Sunday, 17 February 2013

A Birthday Trip To Castleton....

Visiting Castleton on St Valentine's day has become something of a tradition for us. My mum and I share our birthday on the 14th and it's nice to venture out for a meal in the countryside to celebrate without all the overpriced menus and candlelit dinners for two!   

We chose to eat at the Rose Cottage tearooms, chosen by us not only for the delicious food and wonderful selections of cakes but for the fact that they are super dog friendly, welcoming all dogs with a bowl of water and plenty of treats! Can't celebrate my birthday without my best Pug, can I?! 

After lunch we had a wander round Castleton, did a spot of shopping and then headed back home for our party in the evening. It was a really lovely day! 

I recieved so many thoughtful gifts, currently they are all bagged up and i'm dying to have a good look at everything properly! I've had a tough few days since my birthday involving a rather scary hospital trip so i'm resting and taking it easy at the moment.... i'm getting there though!  



  1. Happy birthday. Looks like you had a lovely day. I hope the hospital trip wasn't too traumatising :(

    Jen | sunny sweet pea xx

  2. You got so many ace presents! Lucky you.

    Does Elsie behave in restaurants and such? I can't take mine anywhere! :(

    1. She does behave, depends where we go and how tired she is! If she's tired, she'll be a grumpy bum and bark at waitresses! x

  3. Looks like you had a fabulous birthday, and some lovely presents! Being able to take your dog somewhere with you is always a bonus isn't it. I take my Max everywhere :)

  4. Happy Birthday you received some lovely gifts.

    Victoria xx

  5. You always get such wonderful presents! A hospital trip sounds like no fun, I hope you're on the mend now xo

  6. Happy birthday! It looks like you got some amazing presents, I'm a little bit jealous! ;) Castleton looks really beautiful.

    Also, I love your pug and his/her coat! :D

    ~Hannah xx

  7. Happy Birthday - stunning gifts!

  8. Looks like you had a really really lovely birthday :)

    You seem to go to the most beautiful places! I am very very jealous.


  9. We stayed there a few years ago, SO COLD, but lovely!