30 Years Young

I recently turned 30, and after thinking it’d probably be dreadful I in fact had the best weekend with my family and friends.

It started out with celebratory drinks at Simmons Clerkenwell and a night at Crowne Plaza Kings Cross, which in all honesty wasn’t the nicest IHG property I’ve stayed in but it was such a short stay so I ignored the imperfections.

Saturday’s family brunch was had at Plum + Spilt Milk in Kings Cross which was so lovely, I’ll be returning for a dinner date ASAP I hope!


After brunch CLB and I headed to Paddington Station and jumped aboard a fast train to Bath where the mystery adventures began. First up was finding out where we’d be staying; the adorably quaint Oak House. This was the first Canopy & Stars property I’d stayed in (after years of dreaming to stay in one of their places) and it certainly won’t be the last. We hunkered down with dinner c/o M&S, Scrabble and of course a burning log or two.

Sunday came and the surprises continued…Breakfast in bed, Christmas Market shopping where we picked up some lovely items, skating @ Bath on Ice followed by a scrumptious roast at Hare and Hounds – post a rather long up hill hike where we certainly earned those tatties and Yorkshire Puds! Another night ensued of a roaring fire plus husband and wife time…perfection.

The following morning check out was a little on the early side @ 10:30 but it did mean we got to make the most of the morning around Bath before the final treat of the weekend; a couples massage and afternoon tea at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Pre massage we were able to use the spa facilities which consisted of a lovely heated pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna – simply heavenly. Then the message itself was wonderful, 60minutes of bliss! For the afternoon tea there was a selection of four different types; eventually we settled on the Elizabeth Montagu with a glass of Taittinger and a pot of English Breakfast tea each – delicious!

Sadly the next stop was the station and a trip back to London on a rather busy Monday evening train, thankfully CLB had managed to reserve our seats when booking on the Trainline website.

Such a delightful weekend and one that will never be forgotten. If you’re turning 30 anytime soon, relish it don’t dread it ☺️

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Zac December 12, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Sounds like a lovely quaint little weekend 😊 I’m so afraid of turning 30 😱 Also really need a weekend like this, seems you’ve got a great partner 🧐

    • Reply WonderHereWanderThere December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Don’t be afraid, it is actually quite fun! Just ensure you have things planned and make it go out with a blast 🙂 Yeah, the hubby is pretty good…so grateful!

      • Reply Zac December 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm

        So no existential crises? Not even a little one?

  • Reply Aixa December 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Each of these great milestones takes a little adjustment and then life continues with new challenges and adventures ☺👍 Great post!

  • Reply Mel & Suan December 13, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Now you’re making us feel old… lol

  • Reply The Oak House – Review – Wonder Here Wander There December 21, 2017 at 10:03 am

    […] may have seen my previous post about my 30th birthday celebrations and read how I’d stayed at the Oak House near Bath. As my post was a round up of the whole […]

  • Reply 2017 Travel Reflection – Wonder Here Wander There December 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    […] 30th Years Young – birthday memories […]

  • Reply Image Earth Travel January 3, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Never dread turning any age…wait until you reach 50! 😉

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    %d bloggers like this: