One of my favourite things about Irish hotels is their breakfasts! Last time we stayed at Hayfield Manor I fell in love with their porridge. I don't know what they do to it but it always tastes amazing and far better than the one I make at home! And yes, I do eat porridge every single morning...I love it!
It was absolutely pouring rain yesterday but we actually had a really relaxing day at our hotel! We made the most of the pool and everybody enjoyed a family swim :) Although Jonathan & I did have to traipse half-way around the entire town in search of armbands and a blow-up baby ring...bizarre! We went to about 3-4 different shops before finally sourcing them in Argos. (My bikini is from Floozie by the way - you can find this brand at Debenhams!)
For lunch we just ordered room service as the children were exhausted after their swim and the weather was so awful we didn't want to leave our hotel! I got the smoked salmon salad which came with the yummiest soda bread, capers, red onion and horseradish.
Later that afternoon I booked spa treatments for my mum & me...here I am beforehand with Emilia (who unfortunately couldn't come!). She looked adorable in her little robe & slippers! And no, she's not that tall - she is actually standing on a bench in this picture! I got a full body massage which I hadn't had since being pregnant with Eduardo! I really needed it, especially after breastfeeding for a year! My mum opted for a mani/pedi (her first ever pedicure!) and she loved it...I'm trying to convince her to treat herself more often because she NEVER does!
By evening time the weather had cleared up so we ventured out to Jacobs on the Mall, a restaurant I'd only ever been to 7 years ago with my dad :( We had been celebrating my 20th birthday. It felt a bit weird to go there without him! We waited a very long time for our food but being totally honest it was worth every minute because it tasted amazing! I got the seafood tagliatelle which was possibly the best pasta dish I've ever had in an Irish restaurant. I was stuffed afterwards but somehow managed to squeeze in dessert...
Here's what I got for pudding! Pear & almond tart with cream (that is cream, not ice-cream!). Oh my god...I know I'm going to be paying for this when I get home & back into my whole gym routine but I don't really care! I enjoyed every last morsel :)