Just recently my lovely husband and I spent a weekend away at a Murder Mystery event. We have never done one before so with two friends we stayed at a hotel for two nights; dinner, bed and breakfast in Llandudno.
We hadn’t been to Llandudno for years so was pleasantly surprised by the layout of the town, the sea front promenade and Happy Valley gardens. We had good weather and walked up the Great Orme, which was a strenuous, hilly adventure; across hillsides and steep roads but the views were impressive when we reached the top. I found it more difficult coming down the steep pathways!
We saw the town’s Christmas parade and I was impressed by the Batalia drummers who performed there. These were a group of Samba playing drummers who gave a really good show.
The Murder Mystery was unfortunately a bit of a letdown. The audience was geared up for it with their note books and pens and reminiscences of C.S.I TV programmes, but the performance, which was really ‘role play in character’ was sketchy and chaotic at times and our group gave up half way through.
The clues were irrelevant to the final murder that we had to solve, which wasn’t the one we had set out to solve earlier on in the evening. As with all things like this we decided that we could have done it better but isn’t that the way of all British people wherever you go!
The rest of the audience seemed to enjoy it but with the bar being 2 for 1 maybe that could account for it.
However we had a good time all in all and it was nice to get some fresh air and spend time with our friends.
Would we go on another Murder Mystery weekend? We would say yes. Maybe try for one that was a little more expensive, in the hope that the organisation of the event would be better. Maybe one where there would be scenes to watch in between meal courses or something like that. We will have to look around for another similar event.
In the New Year we would like to try an Escape Room! That should be fun!
Thought for the day: The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.