A Weekend in Bath

I think it's true- we never spend enough time exploring what's on our own back door. We're always off to sunnier climes and more adventurous places (I mean, nothing wrong with that and if anyone wants to hit me up with a super fab holiday I'm there) but really the UK has a lot to offer. Last weekend it offered me Bath.

And what a little charmer this little old city was. A blend of new and old- it was a perfect little mini break.

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As part of mum's birthday present I booked a hotel for us in May- hoping the weather would be nicer, or at least drier, than her bday in March.

:: DAY ONE :: 

And so off we went with no real plan but to wander, shop, chat and drink cocktails. And boy did we drink cocktails- the less said the better, I left the hotel the next day with a sassy little hangover that did  not know when  to quit. Thanks passion fruit margaritas- you babes!

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Besides said margaritas, we also filled our first day with an ever awesome dinner from Burger & Lobster- we all know my love for that garlic butter sauce. I love that place- lobster and garlic butter sauce every week please!

:: DAY TWO ::

The following day we pushed our hangovers gingerly to one side and put on our educational hats. First stop of the tour; the breathtaking Abbey.

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I love the beauty of the stained glass windows and the ceiling- incredible. A favourite part for me is the history of the people; reading the plaques to commemorate people: what they were like, their ages, where they lived, I find it really fascinating.

Of course no trip to Bath is complete without visiting the Roman Baths. Just how massive are they?! You have to give the Romans credit- they knew how to do it in style.

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Our time in Bath was finished off with ice cream and watching the street performers before catching an earlier train to our much craved beds.

Thanks Bath, let's do it again- maybe just one drink next time!

Morning Routines

Oh how I wish I was a morning person. Someone who sets their alarms once, jumps straight out of bed, into their morning workout and still have time to shower, pick the perfect outfit for the day, have flawless make up and still have time to eat breakfast and have some downtime before work.

I mean honestly- that is super human, kick ass people who conquer that. Then add anyone who can get a child ready as well as themselves well they are just magicians!

As you can probably tell I am far from being a morning person. I try and get the maximum amount of duvet time and rush around for the next 40 minutes before I have to leave the house. It's a key factor I need to work on. I love the peace that comes with getting up that little bit earlier but for me right now that does not happen, instead it usually goes like this...

:: 06:05 ::

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My first alarm goes off. On average there are at least 5 more to go before I will eventually clamber out of bed.

:: 06:45 ::

I shower, on a good morning hair washing is also involved meaning I have to factor in extra time for drying and styling- it's days like this I question why I decided to have a time consuming fringe cut in!

:: 07:05 ::

I stand for too long deciding what to wear. This usually follows with search internal questions and thoughts such as 'what shoes do I need to wear, do I need to change my handbag over too? Oh god- I really need to go shopping- I haven't had new clothes in what feels like years!' In the meantime, Alex has kindly made me a large cup of tea to start my day. It's not warm water and lemon, and the rest of the day I'll try and be good and drink fruit tea but for now it helps me process the morning and start to hold semi decent conversations instead of grumpy, tired outbursts.

:: 07:30 ::

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Time check and bugger! Only 20 minutes to fit the rest of my morning routine. Time to dry hair, attempt to style and apply make up that doesn't look rushed or like a 2 year old has done it for me.

:: 07:45 ::

By this time I realise I've had no breakfast and have two options; either throw something in my bag for later or pretend I have more time than I really do and start making something to eat.

:: 07:55 ::

I also realise 9/10 times that I haven't made lunch for the day and so will buy something while in town instead of saving my money like I keep telling myself I should. The ladies in Boots will know me on a first name basis very soon.

:: 08:05 :: 

I should have left the house 10 minutes instead of contemplating the lunch situation. I know I'm late but still always seem to make this the time I have a long conversation with Alex about his plans for the day and arranging dinner plans. This usually happens while I'm brushing teeth, putting on shoes and just standing at the door. I speed walk to the car (I pretend it's my morning workout although it takes less than 30 seconds) and head to work, hoping I don't get stuck behind the slowest drivers in the world.

Tell me how you guys do it, all you morning people...tell me?!