It only took us most of the year, but we finally managed to book in the spa trip to Gloucester that Ryan got me for Christmas. Originally, we planned to save it for a lull in busy schedules – thinking we’d go some time in March – and that just snowballed into never getting around to it. But, finally. Finally. We made it.
We packed our bags on Friday night and headed out bright and early on Saturday morning. Ryan, you can see in the video below, was not impressed with my constant videoing, but I was a) so excited to be going on a trip and b) eager to shoot video with the new camera. My hands are forever shaky, though, so apologies if this makes you feel as though you’re in The Blair Witch Project: Gloucestershire!
Our package included massage treatments for the both of us, so we arrived, threw our bags in lockers, and changed into fluffy robes and gave ourselves over to be the technicians. It was my first time having a hot stone massage and it. was. heaven. I think that next time I’ll stress that I don’t mind pressure or heat as I think that my masseuse was taking it a bit easy on me, but really, it was wonderful. After massages, we swam, hot tubbed, steamed, relaxed, and got dressed up for a dinner date. The lighting was really bad in the evening, so I have no salvageable pictures of my dress, but trust, it was the cuteness. (I’m re-wearing it for a joint birthday party with my sister – who is celebrating her birthday today! – so I’m sure that it will make an appearance at some point!)
Okay, so the city! The city was gorgeous. I didn’t really know what to expect, but it’s a bit smaller than Bristol and very walkable. On Sunday, after checkout, we headed straight for Gloucester Cathedral and then proceeded to feel silly that neither of us knew before hand that scenes from our beloved Harry Potter films where shot there! We have plans to go back soon sans luggage, so there will absolutely be more on that! But anyway, it wouldn’t be a blog post around these parts without too many photos, so here you go!
Ryan has been channeling his “fashion blogger” lately, which delights me to no end:
After lounging around by the docks and roaming through the markets, we hopped back on a train to Bristol and filled the rest of the day with naps and leftovers.
Not a bad weekend for the two of us!
Thank you, Ryan, for such a lovely and thoughtful gift! I love adventures with you!
And Happy Birthday, sister!
Finally, Happy Wednesday!