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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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Old 23.04.2011, 23:09
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

In other news, rehearsals of the wedding ceremony have been leaked:



a bit ill over easter, that vid just had be in tears...
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

Wish I could make it, but you know why i cant!
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Old 25.04.2011, 19:54
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What the hell is this????
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Old 25.04.2011, 20:21
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Waity Katy must surely be in two minds to go with William now she's met GG
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Old 27.04.2011, 06:46
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Having spent some of yesterday checking the net for what English people actually wear to Stag/Hen nights, I am wondering if I will be a little overdressed if I came yielding grass skirts and poi..?

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Old 27.04.2011, 11:55
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Having spent some of yesterday checking the net for what English people actually wear to Stag/Hen nights, I am wondering if I will be a little overdressed if I came yielding grass skirts and poi..?

Promises promises

World Radio Geneva have just called me to say they are looking for some Brits to interview about their thoughts re the wedding tomorrow night at our party and they'd like me to introduce them to some brave souls. They'll be here about 7.00, if you'd like to be on the radio let me know.
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Oooh, yes, I always thought I had a face for radio!
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Old 27.04.2011, 16:03
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

This seems now to be the "official" Party:
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/19001971
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This seems now to be the "official" Party:
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/19001971
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Goodness, we're gonna have gentlemen wearing smokings??
I'm going to faint.
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Old 27.04.2011, 16:18
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..... and I rather like the caption under the photo explaining that I'm the one on the left.
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This seems now to be the "official" Party:
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/19001971

Pffft....... there's even a cardboard cut out of Grumpy !!!!

Royals will stoop to anything for attention these days.




Can you come dressed as one of the Queens corgi's ?
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Old 27.04.2011, 16:29
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Goodness, we're gonna have gentlemen wearing smokings??
I'm going to faint.

Pretty sure there will be a lot of mouth to mouth volunteers...

Worry not, my dear
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

I'll try to get some Anti-Royalists together at the "A-Z of dining" and start some riots after dinner at the viadukt. Should also be a good training for the "Stadtpolizei" regarding the 1st of may.
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60kg of cheese?!

But Begga.. i thought you too bought a new dress for the occasion?

Lets just hope everyones new clothes still fit at the end of the night - after 60kg of cheese, and lord knows how much Rapperswil Gold
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wow. this sounds like a blast... i'm so tempted to cancel my class and head up up up to zurich...
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60kg of cheese?!
That will be a lot of fondue then...
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I am not a royalist !But have a great party anyhow ,Prost
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Y'all have a lovely time. It sounds like it's going to be grand !
.... and obviously.... there will be cheese

A wedding, nice company, some fun, good food,
gee.. I really wish I wasn't so far away.

cheers !
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I've already bought a lovely dress. Do I need a hat too?
Did you get your hat already ? - Otherwise I have a spare one for you



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What the hell is this????
Wow that's a posh name for a yorkshire lad. No wonder he's mixing with royalty.

Shame we're so far away (and on a school night too) I would have loved to have been there.
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