Friday, 28 December 2012

swimming under the stars...


I tiptoed over the lego spread out all over the floor, the leftover turkey and the muddle in our house for a day out with my friend at the Lido Bristol yesterday.

So whilst the husband happily took charge of the lego manuals and thousands of tiny pieces I enjoyed a tapas lunch, followed by a swim in the heated outdoor pool and gossip in the hot tub. After drying off and with the virtue of having 'exercised' we were able to justify a slice of cake and the most delicious ameretto and sea salt hot chocolate in the Lido's bustling cafe bar.


We finished the day with a luxurious back, neck, shoulder and facial treatment in the spa, which was the perfect antidote to a manic Christmas. I can see this becoming a yearly ritual!

9 comments:

  1. This looks blissful! Wish we had such a place near me. How lovely to swim by Christmas tree light.

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    1. It was just lovely - although slightly chilly even though it was 21˚!

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  2. Oh wow... all totally totally fantastic!!! You are living a dream!!!

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  3. oh SO jealous! i can proudly say that my schoolfriend's hubby is head chef there and so i have no doubt all the eats must be amazing :) your night time swim really looks dreamy and so perfect after christmas indulgences. i wish i was there! x

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    1. yes the tapas and cake we had in the bar were fab, the restaurant menu looked amazing - will definitely try and eat there too. Have you been to the Lido?

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    2. sigh no...not yet. we live over the other side of the country in cambridgeshire but have promised ourselves a visit in the new year to see our friends. can't wait!! (must pack cozzie!) x

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    3. There are lots of good swim/dine packages and I would really recommend a spa treatment too. It's a really lovely quirky place that attracts lots of different and interesting people, I wish I lived closer to be a regular, but I'll take once a year any day! I do hope you get there soon for a little indulgence ;0)

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  4. A Christmas spa visit, no there's a good idea.

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  5. Oh Yes - they do it in Europe and in US - often even colder environments - why not here - sounds like a great evening. xxx

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