There is nothing better than spending time with your girly pals (and daughters!) but whats even better is when you all spend it together at a luxury spa for the weekend!
Saturday 4th June 9.15am and I meet my daughters/ granddaughter /sister/ nieces/ new soon to be in-laws and friends at Wetherspoons in Widnes for my youngest daughters Spa hen weekend at the very beautiful Thornton Hall hotel and Spa.
The hens were all clucking raring to go…sipping on champagne and tucking into a hearty breakfast, the selfies were in full flow.
My daughter Tanya (The Bride To Be) was radiant and I have not seen her look as happy, parading round in her mock veil and tiara complete with sceptre (she is my princess after-all) we all had matching pink T-shirts displaying the obligatory hen text…and we couldn’t wait to get o the mini bus to take us to our heavenly spa destination.
Paul Roberts our chauffeur for the journey picked us up ahead of time (great service Paul from AR Travel) and he had very kindly decorated our ride with banners and balloons (Thank Paul & Amanda at AR Travel you guys give the best service)
We all boarded and headed off to Thornton Hall, 5 minutes in and my niece Kerry handed out Hen party bags filled with various funnies (can’t tell you what they were its a family blog lol!).
We arrived at Thornton Hall checked in and was whisked straight off with Tanya, my other daughter Katy and my granddaughter Fraier to the spa for a Rasual Mud bath.
The treatment was incredible, we slathered on a pink mud that smelt of fresh red berries, we waited for it to dry and then had to sit in the steam room (I couldn’t stand the heat so I just did the mud drying and then showered it off) Tanya, Katy and Fraier had a ball in the steam room and the laughter emerging from it made momma bear smile to see how happy my girls were, and the sudden realization that my youngest is now a lady with a great career and soon to have a wonderful husband (Kleenex moment!)
So after our mud rasul treatment we donned our fluffy bath robes and matching slippers and headed out to join the rest of the hens in the gardens of Thornton hall…..and OMG what stunning gardens they are, perfectly manicured and the fact we picked the hottest weekend to date this year it really couldn’t be more perfect if we tried.
Drinks are now flowing, food ordered and the rest of the hens were taking their turns in the spa for their treatments.
It really was a scorching day and we all headed over to the outdoor Jacuzzi and sun loungers for cocktails and lots of giggles, and when it got too hot we went and had a swim in the spa pool …although Tanya cooled off in the Ice Cave complete with shovel for snow and a red-hot bikini !
It was so nice to see each and every one us during the course of the day completely unwind and to see how much Effort had gone into the planning of the entire weekend, thanks to Katy (maid of honor) and also some help from my niece Kerry too, Tanya was just beaming all day it really was the best time spent with the best people.
As evening approached Katy had arranged for us all to have a slumber party (pj’s only !) with a delicious buffet and copious amounts of cocktails and party games.
Sisters in slumberland
The night was filled with laughter , dancing , great food and great company, by 11pm me and my sister (not very rock n roll) said our good-nights and went off to our lovely hotel room for the best sleep I have had in years….I may have to live there planning ahead haha!
Around midnight we heard the rest of the hens passing our window still laughing still enjoying the night and it made me smile 😎 a mum is only happy when she knows her children are happy…this was for sure one of those special times.
My and my sister Jeanette woke early (nothing new there then!) showered dressed and off to meet the hens for breakfast before our ride arrived.
Breakfast was served in the most beautiful room…decadent , elegant and steeped in history, yes the breakfast was amazing but I was more impressed by my surroundings.
Tanya the bride to be entered the breakfast room glowing , she looked beautiful as always followed by my eldest daughter and granddaughter who looked as equally radiant
The whole weekend I can honestly say was the best ever and we all laughed so much our sides ached, we just didn’t want it to end…but the best is yet to come…THE WEDDING is on the 18th September at Crewe Hall and we are soooo excited for the next chapter.
Our driver Paul from AR Travel arrived again ahead of time (we like this 1st class service no waiting around) and we all boarded for the joinery home after what has been the perfect Hen weekend for my babygirl ahead of her wedding to the man of her Dreams Paul Shone.
Till next time folks …hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Next stop the WEDDING !!!!