The 5th annual London Picnic, 2010

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  1. iBlue macrumors Core

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    "Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as... Parklife!"


    It's getting to be that time again! The MacRumors London Picnic has been an annual event since 2006. Everyone who would like to join us for some food, drinks, music and chilling out in the park is more than welcome.


    When: ~ 1pm till dusk - Saturday, 3 July, 2010


    Where: Just about here, in Hyde Park.


    hydepark.jpg
    (here is a PDF of last year's flyer which has helpful location info. Never mind the date though.)



    What to bring
    Food, drink, iPod, your shades, a blanket or something to sit on, frisbee, football and anything else suitable (and maybe unsuitable) for a picnic that you'd like to bring.





    If the weather is uncooperative for picnic purposes...

    Plan B:

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

    But we'll worry about the weather closer to the time. We plan early because many people come in from out of town and even out of the country. It's just that fun!

    Hope to see you there!



    I've created a public twitter account for all picnic related updates and information:



    Because it's public anyone can view it so you need not worry if you're not a twitter sort. However, this is where current information and updates will be posted on picnic day.
     
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  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    See you all there. Can't promise I'll wear a kilt this time though...
     
  5. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Awwwwww! :(
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    How about I bring insanely tasty home-made chocolate cake instead?
     
  7. firestarter macrumors 603

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    Looks good to me! :D

    How about vodka?
     
  8. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Why not both? :D The kilt was awesome!
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not sure I'm over the last time I did that.
     
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  11. iBlue thread starter macrumors Core

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    Now that's just unfair, bribing with chocolate cake! :D

    I loves me some cake but I loves me some Scotsmen in kilts too! Dilemma!
     
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Maybe he could make the cake in the shape of what you'd see under a Scotemen's kilt???
     
  13. iBlue thread starter macrumors Core

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    Deal! Make it happen, Robbie. :D
     
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Robbie, the ball balls? is in your court. Might want to add a bit more yeast, just sayin'. :p
     
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    *checks airfare*

    I love you guys but I'm not spending $1500 to go over there :p
     
  16. iBlue thread starter macrumors Core

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    Keep checking. Often times the prices go down, especially around 3-4 weeks before the date of travel.
     
  17. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'm not sure about that – quite a few people usually turn up, we wouldn't want most of them going hungry.
     
  18. Melrose Suspended

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    I while ago I saw airfare to England going for under $500. Keep checking, shop around.

    All the same, I'd love to be there. Is volleyball played much across the pond?
     
  19. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The cake will be circular (ball shaped I suppose). As that's the shape of the tin I have and it works well.

    I should point out that when I say cake there is no flour involved. Just chocolate, cream, sugar and raspberrys. Most people only manage thin slices as it's super-rich...
     
  20. anjinha macrumors 604

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    This year I'll try to bring something typically Portuguese for the picnic. :)
     
  21. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    ^^Bring Emeril if you can.

    I'd love to attend this for once. Always sounds like you guys have a great time even with the weather stuff.
     
  22. greygray macrumors 68000

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    I'll try to be there this year. It's going to be my first time though. :eek:
     
  23. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    How many people actually turned up last year? It's something I've always considered but never got round to.
     
  24. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Quite a few. 25? Maybe 30?
     
  25. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I'd guess 25 - 30 too, there were probably 20 odd in the pub.
     

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