heypresstest.co.uk
Main Menu
Random photo
Canary Wharf Dappled Sunset

Canary Wharf Dappled Sunset

I Give It A Year
Image of two mismatched silver rings on a year calendar

The Hobbit - Review
Ink drawing on parchment of the Lonely Mountain with a compass on the top left.

Hope Springs Review
Photo of a fountain.

More Sunsets
Sunset over the Thames and Canary Wharf. Click to go to Sunsets and Dawns Gallery for new pictures

The Sapphires Review
Photo of a green toy army truck on a boomerange resting on the strings of a guitar.

Review: The Wedding Video
Image of Image of three empty wine glasses on a white table cloth with place fanme with purpe bow, all in pinkish light.

Olympic Torch in Finchley
Danuta Ryland carrying the Olympic Torch through Finchley, London 2012.


blog header logo

SmartSection is developed by The SmartFactory (http://www.smartfactory.ca), a division of INBOX Solutions (http://inboxinternational.com)
Articles > Reviews > Armed and Dangerous
Armed and Dangerous
Blog Review of Singles' Party in North London



Single's Party: Armed and Dangerous
by Chartreuse 2009/5/5 23:45

Dating sites as individual entities shine, or not, in various ways with devices to match you with potential mates, entertain you with tests and questionnaires, and present you with pictures and profiles in varies formats. There is one site however which excels in organising for its members regular singles parties.

This was the fifth event I have attended and the first local one. Actually, rather uncomfortably so. I found myself going back to my roots and finding they needed re-touching.

The party was hosted by a newly re-furbished pub at the end of the street where I spent the first three months of my life and this gave me a clearer picture of why my parents were so eager to move. I would not, in print, like to accuse the neighbourhood of being rough. Suffice it to say that I have never seen security staff carrying tazers before. 'Nuff said.

Three of my brothers had a agreed to turn up which we did at the start time only to learn that it would be an hour and half before the DJ kicked in. Excuse me. Would begin playing music. This party would have been enjoyed by fans of Karaoke but unfortunately for those of us who had gone to dance, it was abortive and frustrating not to mention, carpeted (A 'dance floor'?). In addition, the manners of the men in general were below the standard of the events held in Islington and the West End. I can't think why.

Two of my brothers left half way through, and the remaining one and I stuck it out until he'd checked out a potential match and spent some time with a drink recovering from the Monet Effect (needs to be appreciated from a distance).

I took him away from it all to compare the delights of my sanctum where I often dance. The Blessed Local where they know what I drink and what I like to dance to, where the security staff are unarmed and take excellent care of me, where the floor is wooden and unmistakeably an area for dancing. A great end to the night.

On a positive note, food was provided at the event and the view of the trees and ground at the back of the pub was almost rural in the early evening sunlight. Furthermore I had some time with my brothers and we all had a go at a Christmas cracker puzzle I'd brought with me. What more can you ask?

One thing I would like to see at my local: the security armed with cattle prods to be applied to anyone found standing on the dancefloor, committing the double crime of taking up dance-floor space and inspecting the dancers at unacceptably close range. In fact, if they needed any help, I would be prepared to surrender some of my precious dancing time to come up with some creative ideas about how best to apply the electricity. Would you care to contribute? Answers on a postcard :)

  View this article in PDF format Print article Send article

Other articles in this category Hits
Now You See Me - And You Should
794
Red 2: Lively Nightshade
1857
I Give It A Year - and Two Thumbs Up
2818
Django Unchained - Bountiful Entertainment
2123
The Hobbit - Through a Children's Book to an Adult Epic
3054
Life of Pi - Do You Believe in Miracles?
1987
Skyfall - The Rise of Bond and the Day of the Old Guard
947
Great Expectations - of Critical and Box Office Success
2086
The Sapphires - Outshining Dreamgirls
3007
Frankenweenie: Disney Does Horror
2127
Once Upon a Time: Stories in Paint by Peter Gallagher
1101
Hope Springs
3346
Bells: Kathak and Aerial Ballet Fusion in Olympic Torch Day Celebrations
3315
The Wedding Video: Wait for the DVD
3335
Once Upon a Time: Stories in Paint by Peter Gallagher
1078
Brave: A Tale of Bears, Conflict and Needlework
2746
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Warms Cinema Seats
2643
Midnight in Paris - time-travel celebrating the present
1548
Royal Academy - Summer Exhibition 2011: a private view
1328
Harry Potter 8: The Last Battle
941
The 39 Steps - Ups and Downs at the Criterion
1112
Camera Obscura - The Focal Point of Edinburgh
2331
The World Cafe
1194
Tangled
1038
Exuberance at Giuseppe's
1273
Tax Disc Renewal Online - in Just 3 Days!
1529
Wagamama for Gluten-free, Dairy-free Dining
1993
The King's Speech
1123
Blade Runner on Blu-ray
1184
Apocalyse No!
1141
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Hogwarts: The Soap
119262
Bruno - Fantastische Funkyzeit or OTT und Offensive
1257
London Eye - Fast Track
10045
Gum Check Up
93920
Ice Age 3: Cool but Slow to Warm Up
1154
Star Trek 2009 Movie
1091
Armed and Dangerous
1165
 
The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

 
Search
Feel Better Films
Red petunia in rising sunlight

The Virgin Articles
Image of two small green plants in snow

Red 2 Review
Image of the digit 2 in red on a smokey black background

Django Review
Image of the letter D embossed on tan leather spattered with blood across the lower half

Life of Pi Review
Image of the symbol pi in a circle drawn in white sand on blue water.

Frankenweenie Review
Image of the word 'Frankenweenie' in a horror font in white on a black background.

Great Expectations Review
Image of water next to a muddy gritty shore with the words in white italic script: Great Expectations.

Bells and Kathak
Image of three dancers in red costumes holding a large bunch of white balloons

New Cranes Gallery
Three white cranes on the Shard

Ice Age 4 Review
Chalk drawing of Scrat with a nut.

Review of Brave
Image of Vue cinema internal glass door with red-haired triplet appearing to peep around it, an a poster of Brave in the background showing Merida.