Christmas has now been and gone for another year and its time for life to slow back down to a normal pace (hopefully). We’ve both been lucky enough to have some time off over the festive period and feel very well rested for the New Year. Although, I am back to work tomorrow for a short shift we didn’t let that dampen our day and decided on a very spontaneous trip to Gleneagles Hotel & Spa. I’ve been before for afternoon tea and a quick look around but somehow today felt much better. From the moment we got in the car I was so chilled out. Which, for me is unusual as I am such a bloody freak when it comes taking trips out of the blue! Is there a name of that? Compulsive Planner perhaps? Let me know.
The only thing that disappointed me was that there was no snow. The further away from our house we got, and the closer to the hotel it disappeared bit by bit. Nevertheless it was a BEAUTIFUL day. Crisp, cold sunny day with mountains dusted with snow in the distance. First thing on the agenda was food (as per usual) and we opted for the Century Bar just off the main entrance. Haggis, neaps and tatties for me and steak and chips for Ross. Which was my absolute worst nightmare as they cook it so bloody rare it could probably get back up and walk off your plate. He enjoyed it though so, thats that. I’ve never felt so chilled out throughout this holiday than I did sitting there today (anxiety issues).
After that it was a slow paced browse round the indoor shopping arcade. I managed to pick up a super cute Katie Loxton candle for my mums upcoming birthday and Ross got a new golf hat from the club house. There was so many boutique shops that we could have went crazy in, especially the Whiskey Shop (Mr Nelsons preferred choice).
The kings course was our chosen walk. All be it, short lived as it was super cold the further out you got. Perfect opportunity to get my camera out and snap some winter pictures. The courses were actually shut today because of the frost so everyone had free roam of the course. We then went back towards the main hotel and did the outdoor maze before settling down for the last hour of daylight by the fire.
I’ve popped some pictures below for you all to nosey at (because I know you will). One thought did cross my mind today though: “How good is my life?”. We obviously work hard for our lifestyle and don’t waste money on meaningless things, but I felt so grateful to sit and be able to enjoy a spontaneous day out somewhere like that. Maybe not all the time right enough, Mr Nelson might have a heart attack at how much the bank balance would go down LOL.
Anyway, Im feeling super rested for my day at work tomorrow before another 4 days off to bring in the biggest year of my life!
Until next time…