Maria’s hen do was immense

I am aware that it is a tad backwards that I blogged about attending a stag do before posting about going to a hen do. Oh well.

My sister Maria is getting married in just forty days (!) to Phil but before that we had the important business of the hen do to sort out. It was decided that we’d attend the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival in Maria’s back garden a.k.a Sefton Park first, followed by a night out in TriBeCa in town. I spent the week leading up to it panicking about the weather, obsessively checking it on an hourly basis. I needn’t have worried – save for a few showers, the weather gods were kind to us. The cocktails at the Alma de Cuba stand were amazing – I sank a fair few Bombay Badboys! – and I also had a hotdog with chilli beef topping from the Free State Kitchen stall which was, frankly, a taste sensation. Best of all, the Liverpool Food and Drink Twitter were asking attendees to send them photos to be in with a chance of winning a bottle of Lanson champagne, and my entry won! So thanks guys – that will be getting quaffed on the morning of the wedding!

My winning photo!

My winning photo!

We then went back to Maria’s abode for a few more drinks and a couple of quizzes – Kirsty had done a Mr and Mrs one, some of the answers to which were really quite lovely. WELL DONE PHIL. Then for the final leg we decamped to TriBeCa in town and took over their upstairs bar.

The bride-to-be and myself, looking dead civilised

The bride-to-be and myself, looking dead civilised

We drank A LOT of Prosecco, Maria “did a shot” – meaning she sipped it over the space of about ten minutes, thus missing the point of doing shots entirely – and Mother Goose got down with her bad self to Dr Dre, of all people, squealing “Oh I like this one!” even though I can categorically confirm that she has never heard Still D.R.E IN HER LIFE. A brilliant day and night was had by all. Thanks to everyone involved for making it so fantastic.

All the hens in TriBeCa.  Good times.

All the hens in TriBeCa. Good times.

Roll on the wedding!