What a glorious summer we’re having so far ….. and long may it continue. I know it’s really warm, and some of you may be suffering, but having had such a long cold winter we really should make the absolute most of the warmth. It won’t be here forever!
It’s that lovely time of year when people gather together for holidays, birthdays, hen parties, anniversaries or just because they haven’t seen one another for some time. The summer certainly makes us want to do things.
Much time is spent outside, either having a picnic or bar-b-que, sitting in a park or the garden (or by a pool as the ladies who I visited last Friday were lucky enough to be doing!).
I’ve been really fortunate to have visited some fantastic properties and attended really lovely groups of ladies treating themselves to a bit of pampering at their holiday venue (or own home in many cases).
I’ve been to The Old Rectory at Berrynarbor (last week) and I’m heading to East Down tomorrow. Taking in the lovely scenery travelling around North Devon really makes me feel blessed to do the job I do. I get so much reward from leaving people relaxed, soothed, calm, de-stressed and generally feeling pretty good.
Other venues I’ve been lucky enough to attend are a wonderful converted barn at Kilkhampton, a beautiful house at Abbotsham Road locally, various properties in Barnstaple, as well as local folks’ houses in Northam, Bideford and surrounding areas.
Of course, it’s always lovely to go to places like Ocean Kave at Westward Ho! or Hallsannery near Bideford, as you’ve got the space to spread out and they are very glamorous and well presented. However, one of the nicest groups I’ve been to (they are actually all lovely you understand) was at The Ultimate Adventure Centre at Abbotsham, Nr Bideford. It’s very basic living space, but the ladies were having so much fun that wasn’t the emphasis for them. What a great group!
I’ve painted the nails of 6 exceptionally polite 10 year olds at Instow and given 4 young ladies (14 – 16yrs) a luxury facial (and introduction to skincare)
I’ve seen a mixture of age groups having a variety of treatments for hen parties, 25th wedding anniversaries, special birthday parties and “just because I haven’t seen you for a while” groups of friends.
I feel proud, pleased and extremely lucky. My colleague and I often say when we’re attending a group at a pamper party how lovely it would be to have one of our own ….. writing this certainly makes me feel like booking one …. perhaps I just might!!
Enjoy the sunshine!
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