I'd never been to Galway until this weekend, and I'm sure I'll return but I'm not sure that my epic first visit will be topped.
Let me set the scene. Myself and 4 friends were all heading to Galway for P's hen do. We'd obviously had the details of the weekend for a while and we knew there were roughly 30 of us coming together. We were looking forward to it, we all get on wonderfully, and along with P, are all very close. But I don't think any of us realised just how truly awesome the weekend would be.
It all started on the Friday on the bus over. 11 of us on a mini bus, various forms of alcohol and some great tunes. It was the Party Bus, and it allowed us to form some bonds with new people. Plus, we had the Hen so we had to kick things off early.
The rest of the weekend continued in the same theme, my stomach muscles hurt from laughing so much and I have some fabulous memories and pictures of us all together.
I've been on a fair few hen dos, all of which have been amazing, and I don't want anyone reading this to think I'm poo pooing theirs. Not at all, I loved every minute of every one I've been on previously and have amazing memories from them all.
I have to take my hat off to the organisers of last weekend. There were 33 of us in total and we were the biggest Hen Do in Galway last weekend. I've organised two hen dos before. A small, intimate one of 3, and a slightly larger one of 12 (I think it was 12!). These things take a hell of a lot of organisation, coordination and patience. To arrange one for 33 people, from a number of different locations and for everything to go as slickly as it did, I applaud you ladies I really do.
Everyone got on well, no one got lost, there were no dramas, everyone dressed up for the burlesque dancing activity and everyone had a rip roaring time. The weather was a bit naff but we soldiered on through.
It's evidence of the awesomeness of P really. We'd all come together for her, and she deserved every second of spoiling this weekend. Not too long until the wedding, I know it'll be in the same vein and I can't wait.
It's weekends like that that, again, make me realise how lucky I am to have the friends that I do.
So, thank you to P for inviting me. Thank you to the bridesmaids for their truly epic organisation, thoughtfulness and all round awesomeness. And thank you to the other 4 girls in our little circle. You all rock...as do Unicorns. ;-)
A short post this week, I'm wrecked and genuinely haven't got the energy to write much more!
Until next time, much love.