Last week my boy and I celebrated our fifteenth wedding anniversary.
I distinctly remember my fifteenth birthday — I was so very grown up *cough* — and can’t actually believe that I’ve now been married for, what it essentially, a lifetime.
Also, we’re now out of the realms of paper and tin — in terms of an appropriate gift — and have launched into another sphere entirely.
But given the fact that we have enough wine glasses to sink a ship (and lead-crystal decanters are not really our bag) my boy had to make do with a pair of personalised cufflinks and I was treated to a surprise weekend away!
My parents had generously offered to look after the twins overnight and my boy’s planning was meticulous. All organised beautifully.
Apart from the weather, which was totally out of his hands.
Saturday dawned cold and overcast. Actually that’s an understatement. Biblical rain and winds — courtesy of Hurricane Imogen — were sweeping the UK and even getting in and out of the car resulted in the ‘fresh out of the shower’ look.
Anyway. Unperturbed by the inclement conditions, off we went!
He’d booked for us to stay at The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury in The Cotswolds.
A beautiful honey coloured building, with mullioned windows and a lovely interior.
Our room was a ‘very good double’ and it was, indeed, very good.
There was a big comfy bed, a little seating area with a TV (good job too as the rugby was on) and even a desk for me to sit and practice my brush lettering.
The perfect setting for a romantic getaway.
We ate in The Beaufort Restaurant —which has been awarded a 2 AA Rosette (no pictures, sadly, as I’d banned my phone from coming along) — suffice to say the food was delicious.
Rock bass, scallops, venison. Complimentary amuse bouche and an extensive wine menu.
Needless to say, we went to bed very full and very happy.
The next day dawned bright and beautiful. Blue skies and not a whisper of the rain we’d had the day before.
Such a lovely, lovely place, in which to celebrate a special event and I’d highly recommend it. I’m only hoping that I don’t have to wait another 15 years, to be treated to a second helping.
PS — We haven’t been paid for this review. The room was bought and paid for by my lovely husband but it was such a lovely place I really wanted to share it.
All thoughts, words and images, as ever are entirely my own.