"Mini" London Meetup!

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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:

Me-lovely_lori88
Ruby-2win
Wayne-wayneorellenshaw
Mark-Bondy2007
Joe and Lindsay (soon to be tb members!)
Elvanyia
Hannah-hannah_lou
Warren-otto219
Tanya-tanyas82
Matt-mat-uk
Ben-ben589
Tet-sweetet
John-londonstudent
Mike-globetrottingmike
Gary-garymac
Paul-don’t know his screen name
Nathan-nathan85
Krish-knp
Dave-wanderingwurzel
Sylvia (Dave’s friend and soon to be tb member!)
Danny-danny219
Amanda-bluejule79
Barath_s_p

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.

Haha Awesome!! Wheres the Smirnoff ice?????
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.
I love how Mark looks SOO happy to be playing with sparklers lol
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.
John, Dave, Matt, Hannah, Sylvia, Warren, Me, Danny, Mike, and Tanya on the eye
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.
Nathan sharing the wealth! Too funny
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.
Favourite picture! Drinking on the bus!
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!

mellemel8 says:
congrats on being "featured". glad you all had a good time. wish i was there, maybe next time :)
Posted on: Feb 17, 2008
Lonelytravelerwin says:
Wow, this looks like a fun party...would love to be there as well :) We had a mini gathering just beginning of Feb when Shaun, the travbuddy from Canada visits us in Singapore. Awesome :))
Posted on: Feb 17, 2008
RacquelT127 says:
great blog and pics lori.. congrats on being featured
Posted on: Feb 17, 2008
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Some of the group!
Some of the group!
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Haha Awesome!! Wheres the Smirnof…
I love how Mark looks SOO happy to…
I love how Mark looks SOO happy t…
John, Dave, Matt, Hannah, Sylvia, …
John, Dave, Matt, Hannah, Sylvia,…
Nathan sharing the wealth! Too fun…
Nathan sharing the wealth! Too fu…
Favourite picture! Drinking on the…
Favourite picture! Drinking on th…
My cute little miso soup :)
My cute little miso soup :)
Our view from Wagamamas!!
Our view from Wagamama's!!
At lunch
At lunch
Tower bridge :)
Tower bridge :)
Mandatory tourist photo!! Ive alr…
Mandatory tourist photo!! I've al…
The boys at the bar. John, Mike, B…
The boys at the bar. John, Mike, …
Looking good Warren!
Looking good Warren!
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Me and Ruby taking more pics in t…
Tubing it to Mile End
Tubing it to Mile End
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I am suprised we didn't die in th…
The cake for Mark and Hannah!
The cake for Mark and Hannah!
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We couldn't light all the sparkle…
Awww lovely cake!
Awww lovely cake!
Hannah about to do her 20 shots
Hannah about to do her 20 shots
Ruby fighting with Mark to do his.…
Ruby fighting with Mark to do his…
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Sorry buddy but you did a horribl…
Bondy got caked..
Bondy got caked..
More cake in the face
More cake in the face
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I believe it actually was in his …
hot
hot
AWW!!! Love you guys!!!
AWW!!! Love you guys!!!
Happy Birthday Hannah!
Happy Birthday Hannah!
Another shot in the death lift
Another shot in the death lift
Ruby doing her modelling at the tu…
Ruby doing her modelling at the t…
Cute!
Cute!
Sadly Mark totally missed this pic…
Sadly Mark totally missed this pi…
Hannah, Danny, and me!
Hannah, Danny, and me!
Me, Rubz, and Mark
Me, Rubz, and Mark
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Tube to Westminster...if you coul…
In line for the eye
In line for the eye
Me and Wayne at Westminster
Me and Wayne at Westminster
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Me and Hannah infront of the eye!…
London Eye at night
London Eye at night
Big Ben at night, so pretty!
Big Ben at night, so pretty!
Eye
Eye
Warren was very excited to go on t…
Warren was very excited to go on …
haha yes I do this when Im drunk
haha yes I do this when I'm drunk
Me and Tanya on the eye
Me and Tanya on the eye
Hannah, Me and Danny on the eye
Hannah, Me and Danny on the eye
London eye
London eye
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I can't believe I live in this ci…
Up the river
Up the river
Parliament buildings
Parliament buildings
Trying to take a pic infront of th…
Trying to take a pic infront of t…
Matt, Warren, and Me on the Eye
Matt, Warren, and Me on the Eye
St. Pauls
St. Pauls
Random pcis on the eye
Random pcis on the eye
Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament
Danny I love you!!!
Danny I love you!!!
Parliament again
Parliament again
Security guards checking it out
Security guards checking it out
Charring Cross Station
Charring Cross Station
Hannah had some major catching up …
Hannah had some major catching up…
Warren excited to be going to McDo…
Warren excited to be going to McD…
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Only to find out that it was clos…
Aftershock shots!!
Aftershock shots!!
Doing the shot...
Doing the shot...
Saying goodbye to Danny :(
Saying goodbye to Danny :(
Whats going on here Nathan??
Whats going on here Nathan??
The Eye and Parliament buildings!
The Eye and Parliament buildings!
Haha I dont know why Wayne did th…
Haha I don't know why Wayne did t…
Urinals in the STREET!!! Sorry Mar…
Urinals in the STREET!!! Sorry Ma…
Mark and the Urinals
Mark and the Urinals
Cant wait to go here!!
Can't wait to go here!!
On the bus to Matts
On the bus to Matt's
Ok guys the bus isnt that excitin…
Ok guys the bus isn't that exciti…
Joe and Wayne bonding in the back …
Joe and Wayne bonding in the back…
Me, Mark, and Hannah in the taxi
Me, Mark, and Hannah in the taxi
Mine and Rubys fry up...well, mic…
Mine and Ruby's fry up...well, mi…
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