So following on from the last post, after dinner we got ready to see what kind of nightlife Barnstaple had to offer! We ventured to one of the oldest nightclubs in Barnstaple called Venue, entry was free before midnight (we turned up at 11.55pm) and drinks were an amazing buy one get one free so the girls thinking they ordered 1 jagerbomb and 1 G&T each, actually got two of each, throw in my can of energy drink to keep me awake the entire round of 13 drinks came to a grand total of £21… TAKE THAT LONDON! This was probably the point I was most depressed about my decision not to drink but downing my vile tasting energy drink I decided to embrace it!
I embraced sober night-clubing by taking lots of pictures and using the dance floor as a kind of work out space, I actually had a lot of fun dancing with my friends and before I knew it, it was 3 am and time to head home! The club could have been busier and the crowd could have been ‘cooler’ but we still had a great night, the DJ was awesome he played pretty much anything we requested; Bethan got her 90’s Garage, Lindsay her Drum and Bass and Rachel her Ibiza anthems… Venue really did offer something for everyone.
Can you believe it, even though I had a sober night the next morning I still awoke not feeling great, the other girls were all hangover and I was either having sympathy symptoms or the caffeine from the energy drink just didn’t agree with me and made me feel like I was hangover… whatever it was I was not happy and decided a walk in the fresh air will help me and the others feel better.
Our sunday walk was at Saunton Sands, a lovely surfing beach not too far from Barnstaple, we parked up and walked along the beach admiring the freshly painted beach huts and talented wind & kite surfers braving the gales whilst talking about everything and anything until our ears hurt too much from the oncoming wind and we decided to turn back.
The long drive back to London wasn’t so fun, going home never is… but one bonus about going to the beach off-season is the traffic, well lack of traffic ;) before we knew it we were back in the city in time for an early night to start another 9-5 working week.