Stop press: This is a very small group which means that people can meet other people they know over and over again at events and that helps when making friends and building relationships. Events are also mostly very small.
There's always a new coffee shop to explore here in Edinburgh and this group is for you if you want to meet new people and enjoy good conversation while having a cup of tea - or coffee - and maybe a cake or something savoury.
There are meetings on Tuesday and Friday afternoons for chat, drinks and snacks, then other meetings at random times in the evenings and weekends, with occasional days out. The other meetings, hopefully reflect the interests of the group, so may be craft, music or art related, though for the new year the scope of these events has broadened considerably.
I get a lot of fun finding new places to try and also other group members suggest ones they like, but there's a few favourites which we've gone back to and probably will re-visit in the future. Suggestions welcomed for new places to try.
As for rules ...
I know that real life gets in the way, but if you say you're coming, please don't evaporate in a puff of smoke at the last minute! Please do let me know if you can't make it (with as much notice as you can manage), so that gives someone else the chance to come or for me to let the cafe know if there will be reduced numbers. I'll email people who'd agreed to come the night before or (if I'm very disorganised) the morning of the meetup with details and usually with my mobile number to help with communication.
This is a very small group and the events, though frequent, also tend to be small. The expectation for members is that everyone attends one meeting every couple of months or so. I've every sympathy for people with busy lives - I have one myself - but this group is not for people who join and then don't go to any events. Therefore, the one meeting every couple of months will be strictly kept to, unless there are extenuating circumstances.
However, if you want to stay in the group, but can't manage to get to events, for heaven's sake, let me know and I'll try to work round it. Otherwise, everyone will have hurt feelings when I ask you to give up your place to someone else who should be able to get to events.
And, though I love children and pets, let's have adults only for these meetings please, unless specified otherwise.