The perfect plan for a weekend of relaxation


I know that this post won’t surprise you, but that’s okay. It’s purpose is to remind you: RELAXATION IS THE KEY TO LIFE. This weekend has been amazing and, as I write this post curled up on the sofa on Sunday evening, I’m having a light-bulb moment. I’ve relaxed, and it’s been wonderful! I need to do this more. 

It all started with Friday night at home, when the boy made Chicken Tikka Masala. The Guardian’s Felicity Cloake has a range of “the perfect” recipes and he’s a bit of a fan, so the perfect Masala was the next recipe on his list to try and the girl did good, it was delicious! Wine, curry and crap TV – the perfect date night in.

Saturday morning we viewed some flats in South London, hoping one might be remotely affordable to buy. They weren’t. Still, I wasn’t too miserable about it because I had a spa day ahead of me! SPA DAY! I absolutely love a spa day, and this one was with a friend I haven’t seen in too long and included three treatments and a two course meal. A massage, a facial and a manicure later we went for pizza and wine and…wait, why do my good days always revolve around food? Anyway, it was just what I needed and an amazing way to spend the day. The spa was in the Britannia International in Canary Wharf and, quite honestly, I wouldn’t recommend it. Decor was weird, customer service was weird, and the other customers were also pretty weird. But the treatments were wonderful and I had hours catching up with my friend, and that was really all I needed. 

Following a day at the spa, we headed to the Water Poet in East London to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday. It was such fun catching up with friends and checking out new London haunts – and the Water Poet was far more fabulous than the Britannia. Plus, the friends I was with are the same friends I’m off to Italy with in less than four weeks, so it was excitement all round!

Sunday morning I had a slightly hungover lazy lie-in followed by brunch with two school friends at St David’s cafe in Forest Hill. This was a wonderful start to my Sunday, with tea in quaint cups accompanied by a rustic bacon sandwich. Yum! This was a great little cafe, and one I’ll definitely be going back to. 

Sunday afternoon was spent chilling out at home, house hunting online and trying to keep two blogs going whilst I prepare for 10th May. It’s so lovely to be at home for the weekend, and so wonderful to be doing relaxing things with friends. I need to do this more. So my fibro-friendly tip today is to put some “free weekend” days in your diary, be spontaneous and be relaxed. It’s incredible.