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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 | The Great British Cupcakery

My third installment of Afternoon Tea Adventures is a special one because I went for my birthday! I decided to go with The Great British Cupcakery because I'd been before and knew it was a good one. I'd been looking forward to this for weeks, and was excited to introduce this place to my friends.

The cakes at The Great British Cupcakery are impressive. They have crispy cakes so big I'm sure you could build a house with them. They have such a big range of cakes and their celebration ones they do for birthdays and weddings are just so beautiful. I love the decoration of the whole place too, it's nice to have a nice bit of cake in lovely surroundings. It made the whole experience feel even better to be fair.

Look at me being all fancy taking photos like this - completely out of my comfort zone really but trying to push myself a bit more! I actually loved the teapots and the cups and saucers, they were all so lovely and I liked that each one of us had different ones. My friend also asked for Hot Chocolate as she doesn't like tea or coffee, we were all expecting her to just get a glass of it but they brought out a pot full! 

What we're all here for - the Afternoon Tea! I got in touch before booking to ask about their gluten free choices as my friend Hanna can't have gluten. I really would have felt terrible if me and Rozemah had been sat eating scones and cakes and Hanna had to have something completely different but I was chuffed when they said they offer Gluten Free scones and cakes too so they ended up being almost exactly the same! The only difference between ours and Hanna's was that we had a cheese scone and Hanna had a chocolate chip one. They also allowed us to make a few substitutions with the sandwiches too, it's great how accommodating they are. It's a running joke with my friends how obsessed I am with Gluten Free considering I can eat gluten, but I just like to know that my friend can have a good meal and not have to miss out! Hanna has a Gluten Free instagram account - @glutenfreehan - where she posts about her fave gluten free foods.

I really do think this is one of my favourite afternoon teas - the place is lovely, they're so accomodating for any changes you might need to make, and the food is just unreal. That scone though! It's absolutely huge but it's amazing too, the cream was lush and just, yeah I'm still thinking about it! 

All in all, this is an afternoon tea that you need to try. Everything is delicious, I've been twice and each time I've been so impressed and had absolutely nothing bad to say about this place. If you're a fan of afternoon tea, get this place on your list. Despite being absolutely stuffed from the afternoon tea (we all ended up taking stuff home!) I was still eyeing up all the cakes and thinking about their waffles too, fair to say this place is constantly on my list for somewhere to visit, but the afternoon tea is really something else!

Let me know if you've been before! And if you have any suggestions for my next afternoon tea adventures I'd love to hear them!


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