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17.3.13

An Acceptable Mothers Day

Today is my Mothers Day, as it was my husbands birthday last Sunday.
I'd like to say I was treated with a full nights sleep, a lay in, coffee in bed, a nice hot bath and a trip to the toilet with no audience or interruptions. Heading downstairs to a beautiful breakfast buffet. Of course the complete opposite happened. I was up a few times in the night with the boys, and both decided that I should be awake at 6:45.
I tried to go back to bed but despite our efforts we couldn't wake my husband as he was in such a deep sleep. He is now having an uninterrupted trip to the toilet, and I am downstairs stopping the boys from fighting over the ride on toys and matchbox cars, making my own coffee.
The interruptions, early night and early wake up would have been acceptable if we were waking up at the Millenium Baileys, in Kensington.

We are yet to take a holiday as a family of four. This saddens me because when Charles was 4 months old he had his first holiday. It was just a UK break but it was just what we needed to connect as a family of 3. Whilst on this holiday we booked a second holiday at the same place for just 4 months time. And once that holiday had passed we had a third holiday booked, camping in the South of France, in 4 months time.
It was lovely having these breaks to get back to being a family, and having that special bonding time. Especially for my husband and Charles.

Due to one thing or another our plans for a family holiday never materialised and the closest we came was a mini break to London last year. We stayed at the Millenium Baileys for two nights. It was amazing and made us realise that mini breaks in the UK, in a top hotel, are just as good.
Amazing breakfast buffet, comfortable beds with really the comfiest pillows I've slept on for a while, staff that treat you like you are a VIP and can't do enough for you, all add to the luxury of this hotel.
It's safe to say we all miss staying there and hope to return one day (I'm hinting at a romantic break there for my birthday).


I was sent a beatiful L'Occitane Hand Cream gift set for Mothers Day and in exchange for this post. All words are honest and my own.