FF-UK: Scotland Meet - Glasgow (4th November 2006)

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by timbolton, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. JED1 Force Ghost

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    Okey Doke, I'll be wearing a red rose and carrying a copy of the guardian! lol!
  2. Tone Jedi Knight

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    Can I suggest booking somewhere to eat in the evening?
    I'd like to meet you all but I'm working on Saturday, so going somewhere after 5pm would be good.
  3. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Anyone got anywhere to suggest to book?
  4. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    well, you'll never get a table at Mother India (the best curry hoose) for a saturday night at this short notice....

    but around Charing Cross (west end of Sauchiehall St) there are a dozen or so curry houses that will do the job acceptably. There are also three chinese buffet establishments, if that is yir thing.

    One suggestion. The Bunker, on Bath St, parallel to Sauchiehall, is a nice modern bar, with a good all-purpose menu, and the most lovely sunken circular tables up the back (very cantina indeed) and a phone call to them roundabout today, specifically booking one of those sunken tables for a meal saturday evenong, should be in time to secure one, which is easily big enough for a party of 10 or so.

    Unfortunately, I will not be joining you, as I've been called to london on band business this weekend (new album came out last week, so that side of my time is a bit busier than usual). Hope you have fun. It looks like being a clear frosty weekend, which is ideal.

    To summarise:
    ? shopping ?Parney St shops / barrowland antique markets (merchant city and east) Forbidden Planet (buchanan st)
    ? tourism ? bus tour (from George Square) then Kelvingrove Museum (west end of sauchehall/argyle)
    ? food ? the Bunker (off sauchiehall)
    ? drink ? Nice and Sleazy (sauchiehall), Firewater (sauchiehall), a thousand other pubs

  5. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks for all that info Dank, appreciated :cool:
    Maybe next time? Hope your London trip goes well.

    We may have another person coming, Graham over on the Starwars.com forums has posted interest in coming, so I have let him know what we are doing, let's see :)

    Graham has a SW.com blog here - http://blogs.starwars.com/graham7656

    Getting packed now to go, and got Simple Minds on at the mo lol, may put some of the songs on my PSP to bring with me heh :D
  6. Meriwyn Former RSA

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    Indian Orchard in Partick is AWESOME. Not too far from City Centre but not sure how easily people can travel.
  7. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks Meri :)

    Currently in an internet cafe I had to use yesterday to check who was able/not able to come lol :D

    FF-UK: Scotland has had their first official meet :D =D= :cool: (the group pic will be posted on Monday)
    Congrats to those who made it - George, Jonny and Tone. Was a pleasure to meet you all (glad the founders of FF-UK Scotland have turned out to be great people), I had fun on Sat. Going to wander round the Cathedral and shops today before I head to the Bonfire night event. Will take lots pictures ;)

    Post more when I get back :)

    Thanks :cool:
  8. Jonathan_McEnroe Jedi Knight

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    Hey you Ewok loving crazies, thats right George, you LOOVE them! haha!

    Guys, awsome day! I really enjoyed myself! Was great to finally meet you in person and have a few laughs. I really look forward to the next meet, which I hope is SUPER SOOOOOOOOOOOON! We'll be the big furry Ewoks by the central statue in George Square, woahahahahahaha!! :p

    I really hope more people can come next time, because everyone was so friendly and a great laugh :D

    Please, please, please more people come to the next one, your guaranteed a gr8 day out :D

    Thanks again Tim for organising, and I hope to see yas all again soon :D

    Jonny
  9. JED1 Force Ghost

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    Yes guys it was a great first meet of the (AEA) Anti Ewok Alliance, you guys were awesome and I had a really enjoyable day! I think we should plan on organising a Christmas meet so keep watching the pages for updates. Hopefully we can build up the membership and make this little acorn grow into a really sociable big oak!

    Take it easy and TTYL

    George
  10. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    You have too many good shops here lol, I just spent a little too much hehe.

    Glasgow rules, I am moving :p
  11. Tone Jedi Knight

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    It was great putting faces to the names! Meeting up is definitely something we should do more often.
    Thanks for coming up to see us Tim, hope you came make it up again.
  12. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Congratulations on your first meet FFUK: Scotland :D

    Scotland and FFUK: North should have a meet sometime, especially if you like curry :p
  13. JED1 Force Ghost

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    Thanks for that :)

    Actually that is something we talked about yesterday Spike, and thought it would be a great idea. We will be in touch hopefully sooner rather than later with a wee proposition!

  14. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Sounds great. Perhaps we should have a two-legged meet some time, you coming down to join us in the North (Newcastle maybe?) one time and we come up to see you in Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh:confused: ) the next?
  15. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Back home now, thanks to everyone who made this a great weekend. Here's to FF-UK: Scotland going from strength to strength :D
    Great to meet you all and thanks to Tone and family for coming to the Firework display :)

    Some pics (the meet people and the rest from my wanders in Glasgow on Sunday) ...

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    Left to Right: timbolton, Jed1, Tone, Jonathan_McEnroe

    Around Glasgow

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    November 5th Firework display at Glasgow Green and the People's Palace
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  16. Meriwyn Former RSA

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    Congrats FF Scotland on your first official meet! And yes Tim, Glasgow does rule :)
  17. JED1 Force Ghost

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    Thanks Meri! :)

    Great pics Tim! you really showed Glasgow for what it is, a really cool place! Glad you enjoyed yourself and that you got home safe!
  18. Jonathan_McEnroe Jedi Knight

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    Awsome pics duder :D

    Ahhh what a gr8 day :D

    Hope to see you all again soon, and hope to see more people at the next one :D

    Jonny
  19. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    Congrats on your first meet :D

    Thanks for posting the pics, Glasgow looks very nice and I'd like to go one day being a big C.R.Macintosh fan.
    Hopefully I'll be able to get around the country a bit more in the future, and/or get to meet some of you for CE ;)
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