super special weekend

for a long time, six years in fact, i had me and my oldest, life whooshed by in a happy and content dream, each day was lovely filled with the gloriousness of being a mum for the first time, then one day i collect her from school and she is crying, i ask whats wrong and she says ‘all the other kids were asked to get their brothers and sisters for the school photo and i havent got any’……….. sooooo i gave her brothers and sisters  🙂  well in short i had always wanted more, i just didn’t realise six years had gone past whilst i was enjoying having her so much, i reckoned it was about time i got on with it and now we have four gorgeous children, now that great but it soon became clear to me – i think it was the time when we had brought second daughter home from hospital, a wonderful tiny newborn and after playing with her for about ten minutes the oldest said ‘ok you can take her back to the hospital now ‘ 🙂 i thought to myself i had done everything right; bought a present from baby to daughter and everything, but more was needed, so i came up with the idea of special days , this was one day a month where me and one of the children would go out for a whole day just doing whatever we fancied, the main idea being that which ever child it was got to spend alone time with mum , it worked a treat and through the years each of them has had special days and we have a lot of fun, its nice for me too to be with each one and devote time to just being with each one in turn, now they are all at a stage where none are babies any more -boohoo, sob, sob- so this weekend i decided it was time we could progress to special weekend, and me and my second daughter spent two days at blackpool in a hotel and had a superfab time we did lots of shopping, we are all shopped out, 🙂 and just had some lovely peace and quiet time with just me and second daughter it was just fab, next trip is for my oldest who will be eighteen soon and we have a trip to london planned!

our trip was taken with national holidays, the first coach was lovely and the driver was jolly, and it was a lovely start to our holiday, even though it was raining, took three hours to get to blackpool, and on first sight the hotel looked lovely small, but friendly,

front of stuart hotel blackpool

i couldn’t however, recommend this hotel for disabled people though, they were nice, yes, but no one offered to help with my bags/suitcase and i was on crutches! so my daughter and i struggled up to our room, we were placed on first floor with no lift, and the only stairs were very narrow , made worse by the addition of a stairlift which did work but took forever to go up a short flight of stairs, so i ignored my daughters pleas to use it, and went up using my crutch, but the stair lift impeded my path and the stairs themselves were not stable, the passageways were very narrow, and the room we were placed in was tiny ,and although at first glance our room seemed nice, it was in fact dirty, and the curtains were broken the old sash window was also broken. both our beds were covered in black dust and what looked like chocolate, there was a tiny en suite, which had shower and toilet, shower was of ok size and worked, though again it would not have been any good for a wheelchair user; simply not enough room and no handles anywhere or seat in shower.

our room in hotel stuart blackpool

entrance stuart hotel blackpool

during the day we could not find any staff anywhere, and we couldnt work our telly, the evening meal though quite adequate and tasted ok, was not of a high standard, the turkey and roast beef were both prepackaged, ready sliced, not home cooked, the vegetables were not cooked properly, and the starter consisted of soup or fruit juice, not really what i call a starter , the afters were very restricted also, if you do decide to stay here and choose the fudge cake ask for it with ice cream because the cream is from a can which i don’t like.

blackpool itself did not disappoint, 🙂  the shopping as always was superfab! and people, if you go to blackpool and you like a bargain you have to visit bonny street market its brilliant! there was a jewelry stall; i simply wanted to buy all of it and the prices were amazing!

a christmas shop!

i love christmas and yup i found a christmas shop open in summer woot! these figures were all singing and dancing! daughter wouldn’t let me buy anything though, on the grounds it wasn’t christmas  pffft!

illuminations blackpool

yup i know it wasnt time for the illuminations to be lit but had to take a pic of them anyways 🙂

just one of the many ghosty type entertainments in blackpool

it is after all a seaside town so blackpool is devoted to rides and candy floss,  a lot of them are ghost or horror based rides, and are done very well,  there is ripleys though we havent yet been in we will one day 🙂

detail

detail2

ripleys blackpool

one of the roller-coasters at the pleasure beach

it always surprises me just how dedicated to ‘fun’ some people are, the first day we arrived it was throwing it down, i mean this was real hardcore rain! massive drops blattering your face with some force and it was relentless, we struggled out because we knew we had a short time in blackpool and we weren’t going to let rain stop our shopping, 🙂 but as we walked out into this torrential down pour , covered from head to foot in rain proofs and umbrellas etc we see people in t-shirts, hands in the air, riding the roller coaster screaming their little heads off! see maybe they thought the rain added to the danger and excitement, i don’t know, i don’t do roller coasters, but i reckon if i did i would at least wait til the rain stopped, but then i am not dedicated to fun 🙂

yup its another ghost train cos lets face it blackpool doesn’t have enough ghost trains

detail 1 ghost train-apparently this ghost train is kinda famous or something

detail2 ghost train- from what i was told it was saved from somewhere else and moved here

detail 3 ghost train- i thought it was old/broken down/closed til we went down the next day and it was open and people paying to get in , turns out it was supposed to look abandoned

more illuminations which will definitely look glorious one day- probably in september when they are lit up

so there you have it;-

national holidays; ok if you want a weekend away

-stuart hotel blackpool; ok if your not disabled-

special weekends shopping with daughter priceless – and superfab fun all round 🙂 have a superfab day everyone

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2 responses

  1. Love this post. What a fantastic idea! Looking forward to getting to know you.
    Cheers
    Rhonda

    1. thank you Rhonda, always lovely to meet a new friend 🙂 have a super evening/day

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