The Hen Do

I have been so overwhelmed by the love and support through this whole process and there are these milestones that are part of the process but when you’re going through it you realise they are so much more than that.

My hen do plans had been a secret since the beginning and I had no idea at all what to expect, the girls did an amazing job keeping it all quiet, the only direction I had was to arrive at one of the bridesmaids houses at 1pm on the Friday and we would go from there.

Now being a group of 15, made it hard to book something as renters aren’t that keen to rent their places to a large group of girls so the girls mentioned they had been let down on the first place they booked and they were left with only 4 weeks to sort a replacement. They did an incredible job. The first night we stayed at my parents house as they were away for the weekend, the girls were nervous about telling me this but I thought it was perfect and it also acted as a little stop gap to get everyone together before we headed off on the Saturday.

Friday was full of games and laughter and an amazing paella was cooked by bridesmaid Levanah, then Saturday we headed up to Derbyshire to a cottage and in the evening we had a private dinner and night out in Derby. I had the best time ever!

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One of the most special parts of it, was on the Saturday morning I was presented with a book with a picture of me on the front and it was a memoir book and the girls had a page each to give a memory of me and them and a personal note for the big day…needless to say I got emotional.

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It’s the times like these when you reflect on what amazing friends you have and the huge part they play in your life. To my girls, I love you all dearly!

L+R