Holidays & Hen Days (and Nights!)

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Category : Real Weddings

The past week has went by in a blur. We spent 4 days at the Centerparcs in Whinfell Forrest and then I had a hen day (and night, and subsequent day feeling ill and sorry for myself),

Although I had heard great things about the place (Centerparcs), when we first arrived and the rain was pouring and the car park was busy and we had hours to walk around in the rain before seeing our lodge – I must admit, I was a bit apprehensive. But, after a lovely pizza at Bella Italia and a wander around the place, it is easy to see why people go back year after year. Our little one is only 2, and after last year where he was confined to the buggy for a lot of our holiday (in Tenerife), it was great to be able to let him “off the leash”.

There is so much for kids of all ages, and even though the place isn’t that big, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. Right, sales rep chat over.

So, the hen day. Wow – Alisons bridesmaids did her proud.

First we went to a terrific ceramic painting shop in Kirkintilloch. Where, after much debate over whether I should paint a cup, or a bowl, or a christmas decoration or, well let’s just say the list goes on. In the end – I opted for a teapot. Yup, no more tinkers tea in this household! I think I have a natural talent – wouldn’t you agree?

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And then we sailed down the canal in a lovely barge fit for, well for a group of girls looking to sing and dance and be merry! The wine was flowing, we played Mr&Mrs quiz, we sang along to dirty dancing and take that and waved to all the passers by (some of whom made rude gestures, but hey ho, that’s Glasgow for you!)

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All in all, a great day out – lot’s of friendly faces, lot’s of happy memories and lot’s of sore heads the following day!

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