Helen's Hen Weekend in Shanklin

August 2007


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On Sat morning we all met at Helen and Chris's for tea/cava and homemade cakes...the sun is shining
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"Aunty Hen" enjoying a joke
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She's very proud of her cakes!
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We're now in Ryde waiting for Ray (couldn't park her car) - heaving with people as there is a scooter convention on
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Hel would love this!
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We've arrived at the hotel in Shanklin - Laura gives Helen a photo album of the single life she will be leaving behind - while we waited over an hour to be booked in!
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Hel's the one with the halo antennae!
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Down to the beach
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Beautiful sea...still wonderful weather
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Mother Hen, Hen and Aunty Hen!!!
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Making footprints in the sand with our names on them
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Shame mine's the smallest!
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A really nice pub on the sand
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Hen dressed up for Sat night out
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Here comes the bubbly
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We all wrote some naughty or otherwise comments on H's T-shirt
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The start of the Mr & Mrs quiz
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Her penalty for incorrect answers was Purple Rain (what a hardship - not!) - H loves Prince
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The old part of Shanklin - beautiful thatched cottages
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We visited an artist's studio at this beautiful house...
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...and relaxed in the sunshine
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Next - to the Chine - very picturesque
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Shall we leave her there??
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Having lunch and a well earned break - in the sunshine of course!
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Now to a "Dog Fair" at the Cricket Club...
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...the dressing up parade
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...then a cream tea with a raffle
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Nice crocs, Jo!
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Hard luck!
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And back to the beach for a quick dip and sunbathe
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And a high concentration game of bat and ball!
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Ah! An angel
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Time for dinner...this guy fell in love in H's halo!
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And we all had "Slippery Nipples"!!
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And on to a nightclub
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Giving Hel a good "send off"
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Our final morning - time for a game of crazy golf
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Aunty Hen's footwear!
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That's it - all over. What a great weekend. Waiting for train back to Ryde

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