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Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:25 pm
by tal
[quote="Hiking Fox"]Apparently, Pogo only opens at 11am on Sundays, on other days it opens at 12.30.

Shall we say 12.30, then? Seems late for breakfast, so let's just call it a midday meal.


You're right. 12.30 is fine with me, that's when I normally eat breakfast on a Saturday anyway.

Good luck with your job interview!

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:31 pm
by baldy
Just spoke to the blonde unicorn on skype, confirmed 12.30 for pogo.
Then afterwards we are going to the science museum, if anyone else wants to join in the geek feast.

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:56 pm
by Hiking Fox
[quote="Talyn"]Good luck with your job interview!


They've just confirmed that I have the interview Friday morning, so I'm in a really good mood that I've been short-listed. It's a part time, ethical job that I'd love to get :0)

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:55 am
by tal
[quote="baldy"]Just spoke to the blonde unicorn on skype, confirmed 12.30 for pogo.
Then afterwards we are going to the science museum, if anyone else wants to join in the geek feast.


I'm up for that. Maybe the natural history museum? I really get my geek on there.


[quote="Hiking Fox"]They've just confirmed that I have the interview Friday morning, so I'm in a really good mood that I've been short-listed. It's a part time, ethical job that I'd love to get :0)


That's great! Is the job London based or just the interview?

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:18 am
by Hiking Fox
Oh, the interview is in Buxton.

Me coming to London is a separate thing, but I wanted to be sure I could make the meetup if I'd been invited to an interview at, say, 4pm. It takes an hour from there to Manchester, plus 2 hours to London, plus cross-London travel ... you get the idea. That's why I suggested sat morning instead of Friday.

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:54 pm
by skoptic
[quote="Talyn"][quote="baldy"]Just spoke to the blonde unicorn on skype, confirmed 12.30 for pogo.
Then afterwards we are going to the science museum, if anyone else wants to join in the geek feast.


I'm up for that. Maybe the natural history museum? I really get my geek on there.



Cool .. geeks ahoy. I knackeerd my ankle yesterday, but if I can walk by Sat I'll come along. Is it OK to being mini-skoptic with or does that fuck with anyone's "he's a breeder!' karma?

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:06 pm
by Hiking Fox
People who use words like "breeders" for people with kids can fuck off! I'm a non-parent by choice, but I like having kids around and Pogo is very family-friendly.

It all depends on whether your child can entertain themselves and/or hang out with a bunch of adults, I guess. Including adults who may swear. Some kids seem to dominate a conversation and it can be disruptive, whereas others just eat their food, explore, colour pictures etc. and generally hang out places with both adults and kids. I'm used to the latter type of child.

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:30 pm
by skoptic
[quote="Hiking Fox"]People who use words like "breeders" for people with kids can fuck off! I'm a non-parent by choice, but I like having kids around and Pogo is very family-friendly.

It all depends on whether your child can entertain themselves and/or hang out with a bunch of adults, I guess. Including adults who may swear. Some kids seem to dominate a conversation and it can be disruptive, whereas others just eat their food, explore, colour pictures etc. and generally hang out places with both adults and kids. I'm used to the latter type of child.


Cool :) She's only 8 weeks old so to be honest she just looks around the room or sleeps. She's generally very quiet, although if she does have a meltdown I generally remove her from public space, swearing and militant vegan attitudes are very welcome around her :)

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:53 pm
by Hiking Fox
Well, sounds fine by me.

I just recall a social at which there were two almost-three-year-olds. The boy ate olives and salad, hung out with some guys playing guitar, made conversation with everybody and then fell asleep when he got bored.

The girl's mum got really angry with me when I said the word "shit", insisted on child-friendly-bland-food-everything, sent the kid outside when she had a boredom tantrum and wouldn't let her talk to strange adults.

So I've been a bit cautious ever since.

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:22 am
by baldy
This seems to clash with another big meet up also in Hackney over the weekend "Hackney Weekend" a music festival with Jay Z and Riri.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/events/e9wmxj

Will hackney be able to cope with a VF meetup and a music festival?

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:36 am
by tal
[quote="baldy"]This seems to clash with another big meet up also in Hackney over the weekend "Hackney Weekend" a music festival with Jay Z and Riri.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/events/e9wmxj

Will hackney be able to cope with a VF meetup and a music festival?


Yah it'd be fine. Hackney Marshes is not that close to Pogo. Just expect a few more hipsters on the buses than usual.

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:20 pm
by Hiking Fox
Hackney Marshes is more like Walthamstow.

I've lost count of how many of us will be there tomorrow, but I'll see you then.

I got the job, btw :)

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:11 pm
by kallefs
Congratulations :) guess the food will taste even better tomorrow.

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:10 am
by baldy
[quote="kallefs"]Congratulations :) guess the food will taste even better tomorrow.

Very nice chilled meetup at Pogo. I got major food envy when the Mex burger turned out to not come with guacamole and everyone else was eating there punk burger with facon and cheese.

Re: London calling next weekend

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:13 pm
by Hiking Fox
Yeah, and mine had really stale bread that was a struggle to eat!

They need to sort out customer service in that place pretty badly. I don't think I'll go again.

It was great to have a relaxed chat with everybody, though.