I love a present that keeps on giving, give memories not just gifts that’s my motto! So the other week Virgin Experience days took me and my mum to The Belfry Hotel to try out one of their Experience packages with a brand new Instax Mini 8 camera to capture all the fun – Afternoon tea and a good old pamper in the very relaxing Belfry Spa, bring it on!
We started off our afternoon with the tasty bit – Afternoon Tea for two! I aways find Afternoon Tea is such a lovely way to catch up with people you love over some delicious sweet and savoury treats. The Belfry’s spread was just lovely with delicious fresh baked scones, a selection of dainty sandwiches and rolls plus a layer of festive themed cakes – that rocky road was amazing!
After our tea and cake we made our way to the poolside for a swim. It was nice and quiet so very relaxing for us before heading up to the Belfry Spa and our heavenly treatments. We settled down into the sultry relaxation room and snuggled up on the sofa with a good book listening to the calming music and totally unwinding.
Our therapists came to fetch us for our 80 minute treatment which consisted of an invigorating body scrub and full body hot stone massage – my favourite! With ESPA products and skilled therapists I was left feeling so relaxed and my skin was the softest it’s been in a long time!
I took along my Instax instant camera to capture some memories of our day – it’s such a cute little camera to have with you, I find it so much fun shooting retro looking prints that pop out instantly! It’s nice to use and be able to share actual photos with your friends and family for a change – we don’t print photos out enough anymore do we?! The perfect prezzie for a photo lover and mum was chuffed about being able to take home a little spa selfie of us home with to put on the fridge, so cute!
Having physical presents is great but I always find a gift like an experience day goes so much further. You’re essentially giving the gift of adventure and in this case, relaxation along with some good old fashioned quality time. And with a camera like the Instax Mini 8 on hand you’re also sharing loads of lovely memories. Priceless!
(I like to peg my little photos onto a piece of string and pin them to my wall!)
And why not grab yourself an Instax Mini 8 to document your day with while you’re at it – which colour would you go for?
Which experience day would you pick and who would you take with you?