Friday, 2 August 2013

The Lovely Lady Lena

I haven't been living in Bristol a long time and can probably count my friends on one hand so I was thrilled to be invited to a new chums hen party. I was even more excited when she said it would be in Bath which is fast becoming one of my most favourite places ever!

It was such a special day with an intimate crowd determined to let this bride to be enjoy her last day (well almost) of freedom in style. The maid of honour booked us on a river cruise that was just a little bit special so I wanted to share. 

 From Bath Top Lock we were met by the most beautiful boat, with its blue and white awning, carpet and crystal glassware. This little boat has serious character. Owned by Jenks and Helen who have lovingly restored her to her former glory she effortlessly glides between Bath and Bathampton along the Kennet and Avon canal. 

A pop of the champagne cork and we were off. Treated to wild life, a fine cream tea and many a stag party easing their way into the morning and heading to their next watering hole.

  Helen was a wonderful host, and the couple are clearly well thought of along the water way stopping to grab teas from a floating cafĂ© and waving at many a boat owner. 

We gentley chugged our way along, enjoying the scenery, the sun and the hen party goodie bags. Helen told us the story of the Lady Lena and the times they have had on it. Of course we wanted to hear about the proposals and the one that got a 'no' - awkward on a 2 hour boat ride!

This couldn't be a more perfect treat for a blushing bride and her hens particularly if you are serious about vintage style. 

After leaving the boat we headed to the Thermae Bath Spa to relax a little more before our night out. No pictures allowed in there I'm afraid but I'm happy to report it was as wonderful as ever. 

Have you been to a hen do in Bristol and Bath? What did you do? 

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