Hello and happy Friday!
Hope you’ve had a great week so far. I haven’t posted in a while, mainly because I’ve been so busy travelling back and forth from home to Newcastle. I’ve also just started to get rid of a cold I’ve had for the past week, which has reminded me to book a flu jab asap.
Last weekend I went to my sister’s hen do in Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest. Me and my family have been here quite a few times for holidays and absolutely love it. It’s only about 30 minutes away from our house, but when you arrive it always feels like you’re in a different world.
A few of us arrived on the Friday at around 2pm, settled into our cabins and waited for the rest of the hen’s to arrive. We all just had a chilled night chatting with lots of pizza and prosecco. The next day, we split off as some people went to the spa, some went for a walk and some went to the swimming dome. One of my favourite parts of Center Parcs is the dome, especially the rapids. If you don’t know, it’s basically a kind of circuit where you swim down and get dragged along with the current. You end up on top of random strangers, bumping into everyone/everything and absolutely killing yourself laughing.
Saturday was the main night of the hen do, so everyone got dressed up nicely and we obviously had a photoshoot before leaving for the meal. We’d got a table booked at the Forest Inn. All 18 of us turned up and it was a really relaxed restaurant which meant we didn’t have to worry about being too loud. Other places to eat include Bella Italia (Italian), Cafe Rouge (French) and Rajinda Pradesh (Indian).
I wore my new French Connection jumpsuit which I fell in love with as soon as I tried it on. I paired it with my mum’s New Look shoes (which I’ve now stolen). I couldn’t find the exact shoes so I’ve linked some that are similar. I have a huge love for jumpsuits as you have a whole outfit sorted, so they’re so easy to wear (apart from when you have to go to the toilet on a night out).
I always feel so relaxed at Center Parcs, it’s definitely one of my happy places. As soon as I started driving down the lane with the huge trees shadowing over me, I felt like I took a sign of relief and just immediately relaxed. We all had such a lovely time, none of us wanted to leave and go back to reality.
I have so many lovely memories at Center Parcs and last weekend is another one to add to my list. Hope you enjoyed this quick post just sharing what we got up to and some of the photos I took!
Have a lovely weekend! Laura xo