Thursday, December 8, 2022
Monday, December 5, 2022
Saturday, December 3, 2022
On the Saturday of our weekend away we had some breakfast and then I went for another bath in the huge bath. I chucked a Lush bath bomb in, but it must have been quite old because it didn't fizz, it just disintegrated straight away. No matter, because it made the water nice and blue anyway, and it had a ton of glitter in it, so I liked it. I wallowed there for a while, then we got ready and went into Blackpool to the Cosy Jazz Cafe for lunch.
I had been googling vegetarian options in Blackpool and came across this, which is a vegan cafe. It was empty when we arrived but got busier. It has the cutest decor, with lots of jazz records, books, and board games available. We played dominoes while we waited for our food. The menu isn't huge, but I went for jerk chick'n rice, and Lee went for a Jimmy Armfield burger (he played for Blackpool, if you're wondering like I was). I had a chai latte too, I love them! The food was so good, we shared it. I didn't eat all my rice so took it with me for later. I would recommend the cafe for vegans and vegetarians in the area!
We then went on to Blackpool sea front and went on the big wheel at the funfair. I've seen it a few times and wanted to go on, but I didn't know if Lee would or not. But he did, so we bought tickets and hopped on. It was a lot of fun! I took some videos but can't post them here, but I took lots of pictures too.
We played in some amusements but we weren't having much luck with either air hockey tables or 2p machines so we didn't stay. I got some donuts and Lee got an ice cream and we sat on the front looking at the beach.
Then, quite honestly, we were both tired. We had had a long day the day before and we wanted to relax. We decided to drive up to Cleveleys to look at the beach there and then go back to the cottage to just relax and chill out for the evening. We are both chronically ill and recognise our limits, and the cottage was comfortable and nice to relax in, so that's what we did. Lee had a bath and I sat and did some cross stitching. We had bits for tea (including leftovers from lunch), and played table football. We stepped outside a bit later to look at the stars and I took the last photo just with my phone, you can see lots of stars in it!
On the Sunday morning we packed up and came home, back to the cats who were very happy to see us!
Thursday, December 1, 2022
On the Friday of our weekend trip we set off about twelve out of the Airbnb and went into Blackpool. I had googled and found that Papa's fish and chips has vegetarian and vegan options, so we went there for lunch. We've been to the one on Cleethorpes pier so I knew it was nice. It was practically empty when I went in, waiting for Lee, who had gone to park.
I had battered halloumi and chips, it was lovely. We then went into the amusements and stuff like that and played some games. We got ice cream as we were leaving Blackpool, and then drove down towards Lytham St Anne's, where I went a few years ago with Sam and Jac but Lee has never been. We stopped to look at the sea for a bit before driving to Ribby Hall. It's on like a holiday park - I had looked to stay there but it was too expensive for us. The spa is an adults only hotel at the far end of the park.
All the ducks wanted to come and talk to us but sadly we didn't have anything to feed them. We went into the spa hotel and were shown around. You could buy flipflops for £3 each or you could have brought your own, but I didn't know that, so we hadn't. We decided to just go barefoot. I do think for the price they could provide you with flipflops!
The main inside bit has a hydrotherapy pool with three different types of jets, that was really nice. It also has several steam rooms, saunas, and so on. There was an infrared bench that was really warming, I liked that.
Outside there were two hot tubs in different places, and some more rooms, and a bar. We got a drink and went into one hot tub which was REALLY hot, I loved that. We rotated around a bit but especially liked the outside hot tubs. We had two hours, so around 7pm we got out and got dressed.
We had already decided to drive back to Blackpool to look at the illuminations. It was actually a year ago that we went when we were on holiday in Morecambe so that was a nice parallel. We just drove through this time. Because of the traffic it takes about forty minutes from end to end, which gives you plenty of time to look at the lights. We enjoyed it!
That did mean that we got back to the cottage after 8pm. It was fine, we just were both tired. We had eggs and beans on toast for tea and then watched a film before bed.