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Head count! How many members of your household will be at the Blizzard party?

just me (1)
3 (33.3%)
me and my partner (2)
6 (66.7%)
me, my partner, and kids under age ten (any number of small children)
0 (0%)
me, my partner, and one child older than ten (3 'grown' people)
0 (0%)
me, my partner, and two children over age ten (4 'grown' people)
0 (0%)
me, my partner, and three or more children over age ten (∞ 'grown' people)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: October 30, 2018, 06:29:19 PM


Topic: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!  (Read 6915 times)

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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #225 on: November 03, 2018, 04:00:53 PM »
I've been to the Bath one once, but it's been a few years. Haven't been to the Birmingham one before though.

Just had a look at both:

- Bath Christmas Market runs from Thursday 22nd November to Sunday 9th December

- Birmingham Christmas Market runs from Thursday 15th November to Sunday 23rd December.

Thanks for looking this up - I guess the next step is to see which location works better for the majority of people who want to go? And then it'll be picking a date.

Sorry I had to bail last minute - hope you guys have a lovely afternoon/evening!
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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #226 on: November 03, 2018, 04:02:32 PM »
So sad we couldn't make it but we are with you in spirit and will hopefully make the next meetup!!

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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #227 on: November 03, 2018, 04:11:11 PM »
We are here!  Diversions somehow led us right to the car park we were aiming for.  We're at the Whetherspoons, watching to snag a table.
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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #228 on: November 03, 2018, 04:11:53 PM »
We are here!  Diversions somehow led us right to the car park we were aiming for.  We're at the Whetherspoons, watching to snag a table.
We are down the road at the kings head waiting for heyjay!

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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #229 on: November 03, 2018, 04:17:04 PM »
Yeah, I didn't think to check the thread before we went up to the bar, so we have a drink....   
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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #230 on: November 03, 2018, 04:19:35 PM »
Yeah, I didn't think to check the thread before we went up to the bar, so we have a drink....
Don't worry we will all go there. Do you have a table. ??

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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #231 on: November 03, 2018, 04:19:44 PM »
I’m at my parents’ house now - we’ll leave in about 10 minutes(ish)... and it’ll probably take about 30-40 minutes to get there.


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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #232 on: November 03, 2018, 04:26:05 PM »
Don't worry we will all go there. Do you have a table. ??

I mean, technically, yes... it doesn't have a roof over it.  Or walls around it.  But it's a place to sit.  The rugby should be ending soon, and some people will likely leave then.  Hopefully.

Do you have a table there?
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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #233 on: November 03, 2018, 04:29:15 PM »
Just got an upgrade!  We're sat inside!  Winning!
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!
22/11/2018 - Citizenship (online, with NDRS+JCAP) -- approved!
14/12/2018 - I became a British citizen.  :)


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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #234 on: November 03, 2018, 05:04:31 PM »
I’m here - where are you all?


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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #235 on: November 03, 2018, 07:06:26 PM »
You guyz drink one for me!

And safe travels!


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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #236 on: November 03, 2018, 09:24:35 PM »
Enjoyed the meetup tonight. This kind of thing needs to happen more often. Hope to see you all again sometime soon!

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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #237 on: November 03, 2018, 10:02:39 PM »
Enjoyed the meetup tonight. This kind of thing needs to happen more often. Hope to see you all again sometime soon!

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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #238 on: November 04, 2018, 02:02:00 AM »
That was even better than I'd hoped for!  You guys are great.  We're home, we had a quick late late meal (the tangy heat taco kit was surprisingly tasty, so thanks, KF!)... now for sleep.
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!
22/11/2018 - Citizenship (online, with NDRS+JCAP) -- approved!
14/12/2018 - I became a British citizen.  :)


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Re: BLIZZARD PARTY 2018!
« Reply #239 on: November 04, 2018, 08:31:17 AM »
Lovely to meet you all yesterday :). We should organise something similar again soon :).


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