Tag Archives: pamper days

Weekend breaks in the UK – special gifts for loved ones

There are times when you simply want to spoil the special people in your life with a thoroughly thoughtful and special gift. If this Christmas is one of those times, presents don’t come much more thoughtful than treating a deserving friend or family member to a weekend in the ultimate retreat: a spa. It’s worth […]

Give peace and quiet this Christmas – presents for loved ones

Hectic, stressful, exhausting, relentless, high-power, full on…These are just some of the adjectives that are regularly used to describe the frenetic pace of our modern-day lifestyle. That is why it makes perfect sense this Christmas to buy friends and family a gift that will counter the excesses of their everyday lives, giving them a welcome […]

Spa holiday packages – half-term pampering for put-upon pedagogues

The joys (or otherwise) of life as a schoolteacher are well documented in the press, with demanding timetables, challenging pupils and an ever-increasing bureaucratic burden often making teachers’ lives horrendously stressful. Unsurprisingly, by half-term a short break is vital to restore tired teachers’ energy levels. Though, of course, everyone has their own individual concept of […]

Romantic weekends away – spa heaven for couples

After twenty plus years of having your life revolve around one or other of your beloved brood, it can be quite a shock when the final chick eventually flies the nest to start a course at one of the UK’s numerous seats of learning. Suddenly, mums and dads, who have devoted much of their time […]

Spa gift vouchers – a real treat

So, you’ve ripped open the envelope that contains the birthday card from your granny.  But instead of the eagerly anticipated crisp cheque you usually receive, out drop a couple of spa gift vouchers for a day visit to one of the UK’s leading spas plus a selection of beauty treatments. After the initial fleeting twinge […]

Beauty treatments: talking facial to facial

Many of us give plenty of thought to our face on a daily – and nightly – basis, adorning it with a variety of lotions and potions, but all the while sparing little thought for the facial muscles that lie beneath. So if names such as risorious, zygomaticus and procerus are strangers to you, you […]

Quick slow, slow, slow, slow – life at spa’s pace

My eye was caught, during a speedy online visit to Amazon the other day, by a book entitled “In Praise of Slowness”, in which author Carl Honoré extols the virtues of eschewing the frenetic pace at which many of us live life these days. My fleeting visit was immediately extended by some additional Googling to […]