Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Planning a weekend away

Evening folks. I mentioned a few weeks ago my daughter is going on a school trip to Wales next year, she goes from Friday until Sunday evening so we have the weekend to ourselves. It occurred to me that we could go away without the need for a babysitter which is a rare opportunity. Since my daughter has been born I have only had one weekend away when I was 30. A friend of mine was selling the benefits of time away , alone, with your spouse. Its not something we have ever done really but another friend in the conversation added that it is an annual thing for them and they really enjoy it. But for us it is time,money , babysitting etc that has contributed to us not doing it, in fact I can't really say I have ever given it much thought until recently. So what we intend to do is wave our daughter off at school on the Friday morning and then set off ourselves. We love North Wales but haven't been for a while. We looked into staying at a Premier Inn which for two nights on the saver rate was in excess of £80, not bad but not cheap either. Then I looked by chance at Travelodge. I found one 4 miles away from my chosen location but to my delight a family room for the two nights worked out at £38 ! Now I know it is Stopober but I couldn't let the weekend away for £38 slip away so I booked it up, with real money all bought and paid for. We will go to some of our favourite places, Conwy, Llandudno, Betws y Coed and of course Snowdonia. We still have yet to venture over to Angelsey so we may get chance to do that this time round. Its a part of the world that we really enjoy so we are looking forward to it.


  1. You were right to book it and I hope you have a wonderful time. I've read several blogs where people have considered not booking things/ buying things or have felt guilty or as if they have failed because it's 'Stoptober'. It's your hard earned money to do with exactly what you wish - I'm pleased that you did't let anyone else's ideas of how you should spend/ not spend your money influence you - and you got a great deal on the room price. I've had 2 trips away without children in the last 24 and a half years- 2 nights camping 4 years ago when K had left home and KL went camping with a friend and her family, and then 2 nights away for J's 50th in March this year. We had a wonderful time on both occasions, even though neither cost much money at all, and neither could be considered luxurious!

    1. Hi Scarlet. You are right about not listening to others xx

  2. I agree totally with Scarlet and hope you have an amazing time.

    Hope you get time to share some photos with us.

    Sft x

  3. That sounds brilliant! For a price like that I might have to book a similar trip! :)

  4. P.S. I just tagged you in one of those answer-some-questions-about-yourself games on my blog. Silly but fun use of time! :) http://the-frugal-graduate.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/getting-to-know-you-and-me.html