Sunday, 20 February 2011

Chester Mini Adventure

This weekend has been a wonderful mini break away from the norm that is usually a whirlwind of a routine in Hello Sunshine land. I was a lucky little bean and got whisked away to the lovely MacDonald's Craxton Wood hotel for a mini luxury break in the beautiful Roman city of Chester, including a trip to the Zoo!

The hotel itself was perfect! Bottle of plonk on arrival, delicious 3-course meal each night, a fill your boots breakfast each morning, as well as passes to the gym & pool facilities - yup that's right we definitely earned our scrummy food indulgences this weekend and made the most of everything!

Chester itself is beautiful and such an inspiring city to walk around considering it's Roman history and architecture. We toddled all the way round the city wall taking in the sights and stunning architecture - I could have spent all day photographing the traditional tudor buildings with all the cute little shops tucked away in the Rows. Well worth the visit and pootle round!

Chester Zoo is fantastic, so many awesome animals and although a little pricey it's worth every penny when you read about all of the conservation programs and work that the zoo is involved in. I think my favourite character of the day had to be the Vulture pictured below - he was definitely the spit of Igor from Count Duckula! Brilliant!

It was a lovely weekend and the only thing I can grumble about is that it's over... next mini adventure please!

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