Thanks to the curse that is teaching, my time off is occasionally without my husband for large chunks of it. So I thought to tick off another alphabet date – I’d book something to signify our 6 month wedded bliss anniversary and Valentine’s Day.

I’d been recommended Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa in Newmarket and so far, it hasn’t disappointed! 

We checked in slightly early and flopped into our room to veg after having lunch in Newmarket… we headed down to the pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna to spend an hour or so. Now we are back in the room to watch the rugby before heading downstairs to “Squires” restaurant for a meal and exchanging presents. 

A lovely start to my half term!