Day 23: Cocktail Masterclass

Life has a way of taking over sometimes, doesn’t it? Where’s the Pause button when you need it? It feels like forever since I was able to write a blog¬†post. However, I’m back now and excited to share my stories with you again. ūüôā

Every once in a while it’s great to get some friends together and try something a little bit different. I had a special birthday this year, and that¬†seemed to me like a¬†perfect time to do this! Day 23 of #100DaysNoTV¬†was an excuse to get dressed up, meet with a group of girlfriends and spend a lazy Sunday afternoon at¬†a Cocktail Masterclass.

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Day 22: Gin Festival

Gin + Festival + 8th April = Birthday present perfection for my mum. As soon as this event appeared¬†on Facebook I went to Eventbrite to book two tickets. And, thank goodness I did. The event sold out in just a few¬†days. On Day 22 of #100DaysNoTV the Cambridge Corn Exchange¬†was the venue for Mum’s 67th (ssh, don’t let her know¬†I told you!)¬†birthday celebrations.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from a festival of gin in the heart of¬†Cambridge. I’d been to plenty of beer festivals but this was always going to be a totally different experience! I imagined it might be more like a food &¬†drink festival, with lots stalls offering tasters and selling their wares. In reality, it was a lot more sophisticated than that.

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Day 21: Spa Day

In January I booked¬†a spa day with a friend who was also celebrating a ‘significant’ birthday. Sadly, last minute events¬†went against her, meaning¬†she couldn’t go, so I put on my¬†brave face and¬†went¬†alone. A slightly nerve-wracking experience, but a good one all the same. On Day 21 of #100DaysNoTV the Spa at¬†Bedford Lodge Hotel¬†was my destination for my first ever Spa Day.

The¬†Bedford Lodge Hotel is in Newmarket, Suffolk. The last time I’d been to the hotel¬†was eleven years ago when Rob and I¬†were looking for a wedding venue (we ended up marrying at the Hotel Felix in Cambridge, in case you were wondering!). The¬†Spa is a recent addition to the hotel, opening in 2013. It’s had such good reviews that I’d been really keen to try it out.

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