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#1 Wise Old Owl

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

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#2 Bart.

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

Oh, I'm doing that in two weeks for my birthday. wub.gif I booked it in six months ago and I can't wait!

When I told DH what I wanted to do he immediately asked, "what would you do in a hotel by yourself?" my response, "absolutely nothing".  

Did I mention I can't wait?  original.gif

I've found some cabin accommodation in the bush that gets me away from people and into the serenity of nature.  I intend on sleeping-in till really late and look forward to a few meals on my own!  I'm so excited!!!

ETA: this is only the second night I've had from my children since DS1 was born almost 4-years ago.  My husband is not hands-on at all and never gets up to them, nor lets me have a sleep in, so this is a long time coming.

Edited by Bart., 15 January 2013 - 04:54 PM.


#3 Laborious Nicety

Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

I do it regularly as a sanity maintenance thing.  Usually just to the Gold Coast or to the Sunshine Coast.

It doesn't matter to me all that much where I go, just as long as it is pleasant and I get time out.

#4 Wise Old Owl

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Bart. - that sounds lovely - enjoy  biggrin.gif

Balzac - "sanity maintenance thing" - I love that  original.gif and it is what I am trying to achieve.

#5 hoohoobump

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

I think I'd go somewhere close enough to not spend all my time getting there and back.

Sunshine Coast
O'Reillys
A B&b

I could even just stay in the city a night or two and shop, go to museums etc ALL BY MYSELF

#6 bikingbubs

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

I wouldnt care where I went - it would be so quiet, ahhh...

#7 tamjk

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

I'd book myself into a spa retreat for the maximum pamper package I could afford. Doesn't matter where it is- once I'm there I don't plan to leave the building biggrin.gif

#8 livvie7586

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

night or 2, i'd run away to my best friends place (i'm in canberra, she's in wagga), and spend a girly weekend with her

any longer, and i'd go home to my parents place, and let myself be well and truly mollycoddled (and catch up with the people up there i care about the most)

Otherwise i'd just find a quiet out of the way place and settle in for a couple of nights

#9 Gudrun

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

I'd be encouraging them to go and stay with friends/relatives for 2 nights and leave you to swan around in an empty house and only do what you want to do.

#10 HollyOllyOxenfree

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

Shangri La hotel in Sydney. DH and I have stayed there a number of times for special occasions, and it's bliss. I'd spend loads of time asleep, reading in bed, having long lazy baths. If I felt like getting off my butt I'd go wandering around The Rocks, the harbour and the botanical gardens. I'd probably get a massage and a fair bit of room service, and spend a lazy afternoon in the downstairs bar drinking tea and reading.

Aaaaaaahhhhhhh. I think I might be trying to swing this for my birthday if DS has stopped breastfeeding by then biggrin.gif

#11 libbylu

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

I have done this a handful of times but always gone with someone - either a girlfriend, or with DH if my parents are babysitting.
From Melbourne we have had long weekends in Tasmania (MONA was great and love the bush), Cairns for sun sea and diving, and Wilson's Prom for bushwalking.
I also went to Bali, but went for 10 days, so that's probably not feasible for you.

I don't know if I would chose to go on my own - I would probably just do one night if so.  I would go somewhere out in the wilderness with a day spa and get a massage and walk in the bush.

#12 skepticaemia

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

I am faced with a similar thing - having the next 6 days work and child free. I am at a bit of a loose end of how to fill them. Considering a road trip.

#13 imamumto3

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

I would rather go with a close friend, maybe 2 hotel rooms.   doing something together during the day, having dinner together and then separate rooms for sleeping.  I think I would get lonely by myself after a couple of hours!

#14 KylieY

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Oh the peace and serenity.

I'd be booking into a suite at Crown and spending my time sleeping, reading and spa-ring!

#15 Aimless

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

The Japanese Bath House in the blue mountains. I'ts only an hour away and I can indulge in their spa treatments and tranquil surroundings. There is also a Buddhist temple in Wollongong you can stay at with meals provided.

#16 Jupiter123

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

Anywhere that offered decent room service and had a great big deep spa bath that I could have as hot as I liked.

Oh bliss just thinking about it.

#17 IsolaBella

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

In Melb room at Crown and use their day spa and laze by the pool.



#18 cinnabubble

Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

I wouldn't take anyone. I wouldn't talk to anyone, except possibly room service person. I wouldn't have to leave Sydney, although a weekend in Melbourne would be nice.

#19 namie

Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

For 1 night I would choose the nicest hotel in the centre of the city I could afford and wander the city alone, in peace, without a pram to push through the crowds. There are so many cute little shops I've seen during random trips that aren't at all kid-friendly (small and squishy, stairs to get in, breakable items etc) and I long to go check them out. I'd have a massage and pedicure pamper, maybe even a facial if finances stretched that far plus a long sleep in and breakfast room service. All by myself.

For 2 nights I'd go a bit further afield, perhaps to Daylesford/Hepburn Springs and book into a proper day spa for a thorough pampering. A good book and some trashy magazines and I'd be in heaven for the entire time. I wouldn't need any company at all.

I think I might put in a request for time off in a few months!

#20 cuddlebud

Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

For a couple of nights and if it's close enough I'd go to your local wine region. I'd love some nice accommodation, great food and maybe a private wine tour or a few tastings to get a buzz on ;-) You've got me thinking about suggesting this to dh!

#21 Wise Old Owl

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

Loving all of the suggestions so far  biggrin.gif

#22 bluecardigans

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

Bart, so jealous!!! My b'day is in two weeks also, but I doubt I could swing it, this year anyway.  

I would go to Hopewood Springs in the Blue Mountains Hopewood  wub.gif

#23 BobTony

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

I would like to go somewhere with a pool that I could laze by, and interesting places I could walk around and eat in.

#24 Ianthe

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

QUOTE (cinnabubble @ 15/01/2013, 07:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wouldn't take anyone. I wouldn't talk to anyone, except possibly room service person. I wouldn't have to leave Sydney, although a weekend in Melbourne would be nice.


This! I would pop onto wotif and see what's available. I would want a pool, a spa and room service.

#25 cheekymonkeysmum

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Dp and I are doing that for our birthdays this yr (actually it's about 5 or 6 days and yes without ds he will be at the grandparents).

We are going down to Melbourne I have never been and dp wants to see the formula 1 win win  :-).




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