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PandoraMole Thu 03-Nov-16 20:39:10

'Home' currently being my parents house.

DD and I have been here for a few months already and will probably be 4-6 months before we can move out.

My Dad is a sweetheart, but my Mum aka the lovechild of Hyacinth Bucket & Victor Meldrew and I are very different characters and although we love each other, we are driving each other up the wall. Throw a hormonal 12yo into the mix and, well, you can imagine confused.

DD and I have a Monday inset day coming up which means we could do a Sunday night at our local Premier Inn with breakfast for under £40. I have Clubcard vouchers for a meal out the night before and we could have a lovely bath each without getting moaned at about the cost of the hot water!

Have looked at PI in neighbouring city to make it more of a break but seems a bit grotty whereas local one has only been open a year or so.

Well deserved treat or ridiculously indulgent?

Katy07 Thu 03-Nov-16 20:41:47

Well-deserved treat. Definitely.

Ohyesiam Thu 03-Nov-16 20:43:26

YAsooooooNBU.
Get away and have a great time, why wouldn't you?

Karlakitten1 Thu 03-Nov-16 20:43:33

Go for it, bet it will be lovely.

SabineUndine Thu 03-Nov-16 20:43:41

do it. Buy some nice bath smellies and call it a spa break.

spicyfajitas Thu 03-Nov-16 20:44:10

Do it!

Tiptoethr0ughthetulips Thu 03-Nov-16 20:44:49

I think you'd be daft not to. Hope that helps. Enjoy.

EssentialHummus Thu 03-Nov-16 20:45:04

Go for it, sounds well deserved.

PandoraMole Thu 03-Nov-16 20:46:48

I know I will get 50 shades of shit from mum who will call me out for not having my priorities right sad.

It's true I have legal/court costs to pay (divorcing hence living here atm) but I have started working full time for the first time in 14 years and been doing additional freelance work to try and minimise debt etc, so a cheapo mini break doesn't seem too UR, surely?

PandoraMole Thu 03-Nov-16 20:48:08

Yes Sabine the plan will involve a metrtic fuckton of Lush goodies and prosecco!

Sleepybunny Thu 03-Nov-16 20:51:23

Sounds great, ignore the buzz kill and book it.

MillionToOneChances Thu 03-Nov-16 20:53:28

I'd go two or three towns over and make it a real holiday!

fabulous01 Thu 03-Nov-16 20:53:33

My friend spent a week at centre parcs 15 mins away from house (and that ain't cheap). Sounds lush

Chinnygirl Thu 03-Nov-16 20:56:23

Pandora, can't you buy a voucher of the hotel and have a friend give it to you for this purpose? In front of your mum? That way she can't complain about your priorities.

PinkSwimGoggles Thu 03-Nov-16 21:01:19

you are an adult and not accountable to your parents.
yanbu
do it and have a great time!

RandomMess Thu 03-Nov-16 21:01:21

Hmmm is DD up to fibbing? Say you are going to visit friends?

Queenbean Thu 03-Nov-16 21:02:20

Sounds great OP!

But make sure you check if there is a bathtub in the room when you book, I think some of them only have showers?

January87 Thu 03-Nov-16 21:02:36

Do what Chinnygirl says!

user1468353179 Thu 03-Nov-16 21:02:49

I love staying in hotels, go for it.xxx

Nemesia Thu 03-Nov-16 21:03:51

Just make sure the hotel does actually have baths and not just a shower!

HRarehoundingme Thu 03-Nov-16 21:04:08

Remember a big pile of box sets too grin

tissuesosoft Thu 03-Nov-16 21:04:40

Maybe book a family room (if the price isn't much different) to guarantee a bath!

gabsdot Thu 03-Nov-16 21:05:38

Dh and I have stayed in a local hotel a few times.
It's a night away for us so it really doesn't matter where it is.

JaffaCakesMum Thu 03-Nov-16 21:16:20

What a great idea. Stuff what you mum thinks, it'll do the two of you the world of good. I'm off to google my local premier inn for me and my DD.

Chickoletta Thu 03-Nov-16 21:16:33

Do it! Staying in a PI in London as I type this and it's lovely - v comfy bed, lovely deep bath. Surely there's no reason to tell your mum where you're going? Make up a cover story.

We moved in with my ILs last year as part of a complicated move/new-build fuck up and I honestly thought that I would stab her in the eye with a fork before the time was up - you have my sympathies!

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