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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hen Weekend in Barcelona - Day 1

On Friday 12 of us - Kirsteen, Ailsa, Lesley, Michelle, Gillian, Jenny, Sarah, my Mum, Gill, Auntie Caroline and Auntie Celia set off on my hen weekend to Barcelona, Spain. We flew from Edinburgh direct to Barcelona on a FlyGlobespan flight, which took only 2hrs and 20 minutes from Edinburgh.

Unfortunately my wee sister Karen couldn't make it. But she had a very good excuse - she was having a baby!

On arrival at the airport I was made to wear this rather fetching tiara and veil which got me a few funny looks. Hopefully I will look better in the real one on the wedding day!

Me at the airport with silly veil

Michelle, Lesley and Kirsteen are looking a bit too cheerful for this time of morning.

Michelle, Lesley & Kirsteen

We had a good flight and arrived at the Hotel Tryp Apolo in the early afternoon. The hotel was nice and the rooms were a pretty good size.

As was to be the theme of this weekend, we started off with some lunch and an alcoholic refreshment. Since we were in Spain most of us had a large tankard of Sangria each.

Here is a photo of Michelle, Kirsteen and Ailsa as we wait for our first refreshment of the weekend.

Waiting for lunch

and the three sisters - my Auntie Caroline, Mum and Auntie Celia.

Waiting for lunch

After lunch we had a bit of a wander round the streets of Barcelona and visited a market which had amazing displays of fruit...

At the market in Barcelona

and pick n mix ...

Pick n Mix

In the evening we all gathered in my room for a few glasses of champagne and cava before heading out. Here's my Mum, Auntie Caroline and Gill enjoying a few Cavas.

Friday night drinks

and Jenny and Sarah

Jenny and Sarah

Everyone kindly gave me some pressies, which included handcuffs, 1913 guides to being a husband/wife, rubber gloves, more handcuffs, glow in the dark penis earrings (I decided not to wear them) and much more, including a rather handy "bun pincher"!

Bun Pincher

That evening we had a lovely meal at a resturant which I can't recall the name of (and have no photos to show for it) and finished off the evening with a rather large nightcap in the hotel bar. Spanish measures seem to be four times bigger than Scottish ones and the Drambuie took up half the glass.



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