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FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 11:15:31

Ok, so we have a venue, a growing list of those coming and Dances making lists.

I'm not going to give the address of the venue on this thread, but will put it in the FB Meet up Group and PM those who are not on FB. If you are and are not already in the group, please click the link and ask to be added and we shall do just that - just as soon as you have confirmed that you are coming and have made a payment of £20 to the Meet Up PayPal account.

The £20 will cover food (12-14ish decent sized canapés), anywhere between 2-4 drinks and, most importantly, cake. Depending on final numbers we have yet to decide whether to have a stock of paid for drinks - wine, beer, soft drinks perhaps, followed by a pay bar; or to do tokens of a set value that can be used for any drinks, again paying once you have used your tokens up.

The venue is just south of the river, next to Tower Bridge; BIWI, Pistey and I selflessly went and checked it out last week and it is lovely, great position and with easy transport to all London main line stations. Tube wise it has Northern Line, Jubilee Line and Circle/District lines running very close by.

With regard to food, when you have paid (please PM me or Pistey for the PayPal details as, again, I don't want to publish it for the world to see), could you please let me know any dietary requirements - allergies/vegetarian etc so that I can finalise the menu accordingly a couple of weeks before the bash.

Accommodation - we are hoping to sort out a group rate at a Travelodge, so if you are in need of a bed for the night, please do let me know and we can add you on to our list.

I will C&P the list of who is coming after this post. If you are coming and are not on it, please add yourself.

I think that's everything..... Any other questions, just let me know and I will, hopefully, be able to answer them.

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 11:16:39

AnnieLobeseder
BeachyHead
Bella
BewitchedBotheredandBewildered
bigTillyMint
BIWI
BrainSurgeon
Catinboots
CobOnTheCorn
CointreauVersial
Cupofteaplease
DancesWithWoolEnPointe (formerly notpodd --bloody ncer--)
DilysPrice
DollyTwat
ElephantsCanRemember
FrankWippery
Getorf
HeartsTrumpDiamonds
HexGirl
Hully
Kenny p
Knotty
Marriedinwhite
MrsDV (with Smirnoff Ice)
NoKnownAllergies
NormaStanleyFletcher
RatherBeOnThePiste
RubyGates
rubyrubyruby
Shodan
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
TantrumsAndBalloons
WhitePeacock

Maybe:

FancyPuffin
StayCool
yellowraincoat

BrainSurgeon Thu 09-Aug-12 11:20:44

Oooo brand new thread - smells nice smile

I've just paid - now I can't wait!

Yay! thanks and wine to you and the others who have so selflessly researched venues for us grin

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 11:25:05

grin

KnottyLocks Thu 09-Aug-12 11:26:34

Checking in smile

TeamGBIWI Thu 09-Aug-12 12:04:48

It was a tough job, Elephants.

thanks to Frank for superb organisational skills and thread-starting abilities!

Portofino Thu 09-Aug-12 12:31:39

You can add me on the bottom. grin

GetOrfMoiRing Thu 09-Aug-12 12:34:23

Yay porto!

TeamGBIWI Thu 09-Aug-12 12:51:53

Woo hoo!

BellaVita Thu 09-Aug-12 13:22:37

S'lookin good [girls]

BellaVita Thu 09-Aug-12 13:23:43

<<sigh>>

Meant to say s'lookin good girls grin

JugglingWithFiveRings Thu 09-Aug-12 13:30:15

< waves to (new) Fred - still wondering if I could squeeze it into my hectic weekend in London >

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 09-Aug-12 13:50:30

ooh, lovely.

DilysPrice Thu 09-Aug-12 14:26:11

Checking in - haven't paid or formally signed up yet (FB fear).

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 14:39:09

Dilys, don't worry about FB if you don't want to go on it, just let me know if/when you are coming and I can send you the details via PM.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 09-Aug-12 14:41:17

Checking in wine

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Thu 09-Aug-12 16:19:52

I have to go SOUTH of the river!
But I don't have a visa

Marking my place!

MedalsTrumpDiamonds Thu 09-Aug-12 16:27:38

Checking in brew

It's only 11am here, bit early for wine even by my standards grin

MedalsTrumpDiamonds Thu 09-Aug-12 16:28:17

MrsDV I KNOW! Pleased my passport is up to date!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 09-Aug-12 16:37:36

South of the River?

<faints>

JugglingWithFiveRings Thu 09-Aug-12 16:42:58

Home turf smile

LadyWellian Thu 09-Aug-12 16:47:47

Mrs DeV, the importabnt thing is that you don't have to go WEST. <shudders>

LadyWellian Thu 09-Aug-12 16:49:29

Pistey you may live north of the river but you definitely live south of me. I blame the river. If it was straight there would be none of this confusion.

MrsSchadenfreude Thu 09-Aug-12 16:53:40

What date is it?

LadyWellian Thu 09-Aug-12 16:54:04

(Just realised I sound like a stalker)

TeamGBIWI Thu 09-Aug-12 16:56:13

29 September, MrsS

south of the river?

south?

I dont know if they will let me in?
I don't do south

I guess I can try, I'll tone down the East End just for you lot.

Oh and sorry to be a PITA but I do not do FB and I can't pm cos my phone doesn't allow it so can I beg someone to Pm me the PayPal thingy?
Ta xx

MedalsTrumpDiamonds Thu 09-Aug-12 17:26:43

Anyone know if MrsVamos is coming? She said she was but she's not on the list...

<stalkerish>

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 17:47:14

She is, I thought I'd added her. I shall add her in a second.

Tantrums, will PM you shortly.

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 17:48:09

AnnieLobeseder
BeachyHead
Bella
BewitchedBotheredandBewildered
bigTillyMint
BIWI
BrainSurgeon
Catinboots
CobOnTheCorn
CointreauVersial
Cupofteaplease
DancesWithWoolEnPointe (formerly notpodd --bloody ncer--)
DilysPrice
DollyTwat
ElephantsCanRemember
FrankWippery
Getorf
HeartsTrumpDiamonds
HexGirl
Hully
Kenny p
Knotty
Marriedinwhite
MrsDV (with Smirnoff Ice)
MrsV
NoKnownAllergies
NormaStanleyFletcher
RatherBeOnThePiste
RubyGates
rubyrubyruby
Shodan
StayCool
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
TantrumsAndBalloons
WhitePeacock

Maybe:

FancyPuffin
yellowraincoat

GetOrfMoiRing Thu 09-Aug-12 17:50:48

Listen to you London lot going on about south of the River. grin

GetOrfMoiRing Thu 09-Aug-12 17:51:52

Should portofino be on that list Frank - I don;t know if she has confirmed or not.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 09-Aug-12 17:52:54

me me me - thats if Im allowed after my drunkenness and sobbing at xmas bash last year blush

plus need to share a bed/room with someone who loves knows me grin

pisty or someone can you mess me the paypal details please - thank you x

AnnieLobeseder
BeachyHead
Bella
BewitchedBotheredandBewildered
bigTillyMint
BIWI
Blondes
BrainSurgeon
Catinboots
CobOnTheCorn
CointreauVersial
Cupofteaplease
DancesWithWoolEnPointe (formerly notpodd --bloody ncer--)
DilysPrice
DollyTwat
ElephantsCanRemember
FrankWippery
Getorf
HeartsTrumpDiamonds
HexGirl
Hully
Kenny p
Knotty
Marriedinwhite
MrsDV (with Smirnoff Ice)
NoKnownAllergies
NormaStanleyFletcher
RatherBeOnThePiste
RubyGates
rubyrubyruby
Shodan
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
TantrumsAndBalloons
WhitePeacock

Maybe:

FancyPuffin
StayCool
yellowraincoat

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 09-Aug-12 17:54:11

'ello lovely - glad you are coming wine grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 09-Aug-12 17:54:27

I'll message you, hang on....

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 17:58:12

Yes! So pleased you will be coming Blondes.

You're right GetOrf, I'll get her on the list before she shoots me. Or, worse, denies me chocolate.

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 17:59:56

AnnieLobeseder
BeachyHead
Bella
BewitchedBotheredandBewildered
bigTillyMint
BIWI
Blondes
BrainSurgeon
Catinboots
CobOnTheCorn
CointreauVersial
Cupofteaplease
DancesWithWoolEnPointe (formerly notpodd --bloody ncer--)
DilysPrice
DollyTwat
ElephantsCanRemember
FrankWippery
Getorf
HeartsTrumpDiamonds
HexGirl
Hully
Kenny p
Knotty
Marriedinwhite
MrsDV (with Smirnoff Ice)
MrsV
NoKnownAllergies
NormaStanleyFletcher
Portofino
RatherBeOnThePiste
RubyGates
rubyrubyruby
Shodan
StayCool
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
TantrumsAndBalloons
WhitePeacock

Maybe:

FancyPuffin
yellowraincoat

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 09-Aug-12 18:08:44

What about Maryz? Is she still dithering?

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 09-Aug-12 18:09:52

whoop whoop - have paid and sorted out my crashing out and throwing up place my bed for the night smile

Signing in - evening all. Is it wine time yet?

Thanks frank

Will pay up tomorrow cos I've only got 34p until I get paid in the morning

JugglingWithFiveRings Thu 09-Aug-12 18:23:32

Can someone put me on the "maybe" list please ? (am not good with cut and paste, Facebook or paypal < old gimmer emoticon > but I'll give facebook and paypal a go just for you lot smile)

I know I've been dithering a lot a bit, but I think I'm definitely a maybe baby smile

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 18:29:54

Now all of you who are coming but not yet paid...Please do grin. I'd like to be able to go and pay the deposit next week at the latest and I don't really want to be stumping up the cash myself.

If you're not in the FB group please PM me. If you are, then it's on there. Thank you muchly.

Yes frank

Sorry frank

I promise I'll pay tomorrow sad

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 18:35:48

AnnieLobeseder
BeachyHead
Bella - PAID
BewitchedBotheredandBewildered- PAID
bigTillyMint
BIWI - PAID
Blondes - PAID
BrainSurgeon - PAID
Catinboots
CobOnTheCorn
CointreauVersial
Cupofteaplease
DancesWithWoolEnPointe (formerly notpodd --bloody ncer--)
DilysPrice
DollyTwat
ElephantsCanRemember
FrankWippery - PAID
Getorf - PAID
HeartsTrumpDiamonds
HexGirl
Hully
Kenny p - PAID
Knotty
Marriedinwhite
MrsDV (with Smirnoff Ice)
MrsV
NoKnownAllergies
NormaStanleyFletcher
Portofino
RatherBeOnThePiste - PAID
RubyGates
rubyrubyruby
Shodan
StayCool
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
TantrumsAndBalloons
WhitePeacock

Maybe:

FancyPuffin
Juggling
yellowraincoat

Name and shame the slackers-nice grin

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 18:36:40

That's fine Tantrums. It was not aimed specifically at you I promise!

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 09-Aug-12 18:39:58

not many have paid

i have

'polishs halo'

Oi - I've paid dammit!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 09-Aug-12 18:41:23

Only 9, of which, yes B, you are one wine

TeamGBIWI Thu 09-Aug-12 18:44:06

wine

And me dammit - Pistey, tell Frank I've paid!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 09-Aug-12 18:45:27

sorry, Dances, what was that?

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 09-Aug-12 18:46:33

smile is there a gin icon?? wine isnt the same grin

JugglingWithFiveRings Thu 09-Aug-12 18:46:45

Thanks Frank - just being on your list gives me a warm glow and will/ would be awesome to meet you all in RL - like on Star Trek when Scotty is "beamed up" ?! grin

I'm going to sulk into my wine now angry wink

JugglingWithFiveRings Thu 09-Aug-12 18:49:56

Yeh, Blondes - surely there should be an emoticon for mother's ruin smile
(Apologies to any Babes on the bus smile - one of my favourite places to hang out)

GetOrfMoiRing Thu 09-Aug-12 19:09:40

Where is ShirleyKnot?

I will cry if she doesn't go.

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 19:19:12

If you've paid Dances, then I shall add you to the list.

GetOrf - she's juggling family I believe so that she may attend.

Thank you <sniff sniff>

mrspink27 Thu 09-Aug-12 19:23:10

What date is it???

HexGirl Thu 09-Aug-12 19:33:10

Will organise payment tomorrow am - getting v excited!

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 19:45:49

mrspink - It's Saturday 29th September, I have just realised I didn't put the bloody date in my op... Sorry about that.

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Thu 09-Aug-12 20:06:21

I can't pay yet
I'm in norfolk
Drinking cherry lambrini
In a chalet

Clarse

GetOrfMoiRing Thu 09-Aug-12 20:07:50

Norfolk?

Why?

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 20:14:00

You are well clarsy MrsDV, well clarsy indeed.

Word.

cherry lambrini

Love it grin

I'm drinking vodka and cream soda, just as classy, no?
In fact, even more so I reckon grin

Oi - nuffink wrong with Norfolk!

Ohhh I can't come but have a good one everybody and hopefully i'll get my arse into gear and finally make the xmas one. smile

catinboots Thu 09-Aug-12 20:32:20

I've just paid.........

Now to book the TravelDodge

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 09-Aug-12 20:36:28

Thanks cat wine

TeamGBIWI Thu 09-Aug-12 20:40:18

cat - we're trying to sort out a group discount on hotels, so hold off for a while!

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 20:41:48

YOu bloody better Ferret. <threatening>

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 20:43:49

AnnieLobeseder
BeachyHead
Bella - PAID
BewitchedBotheredandBewildered- PAID
bigTillyMint
BIWI - PAID
Blondes - PAID
BrainSurgeon - PAID
Catinboots - PAID
CobOnTheCorn
CointreauVersial
Cupofteaplease
DancesWithWoolEnPointe - PAID
DilysPrice
DollyTwat
ElephantsCanRemember
FrankWippery - PAID
Getorf - PAID
HeartsTrumpDiamonds
HexGirl
Hully
Kenny p - PAID
Knotty
Marriedinwhite
MrsDV (with Smirnoff Ice)
MrsV
NoKnownAllergies
NormaStanleyFletcher
Portofino
RatherBeOnThePiste - PAID
RubyGates
rubyrubyruby
Shodan
StayCool
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
TantrumsAndBalloons
TheSecondComing
WhitePeacock

Maybe:

FancyPuffin
Juggling
yellowraincoat

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Thu 09-Aug-12 20:45:03

I'm on me olidays
Nuffin wrong evil Norfolk indeedy.
That's why I am here.
Not much wrong with cherry lambrini neither as it goes.
Yummy

There are very nice beaches in Norfolk, and Johnny Depp lives there.

Tis awfully close to Cambridgeshire as well, which is very nice -- I'm told--

MrsDV... admit it, you're drinking cherry lambrini off of Johnny Depps body arn't you? envy

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 20:49:19

Haha Dances!

I went to school on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and loads of my friends lived up on the North Norfolk coast, beautiful it is.

I love cherry lambrini grin

We are off to sunny? Cornwall at the end of the month, I shall pack some in my bag. I feel I may need it on the sodding 6 hour drive with DH, 3dcs and dog

catinboots Thu 09-Aug-12 20:50:32

Cheers BIWI wine

I went to Lowestoft once to pick up a goat.

CouthyMow Thu 09-Aug-12 20:52:19

Can someone tell me the date again, am desperately trying to wangle it so I can go, not had a night off ever in years.

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 09-Aug-12 20:53:14

Checking in.

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Thu 09-Aug-12 20:56:03

Ok you got me.
Me and johnny in a two bed chalet in caister Haven
We had some chips at the Jolly Fryer, stopped in at the Spar for a bottle of the fizzy red stuff and well....you can guess the rest...

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 21:02:00

29th September Couthy.

Picture evidence pls mrsd

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Thu 09-Aug-12 21:15:43

What kind of a girl do you take me for!
Johnny and me are Very Much In Love
I wouldn't dream of sullying our Relationship in such a sordid way shock
Not until we have sunk another bottle of CherriLamb anyway....

Sigh

at which point you will sell the photos to the tabloids and buy a proper beach cottage in Cornwall

GetOrfMoiRing Thu 09-Aug-12 21:24:40

Cherry lambrini is like alcoholic pop - I remember my brother bought me a bottle ages ago, I drank it happily like it was cherryade and ended up plastered!

I hope you have a lovely holiday mrsdv - great weather.

I didn't think you were on your hols - it just sounded like you were in a fishing hut in Norfolk for a random reason. grin

GetOrfMoiRing Thu 09-Aug-12 21:25:23

I have just nearly passed out with excitement at Usain Bolt.

I have decided he is going to be my husband.

You'll have to fight me for him getorf

I don't mind sharing though grin

mrsd send me the pics, I'll give you half the money I get from the papers grin

GetOrfMoiRing Thu 09-Aug-12 21:41:07

I don;t mind sharing, he is a big man <fans self>

HexGirl Thu 09-Aug-12 22:46:35

Have just paid too

FrankWippery Thu 09-Aug-12 22:53:21

AnnieLobeseder - PAID
BeachyHead
Bella - PAID
BewitchedBotheredandBewildered- PAID
bigTillyMint
BIWI - PAID
Blondes - PAID
BrainSurgeon - PAID
Catinboots - PAID
CobOnTheCorn
CointreauVersial
Cupofteaplease
DancesWithWoolEnPointe - PAID
DilysPrice
DollyTwat
ElephantsCanRemember
FrankWippery - PAID
Getorf - PAID
HeartsTrumpDiamonds
HexGirl - PAID
Hully
Kenny p - PAID
Knotty
Marriedinwhite
MrsDV (with Smirnoff Ice)
MrsV
NoKnownAllergies
NormaStanleyFletcher
Portofino
RatherBeOnThePiste - PAID
RubyGates
rubyrubyruby
Shodan
StayCool
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
TantrumsAndBalloons
TheSecondComing
WhitePeacock

Maybe:

FancyPuffin
Juggling
yellowraincoat

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 09-Aug-12 22:55:33

Hex has paid wine [ThumbsUp]

MrsSchadenfreude Thu 09-Aug-12 23:06:35

Bugger. I will be in Geneva, I think. Will consult diary.

JugglingWithFiveRings Fri 10-Aug-12 19:12:52

Hoping to go for it if I can work out where it's going to be !
Seems like an opportunity too good to miss since I'm serendipitously going to be in London that night anyway smile
Have PM'd Frank for more details.
Loving the thought of meeting some of you not others of course grin - just joking grin - just wish I could remember everything I've said to each of you on the boards smile
Hopefully it will all be a drunken blur of alcoholic cocktails and cherry lambrini lollies. I saw a great recipe for Mother's Ruin punch which looked rather appropriate smile - after Blondes mentioned the gin.

Have just got back from a few nice days in Norfolk ourselves MrsDV - well, like a curate's egg and like most people's family holiday I imagine - "nice in parts" smile
Norfolk coast is beautiful though, many happy memories from my own childhood too. Looks like you had an even better week for weather than us - I think this last week has pretty much been the highlight of the English summer - nice the sun shone during most of the Olympic fortnight though smile
Like the English ? Not always cheerful but perfect manners - shone for our visitors ?

I'll stop before things get any more tangential !

JugglingWithFiveRings Fri 10-Aug-12 20:19:52

Thanks for the PM Frank smile
Starting to believe I will be there - t'will be great !

FrankWippery Fri 10-Aug-12 20:58:40

No problem. And it will! grin

Mintyy Fri 10-Aug-12 21:02:11

Oh I dislike you all immensely you fuckers.

Glad I can't come. Glad I tell you.

<dances a glad jig>

FrankWippery Fri 10-Aug-12 21:03:35

Well thanks Mintyy, I have never thought that much of you now that this is out in the open grin

Mintyy Fri 10-Aug-12 22:20:58

Pah! Hope you have a LOVELY time

<not>

Mintyy Fri 10-Aug-12 22:21:49

Thinking of changing name to BitterMinty

FrankWippery Fri 10-Aug-12 22:26:06

I think that would be a far more apt name tbh.

<mutter mutter>

<wanders in>

'lo.

<wanders out to check FB group for action>

TeamGBIWI Fri 10-Aug-12 22:56:38

Mintyy - we shall have to frogmarch you out for an meet-up at some point.

Mintyy Fri 10-Aug-12 23:00:44

Hmph.

TeamGBIWI Fri 10-Aug-12 23:06:44

You love it!
grin

Watch out, as the Mumsnet Massive will march into your neck of the woods and force you to enjoy yourself.

Portofino Fri 10-Aug-12 23:09:17

Paypal is fecking with my mind. Apparently I hve to check for a code on my statement in a couple of days. I am sure Idid this already...

JugglingWithFiveRings Fri 10-Aug-12 23:48:46

I had to give myself a new password as - as usual - I'd forgotton the old one partly because they insist on it being so fancy and complicated that no-one can remember it ! But having jumped through that hoop I think I might be a fully paid up member for the night in question ... and secret location has been revealed to me by agent Frank ... so just waiting now with nervous anticipation grin till darkness falls .... dn, dn, DN !

BellaVita Sat 11-Aug-12 11:18:23

wine from flight VS093 to Cancun!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 12-Aug-12 19:19:23

It's gone very quiet here. Has everyone buggered off to exotic parts?

For those looking for rooms - AnnieL has got an offer of a family room (officially 3, unofficially 4) for the London Central Travel Dodgy (Southwark) for £70. Not sure any group rate is going to beat that. She got it through hotels4u.com, and its a mile from the venue. I suggest people find room mates and charge ahead.

Nope, straight from Travelodge website. Hotels4u was unhelpful this time.

putri Sun 12-Aug-12 23:41:59

I plan on coming!

JugglingWithFiveRings Mon 13-Aug-12 09:48:20

See you there putri ?!

putri Mon 13-Aug-12 11:18:54

Yup! I just need to figure out my PayPal smile

rubyrubyruby Mon 13-Aug-12 22:54:47

I will pay up soon.

Cleared out my bank account buying Olympic tickets.

bloodyfurious Mon 13-Aug-12 23:03:20

.

triplets Mon 13-Aug-12 23:11:11

Can I be a maybe for now?

FrankWippery Tue 14-Aug-12 09:09:33

Bloodyfurious, will PM you shortly, but thank you for your message, and yes I get the clues! Hope you're ok and it will be lovely to see you there.

Triplets - absolutely, will be posting updated list in a minute.

Everyone else....Those of you who have said that you are coming can I please bully you for pennies. I have to go to the bar this week to pay the deposit and don't want to stump up the cash myself (obvs).

Thank you all.

FrankWippery Tue 14-Aug-12 09:12:19

AnnieLobeseder - PAID
BeachyHead
Bella - PAID
BewitchedBotheredandBewildered- PAID
bigTillyMint
BIWI - PAID
Blondes - PAID
Bloodyfurious
BrainSurgeon - PAID
Catinboots - PAID
CobOnTheCorn
CointreauVersial
Cupofteaplease
DancesWithWoolEnPointe - PAID
DilysPrice
DollyTwat - PAID
ElephantsCanRemember
FrankWippery - PAID
Getorf - PAID
HeartsTrumpDiamonds
HexGirl - PAID
Hully
Kenny p - PAID
Knotty
Marriedinwhite
MrsDV (with Smirnoff Ice)
MrsV
NoKnownAllergies
NormaStanleyFletcher
Portofino
RatherBeOnThePiste - PAID
Riven - PAID
RubyGates
rubyrubyruby
Shodan
StayCool
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
TantrumsAndBalloons
TheSecondComing
WhitePeacock - PAID

Maybe:

FancyPuffin
Juggling
Triplets
yellowraincoat

Frank I'm still waiting for my palpal account to work, set it up last Fri. If there is any other way I can pay more quickly I am happy to do so. smile

FrankWippery Tue 14-Aug-12 09:19:22

It's alright Elephants, if it comes to it by Friday I can give you my account details and you can transfer it direct to me (assuming you're happy to do that obviously!) and I can tick you off.

Thankyou Frank I am desperate to pay so I can't back out grin

FrankWippery Tue 14-Aug-12 09:41:10

grin

Portofino Tue 14-Aug-12 09:46:59

I should hopefully sort my paypal out today. Tis not forgotten....

bloodyfurious Tue 14-Aug-12 13:17:16

I've paid - I'll try not to have too many name changes between now and then!!

bigTillyMint Tue 14-Aug-12 13:44:06

Found you!

I'm on me hols too, but will pay up when we get back.
And less of dissing South of the river. It's not Downtown that you've booked is it?Good for a laugh, but a bit noisy for us oldies on the sofa with our knitting and ear trumpets grin

GetOrfMoiUsain Tue 14-Aug-12 13:50:16

<sings> Dooooowntoooooown

FrankWippery Tue 14-Aug-12 13:50:25

Thanks bloody, I'll update the list when I'm home

bigTillyMint Tue 14-Aug-12 13:54:31

Aaah just checked FB - venue sounds perfecto - just a hop, skip and a jump from London Bridge. Well Done smile

bigTillyMint Tue 14-Aug-12 13:56:03

GetOrf, you'd love it - Bermondsey Hen Night Heaven grin

GetOrfMoiUsain Tue 14-Aug-12 13:56:48

Bermondsey hen nights sound fun. grin

Oh for bloody hells sake I can't go.

I have to go to sodding buggering Manchester for a stupid 4 day sodding conference. And I can't get out of unless I die.

<contemplates faking own death>

<realises that won't work as then I won't be able to go back to work and will have to live on the street>

Oh FFS I was really looking forward to it as well.

Have a nice time everyone sad

bubby64 Tue 14-Aug-12 15:27:10

Hi. wnt to come, but no money to pay quite yet, have to wait for a week until I get paid. Can I be a maybe with Trips and co??

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 14-Aug-12 15:30:11

sad Tantrums, what a shame.

triplets Tue 14-Aug-12 22:06:33

where do you need to look for a room? I`m hopeless in London!

bloodyfurious Tue 14-Aug-12 22:09:32

Im looking for someone to share a room with too triplets.

FrankWippery Tue 14-Aug-12 22:09:41

Triplets - anywhere around London Bridge. Also, depending on which direction you are coming from, then around Clapham Junction/Balham/Battersea are all good with fast links to London Bridge (10-20 minutes on train or tube).

Portofino Tue 14-Aug-12 22:12:33

Premier Inn are having a post Olympic special of 20,000 rooms in London at £49. Will try to find a link.

bloodyfurious Tue 14-Aug-12 22:13:55

Ill be megabus into Victoria and then out via tube/bus

bloodyfurious Tue 14-Aug-12 22:14:33

a family travellodge that takes 4 is still £70 if anyone wants to share I feel like billy no mates grin

bloodyfurious Tue 14-Aug-12 22:15:11
Portofino Tue 14-Aug-12 22:15:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

triplets Tue 14-Aug-12 22:42:35

where exactly is the venue confused

bloodyfurious Tue 14-Aug-12 22:44:57

you need to pm one of the admin to add you to the FB group

<waves> I need a room mate too please? If everyone isn't already sorted. thanks

bloodyfurious Wed 15-Aug-12 08:38:23

Elephants it's £70 for a family room in the travel lodge - shall I book one and we can see if anyone else wants to join us?? I gather they can squeeze for - we could go half each initially And then if more join us share their contributions?

bloodyfurious Wed 15-Aug-12 08:39:11

Can squeeze 4 even.

bloodyfurious sounds great. Count me in. Thankyou!

FrankWippery Wed 15-Aug-12 08:46:24

Triplets - the venue is London Bridge tube/mainline, literally just behind Tower Bridge and City Hall on the scary south of the River!

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FrankWippery Wed 15-Aug-12 08:50:14

Please please add yourselves onto the list if I've missed you off. And cough upgrin

bloodyfurious Wed 15-Aug-12 08:54:06

Ok I'll book in a few minutes and you can send me paypal gift for the £35. I'll pm you my email address.

smile

still have 2 spaces if anyone else is looking for a room x

rubyrubyruby Wed 15-Aug-12 08:54:27

Frank - don't worry about Trips, I am in contact with her and sorting her out grin thanks x

bloody Have PMd you smile

Sticking my head in to wave at everyone! <waves>

rubyrubyruby Wed 15-Aug-12 09:17:12

<<waves back at Annie>>

FrankWippery Wed 15-Aug-12 09:36:27

Thanks Rubes, that's kind.

Waves at Annie grin

Bloody - the two spots in your family room will be taken by someone for sure.

bloodyfurious Wed 15-Aug-12 09:40:55

I have booked a family room in Southwark and am so far sharing with Elephants, we have 2 spaces to squeeze people in.

I have I think met some of you before, did anyone go to the Flash thing in Bristol or the Pampers (or was it Huggies) thing in London?

What's the DATE for it?

29th Spetember SBG.

Or even September grin

Sorry S*G*B . Fuck it, I give up this morning!

Bollocks.

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 15-Aug-12 09:51:30

Morning!

bloodyfurious Wed 15-Aug-12 09:56:52

lol!

I have just paid for 3 nights in Dorest because the sun was shining and I felt like getting away this weekend, and now the heavens have opened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Completely irrelevant but I felt like moaning sharing.

bloodyfurious Wed 15-Aug-12 10:54:40

hurray have also booked megabus so Im all set to go, I will be in London circ 4.00 pm on Saturday.

Oo. Tempted! Will have to see how many more books I can flog by next week.

bloodyfurious Wed 15-Aug-12 11:41:19

SGB what books are you selling?

BellaVita Wed 15-Aug-12 11:57:29

Hola!

FrankWippery Wed 15-Aug-12 14:03:56

Hola Bella, que pasa?

BIWI Wed 15-Aug-12 14:19:43

Ciao Bella!

rubyrubyruby Wed 15-Aug-12 15:41:04

*********** BADGES ****************

Here is the link to the

BADGE WEBSITE

Please PM me with:
Size
Style
Colours
Font
Txt
Any other relevant info

Prices are shown and we will split postage costs.
Cash on the night please.

Deadline for orders: Friday 14th September

........ I think that's all smile

rubyrubyruby Wed 15-Aug-12 15:43:15

LARGER SELECTION HERE ON HOME PAGE

last link was to text badges only.

....... knew I'd cock it up.

BrainSurgeon Wed 15-Aug-12 15:47:04

Cheers ruby! smile

BellaVita Wed 15-Aug-12 16:29:00

Molto bene! God this is the life... It is so lovely here basking by the pool, massages by the pool, drinks by the pool...

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Juggling
Triplets
yellowraincoat

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Triplets
yellowraincoat

triplets Wed 15-Aug-12 23:01:14

smile I am comingsmile Can I pay by bank transfer please?

I LIKE being top of the list! Hooray for my 'A' name!

Slightly connected thought: Why do none of the other 9 Annie's ever come to these meetups? I should like to stare one down meet one face to face.

MedalsTrumpDiamonds Wed 15-Aug-12 23:03:37

Hi Frank I am Going to PM you.

MedalsTrumpDiamonds Wed 15-Aug-12 23:04:02

Crap - just realised I better change my name back!

rubyrubyruby Wed 15-Aug-12 23:05:07

Lots of Rubys too Annie.

I am going to challenge RubyGates to a bare knuckle fight.

I've noticed some Hearts names and some Diamonds - most noticeably Queen of Diamonds - would love to meet some of them!

Rubyrubyruby who do you reckon would win ;)

FrankWippery Wed 15-Aug-12 23:13:41

Hearts - I've replied.

Triplets - I've just messaged you.

rubyrubyruby Wed 15-Aug-12 23:23:37

I've no idea HeartTD - perhaps I should have checked her profile first.

CointreauVersial Wed 15-Aug-12 23:24:51

I'm a bit unobservant and have only just spotted this thread.....just need to get all my ducks in a row and I'll sort out payment.

Ruby: Do you work for that badge company? If so I will retreat muttering and growling but I'll have you know I have a badge machine and make and sell badges, too...

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 16-Aug-12 01:06:39

I was thinking of just using a post-it note.
I thought the whole idea was that we'll all be too pissed to read anyway!
grin

rubyrubyruby Thu 16-Aug-12 07:53:05

You dont have to wear a badge
Post it notes are fine except they fall off

SGB - noooooo I don't work for them. I have just used them before and they a good, helpful, prompt and cheap with a massive choice.
Do you do similar badges? PM me info.

If enough of us order badges through you SGB does that mean you will definitely have to come? grin

At the risk of sounding brown nosing, I would love to meet you. You say so much that I wish I had the bollocks to say not everything but most grin

rubyrubyruby Thu 16-Aug-12 08:05:48

......... and we could save on postage smile cheapskate

ruby I am a cheapskate careful with money too grin

Have a look at my profile, there are still some of my MN badges up on there. I do 25mm buttons.

bigTillyMint Thu 16-Aug-12 11:53:50

I think I have my badges from the last two meet-ups in one of my bags... Will look when I get home.

CointreauVersial Thu 16-Aug-12 12:50:31

Shows how often you tidy your handbag, BTM. grin

FrankWippery Thu 16-Aug-12 13:01:35

Apropos of nothing I would just like to have an out and out boast about my DDs 1&2.

DD1 got AAA in her A levels this morning and is off to Bristol.

DD2 got AAAAB in her AS levels.

I am a bit a lot like this -> grin

changingallthetime Thu 16-Aug-12 13:13:53

Frank I'm so pleased for you - hurray smile.

Thats one excellent set of results.

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Thu 16-Aug-12 16:32:01

Well done über momma!
Can you do something with my lazy arse DS 1 now?
Ta.

Frank that is excellent & you must be very proud! I've got about 10 years before I get to that stage but already dreading it a bit smile

BIWI Thu 16-Aug-12 18:30:57

Oh well done, Frank! Not such good news for DS2 and his AS levels BDDD hmm

bigTillyMint Thu 16-Aug-12 19:19:29

Frank thats fab news smile

BIWI, DH said he got great Alevel results today but that the AS were pants - maybe it's a general thing and his proper As will be fantastic smile

JugglingWithFiveRings Thu 16-Aug-12 19:25:20

Hiya Frank and friends -

Congrats especially to your DD1 for her 3 A's and place at Bristol. I went there and had a great time - beautiful city and made lots of friends - married one young man I met there and it's our 15th anniversary today (making about 25 years together since those Uni days!)
DS gave us a card which says it all (encompasses the highs and lows in characteristic succinct DS style) ....

"Dear Mummy and Daddy 15 years is a long time" grin

Have just had a quick look through the wedding album all together and added the card to the pocket on the back page smile

Can you check if I've successfully paid Frank ? (a few days ago hopefully if went through OK ?) - and if so maybe a promotion up from the "Maybe babies" might be in order ? smile Can't wait to meet you all grin

FrankWippery Thu 16-Aug-12 19:32:05

BIWI - quite a few of Em's chums didn't do so brilliantly last year, she also got BBCC so has done so much work, as well as a couple of resits at the beginning of the year (including getting 100% in her economics paper which we found today), so I'm sure if your DS2 really pulls his finger out , he can definitely improve those marks.

Juggling, congratulations on your wedding anniversary, how lovely that you met him there! My DC's late father went to school in Bristol (by the bridge wink), so I know it quite well, and it is a fantastic Uni city - she's very excited.

Did you pay on paypal, and if so can you PM me the name so I can check. I forget whether you are on the FB page or not? And I will of course change you to the party list proper grin

Fantastic results Frank

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Shodan Fri 17-Aug-12 03:29:05

Right I have been granted internet access for about 3 minuters by DH so just want to say that I AM still coming and I'll be coughing up the cash, organising a room etc as soon as I'm back in Blighty on Sunday.

That is all. grin

FrankWippery Fri 17-Aug-12 08:28:58

Excellent news Shodan, was wondering where you had disappeared to grin

I'm meeting the wonderful Pistey for a <ahem> coffee wink at lunchtime and then going up to pay the deposit on the place. All of you who haven't yet had a chance to send pennies, can I ask that we have it by Friday 8th September please so that I can finalise numbers.

Can I just remind you all that I would like to know any dietary needs/restraints etc in the next couple of weeks. Annie I remember yours, but anyone else that has veggie/allergy/religious needs, please PM me either on here or FB if you are in the group.

The venue details are on the FB group and I have PM'd those of you who have asked, but if anyone else needs a PM please give me a nudge on board/PM and I will let you know.

Gracias grin

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catinboots Fri 17-Aug-12 08:34:24

Congrats on the girls' results Frank. How are they celebrating?? Will you be ferrying drunkard teenagers around all weekend??

FrankWippery Fri 17-Aug-12 08:38:03

They went out partying hard last night with all their chums. DD1 will be partying some more at a friend's 18th and DD2 is off up to Stafford to V Fest so, yes, they will be drunken but I won't be ferrying them about grin

mysteriouslady Fri 17-Aug-12 08:58:14

Ive name changed!!! Contests Frank on the results.

I hope DDs have fun celebrating.

mysteriouslady Fri 17-Aug-12 08:59:16

congrats even.

An excellent name for this week Mysterious - I'm most pleased. grin

mysteriouslady Fri 17-Aug-12 09:56:27

I tried mysteriousmumsnetter but you arent allowed to have mumsnet in your user ID!!!!

BellaVita Fri 17-Aug-12 11:50:12

Congrats to Franks DD's!

BIWI hope you are having a fab holiday.

I am soooooo going to have to diet when we get home from here.

triplets Fri 17-Aug-12 23:19:52

Would Premier Inn London Tower Bridge be ok to stay?

BIWI Fri 17-Aug-12 23:41:03

Having a lovely time but could do with less rain. I know it's the rainy season but even still ...

BellaVita Sat 18-Aug-12 00:34:10

We have had a couple of showers BIWI <<not impressed>>

Triplets Plenty of us are staying in the Southwark Travel Dodgy - its about a mile away, giving us a sobering stumble stroll home or short taxi ride, but the rooms were significantly cheaper than Tower Bridge Premier Inn.

marriedinwhite Sat 18-Aug-12 10:37:05

<<waves>> hello - we're back and we brought the good weather with us. Not one mozzie bite in France but was eaten alive in SW London last night [itching emoticon]

MABS Sat 18-Aug-12 13:51:18

Enjoy it girls, can't make it as will be in Dubai then for girlie w/e smile

FrankWippery Sat 18-Aug-12 15:48:40

Deposit paid grin

triplets Sat 18-Aug-12 16:21:38

I can get two nights at premier inn for £98, so I get an extra nigfht in Londonwink just wanted to know if the location of it would be ok, I will come up from nr Dover to London Bridge.

marriedinwhite Sat 18-Aug-12 20:31:24

thank you frank

Shodan Sun 19-Aug-12 23:45:52

Right.

Traveldodgy booked (including brekkers and late checkout as per Annie's excellent idea) and money paid. (I think- DH did it for me, so if it doesn't appear, let me know...)

Huzzah!

FrankWippery Mon 20-Aug-12 09:03:36

Thanks Shodan, I shall change the list shortly. Pistey is keeping tabs on the PayPal stuff for us.

Deposit is paid and I will be going up there again in a couple of weeks to sort out food etc, so need people who have any dietary requirements to let me know as soon as possible please.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 20-Aug-12 09:16:25

Shodan has paid [ThumbsUp] and thank you

You are most welcome to my excellent idea, Shodan. Having been forced to spend time sobering up in the lobby before I could walk out of the hotel both at last year's do and a recent work conference blush, I felt that late checkout was the way forward!!

JugglingWithFiveRings Mon 20-Aug-12 23:35:22

Hi Annie - enjoyed your posts on seeker's thread today. I think we've had a somewhat similar life journey, though of course we may not have come to exactly the same conclusions. smile Possibly a catch-up at some point during the evening ?

DilysPrice Tue 21-Aug-12 20:12:26

Sorry for silence on this - something cropped up IRL which put the date in question, and it has now materialised in earnest, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to come off the list I'm afraid.

Have an outrageous time for me.

Poor show, Dilys!

I look forward to it, Juggling. Did you also end up Jewish? grin

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Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Triplets - PAID
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FancyPuffin
yellowraincoat

JugglingWithFiveRings Tue 21-Aug-12 21:43:28

No, but I absolutely adore the Rabbi Lionel Blue - I couldn't have raised my children without him (and his writings) smile I'd love to hear how you found that path !

Simple, I married an Israeli! Never read Lionel Blue, I should look him up....

DilysPrice Tue 21-Aug-12 21:48:50

I know Annie: it's rubbish. Real life is severely overrated if you ask me.

JugglingWithFiveRings Tue 21-Aug-12 22:01:06

I'll try and remember to bring one of his books for you - I've got them all, so could spare one for you ! I ended up Quaker by the way smile

rubyrubyruby Tue 21-Aug-12 22:01:32

I've paid Frank x

FrankWippery Tue 21-Aug-12 22:06:36

Sorry Rubes, can I add you on the next list please...

rubyrubyruby Tue 21-Aug-12 22:09:02

smile

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 21-Aug-12 23:59:27

SGB are you coming then, you're not on the list?
I was going to ask you to make me a badge smile.
And was looking forward to sharing a fag break with you, a very quiet one obviously.

FrankWippery Wed 22-Aug-12 08:30:10

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BeachyHead
Bella - PAID
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bigTillyMint
BIWI - PAID
Blondes - PAID
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Catinboots - PAID
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HeartsTrumpDiamonds
HexGirl - PAID
Hully
Juggling - PAID
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Knotty - PAID
Ledkr
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MrsDV (with Smirnoff Ice) - PAID
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NoKnownAllergies - PAID
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Portofino
Putri - PAID
RatherBeOnThePiste - PAID
Riven - PAID
RubyGates
rubyrubyruby - PAID
Shodan - PAID
StayCool
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Triplets - PAID
WhitePeacock - PAID

Maybe:

FancyPuffin
yellowraincoat

FrankWippery Wed 22-Aug-12 08:30:34

Sorry, SGB are you coming?

Portofino Wed 22-Aug-12 08:45:30

Oops! I have forgotten to pay blush Will do it tonight Frank.

marriedinwhite Thu 23-Aug-12 20:06:32

I have paid smile.

Hope Frank won't mind me sharing that MiniWippery is awesome grin.

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Thu 23-Aug-12 20:27:48

She's a pistol right enough
We have already discussed a possible betrothal.... grin

FrankWippery Thu 23-Aug-12 20:33:57

Aw Married, thank you, lovely to meet you today!

Yep MrsDV will indeed be her MIL in a couple or three decades grin

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Thu 23-Aug-12 20:34:57

Just inpmagine the threads on the relationship boards!

FrankWippery Thu 23-Aug-12 20:58:03

Yeah, it would be them moaning about their bloody mothers conspiring against them grin

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Thu 23-Aug-12 21:12:02

And getting pissed at family functions
Bwah ha ha haaaaaaa

marriedinwhite Thu 23-Aug-12 21:23:00

ROFL. See - I've got teenagers. Although for a long time I though LOL meant lots of love blush

FrankWippery Thu 23-Aug-12 21:56:39

Well quite MrsDV, I'd expect nothing less from us grin

Married - s'alright, so did I...

bigTillyMint Thu 23-Aug-12 21:59:54

I've paid grin

FrankWippery Thu 23-Aug-12 22:06:34

Sorry BTM, I'm just about to update the list now. You shall go to the ball grin

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Portofino
Putri - PAID
RatherBeOnThePiste - PAID
Riven - PAID
RubyGates
rubyrubyruby - PAID
Shodan - PAID
StayCool
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Triplets - PAID
WhitePeacock - PAID

Maybe:

FancyPuffin
yellowraincoat

If you've paid and I've not put you on as paid PLEASE tell me.

Also.... any food allergies etc, if you have any and have not let me know, please do soonest.

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Thu 23-Aug-12 22:41:46

I AM A VEGIMATARIAN

BIWI Thu 23-Aug-12 22:44:39

Is there any chance at all that the venue could make some of the canapés low carb?

BIWI Thu 23-Aug-12 22:45:18

.... And if you could make low carb cake I would be delighted! grin

BIWI Thu 23-Aug-12 22:45:56

.... And if you could make low carb cake I would be delighted! grin

marriedinwhite Thu 23-Aug-12 22:59:15

Yep low carb cake - slices of orange, mango and melon stack!

Mrs DV - a vegematarian? Is that a tipsy vegetarian?

Oh dear - too much excitement today, time for bed I think grin

BIWI Thu 23-Aug-12 23:01:45

<makes sign of the cross>

Nooooooooooo! Fruit probably just as carby as cake!

marriedinwhite Thu 23-Aug-12 23:03:41

Ooh - Trinity Fruit Cake. Slaps self is reading on Sunday shock

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 23-Aug-12 23:49:02

I'll just have all my carbs in the cocktails. You can all have my cake(s).
Wish I didn't have to do RL in the evenings, seems like that's when you're all here, and I come on when Les Miserables have gone to bed, but I've missed itsad.
grin
Not really that desperate.
Well, I am, sort of.

FrankWippery Sat 25-Aug-12 11:10:59

I can do a carb free cake, you won't be able to see it though.

Yep, will make sure there are low carb nibbly things for sure.

OhDoAdmitMrsDeVere Sat 25-Aug-12 12:51:55

I am going to have a spray tan and get my highlights done specially
I feel I need to represent East London as I am being forced to cross the river.

I may chew gum and say Innit a lot.

I won't need a badge will I ?
Ha ha

JugglingWithFiveRings Sat 25-Aug-12 13:05:41

Ooh, do you think I should try a new hair colour from streaky grey ?

I haven't died my hair for yonks.

What colour do you all think I should go for ?

links please !

JugglingWithFiveRings Sat 25-Aug-12 13:07:49

Even if I have purple hair I still want a badge though !

... I may wear purple in homage to the old lady poem smile

BIWI Sat 25-Aug-12 15:02:53

Where is Hully, by the way, seeing as she is responsible for all this?!

rubyrubyruby Sat 25-Aug-12 15:09:10

I am still on badge duty and will re-post link soon unless SGB can do them.

SGB - are you coming? I couldn't see any of your badges on your profile.

Portofino Sat 25-Aug-12 15:29:49

I hope I haven't frightened Hully off! We have maybe not been best friends on here in the past. I am looking forward to meeting her in RL though. I promise to be lovely.

Portofino Sat 25-Aug-12 15:31:17

And I have promised to bring Belgian chocolates for anyone I have ever upset in the past. Form an orderly queue wink

rubyrubyruby Sat 25-Aug-12 15:33:37

Last I heard Hully was lost in Europe.

rubyrubyruby Sat 25-Aug-12 15:34:38

.......... she is rarely here in the holidays as she appears to like her children

marriedinwhite Sat 25-Aug-12 15:52:38

I don't think I register the names of people who flame me or have had sharp words with - apart from one or two but I don't think they are here although others may have different memories (quakes) - but I'm mighty confused now with the real names on facebook and the mnet names on here and who is actually who.

From the threads I remember Frank, Mrs DV, Big Tilly Mint, Getorf (I think hers was the first post I ever read on Mnet) Hully - mostly Frank and Mrs DV but that's because there are strands of similar experiences but although other names are familiar I think there's something about the anonymity of a forum where there isn't a face to put to name.

EchoBitch Sat 25-Aug-12 16:09:59

South of the river you stop and you hold everything....

I never knew what they were on about...

Wish i could come too,sad

FrankWippery Sat 25-Aug-12 17:45:45

And you can't come because Echo? It had better be a mighty fine reason for me to excuse you, you know.

bigTillyMint Sat 25-Aug-12 22:47:13

Ooooh, married remembers me! smile

Portofino, you have definitely upset me at least 4 or 5 times in the past, so I'll be at the front of the queuewink

JugglingWithFiveRings Sat 25-Aug-12 23:22:48

Oh you have to come Echo and tell us about "stopping and holding everything" when you get south of the river. I was born and grew up in Saff London innit grin - and have never heard that before confused

I'm now hoping for a badge, a belgian chocolate, and a low carb nibbly thing ...

< she says as she scoffs a bag of microwave popcorn smile >

FrankWippery Sun 26-Aug-12 00:30:31

Porto upsets me most days. The only reason I am letting her stay with me is so I can do horrid tricks on her. That and the fact that she has promised me chocolate. Lots of it. No chocolate, no bed. It's quite simple.

Portofino Sun 26-Aug-12 08:47:25

I shallow ample time for chocolate purchasing before I catch the Eurostar!

Is it too late to join?!

I met a few of you at the Xmas meet last year. 'Twas much fun grin Fond memories of shots and chair dancing!

When/where is this one?

FrankWippery Sun 26-Aug-12 13:13:45

Of course it's not too late. It is at a bar just near Tower Bridge (if you are coming I will PM you the exact details as we don't want to publish them for all and sundry to see), and is on Saturday 29th September.

We have a Facebook group going that I can add you too if you are coming and want to be on it.

£20/head to include pretty substantial nibbles and 2-4 drinks, depending on what your tipple is. Pay bar after that.

bigTillyMint Sun 26-Aug-12 14:28:21

Funsized, do come - I am dying for an update on your sister's blind datesmile

Rode past the venue just now - only 15mins from me by bike, but I don't think I'll be cycling on the night!

Frank that's brilliant, I definitely want to come, can't pay right now though, is that ok?

Tilly - Can't believe you remember the gorgeous blind date! (swoooon)

They saw each other a few more times, we had a couple of double dates together but unfortunately it all fizzled out. Shame really as he seemed to be a lovely chap. Sister found her Romeo though and is currently 4.5m pregnant grin

It will be lovely to see everyone again and meet some new faces, although I won't be drinking so hope I'm not sitting in a corner all night like a party pooper!

FrankWippery Sun 26-Aug-12 14:50:48

That's fine FunSized. Will need pennies by around 15th September if you can do that.

I'm off out now, but will update the list with your name when I'm back. Pleased that you can come.

bigTillyMint Sun 26-Aug-12 20:40:42

Awww, congratulations to your sistersmile

ifiwasarichwoman Mon 27-Aug-12 13:47:17

I'm the constant name changer - if anyone makes a lovely carrot cake please feel free to bring some - I LOVE carrot cake - I should learn to make it really.

smile

GetOrfMoiUsain Mon 27-Aug-12 13:50:46

Don't let notshort come, she will shame us all, she looks about 18. grin

bigtilly oh do come on your bike, then we can arrange drunken bike ride races up and down the street.

ifiwasarichwoman Mon 27-Aug-12 13:56:36

I look like a middle aged weeble - so everyone will be putting me to shame!

I am looking forward to this.

JugglingWithFiveRings Mon 27-Aug-12 14:13:12

I am a middle aged weeble grin

- so it's a toss up between dying my hair for the first time since those highlights as a teenager and mingling elegantly with all you young things ...

OR just wearing purple, being outrageously rude to anyone I take an irrational dislike to, and dancing on a table to Queen ....

Anyone help me with my dilemma ?

ifiwasarichwoman Mon 27-Aug-12 14:15:11

OR just wearing purple, being outrageously rude to anyone I take an irrational dislike to, and dancing on a table to Queen ....

I vote for option 2 grin

ifiwasarichwoman Mon 27-Aug-12 14:17:05

warning poem just for juggling

JugglingWithFiveRings Mon 27-Aug-12 14:29:45

Ah, thanks richwoman - quite a few bits of inspiration there !

I'll have to see if I can find a red hat perhaps from a charity shop, and maybe pick a bunch of flowers from someone's front garden on the way there ....

ifiwasarichwoman Mon 27-Aug-12 14:38:24

smile

BIWI Mon 27-Aug-12 14:54:10

I am no young thing, Juggling, so you'll be safe with me grin

marriedinwhite Mon 27-Aug-12 15:00:20

And me - but only if I survive a trip to Westfield that dd is dragging me to .....now!

BIWI Mon 27-Aug-12 15:03:28

<shudders>
grin

BellaVita Mon 27-Aug-12 16:38:01

Hello grin

Unfortunately I am back in England sad hello rain sad

I have had to resort to putting the heating on.

I am so looking forward to coming to London.

JugglingWithFiveRings Mon 27-Aug-12 22:00:34

I'll stick with you then BIWI smile - but are you up for some table dancing to Queen ?! ( actually I'm not sure I am either so don't hold me to that ! )

- Bought a purple hat today though, with red and gold stripes, in honour of the occasion grin

rubyrubyruby Mon 27-Aug-12 22:21:38

I'm old too juggling smile and prone to a spot of air guitar

Portofino Mon 27-Aug-12 22:24:36

I too am old and weeble like, and panicking what to wear.

marriedinwhite Mon 27-Aug-12 22:28:48

I'm back but it was horrible except for the shops for the older people grin

JugglingWithFiveRings Mon 27-Aug-12 22:35:05

Only got the hat because purple and hats feature in the fab old lady poem grin

Heaven knows what else I'll be able to find to go with it from my extensive floordrobe blush

BIWI Mon 27-Aug-12 23:42:22

As long as I can have a good sit down between songs, Juggling.

and a bucket-ful of white wine

catinboots Tue 28-Aug-12 03:03:01

Rubes - when is your 1st wedding anniversary?? What are you doing to celebrate?

rubyrubyruby Tue 28-Aug-12 03:37:25

It was back in the Spring cat

We went away for a couple of days back to our honeymoon hotel/room overnight. Bliss smile - we plan to go every year.

It's your anniversary about now isn't it?
........ and why are you also up at this unearthly hour!?

catinboots Tue 28-Aug-12 08:01:37

Ours was yesterday!

Woke up with wine mouth - so MNing at silly o' clock and drinking copious amounts of squash!

MOSagain Wed 29-Aug-12 14:06:29

only just seen this. Is it too late to put my hand up? BIWI and Pistey can vouch for me and confirm I'm not a loon and don't live under a bridge grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 29-Aug-12 14:43:46

yaaay for MOS grin wine

KnottyLocks Wed 29-Aug-12 15:40:54

Afternoon grin

Finally found the thread again.

I'm vouching for MOS too. smile

BIWI Wed 29-Aug-12 23:21:22

Weelllll ....

grin

ifiwasarichwoman Thu 30-Aug-12 02:52:51

juggling Im liking the sound of that hat.

KnottyLocks Thu 30-Aug-12 09:08:34

Oi! BIWI!

I am an upstanding member of the community allegedly

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 30-Aug-12 10:05:44

hmm

KnottyLocks Thu 30-Aug-12 10:14:59

<blows raspberry>

ifiwasarichwoman Thu 30-Aug-12 10:24:17

Pistey - I am really looking forward to meeting you, your work with the Mumsnet blankets is wonderful - (fawning emotion).

MOSagain Thu 30-Aug-12 13:07:17

I feel so special grin Right, can someone please give me the idiots guide to paying my £20?

ifiwasarichwoman Thu 30-Aug-12 13:18:02

MOS - if you are looking for a room we still have a space in ours, assuming the usual 4 squash in a family travellodge room like normal

FrankWippery Thu 30-Aug-12 13:46:25

AnnieLobeseder - PAID
BeachyHead -PAID
Bella - PAID
BewitchedBotheredandBewildered- PAID
bigTillyMint - PAID
BIWI - PAID
Blondes - PAID
Bloodyfurious - PAID
BrainSurgeon - PAID
Catinboots - PAID
CobOnTheCorn
CointreauVersial - PAID
Cupofteaplease - PAID
DancesWithWoolEnPointe - PAID
DollyTwat - PAID
ElephantsCanRemember - PAID
FrankWippery - PAID
Getorf - PAID
HeartsTrumpDiamonds
HexGirl - PAID
Hully
Juggling - PAID
Kenny p - PAID
Knotty - PAID
Ledkr
Marriedinwhite - PAID
MOSagain - PAID
MrsDV (with Smirnoff Ice) - PAID
MysteriousLady - PAID
NoKnownAllergies - PAID
NormaStanleyFletcher
Portofino - PAID
Putri - PAID
RatherBeOnThePiste - PAID
Riven - PAID
RubyGates
rubyrubyruby - PAID
Shodan - PAID
StayCool
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Triplets - PAID
WhitePeacock - PAID

Maybe:

FancyPuffin
yellowraincoat

OR just wearing purple, being outrageously rude to anyone I take an irrational dislike to, and dancing on a table to Queen ....

I too shall be doing these things. We could start a purple-wearing, rude-being, table-dancing quiche.

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 30-Aug-12 22:06:49

ifiwasarichwoman smile
You say you are a name changer, I wonder who you've been before...... grin

I agree with you, the Mumsnet blankets are wonderful, but bless you, honestly, I only do an admin part in the process! I'm just a small part of a very big team - crafters, donors, those who think to nominate someone, those who hook the blankets together, and folk never cease to amaze with their energy and compassion. As much as I would love to name some names of wonderful individuals here, I'm not going to, because actually everyone needs each other, tis proper teamwork. But thank you, the work the team does is definitely wonderful, on that I concur!! X thanks

Happily, there will be a good turnout of Blanketeers on 29th, you will spot them as they cluster in a corner with their hooks, woolly wool and needles, and start discussing the merits of fairisle, and the like... As if!!! They will be the ones dancing on the tables with the rum and the gin grin

wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
wine
grin

FrankWippery Thu 30-Aug-12 22:14:01

Hahaha Pistey!

Actually ifIwasarichwoman Pistey has rum swigging and table top dancing down to a mighty fine art. She is oft to be seen at South London pubs in her freshly crocheted tutu and matching crop top. It is a fine sight to see, spesh when Knotty and Dances join her.

Hussies.

marriedinwhite Thu 30-Aug-12 22:22:38

Confused confused.

'tis like communicating with teenagers - anyone else a Pagan (probably not spelt like that) sad.

marriedinwhite Thu 30-Aug-12 22:23:24

I may sponsor crepey corner to seek middle aged madness sanity.

Portofino Thu 30-Aug-12 22:28:49

I am SOOOO excited. Though there is all this talk of staying up til 4am which worries me slightly. <<lightweight emoticon>>

FrankWippery Thu 30-Aug-12 22:31:06

Porto darling, we will NOT be up til four. No sodding way!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 30-Aug-12 22:32:57

I'm always confused married and I have teenagers grin

MOS Are you sorted now? Money details on the fb page or you can message me as I'm organising the paypal

Portofino Thu 30-Aug-12 22:33:11

I am getting a bit old Frank <<wibbles>> I would worry about passing out....

BellaVita Thu 30-Aug-12 22:35:29

Me too Porto grin

FrankWippery Thu 30-Aug-12 22:36:15

MOS and me sorted the poundage Pistey.

True Porto, you are considerably older than me. But I will look after you and there will be cocoa and a warm blanket for you.

FrankWippery Thu 30-Aug-12 22:37:00

You better not Bella - you're doing the late night kitchen shift.

And breakfast.

Portofino Thu 30-Aug-12 22:37:59

Considerably! Cheeky cow!

BellaVita Thu 30-Aug-12 22:41:31

<<packs pinny>>

FrankWippery Thu 30-Aug-12 22:42:40

grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 30-Aug-12 22:45:49

Bella - do you have a pinny?

BellaVita Thu 30-Aug-12 22:47:41

I have several Pistey grin

BellaVita Thu 30-Aug-12 22:48:20

Bet that shocked ya grin

Evening wine

<limbers up for blanketeering table dance off with Pistey and Knotty>

BIWI Fri 31-Aug-12 00:08:55

I have three pinnies. I am not bringing any of them.

ifiwasarichwoman Fri 31-Aug-12 05:50:01

When I met dh I was an afficianado of table top dancing and drinking gin!!!!

Sadly I am on my third baby in 5 years and if I tried to table top dance - I would either break said table or roll off it at the moment.

Pistey I have had so many name changes I can't even remember who I am myself - I log in with my email address these days grin.

Your comments about the blanketeers are so lovely smile.

You all made me laugh with talk of fair isle jumpers and crocheted tutus, and believe me at the moment anything that makes me laugh - is only a good thing.

If I sip a glass of wine and head for a table - someone has to stop me and if anyone wants to stay up til 4 - I can keep them company as I'm always awake half the night.

JugglingWithFiveRings Fri 31-Aug-12 09:49:48

Yeh, I hope they have strong tables Frank ?

< worries, and thinks the quiet corner with cocoa and a warm blanket sounds quite cosy grin Especially if it's one made by the lovely blanketeers smile >

ifiwasarichwoman Fri 31-Aug-12 10:08:10

As I am large and round - please bring me cake - Im a crap cook and I have a craving for home baked carrot cake - the tescos and asdas ones just don't hit the spot - even the finest ones.

MOSagain Fri 31-Aug-12 17:13:51

have just paid my money. DH will HAVE to let me go now grin

FrankWippery Fri 31-Aug-12 18:49:05

Juggling - yup I'm getting special ones in grin

MOS cheers medear.

I am bringing a cake ifiwas, not a carrot one, but if you're lucky I might just make you one anyway. Call it a present for the baby wink

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 31-Aug-12 19:13:23

Can't imagine either BIWI or Bella in a pinny hmm
Juggling I'll make you cocoa, no worries...

catinboots Fri 31-Aug-12 20:14:54

Seeking refuge in here

It's horrid out there

<wibble>

<needs hair-stroking and scotch>

KnottyLocks Fri 31-Aug-12 20:25:08

Evening. Cat's right, tis bonkersdom out thereconfused

I'm staying here and in the wool pile.

Evening wine

BellaVita Fri 31-Aug-12 20:51:35

Hello wine

It is scary out there - I scanned the active board and decided not to bother hmm

ifiwasarichwoman Fri 31-Aug-12 21:00:56

the baby loves carrot cake!!!

cat im having my hair stroked too budge over

catinboots Fri 31-Aug-12 21:06:50

okies

I'll share the hair-stroking but not the scotch

<squares up>

ifiwasarichwoman Fri 31-Aug-12 21:14:16

I'd have to "round up" bump in middle - I did actual try a stiff JD earlier - but sadly baby def does not like whiskey as I promptly discovered.

But I'm sure there are lots of hands to hair stroke.

catinboots Fri 31-Aug-12 21:16:28

stoopid baby. what does s/he know eh?

marriedinwhite Fri 31-Aug-12 21:49:12

If you are doing warm blankets and cocoa Frank I'm putting you on the rota for Faith in Action grin.

Someone tell me about blankets please. I can knit and I quite like knitting.

ifiwasarichwoman Fri 31-Aug-12 22:10:37

The blankets are a Mumsnet woolly hug, various people crochet squares, others sew together, others donate wool / money.

Some people organise to bring squares, money, crochetters together.

The end result is a beautiful hug of love - a few bereaved parents have received them - someone else knows more.

KnottyLocks Fri 31-Aug-12 22:44:34

Married,am on the phone but have a look at www. Woollyhugs. Com or MNWoollyHugs on Facebook smile

KnottyLocks Fri 31-Aug-12 22:46:48

We have a wonderful team of knitters, hookers and donors: the Blanketeers. All if em complete stars. smile

ifiwasarichwoman Fri 31-Aug-12 22:59:28

I didnt realise you had a website, I have just sent some money to it xx

FrankWippery Fri 31-Aug-12 23:09:08

Married - if you ever need a hand let me know. If I am about then always happy to help.

Hey Dances. You, sir, are a wimp!!

I'm non-confrontational AnnieL despite all appearances to the latter when MN goes prickly I hide...

marriedinwhite Sat 01-Sep-12 09:05:34

I could do with a hand right now Frank. There are at least 12 Doc Martens or other trendy things in my hall. Means there must be large, hungry creatures slumbering in this house! There was cake all over the kitchen.

I'm off to work right now (joy!). Need more than faith in action this morning me thinks. Will whisper gently to DH on way out and bet he slinks off to chambers.

Only joking of course and at least all the extra shoes look really big so there can't be ant girls here. grin

ifiwasarichinblack Sat 01-Sep-12 09:09:01

morning all - have the migraine from hell, and sadly its not booze related.

Ha ha - thats cool Married. I'm not wishing my kids' lives away, but at the same time I do look forward to bigger people and stories like yours (although if I found any DMs bigger than a size 8 i'd be panicing as I only have DDs)

ifiwasarichinblack Sat 01-Sep-12 10:43:01

Dances, I love it when my oldest has a "gathering" as they call it, loads of teenagers, have a few beers (dont allow spirits), and laying in bed, listening to them enjoying themselves and singing into the night.

Its wonderful.

I dont know myself why parents dont embrace the loud music and teenage years, they pass so quickly.

marriedinwhite Sat 01-Sep-12 11:42:20

I don't know what time this lot arrived vaguely remember DS saying so and so are staying OK but didn't hear them at all. Wonder what's going on.

marriedinwhite Sat 01-Sep-12 11:45:55

DD's going to wake up surrounded by half the first fifteen. She's 14 - thankfully she will hide!! Am invigilating and didn't expect to - glad of Mnet!!

marriedinwhite Sat 01-Sep-12 11:46:56

DD's going to wake up surrounded by half the first fifteen. She's 14 - thankfully she will hide!! Am invigilating and didn't expect to - glad of Mnet!!

Ha - ever 14 y.o girl's dream! I'm still 17 at heart, so I will certainly be embracing the teenage years, although we 3 teenage girls in the house at once it is going to be interesting. DD1 is only 8 though, so some time to go yet.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 02-Sep-12 19:44:55

Yah, bloody missed you all again. Still, I have an excuse, we were driving down through France. Lovely to be here, very, very windy, but warm enough.
IfIwasarich glad to hear someone's up for late, late boogie stuff.
Why are they all talking about pinnies? I've never owned a pinny in my life. I'd rather get stuff splattered on my front.
Were you ever pink and rosy?

BellaVita Wed 05-Sep-12 16:07:00

wine not long now!

PinkyCheesy Thu 06-Sep-12 13:16:32

Hi, I've just seen this (been away) and would love to come! Have asked to join the FB group, so if admin are reading this, please approve me smile
Assuming this event is still the 29th Sept? As thats my only free day this month!
Cheers x

<<barges in>>
<<trips over>>
<<dusts self off>>

Yoo-hoo!!! Hellooooo!!!!!! I'm back!!!! Returned from The Land of No Internet a.k.a. the wilds of Canada smile smile smile

<snogs Frank>
<high-fives Pistey>
<waves to Married>
<hugs Dances>
<raises a wine to Bella and Bewitched>
<flashes the rest of you degenerates out there>

<<barges out again>>
<<slightly blush >>
<<wonders if anyone remembers self from oh so many moons ago (July) >>

KnottyLocks Thu 06-Sep-12 19:39:01

I have come to the conclusion I may need to buy a hairbrush.

BellaVita Thu 06-Sep-12 19:39:58

grin knotty.

Portofino Fri 07-Sep-12 08:30:14

Can I just mention on here, that I had a bit of a stalkey incident and have removed all the MNetters from my FB account. It is not personal, and I hope it hasn't upset anyone. I can still see you all in the Event page there.

rubyrubyruby Fri 07-Sep-12 08:36:03

I lost this thread again. What have I missed?

Badges? I'm all over it. <<searches for spreadsheet>>

goes off to stalk Portofino

rubyrubyruby Fri 07-Sep-12 08:43:52

***** BADGES ***********

Here is the link to the

LOVELY BADGES

Please PM me with:
Size
Style
Colours
Font
Txt
Any other relevant info

Prices are shown and we will split postage costs.
Cash on the night please.

Deadline for orders: Friday 14th September

Be there or get a post-it note.

BIWI Fri 07-Sep-12 09:00:35

Ruby - is it possible to design a badge with a MN logo?

rubyrubyruby Fri 07-Sep-12 09:05:54

<<jumps up and down excitedly>>

dunno probably BIWI. There may be some kind of copy-write laws but we can get round those I'm sure wink <<passes Justine a G&T>>

BIWI Fri 07-Sep-12 09:06:47

I've sent you a PM anyway!

JugglingWithFiveRings Fri 07-Sep-12 09:16:08

Hi rubyruby I'd love a badge but I might need a bit of help ....

I thought I could have "juggling" curved around the top bit, and then the Olympic rings underneath, perhaps in their different colours. Maybe three tangential oranges randomly in the corners ? But I don't know how to go about doing all of that ? Maybe I should be less ambitious and just have the word "juggling" on there ? That would be fine ...

Can anyone help me out ? .... otherwise I may have to stalk portofino and copy hers grin

rubyrubyruby Fri 07-Sep-12 09:24:31

Juggling - I think we would need permission from the Olympic whatever Governing Body to use that logo. I'm not sure a G&T bribe would work the same there.

JugglingWithFiveRings Fri 07-Sep-12 09:30:23

What about if my DD just draws it and we do our own badge ?

Arghhh ! I hate copy-right !

Inspire a generation and then copy-right the images !

How can 5 circles be copy-right ?!

Why does everything have to be owned ? ....

< goes off to start own revolution ... grin >

JugglingWithFiveRings Fri 07-Sep-12 09:32:30

Oh, I know ... since I'm juggling the five rings they can all be separate, but just in the Olympic colours ... how does that sound ? Maybe a few oranges thrown in for good measure ?

rubyrubyruby Fri 07-Sep-12 09:46:36

<<passes juggling post-it notes and felt tips>>

JugglingWithFiveRings Fri 07-Sep-12 11:43:35

Perhaps I'll get DD onto it for me ... smile

cat Fri 07-Sep-12 17:46:31

ooooh check me out without my boots

<struts>

marriedinwhite Sun 09-Sep-12 01:02:54

Ooh badges - I don't do creative. Can I just have a standard pink one that says marriedinwhite please?

rubyrubyruby Sun 09-Sep-12 06:10:02

Can you PM me married please then I have all the info together smile
Either here or on FB

rubyrubyruby Sun 09-Sep-12 06:27:26

Ah - you have!

bigTillyMint Sun 09-Sep-12 18:21:41

This reminds me, I must go and look in the bag I took to the last meet-up and see if I can find my old badge!

bigTillyMint Tue 11-Sep-12 17:23:33

I have it!

Where is everybody?

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Tue 11-Sep-12 17:25:43

Hello tilly smile

Is anyone from MNHQ coming to this?

BIWI Tue 11-Sep-12 18:35:51

I think FrankWippery has invited them, but not sure if there was any response.

marriedinwhite Tue 11-Sep-12 19:21:45

Who's now on the list. It's getting quite exciting now. Wondering what to wear. We have a housewarming for very long standing friends on Saturday, a wedding on 22nd and I have this on 29th. Can one new thing do all three and then turn into something dutiful for work with a jacket? hmm. Can't do it in Phase 8; tried on Saturday. Boden - true to character? Mint Velvet - bit trendy for me? LKB - bit extravagant really. ??

However, DH is definitely away on "the" weekend so no need here for veiled excuses and early exits before my carriage turns into a pumpkin. grin

marriedinwhite Tue 11-Sep-12 19:22:33

And where is LaQueen?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 11-Sep-12 20:20:35

We do need a list update please, I've lost track completely. I've hardly had any access for the last 2 weeks, now on our way back up through France, in a little hotel run by a Dutch family! And so excited to get online. Missed the badge deadline, I'd have to have a round one the size of a dinner plate to get my name on, so will knock one up myself.

bigTillyMint Tue 11-Sep-12 20:22:59

LOL at your veiled excuses - that's what I tried to do the first time I went to a meet-up! DH takes it all in his stride now grin

rubyrubyruby Tue 11-Sep-12 20:45:37

<<swoops in>>

Bewitched - badge deadline is this Friday! You shall come to the ball Bebadged grin

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Wed 12-Sep-12 20:32:39

Can someone please PM me the FB page link?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 12-Sep-12 23:48:14

OK, proper back now. Livid with person who was supposed to look after house and garden while we were away, cross with person who has done work while we were away but done it wrong (maybe partly DH's fault), absolutely fucking hopping mad with person who should have done work and hasn't. Leaving me with half done work and loads of mess, and a houseful arriving on fucking friday.
So, yes please ruby make me a badge, any bloody how you like, will pay you on the night thanks.
If the veiled excuses dig was at me, I don't do veiled, I do smack 'em in the gob.
If it wasn't at me, sorry!

And breathe, and again.

BIWI Thu 13-Sep-12 07:54:59

<backs quietly away>

marriedinwhite Thu 13-Sep-12 08:04:39

vvvveiled wwwwas at me sad

KnottyLocks Thu 13-Sep-12 08:05:41

<attaches Bewitched to oxygen tank>

KnottyLocks Thu 13-Sep-12 08:08:01

Married, one thing can do all of those events. Now, get shopping! smile

BellaVita Thu 13-Sep-12 14:19:21

Bewitched, are you ok?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 13-Sep-12 18:23:31

thanks for asking Bella. Yes, I'm OK now. It was nearly 1am for me and that shitty Newhaven ferry is enough to put anyone in a bad mood without all the other stuff on top. Had to spend today cleaning up though, not my plan.
Now have a lovely glass of rosé and the rest of the mess will have to wait.
Sorry I off-loaded on you lot, I'm really not (that) scary grin.
Really looking forward to the 29th and meeting you all, getting excited, it's quite close.

rubyrubyruby Fri 14-Sep-12 09:22:57

GET YOUR LOVELY BADGES HERE LADIES

ROLL UP ROLL UP

DEADLINE TODAY FOR ORDERS.
PM me smile

JugglingWithPossibilities Fri 14-Sep-12 21:31:58

Ooh, I'm getting a badge grin

Thanks rubyrubyruby etc etc etc !!!

Cremolafoam Sat 15-Sep-12 01:09:07

Please help via pm. In cant Facebook for security reasons: need day and location.sad

bigTillyMint Sat 15-Sep-12 07:00:29

have PMd you Cremola smile

RubyVaultingGates Sat 15-Sep-12 08:30:56

Bah! Please remove me from the list :-(
Beloved OH is off to the States for a conference and I have no-one to look after DS2.

Bah. Down with this sort of thing.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 15-Sep-12 13:21:44

Oh what a shame RVG sad.

Portofino Sat 15-Sep-12 17:07:21

Oh that IS a same RVG. I feel dead mean now as I am stupidly excited after making RL arrangements. I can't believe I am actually coming as I only clicked on the FB link by mistake.....

rubyrubyruby Sat 15-Sep-12 19:47:54

Oh Ruby...Gates sad that's a shame.

I was looking forward to a mini-ruby get together.

rubyrubyruby Sat 15-Sep-12 19:48:52

Cremola - come!!!

BellaVita Sat 15-Sep-12 20:02:13

Am so looking forward to this grin

BellaVita Sat 15-Sep-12 20:02:44

And yes Cremola you MUST!

KnottyLocks Sat 15-Sep-12 22:16:24

Bella, if you look half as glam as you did last time, I am standing well away from
you. Even if you are lovelygrin

[must find hairbrush emoticon]

marriedinwhite Sun 16-Sep-12 01:07:34

Totally confused. Is rubygates different from rubyrubyruby hmm Implodes internally and combusts a la bleak house

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 16-Sep-12 01:09:44

Has anyone else noticed, way back at the beginning it was all "oh no, I'm not remotely fabulous" and "of course we're not all glam and gorgeous".
Now, though, the witnesses are going on record. How, oh how will I fit it all in; manicure, pedicure (well, you never know), facial, spray tan, haircut/highlites/lowlites, waxing, tweezing, threading.
For goodness sake, remind me if I've forgotten anything grin.

And, I've heard that there might be a mystery guest, who is not on the list.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 16-Sep-12 01:26:03

'Tis confusing married, but as one of them was looking forward to rubying up against the other, I have assumed that there are two of them.
But one's not coming.
Thank God for the badges.
And that's one of them too, innit?
The one that IS coming?
Oh fuck it, I think imploding is easier than trying to figure it out.

BellaVita Sun 16-Sep-12 08:10:30

Knotty shock I am so not glam shock. YOU on the other hand... With your gorgeous hair and lovely perfect eyebrows envy.

BellaVita Sun 16-Sep-12 08:12:59

For the record Bewitched, Knotty must have had her beer goggles on last time...

JugglingWithPossibilities Sun 16-Sep-12 08:18:42

But if you find a hairbrush how will we recognise you KnottyLocks? grin

BIWI Sun 16-Sep-12 08:26:35

Why, I always wonder, do we worry so much about getting dressed up for a bunch of other women? grin

marriedinwhite Sun 16-Sep-12 08:27:24

I just don't want a headache in two weeks' time; not one like I have this morning anyway.

KnottyLocks Sun 16-Sep-12 08:27:55

Ah, good point, Juggling grin

Tbh even if I do brush it, it'll still be a knotty mess an hour later!

I may have had beer gogs on later in the evening, Bella, but I know what I saw, you glamour puss.

rubyrubyruby Sun 16-Sep-12 10:12:59

I am not RubyGates cos I have a different name.

Geddit?

cat Sun 16-Sep-12 11:16:57

I've noticed a zillion rubys (rubies?) on here lately.

You started a trend rubyrubyruby

JugglingWithPossibilities Sun 16-Sep-12 11:32:52

Am practicing my RNSR to any questions put to me by mystery guests ...

"Yes, I guess you could say I'm on here quite a bit - but better to be addicted to talking with friends than lots of other things, and I've found it's cheaper and better than therapy" smile

But who might it be ?!

FrankWippery Sun 16-Sep-12 17:17:53

Hello you 'orrible lot grin. Right this is a bullying shout to those who've not paid yet please.....

Also, I'm off to the venue this week to finalise grub. Currently have 4 down as veggies, so if any of you haven't yet told me please pm me by Wednesday this week.

We've got somewhere between 3 & 5 coming from MNHQ coming too who, not surprisingly have enquired about gin grinwink!

I am making the cake. It will be nut free and, again, if there are any allergies please let me know and I can do an extra smaller one as well.

Really looking forward to it and intend to disgrace myself on behalf of Shirley who's piking grin

Portofino Sun 16-Sep-12 17:20:24

Ooh how exciting! I will bring Belgian chocolate!

BellaVita Sun 16-Sep-12 17:29:20

thanks to Frank and Porto for cake and chocolate

DollyTwat Sun 16-Sep-12 17:36:08

There IS a thread!

I'm looking forward to it very much I just need to find my badge which had to be hidden from dc

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 08:52:22

I am sending a body double (but half size width-wise) as I don't do grooming and seem to have inexplicably swallowed a Grik island over the summer.

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 08:52:44

I am a veggie, Frank <helpful>

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 08:53:19

But I don't eat cow curd, the carnivore veggie standby, because it's DISCUSTING <helpfuller>

BIWI Mon 17-Sep-12 08:54:22

Cheeseist

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 08:55:29

Foul claggy stuff

BellaVita Mon 17-Sep-12 09:39:36

What the fuck is cow curd?

I eat anything <<smug>>

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 17-Sep-12 10:25:38

No cheese at all? Out of all the thousands? Poor taste buds sad.

BellaVita Mon 17-Sep-12 10:31:14

Oh cheese! How can anyone not like it? shock

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 10:37:43

Discusting stuff

except unripe brie and mozarella.

Any non-cheese like cheese is ok

KnottyLocks Mon 17-Sep-12 16:15:40

A couple of cheese strings for Hully then. Seriously non-cheese.

FrankWippery Mon 17-Sep-12 16:18:46

I'll bring some mozzarella balls for Hully. With any luck she hates cake too, so Knotty and I can have her slab grin

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 16:19:18

lol at cheese loathing.

What the hell do you eat being a veggie and cheesist? Peanuts?

FrankWippery Mon 17-Sep-12 16:19:50

Anyway - who hasn't paid? Hmmmmmmmm. I will have to use my brain later to tot up numbers, so any clues would be much appreciated as my brain obviously doesn't get a huge amount of use.

when is it?

FrankWippery Mon 17-Sep-12 16:22:08

29th Sep

oh sad definitely not the 26th?? Even if I beg a little bit? smile

Mintyy Mon 17-Sep-12 16:25:12

Stealthy ... I have posted on your thread. I would love to meet up on the 26th grin.

grin grin grin

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 16:26:34

Mintyy are you coming to this as well?

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 16:27:09

I like cake

far too much

even cheesecake

FrankWippery Mon 17-Sep-12 16:27:17

But that's a Wednesday. Can you imagine how many children wouldn't get fed/dressed/to school if we all met on a Wednesday? grin

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 16:27:22

And I eat wine

Mintyy Mon 17-Sep-12 16:28:11

Can't Gerrorf, sadly.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 16:28:19

OOh I don't like cake. What's the point?

You can have my cake if I can have your cheese.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 16:28:40

Oh no mintyy bleeding hell.

FrankWippery Mon 17-Sep-12 16:29:46

Eat wine Hully? You fucking mainline it grin

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 16:30:52

I am really looking forward to this. smile

I am going to get a new pair of shoes. So that person who looks like a twat stumbling like bambi through London will be me then. Please refrain from the pointing/laughing.

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 16:31:22

The cake thing is really sad. I never used to eat cake n shit and now I do. I can't understand it.

<ignores Frank. again>

Don't pretend you were gonna come Mintyy you big ol liar.

FrankWippery Mon 17-Sep-12 16:32:00

<makes note to punch Hully>

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 16:32:13

I am still dithering about going home or not while the traveldodgy costs mount hourly

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 16:32:39

You are very violent and aggressive frank

you should see someone about that

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 16:32:51

Cake is shit.

8 million calories for a load of spongey cack when you could have steak and chips.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 16:33:22

Do you live miles away.

Come and sleep in the bath in our traveldodge room.

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 16:33:30

true

I like lentils meself

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 16:33:59

that is really a very attractive option. Can I have cold water in it too?

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 16:35:59

You will have to curl up like a cat because it is a shower room only <might be lying>

Mintyy Mon 17-Sep-12 16:36:04

Will you all stand on chairs and sing happy birthday to me via video link? I would so have come Hully you big poo head.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 16:36:22

Oh yes just seen that steak instead of cake would not be the most atrractive choice for a vegetarian. grin

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 16:36:50

I don't think anyone should stand on chairs.

Not after what happened last time <dark looks>

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 16:38:47

you said you were coming to the last one and then you went all stern and said acksherly you wanted to keep your lives separate and shit...

SO WHAT'S CHANGED, FIRE PANTS?

FrankWippery Mon 17-Sep-12 16:47:13

Yes, I am grin

cat Mon 17-Sep-12 17:05:05

I have a big ole traveldodgy room to myself if you decide you don't want or are too blootered to go home Hully

Mintyy Mon 17-Sep-12 17:07:14

Hully, I have a deep and sincere yearning to meet Biwi and one or two others, you great bum bum. Thats wots changed.

But me and young Stealthy are having a mini meetup on the 26th and boy will that be a night to remember.

but but I want to buy new soes and stumble through the streets

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 17:09:24

yeah yeah <yawns>

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 17:09:44

That is very kind, cat. I am touched.

bigTillyMint Mon 17-Sep-12 17:31:50

I need a body-double half my size too, Hully. And I didn't even go to Greece.

I am now worried whether I will be able to stay awake past 10 - I am in awe of all you full-time workers who can still party all night.

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 17:33:41

well no one can go to Greece now cos I've et it.

BellaVita Mon 17-Sep-12 17:36:39

Frank, are you out of pocket with the the money for the venue?

FrankWippery Mon 17-Sep-12 17:38:37

Bella - not at the moment. I've paid the deposit and that's all accounted for. I know there's more in the PayPal account too, and three or four people have sent me pennies as well. I just need to tot up final numbers and work out what's in and what's not iyswim.

DollyTwat Mon 17-Sep-12 18:23:42

Hully there is room for you in our bath. I may have also made the same offer to a few others, but cosy is good grin

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 18:39:37

huh

BellaVita Mon 17-Sep-12 18:43:33

Do you think we need to do a "shout out thread" or PM's for those that have not paid?

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 18:46:39

yy

and a sticky, still lots of peeps that don't know about it

BellaVita Mon 17-Sep-12 18:50:13

Can I nominate you to be in charge of said thread? I know you have a fab way with words...

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 18:51:44

well I'll start it...

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 18:53:44

I dunnit

BellaVita Mon 17-Sep-12 18:59:02

And I have reported the thread and asked if MNHQ will sticky it.

KnottyLocks Mon 17-Sep-12 19:04:02

They are bound to sticky it with that title grin

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 19:38:30

Lol at 'huh'

Hully you can sleep in the corridor then. We will give you a threadbare travelodge towel for comfort.

Portofino Mon 17-Sep-12 19:39:30

I am still far too weeble shaped for comfort. Will go shopping for purple kaftan at the weekend,

BellaVita Mon 17-Sep-12 19:43:09

Porto, I am twice the size I was at the last meet up, so we shall weeble together grin

FrankWippery Mon 17-Sep-12 19:46:00

I'm wearing my DD2's actual festival tent.

BellaVita Mon 17-Sep-12 19:53:46

Has she got a spare one for me Frank?

TandB Mon 17-Sep-12 20:21:51

Bollocks. I forgot about this. I want to come but suspect I have used up my free babysitting for the next ten years as I was away last weekend.
Bum bollocks bugger.

TandB Mon 17-Sep-12 20:24:20

Although just checked calendar and that is not the weekend DP is away as I thought it waas.

Is there space if I can sort out some massively complicated arrangements?

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 20:26:12

YES

cat Mon 17-Sep-12 20:26:48

I started slimming world last monday. Have stuck to it religiously all week.

Went for weigh-in tonight. I lost half a pound. Half a mother cunting pound.

I could have done that by cutting my hair. Eating dust for a week and not drinking wine - what a pile o shite.

Oh well. Back to the old school of weight loss. Fags, black coffee and senokot for breakfast then.

<sigh>

Hullygully Mon 17-Sep-12 20:28:00

I have just eaten a big pie and lots of wine and now dh is shouting to see if I want crumble and cream.

there is no hope

BellaVita Mon 17-Sep-12 20:30:33

Crumble and cream envy

rubyrubyruby Mon 17-Sep-12 20:30:39

betcha all look no different

cat Mon 17-Sep-12 20:36:48

I don't look any different.

I look just like catinboots.

Except she's thinner than me wink

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 17-Sep-12 20:37:27

cat have you still got space in your room? It only just occurred to me to check trains times.
I was going to be so cool and hang out until really late and then swan off and catch a train. One at 1am, next one at 4am, both take 2 hours and have at least one change. To Brighton from Victoria FFS, it's usually an hour and I thought they were every hour, they used to be.
Anyway, have you? Please?
BTW, you obviously don't have much weight to lose or it would have fallen off in a week.
Creep? Moi?

DollyTwat Mon 17-Sep-12 20:39:57

<waves at rubyrubyruby>

I might even wear the same dress. No-one will remember

Right Hully you're in the corridor, Biwi in the bath , ledkr on the floor. Sorted
Getorf I think outs may be a party room grin

BIWI Mon 17-Sep-12 20:41:26

Yay!
<cancels cab home>

cat Mon 17-Sep-12 20:49:10

BBandB

Yes!! I was going to be lonely ole Billy no mates in my room on my own. Stay stay stay!!

I made the terrible mistake of 'going home' last time. I left the bar at 12. The last train was at 11.30. I had to take a complicated train/cab route home to a vague part of kent. Then DH couldn't pick me up as he was alone with the DCs.

200 quid lighter I learned my lesson for this time. I will be checking in to the Traveldodgy about 4/5ish, stumbling back there at god knows what hour, and treating myself to a full english the next day.

Oooh FB me - I promise I'm not an axe murderer wink

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 17-Sep-12 21:04:48

I'm rubbish at FB. Will PM.
And thank s for being so welcoming.

cat Mon 17-Sep-12 21:07:26

PM is good smile

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 22:40:16

Yay!

Party in room 64!

You lot harping on about being Eff Ay Tee. I bet you are all lissome and this is like being in the Year 11 common room with Naomi Yates standing there in all her size 8 glory going 'ohh my thighs are so faaaaat' and we all wanted to kill her.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 17-Sep-12 22:41:41

I also went home early ish last time, SOBER. Shared a cab with a mumsnetter who shall remain nameless alouiseg from the venue to Liverpool Street and she said a few days later 'where the fuck did you go'. She had forgotten that we shared a ten minute cab ride and yapped all the way. grin

cat Mon 17-Sep-12 22:50:29

well more fool you, Mrs GOML

Darryl would be proper fucked-offski

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Tue 18-Sep-12 19:10:48

Balls, I have family thingy to attend to so won't be able to come. sad

Have fun xx

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 18-Sep-12 19:26:41

Porto, check your inbox wink.

BellaVita Tue 18-Sep-12 19:42:31

Sunny, you should have put this on your calendar when you put your name on the list! What family thingy? Eh eh??

wink

FrankWippery Tue 18-Sep-12 21:34:05

Bella yeah, I'm sure we can come up with another tent. We'll probs get drunk on the fumes alone!

KungFuPannnnnnnda, yes please try and come, would be so lovely to see you and p'raps we might even get around to sorting out lunch now that my irksome urch is back at school!

Porto - You can wear one of DD3's Peppa blankets if that helps?

Finally found my way back to this thread.

A week tomorrow - yay!!

Anyone else unreasonably excited and/or nervous?

marriedinwhite Fri 21-Sep-12 18:11:01

Yes

JugglingWithPossibilities Fri 21-Sep-12 19:01:04

Me too smile

BellaVita Fri 21-Sep-12 20:53:02

I am excited looking forward to it.

Portofino Fri 21-Sep-12 20:57:43

I am totally looking forward to it.

JugglingWithPossibilities Fri 21-Sep-12 21:36:12

Where is it again ? Can someone send me a kind PM reminder ?

( I don't know how to find old PM's blush and I didn't write it down anywhere .... am so disorganised, and getting slightly nervous .... would be less nervous if I knew where I was going grin )

rubyrubyruby Fri 21-Sep-12 21:57:26

PM'd you Juggling smile

JugglingWithPossibilities Fri 21-Sep-12 22:21:26

Thanks ruby smile

How are badges going ?

< ridiculously excited by prospect of nice shiny badge and an evening in town with friends, claps hands, jumps up and down, falls off chair grin >

KnottyLocks Sat 22-Sep-12 16:42:36

Juggling , you've peaked too early, lovely grin

JugglingWithPossibilities Sat 22-Sep-12 17:27:31

A week today !! grin

Pagwatch Sat 22-Sep-12 17:30:35

I am coming. I have paid and everything. But ihaven't joined the fb groupso I don't know where it is. I plan to wander around Tower Bridge shouting random mn names until I find you.

Probably not Fellatio though.
Or AnyFucker.

rubyrubyruby Sat 22-Sep-12 19:08:35

Badges Badges, I have lovely BADGES

Mrs DeVere
Juggling ....
John .......
BIWI
putri
Blondes
Podd
Dances
Shodan
Triplets
HeartsTrumpDiamonds
kenny p
beachyhead
marriedinwhite
NoKnownAllergies
BrainSurgeon
cupofteaplease
Portofino
Bewitched
Getorf ........

I really hope I haven't missed anyone. Postage worked out at 20p each. bargain Unless you asked I ordered regular size.

Prices inc p+p
Large Badge £1:70
Regular Badge. £1:20

I will put them in an old ice cream tub elegant box at the entrance.
Please chuck in the cash and collect your badge.

bigTillyMint Sat 22-Sep-12 19:10:18

Hiya Pag. Gonna throw any drinks at anyone this time?wink

PMSL @ Pag wandering around shouting

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sat 22-Sep-12 22:37:18

What's everyone going to WEAR.

I know it is all a bit teenagers going to the prom, but are people wearing frocks (!) or casual?

Hullygully Sat 22-Sep-12 22:49:53

A spangled bodystocking and thigh high waders for me.

OrangecatinGoldboots Sat 22-Sep-12 22:51:39

I is wearing a frock

I don't get out much

rubyrubyruby Sat 22-Sep-12 22:53:53

Casual

I don't get out much but even jeans is dressing up for me.

beachyhead Sat 22-Sep-12 22:54:17

Isn't it normal MN wear? Skinny jeans and a pair of Cons..... Or do I have to dress up?

rubyrubyruby Sat 22-Sep-12 22:55:39

You wore that to the last one Hully

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sat 22-Sep-12 22:56:39

Well you will need the waders for your Thames dunking hully.

I am not wearing a Pans People style jumpsuit again, that's for sure.

BellaVita Sun 23-Sep-12 08:08:36

I may have to bring a selection of outfits and then see what the weather is like.

marriedinwhite Sun 23-Sep-12 08:33:53

I've three possible options: smart casual, a dress or black trousers and an evening top.

I will not be putting the motor on the rigid inflatable and coming along the river - but if Hully's wading in she can swim west to Putney and I'll phone for DS rescue her as she passes.

Pagwatch Sun 23-Sep-12 11:28:07

I am wearing a gown. Of course.

Hullygully Sun 23-Sep-12 12:09:28

A dressing gown I hope, with fluffy mules

KnottyLocks Sun 23-Sep-12 12:18:43

If I had a fluffy mule, I would call him Nigel.

Hullygully Sun 23-Sep-12 12:29:18

But there are two fluffy mules.

Nigel and Ignatia-Mae.

I have a lovely frock, have been trying to lose weight so I can fit into it will feel good in it, but failing that it will probably be jeans or something not too ambitious. I do plan on wearing makeup which I hardly ever do!

BellaVita Sun 23-Sep-12 13:45:56

I love fluffy mules envy

marriedinwhite Sun 23-Sep-12 13:49:56

It's so bloody cold, I'm wearing fluffy mules and dd is wearing a fluffy dressing gown over her leggings and T shirt. DH said we couldn't put the hearing on in September sad

Pagwatch Sun 23-Sep-12 14:37:30

I am wearing a gown and arriving on a mule. Like Margot of Nazareth.

Pagwatch Sun 23-Sep-12 14:38:44

I have the heating on. It is so fucking hot I am wearing next to nothing and the children are slumped in a sweaty heap. Fuck you onset of winter.
<cross>

marriedinwhite Sun 23-Sep-12 16:02:20

Just nudged the thermostat to the point where it clicks. When DH comments I am going to blame it on the children grin.

<wanders in, sees everyone talking about clothes, scratches bum and wanders out again>

Just to save you wandering in the cold for too long, pag, would you like me to PM you the FB address?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 25-Sep-12 01:22:04

No Annie, we can all stand outside and call her ...
Pag!
Pag!
Overere lovey!

Paaag!

Paaaaaag!!

Pagwatch Tue 25-Sep-12 08:50:32

I would worry. It could sound like 'bag' or 'hag' and I don't want to be arriving to the sound of that

Thanks Annie. A very kind peron has sent it me. Either that or someone who thinks I am a twat has sent me somewhere else entirely.

I coukd just look out for the Hully dunking taking place like a drunken baptism and follow the crowd back from there.

Hullygully Tue 25-Sep-12 10:09:32

What about BagHag?

BIWI Tue 25-Sep-12 10:23:22

... slag?

<legs it>

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Tue 25-Sep-12 10:37:18

I don't know anyone's real name.

I am on the FB thingy but tbh I never go there.

We are going to look like lunatics walking round south London calling each other pagwatch, hully, BIWI and getorf etc. grin

BIWI Tue 25-Sep-12 10:39:07

Some names work better than others, though. I actually think of myself as BIWI these days blush. (Only on here, obviously - not really in real life. I'm not that sad. Honestly.)