Whisked Away! Anniversary Fun – #MondayBlogs

Unless you weren’t reading my scheduled posts (if not, why not?!) on the weekend, you know that it was our wedding anniversary and I was whisked away for a night, no children, just us!

We rarely get a chance to spend time together alone. Date nights happen so rarely, so this opportunity was seized with both hands!

The day started with lovely flowers and gifts, including a new charm for my Pandora bracelet! and a romantic breakfast!

So we disposed of dropped off the children to their grandparents, and headed off into London.

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It was a grey day, the Shard was even swamped in low cloud! I was kinda glad we hadn’t booked dinner there, wouldn’t have been much of a view, would it!?

But we arrived at our hotel, The Grange, Tower Bridge in good time and checked in. Ironically the room number we were assigned was 1118 – and our anniversary is 18th November… 11/18! A good sign?

Hubby Dearest still tried to wangle an upgrade… but a suite, even at a discounted rate, would have been £250 extra… no thanks!

Inside the room, there was a surprise. Towel swans in a heart, and an anniversary brownie! The view showed the Shard and the Gherkin too. The room was lovely though, the bathroom beautiful, and the bed, oh so comfy!

But we weren’t in there long… my stomach was trying to get my attention, and we needed to eat, so we popped to the Wetherspoons next door, and grabbed a late lunch, and bubbles, obviously!

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Back to the hotel, we pondered over whether to stay in, and use the spa facilities, or to go out… but before that Hubby needed to have another try and getting a better room! (He does like to try!) We were moved to the 14th floor for an even higher, clearer view, but a similar room. Dumping our stuff there, we decided to head off into the West End and see what we could do.

And it was so pretty in Leicester Square! There was a Christmas market on, the lights twinkling, and everyone wrapped up in hats and scarves as it was a cold night!

After popping into a last minute theatre ticket booth, we ended up with tickets to see 42nd Street, starring Sheena Easton, and a voucher for a free hot drink and cake at the Theatre Cafe!

Drink and cake consumed, we sauntered over to the theatre, taking in some of the shops around, including some beautiful old book stores…

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Then we arrived at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in Covent Garden.

The show was sold out. The theatre packed. We propped up to the bar and more bubbles consumed, (glasses 5-6 of the day) along with a random half an hour conversation with an older couple from Somerset! (You know me and random conversations, but this one was started by Hubby Dearest for a change!)

The show itself was magnificent! I clapped until my hands were red, and sang along to songs I knew, grinning from ear to ear at the ones I didn’t and harking back to the days I wished I could have learned how to tap dance!

Hubby Dearest wasn’t as enamoured of the production but he’s not your musical theatre sort to be honest. Still he had beer. He was hapy!

After the show, we pondered over whether to grab dinner, but having a late lunch and then cake before the show meant that we were still not hungry, so we walked around a little before heading back to the hotel.

More bubbles…

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We chatted and people watched… and giggled at a John Malcovich lookalike who was falling asleep on the barstool, and ended up having to be escorted to his room. By this time it was nearing midnight, and I was getting hungry and tired too…

The room beckoned, as did the room service menu!

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A club sandwich, and a portion of nachos later, we were ready to go to bed…

I shall not report back on the night hours!

And in the morning we were able to enjoy a complimentary breakfast and a late checkout.

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There was so much food, I wasn’t able to eat the rest of the day (maybe that was a good thing!)

We travelled back home, stopping to grab some groceries on the way, before being reunited with our babies.

It was a wonderful weekend, which ended up with me and Lil Princess at the Walk-In Drs… She has an infected bite which has developed into impetigo – eek! And I have the start of a throat virus… wonderful!

Still, the memories are made, the time we spent, precious. I can’t complain!

Thanks for all the congratulations and wishes Peeps! Your words mean a whole lot to me! ❤

 

103 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gabe Burkhardt
    Nov 26, 2017 @ 17:59:33

    Wow lots of anniversary type activity in your neck of the woods recently! Congrats, both on the marriage AND for getting a room number that matched your anniversary!

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  2. Lisa Orchard
    Nov 26, 2017 @ 15:14:09

    So glad you enjoyed your weekend! You were missed in the blogosphere and we’re glad you’re back!

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  3. hotmessmemoir
    Nov 26, 2017 @ 13:39:39

    Happy anniversary! Ok, first of all, your hubby needs to read my blog post entitled the sandwich trick. It’s what I use to get an upgrade and it has had a 99% success rate, I kid you not. I’ve gotten hotel rooms in NYC with wrap around balconies as well as 2 room suites, all for the price of a $20 bill. Second, that is so weird your room was 1118. Are you sure he didn’t book the room and request room 1118? That is so sweet! I love all the little gifts you got!

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  4. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Nov 26, 2017 @ 12:07:47

    Oh how lovely I loved those towel swans in a shape of a heart. 🙂 xx

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  5. mistybooks
    Nov 26, 2017 @ 09:19:07

    How many anniblogiversarys are you having!? 😀

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  6. MindOverMeta
    Nov 26, 2017 @ 09:08:08

    Sounds like an amazing timr, Ritu. And I love the fact your room number matched your anniversary date! I hope you and your daughter are feeling better.

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  7. Lucy Mitchell
    Nov 26, 2017 @ 09:05:01

    What a fab experience! Great post – loved your pics

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  8. thebeasley
    Nov 26, 2017 @ 08:36:25

    Sounds like a lovely weekend! And I can’t quite believe the coincidence of the room number! Also, I’m kinda drooling over that breakfast (always my favourite bit of a weekend away!).

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  9. London-Unattached.com
    Nov 26, 2017 @ 08:36:08

    happy anniversary lovely lady

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  10. Aimer Boyz
    Nov 21, 2017 @ 15:59:19

    Loved the bit where you substituted dropped off for disposed of…totally remember how that feels 🙂
    Glad your weekend away worked out well 🙂

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  11. Tania
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 23:55:43

    Congratulations sis! May you have many more years together! Can you believe in all these years me and Gunu have never had a night away from the kids! I say one day!

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    • Ritu
      Nov 21, 2017 @ 06:50:45

      Thanks sis! You know what, as much as we love our kids, it is great to have that time just as a couple. Now they are older, maybe you should try and do something! ❤

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  12. Mr. Militant Negro
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 23:36:46

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  13. Charli Mills
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 18:53:43

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing the experience!

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  14. Jennie
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 16:48:13

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous anniversary with us, Ritu. Everything was elegant and fun. Wonderful memories, I’m sure! ❤️

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  15. Pam Avoledo
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 16:36:40

    What a lovely anniversary! 🙂

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  16. Shivangi
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 15:53:16

    So glad you had a wonderful time Ritu❤️

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  17. joey
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 15:48:25

    Wonderful! 😀

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  18. vanbytheriver
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 13:54:44

    You made wonderful new memories. My favorite line, though, was the crossout…you “disposed of” the children…lol.

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  19. syl65
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 13:48:26

    Glad you two had a wonderful getaway and I hope Lil princess is better soon and don’t you go getting sick and all!

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  20. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 13:25:23

    So glad you enjoyed your special weekend! Hope you and Lil Princess are feeling better soon!

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  21. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 12:20:24

    Sounds wonderful! Well done! Think a new story is born “Ritu on the 14th floor”. LOL
    Have a good week. 😉 Michael

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  22. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 12:19:24

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  23. Dan Antion
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 12:09:27

    Sounds like a wonderful time 🙂

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  24. Anindya
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 11:54:55

    Great fun you had on your anniversary….:)….lovely food….:)…

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  25. Graeme Cumming
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 11:35:11

    Sounds like a great time. Glad you were able to celebrate it properly – kids are great, but they don’t half interrupt your life!

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  26. Victo Dolore
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 11:00:09

    Happy anniversary!!! What a great way to spend it. 🙂

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  27. foodzesty
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 09:52:29

    Happy Anniversary Ritu..I wish you many many more beautiful and happy moments!! 🙂 It looks like you had a wonderful time :0 Huge hugs

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  28. kritsayvonne
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 08:41:01

    So glad a rare bout of blog reading delivered this post. Congratulations on your anniversary and best wishes. X

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  29. IreneDesign2011
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 08:14:47

    It is so good to read about your wonderful weekend together, Ritu 😀
    Wish you both will heal fast.

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  30. April Munday
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 07:51:21

    You’re never too old to learn to tap. I started classes in September and I’m not the oldest person in the class.

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  31. shelleywilson72
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 07:48:33

    Wow!! Sounds like a fabulous time was had by all! xxx

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  32. Erika Kind
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 06:45:15

    I am so happy for you two, sis! That sounds like just the perfect anniversary. The room number is just too cool. So glad you had this time yesterday and how fitting that it was exactly a Saturday 💖

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  33. Trish
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 06:40:54

    Sounds like you and hubby had an amazing time!! I am so happy for you both!!

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  34. Lisa A.
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 06:03:55

    How fun Ritu! Happy (belated) Anniversary! 🍾🍻 Feel better soon! Hope your baby is ok!

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  35. Saloni
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 05:51:16

    Looks fancy! Greetings from India 😀

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  36. amindfultravellerblog
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 05:45:39

    So glad you guys had a great time together. As you said Ritu, these occasions are very rare, so, it’s so memorable and special when they do occur. Congrats again guys. X

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