Last month I got invited to attend a murder mystery and to say I was excited was an understatement. I have always wanted to go to a murder mystery dinner, and even contemplated throwing one a time or two before realising I had no idea where to start. After being to this one I’m more keen than ever as it was so much fun!
The event was held at the Hilton in Leeds so I had to hop on a train around 11 dressed up, hair done, and feeling very overdressed for the local train. Our hosts were flooring company Posh Flooring and as I arrived about half an hour early, I had a chance to talk to one of the founders about what type of flooring to put in our bathroom as it’s going to get a facelift either this year or beginning of next. We’ve put hardwood in our dining room, entryway and the bedroom across from the bathroom upstairs, and while I know tile is all the rage we like the look of wood, which is not bathroom friendly. He suggested we have a look at bamboo flooring as it’s only just becoming more popular, safe for bathrooms, warmer than tile, and looks a bit like wood! Needless to say I’d never have thought of it, so I’m excited to look more in to it when we re-do the bathroom. Score one for the day before the event even started!Our wonderful hosts gave us wine while we mingled and introduced ourselves and took some photoboothy pictures. Learned the ‘sherlock hat’ (technical term) is called a ‘deerstalker’ (actual technical term), always learning new things. When our room was ready, we headed in to find there had been a MURDER!!! With those claws, must have been half lobster. We made our way to our tables (I’ll forgive them for spelling my name wrong as everyone does) and sat at our places reading the menu of what food was to come. The real excitement began when the actors came in, I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t actors! We all got really giggly (nothing to do with the wine, probably) as someone who looked suspiciously like Captain Hook plopped it on the tape man. Then Sherlock came in, and it all kicked off. We were given a list of suspects and their bios, including the deceased Lord John Burlington. We all started making guesses and taking too much time for Sherlock’s taste as he kept nudging us to turn in our papers and ask more questions. We actually had to get right in there and dust for prints! The food was delicious, I could have eaten a whole plate of the dauphinoise potatoes. After many wrong leads we did end up getting to a conclusion in the end, at the very very last minute turning in our answer paper. Even though we got the right answer, apparently another table got there sooner and a bit more eloquently so they got to act out the storyline.
I won’t ruin the surprise in case you participate in the same murder mystery event, which I hope you get to because it was so much fun E.en though it was a bit more complicated and required more effort than I thought it would. The best part was meeting so many lovely bloggers from Leeds as well, I had no idea there were so many bloggers JUST in Leeds!
Thanks so much Posh Flooring for inviting me, providing some of these pictures when I was too busy sleuthing to take any, and giving me my first murder mystery dinner! To read their account of hosting us check out their post here.