Grown-Up Getaway

We’ve been on another adventure here at Prosecco & Pie to a woodland lake lodge near Thirsk…


With nothing but eating, drinking and exploring on the agenda for three blissful days, 7 good friends came together and filled one Landrover with as much food and drink as we could carry and shut ourselves away for the weekend.

No work, no meetings, nothing to do but relax.

It took us an hour and half’s drive down from Newcastle to arrive and we promptly popped open a bottle or two of prosecco before diving in the hot tub. After enjoying a “family dinner” (and possibly too much wine) we headed to bed for a good night’s sleep in the countryside (before waking up and eating our own bodyweight in bacon sandwiches, coffee and chocolate croissants to remedy the situation.)

 


Our days were spent catching up on old issues of magazines we never had the time to read, the Sunday papers and chatting over a bottle of wine in the sunshine sat on our little terrace that overlooked the fountain in the lake.

We didn’t eat on-site or venture to the communal areas so can’t comment on that side, but the lodge we stayed in was enormous with super comfy beds.

Sunday dinner at The Black Lion in Thirsk was a particular highlight, the food was fantastic and such good value for money. Despite it almost being mid-September the weather held out just long enough to enjoy a ginormous ice cream for pudding. This of course, paved the way for “Champagne Sunday” – where we sat and toasted to our friendship and other lovely things in life, like not having to go to work in the morning.

I’ll forever remember our little dinner parties and alfresco dining on the picnic bench overlooking the lake, the feeling of the warm early Autumn air as I sat drinking my morning coffee watching the ducks, lying in the hot tub drinking a glass of red wine on a Sunday evening looking up at the sky and spotting shooting stars…

Now that’s what adventures are made of. Wouldn’t you agree?

(P.s – if you go and do happen to find my lost car keys and prized Chloe keyring I bought in Hollywood let me know!!)

 

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