Sunday, 27 November 2011

Ceilidh at the Caledonian Club.

Friday night was the Inter-Club Caledonian Club Ceilidh! What an incredible evening!! Huge thanks to everyone involved, was a fantastic night and definitely one of the highlights of the year. The night before, on the Thursday, I went to a Lotte's house for Thanksgiving drinks, and didn't end up leaving until Friday morning due to my intoxicated state, and the fact I was driving home. 

So Friday was a bit of a mad rush. I had to drive home to Uxbridge from Chelsea, go to Uni, go into town, do some work on my dissertation, have a nap, get dressed and ready for the Ceilidh, and then drive back into London. And all of this whilst very hungover! Hence why during the day I only managed to eat a slice of toast...and one raw mushroom (I love raw mushrooms! So much nicer than cooked).

The Ceilidh was a black tie event, so I wore one of my long evening dresses. When I drove in I even managed to find a parking space at the ROSL Clubhouse :O which doesn't happen very often because they only have about five spaces and they're free to all members. So I high-fived my car for being so lucky and then went into ROSL to meet my friend Ciara. We went down to the powder room to do our hair and make-up together whilst having a mini-gossiping session, and then of course we took photos in the loos...I mean come on, it's mandatory!

The classic 'mirror toilet shot' that all girls take
when going out somewhere, complete with big cheesy grins!

When we were all ready and had taken a few photos, we went to find a taxi, and were not impressed at all when a man stole one from us!! How dare he, how ungentlemanly of him. We eventually got one and headed to The Caledonian Club in Belgravia. It only cost £4.80 - bargain! After putting our extra bags and coats in the cloakroom we headed upstairs to where the drinks reception was being held. We were then all led into the room where our three course meal was being served, while bagpipes were played! It was all very exciting!

We had traditional Haggis, Neeps and Tatties for dinner, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the Haggis (Sheep's heart, liver and lungs, cooked in the Sheep's stomach). I very gingerly tasted a tiny bit, and then the pieces gradually got bigger and bigger until I realized I liked it and could then put normal portions in my mouth :) but I then made the mistake of pouring the whole glass of whiskey over it all...and I don't like Whiskey. Woops.

After dinner the dancing started. I'm not the best dancer in the world and it was extremely hot in the ballroom, so I only did a few dances, but it was great fun! And the dance floor was a fully sprung dance floor! It was so cool, when everyone was dancing it bounced! :O You could actually see the floor bouncing up and down! Amazing!

A couple of friends and I left at around 2:30am, and when I got home I discovered I was locked out of my house! So I was standing there at 3am in a ball dress outside my house in the middle of Uxbridge, locked out. Fan-bloody-tastic. I kept trying my key and it just kept turning in the lock and it wouldn't open, but eventually I managed to get hold of one of my housemate's who came downstairs and let me in...turns out they had double bolted it when they'd gone to bed, haha. I don't know what I would have done if I'd been locked out all night, I would have had to of driven back to Guildford, or slept in my car in the driveway :/

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