What sort of gift do you get the person who is hard to buy for? A gift certificate? It might seem like a good idea but it relies on the recipient actually going to the extent of redeeming it. Sometimes that seems too much like hard work.
Last Christmas, Mdblm & I were given a voucher to 'Dine & Bathe' at the Peninsula Hot Springs; lovely idea but the Mornington Peninsula is roughly a 2+ hour drive from where we live. It was always going to be an effort to get there and of course we left it to the last minute, just scraping in with a booking this Saturday evening just gone.
On arrival we ordered dinner and were then presented with fluffy white robes, crisp towels and a nifty little electronic wristband which locked your locker. What a clever idea! Our first hour was spent broiling ourselves in the small selection of mineral rich pools on offer in the Spa Dreaming Centre and we were both suitably cooked by dinner time. Dinner was by far the low point of the evening, but we were able to use the public bathing area after so we escaped over the fence as soon as possible.
There were a lot more pools to explore in the public area which made it very busy and while it was a lot more fun, there was a whole lotta people soup goin' on. Eewww! Speaking of people soup...
|My best pinup pose|
We stayed 'til closing time and drifted off to sleep to the sound of rain on the tin roof of our lovely little studio apartment on the beach. Oh so relaxing. Sunday breakfast was bacon & eggs with a view of the foreshore and we took the scenic route home, via the Mornington Racecourse Market.
All in all a lovely weekend by the seaside,
and I do love to be beside the seaside!