Adoption threads Meet up in London Saturday 26 April

(172 Posts)
KristinaM Tue 25-Feb-14 11:55:43

I'm in London -anyone up for a meal /drinks on Saturday night ?

Italian? Devora? Pheasant ? kewcumber? Other south east dwellers?

Kewcumber Tue 25-Feb-14 12:00:55

OOh yes maybe - I could do this I think... will check babysitting situation

KristinaM Tue 25-Feb-14 12:13:52

C'mon Kew , you have 8 weeks to get a babysitter. How hard can it be? hmm

Hels20 Tue 25-Feb-14 13:08:08

I'd be up for it! I live in London.

I'm in the Midlands Booooo! grin

KristinaM Tue 25-Feb-14 13:16:40

sad

KristinaM Tue 25-Feb-14 13:17:27

Sorry , the sad was for in the beginning
grin for hels

trampstamp Tue 25-Feb-14 13:30:22

Can I come

OneOfOurLilkasIsMissing Tue 25-Feb-14 14:00:38

Ah, why de yer all av te live doon sooth?

<grumping>

OneOfOurLilkasIsMissing Tue 25-Feb-14 14:02:18

London should be picked up and transplanted somewhere more in the middle in the country, it would just be better for everyone

Except people wanting a quicker connection from London to Paris I guess...

I agree!

MyFeetAreCold Tue 25-Feb-14 14:32:22

This is my 'bugger, I'm up north' face envy

I thin midlands/northern contingency should have a meet up too smile

That's not your usual date! Let me check the calendar, I'd love to if I am able to

namechangesforthehardstuff Tue 25-Feb-14 19:48:06

Um I'm in range smile But I don't go to panel till just after then so will I feel like a big imposter? grin

If I can I will! PM me with the time!!

excitedmamma Tue 25-Feb-14 21:07:45

oh..I'd be up for a Northern meetup.. flatcaps at the ready?

OneOfOurLilkasIsMissing Tue 25-Feb-14 21:08:25

That would be good Inthebeginning smile

I can't make promises, it would have to be a weekend obviously, but I find it hard to find people who will look after both DS and DD2 (I still can't leave her at home for more than an hour on her own, and it has to be someone she knows quite well). But if it was a date i could find someone, and it was an achievable distance from where I am, it would be good smile

Whereabouts (generally not specifically obviously) are our midlands/northern adopters? I'm in Tyne and Wear

Any Birmingham meet up people???

I'm very near to Birmingham. I can only do weekends really too.

Kewcumber Tue 25-Feb-14 22:06:45

Can I just very politely point out that... Kristina does NOT live "doon Sooth" you loons !

OneOfOurLilkasIsMissing Tue 25-Feb-14 22:16:28

I forgot that. I did know. I'm a loon grin

Either way, I can't get to London to see you either-southerners-or-intrepid-long-distance-travellers sad

Meita Wed 26-Feb-14 09:09:03

I would be quite keen to meet some adopters in general, and peeps from this board in particular! London is good for me.

Like Namechanges, I would be pre-approval-panel… just 10 days or so pre-approval-panel but still.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Feb-14 13:53:54

The OP has been in touch and we've corrected the thread title for you now.

Devora Wed 26-Feb-14 18:27:21

Just try keeping me away!

I'd love to see any and all Imposters. Enjoy your last moments before you become hardened old hags like us grin

Kewcumber Wed 26-Feb-14 18:55:40

so will I feel like a big imposter?

Yes and we will all point and laugh at you...

Devora, Greyhound Kristina - what did you think of last venue? It would save making a decision on anywhere new?

KristinaM Wed 26-Feb-14 19:06:39

It was a bit noisy < country girl > TBH

namechangesforthehardstuff Wed 26-Feb-14 19:43:07

Ach well it'll make a change from people who know me pointing and laughing...

KristinaM Wed 26-Feb-14 19:44:50

< misses the whole point of London >

Kewcumber Wed 26-Feb-14 20:56:46

you want to try to find somewhere QUIET?!

In central london?

Kewcumber Wed 26-Feb-14 20:57:18

where is the rolly eye emoticon when you need one?

I liked it. Lovely food. But any where close by is fine.

KristinaM Wed 26-Feb-14 22:54:03

Kew, can I refer you to this thread

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/a2008345-You-know-you-live-in-the-Countryside-when?msgid=45375973#45375973

KristinaM Wed 26-Feb-14 22:54:24
StupidMistakes Wed 26-Feb-14 22:57:22

Can those who have had a child adopted come I'm a Londoner?

Devora Wed 26-Feb-14 22:57:29

I liked this one from that thread:

"when your relatives from the city visit and have to keep the radio on all night because they cant sleep in the dead silence (other than the animal noises which scare them)"

That's me! I always get very spooked in the country. You get vampires out there, don't you?

FamiliesShareGerms Thu 27-Feb-14 01:40:23

I'd like to come if I can switch around some other things in the diary - I keep missing these meetings!

In diary.

Message me/text me the venue etc when you decide, thanks.

Looking forward to seeing you.

KristinaM Thu 27-Feb-14 15:58:22

Stupid mummy -of course you can come. Only condition is that you get a new name for this board, not just the meet up smile

We have all done stupid things as parents, but we can't let it define us

StupidMistakes Thu 27-Feb-14 18:32:00

I want to meet people the other side of adoption. The side that do the amazing draining loving job of giving that child exactly what they need.

I shall go change my user name now

OurMiracle1106 Thu 27-Feb-14 18:38:32

It's former stupid mistakes. I changed my name grin

OneOfOurLilkasIsMissing Thu 27-Feb-14 18:43:54

Yay! Finally grin Hi Miracle smile

KristinaM Thu 27-Feb-14 21:28:43

thanks Miracle

Meita Thu 27-Feb-14 21:32:47

thanks Miracle, I hope we can share a brew soon.

Hi Miracle - like it.

Devora Thu 27-Feb-14 21:47:31

Much better smile

Kewcumber Fri 28-Feb-14 17:06:39

Miracle (Yay!) you may sooooo regret that we are a bit loud and lairy. Well I say we but mostly I mean Kristina and Devora. I'm an accountant I just add up the bill and split it accurately.

Kewcumber Wed 26-Mar-14 12:09:02

just bumping this in case anyone else wants to throw their hat in teh ring.

And in case someone wants to find somewhere quiet in central London for Kristina hmm

I am really sorry but something unavoidable has come up so very sadly I will not be able to make it.

Have fun, and please invite me to the next.

Hels20 Wed 26-Mar-14 12:54:12

I'm still up for it. DH will be on babysitting duty. I can do Central London/West London - or anywhere really. Don't mind going South of river or further North or East!

DaffodilDandy Wed 26-Mar-14 13:07:41

<lonely, left out, living in the middle of nowhere, about a billion miles from everyone face>

Have a nice time everyone! smile

(Please forward any information you get from Kew or Miracle about either of their paramours onto the rest of us grin)

OurMiracle1106 Wed 26-Mar-14 16:56:36

Im still up for it. may regret that at a later date

Someone needs to suggest a location though, so I can research travel

KristinaM Wed 26-Mar-14 17:13:01

Kew , Devora or anyone else local -where are we meeting?

OurMiracle1106 Wed 26-Mar-14 17:13:48

I don't know lol

Kewcumber Wed 26-Mar-14 17:25:55

So you want somewhere quiet in central London, maybe in some fields with a few sheep?

OurMiracle1106 Wed 26-Mar-14 17:44:46

Or cows or horses even grin horses preferred. I worked as a stable girl so I can deal with horses and associated smells/mud

I'm fairly new but I live in London (Redbridge).

Polkadotpatty Wed 26-Mar-14 18:44:46

There are bunnies in Holland Park, in the Japanese garden...

namechangesforthehardstuff Wed 26-Mar-14 19:51:30

There are massive rutting stags in Richmond Park. Aren't there Kew? grin

Kewcumber Wed 26-Mar-14 20:34:31

where is the rolly eye emoticon when you need one?

KristinaM Wed 26-Mar-14 21:56:41

That's sounds ideal Kew

Devora Wed 26-Mar-14 22:28:32

Holland Park was my local green space until dd1 was 4yo. She saw peacocks every single day of her early childhood. Met her first cat at the age of 3. Poor little London baby.

Devora Wed 26-Mar-14 22:28:58

Hey we have flocks of green parakeets where me and kew live. It's well exotic.

Devora Wed 26-Mar-14 22:29:53

But seriously, I'll have a think about where to meet. Somewhere central. And quiet. With good food. That doesn't cost too much. [drums fingers, stares vacantly into the middle distance.]

bberry Mon 31-Mar-14 10:44:27

Is this still on? Seeing if I can come.... Any venue/times yet?

OurMiracle1106 Mon 31-Mar-14 12:41:56

Im hoping so. But Nope no venue or time yet (waits for a venue n time)

Devora Mon 31-Mar-14 23:15:05

We've had a suggestion of Brasserie Zeidel, just off Piccadilly [thanks redfish!]. I've never been but on the website it looks like its central and reasonably priced, so ticking lots of boxes.

Not sure where Kristina is staying, but if it's South Ken we could also do Le Pain Quotidien in South Ken. Or somewhere on the South Bank? But I think I remember that some may be heading in from the north, in which case Piccadilly may be fairest as strictly central.

Thoughts?

Devora Mon 31-Mar-14 23:16:48

I'm happy to organise and book a venue if people can confirm to me if they are coming, and what locations they can easily access.

Polkadotpatty Mon 31-Mar-14 23:27:48

I am negotiating permission to skip a family birthday, but it's looking good so hoping to gatecrash come along. South Ken or south bank both easy for me if they suit others. Thanks v v much for grappling with trying to herd us into one general area Devora.

Devora Mon 31-Mar-14 23:30:23

Right Polka, you're on the list. Family birthdays can wait - it's not every day you can hear the latest instalment of Kew's lovelife, or gaze in wonder at the Glamour that is Kristina.

KristinaM Mon 31-Mar-14 23:37:03

< preens >

I am so pissed off am going to miss seeing you all.

Kristina please come back again soon.

Polkadotpatty Tue 01-Apr-14 00:35:18

Just to be clear from the get-go, I will be offering no competition in the glamour stakes! I am very excited at the chance to soak up all the wisdom gossip, feed me gossip grin

Hi all, still hoping to come, I'm desperate for some advice/input on a very recent adoption development.

Only prob is there is a chance dh will be away that weekend preparing for a big piece of work in May. I really am not trying to be difficult or mysterious, but things are all slightly up in the air at the mo due to dh's work schedule.

KristinaM I no longer have your number (bag stolen last year, I stupidly hadn't backed up numbers, lost yours and Kew's) but if you still have mine I would be so grateful for a call. I feel I cannot post here at the mo.

Cheers all

bberry Tue 01-Apr-14 08:05:29

I am hoping to come... Will get an answer from the other half tonight.

I would be coming into charing cross so of the places suggested Piccadilly would be better fir me.

Can I throw in covent garden, fabulous little French brasserie I know there.... X

OurMiracle1106 Tue 01-Apr-14 10:02:46

I will definitely be coming. So long as it's tube accessible I'm coming (everywhere in London is)

OurMiracle1106 Tue 01-Apr-14 10:06:52

I shall not be spilling my love life nor my fwb arrangement though we understand

Kewcumber Tue 01-Apr-14 18:46:48

I can come and Devora knows where is convenient for me (because its thats whats convenient for her!)

I may be persuaded to spill my love life if you ply me with alcohol... (it will be short)

Kewcumber Tue 01-Apr-14 18:47:34

cheap is good.

OurMiracle1106 Tue 01-Apr-14 19:19:55

Cheap is good for me too leaves more money to buy Kew alcohol with grin

Meita Tue 01-Apr-14 20:29:46

I'd love to come. (Though am nervous already!)

MrsBW Tue 01-Apr-14 20:57:23

I wanna come!!

KristinaM Tue 01-Apr-14 23:01:14

Meita -you must come, don't be nervous. After 10 mins you will feel like you have known us for years. We are all lovely. Honest.

It's not like it's a Style and beauty threads meet up, where they drink champagne in posh restaurants wear designer clothes and carry £1000 handbags.

Well actually I think I did last time but no one noticed . Or was it you, Kew, I can't remember < scratches head >

Devora Tue 01-Apr-14 23:01:39

It has been suggested to me - by someone more sensible than moi - that it might not be the brightest idea to post when and where actually on the thread (in case Ian Josephs fancies joining us?). So I won't! We're onto PMs, people - or email or texting - whichever you're most comfortable with.

I think I've got this as my confirmed list so far: Kristina, Kew, Hels, trampstamp, namechangesforthehardstuff, Melta, PheasantPlucker, OurMiracle, NoIdeasforUserName, bberry, Polkadotpatty, MrsBW. What about FamiliesShareGerms? If I've missed you out, or included you when you now can't come, please let me know!

otherwise, I'm trying to book a restaurant for 12-13 people. Central London, Saturday night, cheap, good food, not noisy. People, people, this is LONDON. [Said for benefit of visiting yokels.] This is also a swell of opinion pushing for further West, but I think that is difficult for the non-parakeet classes so will stick with W1 or SW1.

Will get back shortly...

Devora Tue 01-Apr-14 23:04:49

You ALWAYS look expensive, Kristina. No idea if you actually are expensive, or just know how to look like it. I, by contrast, can make Prada look like Primark.

The thing is, with such a big group, how do we get to talk to anyone other than the person sitting next to us? I'll have a think about that as well.

KristinaM Tue 01-Apr-14 23:10:49

Thanks for doing all the organising Devora . Would further west be easier ?

OurMiracle1106 Tue 01-Apr-14 23:12:43

How will I know who I'm meeting? I have no idea what you guys look like!

Devora Tue 01-Apr-14 23:20:44

You look for the woman with the thousand quid handbag. Surrounded by scruffy knackered acolytes.

Or you text me as you arrive and I'll stand up and wave smile

Kristina, can we make it a fairly early start? Makes it more likely we can find a quiet table.

Polkadotpatty Tue 01-Apr-14 23:27:18

Surely we'll all be recognisable because we'll be dressed as our favourite characters from the Muppets? Oh wait, that's a different meet-up... grin

Miracle makes a good point. Will the group leader hold a golf umbrella in the air at all times, perhaps, to reassure us new folk?

OurMiracle1106 Tue 01-Apr-14 23:59:34

I will be probably in something modestly majorly showing my cleavage. Dark brown almost black hair. And my outfit will have cost less than 30 quid lol

KristinaM Wed 02-Apr-14 00:11:00

Devora -yes indeed. We county bumpkins are not used to staying out late.

Surely you will have a big sign saying " mumsnet adoption group " ?

Kewcumber Wed 02-Apr-14 10:04:53

Devora my dear (said kindly) as it escaped your attention that I've NEVER posted the venue on a thread? It was always via PM's. Time and date no problem - venue privately.

I know KristinaM and Devora and don;t much care about the rest of you so I'm alright Jack.

Kewcumber Wed 02-Apr-14 10:06:05

By for the avoidance of doubt People - my photo is on my profile and I'm very recognisable at 5' 9" and will be wearing fishnet and heels

Polkadotpatty Wed 02-Apr-14 10:06:11

I don't know. What if I text you, you give me a cool appraising glance, and decide against standing up and waving in favour of another slurp of your martini??? I am still in favour of the co-ordinator wearing something subtly identifying, like perhaps this charming piece of headwear...

Kewcumber Wed 02-Apr-14 10:06:28

Kristina is smaller but louder so you can follow the noise if you prefer

Kewcumber Wed 02-Apr-14 10:07:00

Is that Kristina or Devora that has to wear that?

Kewcumber Wed 02-Apr-14 10:09:26

Devora - maybe you could arrange some ice breakers exercises and rotating every other person two chairs to the right every 15 minutes. Thats the kind of thing your employer does isn't it - at right on course type things?

Polkadotpatty Wed 02-Apr-14 10:09:49

Ummmm, well I am far too plebby to be able to identify a thousand quid handbag, so maybe both could wear one? For safety, you understand. Stranger danger, and all that grin

Kewcumber Wed 02-Apr-14 10:12:29

Devora - perhaps you could arrange a private room somewhere... for about £20 including food

KristinaM Wed 02-Apr-14 10:46:04

The balaclava is indeed lovely but yellow is SO not my colour

OurMiracle1106 Wed 02-Apr-14 12:02:55

I will be very noticeable I hope.

Kewcumber Wed 02-Apr-14 12:23:19

We are all old Miracle. Don;t shock us too much, you may be performing CPR or alternatively we'll be knitting you a nice little cardi to keep you warm.

Polkadotpatty Wed 02-Apr-14 13:07:37

Except I would forget what I was knitting halfway through smile

I may well be "very noticeable" due to tripping over something and landing in an ungainly heap. Still, it's a bit of free entertainment for you all.

Kewcumber Wed 02-Apr-14 13:29:17

Kristina
Devora
Kew
Hels
trampstamp
namechangesforthehardstuff
Melta
PheasantPlucker
OurMiracle
NoIdeasforUserName
bberry
Polkadotpatty
MrsBW

What about FamiliesShareGerms?

Just tidying up for Devora (particularly as she left herself off......)

If you can't make it cross yourself out or add yourself and repost if you want to come.

OurMiracle1106 Wed 02-Apr-14 13:41:12

Unless you're as old as my dad would have been this year (84) I don't think your old and always remember your only as young as the man you feel!

Kewcumber Wed 02-Apr-14 13:46:16

Oh good that means I'm still 40...

OurMiracle1106 Wed 02-Apr-14 13:54:09

so your still younger than my mum was when she had me! (she was 41, my dad 58)

OneOfOurLilkasIsMissing Wed 02-Apr-14 14:07:37

Just here to laugh at the headwear grin grin

OneOfOurLilkasIsMissing Wed 02-Apr-14 14:08:30

Ah Kristina, that balaclava is anyone's colour, you'd look absolutely gorgeous in it

KristinaM Wed 02-Apr-14 14:17:31

I'm a cool colour person Lilka. I would indeed look lovely in it, but only in blue, red or purple. Perhaps a cool pink?

Shame I can't knit

TulipsfromAmsterdam Wed 02-Apr-14 15:09:06

Just popped on to say hello to lilka - we are nearly neighbours.

Anyone else up in the North?

Have a great night smile

OneOfOurLilkasIsMissing Wed 02-Apr-14 15:12:33

Hi Tulips smile

North East as well? Neighbouring county to me?

OneOfOurLilkasIsMissing Wed 02-Apr-14 15:13:26

DD2 can knit

She can make you a cute bobbly rainbow striped thing which is shaped almost, but not quite, entirely unlike a balaclava

OurMiracle1106 Wed 02-Apr-14 16:02:58

I currently have my best friends little girl (she's 4) we've been ball pool, kfc for lunch (as a treat) and now we are painting ourselves gnomes and Easter eggs. She has decided she likes my house. Mummy came back to mine earlier and asked if I could have her a little longer to visit a friend in hospital (hospital is two bus stops from my house) and she's now left.

I miss doing these things with our miracle.

Im haBing great fun!!!

TulipsfromAmsterdam Wed 02-Apr-14 16:03:27

Same county Lilka, close to the seaside smile

redfishbluefish Wed 02-Apr-14 20:16:17

Hi all, adding myself! grin

Kristina
Devora
Kew
Hels
trampstamp
namechangesforthehardstuff
Melta
PheasantPlucker
OurMiracle
NoIdeasforUserName
bberry
Polkadotpatty
MrsBW
redfishbluefish

iamabitoverwhelmed Wed 02-Apr-14 21:12:41

I would love to come, but I live up North, and it is the week before our matching panel (so I still feel like an imposter). I'm also extremely unglamorous and actually own a balaclava, although, to be fair, it's not yellow and I have never worn it out.

HappySunflower Wed 02-Apr-14 21:20:41

I'm an hour and a half from London, so the journey is a little too long plus would cost me a small fortune in babysitting fees!

Hope you all have a lovely time- if ever any of you fancy meeting up with children, let me know.... Though I'd much prefer a grown up night out with wine and chatting......!

MrsBW Wed 02-Apr-14 21:28:03

iamabit

It'll be about a week before our matching panel too!!

I never thought about being an imposter... I just decided to barge in grin oops!!

P.S. is anyone thinking about bringing their DH/DP or is this a girls' night?

Meita Wed 02-Apr-14 21:30:41

I will over a week before panel, but that's approval panel, so I win! [in this who is the worst impostor contest]

MrsBW Wed 02-Apr-14 21:32:05

Meita grin

KristinaM Thu 03-Apr-14 00:05:50

No DPs I think. Even if your DP is a girl

Devora Thu 03-Apr-14 00:06:48

I'm not bringing my dp. We are still a babysitter-free zone, so we only fly solo.

MrsBW Sat 05-Apr-14 17:10:17

Good stuff!

Looking forward to it.

OurMiracle1106 Mon 14-Apr-14 19:17:50

I was just wondering whether a time/location had been arranged yet please.

And to ask roughly how much money I need to put away.

Devora Mon 14-Apr-14 20:19:08

Ah, I'm sorry. I was in charge, but it now looks as though I CAN'T COME (I am not amused: dp, looking at you).

But I will follow up the suggestions I've received and try to find and book somewhere; then will hand over to someone else.

OurMiracle - this is London, gel, best sell your granny now. (But I will try to find somewhere affordable.)

KristinaM Mon 14-Apr-14 21:06:13

Devora -you MUST come. Tell DP

OurMiracle1106 Mon 14-Apr-14 21:08:12

I think I'd be better off selling my flatmate. He would make a very good diet aid in that he eats all the chocolate before you can get your hands on it

I know London is very expensive. and I chose to return to live here what was I thinking

MerryInthechelseahotel Mon 14-Apr-14 21:28:17

I really want to come sad I feel I know you all very very well from reading your posts everyday (and hardly ever posting) but I am in scotland
anyway if Lilka is not there then it's not the end of the world after all

Found out yesterday my husband has to go to Cornwall Weds-Sun for work.

It's almost impossible to get a sitter for dd1, due to her epilepsy and SN, so I think I am now a 'no.'

KristinaM thanks for your recent texts, I appreciated them. If you are in London again for anything next month I'll probably be there (I think you know what I mean) (It's part of why dh is away next week)

Have a great time. TBH I'm not great company at the mo as thing haven't been plain sailing recently, so you're probably better off without me.

Hels20 Sat 19-Apr-14 17:50:13

Hi - I need to book a babysitter and I also need to pop in on a 40th at about 9.30pm/10pm in Central ish London - any idea what time people are thinking as would really like to come and say hello and put faces to names!

MrsBW Sat 19-Apr-14 18:59:44

I'm now a 'no' too! Sorry, hate to pull out lastminute.com...

Hope you all have a great time and will be thinking of you all

KristinaM Sat 19-Apr-14 21:16:13

Pheasant plucker -I've PMed you

Thanks KristinaM, have replied. Am genuinely sorry to miss you, but have explained fully in message (unavoidable!)

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 21-Apr-14 14:09:02

I buggered up Sat too and can't make it now ... Boo!!

KristinaM Fri 25-Apr-14 09:27:22

Devora /Kew -could someone please email /text/pm me with the details of where and when ?

Sorry if I've missed it

Polkadotpatty Fri 25-Apr-14 15:07:44

Me too please! <gathering galoshes and inflatable dinghy> Hoping to steer through the deluge to join you if still OK with everyone?

Devora Fri 25-Apr-14 17:16:01

Right, I have booked somewhere and will start working through you all as soon as I've sorted the kids' tea!

Hels20 Fri 25-Apr-14 18:20:31

Thanks Devora.

What time?

Devora Fri 25-Apr-14 22:05:11

7.15.

Devora Fri 25-Apr-14 22:13:12

Right ladies, I have PMd the following:

Kew
Kristina
Polkadotpatty
Meita
redfishbluefish
OurMiracle
Hels20
bberry
namechangesforthehardstuff
NoIdeasforUserName
trampstamp

If I've missed you out, please let me know asap and I'll let you have all the details. And if a horrendous number of you decide not to come, please let me know and I'll tell the restaurant.

I am gutted that I can't join you, but hope you all have a brilliant time.

And don't blame me if the restaurant's crap. This is London.

Well done Devora for arranging, hope you have a marvellous time, apologies again re my old man being in Cornwall, and having to miss seeing you.

Kew I had your number last year. I no longer have it. If ever you feel like texting and re-establing contact I'd love that.

Best wishes to you all

I am so sorry to miss this. * PheasantPlucker* would love one day to make your acquaintance, I feel you might be a very useful resource! Will PM you!

And of course sorry not to see lovely Kristina again. (And all the rest of you!)

Italian, please do. I'm not sure I am 'a useful sort of person' but I'll certainly do my best! x

Have done, we are all useful in our own way!

Kewcumber Sat 26-Apr-14 10:20:56

will pm you PP

Kewcumber Sat 26-Apr-14 10:21:47

I note that despite ringing me Devora has conspicuously failed to tell me where the restaurant is... have you all ganged up and decided I'm not invited...?

Devora Sat 26-Apr-14 11:22:53

I'm gaslighting you, Kew. Will text in a minute.

I've only had confirmations from a few of you and the table is for 12. I will reduce that to 6 or 8 to avoid pussing off the restsurant. So if you haven't told me you are comibg please do so.

I so wish I was joining you. I am NOT coping with motherhood today; the kids have nearly reduced me to tears. I badly need alcohol and people who understand.

Devora Sat 26-Apr-14 11:27:56

I think I've only had three confirmed.

Meita Sat 26-Apr-14 12:03:32

I'm coming. So make that four. Hey peeps, do come, I for one would love to meet you!

Polkadotpatty Sat 26-Apr-14 12:25:27

Def coming (although am probably already on your confirmed list!) Going shoe shopping first so I'll either be the one with loads of bags, or the one in need of a large glass of something... Excited to meet you all later.

Hels20 Sat 26-Apr-14 12:51:40

I'm coming! But I might be a bit late but I am definitely coming (just had a boy who refused to allow Daddy to put him to bed so I might be delayed doing that). But restaurant is close to where I live so I will definitely be there!

OurMiracle1106 Sat 26-Apr-14 13:20:02

im really sorry I've been in bed all morning with a migraine. I can't even see properly atm so I wont be able to make it. Sorry.

Devora Sat 26-Apr-14 13:25:14

I've amended the booking to six people. The restaurant didn't sound remotely bothered, which probably tells you everything you need to know about its popularity...

Kewcumber Sat 26-Apr-14 13:31:22

No, it's because they've heard of us and are desperate for us to come regardless of how many of us there are...

Whose name is it booked in?

MyFeetAreCold Sat 26-Apr-14 15:03:34

I'm so envy.

Would love to come. Stupid capital city being so far away.

Devora, my day sounds like it may be similar to yours today. I'm making liberal use of the Bubble Guppies. thanks

Devora Sat 26-Apr-14 15:44:31

It's in my name Kew. Which I think you know...

Hels20 Sat 26-Apr-14 16:11:56

BTW - thanks Devora for sorting this, especially as you are not coming.

Meita Sat 26-Apr-14 16:30:52

Migraines suck. Sorry you can't make it Miracle.

redfishbluefish Sat 26-Apr-14 17:48:23

Hi everyone! Very sorry-my childcare arrangements have fallen through!! sad Another time, I hope!

envy missing you all, so sorry not to make it, only just got home from exhausting day.

Bless you all.

OurMiracle1106 Sat 26-Apr-14 20:22:08

My head is still painful and have been taking migraine tablets. I hope to make the next meet which I am praying won't be long swayed

OurMiracle1106 Sat 26-Apr-14 20:22:24

Away even dumb phone

namechangesforthehardstuff Sat 26-Apr-14 20:53:30

Did let Devora know yesterday but we've had a bit of a week and panel is frighteningly close so am ducking out. Next time though smile

allthingswillpass Sat 26-Apr-14 20:55:39

Wish I was there, next time xxxx

MerryInthechelseahotel Sat 26-Apr-14 22:37:45

envy of you all! Anyway have fun and wine

Devora Sat 26-Apr-14 22:45:19

I've just swapped texts with Kew - feel like I'm almost there meself grin

Hels20 Sat 26-Apr-14 23:06:32

Lovely time meeting people and swapping stories though Kew's story about her DS repeating a story about someone tops it!

Kewcumber Sat 26-Apr-14 23:58:07

And now 3 more people know that I'm just as voluble offline as online

Meita Sun 27-Apr-14 00:08:43

Was great to see you all and to be able to put faces to names! Sad that so many couldn't make it in the end, hopefully next time smile

Polkadotpatty Sun 27-Apr-14 10:38:37

Devora thanks for hosting so beautifully without even being there - hope to meet you next time smile.

Great to meet everyone and talk about world politics and psychology (translation: how we would rule the world, and how children's language develops esp through repeating... Great story Kew) Adoptoraptors Rule.

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