A tale of two mini breaks

A week ago I had a spa weekend which I’d bought as a special treat for my other half’s birthday and this weekend I was on a Haven holiday mini break. This is a tale of two very different, but both brilliant, mini breaks.

I had originally intended to write about these holidays separately but I couldn’t help but see these two very different holidays as a brilliant representation of my life as a divorced parent. It’s a tale of two halves – both of which are beautiful and amazing.

So first to our adults only pamper break at Lea Marston hotel near Sutton Coldfield. Other than the frustration of finding a number of children sharing the swimming pool with us (I know how that sounds, but it was a pamper break!) the weekend involved great facilities, amazing food, lots of relaxation, adult conversation and romance.

Sadly, I was so relaxed that I didn’t take many pictures at all during the weekend, but here are a couple of the facilities:

lea marston room

pool lea marston

Then last weekend I headed for a very different break – this time, with my little girl and my parents. A Haven caravan holiday by the sea at Doniford Bay holiday park in Somerset. We had predictably poor weather (since it was a bank holiday) but that didn’t stop us having a great time. Seaside views, a spacious and comfortable caravan, great kids entertainment and located in the middle of a great area of the country to investigate.

Unsurprisingly I did take lots of pictures of our seaside break so here are just a few of my favourites:

Ellie and I at Dunster Castle, near Minehead.
castleholiday

Our seaside views from the caravan park.
seaside doniford bay

Ellie meeting Rory the tiger at Haven! This holiday was the first time Ellie has ever actually been confident enough to meet a character.
ellie and Rory

So there you have it – a tale of two halves. Two fabulously different, but still fabulous weekends.

NB – this is not a sponsored post, nor is it a detailed review of these holidays!

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