Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A relaxing and fun weekend...

As I mentioned last weekend was my sisters hen. We had a very relaxing, fun weekend and everything went very smoothly. We stayed in these modern houses on the grounds of the 5 star Castlemartyr Hotel in East Cork. I have been to a lots of hen weekends in the last year and the service we received here was far superior with all towels provided and milk, bread and cereals left in all the houses. (On most of the other hens soap wasn't even provided!) We rented the houses through Natural Retreats (we didn't mention that it was a hen weekend!!)

On Friday night after a spa treatment, people arrived at different times so I made cocktails and we had some nibbles. It was great as everyone got to know each other and it was very relaxed! Saturday morning girls went for a swim, cycled the estate on the bikes provided or walked the Hotels Dogs!! 

Saturday afternoon 26 of us enjoyed afternoon tea in the hotel and it was delicious! We started the celebrations that night in one of the houses where I lit 70 candles to set the mood and we drank champagne with strawberries and dressed the bride-to-be up a little! We arranged a mini bus to travel to a lovely local restaurant The Woodland where we had a 6 course meal + lots of wine for 50euro a head! Very reasonable indeed! As it was late and my sister was feeling unwell we headed back to the houses and danced away to a great playlist my husband had supplied!

Sunday morning we all had breakfast and hit the road, hungover but very relaxed!

The wedding countdown is on now...only 3 weeks  to go!! 

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