Surprise weekend away!

Happy Saturday! I haven’t done a cutesie type adventure post in a little while so I thought I’d make the most of it and snap away! I apologise in advance that some of these images are admittedly from my Snapchat so the quality might be questionable.

Anyway!

I was given instructions by Will to pack a bag on Friday. I was given a further clue later on in the day that the place we were going to began with the letter ‘H’.

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So we set off around 4ish on Friday afternoon. As we got further along into our journey I was starting to vaguely recognise the direction in which we were travelling. I then saw signs for Bristol and Wales and thought well it must be either one of those places. Will has also just bought a house in Bristol so it seemed like a likely choice! I still had no idea where we were staying as Will had jokingly grabbed the tent when he said I better pack some stuff (what a tinker!) Do not fear, we were not camping.

It turned out he had booked a hotel on the edge of Bristol so we checked in a dumped our things. I was then given further instructions that we were to catch a train to Bristol Templemead where his bestie was waiting for us at a pub relatively near the station. We walked from the hotel to the station and made our way towards the city where Will’s friend was waiting. It was the first time the two of us had met! His friends and his work colleagues were all at the pub when we turned up but we grabbed a table and chatted for a good few hours. We had the intention of getting the last train back but of course plans can and do change. In actual fact we ended up in a gay club in Bristol (not sure why) the majority of us were straight and we kind of just followed the crowd and ended up in OMG. I can’r say I’ve ever been to a gay club before… first time for everything. We got back to the hotel at like 2:30 and headed over to the 24 hr Asda where we ran around look for food and most importantly houmous. I settled with sandwiches and I think Will went with pasta pots. In our drunken haste we’d also picked up a ridiculous amount of McCoys… Don’t judge. It was great.

Let’s just say I normally stick to 3 beverages: G&T, wine and Ale.

So when you say it quickly 5 double G&T’s, shots of sambuca and tequila and copious amounts of vodka red bulls… I was feeling a little fragile this morning. It’s the mixing that got me.

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We got back to the hotel at like 3am after our drunken trip to Asda. Admittedly in the morning we were both feeling a little rough and passed on breakfast. We got up, washed and dressed and checked out of the hotel and headed towards the area where Will has bought his house! We went past it! He’s done so incredibly well, bless him! We both agreed that maybe coffee would help so we headed to the town centre and found a Costa coffee.

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Seemed like a fab idea at the time… however it made us feel worse aha! Kids don’t mix your drinks. We battled on however and headed over the border into Wales! The first place we went to was Chepstow Castle. I think it was about £6 to get in but it was worth it! We love exploring so this was right up our street!

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We then stopped for a juice at a nearby pub before we headed into the Wye Valley! I had been when I was younger but it is so beautiful! In the end we turned the satnav off and went on a little adventure! I feel like you always stumble across the prettiest of places when you have no intention of even going in that direction! It was so tranquil and peaceful! We both love getting down with nature and being outside! I absolutely love autumn, we both agreed how beautiful the trees were looking in their gorgeous vibrant red and firry orange with specks of green to break it all up.

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He really is the best and I absolutely adore going on adventures with my best friend.

Thank you Will for a magical weekend ❤

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