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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 28.04.2011, 15:08
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It's 18°!!!
From where I come from, that would be considered as a warm day even in July!
.........It would be a sign of the apocolypse from where I'm from
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Old 28.04.2011, 17:47
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my outfit

There's already quite a few Queens already here.


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what time are you all gonna meet? Wedding is early in the morning!!
Party tonight from 6 - 11. the wedding is 1pm tomorrow but we'll be having a few bevvies from noon.

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It's coooold!
It seems pretty hot in here already. Really hope you can make it, some port, stilton and a cuddle will soon warm you up though.
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Old 28.04.2011, 19:14
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

Squeals of delight here at the L-P household upon seeing "our" GG on TeleZüri!
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Old 28.04.2011, 23:56
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

I'm so gutted I had to leave this early tonight....... Great show Grumpy !!!

Also great to meet a few new faces and cath up with the old faces faces I know(again, sorry I couldn't stay)


I award 10 points to everyone who dressed up - awesome effort !!!
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When I'm on a roll, I could handle all three . Thanks for offering.
The 'Swiss' Ursula was the original bikini girl though.

Can't wait to see the party pictures
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

It was great, thanks for organising this, GG!
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Old 29.04.2011, 00:54
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Great party....

OK, since when did "Fancy" dress mean "White shirt and bow tie"...

...and not a Dennis the Menace costume ?

Thanks guys.
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I almost lost my voice last night after talking all day and then all evening to over 100 guests. Thanks for coming everyone, I'm sure some photos will be posted later (and hopefully non of my new apron with beer opener attached).

We continue today with another apero at lunchtime and then we cut the "cake" at around 5pm with a free tasting of all 10 tiers.
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Old 29.04.2011, 09:37
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

Thanks for a great evening GG. T'was my first "live" EF event and it was a pleasure to meet you all. Hope you have a great time this afternoon at the wedding!
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Old 29.04.2011, 09:47
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Thanks soooooooo much Grumpy for making the party happen. It was great!

It was lovely meeting so many EFers for the first time and to seeing those I already know again.

Cheers everyone and enjoy the wedding!
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Thank you for organizing Grumpy. You were a wonderful host, like always.

Nice to see everyone, always a pleasure
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I'm glad I dropped by. I saw something very strange being pulled out of Grumpy's apron flaps.
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OK, I saw all the flashes...


Where are the pics ?
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Where are the pics ?
You mean you want to see all these crazy people again?
Okay then.















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I almost lost my voice last night after talking all day and then all evening to over 100 guests. Thanks for coming everyone, I'm sure some photos will be posted later (and hopefully non of my new apron with beer opener attached).
You mean like this one?

Thanks Grumpy for a fabulous night!
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I'm glad I dropped by. I saw something very strange being pulled out of Grumpy's apron flaps.
You and me both. I was gobsmacked for 3 seconds and couldnt stop staring. (sorry GG).

Thanks for organising Grumpy. Was fun! So who got the best costume award in the end? Not that annoying fecker with the wild mop I hope! Terribly inappropriate!
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Re: We're having a party! Get dressed up and celebrate the Royal Wedding, Zurich

The pics are really nice.... and who are those pretty lovely young ladies ?
All on EF ? mamma mia !
I figured out who the fine lookin' gents were.. both of them



addendum: any more pictures ? makes those who couldn't make it really wish they could have.

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Did you make the Press or t'telly?
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The pics are really nice.... and who are those pretty lovely young ladies ?
All on EF ? mamma mia !
I figured out who the fine lookin' gents were.. both of them



addendum: any more pictures ? makes those who couldn't make it really wish they could have.
There were many non EFers at the party and many of those were taking photos, some are on facebook and if I get more emailed I will post some here too.

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I must have been interviewed 10 times on Thursday and Friday by TV and radio. They all asked what I thought about the wedding and the Royal Family in general (and I think I told them all the same thing). But what they were all fascinated in was the wedding "cake" that we built with 10 tiers of cheese, about 50kg in all. I'm not sure how they expected to get this very visual story across on the radio, but they tried.

.... just been sent this radio interview from WRS recorded at the Thursday night party

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That's Piers Morgan isn't it? What was he doing there?


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You mean like this one?

Thanks Grumpy for a fabulous night!
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