THE BEST SURPRISE WEEKEND!

 

It’s time for another diary entry blog post! This time about my second hen weekend, which if you haven’t seen on my social media was just the best thing ever. I had no idea what we were doing or where we were going, but my mum and sister completely nailed it!

So, let’s start from the beginning, shall we? (This post is going to be rather long and picture heavy, FYI!)

 

We stayed at the cottages at Raithwaite Hall, in Whitby which was about an hour and half drive away. The views on the way there are beautiful too!

Our cottage was called the Pheasant Cottage, and it was absolutely gorgeous! It had three bedrooms with one en-suite, so we all had our own bedrooms to sleep in. Everything worked perfectly and it felt so cosy and very homely in there. I would love to go back!

 

 

It was a gorgeous sunny day on the Friday we arrived, so after a nice cuppa in the cottage we had a walk around the beautiful gardens and had drinks in the sunshine.

The flower gardens are just dreamy, such a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the weather in.

 

We all then had a private yoga session with a teacher who came to our cottage, and we spent an hour doing some Yin Yoga, which was exactly what we all needed to start the weekend off!

In the evening we had pizza in our cosy abode, and I sat in my pyjamas and veil all night πŸ˜‰

 

Saturday morning started with making our own flower crowns, which was the perfect activity for me. They were surprisingly easy to do, and I would highly recommend having a go yourself. I took mine down to the beach, and me and my sister dipped our feet in the cold sea, which was refreshing to say the least!

Saturday afternoon we had our spa treatments, a 30min facial, plus a 30min back and shoulder massage! It was divine. We had afternoon tea in the hotel in our robes which was such a lovely treat πŸ™‚ I’m becoming more obsessed with scones than ever this month!

We went back to the cottage to have a few hours doing our own thing, then got all dressed up for a meal at The Keep, another part of the hotel. We were so full at the end but we just *had* to share an apple and blackberry crumble.

We ended the evening watching My Best Friends Wedding, which most of you guessed correctly on my Instagram stories! The best film.

Sunday started off with another private yoga session, this time it was an hour’s vinyasa flow, which got us all sweaty and was a fab workout.

After that we headed off for another walk in the gardens, before a yummy veggie roast at the hotel.

We spent the evening paddle boarding on River Est with an instructor at 6pm for two hours, which was hands down one of the best (if not, the best) thing I’ve ever done. The views were incredible and so unforgettable, it was like a scene from blue planet!

It’s hard to explain just how beautiful and picturesque it was. Safe to say we both felt it in our bodies the next morning! Even as I’m writing this a few days after, I can still feel the aches! It was definitely a work-out, but such a fun one at that.

And that’s a wrap! What a weekend. Thank you to my lovely mum and amazing sister for all the amazing thought that went into it <3

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  • Just reading this post makes me feel so happy and relaxed! It sounds like the PERFECT weekend. Your flower crown is beautiful! <3

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

    • NatalieLeanne

      Oh that’s lovely πŸ™‚ Thank you very much for reading!

  • Aww it sounds like the perfect weekend! I’m so glad you had a good time x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you lauren! It was wonderful!

  • This sounds like the loveliest weekend! I would LOVE to learn how to make flower crowns! πŸ™‚ xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • NatalieLeanne

      they are so fun to make, plus really easy too! Xx

  • I’ve never been to Whitby before but it looks absolutely beautiful! Sounds like your sister and mum really put together such a lovely surprise weekend! πŸ™‚ x

    Kayleigh | http://www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      Oh I think you’d absolutely love it there! z

  • Ahhh Natalie this sounds like such a lovely lovely weekend and so glad you had a wonderful time! Really enjoyed this diary style of post too πŸ™‚ I would love to try paddleboarding! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • NatalieLeanne

      You would love it, plus it always gives great views too! πŸ™‚

  • Amy Eade

    Natalie this is just the most YOU weekend ever, they did such an amazing job organising all that! Glad you had the best time, you must be getting so excited for the wedding too (I for one am getting very excited to see all your pictures!)
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk