Is anyone interested in a Christmas do over in Bristol?

(259 Posts)
MrsWembley Wed 03-Oct-12 21:29:57

If so, let me know and we can arrange something.smile

bookwormthatturned Sun 07-Oct-12 23:41:09

Hi Mrs W - add me to the list too! I'm near the Glos Rd but could make anywhere central (walking / cycling distance would be a bonus as I'd then be able to have a glass or three of something festive smile

AbigailAdams Mon 08-Oct-12 08:22:50

I can make anywhere. I'll be driving so could potentially give people lifts/take them home. Food wise I am easy too! Don't mind really.

AbigailAdams Mon 08-Oct-12 08:23:27

Oh I'll be coming from south Bristol.

MrsWembley Mon 08-Oct-12 09:08:59

Thank-you, Abigail.smile

Right! Dates and what you'd like in terms of food, please. I'm phoning round this morning and I'm going to assume buffet/canapes unless I get huge shout of Noooooooooooooo!grin

freetoanyhome Mon 08-Oct-12 11:35:13

watershed is easy. Clifton/cotham is a 40 min bus ride into town then another bus up to clifton. So over an hour.
I eat anything veggie except celery <bleurgh>

Dates - a Friday/Saturday night for me. Maybe end of November as I know lots of people get quite booked up in December. I can't do 1st December as I have my work night out. At a golf club.

I'm veggie, like anything especially spicy stuff.

Spero Mon 08-Oct-12 13:17:57

I am away Dec 15 but otherwise no plans for Dec. Canapés sound good. I will be driving from southville if anyone wants a loft but be warned that for several weeks now car has had lingering stench of death, so something awful is decaying under a seat....

MrsWembley Mon 08-Oct-12 14:58:35

Ok, how's this?

The Watershed can do a buffet (details to follow) for around £12 a head and give us a corner of their cafe/bar on the 8th December.

Everywhere else either wants us to sit down for £20-£30+ or are not answering their phones!hmm

Shall I go ahead and book this? Knowing the Watershed, they'll have a decent vegetarian option but please don't mind me as I scoff chicken skewers and sausage rolls.grin

AbigailAdams Mon 08-Oct-12 16:07:24

I can do 8th Dec. Watershed sounds good to me.

Spero, your car sounds like mine grin. Although mine is clean at the moment. Been in for a service and they hoovered and everything!

oldsilver Mon 08-Oct-12 19:36:07

I'm happy with Watershed on 8th December, am South Bristol so can get there either by bus or shank's smile

xkcdfangirl Mon 08-Oct-12 20:10:42

That sounds perfect to me - thank you MrsW for organising it.
I shall be there unless DH's or my office picks that very day for the xmas shindig.

Spero Mon 08-Oct-12 23:06:36

Sounds groovey to me, in the diary. Thanks Mrs W.

MrsWembley Tue 09-Oct-12 08:02:17

Oh this is all excellent!

So looking forward to meeting you all (those I haven't already met anyway, not that I don't look forward to seeing you guys again... Oh I give upgrin)

EwanHoozami Tue 09-Oct-12 09:24:08

MrsW Watershed is a splendid idea. Central but not raucous. I was there last Sat, funnily enough, and it was buzzy but still pretty chilled.

I'm in! Assuming I can get a sitter (DH works most evenings in Dec sad )

MrsWembley Tue 09-Oct-12 09:28:31

Ooh, don't thank me, thank execpat for suggesting it and them for actually answering the bloody phone!grin

Amazing how many restaurants are unavailable to take bookings, or indeed just enquiries, this close to Christmas!hmm And people bang on about the down-turn in the economy... (but that's a whole other threadwink).

exexpat Tue 09-Oct-12 10:07:20

December 8th now in my diary. Are you going to need firm commitments and deposits from us nearer the time?

MrsWembley Tue 09-Oct-12 10:08:42

Just noticed what I actually called you...

gringringrin

How do you like your promotion?

MrsWembley Tue 09-Oct-12 13:15:05

Still waiting on a buffet menu from Watershed but as no-one has disagreed yet, shall I go ahead and make a solid booking?

I can find out then about their deposit requirements. And I was thinking about booking for 22 so that we can have some wriggle room. That doesn't mean I'm going to ask for more money, just that we can amend numbers closer to the event.smile

xkcdfangirl Tue 09-Oct-12 16:17:39

I think there's enough enthusiasm that it's fine to make the booking. If we build it, they will come.

Will we need to specify vegetarianism numbers in advance? If so count me as one of the non-fish-eating-but-happy-with-cheese-and-eggs variety.

MrsWembley Tue 09-Oct-12 17:02:27

wink I remember our discussion about vegetarianism and I will adjust my expectations accordingly...

freetoanyhome Tue 09-Oct-12 17:23:54

sounds good

IslaMann Tue 09-Oct-12 22:23:04

The 8th is great for me as I'll be singing in my choir Christmas concert at the M Shed that afternoon! So already down at the harbour side. Sounds great grin

MrsWembley Wed 10-Oct-12 09:34:45

Booked, confirmed and menus are on their way.smile

I asked about deposit/payment details and the woman who deals with that area is getting back to me later. I suggested individual payment direct to them from you all - easier I feel - and the woman I just spoke to said it might be possible to pay on the night.

freetoanyhome Wed 10-Oct-12 17:12:25

paying on the night sounds good in case there's a child related emergency. Little buggers always wait till you are going out to have a temp of 40 and a weird rash.

AbigailAdams Wed 10-Oct-12 19:31:57

Thanks for organising this MrsW. Looking forward to it.

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