Monday, November 04, 2013

Romatic Spa Weekend

I'm writing this blog post totally blissed out and loved up because Andy and I have just returned from a romantic spa weekend away. 

Andy won the spa package from work which included a 2-course evening meal, a bottle of wine, a couples back-massage, a movie of our choice, a night's stay at the Hilton in Reading and a full continental breakfast the following morning. It was amazing! I am so proud of him for winning this lush prize for us as it was just what we needed. Andy has worked the last 22 days in a row - it's a tough ride trying to establish yourself in the Music Industry!
(Andy has a new job as the Chief Engineer at a Recording Studio).

I had never had a back-massage before this weekend so I didn't really know what to expect, but it turned out to be so relaxing and I almost fell asleep! The only thing I didn't enjoy was feeling slightly exposed lying naked on the massage table. The masseuse couldn't see anything, but I still felt a little nervous - I think I need to have some more massages to work on that irrational fear ;)  

After the treatment, we took a quick dip in the swimming pool before getting ready for our dinner reservation. We had a lovely supper followed by a movie (Despicable Me 2) and midnight feast. The highlight of the stay was most definitely getting to sleep in a HUGE Queen-size bed - oh my! I could cuddle up to Andy or roll away as far as possible if I wanted to! Heaven!

All in all the weekend was a great success and I'll be looking to book another Spa Weekend in the not so distant future (... hopefully!).

Love & Kisses,

Vicki xoxo

P.S. Let me know if y'all have been on any lovely romantic weekends away and where they were! :)

Friday, November 01, 2013

Happy Halloween! My first time ever pumpkin carving.

Happy Halloween for yesterday!

My parents were never big fans of Halloween so when I was a child I think I only went 'Trick or Treating' once and that was under the supervision of my Mum, visiting pre-arranged family friend's homes. Andy had a quite strict Christian upbringing and he has never celebrated Halloween either; so this year we decided to at least just carve a couple of pumpkins.

On Wednesday morning (the day before Halloween), Andy visited the local market and purchased one large and two small pumpkins for us to decorate. I decided to carve my two small pumpkins in a girly fashion with love hearts and the word 'love' (I used some craft stencils I had from HobbyCraft). Andy, being the manly guy that he is, decided to stick to the spooky theme of Halloween and carve a creepy eye into his big pumpkin. Having done his masterpiece freehand, Andy was particularly proud of himself!

Yesterday for Halloween we had a couple of guests over for a takeaway and chilled evening. We lit some candles inside our pumpkins and enjoyed our crafty work. Next year we are considering throwing our first fancy dress Halloween party - exciting stuff!!

What did you guys get up to for Halloween? 

Love & Kisses,

Vicki xoxo

Come back to the blog soon to see how I got on meeting Andy's Grandmother for the first time, and also how our romantic spa weekend away was! :)