So it’s not very often that I blog about anything which isn’t directly about our children, our family or being a mum, however this post is absolutely nothing to do with any of that. Last week, whilst both children were away with their respective other parents, we took the opportunity to have a very grown up mini break.
We went away for a one night stay in Suffolk. I used to live in the area and it was a chance to share this part of my past with my other half; and to spend some time together. The plan was simple – relax and unwind.
First we went to one of my all time favourite beaches – Aldeburgh
Then we went to Snape Maltings which is not only set in beautiful surroundings, but offers a series of super shops, a cafe and a pub – all perfect for browsing around.
Finally at the end of the day we headed to our hotel – Seckford Hall. We had specifically looked for somewhere that would feel like a proper grown up treat and we were not disappointed. Helpful staff, beautiful grounds and beautiful rooms – perfect for romance and relaxation.
I also simply have to share this picture – It doesn’t get more romantic than this.
The next day after a fantastic cooked breakfast at Seckford Hall we took a drive around some of my key memorable places in the area. Finally we went to visit to one of my closest friends – the perfect way to end our mini break.
I know it’s not easy for most parents to take time out for themselves and even as someone who has every other weekend without my daughter – I rarely take the opportunity to relax but instead rush around doing things. On this occasion though, I feel no guilt at all in saying that I really, truly enjoyed every second of our break. It took my mind off missing Ellie, it felt like a lovely treat and it was great for us, as a couple. We walked, we laughed, we held hands and we shared a wonderful couple of days.
So whilst I would absolutely recommend all of the above to anyone who wanted a get away in Suffolk – my main hope is that this post reminds me that we absolutely can and should find time to relax together.