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LEEDS: anyone up for a few drinks, maybe a meal on 21 august?

(101 Posts)

I know you'll all be sick to death of me but the 21 should be fine (I am trying to arrange some training for 21/22 so should definitely be in - unless anything happens and the training doesn't go ahead grin)
So sign in here.


Spirael Mon 06-Aug-12 12:24:09

I should be able to attend. smile Though it depends when and where, really!

GauchitaOlimpica Mon 06-Aug-12 19:54:08

Signing in.

LackaDAISYcal Mon 06-Aug-12 23:36:21

I'm in grin

grin will get hotel booked tonight. Now where shall we eat? And where shall we meet?

DawnOfTheDee Tue 07-Aug-12 19:45:02

Signing in!


BikeRaceRunningRaceNoSkiing Wed 08-Aug-12 08:32:37

Me, unless DD goes berserk at bed time. Pizza Express was good last time.

It was wasn't it? So unless someone joins with an aversion to pizza, we'll go for there again


Spirael Wed 08-Aug-12 09:19:21

Pizza Express is fine by me, but which one? wink

were you there last time? (sprry, don't recognise the NN)
When others turned up early while I wa still in the pub to be told NO there was no table booked, what are they talking about, they must have it wrong?
I think they assumed I was a mean troll grin
(turns out PE are just really really bad at WRITING THINGS DOWN)

Spirael Wed 08-Aug-12 09:27:53

No, I'm a newbie to attend a meetup. [shy] I noticed you were doing one last time, but I couldn't make the date so didn't get involved.

Spirael Wed 08-Aug-12 09:27:59

No, I'm a newbie to attend a meetup. [shy] I noticed you were doing one last time, but I couldn't make the date so didn't get involved.

Spirael Wed 08-Aug-12 09:28:24

In stereo...


GauchitaOlimpica Wed 08-Aug-12 10:42:23

PE sounds good.
And yes, DeeDee, Bike and I were standing there as PE told us there was no booking whatsoever grin

Zelazo Wed 08-Aug-12 14:56:09


I used to be DeeDee. I'm sorry for the name change...not intended to confuse you all but I had to...err...cover my tracks IYKWIM wink

Yes SPB I really did think I'd been set up last time when PE said there was no booking and I pondered whether you were indeed a troll ...and then the lovely Gauchita turned up smile

Put me down for the meal please...I'm going to do my best to make it (been a bit poorly but getting better now)

mistlethrush Wed 08-Aug-12 15:22:43

Can't make the 21st sad

mistlethrush Wed 08-Aug-12 15:23:31

Although I did meet Gauchita out of the blue in June and we took a couple of secs to work out the connection :D

Spirael Wed 08-Aug-12 15:32:46

So... Which PE is it? wink Park Place, Albion Square or Corn Exchange..?

I should be able to make it if this tonsilitus doesn't kill me

corn exchange!
crafty, hope you're feeling better soon
Zelazo, didn't Gauchita turning up just prove that I'd conned 2 of you?! BTW nice name change - did you pick that specially for the name badges?

sorry you can't make the 21st mistlethrush sad What on earth are you doing that's more important than meeting us lot?

Zelazo Wed 08-Aug-12 17:17:18

Yes it could have meant that SPB but at least it wasn't just me...Imagine how I would have felt if NOBODY had turned up...just me and that bottle glass of wine and all that pizza...actually that doesn't sound that bad wink

The name change was a necessity but I also did want something more original and relevant to me....

Looking forward to seeing what you put on my name badge grin

AHHHH I think I actually get it!
And in the spirit of my quest for self improvement I think I might read further

(you're going to tell me it's a character frmo the simpson's now, aren't you?)

GauchitaOlimpica Wed 08-Aug-12 21:55:03

Oh no Mistle sad No chance you can come for a little while at least?

Also, does anyone fancy sharing a mushroom one and a salad?
(fine if not, I'll just force muyself to have one ALL TO MYSELF)

DawnOfTheDee Thu 09-Aug-12 11:27:39

I'll share with you Stealth (although let me know if you do want it all to yourself....I wouldn't want to deprive you!) smile

mistlethrush Thu 09-Aug-12 13:03:27

I'm on hols that week - which is why I agreed to the week before with glee sad I can make the following one though [hopeful]

Gauchita - if you need to pm me for any last minute questions (re where we met) please feel free!

GauchitaOlimpica Thu 09-Aug-12 16:41:30

Oh sad But yay on going on holidays! Where are you off to?

I'm very glad you've mentioned PMs. I have a mini list of last minute questions! grin Thanks!

mistlethrush Thu 09-Aug-12 16:54:47

Just the UK - so planning for unsettled weather, not that it will dampen the spirits.

sorry about that mt sad I ahve really messed people around. I'd like to promise the next one will be more organised, but assuming I'll be organising, I don't want to make promises I can't keep

I'm in please! << makes notes in several different places this time>>

The 21st you say?

That's right grin of August


I'll need reminders leading up to actual event please grin

Babysitter sorted. I'll probably have a whole pizza to soak up the wine

HazzaB Tue 14-Aug-12 09:59:06

Fantastic, I can make 21st, hurray! SPB please add me to the list. Looking forward to it.

Thanks Hazza, I was just coming to find this thread, you bumped it so I don't have to smile

Spirael Tue 14-Aug-12 14:05:18

Any idea yet what time we're meeting? smile

GauchitaOlimpica Tue 14-Aug-12 14:18:45

Marking place.

7.30 at Pizza Express? With people who want to meeting earlier for a drink? (not me this time, unfortunately)

Just checking we're meeting at the same pizza express as last time which may or may not be expecting us

I might be up for a drink beforehand if anyone else is? Will triple check train times this time

Yep, assuming I can find it grin
I will find out where you'll be for a drink and either see you there or just in PE - I'll be coming from York so won't have loads of time.

I will again attempt to book a table, and it wil be under the name 'Kate' - assuming it works of course.


have I got everyone? - if I've missed you please say.
Hopefully Beamur can make it too. Shall I PM all the last lot? There are a couple who i haven't see on these threads at all - custard, littleredant...loads more I'm sure. BikeRunSki.


(had you on my mental list which failed at the last minute grin)

BikeRnSki is on the list confused
I am not a natural organiser BTW

Spirael Tue 14-Aug-12 16:33:50

7:30pm is fine by me. smile Gives me chance to get home, get changed, help DH wrestle the toddler into bed, then run out of the house again and head back into Leeds!

Do I need to get dressed up? confused I'm a fashion inept tomboy...

Not really selling myself very well, am I?

We all have supermodel looks, top fashion clothes. Not that it really matters. As long as you've had your hair done specially and wear something that didn't cost less than £500 you'll be comfortable. After all it's you we want to see.
<desperately hoping I've remembered correctly and you're not a name changer from the last one>

Spirael Tue 14-Aug-12 16:58:24

Oh dear... Not even my wedding dress cost more than £500! And my modelling career started and ended with my high school prospectus when they needed a geeky kid to stand in the technology wing. wink

Tell you what though, I will make a special effort to brush my hair and wear clothes that are clean and almost match. Will that do??

hmmm...OK then although we may make you sit at a slightly separate table, away from the window you know, in case there are any photographers

Spirael Tue 14-Aug-12 17:01:59

If I bring my camera, you could tell people I am the photographer. wink Either that or I could bring my tablet and be a PA?

Excellent plan grin

Trazzletoes Tue 14-Aug-12 17:04:44

Hello! Just seen this... Is it a general invite for anyone in the area? Or just people that you already know? <pokes head round a pillar>

hi Trazzletoes, everyone welcome smile Can you make it?

Trazzletoes Tue 14-Aug-12 17:19:30

Oooh exciting! Will need to check with DH when he gets home from work whether he will be in to have the DCs. Will get back to you.

Beamur Tue 14-Aug-12 17:31:31

Ooh hello here you all are. I think I can make the 21st, just need to pin down the childcare but all should be well. I'm not sure I can get there earlier than 7.30 though so will probably see you at Pizza Express.


Oooh how exciting. Beamur, do you want to share a bottle of wine again. IIRC you were a complete pig and only left me a tiny bit grin

Trazzletoes Tue 14-Aug-12 21:08:30

I'm in! Which Pizza Express is it? Also, I'm very shy in RL, please be gentle with me!

wem Wed 15-Aug-12 14:14:07

hello all, I've been following this and the other thread but August has been busy and changeable so far so haven't wanted to say I definitely could or couldn't do it. Unfortunately I don't think I can make the 21st, but hopefully will catch the next one. Have fun smile

Thanks for signing in, sorry you can't make it i'll have a dessert for you

wem Wed 15-Aug-12 14:15:10

Sorry, that was prompted by SPB on another thread. I didn't just stomp in at the last minute to say I couldn't make it...

wem Wed 15-Aug-12 14:15:38

x-posts smile

mistlethrush Wed 15-Aug-12 18:28:57

Wem, we'll have to make sure the next meet is arranged when we can make it!

Beamur Wed 15-Aug-12 22:55:16

That is an outrageous defamation of my character (hic)

LackaDAISYcal Fri 17-Aug-12 10:29:45

Bowing out, sorry sad

But, we decided to go away for an impromptu few days as things have been a bit stressful here, so I will be otherwise entertained smile

Enjoy...I will definitely make the next one.

Sorry we wonr get to see you but glad its for a nice reason. Enjoy your trip away smile

Sorry just noticed I haven't replied to trazzle. Glad you can make it smile corn exchange pizza express.

Can everyone coming pm me with their real name and ill attempt name badges again grin only if you're happy to of course, and if you don't mind your mn nn being associated (badly) with your name.
Not wanting to look like a fool wearing a silly badge is not an excuse!

Beamur do you know if you can make it? (and for the record I was lying about the wine grin)

Beamur Fri 17-Aug-12 12:51:32

I will be coming. Don't think I still have my badge from last time though.
I'll see what offer Pizza Express are running at the moment too.

You mean you didn't frame it? angry
ooh yes good plan, thanks for doing that


Think I only need names from zelazo and trazzle now. Fake names fine - just something to go on the badge smile

Oh ans misskl, sorry if you sent one before.
Zelazo, I know yours, so ignore last message! Confusing myself now

another bump so this is near the top of people's threads Im On

GauchitaOlimpica Sun 19-Aug-12 19:43:28

Just a reminder for myself Tuesday 7.30 at PE of Corn Exchange grin

Beamur Mon 20-Aug-12 11:39:58

And another reminder.
Plus I've printed off a 25% off food voucher to bring. But just in case for any reason I forget it/don't come - the code is BYCF 201B

Gauchita Mon 20-Aug-12 21:47:16

I have a code too. See you tomorrow! smile

DawnOfTheDee Tue 21-Aug-12 08:25:25

Looking forward to tonight! I should be able to get there for 7.30pm as long as DH gets home from work on time - see you there x

Sorry everyone, I won't be able to make it tonight. <ahem> I've just realised it's my wedding anniversary blush

Gauchita Tue 21-Aug-12 09:40:02

Crafty grin Happy anniversary!!

Zelazo Tue 21-Aug-12 10:57:35

I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to make it tonight...I've been recovering nicely from pneumonia but today I've come down with tummy bug angry

Have a lovely time everyone! Hope to make it to the next one... smile

So losti could cry. Going to be late sorry. Ieft work at 5

Trazzletoes Tue 21-Aug-12 19:03:04

Oh bless you SPB! We'll wait! PM me if you think there's a chance in hell I can direct you! unlikely

Gauchita Tue 21-Aug-12 19:03:57

On our way now!
Stealth, are you driving? Hope traffic isn't too bad from YO.

Gauchita Tue 21-Aug-12 19:05:21

Oh read that wrong blush let us know if we can help?

I've just walked in from work now. Am so tired I might not even make it into the shower, never mind straight back out the door sad Hope you all have a good evening!

Hope sneobe has pickedthat up just tried to call restaurant they're not answering

Phew no just as long as you're not all wondern where I m. In hotel now quick shower will be there as soon as I can

Gauchita Tue 21-Aug-12 19:22:56

Good! We're here with Beamur.

soremummy Tue 21-Aug-12 19:27:30

Enjoy yourselves maybe next time I'll make it smile

HazzaB Tue 21-Aug-12 19:30:57

I've just got back from work too...sad Really late and exhausted, and my DSs are still rampaging round a frazzled DH. So I'm not going to make it...sob. Sorry. Hope you have a fab time and hope I can make the next one. xx

Gauchita Tue 21-Aug-12 22:25:38

Back home now, feeding D grin
It was lovely to see you all today, hope we can repeat it soon smile

Spirael Tue 21-Aug-12 22:34:54

Home safely too. smile Full of pizza! It was fun, we'll have to meet again. grin

DawnOfTheDee Wed 22-Aug-12 09:35:45

Lovely to meet you all yesterday! Hope to see you again soon x

It was lovely to meet/see you all. Thanks for getting me back to my hotel (and also walking me to the car park I had parked at - was very useful this morning).
Sorry some of you couldn't come, I still have your badges and they will be waiting for you next time smile
Beamur I've PMed you.

mistlethrush Sat 25-Aug-12 22:07:17

So, when's the next one?

Gauchita Sun 26-Aug-12 19:58:49

::waves at MistleThrush:: Hi! How were the holidays? Did you have a sunny Tuesday? smile

mistlethrush Sun 26-Aug-12 21:34:28

Yes thanks, we dodged the showers that were around and had a good day thanks Gauchita - and we also had some lovely sunshine for swimming some of the afternoons. I got lots of viola playing, and some violin playing and DS complained that he didn't get enough (so we've suggested that he does a bit of practise this year and I'll definitely ensure that he gets to do playing every year next)

Gauchita Mon 27-Aug-12 20:08:22

Glad to hear you stayed dry, Mistle and that you all enjoyed it (and that DS asked for more!)

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