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London 2012 Xmas Meetup - 1st December

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Well, the atrocious cunts who usually organise these things have slunk off on the excuse of having too much knitting to do. wink

How Very Dare They.

Get yer arses over here and sign up.

Especially those of you in the first 400 posts.

Yes, YOU!

I need to know numbers ASAP so I know what kind of venue to book.....

C and P'd from other thread:

cat
BIWI
BBB
Hully
kungfupannda
SGB
Aran

I'm Aran by the way - was just trying on a new nn for size, but back to this one. smile

I am almost certain that FrankWippery is coming too.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 31-Oct-12 13:50:47

Oi! grin

Hullygully Wed 31-Oct-12 15:04:17

paggy
gerrof
mintyy
tethers
tufty
<adds people with gay abandon. Possibly causes confusion>

I love gay abandon

It's my favourite kind of abandon

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 31-Oct-12 19:38:23

So including Frank that makes 13 which happens to be a significant and lucky number for me. smile
Is it enough to go ahead?
And do we need some sort of financial commitment before cat books somewhere, so that no-one ends up out of pocket?

I was thinking we could book a VIP area in a bar in London bridge or southwark. They're mostly free at the weekends - just depends if people want drinks vouchers and fooood

BigBroomstickBIWI Wed 31-Oct-12 19:53:16

Well I will would willy nilly ...

I've always liked him

<boom tish>

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 31-Oct-12 20:10:17

More wine BIWI?

BigBroomstickBIWI Wed 31-Oct-12 20:27:32

blush

Should, of course, have said:

Well I would add willy nilly

I've always liked him

But when you have to explain your jokes something has clearly gone very wrong!

(No wine in the BIWI house this evening)

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Wed 31-Oct-12 20:38:47

Go for the ROyal Oak, they are lovely. And have upstairs room that can be booked...

Will look now....

Please add moi. Looking forward to it. What was the name of the place where we were in September? Only problem was distance to the bar and smokies - there were stairs

<waves to cat>

Love the boots!

Waves back!!

Frank wants adding too but am on phone do will c and p list in the morning...

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 31-Oct-12 23:07:01

Nooo, please let's not have stairs.
Apart from all the creaky joint, agonising shoes problems, it just splits the party even more.
Inside/outside is enough degrees of separation.

Ok - Small. On one level. Late licence. No stairs. Smoking place. Music and dancing???

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 31-Oct-12 23:36:47

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, and yeah!
You're a star cat.
I did do a bit of looking around at places that would do Indian food when that seemed to be what everyone wanted.
Y'know, back when there were thousands coming. All a bit sedentary.
Does it have to be London Bridge/Southwark?

I think L Bridge is quite central for
most train lines without too much tube travel

Mmm Indian buffet would be good

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Wed 31-Oct-12 23:40:47

London Bridge is great, other nice places are: THe George, The Blue Anchor and The Old Thameside.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 01-Nov-12 00:48:11

The Traveldodgy that we stayed in in September is fully booked for 1st Dec!
Other hotels are saying 2-3 rooms left.
There is a hostel (yikeyfuckingyikes) with 6 or 8 bed dddddorms for £30 odd each.
That'll sort the wheat from the chaff grin.

BigBroomstickBIWI Thu 01-Nov-12 06:39:31

Sitting down opportunities too, please!

And yes to music, but only if it's not so loud that we can't talk.

Small. yes
On one level. yes
Late licence. double yes
No stairs. yes
Smoking place. yes please
Music and dancing. yes and yes
Curry buffet don't mind, never eat much when I'm drinking wink

Music - agree with BIWI, must be able to talk!!!

Could be somewhere near Waterloo too? Lots of train and tube lines there, easy to get to from London Bridge as well on the Jubilee line? Just a thought!

CrispyHedgehog Thu 01-Nov-12 11:32:51

Can I come please?

cat
BIWI
BBB
Hully
kungfupannda
SGB
Aran/Keema
FrankWippery
Hearts
Crispy

Surely we can convince the lovely and majestic GetOrf to come along? And I seem to remember somewhere in the mists of time that MrsVamos promised to come and I soooo want to meet her!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 02-Nov-12 00:40:09

Hearts you need to collar Hully, she posted all sorts up there and GetOrf was certainly one of them. Sure she can persuade MrsVamos too.
Any more on your list? wink

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 02-Nov-12 00:43:41

^up there^ is what I wanted.
Not that it matters.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 02-Nov-12 00:45:29

Not that either.
Fuck it.

BIWI Fri 02-Nov-12 08:59:13

grin

Hullygully Fri 02-Nov-12 09:56:14

Where are all the original sign-ups? Half term, might be away. We can doa big bossy shout out next week maybs?

Grand idea Hully.

PMs maybe too.

Ask HQ to sticky it?

I am a possible. A friend may be coming for that weekend though. I'll know more next week.

Absy Fri 02-Nov-12 14:46:30

I'm a possible. I am very terrified excited to meet my favourite MNers

MrsChristmasVamos Fri 02-Nov-12 14:54:17

Would love to come to a meet up but won't be able to do one this side of Christmas, unfortunately. sad

So many of you lovelies I would love to meet, maybe next year ?

I still want to do an MN Day Out to Wimby. grin

Looking more promisisng! I'm on the venue hunt RIGHT NOW

Hullygully Fri 02-Nov-12 16:09:05

Ahem. You are actually a definite Abs. Surely you haven't forgotten, dear?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 02-Nov-12 18:19:41

JOLLY GOOD cat grin

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Fri 02-Nov-12 21:26:47

cat
BIWI
BBB
Hully
kungfupannda
SGB
Aran/Keema
FrankWippery
Hearts
Crispy
Quintessenial (NotQuint at the mo)

Count me in.

But, how about Hammersmith? That is quite central?

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Fri 02-Nov-12 21:41:27

I am absolutely thrilled to be called majestic, lovely and an atrocious cunt all on the same thread. (and hearts I thought you were lovely and only spoke to you for 5 mins!)

Yes I would love to come.

I really liked Southwark but don't really mind where in London it will be. YES to seats and not loads of lahd music so I have to bring my ear trumpet.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Fri 02-Nov-12 21:41:48

cat
BIWI
BBB
Hully
kungfupannda
SGB
Aran/Keema
FrankWippery
Hearts
Crispy
Quintessenial (NotQuint at the mo)
Getorf

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Fri 02-Nov-12 21:43:03

I did say that I would help organise on the last thread.

But I am a bit useless really. Left to me we would meet at the champagne bar in Paddington station and then go on the circle line piss up.

MrsChristmasVamos Fri 02-Nov-12 22:06:09

<wails>

I wanna meet you, GetOrf.

I want to get pissed with you and talk about the Plympics, and what fun it was watching the Power Rangers and other BRILLIANT sportspeople who were AMAZING.

<cries>

MrsVamos - there are quite a few others also agitating for a Lent term meet up. March / Aprilish. Marriedinwhite being one of them!

MrsChristmasVamos Fri 02-Nov-12 22:43:41

<waves>

Hearts ! Hellllllooooooooooo !

Oooh I would be up for that. I think. I'm not really a going out kind of person. I'm not good in crowds.

If you all speak like you do on here I might be OK. I'm really quite shy. And I worry what people think.

I'm a worrier. Endlessly. About everything. And that makes me a bit of a homebody, I think.

I think a lot. blush grin

EarnestDullard Fri 02-Nov-12 22:44:36

Ooh. Hmm.

Couldn't make the last one as I was 39w pregnant. Tempted this time, although I'm now very fat (small baby's fault) and there is Not A Single Item of clothing that is flattering anymore sad

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Fri 02-Nov-12 23:04:27

MrsVam - it would be lovely to meet you. Don't worry about being shy - it is actually quite unnerving meeting everyone, I am sure everyone felt a bit nervous about it. But it was great fun. And it would be great talking plympics to you. grin

MrsChristmasVamos Fri 02-Nov-12 23:14:57

I will consider it. Carefully.

Maybe I could neck a bottle or 2 of 20-20 beforehand coming up on the train. I might be less nervous then. grin

Ack, don't give me that 'everyone's nervous' nonsense. Some of you are absolute babes, I've heard how stunning you are, and so out-going I think I would clock you all and run !

I just haven't got the ability to have that 'I'm a yummy mummy and I know it' attitude. Probably cos I'm not. Used to be, but have put a bit of weight on. sad

It's probably why I'm not sociable in RL. I'm not naturally outgoing or confident and fret about what people think of me, what I look like etc.

I think maybe I need to adopt more of a don't care attitude. I'm fine if I have a dog next to me, or my DCs. But put me on my own in a room full of people and you won't get a squeak out of me.

Stupid, I know.

Mrs Vamos just to pick up on one thing in your post, you're not the only one carrying a bit of extra weight. Honest. Maybe I'll PM you grin

Seriously though, at the Sept meet up which was my first, there were seriously ALL shapes and sizes, all hair colours, all different fashion senses from bohemian to slick corporate to glam-with-7-inch-heels. True, no one showed up in their trackies or anything, but we were all so different that it would have been impossible to judge.

Please come smile I still need to thank you properly for my Limpics name change grin

Oh FFS

MrsV my apologies for pm'ing you multiple times. My iPad is acting up. Therefore bedtime.

MrsChristmasVamos Fri 02-Nov-12 23:36:38

All good, Hearts.

MWAH. xxx

I never used to be this bad. It's got worse as I've got older...the lost confidence etc...

New Year and all that.....wink

I want to come!! smile

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Sat 03-Nov-12 16:08:06

I've been to a few and always had a laugh. For some reason the two or three MNers I dislike never go, they seem to live much too far away (either that or someone else has tipped them off that I'm me and they hide...)

Don't be scared, Vamos. I am profoundly unglamorous with a face like yesterday's chip wrapping even after application of makeup.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sat 03-Nov-12 16:56:32

Sorry Mrsvam, when you are very shy it must be annoying when someone speaks like a patronising tosser and says stuff like 'everyone gets nervous'.

Seriously though, it would be great if you could come along. A lot of people meet up in mini groups of 3 or 4 beforehand for a drink dutch courage rather than walking into a room of 40 odd strangers feeling like a twat.

I'v been on a spending spree today... Maybe I will show off my new shoes and
Clothes!! smile

BIWI Sat 03-Nov-12 17:38:43

Vamos - everyone wants to meet everyone else so you will always be welcomed! I have been to loads now cos I'm a bit of a meet up tart and have enjoyed every one. Come!

FrankWippery Sat 03-Nov-12 17:39:44

MrsVam if you don't come I will never talk to you again.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 03-Nov-12 18:35:18

We must be twins then SolidGold smile.

TandB Sat 03-Nov-12 18:53:08

I've just applied to join the facebook group - my first name has 4 letters and my surname begins with a C for whoever is in charge.

cat
BIWI
BBB
Hully
kungfupannda
SGB
Keema
FrankWippery
Hearts
Crispy
Quintessenial (NotQuint at the mo)
Getorf
Sleepingbunnies

I'd offer to help arrange, but I have no idea where anything is at all in London apart from the station that my train gets into.

MrsChristmasVamos Sun 04-Nov-12 15:50:59

You are all so lovely, I would so love to meet you all.

I really, honestly can't do a meet up this side of Christmas, but maybe in the New Year I could come to one ?

I might need to meet a couple of you beforehand, or there might be some lovely soul who has a house I could stay at (lookin' at you, Frank wink) and -we I could have a few sherbets for dutch courage first ?

You know that old thing though of women who pretend to like someone then turn into cackling bitch-witches once their back is turned ?

I just hope you're all not like that. I get the impression from reports after meet-ups that you're not and it's all really good fun ?

cat Sun 04-Nov-12 15:55:18

So are we up to 13 definates??

cat Sun 04-Nov-12 15:55:33

Can we have a maybe list too?

cat Sun 04-Nov-12 15:56:04

It's catinboots BTW.

I took me boots off.

BIWI Sun 04-Nov-12 16:47:38

MrsVamos - I think you'll find that we're all cackling bitch-witches face-to-face!

MrsChristmasVamos Sun 04-Nov-12 16:53:15

Are you ? Really ? So if you think I'm totally different to what you imagined you'll say to my face "fuckin' 'ell MrsV, you're a bit podgier than I imagined you" or "you're not what I thought you'd look like" or "blimey, you're as socially inept in RL as you are on MN" ?

You won't wait till I've walked away ? grin

BIWI Sun 04-Nov-12 16:54:37

grin

No. We are all absolutely lovely. Face-to-face and afterwards.

But there is a lot of cackling. That's for sure.

And a lot of drinking

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Sun 04-Nov-12 16:57:44

Count me in for 1st December smile

I promised myself I would go to the next one... Even tho OH thinks it's weird to meet a bunch of strangers from the Internet.... smile

bigTillyMint Sun 04-Nov-12 18:00:21

I would like to come but rl is probably going to get right in the way sad Though I might be able to make an afternoon pre-meet-up-meet-up?!

Mintyy Sun 04-Nov-12 18:06:34

hangongafuckingminute! I said I was coming on the fb thing so please put me down. If I start exfoliating and browsing the SimplyBe website tonight and smearing vaseline on all your camera lenses I should be just about presentable by 1st December.

BIWI Sun 04-Nov-12 18:09:59

cat
BIWI
BBB
Hully
kungfupannda
SGB
Keema
FrankWippery
Hearts
Crispy
Quintessenial (NotQuint at the mo)
Getorf
Sleepingbunnies
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Sleepingbunnies
Mintyy

That's a shame, bigTillyMint sad

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Sun 04-Nov-12 18:27:21

I was scared the first time because I suspected everyone was hoping for some eight-foot dominatrix in thighboots, and got a chubby shortarse in a hippy-type pullover instead...

I have knee high boots I that helps...

bigTillyMint Sun 04-Nov-12 18:39:50

Might try and work on DH doing the unbearable disco/prize-giving. He has never done it in 7 years, so it's his turn really...

cat Sun 04-Nov-12 20:43:47

So deffO:

cat
BIWI
BBB
Hully
kungfupannda
SGB
Keema
FrankWippery
Hearts
Crispy
Quintessenial (NotQuint at the mo)
Getorf
Sleepingbunnies
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Sleepingbunnies
Mintyy

The mayBees??

:
?
?
?

cat Sun 04-Nov-12 20:46:49

If we leave it much later to book, you may all end up partying in my shed, sipping on Lidls Votka.

It's quite a spacious shed, mind you.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 05-Nov-12 00:00:16

Give that Hully a poke, she put down some names who said they'd come on the other thread.
I think you're right cat ( missing the boots) give a deadline and book for 20/30.
Too much fannying around.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 05-Nov-12 00:01:26

Like sheds.

cat Mon 05-Nov-12 10:21:50

I'm going to put a shout out on chat...........

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Mon 05-Nov-12 10:27:58

Ohhh - can I join please? XDH's weekend with DD (and DP is always buggering off do fun things...and it's my turn!) so am well up for some MN action

BupcakesAndCunting Mon 05-Nov-12 10:32:21

What is the proposed date? cba to shufty through thread

cat Mon 05-Nov-12 10:35:23

1st dec

cat
BIWI
BBB
Hully
kungfupannda
SGB
Keema
FrankWippery
Hearts
Crispy
Quintessenial (NotQuint at the mo)
Getorf
Sleepingbunnies
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Sleepingbunnies
Mintyy
bigTillyMint
CuppaTea

BupcakesAndCunting Mon 05-Nov-12 10:42:27

I can't come sad

It's a good friend's gig on that date and I have got to go. <sob>

lolaflores Mon 05-Nov-12 10:55:20

I am unable due to a previous engagement with my surgeon and an unfeasibly long recovery time. i have wanted to go to a meet up for such a long time and now can't. bugger fuck shit.

GrandPoohBah Mon 05-Nov-12 11:13:03

I'm due to have a baby the day before the meet up, so I will either be a) hugely pregnant and incredibly grumpy because of it and the associated non drinking/smoking, or b) stuck to the sofa trying to bf and having lovely newborn cuddles or c) chomping down on the G&A in hospital swearing at DH under my breath.

So I won't be able to come. Boo.

cat Mon 05-Nov-12 13:35:12

Grand!! - come along.

If you aint popped, we can rub your back and do all the sympathy

If you're mid-pop, you'll have 30+ top birthing partners to hand

If you're post-pop, we can do pass the newborn all night and you can drink G & T

What could possibly go wrong??

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Mon 05-Nov-12 14:46:54

Grand: are you London'based and booked in for delivery in a London hospital? I remember wanting to go to a party on DS' due date and the midwife told me I could go if I felt well enough as long as I took my maternity notes with me. So I had a 'second' maternity bag with spare knickers and skirt for me, one babygrow and a couple of nappies, and the folder of notes, which I took everywhere for the last ten days or so of PG.

DS was a week late anyway.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 05-Nov-12 18:38:53

Oh, sorry you can't come Bupcakes, I feel you would have added a certain je ne sais quoi to proceedings grin.
Next time maybe?

How's the venue search going cat?
As you say, this is only just over 3 weeks away!

Hesterton Mon 05-Nov-12 19:20:16

Just seen this. Can I come please? I am a few minutes from London Bridge - would love to meet you all.

Add me to please. I finally found this thread. I'm on the fb group but add me to the list too please grin wine

Yay alpha seen you on many a drunk thread... Look forward to the real thing! smile

cat Mon 05-Nov-12 21:09:49

ADD YERSELVES YA LAZEEE BARSTIDS

cat Mon 05-Nov-12 21:10:35

Copy list. Add self. Simpola.

cat Mon 05-Nov-12 21:11:48

cat
BIWI
BBB
Hully
kungfupannda
SGB
Keema
FrankWippery
Hearts
Crispy
Quintessenial (NotQuint at the mo)
Getorf
Sleepingbunnies
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Sleepingbunnies
Mintyy
bigTillyMint
CuppaTea
Hesterton
Alpha

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 05-Nov-12 23:17:24

Aw, ya such a softey.
cat do you want money from us before you commit?
How do you want us to do it?

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Tue 06-Nov-12 08:46:31

Sorry, seems I am off the list, I cant make it on the 1 December now. sad

cat
BIWI
BBB
Hully
kungfupannda
SGB
Keema
FrankWippery
Hearts
Crispy
Getorf
Sleepingbunnies
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Sleepingbunnies
Mintyy
bigTillyMint
CuppaTea
Hesterton
Alpha

cat Tue 06-Nov-12 14:24:41

Right. Am sat down with phone and a cheeky little vino and am about to ring venues and try and get something definate.

Will report back.

cat Tue 06-Nov-12 14:59:56

Right my little dudettes

We have lift off - I have provisionally booked a bar. 2 mins walk from tube station. Am going to see it/chat with the nice manager chap on Thursday.

Because we is a smallish group - we will have a reserved/sectioned off area - rather than the whole bar.

It's all on one floor - no stairs.

Bar will serve untill 1am, kick out at 2am.

We have to bring own music (they have a sound system) but DH is a DJ so no probbo here.

They will do some sort of buffet thingy - will discuss more on Thursday.

Deposit will probably be about a tenner each - for the food etc. Not going to go to the faff of drinks tokens.

WHADDAYA ALL RECK THEN???

Feedback asap pleeease

cat Tue 06-Nov-12 15:01:59

AND they have squishy sofas

BIWI Tue 06-Nov-12 15:07:15

Sounds like a plan!

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Tue 06-Nov-12 15:27:09

That sounds awesome. Especially the squishy sofas <old gimmer>

FrankWippery Tue 06-Nov-12 16:07:24

I bag one sofa for me.

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Tue 06-Nov-12 16:42:26

Yes, definitely! Woohoo!!!

Where abouts?!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 06-Nov-12 20:19:20

Sounds perfect cat bloody well done.
Just a boring reminder to not put exact location here, revert to FB.

Exciting, I thought it might cave.

cat Tue 06-Nov-12 21:00:51

Will post the deets on FB

cat Tue 06-Nov-12 21:02:35

This is so shit and I am a lame-o-saurus...

But i am just about to have a live psychic reading on local radio.

I don't believe in that shite. But an ex colleague works for the radio station so i agreed.

Oh the dizzy heights.

Will post link if you wanna listen

ARFARF

cat Tue 06-Nov-12 21:02:51

http://tunein.com/radio/BRFM-956-s92168/

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Tue 06-Nov-12 21:09:41

Am listening in. Are you lonely?

cat Tue 06-Nov-12 21:20:33

Arf arf arf

What a pile o shit.

Good for the LOLZ though smile)))

Lonely, so lonely......

She probably earns double what I do grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 07-Nov-12 00:11:54

Bugger, I went off to eat blahblah and missed it!

Don't be lonely lovey, we're all here for you.
You OK?

<head tilt>

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 00:18:22

Nah. The psychic was shit. She said I was lonely smile))

And I'm stressed. And DH is stressed. And an old lady who was either my mum or my grandma wanted to tell me she luvved me and was proud

Not ambiguous much grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 07-Nov-12 00:28:45

Quelle surprise!

grin

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 00:41:32

I'm so excited!

But mostly excited about BBB taking me to Londis for shit Chardonnay and skittles in the way back to the traveldodgy grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 07-Nov-12 00:45:07

Don't know what you're talking about.

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 00:49:53

grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 07-Nov-12 01:02:37

I really had to think about that. The shit chardonnay came wafting back after a few minutes but I was really confused as I'm certain I would have remembered playing skittles.
In Southwark?!

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 01:04:11

Skittles sweets
grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 07-Nov-12 01:08:13

I got there in the end.
Night, mwah!

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 01:10:00

Xxx

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 09:56:39

I'm going to set up a PayPal for this today and ask all the deffos to pay a £5 deposit.

Is that ok? Just so when I go tomorrow I can give them a bit of an idea re the buffet??

That's fine with me. Just let me know the details and I'll get it sorted.

I don't have a paypal account - can someone with a bit more knowledge than me explain the whole thing and how I can pay someone with it grin

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 10:32:08

I think I've set the paypal up ok!

I'll put it on the FB page

Or PM me and I'll send it to you

£5 deposit

Cat, can you send me the details.
Thanks smile

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 12:52:03

On phone @ the mo Keema but will PM you when I get home

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 07-Nov-12 15:58:43

I've paid.

BUSYBOPS Wed 07-Nov-12 16:04:36

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BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 07-Nov-12 16:28:54

Whaaaaa?

Reported.

Pls add my name to the list.

What FB page ? <clueless>

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 07-Nov-12 18:27:52

Can you c+p it Everybody?

There was a FB page set up for the last meet up. IIRC you need to PM BIWI and ask to be added and she will do it, or she'll know who will. Not sure if you need to have paid first, I think we did before.

Sorry, not that helpful really smile.

BIWI Wed 07-Nov-12 18:54:29

I think the original idea behind the FB page was that once you paid you could join - but that all changed after the last one when people were simply expressing an interest in the Christmas meet up.

The reason for keeping it closed/secret and only available to those who have paid is so that we can make sure the venue isn't leaked. And the reason for this is that sad period in time when we were invaded by some of the F4J lot.

I think it might be a good idea to set up a new FB page for the next one, to follow the same protocols - what do you think, Cat?

And what did BUSYBOPS say? hmm

HullyChristmasgully Wed 07-Nov-12 19:10:10

yes what did BUSY say??

Hesterton Wed 07-Nov-12 20:00:29

Oh no. I don't have a facebook account or a paypal account. I can send it or transfer it to a bank account, or gift it with amazon or something. Would that work?

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 21:31:32

Shall we start a new FB page then?? I can do that (I think)

Hi hi party people. Just seen the PayPal thingy. I'll pay up tomorrow using DHs account grin

Bar sounds great. Ooo I'm excited.

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 21:55:17

SO FAR:

catinboots PAID
BBB PAID

HullyChristmasgully Wed 07-Nov-12 22:05:31

where is the new page and pay lark?

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 22:09:30

i;m on it

setting up now

give me 10

HullyChristmasgully Wed 07-Nov-12 22:11:18

But but how have people managed ot pay if it doesn't yet exist?

it's like Dr Who

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 22:24:23

it's FB live

it's a closed group. I think i added you hully

cat Wed 07-Nov-12 22:39:47

PM me your FM name and I'll add you

BIWI Wed 07-Nov-12 22:54:14

catinboots PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 08-Nov-12 00:50:37

The BUSYBOPS post was an advert for a playgroup, fundays etc. so I reported it.
Sorry, been quietly simmering on the thread about Brighton.

cat Thu 08-Nov-12 11:47:03

Got PMs

On phone so will reply later

BrainSurgeon Thu 08-Nov-12 16:20:37

Shall I come? <ponders>

HELL YEAH - where do I sign? grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 08-Nov-12 19:09:55

Hallo Brain, waiting for cat to tell the name of the new FB group, she's checking out the venue today. PM her for paypal, actually, I can do that, I'll do it now smile.

catinboots PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
Alpha PAID

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Thu 08-Nov-12 21:09:37

Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID

cat Thu 08-Nov-12 21:10:26

QUICK NEWSFLASH - will be back later to chat more.

What a wanktastic day. I ran out of diesel on the way to the train station. DH told me it was empty last night and I went yeah yeah yeah.

I am a wanker.

I had to ring my friend to rescue me and because it's a diesel I had to bleed the bastard. My day got proper fucked up the arse

Hence I went AWOL from here and didn't get to London.

Am going tomorrow now at 2PM.

<huffs>

<puffs>

<pours wine>

I've seen some of you have paid - fabbo and thanks.

Will reply to PMs when I've dranked some vino.

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Fri 09-Nov-12 00:19:57

Can someone PM me the details of how to pay please?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 09-Nov-12 00:43:41

Hard luck cat.
I think the fuckitfactor may have kicked in smile.

cat Fri 09-Nov-12 07:43:40

CAn someone PM SGB the papal addy??? I'm on my phone at the mo....

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 09-Nov-12 08:59:28

PMed SGB last night wink.
Will check here today for anyone else wanting to pay.
Or, people you can PM me for details.

CrispyHedgehog Fri 09-Nov-12 13:31:55

I need to re-setup my paypal, will do so later today and cough up

Hi - I've not had a group invite for the FB, have you had trouble finding me?

Can someone PM the payment directions to me instead? If not I'll kick EverybodyKnows and see if she can lend me a fiver until I see her on the 1st grin.

cat Fri 09-Nov-12 15:40:46

Hi Keema - I'll PM you now

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 09-Nov-12 15:42:06

pm-ed you Keema smile

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 09-Nov-12 15:42:53

Hah!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 09-Nov-12 15:43:41

How was it cat?

cat Fri 09-Nov-12 15:50:33

leaving here in a bit! Meeting him at 6pm now as DS2 wasn't in nursery and I didnt fancy lugging the buggy on the tube!

cat Fri 09-Nov-12 15:54:01

catinboots PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
Alpha PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
SGB PAID

Who have I missed????

<bounces in>

Soooo nice to be back in the World O' Mumsnet. RL has been interfering too too much recently.

I've PM'd Frank to ask to be added to the new FB group and cat could you PM me the payment details?

Hugely looking forward to it!

Heleninahandcart Fri 09-Nov-12 22:16:53

Can I come, can I come. If ok, would someone be able to pm me the paypal address please? <excited>

cat Fri 09-Nov-12 23:13:01

ALL BOOKED! EXCITED NOW!!

Just got in - bloddy knackered.

Will post the details on the FB group in the morning

x

cat Fri 09-Nov-12 23:13:26

BBB - start looking for hotels!

It's 0.1miles from SOuthwark tube

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 09-Nov-12 23:34:54

So I'm gonna have to walk then?

cat Fri 09-Nov-12 23:47:54

taxi dude

taxi

or a tut-tut

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 09-Nov-12 23:55:56

Piggy back?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 10-Nov-12 00:09:27

thanks for checking it out for us, not sure if you linked up with anyone, but even if you did, it's a horrid night.
thankswine[choc]winethanks x

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 10-Nov-12 00:15:36

I've had a quick look at hotels, prices are a bit scary, time of year, short notice etc. Found somewhere with rooms for 4 @£115 7 mins walk from Southwark tube. Assume block booking would be cheapest so let me know here or FB soonest if you want a bed. Will speak to them in the morning.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 10-Nov-12 11:38:27

Have pmed Hearts and Helen.

Thank you BBB, have PM'd you back.

Good luck with hotel search. Anyone know if Southwark tube is on the Jubilee line? (too lazy to look ATM)

TandB Sat 10-Nov-12 16:44:47

I have paid and applied to join the group.

Name is A* C****

TandB Sat 10-Nov-12 16:45:11

Yes, Southwark is on the jubilee line.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 10-Nov-12 18:03:01

Kungfu I think BIWI and FrankWippery are admin. for the FB group so you could PM one of them or cat. smile

FrankWippery Sat 10-Nov-12 18:25:09

Kungfu - I've added you to the group. So pleased that you're coming.

Trills Sun 11-Nov-12 20:22:29

Hello. I hadn't seen this.

Trills Sun 11-Nov-12 20:23:05

Is there a list or a FB group or something?

Trills Sun 11-Nov-12 20:23:28

Feeling torn because there's a lovely street fair thingy on the 1st of Dec.

BIWI Sun 11-Nov-12 20:25:56

There is a FB group - I am an admin and can admit you, if you're going to come - which you must!

Trills Sun 11-Nov-12 20:33:48

I have FB messaged you BIWI. Or at least I hope so. Otherwise I have messaged some random woman who I am friends with on FB but don't know why...

Cat - did you get the ££ from EverybodyKnows for her and me?

SpringHeeledJack Sun 11-Nov-12 20:55:59

oooh, EREyare!

you're usually stickied, aren't you?

am marking my place till I get a chance to check calendar

cat Sun 11-Nov-12 20:56:01

Details on FB now.

Don't forget to cut and paste yourselves to the PAID list.

cat Sun 11-Nov-12 21:15:54

Keema - yes. I did thanks smile))

SpringHeeledJack Sun 11-Nov-12 21:32:17

<whispers>

sorry to barge in thusly, cat

mintyy and BIWI sent me

BIWI Sun 11-Nov-12 21:33:32

Hurrah! Are you going to come?

SpringHeeledJack Sun 11-Nov-12 21:40:38

I might well do, BIWI- it looks fun. Plus just down the road from here...need to find calendar, though, as Dec a bit hectic

every time I sign up, though, Something Happens

cat Sun 11-Nov-12 21:49:56

I DEMAND you come SHJ..

Do you know the log in for the fb page?

SpringHeeledJack Sun 11-Nov-12 22:00:48

grin

will try and find my dusty fb and paypal accounts somewhere in creaky attic

I Might Be Some Time

cat Sun 11-Nov-12 22:03:27

If a big prob SHJ - message me and you can do a bank transfer

x

SpringHeeledJack Sun 11-Nov-12 22:08:52

aww, thanks for that

they're all in here somewhere

will track em down tomorrow

cat Sun 11-Nov-12 22:39:02

catinboots PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
AlphabetiSpaghetti PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
SGB PAID
Frank PAID via cat wink
KungFuPanda PAID
Keema PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID via Keema
Sunny PAID
Trills PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID

Hearts
Hully
Crispy
Quint
GOML
Sleepingbunnies
Mintyy
CuppaTeaAndaJammyDodger
Hesterton

PLEASE C AND P AND UPDATE AS NECESSARY

cat Sun 11-Nov-12 22:54:32

catinboots PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
AlphabetiSpaghetti PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
SGB PAID
Frank PAID via cat
Keema PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID via Keema
Sunny PAID
Trills PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID

Hearts
Hully
Crispy
Quint
GOML
Sleepingbunnies
Mintyy
CuppaTeaAndaJammyDodger
Hesterton

PLEASE C AND P AND UPDATE AS NECESSARY

cat Sun 11-Nov-12 23:39:32

HAVE ALPHABETISED LIST

PLEASE C AND P UPDATE

cat Sun 11-Nov-12 23:45:27

Absy
AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BigTillyMint
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog
CuppaTea
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
GOML
Hearts
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hesterton
Hully
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
Mintyy
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack
Sleepingbunnies PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

BIWI Sun 11-Nov-12 23:47:41

Looking good, cat!

cat Sun 11-Nov-12 23:54:48

Absy
AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BigTillyMint
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog
CuppaTea
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
GOML
Hearts
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hesterton
Hully
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
Mintyy
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack
Sleepingbunnies
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Trills PAID

cat Sun 11-Nov-12 23:57:28

Absy
AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BigTillyMint
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog
CuppaTea
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
GOML
Hearts
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hesterton
Hully
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
Mintyy
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack
Sleepingbunnies
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Trills PAID

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 12-Nov-12 00:34:04

You wanted lists Hully!

HullyEastergully Mon 12-Nov-12 08:10:37

What beautiful lists! So pretty.

I will pay, I just can't face fighting with pay pal again.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 12-Nov-12 09:55:07

Have booked a room with 4 beds 7 mins walk from Southwark Tube. £115 between 4. Trills, cat and I so far, so one spare bed.

MissVerinder Mon 12-Nov-12 09:59:17

I would love to come; however, being as I can't get childcare to go to the sodding dentist (pissed off much?) I'm not going to be able to make it.

Big fat sulk.

FrankWippery Mon 12-Nov-12 09:59:51

Ta Cat grin

That's too bad MissV

cat I luffs your lists. A woman after my own heart grin

Will pay tonight when I have a few minutes to fight with paypal sit down and do it!

BIWI Mon 12-Nov-12 17:48:13

Why are you all fighting with PayPal? Isn't there enough barneying going on here?!

lalalonglegs Mon 12-Nov-12 19:17:53

Can I come? Not on FB but am on PayPal.

ClippedPhoenix Mon 12-Nov-12 19:39:25

I'm totally wanting to be in, not sure what I need to do though?

DyeInTheEar Mon 12-Nov-12 20:49:54

I'd bloody well love to but December 1st is my due date and apparently I'm tricky company at the moment what with having crazy mood swings every 45 seconds. Next year.

cat Mon 12-Nov-12 20:56:07

Absy
AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BigTillyMint
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog
CuppaTea
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
GOML
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
Mintyy
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack
Sleepingbunnies
Sunnywithachanceofshowers
Trills PAID

cat Mon 12-Nov-12 20:57:05

We need a volunteer to do badges as Ruby can't make it sad

cat Mon 12-Nov-12 21:05:19

lala and Clipped I have PMd you both!!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 12-Nov-12 23:26:57

I'm sure SGB said she makes badges, or she used to?

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Tue 13-Nov-12 00:00:02

Absy
AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BigTillyMint
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog
CuppaTea
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
GOML
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
Mintyy
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack
Sleepingbunnies
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 07:39:52

Thanks sunny!!!

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Tue 13-Nov-12 07:58:27

Yes, I make badges. 25mm pin buttons.

Trills Tue 13-Nov-12 08:32:30

25mm? We'll be squinting at each others chests. grin

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 10:08:38

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAYING ON NIGHT AS CANNOT COPE WITH PAYPAL grin
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
SGB PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

Absy
BigTillyMint
CrispyHedgehog
CuppaTea
GOML
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds
Mintyy
SpringHeeledJack
Sleepingbunnies

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 10:10:33

Anymore for anymore???

And can we all send Frank a virtual hug today as she is having her op

(((((hug))))))

Tweasels Tue 13-Nov-12 10:12:37

Can I asks a question?

When you meet up do you still use your usernames (I'm assuming that's what'll go on your badges)

Or....do people become their real selves so to speak?

I'm having a brain meltdown at the thought of Internet and real world colliding (which pretty much sums up my social skills grin)

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 10:15:45

We use MN names. And we wear badges! Or a post-it grin

Come along. The first one I went to I didn't know a soul. Everybody always shits themselves about going to their first one - but it's fine I promise.

We're all a bunch of pissheads that talk shit.

Much like on MN wink

Tweasels Tue 13-Nov-12 10:28:15

Ah thanks cat. I was hoping you'd say that. It sounds loads of fun. I wish I was closer and I'd be there like a shot. Pissheads who talk shit sound right up my street.

I'll obligingly get pissed in my house, insist DH calls me Tweasels, wear a badge and be thinking of you all.

HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 10:41:12

I've paid.

Where's the rest of em?

Hmmmmmmm?

ABSY
MINTYY
GOML
SHJ
PAGGY

Oi

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 10:42:36

Bombard them with PMs Hully

HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 10:43:01

I will.

You do the others an all

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 10:43:38

Tweasels.

Train.

Hotel.

Simple.

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 10:44:33

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
SGB PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

Absy
BigTillyMint
CrispyHedgehog
CuppaTea
GOML
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds
Mintyy
SpringHeeledJack
Sleepingbunnies

HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 10:45:21

Ooo I'm in bold I'm speshul

Oh yes, I'd like to come along. Count me in, I'm hoping catgirl and pickledFanjoCat will arrive too.

ClippedPhoenix Tue 13-Nov-12 13:09:38

Any old gimmers going though? I'm 50.

HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 13:26:50

There's a lot of gimmers, fear not...

ClippedPhoenix Tue 13-Nov-12 13:27:44

Shit, bum willy, I really must be loosing my marbles - just went to start a paypal account and remembered I won't be here!
Going away 30th Nov for 3 nights to celebrate my 50th at Butlins with mates.

Have an excellent time though and will deffo come to the next one.

OldMumsy Tue 13-Nov-12 13:53:20

Can we meet MyPooIsStuck??? Please???? Pretty Please?

SpringHeeledJack Tue 13-Nov-12 13:55:56

yes, I'm doing it, I'm doing it

<whines in manner of ds>

Think 2/3 my kids are off to a Woodcraft thingy so just need to check about lifts and shizzle

will do today

honest

pliz to save comfy seat on Shy Old Gimmers table

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Tue 13-Nov-12 14:01:09

Hello cat - I have been a bit confuddled and couldn't find the thread <drip>

I will PM you to ask for the venue details and paypal gubbins.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Tue 13-Nov-12 14:01:20

I am getorf btw. grin

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 14:20:41

Pm'd ya right back

bigTillyMint Tue 13-Nov-12 15:08:20

I'm working on getting out of a RL do....

Absy Tue 13-Nov-12 15:27:10

How much? Where?

LOVING GetOrf's name change

HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 15:34:25
HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 15:34:53

oh ignore that I've gorn mad

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Tue 13-Nov-12 16:24:44

absy grin I like it as well, but it's a bit BRUSQUE. Plus people keep calling me mother, which is discombobulating.

BOB. I love that word.

It's a fiver deposit and the venue is in Southwark - I will PM you.

cat I have paid so will add myself to the list.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Tue 13-Nov-12 16:25:30

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
Getorfmotherfuckingmorrisman PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
SGB PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

CrispyHedgehog Tue 13-Nov-12 16:45:41

Gahh I've been fighting with paypal since friday - it's not recognising my new card.. can I do a bank transfer or something?

Absy Tue 13-Nov-12 17:21:35

Ooh! I have a NC suggestion for getorf (inspired by her name in the list)

wait for it

GetOrfMoiMotherFuckingMorrisMan

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 13-Nov-12 18:32:33

grin

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 19:10:00

Crispy I'll PM you

tweasels, people do whatever they are comfortable with and nary an eyebrow is raised. I'm in the FB group as myself because I just couldn't cope with
a) not being in the FB group (nosy, me)
b) setting up a separate email and FB account to do so

Being "out" on FB I reckon there is not much point in not sharing my real name on the night, but my badge still says Hearts and people mostly call me Hearts.

NB I sound all expert-like but have only been to ONE meet-up!!!

cat have paid but jeffing iPad refuses to copy-paste so can't update the lovely list above. Have sent you a message on FB too.

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 19:34:37

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
Getorfmotherfuckingmorrisman PAID
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
SGB PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

Crikey GetOrf I love the new name

SpringHeeledJack Tue 13-Nov-12 20:01:02

rrrrrrRIGHT

date- CLEARED

passwords- UNTANGLED

facebook account- FOUND

paypal ac- VERY NEARLY FOUND

BUT ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A FUCKING DAY

now what do I do...fb group first? or cough up cash?

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 20:20:45

either or dude

have you got the deets??

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 20:22:07

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
Getorfmotherfuckingmorrisman PAID
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
SGB PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 20:23:54

We're on 18 deffos, 19 if SHJ sorts her life aaahhhttt.

Now I'm having angst over what to wear grin

I feel I might be more razzle-dazzle than the last meet, seeing as it's the start of the festive season

Fillybuster Tue 13-Nov-12 20:30:57

Can I join? Please?

This is the 4th year I've attempted to make it and I am determined to actually get there this year after being derailed by childrens' illnesses, family events and ridunculous other stuff over the years.....

<plants flag, stands ground>

Where's Stratters? She promised to come this year too.....

There's a fab veggie Indian near Euston (Chutneys) with a lovely big room we could take over but that might be too far North for general accessibility.....

ISeeThreadPeople Tue 13-Nov-12 20:31:45

Oooooh a christmas clique.

Will you all be wearing nice jeans and a dressy top?

I'm coming on one of these things one day. One day.

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 20:32:26

Filly we have a bar booked in Southwark!

I'll PM you the details for FB and paypal

x

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 20:33:17

ISeeThreadPeople

Stop bloody procrastinating and come this year.

Give me five good reasons why not, young lady.

Fillybuster Tue 13-Nov-12 20:46:58

Cat I love you for the nicest message to a total stranger ever sent on MN - thank you smile

Sorted - will check with dh tonight.

<checks wardrobe for naice jeans and dressy top>

Just need to share my amusement at the choice of venue....

On Friday 31st November 2012 I will finish employment at my current place of work after 4 years of being based in....Southwark (and 9 years in the 'group' - so its been a long stint). I had assumed it would be several months, if not years, before I was back there again, given that I live in N London and my new job is City based.....can't believe I will be back there a day later!!!! gringrin

CrispyHedgehog Tue 13-Nov-12 21:00:32

Can I squeeeeeeeeeeeee now? grin

I'm going to wear a dress. I am very, very excited.

cat you is luffly.

SpringHeeledJack Tue 13-Nov-12 21:04:32

please PM me someone with fb and pp deets, quiiiiiick

once I close these tabs I'll be all lorst and have to start again

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 21:13:05

I ain't that lovely after black sambuca. Mark my words wink

SHJ PM on way

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 21:16:25

Squeeeeeeeeeee away!

OK, my MIL lives in South London, so I could probably sort a bed for the night. If anyone needs meeting I'm happy too, I worked in London Bridge for years, so know the area.

Do I need to read back through all the pages or can someone summarise?

Where and When?

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 21:34:55

Scarlet I'm on my phone now but will PM you the details tomorrow.....

Unless anyone else can before that ???

That would be great, thanks!

I've never met anyone from here, but I'm sure a few mulled wines will sort any nerves!

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Tue 13-Nov-12 21:58:30

If it's any consolation Scarlett neither have I smile

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 22:03:56

Scarlet have wrestled laptop from DH and PM'd you grin

Thanks! I don't know if I have a dress...I'm a crazy dread lady >_<

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 22:31:26

Wear what you like! X don't worry about that!

Right I am v tempted. I don't really like Christmas parties but this sounds excellent. And just a tube ride away .....

<dips toe>

cat Tue 13-Nov-12 22:34:59

For the Out-of-Town-Weekenders:

I'm staying in a hotel with BBB, Trills and Sunny. BBB knows the details so if there are more people wanting rooms at the same place speak to her for the info wink

We are taking our own 'after bar'

<preens>

I have some fantastic shoes!!

pixiestix Tue 13-Nov-12 23:08:19

Am I too late? Can I come too? Who do I pay and how much?

I've always kicked myself for missing out on these meet-ups and I'll be about five minutes away that day - no excuses!

thedizzy1 Tue 13-Nov-12 23:09:01

Can I please come?? I'm a longtime lurker but this talk of black sambuca has lured me out.... and I work in southwark ....it's like it was meant to be..( I haven't been out since the baby was born and she's 6 months old now !!)

FrankWippery Tue 13-Nov-12 23:34:30

Cat what's wrong with black sambuca then.....!? wink

I will be coming in my pyjamas and comfy slippers. I am the original style guru of comfy losers I'll have you all know.

The biggest sofa is mine btw.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 13-Nov-12 23:57:40

Nothing wrong with black sambucca, just don't be on the train home with cat after she's had some.
Hotel we're at details on FB or PM me if you like.
Was thinking of you today Frank, hope all went well. x

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 00:13:41

Have pmed pixie and dizzy. smile

Trills Wed 14-Nov-12 08:11:32

Black sambuca tastes of liquorice.

White sambuca tastes of aniseed.

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 08:41:51

C'mon HipHop

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 08:59:17

Ah bliss, can we all come in PJs and slippers?

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 14-Nov-12 09:20:57

URGH at sambuca.

I am going to wear a dressy frock and stupidly high heels. Just because this is the one Christmas party I am going to this year as I am missing my work one (ironically because I have to work) and the two other parties I have been invited to are the week before Christmas when I am on holiday.

BBB I will PM you asking for details of the hotel you are staying at, last time I stayed in the city and it was a bit of a trek home over the bridge.

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Wed 14-Nov-12 09:59:23

Oi, what's with the Morrisman thing?

Anyway, how do I get to join the FB group?

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 14-Nov-12 10:03:14

It was a daft thread last week, for some reason I said that I used to be in a Cloggies dance troupe when I was a kid, and then for some reason people started saying that I was a Morris dancer, so I got exasperated and posted I am not a motherfucking morris man.

It was funny, thing you had to be there though. grin. It's all right though, I wasn't being horrible about morris men!

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Wed 14-Nov-12 10:04:58

OOOOOkay (puts down morris stick...)

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 14-Nov-12 10:07:48

<jangles tambourine>

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 10:37:55

SGB - I'm on my phone but BBB can probs pm the Facebook deets.

As we're getting quite a lot of attention now with the stickies and the AIBU thread - I thought I'd ask people to pay from now on before they join FB. It's only because we don't want a load of nobbers from F4J turning up unexpectedly?

Do you alls agree???

pixiestix Wed 14-Nov-12 11:32:54

My cash should be winging its way to you as we speak smile

SlipperyNipple Wed 14-Nov-12 11:50:11

If one wanted to come how late could we let you know? A friend is threatening to have a birthday do that night but may choose the following one.

When is too late.

Although I am scared and feel very frumpy for this. I bet you are all supermodels.

Slippery, only GetOrf a.k.a. Motherfuckingmorrisman is a supermodel. The rest of us are just normal and a bit fat, if you are me

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 12:30:18

Good idea cat.
Would it help if people told us their MN name when they pay and when they apply to the FB group so you can tally up the lists and paypal?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 12:53:07

Oh and Slippery I don't think there is a deadline, I'm sure you join in at the last minute.
Not sure what cat has arranged about food.
Are we just ordering off their menu on the night?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 12:54:10

can join in

SlipperyNipple Wed 14-Nov-12 13:26:23

Thank you. I may be optimistic and just buy a ticket.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 14-Nov-12 13:54:17

Oh hearts you are lovely but bloody hell! Supermodel I aint. I am just very tall, wear daft shoes and apply my make up with a bricklayer's trowel. Slippery I felt very apprehensive when I first went, but everyone was absolutely lovely and are kind to nervous first timers. And then you have a few sherbets and it all gets easier anyway!

SlipperyNipple Wed 14-Nov-12 14:02:25

It's like the first day of school! I really hope I can come.....but what on earth will I wear?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 14:47:41

Well, at the last one, from my very hazy memory, there was a long evening dress, some short evening dresses some sparkly, some not, some day dresses, lots of jeans, some eveningy tops, some plain tops, short boots, long boots, high heels, flat pumps, some make up, some au naturel.
I honestly don't think most people notice.
All too busy trying to vaguely make sense and stay upright!

bigTillyMint Wed 14-Nov-12 15:00:01

No it's all true about GetOrfenvy

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 15:31:49

There will be a buffet paid for by your deposits - and also proper food to order if you want to eat eat...

Pixie - I think I got your money. Will PM you quickly

x

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 15:32:11

GOML looks like keira knightly

SlipperyNipple Wed 14-Nov-12 16:54:33

Very excited to be a paid up member...trying not to be overawed by the idea of a Keira Knightly look alike.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 14-Nov-12 17:22:12

shock you lot!

Slippery I look nothing like Keira. grin

Can you blind mad lovely lot move in with me, btw? You are doing wonders for my self esteem. I haven't been chatted up since 2006.

SlipperyNipple Wed 14-Nov-12 18:37:35

If I get drunk enough I'll chat you up.

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 19:31:31

Just about to update the PAID list....

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 19:49:02

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
Getorfmotherfuckingmorrisman PAID
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack PAID
Slipperynipple PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

LET ME KNOW IF I@VE MISSED ANYONE OFF

grin

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 19:49:48

HAVE

not

I@VE

confused

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 20:00:57

I forgot Pistey blush

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
Getorfmotherfuckingmorrisman PAID
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
Pistey PAID
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack PAID
Slipperynipple PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 20:28:02

Thanks cat wink.
Looking good.

Ready and willing to sign up.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 21:09:02

Have sent pm juno

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 21:44:28

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
Getorfmotherfuckingmorrisman PAID
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
junowiththegladrags PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
Pistey PAID
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack PAID
Slipperynipple PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

secrectsoutherncomfortdrinker Wed 14-Nov-12 21:51:04

oooh can i come please in need of a good night out and its only down the road so can someone pm me details.

Rightyo, am polishing my halo for actually signing up but now when it comes to actually turning up...
So anyone going from east London? Thinking a quick couple before arrival for courage.

Bimblepops Wed 14-Nov-12 22:18:27

Southwark? That's certainly do-able from NE London.

Am very tempted, but need to check that DH isn't doing anything that night.

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 22:18:29

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
Getorfmotherfuckingmorrisman PAID
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
junowiththegladrags PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
Pistey PAID
pixiestix PAID
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack PAID
Slipperynipple PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 22:21:14

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
Getorfmotherfuckingmorrisman PAID
hatesponge PAID
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
junowiththegladrags PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
Pistey PAID
pixiestix PAID
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack PAID
Slipperynipple PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

RubyGates Wed 14-Nov-12 22:36:30

Yes please!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 22:38:03

Check your inbox secret

BOFingSanta Wed 14-Nov-12 22:39:08

Right, I'm in.

I've bought my train tickets. What do I do now?

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 22:41:44

BOF Ruby

I'm off to bed now. Will PM you in the morning. Glad you can both make it xx

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 22:42:04

BBB - BOF wants to know about hotels my love

xx

cat Wed 14-Nov-12 22:42:29

BBB is the midnight owl wink

BOFingSanta Wed 14-Nov-12 22:42:45

Night Cat smile

BellaVita Wed 14-Nov-12 22:46:25

I could think you were avoiding me BoF... And that Trills if I am honest shock

I wanted you to come to the last one in Sept and now I have said I cannot make this one you are BOTH going sad

<<weeps>>

BellaVita Wed 14-Nov-12 22:47:01

<<wails>>

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 22:49:21

On it.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 22:50:12

Oh Bella can't you change your mind.

BOFingSanta Wed 14-Nov-12 22:52:33

Oh Bella sad

I assumed you were coming sad

Bollockingbollocks.

I'll come and see YOU though, after Christmas? Once the old Pennines have defrosted grin

BellaVita Wed 14-Nov-12 22:52:52

I already have plans BBB.

hatesponge Wed 14-Nov-12 22:53:50

Eek, I'm on the list, that means I can't back out now!

<nervous>

BellaVita Wed 14-Nov-12 22:55:17

We need to have a little meet up don't we... Get Vinny down from over Yonder... OR we could go and see her?

Will look forward to doing something in 2013 then grin

BIWI Wed 14-Nov-12 22:57:12

BOF - you're coming! Hurrah!

<skips with joy>

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Wed 14-Nov-12 23:00:39

BOf! Coooeee! Reality's wimped out so you and I can sit in a corner and talk about her!

BOFingSanta Wed 14-Nov-12 23:08:01

Ha, yes!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 14-Nov-12 23:20:04

Nooooo, don't sit in a corner!

OnlyWantsOne Thu 15-Nov-12 04:28:20

Can I come?

BIWI Thu 15-Nov-12 07:30:23

Of course you can! It would be lovely to meet you!

cat Thu 15-Nov-12 08:47:48

OnlyWantsOne - PM me and I'll send you the details...

Please come grin

cat Thu 15-Nov-12 08:50:58

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BOF PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
Getorfmotherfuckingmorrisman PAID
hatesponge PAID
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
junowiththegladrags PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
Pistey PAID
pixiestix PAID
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack PAID
Slipperynipple PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

SpringHeeledJack Thu 15-Nov-12 10:06:45

fucksticks

I haven't done actually paying

I am struggling with paypal

rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

SpringHeeledJack Thu 15-Nov-12 10:07:49

mintyyyy, where are you

get your ass on that list, pronto

SpringHeeledJack Thu 15-Nov-12 10:11:30

I'm sure paypal used to let you put money in it on your card

now you have to move the funds over from your bank

I don't do internet banking...dp does all that stuff

[don't worry my pretty little head about it emoticon]

<goes off to do some dusting>

cat Thu 15-Nov-12 10:23:33

SHJ - I'm sure you've paid. PM me your name and I can check the account

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Thu 15-Nov-12 11:02:11

You can use paypal with a card - I have never used it with bank fund, just to it to pay via card. Add the amount you want to pay, then proceed and then somewhere down the line it asks if you want to add a debit card.

Yay bof. Yay!

Where's mintyy and pagwatch.

Still a real shame that you can't come bellavita - bloody pesky RL plans. grin

HullyEastergully Thu 15-Nov-12 11:04:38

ABS!

MINTYY!

PAGGY!

Come on.

And that TETHERS!

BIWI Thu 15-Nov-12 12:05:10

If anyone wants me to admit them to the FB group, please will you also send me a PM with your MN name to marry up with your RL name, so that we don't end up admitting someone we shouldn't!

Pagwatch Thu 15-Nov-12 12:30:51

I will come.
I will sort out a room with a view. I intend to get drunk this time. I had to stay sober last time in case Hully needed help
Can someone send me the paying linky thing

HullyEastergully Thu 15-Nov-12 12:33:50

yay!

Right.

ABS
MINTYY
TETHERS

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 15-Nov-12 12:37:01

pm sent pagwatch.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Thu 15-Nov-12 12:52:40

I had to stay sober last time in case Hully needed help grin

HullyEastergully Thu 15-Nov-12 12:53:22

<rises above, fragrantly>

cardamomginger Thu 15-Nov-12 13:10:56

Want to come! But will I feel all out of place cos you all know each other from the fun threads, and I've just lurked on those and only really posted depressing stuff about childbirth injuries and PTSD? [tentative, slightly shy smile emoticon]

cat Thu 15-Nov-12 13:36:37

If you are paypalling can you PM me the name of the paypal account it's coming from.

Is very confuzzling trying to match you all up to your MN names and keep track of whose paid....

We can then add you to the FB group

<needs a lie down>

cat Thu 15-Nov-12 13:37:33

cardamomginger - come along! Lots os people don't know anyone at all. Look up the thread ^

cat Thu 15-Nov-12 13:38:17

And another thing...

WHO IS MAKING THE CAKE??????????

Not me. I don't bake.

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Thu 15-Nov-12 14:03:06

cardamomginger - what cat said. smile

cat - what cake?

cardamomginger Thu 15-Nov-12 14:12:00

OK! So what do I do? What FB group? Paypal? To whom??

SpringHeeledJack Thu 15-Nov-12 14:14:33

I don't know anyone either, cardamom

mind you, that's because I'm Liz Jones

I'm going to do a snidey piece on Drunk Mums for You Magazine

have already started it: "...gorged on black sambucca and scotch eggs..."

cat Thu 15-Nov-12 14:17:37

I dunno. I ate some cake at the last one that someone made wiv a big MN logo onit. Tasty it was too.

Or I could hand out Fondant Fancies at the end of the night

SpringHeeledJack Thu 15-Nov-12 14:23:29

oooh, I think I've paid

<goes off for a lie down>

getagoldtoof Thu 15-Nov-12 14:43:54

I have paid and am bursting at the seams with trepidation and exctitment fear and ibs symptoms at meeting you gang. Whooop!

cat Thu 15-Nov-12 15:15:10

Got you both...... grin

cat Thu 15-Nov-12 15:16:23

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BOF PAID
BrainSurgeon PAID
cat/inboots PAID
CrispyHedgehog PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
getagoldtoof PAID
Getorfmotherfuckingmorrisman PAID
hatesponge PAID
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
junowiththegladrags PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
Pistey PAID
pixiestix PAID
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack PAID
Slipperynipple PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID

26 confirmed and still two weeks to go. Good show ladies.

MrsVamos promised to come to this one - anyone seen her around?

cardamomginger not all of us know each other and it is a very friendly atmosphere so please don't worry and will be lovely to meet you smile

OnlyWantsOne Thu 15-Nov-12 17:07:07

Cat I can't PM you on my blardy phone.

cat Thu 15-Nov-12 17:56:45

I think MrsV said on one of the threads that she had something else already on in RL???

Don't quote me on it though.....

No rush only - PM when you get home

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 15-Nov-12 18:37:18

Black sambucca AND cake AND a Traveldodgy full English, no bloody wonder you were sick on the train home lovey!

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Thu 15-Nov-12 19:37:32

I liked that cake. I don't like cakey shite as a rule, but after several white wines and prosecco I think I threw about 5 slices of cake down my throat, and enjoyed it enormously.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Thu 15-Nov-12 19:38:32

Thank you by the way cat for sorting this all out, I really appreciate it. If you had to rely on me to organise a party fuck all would happen.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 15-Nov-12 20:00:55

I have said it before but I would like to 2nd MFMN, really well done cat.

If it hadn't been for you taking charge I fear the dizzle may have fizzled.

X

cat Thu 15-Nov-12 21:01:45

BBB - you the nightime fizzle to my daytime dizzle wink

We're like Yin and Yang.

Or the Two Ronnies.

LulaPalooza Thu 15-Nov-12 21:24:42

I would love to come. I live in Southwark.

But I will be in bloody Norfolk that weekend.

Poo and wee.

CrispyHedgehog Thu 15-Nov-12 21:52:24

Cardamom.. I don't know anyone either - been here 6 years and am a champion lurker but I reckoned it was about time.

btw ladeees, you need to try chilli Sambuca........ ohhh yesssssssssss!

BrainSurgeon Thu 15-Nov-12 22:01:44

Errrr..... I have some news.

I may not be able to come...... Because I might be getting married that day!

Brain, that's lovely news! Congratulations!

Any details or is it secret squirrel?

BrainSurgeon Thu 15-Nov-12 22:21:38

No secret, check out my thread in Chat, don't want to hijack ;)

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Thu 15-Nov-12 22:27:13

Aw, congratulations!

Brainy, how excellent! We will miss you of course but huge hugs and best wishes!

<<runs off to find the Chat thread>>

BrainSurgeon Thu 15-Nov-12 23:05:39

Of course, if there is any way I can arrange for the wedding to be on a different day, I'll be right there!

BrainSurgeon Thu 15-Nov-12 23:06:07

Thanks thanks

BIWI Thu 15-Nov-12 23:41:41

How lovely! thanks

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 15-Nov-12 23:54:56

Sod that, we can relocate.
Where's the wedding? grin

Congratulations thanks

BrainSurgeon Thu 15-Nov-12 23:56:57

We're just trying to plan it, BBB pop over to my thread and help me out!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 16-Nov-12 00:13:27

On my way.

cardamomginger Fri 16-Nov-12 00:37:33

Just need to find out if DH will be in the country that day (and therefore able to look after DD), and if he is, I'm in! grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 16-Nov-12 00:49:49

PS

Although I may be very yang, dark and full of shadows.

I am NOT a ronnie.

HullyEastergully Fri 16-Nov-12 08:29:00

Not married already Brian? But you have a child....How can this be?

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 08:29:54

It's alright, Hully. There will be a separate area of the venue for sinners.

HullyEastergully Fri 16-Nov-12 08:33:15

Can we make them wear big red Hs for Harlots?

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 08:37:17

<nods approvingly>

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 08:37:47

And we should, of course, ensure that there are no stones in our half of the glass house.

BrainSurgeon Fri 16-Nov-12 08:50:37

I don't care, I look good in red <pokes tongue out>

HullyEastergully Fri 16-Nov-12 08:53:12

AND congratulations of course darling Brian even if you are a Harlot

BrainSurgeon Fri 16-Nov-12 09:23:37

Why thank you Hully even if I'm actually worse than a Harlot

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 16-Nov-12 09:49:49

Congratulations Brian - that is really lovely news.

I also do like the idea of someone saying 'right let's get married' and then thinking of a date just two weeks in the future. grin

I hope you have a lovely day.

BrainSurgeon Fri 16-Nov-12 10:00:52

Thanks MMM smile
Come on my thread and help me organise it then wink

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 10:04:01

Can you link to the thread????

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 10:05:07

BBB - I don't mind being Corbett. You can be the other one

<gracious>

BrainSurgeon Fri 16-Nov-12 10:12:05

blush sorry can't figure out ow to do links on iPad
It's in chat, it's called A weird and wonderful wedding
Or you can click on my nickname and look at the threads I am on

Trills Fri 16-Nov-12 10:16:46

Links on ipads will be something like this

Go to the page you want to link to - tap in the URL bar (the bit that says www.mumsnet.com/whatever). Press and hold and it will give you some options. Do the thing that is sensible - select all, copy, some stuff like that.

Then go back to where you are writing tap in the writing-in box, press and hold and it will give you an option to paste the stuff that you copied.

BrainSurgeon Fri 16-Nov-12 10:25:51
BrainSurgeon Fri 16-Nov-12 10:26:18

Hurray thanks Trills thanks

Trills Fri 16-Nov-12 10:31:15

That was good, considering I don't have an ipad! grin

BrainSurgeon Fri 16-Nov-12 10:35:05

Impressive! and embarrassing for me grin

I'm in I've paid and can't wait grin

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Fri 16-Nov-12 11:52:05

I'm going to have to bow out - after being told that I possibly have some "fatty infiltration in my liver" (awaiting ultrasound to confirm) I've joined weightwatchers and stopped drinking (for a month - let's not be too hasty! Although will be greatly reducing once I'm back on it).

So I think being in a room full of lovely food and cake, and with all you lushes wink will just be too much for me to resist.

Boooo - I'll be there in spirit (spirit.....gin.....mmmm).

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 11:55:57

Oooooh Brian I am a wedding perve. Have you seen the wedding pervert thread in weddings??? Some great ladies on there. Full of good ideas and really helpful

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 16-Nov-12 12:08:39

Oh, the fat, dead one? Gee thanks grin.

Sorry to hear that Cuppatea, hope you have speedy recovery.

pixiestix Fri 16-Nov-12 12:49:24

Thanks Cat. Sorry to have been so rubbish at messaging you, my internet connection has been on the blink all week!

Excited now! I won't know anyone and look nothing like Keira Knightley but I reckon that a few medicinal sambucca's should work wonders for my social confidence.

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Fri 16-Nov-12 13:10:21

thanks Bewitched

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 13:50:27

Brain - I have refunded yer fiver on Paypal. Fort you might need to splash out on a new garter or summink ;)

NEW LIST AHOY!

AlphabetSpaghetti PAID
BBB PAID
BIWI PAID
BOF PAID
cat PAID
CrispyHedgehog PAID
EverybodyKnows PAID
FrankWippery PAID
getagoldtoof PAID
Getorfmotherfuckingmorrisman PAID
hatesponge PAID
HeartsTrumpsDiamonds PAID
Heleninahandcart PAID
Hully PAID
junowiththegladrags PAID
Keema PAID
KungFuPanda PAID
lalalonglegs PAID
Pistey PAID
pixiestix PAID
RubyGates PAID
SGB PAID
SpringHeeledJack PAID
Slipperynipple PAID
Sunnywithachanceofshowers PAID
Trills PAID
Whitershadeofpale PAID

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 13:51:56

Well fuck me sideways. I never knew the big Ronnie was dead <fick>

Is the short, fat one alive and well?

BrainSurgeon Fri 16-Nov-12 13:58:38

Thanks cat..... However believe it or not, we haven't set the date yet.... So there's a small chance I can still come!

or maybe I will gatecrash the meetup with the wedding guests grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 16-Nov-12 14:05:48

I'm pretty sure Corbett, short, wears super cardies, is alive and kicking.
The tall chunky one, Barker, popped his clogs awhile ago.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 16-Nov-12 14:22:41

I love the explanation of which of the Two Ronnies is still alive. grin

I always get confused which Bee Gee is dead and which is alive.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 16-Nov-12 14:23:03

lol Stayin' Alive

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Fri 16-Nov-12 14:23:17

Oh dear...

Sorry all.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 16-Nov-12 17:24:41

grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 16-Nov-12 17:33:05

There's only one Bee Gee still alive. Maurice and Robin died leaving Barry.
There was another brother who wasn't in the band who died years ago sad.

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 17:37:24

I didn't even know there was more than two BeeGees

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 17:37:41

I thought they were a double act - like the Proclaimers

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 16-Nov-12 17:39:14

There were 3 to start with.

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 20:05:06

Active convos is full of mentalists tonight.

Where are you all?????

<pleads>

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 20:08:33

<reports in>

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 21:02:42

I can't even join the drunk thread because I've got to pick DS1 up from a party at 10.30 sad

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 21:07:49

Well, I'm here, on a Friday night, drinking sparkling water even though I'm not going anywhere/don't have to do anything! <polishes halo>

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 21:10:55

Are you going to the Briffa workshop thingy BIWI?

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 21:30:09

I hope so. I've paid up anyway. But there's a chance I may miss it, as I have a trip to Japan (with work) coming up, and it will be sod's law that they will clash!

Are you going? They need more people to sign up.

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 21:33:38

I'd Like to? When is it???

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 21:51:51

27 January.

If I can get another 5 people to go, Mumsnet will refund 50% of my ticket! So I have promised to spend that on Champagne.

OnlyWantsOne Fri 16-Nov-12 22:20:09

wheres the Briffa thing?? * confused*

cat Fri 16-Nov-12 22:23:12

Low carb expert doing a mumsnet academy thing. I've read his book - really interesting.

BIWI is an expert wink grin

BIWI Fri 16-Nov-12 22:29:52

grin

OnlyWantsOne Fri 16-Nov-12 22:30:34

cat I have sent you a PM

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 17-Nov-12 12:41:12

Hang on, if the December meet up is going to be 27 January, I CAN COME !

Is it?

Really?

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 12:53:50

Nooo!! Quint, the Christmas meet up is 1 December. 27 January is the Dr Briffa course, being run the Mumsnet Academy. Sorry for confusing you!

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 17-Nov-12 13:03:43

Oh, sad Sorry, no idea what the dr briffa course is.

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 13:35:33
NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 17-Nov-12 13:43:40

Oh, that actually sounds interesting!

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 13:46:24

It is! You should come!

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 17-Nov-12 13:47:04

I should.

My fat loves me and wont part with me. sad

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 13:49:51

Ah. Then you really need to find out more about low carbing ...

<lures Quint in>

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 17-Nov-12 14:13:18

Ah, not sure low carbing works for me though.
Breakfast: eggs. Followed by pineapple chunks with natural yoghurt.
Lunch: Tuna Nicoise.
Dinner: fish/chicken with veg, tiny bit of rice.
Before bed: 3-4 almonds

I must be doing something wrong. sad

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 14:18:15

But that's not low carb, Quint. If you're wanting to do LC, ditch the pineapple and the rice. And did you have new potatoes in your salad?

You also need to make sure you eat plenty of fat.

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 14:19:40

.... but in order not to hijack the meet up thread any more blush come and join Bootcamp - rules in this thread

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Sat 17-Nov-12 15:21:40

is mrsdv coming? I hope so.

FrankWippery Sat 17-Nov-12 15:51:21

If there's Smirnoff Ice then I'd imagine she'll be there.

MrsDeVere Sat 17-Nov-12 22:16:40

awwwwwww blush

I wasnt gonna cos its the week after another night out and I cant do two in a row. Now I wanna come..

BIWI Sat 17-Nov-12 22:41:14

Of course you're coming, MrsDV!

Of course you can do two in a row Mrs DV. I am doing three in a row.

Plus next week I am out Every. Single. Night. how on earth will I get all my telly watching finished

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 17-Nov-12 23:39:49

Just come for a bit, you don't have to stay late.

Hahahahahaha!

BIWI Sun 18-Nov-12 09:06:27

<lays trail of Smirnoff Ice>

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Sun 18-Nov-12 09:37:35

Just come for a couple of drinks mrsdv if you can.

I remember once having some vodka and no mixers other than a bottle of traditional lemonade - it was bloody delicious and tasted just like smirnoff ice (fatal, though, didn't taste of alcohol at all).

Trills Sun 18-Nov-12 10:10:27

Vodka with cloudy lemonade is excellent, I agree.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Sun 18-Nov-12 10:35:15

Yes but you get pickled really quickly, because you guzzle it down thinking it's pop.

That's a bonus, really, isn't it? [Grin]

MrsDeVere Sun 18-Nov-12 10:54:21

I feel all wanted
And in a good way. Not like that time back in Croydon in 1986...... But that's another story....

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Sun 18-Nov-12 11:16:33

I sense a weakening...

hearts how the hell can go you out every night. I would be dead!

cat Sun 18-Nov-12 12:20:08

I shagged a spaniard when I got pissed on vodka and Fanta Limon

cat Sun 18-Nov-12 12:20:22

In Spain, of course

Trills Sun 18-Nov-12 12:26:49

Ah, Fanta Limon.

I mostly drank Fanta Limon in Barcelona because I couldn't pronounce Fanta Naranja.

That and gintonic of course.

cat Sun 18-Nov-12 12:34:11

Fanta Limon is soo much nicer than Lemon Fanta.

Don't know why but it is.

MrsDeVere Sun 18-Nov-12 12:35:33

Hark at you lot trying to make Smirnoff ice sound posh hmm

grin