May and June are the peak time for summer hen nights and romance is in the air, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, and summer’s lease has all too short a day”. Something else in the air are revellers going to exotic destinations for summer hen nights, always a lot of fun unless you are stuck on a full flight to Tenerife and someone decides to smoke in the loos. Here is a report on one lucky flight from Belfast to Ibiza full of fourteen beauties enjoying summer hen nights. It’s always difficult for towns and cities to know whether to encourage or ban stag and hen parties. Edinburgh is one city grappling with that. On the one hand the Scottish government is seeking legal powers to crackdown on Airbnb and short-term apartment rentals. On the other, the Essential Edinburgh tourist chief recognises the value to the local economy that party groups bring. We saw reports last year from several Spanish resorts that locals wanted to have restrictions on large single-sex groups. If you are looking for amusing matching onesies for summer hen nights then how about our unicorn onesies, or if they look too warm you could try our all cotton festival onesie pyjamas. These may be a bargain at less than £25 each when research just published by American Express shows that wedding guests spend an average of £432 celebrating the event. Of that, an average of £57 is spent attending the hen or stag do and £54 buying drinks. And talking of matching pyjamas you have to love our pic of Oz actress Margot Robbie who was brought up on the Gold Coast. It shows the twenty six year old star of Wolf of Wall Street relaxing with new hubby in matching pyjamas in the sun down under.
But never mind summer hen nights because May is also National Pet Month; pets get a month of awareness time and Mother’s and Father’s just get a day, does that sound right?