Joint Chapter meet: Edinburgh 23 & 24 February

Discussion in 'North' started by suzijedi, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Yeah, it's no problem. We just need people who know their way around the 'burgh so we don't get lost ;)
  2. JED1 Force Ghost

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    Looking forward to showing you all around! :)


    For a small fee of course! [face_devil]


    :p



  3. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Free whisky samples payment ok by you, George? [face_mischief]
  4. JED1 Force Ghost

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    I may be persuaded! [face_whistling]
  5. edgejedi Force Ghost

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    Im gonna wrap up warm - I know how cold it can get - no drink will pass these lips!

    Love to go to the Castle - some great views from there on a clear day.:)
  6. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    I was up there on Sunday and it was FREEZING!

    Would anyone like to suggest a date? If we say February (to give people time to save up) then we have the following weekends:

    Sat 2 - Sun 3
    Sat 9 - Sun 10
    Sat 16 - Sun 17
    Sat 23 - Sat 24

    This can be a one day/weekender, so it's up to people how long they wish to go for.
  7. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    I'd prefer it not to be the 16-17th as it's my dad's birthday. There's also a 99th event on the 2nd, which some people might be attending, but the 9-10th or the 23-24th is good either way.
  8. JED1 Force Ghost

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    23rd 24th would suit me best since the 16th 17th is out, I'll put this one to my peeps and see what they think!
  9. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    The later week is fine with me (as far as I know), and yep I am definitely up for this - I'll come the whole weekend, but I'd recommend we do the main stuff on a Sat when public transport is better.
  10. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Not sure whether I can do one day or both. I'll have to keep y'all posted.
  11. edgejedi Force Ghost

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    23/24 is good for me right now - money and young un permitting.....[face_blush]

    ...but I will only be going for the day trip.
  12. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    I might have to tag along with Jase on this one
  13. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    I'm fine for 23 & 24 Feb and I'll go for the weekend.

    Glad to see people are up for this one. :)
  14. edgejedi Force Ghost

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    Wanna pick a day and then we can book cheap tickets on the train?

    Id prob prefer Sat - more things open.....
  15. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Sat's good for me, mate.
  16. edgejedi Force Ghost

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    anyone else going up for the sat only that needs tickets? I'll have a look at cheapo tickets for a day return....

    Looks like the cheapest at the mo is to get two single tickets, each costing £9.45 in advance for a specific train.

    How about setting off at say 09.00 which gets us in for 11.00. Earlier of later says ye? And coming back.....?
  17. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    9 is good. I was going to suggest an early start.

    Coming back, well, that depends on trains available and how we're getting back from the station to our houses.
  18. LadyPoison Jedi Knight

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    Do you mind if a southerner tags along? I'll stay outta trouble, honest! :p
  19. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    Of course, Lady P! The more the merrier! :)

    So are we all looking at 23rd and 24th Feb for definite?? If we're agreed on this date, I'll get the thread date changed and start booking stuff!
  20. edgejedi Force Ghost

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    Sat 23rd for me for def.
  21. Darthsmuse Force Ghost

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    Saturday 23 Feb sounds good to me too!
  22. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    Right, we'll go for the 23rd & 24th then, with the option for people to come for the day or the weekend.

    Some useful websites to get us started:

    http://www.timeout.com/travel/edinburgh

    http://www.itchyedinburgh.co.uk/

    http://www.edinburghguide.com/

    http://www.edinburgh.org/

    http://edinburghguide.net/
  23. LadyPoison Jedi Knight

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    No idea where abouts in Edinburgh it is, but I hear the Monster Mash cafe does good food if we need somewhere to eat! Cheesy retro diner sorta place, and apparently does vegetarian haggis... intriguing :p

  24. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    http://www.monstermashcafe.co.uk/about.html

    Sounds interesting....I've had veggie haggis before...I think it was made with rice
  25. Darthsmuse Force Ghost

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    Just checked timetables on the trainline.com for Saturday 23 February - West Coast route, no trains from Carlisle, replaced by buses making a normal 1 hr 30 minutes direct trip to Edinburgh into 3 hours via Glasgow, similar situation on Sunday for anyone returning on the West Coast service.
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