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Preparing for a Hen Do with Fibromyalgia

I'm not going to lie, I've got an insanely busy few months coming up. As someone who is used to spending a lot of time alone, this is genuinely so different to my normal life, but I'm so happy about it! I did a quick post earlier this year going over some of the things I've got going on this year, so I thought I'd share some posts about how I'm preparing for these with regards to my fibro.
First up I've got two hen do weekends for two amazing bride to be's this year. I am so excited and crazily happy that I've been asked to attend. I've got one in Benidorm and one in Leeds, and they're both going to be jam packed with activities to make it an unreal time. But with this comes a lot of preparation on my end, to make sure I know I can have a fantastic weekend without a dreaded fibro flare. Whilst I'm fully expecting to need a bit of recovery after, I'd like to try and make it through both weekends without a flare up.
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Afternoon Tea Adventures | Beamish Hall

The second installment of my Afternoon Tea Adventures is a bit of a cheat as I actually visited back in February, but I couldn't not include this! So technically, this was the starting point of my Afternoon Tea Adventures in 2018! 

This was my first visit to Beamish Hall for afternoon tea, so I was very excited to give it a try.

What I liked the most about this afternoon tea was the completely different flavours of cakes and scones! One of the scones was Lemon, and at first I really wasn't sure how I felt about this but as soon as I tasted it I was hooked, it was such an amazing flavour. The little fruit tarts were delicious too, and absolutely adorable. They informed us that the cakes change quite often, so I'm definitely putting this on the list to go back to try some new flavours.

I'm usually one for sweet things over savoury, but there's something about afternoon tea that makes me just adore the sandwiches. The staff at Beamish Hall were fantastic, as soon as we were sat down they asked about dietary requirements, which to me is such an important thing (even though I actually have no dietary requirements). They brought out a separate plate for my Grandma who required different sandwiches which was fab.

I always think I'll manage to eat everything, but alas, I was defeated. Luckily, we were allowed to bring some stuff home, so we were able to share these with the rest of the family, and could eat what we couldn't manage in the comfort of our baggiest sweats.

On top of the amazing food, the venue was lovely too. The room was nice and spacious, so you weren't sat on top of each other. We were also sat right next to the window, so we had a lovely view. Unfortunately it was raining, but that can't be helped!

Last but not least, the staff! I honestly think the staff makes it or breaks it, and I must say, the staff here definitely made it! They were so helpful, nice and cheery too so it didn't feel like you were annoying them when asking for more tea!

If you're a fan of afternoon tea in a lovely setting with some different flavours, this is the one for you! If you've been before, let me know what you thought!

Abbey xx


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