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 !!!