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    • Former MSE Andrea
    • By Former MSE Andrea 21st Dec 04, 11:12 AM
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    Former MSE Andrea
    Party On!
    • #1
    • 21st Dec 04, 11:12 AM
    Party On! 21st Dec 04 at 11:12 AM
    Last year we held the MoneySavingExpert 1st birthday party in March in London. Where do you fancy this year? Everyone is invited. Apologies it's only a choice of two, but that's the best logistics we can manage. Please only vote for a place if you are genuinely likely to come.

    a. Manchester
    b. London
    c. Neither suit I'm afraid.

    Click on reply to discuss or vote here
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  • Edinburghlass
    Re: Party On!
    Just back from a very wet and windy North and Manchester is as far as I can afford to go ;D
  • flossie
    Re: Party On!
    Manchester please
    • vanoonoo
    • By vanoonoo 6th Jan 05, 3:28 PM
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    Re: Party On!
    right I am off the fence. I want manchester too.
  • Sweetcheeks
    Re: Party On!
    Manchester please, as I am alergic to London. :
  • alwaysatwork
    Re: Party On!
    16 votes more in favour of London is not a crushing victory over Manchester especially when the people who actually posted mostly seem to favour Manchester. The vote is surely close enough to justify holding the party in Manchester and possibly returning to London next year or somewhere completely different.

    Anyway what happens at the party, the usual stuff or does it have some sort of theme or speakers along the lines of the site?
    • Nile
    • By Nile 7th Jan 05, 10:49 AM
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    Re: Party On!
    Hello Alwaysatwork

    Martin and Andrea haven't told us what to expect at the next MSE party yet.

    Mr & Mrs Nile went to the London party last year, which celebrated the first year of the mse web site and the launch of Martin's first book.......The Money Diet.

    Some of the highlights of the London party (on 25/03/04) were:

    Meeting Martin...........after queuing for three days ages: ;D
    Getting your copy of The Money Diet signed by Martin
    Watching some of the regulars get up on stage to reveal their faces and true identities..........where is Laminki?
    Meeting lots of lovely MSE regulars and newbies
    A welcome free drink.........Smirnoff Ice in my case 8)
    Free fortune cookies..........which I opened but didn't eat
    Free massage....................not for me
    Roulette wheel......I think :-/.........not for me

    I have to say (persuade you?), if you're not sure about going to the must. You'll have a brilliant time and will meet some really lovely people.

  • Mrs Thrift
    Re: Party On!
    !You'll have a brilliant time and will meet some really lovely people.

    ...and you might even meet Nile! Oh, what I mean, of course, is that Nile is one of those really lovely people!

    (You know I love ya really, Nile, just got that Friday feeling! ;D )
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 7th Jan 05, 2:07 PM
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    MSE Martin
    Re: Party On!
    Hi folks

    I've been musing the party. To be honest I've spent much of the budget on the Tsunami and feel its a little inappropriate to start to organise one at the moment.

    How about we hold off until the summer and do one then - i may try and coincide it (fingers crossed if all goes well) with the site hitting a landmark of members e.g. 200,000 or 250,000.

    What do you think

    in the mean time the unofficial ones can continue
    • divadee
    • By divadee 7th Jan 05, 2:10 PM
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    Re: Party On!
    i vote london, sorry all your northeners
    • Ally
    • By Ally 7th Jan 05, 2:28 PM
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    Re: Party On!
    Even though I live in London .... I would say Manchester ...... as there has been a London meet already :-/ And I think it is a good idea to delay it till summer ..... better weather ... and those going to the other meets won't have to run around from meet-to-meet.

    On the summer front ...... can we have the meet at a beach ;D
    • Nile
    • By Nile 7th Jan 05, 3:00 PM
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    Re: Party On!
    Party in Manchester - yes

    Party in the summer - maybe :-/........but would we lose a lot of interested people who will be abroad on hols?

    Party in the autumn - may be a better choice?

    Party on a Thursday night - no.........not again, why not a Friday or Saturday night?

    That's my two penneth.
  • Mrs Thrift
    Re: Party On!
    Ditto everything Nile said - I agree with all the points.

    (See, told you I love ya really, Nile! )
    • vanoonoo
    • By vanoonoo 7th Jan 05, 3:42 PM
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    Re: Party On!
    party party party.

    have no probs that the budget for it has been spent on charideeeeeee - good call.

    agree with nile too. and mrs thrift. and vanoonoo. and vanvoodoo. and martin.

    the friday manchester meet wasnt nearly enough time, the thursday london meet wasnt nearly enough time, the sunday afternoon & evening dudley meet was a great length of time ..... longer meets needed! mind you whever you arrange now a few of us have met we can always arrange something additional and extra ciricular before or after whatever the official martin meet is type thing
  • Mrs Thrift
    Re: Party On!
    Hey Nile, don't tell Mr Thrift lies!
  • Galstonian
    Re: Party On!
    I take it I'm still the only one voting for holding it in Galston?

    I doubt I could get to Manchester or London specifically for an MSE party.
  • Mrs Thrift
    Re: Party On!
    Erm, I actually wouldn't mind Galston; my cousin lives there so she could put me up, and I could visit the rest of the family who live nearby while I'm there!

    But where would we hold it? Are you offering your house as a venue, Gal?

    Oh, and it would have to be in the summer - I am the only Scot I know who feels the cold like you wouldn't believe! :
    • vanoonoo
    • By vanoonoo 8th Jan 05, 12:06 AM
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    Re: Party On!
    oooh I'lll go to galston! mohammed and mountain spring to mind.

    gal - you wont be going to london / manchester jsut for a meet party - you'll be going for other things too like er, site seeing. yeah, site seeing.
    • vanoonoo
    • By vanoonoo 8th Jan 05, 12:07 AM
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    Re: Party On!
    You been at the cooking sherry Vandoodlevoddy?
    shlurtainly not!
  • Quackers
    Re: Party On!
    I wanna come play at the party




    ;D ;D ;D
    • Martinslovechild
    • By Martinslovechild 8th Jan 05, 2:58 AM
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    Re: Party On!
    OK, Here Goes - let's get the ball rolling...

    As the unofficial MSE Northern Social Secretary (i.e. I organised the last one ;D), I'm delighted to announce...

    The Second Unofficial MSE MANCHESTER All-Dayer

    Saturday 7th May 2005

    Who's up for a day out in Sunny Manchester?

    2pm until late.

    Everybody invited.

    Location TBA

    So - who's coming??
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