Monday, 1 July 2019


Hi everyone, I hope you're well! If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I'm a huge fan of Spa's, in particular, Seaham Hall. As it's only a 5-minute drive from home, its in the perfect location with award-winning facilities.

As I've gotten older it's become harder to spend a lot of time with Mum so as part of her Mother's Day present I booked us in for a Spa Day at Seaham Hall, to say thank you for being so amazing.
I chose to book the sleep for your soul package, which gave us access to the spa from 9am-5pm, a two-course meal in their Ozone restaurant which included a glass of pink fizz and a 60-minute treatment.

I used an Olympus Muji 1 and Fujicolour 200 to shoot on.

THE FACILITIES: We were very, very lucky with the weather, the sun was shining and the skies were blue for the entirety of our stay. Taking full advantage of the outdoor Zen Garden, we spent the morning dividing our time in the infinity pool and reading on the daybeds before we went in for our treatment. After treatment's and food, we decided to stay indoors, making the mist of the jacuzzi, steam rooms and swimming pool.

As a plus size woman, the extra large robes fitted like a glove. For me this a big relief as there is nothing more worrying that you're going to be spending the day walking around the spa wearing a robe that doesn't fit around you properly.

The Treatment: Before food, it was treatment time...which was split between a 30 minute massage and a 30 minute dry floatation. I always have a lot of tension in the centre of my back, so a massage was just what the doctor ordered.

It was the dry flotation that we were very excited for as it was a treatment that neither of us have had before. I was told that 30 minutes was the equivalent of having 8 hours sleep, i can confirm that this was the case. I felt so relax and weightless after the treatment it was like walking on air. I also felt a huge difference in my back, once the floatation ends it realigns your spine; as someone who has suffered from sciatica in the past i haven't had any problems since.

The Food: I love Asian food, but I never eat enough of it so a trip to the Ozone restaurant was a must! As part of our package, we each had a two-course meal and a complimentary glass of bubbles, pink of course. With the perfect window seat, the sun was shining through the glass keeping our faces nice and warm. I still find it strange being allowed into a restaurant wearing a dressing gown and slippers, but when everyone around you (apart from the staff) is wearing the same, you feel more at ease.

For starters, i went for the  thai style chicken satay. The flavours of the chicken and peanut sauce were to die for. Mum went for the vegetable spring rolls, which looked tasty. This was of course completed with the obligatory bowl of prawn crackers! We both went for the chicken and prawn pad thai and shared rice, It was delicious. As much as I would have loved to try a desert, there was just no space, I had most definitely eaten too much (but amazing) food.


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