Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby StokeySue » September 24th, 2019, 3:04 pm

Have we agreed on which time slot we should buy exhibition tickets for?
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Herbidacious » September 24th, 2019, 3:08 pm

I could probably get away for lunch. Question is will my manager notice that I am booking off the afternoon of the office party...
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Busybee » September 24th, 2019, 3:42 pm

I know, the cheap tickets are ridiculous but there is no rhyme or reason to the pricing. It’s our 20th wedding anniversary tomorrow and we are going to London and seeing a matinee and evening show, staying over in the hotel we had our honeymoon in and returning home tomorrow.

I did the same thing and set a ticket alert up for when the tickets were released, we are both travelling to Kings Cross return, first class for £144 in total. The difference is staggering. Maybe because it’s Christmas time?

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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Pepper Pig » September 24th, 2019, 4:27 pm

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I did the same thing and set a ticket alert up for when the tickets were released, we are both travelling to Kings Cross return, first class for £144 in total. The difference is staggering. Maybe because it’s Christmas time?

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It will be that but also because it’s a Friday. Tickets out of London are at a premium then.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » September 24th, 2019, 6:43 pm

You're right PP. When I looked up the fare earlier the outgoing wasn't too bad but coming home was much more than I'd usually expect.

Sue - 12 noon was mooted but not confirmed. If we meet for coffee from 11 we can then either do the exhibition then lunch or vice versa. It doesn't look as though Herbi could make both whatever order we do them in so personally I would book for 12 noon - would that suit everyone else?
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby TeresaFoodie » September 24th, 2019, 7:35 pm

12 noon suits me.

I have to admit, I haven't checked my trains yet. Sorry to hear extortionate prices are getting in the way of attending. I hope mine are a lot cheaper. Should be, I'm only up the road really. Will look at the weekend.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Herbidacious » September 24th, 2019, 7:38 pm

I am paying er hum £85 for a first class up to Sheffield on Thursday, rebooked last Thursday, travelling peak time. Coming back by car. I have had seats at that price on a Friday booked a week before too. I did always think it was cheaper to get to London than to leave it too.

It's naughty indulgence but it makes the whole thing slightly more bearable, and I shall fill my boots with fruit cake and peanuts in the 1st class lounge. (Not really...)

Please don't plan anything aound me. If I have a mother emergency, or need to take aday to reccoer from a trip to my mother's, I may end up using what little is left of my annual leave (after Lisbon, that is... :) ) anyway.

£200 though. I could have booked to go to Paris and back three times for less than that last week. (One of their £29 each way offers. I was very tempted.)
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » October 7th, 2019, 10:52 am

There have been some PMs going on. As no-one has objected we are going for the following so people can book tickets and transport:

12pm entry to the Mary Quant exhibition (Friday December 13th), each person to procure their own ticket in advance but happy to help anyone who can't do this.

Meet in the main restaurant (not the Courtyard or Garden cafe) for coffee from 11am (through the main entrance in Cromwell Road, straight on right through the shop, down steps and out into outdoor courtyard, cross courtyard to other side, go through door and you're there. There are several small rooms - maybe we could try to sit in the room on the right as you go in. If you enter by the entrance in Exhibition Road it should be signed). Happy to give my phone number by PM to people I know who haven't got it in case anyone is late or lost. Might be an idea to have more than one, in case I am late or lost :).

Pot luck lunch somewhere in South Kensington afterwards unless someone wants to organise something.

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Anyone else interested - add your name!
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Pepper Pig » October 7th, 2019, 10:54 am

Thanks EM. 8-) 8-)
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Pepper Pig » October 8th, 2019, 9:25 am

My ticket is booked.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby PatsyMFagan » October 8th, 2019, 9:47 am

Mine too … :tu:
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby StokeySue » October 8th, 2019, 3:21 pm

And me :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby TeresaFoodie » October 9th, 2019, 12:20 pm

I haven't mentioned until now that I may have to cancel due to a number of personal reasons I would rather not go into right now. I reckon you will all have a cracking time anyway! And before anyone wonders if my decision is FB related.....no, far from it. I wish it was that simple. Let's just say, I have had a number of let downs which have scuppered my plans! :evil:

If I can come along I will book later on and will join you all! But for now, it is looking a bit doubtful. :cry:
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » October 9th, 2019, 12:30 pm

Oh that's a shame Tezza :hug:. No need to decide until much nearer the time though. Hope you are ok. x
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby StokeySue » October 9th, 2019, 12:36 pm

We'd very much like to see you if you can come Teresa, but if life gets in the way of course we understand :hug:
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby TeresaFoodie » October 9th, 2019, 4:53 pm

:hug: Thanks folks. All is ok, just life! Will keep you posted. :hug:
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Pepper Pig » November 25th, 2019, 5:24 pm

I was out to lunch at Brasserie Zedel today with Foodycat. She mentioned she had been to the Mary Quant and enjoyed it immensely. She and her chums lunched at Hawksmoor afterwards and she said the Set Lunch was very good indeed. Might be worth considering.

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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 25th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Sounds good :tu: :tu: :tu:
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » November 25th, 2019, 9:51 pm

Worth consideration, does one need to book? We don't really know how long we will be in the V&A do we? Only a few veggie options if Herbi comes - what do you think Herbi?
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby StokeySue » November 25th, 2019, 10:36 pm

Definitely a possible, though in the opposite direction to the other places we thought of

Never been to Hawks oor, though have been to it’s little sister, Foxlow
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Pepper Pig » November 26th, 2019, 4:52 am

earthmaiden wrote:Worth consideration, does one need to book? We don't really know how long we will be in the V&A do we? Only a few veggie options if Herbi comes - what do you think Herbi?


You do need to book. FC thought the veggie options weren’t bad. I’m easy.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » November 26th, 2019, 11:13 am

Just to recap. Those named below have said they will come on Dec 13th and have booked their own tickets for Mary Quant at the V&A for 12pm. Meeting arrangements in an earlier post.
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We had said we'd have a pot luck lunch in South Ken. so we were not tied to a time but we now also have the option of booking lunch at Hawksmoor. If we do that I guess we should book quite soon.

What would each of you prefer - and if Hawksmoor, what time do you think the reservation should be for?

I like the sound of Hawksmoor but on this occasion think that pot luck might give us more of a free rein. If we did go for it, it would probably be about 2pm??

Any other interested Wildies - it's not too late to join us yet!
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Herbidacious » November 26th, 2019, 11:41 am

Please don't book anything for me. Maybe I could come and have a drink? Is that 'done'? If you go pot luck I may need a phone number. Ironically the Christmas work do which I won't be going to is in South Ken!
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby PatsyMFagan » November 26th, 2019, 8:16 pm

I don't know the area at all, so will just go with the majority ....
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Herbidacious » November 27th, 2019, 8:38 pm

I used to hang out in South Ken (near the station) quite a lot when I was studying at the Institut Francais, but not been there much since. But I think there are quite a lot of nice places (now. There didn't used to be. There's a Polish restaurant we went to to - Daquise - which I enjoyed. Various chains, now too - e.g. Carluccios, a Brindisa, Comptoir Libonais.
Also Muriel's Kitchen, which I think I have been to.
And there's a cheese (and wine) shop near the station that does lunch (a bit pricey perhaps, though) - La Cave.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby StokeySue » November 28th, 2019, 9:46 am

I love Dacquise it was thinking more of the cluster of places such as Brindisa Tapas where Exhibition Road meets Thurloe Place
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » November 28th, 2019, 10:16 am

I went to Comptoir Libanais there with Foodmary once, it was lovely. I think they branched out and became more of a mainstream chain though as I noticed they had a place at the food hall at the Stratford shopping mall.
I'm busy till Monday but get the feeling we're gearing more towards pot luck? We do need a firm decision because of booking.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby StokeySue » December 2nd, 2019, 6:04 pm

earthmaiden, is the RMT strike going to make it difficult for you?
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby StokeySue » December 2nd, 2019, 6:04 pm

earthmaiden, is the RMT strike going to make it difficult for you?
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » December 2nd, 2019, 10:06 pm

Thanks for thinking of me but I'm coming on National Express coach and my seat is booked! I don't think any of us is served by SW trains but guess roads in west London and suburbs could be crowded. I'm more worried about lack of sleep due to the election :lol:.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Pepper Pig » December 7th, 2019, 12:34 pm

Does anyone know if photography is permitted at the Mary Quant?
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Pepper Pig » December 11th, 2019, 10:29 pm

I have already intimated to Patsy that I may have a problem on Friday. Hopefully it will come to nothing and most likely I’ll be there but my mum is under a lot of stress and because I have care for Chris in place it may mean I have to go up to Thrapston. Will keep you informed.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » December 11th, 2019, 11:46 pm

Your mother's welfare comes first PP. I hope that she's ok and that you will be able to come after all. :hug:

Not sure about the photography question - the website isn't very helpful (no doubt you looked). It says that "Photography and sketching are welcomed throughout most of the Museum, except in some temporary exhibition spaces". It would be helpful if it stipulated in the Mary Quant section!

National Express very kindly changed the time of my coach so that it got me in later than I wanted. I called to ask if I could have something earlier and got what I wished for :evil: - I might be a bit bleary-eyed :lol:. I really hope the wi-fi works this time so that I can follow the election news.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby StokeySue » December 12th, 2019, 12:22 am

We hope to see you PP, but understand if we don’t. Hope all gets sorted.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby suffolk » December 12th, 2019, 10:28 am

Hope you all have a lovely time tomorrow :wave:
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Herbidacious » December 12th, 2019, 11:06 am

I am going to have to bow out as well, as I have a replacement doctor's appointment (for the once cancelled when my mother was ill) at 3pm. Not very good timing on many counts, but you have to get them if and when you can.

I hope you all have a lovely time.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Ratatouille » December 12th, 2019, 1:22 pm

Have a great day. I hope you aren't too bleary eyed for any reason!.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » December 12th, 2019, 2:06 pm

I meant because of a coach that leaves at 6.43am :evil: (and the election!).
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » December 12th, 2019, 5:58 pm

Look forward to seeing those going in the main restaurant at the V&A from 11am tomorrow. I think everyone has someone's phone number from the group (?).

Fingers crossed that all can go.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby PatsyMFagan » December 12th, 2019, 8:31 pm

I was telling someone today what we are doing. She lives in Fulham and says it will be extremely busy there tomorrow - not sure if she means just the general area or the exhibition - and so to allow plenty of time to queue for our time slot :? :rolleyes:
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby StokeySue » December 12th, 2019, 10:30 pm

I have all phone numbers I think
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Pepper Pig » December 13th, 2019, 4:48 am

Unless I hear more from mum this morning I will be there but I can't leave home before 10.45. It takes about an hour all being well.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » December 13th, 2019, 5:28 am

:bounce: that's good news! We'll keep you posted re where we are.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby icelesley » December 13th, 2019, 7:52 am

Have a good time everyone, I will be thinking of you :cocktail: :cocktail: :cocktail:
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby StokeySue » December 13th, 2019, 8:41 am

Hurrah! :wave:

Hope your mother is ok PP
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Pepper Pig » December 13th, 2019, 9:21 am

I haven't heard today Sue but my sister spoke to her yesterday and she seemed a lot calmer.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby KC2 » December 13th, 2019, 12:22 pm

Have a lovely day everyone!
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby earthmaiden » December 13th, 2019, 9:41 pm

We had a lovely day and it was so good that everyone interested was able to come. I loved the MQ exhibition. We went for lovely tapas and a glass of vino at Brindisa afterwards :chops:.

Mary Quant interested me in that a lot of the fairly early designs later became the sort of thing you expected to see old ladies wearing (think Margaret Thatcher and the pussy cat bow, the standard shift-like pinafore dress with a jumper or various suits). Other things from the same time have become classics but remained young, fun and exciting. We all relived our youth for sure!
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby Pepper Pig » December 13th, 2019, 9:43 pm

We did but it is a salutary lesson on how much energy you have to expend going into London these days if you aren’t as youthful as you were.

I liked the sewing and knitting Butterick patterns. I don’t think anything my mother made for me looked quite the same.
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Re: Wildie Day Out - London Dec 13th

Postby miss mouse » December 13th, 2019, 9:48 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:if you aren’t as youthful as you were.


I am resolved to remain youthful and agile forever PP.

I am glad you had a good time everyone.
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