The Official "Meet Maggy, or else!!!!" thread

Discussion in 'North' started by Spike2002, Jan 10, 2007.

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  1. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Seems silly to come all the way out to Manchester to meet people up and then plan on spending a little as time as possible with them, but thats just the way I see it.
  2. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Sorry Ogli, I agree with Cozmic. We're going down to meet Maggy, and spend time with the NW. We should stick together; it's just a matter of working out what to do that won't bore anyone else.
  3. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    Jul 8, 2006
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    Sie, Lord O & Leigh.

    Pick up and drop off for next weekend will be Darlo station- u all OK with that?

    Not sure on the pick up time for Fri yet, i'd imagine it'll be around 6pm, but i'll be guided by yoursleves and when u can get there.
  4. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Seems we need a little direction. Here's my suggestion for the group when we are in Manchester, see what you think.

    Friday
    8-9pm Arrive at hotel (PTI Deansgate Locks)
    Meal
    Jilly?s (http://www.jillys.co.uk/)
    or Fab cafe (http://www.fabcafe.co.uk/)


    Saturday

    Morning Visit some city centre places
    Afternoon Trafford Centre
    Evening Meal ? Rusholme?
    Jilly?s or Fab cafe


    City Centre suggestions
    Culture - Manchester Cathedral (http://manchestercathedral.org/)
    Culture ? Urbis Centre (http://www.urbis.org.uk/)
    Shopping - Arndale Centre (http://www.manchesterarndale.com/)
    Printworks Manchester (http://www.theprintworks.com/)
    Site-seeing/loitering - Piccadilly Gardens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piccadilly_Gardens)

    Travelling Man
    http://www.travellingman.com/store/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=18
    4-4a Dale Street
    Mon-Sat: 9:30am-6:00pm | Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm

    Forbidden Planet
    http://www.fpscotland.f9.co.uk/frames/index2.html
    Mon-Sat: 9.30am-5.30pm
    Sun: 12.00pm - 5.00pm

    The Wheel
    The Wheel is currently closed. According to its website ?The Wheel will be returning to Manchester in May 2007? (http://www.worldtouristattractions.co.uk/)



    Trafford Centre

    Shopping
    Lazer Quest
    Bowling
    Dodgems
    Shoot Pool
    Cinema

    Lazer Quest
    http://www.lqtc.co.uk/index2.php

    10am - 11pm Everyday.

    General Price List
    1 Game of Laser Quest = £4.50 per person
    2 Games of Laser Quest = £7.50 per person
    1 Person on the rock = £2.00
    2 People on the rock = £3.00
    ?Laser Quest & The Rock
    Located next to the Odeon cinema
    Laser Quest is the world's most advanced version of the popular and exciting Laser Tag game including a laser matrix and multi level labyrinth in its battle arena.
    Also in the complex is a themed party zone with views onto the play area and 'The Rock', a US climbing phenomenon for one or two players of all ages and abilities, where players have to continually climb against the ever-moving rock, racing against the clock. Laser Quest also runs themed parties.
    Open 10am - 10.30pm every day.?

    Namco Station @ the Trafford Centre
    Bowling, arcades, pool, dodgems!!!!!!!
    http://www.namcoexperience.com/trafford/index.php
    Saturday (Open 10am - 1am)

    Check out the group deals here - http://www.namcoexperience.com/trafford/groups.php
    Bowling
    Sat - Sun & Bank Holidays 10am till late
    Adult 1 Game £5.25
    2 Games £10.50
    3 Games £12.50

    Lane by the hour 10am - 6pm
    Weekend £22.95
    Lane by the hour after 6pm
    Weekend £22.95

    Shoot Pool
    Enjoy our stylish American pool tables, with larger table and heavier balls it makes for a far more entertaining game.
    PRICES Standard Rate £8.50 per hour

    Dodgems
    Take control of one of the fastest dodgem cars in Europe. Compete against friends or even book one of our corporate functions, where a dodgem ride is included, great for team building or just getting together with friends!
    PRICES Standard Rate £2.50 per car

    Cinema
    http://www.traffordcentre.co.uk/dining/odeon/


    Getting there
    ?ML1 Trafford Centre Metrolink Shuttle Bus
    The Trafford Centre Metrolink Shuttle Bus is our direct and regular bus link to Manchester's tram network, Metrolink. It runs seven days a week, 364 days a year, every 20 minutes from early till late, between Stretford Metrolink station and The Trafford Centre using modern low-floor buses. One ticket will enable you to travel direct to The Trafford Centre from anywhere on the Metrolink network.

    Bus route 250
    Every 15 minutes from Manchester City Centre to The Trafford Centre The 250 service run by Stagecoach Manchester, is a high frequency bus service to and from Manchester city centre - Piccadilly Gardens. The service runs at least every 15 minutes (every 10 minutes on Saturdays) and is run with a fleet of brand new Trident double-deck low-floor b
  5. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    I'll be at Darlo station at 5.30. I'll see if I can get Leigh and Ogli to get the train from Boro for us all to be there.
  6. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

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    Feb 13, 2003
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    Darlo station is fine for me Suzi :)
  7. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Want to meet at Boro station to get train through there, Leigh, or are u getting there another way?
  8. Maggy Force Ghost

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    thanks for giving it so much thought, Tim :D
    two more days then my visit starts :cool: :p

    Martina, going to text/call you as soon as possible - need to charge phone in the UK first ;)
  9. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Thanks for posting all the info, Tim :)
  10. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Can't believe how excited I am about this meet, I'm well up for some Lazer Quest :p

    I might bring my Star Wars Trivial Pursuit Bite-size game with me if anyones up for it (I'm so going to try and beat you Sie :p )
  11. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    That's what Anakin said to Obi-Wan on Mustafar ;)

    And then it got to the point that Obi-Wan let him win 20 years later :p
  12. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Well if it takes me that long to beat you then so be it :p
  13. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    If you beat me Cozmic, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine...in the rematch.
  14. darth_frared Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 24, 2005
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    hey guys.

    it's been really really rough these days because of how everything led to moving out from my home in cheadle and having a really icy atmosphere there so that no way i would have wanted to subject any of you to my housemate and her passive-aggressiveness.

    i did promise to host maggy and that won't happen either because right now i'm in a sort of exile at my teacher's, recovering from all of the recent crap.

    i'm sorry for that, i really wanted to host you and cook for you and maybe this'll happen still in the remainder of the year.

    so, meal in rusholme is FINE. as are probably all of the other things. i know that saturday morning i'll be doing a long yoga session so i can't come around but i'm up for whatever else you have planned, i guess, especially geeking out in the trafford centre or possibly storming H&M for a number of new tops :D

    i guess it all sort of depends upon finding a new room but with any luck (and there hasn't been an abundance of that recently) i might have moved by the weekend and i hope to see you guys on friday night then.
  15. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Sorry to hear that Martina, hope you can still make it :)


    Dude I'm The Cozmic One, here to bring balance to the fanForce :p
  16. Maggy Force Ghost

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    perfect 8-}:_|
    *runs to find other possible stay*
  17. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Hope you get things sorted soon, Martina [:D]

    Ah Cozmic, so naive ;)
  18. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    You don't know the power of The Cozmic One :p
  19. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    [:D] Darth Fared. Hopefully you'll get sorted out soon. If you need any help, you know how to contact me.

    What was the name of the restaurant you recommended in Rusholme btw? Haweli? Is this it - http://www.rusholmecurry.co.uk/viewrest.php?id=24 ?
    Good list of places here tho as the site says, some may be gone.

    Just checked bus times for Trafford Centre (Stagecoach 250), it takes about 30 mins on the 250 Stagecoach from Piccadilly Gardens, which should be fine. Not 100% sure of price of a return ticket - just seen this page where it says about a "Dayrider for £3.00" - "Unlimited travel on the Stagecoach and Magic Bus network in Greater Manchester, including night services". That may be our best option if we also go to Rusholme on the Sat after the Trafford Centre.

    Are we eating out on Friday night too? Looking at Southport-Manchester timetable, and the fact I get back home sometime after 6pm, I think my best bet will be to get on the 7:30pm Manchester train which means I'll get in for about 8:30pm. I'll need to get food if anyone else hasn't eaten by then - suggestions?
  20. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    Jul 8, 2006
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    Sorry to hear about your hassles, Darth_F- hope you get sorted out soon!

    I don't mind re Friday night. I'll prob have a nibble in the car on the way down, but I can try and put myself off if we want to eat when we get there.....I'll go with the majority, I don't mind.
  21. darth_frared Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 24, 2005
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    thank you all [face_blush] i hope you'll still find a place, maggy.

    dayticket will be good for you, yes. there are ore than enough buses going down wilmslow road so no problem. i'll join you during the day i guess then.

    oh yeah, and it's haweli. we don't have to go there specifically but i do recall seeing a large number of very cute waiters, so excuse my fondness for the place :p
  22. Lord_Ogli Force Ghost

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    Oct 5, 2001
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    I donno if I can afford to eat out both ghts so I may just get a bigmac then hide out in the gotel bar for cheepness.
  23. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Oh, forgot to do this, but at least noone got in ahead of me!

    SHOTGUN front passenger seat on the way down!! :p
  24. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    Well, if you're sitting in the front I hope you're good at map reading, Sie!
  25. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Aye, I got my Dad safely to the Scottish Highlands and back, and my mates to Newquay and back, so this should be a piece of cake ;)
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