Yes, I’m well aware my birthday was over a month ago and I’d intended to get this post written much sooner but work got in the way a little bit and on my days off all I wanted to do was stay in bed and read which was what I did. Finally, the words for some posts have started finding their way back to me so I’m hoping this will be the first of many posts to come your way.
This post is all about what I did for my birthday this year and it was a fun one. My day started with a haircut at my salon in the centre of Glasgow and it was a great way to start the celebrations. I also managed to squeeze in a little bit of shopping that morning too which I don’t normally have time for. After having my haircut, I met up with my husband and we went for an early lunch at Wagamama which was just what I needed after walking around Glasgow for an hour. After lunch, we drove to the Village Hotel Edinburgh* where we were staying for the night so that we could get changed and organised before having a trip to the zoo.
The hotel is gorgeous and we were staying in a club room which was a bonus for us as the bed is a similar size to the one we have at home and means I don’t end up being pushed out of bed by the very tall husband. The only issue we found and you can sort of see it in the picture, is the fact the duvet barely covers the bed as it is so by the time we had both of us in bed we were barely covered by the duvet. As someone who likes to be warm and snuggly when they sleep this situation was less than ideal and it’s one of the things that would put me off staying in this chain of hotels again.
The room had a coffee machine but no kettle which meant I needed to ask for one at reception as well as for tea bags and milk. Sometimes I think hotels forget about us tea drinkers and assume everyone loves coffee. I also need a kettle so that I can fill my hot water bottle. The breakfast left a lot to be desired too as there weren’t many options I could eat and the waiting staff were notably absent when I went to order something that would need to be prepared specially. My birthday breakfast ended up being a slice of toast in the hotel and then a better breakfast elsewhere while we waited for my birthday treat to be sorted.
A while back I was contacted about hiring a Jaguar to test drive for the day and although I don’t drive, my husband does and he really wanted to give it a try. The only problem was with my job I need to book weekends off so the only date that was available was my birthday which just happened to fall on a Sunday this year. We were given the Jaguar XF* and it’s one of the most beautiful cars I’ve been in.
We picked up the car in Edinburgh and drove up to Pitlochry for some lunch. It was great to get away for the day and see some different scenery for a change. Before we knew it, it was time to head back to Edinburgh and return the car, which my husband described as driving like a dream and I’m fairly certain he would have kept it if he would have been able to fit all his tools boot!