Last week was full of birthday celebrations for myself and Alan (our birthday's are one day apart - and if you take into account the time difference because he was born in Scotland - we were actually born on the same day - kind of a fun fact!). Although Alan was supposed to miss both of our birthday's because of an ill timed business trip to Houston; he made it back to say Happy Birthday and we spent the afternoon of his birthday together.
Our birthday gift to each other this year was also a morning at the Nordik Spa. Neither of us had ever been there before and I have to say it was fantastic! It is situated in the Gatineau Hills and you are literally surrounded by trees and mountains and it is simply beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. I had booked a pedicure for myself and then we spent the morning together in the 'nordic baths'. The Nordic Baths (which is also a really great price and next time we would probably only do them and skip the spa service) are a three step process beginning with either the sauna or the steam room, followed by a dip in a cold pool (outdoors!But we did it!!!), followed by relaxing time - either in the hot tubs or in an enclosed space by the fire. We did the 'process' twice and then enjoyed a wonderful lunch - complete with wine and a chocolate fondue!
Unfortunately, our bliss quickly ended. By the time we reached Alan's aunts' house, who had so generously played with Ewan most of the day, we were seriously sick. The stomach flu hit us hard - for 4 days!!! Each time I thought I was better - I would try and eat - and then I paid for it for the next 12 hours! Thankfully as of this evening I am sure that I am better now. Although it was kind of nice to literally stay in bed for the past few day!
I also have to thank all of the Before School kids and the Nursery School kids for a wonderful day on my birthday - it was so nice to celebrate with all of you!!!