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Adoption Christmas meet

(81 Posts)
Kewcumber Tue 18-Sep-12 18:09:14

Good idea/bad idea?

What d'yall reckon?

Devora Sun 28-Oct-12 20:43:54

I'll have a word with Dame Kew.

Italiangreyhound Sun 28-Oct-12 18:12:43

Yes, am still very keen. I think the latest idea was a day when people who wished to could meet either with or without kids in the afternoon/daytime and then those of us who would not be bringing kids could meet in the evening. If this is the case I will definitely come along.

If it is on two different days (one with kids and one without), I would still be keen but would probably not be able to afford two trips to London.

So yes, very keen still.

Devora Sun 28-Oct-12 15:15:10

Yes! Are we all sitting here waiting, arms folded, for kew to do something magical with an online tool?

PheasantPlucker Sun 28-Oct-12 10:51:52

Just wondered if anyone is still keen?

Devora Tue 02-Oct-12 00:56:17

I hate to burst your bubble, DameKew, but somebody has to break it to you:

Sometimes love is not enough.

Night all. Count me in for daytime and/or evening. January preferred.

DameKewcumber Tue 02-Oct-12 00:01:25

Oh lordy - save me from the thread on the Russian adoption make me go to bed. Still apparently there are scary number of us well meaning parents giving our children back - I like the idea of being scary.

Italiangreyhound Mon 01-Oct-12 16:27:11

I think the benefit of having am afternoon time and evening time meet up on the same day is that maybe some of us who would be wanting to come without kids, and are coming from far away, might try and make both! I live outside London and it would be quite expensive to come in on two different days to meet everyone but if there is a one day when people are meeting, afternoon with kids and evening without kids, I would probably try and come in the afternoon to meet some of you and then stay on for a bit to meet the rest!

Sounds greedy! I know, but then I am greedy!

Anyway, if it ends up that we find a suitable date then I would be delighted to meet as many of you as I can and if not will just wait for next opportunity.


PheasantPlucker Sun 30-Sep-12 07:31:37

I'd be up for an evening meet up, minus children please.

Italiangreyhound Sat 29-Sep-12 20:56:12

I'd definitely be up for a day time or evening meeting, with or without kids, but I may not bring my little one. So count me in for anything, as long as I am free. I do work but my job is flexible.


HappySunflower Sat 29-Sep-12 19:57:00

I'm only planning to come to the daytime. I was under the impression they'd be on the same day- then those people without children with them but wanting to come to both bits/stay on for the evening can do so.

As much as I'd love an evening out with you all being an hour and a half away from my newly adopted little girl isn't, and won't (for obvious reasons!) be an option for a very long time!

Can all those intending to bring their children to the daytime make themselves known either on here? That way we can gauge whether there's enough interest in a daytime meet at all. smile

Lovesoftplay Sat 29-Sep-12 19:06:45

I wasn't gonna bring my children to the afternoon bit, it's just cos I live a fair distance I didn't want to commit to evening and have no way of getting home sad

Italiangreyhound Sat 29-Sep-12 09:15:27

January would work for me. As would November or December. It does depend which dates as we have our adoption training (yipee!!) and I have a work thing too in January.

Although I'd like to bring DD to meet your kids all at some point I think for a first meeting (for me) I am more interested in me meeting YOU guys and I would find that harder with DD around so I won't bring her - but I don't mind who else brings whom ever!

Are we describing one meet up or two?

PheasantPlucker Sat 29-Sep-12 08:37:22

I can make January, but I think I'm away the last week of the month (but go with that if it works for everyone else, obviously)

DameKewcumber Sat 29-Sep-12 00:03:22

if you bring your child to the daytime bit - what will you do with them in the evening? I don't see how one meeting with children and one without on the same day can work unless they are for different groups of people - in which case why not arrange them on separate days?

HappySunflower Fri 28-Sep-12 23:50:29

January fine for me.
I think we'll need to make it a Saturday, though- as otherwise those bringing their children to the daytime bit won't be able to get there if they have school-aged children.

hifi Fri 28-Sep-12 23:24:51

January,yes,very boring month.something to look forward to!

DameKewcumber Fri 28-Sep-12 23:20:19

would you all consider January dates as well because December is looking a bit squeezed for me. probably only one Friday night free and I'll find out shortly which one that is.

hifi Fri 28-Sep-12 23:15:18

Only available until 8 th December.can put 2 people up,same room thogrin

Devora Fri 28-Sep-12 23:05:23


calmlychaotic Fri 28-Sep-12 22:46:53

possible trip to London with no kids sounds great! Xmas shopping too.

DameKewcumber Fri 28-Sep-12 22:43:48

for that I will pick argentinian steak restaurant this time (you are veggie aren't you?)

Devora Fri 28-Sep-12 22:27:12

That's it, everyone dumps on Kew. And she never lets us down grin

Italiangreyhound Fri 28-Sep-12 12:53:52

sounds perfect, I eat almost anything (except black pudding!) Not many black pudding only restaurants in London!

DameKewcumber Fri 28-Sep-12 12:08:53

What we have done in the past is agree a venue or at least a idea of some then swap pm's/emails/mobile phone number (very important as tehre's always last minute drop outs).

Once we've agreed a date (I'm delaying shamelessly as I'm waiting conformation of an important family Xmas date!) then we'll discuss locations and type of food and then everyone dumps a choice on me and blithely says - "oh we don;t mind"!

Italiangreyhound Fri 28-Sep-12 12:00:38

Yes, I agree it is quite late in terms of close to Christmas.

Would people maybe prefer earlier in December or maybe October or November?

Also, Kew - do you pm people where to go?

If I can make the chosen date I will definitely come.

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