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    My First Spa Experience | Redworth Hall Hotel

    I’ve finally been to a spa. Can you believe I was in my mid-thirties going to a spa for the first time? Have I been missing out – definitely, will I go back – you bet! When my mum booked tickets to come see me earlier this summer, we decided to take a mini spa weekend away. Researching spa deals in and fairly close to Leeds, I came across Redworth Hall Spa. Just outside of Darlington, a luxurious spa facility part of Redoworth Hall Hotel. Via Spabreaks.com we got a great deal: two going for the price of one. Included in the £158 package we got a one night stay…

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    Champagne Afternoon Tea at Hotel du Vin in York

    York is a city I try to visit at least once a year. Although I have my favourite spots (hello cheap as peas pints at Kings Arms) there’s always something new to discover every time I return. During mine and my mum’s visit earlier this month, no different. We walked the wall from the Micklegate Bar entrance for the first time. We enjoyed a gin in Thor’s teepee to celebrate Sweden’s national day. We came across stunning wall art on Back Swinegate which I’ve not seen before. Most importantly, we enjoyed a delicious luxury afternoon tea at Hotel du Vin. Hotel du Vin & Bistro York Hotel du Vin is…

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    Fire Lake Restaurant at Radisson Blu in Leeds

    I have mentioned Fire Lake restaurant in a previous post here, when I went restaurant hopping in The Light. I’m sure I also mentioned that it’s a hotel restaurant, belonging to Radisson Blu. Now, the thought of going to a hotel restaurant for a meal might put you off but I’m hoping this post will change that. More and more hotels, at least in Leeds, are stepping up their restaurant game. Soap Factory for example doesn’t send that hotel vibe, neither does @LS1 which I’ll feature in a post next week and from what I’ve seen in pictures, Dakota’s restaurant and food looks amazing! This also applies to Radisson Blu’s…

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    A Luxurious Stay at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

    Aren’t bank holiday weekends just the best!? An extra day for us to relax and recharge our batteries. This bank holiday weekend gone, I had the pleasure to stay at Ox Pasture Hall*, a luxury Scarborough hotel, for one night and oh boy was it a relaxing stay. Scarborough What’s a bank holiday weekend without a visit to the seaside so of course that’s where I started mine. In just over an hour by train from Leeds I found myself on the beach of Scarborough. I’ve been before but this was the first time getting the train. It’s a really picturesque train journey, packed with like-minded people fancying fish &…

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    My All Inclusive Holiday in Pictures

    I can’t believe it’s already a month ago since I was on holiday. I absolutely loved Spain and the sun so it was definitely the right holiday for me. I don’t think I’ve been on a similar holiday for the last 9 years or so. I normally opt for holidays where I can explore the city or the country I go to, not lazy days in the sun. Best Cambrils Hotel With an all inclusive deal we spent four days in Cambrils, one to two hours drive south of Barcelona. The area we stayed in felt like a built up hotel area, a la Desperate Housewives. The hotel, Best Cambrils, is a 4 star…