Having found the way to the lodges and given our keys, we discovered the parking bays were rather small and the car overshot it and we got stuck in the mud. The ladies from reception came to have a look but couldn't help push us out for health and safety reasons and suggested we'd have to wait for the ground to firm up! Thankfully a couple of guests were passing by and gave us a push, assisted by putting our lovely new car mats under the front tyres for extra grip. Done and dusted and correctly parked in our correct space, we were safely in the lodge. We were slightly hot and bothered by then, but the lodge was so hot inside I had to throw open most of the windows and doors just to cool down. We had to turn all the radiators down before putting the kettle on for a much needed brew.
Oops, this is what our car did and it wasn't even our designated bay.
Saturday and Sunday afternoons were spent enjoying the hot tub. We have stayed in lodges with hot tubs before and I know the water should not be as foamy as it was. I'd also rinsed my face with the water and by Monday my face had erupted into one blotchy mess. Thankfully while we were out for the day on Monday the water in the hot tub had been changed and for the rest of our time the water was clear even with the jets on full blast and my blotchy face eventually calmed down.
The final calamity happened on Sunday evening. Husband had put Annie onto an extending lead ready for me to take her for a toilet break on the park. He had hold of the lead and was opening the door to pass Annie to me when she spotted a cat on our decking and she bolted after it taking the full length of the lead through husband's hand. The lead left more than burn marks but actually tore his skin. Luckily we carry a small first aid kit in the car which had a sachet of burns gel inside it. Monday morning I was able to get to the chemist shop and buy some melolin dressings and plasters. We later discovered there was more than one park cat loitering which is ridiculous when they advertise as being dog-friendly, that silly cat nearly lost one of it's nine lives.
Annie on the lookout for cats.
A cucumber :)