Is anyone still interested in the idea of a City weekday evening drinks meet-up? We would have more time to chat than at lunch time and could speak to more people than when seated. Also, those of us who seem to keep missing lunch might stand a better chance of making it after work. There are lots of nice bars around Farringdon and Barbican which I know, which serve food, either tapas or with tables for a full meal. What do people think? What type of place would you prefer (but please let's not get into the how-to-split-the-bill debate here )? What time can most people get away from work?
Bit difficult for me as it means arranging someone to collect kids from childminder and sort out bath/bed until dh gets in. But not unheard of . Let me know when you have a date and i'll see if it's feasible.
Would be lovely not to have the time constraint of lunchtime meet-ups. Would be free from 5:00 after work - and I eat anything !!!
oh anorak, that truely makes me sound delightful.
The city girls think I'm a Laydee. Please don't go shattering their illusions just because you've seen me delve into a mountain of spare ribs on the odd occasion.
I could probably do the Tuesday as I have to stay late at work anyway, so could come and join you afterwards, but I'm afraid I can't leave DH to put all three of them to bed more than one night in the week! Sorry...
surely there must be others for whom evening is more convenient than lunch? huh? huh?
no but... seriously, i get into work later so that i can see the kids in the morning... that means my standard day ends later (if i get to work a standard day)... so going out for lunch (social lunches always more than an hour, ime) means it will be even later before i leave*... in any event, surely i can't be the only one who simply can't relax because there's always that sneaky clock watching thing going on which prevents talking/listening properly?
or maybe it's just me!
* - but i do get passes to go out in the evening, so while i try and leave as early as i can, evenings still work out better for me socially than lunches.