My chocolate fix

I’ve just come back from my secret weekend adventure.

I had no idea where we were going or what we were going to do. I just knew that we were going somewhere in the middle of the countryside.

It turned out that Sir Pe had checked us into Sätra Brunn, one of Sweden’s oldest spas. People have been coming here ‘to take the waters’ since 1700.

The spa is set in a huge park and two-hundred-year old buildings have now been converted into hotel rooms. (You can see one of the hotel wings in the long red building behind me in the picture.)

Some of the very old cottages are nearly 300 years old and are not used nowadays — like the old red cabin on the right-hand side of the photo below.

The oldest spring is Trinity Spring and it is still bubbling today. Housed in a wooden yellow building, it is open to everyone who wants to come and taste its water. Trinity Spring, together with six other springs dotted around the estate, provide all the drinking water for the spa resort. Nowadays though, the iron and sulfur are filtered out.

Trinity spring

After checking into the hotel, we wandered over to the swimming pool. The water was 34 C – almost as hot as the air at a balmy 30 C!

My next surprise awaited… a dark chocolate full body massage and facial! I smelled delicious, my skin was rehydrated and I was so relaxed I could have floated away…

As my one of my T shirts declares, “There’s nothing wrong with me that a little bit of chocolate can’t fix!”

Me - enjoying a chocolate glow

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56 responses

  1. Sir Pe

    I’m glad you enjoyed it! We really must do this again sometime 🙂

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    July 5, 2010 at 11:26

  2. Chocolate!

    Chocolate!!!

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    July 5, 2010 at 11:46

  3. Chocolate!!!!

    You look wonderful. But after bathing in chocolate, what else can you expect?

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    July 5, 2010 at 11:54

  4. waystationone

    you look most glowing…smiles.
    very cool weekend!
    so do you get to eat your way out of this….lol.

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    July 5, 2010 at 12:17

  5. You have a lovely husband! That was such a lovely thing for him to do 🙂

    C x

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    July 5, 2010 at 12:27

  6. Sounds wonderful – a real treat!

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    July 5, 2010 at 13:50

  7. What a special surprise!!
    I´ve never heard of a chocolate massage before, but how can it be anything but good?! You really are glowing!

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    July 5, 2010 at 14:03

  8. I’m forwarding this to my husband!

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    July 5, 2010 at 14:04

  9. Di

    Anyone would recognize me. I’m the girl in the neighborhood always walking around with chocolate stains at the corners of my mouth.

    Sounds like a fabulous week-end and you look WONDERFUL!

    Di

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    July 5, 2010 at 14:10

  10. That sounds fabulous and you do look like your glowing. Chocolate is always the answer.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    July 5, 2010 at 14:25

  11. I’ve never heard of this and am making it a priority to get a chocolate massage now. Thank you for introducing me to edible skin treatments!!

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    July 5, 2010 at 15:37

  12. I nearly swooned when I read this. What an extraordinary place and I love your creative photos.

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    July 5, 2010 at 16:46

  13. Too envious to write a thing! Wonderful weekend!

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    July 5, 2010 at 16:56

  14. I am jealous! What a perfect weekend.

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    July 5, 2010 at 18:22

  15. Beautiful countryside. The pics through rare-view mirror are fantastic.

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    July 5, 2010 at 21:05

  16. Oh, how fantastic! I’m so happy for you and I’m sooo envious! You look terrific! And chocolate, too? That has to be heaven! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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    July 5, 2010 at 21:09

  17. What a great get away. Sounds like so much fun and looks beautiful too from your photographs. Great shot of you.

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    July 5, 2010 at 21:18

  18. A chocolate glow! I love it!

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    July 5, 2010 at 21:21

  19. I could use a chocolate full body massage! I bet the aroma was delicious. Sounds absolutely wonderful. 🙂

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    July 5, 2010 at 21:32

  20. Chrissy Marie

    It certainly sounds different 😀

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    July 5, 2010 at 22:08

  21. Fi – I’m a little bit jealous! You’re using glow and chocolate in the same sentence. I’d try it in my bath tub, but somehow, I don’t think it would be the same. You deserve it!

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    July 5, 2010 at 22:44

  22. i’m in the mood fer chocolate suddenly:)
    love the photos of the red barn in the mirrors, lots!

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    July 6, 2010 at 00:33

  23. Sir Pe is DEFINITELY a keeper!!!
    you look fabulous!

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    July 6, 2010 at 01:57

  24. What a delightful adventure – a spa *and* chocolate. awesome!

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    July 6, 2010 at 04:02

  25. I might be a little bit jealous.

    Sounds like a wonderful adventure.

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    July 6, 2010 at 04:04

  26. Yes I am a tad jealous..and you look lovely with a chocolate glow..what a doll that rascal Sir Pe is:)

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    July 6, 2010 at 05:58

  27. Such a wonderful surprise. I love the idea of a dark chocolate massage and facial, as long as there’s some to eat too.

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    July 6, 2010 at 05:59

  28. Cool idea, would have loved to see you with you your chocolate mask on.
    You are stunningly beautiful!

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    July 6, 2010 at 06:17

  29. wow, it’s great to be pampered with chocolates.:p

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    July 6, 2010 at 07:25

  30. nice post!

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    July 6, 2010 at 07:32

  31. such a pretty and sweet as chocolate place!!

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    July 6, 2010 at 07:37

  32. your smile says it all – a real treat

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    July 6, 2010 at 11:04

  33. What a pleasant surprise. I love places like that with so much history.

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    July 6, 2010 at 13:20

  34. Chocolate? That has got to make your stomach growl.

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    July 6, 2010 at 13:20

  35. Beautiful world!
    Great post Lady Fi.
    Have a nice week.

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    July 6, 2010 at 13:32

  36. LadyFi: Into each life a little chocolate must fall to sweeten the day. Neat photo of the lady herself.

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    July 6, 2010 at 14:35

  37. Wow ! that I call a world ! You probably came out of there like a new born baby !

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    July 6, 2010 at 16:10

  38. wow, that massage sounds just great. 🙂

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    July 6, 2010 at 22:36

  39. You look absolutely beautiful!!!

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    July 6, 2010 at 23:01

  40. What a fabulous surprise and a great place to visit. Chocolate, the perfect touch!
    Thanks for sharing,
    jj

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    July 6, 2010 at 23:25

  41. You look so lovely and relaxed! I think I need to sign up for chocolate therapy as well!

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    July 7, 2010 at 00:00

  42. Oh that sounds like a wonderful time!

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    July 7, 2010 at 00:06

  43. A dark chocolate full body massage and facial!!!?????? OH MY GOD … why have I never heard of this! I would be in heaven … or hell. I guess I couldn’t lick it off myself could I?

    That is a great photo of you … you look LOVELY!!

    The photos (and using the mirrors like that) were gorgeous.

    What a wonderful gift!

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    July 7, 2010 at 03:04

  44. Everything about this post is fabulous.
    Especially the photo of you looking so relaxed and content.
    and you were so brave to go along with a surprise, I’m kind of a chicken about stuff like that .

    I can take or leave chocolate , but I doubt they do cheese massages 🙂

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    July 7, 2010 at 03:55

  45. Aren’t you the lucky one:) I’d probably be tasting the chocolate while it’s on me hehehe!

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    July 7, 2010 at 04:33

  46. You certainly look happy. Was it difficult getting the chocolate off? I can’t imagine a chocolate massage.

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    July 7, 2010 at 05:34

    • Actually, it was more like a rich cocoa-based massage with cocoa lotion… (Not real chocolate although it smellt gorgeous.)

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      July 7, 2010 at 06:35

  47. Sounds and looks spectacular!

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    July 7, 2010 at 07:27

  48. I’m sorry, did you say chocolate body massage? I think I passed out for a second.

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    July 7, 2010 at 08:58

  49. That sounds fabulous! You’ve just added to my list of “must experience” places 😉

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    July 8, 2010 at 00:17

  50. What a wonderful surprise for you! When I was a kid I once had a bath in seaweed and was scrubbed by an old woman til my skin was red! Nothing like chocolate.

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    July 8, 2010 at 19:52

  51. Three cheers for Sir Pe for thinking of and planning a getaway like that for you. Of course you know, men like that are hard to come by! You look dreamy and swoony and I’m thinkin’ Sir Pe is one smart guy!!!!! Glad you had such a great time! 🙂

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    July 8, 2010 at 20:19

  52. One of my favorite T shirts reads: Three out of the four voices in my head say, “eat the chocolate!”

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    July 9, 2010 at 17:37

  53. Everything about it sounds completely heavenly. Sweden is so beautiful. Every time I come here I get to visit a little more of it. Maybe one day I’ll actually visit for real.

    And you, Lady Fi, are gorgeous!

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    July 10, 2010 at 17:52

  54. Wow, sounds fantastic! Good to see yr photo too 🙂

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    July 12, 2010 at 12:39

  55. Not sure how I managed to miss this post but the chocolate adventure sounds fantastic!

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    July 24, 2010 at 10:36

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