How was Christmas for you? If you are anything like me, (which I suspect you are, otherwise why else would you be here, reading my blog, trying to make yourself feel better about yourself), then it involved quite a lot of lying around.
I did do some exercise, but most of it was the ‘reaching for another piece of toffee’ kind, and I’m not sure that burns off an awful lot of calories. When I went back to netball recently then, for the first time in nearly three weeks, I was in for a bit of a surprise. It wasn’t so much that I wasn’t up to speed on the day, but the next day I found it quite difficult to get out of bed and walk up and down the stairs. Not a good sign.
Truth be told, we tend to let ourselves go a little over the Christmas period. Getting back into fitness can be an uncomfortable business and the other niggly aches and pains, which we tried to ignore as we lugged the Christmas decorations down from the attic and rushed desperately around John Lewis looking for last minute yet thoughtful looking gifts, rear their ugly heads again.
January is really not the season to be jolly at all.
This is where Salonpas Pain Relief Patch could come in handy. (You knew I was going somewhere with this didn’t you?)
Salonpas Pain Relief Patch is a groundbreaking product for the treatment of joint and muscle pain associated with strains and sprains. It’s a significant breakthrough for the millions of us who suffer from muscular pain and uses the latest technology* to deliver two pain relieving ingredients through the skin directly to the affected area. One patch of Salonpas is clinically proven to provide up to 12 hours relief and is suitable for both day and night-time use.
So there you go.
To help make your January a little less painful generally, Salonpas are offering one very lucky reader the chance to win a pair of spa vouchers, worth £99 each. These vouchers can be used at any Bannatyne Spa and Health club in the UK and entitle you and a friend to an Ultimate Elemis Spa Day, which includes an anti-ageing facial, a full body deep tissue massage and full access to the spa’s pool, gym, Jacuzzi and sauna. (Not valid in Charlton house).
To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below. The more items you can tick off, the more chances you have to win. The competition will close on 10th February.
*I have always wondered exactly what that expression means. In my head I imagine tiny robots and those hoovers that work all by themselves. Perhaps your pain relief is brought to you by a thoughtful hoover, who sees you wincing and thinks you could do with some help?
Disclosure: This competition is sponsored by Salonpas, for more information please visit www.salonpas.co.uk. Please note, Salonpas is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
I would like a girlie day as I’m having a hard time. Been told I’m “unemployable” & “the disability discrimination act applies in your case, even if it is only mental health” nice. Some time to forget I’m skint + depressed + unemployable = debt.
Oooh this is just what the doctor ordered, I’d love to win!
I have cared for my 94 year old Granny seven days a week for 18 months, up at 6 every day, no slobby moments, I adore her, but am pooped. I need some me time.
I would love to win because I have Soliosis and at this time of year (when it’s cold and damp outside) it hurts me more than ever. A visit to a spa would cheer me up no end :D
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pooh amazing! I need this as I’ve never ever had a massage! Can you believe that? x
I need one for all the reasons you just posted!I have not been to the gym since the start of December i have drank too much champagne ate way too many chocolates and im feeling every little niggle and ache plus my skin is looking terrible!There is a lot to answer for in letting yourself go crazy for a month.
Would definitely love to win! A nice treat for me & a friend.
I need a day of pampering, because I can’t remember ever having one. Add to that a demanding toddler, lots of house and freelance work as well as an ill other half and I think I should be on the list ;)
My baby is due in three weeks and I’ve had a nightmare of a pregnancy, so this would be the perfect treat.
A day of pampering would be a lovely treat.. Cant remember the last time I had some me time….
I would love a spa day to add some highs into my life and take some time to just relax without having to think about the 1000s of things I have to do !
Both me & My Mum need a pampering day to get over the January Blues xxx
I need pampering as I have been bogged down with looking for a job as I was made redundant before Christmas.
just a look in the mirror tells me I need a little r & r
need some pampering to relax me from work
I’ve got the back to work January blues – so this would be perfect x
I’m due to have my 2nd baby in 8 weeks time and already have a 3 year old. It would be lovely after the birth to have a relaxing day with a friend and some pampering :)
Definitely need some pampering, after constantly waiting on everyone else, fingers crossed I win!
What an incredible prize! I think everyone would love a treat after Christmas!
I never get any time to myself, especially to relax and pamper myself….this would be the ultimate treat for me :)
There is no reason needed to receive this treat, I want it because I love it!
I’m a busy mama to 6 children and I feel I could really do with a bit of over indulgent me time.
i’m a working Mum, 2 kids + job + attempting to maintain a life of my own = dire need of pampering
Its my mum that needs one she never stops and with my grandparents poorly she spends all her time looking after them would be nice to her after her and give her a rewarding treat xx
I am being good with my new years resolution and going to the gym so much I think I deserve a little pamper and rest now
I’ve never had a spa day, sounds perfect :) x
It would be a great winter pick me up – something to look forward to in these cold, wet and windy days when summer seems a long way off!
This would be great for after I finish the Manchester Marathon in April. I’m sure I’ll need some pampering after that :)
I’d like to win to give my wife a treat.
I am not good at relaxing..in fact last time I went to a spa about 10 years ago I giggled all the way through the whole process. It would be interesting to see if this has changed. Also I am an artist and the relaxation may lead to inspiration in a strange unknown area of work. Also I would and this is the most important reason love to take my close friend who has been an amazing support to me through a tragedy that struck my family just over a year ago, she has been amazing personal support and also as I have been setting up my business during this terrible time and you know what hard work that is. Just to treat her as she could not afford to do it herself and really show how she is appreciated would be beautiful for her!
Would love to be pampered – have aching limbs from a recent bike accident and the nasty wintry weather needs to be massaged away
not had a holiday in 10yrs so in dire need of a break and this would be fab.
We are getting married in March and it is very stressful, would be great!
I’d like to spend thus day with my other half before our first baby comes in May this year
I think we all need a little pampering every now and then but I would love to win this for a very deserving friend (hope she takes me if I do) x
My daughter has been studying loads at her new school and would gladly welcome a treat like this x
OFSTED! ALREADY BEEN ONCE THIS TERM AND RETURNING AGAIN SOON!
Withthis cold and damp weather my arthritis in my knee and hip is givng me such jip. A pampering wuldput the spring back in my step :)
I’ve never ever had a massage, its on my list of thinks I really want, but little things keep getting in the way (like care failed MOT again etc) this win would be amazing
Because my son’s just broken his leg and I’m rushing around looking after him. Need a bit of TLC please!!
About to enter survival of the terrible twos…
Awesome prize, would love it having returned to uk and having to set up home again then xmas luxuries are few and far between
with 2 young kids I never get any “me” time so could definitely do with some pampering!
Its not me but my wife who needs the break putting up with me
One day without stress – amazing!!
i look after my 2 little boys everyday…that’s enough I think!! :)
Oh I would LOVE to win this. My sister is getting married in April so I would use this with her and have some good quality sisterly bonding as we never seem to get the time.
some peace and quiet and day of stress for a change would be fab! :) x
Since having children, money restrictions make a day out like this impossible. I would love to be able to treat a good friend to a day of pampering.
Hubby often goes fishing for the weekend, which I dont mind at all – but for me and my bestie to go for a spa weekend would be lovely :)
I am getting married in July and feeling a bit stressed as I’m not very organised.
I haven’t had a holiday in 7 years, and in that time I’ve had two children so a little spa break would be amazing for me x
I’d love to take my sister on a pampering day as she has a very stressful job and this would be perfect for her.
I’d take my lovely big sister for a treat – 2013 was not a great year for her, and our mum died just before Christmas. She has always done a lot for me, it would be nice to give her a treat in return.
I would love some pampering because it seems to be a long wet winter.
I have been diagnosed with copd as a result of a lifetime of chronic asthma and would love a pamper.
I would love to win so I could spend some quality time with my mum as I don’t get to see her enough.
In the final year of my degree so studying a lot, this would be a great way to wind down!! x
I need a bit of me time as 2013 has left me tired and stressed, first we find out our son has non verbal autism and may have epilepsy and our other son has factor x disorder which is a rare blood disorder…..2014 has to be happier.
I’ve got four small children hence no me time at all! Would love to take my sister on a much needed chill out day
No sob story here I’m afraid! My answer is simply, what mom doesn’t need a pamper day?!
If I don’t ask I don’t get, who wouldn’t love this prize?
because I’ve just pulled something in my shoulder and I need a nice massage to sort it out x
I rarely take the time to look after me, so this could be just what the Dr ordered :)
I would love to win this for me and my best friend she has really suffered this last month and could really use the break. fingers crossed !
Thought that with my kids being teenagers I would be able to go to the toilet with out hassle and some one shouting for me, I was so wrong, worse bit is the oldest is 22
It is just so needed!
2013 was a stressful year for me, I need pampering
I would love a day of pampering – It was my mums 50th birthday a few weeks ago, and as my Dad is rubbish at arranging anything the whole thing fell to me to organise. One party, 3 surprise meals out/ a MASSIVE cake/relatives over from all round the country as a surprise and a trip to florida arranged – I am now exhausted and in great need of a relaxing day away from everything!!
I’ve never been on a spa day and have always loved the thought of going with my daughter.
We have both been really ill over the last year attending lots of hospital appointments so this would be a wonderful treat.
Thanks for hosting x
Mum needs cheering up after her 2 operations x
I need a day of pampering as, being a dog groomer, I spend my days pampering people’s pets! It would be nice if it was me for a change!
I spent much of last year battling with health problems. Now I’m getting better and realising how much I’ve neglected myself – I need some serious pampering to get my skin, hair and nails looking healthy again
I’m right stressed
Had a rubbish 2013 and hoping 2014 will be better. Winning this would be a good start to the year!
We’ve been made redundant, and have had to move houses twice this year!
I had a stressful year at work I need a relax.
Life is pretty hectic and could do with some relaxing time
It’s my best friend’s 50th birthday today and I would love to take her for a spa day
My New Years resolution is to walk 2014 miles. I’m up to 76 so far so my feet and legs would really appreciate a day of pampering! After a real lazy December they don’t know whats hit them!
What a lovely prize. As much as I would love it as I have flu, there are some posts that sound in greater need!
I am entering to win, not because I feel I deserve it myself, but because I would like to treat my daughter, who has been going through a tough time recently.
Would love to feel all brand new again after a tiring 2013 and hectic christmas/new year. I would take my mum because she deserves a lovely break (and she just loves spas!) xx
I started a job as a support worker in a children’s residential home in November ’13 and while I absolutely love it and adore the young people to bits, it is to say the least incredibly stressful! I’d love a day that can be all about me for a change!
I could really do with some pampering x
after Christmas, the rush and hype it would be fantastic to just be pampered for a change, live in hope and you know we all deserve to win xx
still finishing off year end accounts at work – been super stressful :(
I regularly get 5 hours sleep being woken by my small by at 4.30 most mornings!
I work from home whilst also looking after my son – I have an awful sleeping pattern due to my partners shifts so it would be nice to relax for five minutes
This sounds perfect. Just what is needed in a grey January. Although the sun is out today :) x
I work from home part time, 25 hours a week in a stressful job, and doing my Master’s Degree, as well as helping with my Nan with Alzheimer’s and living a long distance relationship…I could do with a few moments to relax!
It would be nice to take my mum for a day of pampering with me as we both deserve it and good to take time out
im a single mum and a student whilst working part time! there isnt enoguh time or money for treats for myself. and relax? that word just doesnt exist in my vocabulary atm! ha
I’m a competitive athlete, and I’m feeling pretty sore these days – the sports isn’t the problem so much as the lack of sleep from working overtime to pay gym fees. Getting pampered sounds good!
We all need pampering now and again and I am no exception.
I’d love to get pampered for a day. I’m self employed and this time of year is so busy, I need a break!
Ohh, would love this, never had a proper spa day. Always have tension headaches and stiff neck, this would be what I need.
Because I’ve been very ill, I look after my Autistic son 24/7 and I study really hard for a degree in history… oh, and just because I really really need it lol!
have never actually done a spa day, just think it’d be a lovely treat! :)
i love the little profile pic i have on here, im not sure if im a mini-robot or a germ but its cute >:o
Looks like we all have good reasons to need a spa day. In fact, who doesn’t need one? I would love to spend a day with my daughter, don’t see her much now she’s all grown up.
I would LOVE a spa pampering day because as a single mum, the most i get to pamper myself is i MAY get 10 minutes in the bath before i hear “MUUUUUMMMMM…………!! ( I am sure you know what I mean LOL)
Would be nice to escape for a little ME time & recharge x
I would love to win a day of pampering as I would like to be able to treat my oldest friend who’s currently pregnant after a looong time trying. x
I need pampering because I’ve got 3 kids one under one and never get any me time at al
Because I was 51 on Christmas Day……and although I maintain my enthusiastic positive mental approach to all things great about ageing…..that’s a whole different ball game to turning 50!!!
I would love to win because we all deserve a very nice treat now and again and this one would leave me feeling sensational …..
I need a day of pampering to recover from Christmas and all the overindulging I did :D
Work and study are making me distressed, this lovely pampering spa day would guarantee I’d be DE-stressed :-)
No holidays until September -help! I need to relax after finishing redecorating my flat ;-)
Had a rubbish start to the year, have to move house next month, daughter sprained her arm, hubby has hurt his knee which means I am running around like mad. I just would like 5 minutes to catch my breath.
Just started my diet to lose four stone. Have lost 8lb so far which is great and would love a pamper treat as never bothered before to have any as always embarrassed by my weight but feeling good about myself now.
Christmas was very hectic and I feel so frazzled, a little treat would be so nice right now!
the last year that i have had i need some pampering
Juggling three jobs to feed three mouths… I could use a bit of time out :-/
I spend most of my time juggling work and all the hospital and therapy appointments my daughter needs, so me time is a bit of a rarity and a spa day isn’t the sort of thing I would tend to get for myself so would be amazing to win.
I’m 6 weeks into a new job. I am so stressed I often forget the kids’ names. But that could also be old age.
January has left me feeling washed out and ever so tired. A spa day sounds just the thing.
Really would love a complete ‘feel good all over’ treat – feeling tired & need some ‘me’ time – even better if I wasn’t paying for it
Feel a little stressed due to unemployment and financial troubles – a day not thinking about such things would be lovey
To relive me of all my everyday stresses! I’m a natural worrier
would love to win as running around with the kids leaves no time for me
I need a giggle with a girlfriend! Plus Im a mum of two with 2 jobs and exams coming up!
looks fabtastic could do with a massage
i had rather a rotten xmas and I need a break to get over the break!
I am 63 and my old bones need a warm spa treatment
I work nights and dont see the sun much.
Worn out and ready to recharge and restart
its january do i need to say anymore xx
busy mum of three girls and work night could do with a good pampering
This is just what I need to get through these dark damp cold days.
a great prize x just what everyone needs after all the stress of christmas x
I’m pregnant so could do with some relaxing before baby arrives :)
Because I am blessed with 3 boys
I would love this, ive been looking after my little boy who was poorly just before Christmas, then my fiancé had a knee infection after Christmas so ive been looking after him too, we are saving for our wedding too so feeling a bit stressed at the min, this would be absolutely lovely x
I’d love to win as I’m exhausted xxx
Would love to take my mum along on a spa day as she has been a rock to my dad who has just found out he has cancer & is exhausted so think this would do her the world of good xx
I’m a busy stay at home mum of two, and could do with a few pampering moments to call my own
I’ve never been to a spa before so would love to get pampered
ive been having some really horrible tests for ladies problems this past 5 weeks so this would be a lovely treat
Not been feeling myself lately, this would be a nice little treat.x
I appear to look like a weathered Miss Marple,
so could do with a treat and a bit of a spa-rkle ;)
i would love to win as i dont have any me time. im either working, being a mummy or volunteering for a group im in
My daughter is 5 and I have never been away from her longer than school hours, I have not had a night out since she wad born. I love her very much but a spa day and some me time would be heaven
Because its January :(
I would love to treat my friend to a spa day. We live quite far apart, me in Chester and my friend in Chesterfield. If i won this prize we could arrange to meet in Nottingham Bannatyne Spa for a pamper day and catch-up.
Stressed busy working mum and dad who need a day out being pampered and taking it easy. Not something we do very often!
I need a spa day because I’m tired and run down all the time due to being a busy full time working mum.
I cant remember the last time i had some me time so a getaway would be lovely
my job is so monotonous l’d really welcome a change of scenery and a bit of panpering
Going through the menopause I’m not sure what’s happening to my skin & hair – one minute I’m too cold, the next too hot, can’t sleep – unless it’s 8pm and about to watch a drama on the tv then I can fall asleep in a minute :)) Maybe a day of pampering can get me back on track a bit
It would be nice to spend some pamper time with my husband, as we hardly get anytime just us two together what with having 3 young children :)
I would love to be able to treat my best friend as she has just come out of hospital
I juggle two daughters and work part time in a physically demanding job which is stressful and my friend at work as in the same position too. This would be just up our street!!
This would be lovely, I’m a busy working mummy and I need a bit of pampering
I had a very stressful December and Christmas so a spa day would be a great relaxing treat for me.
it would be lovely to get away and have a me day and some time to myself as i am always looking after everyone else.
Two teenagers and a stressful job makes me feel a little dowdy, and house is busy and always rowdy. A time to relax would be just the treat to recharge my batteries – until it’s time for them to eat! X
I suffer from fibromyalgia with very painful muscles so a deep tissue massage would do me the world of good
not for me but my wife – she’s had to put up with a lot
in 6 months
she broke her foot,
my son was knocked of his bike and broke his color bone and has just gone through an operation to have it pinned
I was in a car crash (with an ambulance) – no joke
and my brother-in-law broke his arm and my sister can’t drive –
Because I have a stressful life.
I have 3 children and my maternity leave comes to an end in less than 7 weeks – cannot imagine leaving my baby, not convinced she will survive without me and my boobs! I am desperately in need of some me time even if it’s just for a day!
Need a break from washing, ironing and cooking – signed Cinderella
So far it has been a “if it can go wrong it will go wrong year!”. My husband and I need a time out! xx
Had the worst year of my life last year and so far this year has not got much better… some pampering would be fantastic :)
I have two young children and my partner works two jobs so cant help with the children so could really do with a bit of me time :)
I’m just so tired
Because a little bit of pampering always lifts the spirits.
To feel on top of the world and ready to take on anything after a spa treatment, would be incredible
It would be lovely
I’ve never had a full day of pampering
Would love to take my little sums, we don’t spend much time together so this would be perfect :-)
I had a very rough year last year, having several miscarriages. I would really love the chance to spoil myself and have some much needed pampering.
I’d love a day of pampering as it’s all been about saving money at the moment. I haven’t had a chance to indulge in any extras and it’d be great to indulge without any worry of what impact it could have on my family .. just for one day!
I need some pampering because I’m halfway around the world and need a hug from my mummy!!!
Fab! Would love a bit of ‘me’ time with my bestie
would love this!!
I’ve been working 12-16 hour days every day for a good few months trying to write up my PhD which I started 5 years ago. I seem to have aged about 5 years just in the past month due to lack of sleep – my skin is horrendous! I need dragging away from a computer for a day and my partner deserves to come too as he never gets to see me at the moment :-)
I’ve never actually had a pampering day! Its been something i dreamed of but being a mum of four and a carer. I am kept very busy running aorund after the kids/cooking/cleaning/blood testing/injecting/carb counting… so to be pampered and relax would be bliss
I am a single mummy to two, had a really poop year, (too depressing and deep to put on here!) but trying to stay positive. Started a college course as a mature student and will go on to uni next year, been given notice on my house but found a lovely more convenient place to live, and I have lost 11lb in 2 weeks. It would be nice to have a little treat to look forward to, that won’t make me gain weight! :-)
It’s January, it’s dark, cold and now my other half is leaving at 4.30 my days are crazily long. I need a little TLD & pampering to help me feel a little bit more human.
My mum and I have had a pretty stressful 2013 so I would love to treat her to a day out!
Oh a little spa treatment… I could do with one. Haven’t had one since my son was born (two and a half years ago) #joyofbeingasinglemum ;)
I have 4 kids and a husband and never seem to sit down :D would be fantastic to have a day of being pamperd
It’s been a really tough start to 2014> I’d love to win to share it with my teenage daughter who is struggling with her self image and self belief. How great would it be to prove good things DO happen and that she has a right to be happy too. I confess, I’d be very pleased too!!!!
Stress stress stress! Might be losing my job and need a day to forget and relax!
I am tired, I am a stay at home parent (which I love) but I never get a chance to refresh or time to myself. SO a spa day would be lovely and give me a chance to re-energise
I’d love to win because I love a pamper, I don’t have a specific reason other than I’m just worth it!
Because I’d love to treat my partner
would go with my husband as don’t get much time or money to treat ourselves
Would love a cheeky spa date!
Like everyone else I need a little ‘me’ time. 4 kids, busy life and a job mean not much time for myself let alone a date with my Husband. Winning a spa date would put this sad situation right…. @Bobbity666
Christmas with a 2 year old is not exactly relaxing, even when there are 7 adults to one child, so I’d love to catch up on relaxation time!
I just need a spar day.
With two young sons, I need some me time and pampering would be perfect
i am 50 in April so this would be a lovely treat
Because I have never had a pampering day! and I really could do with one after two difficult child births.
I’d like to spend quality with my kind, inspiring, generous and wonderful friend, Simone
I would love to win because I had a very stressful and upsetting 2013 and I would like 2014 to be less stressful and for me to have more opportunities to relax and enjoy myself.
Hi I would love to win as never had the chance of going to spa.I spent most of last year poorly which as a single mum was tough and also got my sons diagnosis for autism .Would be wonderful to be pampered and able to relax :)
Everyone needs a spa day now and then.
I’d love to win this wonderful treat as had a really rubbish Christmas and New Year – managed to fall and hurt my back two days before Christmas and after recovering from that I managed to come down with flu and have spent the last two weeks feeling rougher than I have ever felt before.
Thanks for the chance to win x
I suffer with depression so this would cheer me up.Thankyou X
I would love a pamper day with my partner as we do not get to spend much time together. Thank you x
I’d love a pamper day to treat my fiancé in the run up to our wedding!
Because I am a mum….need i say any more?! lol
After a nightmare 2013 (death and major illness everywhere) I could really do with something nice to think aout
Last year nothing seem to go right and I would love this year to be a lot better so a day of Pampering would be lovely!!
Sad as it is I’ve never been to a spa and could do with a day of pampering as I run a restaurant and have spent the last few weeks doing 60+ hour weeks on my feet, plus I’m planning my wedding so need some stress relief
because i’ve been applying for jobs endlessly for AGES now and i really need to give my arms/hands a break! with love, faye xx
2014 is the year for giving up anxiety, I’ve had it for far too long .. i’m doing well so far so need a treat to help me along
Its that long since I had a pampering I forget what it is HELP !!!!
work has been horrible lately so this would be really lovely
Bleak January – I’m in need of a pick me up and a spa day is just the tonic!
Because I can’t remember the last time I pampered myself. What a treat
I’d love a spa day, seems like life is always a rush, work, school run, household chores… never ending.
I’m so stressed at the moment due to moving house, a lot of work needs doing to it so constantly doing DIY work with hubby – this would be perfect to relax my body and feel normal again.
would like to win xx
With kids going through both GCSE’s and A levels I really need a pamper day!
After 18 months of hard slog to lose 6 stone, I think I need a day of pampering!
That’s so good to find out about Salonpas as I dislocated my shoulder quite a few years back but it can be quite sore sometimes so this would be the perfect form of pain relief. Really good blog. So will get myself some. If I am lucky to win- would love to go with a fellow mummy from my toddler group as this would be a nice treat as we would so love the chance to relax. Also retweeted @yellowcumbrian
I’m a single mum of three rowdy boys
Having been pregnant for the last nearly 9 months (2 weeks to go) I have worked all the way up to the end, I’ve ached my entire pregnancy, had constant sickness and heartburn, split from the father of my baby and moved in to a new place which I re-painted myself at 7 months pregnant, I’ve barely had chance to sit down and just relax and will only be more busy once baby is here which I’m looking forward to a lot but it would be nice to have at least 1 day where I’m able to relax :)
I deserve a day of pampering with my mum to celebrate a new year, new oppurtunities, and to remember good memories after a stressful year!
its not me as such who deserves the days pampering but i would love to win and be able to take my mum who deserves it just because she so special
Being a mummy of 3 can sometimes get tiring, one day away would be lovely x
I would love to take my sister so we can have some girlie time together, she deserves pampering as she’s special
I feel I need a spa day because it is a wonderful way to escape into a relaxing world.
I deffo need this I never have a min to my self I look after my son until 2 and i have to cook clean and do my uni work before I go to work at 2 then come home at half 9 on weekends its catch up with washing ironing etc I love my life but I just need a bit of me time which I never get xx
I need a day of pampering because I’m in my final year at university and it’s stressing me out! I would love to take my mum or sister away to a spa too :) xx
I’m a tired Mum, to tired to think if anything better really… Haha!
My husband lost his mum, brother and best friend last year and could really do with me-time. I’d love to take him away for just a few hours.
I’m a mum with a full time and part time job! I’m exhausted and would love a day to myself.
Ohhh, I need a pamper day as I’m full of aches and pains after starting the training for my 15 mile charity walk in May! Simmi x
I would love a pamper day because as much as I love my two little girls a few hours to myself would be pure bliss. X x
We moved last year…I need a day away from the boxes! X
I would love a pamper day as I have a toddler, apparently I am a geriatric mother and I have just had to return to work full time, I need a rest and to feel like me again!!
Because I’m marvellous! ;) No, wait, because I’m as knackered as everyone else on this thread. :)
I would love to win this. Just because I could really do with a break!!
I’m tired. Soooooooo tired. I’m back at work, I ache all over. A spa day would be so amazing. I need to recharge my batteries!
I would love a spa day as been working lots of hours saving up to start my training to be a psychiatric nurse so could do with some pampering right now :)
I am pregnant with my third little one and in need of a bit of me time!! I have always wanted to go to a spa! This would be awesome! :)
Would love to win this so I can take my partner and spend some time with him relaxing :)
I’m a single mummy and a childminder so work with kiddies constantly, a spa day would be AWESOME! Plus I’m doing the Brighton half in 2 weeks…a massage will be needed after that!! :)
a wonderful prize to win ,Gosh , fingers xx
I would love to take my girl, a real treat :)
I’d love to win as I’ve never been to a spa before! x
Been working so hard to pay my bills, no money left over for luxuries. Would love a bit of my time for a change,
Id actually like to win the pampering day for my mum, who has been marvellous recently helping me out.
Id love to win this for my amazing wife who has had a rough pregnancy, this would be the perfect pick me up for her!
I would love a day of R & R .. to relieve all the stresses bought on by life in itself !! (and to escape the kids for a day …. oooh yeah !!! )
My cousin has had a lot of stress lately and today has fractured her hand so it would be lovely to treat her
A day of pampering would be. Amazzzzzing as I’ve just found out I’m pregnant :)
I need this because it would be my first ever spa day and I would take my sister in law with me who hasnt been on holiday for years and is in desperate need of some me time.
I would love to win because I have never been on a spa day and would live to relax with my hubbie.
I work hard and would love the break!
i need a break from working hard and saving – I need a treat every now and then, everyone does
this would be so much fun for my overworked partner :)
I’d love to win this because I’ve been under so much stress at work recently, can’t afford a hen do before I get married and would love to go with my maid of honour!
I have had a really tough year being diagnosed with MS at 23 and I need to relax and find a way to rest. I think this would be perfect. xxx
I would greatly appreciate a day of pampering with my boyfriend as we have been together 3 years in March and we need a moment of relaxation before the storm. We will be getting engaged, moving into a new house and getting a puppy during the rest of this year and we will be knackered at the end of it but will love it all the same! We would love the chance to enjoy each other’s company for the day and relax together :)
My skin is duller than a January day and my shoulders are already up to my ears. I think my body might be telling me I need to take some time out… Fingers crossed! x
It would be a lovely gift for my sons fiancée.
I need a day of pampering because I am a single mum with 4 kids who works 60 hours a week and cant remember the last time I did anything for myelf! x
Thankyou I would love to be pampered for the day x
I would love the chance to spend a day with my best friend Elaine who lives over 350 miles away from me. A chance to spend a girly day together unwinding & getting pamperd would be lush.
I am just stressed out and this would really help lift off some stress!!
need it to relax as work is to stressfull lol
A day at a spa is a much needed treat after spending the last week in bed with stomach flu
I need a day of pampering as I have one year old twin boys!!!!!
I am a working single mummy with a very active toddler. One day of pampering would be bliss :0)
I would love to spend spend some quality time with my wife :)
As a mum of course I need a day of pampering and I would take my best friend (a mummy too)!
I would like to win this to take my better half on. We run two successful businesses from home and run around after 3 children so there is little time left for “self”. Therefore it would be a lovely surprise to take her for a day of rest
My husband is off on holiday this week leaving me with the kiddies and our glorious UK weather (not) Could do with a bit of cheering up and pampering x
I’m getting married in 4 months and you could say I’m just a little stressed out with EVERYTHING that needs to be done in time lol :) x Would love a pamper!
I’d love to go with my best friend before she goes to Australia to live for a year!
To treat my mum who needs me to look after her
Kel Ellen Hirst
I don’t really need this, but my Mum does, I’d love to win so I can take her and take her mind off her problems at the moment.
After a bout of illness and my girlfriend also having an operation soon it would be good to have a pampering sesssion
Me & My husband could of with a day of pampering because the last few years having been hectic, getting our first home which still needs a lot doing and having a baby 2 weeks later (on the bathroom floor) I’m overly protective of her due to tragic events in my family and hardly ever let her out of my sight It takes a lot and we don’t really get time to ourselves and when we do it’s usually spent working on our home. It would be lovely to win these vouchers and just have a few hours downtime to focus on relaxing and being couple.
Never had a spa day and always been desperate to see what they are like plus it would be a lovely birthday present for myself! xx
Full time mummy to a 3 yr old-NEEDS A REST!!
I would give this to my sister as she is a fab single mummy to two wonderful boys. x
Would be great for my mum who just had a baby and my sister who is turning 18 :)
I would LOVE to win this. I am going through a lot of stress so a spa day would be gratefully received.
My girlfriend could do with a day of pampering because she works so hard 7 days a week and really deserves one :)
Can’t say it’s something I need, but i’d certainly like one. Would be nice to have a child free day
this would be a present for my wife and her sister to get themselves pampered,it would be great to see my wifes face when i told her about it,thanks for the chance to win xx
I’d love to win this because I’ve been poorly lately and some pampering would be amazing!
decided to try jogging to get fit, first jog round the block – OMG how unfit thought i was going to pass out & now i can hardly move lol this body needs some serious relaxation haha
I am getting married in April and it’s all a but busy and overwhelming so would love some pampering!
Just need to get away from normality..even if just for a few hours!!
Having just returned to work from mat leave, I need this to help me relax from an oh so stressful first week!
I need a break because work is so hardcore right now after budget cuts have left us with so few staff.
I’d love to win as me and my boyfriend have been setting up our own business and it is a stressful process!
Work has been soooooo busy and ww’re buying a house – a spa experience would be the ideal way to unwind.
5 children and another on the way means i need a break before things get manic again! I wouldnt have it any other way though :)
I’m a worn out mother of 3 beautiful but stressful children and I never have time for myself, I really do need a new refreshed me!
Because I’m feeling old and worn out, past my years and would love to feel relaxed and refreshed so I can enjoy been with the kids and hubby instead of grouchy and old
I would love a pamper session but don’t need one – my mum on the other hand does she is 1 stressed out girly who turned 60 on friday :)
As I survived Ofsted and my boyfriend needs a pamper from working so hard
would love the chance to pamper my gf she really deserves it
I would love to have a break from work and a day of pampering
Its been such a long time, really could do with even an hour!!!!
I am a mother of 3 active boys, full time nurse, part time university lecturer (1 day ) and have been offered the chance to do my PHD in october, deciding what i should do is stressful!
I’d love to win, it would be a nice treat :)
Feel a bit down and could do with some tlc
Wow,my sister is a stressed out mom and i have been ill so a day of pampering together would be amazing, thanks for the chance xxx
I have two kids and I’m broke – I don’t get pampered! I’ve also been having some health problems, which has been a real drag but hoping that I’m feeling a bit better so, it’d be great to get some pampering!
It’s been a long time since I have had any pampering and times have been hard to say the least…
I work as a social worker = stressed….enough said!
Had a lot of money worries over the last few years (though I appreciate who hasn’t). It would be nice to have some stress-free pampering
I would love a day of pampering with my mum we’ve recently come through the hell from year and this would be perfect to ring in better days :)
I need something to get my through these long, dark, wet days
I’m a mum of 3, need I say more :)
I am training for the london marathon and good do with some r and r
I’ve never been to a spa before.
I need a day of pampering as have been ill for over a year and in hospital 3 times within a year, could really do with a nice treat!
I need a day of pampering to cheer me up
like to win for mum whose just finish treatment for cancer
The stress is winning
Who doesn’t need a spot of pampering now and again.
Its actually my mum thats deserves some pampering as shes had a bad start to the year, would be great to treat her.
We have 3 kids, 2 of them under 3…need I say more?!!
I’m getting married this year and the stress is building quickly – would be lovely to forget everything for a day and spend it relaxing with my husband-to-be!
A breka from a young son
I’ve never had any sort of spa treatments or been to a spa centre so I’d love to try it.
I don’t need it but I will look after the baby as my girlfriend does!
I’m self-employed and never get a break…so a spot of pampering would be amazing!
I seem be very stiff from sitting at a computer all day every day – I’m sure a day of pampering would do wonders for my body :)
I just need some pampering so this would be nice
I’d love to take my mum on this, she has just retired at 67 and looks after my 92 year old grandma – she really deserves a good pamper day.
I would take my sister who is the big 30 next month. I have just had some rubbish new at work so could do with a pamper too
Because me and my fiance are so tired! And we need to relax and get pampered so we can be a best parents again :}
i would love to treat my mrs for all the things she does for me and would make her smile to see me get pampered x
Because at the moment I am going through the break up of my marriage after 13 years together. We are trying to sell the house and still living together, so my stress levels are through the roof. This makes my health so much worse as I have fibromyalgia. It would be wonderful to unwind on a spa day with my BFF! Thank you! :-)
its February, 2 months into the year and already feel like I have already done 12 months
Just because it’s FEBRUARY – yuk, yuk, yuk! Floods, constant rain, now it’s snow and ice (we live high up in the Welsh hills), can’t go anywhere ‘cos everywhere’s flooded – and just generally ‘cos it’s FEBRUARY, the most depressing month of the year, and I need cheering up! (Hope you’re having a better month!)
Would love a massage
Don’t have a sob story. It’s just the usual: really busy, not quite enough sleep & precious little me time.
I just want it to take my girlfriend there. #She is working hard travelling 3 hours a day to study for her masters and doing a part time job too. The spa break would be a relaxing treat she’d enjoy
Because it has been all work and no play lately
I’m 36 weeks pregnant, ready to pop and am in dire need of some pampering once the baby is here!
Usual mum story: not enough me time!
to capture some silent blissful me time -recharge my batteries ready to cope with anything- just call me wonderwoman
I am a girl! I always need pampering