Last weekend myself and my husband packed our bags and set off for a very much needed weekend away, just the two of us.
We started our journey on Friday morning leaving our home and heading for the local main line station (we decided not to drive), we then travelled to Portsmouth Harbour, travelling first class. I will say at this point that my idea of first class is totally different to the train company’s version of first class.
As we had just ourselves to worry about, we decided to celebrate our freedom with a bottle of Prosecco while we sat back and enjoyed the scenery
We reached Portsmouth harbour and had some time to stop at Gunwarf Quays, and have some lunch before checking into our accommodation.
Neither of us were particularly hungry so we opted for a sharing platter which was amazing and a cocktail
This was gorgeous even if very cold.
After lunch we headed to our accommodation, usually when we go away, we would stay in a hotel, but this time opted for an Airbnb appartement very close to Gunwarf.
I have heard many things about Airbnb, and wondered if this would be a home from home or whether I would still feel the luxury of being away.
Our host had been amazing from the moment we booked and all the way through, even offering us a lift from the station (which we declined), to checking everything was ok whilst staying, and even letting us check out an hour later than normal checkout.
When we walked in, my first words were I want to live here, those of you with children will understand, it was all so clean and tidy and luxurious. We also had a fully working and fitted kitchen, which I made the use of by making coffee.
Saturday evening, we headed out to Gunwarf Quays and had dinner and a few more cocktails, before trying our luck in the casino.
I did not win, but my husband had a bit of luck, so quitting whilst ahead, we headed back to where we were staying and called it a night.
Saturday, we woke up to a nice dry day, and decided to head into Portsmouth town before, browsing the shops at Gunwarf. I managed to treat myself to a new handbag, pair of boots, top, hat (my head was cold), some new pj’s for C. We then headed back to Gunwarf and browsed the shops, stopping at Jaimes for a cocktail (well we were away)
We shopped for a bit more, before heading back to our apartment to get ready for the evening and relax for a bit.
Saturday night, was very classy and we both really wanted a Burger King, so that was our romantic dinner of choice, we then decided to have a drink in the casino (honestly the bars were all heaving and thought it would be quieter). While there we decided to have a small go at the casino each, my husband lost but i had a good win (luck). So we left and decided to try another bar. We actually left, Gunwarf and found a lovely pub, which was much nicer and we could sit and talk.
Sunday morning, was awful with the weather, but luckily once we were ready and packed, it was dry, so we decided to have a little walk and then visit the pub we had gone to the evening before for a nice sunday roast.
We had a nice walk and found the amusements, where I was drawn to the 2p machines, before heading to the pub for a lovely sunday roast.
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