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London Xmas Do - 22nd November!!!!! Come see here for details and final sign up!

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Flamesparrow Sun 07-Sep-08 18:01:32

Right, so some voting (for dates), and some venue checking has been done, and Me n NappiesGalore have made executive organising planning decisions (based on us having little time and few options wink)

Saturday 22nd November

Dust Bar (website here)

Nearest Tube Station - Farringdon

It will be canapes, so if you want more food, eat beforehand.

The canapes are being chosen for us - they will be clearly labelled as meat, fish, veg and will allergy advice.

The music we can bring a dj, ipod with playlist set up or have music piped up (music is a very varied mix so should suit everyone). We can use any/all of those options.

Music is quieter at bar end, plus we will have volume control.

They have some fabulous sounding shots wink

Price will be £20 per head max. I will phone tomorrow to find out when they need final numbers for food etc, and when we have a more accurate numbers list, I can work out the right cost - it WILL NOT be more than £20. If we end up paying more than is needed, then obviously I will buy a new dress divide it up and refund people OR put it behind the bar - whatever you think is best.

How's it all sound?

Please sign up FOR THIS DATE AND VENUE here:

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Umlellala Sun 07-Sep-08 18:30:21

Umlellala (secretly quite glad that her wedding venue didn't have a large mumsnet contingent dissing it... wink)

£20 is good.

Looking forward to shots. I can DRINK this time, yay!

Umlellala Sun 07-Sep-08 18:31:21

Oops

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ShinyPinkShoes Sun 07-Sep-08 18:33:48

I'm confuddled- does this replace the one we've already put our names down for?

Flamesparrow Sun 07-Sep-08 18:38:25

The last list was a possibly maybe if the date was one people could make etc kind of thing, this is a proper sign up you will give money etc kind of thing!

iMum Sun 07-Sep-08 18:39:46

Count me in still.

ShinyPinkShoes Sun 07-Sep-08 18:40:35

Oh ok...bit confusing as this is the 3rd thread I have added my name too now!!

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Flamesparrow Sun 07-Sep-08 19:03:38

I can't just c&p the original list as those who can't do this date will be on it when they shouldn't be etc

NappiesGalore Sun 07-Sep-08 19:23:25

<hijack> umlellala, was canal your wedding venue? we liked it muchly, in fact party that was on last night happened to be a birthday of extended family, and theyre a v tasteful bunchwink... just a bit too small for mn meetup and too high a minimum spend to risk on my someones card - but lovely place! smile

Bump

mustrunmore Sun 07-Sep-08 20:51:47

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Is there anyway to add people later? I would come, but I'd have to convince my sis to come (because I'm a big scaredy cat).

am not in London but your do is on my birthday so please raise a glass!!!

Flamesparrow Sun 07-Sep-08 22:09:20

I should be able to tell you the final date to add by the end of tomorrow

NappiesGalore Sun 07-Sep-08 22:28:22

will do, lilo smile

SaintGeorge Sun 07-Sep-08 22:34:17

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ranting Sun 07-Sep-08 22:39:45

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Flamesparrow Sun 07-Sep-08 22:45:00

Elf duties will be allowing <glares menacingly>

I get to see you ONCE a year. so you can take a break angry <------- stern, not angry

Flamesparrow Sun 07-Sep-08 22:45:34

shock MRM cut me off!!!!

SaintGeorge Sun 07-Sep-08 23:29:41

Chill, I put you back.

If you promise you aren't going to change the date again, I might start looking for a hotel.

Once I've booked that, I can't back out grin

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<<<<<<<<wonders where the nearest, cheapest sleeping place is and realises that having voted for the 22nd she'll have to find an organist for the 23rd AND the 30th November - oops>>>>>>>

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sallystrawberry Mon 08-Sep-08 00:02:04

could we refrain from calling it a meetup - xmas do, or shindig are perfectly fine.

Meetup always makes me feel like one of those saddo internet people who talks to complete strangers on tinternet and gets to know them fairly well, then arranges to meet them wearing a badge with their tinternet names on so they can recognise who each other are.

Oh shit - that is me shock

wink

SaintGeorge Mon 08-Sep-08 00:05:55

Ooh congratulations Sally, well done.

Find me at the meetup shindig and I'll buy you a drink to celebrate smile.

Shit, I'm so going to regret this grin

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thumbwitch Mon 08-Sep-08 00:20:56

ooohhh, I don't know! Part of me wants to come and part of me thinks EEK! Haven't been into London for aaaages and am a bit wussy about meeting lots of new people for the first time... blush - plus not sure if DS will be too happy about it...ooo, I'll think about it and get back to you....

Flamesparrow Mon 08-Sep-08 08:00:07

Ah yes, tis not a meetup. Def more of a pre-christmas hootenany wink

Oh, and no need to worry about being internet saddos, we didn't mention the internet at all to this guy, and even without that he reassured us it was an over 21s place for late 20s & upwards, so "not for youngsters" hmmshock

We didn't hit him wink

Date is not changing, so book away! I will be booking today when I have either found my credit card or called NappiesGalore to use hers grin

The indignation was more to do with it being MRM who cut me off!! shock

AtheneNoctua Mon 08-Sep-08 08:10:01

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So are ShinyPinkShoes and SallyStrawberry supposed to be on the list now or not?

Janni Mon 08-Sep-08 08:59:16

Me please. And can someone teach me how to add my name to an existing list. I am old and stupid sad

thumbwitch Mon 08-Sep-08 09:35:56

Janni - if you copy and paste the list into the message box, then you can type your name at the bottom (copy = highlight with the cursor, then Ctrl and c together; paste = Ctrl and v - sorry if TMI)

SaintGeorge Mon 08-Sep-08 09:40:06

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AtheneNoctua Mon 08-Sep-08 09:47:20

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*AtheneNoctua

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SaintGeorge Mon 08-Sep-08 09:49:10

Oops, sorry blush

Not sure how I lost the last 2 lines.

JRocks Mon 08-Sep-08 09:51:26

Ooh I really want to come too, but will be on my own all the way from Cornwall and am v nervous!

AtheneNoctua Mon 08-Sep-08 09:58:23

I doubt you will be alone. People will be coming from further than Cornwall.

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Did you check the places out then??? Where are reviews?

Well done organising this btw!

MerlinsBeard Mon 08-Sep-08 10:29:59

i will be too poor but it would make a bloody good hen night!

psychomum5 Mon 08-Sep-08 10:31:57

flame sat next to me.....

they did indeed check out places, and the review is that the shots looked amazing at dust, so that one won!!!



((all about the alcohol that girlwink))

Flamesparrow Mon 08-Sep-08 11:54:29

For an actual review - Canal was v nice, but too small for the amount we could afford - the larger room was a bigger risk for minimum spend.

Dust - V nice, lots of control over it, easy to find.

orangina Mon 08-Sep-08 11:58:19

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(Am working on PPH...)

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orangina Mon 08-Sep-08 12:01:57

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Janni Mon 08-Sep-08 13:59:47

Thumbwitch - def. not too much info. and thanks!

squiffy Mon 08-Sep-08 15:19:12

Is that the same place as last year? memory seems to have been a bit fuzzy.....

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AtheneNoctua Mon 08-Sep-08 15:22:58

Nope. Different place. But I think it's not too far away.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Mon 08-Sep-08 15:23:14

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Farringdon is a pita to get to though, for all involved. So note for next year, choose somewhere on a well connected/reliable tube!
Contact the poster Contact mumsnet about this post By Janni

TheDevilWearsPrimark Mon 08-Sep-08 15:26:57

How/ where do we pay, and how much will it cost?

FAQ - I'll try to catch you on msn re place to stay (mine, ahem)

AtheneNoctua Mon 08-Sep-08 15:28:51

maximum £20 per head. Don't know details yet.

Flamesparrow Mon 08-Sep-08 15:30:30

It isn't far from last year's place, which is why we thought the location would be ok.

Payment - still waiting to hear for sure, but it will def be a max of £20 payable via paypal, cash, cheque or bank transfer (or even nochex if you really want).

when I have confirmed prices, I will be sending out bank details etc on request from xmasmeet at gmail dot com

Farringdon is excellent to get to for those coming on a train from anywhere north of London TDWP!

TheDevilWearsPrimark Mon 08-Sep-08 15:33:06

But not for those coming from the West, South or south east.

thumbwitch Mon 08-Sep-08 15:41:58

yes, TDWP speaks the truth and it is one reason I am still hesitating... plus have recently gor nervous about taking trains home late at night by myself {wuss-type emoticon]

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psychomum5 Mon 08-Sep-08 15:54:44

ok, dust address is EC1M 5RN, and is on clerkenwell rd.

latin square (last years place) is 43-45 Farringdon road, London, EC1 M3JB .

on googling, dust is literally round the corner from latin square, so if you got the tube to there, it will most likely be the same tube again and maybe some of us can meet before we get the train?????

it is very easy to find which is precisely the reason for flame choosing this place....easy to find and sounds like better food and more control.

legalalien Mon 08-Sep-08 16:26:32

To be fair, farringdon is also fine for large chunks of the south/south east given it's on the City Thameslink - if you can get to croydon/herne hill you're OK to get there. assuming it's a saturday I'm in.

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Farringdon not bad from Paddington either
It is straight round on the circle line - only 6 stops. So is easy from the west.

JRocks Mon 08-Sep-08 17:28:10

Ok, fair enough - I'll take my wuss hat off smile

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Janni Mon 08-Sep-08 19:41:28

I live near there and can put up two well-behaved MNers for the night, if needs be.

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Janni Mon 08-Sep-08 21:35:37

Mon 15.23: it says 'contact mumsnet about this post, by Janni.

That is nothing to do with me and I don't know what it means smile

Flamesparrow Tue 09-Sep-08 07:50:10

I assumed it was a c&p from something else and it ended up being added by mistake

Buda Tue 09-Sep-08 07:59:03

Hmmm. Could be a possibility. Could combine with a weekend Xmas shopping in London.

Will get back to you!

Do you have a final date for acceptances Flame?

Flamesparrow Tue 09-Sep-08 08:09:13

No, the world went tits up yesterday blush Am calling today!

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psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 11:46:18

bumping for todays lot who may not have seen yesterday

Afternoon bump .

AtheneNoctua Tue 09-Sep-08 14:32:46

25 names... sort of pathetic really.

orangina Tue 09-Sep-08 17:10:16

An exclusive little get together....

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BTW Athene are you planning on staying overnight again???

psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 18:03:32

at least if it is 'just' 25, we may actually all remember who we met this year.

<<alcohol poisoning providing of coursewink>>

Flamesparrow Tue 09-Sep-08 18:04:54

Just 25 is going to bump up costs <wanders off to find credit card and book this thing>

squeaver Tue 09-Sep-08 18:06:53

<<pokes head round the door>>

<<puts on final slick of lippy>>

Got a touch of newby-nerves about this, but what the hell...

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FrockHorror Tue 09-Sep-08 18:08:20

I'd like to go if anyone is near Bromley/Croydon and fancies meeting up to do the there and back journey together <big girls blouse emoticon> grin

LynetteScavo Tue 09-Sep-08 18:10:58

I haven't decided yet...is there a dead line we need to commit by?

SaintGeorge Tue 09-Sep-08 18:11:53

Yeah, 8 o'clock tonight.

Flamesparrow Tue 09-Sep-08 18:11:55

I'll know in a bit when I have phoned - just gotta go to post office then calling

Flamesparrow Tue 09-Sep-08 18:31:37

Nyeh,

So i will be confirming things tomorrow seeing as they ain't open on a Tuesday blushgrin

SaintGeorge Tue 09-Sep-08 18:37:14

<<stares hard at flamey>>

No, the deadline is 8 o'clock tonight.





Psst, how the hell can I scare them all into signing up in a hurry if you keep checking things 'eh? sheesh

Flamesparrow Tue 09-Sep-08 18:55:14

Ah, yes, tis def 8pm tonight - they erm, went in to work to check on something, found my message and called me back.

<I think I saved it wink>

POTC Tue 09-Sep-08 19:15:15

Question. If this place is over 21's, what about those MNers who are under 21 - will they be able to attend as it's a private booking?

POTC Tue 09-Sep-08 19:21:32

And can you make the deadline a bit later and get MNHQ to make this a sticky? I think the reason you've not got many signed up is that those of us that only get on for a few minutes at a time might miss this being in Active Convos?

Flamesparrow Tue 09-Sep-08 19:27:53

Ooh that didn't occur to me shock I will check that tomorrow!!!

I will see about stickying too, they may well say no though

POTC Tue 09-Sep-08 19:30:17

If they say no, they sticky-d last years so claim favouritism wink

psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 19:39:24

stomp feet until the agree to sticky.

we need to stick

Flamesparrow Tue 09-Sep-08 19:40:36

have asked

oi sophable
Willow
what aobut you

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DanJARMouse Tue 09-Sep-08 20:28:09

what, no-one going to comment on the 2 new sign-ups!!! (I am shitting it you realise!)

nowirehangers Tue 09-Sep-08 20:32:21

Please reassure me
Is it v scary the first time?
What if no one talks to you?
Am not sure ...

POTC Tue 09-Sep-08 20:33:25

And I'm not? grin
Guess I should use my proper name though really, this is my lazy-couldn't-be-arsed-after-namechanging one grin

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DanJARMouse Tue 09-Sep-08 20:34:19

im a first-timer too!!!

But, i have met POTC before and she is my chauffer!!!

psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 20:40:04

I was a first timer last year, and I had not been on MN for about 6mths previous either due to RL calling!!!

I did go with flame, who is my best RL friend anyway, plus two others who I had met for the first time that day, and yes, it was scary, and I was not able to drink for medication reasons which made it scarier....

but, you know what.....

I loved it, and spoke to loads of people, and then nappies came and thrust alcohol at me and told me I would be fine (I was), and she is now a good RL friend also.....and I have been on MN ever since <<addiction sign on head>> (altho DH does not think that such a good thinghmmwink).

I am friendly

and I am gonna wear a badge so everyone knows who I am

<<now thinks that may be a bad idea as she picture people reading badge and running for the hills.......>>

psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 20:41:39

one tip tho.......take at least two scarves.

I got mine stolen borrowed by marsy last year<<sob>>

she steals borrows one every year, her way of making sure she is known I thinkwink!!!

DanJARMouse Tue 09-Sep-08 20:41:48

ive got my badge planned already blush

DanJARMouse Tue 09-Sep-08 20:43:05

but i am very fat and short so not hard to miss.

whats the dress code? all fancy togs? Because i dont own fancy togs!

POTC Tue 09-Sep-08 20:44:22

I'm staying sober, that way I will remember all the embarrassing details next day wink

DanJARMouse Tue 09-Sep-08 20:45:24

i dont really drink so will also be sober!

At least pillock hasnt got to worry about dragging some drunkard home!

DanJARMouse Tue 09-Sep-08 20:48:24

woo hoo its a sticky!

psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 20:48:46

I went in a new top and sparkly jeans last year.

am wearing a dress (maybe, depends on how warm/wet it is) this year.

or a new top and same sparkly jeans again.

flame wore a top and jeans and high boots.

I think go as you would normally if you were going out for a meal....that way you are in something comfy and you come across as yourself rather than all uncomfy and fidgety.

we are going to have fun, not as a style and beauty thread starter.

<<or are wehmm>>

AtheneNoctua Tue 09-Sep-08 20:50:43

Flamesparrow, what is our minimum number of people to get the £20 per head maximum price?

COV - was thinking about staying somewhere. Do you want join me? I'll e-mail you.

mustrunmore Tue 09-Sep-08 20:51:14

I am never ever making a badge again.
I will end up wearing jeans.

DanJARMouse Tue 09-Sep-08 20:51:49

wicked!

Can do jeans and glitzy top! and i got new long boots today! (am wearing them with joggy bottoms at the moment to break them in blush)

Piffle Tue 09-Sep-08 20:51:52

pls add me
Am on iPod cannot c+p
Piffle (breast reduction allowing)

theSuburbanDryad Tue 09-Sep-08 20:52:37

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad

Piffle Tue 09-Sep-08 20:53:45

will need to know closest hotel as drinking will occur!

POTC Tue 09-Sep-08 20:55:13

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
PillockOfTheCommunity
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
Piffle

psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 20:55:24

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle

psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 20:55:47

MRM................we need to do hats again

Carmenere Tue 09-Sep-08 21:03:58

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere

DanJARMouse Tue 09-Sep-08 21:05:43

where are the likes of LGJ and Hatrick?! Im making all this effort.......... angry wink

piratecat Tue 09-Sep-08 21:11:56

wouldlove to come, but not sure if i can get to london

WobblyPig Tue 09-Sep-08 21:46:17

Is it too late to sign up?

DanJARMouse Tue 09-Sep-08 21:48:17

no wobblypig - not too late!

psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 21:48:32

noooooo.......

add your name

more the merrier!

morningpaper Tue 09-Sep-08 21:50:13

who is coming from MNHQ EH?

No, not too late wobbly - just copy and paste the list and add your name to the bottom.

piratecat - there's transport to London from all over the country (and further afield) you know wink. If you say where you're coming from you might find someone else who will travel with you.

DanJARMouse Tue 09-Sep-08 21:57:28

and what about you MP or do you count in MNHQ figures now wink

morningpaper Tue 09-Sep-08 21:58:44

I'm a bit SCARED about leaving Somerset, you know how I curl into a ball and cry when that happens

Might do though, will just check to see which of my vast number of London-based lovers might be free to offer me a room that night

zippitippitoes Tue 09-Sep-08 21:59:59

zippi contemplates hiding the thread

SlapAndTickle Tue 09-Sep-08 22:03:58

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20

SlapAndTickle Tue 09-Sep-08 22:04:58

lol - oops have just outed myself blush

morningpaper Tue 09-Sep-08 22:05:10

surely you are going zippi?

you could turn up in a bikini, to carry on your swimwear theme of last year grin

psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 22:06:50

morningpaper you have to come.

you were one of the first to speak to me, and in fact were sat diagonally opposite me on the table, so you have no choice!!!

oh, and there was no signs of ball curling going on when you were sat down, I would have noticedwink

zippitippitoes Tue 09-Sep-08 22:08:29

um i think i might put people off..it alreadyb looks a little cautious

farringdon traveklodge has double room s for 49

OliverClothesOff Tue 09-Sep-08 22:08:42

is the Manchester one going to get a sticky?

oh, thought not

morningpaper Tue 09-Sep-08 22:10:13

that sounded JUST like Eeyore

OliverClothesOff Tue 09-Sep-08 22:11:54

harrumph

Flamesparrow Tue 09-Sep-08 22:14:56

50 is ideally needed for £20 per head - That would most likely result in price dropping later (and me refunding people), but that would cover the minimum spend too iyswim

zippitippitoes Tue 09-Sep-08 22:15:55

didnt previous indicate a 20 % drop off so you need that many over

CafeConLecheGalore Tue 09-Sep-08 22:21:08

mp was funny and made me laugh last time. ok, so i was drunk and laughed at quite a lot... but through the haze i noticed that id prob laugh anyway.

LOL at eeyore grin

Flamesparrow Tue 09-Sep-08 22:23:44

That is a bit over

sophable Tue 09-Sep-08 22:38:56

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable

SaintGeorge Tue 09-Sep-08 22:40:01

<<does a little happy dance>>

sophable Tue 09-Sep-08 22:41:00

i know it's really crap but i really care about the music. what to dance. loved the dj at rubylos year before last.

what we doing this year?

xxx

psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 22:44:51

I think flame said that this was the place we had free reign over the music.....either our own DJ, and ipod with music of choice, or they could pipe it thro to the dance floor.

I think this is the right info

zippitippitoes Tue 09-Sep-08 22:45:31

ipod like a silent disco

orangina Tue 09-Sep-08 22:46:05

What about mars? I thought she was on the previous sign up? I met her once and would like to meet her again smile...

SaintGeorge Tue 09-Sep-08 22:46:53

I've emailed a link to Mars smile

Yes what is music sitch?

Flamesparrow Tue 09-Sep-08 22:54:28

what psycho said - i dunno if we want a mass playlist, but then it involves getting all the songs in one place.... or if anyone djs oe has a dj that will do it cheap/free wink

psychomum5 Tue 09-Sep-08 22:55:42

<<phew>>

proof that my brain can retain information sometimes

<<hijack....how'd it go tonight flame???>>

zippitippitoes Tue 09-Sep-08 22:56:40

music sitch never heard of thatg

littlelapin Tue 09-Sep-08 22:57:30

I'm only coming if Justine promises not to hug me drunkenly repeatedly wink

I might even be on time this year blush

Will you bring me Godiva choccies again??? <hopeful emoticon>

littlelapin Tue 09-Sep-08 23:18:30

NO, Flame gets those wink

Flamesparrow Wed 10-Sep-08 00:02:25

And NappiesGalore

littlelapin Wed 10-Sep-08 08:09:17

One box between you wink

AtheneNoctua Wed 10-Sep-08 08:36:05

I think when we developed the music plan we should keep in mind that there will be a considerable number of partygoers who want this space to be suitable for conversation. That is, they will want to be able to see and hear the person they are talking to with anyone having to shout.

A Dj might be too loud.

We defintely need to maintain some volume control/compromise.

I'm just trying to keep everyone happy -- as much as possible.

Sophable, I don't know you well enough to know how dedicated you are to playlist selection. But, would you be interested in organising a playlist? Or maybe we should look into the cost/options of a DJ before we rule it out?

In fact, maybe music discussion needs it's own thread?

AtheneNoctua Wed 10-Sep-08 08:36:58

CORRECTION

That is, they will want to be able to see and hear the person they are talking to without anyone having to shout.

snorris Wed 10-Sep-08 08:45:41

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris

Where are people likely to be staying? Meeting random strangers from the internet doesn't bother me wink but I'm just a bit worried about having to go back to a hotel on my own blush.

psychomum5 Wed 10-Sep-08 09:13:03

athena......the reason for flame, nappies (and mewink....I want chocolates), have chosen this place is because WE have the control over the music.

so we can have conversations without shouting.

I think flame did explain this further down the thread, in fact, in her OP.

do not fret, this is going to be fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine

((and fun.......is MNHQ coming out of hiding yet to say they are coming, cos I reckon flame is getting ready to <<glare>> very sternly!!!))

AtheneNoctua Wed 10-Sep-08 09:27:16

I know Psychomum. I have read the wole thread. But, threads do sometimes drift away from the OP. And I just wanted to throw out some things for consideration when we talk of DJ.

I'm not particularly fussed about the music. I just remember from years past the some people will be very upset if they can not talk to the people they have travelled to meet in person.

That's all.... I think Dust is a fine pick. Just want as many people as possible to enjoy the Christmas --meet-up-- do.

Flamesparrow Wed 10-Sep-08 10:03:52

MNHQ are conferring about it wink

Yup, we will have complete control w/r the music. If we are paying a dj, then I am assuming they will keep it down if we want too???

Playlist & piped sounds easier.

Music sitch
mean
music situation

so I meant "waht is the music situation"

So we only have one room?
That'll go down well wink
(just remembering all the moaning last year, personally don't give a toss)

MarsLady Wed 10-Sep-08 10:38:59

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars

AtheneNoctua Wed 10-Sep-08 10:43:04

I think it will be okay, CD. There is no dinner being served this time. So people can organise pre party dinners where thay can do most of the meeting people, just as we did last year when the dinner was upstairs. The only difference is that everyone won't be at the same dinner and it won't be in the same building.

AtheneNoctua Wed 10-Sep-08 10:44:12

OMG, did I just say "thay"? hmm

SaintGeorge Wed 10-Sep-08 10:44:22

Hang on to your scarves ladies, Marsy has signed up grin

Flamesparrow Wed 10-Sep-08 10:44:23

<snigger> We can't fulfil all the demands, or the person organising next year's will feel Very Bad that they can't improve on perfection wink

One private room, can sod off downstairs to main bar if you want.

Or hide in the toilets for Quiet Conversation.

MarsLady Wed 10-Sep-08 10:46:22

PMSL!!!!!!!!!!!! The drinks are on you now Georgie! grin

SaintGeorge Wed 10-Sep-08 10:47:13

Trade you for a box of chocs wink

I am only coming if someone buys me chocolates
<sulk>

MarsLady Wed 10-Sep-08 10:49:25

<<slinks off>>

SaintGeorge Wed 10-Sep-08 10:51:21

Arf

Buda Wed 10-Sep-08 10:51:52

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda

OK - count me in! (OMG!)

I will send you a cheque asap. If for some reason I can't make it after all I hereby pledge not to ask for cheque back and it can be put behind the bar. Or buy Marsy a scarf.

morningpaper Wed 10-Sep-08 10:55:35

I will come COATED in chocolate

psychomum5 Wed 10-Sep-08 11:11:21

I am putting in my choc demand now............

milk free please, and lickable is fine as long as there is no fluff, and skin is clean

<<did I just say that......I will be bannedblush>>

<<goes off to order two scarves to ensure warmness on the way home, and a special bag for marsy to carry home her swag new scarves kind people have had knicked sweetly given her>>

jurahasfoundthehiggsboson Wed 10-Sep-08 11:40:58

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
Susiecutiebananas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )

Promise me that just one of you will talk to me?? <shakes a bit more >

please remind me of the payment method and date and time... blush

LapinOnTheEventHorizon Wed 10-Sep-08 12:38:04

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
Susiecutiebananas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)

Kewcumber Wed 10-Sep-08 12:39:17

ooh am becoming tempted - few namse I recognise there... and a few I fancy meeting...

jurahasfoundthehiggsboson Wed 10-Sep-08 12:42:09

Er, excuse me...I put myself on the list, and now I'm not on it. Can we please make sure we copy the most recent?

<narrows eyes and stares around>

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)

OneLieIn Wed 10-Sep-08 12:49:47

would love to, but cannot. have a great time.

CafeConLecheGalore Wed 10-Sep-08 12:54:25

CD - am trying to find the little blurb about music that i found on the dust site earlier that made me go 'ooh, yes, that sounds good'
but cant.
the bloke said its a real mix up of styles... hip-hop-funk-house-pop- - y'know, all sorts am just hoping its not too housey, what with it being saturday night. oh well, as long as they play billie jean at some point when we're dnacing, i'll be happy [hehe]

and room upstairs is ours, bar downstairs open to public but also available to us. so if upstairs gets too dull well behaved for us, we can bugger off downstairs and flail around wildly dance smile

Flossish Wed 10-Sep-08 12:54:39

One day i will come again. Not this year though apparently as dp is working and won't take kindly to a request to go and meet a 'bunch of strangers off the internet'.

Plus we're going up two weeks after for the first time in 2 and half years!

thumbwitch Wed 10-Sep-08 12:58:32

have I missed it - what time does it start? The reason being that my last train home is ridiculously early (11pm) so if it doesn't start til 9pm it's not really worth it for me. But if people start showing up before 8 then much more worth it. Am definitely interested in coming...

cremolafoam Wed 10-Sep-08 13:06:26

am seriously thinking of coming.Just have to check if i can get cheap flights from NI.
would also need somewhere to stay
<hopeful emoticon>

TheOriginalPsycho Wed 10-Sep-08 13:25:50

thumbwitch...........am thinking it starts when we get there???

what time was last years, does anyone know???

flame'll be along soon and say I am sure, but don;t most things start at 8ish?

JURA it was me, I'm very sorry. Please don't let it be a reason to shun me blush wink

kew - right, you must come! I need you there. maybe, we could even travel together.... ? wink

jurahasfoundthehiggsboson Wed 10-Sep-08 13:50:56

Well, as it's you, I shall forgive you smile

<pats SCB on the head>

I did notice that you edited my name though, in revenge wink

phew, thank goodness I will not be shunned...

Rhubarb Wed 10-Sep-08 14:33:58

Hmmmmmmmmmm

nowirehangers Wed 10-Sep-08 14:35:20

am tempted
psychomama will you promise to talk to me if I accost you?

cremolafoam Wed 10-Sep-08 14:37:31

ok can get flights
will look into cheap place to stay staggering distance from place
put me down FS please

orangina Wed 10-Sep-08 14:38:29

I absolutely have to get pph to come along, I need to know that there will be SOMEONE I can definitely talk to.... smile

bythepowerofgreyskull Wed 10-Sep-08 14:45:20

If I come will someone talk to me - I lurk more than I post

Umlellala Wed 10-Sep-08 14:45:40

Hey, I don't know anyone from MN in rl either... well, I vaguely remember people from last year's do but not enough to be confident about it. Will def want to meet up with a few in a (cheap and cheerful) restaurant first.

orangina Wed 10-Sep-08 14:46:17

I will talk to you bythepowerofgreyskull....

nowirehangers Wed 10-Sep-08 14:48:55

umlella- good idea shalll some of us meety for a meal first?
Happy to help with that

bythepowerofgreyskull Wed 10-Sep-08 14:53:03

thanks orangina - will speak to DH tonight and see if I can swing him babysitting smile

Orangina we can meet up first if you like

Kewcumber Wed 10-Sep-08 15:01:17

bythepowerofgreyskull - just pretend you're Xenia, loads of people will talk to you.

Kewcumber Wed 10-Sep-08 15:01:57

you cant be that much of a lurker I recognise your name and I have the attention span of a gnat.

bythepowerofgreyskull Wed 10-Sep-08 15:02:32

it's the name you know - people seem to notice me since I name changed smile

AtheneNoctua Wed 10-Sep-08 15:02:52

But, Kew, everyone knows what Xenia looks like. How will that work? Also, check your e-mail and write me back, damn it.

Kewcumber Wed 10-Sep-08 15:03:17

Will do!

orangina Wed 10-Sep-08 15:05:53

Would love to meet 1st cd....

orangina Wed 10-Sep-08 15:09:26

I recognised your name bythepowerofgreyskull... so you are obviously not a total lurker!

yes me too greyskull

Orangina email me countessdrac at gmail dot com or pph has my phone no and real email address

zippitippitoes Wed 10-Sep-08 15:42:39

i recognise greyskull name too, but dont know who you were before

psychomum5 Wed 10-Sep-08 16:13:12

nowirehanger......I will talk to you

in fact, I will talk to everyone if you buy me drinks talk backwink

orangina Wed 10-Sep-08 16:14:36

smile psychomum5... I'm with you on that one!

<tries hard not to feel clingy>

cd, will email you now...

cremolafoam Wed 10-Sep-08 16:15:56

i hope i will also find people to talk to.No-one is coming from Ni that I know- so everyone will be a stranger. You'd better blimmin talk to me - I have booked my flights now grin

Flamesparrow Wed 10-Sep-08 16:20:28

What was the name before Greyskull?

I should have details from about 6ish, but yup, I was going with being there about 8pm too.

Nappies - what is up with the name???

I'm going with £20 a head and just being confident we will have enough numbers (if we don't I will hound you all with my credit card bill until you chip in an extra £1 or so each wink)

So payment details!

£20 per head

Paypal is flamesparrow@gmail.com - when it gives you the payment types, please select "other" and then "gift" to avoid fees. If I am charged fees I will be asking for them back!

If you want to pay by cheque, bank transfer, cash or nochex then please email xmasmeet@gmail.com and I will give you the details (Nochex will incur a fee)

Howzat?

(Psycho - please can I use your printer tomorrow - cat ate the labels I wrote out today and I am too rargh to do them again blush)

Flamesparrow Wed 10-Sep-08 16:21:18

Cremola - go and hassle WallOfSilence and bully her into coming with you grin Tell her Flame sent ya wink

psychomum5 Wed 10-Sep-08 16:23:28

flame, yup

I think nappies changed her name for the comp trip thing......

<<psycho notes down names off people she will be holding bar up with chatting to>>

Umlellala Wed 10-Sep-08 16:26:53

talk to me too! I am very friendly and will try to approach anyone looking nervous grin

TheBournemouthConspiracy Wed 10-Sep-08 16:33:33

Psycho will approach anybody, so you're in luck whether you're friendly or not wink

TheBournemouthSupremacy Wed 10-Sep-08 16:39:51

<<glares at imposter>>

<<then thinks that she needs to show how freindly she is and so shakes flatterers hand in friendship>>

((tis psycho by the waywink))

TheBournemouthConspiracy Wed 10-Sep-08 16:40:56

You were the one that made me look at wikipedia

TheBournemouthLegacy Wed 10-Sep-08 16:45:51

now see what you gone and made me do.....

(look up)

TheBournemouthConspiracy Wed 10-Sep-08 16:46:34

grin

TheBournemouthBetrayal Wed 10-Sep-08 16:46:46

I think I have a new addictionblush

VermouthSupremacy Wed 10-Sep-08 16:48:24

I prefer this one.

hic

NorkyButNice Wed 10-Sep-08 17:02:32

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice

(if sign-up is still allowed!)

TheBournemouthConspiracy Wed 10-Sep-08 17:12:36

Ooh yes, sign up is allowed for aaaaaaaaaages yet

TheBournemouthConspiracy Wed 10-Sep-08 17:15:47

COCKED UP MY PAYPAL ADDRESS blush

So payment details!

£20 per head

Paypal is flamesparrow@hotmail.com - when it gives you the payment types, please select "other" and then "gift" to avoid fees. If I am charged fees I will be asking for them back!

If you want to pay by cheque, bank transfer, cash or nochex then please email xmasmeet@gmail.com and I will give you the details (Nochex will incur a fee)

AtheneNoctua Wed 10-Sep-08 17:24:57

41 names so far.

FAQ Wed 10-Sep-08 17:38:39

When is latest payment date ???

TheBournemouthConspiracy Wed 10-Sep-08 17:51:29

Calling them right now!

TheBournemouthConspiracy Wed 10-Sep-08 17:55:35

Hurrah!

Confirmed.

Final payment date (and sign up if you pay the same day wink) is......... 31st October

Have paid.

Who will talk to me?!

TheBournemouthConspiracy Wed 10-Sep-08 18:02:18

Fabulous!

I'll talk to you I will promptly forget who you are blush but I do that with everyone. wink

Have started a document so I can keep a note of who pays. If you can say who you are in the comments bit it would be maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarvellous

Oh sorry - I forgot to put a comment on it blush

I'm Alison.

Surname is something from a nursery rhyme that rhymes with 'how I wonder what you are'

HTH!

LapinOnTheEventHorizon Wed 10-Sep-08 18:13:18

Alison Twinkle is a fabulous name grin

LapinOnTheEventHorizon Wed 10-Sep-08 18:14:14

Flamey, can I just send you a crisp twenty? wink

grin

Twinkle used to be DH's nickname!

Thank goodness he doesn't know I'm telling you all that.

DanJARMouse Wed 10-Sep-08 18:19:52

Flame, is it ok to pay at the end of the month, and a bit brassic til then.

If for any reason me and Pillock dont show, we are either lost in london somewhere, or didnt even make it that far! Feel free to use my £20 for the bar!

I have emailed you FS

LapinOnTheEventHorizon Wed 10-Sep-08 18:25:54

<desperately hopes BIWI's DH comes to pick her up so we can all shout "Hello Twinkle"!> grin

OMG - do you think he's really want to be anywhere near the MN Massive?!

TheBournemouthConspiracy Wed 10-Sep-08 18:37:53

grin BIWI - You were the first payment so fairly easy to spot even without the very cryptic name clue wink

Lapin - Only if it comes in origami form (DSis has a mate at work who does fancy things with money, so any money as presents come to us as shirt n tie, boxes, swans etc grin)

Once again: Paypal - flamesparrow@hotmail.com

Emails for bank details etc - xmasmeet@gmail.com

Not a angry with thems who have emailed the other address (before all the blush faces appear wink), just easier for me as that one goes straight into an outlook folder <organised>

LapinOnTheEventHorizon Wed 10-Sep-08 19:01:35

Oi who are you calling massive? angry

<starts folding poison pen letters to BIWI into the shape of butterflies>

Remember to do paypal as a GIFT to avoid fees.

POTC Wed 10-Sep-08 19:31:07

Ok, so now I'm scared that JARM plans to lead me astray in London and I may never be seen again wink

Also thinking I'm going to get lots of funny looks if I go round with a badge saying pillock grin

That's who you are!! Have been thinking pirates of the Caribbean

GeorgeAndFred Wed 10-Sep-08 19:41:02

hello FredandGeorge

Back as me now grin

I have never actually seen Pirates of the Carribean shock

Always confuses me when someone refers to it as POTC and often takes me a while to work out it's not me they're talking about grin

shock

Zippi please come! It will be fab.

Yeahinaminute is going to let me know whether she can come.

If she can't, can somebody let me know if they are travelling from my way and hold my hand in London, because I bumpkinified now and I'm likely to get lost [inept]

Oh, and Marsy had better not nick my point again, or else there will be trouble

<glares>

Not coming from your way sheik, but JARM and me could come and meet you when you arrive in London and hold your hand from there on?

TheDevilWearsPrimark Wed 10-Sep-08 20:16:04

Re- the music, I have done many 'mumsnet jukebox' bar nights on weekends.

We could do similar, and I'm happy to compile favourites onto cds/ mp3 player which we could give to the venue beforehand.

I'm thinking some jazz and funk, some power ballads, some dancy house and maybe some funky swing/ ska.

What do you think?

can we have some rock too please

GeorgeAndFred Wed 10-Sep-08 20:37:19

and some 80 dance floor stuff toowinkgrin

jurahasfoundthehiggsboson Wed 10-Sep-08 21:01:30

Have paid.

<feels all virtuous>

BIWI, I'll talk to you - we can go and get drunk in a corner.

<As usual>

<wails @ Jura not knowing who I am>

grin

I don't think Lapin is going to talk to me though because I called her massive.

(Mind you, if the cap fits, and all that)

GeorgeAndFred Wed 10-Sep-08 21:14:43

I talking to everyone and anyone who buys me drinks

<<foresee's a night with no friends or alcohol>>

jurahasfoundthehiggsboson Wed 10-Sep-08 21:23:14

Oops blush. Sorry for identity crisis!

Can I just ask, what does the £20 include?

Is that a meal?

Nibbles?

Drinks?

unlimited drinks? <hopeful>

Can I just ask, what does the £20 include?

Is that a meal?

Nibbles?

Drinks?

unlimited drinks? <hopeful>

GeorgeAndFred Wed 10-Sep-08 21:30:34

I am having an identity crisis tonighthmm!!!

£20 is "canapes", the venue (with its music control wink), and depending on how many of us go, probably a teeny bit behind the bar/a few bottles of wine

LapinOnTheEventHorizon Wed 10-Sep-08 21:35:49

ShiekY baby, you're not that far from me. Taxi back to Wiltshire, anyone? grin

MoreSpamThanGlam Wed 10-Sep-08 21:38:10

Can you count me and Pickled Parsnips in please?

Ta.

DanJARMouse Wed 10-Sep-08 21:39:43

Dont be scared Pillock - its only little old me! Its just all i know of london is liverpool st, bank and waterloo train stations!

Oliveoil Wed 10-Sep-08 21:43:48

so is anyone from MNHQ going to answer my query on whether the Manchester Meet up is getting a sticky on the site or is it just the London one?

GeorgeAndFred Wed 10-Sep-08 21:45:01

spam, you need to copy and paste and add your names.

thanking you in advance

and woohoo....more coming<<preen>>

OO - they have been asked.

I don't see why they wouldn't sticky it

no good asking that here olive - no one from MNHQ is on this thread, you need to email them like Flame did smile

(and I think you'll find they did it for the slightly more northern meetup last year so don't go getting all hard done by wink)

Oliveoil Wed 10-Sep-08 21:51:20

pile of bolleaux imo

slightly more northern, what like Birmingham?

ffs

[huffs off in a huffy huff]

Snot my fault!

thumbwitch Wed 10-Sep-08 23:17:02

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch

Ok, I'm in. I'll do it. If anyone is travelling into Waterloo by train to get there, please let me know as I really would prefer to travel with someone (sad, pathetic I know but I have been like this since the Marsha McDonnell murder which happened 60yards from my parents' house) blush

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 11-Sep-08 01:46:37

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
TheDevilWearsPrima rk
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch

Just so I'm no longer thedevilwearsprima rk

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 11-Sep-08 01:47:15

bolleaux, but I am again! why!?

I've tried doing it twice now, and the preview keeps putting the space back no matter how I edit it...

Ooh it works with you down the bottom

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch
TheDevilWearsPrimark

whoops Thu 11-Sep-08 10:05:58

Only because Snorris is my Sister and I can't have her being away from home on her own so close to her due date I am coming! (yes even have permission from dh to be away 2 weekends in a row grin)

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch
TheDevilWearsPrimark

I will however need a way of contacting anyone who has a clue about childbirth in the event of anything happening to Snorris as I haven't a clue! (will be good at carrying bags though grin)

AtheneNoctua Thu 11-Sep-08 10:50:39

Total count now at 44

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 11:16:49

Marsy'll deliver the baby wink

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 11:22:46

wow...............lots of people

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 11:27:09

sheiky - i am on the way to london from bath... you can get a train direct to bottom of my road from bath i beleive, then i coudl drive you in... just a thought.

whoops Thu 11-Sep-08 11:31:29

Ooops just realised I didn't put my name at the bottom of the list blush

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch
TheDevilWearsPrimark
Whoops

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 11:35:54

i am really looking forward to this now smile

who mentioned making a mn ipod playlist? good idea i reckon! in fact, anyone who likes music and can be arsed to make one should do i reckon... i like a bit of variety and its nice to have options!

i'll volunteer to be music police person to referee drunken arguments about what gets played next! (but i do mean playlists, im spending all night up there deciding from one track to the next what to play...)

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 11:37:55

<<wonder how I am getting there, and ronhmm>>

<<sidles up to friends in the knowwink>>

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 11:39:06

chupitos((loving the new name)).........as long as there is some wham to get us dancing, I am then happy harry!!!!

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 11:40:17

wham?

i am making an icky face.

i may have to disown you completely... [music snob]

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 11:44:08

ah, but it gets feet tapping

and it only has to be one song

but you know me, I have weird music tastes.....you have told me that before

<<<shameful face>>

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 11:45:53

I had decided Chupitos is taking us. I don't recall if I actually asked if she wanted to, but nyeh, it'll be fiiiiiiiiiiiiine.

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 11:47:32

at the descision

and then I am beholden to whoever to bring me home again, and DH cannot moan.

oh, and I do not get terrified, and DH has the car, and I stay fully hand functioning (always a good thing)

Nappies we need a laptop really if we are doing ourselves dontcha think

whoops Thu 11-Sep-08 11:55:43

I have a friend who is a dj that uses a laptop for his disco's I could ask him if he could load software & music onto my laptop if you wanted

DanJARMouse Thu 11-Sep-08 12:09:02

why is this not sticky anymore?

all you need is iTunes really
and two inputs

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 12:34:53

do we?
i thought the bloke said we just needed an ipod with a playlist
but then, i didnt think to ask how that works...

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 12:36:15

oi you lot of the odd namechanges... how do you know when im coming back? and do you have somewhere to stay? coz i certainly aint driving back that night or anytime early next day... just so you know [havent worked out details of that yet...]

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 12:37:24

right, i am popping out to pick up my housekeeper from the range rover garage... back later wink[arf]

zippitippitoes Thu 11-Sep-08 12:38:04

which year are you planning this for if you are hoping to select music too

rofl at a consensus on music

morningpaper Thu 11-Sep-08 12:52:33

ok I am on

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch
TheDevilWearsPrimark
Whoops
morningpaper

MP, just remember this time that Spanx have a wee hole in them

TIA

morningpaper Thu 11-Sep-08 12:56:31

I'll have some sort of catheter arrangment Sheiky

Is Bree coming? I want to sign someone's bosom again

MP, we can travel into London on the Yokel Express.

merryberry Thu 11-Sep-08 13:07:32

and me

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch
TheDevilWearsPrimark
Whoops
morningpaper
merryberry

cremolafoam Thu 11-Sep-08 13:11:58

and me
Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch
TheDevilWearsPrimark
Whoops
morningpaper
merryberry
cremloafoam

cremolafoam Thu 11-Sep-08 13:14:01

and me
Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch
TheDevilWearsPrimark
Whoops
morningpaper
merryberry
cremolafoam

it would be good if i could spell my own name....grin

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 13:54:30

be good if i could remeber mine... hmm

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 14:31:44

I have invited us to stay with MustRunMore wink (One day she will confirm that is ok... it had better be though as I need her to lace me into my top grin), and was planning to come back when you do hmm Am hoping that is before school on the Monday wink

Have been thinkin.... I have no idea where CD lives in relation to MRM, so would be a good idea to compare notes so you can chuck us out near a station or summat if they are in opposite directions, then we can meet you back at said station.

nappies yes you do only need an iPod if you are happy to stick with your playlists. But as you said "im spending all night up there deciding from one track to the next what to play.." I figured you can't change a playlist on the fly...

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 15:55:07

if not MRM, then maybe hotel it???

not sure on finances tho<<<<wishes in probable vain hope of money soon>>>>

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 16:09:37

There will be very big tantrums if MRM says no to me

Can we not just design a huge playlist on here over the next few weeks, and then whack it all on one ipod. plug it in and hit shuffle...?

Of course that does mean getting all the songs together as I doubt one person owns all the music we need, so I assume it would then mean paying for your song choices to be downloaded?

I only have a shuffle, so that is no good

orangina Thu 11-Sep-08 16:23:00

If someone can bring a laptop with an "empty" iTunes loaded on it, then we can turn up with our iPods and download our playlists on it. All that has to be done is choose the playlist (groovy, loungey, dancey, soulful...etc.)

Or is it not as simple as that?

<scratches head and thinks that some special software might be required>

orangina Thu 11-Sep-08 16:23:56

any pooter geeks out there?

Kewcumber Thu 11-Sep-08 16:24:33

I could bring my gramaphone and my LP's if thats a help...

Kewcumber Thu 11-Sep-08 16:25:53

I'm quite partial to a bit of James Taylor if we're voting?

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 16:30:33

The laptop ipod thing sounds good to me - I think it is probably a case of hooking an ipod into a system, so if we all made a special playlist of the music we like for the xmas do, put it onto the one itunes, and then everything that is put on there is transferred to the one ipod as one big playlist - it will do a mix of everyone's stuff

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 17:30:06

lol at kew grin

um... i did actually say im not going to spend all night up there being a dj... i shall be far too busy at the bar y'know...

um
actually you did not
re-read your post

wink

heheh

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 17:39:16

<snurk>

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 17:39:28

[!]

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 17:39:56

<<waves wand at ron>>

<<<wingardium leviosa!>>>

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 17:41:59

ooh bloody nora

in that case, i retrospectively and most emphatically insert a NOT rigth now.

mind you... dj nappies has a good ring to it... toonsgalore? funkymamasgalore? grin

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 17:42:42

<<pondering the spell working, am now floating around the lounge>>

blush

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 17:44:43

<wingardium LEViosa>

Hmmm... kitten has bounced off wall... hmm <looks puzzled at wand>

Profile works

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 17:45:00

choonsgalore

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 17:46:24

oh rona nd harry is a whatsit thing... you know, the wizard thing, whatsecalled. [clicks]

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 17:49:23

lol - Harry Potter wink

You're so in with the kidz wink

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 17:51:26

oh. is harry potter cool then? id guess not, considering you two are apparently well into it wink

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 17:53:09

<<pokes tongue out at nappies>>

<<then brandishes wand>>

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 17:53:36

I have much better taste in music than she does, therefore it is cool wink

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 17:55:51

true..
not that that would be hard like...

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 17:58:29

good point

<hangs head in shame at Harry's cd collection>

I've plucked up the courage and would love to come too

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch
TheDevilWearsPrimark
Whoops
morningpaper
merryberry
cremolafoam
mamaformerlyknownasglam

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 18:05:13

well done - good decision grin

RIGHT i am off for my weekly shower, am <gasp> going OUT for dinner in a bit !
<thud>
wink

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 18:13:14

shock OUT???

With DP hmm?

alexw Thu 11-Sep-08 18:24:49

can i put my name down too? haven't done any meets before and am quite shy...

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 18:31:03

Yup, Psycho talks to anyone, I tend to cower a bit until I have a few drinks, but am much more confident with my norks out, so should be fine this year grin

Why don't we all suggest a dancy track each
then someone can compile a playlist
And we all get something we like

JRocks Thu 11-Sep-08 18:36:30

Am I meant to have paid someone yet? smile

I'll ask my dj friend if he has any ipod playlists already set up if you like. (They will be v good if he has - he has dj'ed at Brits several times).

RonAndHarry Thu 11-Sep-08 18:42:23

Payment by Oct 31st at latest (earlier means you can forget you spent it wink)

So payment details!

£20 per head

Paypal is flamesparrow@hotmail.com - when it gives you the payment types, please select "other" and then "gift" to avoid me paying your fees. If I am charged fees I will be asking for them back!

Email: xmasmeet@gmail.com if you want to pay by cheque, bank transfer, cash or nochex and I will give you the details (Nochex will incur a fee)

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 18:45:14

<<pokes head round door, see's people talking about her, see's the rudeness over musical tastes, and zaps everyone with wand!!>>

<<zaps everyone back to normal as I have suddenly realised I would be lonely at the xmas party otherwise>>

grin

merryberry Thu 11-Sep-08 21:37:52

dh is calling this my 'works do'. i said fine, but it's coming out of your petty cash. i now have a couple of tenners down my impressive (in the throes of weaning) cleavage. good job i'm doing irony today or i wouldn't be getting a frisson from this, he'd be getting snarled at.

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 23:19:29

works do
i think that sounds about right.

countess, ok, you start a thread and we can all suggest tracks.
actually, sod it, youve prob gone to bed. i'll start thread now and then referee tomorrow

(and yes, i went out for dinner with dp. was yummy. we saw precisely 10 other human beings the entire evening. not that i miss the big city anytime at all, oh no.)

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 23:21:32

did you enjoy????

that is the question

EyeballsintheSky Thu 11-Sep-08 23:24:09

Oh God I'm so scared....

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch
TheDevilWearsPrimark
Whoops
morningpaper
merryberry
cremolafoam
mamaformerlyknownasglam
EyeballsintheSky

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 23:25:10

at eyeballs signing up.

<<or are you going to be eyeballsinhiding againhmm>>

wink

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 11-Sep-08 23:27:43

No one said yes or no to me doing the playlist.

I'm thinking a thread is in order....

Bubble99 Thu 11-Sep-08 23:28:17

I'll be there. smile

EyeballsintheSky Thu 11-Sep-08 23:28:46

I'm going as a wallflower

Nearly said wallpaper hmm

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 11-Sep-08 23:31:21
ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 23:31:57

devil... what did you say about playlist? this thread is bloody hard to follow...

anyhoo... have started this one, if that helps??

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 23:32:31

wallpaper sounds very stickyhmm

flowers sound much prettier

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 11-Sep-08 23:33:46

Oh, and my exDH owns almost every cd known to man, and all his cds are still here, so I can make cds to play, if needs be.

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 23:35:03

sounds great devil... where do you live? maybe you need to have a wine and tune selection/cd making evening...

EyeballsintheSky Thu 11-Sep-08 23:35:45

Prettier? That's me out then

<<looks for wallpaper table and a bucket>>

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 23:49:01

lol @ eyeballs

Mamazon Thu 11-Sep-08 23:51:45

i really want to come but the last train home is at 00:30am.

don't want to be the one that went home early and missed the good stuff lol

HarryAndRon Thu 11-Sep-08 23:55:05

but can you stay over in some way mamazon???

anyway, you won't miss the fun stuff, you will avoid the embarrassing stuff!

wink

Mamazon Fri 12-Sep-08 00:22:29

there is no way i could afford a hotel so close to christmas.

I lost touch with all my old friends from London when i left my ex sad

HarryAndRon Fri 12-Sep-08 00:36:05

.

any MNer you know that could put you up at all???

this is when I wish I still knew my dad and where he lived. he is a londoner, lost touch with him 5yrs back..............he would have had everyone

hey ho<<sigh>>

thumbwitch Fri 12-Sep-08 00:47:29

Mamazon, my last train is an hour earlier than yours and I'm going...

DanJARMouse Fri 12-Sep-08 23:28:09

our last train is 12.05 and we are travelling all the way from country bumkin suffolk doncha know!

DrHorrible Sat 13-Sep-08 13:02:29

grin

Bump for more people to come play with us!

Rhubarb Sat 13-Sep-08 13:36:30

I might be able to go, I'll have to check the train times though.

you might be a bumpkin JARM but I just live here, I'm a Kent girl at heart wink

and what do you mean all the way ???? It's only just over an hour on the train!

oh, and that's not exactly true, the last direct tube link to where we're leaving the car is at 00:07, but if you want to leave a little bit later we can get the night bus smile

SaintGeorge Sun 14-Sep-08 19:03:09

Email sent to Flame re payment CHECK
Train ticket booked CHECK
Hotel room booked CHECK

That's me committed then (lay off the corny jokes).

DrHorrible Mon 15-Sep-08 17:30:50

Bump

Payment by Oct 31st at latest (earlier means you can forget you spent it wink)

So payment details!

£20 per head

Paypal is flamesparrow@hotmail.com - when it gives you the payment types, please select "other" and then "gift" to avoid me paying your fees. If I am charged fees I will be asking for them back!

Email: xmasmeet@gmail.com if you want to pay by cheque, bank transfer, cash or nochex and I will give you the details (Nochex will incur a fee)

grin The sooner you pay, the sooner you can forget and then not have to worry about no money at the time wink

whoops Wed 17-Sep-08 12:42:57

Flame I'm going to pay at the end of this month if that's ok!
Looking forward to it now so hoping Snorris doesn't do anything daft!

I shall be paying as soon as I know what YIAM is doing. She isn't sure, she is going to let me know.

I might have to have a hand holder after all I'm also up for a room share. I don't fart.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Fri 19-Sep-08 17:37:35

Come Sheik.

Though I may flounce after my brilliant choons thread was largely ignored

SaintRobertNewton Fri 19-Sep-08 17:40:32

I have already arranged my hotel room, but if anyone is stuck for a share it is a twin and cheap.

PPH has just told me she is in!

Flamesparrow
NappiesGalore
Psychomum5
CantSleepWontSleep (if newborn ds amenable to being left)
Umlellala
iMum
mustrunmore
StG (Elf duties allowing)
ranting (have to check that Mr Ranting is not on call)
FAQ
BecauseImWorthIt
Overmydeadbody
AtheneNoctua
sallystrawberry (depending on finances nearer the time)
ShinyPinkShoes
Janni
CountessDracula
Orangina
FourLittleFeet
Squiffy
custy
legalalien
JRocks
Sheiky
COV
Squeaver
POTC
DanJARMouse (OH MY FARKING GOD)
theUrbanDryad
piffle
Carmenere
Kaloo20
Sophable
snorris
Mars
Buda
jura
Susiecutieba nanas ( DITTO DanJARMouse + shaking )
littlelapin (sans scarf)
NorkyButNice
morespamthanglam (have added you in)
pickledparsnips (and you)
thumbwitch
TheDevilWearsPrimark
Whoops
morningpaper
merryberry
cremolafoam
mamaformerlyknownasglam
EyeballsintheSky
princesspeahead

DrHorrible Sun 21-Sep-08 08:39:15

yay!

Payment details again

Payment by Oct 31st at latest (earlier means you can forget you spent it wink)

£20 per head

Paypal is flamesparrow@hotmail.com - when it gives you the payment types, please select "other" and then "gift" to avoid me paying your fees. If I am charged fees I will be asking for them back!

Email: xmasmeet@gmail.com if you want to pay by cheque, bank transfer, cash or nochex and I will give you the details (Nochex will incur a fee)

CrushWithEyeliner Sun 21-Sep-08 20:33:52

if i come i won't know ANYONE is that really odd?

DrHorrible Sun 21-Sep-08 21:16:07

Nah, there are others who don't know anyone.

I recognise you even if I don't know you.

Janni Sun 21-Sep-08 21:35:17

Mamazon - I live within walking distance of the venue and can put you up for the night if you like.

psychomum5 Wed 24-Sep-08 12:47:06

Comin up for payday so will be a fabulous time to pay wink

(tis flame btw)

MrsWicket Wed 24-Sep-08 13:32:00

are any of the Portsmouth massive going? grin

(Never been to MN xmas bash and don't want to travel home on my own wimper)

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 25-Sep-08 09:08:59

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/1375/614032

Bugger! Any idea for a new venue? Will be tricky with such short notice.

psychomum5 Thu 25-Sep-08 09:41:53

am tryin to ring 'em now

psychomum5 Thu 25-Sep-08 09:47:25

ok, have spoken to flame (nappies not available right now), and her response......

"Oh ARSE!"

hopefully when she is sorted she is coming to me, and something will be arranged.

just when we thought it all going so well too<<sigh>>

orangina Thu 25-Sep-08 09:50:25

blimey. will get thinking...

psychomum5 Thu 25-Sep-08 09:51:23

ok, and a text.

flame says "it will be fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine"

she is confident we can sort something out, so I am too!

Buda Thu 25-Sep-08 09:53:14

Hope so! Have booked my flight now!

What was the other possible place?

psychomum5 Thu 25-Sep-08 10:28:30

can't remember the other place myself, obviously flame will, and she is heading to me after the toddler arty session she and flamedude are at right now.

any other suggestions in the meantime would be great tho