December 25, 2013 · 3:30 PM
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[quote] ALTERNATE XMAS IDEA: To heck with the transport; Feel free to use the "Talk About This Meetup" section to plan to meet. You can pick a street corner; walk around for a pub that might be open, do some caroling, heck, at least the walk takes you out of the house for a few hours! Takes only one brave soul to suggests a definite place and time![/quote]
Christmas DAY Meetup For most of us expat's, Christmas Day means chaos on the roads and at the airports, with flights at extortionate rates. If your holiday plans do not involve going home to loved ones why not get together with American Meetup and share the eggnog? Since (AS some of you newbies may not know) ALL transportation shuts in the UK From Christmas Eve till into mid Boxing Day, so Xmas tends to be sitting around the house in your jammies Morcambe and Wise reruns on BBC1, and lots of internet facetime.
(Mini cabs in London typically charge upwards of £110 each way on Xmas Day~
Lots of people have RSVP'd for the Christmas Day Get together; many of them with cars. If you folks with transport would be so good as to offer a ride to other expats in your area it would help get the party started!
It would be the most sensible way to beat the insane £200 round trip fare in a mini cab on Christmas (ALL transport shuts down Xmas eve until Boxing Day Saturday) and also a great way to get to know people.
Drivers can expect a chip in for gas or at least a free festive beverage for their troubles from fellow Holiday carpoolers!
Got a Car?: Can you offer transport to people in your area?
If you do not have a car, and are not in walking distance please post what area you are! http://www.meetup.com/americansabroad/messages/boards/thread/8273040
Post comments on "Talk about this Meetup" :
See you then! Ebineezer: Do not let this be your Christmas Fate... http://cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/000/521/0000052146_350.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51955X8J6JL._SL500_AA280_.jpg http://www.britishcomedyautographs.co.uk/images/pics/ericernie_br.jpg
So like getting sox under the tree instead of an electric train set Santa has both raised and dashed your Xmas hopes! Hope you enjoy whatever you choose to do over Christmas Day!
You'll shoot your eye out, Kid! http://www.meetup.com/americansabroad/messages/boards/thread/8132355#[masked]