As Billy is away for his actual birthday we decided to celebrate on Thursday; we booked Chapel Bar Premier Inn as a couple of friends had recommended it. I would definitely stay there again, the room met all my expectations; the bed is super comfortable and the rooms are reasonably cheap. For one night the room cost £64, considering the hotel was right in the middle of Nottingham I thought this was good.
Once we got to Nottingham we found the hotel, unfortunately there was no parking available. We was worried we wouldn’t find anywhere to park however if you go straight past the hotel about two minuets down the road (on the right) there is a 24 hour car park. We was parked there for just over 12 hours, this cost about £15, which I thought was ok and cheaper than getting the train. After getting parked checked into the hotel we started getting ready as the table was booked for quarter to eight and we didn’t know our way around Nottingham we decided to leave earlier but we also needed to make time for a selfie or seven because we love a good picture!
I spent three days trying to find the best restaurant for us to go to, I came across George’s Great British Kitchen. After looking at the menu I decided we had to go! I love food and drinks–especially cocktails–that’s why after seeing that the restaurant serves cocktails with candy floss in them that the restaurant was for us. I really wanted to surprise Billy for his birthday but because I was traveling with him I was unable to bring a cake, I emailed the restaurant prior to going to explain this to them.
Before getting to the restaurant we tried using Google maps to find our way there, after 20 minutes of walking around we realised we were lost! Not sure how we couldn’t use the map because they are easy, Billy got super impatient and then got a bit aggy–I found it funny and laughed. He asked a couple of people to direct us to the restaurant and when we finally got there we realised we walked straight past it. We was a bit late on arrival but I rang them before to let them know we had gotten lost, once we got there we was taken upstairs. The restaurant is set out super cute, our table was in the corner and the lighting is kinda dark which makes it romantic. Our waitress was lovely and we had the same one all night which I liked. The menus were like newspapers.
It didn’t take me long to pick what drink I was having, the candy floss cocktail of course. Billy isn’t a big drinker but because it was for his birthday he went for a double vodka and coke.
We ordered the food and oh my, it was amazing! I had a schnitzel burger with sweet potato fries and Billy got a rare steak with chips and onion rings. I couldn’t eat all of mine; the burger was insane but Billy demolished his and I tried some of the steak it was very tasty.
After we finished our food, the waitress brought out a desert that said Happy Birthday in cream and sprinkles, the waitress and I sang Happy Birthday and Billy’s face was brill he went all shy and was so surprised… It was good to see because he is forever trying to make me smile so seeing him happy was the best part of the night. This is one of the reasons I would go back to this restaurant again because they made Billy’s night special for him which was lovely!! The meal was £70 for a cocktail, three double vodka and cokes and two meals we also tipped. I think this is a good price and I would 100% recommend this restaurant to everyone.
After the meal we tried to find a cocktail bar called Curious Manor, we obviously got lost again but this time Billy saw the funny side. The bar was Alice in Wonderland themed, which I loved. There is a tree right in the centre of the bar and the floor is made from artificial grass. I love finding places which are different to others.
Billy continued drinking his double vodka and cokes and I had a Porn star–it’s my favourite drink–I just wish they weren’t £8.50 every time, else I would drink them all night. They don’t even taste like alcohol, wish I were drinking one right now!
After a couple of drinks in the bar, we decided to walk back to the hotel, yet again we didn’t know where we were going so we just walked which ever way we thought was right. I love dancing on nights out and I can have one drink and want to dance all night. Billy decided he wanted to have a dance too so we just walked and if we heard loud music we walked where ever the music was coming from. The first place we went to was shit; there were people playing Xbox which I’ve never seen before in a club, so we left that place. I couldn’t tell you where we ended up, they were playing ok music so we decided we would stay there for a while. We danced lots ended up making friends with random people and it was such a good end to an already perfect night.
After a brilliant night out we slept like babies, the following day we got ready, got a Subway (my favourite is steak and cheese with all the salad–I also mix all of the drinks together because it tastes so good). We then left Nottingham and went home.
Once we got home I had another surprise for Billy, My little sister (Blaze) had blown up 100 balloons and put them in my room. He loved it and smiled lots, me, Blaze and Billy played in the balloons for an hour before we got bored and was unsure how to make them all go away.
We had such a good time away for his birthday and later that night we all sang happy birthday to him and ate chocolate cake. I love going away with someone I know I’m going to have fun with. We laughed, got drunk, ate brilliant food and danced lots, what more can you ask for?!
Make sure when you go away that you always make light of a situation, even when you get lost three times in one night. Laugh loads and go with someone that makes everything fun, find unique places to go and try a Porn stars because they are incredible!