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City/Town: Zurich, Viadukt Market
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Location: Markthalle im Viadukt, Limmatstrasse 231
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Saturday 2nd June is the Queens Diamond Jubilee, (60 years as Monarch) and we're throwing a street party in Zurich from noon till about 7pm to celebrate the occasion. We'll have tables set up on the forecourt in front of the Viadukt market and you can eat and drink and party all day.

We'll be setting up a Pimms and beer bar and there will be wine and bubbly and coffee on offer at the Oyster bar next to our island.

The full menu isn't finalised yet, but there will be cheese platters, a Ploughmans Lunch, salmon and cucumber sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and a special Jubilee Jam (first created by August Escoffier for Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee, a cherry and Kirsch jam), cakes and the Pie Shop will be making a Royal Pie (with salmon). Lots of other food available from the other market vendors too.

It hasn't been confirmed yet but we should have a kilted piper mid afternoon too and it's pretty certain that we will get some press and/or TV coverage so be sure to wear your best flowery frocks and hats and blazers and cravats for the gents.

The market is at tram stop Dammweg (trams 4 and 13) or we're a 15 minute walk from Hardbrücke station.




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  • mimi1981 + 2 guests - with mirfield and mini-mimi
  • Tim8803 + 1 guest - can't make it at 2, but can for the afternoon/evening.
  • grynch + 1 guest
  • vallers - What an utterly spiffing idea!!
  • Joolie + 3 guests
  • Papa Goose + 2 guests - cor blimey, luv a duck and knee's up muvver brawn
  • Belgianmum + 2 guests
  • MacGregor's Daughter + 1 guest - If my son's at home he may want to come, too. That would be 2 guests then.
  • olygirl + 3 guests
  • Philippa - + 1
  • Charvetti + 1 guest
  • Tom1234 + 1 guest - + three kids
  • hannah'sauntie + 1 guest
  • shazzles
  • Phil_MCR - will try to make it earlier in the day
  • latigresse + 2 guests - Really looking forward to it ;)
  • cazzamia + 1 guest - plus hubby and two kids (3 and 7 years old.)
  • Vlh22 + 2 guests - Very much hoping to come... never been to Zurich... and bringing a friend who is from errr... Argentina... but please don't hold that against her, and a friend's daughter!
  • zurich99 + 2 guests
  • SignLanguageMama + 3 guests - So excited for this! We'll be the family all in blue jeans as my people don't like to dress up. If I'm lucky I'll get the boys and OH to at least wear a polo shirt...
  • Uncle Max - Gawd Bless Her
  • Claireb82 + 1 guest
  • TitanTurbo10
  • eng_ch + 1 guest - Planning to come along and bring my elderly mum
  • Rangatiranui - I'm in... There must be a coin or two from the colonies that still contains her face.
  • greenlady3 + 2 guests
  • hayley
  • oldmanc - Only Mrs OM (without Anne Summers Fully Zoll Paid lingerie - see my Complaint Post) + 2 kids who eat like horses.
  • quark - Cheese? Pies? Real ale? Wild republicans couldn't stop me!
  • Jessy-lein + 1 guest
  • MsWorWoo + 2 guests - Minime will be in the UK with her dad, so I'm up for it with a friend. Hope my anti-monarchy shirt arrives in time.
  • Crumbs + 2 guests - Might as well :) (early afternoon-ish)
  • Breezy + 3 guests - Wife and two little ones
  • Spottydog - will be there early before the Pimms runs out
  • Snooky76
  • LeonC + 1 guest
  • Firebird - I'll be coming with quark, the EF member, not the cheese.
  • DancingDawn + 1 guest
RSVP'd Maybe: 34 (17 members and 17 guests) RSVP'd No: 4
  • tartan girl - Would definately have come however I will be pre occupied getting married!!
  • Sbrinz
  • ratbag - Sorry guys!! Washing my hair this weekend.!
  • JLF - We are still in the US...sorry to miss it. :-(
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

( can't post a proper youtube link, but this should work )

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Lol... that pair and the word ladies, not a combo that springs to mind
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

OK now seriously speaking: Do you folks all dress up in suits and evening dresses + hats? I would hate to be all dolled up and then find out I'm the only one and feel really stupid.
Somehow I remember the parties where it was said "come as you like" and you went in your oldest ragged jeans and found all the other guest were nicely dressed.
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Old 01.05.2012, 15:56
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

mrs. and I will be in England the week before this, so all bets are off as to what we might be wearing.
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

Is the street party open to the public?
It's just that I can't definitely say we will be attending, so would it be possible for us to turn up on the day and stay for an hour or so without RSVP'ing?
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Old 02.05.2012, 11:18
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mrs. and I will be in England the week before this, so all bets are off as to what we might be wearing.
this?
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Old 02.05.2012, 11:20
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

oh no please,

nothing quite so simple.
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Is the street party open to the public?
It's just that I can't definitely say we will be attending, so would it be possible for us to turn up on the day and stay for an hour or so without RSVP'ing?
It's completely public so anyone can just turn up and grab a pew. We're hoping to have sit down eating places for over 70 people but there are also plenty of benches and bar spaces. Re dress, I do expect quite a few people, including some of our Swiss customers, to dress the part. I may even be sporting my Union Jack apron
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OK now seriously speaking: Do you folks all dress up in suits and evening dresses + hats? I would hate to be all dolled up and then find out I'm the only one and feel really stupid.
Somehow I remember the parties where it was said "come as you like" and you went in your oldest ragged jeans and found all the other guest were nicely dressed.
We'll be dressing up. I even bought the mini one some special Union Jack hair accesories for the day (and I have Union Jack shoes).
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We'll be dressing up. I even bought the mini one some special Union Jack hair accesories for the day (and I have Union Jack shoes).
But not evening dress? Just Union Jack stuff?
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But not evening dress? Just Union Jack stuff?
Me and my daughter will be in dresses. I'm not sure mirfield has the legs to carry it off though
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

I've also got a nice dress to wear but I think my two boys will be sticking to trousers.
I haven't got a hat though. I don't look good in hats.
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

I'll iron my jeans.
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I've also got a nice dress to wear but I think my two boys will be sticking to trousers.
I haven't got a hat though. I don't look good in hats.
OK dress then for me, petticoat dress, to be precise And I have one of these costume-for-rent places in the neighborhood, I might find a matching hat there.
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

The Bagpiper is booked for around 2 - 4 (he won't be playing all the time, he'll need a few breaks) and plans are almost finalised. As long as our truck gets here OK on the Thursday there will be gold cardboard crowns and hand flags for the little ones, Pimm's and ale for the bigger ones and Ginger Beer for everyone. (we should have some other soft drinks too)

Food is confirmed...

Royal Ploughmans Lunch (with Godminster Bio Cheddar, Stinking Bishop and Cropwell Bishop "Traditional" Stilton) with the usual Ploughmans stuff, pickled onions will be an optional extra (have you ever seen a Swiss person trying to eat one?)

Poached salmon and lemon mayo and cucumber sandwiches

Scones and Clotted Cream with Jubilee jam, probably with a slice of rich fruit cake on the side.

Prices for the food will be posted here beforehand, I'm just waiting for final costs for hosting the event but as usual with my food, it will be affordable.

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We'll be dressing up. I even bought the mini one some special Union Jack hair accesories for the day (and I have Union Jack shoes).
I NEED Union Jack shoes may I please ask from where you obtained these?
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I NEED Union Jack shoes may I please ask from where you obtained these?
I found these on ebay....

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I NEED Union Jack shoes may I please ask from where you obtained these?
http://www.irregularchoice.com/shop/...ll_styles/14//

They have a shop in Basel at the new market in the hall at Markthalle.
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I'd like to come with a guest if that's ok
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I NEED Union Jack shoes may I please ask from where you obtained these?
I bought some Union Flag desert boats from Clarks of all places on regent Street a couple of years ago. I get favourable comments on them wherever I go!
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