Last week Salami boy and I made the trek across to Adelaide at some hideous hour on Saturday morning to spend the weekend with the fabulous Barrelhouse Bessie and Mr W. Since Bessie rarely looks at my flickr page I'm posting some of the weekend highlights here purely for her edification. (Big thanks go out to Bessie and Mr W for being the hosts with the mostest, providing yummy food, a comfy bed, driving us 'round in the silver bullet and an introduction to roller derby skating.)
We went collecting hard rubbish in the silver bullet (Bessie and Mr W's grown up new car). Here's Salami boy with some very special Jamaican art found on the side of the road.
I helped Bessie build a merch booth for the Adelaide Roller Derby Halloween party and then went and found myself a brand new pair of roller skates. (I really wanted the cool black ones with the grey wheels, but alas there were none in my size).
The Halloween party at the Fad bar was a blast - I've got a sneaky video of Mr W doing some very imaginative dancing that I can't post here because it's too big - I'll be mailing it to Bessie to use as blackmail material.
Tuff Puff, Mr W and DJ Alice party on.
The blokes worked on the trailer in the shed on Sunday and Monday putting in windows and generally having shed time. I can't post that photo because Salami boy hates the way his hair looks in it.
I made self saucing chocolate pudding and on Monday night joined the Adeladies for my first ever roller derby training session, run by Bessie and the brilliant and sassy Smarty Pants. I stopped counting the number of times I fell over around 5 or 6 - all I can say is thank God for all those elbow, knee and wrist pads. I'm very proud to say I survived the entire two hours and that only my entire body hurt the next day.