Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Rockliffe Hall...A Night in aid of Children with Cancer...

Hello my lovelies!

Friday was a really special day for me, as I was asked by my inspirational friend Paul to perform at a fantastic charity event in aid of Children with Cancer at the Rockliffe Hall hotel.  Paul helps to host this event annually to raise money for the charity, and also runs countless marathons every year for the same cause.  I performed at the event last year, and was really excited to do it again this year, particularly as my Mister and I decided to stay over.  I've never stayed in a 5* hotel before, so I was super excited for that! And the best part was that my lovely VBF and her mister, Mark also decided to come along to the event and stay, so I got to share it with all of my favourite people!!

Once my Mister and I had arrived, and got through the gruelling task of heaving all of my PA equipment up the stairs to the main hall for the event, we checked in and were led to our gorgeous penthouse apartment in the new Tiplady Lodge.  I have never experienced luxury like it! The hotel itself is set in the most beautiful well kept grounds and is absolutely stunning, but the rooms themselves really are something else.  I could quite happily have had our room as my home!! We had separate seating and sleeping areas and a bathroom which was even better than ours at home! Even the reading material on the coffee table was 5*...there was a copy of Vogue!
Our Rockliffe room in the Tiplady lodge
We didn't have much time from checking in until the event started, and as I was singing at the Champagne reception, it was a case of getting dressed and heading straight back out!  Here comes the fashion bit...this was my OOTD...

Dress: Warehouse (sale!), Necklace and bracelet set: Vivienne Westwood, Bag: Vivienne Westwood Africa Bag, Shoes: Melissa + Alessandra Ambrosio

And here is Natalie's...didn't she look lovely?

Dress: AX Paris
I'm really pleased to say that my 45 min singing set went pretty much without a hitch, and it was really nice to be all done and dusted by 8pm, so that I could enjoy the event and a glass of red with my lovely Mister and friends.

Although I didn't take any pictures, our meal was delicious.  The highlight for me was the popping candy sorbet as part of our dessert...yummy!  After the food, we got to hear some fantastic and inspiring stories of how the charity has been helping some really lovely families and children to overcome cancer.  It's lovely to know that just by attending and supporting such a worthy cause, we're hopefully helping many children back to health.  I was also overwhelmed by the generosity of Paul and his team, who presented me with the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers as thanks for singing at the event.  So if by any chance you're ready this guys...thanks again!

The night was closed by a great set of mod tunes from the band 'The Roundels' and lots of silly dancing, selfies and giggling from us! We all had so much fun, and it was sooo nice to end it by crashing in the world's comfiest bed!
Chris (my lovely mister!), Moi, Natalie (VBF), Mark (Natalie's mister!)
Me and my guy!! xxx
Mark and Natalie looking lovely xxx
Some suave photos...

Some silly selfies...
 My Mister and I were early to rise the next day, and before heading down for breakfast, I took a few shots of the grounds just to give you an idea of how beautiful the hotel really is.  I think I spent my whole time there gobsmacked and speechless!!! And the breakfast was so yummy...I just had porridge but it was out of this world!


A 10 out of 10 weekend for me, my VBF and our lovely boys!
And a fantastic way to raise pennies for a great charity!
Thank you for having us!!
xxx


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2 comments:

  1. Rockcliffe is on my list of lovely hotels I want to go and nose around, it looks beautiful x

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    1. You definitely should it's amazing!!

      Thanks for commenting :)

      Xxx

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