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Updatealicious [Jun. 7th, 2011|09:53 am]
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Another hectic weekend has passed. And it started out so sedately - I'd not been able to log on to WoW from Wednesday due to some perculiar virgin media error so Daevid and I had dinner at FujiHiro and then watched Payback on DVD instead. Lovely dinner and an enjoyably silly movie.

Saturday was Mof's post-wedding hen do. We met up at Leeds station and headed over to York. The lady Mof was very excitable and kept trying to guess what we'd be doing. We had a very lovely afternoon tea and cakes at Betty's before heading off in a hired boat. (I'm in a BOAT!) to cruise the Ouze. We decided to head back to Leeds via a pint so set off for the Maltings pub when we found ourselves in the midst of a bunch of naked cyclists. Amusingly one of the girls had encountered them the day before in Manchester and had the uneasy feeling they might be following her.

Beer-> train+Beer-> Curry+Beer. Went to the Shabab under the station, it's a more modern version of the one on Eastgate, lacking charm, but the food was lovely nevertheless. the MofMa and I had the nehari - very tasty :) We then headed off to the SkyBar which was utterly soulless and over priced. The other clientelle were either irritating posh students/city types or extremely common people shovelled into posh dresses, paying £4.75 for a bottle of Timothy Tailor's Landlord. for the life of me I don't understand the concept of going somewhere expensive just cos it's expensive. it was drizzling so no one was on the balcony, which inexplicably looked out over the bit of leeds south of the city centre - so beeston and hunslet... and was only 13 floors up - hardly the sky. *sigh*

Anyhoo we hearded the gang to ok Karaoke where every other hen do in Leeds was - it was way too heaving for my delicate sensibilities - I just don't blend well ;) Mof entertained the entire place with a superb rendition of Rollin' by Limp Bizkit - marvellous. I then bid them fairwell and headed up to flock. which was also heaving but in a good way ;) forced shaggy to stay on our sofa rather than letting him walk home about 8 miles.

so hen do good - spending quality time with Mof is always fun and it was lovely to meet her Ma and Auntie Gwen.

Sunday was spent tending to Shaggy (thought he might die of his hangover), shopping at morrisons (My hangover finally caught me up in the petfood aisle), cooking Chilli flans and watching the Scorpian King and Dr Who. I also played guitar a bit as Daevid had restrung it for me - this required me to chop my nails on my left hand but hey, having recently taken my labret out so I could play the flute more, it was but a minor sacrifice.

Rock on.

From: thatmakesmemad
2011-06-07 09:25 am (UTC)
"where every other hen do in Leeds was" :O
The Horror, The Horror :(
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[User Picture]From: sarah_orange
2011-06-07 09:28 am (UTC)
yup - one particularly numerous gang had hi-vis waistcoats with things like 'cock sucking clare' and 'ky kassie' on the back. ugh.
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From: thatmakesmemad
2011-06-07 10:02 am (UTC)
If I'm in Nottingham town centre on a Saturday night I get the impression that every hen party in the country is there. It even got a mention when Rich Hall was performing in the Royal Centre. Though at a later performance he mentioned the myth about 7 women to every man in Nottingham which is probably the size of an average hen party.

"cruise the Ouze" sounds like a splooshing euphemism
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[User Picture]From: tier_park
2011-07-24 03:12 am (UTC)


OK Karaoke - what favourites have people sung here?

I'm going there on an office do there next week. My karaoke debut I think. Eek.
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