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North East Christmasish night out!

(188 Posts)
Indith Thu 18-Oct-12 15:57:05

dates suggested- 17th Nov, 24th Nov or 1st Dec? Majority vote wins.

Where? Cocktails in Ebony in Durham from 7/7.30 ish then on to wherever can fit us in with an 8.30 booking within tottering distance from Ebony. My vote would be The Capital grin.

goldenretriever Fri 23-Nov-12 14:31:12

Oooh Indith, you were mildly psychic before. The pirates and princesses party was on the 17th, but it wasn't at Deerness (sports centre, I'm presuming) but it was still in the Deerness Valley - Esh Winning, to be precise. The glamour of it all.

I will have Lamb Madras and would be happy to shar pilau and naan with Spiffy - I will eat anything, tbh.

Confusingly my 3 year old woke up at 7.30 this morning, came downstairs, had a bit of breakfast and then put his head on the table and fell asleep again... I could do that now, if I wasn't pretending to work...

Just thought golden, there are a couple of photos of me on my profile so you can have a vague idea of who to look for in Ebony grin

I'll pm you my mobile number and you can always give me a ring when you arrive instead of trying to find us it the throng.

Indith Fri 23-Nov-12 16:22:37

I wonder if we have ever crossed paths before golden, my ds1 is at school in Esh winning, the Catholic one and dd was at the nursery attached to the other school until this Sept.

KaraStarbuckThrace Fri 23-Nov-12 16:25:56
goldenretriever Fri 23-Nov-12 19:06:13

Thanks Spiffy, have sent you a pm. Sounds like a just miss Indith, my eldest started at the nursery in Esh Winning this September. We do live really close to the catholic primary though.

Thinking about getting bus back from night out to have a few drinkies. Watching Doc McStuffins. Christ.

Indith Fri 23-Nov-12 19:20:26

I'll be driving golden, given I'll be pretty much driving past your house do you want a lift?

goldenretriever Sat 24-Nov-12 11:20:10

Indith, that's really kind of you. Will PM you. Indian food, a good laugh + the chance to have a few drinks, sounds fab!

My children are behaving suspiciously well today, especially considering am by myself due to football being on. Clearly heading for a fall...

Ah another football widow. I do so love the summer when there is no football even if there is cricket instead

I actually managed to do something crafty this afternoon and it didn't end up in tears it is usually me or someone being sent to their room. There's even some fairly decent Christmas pictures come out of it.

That gets me out of doing it for another year, right?

FivesAndNorks Sat 24-Nov-12 19:36:11

Found you!
Will decide what I want, and post on here
Indith, thank you for your kind offer of a lift which I never replied to if that's still on I would love one thanks. If not, no worries. Also, if you fancy getting bus back golden or even a taxi I'll join you, depending on when Indith wants to go?

FivesAndNorks Sat 24-Nov-12 19:36:52

I am stealthpolarbear and keep forgetting I have name changed
Have a busy day next saturday, meeting friend in the morning, birthday party in afternoona and then night out smile

stickylittlefingers Sat 24-Nov-12 21:10:08

hello! Thanks very much for this smile I would like Chicken Dupiaza. I am happy to share rice/naan of whatever description with anyone! Pilau and plain if I'm choosing.

I am out two Saturdays in a row shock Actually there was a fair amount of shock at one... Looking forward to catching up.

goldenretriever Sun 25-Nov-12 08:47:40

Hi Fives... That would be great. I am at Esh Winning. Perhaps I'm a wimp, but would find going back on the bus alone with all the (other) drunks scary! Or taxi would be good too.

Indith Sun 25-Nov-12 08:48:53

Hello Fives!

Hum Taxi is a point actually, with 3 of us from here going thena taxi back is not too stupidly expensive and I could indulge a little more in those cocktails. However am still happy to drive if people don't want to pay for a taxi. What do you think Fives and golden? Golden Fives and I could meet you in Esh Winning to get the bus in then share a taxi home?

Indith Sun 25-Nov-12 08:49:33

Cross posts. Right then, if taxi is good for us all lets bus in and taxi home smile

KaraStarbuckThrace Sun 25-Nov-12 09:15:18

Okay. So. Food.
Poppodoms - oh yes! Don't forget the mango chutney!

Spiggy Methi chicken pilau + rice and naan (what kind?)
Golden Lamb Madras + will share with Spiggy

Indith Lamb Badami + rice and garlic naan
Kara Makhoni Tikka (chicken) + will share with Indith

sticky chicken Dupiaza + naan(what kind?) and plain rice (want to share with someone)
Leggy chicken achar + veg pilau and peshwari naan (want to share with someone)

Still to choose...

Dr Frozen
SPB
Britta
Ischel

And here is the link again - nom nom nom

KaraStarbuckThrace Sun 25-Nov-12 09:16:39

Ischel - I can offer you a lift, but I don't think I'll be setting off before 7.30 so will be missing out on cocktails at Ebony, but if we get a little early to The Capital we can always get a drink at the bar.
Totally up to you smile

stickylittlefingers Sun 25-Nov-12 17:51:02

it was pilau rice and plain naan if i were choosing, but if there's someone wants to share and wants different things I'll go with that. I am omnivorous!

And may I say yay for taxis home, we will have fun smile

FivesAndNorks Sun 25-Nov-12 17:56:42

yes, either fine for me,. I didn't realise cocktails were on the menu at all Indith, if they are then defintely go for it and taxi back
I will pick...tonight, I promise

FivesAndNorks Sun 25-Nov-12 18:06:43

I can't see any vegi dishes apart from thali and biryani actually. I know they do have some, so would it be OK for me to order on the night?

KaraStarbuckThrace Sun 25-Nov-12 21:33:00

Spiggy Methi chicken pilau + rice and naan (what kind?)
Golden Lamb Madras + will share with Spiggy

Indith Lamb Badami + rice and garlic naan
Kara Makhoni Tikka (chicken) + will share with Indith

sticky chicken Dupiaza + plain naan and pilau rice (want to share with someone)

Leggy chicken achar + veg pilau and peshwari naan (want to share with someone)

SPB - will choose on the night due to woeful lack of veggie dishes on the menu

Still to choose...

Dr Frozen
Britta
Ischel

goldenretriever Mon 26-Nov-12 10:11:55

Fives, Indith, bus in and taxi back sounds good to me. I am sure it will do us all good to let our hair down smile Have had a look at the bus times on www.arrivabus.co.uk (the times changed in October) I would probably get on near Rochfords Garage, almost the last stop out of the village. They only give times from Western Avenue and from The Stags Head from Esh Winning. The best times from The Stags Head (Western Avenue is about 5 minutes earlier) is:

18:22 to get in to Durham at 18:42 or
18:52 to get in to Durham at 19:11

Let me know what you think. Looking forward to it. Though seem to have mild concussion from the week end as I was emptying the tumble dryer in an alcove and realisedg my eldest had climbed on to the work surface, so I shouted at him and thwacked my head from the ridiculously located wall...

Indith Mon 26-Nov-12 10:39:45

18.52 is most likely I think, we'll get on before you as coming from Waterhouses but I'm sure we'll be able to spot each other on the bus!

I really need to start expressing, I've used all my freezer milk. I shall have to give the baby and early feed then leg it and wish dh luck grin.

Should we book a taxi? What time for? Dh says Paddy's is probably going to be the best price (tis who he usually uses when he goes away with work).

FivesAndNorks Mon 26-Nov-12 10:53:10

What time is the table booked for? T has a party 4-6 so ill make sire I'm ready before the party and just chuck t in the house after party.

Also Indith I'm willing to drive to Ew to get ths bus...I do it a lot grin

Indith Mon 26-Nov-12 11:04:21

Do you dump the car there and pick it up int he morning then? There's a thought...dh can go pick it up when he gets the paper Sunday morning. Table is booked for 8.45 now though we are to arrive at the Capital 8.30 and get a drink at teh bar and hand our order over, we may get seated before 8.45.

FivesAndNorks Mon 26-Nov-12 11:12:28

Yep grin

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