The first weekend back at work is a tough one. Far away from the festivities of Christmas, far from families and friends, good wine and food, sleep and casual mornings – the first week back is jarring to say the least. It’s filled with low spirits and deadlines, and pure exhaustion.
Personal tip: don’t fall asleep after a red eye flight into London!
We did, and we royally screwed up our sleeping schedule. We were awake at night, and asleep during the day for the entire time running up to the first day at work. Then nearly died trying to be at work for the Monday. Resist the temptation!!
But my wonderful fiancé pulled out all the stops once more, and gave me a fantastic Christmas present. We went to Bath!
Now, Bath is my favourite place in the whole world (save London of course) and nothing makes me happier than perusing through the stone alleyways and cobbled streets.
We stayed at another great AirBnB place which allowed us to save a ton of money on food. This was key, because one of the things we desperately wanted to do was the Thermae Spa.
Now this is fantastic – it is basically a hot pool at the top of a building overlooking the historical city centre, and it is heated by the healing waters of the natural spring. It is a romantic spot with no children, but plenty of lovers (we were one of them).
Aside from the pool at the top of the building, there were four steam rooms each with different temperatures and scents. These were a favourite after getting out of the Thermae pool and running out of the cold.
On the Sunday we wandered the streets of Bath, seeing the royal crescent and other such beauties. Sad to leave it all behind, but until next time! X