It’s very trendy to eat clean and stay active. But what about cleaning your mind? Running louisaelizabeth.com means I am tuned into my computer or phone most hours of every day.
Needless to say, every now and again, I NEED a digital detox. Yes that’s right, no wifi, no phone signal and no electricity! Daunting though it sounds, I decided to go cold turkey for three days and cut myself off from the outside world.
Welcome to our new home for the weekend! What do you think?
This is our bedroom pod!
This is the kitchen. Already waiting for us on arrival was a lovely cake and freshly cut flowers!
I’m sure that the word camping fills a lot of you with dread, but this isn’t just camping… it’s GLAMPING! If you are not yet familiar with the term ‘glamping’, simply put it’s glamorous camping. I realise that’s an oxymoron but if you’re in need of an escape, this is a simple get away, whilst keeping a few of life’s little luxuries.
First things first. Wellies off and wood brought inside.
Now time to get the fire lit and to start warming up our little pod.
I think he would agree that he couldn’t have lit the fire without my help!
Snug as a bug in a rug… something tells me I could get used to this!
BBQ time! Emily and Nick, the hosts, really thought of everything. We pre-ordered a BBQ hamper before we arrived, which was jam packed full of delicious ingredients for the perfect dinner.
All we had to do was cook the pre-marinated meat and lay the table and we were ready to eat!
You can’t get more romantic than a cosy dinner for two, eating by the log burner by candle light.
Oh and the desert… It was chocolate mousse heaven. This was definitely not for the faint hearted given how rich it was, however we tucked in and gave it our best shot!
After we had adequately filled our stomaches with steak and yummy chocolatey deserts, we settled in for a cosy night under canvas, toasty from the wood burner, with a big pot of ice-cream.
Waking up to rain battering down onto the canvas the next morning only added to the atmosphere. I dashed over to our kitchen pod in pyjamas and wellies to make a start on our breakfast (another superb selection from Emily in our breakfast hamper!)
The basket was filled with local organic produce and eggs fresh from their own chickens on the farm!
A Full English cooked on a camp stove takes a little longer than it does in the comfort of your own home, as there’s a lot more balls to juggle.
..but it’s completely worth the wait!