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Gin Hags Anonymous Christmas Bash

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HepsibubbleCauldronToad Fri 11-Oct-13 20:15:04

Time for a new thread I think, as our inane chatterings have almost filled up t'other one.

Venue booked, people paid. Now to sort out our gladrags and handbags for our annual drunken extravaganza. There will be gin aplenty and dancing on chairs SayCool and dances no doubt and the foolhardy will do their kamikaze Boris Bike tricks.

Saturday 30th November, venue known to the paid up crew, time - well officially 7:30, but I suspect there will be early starters...

Really looking forward to seeing you all there, and also welcoming the Mottley Crew coming from MNHQ.

Oh, and I've promised to make cupcakes with, shall we say, MN acceptable wording grinwink

<wheelies Boris bike into new thread>

<snogs those I missed on the first round>

<crashes Boris bike into table and nose-dives into cake>


IamtheZombie Fri 11-Oct-13 20:21:43

Zombie checking in! grin

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Fri 11-Oct-13 20:22:40

Still a tart. And mind my cakes would you please. grin

So sad I can't join you piss heads all. Maybe next year.

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Fri 11-Oct-13 20:26:25

exit I plan to sort a summer one out too, so please look out for that - it would be lovely if you can come along to that.

Shodawnofthedead Fri 11-Oct-13 20:29:55

<avoids Annie and her Boris Bike>

I am drinking gin right this minute in honour of you all.

(Well, that and the fact that I've run out of vodka. But that is neither here nor there)

I haven't drunk gin for eleventy hundred years and it's making me quite squiffy.

I don't think I can ride a bike anymore.

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Fri 11-Oct-13 20:33:48

I'm drinking Werthers Vodka that I made the other day. I with pain kindly offered some to DD1 and she declined saying 'I can't drink it neat'. WTAF I'm more hardcore than my 20 year old daughter.

DD3 dipped her finger in it for a taste when I wasn't looking. She wasn't impressed either, but she is 4.8..

EstoyAqui Fri 11-Oct-13 20:38:17

I am drinking a schooner of sherry. I'm not even 35 and I'm drinking sherry for fun on a Friday night.

catgirl1976 Fri 11-Oct-13 20:38:39

Oooh - I would love to come

How do I do that? Is it allowed to invite yourself? blush

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Fri 11-Oct-13 20:42:44

Of course you are! Are you on FB. If not, no fear, I can PM you details if you'd like to come along.

catgirl1976 Fri 11-Oct-13 20:43:41

Yes - I am on FB smile Do you need my email?

BellaVita Fri 11-Oct-13 20:45:33

A schooner of sherry grin. I do like sherry btw but the schooner bit made me roar.

insomniarules Fri 11-Oct-13 20:48:37

Ooh I really want to come along but I'm miles away...

Bimblepops Fri 11-Oct-13 20:49:25

Evening all, I'm on Night Nurse this evening, 'tis shite

Allalonenow Fri 11-Oct-13 20:53:02

Ahhh Estoy it is the schooner that is the problem, tip the sherry into a beaker (!!!!) and you will be fine.

Sorry, totally off thread I know, hope you all have a fab night.

BellaVita Fri 11-Oct-13 20:55:10

insom - where is miles away?

EstoyAqui Fri 11-Oct-13 20:55:48

Hopefully the sherry bit will have me roaring drunk later.

Trills Fri 11-Oct-13 21:04:54


HA! Found you!

<snogs Annie down to the floor>

insomniarules Fri 11-Oct-13 21:05:26

Cambridge. But DH has just asked if he can go to brazil if England qualify so maybe I can have a night out in London...

Shalom, Trills honey

But Cambridge is no distance at all, insomnia, just a mere pootle up the M11, no?

BellaVita Fri 11-Oct-13 21:12:10

I am coming from York so Cambridge a breeze.

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Fri 11-Oct-13 21:14:06

Cambridge? For goodness sake it's up the road... And if your DH wants to go to Brazil then I feel you will be banking at least 20 meet ups grin

There are others coming from Cambridge... you can from a posse.

insomniarules Fri 11-Oct-13 21:49:13

Ok, it may be the prosecco taking over here but please can you pm me a rough idea of where you are meeting ? Is it within staggering distance to a naice hotel? I would love z night out.

Naice hotel? No. We're all staying at a Travelodge!

form a posse, obviously...

IamtheZombie Fri 11-Oct-13 22:49:17

To be fair, Annie, it is a Travelodge with a 24 hour bar.

PaperPomPom Fri 11-Oct-13 22:58:42


How do I find you on Facebook/get details? I'm totally plastered a touch squiffy on my way home from London and have decided if this is the damage I can do after work I need I get paid up with a dodgy pal.

IamtheZombie Fri 11-Oct-13 23:01:41

Zombie has PMd you, PaperPomPom.

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Fri 11-Oct-13 23:04:17

Thanks Zombie.

marriedinwhiteisback Fri 11-Oct-13 23:11:40

Must sort out paying grin

IamtheZombie Fri 11-Oct-13 23:17:37

Zombie has added PaperPomPom to the group, Heps.

Yes indeed, 24-hours bars are well classy, innit?

KnottyLocks Fri 11-Oct-13 23:30:02

Checking in!

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Sat 12-Oct-13 00:05:08

Most excellent Knotty.

Married - no probs, we'll sort it.

catinboots Sat 12-Oct-13 09:50:36

Morning peeps!

Is anyone going from Dorset?

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 12-Oct-13 10:31:22

Will fb heps and ginny later. Am really pressed at present - moving day is 1st November providing all goes to plan in the next two weeks [eek]. Although I've got DS helping as he decided the week before he was due to go to have a gap year. Oh life is fun - just give me a bottle and a straw on 30th please grin

married is this a home move or office? Sounds like home. Moving stresses me out!

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 12-Oct-13 12:06:52

Home. Am having a sneaky coffee before Sainos to escape the chaos. Have spent 10 months renovating new house. This afternoon I'm clearing out the kitchen and have a feeling that if everything with a chip in it goes I'll be able to justify a new set of china - after doing the shed and utility last Sunday DS had 8 trips to the tip.

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 12-Oct-13 12:14:20

Home. Am having a sneaky coffee before Sainos to escape the chaos. Have spent 10 months renovating new house. Clearing out 22 years of shite and trying to persuade DH that he doesn't need 16 frayed shirts for gardening! Now shall I keep my wedding dress or is it time for it to go?

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 12-Oct-13 12:17:13

See can't even post properly - decided I wouldn't let slip the state of the china!

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 12-Oct-13 13:56:44

And when I got back a bastard workman from down the road had parked in front of my drive angry. Is it too early for wine?

Can't believe I missed almost an entire thread. Damn real life and my engagement in it grin

prettybird Sat 12-Oct-13 16:43:15

I'm bringing supplies of home-made tablet down from Scotland but will keep it hidden from BIWI and her big stick grin

Doinmummy Sat 12-Oct-13 19:05:41

Am I too late to put my name down ? Not been to one before <scared>

IamtheZombie Sat 12-Oct-13 19:09:33

Nope, you're not too late. Zombie will PM you.

Portofino Sat 12-Oct-13 19:11:13

I will bring Belgian chocolates and organise an order for Duty Free fags. No-one ever smokes on MN til there is a Meet Up. grin

IamtheZombie Sat 12-Oct-13 19:12:24

Ahem. Val runs a lovely Smoking Shed, Porto. Zombie will be bumping after she's had her dinner. wink

IamChristmas Sat 12-Oct-13 19:54:05

Can I come too? Doinmummy I've never been to one either and am also quite scared!

Portofino Sat 12-Oct-13 19:55:21

Are you on FB? I will attempt to PM you the link.

IamChristmas Sat 12-Oct-13 19:57:38

Oh I'm a FB refuser sad sorry, could you pm me?

magimedi Sat 12-Oct-13 20:47:52

*Just to say that DS & DIL are going to be back from 'furrin parts' that w/e.

As I love them very dearly & don't see enuff of them I am going to ditch all you lot in favour of them.

Hope to meet you all in the summer.

*Bloody kids - they always get in the way of fun - last time they stopped me coming to a meet up by having a WEDDING! The very cheek of them.


Blondeshavemorefun Sat 12-Oct-13 21:04:06

Waves bottle of gin

I'm marking my place smile

Married sounds like you are doing it properly. I've done both moving methods in the past:

1. Carefully have a sort out and a proper clear out, mark things with sticky notes, move items to where the should be so they get packed with like items, have curtains and carpets cleaned before they are moved then pressed after, fold your special clothes with tissue paper, make sure DVDs and CDs are in their proper cases............

2. Work 120 hours a week in the run up to the move, leave everything to the removal company, have your MIL unpack for you at the other end and then look at you as a slattern forevermore because she was unpacking dirty coffee cups and rubbish in the rubbish bins that had been packed up and shipped overseas

I know which one I prefer!

Checking in smile I was too pregnant to come to last year's shindig (DD2 was born 4 days after the meetup). I think the Christmas 2011 one was actually my last proper night out.

acsec Sat 12-Oct-13 23:40:01

Argh - I lost the previous thread somehow (was loving that I topped the list of ppl coming!)

Can someone pm me the details please?

MABS Sun 13-Oct-13 09:53:58

could someone pm me the FB link pretty please? am going to have to make very last minute decision though girls..

ChasedByBees Sun 13-Oct-13 09:56:54

Ooh I'd love to come! Will need to double check childcare etc but think I can make it if that's ok.

IamtheZombie Sun 13-Oct-13 10:05:05

MABS and ChasedByBees, Zombie has sent you a PM with a link to the group.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 13-Oct-13 11:24:05

Morning all.
Porto I'd love a carton or few packs of Camel Blue, always seem to get through twice as many at a meet-up!

Doinmummy Sun 13-Oct-13 12:25:28

IamChristmas. Meet you outside, we can go in holding hands grin

Doinmummy Sun 13-Oct-13 12:27:32

Heps I have sent you a FB request thingy

IamtheZombie Sun 13-Oct-13 12:27:50

Doinmummy, did you just send me an FB friend request? I've just accepted one but want to make sure it's you before I add you to the group.

SayCoolNowSayWhip Sun 13-Oct-13 12:41:19

Checking in. Late to the party as usual was too busy dancing on tables

MABS Sun 13-Oct-13 13:35:34

thanks Zombie, I just sent you a request to join group earlier , mb are my initials

IamtheZombie Sun 13-Oct-13 13:51:51

MABS, did you click on the Join Group tab at the top of the page? If so, I can't see how to add you. It may need to be one of the admins who does that. It may be easier if I PM you with my FB details so you can add me as a friend. I know I can add you to the group that way.

acsec Sun 13-Oct-13 15:45:35

I still have no pm sad

BellaVita Sun 13-Oct-13 16:08:01

I will pm you acsec.

Doinmummy Sun 13-Oct-13 18:06:18

Iamthezombie I did send a face book request. I think my pic is me looking straight at the camera. I've got long fair hair.

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Sun 13-Oct-13 18:31:59

Right, I'm back in the world of normal after doing the 5K for Woolly Hugs today with Pistey and BIWI. It PISSED down the whole time bar about 3 minutes and we were wet, cold and exhausted.

So, if people need adding or FB details, please do PM me and I'll crack on with adds and info requests.

Zombie petal, thank you for picking up my slack this week. I owe you.

So pleased at the growing numbers of awesome people getting their names down, this will be some bash grin

marriedinwhiteisback Sun 13-Oct-13 18:42:16

I thought of the three of you - honest - the weather has been utterly vile here today.

Doinmummy Sun 13-Oct-13 18:44:32

Thankyou for accepting my request. Now what do I do ( total techno phobe)

IamtheZombie Sun 13-Oct-13 18:52:14

Doin, the group should now appear to the left hand side of your newsfeed. Just click on it and introduce yourself.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 13-Oct-13 20:32:25

Be lovely to see you again Mabs smile

Portofino Sun 13-Oct-13 21:03:53

Well done to Hepsi and Biwi and Pistey and the other runners today! I am postiively orgasmic that apparently the very lovely BOF will put in an appearance. xxx

prettybird Mon 14-Oct-13 10:28:53

[gulp] Have now bought my train tickets. £96 return from Glasgow, getting in to London at 14:12, which should give me time for pre-drinks to get ready wink

I did struggle with the "Main reason for journey" market research question: was it an "event", or a "day out" or a "holiday"? They didn't have "piss-up" as an option, so I plumped for "visiting hairy truckers friends" grin

Must remember to top-up my Oyster Card.

smokinaces Mon 14-Oct-13 14:45:06

Just seen the FB group (friends with a few of you) so am requesting to join :-) Will get details there - hopefully is a premier inn around with space still :-/

Reastie Mon 14-Oct-13 14:48:05

<pokes head in> Hello all, I spotted your fb group via a fb/mn friend and thought it sounded fun what am I going to let myself in for . Never been to a mn evening meet up before but I do love the festive season! Quick question to the organisers - is there easy parking at the venue?

MABS Mon 14-Oct-13 15:06:42

well done runners! be great to see you too Blondes, just not quite sure yet if I can make it..

prettybird Mon 14-Oct-13 17:09:03

Smokinaces - I'll share with you! smile

prettybird Mon 14-Oct-13 17:14:12

Room for two still available for £125. Apparently no rooms for 3 wonder why? wink

smokinaces Mon 14-Oct-13 18:12:51

Yeay prettybird. Really looking forward to it now, will be fab to share with one of my fb mn friends :-D

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Mon 14-Oct-13 18:14:58

Reastie there is street parking round the corner and also a couple of car parks that I know of for sure. Guy's is very close, so it's geared up for visitors round there.

Reastie Mon 14-Oct-13 18:21:03

thanks hep - do you know the area? I'm assuming there will actually be spaces in the car park/street parking? I've been reading the posts on the fb group and I'm a bit scared of you all wink well, there has to be a wallflower at every party <looks nervous>

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Mon 14-Oct-13 18:38:58

Don't be daft. I probably know half either in person or from here and they are all lovely drunken people..

I know the area well, yes. If you want to PM me nearer the time, I would be very happy to give you easy directions to the best place to park. And to get to the area, obvs. Just let me know roughly where you are coming from and I'll do that no problem.

Doinmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 19:34:57

Hi, can someone check that my money was paid please? PayPal crashed so not sure if it went through . I don't want to get to the door and be turned away for being a tight arse!

Doinmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 19:35:37

Reastie I'm scared too blush

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Mon 14-Oct-13 19:49:38

Doin you're on the list as paid up, so there'll be no turning away at the door.. grin

marriedinwhiteisback Mon 14-Oct-13 19:50:30

I have been to two and haven't seen anyone scary yet. I remember KnottyLocks, BeachyHead, Porto, Hearts, Dances, TheTripletsMum, Annie, Hully, Pag, and some people by their real names - the name business gets very confusing grin.

BellaVita Mon 14-Oct-13 19:50:55

You will be fine ladies no need to be scared, evil cackle

BellaVita Mon 14-Oct-13 19:51:54

Err and me hopefully married grin

smokinaces Mon 14-Oct-13 19:58:30

I went to a meet, Oooh, three years ago? Not been to one since. Know blondes quite well, and stayed at pisteys house and am friends with prettybird on fb but that's it. So I shall be a nervous one in the corner nursing gin too.

Trills Mon 14-Oct-13 20:00:14

It's easier if people have names that are name-ish, or can be easily shortened to something with no more than three syllables.

Bella is easy. BIWI is "bee wee". etc.

marriedinwhiteisback Mon 14-Oct-13 20:02:39

Yes of course Bella - you are the petite pretty one with the luscious dark hair but I think of you by your rl name and that's where it all gets confusing grin. And, and, and I did say I remembered some people by their real names. You know that Piste person called Justine grin.

BellaVita Mon 14-Oct-13 20:04:52

grin I will let you off then married!

I'm definitely bringing a copy of The List helpfully annotated from my spreadsheet because I have the same problem as married - some real names, some MN names, some I know I've met but can't place, some I haven't met but feel like I know, ETC.

Anyone know if Maryz has decided either way? I might have scared her off with my insistent invitations to stay with me grin

smokinaces Mon 14-Oct-13 20:18:04

My biggest fear is people going "who are you" me telling them and being confronted by the blank look of non recognition, confirming my identity as a nobody :-/

Reastie Mon 14-Oct-13 20:26:19

Thanks hepsi that's really kind of you, might take you up on that. Haven't driven in London for years!

doin and smokin well that makes three of us! I'm sure I'll get blank faced by everyone smokinaces.

marriedinwhiteisback Mon 14-Oct-13 20:28:02

I remember your name smokin but I never remember anyone's posts.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 14-Oct-13 20:36:21


No idea there was a new thread grin wine

IamtheZombie Mon 14-Oct-13 21:35:46

Well, you do now, Pistey. wink

Doinmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 22:43:24

Is Maryz going? I reeeeeelly hope so. I luffs her

Doinmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 22:45:20

Reastie and Smokin I have visions of us three sitting looking all forlorn like the wall flowers in Grease

Doinmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 22:47:54

Maybe a bit early to ask but what is the dress code? Do I need to dig my tiara out?

Doinmummy, Reastie, Smokin you have to be careful being wallflowers. People will descend on you with tequila shots and jaegerbombs. grin

Doinmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 22:49:20

Fantastic ! I'll practise my extra special' feel sorry for me' face grin

Dress code = what you are comfy in. I'm going to go with whatever makes me feel least fat. I'm sooo depressed about my fatness levels. Lost lots, quit smoking, have put it all back on again.

Seriously though anything goes. Anything from lovely frocks (Pag always looks gorgeous) to classic pearls (married) to tailored suits with "ridiculous shoes" (LeGav's own words!) to great fitting white jeans (Heps) to brocade coats (Pistey i think - someone had a gorgeous one on last year) to jeans-with-spangly-tops (lots of people) to chinos and cords and birks and Docs and crocs, camouflage and flowery prints.

Actually one of the lovely things for me about a meet up is seeing so many different types of people all in the same place, everyone looking like themselves IYSWIM. grin

Doinmummy Mon 14-Oct-13 23:00:24

That's great . Joggers and t shirt it is then !

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 14-Oct-13 23:13:47

The two meetups I've been to have had people being nervous beforehand and saying they'd be in a quiet, lonely puddle of gin somewhere. It's funny though, there never seem to be any corners like that I don't think anyone has ever reported after the event , that that was their experience.

acsec Mon 14-Oct-13 23:17:25

I am still double checking the dates and weather I can come - it's not far for me, so fingers crossed. I'm looking forward to putting names to faces!

IamtheZombie Mon 14-Oct-13 23:20:50

Have you joined the FB group, acsec. You can see our faces on there.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 14-Oct-13 23:32:00

Hearts I think you and I had a two pronged front to try and persuade Maryz to come.
I've assumed that her silence means she's not coming sad

However, she did say that next year, she would announce the Xmas Meet-Up date in about May and book her flights accordingly, and we'd all have to comply grin

So we can all start nagging her in ... ooh ... March?

IamtheZombie Mon 14-Oct-13 23:40:08

No, BBB. We start nagging her in January. Zombie has met her and she is LOVELY.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 14-Oct-13 23:41:07

See there are different sorts of bravery aren't there Zombie?

I wouldn't put my face on there for all the tea gin in China.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 14-Oct-13 23:43:36

Great, you can be Head Nagger Honcho, I bet you'll remember too.

MABS Tue 15-Oct-13 20:51:49

I really really can't come sad

BBB we did our level best <squares shoulders and sings bracing song>

MABS noooooooo! Whyyyyyyyy?

MABS Tue 15-Oct-13 21:14:32

Ds has big hospital appt on the Monday sad

marriedinwhiteisback Tue 15-Oct-13 21:33:45

Oh, hope it goes well MABS. Finger and toes crossed.

Maryz is such a spoilsport grin.

Have suggested that if DH goes to his mothers this weekend and if she's coming here on 5th November for a few days (yep the week we move - but dd is singing that week)that he will really really need to see her the w/e of 30th because he won't see her again before Christmas - and that way I can stay out for as long as I like grin

Oh no MABS I'm sorry to hear that - I hope it will be ok.

Married you are scheming! What is your DD singing in?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 16-Oct-13 00:50:28

MABS so sorry you can't come, and hope hospital goes OK, hope you can still make our local meet.

married fx for your norty scheming grin

Hearts, I don't know what else we could have done <sob>
We'll just have to drink her share of the gin <sobsob>

BellaVita Thu 17-Oct-13 15:37:00

Is Maryz not coming then? Shame on her! grin

Hello, I'm a bit late to this, but I'd love to come! Please can someone let me know how to sign up and pay? Thanks!

marriedinwhiteisback Fri 18-Oct-13 21:48:10

Oh Cup I'd love to see you; I've been thinking of you lots. Are you all OK?

KnottyLocks Fri 18-Oct-13 21:49:57

Checking back in.

This work malarky is getting in the way.

<snogs Cup>

Aww thanks maried and Knotty smile

Yes we're doing okay thanks. Ups and downs, but it will be nice to have something fun to look forward to.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 18-Oct-13 23:14:37

Due, so glad you are coming, I PROMISE not to sigh in the morning. X

arf wine

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 18-Oct-13 23:27:24

Oh, it would be so lovely to see you again cup, you were one of the first mners I met. flowers

Reastie Sat 19-Oct-13 07:40:30

Oh crap, work christmas party date announced and can't do mn AND works do so having to choose which one to attend confused . It seems christmas parties are like buses!

BellaVita Sat 19-Oct-13 08:20:16

Choose us Reastie, you will have a much better time IMO grin

Nooo. Cup is going and I'm not.

Lovely to see you again Cup hope you are feeling ok.

IamtheZombie Sun 20-Oct-13 01:17:07

Exit, is Zombie going to have to drive north to kidnap you and take you the London?? grin

Reastie Sun 20-Oct-13 05:51:40

grin bella

Oh that would be lovely Z but it is the school fair that day so I had to back out thlsad

marriedinwhiteisback Mon 21-Oct-13 21:42:48

Hello lovely ladies. Just giving this a little bump because if I let it fall off my board I'll never find it again.

>>quivers<< with excitement - lead a quiet and boring life normally - full of nod and smile, nod and smile.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 21-Oct-13 23:48:25

grin it is exciting married, there's nearly 50 of us I think.

And we're all practising so much we really will be perfect!

BellaVita Tue 22-Oct-13 07:05:17

Morning grin

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 26-Oct-13 21:37:45

I'm coming! I need to pay you Hepsi!

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 26-Oct-13 22:03:13

Yay, another Londoner grin

Trills Sat 26-Oct-13 22:11:36

It is exciting, but I can't come, because a friend is having a 30th birthday dinner the same night. sad

Well, not too sad because I do get to have a nice dinner out with my friend, but a mild sadface.

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 26-Oct-13 22:23:48

It's even sadder that one of my school friends has a child of 30 sad and grin.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 27-Oct-13 01:28:32

I have a child who's not far off 30 and I'm not even remotely sad.

Stuff that and light it grin

< think I'd better run...>

Is this the London one? If so, I am on FB so can someone give me a nudge ie venue, price and who to pay? Ta. (It's always around my birthday grin saving me the hassle of having to make birthday plans of my own.)

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 30-Oct-13 00:00:54

Have PMed you SGB.


SayCoolNowSayWhip Wed 06-Nov-13 10:27:55

Not long now.....

Just bumping really to keep in TIO.

IamtheZombie Wed 06-Nov-13 10:40:45

Oh, good idea, SayCool.

Just dropped by to say I don't think I can make it after all - basically I'm just too broke to come up to London for a weekend with you gin guzzlers grin Maybe if I had a job it would help!

Was great that I could pop in for last year's do, and meet some of you in RL, but I was up in taaaahn anyway then, so was more doable.
Hope you all have a great night anyway (sniff, sniff sad)
((( Keep warm x )))

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 09-Nov-13 13:24:19

Really sorry to see your post Juggling.

But the real reason I looked up the thread was to warn you all that according to the London thread, if you come up to big London you will all be afflicted by black snot because it's so dirty here grin.

I think it's amazing lived here for 30 years and never seen it but there are dozens on the threat all claiming it to be so hmm.

Doinmummy Sat 09-Nov-13 13:28:58

I'm so excited. Need to sort out my outfit.

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 09-Nov-13 13:33:18

You'd better bring a dark hanky grin

Thanks married - really enjoyed meeting folks last year thanks

IamtheZombie Sun 10-Nov-13 11:37:07


Zombie has an announcement and request.

We're trying to get the list of who's coming up to date in the FB Group. Zombie has been made aware that not all of you use FB. So, if you fall into that category, would you kindly PM Zombie with your RL name and she will add you to the list.

She thanks you. grin

Nineteen days and counting!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 11-Nov-13 18:02:28

Are you all a-quiver Hearts? grin

IamtheZombie Mon 11-Nov-13 21:30:27

Zombie is!!! She's very excited. grin

NearTheWindmill Fri 15-Nov-13 21:01:04

Am probably about to be banned for questioning the MNet philosophy on a thread and frankly am sick of all the goady, nasty bullying going on at present. Will focus on the Facebook thread if I am. Things are bad in my opinion.

Have name changed by the way but I luffs everyone on this thread.

Married x.

Married. Be careful out there x

Sorry didn't see your post all week BBB. Hearts a-poundin' knees a-knockin' and all a-quiver! grin

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 15-Nov-13 22:34:36

< faints >

< sigh >


Mintyy Fri 15-Nov-13 23:31:45

Bumping for a friend ...

Helpyourself Sat 16-Nov-13 09:32:22

Hello! Can I have a facebook link please. I'd love to come grin

I am late to this. Only got confirmation that I am free this Saturday yesterday.

Can somebody pm me any details?

MarriedinwhiteAgain lovely to see you a few weeks ago, maybe we can teleport/transport in and out together?

Well well well, I am clearly not wanted..... sad

SOB I will just go and sit inside a tardis

NearTheWindmill Fri 22-Nov-13 22:14:01

Have namechanged Quint but lovely to see you too. I am having a wobble because my best friend has asked me to have her dc next weekend because they have an exeat and can't go home. I was soft and said yes - trying to work out what I can do at present because feel a bit guilty leaving them to fend for themselves when they are supposed to be receiving love and care and good food smile. Trying to work it out - and not sure yet if DH is in London next weekend or not.

NearTheWindmill Sat 23-Nov-13 11:39:54

Quint - DH is stepping into the breach with the visitors. Shall we meet at 6.45 on the platform at EP or PB. I think the easiest route is along the DL and a 10 minute walk or 3 minute cab at destination. Should take about 45 minutes. Are you on the FB Group and if so who are you? pm me.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 23-Nov-13 16:04:45

Quint sorry you had to wait, did you get my PM?

Oh lovely! Replies! smile

6.45 EP suits best Windmill.

Doinmummy Sun 24-Nov-13 18:04:33

Is anyone travelling in from Essex?

Doinmummy Sun 24-Nov-13 18:08:53

Also what's the etiquette on entering the venue? I don't want to fling the door open , yell Ta Daaa! I'm heeeere! Only to find I'm in the wrong pub. grin

NearTheWindmill Sun 24-Nov-13 18:22:12

See you on the platform Quint - will be coming from the stop before and will get on the second carriage from the front grin..

Doinmummy Don't worry - just step inside and look lost and someone will come and talk to you. Dances looked after me the first time.

Would a sheet of labels and a marker pen be helpful?

Doinmummy Sun 24-Nov-13 18:41:53

I'm normally quite happy to enter pubs etc on my own, but I must admit to feeling a bit nervous about stepping into a nest of vipers!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 24-Nov-13 18:42:25

Um, looking lost in the wrong pub maybe not such a great idea either, you'd be better off with the Ta Daa!

Slide elegantly through the door and yell "Oi, cunts, where are ya?"


BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 24-Nov-13 18:43:59

Vipers would work too!

If you're chicken.

NearTheWindmill Sun 24-Nov-13 18:52:03

Or me and Quint will meet you en-route and you can come in with us because we are kind and luffly.

NearTheWindmill Sun 24-Nov-13 18:54:52

Just read up thread and we are coming from the absolute opposite direction but we could still meet you en-route because I'm guessing you're coming into Liverpool Street and our station isn't that far away.

IamtheTimeZombie Sun 24-Nov-13 18:55:41

Zombie sincerely hopes that all of you have checked the list in the Group and made sure you're on there. She'd hate to have to threaten to eat anyone's brains...


Doinmummy Sun 24-Nov-13 18:58:53

Slide elegantly through the door and yell "Oi, cunts, where are ya?"


Doinmummy Sun 24-Nov-13 18:59:58

I'm being dropped off outside the venue so will just have to be brave.

Doinmummy Sun 24-Nov-13 19:03:50

Looking forward to meeting everyone

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 24-Nov-13 19:17:03

Some have NCed since the list was written Zombie, just to confuse us. smile

IamtheTimeZombie Sun 24-Nov-13 19:18:50

Yes, Bewitched, Zombie had noticed that.

You must let Zombie know what you want her to put on your name tag. wink

NearTheWindmill Sun 24-Nov-13 19:25:47

But I'm still who I am and will be who I am on the night. Just avoiding the stalker sad, angry.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 24-Nov-13 19:29:39

And very lovely you are too Windmill, sorry if I was too flippant, I know some people NC for serious, important reasons flowers

NearTheWindmill Sun 24-Nov-13 19:34:23

Nah - just too many trolls at the minute. Not bovvered but just gave up on the personal attacks that were too passive aggro for MN to take seriously. hmm Someone was keeping a spreadsheet of my posts shock and dragging them up months later.

NearTheWindmill Sun 24-Nov-13 19:35:55

The other thing to remember Doin is that the real vipers don't come to meet-ups, ime anyway.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 24-Nov-13 19:38:07

Sorry to hear that Windmill, what a pain.

IamtheZombie Sun 24-Nov-13 19:59:57

Windmill, that's terrible.

Anyone trying to keep a spreadsheet of Zombie's postings would bore themselves to death within 36 hours.

Doinmummy Sun 24-Nov-13 20:00:08

That's ok then Windmill

I am ridiculously excited

NearTheWindmill Sun 24-Nov-13 20:09:00

And zombie if you try and eat my brains you will be getting a teeny weeny little poncy starter grin. It's really not worth it.

BellaVita Sun 24-Nov-13 20:13:40

Really looking forward to next week!

BIWI Sun 24-Nov-13 20:20:35


IamtheZombie Sun 24-Nov-13 21:13:45

Zombie really doesn't like brains anyway. grin

Oh look here's everyone smile

Can't wait for Sat. I need a drink or forty.

Windmill will you step out to the platform, or wave at me like a loon from inside the carriage to ensure we end up on the same train?

IamtheZombie Mon 25-Nov-13 18:49:08

Quint, Zombie doesn't see you on the Attendees list. AHEM.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 25-Nov-13 19:49:06

Zombie, I PMed Quint to contact Pistey and she didn't want to go through FB. So maybe Pistey just hasn't got round to adding her?

HTH grin doubt it!

IamtheZombie Mon 25-Nov-13 20:18:43

If she will PM Zombie with her RL name, she will add her to the list.

NearTheWindmill Mon 25-Nov-13 20:44:51

Oh, Quint'll pay and if she doesn't I'll pay for her.

Quint I'll wave from the door and if I can't see you I'll get off and wait. I haff your number and I know your name - and I think you are one of the three who know my rl name. I will pm you my number grin.

smile That should not be necessary Windmill, but thanks for the kind offer.

NearTheWindmill Mon 25-Nov-13 22:46:30

I only meant if you didn't get round to it but Pistey says you have. Yay - you won't be standing me up then - waiting on my own on the platform grin

IamtheZombie Mon 25-Nov-13 22:47:42

'Tis all sorted and Quint is on the list. grin

Mintyy Mon 25-Nov-13 22:50:26

Did anyone reply to HelpYourself's post last week?

I've forgotten how to get oneself on to the facebook page. Do you have to message someone? I'd like to tell the lovely Helpy how to get herself an invite ...

IamtheZombie Mon 25-Nov-13 23:36:16

Not sure, Mintyy. If you are FB friends with her, Zombie thinks all you need to do is to put her name into the +Add people to group box in the upper right hand corner of the page. There were a couple of new people added last week so you can check if she is one of those.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 25-Nov-13 23:46:05

Mintyy yes I did smile, I think she's in.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 25-Nov-13 23:48:29

I think there's usually a few people who want to just stick with their MN name.

IamtheZombie Mon 25-Nov-13 23:55:29

Speaking of which, Bewitched, we need to discuss what you want on your name badge.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 26-Nov-13 00:08:25

Well, I've got a "Bewitched" badge from last year, and before I was aware of your facilities, I asked SGB to make me a "BBB" one as well.
I've also got a subtle little "Bunch of Cunts or Nest of Vipers" button shock !
So I think I'm sorted.
Thanks though flowers

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 26-Nov-13 00:10:47

Unless you're suggesting mischief?

But Zombie wouldn't do that, would she?


IamtheZombie Tue 26-Nov-13 00:13:26


<crosses fingers behind back>

I have to find my badge....

I've got a lovely Atrocious Cunt one too!

Also no idea re outfit. What is everyone wearing?

NearTheWindmill Wed 27-Nov-13 08:04:02

Probably jeans and a tunic top thingy. Casual rather than smart I think.

BellaVita Wed 27-Nov-13 17:20:40

Arf at mischief. Love a bit of mischief me...

Must dig out my badge!

So looking forward to this.

I will be in jeans/trousers and top.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 27-Nov-13 22:51:34

I think I'm going to wear a dress.

I don't think I need any more badges, but can anyone do Atrocious Cunt earrings?

catinboots Thu 28-Nov-13 10:21:09

I've just picked my wedding dress up from the cleaners after 2 years and them threatening me with storage costs

I might wear that.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 28-Nov-13 10:58:00

Hmm, it's not kebab colour though is it?

catinboots Thu 28-Nov-13 17:33:24

Well it was marketed as 'taupe'.

Which sounds like poshspeak for 'kebab' I reckon

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 28-Nov-13 18:01:02

Just give it a couple of coats of ScotchGuard and you're good to go then.


At one of these things we should make that the dress code - wedding or bridesmaid dresses. Or MoG dresses. Except I severely dont fit into mine any more.

NearTheWindmill Thu 28-Nov-13 21:56:21

You would all trample over the train and I'd look a complete nutter on the tube - more Miss Havisham than beautiful bride grin

cardamomginger Fri 29-Nov-13 15:01:18

Only occurred to me today that there might be a London Xmas piss up. Missed it last year. Too late this year. BOLLOCKS!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 29-Nov-13 15:21:59

It's not too late, it's tomorrow!

cardamomginger Fri 29-Nov-13 15:23:18

Who do I contact for details?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 29-Nov-13 17:30:33

If you PM HepsibarCrinkletoes or RatherBeOnThePiste they'll put you in the FB group and tell you payment info.

grin see you tomorrow!

Helpyourself Sat 30-Nov-13 09:45:59

Is is ridiculous that I'm a bit fizzy already?
I'll be driving, so if anyone wants a lift from ED/DV/HH PM me.

Just marking my place so I dont lose the thread again.

Everyone is over on FB and I don't like FB. Wah wah wah.

I am not on the FB group either

HepsibarCrinkletoes Sat 30-Nov-13 15:23:58

Helloooooooooo. I'm child free and raring to go grin

Very much looking forward to seeing old faces and meeting lots of new ones. Will be a fab night. See you all later. pissheads

NearTheWindmill Sat 30-Nov-13 16:16:41

Quint - are we still on for 6.45, 2nd carriage at EP? See you later x

I hope you all had a good night.

I could not make it. Handing in my home exam in marketing management tomorrow, which is for one of my MBA modules. sad

On the bright side, I will be up for 8 am with no problem.

NearTheWindmill Sun 01-Dec-13 00:29:03

You miserable old sod; coffee on campus soon?


NearTheWindmill Sun 01-Dec-13 00:29:57

I am pished by the way; just home, given DH a kiss and have another wine and Mnetting shock

I am completely pished too grin

NearTheWindmill Sun 01-Dec-13 00:48:49

Surely not Hearts. yawns - contemplating wooden hill to Bedfordshire.

Awww, you lot! I only got 30 minutes of Russell Howard as my fun! Bless your dh married windmill, coffee soon!

TheDoctrineOfWho Sun 01-Dec-13 01:07:39

Hope you all feel well in the morning!

NearTheWindmill Sun 01-Dec-13 09:32:40

Perfectly thank you. Time for a week off the pop - my liver must be pickling as it's working so hard to keep my system clean and my head clear.

I had a lovely time.

MrsDeVere Sun 01-Dec-13 10:10:15

I am covered in kids and dog and waiting for my toast

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sun 01-Dec-13 14:10:38

Just home half an hour ago, fab night, lovely to see everyone.

Great pub, thanks for organising flowers

Hair of the dog is working wonders and have persuaded the boys to cook the roast later.

Doinmummy Sun 01-Dec-13 18:14:03

I had a lovely evening . It was great to meet everyone.

My head is just about normal now.

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