Posted: 03/04/2016 at 19:10
Well, we had a great time at the hen do - relatively tasteful compared to those we see every weekend in Liverpool!
We did Go Ape first in the soaking rain all morning at Delamere Forest. Scary but fun! Apart from the 'hen' and her friend from school, I was the only one of our colleagues - and the oldest by about 20 years.
Then to a lovely hotel on the outskirts of Chester where we met up with the others. they all went off, dressed up in tutus and legwarmers, to an 80s dance class - I didn't - I will swing through trees and get cold, wet and muddy, but I don't dance ... I did go for a swim and a soak in the hot bubbly pool.
Dinner out in Chester - a bit lively and silly, but all good fun too. The waiters in the Italian restaurant all joined in with the flirty fun too and took it all in good part.
You should try it, Westie. Fancy being the old cock among all the hens!
This afternoon I came back to an empty house - they were round at Pippette's, working. So I went round too for the first time. Its a nice little house, built around 1900, very similar to ours, but a little smaller. It has a newish kitchen and bathroom fitted, but has been minimally decorated - some new plastering in rooms, but then not yet papered, and woodwork with a hurried coat of white emulsion slapped on. so, yes, there's a lot of work to be done, but it is pretty much the decorating, nothing too structural.