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Le weekend

Posted in Drunkeness, weekends with tags , on 12/11/2007 by bimbo78

It was a pleasant weekend all in all. On Friday night we went out for a ‘quiet’ drink with Simon and Jennie. We were sat in the Hat in Worcester having a nice few bevies. Then I was informed that they did Gluhwien.  Off on a Tangent here. The Cardinals Hat has a bit of an Austrian theme, not at all in a tacky way. It is the oldest pub in Worcester and has 3 tiny rooms, which are very cosy. It just happens to be run by 2 Austrian chicks who are quite famous locally. They got into trouble when they first arrived in the Woo because they insisted on serving their Austrian beer in metric sizes. They pointed out it was silly to serve wine in metric but not beer. Amazingly they won their fight so if you ever fancy half a litre, or indeed a litre of Weiss Beer then here is you place.  

So back to the weekend. I had a Gluwein which came in a nice earthenware mug. Mmmm. We got kicked out of the Hat at about 11 so went a few doors down to Hero’s.  

Another tangent. Hero’s is legendary amongst my friends. I have been drinking there for 11 years!! Oh my god how old does that make me sound.   My mates have always worked there, then a few years ago Siany became licensee. Yay, I get huge measures. It does suffer a bit from the ‘cool’ factor. A lot of people go there to be seen as cool, which was never what it was about. But at least there are no chavs.  

So we went to Hero’s and had another couple of drinks, luckily Siany wasn’t there or I may have got very drunk and fallen down the stairs again!

 Next day we painted the ceiling in the kitchen and went for a hike on the Malverns with Claire and TH. It was incredibly windy but really beautiful. The sky alternated between nice and sunny and huge dark stormy clouds. It didn’t rain though. We walked along the ridge towards Worcester Beacon, the contrast between Herefordshire and Worcestershire is so apparent from up there. On our right was flatish Worcestershire with it’s Triassic mudstone and on he left beautiful rolling hills of Herefordshire, (I am so biased!!).  We wandered off the main track down towards Holy well. Got slightly lost on the way back but it was all fine. We stopped and had a drink at the Pub/hotel near British camp, a strange conversation ensued about oak panelling our tiny sitting room. Rob wondered if you could get away with using MDF and would it look a bit silly in a 1930’s house. Maybe a drunken activity of the future?!  All the fresh air made us really tired so we were in bed nice and early for a Saturday night, luckily not much to drink so we didn’t hammer any MDF to the walls.  

Next morning Rob buisied himself DIYing and I watched the remembrance parade. Then off I went for a run, nearly 7 miles Yay!!. Then we finally managed to paint the kitchen. It was really satisfying covering up the horrible dirty stained magnolia walls with a nice pale olive green. Rob even managed to get a couple of cabinets on the walls after. I don’t want to tempt fate but I believe it may be just about finished by next weekend, (apart from the tiling). It just needs another lick of paint and the base cabinets and work top sorting.  

We watched The Birds, which I have never seen before then went to bed making sure all the windows were shut and there were no birds were gathering outside.