Thursday, 20 January 2011

Seeking Sanctuary

After an extremely hectic weekend and week so far, I'm only now catching up on all the things I should have done when I was a) drinking b) dying of a hangover and c) watcing football in the pub trying to stave off said hangover. I think I need to have a couple of weekends off the booze to let my poor body/liver/mind recover. I'm not really a big drinker at all any more but these last couple of weekends have been a complete exception! I'm not to blame though, I was led astray. Honest.

Anyway, prior to the weekend's debauchery, on Friday I headed off down to London courtesy of Kelloggs, for a presentation about, followed by a spa day at the Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden. I'm not exaggerating when I say it was an incredible day and I don't think I've ever felt quite as serene as I did when I left the spa at about 6pm. Which of course lasted about 10 minutes, when faced with the thronging London rush hour.

I'll write more about in a later post, as I took a fair few notes that I need to try and decipher before I write a cohesive post. Suffice to say, I think it could be a really useful tool for weight loss and, it's completely FREE! I get a lot of emails from people asking me how I've lost weight and asking for tips and advice. I know that a lot of people simply can't afford to join a weight loss group (like Slimming World) and I think Kelloggs' new venture really fills a gap in the market.

Unfortunately I couldn't take any photographs in the spa (apparently women in their swimming costumes dislike that, I wonder why) so you're left with a photo of the lovely gift we each received as part of the package, and a photo of the gorgeous Koi Carp Lounge that I found on the Sanctuary website. Just look at those white chairs! They hold about three people and I could happily have spent the whole day in one, reading, napping and generally feeling very very serene.

We were lucky enough to have a gorgeous champagne brunch as part of our spa package too (hello smoked salmon bagel with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, I like you) and were also each told to choose a treatment from the ridiculously hard-to-choose-from list. I opted for the prescription facial and it was IMMENSE. Half facial, half massage, all incredible.

I feel incredibly lucky to have been invited by Kelloggs and a massive thankyou has to go to Louise and all the girls for being so lovely and organising such a wonderful day. It was also lovely to meet some new (to me) bloggers, including Laura and Becky. If you are at all interested in different ways of losing weight/getting seriously healthy, then these two ladies are extremely inspirational!


Amy said...

You're getting lots of free stuff — first the cupcakes, now this — and invited to special events?

Surely that means that you are now an ASSUM blogger? :-)

Seriously, the spa looks immense. Very jealous of your lovely relaxing day.

Laura said...

Wow that picture takes me back, wish I was there right now! Was lovely to meet you again, and thanks for the shout out!

LilyLipstick said...

The spa looks lovely, I read Laura's post on it too and sounds like you all had a really relaxing day. x

Sophie said...

Ahhhh that sounds and looks amazing! Very jealous of your day. Ive always wanted to venture into that spa, I should imagaine using the products at home is not quite the same haha!

Becky said...

Ahhhh I miss the spa! :( Such a fab day...sigh
Looking forward to your Special K post!