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Edinburgh late January

(106 Posts)
Elegran Wed 13-Dec-17 19:03:16

How about meeting round about 25th Jan for a so-called Burns lunch? (any excuse to eat drink and be merry) That would give those who couldn't make today's Christmas bash another chance.

Jane10 Wed 13-Dec-17 20:22:00

Good idea Elegran. Always nice to have something to look forward to after Christmas.

Marydoll Wed 13-Dec-17 20:23:54

I would love to come. Hopefully not childminding.

Elegran Wed 13-Dec-17 20:47:45

Any preferred or impossible dates?

Katek Wed 13-Dec-17 20:49:56

Count me in!

baubles Wed 13-Dec-17 21:07:39

Ooh yes please, however Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are impossible for me so if it could be on any other day of the week I’d be there like a shot. smile

Marelli Wed 13-Dec-17 21:07:43

Count me in, too, please - and my pal Bellasgran/Ina. It may be that DH has had his date for operation by then, in which case I won’t be able to come, though.

Baggs Wed 13-Dec-17 22:09:39

I'll come.

Jangran99 Wed 13-Dec-17 23:02:33

Count me in!

cascats Thu 14-Dec-17 00:03:29

Definately me please, smile

Elizabeth1 Thu 14-Dec-17 08:09:00

Would love to join in however my most handsome English grandson wants to visit for a Burns celebration and I’m unsure of when he will be visiting. Once I hear from him I’ll let you know. I always remember the Burns night held at Elegran’s it was a lovey experience meeting up for the first time. I’ve never peeled a turnip since. Good old microwave. smile

Elegran Thu 14-Dec-17 10:45:29

That is a good instant reaction - ten potentials. Anyone with any restrictions on dates tell me as soon as you can, also ideas on venues. Does anyone have enough space to host it at home? That really was lovely when we each brought something and all jammed into my table to eat.

Jane10 Thu 14-Dec-17 11:10:06

Sorry I really can't volunteer our place. There just isn't the space.
Would ROSL not do a Burns type menu? It's such a good venue.

Elegran Thu 14-Dec-17 11:18:36

I think it does, or at least it has done in the past. I wonder whether their website has anything about it, must have a look.

Elegran Thu 14-Dec-17 11:21:34

Well, they have a black tie dinner for £40 on 27th Jan. That wasn't quite what I had in mind, more a lunch for half that or less.

Elegran Thu 14-Dec-17 11:23:24

Anyway, I think that is for members only.

Katek Thu 14-Dec-17 11:47:02

I like the ROSL as well-nice room and central location for train travellers. I’ve no date restrictions so whenever suits everybody else is fine.

Jane10 Thu 14-Dec-17 13:33:29

We don't need a formal dinner. I wonder if their usual lunch menu would include things like broth or haggis etc? We could do the Rabbie Burns stuff between courses?
My suspicion is that places might be keen for our business in bleak January.

Marydoll Thu 14-Dec-17 13:37:09

The ROSL is so central, I'm happy to go there.

oldgoat Thu 14-Dec-17 14:18:17

Any volunteers to pipe in the haggis?

Marydoll Thu 14-Dec-17 14:19:08

I could play the recorder...badly

Marydoll Thu 14-Dec-17 17:00:15

I've just remembered, Weds 24th Jan is out for me. I'm supposed to organise another lunch that day.

Elegran Thu 14-Dec-17 18:22:33

So 23,24, and 25 Jan are out, and so are 30 and 31 Jan.

At the end of Jan that leaves us with:-
Sat 20
Sun 21
Mon 22
Fri 26
Sat 27
Sun 28
Mon 29

then into February.

oldgoat Thu 14-Dec-17 22:05:20

Please, may I join you all again Elegran ? The 26th would be good for me.

baubles Thu 14-Dec-17 22:41:29

Any of those dates would suit me Elegran.