Sunday Tittle Tattle: We Were On A (Mini) Break!

we were on a break vlog

Here’s the vlog I made during my little mini-break with Mr AMR last weekend. Excuse the title, I’ve been trying to utilise that very famous Friends quote for many years and it just seemed to be the right moment.


Ah, how I miss the days of Friends. I still watch the episode with Ross in the spray-tan booth if I ever feel the need to cry with laughter…

No fake tan mishaps in this vlog; though we do get a bit lost in the New Forest and I have a minor panic about potential killer stags. Mr AMR gets cross that I call it “lost” because we were never further than about a mile from the hotel, but I do like a bit of over-dramatisation. Anyway, the rest of the video is quite relaxing and I give a quick tour of the Herb House spa, too, so don’t be put off by my talk of psychotic wildlife!

Oh – the baby makes an appearance at the end of the video, so if you like to keep up with her little changes and developments then make sure you keep watching.

You can read my full review of the Lime Wood Hotel here – I’ll write up my Pai treatment for next week…

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  1. Sophie Bird
    August 28, 2016 / 8:14 am

    Nice to finally see a photo of the mysterious Mr AMR.

  2. Kate B
    August 28, 2016 / 8:16 am

    Love your vlogs! Hotel looks lovely and Angelica is very very cute! xx

  3. Laura C
    August 28, 2016 / 8:22 am

    Loved your vlog, you are so funny!

  4. August 28, 2016 / 9:03 am

    Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy can’t me and my husband have holidays like this? I can manage without the spa because the whole place looks so beautiful and amazing and peaceful!

    • August 28, 2016 / 10:47 am

      Yeah, the spa was a bonus!

  5. Elizabeth
    August 28, 2016 / 10:23 am

    I’d already watched your vlog (it was great!), so I watched Ross in the spray-tan booth – twice. So, so funny. Thanks for reminding me about that one.

    By the way, Ruth, I don’t see any “Beauty Secrets and The Aura Mirabilis” article when I click the link. I see the comments though.

    • August 28, 2016 / 10:46 am

      Which link? From the home page? Someone else said that too, but is working fine for me on all devices… How odd!

      • Elizabeth
        August 28, 2016 / 11:44 am

        I don’t see any link at all to the article from the home page. The links under Latest Beauty, Latest in Skincare and Recent Posts take me to the page, but there’s no article, only comments.

    • Sandie
      August 28, 2016 / 12:51 pm

      Oh, I have the same problem with this link too ! The page doesnt launch but comments are visible … and on Facebook I get the message “Apologies, but the page you requested could not be found. Perhaps searching will help.”
      Ruth, thank you for another entertaining Sunday morning read today – I feel as though I have been a little break without leaving my house! What a heavenly place.

  6. August 28, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Mr AMR has got such beautiful hands and so well manicured. Gorgeous. Sorry, I’ve got thing for fingers.. oh dear.. and it’s only Sunday morning.

    Isn’t it ironic how Mr AMR is always trying to avoid the spotlight, but even the slightest tinniest, the most microscopic appearance that he makes causes such enormous interest :)
    Happy Sunday

  7. Rebecca
    August 28, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    My cry with laughter Ross episode is the one with his white teeth.

    Loved the vlog. I’ve many happy memories from the New Forest and the spa looked fab.

  8. Virginia Villalobos
    August 28, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    I get a great deal of vicarious pleasure from following you on your various luxury hotel tours. More please!

  9. Cath
    August 28, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    I love your imagination, Ruth! FBI trained killer stags! Whatever next?

  10. Poorani
    August 28, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    How do you get out of the miserable worlds of the books you read? How do not get affected by them? I am unable to get through these books. Your own writing is as sunny as a Wodehouse novel.

  11. Keely
    August 28, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    I love your pop references, because we are a similar age and I get them all. ;) I love your vlogs. I love your sense of humor.

  12. Rachel
    August 28, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    My Pai treatment at The Swan at Streatley was amazing! The facial for dehydrated skin. Just beautiful products and massage. Great video.x

  13. August 28, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    Ha, Friends has a quote for every occasion. And Ross in the spray tan cabin is amazing, that part never fails to make me laugh and has had me feared spray tans ever since.

  14. Henriëtte
    August 28, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Angelica is soooooo lovely! Allthaugh I did not understand everything you commented (I’m not English), I loved your vlog, very funny.

  15. Emma
    August 29, 2016 / 12:06 am

    Looks lovely!! Do go on more mini breaks as I love to see what hotels and spas are out there!! Love the vlogs xxx

  16. dotdotdot
    August 29, 2016 / 12:32 am

    Ross in leather pants, that’s probably my favourite. The view from the pool is amazing!

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