We booked our little trip quite awhile ago and I was so excited and if you read my weekend bag post you’ll know I was a bit nervous about leaving my little lad but I’ll just start by saying.. he was fine obviously with his dad and amazingly so was I. I managed to really relax and chill out and it was really needed!!
The reason for the visit was my friends hen do and there was 5 of us that went. Perfect number I think to enjoy the time and luckily we all wanted to do the same things at the same time so was really chilled out and easy going.
When we arrived at the resort we were greeted by the amazing view of the lake, it was so frosty and it just looked stunning. The staff were so friendly on arrival and handed us a drink whilst we checked in. Once given our keys we made our way to the rooms and were pleasantly surprised to see a gift on our beds of a body butter and sleep spray both of which are my some of my favourite products.
The view from the window was the lake, and the room was spacious, clean and relaxing. We didn’t waste any time and chucked our robes on and flip flops and made our way down to the spa centre. I didn’t get too many pictures of the actual spa but we spent some time in a room with a fire place and hanging pods, another room had water beds and there is a section for the steam, sauna and a snow room (I know a snow room… I was too wimpy to go in there though) the showers had different settings like cold mist and rainforest and were really nice. In the afternoon we were given a make up masterclass which was good. I didn’t learn anything new but was good to see some differebt products in use.
After spending some time in the spa we went and got changed for dinner, dinner was really nice and all the food on offer is really healthy. We enjoyed a nice cup of tea afterwards and totted off to our rooms where we had face masks, chocolate, prosseco and watched Bridesmaids (naturally) we all fell asleep before the end though haha.
After breakfast it was time for our treatments and I was booked in for a massage and facial. The massage was amazing and really helped relax me, the facial was incredible and my skin was glowing afterwards. I really want the Elemis Lavender Face mask now though but it’s quite pricey at £31!
After our treatments we all relaxed in the spa for an hour or so before lunch, lunch was my favourite meal time as they had baked salmon which was so tasty I could of eaten the lot haha. I didn’t…honest.
Once lunch was done we again chilled in the jacuzzi, steam room etc and just relaxed, chatted and had a laugh. When it was near time to go I decided to have a pamper up and wash my hair etc, was so nice to take my time. In the changing rooms they have GHD straighteners and hair dryers, there really has been no expense spared at Forest Mere.
On the way out we popped into the shop, I bought a gift set which was on offer which included a lot of bits, I think I have one similar for my birthday (I’ll do a what I got for my birthday post!) and some nail varnishes.
Over all the weekend was amazing, I really relaxed and I am so proud of myself for going away. Something I never thought I would do. It was so so so so so lovely to get home to my boy though. Although he was very excitable after spending all that time with daddy and uncle haha. He’s now fast asleep in bed though whilst I plan my next trip away with my mum. She will love Forest Mere and I can’t wait to take her there for a little girly trip just us.