Yesterday was my friend Noelle's "hen do." She is getting married in just 4 weeks, and I am so excited for her and her fiance, Richard. They are such nice people, and such a great couple. Since Noelle is Mormon (just like me)she doesn't drink and didn't want a boozy night out on the town. So she organized her own hen day and we went to Harrogate to the Turkish baths and then to Betty's for tea.
Can I just say that the baths were frickin' AMAZING?! Totally Google harrogate turkish baths and look at their website. We showered, steamed, went in the plunge pool (which was truly icy) and then into a series of hot rooms. There were 10 of us in our party at the baths, and we all got sweaty and purified our skin together while we shared a good gossip. Then the gossip continued at Betty's where we were joined by 4 more women. Very civilized and posh!
There was only one downside, and it was that I got home so much later than anticipated--about 2 hours later. But Martin was home, and I kept him updated (with Emma's phone, since I left mine home. Thanks, Emma!) and he was pretty cool with it. I missed bed time, which made me kind of sad. But not enough so to ruin my euphoria.
Seriously, mom you need to come over for another visit so we can go to the baths in Harrogate. I think you'd really enjoy them! Or any of my friends or sisters, as well. Really good time, and I'd like to share it with everyone I know.