**DIS Girly Christmas Shopping/Party Weekend 2012**

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  1. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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    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 ::yes::

    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 :santa:


    You can read all about our previous escapades here :~

    Birmingham 2007

    Cardiff 2008

    Birmingham 2009

    Southampton 2010

    Cardiff 2011

    Bring it on !!! :dance3:



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  3. irongirlof12

    irongirlof12 <font color=blue><marquee>Am I the only one who lo

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    Yay! Count me in Mandy.:banana:
     
  4. Claire L

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    I will be there if I can get the time off work :)
     
  5. jjk

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    I am all booked :banana::banana::banana::banana:
     
  6. darthtatty

    darthtatty Been There, Done That, Going Back!

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    Im hoping to come too :cool1:
     
  7. crabbie1

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    Sounds great. will check my weekend rota. As only brum will def come for an evening though
     
  8. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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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.

    Corinna
     
  9. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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    :dance3: Nice one Andrea :dance3:

    :banana: Yay ! I hope you can get the time off Claire :banana:

    :cool1: Woohoo !! You're going to enjoy your first Girly Weekend Rachel :cool1:

    :woohoo: That's great Nicky :woohoo:

    :cheer2: Nice one, it will be lovely to finally meet you Alyson :cheer2:

    :banana: Yay ! I hope you're able to get the time off too Corinna :banana:
     
  10. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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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.

    Corinna
     
  11. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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    Looks like I timed it well then ::yes::
     
  12. Tinks1984

    Tinks1984 <font color=red>We're having a mini party!<br><fon

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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 :)
     
  13. Tinkerbell1989

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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!

    Steffi xx
     
  14. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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

    I know what you mean Steffi, it is so far away, though no doubt it will be here before we know it :wizard: I hope you're able to make your first Girly Weekend :thumbsup2
     
  15. PJB71

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    Hope you have a fantastic time girls, can't wait to hear more:thumbsup2

    I hope I can join you all one day :dance3:
     
  16. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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    I've just had a couple of emails from the Crowne Plaza regarding the Christmas Party and deposits

     
  17. Tinks1984

    Tinks1984 <font color=red>We're having a mini party!<br><fon

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    I'm on board girlies! :goodvibes Just pre-booked my room, did the one with the option to cancel (just to be on safe-side, as you never know with having little ones eh? :) But I'm more than sure she'll be great!)

    The party at the hotel seems great too, I'd be up for that one if it comes off and everyone's in agreement :) If so, would it be easier to PayPal deposits to someone to pre-book it?

    Ooooo, how exciting...some Samantha Christmas shopping with the Dis ladies...looking forward to it! :banana:
     
  18. mandymouse

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    :cheer2: Nice one Rachel :cheer2:

    Yes once we agree about the Christmas Party, then I'll collect deposits via Paypal as it's the easiest ::yes::
     
  19. Tinkerbell1989

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    How do you go about sorting rooms? Because the price quote on the first price is for 2 people per room? xx
     
  20. mandymouse

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    At the moment we are booking rooms on-line, then once we know who is definitely coming some of the rooms can be cancelled and we'll have two people sharing :)
     
  21. Tinkerbell1989

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    Ah I got you now! It makes sense really, I just couldn't work it out! :lmao:

    I really hope to come :banana:... I should have enough holiday at work, I just need to work it out, synchronise with DBF, and then book it in with work, and then say YES!

    Haha, simples ;)

    xxx
     

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