Where Have I Been?!

It’s been a while hasn’t it?
Ugh it’s been a rough couple of months I tell thee! I bet you all thought I’d given up on my blog but alas no, I’m still in love with blogging!

I suppose it all started just before I went away on my cruise really, in late August. I wasn’t well at all but stupid stubborn me didn’t want to admit defeat and go into hospital.
So I went on my cruise (Read about it HERE!) and managed to survive the 4 days away, but when I got home I really wasn’t good at all so decided to go into hospital for antibiotics.

The 2 weeks flew by to be honest, but the last week I was TOTALLY exhausted from people coming in every 10 minutes doing ivs (antibiotics through a tube in my chest which is connected to a vein), asking to do observations, asking what I wanted for breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper. Then I had to go to the hospital gym every day or do some form of exercise.
Luckily though, I managed to escape home at the weekends in between treatments and relax with my little doggy.
By the end of the 2 week course, I thankfully reached my optimal lung function and was allowed to go home. If I’m totally honest, I still didn’t feel great but I was so desperate for some rest. I was getting so snappy with nurses and people towards the end of the admission! Plus, I needed to get things ready for G’s birthday!

My boyfriend, G, turned 30 on the 4th of October and I’d organised a couple of surprises for him on the day! He normally manages to get at least one clue out of me so I was so proud I’d managed to keep it all secret.
The first surprise was a guided tour around Goodison Park, the home of Everton Football Club. So I gave him the postcode and he put it into the sat nav, still none the wiser. FAB!
Seeing his reaction when we pulled up to the ground was the BEST thing ever! He was so happy, the happiest I’d seen him in months – it definitely made up for the fact that I was visiting my rivals club (I’m a Liverpool FC fan)!!!

Time for the next surprise…
After I’d treated G to a new EFC top in the Everton shop next to Goodison Park, he got the 3rd kit top in case you were wondering (not), I put in the next postcode…

As G was having a 30th party on the Saturday (his birthday was on the Thursday before) he chose not to go on any mini breaks or holidays this birthday but we did manage to have a night away.

I chose to stay at DoubleTree by Hilton’s Chester hotel as it looked absolutely stunning and in beautiful grounds. It also had a Marco Pierre White restaurant attached to it and my G loves his food so knew he’d enjoy that!
We arrived and checked in about 4ish, received our seriously yummy (and warm) cookies and headed to our gorgeous deluxe room!

hilton hotel

We booked dinner for 7pm that evening and I was really surprised at how busy it was for a Thursday night – that didn’t affect the fantastic service we received though! We didn’t have any long wait for our courses (we chose to order from the set menu they had there as I was lucky enough to receive an upgrade at check-in which was Β£25 each for a 3 course meal and a glass of wine).

Shepherds Pie and peas for me

Steak, chips and peppercorn sauce for the birthday boy!

Breakfast the next day 😍😍😍

I’m so glad my boyfriend enjoyed his birthday and all my surprises for him, to see him happy really was the best part of the whole occasion.

So yeah, all that happened whilst I’ve been away.
At the moment I’m feeling a bit crappy health-wise. So annoying seeing as I was only in hospital about 3 weeks ago…
I’ve started a course of tablets so fingers crossed they work and I wont have to go into hospital again, cant cope!

I’m really looking forward to catching up with everyone and other blogger’s posts, so if you have a blog post you’d like some love on, link me in the comments below!

Liv x

5 Comments

  1. / 4:00 pm

    That hotel looks stunning! I know that hospital inpatient feeling all too well, the worst part is not only the nurses coming in all the time, but the boredom is beyond hideous! I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

  2. / 9:28 pm

    Oh my goodness Liv! I totally understand how you felt knackered from being in hospital, you really don’t get any rest do you?!? I’m glad you felt well enough to celebrate your boyf’s special day though and well done on keeping the surprises secret! It’s my husband’s 40th in January and I’ve sorted his main present but can’t tell him a THING and it’s killing me! That hotel looks the nuts though, you’re not the first person to recommend them so I think I may have to give them a try! The food and room look amazeballs! Glad to have you back chick xxx

    • Livvy
      Author
      / 10:00 am

      People think that you just lie there in the bed but nup, that’s not the story for me haha! Nurses even wake me up to make the bed!!! πŸ˜‚ (I laugh about it now but when they do I’m ready to murder them πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

      Oh definitely try a DoubleTree, I thought ours was such a relaxing place!

      • / 10:01 am

        It’s great to be back!
        Thanks for reading Steff πŸ’• xx

  3. / 10:30 am

    Oh wow that hotel! That food!! It sounds like you celebrated your boyfriend in style! So glad to see you back at the blog! x

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