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We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich
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28.04.2011 17:00 to 23:30
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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 27.04.2011, 22:53
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Tempted to make my first trip to Zurich for this!
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Old 27.04.2011, 23:16
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Tempted to make my first trip to Zurich for this!
If you can Yasmina, go for it. They're a lovely bunch.
Has certainly made my few trips to ZH worthwhile.
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Old 28.04.2011, 00:10
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If you can Yasmina, go for it. They're a lovely bunch.
Has certainly made my few trips to ZH worthwhile.
I just realised it's tomorrow as in Thursday, not Friday. Can't venture too far on a school night. Will have to be another time to visit Zurich, and will definately come visit the cheese shop and pick up some cheddar

Have a lovely time all!
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Old 28.04.2011, 00:30
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Hope that you all have a great time - Would love to have been there
Please post the pics after of the "Cheese Wedding Cake"- sounds amazing.
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Old 28.04.2011, 02:38
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

*grr* Insomnia, you barsteward, you're going to make me too tired to go to the party!
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Old 28.04.2011, 03:43
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

This EF event made it even into the Tagi
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/19001971
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Old 28.04.2011, 10:28
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Can you come dressed as one of the Queens corgi's ?
you dont feel it would be more appropriate to come in traditional wedding attire?

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Old 28.04.2011, 10:31
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any romandies going? i just had a cancellation...
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Old 28.04.2011, 11:01
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my outfit

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Old 28.04.2011, 11:07
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Ermmmm, is normal attire allowed? or will we be hung, drawn, quartered and stuffed with cheese if we turn up in regular rags

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Anything is alowwed tonight.

I've just had a whisper that the 6pm news on Telezuri tonight might be worth watching.
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Old 28.04.2011, 12:45
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I've just had a whisper that the 6pm news on Telezuri tonight might be worth watching.
You are such a media whore
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You are such a MULTI-media whore
That's better.
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

what time are you all gonna meet? Wedding is early in the morning!!
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Old 28.04.2011, 14:47
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

This is the stag/hen party - clearly described in the event details.
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Old 28.04.2011, 14:59
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

  • 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...
It's spring!
Nothing more appropriate than a flower dress and a bit of cleavage.
(The goal is to make the prince change his mind on the last minute, right?)
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Old 28.04.2011, 15:03
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It's coooold!
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any romandies going? i just had a cancellation...
It would be great to see you if you can make it
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It's coooold!
It's 18°!!!
From where I come from, that would be considered as a warm day even in July!
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It's 18°!!!
From where I come from, that would be considered as a warm day even in July!
Raynaud's Phenomenon = freezing cold hands whenever it's below 20°. Not cool. Or rather, it is, but not in a good way.
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