[DWJ] Newcastle on Thursday

S Leng lengalum at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 17:45:25 EDT 2014


Sounds great to me - thanks for organizing!
I won't have a cell phone, so I'll just check email Thursday morning before
I leave London, to double-check the final details.

Can't wait to meet you guys, it'll be fun.
-Susanna


On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM, Sockerrotta <sockerrotta at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> Hullo!
>
> This sounds great!
>
> I think anytime around 18-18:30 would be good. Grey's Monument looks easy
> to find and I'm sure we can find some place to eat that suits us all. That
> said, I had a look at Bridge Tavern and the menu looks good, so I'd be
> happy to end up there :-)
>
> The only Newcastle bit I've read about that seems prudent to stay away
> from in the centre is called Biggs market, and seems to have many very
> drunk people staggering about.
>
> I'd be grateful if we could settle the meet-up details of time and place
> before Wednesday morning, as I may not be able to check my email after ten
> o'clock that morning.
>
> /Maria
>
> "Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from
> its hands and the blood has been cleaned up."
>
> > From: kylie_ding at hotmail.com
> > To: dwj at suberic.net
> > Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:43:45 +0100
> > Subject: Re: [DWJ] Newcastle on Thursday
> >
> > Right, I have tracked down Lucy's email, and she says Grey's Monument is
> an excellent place to meet as it's very easy to find and in the middle of a
> lot of eateries.  On Dean St, heading from the river towards the centre of
> Newcastle are "a ton of restaurants, including a lot of chains: Pizza
> Express, Las Iguanas, Carluccios at the top. There's a burger place called
> Burger Stop at the bottom of that hill which looks very unprepossessing but
> sells really nice burgers."
> >
> > If we want to head towards the river, the Lucy says "I REALLY recommend
> the Broad Chare (though it is on the pricier end) which is just off the
> Quayside. Also just off the Quayside is a pub called the  Bridge Tavern (
> http://www.thebridgetavern.com/) which sells nice food.  You'll also find
> a Pitcher and Piano and a bunch of other restaurants on the Quayside"
> >
> > 18:00 sounds good to me.  I have a UK mobile number which I'm happy to
> post to the list, but would rather it was not archived if that is possible
> (Deborah?)
> >
> > Kylie
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dwj [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf Of Kylie Ding
> > Sent: Sunday, 31 August 2014 8:25 PM
> > To: 'Diana Wynne Jones discussion'
> > Subject: Re: [DWJ] Newcastle on Thursday
> >
> > Lucy gave me some pub suggestions for dinner, but I got distracted by
> cons and didn't post them to the list.
> >
> > I'll look them up and do that tonight or tomorrow.
> >
> > Kylie
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dwj [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf Of liril at gmx.net
> > Sent: Sunday, 31 August 2014 8:21 PM
> > To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
> > Subject: [DWJ] Newcastle on Thursday
> >
> > Hello everybody,
> >
> > Thursday is coming closer - I'm really looking forward to the conference
> and meeting some of you!
> >
> > So far I have counted seven people (including myself) interested in
> getting together on Thursday:
> > Kylie, Elizabeth, Eleanor, S Leng (sorry, I didn't get the first name),
> Maria, Gili and me. Hopefully I haven't forgotten anyone...?
> >
> > It seems that we are arriving at different times, some of us stay at the
> student accomodation (I am another one of them) and we have at least one
> thing in common: None of us really knows much about Newcastle :-)
> >
> > After some internet research I'd suggest we meet at Grey's Monument. It
> seems pretty central, there is a metro station (both lines) close by
> (Monument) and with a column as meeting point it should be easy to spot the
> others. Also, from what I can tell from Google Maps and my guide book, it
> shouldn't be too difficult to find a pub or restaurant in that area. Of
> course, if any of you has found a pub or other place to meet, I'm open to
> suggestions.
> >
> > As for the time: It looks like most people arrive during the afternoon,
> so maybe around 18.00 h? What do you think?
> > I understand 18.00 h would be a bit early for Elizabeth, but we could
> let you know which pub or restaurant we've decided on. Yay for mobile
> phones...
> >
> > On that note: I'm happy to give my contact information to any of you off
> list (it's a German mobile phone number - so maybe for coordination a UK
> number would be a cheaper option for most of you?). If everythings goes to
> plan (there is some danger of an airline strike, so I'm keeping my fingers
> crossed), I'll be arriving in the early afternoon. I'd like to do some
> sightseeing - maybe Castle Keep and the Cathedral... If any of the "earlier
> arrivals" wants to meet up before, just tell me.
> >
> > So... See you?
> >
> > Bettina
> >
> > PS: Deborah, I don't want to hijack the list for this planning - once
> we're sure who wants to meet we can take the discussion off list...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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