London Meet-up!!!

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The whole gang!!! I`m not gonna label everyone, just refer to the list haha

The London meetup was totally awesome!!! Mark (travelman727) gave me to official list and here is everyone who came:

Me (lovely_lori88)
Ruby (2win)
Amanda (bluejule79)
Can (bluewheel)
Primrose (DazedandConfused78)
Mike (globetrottingmike)
Hannah (Hannah-lou)
Noel (jlbjlb)
John (londonstudent)
Louisa (loulabelle1985) and friend Becky
Patrick (maplefanta)
Matt (mat-uk)
Matt (mattgtfour)
Nathan (nathan85)
Warren (otto219) and girlfriend Tanya (tanyas82)
Ryan (rb9)
Sarah (sarahelaine)
Tet (sweetet)
Mark (travelman727)
Ben (ben589)
Gary (garrymac) and friend whose name is.

Me and Hannah!! Love this pic!
..Paul??

Mark won the award for travelling the most and had flown in from Sydney to attend the Amsterdam meetup which was the week before and then come to the London one. And I think Hannah won the award for drinking the most booze!! Most were from London but there were lots who lived in London but aren’t from there like me for example haha. Actually there was quite a few Canadians! Anyways so it started at 6pm at Bar 55 in Camden town but everyone kind of came on their own time as people had to work and what not. It was 2 for 1 drinks until 8pm so that was basically the point of everyone coming at 6 haha. So we all just chit chatted and got to know one another and took lots of pics and drank! It’s funny when you introduce yourself and your like, “Hi, I’m _____” and then it’s like but what’s your screen name?? And then there were moments where you realise you recognize someone from a blog or a review.

Me and Ruby with the urinals!!
 Some people had to leave early and around 9pm we all headed over to Wagamamas for some food. I got this really awesome chicken and shrimp noodle plate which I was very impressed with haha. At Wagamams Ruby and I handed out all the little gifts for everyone and announced the “surprise.” Ruby being the totally amazing person that she is organised a Scavenger type hunt of London and everyone had to get into groups and go and get pictures with certain famous landmarks in London. So everyone split up into four groups...the first group was “The Awesome Foursome” which had Mark, Warren, Tanya, and Primrose. “2 + 2” was Matt, Mike, Amanda, and Tet. Team “Ruby, Ruby, Ruby” was John, Nathan, Sarah, and Can and the last team “The Originals” was Matt, Patrick, Ben and Noel.
Everyone at dinner..Primrose you are awesome!!!
So everyone got an envelope which had 5 tasks and they only had 1 hour to do it and get back to the bar. For every 5 minutes people were late getting back to the bar they lost half a point and if they called our mobiles asking for help they lost 2 points which no one did cause most are from London haha. Each task had a different points value based on how far away they were and how hard it would be to take a picture with it. So anyways 1)Take a picture with a Black Cab (2 points) 2)Take a picture under Paddington (7 points) and Farringdon (5 points) tube signs. 3)Take a picture of two of the UNESCO heritage sites (Royal Botanic Gardens, Tower of London, Greenwich, or Westminster Abbey, Each worth 5 points) 4)Take a picture under the London Eye (3 points) 5)Take a picture in Trafalgar square with the really tall thingy which name I can’t remember (and I think that was worth 5 points.
Love this!! Team Ruby Ruby Ruby reading over their tasks
..if you can’t tell I lost the little slip for number 5 haha) I don’t have the exact points value but 2+2 came in first, then Ruby Ruby Ruby, then the original, and in last place was the Awesome Foursome. The last two teams never even went on the game but just went back to Bar55 and tried more creative ways of taking the pictures which they did get some bonus points for haha. While everyone was out and about me, ruby, and Hannah went and bought bottles of wine for the winning team and were quite surprised when we got back to the bar and two of the teams were already there lol. We all left 55 just before 12 as we all had to catch the tube and people had to work in the morning. It was sad saying bye at Camden tube station as we all went our separate ways but the meetup was a huge success and I think everyone had lots of fun!! And special thanks to Ruby for putting so much effort into organising everything, she did an amazing job!! So that was the meet-up and it was really awesome and I am soo glad that I got to meet everyone!! People on tb are so nice and I have made quite a few friends here in London through the site and I’m very thankful.
I am quite a fan of what I ordered lol
Anyways until the next meetup...which is Saturday the 9th by the way. Check out the forums for more info...it will be another get together and a celebration for Hannah as it’s her birthday!!! Hope to see you all there!

travelman727 says:
Lori, you really outdid yourself! Fantastic blog and fabulous pics :-D
Posted on: Feb 19, 2008
villan says:
Boooo.... I missed this! I joined too late and I live in Euston too! I'll be at the next one please!
Posted on: Feb 19, 2008
Ketmeister says:
Nice blog!! You're very good at it. Better than me! :D
Posted on: Feb 18, 2008
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The whole gang!!! I`m not gonna la…
The whole gang!!! I`m not gonna l…
Me and Hannah!! Love this pic!
Me and Hannah!! Love this pic!
Me and Ruby with the urinals!!
Me and Ruby with the urinals!!
Everyone at dinner..Primrose you a…
Everyone at dinner..Primrose you …
Love this!! Team Ruby Ruby Ruby re…
Love this!! Team Ruby Ruby Ruby r…
I am quite a fan of what I ordered…
I am quite a fan of what I ordere…
John, Hannah, Ben, Sarah, Ruby, Ma…
John, Hannah, Ben, Sarah, Ruby, M…
Me and Ryan
Me and Ryan
Ruby and Gary
Ruby and Gary
Me and Gary
Me and Gary
Me and Mark!
Me and Mark!
Noel, Me, and Tet...I don`t know w…
Noel, Me, and Tet...I don`t know …
Awww!! Hannah, me, and Ruby
Awww!! Hannah, me, and Ruby
Me and Sarah
Me and Sarah
Ruby trying her best to get everyo…
Ruby trying her best to get every…
Ben and Sarah
Ben and Sarah
Ruby and Mark
Ruby and Mark
Marks going in for the kill!
Marks going in for the kill!
Me and John!
Me and John!
Sarah and Mike
Sarah and Mike
Becky, Louisa, and Ruby
Becky, Louisa, and Ruby
Me and Matt
Me and Matt
Oh yeah I have a pic of the men`s …
Oh yeah I have a pic of the men`s…
Me and Ruby with John in the mens …
Me and Ruby with John in the mens…
The other side of the table
The other side of the table
Mark, Ben, Noel, can`t see who tha…
Mark, Ben, Noel, can`t see who th…
Making a little announcement
Making a little announcement
Many thanks again Ruby!
Many thanks again Ruby!
Team Original
Team Original
Huge Tiger Beer
Huge Tiger Beer
Chatting away...
Chatting away...
Tet, Matt, and Mike
Tet, Matt, and Mike
Sarah and I
Sarah and I
mmm food
mmm food
Cheater!! using a fork when it sho…
Cheater!! using a fork when it sh…
Awesome!
Awesome!
While everyone was running around …
While everyone was running around…
And Hungry lol
And Hungry lol
What no one got to see haha
What no one got to see haha
Me and Warren
Me and Warren
Patrick is like what...
Patrick is like what...
Me and Matt
Me and Matt
Ben, Patrick, and Hannah
Ben, Patrick, and Hannah
Patrick and Hannah
Patrick and Hannah
Tanya and the newley engaged coupl…
Tanya and the newley engaged coup…
Patrick, Hannah, and Matt
Patrick, Hannah, and Matt
Me and Rubz
Me and Rubz
Me and Matt with our beers
Me and Matt with our beers
Aww how cute!
Aww how cute!
Ruby and Hannah
Ruby and Hannah
Few straglers left at the end
Few straglers left at the end
The last members of the winning te…
The last members of the winning t…
The losing Team...taking it gracef…
The losing Team...taking it grace…
2nd place!
2nd place!
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