*Please note my stay at the Grange City was #gifted by Grange Hotels*
Holidays, weekends away and time off seem like something you should have in abundance once you become a self-employed freelancer. However the reality is getting and taking time off happens much more rarely than it did even when I worked a corporate desk job – as a freelancer you get programmed to think that time is money, and in turn time off is money lost. In my line of work it can also be tricky to keep clients on track in your absence, as well as finding reliable cover for fitness classes.
However, my stay this weekend at the Grange City Hotel made me realise how easy it can be to take a relaxing spa break even in my home city and feel rested and rejuvenated – and yet still able to take the tube home. After we finished work on a Friday night, my husband and I checked into the Grange City and enjoyed everything the hotel has to offer, and all without the hassle of trains or planes, or me having to alter my work schedule. And yet we enjoyed fantastic views, healthy food choices, a well equipped hotel gym and beautiful spa facilities. To be able to put on my bikini and enjoy swimming in a 25m pool (such a rarity to find a pool so big in London!) after a great workout on a Saturday morning before breakfast felt like the ultimate weekend getaway treat.