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Relationship over... need a girly holiday!

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Doglikeafox Wed 08-Mar-17 17:40:48

Hi everyone,
Unfortunately my relationship broke down over the weekend and I am absolutely devastated. It was all a very big shock and I feel a bit like all my future plans have flown out of the window.
The first plans to dissipate were those I made for April half term to redecorate the house with OH. Now I will just have a week off to myself, I'd really like to go away with my sisters for a few days, but have no idea where to start.
There are a few things to consider:
-my younger sister is only 16
-we are looking for something quite low budget, ideally around £600 for the three of us.
-my younger sister would really like something where she can pay extra to be pampered, spa etc
-I'd really like to do something that will help clear my mind, and inspire me to move on e.g. A lovely experience (whale watching?)
-I do have a dog I would love to bring with me, but this isn't essential as my mum has offered to have him
-ideally 3-4 days or a weekend rather than a full week
-not centre parcs as I have a lot of memories there with OH.
-there will be 3 of us
Would anyone be able to suggest anywhere? I know it's a big ask... but I am feeling a bit desperate to get some official plans so I have something to look forward to.
Thank you smile

finnmcool Wed 08-Mar-17 17:44:22

I have no suggestions of where you could go. Just wanted to give you flowers and say I'm sorry you're going through this.
Take it a day at a time, and keep your chin up.
Take care.

PotteringAlong Wed 08-Mar-17 17:44:37

Where abouts do you want to go? Or where are you starting from and how far are you prepared to travel?

Doglikeafox Wed 08-Mar-17 17:47:55

Thank you. I am doing much better than I thought I would be.
I am in the northwest. We would consider anywhere in England/ Scotland really.

PotteringAlong Wed 08-Mar-17 18:00:22

How about Newcastle? Could stop at the Hilton Gateshead which is right opposite the tyne bridge and has a spa (and often has deals on so not too expensive) for your younger sister. Lots to do - shopping, cinemas, get the metro out to the coast? Durham for the day (7 mins by train from Newcastle)?

PotteringAlong Wed 08-Mar-17 18:01:56

Do you like cooking? How about going to one of the good food shows?

redfacedkillme Wed 08-Mar-17 18:04:29


Laska5772 Wed 08-Mar-17 18:13:46

Theres not many whales , but Edinburgh is a brilliant fun city to visit and explore

this looks great and fantastic reviews on trip advisor

Laska5772 Wed 08-Mar-17 18:19:33

and so sorry , a week/end away is a great idea,
When we went to Edinburgh for a city break we stayed here .It was lovely ..

thetreesarebare Wed 08-Mar-17 18:22:07

I second Edinburgh. Something for everyone. You can usually get good deals on the Apex hotels in the Grassmarket. Bit of a trek but Hilton in Colymbridge at Aviemore is lovely. You can go up to the top of the ski slopes without actually having to ski. It's invigorating & good fun on the wee train going up. Some outstanding scenery all around.

Doglikeafox Thu 09-Mar-17 18:33:48

Thank you everyone, those are some lovely ideas.
My sister is actually hoping to visit a friend in Edinburgh soon, so that could tie in really nicely.
The BBC shows sound fab too, especially the baking ones grin

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