It’s been a while since I did a “The Weekend” post, and this was a rather unusual weekend, so I thought I’d write one for a change 🙂
On Friday evening we went out for a meal at Sloppy Joe’s, along with a bunch of other people (Alex, Chris, Dan, Alison, Steve, Karen, Anne-Marie…). It was the first time we’d been to Sloppy Joe’s, and it was actually rather good. I had a steak, and Phil had a “Sloppy Joe” (basically a burger but more of a mince-style meat). The food was very enjoyable and I think we all had a good time!
On Saturday morning, we had a relatively early start in order to drive up to Sunderland. One of Phil’s friends from university was getting married and we were invited to the reception. The journey was quite long (about six hours on the road, not including an hour’s stop for lunch), but we got there in plenty of time and managed to relax a bit beforehand. The reception itself was at the Quayside Exchange in Sunderland, which seems like a really good venue to have that sort of function in. Although we didn’t know many people there was a Ceilidh [pronounced kay-lee, apparently it’s a Celtic word — it’s basically a barn-dance style thing], which you don’t really need to know many people to have fun with. After that there was a disco, but we didn’t stay very long because of being rather tired from the journey! It was a good evening.
On Sunday we started out fairly early again and drove home, and we arrived back at about 3:30. After collapsing with a nice long drink for a while, we had dinner and then headed over to Alex’s to watch the first episode of the new Doctor Who series (due to being away on Saturday we’d unfortunately missed it when it was on TV!).
We enjoyed it as well – although there were a few holes in the plot / details of the episode, it wasn’t enough to stop it being… well, fun! Which is why we all love Doctor Who. [Oh, and the Judoon looked like Vogons from the film of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I hope that was intentional!]
Aaaanyway, I’d better get back to work… all for now!