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Smooth start to the trip. Three 18 hole courses you say?!


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And it looks beautiful too. Hmmmm, maybe that's the way I can get my DH to go over the big blue pond. Golf!!
Oh good grief, is that the only thing that will get him over here? You do know we have major golf tournaments here, right?

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I thought he'd know better by now... there's no escape for an Eeyore from me!

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... but leaving me?.... He obviously didn't realise he had a great adventure in front of him...
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That is some room you got and with an incredible view overlooking the golf course! The hotel looks amazing, charming and with so much history to it.
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Friday 9 September – part three: how about that for a really small world?

We changed into our swimming gear and headed out, getting some more and better photos of the resort than the high speed ones we’d taken on our buggy ride over here!


We headed into the spa, and the changing rooms were massive – I don’t know how many people they expect here, but it must’ve had 100 lockers or so. They were all named after seaside resorts, so when I found Margate, where I spent 10 years working, I had to have that one. It turned out Mark went for Ramsgate, the next town along the coast, so it proves great minds think alike..

This is the pool area..

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It’s got a hot tub to the side by the changing room with massage jets, and we headed in there, although it turned out that only one side had jets that worked, and of course that wasn’t our side.

After a few minutes, I suggested we head outside, before it got too dark or too cold. The spa garden was apparently a happy accident, as they couldn’t fit the sauna inside when the initial architect’s plans came through. Well, the sign said it would’ve fitted, but it would’ve been very “cosy” so they opted to put it outside. Now they have a natural swimming pool, which is an organic plunge pool, the first of its kind at a British hotel. It looked a bit dirty to me, like any old pond, which wasn’t surprising, given they use plants in here. I stuck my toe in and quickly retracted it – too cold for me!

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When you see the photo above, imagine looking to the left and this is the view you get:

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The building is the sauna, which was a little on the hot side. We didn’t last long in there, but it did do me a lot of good, as I could feel my sinuses clearing away.

Inside, we spent more time in the hot tub to the left of the sauna. It was a very surreal experience to sit there, and see the wind whipping the trees, and watch darkness start to fall. It was a relatively mild night, although the wind was definitely stronger than the last few days, which have been hot and humid again. I reckon it was probably high 50s?

Eventually, we figured we’d better head in, as it was getting pretty dark, and we made our way back inside. I tried out the steam room, then joined Mark in the indoor hot tub, and eventually we were able to get into the part that had the bubbles. Yay!

Finally we figured we’d heated ourselves enough, so we got changed and made our way out. As you can see, it was pretty dark outside now..



We made our way back to the main building…



… and asked at reception if there was somewhere we could get a drink and snacks, and they pointed us towards the bar, so we headed over there. It was a lovely place…



As we were getting a glass of wine and a beer, a guy came up and overheard me explaining about my allergies, and I heard him say he was a member. I didn’t think anymore of it. A couple of minutes later, having ordered chocolate brownies each, and waiting for those, I said I’d head back to the room to put our swimming stuff out to dry. As I walked back, I heard “Cheryl!” and turned around. It was only a colleague from work – how about that for a really small world?

She introduced me to her husband and son, and suggested we join them, so I introduced Mark to everyone. She is such a sweet person and it was lovely to spend time with her.

You should’ve seen her son’s face when this turned up…



Oh my goodness, it was lovely and just what we needed. Eventually, with her son getting very tired, we sadly had to say goodnight to them. I was so pleased everyone got on, as I really like her, but due to the busy nature of our jobs, we don’t get much of a chance to catch up there. I could’ve happily stayed there another couple of hours with her.

We made our way back to the room, realising that sadly despite having requested a room away from the charity do, and having been assured we had one of those, we could clearly hear the disco they were now having. Ugh! Not what we needed, although I guess we can’t complain too much, as everything else had been perfect so far here…

The weather today was humid and cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s and still warm in the evening when we were out in the hot tub.
The best thing today was chilling in the hot tub as darkness fell.
The worst thing today was the noise from the disco.
The funniest thing today was getting a buggy ride over to our room!
Today we tried staying at Foxhill’s Resort and Spa
And the result was we’d stay here again in a heartbeat!
The most magical moment today was spending time with my friend from work and meeting her family.

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Sounds like a relaxing night! And how fun to meet up and chat with your coworker.
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Oh we've toyed with the idea of coming over for the British Open many, many times! It's probably one of my DH's top dream trips! I'm trying to find more motivation for him because he is not a good flyer and has a terrible back. But someday!!

An organic pool? That's very.... interesting. I agree it's more like a pond! But the outdoor area sure is beautiful. Very nice to sit out there and watch the sky get darker. Pretty peaceful! Dessert.... And very fun to meet a co-worker too!
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Got a tad behind, so glad Eeyore was discovered quickly, sneaky guy!
Your room is quite lovely AND HUGE! Such a beautiful place!
I must admit, that your picture of the fete...immediately my eye was caught by the gentleman in the pink trousers...in amongst all the dark ones!

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The pool area is so nice! I could certainly spend a lot of time there.
What a fun surprise to run into someone from work.
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The property of this place is just amazing!!! Glad you enjoyed your relaxation time in the spa and hot tub area. How fun that you got to spend time with your work friend. It certainly is a small world for sure
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Your resort looks so lovely from the buildings to the grounds and seems there is so much there to occupy your time. Glad you were able to enjoy some spa time! How cool it must have been to meet up by surprise with your coworker!
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