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Meeting Point: Markthalle, Limmatstrasse 231, 8005

For the last few weeks, many of my Swiss customers have been asking me what I am planning to celebrate the Royal wedding. I hadn't thought of doing anything, but they have persuaded me that it really should be the done thing and they would be disappointed if I didn't do something for them (the couple and my Swiss customers). So here it is.

This is going to be a very fun evening, part of a series of more commercial events that we will be hosting at our "British Aisle" at the Viadukt Markthalle to celebrate the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The full schedule of events has not yet been finalised but during the whole week there will be tastings of Afternoon Tea, Ales, Single Malts, Port and Sherry, cheeses (of course) and world beating English Sparkling Wine. The week will culminate with live BBC broadcast of the wedding at our stall on the Friday lunchtime.

The evening before though (Thursday) we are hosting this Social Event, a joint Stag and Hen party for the couple. There will be prizes for the most imaginative costumes..... Ascot/English wedding hats for the ladies, DJ's for the gents, Beefeaters costumes., kilts........ anything is allowed, in fact, "anything" is encouraged.

There will be some free finger food, Stilton Scooping etc and at 8.00 we can all head to the bar and show the Swiss how to party. We are confident that we will get the local press interested, so you could get your photo in the paper with this one.

Bring your camera, because there will be an opportunity to have your photograph taken with the couple.... OK, a life size cardboard cut out of them.

I know it's early but some of you might need time to get your costumes sorted. I certainly need time to find enough bunting and to get my liver in shape.

See you all down there!

Trams 4 and 13 stop outside of the Viadukt Markthalle at Dammweg, nearest parking is at the Migro multi storey at Limmatplatz and there is some metered parking all along Viaduktstrasse from Limmatstrasse to Heinrichstrasse.


RSVP'd Yes: 33 (17 members and 16 guests)
  • Deep Purple - I thought I would escape the Wedding being over there then, but this sounds fun
  • MathNut + 1 guest - off to buy a hat!
  • grumpygrapefruit + 1 guest - Not sure who the guest Bond Girl is yet...
  • Upthehatters2008 + 1 guest - Time to dust off my shining armour.
  • Uncle Max + 5 guests - In my mysterious White Uno...
  • Begga - What an awesome idea! I'll be a tad late, but will take the train straight after work :D
  • HashBrown
  • Shirls + 1 guest - Hoi Mike - Im getting my bond girl outfit ready :-)
  • The Boot + 1 guest
  • ebonie + 2 guests - got my fiance coming from the UK..... i think he will be happy to have a little of the UK when he lands..... need to see if i can get the afternoon off though
  • sygirl101
  • TidakApa
  • ximix + 2 guests
  • ka pai
  • MariaMARIA + 1 guest - Great (fun) idea!! :)
  • möpp - Am determined to change this into a definite yes! Great idea, thanks!!
  • FromLondonwithLove + 1 guest - really looking forward to finally getting to meet some EFers :) might be a tad late..will head down after the OH finishes work.
RSVP'd Maybe: 18 (13 members and 5 guests)
  • Miss-Lizzy + 1 guest - Great idea, will have to check my schedule closer to the day though....
  • MacGregor's Daughter - would love to, now that I've seen Grumpy's real picture LOL but can't promise yet
  • araqyl + 1 guest - I'm sure colonials will do better than those from the Old Country ...
  • Rangatiranui - Babysitter permitting.
  • Crumbs + 2 guests - will try to pop down on the big day
  • big yin + 1 guest - Might be a good excuse to get the kilt on for once
  • DavidButler
  • deutschmaad
  • Kittster - I wonder whether I'll have the balls to cross Zurich dressed in a sari or whether I should splash out on a cab. Also, what colour to wear? I sadly no longer fit into my Scottish stuff...
  • J.L-P - Just back from the Bal en Blanc in Montreal (with Canadian_dude, he wants that mentioned!) will try to make an appearance.
  • summerrain - Eh bugger, might not make it afterall!
  • Doctor - Will try to make it
  • Ansicht666
RSVP'd No: 10
  • zwissmiss - Sad to miss this one... will be coming back from vacation on the 29th only...
  • JLF - Sadly, I will be out of town for this one. I can't believe I am going to miss it actually. :-(
  • grumpygit - Too far but I just wanted to say what a great idea and have a fantastic time
  • mrshunkydorey - Would of loved to join you but we have booked a Jokertag for the children and are flying back to the UK for celebrations there. My son is a Page Boy! Wishful thinking hehe
  • i-b-deborah - Bailing, sorry.
  • Sky - Gee, I really wish Zurich wasn't so far away just this once !!
  • Wollishofener - Chose the ABC eating on the same evening, sorry
  • Peg A - Sounds like great fun, sad to be missing out.
  • cmirsky - Unfortunatly the planets are not aligned appropriately for me to be able to attend.. (That and I have to work)... Y`all have fun !!!
  • BruceFan - sad to miss but am feeling ill
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About time they gave these parasites a council flat in Peckham and sent them down the jobcentre for a back to work interview.

Buckingham palace could be turned into a paintballing centre.

If I rock up on moped flashing a telephoto at the cheese stand..

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Methinks I shall be taking the choo choo to this event and not the motor.
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Old 15.02.2011, 17:47
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Methinks I shall be taking the choo choo to this event and not the motor.
Methinks I shall be staying in town. The last train home for me is a night one to Budapest.
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Methinks I shall be staying in town. The last train home for me is a night one to Budapest.
wouldn't that be just THE place to end up after that party
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

haahaa! will these be on hand?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_824304.html

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Hmm- now should I dress up as Grumpy's Bond girl? Or should I dress up as brides's maid - would any of the other girls care to join me? This needs some preparation time
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Hmm- now should I dress up as Grumpy's Bond girl? Or should I dress up as brides's maid - would any of the other girls care to join me? This needs some preparation time
Isn't it traditional for one of the bridesmaids to end up with the Best Man? Who is going to be Harry?
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Isn't it traditional for one of the bridesmaids to end up with the Best Man? Who is going to be Harry?
Won't be me tho. 1) Harry is way too young for me 2) not so hot on redheads, I am one myself
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Hmm- now should I dress up as Grumpy's Bond girl? Or should I dress up as brides's maid - would any of the other girls care to join me? This needs some preparation time
Will this help you make your mind up?

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Will this help you make your mind up?

SOLD! I'll have a Bond-girl dress ready!
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Will this help you make your mind up?
As long as you don't expect me to look like this:
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Will be missing this party, I'm off to one in Montreal with Canadian_dude.


Have fun and take lots of pics.
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At first this site looks like it's just a joke, and yet their web shop seems to work. I can't quite make it out. I guess if you are so dumb as to believe this really is the happy couple, you deserve to lose your £9.99 + p&p

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At first this site looks like it's just a joke, and yet their web shop seems to work. I can't quite make it out. I guess if you are so dumb as to believe this really is the happy couple, you deserve to lose your £9.99 + p&p
..well the family that plays together, stays together...
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Today I received a letter from the Main Land.
Check out the stamp....
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Just thought I'd bump this to remind you of the party of the year. Anne at the Queen of Cakes will be taking part in the party tasting now with her fruit cake and Millionaires Shortbread. (Unfortunately Anna at the bar is on holiday that week so all us boys will have a chance to behave)

I've also put a page on our home page about the party, full details of the weeks events will be posted there and here soon. It's also being promoted by the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce and the British Residents Association, so there should be a big crowd.
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Bumping this up. No excuse not to be dressed up.
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Bumping this up. No excuse not to be dressed up.
I've already bought a lovely dress. Do I need a hat too?
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I've already bought a lovely dress. Do I need a hat too?
Well this girl visited on Friday, she did buy a new dress for the occasion but didn't bother with a new hat.

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