Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Janey's Hen Weekend

On Saturday three cars travelled down to York filled with friends and family to share in Janey's Hen weekend. Janey and Roscoe's big day is on the 22nd we thought York would be a great location for the weekend. We stopped for a break at Lockerbie because we know the officers stationed their at the Salvation Army.....Major's Margaret and Jim Prescott, and they have a lovely coffee shop. We spent about an hour and a half there enjoying the excellent food put on for us. I had the most tastiest bacon and tatty scone roll I have ever had. Not a bit of fat on the bacon, and that was just spot on for me. So thank you Margaret and Jim for the lovely welcome and hospitality.

We then headed off to York, and besides traffic jams at Scotch Corner, the journey was pleasant and trouble free. We arrived in York around 1.45pm and dropped off our stuff at the Ramada Encore Hotel. We were so fortunate as the hotel was situated right beside the main shops and 10 minutes walk from York Minister, which is beautiful!

After popping our stuff into our rooms,we all headed out to the shops as we needed to meet up with Janey's sister-in-law and her friend who had travelled from Husband's Bosworth....and yes...that is the name of a place! Joanne and Lauren, who are the bridesmaids had some plans up their sleeve for the weekend....all clean fun. The first task was a scavenger find things such as a bus ticket....a button...5 York Tourist attractions leaflets....something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue......a foreign coin and then one of the hardest things, which none of us were able to find was a coin dated with the bride's birth year!

We had a coffee stop at Costa's and then headed back to the hotel to get freshened up before going out for our dinner. Ruth. the Mother of the Groom had booked us into another hotel for dinner, and so we headed there for 6pm. Joanne and Lauren had brought lots of wee goodies for Jane to wear. The essential thing for a bride to be...a flashing learner plate....she also had to wear a crown, and a pink fluffy wand which made Janey all excited...anything pink and fluffy and she's happy.

Both Joanne and Lauren wore crowns which said "bridesmaids", so I think Jane was quite glad that she wasn't the only one wearing something embarrassing.

We shared a lovely meal together and at the end of it Jane was presented with small memento's from each of us. We had been asked by Joanne to bring a small thing that reminded us of Janey and she would be able to keep everything as a keepsake. She got all sorts of lovely things such as photo frames as she is forever filling her house with photos....fluffy socks, another favourite....nurse teddies as Janey is a nurse....and so on. Now what did I bring for my best friend? Well I have known Janey for a long, long time....we go way back....and I thought really hard on what reminds me of Janey. I decided it could only be one thing....a whoopee cushion....let's just say that she isn't called bright and breezy Janey for nothing. Thomas always says that Janey is like a sister to him, and believe me, there are definite similarities between them both in that department. Janey took the joke in good style as always.

We then headed over the bridge for a ghost walk which was starting at 8pm. We all didn't know what to expect and were a wee bit concerned about Sarah in case she got a fright and the baby popped out too soon. You will be glad to hear that it wasn't too bad at all, infact it was really enjoyable as the chap leading the walk was such a laugh and was so nice. He even slipped in a few bride ghost stories to wind up Janey....and I think it did a wee bit! The look on her face! Infact while on the ghost walk I took a few pictures and they came out very mysterious......spooky!

Afterwards we headed back to the hotel and enjoyed coffee's, teas and hot chocolate's at the bar. Here more games took place.....each of us putting three items from our handbag into an envelope, and then having to guess whose stuff belonged to who was quite good fun. Of course Janey was set up....Joanne had made up a special envelope with stuff inside just claiming to be Janey's. There was a big deal there and then a Purple Ronnie book came out with let's just say an ever so slightly embarrassing topic about men's delicate areas.

Janey couldn't believe that everyone thought it was hers, and even when Joanne opened up the book to read the inscription "this book belongs to Jane Anderson" she insisted profusely that it was not hers. She knew she had been well set up. And as for the third item....I couldn't tell you....we paid no attention after laughing so hard to Janey reading out some poems from the Purple Ronnie book. After playing another game some of us went back to our room, and had some chocolate and crisps and tea, while having a scream with the whoopee cushion. What a laugh!

It would be fair to say that Janey was exhausted after a day of shinanigins!

On the Sunday we shared breakfast together and then went out shopping before heading back up home. It was a great weekend...lots of fun and laughter was had by all. Roscoe's stag weekend this week! Behave yourself boys.

So here's to you both, Jane and Ross and your married life together.

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