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Posted by: Phyllis Feb 18 2012, 11:42 AM

I thought it might be a good idea to start this topic sooner, rather than later, knowing how long it takes us to plan anything around here. wink.gif

So, in April, I will officially be old enough to get my own stick to shake at younger people. Thirty. I'd like to organise a meet sometime around then. Or March would work, too. Whenever is good for most people. The weekend nearest my birthday won't do, as it has the nerve to be Easter that weekend. Harrumph.

I was thinking London...probably just lurking in a pub as the weather around my birthday is generally unpredictable.

Anyway, thoughts? Yes/no/maybe? Previous engagements that rule out certain weekends? The moopish one and I can't do the last weekend in March, as our anniversary is on the 30th, but other than that I don't think we have anything planned.

Posted by: BigMistake Feb 18 2012, 12:25 PM

Well I'm game. It would be totally awesome if it could be in April. As for suggestions: I wouldn't mind any weekend, 2-5 and 16-20. Or April 29th - May 3rd.

Posted by: LoLo Feb 18 2012, 04:44 PM

I'm totally up for it! I'll be out of school from the 17th March to the 15th April.

edit: I've checked my timetable, and those are the dates I'm off for Easter.

Posted by: Phantom Feb 19 2012, 04:21 PM

April sounds awesome, though I can only do the middle part. I will be in Ireland in the beginning of april and in the end I will be in Nehterlands.

Feel free to pop in to my birthday as well ^^

Posted by: Frogirina Feb 20 2012, 05:42 PM

Anytime in March after the 10th is good for me. I can also offer sleeping space (one sofa, one fold out sofa thingy and floor space) in London- PM me if interested happy.gif


Posted by: Mata Feb 20 2012, 06:47 PM

Sorry, I'd love to, but I'll be in the middle of teaching chaos around then. It tends to be that point where life gets very complicated for the first year students, so I'm usually very heavily occupied pretty much 24/7. I might be able to make something at the last minute, but I'd hedge my bets to suggest I probably won't be able to get there.

Posted by: Phantom Feb 21 2012, 04:06 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Feb 20 2012, 08:47 PM) *
It tends to be that point where life gets very complicated for the first year students


... heh

Posted by: BigMistake Feb 21 2012, 05:14 PM

QUOTE (Phantom @ Feb 21 2012, 05:06 PM) *
QUOTE (Mata @ Feb 20 2012, 08:47 PM) *
It tends to be that point where life gets very complicated for the first year students


... heh


heh heh

Posted by: Mata Feb 21 2012, 07:43 PM

I'm hoping it will be smooth for you BM. I'll be checking your grades in a week or two to see how you're doing!

Posted by: Cath Sparrow Feb 22 2012, 01:37 PM

*snerk*

Posted by: BigMistake Feb 22 2012, 04:44 PM

QUOTE (Cath Sparrow @ Feb 22 2012, 02:37 PM) *
*snerk*




I only have to retake 2 things from the last block, one of which is so easy I can do it in my sleep tongue.gif

Posted by: snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle Feb 22 2012, 06:28 PM

QUOTE (BigMistake @ Feb 22 2012, 04:44 PM) *
I only have to retake 2 things from the last block, one of which is so easy I can do it in my sleep tongue.gif


If it is that easy why do you need to retake it? wink.gif

Posted by: BigMistake Feb 22 2012, 08:34 PM

QUOTE (snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle @ Feb 22 2012, 07:28 PM) *
QUOTE (BigMistake @ Feb 22 2012, 04:44 PM) *
I only have to retake 2 things from the last block, one of which is so easy I can do it in my sleep tongue.gif


If it is that easy why do you need to retake it? wink.gif


Because the system school forces on students to hand in is kinda stupid, and partly because I'm a forgetful SOB xD

Posted by: Phyllis Feb 28 2012, 11:34 AM

Okay! So...maybe the 14th of April? I'll probably start a thing on FB soon...ish.

We'd love to come to your bday, Sara, but don't think we can make it down to London twice in such a short time. sad.gif

Yeah, I didn't expect you to be able to make it, Mata. No worries. smile.gif

BM, I'm confused by the dates you posted, as none seem to be weekends except the 3rd of May. laugh.gif Good luck with your retakes!


Posted by: BigMistake Feb 28 2012, 12:41 PM

QUOTE (Phyllis @ Feb 28 2012, 12:34 PM) *
Okay! So...maybe the 14th of April? I'll probably start a thing on FB soon...ish.

We'd love to come to your bday, Sara, but don't think we can make it down to London twice in such a short time. sad.gif

Yeah, I didn't expect you to be able to make it, Mata. No worries. smile.gif

BM, I'm confused by the dates you posted, as none seem to be weekends except the 3rd of May. laugh.gif Good luck with your retakes!


Lol, thanks. Anyway, it's the dates I posted and weekends wink.gif

Posted by: Phyllis Feb 28 2012, 04:34 PM

OH, right. That makes more sense. biggrin.gif

A weekday meet wouldn't work for us, anyway.

Posted by: BigMistake Feb 28 2012, 09:43 PM

QUOTE (Phyllis @ Feb 28 2012, 05:34 PM) *
OH, right. That makes more sense. biggrin.gif

A weekday meet wouldn't work for us, anyway.


Hehe. The 14th sounds good. Should we go have a vote or something about this? (The earlier I get my tickets the cheaper happy.gif)

Posted by: LoLo Feb 29 2012, 08:31 AM

The 14th is fine for me. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Phyllis Mar 1 2012, 07:53 AM

QUOTE (BigMistake @ Feb 28 2012, 09:43 PM) *
(The earlier I get my tickets the cheaper happy.gif)

Same here. And now my March has pretty much filled up, so the 14th of April is the only date I can do when Lo is on her Easter break.

Busy, busy bee.

Posted by: BigMistake Mar 1 2012, 12:04 PM

QUOTE (Phyllis @ Mar 1 2012, 08:53 AM) *
QUOTE (BigMistake @ Feb 28 2012, 09:43 PM) *
(The earlier I get my tickets the cheaper happy.gif)

Same here. And now my March has pretty much filled up, so the 14th of April is the only date I can do when Lo is on her Easter break.

Busy, busy bee.


So thats 3 for. If there aren't any opposed should we lock it down to the 14th?

Posted by: Lurker in the Park Mar 1 2012, 09:49 PM

4 in favour, I should be around that weekend.

Posted by: Frogirina Mar 2 2012, 11:00 AM

14th April gets my vote happy.gif

Posted by: Phyllis Mar 2 2012, 05:55 PM

Okay! East Midlands Trains are having a sale on tickets to London this weekend, and you can book up to 12 weeks in advance, so I'm going to go ahead and book tickets for the 14th sometime soon, unless someone comes up with a really strong objection. happy.gif

Posted by: BigMistake Mar 2 2012, 06:35 PM

QUOTE (Phyllis @ Mar 2 2012, 06:55 PM) *
Okay! East Midlands Trains are having a sale on tickets to London this weekend, and you can book up to 12 weeks in advance, so I'm going to go ahead and book tickets for the 14th sometime soon, unless someone comes up with a really strong objection. happy.gif


What she said.

Posted by: mooooooooooopo Mar 2 2012, 06:56 PM

Ditto.

Posted by: BigMistake Mar 3 2012, 03:27 PM

I'm going to buy my tickets sometime this week, after I figure out how much everything is going to cost me tongue.gif.

Since I'll be heading to London, is there something Dutch-y that I should bring along?

Posted by: snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle Mar 5 2012, 08:56 PM

Ok, I've got my train ticket!!

I arrive at Euston at 13.54 and leave at 21.43. Do we have a plan for where/when to meet?

Posted by: BigMistake Mar 5 2012, 09:24 PM

QUOTE (snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle @ Mar 5 2012, 09:56 PM) *
Ok, I've got my train ticket!!

I arrive at Euston at 13.54 and leave at 21.43


Got my tickets as well. I arrive at 06:45 on Saturday and leave 22:40 Sunday. Now to find something to do in London thats not totally expensive. I've already reserved a few hours to lurk at Hamley's =D

Posted by: Frogirina Mar 6 2012, 01:21 PM

Snoo, I'm sure it'll be the Champion? I think it's calle,d The Samuel Smith's pub off Oxford Street.


BM: http://www.google.co.uk/search?ix=sea&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=museams+london

Posted by: snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle Mar 6 2012, 06:22 PM

I know *where* we are going, I was just wondering if we were going to meet and go there en masse or if I have to find it on my own!

Posted by: BigMistake Mar 6 2012, 06:57 PM

QUOTE (snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle @ Mar 6 2012, 07:22 PM) *
I know *where* we are going, I was just wondering if we were going to meet and go there en masse or if I have to find it on my own!


Or another question: What to do when we get there.

Posted by: snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle Mar 6 2012, 07:08 PM

Drink and be merry!

Posted by: Phyllis Mar 6 2012, 08:36 PM

QUOTE (Frogirina @ Mar 6 2012, 01:21 PM) *
Snoo, I'm sure it'll be the Champion? I think it's calle,d The Samuel Smith's pub off Oxford Street.

It will indeed! Moop and I should be there about 2 PM.

You'll have to find it yourself, snoo, but it's really easy to walk there from Euston station. I promise! I managed it from St Pancras, and my sense of direction is horrible! Obsessive tracing of our route on Google street view helped. I think it took us about 20-30 minutes.

Whee, our tickets are booked, too. biggrin.gif

And BM: it's a pub, silly. I think the "what to do" is fairly self-explanatory. tongue.gif We lurk and we drink (well, you don't, I know) and we talk about random crap. It's a lot like IRC, but in person. And with less frightening links.

Usually. ph34r.gif

Posted by: BigMistake Mar 6 2012, 08:55 PM

QUOTE (Phyllis @ Mar 6 2012, 09:36 PM) *
QUOTE (Frogirina @ Mar 6 2012, 01:21 PM) *
Snoo, I'm sure it'll be the Champion? I think it's calle,d The Samuel Smith's pub off Oxford Street.

It will indeed! Moop and I should be there about 2 PM.

You'll have to find it yourself, snoo, but it's really easy to walk there from Euston station. I promise! I managed it from St Pancras, and my sense of direction is horrible! Obsessive tracing of our route on Google street view helped. I think it took us about 20-30 minutes.

Whee, our tickets are booked, too. biggrin.gif

And BM: it's a pub, silly. I think the "what to do" is fairly self-explanatory. tongue.gif We lurk and we drink (well, you don't, I know) and we talk about random crap. It's a lot like IRC, but in person. And with less frightening links.

Usually. ph34r.gif


Hehe. So there's no danger of karaoke or the like? tongue.gif

Posted by: Lurker in the Park Mar 7 2012, 09:31 PM

Karaoke can be arranged...

The pub is behind The Plaza shopping centre on Oxford Street, really easy to find.

Posted by: Phantom Mar 9 2012, 04:47 PM

QUOTE (Phyllis @ Feb 28 2012, 01:34 PM) *
Okay! So...maybe the 14th of April? I'll probably start a thing on FB soon...ish.

We'd love to come to your bday, Sara, but don't think we can make it down to London twice in such a short time. sad.gif


hahah yeah I understood, just inviting people I like ^^
I'll be looking out for your facebook event concerning this topic though.

Posted by: Daria Mar 13 2012, 12:18 AM

So, um... It's possibly/ very likely that I'll be in London that weekend as there's a family wedding (not my family - first family do I've been invited to on Jeff's side...) on the Monday in Somerset. As it's in Somerset, there may be plans to go down early but WATCH THIS SPACE as a Daria may appear.


... somewhat older, shaven-headed, and more bouncy than before. Lúl >_>

Posted by: Daria Mar 13 2012, 12:19 AM

(Seriously you guys, 3 years. 4, in some cases. Too long)

Posted by: Daria Mar 16 2012, 06:53 PM

Ignore that, the wedding is on the 14th sad.gif

Posted by: mooooooooooopo Mar 16 2012, 08:49 PM

Boo. sad.gif

Posted by: BigMistake Mar 17 2012, 08:29 AM

The obvious course of action is of course to delay the wedding by starting rumours about the bride!

Posted by: Mata Mar 17 2012, 04:06 PM

That's a fair point - it's the only sensible course of action. People get married all the time, but if it's been 3/4 years since your last meet then that should take priority smile.gif

Posted by: Phyllis Mar 18 2012, 12:26 PM

Yes! Start rumours! I heard she once wore the same socks for 17 days. Do you really want to marry someone that filthy, Mr. Groom?

(In all seriousness, that sucks that you can't make it, Becky. sad.gif I don't think I've seen you since we had that picnic in the park meet ages ago!)

Posted by: Phyllis Mar 19 2012, 08:49 PM

Okay, started a FB event to prod people who don't ordinarily visit the forums. Mata and Becky, I didn't add you to the list, since you already said you can't make it and I didn't wanna pester you. smile.gif BM, I don't have you on FB at all, but you're still invited! tongue.gif

Posted by: BigMistake Mar 19 2012, 08:55 PM

QUOTE (Phyllis @ Mar 19 2012, 09:49 PM) *
Okay, started a FB event to prod people who don't ordinarily visit the forums. Mata and Becky, I didn't add you to the list, since you already said you can't make it and I didn't wanna pester you. smile.gif BM, I don't have you on FB at all, but you're still invited! tongue.gif


=D

Posted by: Phantom Mar 20 2012, 10:41 PM

Yay BigMistake bought me chocolate milk!

Posted by: BigMistake Mar 21 2012, 11:24 AM

I'm also bringing some other Dutch-y stuff like stroopwafels, suikerbrood and advocaat, because nobody should feel left out happy.gif

Posted by: Phantom Mar 23 2012, 09:39 AM

omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg 'like'

Posted by: Phyllis Mar 23 2012, 11:08 AM

QUOTE (BigMistake @ Mar 21 2012, 11:24 AM) *
I'm also bringing some other Dutch-y stuff like stroopwafels, suikerbrood and advocaat, because nobody should feel left out happy.gif

Aside from the stroopwafels, I have no idea what that stuff is, but it sounds exciting! happy.gif

Posted by: BigMistake Mar 24 2012, 09:44 AM

QUOTE (Phyllis @ Mar 23 2012, 12:08 PM) *
QUOTE (BigMistake @ Mar 21 2012, 11:24 AM) *
I'm also bringing some other Dutch-y stuff like stroopwafels, suikerbrood and advocaat, because nobody should feel left out happy.gif

Aside from the stroopwafels, I have no idea what that stuff is, but it sounds exciting! happy.gif


"Suikerbrood" is sugarbread. It's pretty sticky bread with lumps of sugar in it, very tasty. Advocaat is the Dutch equivalent of eggnog, but slightly different.

Posted by: Cath Sparrow Mar 24 2012, 06:05 PM

We can actually get Advocaat over here.

Posted by: Mata Mar 27 2012, 05:30 PM

We make snowballs (only at Christmas)! It's advocaat and lemonade. I've not had it for many, many years... Which might be a good thing, I really can't remember.

Posted by: Lurker in the Park Mar 27 2012, 05:45 PM

<cue terrible lawyers and lemonade jokes>

Posted by: BigMistake Mar 27 2012, 07:03 PM

QUOTE (Lurker in the Park @ Mar 27 2012, 07:45 PM) *
<cue terrible lawyers and lemonade jokes>


I sure hope this isn't a forum that tries to put lawyers in a negative spot. I was supposed to go to law school y'know tongue.gif

Posted by: Mata Mar 28 2012, 06:31 AM

You made the right choice.

Posted by: Lurker in the Park Mar 29 2012, 08:27 PM

QUOTE (BigMistake @ Mar 27 2012, 07:03 PM) *
QUOTE (Lurker in the Park @ Mar 27 2012, 07:45 PM) *
<cue terrible lawyers and lemonade jokes>


I sure hope this isn't a forum that tries to put lawyers in a negative spot. I was supposed to go to law school y'know tongue.gif


What do you get if you give a lawyer a lemonade? A snowball (advocate and lemonade).

Told you it wasn't funny.

Posted by: Frogirina Mar 30 2012, 09:08 AM

QUOTE (Lurker in the Park @ Mar 29 2012, 09:27 PM) *
QUOTE (BigMistake @ Mar 27 2012, 07:03 PM) *
QUOTE (Lurker in the Park @ Mar 27 2012, 07:45 PM) *
<cue terrible lawyers and lemonade jokes>


I sure hope this isn't a forum that tries to put lawyers in a negative spot. I was supposed to go to law school y'know tongue.gif


What do you get if you give a lawyer a lemonade? A snowball (advocate and lemonade).

Told you it wasn't funny.


HAHAHA XD *facepalms* So unfunny it was hilarious smile.gif

Posted by: BigMistake Apr 6 2012, 03:10 PM

Just a quick heads up, this weekend is the last time till the meet that I have access to a large supermarket so if you guys want anything, let me know! It'll increase the chance of me getting it tongue.gif

Posted by: Phantom Apr 10 2012, 11:17 PM

Yo people,

Shit happened, won't be able to come to the meet, I'll be in el Hollandia.

Hope to see you all soon at some other occasion!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by: BigMistake Apr 11 2012, 08:37 AM

QUOTE (Phantom @ Apr 11 2012, 01:17 AM) *
Yo people,

Shit happened, won't be able to come to the meet, I'll be in el Hollandia.

Hope to see you all soon at some other occasion!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Awww. Maybe next time smile.gif

Posted by: Frogirina Apr 12 2012, 09:53 AM

Am vorking onSaturday, so will be there 6/7ish. Might be able to get someone else to close up for me though wink.gif

Posted by: BigMistake Apr 12 2012, 10:51 AM

QUOTE (Frogirina @ Apr 12 2012, 11:53 AM) *
Am vorking onSaturday, so will be there 6/7ish. Might be able to get someone else to close up for me though wink.gif


\o/. Also, if I'm bringing anything for you please bring a plastic bag or something tongue.gif. And if anybody wants my telephone number send me a PM or whatever. You never know.

EDIT: I've got six packs of stroopwafels at the moment. I don't know how many people are coming though, so you might have to share happy.gif

Posted by: Mata Apr 15 2012, 08:57 AM

I hope you all had a good time... Now get back and do your VD3 assignment BM!

Posted by: Phantom Apr 15 2012, 09:14 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Apr 15 2012, 09:57 AM) *
I hope you all had a good time... Now get back and do your VD3 assignment BM!



'like'

Posted by: Hobbes Apr 16 2012, 07:15 AM

Hope y'all had a good time. Sorry I couldn't make it sad.gif

Posted by: BigMistake Apr 16 2012, 11:48 AM

QUOTE (Mata @ Apr 15 2012, 10:57 AM) *
I hope you all had a good time... Now get back and do your VD3 assignment BM!


*stands at attention* Yessiree!

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