Ken, Greg and Lotta have just left. Have had such a nice weekend with them. We all took the train up to my house Friday afternoon. Friday evening we had an Easter party – all my Dad’s side of the family was there. It was great fun. We all had a really good time.
Then yesterday we went for a walk to some of Hadrian’s Wall and had a picnic by it. Was really nice. We had a right laugh and were just being silly. We were out for about 4-5 hours. When we got back to my house, the boys had a nap and Lotta and me watched a DVD (the Family Stone).
In the evening we had some shots (including Absynth – lethal stuff, 70% alcohol) and then headed out. We went to a few bars. They were impressed – their impression of us country folk was that we all wore dungarees with checkered shirts and sucking on som straw! They got a nice surprise and were very impressed with the men (who, I have to say, are generally speaking, very good looking).
We then went to the club (there’s only one club here…) and again, they were impressed by that as well. They were expecting it to be tiny and they thought the music would be country. They were pleasantly surprised by what they saw. The club has two floors, different music on each floor, and nice sitting area. Not at all what they were expecting. They said they’ll definitely be coming back here.
Honestly though – city folk have such a stereotypical view of us country folk!! And I do class myself as country – in Belgium I lived in a small village that had farm markets, with horses, sheep, cows, pigs, chickens etc. Was about 30 minutes from the city. And here I live in the country as well. I have lived in the city (when I went to uni), and I must say, much prefer the country. I like that if I want to go in the city I can catch a train and be there in 40 minutes, but definitely prefer living in the country.
But anyway, they were surprised and enjoyed themselves a lot – were commenting on the things that I take for granted, reminding me to be thankful for it. Listening to all the birds. Seeing the wildlife. Seeing the stars at night. No pollution. Just bliss.
Then today we had a lazy day and just relaxed at home, chatted, played snooker etc. It’s now just gone 5pm.
Did have a nice time, love to socialise with them. But I also like my me-time. At the end of the day, I have to spend a few hours alone to recharge myself. I’m not anti-social, I just have to recharge otherwise I go crazy. This is the first time I’ve been alone since Friday. Some much needed alone time!
Mum’s gone out, she’s going to a concert. Neither Dad or me like who she’s seeing (Il Divo), but she’s a huge fan. So for her birthday Dad bought her a meet-and-greet concert ticket. She was thrilled, and is very excited to be going. I don’t mind their music, it’s nice for certain moods. But I prefer my Good Charlotte, Pink, Eminem, Tupac, Christina Aguilera etc. Hope she has a good time.
Dad and me are going out for dinner later on to the local pub. Should be good. We’re also going to plan our trip around the West of Scotland, hey Skye, we’re going to the Isle of Skye as well! We’re thinking of going in June.
So yeh, did have a good time with them. Though Ken did annoy me at one point. He dumped his boyfriend because his boyfriend was depressed and on medication for it. Ken said he should just think positive, not be on medication as that makes it worse, think to the future and not think about the fact he’s depressed. When I said depression is nothing like when someone feels down for a day he said ‘I’m sure that it is’, in a way which meant he did not agree at all and thinks depressed people are being silly. So as you can imagine, that did not sit well with me!
I didn’t let it ruin the weekend though, and didn’t make an issue out of it (as much as I wanted to). There’s just no convincing some people. And unless you’ve been there, you can’t imagine what it’s like.
But apart from that, had a really nice time.
Oh and guess what? Kaj got in touch and we’re going on a second date next week! We’re meeting in the city (he lived in S which is a city, but we’re meeting in N, also a city but closer to where I live). He’s not really been to N before and says he’ll follow my lead. Any ideas about what we should do?? We’re meeting at 2pm.
My friends said we should do something different to what we did on the first date. But on the first date we went for dinner, movie, cafe, bar and then clubbing… So we did pretty much everything! So any ideas about what we should do??
Heh – my parents had fun while I was in S. Dad managed to burn down our bins – the bins we leave out for the binmen to collect. They completely melted. Dad put the ashes from the fire in one of them. Only they weren’t cooled down enough. So the bin caught fire, and so did the one next to it. So bye-bye bins. Luckily he spotted it before it was too late though, as our bins are next to our oil tank. Could have been very dangerous.
What our bins look like now!
And Mum managed to almost destroy the curtains in the snooker room. Not quite sure how she managed that one! She also almost killed Snoopy. Snoopy is a very nosy cat. Mum had pulled the cupboard open (it’s one of those ones that’s on a slidey thing and pulls out, then when you push it too it dissapears in to the wall, know what I mean?). Well Snoopy was behind it, in the wall. So when she pushed it closed, Snoopy was there and she almost squashed her. She’s fine, but was a little spooked.
So my parents had an eventful day! Obviously can’t leave them alone for a long period of time .