Thought I'd start a separate thread in case anyone else wanted to come and was confused by the mention of last week's city lunch...
Several of us seem to have arranged to meet for a cup of coffee in Tchibo in Dalston shopping centre at 10am on Friday 14th May. Not the world's classiest venue, but living in Dalston you get to be grateful for small mercies.
I'm bringing 4month old dd2, aelita is bringing 4month old ds, hoxtonchick is bringing a 2yo ds (have I got that right?). Kid may possibly be coming too.
I *should* have the day off work, just waiting for my sister to agree! If can make it, it will be me and DS 2 and nephew 6 months. Will let you know as soon as poss. They do a great hot chocolate drink there and the kids can munch on a cake from the bakery!
I used to live near there! This thread has made me quite nostaligic for my London life. I'll be with you in spirit! Have a lovely time. When I left (5 yrs ago), there was nowhere to have coffee, so things have obviously improved.
That's the one, CD. An odd concept really, a coffee shop with a section selling -- well, stuff. Except that unlike the Innovations catalogue they have useful things, and good quality. Their hot chocolate is nicer than Starbucks, too.
I turned my nose up at Tchibo (specifically the one on Islington) for months, it seemed such a bizarre concept! Now it's an oasis in Dalston, and I'm hooked on both the coffee and my random purchases - sad, eh?
Lol frogs! The month before we moved to Devon there was a shoot out (real guns!) at the dodgy nightclub on the corner of the Crossway junction (about a 60 second walk from our house), so I suppose the only way was up!
Sorry, I won't be able to make it. I have someone from the council coming round on friday between 9:30 and 11am. I daren't change the appointment because I've been waiting for 3 weeks already!
If they are finished early I might be able to join you but I won't hold my breath, the council are not exactly punctual! Have a lovely time and I'll try and make the next meet up.