Monday, 30 June 2008

Hen Weekend...



I've just come back from a weekend away in York. The occasion was for one of my close friend's Hen Party and I won't lie and say I was looking forward to it! I don't really do 'girlie stuff'... although I may have acquired a taste for pink champagne.


It was a revelation! Boy, do those girls know how to shop! We pounded the pavements for the whole day on Saturday: dresses were bought for the wedding, hats were tried on and accessories were deliberated over. Fortunately, my outfit is sorted, although I have had my eyes opened to the world of fascinators. Although I have 2 perfectly good hats, either of which will go with my dress, I may have to join the trend and get a fascinator instead.

On Saturday night we ate at The Biltmore Bar and Grill. The food was excellent. I had asparagus to start, followed by halibut and then creme brulee (who wouldn't?). I'm a real sucker for tasteful table decoration and everything got a seal of approval!

It was all quite tame in the end, although it's obvious that late nights are much harder to cope with - there was a distinct quietness on the train coming home compared to the excited chatter that went on on the journey up on Friday. The train service from London is now much improved and it took less than 2 hours, so I would definitely go back and have another look around, Driftwood!

I'm sitting here (actually, I'm slumped) and thinking how on earth I'm going to find the energy to go to work...

16 comments:

  1. I would love to go to York one day, did you get to see much? I didn't know that those head things were called fascinators! I suppose its preferable to wearing a hat as you wont get flat hat hair!

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  2. York has been on my list of places to visit for a little while now. I'm hoping G and I will be able to go soon. But I'm so very glad we do bridal showers rather than hen weekends in America--a sedate afternoon tea is much more my speed! K x

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  3. I'll put the kettle on, or shall I get in the pink champagne now you have developed a liking for it!
    glad you had a great weekend!

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  4. Sounds exhausting! But York is lovely, worth a visit. It never used to be hen weekends did it (or stag for that matter)? Used to be just a night out. How times have changed!

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  5. York is lovely isn't it. Did you get time to visit the Minster? It's so peaceful and beautiful in there. The shops have so many tempting things don't they in those litttle narrow passages.

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  6. I do love York. It's four years since our last visit and I think we need to go back ...

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  7. Oooh, you dirty stop-out! I can't take the pace anymore either - it's shameful isn't it, when you want to go to bed at around 11pm? *blush*

    Never been to York - is it beautiful?

    x

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  8. I was thinking of you- knew you would have a good time ;)
    Glad it went well, York is fabulous, I am definitely a fan. Of that and pink champagne..or any colour champagne, in fact..x

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  9. Since I am these days to be found sleeping soundly by 10.00pm I would have struggled I am afraid! ALthough the idea of walking around York, camera in hand, is immensely appealing!!

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  10. Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE York. It is the most lovely city. I went there quite a few years ago now - it is so beautiful.
    Well done on all the shopping. Sounds like you need a week-end off to recover!

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  11. I had no idea what a fascinator was!! But now I do :o) I must say, I don't have one myself. Those little shopping streets look so quaint... and the pink champagne sounds like fun!
    xox,
    Linnea

    http://linneapaulina.typepad.com

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  12. sounds like you had a lovely time, I lived in York for ten yrs or so untl I moved at he end of last year, it is a lovely city. And yes, LoveLOve the Biltmore, their g&t's are the best i have ever tasted....mmm look now its 7.18am and i am thinking of a g&t :o)x

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  13. I think that the reason they are called fascinators is because if you sit behind somebody wearing one the feathers wave around in a slightly hypnotic way. I know - I did!

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  16. Looks so much fun! Nice blog article i really liked it thanks for sharing and suggesting about about Hen Ideas.

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