt Buggies for us!
    I can't actually imagine a weekend with people who aren't mums and talking about things other than babies. That hasn't happened in a VERY long time!
    Glad you had such a lovely weekend, and bought treats back too! x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 14:21 |
      That sounds so fun and yes it is the most beautiful city isn't it? I have been to the Christmas market once and loved it! x
  • Natalie {Little Jam Pot Life - blog}

    Natalie {Little Jam Pot Life - blog}

    09 April 2014 at 12:32 |
    Lovely photos! And i am slightly green with envy at your child-free weekend, a bath (alone), breakfast (eaten) and shopping (without hurting ears) lol :-)
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 12:28 |
      Haha yes all of those things were rather lovely. You don't realise how nice it is eating breakfast uninterrupted. ;) x
  • Susan Mann

    Susan Mann

    09 April 2014 at 16:20 |
    Looks great fun x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 12:28 |
      It certainly was great fun, bar the illness part! x
  • Alexandra Mercer

    Alexandra Mercer

    09 April 2014 at 18:38 |
    What a fantastic weekend! x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 April 2014 at 12:28 |
      It really was lovely to have some me time! x
  • Laura


    12 April 2014 at 14:25 |
    It looks like you had a fabulous time. While we all love our families so much it's definitely important to get some child-free, carefree fun from time-to-time

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