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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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Sometimes, You Just Need To Be A Unicorn

Well, I think we can all agree, this unicorn hype is not dying down just yet, and honestly, I'm here for it! Not to miss out, me and my friends from work decided it was about time we got together to eat and drink whilst dressed in unicorn onesies. Why not ey?

Now, this whole night came about after hearing about the Chicken Tikka Masala pizza and 'girthy' kebab that Abbie had. The minute we heard, we had to get involved. It's been over a year in the making, and it definitely lived up to it's expectations. If I'm honest, I'm not sure where the unicorn theme came from, but I was living for it! And Abbie really did go all out, it was fabulous!

The minute we walked in, it was unicorn central. I loved that all the food was unicorn themed, and the fact Abbie had made us party bags was just the icing on the cake, who doesn't love party bags?!

Although we see each other every day at work, it's still great to get together on a weekend too. The weeks leading up to this night were so intense at work, but by the day before we were all caught up, so it felt like perfect timing that we could celebrate and let our hair down ready for the next week!

Now, onto the food. I can't even describe the size of the kebab, it was legitimately nearly the length of my dog Harry, no word of a lie. We got two to share, plus a chicken tikka masala pizza between us which was to die for! We all completely pigged out but it was so worth it, the food was delicious. Now unfortunately, by the time the food had arrived, I was a bottle of wine down and dying for some pizza so I have no photos of the magical takeaway we had, which is very annoying but hey ho, I was way too hungry to be thinking about lighting and all that!

With having fibromyalgia, I often struggle with the normal nights out etc, so having a night in with some fab friends, food and drinks is often the perfect way to socialise for me. These days, everyone is obsessed with going on a night out and sure, they can be fun, but to me a night in can be so much better. You can talk properly, you don't need to worry about what you're wearing and you can relax so much more. This was such a fun night, can't wait to have another night like this 💙


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