An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

Last month Allyn and I celebrated our anniversary, spending the night at the contemporary Novotel Blackfriars Hotel in their beautiful top floor executive room.

Here is our story.

Twas three nights before Christmas and all through their flat,
nothing was stirring, not even a stray cat.
Because the master and miss were out for the night,
to celebrate their love by a skyscraper of light.

Two years they'd been together, best friends and lovers,
and so off they went for a night like no other.
They'd been invited to stay at a London hotel.
Here they would meet by the lifts (I mean) stairwell.

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

The girl arrived first, checking in with great speed.
She was given two keys, with a smile that did please.
Up she went in the lift to the thirteenth floor,
where at the end of the hall was an executive door.

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

As she tapped her key and the door clicked open,
she held her breathe as the room suddenly brightened.
A short corridor lead to a spacious room on one side,
on the right was a bathroom that was currently disguised.

At once she ran over and pulled open the nets.
Immediately she gasped at the sight her eyes met.
For right in the middle was a building we all know,
whilst tiny bodies and cars bustled on down below.

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

A large bed in the centre was surrounded by light.
On the other side sat a desk, the perfect place to write.
Here the girl poured her heart out with many a written word,
to tell her man why she loved him, a phrase not unheard.

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

As she looked at the clock she gasped at the time!
Not long till the other would join her in rhyme.
She stepped into the bathroom and smiled at its size,
for it was spacious and warm, a pleasant surprise.

The girl hopped in the shower and was soon fresh as a daisy.
To miss out on the open waters she'd have had to been crazy!
Then back out she went into the luxurious room,
where she sat and gave her nails a much needed groom.

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

Knock knock! "Who could that be?"
... she said in a whisper,
not for a while was she expecting the mister.
As she opened the door the girl grinned in glee,
before her stood a present for their anniversary.

Makeup applied, hair curled and heels on,
she threw on some lippie and then she was gone.
As she reached the ground floor she saw
the most handsome guy,
smartly dressed with a smile, she knew those blue eyes.

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

They walked hand in hand to the restaurant next door,
Jamboree, a Caribbean spot for spicy food and more.
Two cocktails were ordered, both refreshing and fruity,
then two burgers, two sides, a food heaven beauty!

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

Laughing and chatting they caught up over fries,
crispy onion, juicy meat.. All large in size.
Merry and in love they couldn't resist a last treat,
and so opted for the sharer of two something sweet.

Passion fruit parfait came with a small brownie,
As they each giggled away at many an untold story.
The man sipped on a coffee before they both full, left the table,
A second pud, another bite? They were most definitely not able!

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

Up to the top floor they rose in the lift.
It was time to give their most meaningful of gifts.
Words of love were exchanged, presents unwrapped,
each thoughtful and teary, many moments recapped.

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

With the sky now dark, the city lights shone through.
The man and his lover both enjoyed the spectacular view.
Two glasses of Prosecco were poured for a cheers,
as the Shard sparkled away, so close and so clear.

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

The next morning the two awoke, light streaming in.
The city was alive, and so must their day begin.
Down they went to the restaurant for fresh juice and tea,
hot breakfast, fresh pastries and a cup of coffee.

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

After packing upstairs they headed down to the spa.
Why not enjoy a quick swim, relax in the sauna?
It was relaxing and quiet, a perfect retreat,
for a last bit of aaaaaaah before heading back out onto the streets.

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An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

Keys returned, all checked out, as they left they both smiled,
looking back at the hotel, the winter air crisp and mild.
They'd shared a perfect evening, at the Novotel Blackfriars,
a place of fond memories, meeting their hearts' desires.

An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars
An Anniversary Tale at the Novotel Blackfriars

A big thank you to the Novotel Blackfriars who invited us to stay as a part of their #1000stories campaign. As you know, all views are my own and I was very impressed with our experience!


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11 Comments

  1. 18th February 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Such a lovely way of telling your story! I was hooked! The hotel looks gorgeous too!

  2. theCuriousPixie
    11th January 2017 / 9:27 am

    Loved reading about your rhyming stay!

    • 11th January 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you!

  3. Papa Shep
    10th January 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Only one word – Aaaaaaawwwwwwwhhhhhhhhh
    Bless you both x

  4. 10th January 2017 / 8:00 pm

    I love this poem Eppie! And Happy belated Anniversary!

    • 11th January 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Thanks Maggie!

  5. 10th January 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Eppie, this is such a gorgeous post – my heart actually melted! Happy Anniversary to you and the Mr. xx

    • 11th January 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Oh thank you darling! xxx

  6. 10th January 2017 / 10:16 am

    I loved creative posts like this! Looks like a fab stay!

    • 11th January 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks Angie! x

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