On Saturday Mr C whisked me away for the weekend to a lovely hotel in Surrey as an early birthday treat.
We went to Ghyll Manor Hotel in Rusper, a lovely hotel in the middle of nowhere or so it seemed! I was hoping to go shopping before we got there so we stopped in Redhill. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was ok, no major shops but enough to have a little potter around. I managed to pick up some real techniques brushes in Superdrug as a little present to myself.
After wandering around and waiting for the heavy rain to pass we made our way to the hotel. This turned out to be quite an adventure as some roads were closed or flooded due to the heavy rain, thank goodness for sat navs!
We had a quick afternoon nap, a delicious afternoon tea and then went down to dinner. I can honestly say that it was one of the best meals that I've ever had. My starter was crispy pork nuggets with apple compote, followed by pork cheeks with chorizo, butter beans in a tomato sauce and to finish golden syrup pudding with cream anglaise. Mr C enjoyed his mushroom pate, shin of beef and chocolate covered pear. Yum Yum!
Lovely afternoon tea
Inside the room
On the way to dinner
The grounds outside the room
Waiting for my full English!
Sunday going home outfit
It was back home on Sunday nice and early so as to avoid too much traffic on the dreaded M25 and to unpack before an afternoon of rest ready for another Monday morning!
Did you have a nice weekend?