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Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Secret gifts Dec 2, 2007

My suggestion: if you bring a gift, ensure that it is wrapped or in a bag so nobody can see what it is. Everyone will put their gift into a large black plastic bag (Arianna, will you bring one?) and then they are distributed anonymously like this: each participant takes one "lucky dip" item out of the bag (hoping that it is not the gift that s/he brought). This is how it was done last December and we all enjoyed the event.

 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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In memoriam
Re Secret gifts Dec 2, 2007

As some gifts may be more suitable for men, some more for women, and some equally for either, I suggest they should be marked "M", "F", or "M/F" (or "F/M if you prefer!)

 

Maria Luisa Dell'Orto  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Secret gifts Dec 2, 2007

I personally agree with Oliver, otherwise everyone should bring as many presents as the number of partecipants which seems to be pretty high... moreover participants who intend to bring a present shoud let the others know in advance. In this way it is much simpler

 

Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Neutral secret gifts Dec 2, 2007

Well, in response to Jack, I invite anyone choosing a gift to bring to make it equally suitable for men and women. So, no make-up, socks, ties or handbags, but perhaps books, chocolates, games, and lots more ideas beyond my currently limited imagination!

 

Arianna Tremayne  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Big Santa bag Dec 2, 2007

Thank you so much for this suggestion, Oliver - what a good idea!

I happen to have a big (huge) stocking at home for similar purposes which I am happy to bring along.

Also please don't forget the candles, biscuits and other items that make the event a bit more festive.

I have some candle holders which I can bring along, but unfortunately no time to bake any biscuits...

See you all soon!

Arianna...
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Thank you so much for this suggestion, Oliver - what a good idea!

I happen to have a big (huge) stocking at home for similar purposes which I am happy to bring along.

Also please don't forget the candles, biscuits and other items that make the event a bit more festive.

I have some candle holders which I can bring along, but unfortunately no time to bake any biscuits...

See you all soon!

Arianna
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Sarah Appleby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:02
German to English
Thanks to our lovely organizers! Dec 10, 2007

Thanks for organizing a great afternoon Arianna and Katerina. The secret santa was a really fun idea. Merry Christmas everyone!

 

Ute Fitzjohn  Identity Verified
United Arab Emirates
Local time: 10:02
English to German
Thanks for the Christmas get-together Dec 10, 2007

I really enjoyed the secret santa and meeting fellow translators. All the different sweets and candles really added to a cosy atmosphere as well. Merry Christmas to everyone and a happy new year.

 

dearbarbie (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:02
French to English
Thanks! Dec 10, 2007

Hi - great to meet you, sorry for popping in quickly and dashing off just as fast. Will try to attend the next one and be a bit more involved. Have a lovely Xmas!

 

Maria Luisa Dell'Orto  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Member (2007)
English to Italian
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Thank you! Dec 10, 2007

Thank you for this very warm and cosy Christmas get-together. It has been very nice to see you all!

Marry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!


 

Michael Watson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:02
Member (2006)
German to English
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Thanks from me too! Dec 10, 2007

Oops finger trouble there! Sent the first title with no message.
Had a great time. Thanks to Arianna and Katerina. Nice to see everybody else.
Happy Christmas and a wonderful new year!


 

Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:02
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Next powwow in January Dec 10, 2007

Dear All
The London Stammtisch is one year old, so let's celebrate! The next celebratory powwow will take place in the last week of January. To sign up, please visit:
http://www.proz.com/powwow/1790
I'm going to publish further info shortly.

All the best, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Katharina


 

Larissa Dinsley  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:02
Member (2003)
English to Russian
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One more thank you! Dec 10, 2007

Thank you to Arianna and Katerina for organising a lovely get together. It was my first powwow in London and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Happy Christmas to all!

 

Arianna Tremayne  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Celine Solenthaler Dec 11, 2007

Hi Celine,
I cannot find your profile, so if you just reply to this post I can add you to the attendees and you receive your BrowniZ.
Thank you!
Arianna


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:02
Russian to English
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In memoriam
Thanks from me too Dec 11, 2007

Sorry I won't be at the January one, but it's a long way from Devon.

 

Arianna Tremayne  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:02
German to English
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Report Dec 11, 2007

Just submitted attendance and report - should be visible soon!

Thanks to everyone who made this a very special Christmas Powwow.

And thanks to my Secret Santa! I love my prezzie!


 
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