Nathan, Adam, Jason, Deanne, me, Louise
This weekend, Adam, Deanne, Jason and I descended on our friends Louise and Nathan for the sporadic Accounting Geek Reunion. Waaaaaay back in t’olden days (erm, September 2002), Adam, Deanne, Louise and I started at UWA (I refuse to call it by its new name!) and met at the business school‘s gathering for new students. (At least, thats what I’m told. I remember Lou being there, as we went to PJM for drinks afterwards, but I don’t remember Dee or Adam till later on in the year!)
We hadn’t really been together as a group since Lou and Naths wedding in February, and even then we didn’t really get a chance to see each other!
The mooses milk was of course the main drink of Saturday, its so yummy!
Friday, I travelled from Bristol to Castle Cary via train, and Adam drove up to Lou and Nathans, arriving at about the same time. Was a quiet night in really, was so nice to just chill out and catch up!
Saturday, we drove to Bristol to pick Dee and Jason up, and then headed to Rocotillos for lunch and the obligatory milkshakes. We split into groups, and the girls headed down to the Cath Kidston shop and tried not to spend money.
We headed back to the house, to consume some Mooses Milk, and have a nap (Deanne, Louise and I are very rock and roll, napping in the day indeed!) then got ready to head back to Bristol for a meal. Lou and Nath live 30 miles from Bristol, yet it takes about an hour to drive there because the road goes through a lot of little villages. Very frustrating.
We went for a meal at Goldbrick House, a restaurant I kept passing and thinking that I should really pay a visit there. It was amazing. The decor is gorgeous, the bars have an excellent selection of alcohol (I think about 7 types of gin and maybe 10 different champagnes? That is my sort of bar) and the food was just nom nom nom. We had a great waiter as well, who was attentive but not annoyingly so. The bill was much lower than I expected as well, 6 people to eat and drink for about Ã‚Â£230 isn’t too bad!
(And if that didn’t make me love them enough, they replied to a tweet I wrote on Saturday night with
I had to reply to say that it was [mostly] because of them that the night was so good!)
Sunday lunchtime was spent in the pub over the road from the house, with a yummy roast dinner and cider. Adam disappeared home after lunch, so as we finished our drinks, we sent abusive texts to him every 15 minutes. The afternoon/evening was spent playing on the Wii and looking at wedding photos. And eating. Oh lord, the eating.
Monday, we headed to Bristol to do a bit of shopping at Cabot Circus (has to be done really) before Dee and Jason had to catch their train back to The North.
It was such an amazingly fun weekend, and I can’t thank Lou and Nath enough for hosting our gathering once more! I think we’re heading to Adam’s barn in Devon in November for another fun fun weekend (The boys mentioned weaponry and blowing stuff up. Can’t wait)
Heres a few photos from the weekend under the jump :)
“Look, if you do this, it looks like a man bent over in the shower!”
Deanne, me and Louise.
Nathan apparently can’t do normal poses. Or normal anything really.
I have no idea what was going on here, but it does not look right.
Adam and Nath decided they were going to wear hats out, so after the meal, we had to try them on and take photos.
This is Lou and Naths cat, Zeus. Also known as Cyat, or my little Russian spy.
Sunday evening was full of food that Nathan and I knocked up out of random stuff. It included this mountain of nachos, bacon and cheese, which was layered. Om nom nom nom.