MacRumors London Picnic 2011 - final details added!

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  1. franmatt80, May 24, 2011
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    franmatt80 macrumors 6502a

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, please standby for an important announcement....



    Please put your hands together for


    The MacRumors London Summer Picnic (VI) !!


    The date has been set - clear your diary.....


    When is it? - 30th July 2011

    Where will it be? - Hyde Park (same spot as last year - location details to follow)

    What sort of time? - 1pm til as late as you can hack it

    What am I gonna need? - Blankets, frisbees, ipods and speakers, too much food and too much alcohol.... friends, pets and loved ones welcome!

    Final details for Saturday:


    Venues:

    Place to plonk ourselves in the sunshine:

    Hyde Park - general sort of spot to be found in the link below...

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=...71b52566&msa=0


    Alternative venue in case of the all-too-possible rain storms:

    The Tyburn (JD Wetherspoons)
    18-20 Edgware Road
    W2 2EN

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=...6c461422&msa=0

    And to keep on top of all the latest news...

    http://twitter.com/MRpicnic


    Really looking forward to seeing you all - everybody start making their sacrifices to the Sun Gods now...:D
     
  2. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

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    Are you aware of how much smug this event will unleash into the environment?
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Wish I were able to come.

    Really dude? You had to come in here and crap on the thread in the first reply? Do everyone who works hard at putting these together every year a break and don't come. Thank you.

    Most of those who will attend the picnic no longer frequent this forum. I wonder why.
     
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    Oooooo, I might have to extend my footie trip plans for this and arrive a few days earlier from Toronto than anticipated.

    Are there some cheapish hotels nearby for an overnight stay?
     
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    Tempted, but I don't think I have enough in my budget this year. Maybe next year. :)
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Cheapest I've found is Easy Hotel. The South Kensington branch is the closest, I think (new branches are popping up every now and then**), Earls Court usually the cheapest (in town).

    Small orange rooms that's all right for a night or two... :)

    ** Edit: As I thought, the new Paddington branch is actually closer... ;)
     
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    See you all there. I may make a cake that is less susceptible to heat for this year. Last year's all chocolate and cream one basically melted :eek:
     
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    It was a really tasty pie. But if you've got another speciality it'd be cool to try something different too...
     
  14. anjinha macrumors 604

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    There's a delicious chocolate portuguese dessert that I can make. I've never made it but I know it's really easy. It's pretty convenient for a picnic too.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That looks good. Make two and send me one. :)
     
  16. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I can ship you some. :) Won't be homemade in that case but it's still delicious. My boyfriend loves it.
     
  17. franmatt80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Dammit. Now I'm going to have to go buy some cake. This thread is giving me cravings.

    Yes, and yes again to all offers of baked goods. I can't promise not to eat more than my fair share though....
     
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    Don't worry about it, there's always a ton of leftover food. :D
     
  20. franmatt80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do hope you can make it - an MR member from exotic climes! Let us know if you think you'll be there....
     
  21. philbeeney macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for that. I didn't realise Easy did hotels.

    I don't foresee any problems attending. I just need to get my arse into gear and book the flights.

    I wouldn't exactly call Toronto an exotic clime, especially in the winter. :p
     
  22. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Ticket purchased, hostel booked. I'll be there from Thursday to Tuesday so if anyone wants to meet outside of the picnic I'm up for that. :)
     
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  25. franmatt80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes- you must. That's a direct order! :D
     

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