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Brighton December/Christmas meet

(204 Posts)

Feels early to be thinking of it, but it'll be fast approaching since it's already nearly sodding October.

Anybody up for a meet in the first two weeks of December? Saturday the 7th or 14th?

Blows my plans to be an elf this year out of the water but I'd rather have an MN meet than be an elf grin

I'd love to come smile

What's with the elf thingy?

I can't do 7th but can do 14th. You can still be an elf in the privacy of your own home...am sure we can find something in our usual sex ship trawl wink

Sunshine: I was an elf a few Christmases ago and seriously considered doing it again this Christmas but it requires a lot of weekend work and little scope for time off sad

MABS Mon 30-Sep-13 17:48:32

I am keen smile

Good good smile

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 30-Sep-13 23:01:11

I'd like to come, but can't you be an elf AT the meet-up Pixie?

I suppose I could grin Somebody has to be Mother Christmas though, and maybe another elf...

Can you be an elf & a pixie at the same time?

To be honest, I should have never been ConfusedPixie, it should have been Elf to start with lol Not sure how a hybrid would work :/

MABS Tue 01-Oct-13 09:04:53

so what date is it? meant to be busy on both those dates but will move stuff around to see you guys smile

14th? that gives those of us going to London a weekend between them!

StickEmUp Tue 01-Oct-13 13:11:27

I'm there x

MABS Tue 01-Oct-13 17:03:42

14th lunch yes??!!

Me too smile

Yes, lunch on the 14th, I will provisionally book it relatively early as obviously people will be booking Christmas dos.

Any preferences on location? All Bar One was nice, I'm happy with that or somewhere new smile

MABS Wed 02-Oct-13 07:45:44

good good, I very easy re venue xx

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 02-Oct-13 18:48:03

All sounds great Pixie.

I'll eat drink anything anywhere, as you know grin

MABS Wed 02-Oct-13 19:01:25

Great bbb x

Helish Sat 05-Oct-13 12:46:26

Count me in please smile x

MABS Sat 05-Oct-13 15:38:55

great Helish xx

Zoidberg Sun 06-Oct-13 08:15:56

Hello ladies, I will definitely come, it's been a while, was ill for the last one.

MABS Sun 06-Oct-13 12:14:51

great Zoid x

moBou Tue 08-Oct-13 22:24:42

14th? Think I can make this one, yay!

Great smile

Give me an idea of what food you all fancy? All Bar One again? Chilli Pickle again? New place? Indian? Italian? Pub Grub? smile

I'll eat mostly anything smile

MABS Wed 09-Oct-13 17:48:59

me too x

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 09-Oct-13 18:16:54

Me three wink

Helenagrace Fri 11-Oct-13 19:58:54

Hi ladies

How near Brighton do you have be to join in this meet Is a few miles down the coast allowed?

Hi Helena I'm actually in Redhill (nearly ThatLondon) and still had a great time with these lovely ladies smile

melodyangel Fri 11-Oct-13 20:32:17

I don't think I will be able to come as I now work Saturdays. I'll keep my eyes peeled for a drunken gaggle of mumsnetters on my way home. grin

Helena: As sunshine says, any distance is fine, still can't believe you came all that way but it will be lovely to see you again Sunshine! smile

melody: I might be working too as I've just got a Saturday job (albeit an occasional one) but will join after I'm done, would it be an option for you to come after work? You'd be more than welcome smile

Confused I grew up in Sussex, Brighton's my old stomping ground smile I'm looking forward to it!

fuzzpig Fri 11-Oct-13 22:34:47

<peeps head round door>

Room for another? Been wanting to come along for ages but been too ill for the last year or so. Don't want to intrude if you all know each other though!

I am stupidly shy so may just end up quivering quietly in a corner anyway hmm

(Going to press post now before I wimp out)

Ah, not that you need an excuse to come all this way Sunshine but it's a nice one smile

Please come along fuzz, we won't bite wink It's more a meal than a gathering for the first half anyway, we usually end up heading to somewhere afterwards for drinks smile

fuzzpig please do come smile It's not an exclusive group, I've only been to one meet and I had a great time.

MABS Sat 12-Oct-13 16:27:29

be great to meet you Fuzzpig

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 13-Oct-13 17:26:29

fuzzpig the only reason any of us know each other is because we all went to a meet-up once for the first time.
I've only been to 2 local ones, and each time there have been first timers. Once you get there it's really friendly.
But we don't allow corner quivering, and certainly not quietly grin
I'll meet up with you a bit earlier if you don't want to arrive on your own.
Where are you coming from roughly? I'm in Kemp Town.

fuzzpig Sun 13-Oct-13 18:00:18

Thanks all smile Hopefully I'll be able to come along though! I do know Sirboob, truthsweet and MOS but don't know if any of them are coming to this one? I am very shy anyway.

I will be coming from three bridges station. smile

MABS Sun 13-Oct-13 20:28:27

Sure sir boob will be, not sure other two can make it sad

DoreensEatingHerSoreen Mon 14-Oct-13 22:41:59

I can come ... That's if you're allowed back after missing 2 in a row confused

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 15-Oct-13 09:45:22

"allowed back" ? grin

Will be lovely to see you Doreen.

PestoSpookissimos Tue 15-Oct-13 09:47:43

Can you add me to the list please grin

MABS Tue 15-Oct-13 20:28:49

Great pesto and Doreen smile I off to oz Tmro eve so may go a bit quiet! X

I will hopefully be able to make this one. I'll see who I can find to have the dcs and finally let my hair down :-)
Been a long time off of mn but feel like its time to come back

MABS Tue 15-Oct-13 21:15:30

Be great to see you northern monkey : ) x

BBB
ConfusedPixie
Doreen
fuzzpig
HelenaGrace?
Helish
MABS
MoBou
MrsHelsBels
Northernmonkey
Pesto
StickEmUp
SunshineSuperNova
Zoidberg

Oo, 14 so far possibly? Anyone from the texting side contacted you MABS? (and on holiday again? <<shakes head and tuts>> very jealous!)

MABS Tue 15-Oct-13 21:31:49

Not yet pixie! I go tmro smile stick one more on there but not sure she on mn anymore, but you know her x

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 16-Oct-13 01:06:57

Probably too late, but have a lovely time MABS vvvvvenvy!

Pixie isn't Boobster coming, I thought she was?

I'm really pleased to see your name here northernmonkey
It would be so lovely to meet you. I remember you from badnails thread quite a while ago.

Probably, but I'll check with her later in the week smile

MABS Wed 16-Oct-13 12:01:16

nope, I fly tonight so thanks so very much smile

Right, Al Duomo has been suggested to me and it looks like a good'un if we can have the normal menu.
www.alduomo.co.uk/docs/AlDuomo-A-La-Carte-menu.pdf

The Christmas Menu is alright too, but it's set price of either two or three courses.

I'll call them later and book for 20 seeing as we have 14 already. I'll adjust nearer the time if need be smile

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 21-Oct-13 11:30:54

Sounds good, thanks Pixie flowers

Al Duomo sounds lovely, thanks Pixie.

Hello again all smile

They've gotten back to me, they need a deposit of £5pp which I am afraid that I am going to have to ask you guys to pitch in as I'm skint atm. I will find out if this is taken from the final bill (though I assume that it is!)

They are giving us the choice of the normal menu or Christmas menus. I prefer the normal but happy to go with Christmas if that is what everybody else would like.

Hi Confused do you have Paypal? If you pm me your details I'll ping over the deposit ASAP.

I'm happy to go with whichever menu everyone fancies. x

Thank you smile will PM

fuzzpig Tue 22-Oct-13 13:53:06

I'll happily paypal you a fiver too CP smile

Also just wanted to ask are people paying for their own or splitting the bill evenly... just asking as I don't really drink grin

I'm more than happy with the normal menu as assuming a bit more choice?

We generally split evenly but make concessions for those who haven't contributed to the alcohol consumption as it's only fair smile

There is more choice with the normal menu yes smile

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 22-Oct-13 23:12:48

PM me Pixie and I'll send £5 asap. I'll cover MABS as well as she's away?

Happy with whichever menu everyone wants.

MABS Thu 24-Oct-13 04:00:52

Are you sure bbb? I promise I will pay back whoever pays for me smile as bbb says, am in oz til 31 oct smile xx

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 24-Oct-13 14:48:49

Of course, no problem.

Are you having a fab time?

MABS Thu 24-Oct-13 22:17:41

Indeed we re bbbsmile thx x

maybe, not sure yet as going to London piss up so might just be skint.

Hi all, bumping this as I need deposits from you please smile

We will have the deposit given back to us in full provided we all actually turn up (one or two people not turning up is a given and they will refund deposits in that case). So I will need to book this ASAP based on who gives a deposit, there may or may not be space for people to come at last minute and they will not refund a deposit if half of us don't turn up.

If you know anybody on the list, bug them please smile If you know people who may like to come who aren't on the list, bug them too ;) I'll book this on the 2nd so that gives a week.

Custy: I think a few of us will be a bit skint after that ;) I'm doing as much ad-hoc and babysitting work as I can get at the moment to get some extra cash for the meets!

Oh, another note, anybody up for going to the Belles WI meet with me on the 11th of November?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 25-Oct-13 13:21:13

Sorry Pixie haven't had the details of how to pay you.

Is it paypal? I haven't had a PM.

Oh, I PMed earlier today, will go via FB instead as I know that the PM system has been a bit dodge recently!

I've PMed fuzzpig too, could you let me know if you got it please fuzz?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 25-Oct-13 13:24:26

Doh! Just seen it. Will do now smile

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 25-Oct-13 13:37:21

Done, for MABS too.

Thanks BBB smile

SESthebrave Fri 25-Oct-13 22:10:18

Sorry but can't do 14th sad

Have fun and I'll see you all in the new year hopefully.

BobLeEponge Sat 26-Oct-13 17:13:34

there's a ping of a fiver from me too.
Happy to eat whatever, xmas or normal menu.

Seems ages away but Brighton will be lovely that day, all xmassy and lights smile

Sorry to hear that SES sad

A note on the paypal: Please please send it as "To a friend", it charges me for payments otherwise!

Bob, have you name changed? & are you RW? smile

BobLeEponge Sat 26-Oct-13 17:28:46

god sorry I should have text. tis me wink

Heck, I didn't see that at all! I will make a new payment the same way, how much do you get charged, I'll have to double it, then add some for the trouble ... sorry Pixie x

Fantastic! Glad to see you back Bob grin I should have worked that out <<doh>>

No worries, it was minimal really, but times minimal by 20 people and it'd become not-so-minimal wink I should have mentioned it but have never done this before as usually we don't need a deposit!

BobLeEponge Sat 26-Oct-13 17:46:58

I've never sent a paypal to an email that isnt a company, so good to know but I can't remember a friend tickbox.

whyme32 Sun 27-Oct-13 22:33:39

can i come too please smile

That's interesting, no worries though smile

& yes why, the more the merrier! grin I'll PM you paypal details, we don't usually do a deposit but with it being Christmas they want one sad

I have PMed everybody this:

Hi there!

I'm just messaging everybody about the Brighton Meet on the 14th of December at 1pm. I need to put a deposit down in order to book a table at Al Duomo due to it being Christmas.

If you intend to come then I need £5 from you to go towards this deposit by Sunday please. I know it's over a month away but unfortunately places are getting booked up so we need to get in there early smile

My paypal email is [contact me] please ensure that you put that it is for a friend, not a business transaction as I will end up having to pay for the transaction otherwise which I'll expect back in wine or chocolate wink

Thank you in advance, I really am looking forward to seeing all of you on the 14th! It shall be brilliant grin
Pixie

If you know people not on this thread who would like to come along, please contact them and ask them to get in touch with me ASAP. I will be booking this for those who have paid a deposit on Sunday. I am sorry that I'm doing this so early and that I am asking for a deposit, needs must if we want a Christmas Meet though I'm afraid!

& Please please put your MN name on the paypal deposit, I will get confused otherwise ;)

Hi all, I'll be cancelling this if nobody else pays the deposit. Sorry but I can't afford to do it myself, there are only six of us paid up.

fuzzpig Thu 31-Oct-13 10:44:17

You got mine didn't you pixie? <frets>

Yes fuzz smile Thanks, sorry, I have:
BBB
BobLeEponge
ConfusedPixie
FuzzPig
MABS
SunshineSuperNova

Hi all

I've added this to the local FB page, maybe also post something in Local Talk? (I would do it myself but all the threads at the moment seem to have me commenting on them - looks a bit one sided!).

If we don't have enough people for Al Duomo (I'll be coming as well by the way!) then maybe a bar somewhere would be better - could reserve a table without a deposit?

Nicola
Editor, Brighton & Hove

Hi Nicola smile Thanks for posting on Local smile

Problem is, I don't think we'll find many places 11 days before Christmas willing to take a potentially large group without a deposit. I am going to have to be strict on this and only let people who've paid up come unless Al Duomo, or another restaurant, allow us to add to the booking at a later date, however Al Duomo have already said that they need a minimum of four weeks notice of changes for big groups.

I can possibly wait a few more days to book to give more people a chance to see and pay up, but this does need to be booked ASAP.

MABS Fri 01-Nov-13 12:03:20

bbb - How can I pay you?! x

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 01-Nov-13 12:03:24

Aw, sorry it's turned into such a hassle Pixie.

I hope everyone pays up soon, or makes the decision that they can't make it.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 01-Nov-13 12:04:25

Oh, on the day MABS is fine, thanks.

MABS Fri 01-Nov-13 12:04:43

we won't have too few people, always have loads more than we expect. will text out the buggers now re the deposit Pixie! xx

MABS Fri 01-Nov-13 12:36:22

Pesto and Mos sadly can't make it. Noddy is going to pay you tonight Pixie. I will transfer fiver to you later Pixie for Zoidberg , can you pm me details again sorry. txt the others so will let you know any replies I get.

MABS Fri 01-Nov-13 12:37:19

thanks BBB, will pay you then. Think problem is that lot of peeps not on MN this week as it's half term...

MABS: I think that's part of the problem, we usually get an influx at last minute which is normally great, but with Al Duomo being inflexible it's not so great this time! I will have a call around this afternoon to see what other options we have, I have a few places in mind smile

& thank you smile

PestoPyrotechnissimos Fri 01-Nov-13 12:42:55

Sorry for not getting back to you earlier, i will miss this one now sadly.

noddyholder Fri 01-Nov-13 15:22:14

How do I pay mine?

Pesto Sorry to hear that sad Hope all is well smile

& thank you all for getting back to me, there are nine of us paid up, a few I need to send bank details to when DP gets back with my purse (it's in my car, which is at uni with him!) and yes, thanks all smile

I am very much looking forward to this meet, apologies for semi-hysterical-ness, it's one of the things keeping me sane at the moment so I'd have been gutted to have had to cancel it!

TruthSweet Fri 01-Nov-13 16:59:34

Pixie - I'm one of the buggers Mabs has sent the bat signal too. Hope I'm not too late?

Fuzzpig - dh usually drives me down as he takes the DDs to his DPs after dropping me off in Brighton. Would you like a lift?

MABS Fri 01-Nov-13 17:00:35

Not real buggers truth sweet smile x

TruthSweet Fri 01-Nov-13 17:02:17

No, I'm not a Friday night kinda girl wink

fuzzpig Fri 01-Nov-13 17:05:19

That would be awesome TS, thank you! thanks

MABS Sun 03-Nov-13 06:36:11

just paid 4 more deposits by paypal.

Have I missed the boat on this one deposit wise? I can transfer money tonight if needed. Would love to come along and meet you all!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 04-Nov-13 17:52:14

LEB I think Pixie said the booking could be changed/added to up to 4 weeks before the date, I'd transfer it anyway if I were you.
Would be nice to meet you too grin

Hi, yes the deposit would be great please LocalEditor smile I didn't book it at the weekend in the end as I knew that there were a few who were still interested so there is still a bit of time but I'm not pushing it too far I'm afraid!

Right, here is the list so far, please let me know if you aren't on it, these are people who've paid up smile
BBB
BobLeEponge
ConfusedPixie
FuzzPig
MABS + Four
MoBou
MrsHelsBels
NoddyHolder
Northernmonkey
SirBoobs
SunshineSuperNova

& People who I have only just remembered to send details too blush
HelenaGrace
Helish

Helenagrace Tue 05-Nov-13 07:17:26

I've just paid my deposit. But late but I have been in hospital.

Really looking forward to meeting you all.

Thank you smile

MABS Tue 05-Nov-13 13:12:22

my four are Jolicam, Mamateur, Ratflavouredjelly and Zoidberg, just so you know Pixie smile x

MABS Tue 05-Nov-13 13:13:36

happy to pay Helish's deposit too Pixie? want me too? x

Did you have to go and check names? wink

I think Hels has paid now, need to check my bank account but Lloyds is being a fucker today and won't let me see my transactions hmm

I'll check again when I get home from the bastard who'll be drilling my mouth dentist later. Got a sodding root canal to do and I'm ignoring it until I walk out of the door!

MABS Tue 05-Nov-13 15:26:15

indeed Pixie! good luck with tooth x

Hi Confused sorry again for delay, we've got a house full of various illnesses here this week and I'm running behind on everything. I can pay the deposit to you today but I need the Paypal address please, could you PM me? I'm also paying the deposit for another local MNer, MrsUnderwood.

StickEmUpSkyward Thu 07-Nov-13 18:44:28

Is this back in track now I'm confuzzled but it doesn't late much

Helenagrace Thu 07-Nov-13 19:39:11

My DD is outraged that I've agreed to meet strangers off the internet and has just told me not to "come home smelling of beer and talking funny like Daddy does when he goes out"!

Well at least I won't smell of beer...

MABS Thu 07-Nov-13 19:40:38

true Helena smile Stickemup you need to get a fiver to Pixie asap as a deposit xx

Yes, StickEm, we are thank god smile & she has already MABS no worries smile I can finally book this thing grin

Christmas Meet Paid Up:
BBB
ConfusedPixie
Doreen
HelenaGrace
Helish
FuzzPig
Jollycam
MABS
Mamateur
MoBou
MrsHelsBels
NoddyHolder
Northernmonkey
Ratty
SirBoobs
StickEm
SunshineSuperNova
Truthsweet
Zoidberg
MNLocalEditor
MrsUnderwood

I think that is all though I've probably missed someone so apologies and shout at me if I have!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 08-Nov-13 00:09:49

Good crew!

flowers Pixie, well done wine

More flowers from me smile

Thank you, I'll need the wine after organising it wink

If anybody fancies checking out the WI meet with me Monday evening then give me a shout, I wouldn't mind the company smile

MABS Fri 08-Nov-13 15:15:26

well done!!! x

Helenagrace Fri 08-Nov-13 20:05:30

I've just joined a WI in Worthing. Really good fun!

Thought I'd update you all, we should be booked by Wednesday, I have to wait to speak to the manager as he's the one who was dealing with the booking before and is handling the big Christmas bookings smile

MABS Mon 11-Nov-13 16:29:31

great thanks x

DoreensEatingHerSoreen Tue 12-Nov-13 23:38:35

What a good looking bunch of names that is grin Pixie - as ever you are a star and I will be buying you a drink or two for your efforts!

Helenagrace Wed 13-Nov-13 07:59:03

Just trying to justify work out if I need to go shopping. What's the dress code for this event? Ubiquitous smart jeans and a top or does the event end up somewhere where jeans aren't suitable?

Helena I think most of us turn up in relatively smart jeans and a nice top so don't worry too much smile

& Awesome grin I do like a drink or two grin

MABS Wed 20-Nov-13 11:26:54

really Pixie??!! smile

<<glares>>

All booked and paid for, 21 of us smile

I have a new appreciation of how mad this was to organise MABs!

Saying that, someone else will have to take up the reins from now on as my new job involves working Saturdays, so this will be my last lunch (though I'm sure I'll get home in time to join those continuing drinks elsewhere in future!)

Is it bad that the MN meets were a serious consideration in my choice to accept or deny this job offer? blush It was above "visiting family" on the list of cons blush

MABS Wed 20-Nov-13 14:02:06

it is a big consideration pixie! but we will flex around you smile

MrsUnderwood Wed 20-Nov-13 16:00:55

Hello! Looking forward to meeting you all, Nicola the Local Editor is bringing me along smile

MABS Wed 20-Nov-13 17:37:31

Great mrsunderwood smile

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 20-Nov-13 19:00:34

Brilliant Pixie wineflowers.

We will have to think about timing future meet-ups so that you can come.
High Tea? Cocktail Hour? Can you do brunch in the afternoon? grin
Maybe a Friday evening?

Looking forward to meeting you too MrsUnderwood smile wine

I'd appreciate some of them but not all obviously, changing it to later all of the time would mean that others wouldn't get a look in!

I would finish at 4pm on Saturday's near Burgess Hill, so by the time I got home, got ready to go out and got to town it'd be half 5/6pm I would think? Though DP could always drop me off which would make it earlier smile Friday's will be a 6pm finish.

Hetic year next year, I need to save money for my wedding, and a nice new car! I'll be doing 6 days a week shock 3 days for new family, 8-4/6 and 3 days for my before/after school jobbie which is term time only. I cannot wait grin I might actually get a holiday in 2014 shock

MrsUnderwood It will be lovely to meet you smile

fuzzpig Sun 01-Dec-13 15:45:11

I'm really looking forward to this smile still a bit nervous of meeting so many new people though! blush

Me too grin & don't worry about meeting us, we're all awesome and will come bearing boob hats grin

I think that the table is booked under my RL name, if you don't know it please message me smile If it's not my RL name it'll be Pixie smile

MABS Tue 03-Dec-13 17:07:20

really looking forward to this. Am going off for some sun Fri eve but will be back next Thurs smile x

fenvy

MABS Tue 03-Dec-13 19:55:33

Now now... smile x

... fgrin Have fun!

Sorry to be a party pooper but I really don't think I will be able to make this now sad. I had to get Tom to fill my car up with petrol earlier as I don't have the money myself. I might be able to come along for one drink but unless something drastic happens between now & then I really can't see it happening.

MABS Sat 07-Dec-13 09:19:01

I happy to buy you a couple hels smile

Aww thank you MABS x

MABS Sun 08-Dec-13 12:05:37

Hi all x

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 08-Dec-13 18:54:50

I'm going to have to drop out sad

DH business has taken on a new project and we have inherited a holiday let which is booked for Xmas. It's going to be all hands on deck next w/e including DS, DD2 and my mum!

I hope there will be another one early next year.

Please put my deposit towards pizza/drinks/whatever so that MrsHels can come.

Won't wish you all a fab time as goes without saying grin wine

I'm hosting one on the 30th BBB. Won't be quite the drink fuelled party they normally are but hoping it will be fun.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 09-Dec-13 00:12:50

We're up in Cheshire that w/e MrsHels, back on 31st, sorry I won't make it.

MABS Mon 09-Dec-13 08:55:17

Bbb what a shame sad and I o u a fiver! X

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 09-Dec-13 13:18:08

Oh yes, I'd forgotten about that!
Can you put it towards pizza for Hels?

MABS Mon 09-Dec-13 15:34:22

Of course x

Aww thank you BBB.

MABS Tue 10-Dec-13 07:46:27

So you come hels? X

Xmas2013MN9653 Tue 10-Dec-13 09:25:18

Well it's beginning to look like you atrocious cunts aren't giving me a choice grin

What time is it? I know it's Al Duomo.

Name change fail m'dear!

1pm smile I'll PM all today and make sure that everybody is coming and if not hopefully we can get some extras in as we lose the deposit if too many back out.

Balls [embarrassed]

TruthSweet Tue 10-Dec-13 11:08:27

I really hope I can make it - we've been hit by the winter sickness bug (3 out of 6 down so far)

Oh no Truth sad Hope you feel better soon!

StickEmUpSideways Tue 10-Dec-13 21:41:38

I'm excited !
Going to have some work done ... Hahah you'll see ... At an appt just down the road so I'll be there about 1.15 ...

StickEmUpSideways Tue 10-Dec-13 21:42:54

Hels id love to buy you a drink too was so fun last time x

Helish Wed 11-Dec-13 14:08:04

Sorry, I'm not going to be able to make it, I've been put on rest by the dr and to limit movements. Gutted as I've been looking forward to this for ages sad

sad I hope you feel better soon Helish brew

MABS Wed 11-Dec-13 18:21:29

Really hellish? smile u ok hunny..... ?

TruthSweet Thu 12-Dec-13 13:34:39

It's a definite no from me as wave 2 of ithe stomach bug has hit (same children too) I hope everyone has a great time and I'll see you in the New Year.

Helish Thu 12-Dec-13 15:48:36

Thanks MABS, I'm ok. We moved last weekend and I overdid it. Seeing the dr next week and hope I get the all clear. Hope all is good with your family x

DoreensEatingHerSoreen Thu 12-Dec-13 21:43:22

Just checking in, looking forward to catching up / meeting new faces smile

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 12-Dec-13 23:15:47

Sorry to hear so many people are ill, hope you feel better soon.

smileflowers

MABS, could you get in touch with mamatuer, jollycam and ratty and find out if they're coming please? Not sure if they're still using MN at the moment and I couldn't remember ratty's full name on here anyway so my message didn't get through to her smile

MABS Fri 13-Dec-13 06:49:09

jolicam and mamateur yes, ratty is a no sadly.

Thank you smile

I will be there!

MABS Fri 13-Dec-13 17:11:57

Good good!

Oh ladies, I will be there in shame. Tomorrow I will be sporting pink and blue and glitter nails courtesy of my 7yo charge and a bruised backside from slipping down the stairs in front of my dadboss.

I will need a drink. A big one! I look forward to seeing you all smile

Looking forward to seeing the spangly nails Pixie and meeting you all tomorrow! Eek need to think what to wear...

NowBringUsSomeFuzzpiggyPudding Fri 13-Dec-13 22:35:56

Are people dressing up?! Afraid I will be in what I believe are known as Mum Jeans grin and trainers and some kind of boring top depending on what is clean blush (washing machine broke last week - new one only arrived today!)... On the other hand, my bag has TopCat on it...

MABS Sat 14-Dec-13 08:51:24

Shall I wear my Miss Santa outfit gals?! JOKE xx

I think you should MABS!

MABS Sat 14-Dec-13 10:27:25

I think not Hels smile

MrsUnderwood Sat 14-Dec-13 12:35:41

I'm dressed up but not particularly Christmassy- more Day of the Dead!

I've got a dress on but it's not Christmassy!

NowBringUsSomeFuzzpiggyPudding Sat 14-Dec-13 19:00:34

Ooh look I'm first one back here grin

Thanks everyone for a lovely lunch, it was great to meet you all! And I didn't sit wibbling in a corner so quite a big achievement for me <proud>

A shame I couldn't come along to the bar after, would be too much for me these days blush hope you're all having some atrocious fun grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 14-Dec-13 21:31:34

That's not enough Fuzzpiggy dish dish!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 14-Dec-13 22:42:12

Guess they were all arrested then, 'bout time too grin

NowBringUsSomeFuzzpiggyPudding Sat 14-Dec-13 22:48:27

grin ha, I have no idea what they got up to, I left after lunch (which somehow went on til gone 5!)

NOTMissMABS Sun 15-Dec-13 00:23:51

wine

NotMissMiranda Sun 15-Dec-13 09:04:40

It's all a bit hazy after we went to All Bar One but I woke up at home, not in a police cell!

MABS Sun 15-Dec-13 09:18:25

great lunch girls x

noddyholder Sun 15-Dec-13 09:30:17

Lovely to see you all xx

Thank you all for coming along, it was lovely to see you all! I can't wait to see you all at meets in the new year smile

NotMissMiranda Sun 15-Dec-13 09:50:35

Do I owe anyone any money for drinks in All Bar One?

NowBringUsSomeFuzzpiggyPudding Sun 15-Dec-13 09:58:44

Loving the new MissM names grin

noddy I don't remember hearing your alias yesterday, I guess we were at opposite ends of the table! Hopefully see you next time smile

MissMirandalovesSunshine Sun 15-Dec-13 13:48:17

My head hurts...

NotMissMiranda Sun 15-Dec-13 14:22:19

So who was the last one standing (seeing as it wasn't me for a change!)

MissMirandalovesSunshine Sun 15-Dec-13 14:53:53

Me and someone whose nickname I don't know. And her friend who joined us later.

I didn't get home last night.

Haha, I left you three just before nine, so where did you end up going?

NotMissMiranda Sun 15-Dec-13 16:55:21

Dirty stop out! grin

MissMirandalovesSunshine Sun 15-Dec-13 16:57:54

It's all a bit blurry... we went to a bar somewhere and I remember drinking a coffee cocktail. Then ended up in Hove.

Haha, brilliant!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 15-Dec-13 23:35:22

Bugger, sounds like I missed something grin

And I want to know what all the new names are about.

But I'm betting you won't tell me sad

xx

NotMissMiranda Mon 16-Dec-13 07:58:59

I tried explaining the name changes to my husband & he just looked at me like I'd just told him the unfunniest thing ever grin

Sounds like I missed out too! Also ended up leaving 'after lunch' around 5pm to a slightly hungry baby. Oops. It was lovely to meet you all, looking forward to the next meet up already!

Local Talk is looking a bit sparse so I've started a new thread in Local to carry on the chat - please, please, please come over there and I will love you all forever grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 17-Dec-13 01:07:23

I really wanted to post on the local thread.

But I don't know who anyone is sad

And I don't know if I should change my name, evensader

And, and if I do, what to, and then I'm stuck with it forever shock!

And I'm really cross I missed the hooley, bunch of floozey fuckers grin

CustardoPaidforIDSsYFronts Tue 31-Dec-13 14:28:31

happy new year brightonians

wanna show the northerners how to partay?

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