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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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Facing My Fears in Boppard, Germany

I have some pretty weird fears, I'm not going to lie. Spiders and heights are some of the more normal ones, but I'm also scared of Dinosaurs (honestly struggle to watch Jurassic Park). Luckily for me, Boppard was clear of dinosaurs, but I did end up facing my fear of heights!

We stopped in the little spa town of Boppard following our cruise of the Rhine. Our first stop was The Christmas Shop - of course I was instantly drawn to it! It was full of wooden christmas toys of all kinds, I bought myself a wooden Santa, plus a silver Germany charm for my charm bracelet, which was the one thing I really wanted to get on this trip!

Once we had finished up, we headed to our next venture. I already knew we were heading to a chairlift, but because I was envisioning big glass chairlifts similar to those on the London Eye, I figured I didn't have to disclose my fear of heights when asked. I knew I would be okay in a big chairlift, so imagine how terrified I was when I spotted what we were actually going on!

So this is the Vierseenblicklift, a 915 metre chairlift taking you up the mountains in Boppard for some spectacular views of the Rhine. It cost 8.50 Euros for a round trip - considering it takes around 20 minutes and just how absolutely amazing it is, I think this is a decent price!

I've honestly never seen views like this! Whilst I might have been gripping onto the seats for dear life, I was thoroughly amazed and so pleased I did this! It's an experience I'll never forget. If you are ever in the Rhine region of Germany, I honestly can't recommend this enough! 

The reason for this journey? To see the 'bendiest bend of the Rhine'. There's a lovely bar/restaurant right on the top of the mountain, and if you're lucky it'll be quiet enough to get the best seats to see this incredible view. 

I definitely preferred the journey down, I think because you could see where you were going and therefore knew what was coming! The views were even better, I didn't realise just how high we had gotten till the trip back down!

Honestly, have you ever seen anything like this?! Unfortunately the weather wasn't on our side so it was pretty grey and cloudy, but that didn't take the beauty away from it. Just imagine it on a sunny day! 

Would you ever do something like this? I know Germany isn't normally on peoples list for holiday destinations but I hope my posts might have tempted you! You can read my previous two posts here and here.

Abbey xx


  1. I would love to visit Germany! It looks like you had an amazing time xx

    1. It's a beautiful country, I would always recommend it for a holiday! They have some lovely food, wine and beer too! xx

  2. I'm scared of heights too so I'd have absolutely pooed myself on that chair lift, I struggle to stand up on the London Eye! The Christmas shop sounds like my dream though!

    Jess //

    1. Honestly I was holding on for dear life on the way up, the way down wasn't too bad though and the views made up for it! The Christmas shop was beautiful, I could have spent hundreds! xx

  3. That's quite a view! And massive well done for facing your fear of heights - that's pretty high so you should be proud! Those are the same lifts I used when I went skiing - the views there were out of this world too. Luckily you don't have too worry too much about bumping into a dinosaur though!


    1. It was honestly beautiful, the photos don't do it justice at all. I would definitely do it again now I know what its like, so worth it! Yeah definitely pleased there were no dinosaurs! x


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