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A #ThankGoodness Optiwell Treat: Win a £350 Luxury Hotel Break

September 14, 2016
#ThankGoodness Optiwell

It’s fair to say that being a parent is bloody hard. Whether you’re a single mum or an attached dad or a legal guardian, the responsibility of being in charge of small human beings is massive and something you can rarely escape.

There have been times where even the smallest of parent-based responsibilities have freaked me out: I remember once writing a shopping list soon after Hux had been weaned and feeling totally overwhelmed with the pure responsibility of feeding two kids three healthy balanced meals a day. I mean, that’s not a huge task in itself, but when you factor in a 50-hour work week, a daily load of laundry, the constant picking up of LEGO and a healthy dose of sleep deprivation it can all seem a bit much.

I think if I didn’t have my short respite periods, my fortnightly weekends off or my trips away with the children, I’d go properly mad.

Which is why I always leap at the chance to relax and enjoy myself wherever possible. So when my friends at Optiwell said “hey, you’ve had a busy summer, fancy bringing the kids to celebrate our #ThankGoodness campaign at a gorgeous countryside hotel?” I said YES PLEASE WHERE DO I SIGN UP?!

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We popped off in the car one sunny Thursday, motoring over to my old stomping ground of Worcestershire to meet up with a group of lovely bloggers and Optiwell representatives, ready to relax and have some fun.

You might remember me talking about Optiwell before: it’s a yoghurt drink new to the UK market, one our family has previously enjoyed at the breakfast table. At only 64 calories per 200ml it’s a really brilliant snack for busy women like me who may otherwise find themselves turning to Hobnobs or Haribo (guilty) for that 3pm hunger/boredom pang, and I was excited to learn more about it as a snack rather than a breakfast.

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#ThankGoodness Optiwell

Arriving at The Elms in time for afternoon tea on the most gloriously warm day was such a treat. We were joined by Katie from Mummy Daddy and Me Makes Three, Aby from You Baby Me Mummy, Emma from Brummy Mummy of Two, Katie from Pouting in Heels and Sarah From Taming Twins. I have to say that whoever came up with that guestlist was inspired: though I knew only a couple of the other mums previously our little group got on like a house on fire, I don’t think we stopped laughing the entire time. It was really a delight to be in the company of such warm and inspiring women.

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As soon as the cakes were demolished – including this gorgeous Raspberry Loaf cake with the Optiwell-inspired recipe from the talented Sarah – the children were despatched to play together in the orchard as the mums gossiped and laughed over more rounds of tea. We were duly collected for our spa treatments one at a time; pedicure for Hux, manicure for Elfie and the loveliest back and shoulder massage for me. I could feel the stress evaporating!

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Soon after, our children were rounded up by The Elms’s nursery staff for a very special outdoors cooking lesson and feast in the last of the sunshine, as we looked on and enjoyed how happily they all played together. Having visited a Mark Warner resort this year – arguably one of the best holidays for childcare I’ve ever seen – I was interested to see what nursery staff at a UK-based hotel would be like.

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I was nothing but impressed at the standard of childcare here, the children were engaged and happy with all the activities laid on for them and I was amazed that such brilliant childcare facilities were available at such a high-end British hotel.

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After the children’s tea it was off to check-in and get ready for dinner. Our room was magnificent, Hux: “our bath has PAWS!!”, and there was much excitement-slash-debate over who would get to sleep in the super-cool camp bed in our room (Hux won). It’s always brilliant to not have to compromise on luxury when you stay in family-friendly hotels in the UK, and I thought The Elms thoroughly hit the mark with their well-appointed rooms, comfortable communal areas and brilliant facilities.

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In what felt like the absolute height of decadence, I again dropped the children off with the nursery nurses for a slumber party with their new friends in their PJs. While they ate buckets of sweets, gave each other glitter tattoos and enjoyed a disco and a movie we were to relax over a three course meal and wine. HEAVEN. There were even candles, you guys! Between the other mums on the trip and the lovely Optiwell ladies I could not have been in better company, and my salmon starter, steak main course and chocolate pudding was thoroughly enjoyed.

#ThankGoodness Optiwell

#ThankGoodness Optiwell

Whizzing my sugar-high children to bed for 9.30pm I happily sunk into that paw-footed bath with a glass of wine and a couple of vintage episodes of Peep Show. Perfection.

Breakfast the next day was just as fun with the kids tearing around the banquet table after each other as we drank yet more tea and enjoyed each other’s company (and the odd bottle of Optiwell!). The weather had turned so the planned kids’ teddy bear treasure hunt was moved inside – just as well as Elfie and her new cronies had found all the clues the day before.

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We were treated to sandwiches and more lovely cake for lunch, and before long it was time to say a sad goodbye to our new friends. We were waved off with a beautiful goody bag for each of us, very full tummies and a head full of happy memories. I am so thankful that my job allows us to have experiences like this and Optiwell truly treated us like Queens (and princesses and princes); the experience of this beautiful hotel and such wonderful company was just what we needed to conclude our lovely summer.

The Elms is part of the Luxury Family Hotels group, who have properties all over the UK. In partnership, Optiwell and the Luxury Family Hotels Group are offering one lucky winner £350 to spend on a stay in one of their beautiful hotels! All you have to do is enter below to be in with a chance of winning. Good luck!

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Competition ends at midnight on 28th September 2016. The prize will be administered by Optiwell/Luxury Family Hotels group and there is no cash alternative. 

Huge thank-yous to Optiwell for working with MTT and treating us to this magnificent stay at The Elms. 

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194 Comments

  • Reply My Two Mums September 14, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I would say #ThankGoodness when ever my parents or in laws offer to have M so we can head into London to stay at a gorgeous hotel with room service!

  • Reply Jules September 14, 2016 at 10:04 am

    #thankgoodness for my friends I’ve made since having my girl. There for me no matter the time of day, no conversation topic out of bounds and certainly no judging.

  • Reply Laura McDonald September 14, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I would say #thankgoodness to my husband who puts up with me working very long hours and helps so much with our daughter and things around the house. Would be lovely to treat him.

  • Reply Siobhan Harley September 14, 2016 at 11:08 am

    #thankgoodness for my mum who has come to the rescue so many times over the past few months, who since having children myself I have so much more respect for.
    Also that photo of Hux having a pedicure is everything, he looks so chilled!

  • Reply Amy September 14, 2016 at 11:32 am

    #thankgoodness for friends with kids, who know what it’s like to need to talk at a million miles an hour, constantly pausing to referee tittle tattling, while nursing cold coffee even more thankful to those with DL passes- #thankgoodness for soft play!

  • Reply Laura Banks September 14, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    #ThankGoodness for taking my shoes off after a long day at work

  • Reply Hayley Todd September 14, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I always say #ThankGoodness on a Friday evening, after a manic working week, juggling a very stressful and hectic job with 2 beautiful girls, when the girls are tucked up in bed and I know I have a lovely weekend off work. I snuggle up on the sofa after a long soak in the bath, in nice cosy PJ’s, a mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream, bar of my favourite chocolate and either a good book or a film!

  • Reply Philippa September 14, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    #thankgoodness for wine in the fridge and a comfy sofa!

  • Reply cheryl hadfield September 14, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    #thankgoodness for weekends so I can get time to relax with my family, juggling work and homelife sometimes gets rather hectic

  • Reply Nuala Rees September 14, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    #ThankGoodness for my little family who make me feel so lucky my little boy who always makes me smile. My husband for standing by me and helping me so much cant thank him enough. I am so lucky and happy they are in my life I am so #ThankGoodness

  • Reply Claire Tucker September 15, 2016 at 12:48 am

    How would you say #ThankGoodness and relax?

    After everyone is in bed I have a mug of tea and a square of dark chocolate and enjoy a moments quiet

  • Reply clair downham September 15, 2016 at 9:25 am

    i would say #ThankGoodness for the fantastic family holiday we have just had

  • Reply Clara Cort September 16, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    with a big hug and chocolate

  • Reply Kate September 16, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Honestly? I like to say #thankgoodness for still being in one piece after a very turbulent few years. I’m thankful for the support of a few and to the inner strength I have – which I’m pretty sure I got from mum. :) X

  • Reply Audrey September 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    #thankgoodness for a job that I love, 2 amazing children, the best friends ever and a wonderful family <3
    However it's 9.30pm on a Friday and I'm already in bed, totally exhausted! Haaa the single mum life! ;)

  • Reply Sophie Roberts September 16, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    #ThankGoodness for my mum being my absolute rock! I love to relax with a good book and chocolates :)

  • Reply Lucy rigley September 17, 2016 at 7:52 am

    #ThankGoodness for cider, chocolate, friends, hugs and all the little luxuries in life which make me feel very lucky to be alive

  • Reply Janice Papworth September 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I say #ThankGoodness and relax with a school friend whom I’ve know for so long I don’t have to worry about being judged and can relax. We love to spend the day at the spa whilst our husbands do ‘boy stuff’ with our children

  • Reply Sam McKean September 17, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I pour myself a glass of red wine, get cosy on the sofa and put on my favourite box set #thankgoodness

  • Reply Christine Dodd September 17, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    #thankgoodness my heart is still beating and slip between clean sheets with a magazine and a green tea

  • Reply Natalie Crossan September 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    #ThankGoodness every night when my daughter falls asleep!

  • Reply Sharon Williams September 17, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    #ThankGoodness to my amazing friends and family that have helped me out with emergency childcare etc and made me feel that I’m not alone. I couldn’t do half of the things I do without them x

  • Reply Chrissie Curtis September 17, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    I say #ThankGoodness after a long day by having a long soak in the tub and putting on PJs and Slippers especially now the seasons are changing!

  • Reply frances hopkins September 18, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I say #ThankGoodness when I get home and someone has made dinner

  • Reply Reija September 18, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    #thankgoodness for family, sunshine and seaside

  • Reply Victoria Mylittlel September 18, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    #ThankGoodness for a day with no tears and happy faces and of course a long nap!!

  • Reply karen hutchinson September 19, 2016 at 12:33 am

    #ThankGoodness- cuddled up with a cup of tea reading stories to my son

  • Reply Claire Toplis September 19, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I say #Thankgoodness fir my son getting good as level results

  • Reply Claire Toplis September 19, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I say #Thankgoodness for my son getting good as level results

  • Reply kim plant September 19, 2016 at 10:11 am

    #ThankGoodness for a day of work today

  • Reply Sarah (@tamingtwins) September 19, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Such a fab couple of days, loved getting to chat more and hope we can do it again soon. #dubstep

  • Reply Janice Williams September 19, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    I say #ThankGoodness for date nights

  • Reply Fiona K September 19, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I would say #ThankGoodness and relax after a long day’s work at the office and once the household chores are completed

  • Reply Natasha M September 19, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    #thankgoodness for my health & children and relax after a long day rushing around

  • Reply Lisa evans September 19, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    I say #thankgoodness for my health and happiness

  • Reply amy bondoc September 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    #ThankGoodness for good health and my wonderful family!

  • Reply Paul Towers September 19, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    #ThankGoodness for my healthy, happy, now at school 4 year old :-)

  • Reply Leah September 19, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    #Thankgoodness for being blessed with a beautiful family

  • Reply Emily Knight September 19, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I’d say #ThankGoodness by enjoying an hour’s quiet time in a long hot bath with my Kindle!

  • Reply Kate Knight September 19, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    #ThankGoodness by having a bath and a good book

  • Reply Victoria N September 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I would say #thankgoodness by enjoying a quiet cup of tea with chocolate and a book after the kids have gone to bed

  • Reply Rachael September 19, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I would say #ThankGoodness while relaxing in a giant bubble bath.

  • Reply Nicola Biven September 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    After a long week of work and family life nothing says #ThankGoodness and relax like feet up with a glass of wine and a good box set !!

  • Reply helen tovell September 19, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    #ThankGoodness with a glass of wine and the next episode of my tv show at the end of the day

  • Reply Fozia Akhtar September 19, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    #ThankGoodness for the love in my life

  • Reply Cherry Edwards September 19, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    #ThankGoodness and then quick shower, pop on my comfies , make a nice cup of tea and on with a girlie film.

  • Reply Rebecca Turner September 19, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    #thankgoodness for the times when I come home from work and my boyfriend has tidied and made dinner (it’s a rarity!)

  • Reply Jane September 19, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I would say #thankgoodness for friends picking you up when you are down.

  • Reply Bob Clark September 19, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I would say #thankgoodness for a Walnut Whip – washed down with a cold beer or glass of fizzy

  • Reply sam macaree September 19, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    #thankgoodness that my 19 year old cat who was given less than a week to live has survived 6 weeks so far and is back to her old self :)

  • Reply barbara daniels September 19, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    #thankgoodness for my family who are all healthy and happy

  • Reply andrea smith September 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    I would say #thankgoodness for my wonderful parents who stepped in and have supported us since I lost my husband 16 years ago when my children were just babies

  • Reply Laura September 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    #ThankGoodness and relax when we’ve finally got homework done and the little ones are in bed

  • Reply Zoe C September 19, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I would say #ThankGoodness to my husband for always been there for me and we would go away for the weekend taking the kids

  • Reply Laura Foulds September 19, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I would say #ThankGoodness to my fiance for helping me with the stresses of wedding planning and treat him to a weekend spa trip to relax

  • Reply emma walters September 19, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    i know i always #ThankGoodness when i have a busy morning and my daughter has slept through the night!

  • Reply Emma Rawlinson September 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I say #ThankGoodness for all the wonderful days out with friends, and then recover from them with a relaxing film night and a big bar of chocolate :)

  • Reply Julie Booth September 19, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I would say #thankgoodness for my health, my family, my life- ? am thankful for everything!

  • Reply Sarah Mackay September 19, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    #thankgoodness for my mum who takes me to my hospital appointents

  • Reply Mark Dabbs September 19, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    #thankgoodness for my Mum who is the darling of my world, and couldn’t anything more to make it better.

  • Reply Maggie Coates September 19, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    #ThankGoodness for sunny days when I can relax in the garden reading a book and sipping wine

  • Reply Phil Darling September 20, 2016 at 6:39 am

    #ThankGoodness for cool evenings after hot days

  • Reply Ellie Wood September 20, 2016 at 7:06 am

    #ThankGoodness for a long hot bath at the end of the day, and also for my family but after the bath.

  • Reply Amber Rossi September 20, 2016 at 8:21 am

    #ThankGoodness for the weekend and wine!

  • Reply mark bradbury September 20, 2016 at 9:15 am

    #ThankGodness for my girlfriend always being there for me.

  • Reply Darren September 20, 2016 at 9:18 am

    #ThankGoodness for my family who make my world amazing

  • Reply Chris Michael September 20, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I #ThankGoodness for my family

  • Reply Jo Carroll September 20, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I say #ThankGoodness for all my close friends and family who really make day to day living possible and enjoyable. x

  • Reply Jen Schofield September 20, 2016 at 10:13 am

    #ThankGoodness for my boyfriends great cooking!

  • Reply JODIE BEAUMONT September 20, 2016 at 11:27 am

    for friday night to relax!

  • Reply TRACY MANNING September 20, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I would say #ThankGoodness to a beautiful hotel room and comfy bed after a fabulous day sight seeing in london all thanks to Optiwell Luxury Family Hotels Group

  • Reply Emma Hutton September 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    #thankgoodness for chocolate hobnobs and a cup of tea for 5 mins of blissful relaxation :)

  • Reply Richard Tyler September 20, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    #ThankGoodness for weekend family time for smiles & laughter :)

  • Reply Maria P September 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    #ThankGoodness for the cheerful time with my daughter and husband :)

  • Reply James Harris September 20, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    The only way I can #ThankGoodness and relax is by being away from my normal environment, where I don’t have to worry about washing, washing up, putting things away, hovering, cleaning etc., etc. Basically, I need a holiday!

  • Reply Lorraine Foster September 20, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    #thankgoodness for my mum, who helps out when one of the kids are poorly x

  • Reply Catherine Macnab September 20, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    #THANKGOODNESS For my flatmates – they are wonderful

  • Reply Sharon stanley (@Shandy2008) September 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I would say #ThankGoodness and relax by sticking on my comfy PJ’s after a long soak in the tub, light up a yankee candle and enjoy a brandy and coke with my feet up for a change. with 3 kids I am on them more than off even a week after surgery on my spine

  • Reply Terrie-Ann Wright September 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I would put on a new pair of PJ’s make a nice cup of hot chocolate and sit down with a book and relax.

  • Reply Neil Aston September 20, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    #thankgoodness for my gorgeous wife Becky – for keeping me going when I’m busy and
    stressed!

  • Reply Lindsey graty September 20, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    #thankgoodness for my beautiful family, my husband and my gorgeous children

  • Reply Tina Cleveland September 20, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I would say #ThankGoodness to my sister when she has my two children so me and my husband can go to warmer climes for my husband who has Cold Agluttinin

  • Reply Lewis Clark September 20, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    #Thankgoodness for my beautiful family ????

  • Reply Hilda Wright September 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    #ThankGoodness for lovely places to go out walking, and then coming home to some amazing food and good company!

  • Reply Joanne Baldwin September 20, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    #ThankGoodness for child-friendly holidays with entertainment and fun for the kids! Makes holidays truly relaxing for us parents!

  • Reply Janice September 20, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    by watching a nice family film

  • Reply maureen findley September 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    #ThankGoodness for wine and bubble baths

  • Reply kellyjo walters September 20, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    #thankgoodness for health and love

  • Reply Solange September 21, 2016 at 2:45 am

    #thankgoodness for a good book and a hot bath.

  • Reply michelle o'neill September 21, 2016 at 6:53 am

    #thankgoodness for my children x i got something right x

  • Reply Susan Hoggett September 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

    #thankgoodness for my husband and children always loving me and i can love them

  • Reply Lisa Wilkinson September 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I’d go for a walk a long the coast with my husband and daughter #ThankGoodness

  • Reply Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) September 21, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I’d say #thankgoodness with a nice meal and a good book :)

  • Reply Smithster September 21, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    #thankgoodness I’ve got a husband who will share all things children with me 50/50 and that we can relax with a nice meal st the table

  • Reply Frances Smith September 22, 2016 at 11:29 am

    #thankgoodness for mum chats on the school run – great start to the day! We like to relax in a sunny pub garden with a G&T

  • Reply jules eley September 22, 2016 at 11:51 am

    when i have done everything that needs doing like kids baths, stories, dinner, washing up, washing put away I grab a cup of tea and put on a movie and say #thankgoodness its my time!

  • Reply Michael September 22, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    #ThankGoodness my bus home from work has arrived on time and i can then relax

  • Reply Natalie Evans September 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    A nice peaceful soak in the bath when the kids go to bed is my #thankgoodness

  • Reply leanne weir September 22, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    #ThankGoodness for getting woken up at 6 every morning by more boys

  • Reply Emma Jones September 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I would have to say #ThankGoodness for my amazing Hubby and our 4 children. Been through a hell of a lot in our 18 years together, but is has always only brought us closer together #luckylady!

  • Reply Tammy Westrup September 22, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    #ThankGoodness I have my hubby for support through thick and thin!

  • Reply Victoria Prince September 23, 2016 at 10:42 am

    #ThankGoodness for wonderfully supportive parents, and a cupboard well stocked with chocolate!

  • Reply Sarah Brokenshire September 23, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    #Thankgoodness for a nice glass of bubbly and a warm bubble bath on a Friday night! xxx

  • Reply Carolin September 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Bedtime, #ThankGodness for bedtime – at least sometimes ;)

  • Reply Michaela Jennings September 25, 2016 at 12:48 am

    #thankgoodness for nights out with cocktails giving me a night off from been mummy

  • Reply Wave to Mummy September 25, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Thank goodness for a cup of coffee! And my espresso machine :D

  • Reply John Ettery September 25, 2016 at 3:16 am

    I would say #ThankGoodness for Marvellous Marj ( my darling wife) for making my life so wonderful

  • Reply Jade September 25, 2016 at 9:58 am

    #Thankgoodness for having two amazing healthy children, that have made my world complete! And thank goodness for my wonderful mum xx

  • Reply Carly Belsey September 25, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I say thank goodness for having some amazing people around me all the time, and beautiful children and thank goodness and relax when work is over! :-)

  • Reply emily omara September 25, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    #ThankGoodness to my partner who is fun and cooks for me when im wanting a treat!

  • Reply Karen Barrett September 25, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    When I know that my family are all safe and well #ThankGoodness

  • Reply nichola clark September 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    #thankgoodness for my family :)

  • Reply Gemma Massey September 26, 2016 at 11:57 am

    #thankgoodness for my family and chug Arthur I love them all xx

  • Reply Laura Harrison September 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    #thankgoodness to have found such an amazing and kind boyfriend who is also my carer. Thank you for the chance xxx

  • Reply Kellly Hemmings September 26, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I say #Thankgoodness when I get to speak to my mum who lives in Australia & I miss her like mad

  • Reply Simone Kilshaw September 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I would say #ThankGoodness to my partner who understands how hard it is to be a stay at home mum to our one year old. And #ThankGoodness for the fab coffees he makes me !!!

  • Reply Rebecca Barnes September 26, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I’d say #thankgoodness for craft beer and a lovely boyfriend in a doggy friendly pub!

  • Reply Michelle Ptak September 26, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    #thankgoodness for the health & happiness of my family x

  • Reply Dave Wills September 26, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Id say #thank goodness for a bit of peace …lovely to see the family though !

  • Reply Michelle Jenkins September 26, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    #thankgoodness to have found such fabulous friends especially relaxing in the hot tub with a good wine!

  • Reply Dale Dow September 26, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Once the kids are in bed and I can relax in front of Netflix

  • Reply Brenda Wilkes September 26, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I would say #thankgoodness for the opportunity to take a short break from my daily routine!

  • Reply paula cheadle September 26, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I say #thankgoodness when my daughter say’s shae will have my grandson for the weekend, as my grandson lives with me

  • Reply Louise Evans September 27, 2016 at 2:03 am

    I say #thankgoodness for drink! only joking!!!

  • Reply KARL BOROWY September 27, 2016 at 3:24 am

    #ThankGoodnessa good book

  • Reply Lucy Chester September 27, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I would say #ThankGoodness when it is Friday night and work has finished for that week and I can enjoy the weekend with my boys

  • Reply Oksana Fitzgerald September 27, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I say #ThankGoodness for my family. Love relaxing in a hot tab in a nice cottage

  • Reply jayne hall September 27, 2016 at 8:46 am

    #thankgoodness for my lovely cats and daughters

  • Reply Claire Appleton September 27, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I #ThankGoodness for our monthly special family nights when me, my partner and our two children stay up and watch a movie with lots of munchies

  • Reply Cristín Williams September 27, 2016 at 9:40 am

    My favourite way to say #thankgoodness and relax is with a good cup of tea and a chance to colour, I love how when I colour I am able to completely clear my mind of all background thoughts and completely relax

  • Reply Niki Clifton September 27, 2016 at 9:59 am

    #ThankGoodness for long hot soak at the end of the day after the kiddies are tucked up in bed x

  • Reply Ross Skinner September 27, 2016 at 10:23 am

    #ThankGoodness for a nice bath at the end of a long day

  • Reply steph lovatt September 27, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I say #ThankGoodness when all children are in school/play school, I don’t get much time to myself so make the most of the 3 hours twice a week when I’m alone

  • Reply donna l jones September 27, 2016 at 11:03 am

    #ThankGoodness when l take my shoes of after a long day

  • Reply Melissa Lee September 27, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I would say #thankgoodness while in a hot bubble bath sipping some champers

  • Reply Vicky Varley September 27, 2016 at 11:11 am

    #ThankGoodness to my mam and dad for always being there to help!

  • Reply Alison MacDonald September 27, 2016 at 11:36 am

    #ThankGoodness for times of quiet peace and companionship with hubby :)

  • Reply Ruth Wollerton September 27, 2016 at 11:45 am

    #ThankGoodness for amazing friends who give me a dose of sanity when my boys are mad, and for those amazing hugs and kisses my boys give me.

  • Reply Libby Noack September 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    #ThankGoodness for my Husband and Family and relax spending time with them :)

  • Reply Julie Camm September 27, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I say #ThankGoodness on a Friday evening when the working week is over, and I put my feet up with a glass of wine and the TV

  • Reply vicky collins September 27, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    #thankgoodness for my mum

  • Reply Jayne Townson September 27, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    I would say #ThankGoodness at the end of a busy day, as I put my feet up to relax on the sofa.

  • Reply Karen Howden September 27, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    #thankgoodness for my partner who looks after me whenever I am ill

  • Reply Sarah Parker September 27, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I #thankgoodness for a lovely bath with my book and a glass of red wine :)

  • Reply Stuart Old September 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    #thankgoodness to my wife for being there for me

  • Reply caroline james September 27, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I’d say #ThankGoodness by booking a cheeky weekend away for my Husband and I.

  • Reply Jon Court September 27, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    #thankgoodness for daily gratitude, decent connections and decent, helpful people!

  • Reply Faye Reed September 27, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I #ThankGoodness for having two happy, healthy children but I love relaxing with a cup of tea, reading my favourite blogs while they’re napping x

  • Reply Tammy Neal September 27, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I say #ThankGoodness for looking after my partner and making sure he is well! xx

  • Reply amanda greensmith September 27, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    i would say #ThankGoodness to my hubby for always being there for me

  • Reply Anneka Hulse September 27, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    #ThankGoodness for Grandparents to give me a break from my little man now and again

  • Reply Tina Glover September 27, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    #Thankgodness and relax on saturday when our daughter does 2 hours of dance and my hubby plays football. I get to curl up with a good book or catch up on the blogs I follow in peace :-). Your stay looked amazing btw xx

  • Reply Lee Woodward September 27, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    #Thankgoodness when i see a beautiful lady bringing up her children brilliantly, make you relaise not everyone is ”jeremy kyle” also sweetie for some reason my twitter tweet link came out as ”tom hiddlestone & taylor swift are not together”???? (i have no idea how that happened) heres the link to my tweet xx https://twitter.com/themasta10/status/780797370988687361

  • Reply FARIDAH BROOKER September 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I would say #thankgoodness and relax after a hard week at work. I just want to sit down (after standing all week) and have a bit of peace and quiet.

  • Reply Cerys John September 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    #ThankGoodness for putting PJ’s on after a long day at work :)

  • Reply melanie crumpton September 27, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    #thankgoodness for the weekend after a hard week at work!

  • Reply Stuart Dunlop September 27, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    #thankgoodness FOR MY LOVING FAMILY AND ALL THE GOOD TIMES…

  • Reply Sara Owen September 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I would say #thankgodness for my mum, she works fulltime but still helps by watching my 5 year old so i can work too, would be lost without her

  • Reply ang hedley September 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I’d say #ThankGoodness and relax when my four sons are asleep and my hubby is watching football and not mithering to use the ‘quiet time’ for Nookie :P Nice Bath in peace and Hot chocolate

  • Reply Meena Hindmarch September 27, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I say #thankgoodness and relax after bedtime when I sit down with a hot chocolate and good book.

  • Reply Bernadette K September 27, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Definitely #thankgoodness they always go back to school after a looooong summer holiday! ;-)

  • Reply Katy Bulcock September 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    #thankgoodness for bed time is the way i feel today lol :)

  • Reply Laura Findlay September 27, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I say #ThankGoodness for lovely family and friends x

  • Reply Rachel Bonness September 27, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    #ThankGoodness for my boyfriend who has helped through a horrible illness the past few weeks. Would love to treat him

  • Reply Lynn Doe September 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    #thankgoodness this day is nearly over!!

  • Reply Lindy Hine September 27, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    #thankgoodness For walks on the lovely Cornish Coast – followed by a glass of wine in front of the log burner! :)

  • Reply Joanne Heath September 27, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    #Thankgoodness for cuddles with my little ones after after school club and a husband who makes me a cuppa every weekday so I can function! Thank goodness for this competition to mentally imagine myself here with all the family having fun! X

  • Reply Holly Walker September 27, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    #Thankgoodness for my child making it to her first birthday and for our little family being happy and healthy

  • Reply Diana September 27, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    #thankgoodness it’s time for bed!

  • Reply Robyn Clarke September 27, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    #ThankGoodness My mums asked the kids over for a sleep over.

  • Reply Gill Mitchell September 27, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I say #ThankGoodness the kids are in bed and chill out with a glass of wine and a good film :D

  • Reply Charlotte Jones September 27, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I would say #ThankGoodness for my family – everyone is amazing! :)

  • Reply Keshia Esgate September 27, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    #ThankGoodness for my lovely husband who always looks after me. A night away and a bottle of wine would do the trick!

  • Reply Rebecca Hussey September 27, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    #ThankGoodness I have such an amazing family who are always there to support me

  • Reply Mel Turner September 27, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Thank goodness for a bath in peace

  • Reply karen September 27, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    #ThankGoodness for my amazing Mum who looks after literally everybody. I would love to thank her with afternoon tea in a posh hotel!

  • Reply Jenny Jones September 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I would say #ThankGoodness for my family that is my mum, sister and my 2 boys they are my blessings

  • Reply Sophie Marie Cartwright September 27, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I say #ThankGoodness at 5.30pm on a friday when i go to pick the little one up after work at after school club…. #ThankGoodness we survived another week ;-) Looks like you all had a fab time!

  • Reply jackie beckett September 27, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    #ThankGoodness for my 2 healthy grandchildren they make everyday so much better

  • Reply Emma September 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    A bubble bath

  • Reply Amanda Johnson September 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I would say #ThankGoodness to the little things in life that make me smile, they are very precious and often make such a difference to my day

  • Reply joanne cox September 27, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    #ThankGoodness for my beautiful children!

  • Reply Laura Tonks September 27, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    #ThankGoodness for a warm cozy bed! Anddddd relaxxxx! x

  • Reply Michelle Stokes September 27, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    #ThankGoodness for locks on the bathroom door

  • Reply Tracey S Anderson September 27, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I see my see my say #ThankGoodness and relax when i see my lovely family around me having a happy time x x

  • Reply Lynsey Buchanan September 27, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    #thankgoodness to my college buddies who give me support during my studies

  • Reply Sinead Eileen Colyn September 27, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    #thankgoodness for my 2 closest friends who are also work colleague so I’m with them everyday! Talk about being in each other’s pockets haha! X

  • Reply Katherine Lucas September 27, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    #ThankGoodness for all my family and friends in my life

  • Reply Melanie Burton September 27, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    #ThankGoodness to my fiancé doing the cooking for me

  • Reply Kirsti Peters September 27, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    I say #ThankGoodness for a fabulous family and opening a nice bottle of red

  • Reply Jamie C Millard September 27, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    #ThankGoodness for lots of quality, fun times with the family and those relaxing ‘me’ times on my own.

  • Reply Eve ogden September 28, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I say #thankgoodness to my sister in law who has just had my niece and works very hard bringing up my newborn niece and my 17 month old nephew bless her she needs a break

  • Reply Kirsti Peters January 14, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Who won, cannot seem to find the announcement?

    • Reply alice January 17, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      Hi Kirsti, we didn’t announce the name of the winner but they were notified and prize delivered.

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