Sunday, 18 November 2012

Just Being Me.......

 

 
This weekend I have just been Me. I've not been Mum, I've not been Mrs Bea, I've not been a daughter......I've just been Me. I've been a friend, I've been a Valued Guest, I've just been Me.
 
I've somehow managed to get through my 40 odd years, without being truly indulged, I now know how it feels to be thoroughly indulged! This weekend, my Very Good Friend took me to The Vineyard in Berkshire.
 
 
 
 
 
The surroundings were glorious......
 
 
We sat in front of the roaring fire, drinking champagne and eating smoked salmon sandwiches.....
 
 
 
We chatted and laughed... We had Spa Treatments....We ate wonderful food...We drank some more....(the gap was where our wine bottle used to live!)
 
 
We chatted and laughed.......the hours passed by, so, so quickly.
 
That night we were treated to the most spectacular night sky, so many thousands of twinkling stars, a reminder to us both, how the most simple things, can give as much pleasure as fine wine and good food!
 
Apparently, I've been a very good friend, I've given a listening ear, a hand to hold, a hug when needed. This was a Thank You. A Very Big Thank You. I know how lucky I am. I know many people, never get to experience such things and I feel oh, so grateful...Thank You Dear Friend!
 
 
I returned home to my family, my lovely family. The uniforms had been ironed (and put away!!!). The children were happy, two whole PJ days, watch what you want on TV, eat what you want.....what's not to be happy about!
 
On closer inspection......Mr Bea didn't have any clean clothes to wear for work tomorrow, there was nothing in for dinner or packed lunches next week! "I didn't think" said Mr Bea, with a laugh, as he rushed out to the local garage (the supermarkets all closed!).
 
Oh well, back to reality, it was great while it lasted....the washer is on....now where's your homework Little Bea, you have a project to hand in tomorrow..........
 
 
Hope you all had a good weekend too!
 
Ada :) x
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

52 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful - and you do deserve it! Have got to love Mr Bea's parenting. I bet the kids had a blast. Have a lovely lovely week. Elaina xo

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  2. Wow, what wonderful pics. so glad you had a great time. Thank you btw for my lovely wallpapers, I'm so pleased!

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  3. Oh it all looks fabulous! So pleased you were spoilt rotten and indulged...nothing like it. :)

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  4. So happy to hear about your weekend. You deserve it xx

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  5. I'm so sure that you deserve every moment of everything wonderful.

    I took Bruce for a wintery morning ride in the sunshine and frost- it was so beautiful it took my breath away and I decided that heaven couldn't be any better a place

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  6. What an absolutely marvellous way to spend a weekend. You are clearly blessed to have such a friend and I'm sure she feels the same way about you!

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  7. This brought a litle tear to my eye, Ada. I am terribly pleased you were treated to such a glorious weekend. I hope the return to reality was not too bumpy ;-)

    Warm wishes,

    Stephanie

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  8. How nice to have such a special friend to enjoy such glorious surroundings with. But I bet it is great to be back with the family, sandwich fillings or no sandwich fillings.

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  9. Good for you - what a well deserved treat!

    Helenxx

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  10. Sounds a lovely treat Ada, but a very well deserved one fir such a lovely, kind, lady!

    Claire xxx

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  11. Oooh that looks fab Ada. The setting looked gorgeous, beautiful gardens too. Glad you had some 'me' time - we all need it sometimes!

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  12. Oh Ada, had to have a giggle at what you found when you arrived home!! PJ days sound wonderful.....
    How nice to have such a lovely getaway, to be pampered and enjoy some well deserved 'you' time with such a thoughtful and caring friend.

    Claire x


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  13. That sounds absolutely wonderful: Gefeliciteerd! :-)

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  14. .....what a special friend and a lovely treat..... Hope you feel refreshed for the Christmas onslaught!!!:-)

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  15. All women deserve the weekend you had now and again, and I'm so glad you got your weekend, now that your batteries are all charged up you will be ready to take on the World!

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  16. Sounds like such a relaxing and very much deserved break. And its so easy to forget about just being yourself for a while when you have a family....but it is super important. Delighted you have such a great weekend.
    Rosie xx

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  17. It sounds blissful! It's always nice to come home after a break but it can be hard too - i always think things unravel a little while I'm away. They don't really, it's just that I'm a bit of a control freak! ;-) x

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  18. What a blissful weekend - you will be able to handle the mishaps all the better!have a good week x

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Glad you had a lovely time. Fiona x

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  20. Two thumbs up! We too often loose our identities when we become wives, mothers and continue to work.

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  21. Sounds positively lovely .... and what a special friend ... so glad you enjoyed it ... Bee xx

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  22. Loved the pics. glad you had a great time! It is nice to have such a wonderful relationship with a friend!

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  23. I just found your blog and I already love your style. I'm so glad you decided to be you! Everyone needs that sometimes. I hope you'll come by and say hi. I've got a really great giveaway going on and a fun Holiday wish list to shop from!
    xo
    Sharon

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  24. Happy birthday Ada!!!
    What a lovely place and, moreover, what a lovely friend!!!
    xxx Ale

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  25. What a wonderful getaway! So nice to step out of real life and just 'be'. XOL

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  26. what a wonderful time you had with your dear friend, you will be all set up now to cope with the winter.

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  27. Ah, bliss ... you'll remember your weekend for a long time : -)

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  28. Happy birthday ;o)Seems like you had a wonderfull weekend ;o) And funny how things at home are still the same..and the housband forgets to plan ahead... Doesn't matter which country your in, they're still the same.. Have a lovely week! Hugs

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  29. Hi Ada,
    I was looking forward to seeing where you had been for the weekend......looks like Bliss :-)
    Great place to recharge your batteries!
    Have a good week
    Natalie
    x

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  30. Oooo Ada - you have been having fun haven't you (said in a Bruno Tonioli type voice!). Good for you Ada - sounds quite delicious.
    Have a relaxing week
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  31. It looks like a wonderful place to get away and how lovely to have such a special friend. I'm glad you had such a great time. x

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  32. what a treat! I can just tell you deserve it!! I expect the effects will last a while, until the next one! Heather x

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  33. Ahh it sounds truely delightful and what a lovely friend. Friendships are beautiful things. You have a wonderful spirit Ada, have a lovely week, dee x

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  34. How wonderful, it sounds like you thoroughly deserved it and great fun was had at home too. xx

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  35. Looks like you had the most fantabulous time. What a wonderful weekend to remember. xx

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  36. It's always back to reality with a bump, Ada, because that's the kind of lives we lead: real ones, warts an' all. But with some fab memories to squirrel away in the back of your mind and in your heart. You must be a very good friend (we know you must be) and you HAVE a very good friend who has shown it in a brilliant way. You deserved it. I hope it really was every bit as good as it sounds. Lxxx

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  37. That all sounds rather familiar I must say (the coming home bit, not the spa bit, unfortunately!). Glad to hear you had a lovely time anyway.

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  38. Oh to have such a good friend to spoil and thank you in such a special way. I'm sure you deserved every luxurious minute of it!! And laundry does have a way of grounding us all back to the realities of life, doesn't it? What would we do without it?! Wendy

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  39. Your weekend looks amazing glad you had such a wonderful time.
    Sarah x

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  40. I went there for my hen night, just my sister & me. We had lots of lovely food, too much fine wine and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
    Glad you had a lovely time, belated Happy Birthday wishes
    Nicky
    x

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  41. Lucky you! and lucky friend to have a friend like you!
    Your homecoming sounded familiar. I've just returned this evening from one night away in London. I was on a course and opted to travel up yesterday morning to make the most of it. So strange being away without little people. I can't remember the last time that happened but must make sure it does again!
    Have a good week
    Ellie
    x

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  42. Glad you had such a wonderful weekend Ada!! Happy belated birthday my friend!! xo Heather

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  43. Just catching up with you Ada!
    Am soo pleased you had a wonderful time.
    Am sending kind thoughts....
    Love Maria x

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  44. Lucky you and lucky friend to have someone like you whom she appreciates so much.

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  45. You deserve it, it sounds like a fantastic treat. What a lovely friend you must have! x

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  46. A typical male! So glad you had a lovely relaxing time - and it does look ever so relaxing.

    Nina x

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  47. What a wonderful treat ... so glad you had a gorgeous time. Girly days are just the best aren't they? M x

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  48. Thanks Everyone for taking the time to leave me some little words! :) x

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  49. What a great treat, and a lovely friend to have.

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  50. So pleased you had a weekend of pampering and girl time. So important for us mums with complicated children to have time to recharge our batteries. I myself have just recharged with a purchase of yellow shoes which will have to take me through to around march when I might be able to sneak away with the gals. mel x

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  51. I missed this post the first time around. What a wonderful treat. I am sure you relive the moments of this trip, in your memories, over and over. Am looking through your archives as I want a closer look at those little fairy houses you made. My six year old will need one soon for the toothfairy.

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