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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

An Apology and A Post [SPA DAY]

Well it's been about 9 weeks now since I have posted a blog or indeed visited any of the blogs that I support and for that I am truly sorry.  I have even been absent from twitter too and while not deliberately ignoring my many friends, casual and dear ones too, at least I was inclusive to everyone by not interacting.

Holly and Charlie K

Had a few health issues, still no idea what the root problem is, although I am scheduled for an MOT test at hospital tomorrow, but whatever it is it has left me feeling a bit blue.  Still am if truth be told, but as is the way with these things, you finally get an appointment and you start to feel a little better.

That feeling of well being was made even better by seeing Holly and Charlie the other week and then seeing Mollie, Shannon and Lacey Mae yesterday, collecting the first two from school and heading into Woking for a meal with them with 9 year Mollie, soon to be 10 (on Monday) reminding us so much of her Aunt Marie (takes charge and leads from the front) deciding which restaurant we were going to eat in and then marching us up and down streets to get to it......

Charlie, Ishbel and Rhiannon

And then even more amelioration from the blues at the hands and I do mean hands, of a couple of gorgeous young ladies, Rhiannon (for me) and Charlie (for Ishbel ),as I had booked a Spa day for both of us at Bannatyne Health and Fitness Club to celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary.

We were giving 15 minutes to relax in the relaxation and mood room which consisted of six heated tiled loungers in a mood lighted room with candles and soft relaxing music, and then we were shown into the massage room where Ishbel elected to have a head, face and neck massage from Charlie and poor Rhiannon was left to give me a head, shoulder, neck, back, arms and chest massage ..... our first massage and I can tell you Rhiannon used her elbows too and I have never felt so utterly relaxed in my life before it was just so wonderful and calming and I could feel the knots dissolving under her expert hands and this went on for about 45 minutes.

After this, and there was a variety of treatments to be had, including a chocolate massage, surprised that Ishbel didn't go for that, manicures, pedicures, all in all a pretty long list including a massage with hot stones. We then had a tour of the facility after which we were giving free range to use all of the equipment by just going back to reception and saying that we wanted to try out the equipment although Ishbel decided that she was going to try the x- trainer and spent a few minutes on one of them.  But the draw of the outside Jacuzzi was [roving too much for her and after 30 minutes in the indoor hot tub (they recommend 5) she spent 40 minutes in the out door one.  We then got dried off and changed and went for a wander round the rest of the facility watching people go through their paces, and it was quite busy for a Wednesday morning and there was a creche too for toddlers so there was a lot of ladies visiting the club.  After a light brunch in the cafe' bar it was back to the wet area, I had a swim and a sauna and Ishbel, guess where she was ..............

Am I happy or what......... Oh yes!

Relaxation / Mood Room

You can go dear, I am happy and content, right here ............
Apparently we are going back, no complaints from me on that .......... Bannatyne's Therapy staff looked after us and treated us well and for what we had and for the facilities you are allowed to use at a cost that was not going to break the bank - thanks folks particularly Charlie and Rhiannon for looking after us, hope to see you again soon.


  1. Who is that sexy woman? Ishbel looks fabulous! What a fun spa. We're actually headed off to a spa ourselves this weekend - for our shared anniversary.
    In the meantime you feel better. Love those grandkids!

  2. Glad you are back up and on track Tom! I want a spa room in my house :(

  3. Jules, it was a great day, we were both so relaxed after the massage and I then had to practically drag Ishbel away from that tub and yes she does look fantastic

  4. Chef E, thanks for dropping in, yes we would love one of these in the back garden too. It was a great day

  5. Well, now I want to visit a spa. Especially that relaxation room.

    Glad to hear you're feeling better, my friend. You've been missed.

  6. Happy anniversary, Tom and Ishbel! You chose a wonderful way to celebrate. Jim never understood why I raved so much about massage therapy. Then he pulled a ham string and was miserable. In addition to hot/cold packs, muscle relaxants and pain meds, he finally also went to an excellent massage therapist who also used her elbows to release tight muscles. Now he's a believer!
    After a spa day, lots of hugs and snuggles with the grandchilds, and finally getting an appointment for a last test, you should be up and running at full speed soon. We've missed you.

  7. Jaye and Marylin, thanks ladies I am feeling a lot better and Jaye the massage was the best thing I've had for ages, go for it you will love it. I'm in for CAT scan on Tuesday night and then a Gastroscopy on Wednesday so hopefully they will be fully sorting me out soon but I am trying to get back to normal - Ishbel and Jen (our youngest) are out at the mo with Lacey Mae and me and the two girls are just enjoying the spring sunshine in the garden. Xxxxx


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