Champagne Cocktails, Transport Cock-ups, Tiaras, and the Shanghai Shuffle…..the misadventures of a wild weekend #1

It’s been quite an odd weekend, in many ways!

( I did warn you about the pink….This is me, and Giana, Mr A’s sister…)

Off to Glasgow we all went, starting with a few glasses of champagne on the train- much to the annoyance of the beige couple opposite, who despite an empty train and a quiet carriage next door insisted on sitting first in our seats, then next to us, despite having no reservations themselves. We say ‘our seats’ – it transpired that when the ticket man came, they were our seat numbers for the return journey not the outward one…..whoops. However, they were unaware of this, and we weren’t going to tell them…..

After a swift check in at the hotel, off to Bernie (the bride to be’s) cousin Anita in Kelvindale, where she laid on a spectacular and yummy buffet…..many glasses of wine later, we all crashed back home, to sleep soundly!

(Bride to be in curly pink wig, me in pink lurking…)

The next day….the spa was off. Most annoying, but they messed about on times, and above all money, not sticking to the price, and we had a reservation for the meal in the evening. So we had to console ourselves in the shops instead. I found a brilliant one straight away, Hellfire, which I had heard of but never been to……I got everyone in the goth shop….. I fell victim to a little polka dotted/fishnet number, seeing as I was in the home town of Strawberry Switchblade it seemed rude not to…… Plus the flouffy petticoat/skit needed for full effect……Then we pottered around, popping into Roganos on the advice of Sarah…..

This was a fantastic Oyster Bar and Restaurant, all original Art Deco. Very chic, ruinously expensive. We had champagne cocktails on the terrace darling. Mine was a menage a trois…and we pretended to be ladies who lunch. Sarah got chatted to (up) by a very suave man reading Socialist Worker (champagne socialist?). Lunch was at La Vita (Yep, if we had eaten at Roganos would have needed a second mortgage….)

Then more shopping darlings, a little bit of Clarins and Co in Debenhams, then back to the hotel to pinkify myself for the evening’s festivities……

We went to a place called Shanghai Shuffle– a Cantonese Karaoke place that specialises in hen nights and celebrations, full of chinese guys in kilts. Very odd. It was mad. We all had to do karaoke, by table and then by ourselves….

(Bernie, bride to bein pink wig as a ‘billy dancer’)

It was surreal. Bernie outed her allegiance to the Bay City Rollers by singing Shang-a-Lang, Bernie made me sing ‘Holding out for a Hero’, I murdered Lene Lovich’s ‘Lucky Number’, (as bizarrely enough there was no Strawberry Switchblade), then we all bawled along with everything else……

(me singing badly, hence odd expression)

Part 2 to follow……..

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3 Responses to “Champagne Cocktails, Transport Cock-ups, Tiaras, and the Shanghai Shuffle…..the misadventures of a wild weekend #1”

  1. Wowzer Khlari … that is pink :op

    It’s a shame about the spa but it sounds like you all had a brilliant weekend :o)

  2. That sounded like a lot of fun! Can’t wait for part 2 🙂

  3. Looks like you had a blast!

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