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Old 06-22-2012, 09:37 AM   #1
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**DIS Girly Christmas Shopping/Party Weekend 2012**


Where ~ Birmingham

When ~ 30th Nov/2nd Dec '12

Hotel ~ Crowne Plaza Birmingham City

Itinerary

Friday

Meet up at the hotel throughout the afternoon
Dinner ~ Miller & Carter 7pm
Evening ~ Cocktails at the Mailbox followed by a boogie at Reflex

Saturday

10am ~ Hit the BullRing
(Meet at the Bull anyone who wishes to join us for the day)
Lunch ~ Handmade Burger Co 12.00
After shopping ~ Drinks or wander through the German Market or ??
Evening ~ Crowne Plaza Christmas Party

Sunday

Wake with a sore head and aching feet
Take Paracetamol and Rennie
Say Goodbye


Coming for the Weekend

Mandy (mandymouse)
Rachel T (jjk)
Karen (CustardTart)
Joanne (PoppyAnna)
Claire L (Claire L)
Corinna (dolphingirl47)
Andrea (irongirlof12)
Nicky (darthtatty)

Coming for the Saturday Night

Maybe

Claire S (fizz13)
Gemma (T16GEM)
Gem (Madmumof2)
Verity (Verity Chambers)
Jen (jen_uk)
Claire C (wideeyes)


So who's up for a Girly Weekend of Christmas shopping, eating and drinking ?

Our Girly Weekends are lots of fun, and this one will be even more exciting as we are hoping to include a Christmas party which is being held at our hotel

Currently, the rooms at the Crowne Plaza are £156 (if you pay upfront, but you can't cancel) or £174 (and you can cancel) for two people sharing a room with two double beds for two nights (so £78 or £87 each). There are also packages available if you wish to have breakfast too

If you'd still like to come, but stay in a cheaper hotel closeby, there is the Ramada at the Mailbox and the Premier Inn

Also if you'd like to join us for one evening, or just want to come along for the shopping, then it would be great to see you

I've got lots of ideas for the weekend. On the Friday evening (after an afternoon of getting to know each other over a few drinkies), we can eat at The Mailbox, then walk up to Broad Street to some of the bars up there and maybe have a boogie at Reflex

On Saturday we can take the short walk to town, have a mooch around the shops and have lunch at The Bullring

Another idea I found (though a bit lavish) was perhaps having Afternoon Tea at The Hyatt

Then we could finish off our weekend at the hotel's Christmas Party

There is also the famous German Market on around that time of the year too

So, what do you think ? Do you fancy it ? You'll all be welcome

Mandy


You can read all about our previous escapades here :~

Birmingham 2007

Cardiff 2008

Birmingham 2009

Southampton 2010

Cardiff 2011

Bring it on !!!


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Old 06-22-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:55 PM   #6
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Sounds great. will check my weekend rota. As only brum will def come for an evening though
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:42 PM   #7
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I need to check when I am back at work next week, but I should still be on leave then. I can also normally get Travel Industry rates at the Crowne Plaza, but again I have to check this at work once my jury duty is over.

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Old 06-23-2012, 01:35 AM   #8
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Yay! Count me in Mandy.
Nice one Andrea

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Yay ! I hope you can get the time off Claire

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Woohoo !! You're going to enjoy your first Girly Weekend Rachel

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That's great Nicky

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Sounds great. will check my weekend rota. As only brum will def come for an evening though
Nice one, it will be lovely to finally meet you Alyson

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I need to check when I am back at work next week, but I should still be on leave then. I can also normally get Travel Industry rates at the Crowne Plaza, but again I have to check this at work once my jury duty is over.

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Yay ! I hope you're able to get the time off too Corinna
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:39 AM   #9
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Yay ! I hope you're able to get the time off too Corinna
It should be OK. If all goes according to plan, we come back from Florida on 27th November and if I remember correctly, I am not due back at work until the following Monday. So this will be a very nice end to the holiday.

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:07 AM   #10
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It should be OK. If all goes according to plan, we come back from Florida on 27th November and if I remember correctly, I am not due back at work until the following Monday. So this will be a very nice end to the holiday.

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Old 06-24-2012, 08:18 AM   #11
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I'm coming to join in here...so I don't loose the thread!

Still hoping to join you all, I'll find out more once my Mum knows about her shifts
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:37 AM   #12
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Sounds brilliant! Although, it's such a long way away and I have my holiday before that! I will subscribe to the thread, and will have to see what money I have and how feasible it will be... so I will be a maybe for now!

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I'm coming to join in here...so I don't loose the thread!

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I've got everything crossed that you're able to come Rachel

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Sounds brilliant! Although, it's such a long way away and I have my holiday before that! I will subscribe to the thread, and will have to see what money I have and how feasible it will be... so I will be a maybe for now!

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I know what you mean Steffi, it is so far away, though no doubt it will be here before we know it I hope you're able to make your first Girly Weekend
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Hope you have a fantastic time girls, can't wait to hear more

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Old 06-26-2012, 06:17 AM   #15
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I've just had a couple of emails from the Crowne Plaza regarding the Christmas Party and deposits

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Thank you for your email; I have availability on the 1st of December for our joiner party night. I have attached the brochure for you; the cost for the all-inclusive package on the 1st is £45.00 per person. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information or if you would like me to book or hold some spaces for you
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To book a £10.00 deposit is required per person; the balance is then due by the 1st of November
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