After nearly 2 months of living in the new house, we finally had our housewarming on Saturday.
Zoe and James were the first to arrive on Saturday afternoon so we headed up to Clifton for some pretty pretty shopping, before Becca and Neil joined us at Rocotillos after their 5 and a half hour journey from Bedford!
The milkshakes and burgers went down quite well (as soon as Becca walked in, I handed her my shake for a gulp!) and we all managed to squeeze into James’ tiny car to head back to the house.
Our new house just so happens to be around the corner from a certain house heavily featured in Being Human, so without mentioning it, I directed James to drive past Corner House. Becca and Zoe squealed with glee, and again a few seconds later when they realised that the pub that one of the characters works in or something is actually on the next corner. (Can you tell I’ve not been watching it?)
I opened the front door to find Suz in the kitchen opening a bottle of something. Quite a surprise!
We all settled down in front of the TV to watch American Idol auditions and some dreadful dating show with Paddy McGuiness whilst more people arrived. I feel like I should point out here I had no influence on the TV shows!
The Signstar came out about half 8, 9pm ish, and there was so much singing done! I honestly can’t remember some of the songs I did, although, of course, I had to singing Total Eclipse of the Heart (spin around ninjas!)
I headed up to bed about 2am, but I think there was still some Singstar going on. I’m jut getting too old, obviously.
In the morning, we persuaded Alec (king o’eggs) to make us all breakfast which was eaten whilst watching Glee. Happy people singing and dancing about…who knew that was such a good hangover cure?
There’s quite a few videos lurking on Facebook and YouTube, but I’ll leave you with mine and Alecs rendition of “I Touch Myself” which took place after many gins and wines. Luckily, the amount of skanky dancing in this video is minimal considering how much I drank! Zoe’s got her own version of the evening here
It was a great weekend, so good to see so many friends. As we’ve gotten older, the amount of houseparties has dropped, which is a real shame! Thank you all so much to our friends that came to the party, it wouldn’t have been the same without you (no, really, it would have been my housemate and I sitting in our front room)