A gorgeous converted barn with a hot tub in the middle of the Welsh countryside can only mean one thing (well, it can mean two things once you add ten twenty-something girls on their first ever hen do), but the main thing about being in the middle of nowhere, is that there’s not an awful lot to do in the surrounding area.
But, instead of gorging ourselves on any more phallic looking foods, we decided to venture out to a FUN DAY at the grounds of an old castle nearby. Well, we were looking for fun, and the clue was in the title, right?!
Greeted by significantly older ladies dressed in Victorian attire, we trundled through the spitting rain into the grounds and looked at one another with a knowing smirk that this was perhaps not what our hen, or our group of giggling girls, had in mind.
Though you know what, we only went and made the bloody best of it!
A punch & Judy show was first on the agenda, and luckily you can’t go wrong with a bit of slapstick comedy.
Laughter – check.
Next was a guided tour around the castle. We found humour in the fact that it reminded us of museums we’d been dragged to by our parents over the years, got told off for giggling as if we were those children being dragged round by our parents, and took part in the craft section that was clearly meant for 8 year olds.
Culture, sort of – check.
FInally, the band, not exactly to our taste, but this video will say it all.
It makes me giggle every time I see it; we managed to gather a crowd and become the entertainment. Because, well, that’s just how we roll.
It made me realise that sometimes, it really doesn’t matter where you are, or what you’re doing, as long as you’re with your favourite people. Oh, and are willing to act like a fool and laugh at yourself, of course.