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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