Thursday, 8 December 2011

Birthday Weekend

Last weekend we stayed at Knockinaam Lodge near Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway.  The lodge was once home to the Hunter-Blair family - its now a country hotel in 30 acres with its own private beach - though much too cold in December for swimming in the wild Irish sea!  (I took this photo from the beach).

Our room was Churchill, which had an amazing bathroom and huge bed!  The bath was ancient and really deep and was large enough to be able to float without touching the sides! (even hubby who hates baths loved it!)  There was even a step to help you climb in!

Each morning we had a full Scottish breakfast which was yummy (if highly calorific!) complete with toast, muffins, oatcakes, croissants and pots of leaf tea.

Here are the pampering products I took with me:

It was a great weekend away (even though the weather was cold and windy) x


  1. Lovely photos and that breakfast looks amazing! Thanks for entering our Sephora giveaway! We have 3 more throughout the month so we hope you come back.

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  2. @Jayme and Mendi, thanks! It was! Amazing giveaway! I'm going to have an international one in January :) x

  3. Now that's what I call a birthday treat :O)

  4. @Delicious Pink, it wasn't mine was hubby's! (But I enjoyed it too!) x

  5. Wow looks like a lovely place! What a fab way to spend your birthday :) x

  6. That looks like great fun :D x

  7. Looks gorgeous! We visited Edinburgh in October and I loved Scotland:)

  8. I want to go to this place! A good friend of mine just got accepted into a PhD program at Edinburgh and I plan on visiting someday. Looks like you had a lovely time :)

    Mabel Time

  9. @Nav, It was fab, loved it x

    @Anne, it wss amazing. I loved your Edinburgh pictures - looked like you had a fantastic time. x

    @Mabel, it was great! You will love Edinburgh if you come to visit! x

  10. wow, amazing place! happy belated birthday, sandra! it looks like you'll remember this one forever.

    have a great wknd! :)

  11. Jasmine, it was just great if a little chilly! You too, we've got snow! xxx

  12. Hi!

    Thanks so much for following my blog :) Your holiday room was fab and the scottish breakfast looks so yummy!

    Thanks for following!


  13. Wow hope you have a lovely time the pictures look great :)
    Love the things you took with you Xx

  14. @Daniela, it was a great weekend! Really enjoying reading your blog and thanks for following me too! x

    @Claire Louise, it was fab (I always pack too many beauty products ;) x