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Christmas Meet Up for all the Gin Hags (and Wine Witches and Vodka Vixens)

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HepsibarCrinkletoes Fri 27-Sep-13 12:51:10

Righto, we're at that time of the year again where a Christmas Piss Up in London Town is needed. I propose a date a few weeks before so as many as possible can join in - how about Saturday 23rd November.

This has only been mooted last night, so I've not even got a venue as yet, but I have some ideas. I will, of course and usual, try to make it an easily get-to-able-near-a-traveldodgy place so that those that come into London can take advantage of cheapy rooms in advance.

So...please can y'all start putting names down so I have an idea of numbers initially and I'll get cracking with a venue in the next week or so. Further down the line I'll put the usual FB Group together (for those who are both on FB and happy to join) - I won't be posting the venue on MN as I'd prefer the hairy of hand not to know. Those not on FB I'll chat via PM near the time.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Thu 10-Oct-13 09:02:36

WhitePeacock everyone is very welcome, and you will need the practise!

married I know where you mean now, I never went there, I was out of the UK from '76 for 5 years. You're right, Al Forno shut a few years ago, but sister restaurant Al Duomo is good if not as cute as the original. It has in fact hosted a recent MN meet-up.
Forfars on the corner opposite English's Oyster Bar (still there) is gone sad

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Thu 10-Oct-13 13:47:30

Hi WhitePeacock! <waves>

You should definitely come. We need someone to make sure Heps and Pistey don't neck all the gin grin

Seriously, you should come, it's great fun.

MABS Thu 10-Oct-13 17:07:25

a brilliant description married smile

BellaVita Thu 10-Oct-13 19:07:27

Peeaaaaaaacock, do come my lovely.

EstoyAqui Thu 10-Oct-13 21:27:38

WhitePeacock you had better bloody come. Who else will I share my wine with if you are not there? Also, I need some new reading recommendations. wink

PaperPomPom Thu 10-Oct-13 22:29:20

Ok. It's made it into my diary under "meet gin hags". Could someone please PM me details like times so I can work out if it's worth me trying to make it home or I'd be much better off touting for unfamiliar company in a dodgy?

I'm very excited! <losing any cool I may have had here>

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 10-Oct-13 23:17:11

Peacock and paperbum - you are most welcome - and if you were thinking of staying then pretty bird needs someone to share a room with

Ps peacock you may drink gin with me smile

WhitePeacock Thu 10-Oct-13 23:50:29

Oh my word! I have been hard at work preparing this evening (shockingly on the wine not the gin - I'm working towards the booze triathlon) and now want to do a little sentimental weep. I will be there with my hair in a braid and a rosy red nose! Please can I have a PM so I know where to come?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 11-Oct-13 00:56:12

Have PMed you Peacock smile

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 11-Oct-13 09:37:24

Can someone please PM me the paypal deets?

I am at work and can't bloody access bloody FB.

I'm the one who had it turned off too!!

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 11-Oct-13 09:42:15

prettybird a Scot by adoption grin

My DH and his father and their whole family are kind of Scots by hereditary osmosis...
- Scottish family name
- wear the family tartan kilt with the Bonnie Prince Charlie jacket at any and all formal occasions, including our wedding
- we got piped in to dinner by a bagpiper at our wedding too. I felt like a haggis.
- the name of the county in Ontario where my PILs live is really and truly called Glengarry
- Every summer they hold the Maxville Highland Games, which is meant to be the biggest highland games in the world outside of Scotland


HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 11-Oct-13 15:11:58

I figured out paypal all on my own. I am extremely proud grin

HungryGeorge Fri 11-Oct-13 15:40:32

bastards! I mentioned very early in the thread that I wanted to come and no one put me on the list <stamps foot and wails loudly>

What do I have to do? meanwhile I shall go and join the fb group

HungryGeorge Fri 11-Oct-13 15:40:57

oh and my initials are RW

Portofino Fri 11-Oct-13 17:46:55

PMed the details White Peacock.

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Fri 11-Oct-13 19:47:15

Hungry - have you found the FB group. Let me know and if not then I'll PM you a link and you can ask to join.

Helenagrace Fri 11-Oct-13 19:56:55

Please miss can I join in?

I want to meet gin hags!

Is there anyone else travelling up from West Sussex (Littlehampton line)?

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Fri 11-Oct-13 20:04:06

There's a healthy throng coming up from that sort of way for sure. I'll PM you the FB link, you should be able to request to join. grin

AnnieLobeseder Fri 11-Oct-13 20:14:36

<wanders into thread>

<hands round wine and cake>

<randomly snogs a few people>

<rides off again on Boris bike>

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Fri 11-Oct-13 20:16:35

New thread over here

HepsibubbleCauldronToad Fri 11-Oct-13 20:17:09

Tart. grin

Doinmummy Sat 12-Oct-13 19:01:16

Hi am I too late to come? I've not been to one before and I'd love to meet fellow mnetters.

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