Monday, 29 June 2009

Catch 22 Comedy Club at the Arc, Stockton

I was at Chris's this weekend and we had a really good time :)
Usually we go out to the pub on a Saturday but this weekend we went out to a Comedy show instead. It was in a theatre/club venue in Stockton on Tees, a slightly trashy town in Teeside, a short drive away from (the much nicer) Guisborough. We went with Nick and his new girlfriend Jazz (short for Jasmine), Andrew and Faye, Peter and Debbie (dad and stepmum). It was a really good night. There were three comedians on and an interval between acts for bar and loo trips (NEVER go to the toilet during a comedian's act - you will be laughed at!)

The first guy was really fat, which I have nothing against at all. It was just disappointing that his whole routine was based around fat jokes, and that got a bit old pretty quickly. It was funny, I laughed a lot, just a little stale.

Act number two was a policeman and he was really funny. He had all policeman jokes two but they weren't so stale. Faye's a police officer and she said they were all kindo of old but I hadn't heard him before and I loved it.

The last guy was definately the funniest, as is usually the way with these things. His set was all about his failed love life and although sometimes rather crude was really really good. Unfortunately towards the end of the set some members of the audience were getting a little the worse for wear but they didn't manage to spoil the set.

The compere was also really good. The guy who was supposed to do it had a family emergency so this guy got called in at short notice so he didn't know the area at all. He was asking where people were from, just as a warm up thing, and they all had to explain where things were next to and all that. In all the cuffuffle Chris's shouts that I was from Scotland were drowned out so I didn't have to suffer the teasing because of that.

I don't have any pictures or anything, I thought I'd just tell you a story.

That's all for now,
Hugs and kisses

Monday, 1 June 2009

We've got a Flat

Flat one was very nice. We found it in February, at a viewing one evening. The letting agent said that whoever was first to the office in the morning would get the flat, so we figured we'd go down at 7, because they opened at 8. Unfortunately, one group was waiting from 6.

Flat two was also very nice. The letting company seemed keen to have good references for us and stuff, so we filled in all the forms and got all the bits of paper and took them down, only to discover that yet again, another group had got there first.

Flat three we actually managed to put down a deposit for! It was in Rankeillor Street, and it was a private let. But about a week after we paid up, we spoke to the land lady, only to discover that she'd managed to sell it unexpectedly, so our deposit was returned.

This is flat number four!This first floor corner flat is perfect. It has a large kitchen, 5 bedrooms (2 smaller ones pay less rent), 2 bathrooms, a box room and a piano! We paid the deposit and signed the lease last night, and we are just SO excited about moving in.
The flat goes from the bay window to the far left, above the traffic lights, along and around the corner, above the JFK hairdresser to the window above the door to the stair with the blue To Let sign.
We absolutely love it!