Before the summer started, my department at work were due to have a team-building/away day. After a lot of horror stories about previous eventful trips were bandied around the office I was looking forward to my first one; in a curious sort of way. They sounded like office Christmas parties but in a more glamorous location. This year’s took place in….. Wales!
I had arranged to catch a lift with two work colleagues who were the ideal road trip buddies as they seemed just as excited about stopping off for a huge cooked breakfast as I was. Having filled our bellies and then some, I could only manage a waddle back to the car and continue over the Severn bridge into Wales.
We arrived at Celtic Manor still full from breakfast with just enough time to grab a cup of tea and a couple of pastries. As if I hadn’t eaten enough!!!!
The morning was spent listening to business updates and a lot of digesting to make enough room for the delicious looking lunch. A very tempting hot buffet lunch. There were salads, hot cheesy pasta, more tea & coffee and three types of dessert. I started as I meant to go on so tried everything available and re-filled my ever-expanding stomach. I also managed to eat a few treats during the afternoon tea break a couple of hours after lunch.
After the catchup we were let out to play. I checked into my room and soaked in the view.
I then went for a dip in the plunge pool (brrrrrr!) and a relaxing massage.
When I got back to my room I found more sweet treats by the bed. Welsh cakes.
The next morning I needed a cup of tea and ate nothing but fresh air on the balcony.
While the others tucked into their gourmet breakfast I went to take pictures of the hotel.
The second day was taken up by team building activities and a very welsh lunch. All in all it was quite uneventful. No war stories to tell but there was one thing I learnt about myself on this self-enlightening trip…. I am greedy and have no self control! If you put food in front of me I will eat it whether hungry or not.