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wilma-bride
05-26-2009, 05:44 AM
When: Friday 4th September to Sunday 6th September 2009

Where: Birmingham

Who:

Mandy and Karen
Natalie and Joh
Claire and Theresa
Terri and Corinna
Aimee (Sat only)

Post below and join in the thread if you would like to join us

Previous girly weekend trip reports can be found here: 2007 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1609710) and 2008 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1969149)

Hotel:

Ramada (http://www.ramadabirminghamcity.co.uk/RunScript.asp?page=36&p=ASP\Pg36.asp) - 51 per night based on 2 sharing a twin room

Restaurants:

Old Orleans (http://www.oldorleans.com/) - Friday night dinner

Mailbox (http://www.mailboxlife.com/restaurants-directory.asp)

Bull Ring (http://www.bullring.co.uk/website/ShopSearchResults.aspx?Category=&RetailUnitId=&RetailUnitName=&CurrentSectionId=163061e8-85f2-471a-b556-c44063805efe) (just click on restaurants from the menu)

Brindley Place (http://www.brindleyplace.com/whats-here/restaurants)

Broad Street (http://www.broadstreet.co.uk/category/directory/restuarants/)

So, come on girlies, what are you waiting for - come and join in the UK Community Board 2009 Girly Weekend :cool1:

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 05:47 AM
Count me in :thumbsup2

I spent Saturday night at the Ramada, and it's very nice (though not as posh as the Hyatt was) :)

natalielongstaff
05-26-2009, 05:48 AM
Count me in Joh !:cool1:

CustardTart
05-26-2009, 06:11 AM
Me too... :goodvibes :thumbsup2 :cool1:

How do we organise who to share with?

wilma-bride
05-26-2009, 06:21 AM
Me too... :goodvibes :thumbsup2 :cool1:

How do we organise who to share with?

In previous years, people just kind of sorted it out amongst themselves. I will probably share with Nat (again :rolleyes:) even though she keeps me awake all night with her snoring :lmao:

natalielongstaff
05-26-2009, 06:23 AM
In previous years, people just kind of sorted it out amongst themselves. I will probably share with Nat (again :rolleyes:) even though she keeps me awake all night with her snoring :lmao:

Err pot, kettle :lmao:

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 06:39 AM
Me too... :goodvibes :thumbsup2 :cool1:

How do we organise who to share with?

Karen, do you want to be my roomie ? I am house trained :rotfl2::rotfl2:

CustardTart
05-26-2009, 06:46 AM
Karen, do you want to be my roomie ? I am house trained :rotfl2::rotfl2:

I would love to, Mandy!!! :thumbsup2 :woohoo: :yay:

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 06:50 AM
I would love to, Mandy!!! :thumbsup2 :woohoo: :yay:

Woohoo !! I can't believe I'm finally going to meet Ms Tart :rotfl2::rotfl2:

CustardTart
05-26-2009, 06:58 AM
Woohoo !! I can't believe I'm finally going to meet Ms Tart :rotfl2::rotfl2:

And I can't believe I'm gonna meet Ms Mouse!!! :lmao::rotfl::lmao:

We've had a couple of near misses so 3rd (or 4th) time lucky... :goodvibes

Chilly
05-26-2009, 07:26 AM
Count me in :thumbsup2

UKDEB
05-26-2009, 07:26 AM
Circumstances willing, I'll be there, but I'm not in a position (financially) to commit to anything at the moment.

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 07:37 AM
Count me in :thumbsup2

Nice one Claire :banana:

Circumstances willing, I'll be there, but I'm not in a position (financially) to commit to anything at the moment.

:wizard:Fingers crossed for you Deb, it would be great to see you again :)

Chilly
05-26-2009, 07:57 AM
Oh and cheaper the better for me on the room front.

CustardTart
05-26-2009, 08:53 AM
The Ramada looks a fab location - overlooking the canal and in the middle of all the Mailbox attractions... :thumbsup2

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 08:57 AM
The Ramada looks a fab location - overlooking the canal and in the middle of all the Mailbox attractions... :thumbsup2

Yes, it's surrounded by bars and restaurants Karen, what more could we want ? :)

wilma-bride
05-26-2009, 08:58 AM
So, is everyone happy with the Ramada so far then? If so, we can go ahead and book - I'm eager to get things sorted :rotfl:

CustardTart
05-26-2009, 09:17 AM
Yes, it's surrounded by bars and restaurants Karen, what more could we want ? :)
Harvey Nicks? Oh wait, that's there too!!! :rotfl2::lmao::rotfl2:

So, is everyone happy with the Ramada so far then? If so, we can go ahead and book - I'm eager to get things sorted :rotfl:

Yeah, I'm more than happy with that, Joh! :thumbsup2 TBH I just don't think we can argue with the cost difference as it's over 70 cheaper than the Hyatt for the two nights and that's a lotta drinkies... :goodvibes

wilma-bride
05-26-2009, 09:19 AM
Yeah, I'm more than happy with that, Joh! :thumbsup2 TBH I just don't think we can argue with the cost difference as it's over 70 cheaper than the Hyatt for the two nights and that's a lotta drinkies... :goodvibes

Sensible justification, if ever I heard it Karen :thumbsup2

natalielongstaff
05-26-2009, 09:23 AM
Sensible justification, if ever I heard it Karen :thumbsup2

yes i agree, I think we can go ahead and book :thumbsup2

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 09:23 AM
So, is everyone happy with the Ramada so far then? If so, we can go ahead and book - I'm eager to get things sorted :rotfl:

Me too ::yes::

Harvey Nicks? Oh wait, that's there too!!! :rotfl2::lmao::rotfl2:

There sure is Karen :thumbsup2

natalielongstaff
05-26-2009, 09:24 AM
Count me in :thumbsup2

yes :cool1:

Circumstances willing, I'll be there, but I'm not in a position (financially) to commit to anything at the moment.

:hug: fingers crossed you can make it xx

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 09:29 AM
So are we happy with the Ramada then ?

If so, I'll book a room for me and Karen :)

Chilly
05-26-2009, 09:31 AM
I'm happy as Larry with the Ramada.

natalielongstaff
05-26-2009, 09:40 AM
Ive booked our room Joh :thumbsup2

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 09:44 AM
Our room is booked too :banana::banana:

I can't wait :)

wilma-bride
05-26-2009, 09:45 AM
Ive booked our room Joh :thumbsup2

Wow, you were quick off the mark ;)

I am just investigating restaurants. Mandy, you know Birmingham pretty well - any suggestions? I have looked at Old Orleans, in Broad Street, but not sure how far away from the Mailbox that is. We went to Strada and Bar Estilo last time didn't we? Did we want to try somewhere different this time?

If anyone else has any eatery suggestions, please feel free to add. Basically, we want somewhere for dinner on Friday night, lunch on Saturday and dinner on Saturday night.

wilma-bride
05-26-2009, 09:53 AM
Is there a Hard Rock Cafe in Brum???

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 09:55 AM
Joh, the Mailbox is 5 minutes away from Broad Street. I am pretty easy when it comes to food, I can usually find something anywhere

In The Mailbox, there's a Nando's, The Oriental (Thai), Strada, Bar Estilo, Pennyblacks (I've never eaten there, but it's always popular) and more here

http://www.mailboxlife.com/restaurants-directory.asp

As for Saturday lunch, it may be best to eat at the Bull Ring, and Nat may insist that we go back to Pizza Express :rolleyes1 :rotfl2: or there's a Nando's, Pizza Hut and more here

http://www.bullring.co.uk/website/ShopSearchResults.aspx?Category=&RetailUnitId=&RetailUnitName=&CurrentSectionId=163061e8-85f2-471a-b556-c44063805efe

Got to run, I've got to pick kids up, back in a bit :)

natalielongstaff
05-26-2009, 09:57 AM
I am not to bothered where we eat either ;) even if its not pizza express !!

Latte Lover
05-26-2009, 10:03 AM
I'm just looking into our finances to see if I can come! That weekend is free at the moment, so that's good. :thumbsup2

Back later.

natalielongstaff
05-26-2009, 10:07 AM
I'm just looking into our finances to see if I can come! That weekend is free at the moment, so that's good. :thumbsup2

Back later.

:cool1: hope you can Theresa !!!

wilma-bride
05-26-2009, 10:10 AM
Theresa and Deb, I really hope you can both make it (fingers crossed and sending windfall vibes your way :goodvibes)

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 10:13 AM
Is there a Hard Rock Cafe in Brum???

Sadly there isn't :(

I am not to bothered where we eat either ;) even if its not pizza express !!

:rotfl::rotfl:

I'm just looking into our finances to see if I can come! That weekend is free at the moment, so that's good. :thumbsup2

Back later.

:wizard:Fingers crossed Theresa

Cinderella2006
05-26-2009, 10:14 AM
I posted on facebook as well but i would love to come, would only stay the one night ... Dont want to give my husband a panic attack looking after 3 children all on his own ;)

Will check with work later to see if i can have the weekend off or do a shift swap. Hopefully they will be nice as we don't get back from Disney until the 31st august so already had quite a bit of time off :rolleyes1

wilma-bride
05-26-2009, 10:17 AM
Is there a Hard Rock Cafe in Brum???

Sadly there isn't :(

According to this link there is :confused3 Or is this old info?

http://www.fivewaysleisure.com/hard-rock-cafe.htm

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 10:21 AM
Nice one ~ It will be lovely to meet you Aimee :)

Chilly
05-26-2009, 10:22 AM
According to this link there is :confused3 Or is this old info?

http://www.fivewaysleisure.com/hard-rock-cafe.htm

According to the Hard Rock website there isn't one in Brum.

I'm happy eating where ever.

natalielongstaff
05-26-2009, 10:24 AM
Would be great to meet you Aimee :thumbsup2

wilma-bride
05-26-2009, 10:28 AM
Just found an article saying the HRC closed in 2007 :sad2:

wideeyes
05-26-2009, 10:28 AM
when do you need to know by, as would like to come however don't know if I can afford it yet?

CustardTart
05-26-2009, 10:30 AM
Our room is booked too :banana::banana:

I can't wait :)

Wow!!! That was quick!!! :dance3: It's going to be brilliant!!! :woohoo:

I haven't been to Birmingham since November 2006 (I am NOT counting visiting in-laws :scared:) - I'm so looking forward to this... :cheer2:

wilma-bride
05-26-2009, 10:34 AM
when do you need to know by, as would like to come however don't know if I can afford it yet?

There's no rush - there are a couple of people who don't know just yet if they will be able to come. Just let us know when/if you can make it :)

CustardTart
05-26-2009, 10:37 AM
Just had a very quick look at the list of Mailbox restaurants available and I thought Pennyblacks (http://www.penny-blacks.com/), Bar Epernay (http://www.bar-epernay.co.uk/container.php) and Ha Ha Bar & Grill (http://www.hahaonline.co.uk/) all sounded nice... But I am always happy anywhere - including Pizza Express... :rolleyes1

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 10:42 AM
when do you need to know by, as would like to come however don't know if I can afford it yet?

:wizard: I really hope you can make it Claire

Wow!!! That was quick!!! :dance3: It's going to be brilliant!!! :woohoo:

I haven't been to Birmingham since November 2006 (I am NOT counting visiting in-laws :scared:) - I'm so looking forward to this... :cheer2:

I don't mess about when I'm on a mission Karen :rotfl2::rotfl2:

CustardTart
05-26-2009, 10:45 AM
Circumstances willing, I'll be there, but I'm not in a position (financially) to commit to anything at the moment.
It would be fab to meet you, Deb so really, really hope that you can be there... :hug:

I'm just looking into our finances to see if I can come! That weekend is free at the moment, so that's good. :thumbsup2
Fingers are being crossed... :thumbsup2

I posted on facebook as well but i would love to come, would only stay the one night ... Dont want to give my husband a panic attack looking after 3 children all on his own ;)

Will check with work later to see if i can have the weekend off or do a shift swap. Hopefully they will be nice as we don't get back from Disney until the 31st august so already had quite a bit of time off :rolleyes1
Hope you can make it too, Aimee!!! :goodvibes

when do you need to know by, as would like to come however don't know if I can afford it yet?
Be lovely if you could join us, Claire... :wizard:

saratogagirl
05-26-2009, 12:44 PM
I won't be joining you this year ladies, but I hope you have a wonderful time. If its any consolation the Hard Rock in Birmingham was pants, the worst one I have ever been in, have a great time x

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 12:54 PM
I won't be joining you this year ladies, but I hope you have a wonderful time. If its any consolation the Hard Rock in Birmingham was pants, the worst one I have ever been in, have a great time x

I'm so sorry you won't be able to join us Jules :(

natalielongstaff
05-26-2009, 01:04 PM
I won't be joining you this year ladies, but I hope you have a wonderful time. If its any consolation the Hard Rock in Birmingham was pants, the worst one I have ever been in, have a great time x

oh no :headache: maybe next year hun xx

Chilly
05-26-2009, 01:35 PM
Sorry to hear you can't come Jules.

CustardTart
05-26-2009, 01:38 PM
I won't be joining you this year ladies, but I hope you have a wonderful time. If its any consolation the Hard Rock in Birmingham was pants, the worst one I have ever been in, have a great time x

:sad: :sad: :sad:

So sorry to hear that, Jules - it would have been lovely to see you, hun... :hug::hug::hug:

natalielongstaff
05-26-2009, 02:20 PM
I am just investigating restaurants. Mandy, you know Birmingham pretty well - any suggestions? I have looked at Old Orleans, in Broad Street, but not sure how far away from the Mailbox that is.

I went there when i went to the Hen weekend, it was very nice.....they had a good cocktail menu as well

http://www.oldorleans.com/home/restaurants/birmingham-broad-street

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 02:39 PM
I went there when i went to the Hen weekend, it was very nice.....they had a good cocktail menu as well

http://www.oldorleans.com/home/restaurants/birmingham-broad-street

I like the look of the cocktail menu ::yes::

Whereabout's is it Nat ? Is it near Reflex ?

natalielongstaff
05-26-2009, 02:45 PM
I like the look of the cocktail menu ::yes::

Whereabout's is it Nat ? Is it near Reflex ?

yes its not far ! we stayed at the premier inn and thats right next door and the reflex is on the same side but further down :thumbsup2

wilma-bride
05-26-2009, 02:46 PM
I hadn't even looked at the cocktail menu when I originally suggested it - but now I have I think that would be an ideal place for the Friday night. What does everyone else think?

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 02:47 PM
yes its not far ! we stayed at the premier inn and thats right next door and the reflex is on the same side but further down :thumbsup2

Nice one :thumbsup2

Chilly
05-26-2009, 03:06 PM
I've only been once and the food wasn't up to much but i'm happy to give it a 2nd chance.

Latte Lover
05-26-2009, 04:23 PM
Can you put me on the list please, I can come! :banana::banana::banana:

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 04:28 PM
Can you put me on the list please, I can come! :banana::banana::banana:

That's great Theresa ::yes::

mandymouse
05-26-2009, 04:58 PM
I've added some links to the first post to some restaurants, if you'd like to take a look and find a few that you fancy :)

CustardTart
05-26-2009, 05:27 PM
I hadn't even looked at the cocktail menu when I originally suggested it - but now I have I think that would be an ideal place for the Friday night. What does everyone else think?

Let's do it!!! Cocktail menu looks great... :goodvibes

CustardTart
05-26-2009, 05:29 PM
Can you put me on the list please, I can come! :banana::banana::banana:
Great news, Theresa!!! :yay::yay::yay:

irongirlof12
05-27-2009, 01:52 AM
have fun girls,:cool1::cool1::cool1:( i would love to come but we are still in disney then! - maybe next time)

wilma-bride
05-27-2009, 02:14 AM
Can you put me on the list please, I can come! :banana::banana::banana:

Great news T :thumbsup2

I've added some links to the first post to some restaurants, if you'd like to take a look and find a few that you fancy :)

Thanks Mandy

have fun girls,:cool1::cool1::cool1:( i would love to come but we are still in disney then! - maybe next time)

Shame about that, Andrea. Would be great if you could join us next year :)

natalielongstaff
05-27-2009, 02:19 AM
brilliant news Theresa :thumbsup2

Strommie
05-27-2009, 03:15 AM
I am considering this.....can't commit to anything at the moment though :)

natalielongstaff
05-27-2009, 04:02 AM
I am considering this.....can't commit to anything at the moment though :)

I would love to meet you Kathryn, hope you can make it x

wilma-bride
05-27-2009, 04:30 AM
I am considering this.....can't commit to anything at the moment though :)

Would be great to meet you Kathryn - hope you can make it :)

CustardTart
05-27-2009, 04:34 AM
I am considering this.....can't commit to anything at the moment though :)

Hope you can come, Kathryn!!! ::yes:: ::yes:: ::yes::

mandymouse
05-27-2009, 04:35 AM
have fun girls,:cool1::cool1::cool1:( i would love to come but we are still in disney then! - maybe next time)

Maybe next time Andrea :thumbsup2

I am considering this.....can't commit to anything at the moment though :)

:wizard:Fingers crossed Kathryn, it would be great to meet you

natalielongstaff
05-27-2009, 06:01 AM
have fun girls,:cool1::cool1::cool1:( i would love to come but we are still in disney then! - maybe next time)

Disney is a good excuse not to make it hun x

Chilly
05-27-2009, 09:04 AM
I will book mine and Theresa's room tonight on Mike's Credit Card ;)

wilma-bride
05-27-2009, 09:09 AM
I will book mine and Theresa's room tonight on Mike's Credit Card ;)

Good ole Mike :rotfl:

natalielongstaff
05-27-2009, 09:16 AM
I will book mine and Theresa's room tonight on Mike's Credit Card ;)

:rotfl2:

mandymouse
05-27-2009, 09:44 AM
I will book mine and Theresa's room tonight on Mike's Credit Card ;)

I like your way of thinking Claire ;)

Latte Lover
05-27-2009, 11:31 AM
I will book mine and Theresa's room tonight on Mike's Credit Card ;)

Well done Mike! :thumbsup2

I don't mind where we eat. I eat pretty much anything so all menus look good to me!:goodvibes

ariel75
05-27-2009, 12:50 PM
Ohh back in brum i might try to make this one into a overnighter this time, my sister is due to have her baby at the beginning of august so i might be able to do a last minute meet with you all. Can make any firm plans at the moment.

natalielongstaff
05-27-2009, 01:00 PM
great news Eloise :thumbsup2

mandymouse
05-27-2009, 01:51 PM
Ohh back in brum i might try to make this one into a overnighter this time, my sister is due to have her baby at the beginning of august so i might be able to do a last minute meet with you all. Can make any firm plans at the moment.

Nice one Eloise ::yes::

shellbell
05-27-2009, 02:14 PM
I would love to come but i'm going to have to wait until DH has been given his new post at the Ambulance station, which he should find out in the next 5-6 weeks, will this be to late to give an answer? MIL and FIL are going to be booking a holiday in september not sure what dates yet though or they can have Lucy!

mandymouse
05-27-2009, 03:22 PM
I would love to come but i'm going to have to wait until DH has been given his new post at the Ambulance station, which he should find out in the next 5-6 weeks, will this be to late to give an answer? MIL and FIL are going to be booking a holiday in september not sure what dates yet though or they can have Lucy!

There's no hurry Michelle - I hope you can make it :)

Chilly
05-27-2009, 03:45 PM
All booked :goodvibes

mandymouse
05-28-2009, 01:23 AM
All booked :goodvibes

:banana::banana::banana:

wilma-bride
05-28-2009, 01:31 AM
Eloise and Michelle, hope you can both make it - will be good to see you again Eloise and great to finally meet you Shell :thumbsup2

mandymouse
05-30-2009, 02:25 AM
http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/4;10744;124/st/20090904/e/Dis+Girly+Weekend/dt/5/k/dca6/event.png
(http://www.TickerFactory.com/)

.. or 14 weeks !!

mandymouse
06-05-2009, 10:24 AM
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(http://www.TickerFactory.com/)

.. or 13 weeks !!

shellbell
06-05-2009, 12:21 PM
Ok so i can def come! How do i book, just ring the hotel? Who can I share with? I'm so excited:cool1::cool1:

mandymouse
06-05-2009, 02:13 PM
Ok so i can def come! How do i book, just ring the hotel? Who can I share with? I'm so excited:cool1::cool1:

Nice one Michelle :banana: I booked our room on-line. At the moment there's only Aimee who's without a room, but she's only coming on the Saturday evening, so you could either just book a twin room, and see who else joins up, or wait till someone else decides to join in

I'm looking forward to meeting you ::yes::

natalielongstaff
06-06-2009, 02:47 AM
Ok so i can def come! How do i book, just ring the hotel? Who can I share with? I'm so excited:cool1::cool1:

oh thats great Michele !! look forward to meeting you xx

dolphingirl47
06-06-2009, 06:06 AM
I have to crunch some numbers and double check my roster. We are going to Germany the following weekend for my sister's wedding and then two weeks after that we are heading for Florida for nearly 3 weeks. I am hoping that I can come though.

Corinna

natalielongstaff
06-06-2009, 06:29 AM
I have to crunch some numbers and double check my roster. We are going to Germany the following weekend for my sister's wedding and then two weeks after that we are heading for Florida for nearly 3 weeks. I am hoping that I can come though.

Corinna

Hope you can come Corinna

dolphingirl47
06-06-2009, 06:38 AM
Well, I could definitely afford it if I can find somebody to share. Including the train down it would cost me less than 80 for the weekend. I am pretty sure that I have the Saturday and Sunday off, but need to check what shift I am on on the Friday. I am heading into work shortly so I should know for sure if I am coming when I get back tonight.

Corinna

natalielongstaff
06-06-2009, 07:12 AM
Ok so i can def come! How do i book, just ring the hotel? Who can I share with? I'm so excited:cool1::cool1:

Well, I could definitely afford it if I can find somebody to share. Including the train down it would cost me less than 80 for the weekend. I am pretty sure that I have the Saturday and Sunday off, but need to check what shift I am on on the Friday. I am heading into work shortly so I should know for sure if I am coming when I get back tonight.

Corinna

Michelle is looking for someone to share with so you could get together with her :)

Netty
06-06-2009, 08:17 AM
after recent events here (at home), I may just be in Florida then -its my birthday weekend too! we need a holiday, so i wont be able to join you girlies this year :goodvibes look forward to next years get together instead.

aaronandterri
06-06-2009, 09:37 AM
hmm how did i miss this thread?....im def intrested in coming.

Karen~ how you planning on travelling, maybe we can travel together as were so close...and anyone else nearby, i dont rearly want to go all that way by myself.

Whos still without a room mate ?
Would be great to see everyone again....and lol looking at cocktail menus already...i think i may be a bit of a lightwieght for all you lot!

natalielongstaff
06-06-2009, 10:05 AM
hmm how did i miss this thread?....im def intrested in coming.


Great news Terri :cool1:

Chilly
06-06-2009, 04:34 PM
That's great that more people can come.

PoppyAnna
06-07-2009, 03:45 AM
I'd love to be able to come but I won't know until nearer the time as we may try and get a week away the week before the return to school.

Happy planning:)

natalielongstaff
06-07-2009, 05:06 AM
I'd love to be able to come but I won't know until nearer the time as we may try and get a week away the week before the return to school.

Happy planning:)

you could let us know nearer the time if you are able to come Joanne :thumbsup2

shellbell
06-07-2009, 06:22 AM
I just need someone to share with now, depending on work, i am going to see if i can get the friday off as i work till 6 if i can't i will be coming down saturday morning and staying for the 1 night, anyone elese doing this?

mandymouse
06-07-2009, 12:54 PM
Well, I could definitely afford it if I can find somebody to share. Including the train down it would cost me less than 80 for the weekend. I am pretty sure that I have the Saturday and Sunday off, but need to check what shift I am on on the Friday. I am heading into work shortly so I should know for sure if I am coming when I get back tonight.

Corinna

I hope you can get the time off Corinna, it would be lovely to meet you :)

after recent events here (at home), I may just be in Florida then -its my birthday weekend too! we need a holiday, so i wont be able to join you girlies this year :goodvibes look forward to next years get together instead.

Lucky you Jeanette, maybe next year

hmm how did i miss this thread?....im def intrested in coming.

Karen~ how you planning on travelling, maybe we can travel together as were so close...and anyone else nearby, i dont rearly want to go all that way by myself.

Whos still without a room mate ?
Would be great to see everyone again....and lol looking at cocktail menus already...i think i may be a bit of a lightwieght for all you lot!

:yay: That's great Terri, it will be lovely to finally meet you

I'd love to be able to come but I won't know until nearer the time as we may try and get a week away the week before the return to school.

Happy planning:)

:banana: I really hope you can make it Joanne, I've got my fingers crossed

I just need someone to share with now, depending on work, i am going to see if i can get the friday off as i work till 6 if i can't i will be coming down saturday morning and staying for the 1 night, anyone elese doing this?

It would be great if you can get the whole weekend off Michelle :thumbsup2

dolphingirl47
06-07-2009, 03:50 PM
I am good to go. I work until 16:30 on Friday and have the weekend off. I might be able to change my shift on the Friday to 7:30 to 15:30 and work through lunch so that I can get away at 15:00.

Michelle, are you still looking for a room mate?


Corinna

natalielongstaff
06-07-2009, 03:53 PM
Aww thats great news Corinna, im looking forward to meeting you hun xx

Beep
06-07-2009, 05:17 PM
Hi,

Could I join you for just dinner on the Saturday night? I live in Birmingham (4 miles from City Centre) so wouldn't be staying in a hotel, and our finances are very tight as we are getting married at the Boardwalk.

I can higly recommend a place called The Green Room which is in the Arcadian Centre just off the Bullring and opposite the Hippodrome. It is a bar/restaruant, very relaxed and a great atmosphere. There are also other great places in the Arcadian Centre too and they are generally more reasonable than the Mailbox

It would be great to meet you all :goodvibes

natalielongstaff
06-08-2009, 01:16 AM
of course you can just come for dinner :cool1:

natalielongstaff
06-08-2009, 03:12 AM
Ive just found my discount card for Bar Risa ! 25% off drinks :cool1:

shellbell
06-08-2009, 04:19 AM
I am good to go. I work until 16:30 on Friday and have the weekend off. I might be able to change my shift on the Friday to 7:30 to 15:30 and work through lunch so that I can get away at 15:00.

Michelle, are you still looking for a room mate?


Corinna

Yep still need a room mate, i finish work at 5:30 but i'm going to try and get the day off so should find out today! I see your in machester, we could travel down and back together!

Michelle

dolphingirl47
06-08-2009, 06:27 AM
Yep still need a room mate, i finish work at 5:30 but i'm going to try and get the day off so should find out today! I see your in machester, we could travel down and back together!

Michelle

I had not even spotted how close we live to each other. Let me know once you know when you can get away and we can sort out the details by PM.

Corinna

CustardTart
06-08-2009, 06:52 AM
Just noticed how many additional girlies have signed up!!! :yay: :woohoo: party: :woohoo::yay:

Can't wait to meet you all!!! :grouphug:

natalielongstaff
06-08-2009, 07:11 AM
Yep still need a room mate, i finish work at 5:30 but i'm going to try and get the day off so should find out today! I see your in machester, we could travel down and back together!

Michelle

I had not even spotted how close we live to each other. Let me know once you know when you can get away and we can sort out the details by PM.

Corinna

Brilliant, thats you sorted then :cool1:

Latte Lover
06-08-2009, 08:09 AM
Ive just found my discount card for Bar Risa ! 25% off drinks :cool1:

That's a great discount, Nat. :thumbsup2

Looking forward to meeting everyone. :goodvibes

mandymouse
06-08-2009, 08:36 AM
Ive just found my discount card for Bar Risa ! 25% off drinks :cool1:

Nice one Nat :banana::banana:

I am so looking forward to seeing everyone ::yes::

wilma-bride
06-08-2009, 09:04 AM
I've updated the first post to show who's rooming together. I've also included a link to Old Orleans as I think that's where we decided we would eat Friday night. Would anyone like to venture some suggestions for Saturday lunch and Saturday evening eats?

CustardTart
06-08-2009, 09:20 AM
...Karen~ how you planning on travelling, maybe we can travel together as were so close...and anyone else nearby, i dont rearly want to go all that way by myself....

Terri, sorry for not replying before but I've only just spotted this post. I'm not too sure what my travel plans will be as I'm from Birmingham originally so may go up a day or so earlier and see friends... :goodvibes I will definitely let you know what I'm up to nearer the time... :thumbsup2

shellbell
06-11-2009, 02:49 PM
Well i managed to get friday of work so i can come for the both nights. I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone after so long of chatting on here!

I have sent you a pm Corrina:)

mandymouse
06-11-2009, 03:09 PM
Nice one Michelle :banana:

natalielongstaff
06-11-2009, 03:20 PM
great shell :cool1:

mandymouse
06-12-2009, 01:12 AM
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.. or 12 weeks today !!

natalielongstaff
06-12-2009, 01:24 AM
:cool1: im so looking forward to this !!

Has anyone any preferences as to where we eat on the Saturday ( im not to bothered) ;)

mandymouse
06-12-2009, 01:28 AM
Has anyone any preferences as to where we eat on the Saturday ( im not to bothered) ;)

Nor me. I guess as we're in the Bull Ring during the day, we could eat there for lunch, but as for dinner - I really don't mind :)

natalielongstaff
06-12-2009, 01:40 AM
pizza express for lunch then ;)

dolphingirl47
06-12-2009, 02:43 AM
Well i managed to get friday of work so i can come for the both nights. I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone after so long of chatting on here!

I have sent you a pm Corrina:)

I have seen your PM. I will respond this evening when I have a bit more time.

Corinna

mandymouse
06-12-2009, 05:46 AM
pizza express for lunch then ;)

LOL, sounds good to me Nat - especially as it sells Pinot Grigio Blush ::yes::

CustardTart
06-17-2009, 08:42 AM
Giving us a little *bump* as, according to my mediocre maths, it's 80 days till the Girly Weekend!!!

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mandymouse
06-19-2009, 04:10 AM
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(http://www.TickerFactory.com/)

.. or 11 weeks today !!

mandymouse
06-26-2009, 01:41 AM
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.. or 10 weeks today !!

wilma-bride
07-13-2009, 03:59 AM
With less than two months to go, I thought I'd better give this thread a quick 'bump' to see if anyone else wants to join us.

I am planning to book the table at Old Orleans for the Friday night - does anyone have an idea what time we should go for?

Also, did we decide where we were going to eat Saturday night? I assume everyone is happy with Pizza Express for Saturday lunchtime (so Nat can get her waiter fix ;))

So, is there anyone else out there who wants to join us on the girly weekend? And does anyone have a preference for dinner on Saturday night?

mandymouse
07-13-2009, 06:03 AM
Nice one Joh, I don't have any preference for what time to eat at, but 8pm is usually good

Pizza Express is good for me too :thumbsup2

As for the other evening meal, I am happy to eat anywhere, and I can usually find something nice at whatever restaurant we go to (though I'd prefer not to have a burger :rotfl:). So maybe those who struggle to find something they like could choose a restaurant, and I'll be happy to go along with it :)

Chilly
07-13-2009, 06:08 AM
I agree with what Mandy said but don't mind a burger.

natalielongstaff
07-13-2009, 07:07 AM
I agree with what Mandy said but don't mind a burger.

and me :thumbsup2

wilma-bride
07-13-2009, 09:59 AM
OK, so how about HaHa Bar and Grill for the Saturday night? All those in favour, you know the drill ;)

Chilly
07-13-2009, 10:04 AM
OK, so how about HaHa Bar and Grill for the Saturday night? All those in favour, you know the drill ;)

sounds good to me :thumbsup2

mandymouse
07-13-2009, 10:45 AM
The menu looks great Joh (especially the desserts ;) ) and Karen will be happy with the Champagne cocktails ::yes::

So that's a yes from me too :thumbsup2

natalielongstaff
07-13-2009, 11:11 AM
looks good to me :thumbsup2

Latte Lover
07-13-2009, 01:53 PM
That will be fine with me too, Joh. I haven't looked at the menu yet but I'm sure it's lovely!

darthtatty
07-14-2009, 04:07 PM
Howd did i miss this thread?:confused3
only spotted it yesterday when it got bumped.
Sounds like youve got a fab weekend planned, i think ive got stuff planned then as its the 1st weekend after schools go back and think im making a break for it :rotfl:
I will def try to come to something one time :goodvibes

hope everyone has a brilliant time.xx :dance3:

natalielongstaff
07-15-2009, 02:00 AM
Howd did i miss this thread?:confused3
only spotted it yesterday when it got bumped.
Sounds like youve got a fab weekend planned, i think ive got stuff planned then as its the 1st weekend after schools go back and think im making a break for it :rotfl:
I will def try to come to something one time :goodvibes

hope everyone has a brilliant time.xx :dance3:

It would be great to meet you Nicky, you and Matthew should come along to one of the dis meets they are great fun :thumbsup2

darthtatty
07-15-2009, 01:25 PM
It would be great to meet you Nicky, you and Matthew should come along to one of the dis meets they are great fun :thumbsup2

oh we'll def have to come to one, id prob feel safer in his company :rotfl:
only joking, will def have to come. :)

wilma-bride
07-16-2009, 01:01 AM
I have booked a table at the Ha Ha Bar and Grill for 7:45 pm on the Saturday night. No deposit required :thumbsup2

Will give Old Orleans a call later today to book that one.

mandymouse
07-16-2009, 01:10 AM
Howd did i miss this thread?:confused3
only spotted it yesterday when it got bumped.
Sounds like youve got a fab weekend planned, i think ive got stuff planned then as its the 1st weekend after schools go back and think im making a break for it :rotfl:
I will def try to come to something one time :goodvibes

hope everyone has a brilliant time.xx :dance3:

I hope you can make the next one Nicky :)

I have booked a table at the Ha Ha Bar and Grill for 7:45 pm on the Saturday night. No deposit required :thumbsup2

Will give Old Orleans a call later today to book that one.

Nice one Joh :thumbsup2

Chilly
07-16-2009, 03:02 AM
Thanks Joh

dolphingirl47
07-16-2009, 04:25 AM
Thanks Joh

natalielongstaff
07-16-2009, 04:38 AM
great news Joh :thumbsup2

wilma-bride
07-16-2009, 02:32 PM
Have now booked the table at Old Orleans as well, for 8 pm on Friday 4th. And, according to the lovely girl, I spoke to they are even going to decorate the table with balloons and stuff for us :thumbsup2

mandymouse
07-16-2009, 02:47 PM
Have now booked the table at Old Orleans as well, for 8 pm on Friday 4th. And, according to the lovely girl, I spoke to they are even going to decorate the table with balloons and stuff for us :thumbsup2

Aww, brilliant :banana::banana:

natalielongstaff
07-16-2009, 03:38 PM
Have now booked the table at Old Orleans as well, for 8 pm on Friday 4th. And, according to the lovely girl, I spoke to they are even going to decorate the table with balloons and stuff for us :thumbsup2

Great !! can not wait :cool1:

dolphingirl47
07-17-2009, 05:01 AM
Sounds great. I am still trying to work out when I can get away. I might be able to take the Friday off. Otherwise I have to work until 15:30.

Corinna

dolphingirl47
07-18-2009, 04:51 AM
Good news, I have the Friday of the Girly weekend off now. They needed me to work an extra day on a weekend in August and I said I was happy to do this as long as I get 4th September off instead. Everybody is happy with this arrangement.

Corinna

mandymouse
07-18-2009, 04:56 AM
Good news, I have the Friday of the Girly weekend off now. They needed me to work an extra day on a weekend in August and I said I was happy to do this as long as I get 4th September off instead. Everybody is happy with this arrangement.

Corinna

That's great Corinna :)

natalielongstaff
07-18-2009, 08:02 AM
fab news Corinna :cool1:

Chilly
07-18-2009, 12:43 PM
Have now booked the table at Old Orleans as well, for 8 pm on Friday 4th. And, according to the lovely girl, I spoke to they are even going to decorate the table with balloons and stuff for us :thumbsup2

excellent

mandymouse
07-24-2009, 12:55 AM
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.. or 6 weeks today !!

wilma-bride
07-24-2009, 01:12 AM
Woohoo, only 6 weeks to go :banana:

natalielongstaff
07-24-2009, 02:08 AM
Woohoo, only 6 weeks to go :banana:

6 weeks till the kids go back to school then ;)

PoppyAnna
07-28-2009, 03:49 PM
As I thought we might, we have booked a holiday so for the second year running so I won't be able to make it:rolleyes:
This is going to come around so quickly now, have a great time girlies, I see you already have some fun planned:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

wilma-bride
07-29-2009, 01:27 AM
Sorry you won't be able to join us Joanne.

natalielongstaff
07-29-2009, 01:57 AM
I would have loved to have met you Joanne, hopefully next time :thumbsup2

mandymouse
07-29-2009, 02:06 AM
Sorry you aren't able to come Joanne, I hope you can make the next one :thumbsup2

dolphingirl47
07-29-2009, 12:07 PM
I am sorry that you are not able to join us, Joanne.

Corinna

dolphingirl47
07-29-2009, 04:31 PM
I can't believe it :sad2: I just checked availability for the Ramada and all they have left for the weekend is executive rooms at silly prices. I sent Michelle a PM a little while ago to see if we could firm up arrangements, but unfortunately she seems to be away from the forum at the moment. I just checked the Crowne Plaza, which seems to be very close to the Mailbox (less than 200 yards) and they still have twin rooms available for GBP58 per night based on two sharing. So that might be an option that will allow us to still come.

Corinna

wilma-bride
07-30-2009, 01:17 AM
I can't believe it :sad2: I just checked availability for the Ramada and all they have left for the weekend is executive rooms at silly prices. I sent Michelle a PM a little while ago to see if we could firm up arrangements, but unfortunately she seems to be away from the forum at the moment. I just checked the Crowne Plaza, which seems to be very close to the Mailbox (less than 200 yards) and they still have twin rooms available for GBP58 per night based on two sharing. So that might be an option that will allow us to still come.

Corinna

Oh no Corinna, I must admit I thought everyone had already booked hteir rooms. Hope you can get in touch with Michelle and get the Crowne Plaza booked, it would be a shame if you couldn't sort anything out.

mandymouse
07-30-2009, 01:20 AM
I can't believe it :sad2: I just checked availability for the Ramada and all they have left for the weekend is executive rooms at silly prices. I sent Michelle a PM a little while ago to see if we could firm up arrangements, but unfortunately she seems to be away from the forum at the moment. I just checked the Crowne Plaza, which seems to be very close to the Mailbox (less than 200 yards) and they still have twin rooms available for GBP58 per night based on two sharing. So that might be an option that will allow us to still come.

Corinna

Oh no, I hope you and Michelle get your room sorted soon. Yes the Crowne Plaza is very close, and that is a very good price for it too :thumbsup2

natalielongstaff
07-30-2009, 02:00 AM
oh no !! hope you can get booked up quickly Corinna

dolphingirl47
07-30-2009, 02:51 PM
We should have booked this ages ago, but I needed to find out first if I could get away at a reasonable time on the Friday and then it kind of slipped my mind. I have just sent Michelle another PM.

Corinna

natalielongstaff
07-30-2009, 03:02 PM
I hope you get it sorted hun xx

mandymouse
07-31-2009, 01:37 AM
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.. or 5 weeks today !!

wilma-bride
07-31-2009, 02:04 AM
Woohoo, 5 weeks to go - can't wait :banana::banana:

natalielongstaff
07-31-2009, 02:44 AM
I am so going to be celebrating the end of the school holidays :cool1::cool1::cool1:

Cocktails at the ready :banana:

Tammy Stringer
07-31-2009, 04:41 AM
So sad that I cant make this year's Girly weekend I had so much fun last year.

Hopefully things will be more stable at work next year and I will be able to commit myself for 2010 (for the weekend obviously not to a loony bin :rotfl:)

Tammy

mandymouse
07-31-2009, 06:08 AM
So sad that I cant make this year's Girly weekend I had so much fun last year.

Hopefully things will be more stable at work next year and I will be able to commit myself for 2010 (for the weekend obviously not to a loony bin :rotfl:)

Tammy

I wish you were coming this year too Tammy. I'm sure we'll raise a glass or two (or three) to our friends that haven't joined us this year http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/10.gif

Hopefully we'll see you next year ::yes::

natalielongstaff
07-31-2009, 07:57 AM
I wish you were coming this year too Tammy. I'm sure we'll raise a glass or two (or three) to our friends that haven't joined us this year http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/10.gif

Hopefully we'll see you next year ::yes::

What she said :thumbsup2

Chilly
08-01-2009, 10:27 AM
Wish you were coming Tammy.

CustardTart
08-02-2009, 02:59 PM
Hello, fellow-girlies!!! :wave: :wave: :wave:

I'm back from hols and looking forward to our weekend - is it really only 5 weeks away??? :scared1: OMG, have I got some serious Sangria-weight to shift in the meantime..???? :lmao:

So sorry that you won't be joining us, Tam - woulda loved to meet you, hun... :flower3:

natalielongstaff
08-02-2009, 03:39 PM
Welcome back Karen xx

mandymouse
08-03-2009, 01:38 AM
Hello, fellow-girlies!!! :wave: :wave: :wave:

I'm back from hols and looking forward to our weekend - is it really only 5 weeks away??? :scared1: OMG, have I got some serious Sangria-weight to shift in the meantime..???? :lmao:

:wave: Welcome home roomie, I hope you had a great holiday :)

wilma-bride
08-03-2009, 02:01 AM
Welcome home Karen - hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you in a few weeks :)

mandymouse
08-07-2009, 01:26 AM
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.. or 4 weeks today !!

natalielongstaff
08-07-2009, 01:51 AM
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.. or 4 weeks today !!

And most importantly ( for me anyway !)

4 weeks till school starts again :cool1:

dolphingirl47
08-07-2009, 01:53 AM
Now I am getting really worried. 4 weeks is not long at all. I still have not heard from Michelle and she has not replied to my PMs. I hope that she is OK. I just checked availability now and the Ramada is now completely booked. Availability at the Crowne Plaza is still good fortunately. I will send Michelle one last email trying to sort this out. DH realized the other day that I was upset about something. I told him that I really had wanted to go to the Girly Weekend, but that with my sisters wedding in Germany the week after and our holiday two weeks after that, I could not afford to go if I can't share the room. He suggested that I make one more attempt to contact my room mate. If I still don't get any joy, he will come to Birmingham with me and share the room and just do his own thing while I am out enjoying myself with you guys.

Corinna

natalielongstaff
08-07-2009, 01:57 AM
Now I am getting really worried. 4 weeks is not long at all. I still have not heard from Michelle and she has not replied to my PMs. I hope that she is OK. I just checked availability now and the Ramada is now completely booked. Availability at the Crowne Plaza is still good fortunately. I will send Michelle one last email trying to sort this out. DH realized the other day that I was upset about something. I told him that I really had wanted to go to the Girly Weekend, but that with my sisters wedding in Germany the week after and our holiday two weeks after that, I could not afford to go if I can't share the room. He suggested that I make one more attempt to contact my room mate. If I still don't get any joy, he will come to Birmingham with me and share the room and just do his own thing while I am out enjoying myself with you guys.

Corinna

oh bless him !! im pleased that you will still be able to come...we will all have such a great time :thumbsup2

wilma-bride
08-07-2009, 09:28 AM
Corinna, I do know that Terri (AaronandTerri) originally said that she wanted to come but she didn't have anyone to share with. Not sure if she still wants to but it might be worth getting in touch with her to see if she wanted to share with you, if you're not getting anywhere with Michelle.

dolphingirl47
08-07-2009, 05:42 PM
Corinna, I do know that Terri (AaronandTerri) originally said that she wanted to come but she didn't have anyone to share with. Not sure if she still wants to but it might be worth getting in touch with her to see if she wanted to share with you, if you're not getting anywhere with Michelle.

Joh, thanks for that. I really appreciate it. If I have not heard from Michelle by Sunday evening, I will contact Terri to see if she is still interested in coming. You guys really rock. I can't wait to meet you in person.

Corinna

aaronandterri
08-10-2009, 03:03 AM
hi
i had a similar problem in the sat night being fully booked although there is some availbility on the friday still so it would only be a change one night, i was still thinking of coming but had been put off having no one to share with and having to switch hotels alone one night too, so hadnt quite decided what to do.(terrible descision maker)
does everyone know how there travelling there yet?

aaronandterri
08-10-2009, 03:08 AM
just to add i am actually booked already for the friday, was hoping something would open up nearer the time in the hotel for sat and make up my mind for me over sat.
I have looked at trains with virgin from london and its around 1.5 - 2hrs depending on which time you go with, does anyone know how far the station is to the hotel?

CustardTart
08-10-2009, 03:39 AM
...does everyone know how there travelling there yet?
Hi Terri! I still can't decide about the travelling - I'm hoping to meet up with friends either side of the weekend and just can't decide whether to drive or take the train!!! :faint: It's not just you who can't make decisions... :goodvibes

...I have looked at trains with virgin from london and its around 1.5 - 2hrs depending on which time you go with, does anyone know how far the station is to the hotel?
New Street is near the hotel - about a 5 minutes walk if I remember rightly so very convenient... :thumbsup2

Chilly
08-10-2009, 03:53 AM
I'm getting really excited about the weekend!

natalielongstaff
08-10-2009, 04:15 AM
And me Claire :thumbsup2

dolphingirl47
08-10-2009, 03:43 PM
just to add i am actually booked already for the friday, was hoping something would open up nearer the time in the hotel for sat and make up my mind for me over sat.
I have looked at trains with virgin from london and its around 1.5 - 2hrs depending on which time you go with, does anyone know how far the station is to the hotel?

I will be going by train, but coming from the other direction (Manchester). I will respond to your PM shortly.

Corinna

CustardTart
08-11-2009, 03:52 AM
I'm getting really excited about the weekend!

::yes:: ::yes:: ::yes::

Chilly
08-12-2009, 03:11 AM
Bought myself a dress yesterday to wear on the Saturday night, 18 from Tesco!

dolphingirl47
08-12-2009, 04:21 AM
I had a PM from Michelle yesterday and she can't make it to the Girly Weekend.

In the meantime Terri and I had a chat on the phone yesterday and we are all set.

Corinna

CustardTart
08-12-2009, 04:37 AM
Bought myself a dress yesterday to wear on the Saturday night, 18 from Tesco!
Oooh what's it like, Claire???

I had a PM from Michelle yesterday and she can't make it to the Girly Weekend.

In the meantime Terri and I had a chat on the phone yesterday and we are all set.

Corinna
Sorry Michelle can't make it but that's great news about you and Terri, Corinna!!! :woohoo: Look forward to comparing Pandora bracelets... ;)

natalielongstaff
08-12-2009, 04:40 AM
I had a PM from Michelle yesterday and she can't make it to the Girly Weekend.

In the meantime Terri and I had a chat on the phone yesterday and we are all set.

Corinna

im glad you are sorted :thumbsup2

Chilly
08-12-2009, 04:42 AM
Oooh what's it like, Claire???


Its black with gold spots/circles. Sits on the knee, very slimming!

CustardTart
08-12-2009, 05:03 AM
Its black with gold spots/circles. Sits on the knee, very slimming!

Sounds lovely!!! I love the shorter length dresses - maybe I'll find one to coax me out of my habitual trousers/jeans when I'm out and about tomorrow... ;)

Chilly
08-12-2009, 05:07 AM
Sounds lovely!!! I love the shorter length dresses - maybe I'll find one to coax me out of my habitual trousers/jeans when I'm out and about tomorrow... ;)

Go on you know you want to ;)

wilma-bride
08-12-2009, 07:43 AM
What a shame that Michelle can't make it now but glad you and Terri were able to hook up, Corinna - looking forward to seeing everyone :)

CustardTart
08-12-2009, 11:14 AM
Just went through the thread and realised I'd missed these crucial pieces of info...

I have booked a table at the Ha Ha Bar and Grill for 7:45 pm on the Saturday night. No deposit required :thumbsup2


Have now booked the table at Old Orleans as well, for 8 pm on Friday 4th. And, according to the lovely girl, I spoke to they are even going to decorate the table with balloons and stuff for us :thumbsup2

Thanks very much, Joh!!! They sound fab... :goodvibes Thanks for organising that for us... :hug:

Now I have a few questions. Firstly, what time do you think we'll be meeting up to kick off festivities on Friday pm? Secondly, any idea of the check-in/check-out times?? Oh and if I get there early, do you think I can drop off my case at the hotel even if it's twirly to check-in???

natalielongstaff
08-12-2009, 11:59 AM
Now I have a few questions. Firstly, what time do you think we'll be meeting up to kick off festivities on Friday pm? Secondly, any idea of the check-in/check-out times?? Oh and if I get there early, do you think I can drop off my case at the hotel even if it's twirly to check-in???

Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM

im thinking that 2pm is probably about the time we should get there, im not working but im not sure what Joh's doing yet ;)

wilma-bride
08-12-2009, 01:20 PM
Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM

im thinking that 2pm is probably about the time we should get there, im not working but im not sure what Joh's doing yet ;)

I have the day off and plan to leave as soon as I've dropped Daniel at school so will probably be at Nat's around midday. Last time we headed straight to Mandy's where we had a little drinky before Paul kindly drove us into Birmingham. Not sure what the arrangements will be this time (I'm happy to drive if needs be) but I would think we will be there about 2ish, as Nat says :)

CustardTart
08-12-2009, 01:25 PM
Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM

im thinking that 2pm is probably about the time we should get there, im not working but im not sure what Joh's doing yet ;)

Thanks Nat! :thumbsup2

I think I'll plan on getting into New Street for around 11.30am which will give me time to drop off my bag at the hotel and get to the restaurant (where I'm meeting an old friend) for midday... :flower3:

Can't wait!!! :yay: :yay: :yay:

aaronandterri
08-13-2009, 02:29 AM
karen, how are you travelling by car or train?

CustardTart
08-13-2009, 03:06 AM
karen, how are you travelling by car or train?

Oh I just can't decide, Terri! :faint: Yesterday afternoon I had 100% decided to get the 10.03am train from Euston and almost bought the tickets. Then spoke to my friend last night and she tried to persuade me to drive up a day early and spend the night at hers... Also my SIL has got wind of the fact that I'm up their way and has asked me to pop round to hers after check-out on Sunday which would be easier in the car... :headache:

Sorry hun - I'm no help, am I???

dolphingirl47
08-13-2009, 07:16 AM
Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM

im thinking that 2pm is probably about the time we should get there, im not working but im not sure what Joh's doing yet ;)

I am planning to get to Birmingham around 14:0). I did some reorganization. I need a half day leave the following Friday so I decided that I just take a half day leave on the 4th. That still means that I finish work at 11:15 (I am on the early that day) and plenty of time to get myself to Birmingham.

Corinna

wilma-bride
08-14-2009, 01:16 AM
Since Mandy is not here I thought I would give this a little bump just to say...


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(http://www.TickerFactory.com/)

or 3 weeks today

natalielongstaff
08-14-2009, 02:16 AM
Woop Woop !!!!

wow three more weeks, i must get my outfits sorted :cool1:

CustardTart
08-14-2009, 03:49 AM
Very excited!!! :woohoo:

Went for a look around the shops yesterday afternoon and saw a couple of things that I really liked - including a dress from Ted Baker so maybe I will get my legs out after all!!! :scared1: :lmao: :cool2:

natalielongstaff
08-14-2009, 04:11 AM
Very excited!!! :woohoo:

Went for a look around the shops yesterday afternoon and saw a couple of things that I really liked - including a dress from Ted Baker so maybe I will get my legs out after all!!! :scared1: :lmao: :cool2:

Im wearing a dress on the sat night, and just casual on the friday :cool1:

dolphingirl47
08-14-2009, 04:12 AM
I got my ticket for the train down to Birmingham. I even managed to get a ticket that leaves from the town where I work so I don't have to go back to Manchester first. I have to change trains at Crewe, but it only cost 7 Pounds for the single. I still have to get the ticket for the way back. A what time on the Sunday do people usually leave?

Corinna

CustardTart
08-14-2009, 04:32 AM
Im wearing a dress on the sat night, and just casual on the friday :cool1:

That's what I was thinking, Nat - standard boots/black jeans on Friday and hopefully (if it looks OK) the dress on the Saturday. I kinda wish I'd bought it yesterday now BUT the sizing confused me... :crazy:

natalielongstaff
08-14-2009, 06:15 AM
That's what I was thinking, Nat - standard boots/black jeans on Friday and hopefully (if it looks OK) the dress on the Saturday. I kinda wish I'd bought it yesterday now BUT the sizing confused me... :crazy:

Can you show us a pic Karen ?

CustardTart
08-14-2009, 07:36 AM
Can you show us a pic Karen ?

It's not on the website, Nat but I've just checked out their sizing guide online so have more of an idea now. The whole 0, 1, 2, 3 thing totally confused me!!! :rolleyes:

PoppyAnna
08-14-2009, 01:16 PM
I soooo wish I was coming but we get home from hols on the Friday and the Saturday night is tempting but don't think I can leave Rich all the post holiday and school prep stuff to do :sad2:

It's not on the website, Nat but I've just checked out their sizing guide online so have more of an idea now. The whole 0, 1, 2, 3 thing totally confused me!!! :rolleyes:

I remember that from Ted, I haven't bought myself anything in there for years (not sure I'd be able to now:rolleyes:) I remember when it was just the one shop off Endell St, Covent garden. You think they would have standardised by now. I think their 0 was a 6.

CustardTart
08-14-2009, 06:17 PM
I soooo wish I was coming but we get home from hols on the Friday and the Saturday night is tempting but don't think I can leave Rich all the post holiday and school prep stuff to do :sad2:
I really wish you could make it, Jo - it would be such a hoot!!! :goodvibes But I understand your dilemma - I couldn't leave my Rich to deal with any pre-school stuff either!!! :lmao: Fortunately, Samuel's back to school (6th Form FGS!!!) on Tuesday September 2nd so that'll be sorted (by me) well in advance... Fingers crossed... ;)

...I remember that from Ted, I haven't bought myself anything in there for years (not sure I'd be able to now:rolleyes:) I remember when it was just the one shop off Endell St, Covent garden. You think they would have standardised by now. I think their 0 was a 6.

That sounds about right - not that the size 0 features in my world!!! :faint: :lmao::rotfl::lmao:

natalielongstaff
08-15-2009, 01:33 AM
:mad: I hate dodgy sizes in shops !!!

Beep
08-16-2009, 05:11 PM
I'm really sorry but I;m going to have to drop out of dinner on Saturday night. I will be coming back from Cornwall that day and won't be back in time. I was supposed to be coming back on the Fridya but had to change it.

Really sorry :sad1:

wilma-bride
08-17-2009, 01:10 AM
Really sorry we won't get to meet you Alex - I hope you can make it to a future girly weekend :)

natalielongstaff
08-17-2009, 01:47 AM
Sorry to hear that Alex :hug:

Beep
08-18-2009, 05:11 PM
Thank you - I'd love to come to the next one.

I'm going down to see the Wrinklies (my Mom and Dad lol) and Mom needs to go to Truro on Friday for an appointment and my Dad can't take her.

Hrmph, I remember the time THEY used to chauffer ME!!

wilma-bride
08-19-2009, 01:09 AM
Thank you - I'd love to come to the next one.

I'm going down to see the Wrinklies (my Mom and Dad lol) and Mom needs to go to Truro on Friday for an appointment and my Dad can't take her.

Hrmph, I remember the time THEY used to chauffer ME!!

lol Alex, that's what is called PAYBACK!!! :rotfl:

natalielongstaff
08-19-2009, 01:51 AM
lol Alex, that's what is called PAYBACK!!! :rotfl:

:lmao: indeed it is !

wilma-bride
08-19-2009, 02:21 AM
I have just realised that I haven't actually booked anywhere for lunch on the Saturday. I know we had some discussions around going back to Pizza Express, would everyone be happy with that or has anyone got suggestions on where else we might have lunch?

Only just over 2 weeks to go - although there are only 9 of us for lunch on the Saturday (assuming that Aimee is still planning to join us) so we shouldn't have too much trouble getting in somewhere anyway :confused3

What do you all think?

natalielongstaff
08-19-2009, 02:25 AM
Pizza express is fine with me :lmao:

CustardTart
08-19-2009, 04:51 AM
Pizza Express is cool - I love their Pollo salad with a side order of garlic dough balls and a large glass of Pinot Grigio followed by the Semi Freddo Reale... :cloud9:

Erm... not that I've thought about it or anything... :rolleyes1

natalielongstaff
08-19-2009, 04:55 AM
Erm... not that I've thought about it or anything... :rolleyes1

:rotfl2: not much !!

CustardTart
08-19-2009, 05:07 AM
:rotfl2: not much !!

Well, OK... Maybe a little... :rotfl2::lmao::rotfl2:

Latte Lover
08-19-2009, 11:40 AM
Hi everyone
Really looking forward to the weekend. :goodvibes
Sorry I haven't been on the Dis much lately :guilty:

Pizza Express is fine with me, Joh.

Chilly
08-19-2009, 12:19 PM
Sorry you can't come Alex.

Pizza Express is fine with me Joh.

PoppyAnna
08-19-2009, 12:45 PM
Sorry to butt in but I am still subscribed to this thread :rolleyes1

For those of you following WW or other diets, for that matter, Pizza Express do a baked dish that it just delish, I believe it's 7 or 8 WW points. Havent been to PE for a while but I think it's called Melanzane Parmigiana, it's layers of veg in tomato and white sauce with a lovely parmesan cheese topping - it saves cals/points by having no pasta. Lovely lunch dish:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

natalielongstaff
08-19-2009, 01:57 PM
Sorry to butt in but I am still subscribed to this thread :rolleyes1

For those of you following WW or other diets, for that matter, Pizza Express do a baked dish that it just delish, I believe it's 7 or 8 WW points. Havent been to PE for a while but I think it's called Melanzane Parmigiana, it's layers of veg in tomato and white sauce with a lovely parmesan cheese topping - it saves cals/points by having no pasta. Lovely lunch dish:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

ooh that sounds nice Joanne, i might give that a try :thumbsup2

wilma-bride
08-20-2009, 01:38 AM
Thanks for the recommendation Joanne but I suspect WW is going to be the last thing on my mind that weekend :lmao:

aaronandterri
08-20-2009, 02:15 AM
:rotfl: shell probably drink her allowance of points in cocktails!:rotfl:

natalielongstaff
08-20-2009, 02:59 AM
:rotfl: shell probably drink her allowance of points in cocktails!:rotfl:

Oh well put Terri :lmao:

CustardTart
08-20-2009, 03:51 AM
Thanks for the recommendation Joanne but I suspect WW is going to be the last thing on my mind that weekend :lmao:

Good girl!!! :thumbsup2 :dance3: party: :drinking:

PoppyAnna
08-20-2009, 11:39 AM
ooh that sounds nice Joanne, i might give that a try :thumbsup2

You're welcome Natalie, if you have it, I hope you like it:)

natalielongstaff
08-21-2009, 01:29 AM
2 weeks today :cool1:

Chilly
08-21-2009, 03:51 AM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

I've bought a new top for Friday night this week so now i'm all set.

CustardTart
08-21-2009, 04:44 AM
2 weeks today :cool1:

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Not long now!!!

...I've bought a new top for Friday night this week so now i'm all set.

Well done, Claire! :thumbsup2 Meanwhile, I keep looking for a dress for the Saturday night... ;)

natalielongstaff
08-21-2009, 03:56 PM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

I've bought a new top for Friday night this week so now i'm all set.

Great news :thumbsup2 piccie ??

dolphingirl47
08-21-2009, 04:05 PM
2 weeks today :cool1:

I can't believe that it is so soon now.

Corinna

Chilly
08-21-2009, 05:06 PM
Great news :thumbsup2 piccie ??

I can't find a pic online, its from M&S and its jade green.

natalielongstaff
08-22-2009, 02:11 AM
ooh sounds lovely Claire

saratogagirl
08-23-2009, 03:48 AM
ooh you've not gone long now girlies, your plans sound fab, have a lovely, lovely time

mandymouse
08-23-2009, 07:29 AM
Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM

im thinking that 2pm is probably about the time we should get there, im not working but im not sure what Joh's doing yet ;)

I have the day off and plan to leave as soon as I've dropped Daniel at school so will probably be at Nat's around midday. Last time we headed straight to Mandy's where we had a little drinky before Paul kindly drove us into Birmingham. Not sure what the arrangements will be this time (I'm happy to drive if needs be) but I would think we will be there about 2ish, as Nat says :)

Im wearing a dress on the sat night, and just casual on the friday :cool1:


:yay:Woohoo !! I'm so excited, I haven't had time to think about the Girly Weekend in the last few weeks, so I can't believe how close it is

Nat & Joh, you are more than welcome to do what we did last time, if you want to get here between 12.30 & 1pm, we can have a quick drinkypoo, then I'll get Paul to take us to Brum around 1.30pm, so we should be there for two :thumbsup2

So, casual for the Friday night, and a dress for the Saturday night ~ that sounds good to me ::yes:: My diet will be starting tomorrow, so I hope I'll be able to squeeze into one of my Cruise dresses a week on Saturday :rotfl2:

I can't wait to see everyone. Sorry I haven't replied to all the posts, I'll try and catch up over the next few days :)

natalielongstaff
08-23-2009, 11:09 AM
Nat & Joh, you are more than welcome to do what we did last time, if you want to get here between 12.30 & 1pm, we can have a quick drinkypoo, then I'll get Paul to take us to Brum around 1.30pm, so we should be there for two :thumbsup2


That sounds like a most excellent plan :thumbsup2

Good luck with your diet babe :hug:

mandymouse
08-23-2009, 11:54 AM
That sounds like a most excellent plan :thumbsup2

Good luck with your diet babe :hug:

Thanks Nat, I'm going to need all the luck I can get :rotfl2::rotfl2:

I am sooooooo looking forward to our weekend away ::yes::

natalielongstaff
08-23-2009, 12:46 PM
Thanks Nat, I'm going to need all the luck I can get :rotfl2::rotfl2:

I am sooooooo looking forward to our weekend away ::yes::

:lmao: Me and Joh were talking about Reflex on Friday, we are both really looking forward to the weekend :thumbsup2

mandymouse
08-23-2009, 01:18 PM
:lmao: Me and Joh were talking about Reflex on Friday, we are both really looking forward to the weekend :thumbsup2

I'm looking forward to a good boogie too. I wonder if they still sell those hats, I might buy one ;)

natalielongstaff
08-23-2009, 02:53 PM
I wonder if they still sell those hats, I might buy one ;)

i better, as i pinched the last one :rotfl2:

Chilly
08-23-2009, 03:11 PM
Can't wait to get back on the revolving dance floor!