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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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  • grynch + 1 guest
  • vallers - What an utterly spiffing idea!!
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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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But not evening dress? Just Union Jack stuff?
no, not evening dress....either Union Jack stuff or garden party frock (summer dress, generally pastel or with flowers on).
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I'd like to come with a guest if that's ok
The more the merrier!
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Me and my daughter will be in dresses. I'm not sure mirfield has the legs to carry it off though
I'll try to be dressed in traditional British attire. I'm on the lookout for a Kappa shell suit as I write.
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

Got a hat! Yippieee! I didn't even know I owned it, bought it in Venice years ago but it's a very nice one, so I'm all set, only MG's SIL refuses to wear a tie....
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Got a hat! Yippieee! I didn't even know I owned it, bought it in Venice years ago but it's a very nice one, so I'm all set, only MG's SIL refuses to wear a tie....
Belgiandad won't wear a tie either but I may be able to coax belgianboy into wearing one.
I haven't got a hat but I have got a nice patriotic headband that wife_of_Porsch made for me.
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Belgiandad won't wear a tie either but I may be able to coax belgianboy into wearing one.
I haven't got a hat but I have got a nice patriotic headband that wife_of_Porsch made for me.
I'm happy we?ll finally meet in person!
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I'm happy we?ll finally meet in person!
Me too!
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Have fun all - we definitely won't be able to make it over sadly.
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Have fun all - we definitely won't be able to make it over sadly.
Sorry you'll miss it...... the weather forecast looks perfect and it looks like we might be pretty busy as the Viadukt marketing dept have been busy promoting it for us. This is the first of what I have been told is a few media articles about the event and they they think that TeleZuri might be coming down at some point too.

I'm guessing the very busy time will be between 1 and 3 but I expect the diehard EF drinkers will be keeping us busy until at least 6pm (we'll be clearing up at about 7 but we can continue drinking until after 8 at our bar then later at the main Viadukt bar too) .

Unfortunately I don't think I can take reservations for table seating but if everyone here can discuss what time you think would be best for most of you I will see if I can at least reserve 2 EF tables for a 2 hour slot. Otherwise it will be "prop up the bar" until space becomes available and if you do have to wait a while, there will be free cheese nibbles coming round.

And finally, a very popular EF member here has volunteered to run a kiddies table under one of the arches with some drawing and crown decorating activities. I'm sure if you ask nicely she will also allow some bigger kids to play too.
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

By the time we get the Royal Train from GE and check into our hostel I don't imagine we'll be there much before 3.

( but I've sent a message to mrs. to see what she thinks about time line )
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

I am so looking forward to this We'll be there from around 2ish and will stay until the end (when is it ever a flying visit with us?)


p.s tartan girl, congratulations! Hope the day goes well
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

did anyone hear Mike on WRS this morning ?

He said he'd be on at 6:40 so I set the alarm a wee bit early and then they didn't get to him till about 7.15 ... all that extra sleep I missed.

gonna have a word with that lad !
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The weather is looking amazing for tomorrow!
Not sure when we will arrive, maybe around 2-ish.
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did anyone hear Mike on WRS this morning ?

He said he'd be on at 6:40 so I set the alarm a wee bit early and then they didn't get to him till about 7.15 ... all that extra sleep I missed.

gonna have a word with that lad !
No I missed it

If anyone finds it online then it would be great if they could post it for anyone who missed it.
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Old 01.06.2012, 10:29
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No I missed it

If anyone finds it online then it would be great if they could post it for anyone who missed it.

In past experience it takes WRS about a day to get interview clips up on their site.
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

I'm very tempted to come to the party but also going hiking tomorrow.

Why are the fun things always on the same days??

Have a wonderful time, GG's Pimms is fantastic!
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Commonwealth citizens invited?
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

here is the interview with Mike...

http://worldradio.ch/wrs/news/switze...ou.shtml?30918


cokekarl, on behalf of mike... yes I'm sure all are welcome
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

Sorely tempted to show my ugly mug, maybe even with the family. Have to be back in Fribourg by 7ish though, daughter's dance show...
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Sorely tempted to show my ugly mug, maybe even with the family. Have to be back in Fribourg by 7ish though, daughter's dance show...
you do realize that this is a propah pahty for people of refinement and good taste?

( before you say it.. yes... mrs. G got me a day-pass )
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