Back home

This week is the first holiday since starting Uni in February. The time has gone so fast and University has been such an exciting experience so far, however, I really have been looking forward to this week back at home…

I arrived home on a Friday evening, ready for brunch Saturday morning!

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We went to Patiserrie Valerie for tea and a cake.

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And I couldn’t have chosen anything further from a cake…oh well, it was almost lunch time.

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In fact we all chose a savoury option and completely cleaned our plates…delicious food!

After brunch we had a walk around town and in the evening I met up with some of my old freinds for a much needed Lincoln night out!

But the next day…

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My mum had suprised me by booking a Birmingham spa and shopping break as part of my birthday present! She knows me far too well…

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We were staying in a new concept hotel that has recently opened up in Birmingham. It encorporates a shopping centre, a spa, a Hotel,  a cinema, meeting space, a casino and an abundance of restaurants and bars. It was perfect, all of this under one roof!

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Before checking into the Hotel we stopped at, what is now fast becoming a firm favourite coffee shop of mine, Patisserie Valerie!

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After a refreshment break and a quick nosey around the complex we checked in. The Hotel lobby was bright and sophisticated with gold accents throughout.

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The room was very spacious and had everything we needed.

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It even came with it’s very own coffee machine and coffee capsules! A much, much needed gadget!

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The T.V knew our name!

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We got ready for the evening ahead and stopped for a cute mirror selfie before leaving.

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We decided to have dinner at the Bottega prosecco bar…

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And we chose the rose prosecco which came beautifully presented in a shining pink bottle.

We slowly enjoyed our prosecco whilst we waited for a table.

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But when the food came, our attention quickly changed!

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After stuffing ourselves with delicious food we moved onto another bar in the casino where we merrily spent a couple of hours drinking and chatting.

Then it was back to the Hotel and into our cosy beds!

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The next day we went shopping, wandering around for the whole morning before returning to the Hotel bar for a coffee.

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After our coffee break it was time to leave Birmingham and head back home. What a lovely weekend it has been, a great opportunity to catch up with my good old mum and the added bonus of experiencing an entirely new concept of Hotel to the U.K. I would absoloutley recommend this Hotel.

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