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Community Level 5spoilt_lit...

spoilt_little_br

London Meet 2006 Review with images

AdvantagesMeet new people

DisadvantagesPrice of beer in London

"...Lizzie (Lizkempo) was planning a London meet. I quickly sent messages to all of my 'online friends' asking if they were going and in some cases I went as far as begging them to go (you know who you are!). Lizzie soon produced a review about the proposed meet and names of members wanting to attend soon started pouring in. A Yahoo group was set up to discuss the meet and help out members who would need accomodation and forums soon started buzzing with ..." Read review
29.10.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

London Ciao Meet and Greet! Review with images

AdvantagesGreat to meet people from Ciao!

DisadvantagesNot veryone could make it!

"...my fellow ciaoers about the London Ciao Meet. The Beginning: As many of you may know I have been planning The London Ciao Meet since July, I started off my informing my COT and then got them to spread the word around, at first I wondered what I had let myself in for as I had about 60 people expressing an interest, of course with anything like this not everyone is going to turn up, so I decided to book an area in a venue for about 30 people. ..." Read review
30.10.2006

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Community Level 5rosillew

rosillew

Hugs all round, at the 2006 London meet. Review with images

AdvantagesMet some lovely people, Hugs all round.

DisadvantagesDidn't get to talk to everyone, and didn't hug a few people.

"...had been busy arranging the London meet since July. A lot of hard work and organisation went into it. I hadn't been around on ciao for about 8 months, due to lots going on in my life, but had been getting lots of alerts in my emails. One day in Sept I decided to make time to log in and check out my GB for messages, and how glad I am that I did. One particular message was from Lizzie, saying about the London meet, I went and read her review then ..." Read review
03.11.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

LONDON CIAO MEET - 7.08.10 Review with images

AdvantagesMembers. Conversation. Location. Freebies?

DisadvantagesNone

"...visiting the very heart of London yesterday to attend a Ciao meet. Superbly organised, and discreetly hosted, by Raffi, A.K.A. hishyness, thanks too to Spence (sghawken) for coming up with what, for several reasons, turned out to be an excellent venue. I would also like to offer Raffi particular thanks (unsung on the day regrettably), for planning the date partially to facilitate our attendance there – in turn, one or two nudges to friends old and ..." Read review
08.08.2010

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Meet Me On The Corner

AdvantagesFun times, with friends new and old

DisadvantagesThey all ended

"...is being placed in the London Meet category, as most of the Meets I’ve been to have been in London, with me being a Londoner and all, even if very few of them were really Ciao Meets in the traditional, or official, sense. My First Meet – London – early 2002. Memory loss prevents more accuracy than that. People you may know: x_elff_x, MykReeve, TJ-Mackey. OK, so I’m kind of cheating, as this was really only a Dooyoo Meet. In fact, it wasn’t ..." Read review
12.06.2003

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Community Level 7emmorticia

emmorticia

The Moon Under Water, 220503

Advantagesgot to meet lots of interesting people...

Disadvantagesreally should have eaten before I started drinking!

"To tell the truth, I didn't really expect to be writing this op. At 4pm on Thursday I was telling people to have a good time, and to have a drink for me. At 4.30 I was sending messages to Iain (Soho_Black) saying I was thinking of coming...and at 5.15 I was on the train out of Cambridge and on my way to Kings Cross...and I'm so glad I make impulsive decisions sometimes! First things first, let's list the people that turned up so I can talk about ..." Read review
23.05.2003

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Ciao Meet

AdvantagesGreat to see everyone - hope to do it again soon

DisadvantagesNone, other than cost and not being able to stay until the end

"...met in the middle of London can be amusing to say the least. Though maybe amusing is the wrong word. Guided by a handful of profile pictures (Iain’s being primarily of his arse!) and some snaps on hotornot.com we wondered just how obvious our fellow opinionators would be. Let’s see: We’re looking for Fran (who’s blonde), Jo (who’s tall), Kate (who’s short) and Iain (with long hair). Easy really… By about 5:05 Chinny and I still hadn’t seen anyone, ..." Read review
30.12.2002

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Meeting the Ciaoists - London 7.8.10

AdvantagesGood people, good time

DisadvantagesNone (I even got cheap train tickets

"...For this one, accepting that London is easier for most people, Raffi also played two really good organisational strategies. (1) Don't over organize. A free-form meeting is easier for we mousier folks to deal with. We know we're not going to be made to play games or do anything embarrassing (except of our own volition, obviously, and this week I was somewhat off the booze so totally well-behaved) or otherwise show our ignorance. (2) Marketing. ..." Read review
08.08.2010

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Community Level 5MadeinScot...

MadeinScotland

Mini Meet at Borders June 2nd 2003

AdvantagesA huge laugh and seeing Jami's shoes

DisadvantagesOur singing!

"Last night we had a mini meet at Borders in Oxford Street. But although there was only five of us, we made up what we were lacking in numbers by the amount of noise we made. At about 4pm that day there was a flurry of emails and guestbook messages from and to me – “What are you wearing?” as this was my first meet. And as Brian would say, I was a Ciao meet virgin – but no longer! So in order of (clothing) appearance here's ..." Read review
04.06.2003

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Community Level 5jimblob

jimblob

With friends like these

AdvantagesFriends and beer

DisadvantagesOverenthusiastic traffic wardens

"...kids and set off for London town. Ten minutes later we said “hello again” to the kids and switched the computer back on. Thirty minutes later, we had the hotel booking receipt and the directions to said hotel printed off, the PC switched off and had said “goodbye” to the kids and once again were on our way to London town. Ali and I had a nice quiet journey down as far as Birmingham, where we stopped and booked into a Travel Inn for the night. It ..." Read review
12.04.2003

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The minute you walked in the joint…dah...dah…..

AdvantagesTHEY ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!

Disadvantageswot?

"A HUGH THANK YOU TO KIRSTY FOR PROOF READING MY OP! The minute you walked in the joint…dah...dah….. That is exactly the feeling I had on Thursday 22nd May 2003, when a reunion was planned for those who were able to meet at MOON UNDER WATER in Charring Cross. It was one of the most anxious moments I had, but my daughter Marcia who is 18 years old, accompanied me, which lessened the anxieties. It is no joke when travelling by car and you ..." Read review
24.06.2003

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Community Level 2m_attlondon

m_attlondon

Charing Cross Meet 22.05.03

AdvantagesBig mixed bag of folks

DisadvantagesRotten Guinness

"Here's a view on last night's meeting at the Moon Under Water pub, Charing Cross Rd. Hope I don't upset anyone!! If so, let me know and I will consider cuts to this text! Being my first 'meet', I had to ask the barmaid if Jami had reserved an area - I didn't dare say I was there to meet 'Glitterprincess' and friends... Luckily, the said barmaid bowled over and shouted 'OO's Jami?', the princess raised a paw, and I knew where I was meant to be. ..." Read review
23.05.2003

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Community Level 5Lemonhead563

Lemonhead563

LEEDS MEET - 12 MAY 2007 - UPDATED

AdvantagesYou get to meet me

Disadvantages...you may regret meeting me

"Leeds Meet 12 May 2007 There has been a slight change of location for the Leeds Meet which will now take place at Aire Bar, 32-34 The Calls, Leeds City Centre. I have reserved a seating area between 1pm - 7pm on Saturday 12th May, so if you don’t fancy staying for the whole event you can pop in for an hour or so to at least show your face and meet some CIAO members. More information on the venue can be viewed at www.airebar.co.uk. Food is served ..." Read review
25.03.2007

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Community Level 1cyberjunky

cyberjunky

th minute u walked in

Advantagesc op

Disadvantagesc op

"A HUGH THANK YOU TO KIRSTY FOR PROOF READING MY OP! The minute you walked in the joint…dah...dah….. That is exactly the feeling I had on Thursday 22nd May 2003, when a reunion was planned for those who were able to meet at MOON UNDER WATER in Charring Cross. It was one of the most anxious moments I had, but my daughter Marcia who is 18 years old, accompanied me, which lessened the anxieties. It is no joke when travelling by ..." Read review
26.07.2003

Ciao members have rated this review on average: not helpful