Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Please Hold.. We'll Be Reconnecting You Shortly...

God Damn it! I've been such a bad blogger recently but once again I'll take the cop out option and blame it on stuff that is clearly out of my control! Being the self confessed control freak that I am, (trust me, there aren't many things that manage to escape the domain of Thatgirl's organised little world), there are few things that send me off track. But these following little blighters have taken over....

Shopping/Wrapping/Card Writing demands of the festive season.
Contracting the pre Christmas lurgy that seems obligatory when you have small people living with you (that would be kids, not elves).
Other Half deciding that he would be born on December 13th thereby necessitating that we interrupt festive celebrations to partake of a birthday celebration! 

I haven't even responded to the tag from my bloggy mate, Tara at Sticky Fingers yet, but promise to do so in a later post entitled Weird & Wonderful. Clearly this is something designed to lure you back but quite frankly I wouldn't blame you if you said "Feck Off Blog Slacker!"

Anyhoo... back to this one... 
Due to afore mentioned birthday celebration, here is where we spent our Sunday night, courtesy of the Hotel Du Vin...


... and it was truly heaven! 

You know how life just sometimes gets in the way and you forget to take stock of what bought you to the one you love in the first place? (Yes, I see all parents nodding furiously!)
Well... we were lucky enough to get some re-connection time amongst all the festive mayhem that is Christmas this weekend just gone..... and boy did we need it!

We enjoyed a 3.00pm check in, a bottle of Veuve Cliquot in a double ended bath with bubbles, an amazing dinner and, best of all, each others company. I had the time to talk to my husband, laugh at the stupid things as only the two of us do and glance at him across the table and take a mental picture of the stuff that still makes my legs turn to jelly.  
Then later, as we snuggled down to sleep in a bed that was nowhere near as good as our own, (cos we're old gits now!), I made sure I took a deep breath in, just to remember the smell of his skin.... and the moment.

.... Because reconnecting is what makes us remember how we got here and ultimately, makes the two of us better parents. 

5 comments:

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

Good for you ThatGirl. That is just about the only excuse I would have accepted!
I have a friend who absolutely loves what you write and says to be 'how can she not be our friend? She writes like she's me!' and she is missing you too . . .
Welcome back my recharged and reconnected friend!

notSupermum said...

That Girl, I'm so glad you enjoyed the weekend with your hubby - aren't the Hotel Du Vins good? It's a great idea to recharge your batteries and also spend some quality time (I hate that phrase but it suits the purpose for now!) with your beloved.

Yummy Mummy said...

ahhhhhhhh sounds like heaven!

that girl? said...

Tara - Thanks for your lovely welcome back message - it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Now that the germfest seems to be departing my knackered self and most of the Xmas prep is done, I'm hoping to reconnect with the blog world a bit more!
NSM - Loving the Hotel Du Vin's. It was my first time but definitely not the last!
YM - Heaven it was! Especially the walk in rain shower - I want one now!

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Lovely post.
Makes me want to book in to HOtel Du Vin immediately for some loving and double bath sharing with my husband...