It’s the first payday weekend of the year and you can hear a collective sigh country-wide as everyone finally has a bit of cash in their pockets. With most of us getting paid prior to Christmas it felt like a long old month, but all of that’s in the past now and if you’re planning to spend some dollahhhhs this weekend and treat yourself to a night on the town DO I HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FOR YOU.
Way back in 2014, Bourgee opened the doors to its very first restaurant, situated on Southend seafront, and I went along to see what they had to offer.
At the time I was majorly impressed, with the service being faultless, the décor being beautiful and the food being oh-so-good. Since then they’ve opened another branch in Chelmsford and there was talks of them opening one in Billericay, but this never came to fruition. However, little did I know until I was visiting Amsterdam a few weeks ago, they have a little Bourgee in London Southend Airport!
As part of my 33 Before 33 I said that I wanted to visit 12 new places in the UK, however, that started on my birthday, so my visit to the beautiful Langar Hall a few days before doesn’t count unfortunately! However, it was a brilliant weekend and regardless of it being absolutely no help to my target, we had a lot of fun!
As we’re now marching our way firmly – and speedily – through December, my thoughts have started turning to 2017 and all the things I want to achieve. 2016 has been a funny old year and seems to have flown by so quickly, I almost feel like our ratio of adventure to sofa-sitting has been a little on the low side, but I want 2017 to be a year of fun and frolics.
Quite a lot of the things I would like to do are off-limits due to my dodgy knees – things such as wanting to walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall, or doing the Three Peaks; both things that were on my wishlist for 2016 but have had to be scrapped as my wonky legs hurt even just commuting to work, so there’s no way I’d be able to do any steep climbs or cross-country rambling!
Back in October, Ben and I had a short 2-night break at Bishops Castle Barn in Shropshire. We stayed there earlier in the year and I posted a little review of that at the time, but as I want to start using this blog and my YouTube channel regularly to keep a document of our life, I thought a little video memory would be a nice thing.
If you want to take a look, you can see it by clicking here or on the image below.
If after watching the video you think you might like to book a stay yourself, nip over to the Bishops Castle Barn Facebook page where you can find more info, photographs and details on how to book.
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