Western Canadian MNer meet-up - sign in here!

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Jacksmania Sun 04-Nov-12 03:44:50

Who's up for a meet-up in BC?
Or Alberta, depending on how many we get.

Sign in here with your location and your preferred meet-up spot!

I'm just east of Vancouver. Anywhere in the Lower Mainland or BC Interior would work for me.

We'll probably have to look at a date in the New Year, but let's start planning now. smile

I could do with some debauchery. And curry. grin

weegiemum Tue 06-Nov-12 23:01:46

Hope you laydees havealovely time!
My BIL nd family used to live in Vancouver wish they still did

Vij's! What would I give to go to vij again! I have the cookbook and it really works!

Jacksmania Tue 06-Nov-12 23:58:44

Ok - let's do Vancouver and Vij's!

Hooray. Bagsy the lamp popsicles.

Jacksmania Wed 07-Nov-12 00:15:05

Are they nice and bright?

Jacksmania Wed 07-Nov-12 00:15:17

<sorry, smart-arse alert> grin

If Vij made them they would still taste nice, even if they were lamps not lamp.

FFS, LAMB. Bloody stupid typing!

Jacksmania Wed 07-Nov-12 01:28:31

I was briefly contemplating freezing my desk lamp and taste-testing it...

lazydog Wed 07-Nov-12 01:30:43

Hmmm... You've got me re-thinking my decision about not driving 700km (each way) in January now. Probably worth it for a decent curry! Oh, and such good company, of course! grin

I would drive 1400km for a curry. I wouldn't for my company (unless you live with wolves normally) but curry, yes.

WestCoastWinnie Wed 07-Nov-12 03:19:43

Lazydog - I would go a long way for a good curry!
My other half is from Leicester, and tragically DOES NOT LIKE INDIAN FOOD! She is from one of the best cities for curry in the Midlands. Sigh. So I take my curry wherever and whenever I can find it. We moved recently to Surrey, home of some damn good butter chicken so I force the kids to have it whenever she is away!

madwomanintheattic Wed 07-Nov-12 03:30:19

Mmmmm, 28 hours round trip in the car for me, then... And a decent curry house (run a British expat, obv wink) a five minute drive away... <ponders>

It's only been open a month. We've been twice. <curry deprived for years>

Tis unlikely that I will make it tbh, but will lurkalot and see... Never say never!

We can set up a webcam for you mad. WestCoast why would you put up with this behaviour? From Leicester and doesn't like curry... shock

WestCoastWinnie Wed 07-Nov-12 03:53:53

I know - can't fathom it myself!
She doesn't like IKEA either confused so I have to spend for 2.
We moved from TO recently - worked downtown so would slope out of a lunchtime for my fix. Now I work near a Tim Hortons, a Swiss Chalet and something called a "Night and Day"????

I think lack of Ikea is actually grounds for divorce.

Jacksmania Wed 07-Nov-12 05:25:15

WTF is wrong with IKEA? And she doesn't like curry???
Winnie, are you sure she's good enough for you???
(I mean that in a sweet and teasing way. I'm sure she's lovely.)

Kahu Wed 07-Nov-12 05:33:38

Can I come? <shy emoticon>. I could do Vancouver in January. Have always wanted to go to Vij's but have never been because the dafties don't take reservations & I can't never be bothered to wait due to mental picture of the babysitter's clock going tick, tick, tick, kachiiiing!

lazydog Wed 07-Nov-12 05:58:49

Is this restaurant popular enough that I'd have to commit in advance to coming along? I very much doubt the road and weather conditions would be good enough in Jan, but if there's been no snow or freezing rain for a few days and the forecast is ok, I'd risk it.

mad Oooh, which place is that? A visit to Calgary, via yours, is suddenly sounding more urgent, LOL! PM me if you don't want to blow your cover narrow down your location to the seriously dodgy characters on here wink

Poor you - what shitty luck (pun fully intendedgrin) for your summer hols sad

Jacksmania Wed 07-Nov-12 07:17:38

Hi Kahu, of course you can come! smile
Where do you live?
I think the only thing I don't like about Vij's is the "no reservations" part.
He should make an exception for Mumsnetters.

Jacksmania Wed 07-Nov-12 07:19:30

Lazydog, I doubt one more or less would make a difference. So come if you can and if you can't - next time!
We could plan a summer meet-up in the Okanagan near some wineries...

madwomanintheattic Wed 07-Nov-12 14:41:57

Lazy - Tis this one

Very small, very local, and not at all in any way similar to vij's!! (Save for the curry!) they also sell the spices etc, and freezer packages for the eternally curry desperate (they started off selling them at the farmer's market in town in the summer, and have now opened the restaurant.) they were trying to find a place in the town, but real estate here is sooooo expensive <checks mortgage> that they ended up just out of town on the highway, in a cheap motel strip.

But it works!

They also run one of the dog sledding companies... grin <cues jokes>

madwomanintheattic Wed 07-Nov-12 14:42:31

<puts name down for wineries okanagan>

WestCoastWinnie Wed 07-Nov-12 14:52:54

Mrs.TP - please have a word with Vij re:exception for Mumsnetters.
Mad - your place looks awesome! Road trip???
Hello Kahu smile
Might I be so bold as to ask if we should settle on a date in Jan?

I will have a word with my I wish he was my close personal friend, Vikram Vij about our trip. We will need to queue early and hope for the best. And take thermoses of gin tea. Lazy you can make your mind up on the day because of the no reservations thing.

DH is now sulking about us going to Vij's without him grin.

Shall we say a Saturday in January, which one is all the same to me? I need it to be a Saturday so that I can negotiate the ferries.

Also, I think everyone needs to make a name tag with their MN nickname on it so that we know who everyone is...

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