A Weekend in the Country

August 26, 2014

For the bank holiday weekend, my 3 boys (hubbs and two little ones) and I packed up and headed to the Northamptonshire countryside for a little rest and relaxation away from the big smoke.
Our home for the weekend was The Granary at Fawsley which is a gorgeous little independent hotel set within 2,000 acres of land. The Granary itself is a 300 year old historically listed farm building with just 10 rooms and some lovely spots for kids to just run around and enjoy themselves.
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and were pleased with our charmingly rustic little home away from home.
After settling in, we decided to go and explore and walked and walked until we couldn't walk any more! The boys were determined to find some horses but it was sheep galore. Sheep as far as the eye could see! I felt like a kid again, climbing over gates and being genuinely excited to see how far we could go. It was of course possible to just open the gates, but that wouldn't be as fun would it?
Eventually we turned back and sat down on the lawn to play some lawn Jenga. Although we never actually got to play because after spending what seemed like an eternity building the game stack, Micah decided it would be funny to just kick it down.
End of game.
The first night we had dinner locally at The Windmill Inn which had such a great menu that it took a good while for me to finally decide what to have. Not a bad problem to have to be honest.
Hubby went for the steak:

While after much deliberation, I went for the baked camembert topped with caramelised pears and almonds. All washed down with a lovely glass of Merlot.

Cheese porn!
Ugh, it was so good. Cheese and red wine, is there any better combination?
That night I slept like a baby, but had some really horrible dreams... am I making this up or is there some type of old wives tale about cheese before bedtime causing nightmares??

All in all, it was a lovely weekend with the family. There was very little phone signal which meant it was also a bit of a break from social media (although I did manage one cheeky Instagram post) and so we were able to just take a step back and enjoy the simpler things in life. Like a good walk, or just sitting outside and feeling the crisp breeze on our faces.
A weekend well spent.

How did you all spend the bank holiday weekend? Hope you had fun whatever you did.

Ekaete xx

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  1. Looks like you all had a fab break. Wish I could have crashed the party *sob*

    The picture of Josh and Micah taken from behind them is my new screen saver.

    1. Awww... we'll take them again when you're back! xx

  2. That cottage looks like such a beautiful place to stay! Swooning over that Camembert, too!

    1. It was lovely, such a nice escape from London.

      Thanks for your comment, love your blog xx

  3. Great photos looks like a beautiful place xx

    1. Thank you!! Quite surprised they came out ok with my Iphone!



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