Adoption night out - be there or be square

(83 Posts)
Kewcumber Wed 27-Mar-13 11:57:23

KristinaM has a gig in London for one night only. Tickets are scarce and on a first come first served basis.

So who wants one:

Weds evening 22nd May 2013

Somewhere on a tube line to Euston station, venue kept strictly secret on a need to know basis in case she's mobbed by her adoring fans.

Moomoomie Thu 28-Mar-13 08:39:58

Oh bummer. That's dd3 birthday. Otherwise I may have been tempted to brave London all by myself. grin
I'm such a country bumpkin!
Have a gret time all.

KristinaM Thu 28-Mar-13 10:23:28

That's no excuse moo, move her birthday

Kewcumber Thu 28-Mar-13 10:29:54

Just to clarify... after someone asked privately Kristina is not really a famous singer and we will not really be going to watch her. Sorry to disappoint... but she's not Madonna (last time I met her at least).

May be persuaded to sing after a few glasses of wine though.

KristinaM Thu 28-Mar-13 13:25:15

I could buy one of these cone shaped bras? < helpful>

Moomoomie Thu 28-Mar-13 13:28:07

I suppose I wasn't there for her day of birth........ Nah she would never forgive me. grin
I would love to meet you nest of vipers one day.

Please count me in, as long as we do not all have to wear cone-shaped bras!

FamiliesShareGerms Fri 29-Mar-13 21:29:00

Me me me! (No coned shaped bra, though!)

OOh, I'm jealous.

KristinaM Sat 30-Mar-13 21:54:13

Cheap flight from Dublin?

Tempting but she's too young to leave still. We co-sleep and she cuddles in in the middle of the night. I don't know when I'll be able to leave her wouldn't have it any other way

Devora Mon 01-Apr-13 00:08:42

Kristina ISN'T Madonna? shock

Another illusion shattered.

Count me in.

Maryz Mon 01-Apr-13 00:24:20

Happy, you and I should meet for a coffee one day.

Since this lot insist on having their meet-ups in London, ffs. Which is obviously a ridiculous place to meet.

We could get bran on board.

Where is bran?

Great idea, Maryz. I'm in Dublin, what part of the country are you? Haven't seen Bran for a LONG time. Maybe she's namechanged?

Maryz Mon 01-Apr-13 00:37:07

She might have namechanged. I'll have a hunt around for her.

I can come to Dublin. After the Easter holidays. I'll pm you.

Anyone else from Ireland?

Lilka Mon 01-Apr-13 15:33:10


Stop living in these places people! Really, you know how much better it is up here in the North. And how awesome we all are wink

Moomoomie Tue 02-Apr-13 22:02:09

Bran is still around, just seen her post in arts and crafts.

KristinaM Wed 03-Apr-13 17:30:41

Bran is LOVELY and very funny, I met her once in London before she moved back to civilisation

Maiyakat Wed 03-Apr-13 22:58:13

Agree with Lilka - the North is the place to be! wink

Really looking forward to getting to London, only a few weeks to go!

KristinaM Sat 27-Apr-13 15:51:00

Me too, very excited to meet families and Italian as well as my old pals devora and kew. Well they are very old anyway

Kewcumber Sat 27-Apr-13 16:01:39

so who are we...


Any other takers?

KristinaM Sat 27-Apr-13 21:00:37

What about pheasant plucker ?

Devora Sat 27-Apr-13 22:56:58

You're a cheeky bint, Kristina. I'm still coming for dinner, though.

KristinaM Sat 27-Apr-13 22:57:54


KristinaM Sun 28-Apr-13 23:36:54

What about hi fi ?

Kewcumber Mon 29-Apr-13 10:09:18

will try to track down both and PM

Kewcumber Mon 29-Apr-13 12:14:23

Would somewhere near green park tube suit people?

Easy for Euston/Kingscross and Waterloo and picadilly line

Yes please - as long as I can sort out a babysitter (it's a silly busy week that week chez Plucker)

Somewhere near green park tube suits me great.

I can get into London at any time so if anyone is free in the afternoon would be happy to meet a bit earlier with anyone. Just PM me. It's one of my rare trips to London!

KristinaM Sat 04-May-13 14:48:16

Isn't Mrs De Vere in London too?

Devora Sat 04-May-13 22:14:22

Yes, and with easy access to Green Park. Do you think we can tempt her?

KristinaM Sun 05-May-13 00:10:10

Bien sur

I've got a sleepover for the eldest - if I can negotiate the same for the youngest I'm with you ....... (and if not I hope KristinaM will come and say hello to me inn the daytime. I'll DM the spot)

KristinaM Tue 07-May-13 18:32:59

Thanks pp.

Kewcumber Tue 07-May-13 19:33:28

are you practising a medley of your greatest hits Kristina?

KristinaM Tue 07-May-13 20:54:13

No. But I've bought a pointy bra

Kewcumber Sat 11-May-13 21:40:50

Remind me to tell you about my rugby player story... I'm entitling it "I kissed a hooker and I liked it"

KristinaM Sat 11-May-13 21:48:30

Sounds interesting .......

Kewcumber Sat 11-May-13 22:58:05

It would have been more interesting if I'd said "yes" to his request to take him home with me! Particularly as I think he was joking.

Kewcumber Sun 12-May-13 11:18:26

OK I have babysitting sorted.

Kristina needs to be away by about 10pm I guess so if I book a table for 7pm and people can drift along later if they need to. Will PM the following people:


and Hifi and pheasant just in case they can make it with my proposed venue (haven't checked with you all because it takes forever to agree and its pretty standard food)

Italian - I can either either meet you a little earlier but not much because of babysitting/tea constraints or you can come out to Kew to meet me earlier and travel back into town with me.

Kewcumber Sun 12-May-13 13:33:30

Think I have pm'd everyone - if you haven't had one let me know.

Kewcumber Sun 12-May-13 18:09:12

OK thsoe who can remember what I look like... I've described myself as tall largish and otherwise fairly non-descript. But I'm not sure thats very helpful - should I wear a red carnation?

I've procured sleepovers. It looks like I'll be there smile

Kewcumber Sun 12-May-13 23:22:26

Oh yay!
Have pm'd you - recent'ish photo on profile so you can spot me.

Yes, Kew maybe we should all wear a flower!

Pheasant, fabbo.

Now i am going to have to learn your real names!!

KristinaM Mon 13-May-13 00:12:41

Well done PP :-)

I've had a (selfish) genius idea - If KristinaM comes to see me in the day (FR25) I will at least know what ONE of you looks like, and will be able to spot you all!

KristinaM Mon 13-May-13 08:31:57

In that case I shall come to see you on your stand. PM me with the details :-)

Kewcumber Mon 13-May-13 09:08:45

Ooh get you two - the Chelsea mob

KristinaM Mon 13-May-13 09:16:02

We shall be swanning about in our desingner outfits and big hats and drinking champers with Diarmuid, Alan and Chris

Have DMed you (this phrase always reminds me of 'I'll medicine you/If I medicined you ...' from Withnail and I) and you will now know what I look like (although I will probably not be wearing specs)

I have a bit of a crush on Cleve West actually, KristinaM ....

KristinaM Mon 13-May-13 13:47:38

Yeah cleve is ok, can we do drinks with him? Is Chris Beardshaw too serious? I bet mr Gavin is a bit full of himself anyway .andy sturgeon? Joe swift?

I have purchased a very large hat for a family wedding the next weekend so I think I shall wear that to chelsea, along with my fur stole,pearls, long gloves and killer heels

Don't worry I shall change for dinner so I don't show up all you scruffy Londoners

Mr Gavin is lovely! Honestly!

KristinaM Mon 13-May-13 14:32:14

Ok diarmuid can come too if he behaves himself wink

Pheasant what stand is this? I am alone all day in London, sight seeing, St Paul's and the like! I can come and see you too, message me if you want me to. Thanks.

Kewcumber Mon 13-May-13 21:24:54

He doesn;t need to be lovely - if he's breathing and single then he can come. Some of us can;t afford to be picky you know.

KristinaM Mon 13-May-13 21:42:03

I'm afraid he's married kew :-(

Kewcumber Mon 13-May-13 22:45:07

Ah well back to the drawing board...

Devora Mon 13-May-13 23:01:13

Hey Italian, I'm in central London. If you're doing a day on the town, we could meet for tea at some point, or just meet after work and we could have a drink then mooch down to meet the scarier ones.

Devora Mon 13-May-13 23:01:56

[Ignoring lustful gardener fantasies. Is that going to be the tone of our evening?]

Kewcumber Mon 13-May-13 23:12:03


KristinaM Tue 14-May-13 09:20:21

There are plenty female gardeners you know

Messaged you Italian

Kewcumber Wed 15-May-13 11:18:30

MrsDV has no babysitting atm and isn't well so can't come. I have told her that I will keep nagging every year until she cracks.

I'm looking forward to it

Kewcumber Tue 21-May-13 17:31:50

Me too - my mum isn't well and she's my babysitter so fingers crossed she's OK for tomorrow.

There's a small postscript story to the rugby player story which you haven't heard yet...

Moomoomie Tue 21-May-13 18:46:21

Hope you all have a fantastic time. Sorry I can't be with you. Maybe next time.

Lilka Tue 21-May-13 21:05:38

Have a good time you all, I wish I could join you

Devora Tue 21-May-13 22:00:45

Your ears will be burning, Lilka grin

Looking forward to seeing you all today!

Kew, hope your mum is ok.

Kew - can you text me the venue details please, can't find them here, and need to head out for work now, thanks

Kewcumber Wed 22-May-13 12:13:17

Fingers crossed she's OK so far. Has been hospitalised twice in last month for same thing so not a great record!

Have texted Devora, Pheasant and Kristina - if anyone else needs a reminder let me know.

Lilkaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa - we will miss you.

Kewcumber Wed 22-May-13 12:36:52

Are hifi or families coming - haven't heard?

Thanks for organising it, Kew.

KristinaM Thu 23-May-13 08:38:10

Great to see you all again and meet the lovely Italian

Kewcumber Thu 23-May-13 09:16:45

I think Italian was a bit bemused by us - nary a word about adoption, it was all weddings and rugby players and dating websites. Sorry Italian! blush

Once a year is NOT enough, Kristina you need to get down again in Autumn - you can stay with me.

Who can I stay with then I don't need to rush off and can party the night away!

Devora Thu 23-May-13 20:18:26

You can stay with me, Italian, if you think you're woman enough to cope with my crew grin.

Thanks Devora how kind.

Kewcumber Thu 23-May-13 22:26:23

Hey we could meet in Richmond and have a communal sleep over! Only really have room for one on my sofa bed though...

FamiliesShareGerms Fri 24-May-13 12:21:14

Bugger, I missed it...

Devora Mon 27-May-13 21:26:06

You were missed, FSG - hope to see you next time.

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