Our honeymoon was at Lainston House Hotel – http://www.lainstonhouse.com/EXCLUSIVE_HOTELS/the_hotel.aspx near Winchester which was a whole 30 minutes drive from home. Regardless of that it was such a beautiful place it really was like being away and without a massive trek to get there which after the previous manic few weeks was exactly what we needed.
We got there to find a beautiful room with flowers, chocolates and champagne which had been left by Mike’s work colleagues, incredibly kind of them and really left us feeling like we were in the lap of luxury.
So what did we do all week? The answer, not a great deal! We were exhausted and had the most amazing time just walking the grounds which were beautiful, a couple of days out shopping in Winchester as well as a day out on the Isle of Wight and a day walking on the beach at Milford on Sea. Kady was particularly taken by the whirlpool bath in the room which also had a TV. We also did a fair amount of eating… All in all the whole honeymoon was exactly what the Doctor ordered and we arrived home after a week feeling wonderfully refreshed and relaxed. We also managed to squeeze in an interview and appear on Channel 5 News which was a bit surreal and came on the back of our mini-media storm where we appeared in The Times, The News of the World and The Daily Express.
Channel 5 News Piece Friday 8 October 2010