Live blogging is a new concept to me, I’ve never had the pleasure of doing it before so I hope readers will understand if there are any grammatical mistakes or huge errors with my photography as I’m using my ipad to blog.
I have under and hour to write this post which is probably the least time I’ve ever spent writing a blog post. We’re flying to Geneva this evening to start our skiing holiday and if you read my post a couple of days ago you will know that we have had nothing but stress. Travelling with children brings it’s own stress so I really wanted to show other parents how you can cut out the stress and start to enjoy your journey.
When you enter the No1 lounge at Birmingham airport you can see straight away that it’s going to be a luxurious start to your holiday, the live herb wall is a beautiful piece of living art and something I’ve never actually seen before.
Signs tell you to check in with reception where you give your name and flight number and you are then free to make use of the facilities in the lounge.
The bar is stocked with a wide range of alcohol including Peroni on draught which just happens to be one of my favourite lagers. The choice of spirits is absolutely massive and there is something for everyone without a doubt.
For non alcohol drinkers there are fizzy drinks and water on draught and a fabulous tea and coffee machine with a great selection of hot beverages available.
Once I got my Peroni I headed straight for the buffet table whichever looked so appetising, the potato salad was to die for and definitely the best I’ve had in a long time, there was some delicious looking cheese with crackers and a selection of chutney, some beautiful tomato soup which Arthur ate with gusto and fresh fruit.
Travellers are able to order one dish from the menu and for an extra £10 can order an A La Carte meal. We ordered the fish and chips, vegetable Dahl and farmhouse terrine.
Our stay in the lounge fell slap bang on Arthur’s usual tired time so he was a little more cranky than usual, we made him a makeshift play pen so he didn’t disturb the other travellers and he seemed quite happy pottering about in his little space.
Ok, maybe I spoke too soon, he soon became very tired so to stop Arthur’s crying we order some food to accompany his bottle!
We ordered fish and chips, vegetable dal pot, and the farmhouse terrine. We expected small portions and the best way to describe them is larger than a starter but smaller than a main meal, however the food was delicious and filled a space, with a little bit of salad and crackers to accompany it! The meals were like a bite size portion according to Lucie which I didn’t think was accurate at all.
As the lounge began to fill the staff seemed a little too busy, especially when food was ordered, however, the customers remained patient which was a good thing because of the occasional Arthur outburst.
I only wish we had spent more time in the lounge, it’s the perfect place for travellers to relax and is extremely family friendly, in fact the staff could not have been more accommodating.
* My visit to the lounge was complementary this post is honest and impartial as always*