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United Kingdom
15:00 Dec 8, 2007
Christmas Powwow

Hello everybody!

This time we are gathering for a Christmas Stammtisch* Powwow!

The venue is - as always - the Grafton Arms pub just around the corner from Warren Street tube station.

Venue details:

Grafton Arms
72 Grafton Way
London W1T 5DU


For directions and the exact location, please click on the link:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=l&hl=en&geocode=&q=grafton+arms&near=london&ie=UTF8&ll=51.523891,-0.135366&spn=0.004085,0.009881&z=17&om=1


The upstairs function room is booked for us from 3pm to 7pm, after that another Christmas party will take over the function room and we will move downstairs, where some tables are reserved for us.

We will have a little exchange of gifts - just something small (and not more than £5.00) at around 4pm. If you would like to join in, please do not come later than 4pm and bring some small gift with you!

You are welcome to bring biscuits or something Christmasy to eat and / or some candles - to get us into the spirit.

I look forward to seeing you there!

*Stammtisch - German for 'table reserved for regulars' at a pub or inn.





Event Organizer:

Oliver Walter



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Interested members (29) / Confirmed: 14 / Tentative: 4
Name NoteWill Attend
Arianna Tremayne  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" \"Photographer\" ...  y
Oliver Walter  \"Organizer\" Yes, I intend to come.  y
XCéline Solenthaler (X)   ...  
Sarah Appleby   Juhu - I will be in London that weekend so will definitely come along :)  y
Maria Luisa Dell'Orto   I will defenitely try to do my best to come this time.   y
Michael Boone   Hi all. Sorry couldn't make it something came up - hope you all had a great time  n
Esther Hay   I'm new to this and would love to come along.  y
Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart  \"Photographer\" I'll be there!  y
Cinzia Michelis   Count me in!   y
Laura Huttu   YES - I am coming  y
Marie Thummen   Unfortunately, I have to work all weekend... Have a good time!  n
Denis Chesnokov   Will try to be there  
Marwa Blues   I'm very sorry, I broke my right foot yesterday and won't be able to attend :(  n
Svetlana Podkolzina   Will try!  m
Jack Doughty   ProZ has been telling me for weeks that no powwows are scheduled for the UK, but noticed this one today. My wife is going to London shopping that day, and I hadn't intended to go with her, but I shall now, to attend this Powwow.  y
irishpolyglot  \"Photographer\" I am in London for two months so I must meet other translaters here!! :)  y
Ute Fitzjohn   I'd love to come as well  y
Alessia Scipione   It is a very messy and busy period but I will try to be there  m
Russell Jones   Sorry; can't make it. Merry Christmas to all.  n
Oleandra   I may be in London on that day, so if I am - will try to make it! I'm new to this  m
Xdearbarbie (X)  \"Reporter\" \"Photographer\" I've never been before so be gentle! Can take pics if required :)  
perihan   I will definitely be there this time. I'd love to see everyone! Do I need to bring some candles??? Oh and I'll bring a gift!  
Condi_   This time I'll be there!   y
Larissa Dinsley   I shall do my best to be able to come. Please keep me posted.  y
lily_p   I am new to this and would like to come along. Will bring a friend with me!  
rchan   I missed the last one, and will try to come in from Cambridge.  m
Franziska Hardmeier   Will try and attend my first Powwow tomorrow!  
Michael Watson   I have been meaning to come loads of times. Tomorrow I should make it at last!  y
XAnna Launay (X)   Will be there  




Postings about this event


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Powwow: London - United Kingdom

Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:58
Member (2005)
German to English
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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
Local time: 11:58
Russian to English
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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
Member (2007)
English to Italian
+ ...
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 simplericon_smile.gif

 

Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:58
Member (2005)
German to English
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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
Local time: 11:58
German to English
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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!

Ariannaicon_smile.gif
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Sarah Appleby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:58
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: 15:58
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: 11:58
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
+ ...
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: 11:58
Member (2006)
German to English
+ ...
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: 11:58
English to German
+ ...
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: 11:58
Member (2003)
English to Russian
+ ...
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
Local time: 11:58
German to English
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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: 11:58
Russian to English
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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: 11:58
German to English
+ ...
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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