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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.




RSVP'd Yes: 80 (38 members and 42 guests)
  • 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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Old 02.06.2012, 19:53
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

A jolly good show today - well done to everyone who obviously put a LOT of effort into the event. Made one proud to be British.
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Old 02.06.2012, 19:56
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12 year old boy+bike+patch of gravel=disaster!

Spent a couple of hours in a&e after belgianboy fell off his bike this morning. He was only going 500m to drop the key off to the neighbor who was going to feed the cat for us. He skidded on patch of gravel left by workmen yesterday and crashed to the ground. Lots of blood and front tooth hanging by a thread so we decided we'd better take him to hospital.

A couple of hours later he has escaped with only a few nasty abrasions and the fantastic doctors at Pourtales hospital did a fantastic job of patching him up. And they managed to push his tooth back in and hopefully if he's careful it will be ok.(no eating apples or hard stuff and visit to dentist on Monday.)

I'm absolutely gutted that we didn't make it

A. Because my boy was hurt
B. Because it was shaping up to be the party of the year and I was really looking forward to meeting you all.
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C. Grynch promised that if we met he'd buy me a Pimms

One of the nurses at the hospital asked if we were on the way to a wedding. and son's blue and white shirt looked much more patriotic with the red bloodstains on it.
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In and out early as well, but it was lovely. Just had a scone for dinner. Too hot to make tea though.
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Old 02.06.2012, 20:22
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Oh no! Belgianmum, how awful! That explains why McG's daughter and I couldn't find you .
We've just got back and I'm sorry, shouldn't rub it in, but we had a great few hours. It was really good to put faces to some names.
Thanks Mike for a brilliant party, to those of you who stayed on, hope you had a good evening, and there are not too many sore heads in the morning.
I had my first ever Pimms (or three), which was very lovely and perfect for a hot day.
And.... we got to meet the legend that is Grynch!

I hope your son is okay Belgianmum, and so sorry you missed the do. Maybe see you at the next one.

And McG's daughter, it was lovely to meet you at last and have a chat!
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Old 02.06.2012, 20:36
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

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AND mrs. G !!

we just left ... had a great time meeting so
many !
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Old 02.06.2012, 20:43
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we just left ... had a great time meeting so
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Of course, Mrs G too. I loved her hat by the way, and your socks .
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Old 02.06.2012, 22:30
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We were in and out early as the kidlets were restless, but wanted to say we had a WONDERFUL time. The Ploughman's Lunch was a first for us Americans, and it was delish-- particularly the chutney. Kids enjoyed the bagpiper and we came home with tons of cheese and some clotted cream (thanks, Grumpy!). It was nice to finally meet some of you folks!
Great to meet you guys too and thanks for letting us join your table.

Grynch, well what can I say? He didn't disappoint and was as funny as I'd expected him to be. His wifey was lovely too and I even got my HotPinkBalloonBoy fix

Too many great people to mention but it was a pleasure to meet everyone and GG and Uncle Max, you did a fab job along with everyone else.

Thank you so much. Great memories (I said memories not mammories Grynch! )

P.s little missy was so cream crackered that she didn't even fight to go to bed. Oh and she entertained the masses on the train with a rendition of songs all the way home. Phil, you would've loved it!
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Old 03.06.2012, 07:15
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

Thanks everyone for making it a fantastic day, we think we had double the number of visitors than we expected. If anyone has some good photos please share them here, we were far too busy to take any ourselves.

And really, thanks to all my great friends for volunteering to help run the bar for running around getting extra supplies and for keeping the kiddies entertained.

See some of you soon in Basel at the expo!
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Old 03.06.2012, 08:38
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

Wow! What a day!

Yesterdays full on fabulous sun, followed by the "English" summers day today.

On top of all those who had planned to turn up, there were many many passers by, who were happy to just stop for an English beer or 5.

A comment from one woman - "I didn't know that there were so many English speakers in Zurich".

Thanks for making it a great day guys.
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Old 03.06.2012, 09:06
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

Glad that you all had a great time, I was thinking about you.
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Lovely day yesterday and not one "God Save..."

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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

Nice show. Please find some photos I took.
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Old 03.06.2012, 10:31
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I didn't see you!
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

Thanks for a great day yesterday, had to rush off to another event at 16:30 but I had put 5 hours in by then !

Was great to see such a good turnout, loved the food and loved the Pimms :-)

Thanks Grumpy
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

It was a fun afternoon. The Pimms was fantastic and the while atmosphere would have made the queen proud. Well done!
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Re: Come to the Diamond Jubilee Street Party!

The only downer was that JLF and her hubby to be weren't there, Islandgirl had to leave early with a poorly son and Federica had to go back to work

Otherwise I'm not sure we'd have left and would still be in ZH now Mini-mimi might not have thanked us though
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Some photos hubby took of the day.....
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And some more....
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And two more...
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