Hens of the valleys

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Last Friday, I excitedly boarded the train from London Paddington into the Welsh valleys in search of one special lady. My lovely friend, Lottie, has decided her days of singing “all the single ladies” are well and truly over as she’s found her lobster, the very lucky Lewis. They are getting married in December and so this weekend was all about celebrating Lottie.


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The bridesmaids had organised a weekend of Christmas fun, Lottie’s favourite time of the year, all set in a beautiful house near Cardiff. And everyone managed to keep the whole thing a secret, until she arrived at the house and saw her welcome party!

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It wasn’t long before the bikinis and Santa hats were on and the bubbles were out in force (hot tub and prosecco). The swimming pool even got a bit of action, even if it was just for a quick plunge Scandinavian stylee then back into the hot tub!

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The bridesmaids had done a fantastic job of decorating the whole house in tinsel, mistletoe and candles so we were all feeling very festive. 

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Later it was into our onesies for hotdogs, popcorn, Christmas films and a few games to test Lottie’s knowledge of Lewis. 

Which we found…. could be improved!

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The next morning we were up early to take on the valleys. Quad biking.

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As a group of 18 girls we were all a nervous wreck, ready to drop out at any minute. Especially with the Welsh farmers terrifying us with threats of the quad bike tipping upside down if we didn’t lean forward or if we accelerated on a corner. After a debrief and a few laps on the practice track we were taken out across the valleys, through sheep filled fields and over dirt tracks. 


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The adrenalin rush was amazing, we loved it and soon got into the swing of racing each other at every opportunity. Plus the outfits were amazing!

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Back at the house, the wonderful bridesmaids really pulled out all the stops by cooking us a Christmas lunch with crackers and terrible jokes. 


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Then it was time for presents. A fantastic idea to have a secret Santa for the whole group plus everyone had a present for Lottie so she was showered in gifts, the lucky thing!

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I couldn’t have been happier with mine. I think it’s quite well known how I like to spend my time!

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Home made mince pies from Lottie's Grandma.
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Lucky for us we were staying right next door to a vine yard, so in true Christmas style, after stuffing our faces we went out exploring with the aim of walking it off. Sadly there wasn't any free samples!

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Back at the house everyone was getting glammed up.

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That evening we went on a bus. A PARTY BUS! It was brilliant. Loaded with alcohol, a microphone, pole and karaoke hits so we were driven into Cardiff in style. It was hilarious, especially trying to dance in a bus flying across a roundabout!  


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Cardiff hen do

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When we arrived in Cardiff, it was straight to a bar for a night of dancing! 

What a great weekend!

Wishing Lottie and Lewis lots of love for their wedding day and lives together.

Lottie, I can’t wait to see you in your dress!

Little London Girl x

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful and classy Hens night. Your friend Lottie is so lucky to have such nice friends.

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