Some of the group!
This was a fairly large meet-up and it had the same amount of people that the other official meet-up had even though this was the mini one haha. It was also a birthday celebration for Hannah and Mark!! Here is everyone that was present:
Joe and Lindsay (soon to be tb members!)
Paul-don’t know his screen name
Sylvia (Dave’s friend and soon to be tb member!)
The meet-up started at 1pm with about 12 of us meeting at Tower Hill tube station and heading to the Wagamamas for some lunch.
It was an awesome location as we had a perfect view of the Tower of London and the Tower bridge and it was such a beautiful warm sunny day! So we had lunch (this time I got to eat all of my food!) and then we headed to the Witherspoons bar. We were there for a couple hours just drinking and visiting and what not and as the time passed away more and more people started to join us. Around 4:30 we headed out and got on the tube to go to Ruby’s flat at mile end. There people crammed into the small living room and we had a couple beers and visited some more. Ruby and I were busy in the kitchen putting the finishing touches on Hannah and Mark’s birthday cake and making their shots so we didn’t get to visit that much. Hannah finally got there just after 6 so we brought out the cake and sang to the two of them.
Haha Awesome!! Wheres the Smirnoff ice?????
After that came the shots...Since Hannah was turning 20 and Mark was turning 24 they each got that many shots and they had to take them all at once. No don’t worry they didn’t have 20 some odd shots of booze. Some of them were juice and a couple water. We also threw in some shots of beer and wine. Only about 7 were actual hard alcohol. Hannah being the true champ that she is downed them all like a pro! Mark on the other hand...well he was a bit slow and didn’t do them all or very fast. Hannah for sure kicked his ass in that one lol. I got a video of it and I’m gonna try and post it but I’m just not sure how to post videos to tb. Since it was the London meet-up we decided to do something Londoney and who ever wanted to could go on the London Eye. About 10 people wanted to so we everyone headed out of the flat.
I love how Mark looks SOO happy to be playing with sparklers lol
A big group went out to get some dinner and then some went to the London eye and the rest went to an Arcade which is right by the London Eye to play some bowling and to have some drinks. I fall into the group who went on the London Eye so I can’t say how this part of the night was for everyone but the eye was really awesome. The people that went on the eye were me, Hannah, Warren, Tanya, Matt, Danny, Mike, John, Dave, and Sylvia. Since it was almost 8pm it was dark out so it was all lit up and it was so exciting. The pics don’t turn out that great since it’s dark and you can’t have your flash on but it’s really cool to be up there going around at night and since I’ve been on during the day before I can now say I’ve done it both times. The eye takes about 35 minutes to go around and pretty much you just take lots of pictures and enjoy the ride.
John, Dave, Matt, Hannah, Sylvia, Warren, Me, Danny, Mike, and Tanya on the eye
After we were finished we headed to the Arcade to meet up with everyone else and do what we do best which is drink. Hung around there for a drink or too and then I left with Warren, Tanya, Matt, Mike, and Danny to go get something to eat. We were gonna go to the McDonalds that was just above the arcade but it was closed!! I couldn’t believe it, it was only 9pm and it was closed!! So we walked to the Waterloo station and went to the Burger King there where it was a complete sauna. I don’t know why but it was SOOOO hot in that place. We were up there just dying as were trying to eat our food lol. Then we went back to the arcade and drank some more!! Around 11ish whoever was left, we all left and decided to go to another bar. We walked down the river a bit and went over the Millennium bridge and headed to Covent Garden.
Nathan sharing the wealth! Too funny
But since it was a Saturday night and around midnight, everywhere was extremely packed and had lines so we couldn’t really find anywhere. Amanda, Gary, and Paul decided to stay at the bards but most of us decided to get on a night bus and head to Matt’s place out in Canning Town to finish the night of drinking. But the worst started to happen, we were starting to sober up!! So after we got off the first bus we found a little off licence and all loaded up on some beer and JD. Then we had to catch the second bus which would then take us to Matts. We hung out there for a bit just drinking and visiting, we were gonna bring out the twister but that never happened for some reason. After a bit me, Hannah, Mark, Joe, and Wayne headed back to Ruby’s for the night. The 6 of us all slept in the same bed which was REALLY squished but nice haha. Well actually I woke up in the middle of the night and stole the couch haha!! Was one of the best nights ever and an awesome meet-up and I think were gonna have to start making this a monthly thing! Can’t wait for the next one!
Favourite picture! Drinking on the bus!