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Righto, who's up for another meet? grin I know we had one in December but who cares?

End of Jan didn't look like it suited a few on the other thread so how about early/mid February? Gives me time to find somewhere too or organise a Chilli Pickle meal again.

Possible dates being:
26th Jan (just in case)
2nd Feb
9th Feb (I probably will be unable to do this one, I have a friend visiting and she's wanting to take photos that weekend!)
16th Feb
23rd Feb

MABS Thu 10-Jan-13 20:56:58

Feb 9th I can defo do and probably 23rd but then nothing until 9 march x

shock you're a busy bunny!

MABS Thu 10-Jan-13 21:12:44

Sorry sweetiesad and April I'm away pretty much all month. Arrange it without me, I totally understand x

SirBoobAlot Thu 10-Jan-13 21:54:16

Oh no, MABS, we can't meet without you!!

If you can do the 23rd then shall we aim for that?

I can do any of those, but want to see you all. Promise to bring new chilli chocolate (honeycomb, anyone?)

Maybe try somewhere new..?

DoreensEatingHerSoreen Thu 10-Jan-13 22:40:57

Hello yes 23rd would work for me smile

23rd is good for me too smile

Honeycomb chilli or honeycomb chilli chocolate confused Both sound interesting though! I was in the shop the other week taste testing, totally need to go in and buy some bits when I have a bit of spare money floating around smile

Where could we go?

MABS Fri 11-Jan-13 14:04:31

23rd in the diary x

SirBoobAlot Fri 11-Jan-13 14:29:44

Honeycomb chilli chocolate!! grin

Ohh Pixie I need feedback on the man behind the counter wink

Where do we fancy going? I'm easy.

Oo, sounds good!

The gent who runs it wasn't in the shop the time I went, a woman (who I didn't recognise) was!

MABS Tue 15-Jan-13 07:06:47

where we go then?

Can I come? Not sure if I will have 2 boys in tow though hopefully not

No idea MABS, any suggestions? You know Brighton better than I do smile Chilli Pickle is the only proper restaurant I've been too apart from the vegetarian Indian Buffet near Heals!

More than welcome to come along Hels smile Little ones are generally fine at the meets because everybody wants a cuddle smile

I still need to message people I know of about the meet, just had a bit of a non-stop week the past seven days blush I will make my way through the list of posters on the last Brighton thread soon smile

cosmicreations Tue 15-Jan-13 14:45:36

Would love to join you all if am free 23rd sounds good

MABS Tue 15-Jan-13 17:56:35

great Helsbels and Cosmic. What do people like to eat? Italian? Spanish? French? Mexican? give me some ideas of what people like and i will try to be useful.. smile

I'm happy to eat anything! Cheap & cheerful suits me though.

seventheaven Wed 16-Jan-13 13:43:08

I just love tasty food as long as I can order a vegi option so do not mind what type of food (oops having a nc crisis, cosmic didn't seem quite right!)

seventheaven Wed 16-Jan-13 13:44:45

Ps Pinocchios is very child friendly

I apologise in advance if you aren't local, I messaged everybody who was on the last couple of Brighton threads and have just realised that one of those was discussing a Big Brighton meet including MNetters from all over.
Not that it's a problem, feel free to come along if you can make it! smile But I am sorry to have sent you a very random message about coming to Brighton just for a Mumsnet Meet grin

DeltaUniformDeltaEcho Mon 21-Jan-13 08:19:18

smile I can come any day apart from the 9th.

I've never been to a meet up before but I really do need to stop being such a hermit!

SESthebrave Mon 21-Jan-13 10:17:59

Thanks for the nudge ConfusedPixie smile

I can't do 16th but should be ok otherwise. I'll either be there on my own for about 90mins or I'll bring DD and can stay a bit longer.

MOSagain Mon 21-Jan-13 10:45:56

Hello, thanks for the PM confused. I can't do 16th as half-term and away but should be able to do 23rd.

<shamesless plug alert> I'm fundraising for NDCS (National Deaf Children's Society) and SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death society) in memory of MrsY's DS Benedict who sadly was born sleeping last April. Am having a charity race night on 2nd February in Crawley with a fabulous raffle, one of the great prizes being a yummy hamper from above-mentioned chilli shop. Tickets £1 if anyone wants to buy some in advance. The lovely MABS has already generously bought some for this great cause. Mwah Mwah x

MABS Mon 21-Jan-13 10:55:42

only date I can do in Feb is 23rd, what date you thinking Pixie? it very worthwhile cause Mos smile xx

It sienna that the 23rd is a universal date so lets day 23rd and I'll look at places to go (though pinnochios seems like a good option do far?)

MABS Mon 21-Jan-13 16:24:33

Al Duomo, Donatello and La Tasca also pretty good.

MABS Mon 21-Jan-13 16:25:05

or All Bar One ? used to be haha bar.

Zoidberg Mon 21-Jan-13 20:30:53

Thanks for the PM ConfusedPixie, much as I would love to see you all I may have to pass on this one, will have to let you know next month. xx

Bump! It looks like pinnochio's may not be an option as there was a fire there on the 19th, so I will look into the other places MABS has mentioned smile

MABS Sun 27-Jan-13 15:29:16

shame re fire for them

flootshoot Sun 27-Jan-13 19:51:53

Don't think I can, DS's birthday party is on the 24th and I need to cater for about 30 children shock. Probably going out all day Saturday and getting a tad tipsy not the best idea......

MABS Mon 28-Jan-13 09:44:07

aww shame flootshoot x

MABS Wed 30-Jan-13 18:22:01

sorry for silence , ds was in hospital sad

How is ds MABs?

Helish Wed 30-Jan-13 19:15:17

Just picked up the message. Afraid I can't make the 23rd as we're away, bu hope you all have a great afternoon x

MABS Wed 30-Jan-13 21:40:30

Not good confusedpixie sad

I'm sorry to hear that sad I hope that things improve soon, sending well wishes you way

Helish Thu 31-Jan-13 10:20:21

Sorry to hear about your ds MABS, hope he is on the men's soon x

Helish Thu 31-Jan-13 10:20:54


MABS Thu 31-Jan-13 17:24:01

thanks girls x

SESthebrave Thu 31-Jan-13 19:56:40

Yes - thinking of you MABS x

Bumping! Should I re-message those who haven't been able to pop on or haven't replied? confused

MABS Sun 03-Feb-13 15:20:57

i would pixie x

If I PMed you a list of MNetters can you tell me if I'd missed anybody off of it please MABS? I swear I'm missing people but I just went by those who'd posted on the last two Brighton threads!

Right, so list of those probably coming (with a big question mark! I'll book this next weekend so no rush to confirm really smile )


Anybody else so far on the thread? Will PM people.

Good luck with the party Floot smile


SESthebrave Thu 07-Feb-13 13:43:30

Thanks for organising us ConfusedPixie smile
I'll definitely be joining you. DH and DS are away in Ireland for the weekend so not sure whether I'll get a babysitter for DD for the afternoon or bring her with me.
Have we agreed a venue yet?

Ooh could I ask what date you are going?

23rd smile

Looking at an italian for venue, I'll call them at the weekend to book and let you know where when I've done that smile

Are you taking LOs too? smile

Hi MakeIt, we generally avoid having most children, only really babes in arms, though we have had older children pop along to say hi between pick up's and things after the meal and things before smile

The meal is usually a bit boozy, and we go onto somewhere with cocktails or other drinks afterwards smile

Okay thank you grin

MABS Mon 11-Feb-13 16:54:32

looking forward to this xx

Sorry I've not been back, been doing scout stuff all week and am studying Scout stuff now so I don't fail my 'test' on it tonight

I have a list of ten people who have said yes:


I've booked it for 12 people as I am hoping a couple more say a definitely yes but they've been warned that it's not a definite number!

Al Duomo, 1pm on the 23rd. They are perfectly happy to cater for any special requirements too smile They even have gluten free pasta which I was quite amazed by!

I am very much looking forward to it grin Now I must get back to Scouting bits...

Ah, I actually have twelve definite yes' including me and the monkey from oop north wink I will call and adjust the number tomorrow!

Oh no, now I'm getting people confused. Bollocks. I'm not organising this next time, I'll cock up again ;) MABS, I admire your ability to have done this in the past!

TruthSweet Mon 11-Feb-13 18:59:58

I'd like to come along (thanks for the heads up MABS) though I will have to bring DD4 but she's only tiny so she won't be in the way.

I'll be on the wheat/gluten free stuff so great to know I can eat something bar a jacket potato!

DiamondStuds Tue 12-Feb-13 06:51:37

I'll be there! Looking forward to it smile

I've managed to get a babysitter sorted for DD - she's not quite so little and still anymore!

DiamondStuds Tue 12-Feb-13 06:52:45

(By the way, I was SES!)

MABS Wed 13-Feb-13 16:21:56

good names ses xXx

mamateur Wed 13-Feb-13 20:52:48

I'm up for another meet-up. Thanks for organising Pixie! (I'm aka ancient histrionics)

Brilliant smile

I will be calling and re-establishing the number next week if more are able to come along.

If you know anybody not on the list please let them know, if they changed names since the last threads (or never posted on the last ones) then I wouldn't have contacted them as I'm shite at remembering names blush

MABS Thu 14-Feb-13 16:43:36

i texted a few xx

DoreensEatingHerSoreen Fri 15-Feb-13 20:28:26

Just checking in - I'm still coming x

DoreensEatingHerSoreen Fri 15-Feb-13 20:31:49

Has anyone heard from Jollicam?

Thanks MABS smile

Forgot to say that it is Al Duomo, 1pm on the 23rd. You can see the menus here:

I didn't contact Jollicam blush

I can message you the list of people I contacted?

SirBoobAlot Fri 15-Feb-13 20:55:16

Looking forward to seeing you all grin

MABS Fri 15-Feb-13 20:57:56

I will ask her x

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 16-Feb-13 20:29:06

Hello everyone, SirBoob has just kindly reminded me about this.
Would it be OK if I come? I think I'm quite a lot older than you lot but I'm very good at glugging wine/cocktails grin.
Pixie I can phone them to up the number if it helps.

SirBoobAlot Sat 16-Feb-13 20:32:38

We judge on glugging ability, not years grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 16-Feb-13 20:54:54

You judge?!

TruthSweet Sat 16-Feb-13 21:33:19

We have massive tie dye organic hemp judgy pants (it is Brighton after all wink)

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 16-Feb-13 22:24:37

It's more leather and rubber up my end of town grin

SirBoobAlot Sat 16-Feb-13 23:27:18

Kemp Town?



BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 17-Feb-13 00:25:34

Well I never, how did you guess?



Thanks for contacting others!

shock kemp town is where the leather indies are? And here I thought it was where the organic hemp, hand spun and knitted undie brigade lived! It's the steiner lot isn't it? Secretly got a fetish ;)

Thanks bewitched, I can call them when I finish work tomorrow though smile currently in bloody brightlingsea in essex visiting family :/ no signal any where and it's full of essex people ;)

MABS Sun 17-Feb-13 11:27:18

Bewitched - i guarantee i am older than you ... Pixie - Jolicam is coming smile

SirBoobAlot Sun 17-Feb-13 11:49:58

Guarantee I'm the youngest but the only one with a stick, so will make you all feel at least ten years younger grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 17-Feb-13 12:41:52

I s'pose it's mainly in the underground sex playrooms.
I know a very indiscreet estate agent!

MABS, might take a bet on that.

SirBoobAlot Sun 17-Feb-13 13:28:05

There are underground sex playrooms in Kemptown? shock

I'm so young and innocent, MN has corrupted me... wink

MABS Sun 17-Feb-13 13:45:19

look forward to seeing you Bewitched smile

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 17-Feb-13 16:01:21

I'm really looking forward to meeting all of you too smile

MN has corrupted you? hmm ;)

Thanks MABS smile

I'd love to hear tales about what goes on in basements around here, that'd be brilliant. Will have to get my estate agent little sister to relocate to Brighton! Just yesterday my Granddad and Uncle were making comments about poofs and too much leather and I told them it wasn't really like that on a day-to-day basis down here homophobic muppets How wrong was I shock

Revised list btw:

I may need somebody to take over the booking for me, would anybody be okay to do that? I will call up Al Duomo and change the number of people still tomorrow and change the booking to your name/number, so no planning work apart from being first to turn up.

I don't know if I need to do this but I need to know if anybody is okay with that as I may have to go back to Essex again this weekend sad

change the booking to your name/number if needed that's meant to say

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 18-Feb-13 00:52:59

I can do that Pixie, I'll PM you my name and number, just let me know if you need me to call them.
Very sorry if it means you won't be there.
Are you OK?

Thanks BBB, I've messaged you back smile
I'm mostly okay smile I'll need a drink should I make it on Saturday ;) But family may need attention this weekend.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 18-Feb-13 08:21:37

No problem smile

SirBoobAlot Mon 18-Feb-13 09:03:46

I'm in town today if you need me to go in and speak to them, Pixie. You've got my number, yes? Hope you're okay lovely.

I hope that you all have a lovely time on Saturday, I'm now unable to make it sad DP is needed in Essex again this weekend and I'll be tagging along to support him.

The booking is not under my name but under Bewitched's name now, you'll need to PM her for that though I'm sure it'll be like usual and you can just look for the group of women with lots of wine ;)

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 19-Feb-13 18:45:51

So sorry you can't make it Pixie.
Anyone who wants my name just PM me. I'll be there a bit early and will accost all the women who come through the door!
Or do you all have badges like they do for the London meets?

ratflavouredjelly Tue 19-Feb-13 23:52:46


ratflavouredjelly Tue 19-Feb-13 23:56:00


MABS Wed 20-Feb-13 18:07:45

very nice of you Bewitched, not badges , we just say names and forget!

Poor you Ratty, you drop it?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 20-Feb-13 18:35:41

Haha, the badges didn't necessarily have names.
SGB made some very norty ones for the Christmas ting; Nest of Vipers, Bunch of Cunts, I am an Atrocious Cunt, for example shock, they were very, very small badges grin.

"we just say names and forget!"

That ^ I know some MNetters by their real names, some by their MN Names and some I forget entirely due to alcohol consumption ;)

SirBoobAlot Wed 20-Feb-13 20:41:50

I tried calling MABS by her read name once, it felt wrong wink

BBB I'll be there early to meet you, I've got a pink crutch and red hair.

Might shout "ALL CUNTS GATHER HERE" ten minutes before hand.

DP has a badge making machine... <gets excited>

By the way ladies, it's honeycomb chilli chocolate this time.

MABS Wed 20-Feb-13 21:13:02

Yum sir boob smile sure you can cope with my rl name x

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 21-Feb-13 14:27:24

Well, I seem to have managed to lower the tone here, sorry 'bout that grin
You don't take much corrupting do you Boobster?
That would be lovely if you can make it early to keep me company and help me with the accosting.
I was thinking of "Good morning madam, frightfully sorry to bother you, but are you an atrocious cunt?"
What d'you think?

MABS Thu 21-Feb-13 18:00:21

perfect I'd say smile i would answer to that....and do!

I sadly won't be early but will try to make it by 5/10 past.. x

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 21-Feb-13 19:13:08

I'll be ordering wine as I fall through the door, so take your time.

The others have all gone very quiet, I hope they're all still coming.

MABS Thu 21-Feb-13 19:35:17

They will be don't worry, I be on white x

I haven't heard from a few in a while, want me to remessage everybody?

SirBoobAlot Thu 21-Feb-13 20:09:33

Yeah might be worth it, Pixie, just to remind everyone.

I was completely normal until I met this lot wink

SESthebrave Thu 21-Feb-13 20:16:18

I'll be there. I've not decided what name I'll answer too but probably anything!

DoreensEatingHerSoreen Thu 21-Feb-13 20:51:35

Looking forward so seeing you all, sorry to hear you can't make it Pixie, we'll just have to use that as an excuse to all meet up again sooner rather than later. wink Also thanks for being such a star with the organising!

Zoidberg Thu 21-Feb-13 21:18:09

I'm going to try to pop in for a wine, I won't have lunch as I think I'm doing that at another restaurant in town - family thing. Will text someone if I'm on my way grin

MABS Fri 22-Feb-13 11:16:15

great Zoidberg, text me smile

SESthebrave Fri 22-Feb-13 20:39:46

Looking forward to tomorrow. I'm contemplating getting the train down so I can actually have a few drinks!
Pixie - really sorry you can't join us. Hope your weekend is ok and issues resolve.

MABS Fri 22-Feb-13 21:41:29

Train ses train!!!

SESthebrave Fri 22-Feb-13 21:55:57

grin smile grin

catinboots Fri 22-Feb-13 22:00:23


catinboots Fri 22-Feb-13 22:00:47


BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 22-Feb-13 23:44:09

Hi smooch! Where the bloody hell have you been. thought you were coming to see me.
XXX >>>>>

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 22-Feb-13 23:51:55

Train sounds like the best plan SES grin
Looking forward to meeting everyone.
(Don't tell cat where we're going - she's trouble - sshhh!)

SirBoobAlot Sat 23-Feb-13 00:06:24

SES you have to get the train. grin

MABS Sat 23-Feb-13 09:12:33

see you all later girls x

catinboots Sat 23-Feb-13 09:17:26

I am!

Bloody real life getting in the way. Wotz the planz?

delmonton Sat 23-Feb-13 09:20:39

Really sorry have to cancel, babysitting issues sad. And I hate to miss a MNMU. I will definitely be there for the next one. Thanks very much to Pixie for organising x

Hope you all have a lovely time today! smile

Cat: Al Duomo at 10pm ;) Go wreck havoc grin

*1PM, 1PM dammit not 10!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 23-Feb-13 10:24:18

Sorry you can't make it delmonton.

Yeah, can you really come cat?
You do know it's today?!

catinboots Sat 23-Feb-13 10:30:10

It's today?

Oh bolleaux. Serves me right or being offline so much.

I started a new job in Jan so had to do some real work

Will tell you all about it when I see you BBB

DH is working today.

I will be with you in my atrocious cunt spirit though hmm

Have a fun time. Is it snowing there? It's settling in Kent?.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 23-Feb-13 10:36:58

No, slightly sunny here, really cold though.

It's a local meet today, the one for Frank may be yet to come in the spring.

We'll drink a toast or ten to all absentees grin

Oh yes, local meet today! I got confused and messaged everybody on the last few Brighton threads, including the one about the meet for Frank but I didn't realise that until somebody else told me they were too far away to come blush

SirBoobAlot Sat 23-Feb-13 10:54:58

More wine for us <rubs hands togetehr to keep warm>

No real snow here, odd flake or two but that's it.

Are we still going ahead? It's 1pm at Al Duomo isn't it, what name is the booking under too lazy to read whole thread grin

SirBoobAlot Sat 23-Feb-13 11:45:14

Yep, see you there!

I'm now gripped by the fear that I'll arrive & my worst enemy will be there! (Not that I have arch enemies but you can't get on with everyone can you?) grin

SESthebrave Sat 23-Feb-13 12:17:37

Am on my way via the train smile

RnB Sat 23-Feb-13 17:11:14

Sorry I missed it ladies, hope you all had a lovely time. Will try for next time...

Lovely to meet you all. Wish I was still out partying!

MABS Sat 23-Feb-13 18:48:58

lovely lunch, many thanks

So, who wants to come to mine for tea/wine/baked goods?

MABS Sat 23-Feb-13 18:59:31

me smile

SESthebrave Sat 23-Feb-13 20:51:05

me too smile

Great to see you all today - thanks ladies!

Did it go okay today? Did everybody turn up? smile

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 23-Feb-13 22:41:21

It was really nice Pixie thank you for organising. I think we were 3 short in the end.
Lovely to meet you all.

SirBoobAlot Sun 24-Feb-13 00:37:41

Was a lovely afternoon, thank you, even if I can't remember exactly how I got home....

I've just got up to feed DS2 & I swear I'm still tipsy shock

MABS Wed 27-Feb-13 16:18:46

just back from hospital with Elliot again, things not good x

DoreensEatingHerSoreen Sat 02-Mar-13 21:16:32

Sorry to hear that MABS, how is he doing now? xxx

Oh no MABS, I hope he's feeling better and is doing better too x

MABS Sun 03-Mar-13 15:52:29

no better sad back to hosp Thurs, thanks grls x

MABS Sun 10-Mar-13 13:04:06

may need to do this again soon... x

We should, but not over Easter please, I'm doing loads of scout training then!

How is Elliot MABS?

MABS Tue 19-Mar-13 14:46:37

not good Pixie sad

DoreensEatingHerSoreen Fri 22-Mar-13 22:33:45

Oh MABS sad

I'm not on here too much at the moment so please could one of you atrocious twunts FB me if you do decide to get together soon?

MABS Thu 04-Apr-13 08:05:39

Hi girls-am in Dubai with ds as he can be in pain here as well as in England and the heat is cheering him up too. That's my excuse at least. May meet up? Sir boobs bday to celebrate I reckon... I can't do 11 may . so who's up for sortin it eh?! X

I was just coming on to post about a May meet up smile My birthday is the 20th and I'm going to need a drink! I will post a new thread to start but don't know whether I'll organise again, I wasn't so good at doing the last one!


Ta Daa! & I forgot about Boobs birthday, up for an MN birthday drink SirBoob?! Mine is the 20th grin

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