My week off….

Organised an awards ceremony at National Museum Cardiff. It was hard work but the results were very rewarding. Here I am, standing at the bottom of the stage, waiting for the Minister to finish his speech.

I took a week’s leave immediately after the awards because I was so knackered! I spent the first day of my week off checking into The Marine Spa at St David’s Hotel & Spa with my sister-in-law. The service wasn’t great and it wasn’t the best treatment I have received but I was VERY relaxed after a nice swim and having my body scrubbed and slathered with mud. After our treatment, we went to the restaurant for a healthy buffet lunch which came with a glass of champagne! (In this photo I am holding a glass of apple juice not the bubbly.)

On Thursday, I had the rare opportunity of going on a date night with R. We spent the afternoon doing some Christmas shopping and then went for dinner at The Social at Parc Thistle Hotel. I loved that they used a lot of Welsh produce such as sewin (a type of river trout), cockles and laverbread (Welsh seaweed). Through savouring each morsel I could tell each dish was carefully and lovingly prepared to perfection. It was definitely a refreshing change from the mass-produced stodge I would normally have at the local pub and it was a rare occasion where I thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful of each dish and sighed with satisfaction at the end of the night.

We did a brave thing on Saturday going to London for the day. With just four weeks to Christmas, the shopping crowds were already pretty bad. There was a point where we were all just standing on the pavement literally like packed sardines and barely moving. Despite that we managed to pick up a few gifts and then headed to Chinatown for dinner. My favourite Chinese restaurant in London opened a branch in Chinatown and I finally had my roast duck fix after 2 years. It was still as delicious as I remembered. (Ahhh….)

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2 Comments on “My week off….”

  1. tsl Says:

    sounds great! πŸ™‚ the date night especially. πŸ˜€

  2. tintedglasses Says:

    These days are so rare that I really savoured every moment! Back to work now!

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