I’m nearly 50 and I have hardly ever done this! First time was two years ago and we went to the Forest of Dean. We loved it so much we decided to do something similar again this year. I found a log cabin again, this time in Herefordshire, also with a hot tub and we went Friday to Monday. Our children are older now and it is easier to leave them than it used to be.
It is so refreshing for the soul to be away from it all. To escape from everyday life and spend time with my lovely girlfriends, mum’s like me who understand the day to day pressures of running a home and family. We all look after each other for the weekend, share the cooking and the tidying up, have long lazy lunches and time to chat and share our worries and hopes. It seemed a lot longer than 3 nights. We stayed at Oasis Lodges and it was definitely just that, a little oasis away from our busy lives. The weather was perfect considering just how bad this summer has been so far.
We were celebrating the first of our 50th birthdays! We have known each other since working together nearly 28 years ago and have stayed in touch through boyfriends, heartache, marriages, divorces, marriages again, children, illness and worries about ageing parents ….!
We spent lots of time in the hot tub or relaxing outside the log cabin, where there was a gorgeous natural pool. We did a bit of shopping in nearby Ledbury. We went for a walk around the lake at Eastnor Castle and we found two beautiful pubs, dinner on Saturday night as at The Oak Inn at Staplow and then lunch on Sunday was at The Inn at Welland.
I think the photo’s sum up the weekend without me needing to go into detail. I hope they give you a little flavour of the fun we had. If you’ve never done it before, do it! We are already planning next year.
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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