We decided to get away from London for a couple of days and headed to the Hawkwell House Hotel in Oxford. We left around 3pm on Christmas Eve and arrived to find chocolates, crackers and Santa hats waiting for us in our room.
I’d really been looking forward to spending Christmas in this hotel as it is so cosy and festive.
We spent a lot of time sitting by the fireplace just reading newspapers or books.
And we spent some time in the lounge too where I played with my camera and read while Ste watched football.
We stayed for three nights at a rate of £95 bed and breakfast per night plus Christmas dinner included. It was nice not to have to worry about cooking on Christmas day but not so nice that the kitchen wasn’t open for room service for the whole weekend!! We had to go into Oxford for some Nandos on the Saturday night. Nandos will always be our first choice as they are a South African franchise!
On the morning we left, there was even some sunshine and so I got to take some lovely photos of the buildings and the ground.
We had a lovely and relaxing time away and it was just the kind of winter retreat that I had in mind. Mostly, I was just glad to be healthy and happy during this visit as I had been so sick when we visited in 2008!