[DWJ] Newcastle on Thursday

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Tue Sep 2 03:17:01 EDT 2014


Sounds good to me too. I should definitely be there by 6.

I have a UK mobile, but I'd rather not post the number to the list. I'll email it to individuals.

Eleanor

> On 1 Sep 2014, at 22:45, S Leng <lengalum at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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