Saturday, 20 June 2015

What We Did - A Two Week Catch Up

So we skipped our What We Did last week as we were busy on an exciting project in Cornwall and Bath! This weeks What We Did brings you the best of that weekend (because nothing since then has been anywhere near as exciting!) The week before, we also had the Cath Kidston and Laura Ashley press days, which were so good we'll be writing standalone posts...

Exeter and the Eden Project
In summary- we headed to the Eden Project for Friday night for one of our most exciting collaborations yet with ASUS. To show off their fabulous Transformer Book Chi T100, we were lucky enough to go and see one of our favourites in concert- Paolo Nutini. There is a post coming next week on what we did at the Eden Project and the concert itself so stay tuned...
exeter city in the summer
Our first stop was Exeter (St Austell is a long old drive from London you know!) and we rolled in for an overnight stay at the charming Bendene guest house in the heart of the city. Despite having accidentally booked for the following day (oops...) the hotel manager was charming and very sweet, ushering us up to our top floor room with no charge for our mishap. The Bendene is certainly worth a visit if you are looking for a good, clean and comfy bed for the night whilst you explore the city.
the bendene hotel in exeter
It's nothing overly flashy, facilities are shared but unfaultably clean and well maintained. There's also a gorgeous pool! We paid £64 for an overnight stay for two with a local produce breakfast included- a total bargain! Whilst in Exeter we enjoyed some shopping and had a little mosey around the centre- we do wish that we had a little more time there but hey, an excuse for another trip!

the eden project
Whilst visiting the Eden Project we stayed in one of the YHA Snoozeboxes on site. Asking what a Snoozebox is? It's a converted shipping container which provides living quarters for those visiting the Eden Project.
snoozebox yha at the eden project
We had heard about Snoozeboxes before but hadn't actually seen one, and we were really impressed. Power, sleeping room for 4 (with duvets, lots of them), toilet and shower and a TV! This is glamping at its best! Although basic, the rooms were really clean and comfy and we would highly recommend them to anyone doing a stopover visit!
plants in the eden project mediterranean biorb

Bath
On the Saturday we headed to Bath and Lauren, who hadn't visited before, fell head over heels for the place. The shopping, restaurants and overall vibe are completely out of this world, and we had a wonderful time.
the pump room bath
architecture in bath city centre
We went for an afternoon tea (with no actual tea) at the Fudge Factory, which was prosecco, a caramel apple, four slices of fudge and a slice of victoria sponge. Ooooff! We were so full we took some fudge for the road, but it was absolutely spectacularly delicious.
san francisco fudge factory bath
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san francisco fudge factory bath caramel apple
san francisco fudge factory bath fudge slices afternoon tea
We had a few choices for cake (carrot, coffee and walnut, chocolate fudge) and so many for fudge! We chose raspberry pavlova, peanut butter (obviously), chocolate mint and white and milk chocolate marble. Totally, utterly divine and so worth the money - we found the deal on Amazon Local, just £15 for two (think it's still up there... yep! Click!)

Since? We've both had a quiet week blogging away. I (Felicity) am turning 25 on Monday (eek! Oh and I actually just typed 52 such was the speed of my fingers. I am DEFINITELY NOT 52). The weekend edit tomorrow is taking a decidedly birthday turn in celebration, and I'm praying for fabulous weather, a BBQ and a few presents.

See you next week! 
Felicity & Lauren

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