Friday, 28 November 2014

TGIF... and something exciting

Seriously, thank goodness it's Friday. What a week I've had. Rich came home last Friday, we had a brilliant weekend, but it was somewhat less productive than I wanted due to me having a poorly tummy, especially on Sunday. It was nothing to do with what I'd eaten, but it was really painful, and meant that I was curled up in a ball for most of the day. 

Fast forward through Monday at work (which has gotten really busy again, no more chilled out skill building, it's back to the grindstone!) and Tuesday evening saw me out at the theatre to see a show called Vampires Rock. It was sold to me as a musical using rock anthems to tell a story about vampires. Sounds like a great idea, right? Unfortunately I was let down, big time. I don't know if I have really high standards for theatre shows, but it all felt very amateur, from the dance moves, to the story, which was pretty much non-existent. Everyone else seemed to enjoy themselves though, and I had a great time with the people from work that I went with, so I still had a good time. 

On Wednesday night I went on a triple date to Xscape to eat some yummy food and play 4D adventure golf. Yes, 4D adventure golf is a thing. We only played through one of the two courses, but the special effects of roaring dinosaurs, wind machines and lightning effects were very impressive, and each hole was sufficiently different from the others to provide variety and a bit of a challenge. My only criticism, other than the fact that I lost so miserably because of my complete lack of hand-eye co-ordination, was that they don't have a cloakroom, so we had to carry coats from hole to hole. If you live near to Xscape, you should go, it's a really good date night, or something a bit different to do with friends. 

After two late nights on the trot, I am so so glad to have a lie in tomorrow, I am already counting down to getting into bed, knowing that my alarm won't be going off at 6:15am. Knowing me though I'll wake up really early still. Typical! 

Now time for the exciting news! A really lovely man called Kevin contacted me recently from Waterstones and asked if I would like to take part in their Blogger Book Club. They'd send me a book to read (the one in the picture), I'd read it, and then have a Google Hangout with 2 other bloggers and chat about the book, and the video of that will be posted on the Waterstones website. If only you could see the amount of exclamation marks I used when telling Rich about this. Excited wasn't even close! I received the book on Wednesday, and am reading it right now, and can't wait to have a chat about it with Becky and Lucy on Thursday. 

I'll tweet closer to Thursday with how to watch me talk books (and most likely laugh at me being really awkward), so if you're not already following me, I'm @inelegantwench on Twitter.

That's all for now! I hope you haven't minded this more chatty style post, I've quite enjoyed writing it. It's almost like I've been sat catching up with you over some hot chocolate isn't it? Back again on Tuesday morning!

Rachel xx


  1. Ohh how exciting about the book club! What a fab idea - you will have to let us know how it goes. I love the sound of the golf place, I do love a good bit of mini golf! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    1. Thank-you! I will let you all know on here when it's happened, but it looks like it might be delayed now. Typical! x

  2. I've been to the 4d golf there before with the kids and had a brilliant time, even if they did both beat me! :)
    LOVE the idea of the book club!

    1. I love mini golf, even though I am atrocious at it. My book club post is going up tomorrow! x

  3. What an amazing opportunity :) and I LOVE the idea of dinosaur mini golf. Very glad to hear you're feeling better xxx


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