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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...

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Arrived in Bath early on Friday for a spot of lunch with the lovely Lucy.  

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We had a wonderful time catching up. 

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Bath is so beautiful and also has some lovely quirky shops, could have bought everything in this toy shop.

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Beautiful country house for the weekend.  Check. 

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Gorgeous room. Check.

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Warm fire. Check.

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Cheers.

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Bathroom selfies and my two best uni friends.  One in a toilet paper wedding dress.  The other the actual bride.  

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Not a bad view to wake up to.  

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Actually had time to eat breakfast for once.

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Most people have limos for their hen do, we had a horse box.

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Kicked out his transport.

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This little fella was an hour old. 

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Cuddles with another baby and a spot of shooting.

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Super shooters.

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Relaxing in a huge bubble bath.

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All glammed up and fizzy willies.

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A little treat brought home for my little ladies (and Mr E!) - some chocolate ducks!

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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