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Pregnancy Post-MC Graduates' London Meet-Up

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LaraandLittleBean Mon 01-Aug-11 12:26:49

So exciting to see so many people interested in our pregnancy post-MC grads London meet-up!

So far 21st Aug sounds like a potential winner (Blackkat - you HAVE to come!) Does that work for you all, Ladies?

Shall we say the afternoon, about 2pm?

Pink mentioned that her train comes into St Pancras. I can be quite flexible. All I suggest is that it is somewhere where we can relax and indulge in naughty cakes. Suggestions?

DeterminedToGetDiffedDachs Mon 01-Aug-11 12:36:22

Time and date work for me - my train comes into Paddington, so somewhere central would work for me.

No ideas about where to go for cake indulgence though!

bigmacandhappymeal Mon 01-Aug-11 12:37:34

Fantastic, thanks for sorting this Lara -date and time is good for me...

Highbury and Islington is one stop up from Kings X on the Victoria Line and there are a few nice cakeries about 7 mins waddle walk from the H&I tube (Ottomlenghi + a couple of others) or 15 mins from Angel (northern line). I can't think of any around Kings X (only pubs which is unhelpful)

PinkFondantFancy Mon 01-Aug-11 12:45:48

Sooooo excited!! Will do a bit of cake-ery research!

PinkFondantFancy Mon 01-Aug-11 12:46:34

Ps don't let the St pancras thing tie anyone down-anywhere central is fine by me!

DeterminedToGetDiffedDachs Mon 01-Aug-11 12:49:45

I don't know what the cafe in Hyde Park is like for cakes, but if the weather was nice we could maybe meet in the park and have a picnic? Then any cravings could be catered for! Although I supposed seats would be a problem.

<realises she's now going to be attacked for silly idea by hormonal pregnant women so goes and hides>

tiggersreturn Mon 01-Aug-11 12:54:03

Depending what time I'm up for it too. Our au-pair starts that week and dh had suggested taking her on a top deck bus tour (normal routes) of London to show her the sites and give her a feeling for the place. I'm happy to drop out part way through tour and be collected again so dh, ds and au-pair can do the walking.

Hyde Park or Regents Park would be nice. If I can sit on the grass and still get up again then no one else has an excuse!

bigmacandhappymeal Mon 01-Aug-11 13:04:01

Either park would be really nice - great suggestion. How about we all bring a cake of choice to share (by 2 I will have eaten my own arm if i havent had lunch)?

Would need some good directions about where to meet up though.

LaraandLittleBean Mon 01-Aug-11 13:17:16

Hyde Park sounds good - apart from...

1) How would we fix a meeting point? (kind of large an area)
2) What if it rains?

Otherwise I am good with wherever - just want to meet you ladies!

tiggersreturn Mon 01-Aug-11 13:18:55

Hyde park - near cafe/lake with big sign "PPMCG"
Regents Park - near inner circle cafe/rose garden with big sign as above.

Alternate venue for rainy day.

bigmacandhappymeal Mon 01-Aug-11 13:19:08

Hmm good point Lara. Am going to mull on cake options

Wombat33 Mon 01-Aug-11 13:20:00

I'll only be free on 21st from about 3pm or 3.30pm but I could come and join you then? Love the park idea but can I put a vote in for somewhere with seats?

stitchinline Mon 01-Aug-11 13:35:21

Just saw note from lara on freak out room. I'd love to join you on a london meetup - the above choices sound great to me.

<after having chips for lunch now goes off to dream about cake>

CollieandPup Mon 01-Aug-11 18:40:02

<peeps head in> ohhh it all sounds very exciting! I hope there is going to be cake in the northern meet up! (after starter and main grin )

Can someone make me banofee pie and send me a piece?! grin grin

Velvetcu Mon 01-Aug-11 20:01:57

hellooo I'm in too. My train can come into either Victoria or Charing Cross but I don't mind tubing it for a bit.

I want cake now!!!!

Blackkat Tue 09-Aug-11 21:32:38

Hi ladies, just wondering if you had any more thoughts on your meet up? Selfishly just trying to sort my train tickets to head north and would like to book them so I can meet up if possible...no worries if there's no definite plan yet.

owlbooty Wed 10-Aug-11 10:47:33

I'd LOVE to come to this but realistically tis unlikely I am going to be in any fit state - please can someone eat some cake on my behalf and hopefully I'll see you all at the next one smile

bigmacandhappymeal Wed 10-Aug-11 19:04:42

ladies what about this:

http://www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk/cafe-victoria.aspx

<wipes drool from chin>

Velvetcu Wed 10-Aug-11 20:46:45

mac the cake menu looks amazing! i wouldnt be able to have just one though!

Are we meeting up then ladies as i too need to make plans

stitchinline Thu 11-Aug-11 09:57:31

bigmac that cake looks yummy

So I'm not trying to take over but as someone who likes to know exactly what they are doing I think the plan at the moment is

Sunday 21 August
about 2pm
Location still to be confirmed but somewhere that has cake, seats and is close to transport?

Velvetcu Thu 11-Aug-11 10:03:28

stitch I think we need someone to take over grin

I'll be there wherever there is, I just don't want to be the only one!

bigmacandhappymeal Thu 11-Aug-11 10:41:00

Come on then, let's have a show of hands. I'm in if everyone else is.

The place i suggested is a short stroll from Victoria and has cake, and seats smile

stitchinline Thu 11-Aug-11 11:05:06

I'm in grin location sounds good to me!

LaraandLittleBean Thu 11-Aug-11 13:27:52

Oops Ladies... I have neglected this due to general miserable state last week and then carelessness. Please forgive me!

Patisserie Valerie in Victoria is right by my office and it's fab, albeit a little small. Should be quiet on a Sunday though!

I'm in for it!

bigmacandhappymeal Thu 11-Aug-11 15:24:34

Brilliant - I think that's us sorted then (do you think it's too small for us Lara?)

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