What to do when you’ve got enough cash to pay for a whole week away, but no-one to mind the family for so long?
You could do what we did….
Last school holidays, the International Man of Mystery (IMOM) and I made a daring escape. We had all four offspring looked after by a variety of friends and we dashed to freedom for two nights only.
We spent those two nights at the most luxurious resort, being pampered in a way never experienced before. And it was marvellous.
There was fresh air, plenty of exercise, the most beautiful views, lots of very good food, expert guides to teach us about the flora and fauna in the magnificent valley we were in, just the right amount of wine and a beautiful horse to pat.
It really was divine, and oh boy does it feel far away and long ago now, just a few short weeks later.
We stayed at the Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley Resort, a six star resort with impeccable environmental credentials. It cost a fortune, my eyes watered when I paid for the two nights and again when I looked at the Visa bill.
But worth it, yes. Because we had such a good break, came home so refreshed.
We had time to reconnect to each other, and to do some sporty things we generally can’t do together. You can’t put a price on your relationship; it’s worth millions.
Very deliberately, I didn’t take my big cameras, and so just snapped a few pix on my phone. They’re not great, but you’ll get a flavour of the place.
It’s remote, utterly peaceful, deeply luxurious. There’s a spa there which I didn’t get to but our IMOM enjoyed a massage. Nikki from Styling You has written about the spa and resort on this post.
I’m popping up some more professional shots of the valley and activities, as my own photos don’t do it justice.
Please ask me any question you like in the comments.
Wolgan Valley is a unique location, highly suitable for a very special anniversary or birthday… or for when you are totally buggered and need a week away but could never manage that, like us.
How long until I can have all four children looked after again!!??
Have you ever spent a fortune and not regretted a cent?
Would you go for a horse ride through gorgeous countryside over a spa visit?