DS Christmas Social & Fuddle

Update - As you walk in the main entrance there is a staircase right in front of you, just go up, the function room is at the top of the stairs.

Bring - your fuddley stuff & a couple of your own CDs (make sure they're clearly marked with your name

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Time for our DS Christmas social, help us get into the festive Christmas mood & celebrate. This year, we've secured the upstairs function room at the Brunswick for £50. For this price we will be able to take our own food & have a fuddle.

Just in case you haven't heard of a 'fuddle', it's where everyone brings something along to eat and share it with everyone else. Basically, we're all contributing to having a buffet! There is a list below of some basic items we will need. You just need to put in your RSVP comment box (up on right hand side) which items you will bring. As each item is picked, we will put your name next to it.

Cost - The cost of the room hire is £30 + £20 = £50, this will allow us to bring our own food. To cover the cost of the room, there will be a charge of £3 per person. Anything we collect over £50, will go towards the fees charged by meet up site (details of meet up charges can be found here).

Music - we will find out if there is a music system in the function room. Everyone can then bring along one/two of their own CDs. Please make sure your CDs are clearly marked with your name so there's no confusion at the end of the night.

As with all our events, newbies very welcome :)

Fuddle

Items people are bringing below - take a look & see if we're missing anything & update your RSVP with what you want to bring :)

Mince Pies - Tania

Indian Savouries - Alex

Cucumber, carrot sticks, celery & dips - Ria

Martin - Pickled Onions & pickle

Couple bags of salad - Neil

Cold meats - Samantha

Baguettes & butter - John

Buns/Cakes/Dessert - Verity, Eloise & Kirstie

Chicken - Sarah M

Sausage Rolls - Wendy

Quiche - Nicki

Nuts & breadsticks - Nigel

Crisps - Vrushik

Pork pies & cherry tomatoes - Monica

Paper plates, kithen roll, plastic cutlery, napkins - Amy

Olives - Dave

Cheese & Pineapple hedgehog, cheese Sandwiches - Katy

Pizza - Vanessa

Crackers, hummus - Helen

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  • Neil S.

    It was good fun.

    December 16, 2012

  • Mark B.

    Really enjoyed meeting almost everyone.. Looking forward to the next event :)

    December 10, 2012

    • Emma T

      So who didn't you enjoy meeting ;-) must have been the people that mistook you for someone else!

      1 · December 12, 2012

    • Mark B.

      Oops!!!! Eagle eyed. Lol.. I meant I managed to talk to almost everyone ;)

      December 12, 2012

  • Amy L.

    Good fun and nice get together before Christmas x

    December 11, 2012

  • Paul

    A great time with great people, let's do it again soon.

    December 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent

    December 9, 2012

  • Monica

    Thank you all for making it such a wonderful night with lots of food, laughter & interesting conversations. Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas if I don't see you before xx

    December 9, 2012

  • Carolynn

    Fab idea, really good social

    December 8, 2012

  • Chris

    I will be there by 7pm (manic shopping day!). Managed to pick up something not on the list: DATES and CHOCOLATE! Any complaints? ;-)

    December 8, 2012

  • Mark B.

    I'll be walking from bus station if any ladies are nervous of walking down. I'll check this message when I arrive circa 6pm at bus station.

    December 8, 2012

  • Mark B.

    I'll be walking from bus station if any ladies are nervous of walking down. I'll check this message when I arrive circa 6pm at bus station.

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I am really sorry but I can't make it tonight. So I won't be bringing my mince pies, sorry, have a great time.

    December 8, 2012

    • Mark B.

      I'll pick some up...

      December 8, 2012

  • Mark B.

    Is it too late to attend? I'm guessing not.. I'm a newbie too (actually I attended one event six months ago).. Think I'll catch the bus in incase anyone wants to go into town afterwards.. I'll bring an assortment of food :)

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really sorry to say at pretty much the last minute that I can't make it as I'm feeling really unwell. Sorry to miss it, hope you all have a fantastic time

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to make some rice salad. Pineapple and yoghurt to be precise.

    December 8, 2012

  • Monica

    Can anyone bring one or two of the following please:
    Coleslaw, beetroot, grapes

    December 8, 2012

    • Abi

      I'll bring grapes

      December 8, 2012

    • Simon B.

      I'll do the 'slaw and beetroot

      December 8, 2012

  • Steve O

    Hey Just wanted to send my appologies for this one. I may not be there in person but I am in Spirit

    1 · December 8, 2012

  • Monica

    Less than a week to go to THE party of the year!! I know some of you like your fancy dress so show us your best costumes.

    Amy has managed to get her hands on a stereo - bring a couple of your own CDs along, make sure they're clearly marked with your name. I think I have a Christmas CD somewhere....

    Looks like we're going to have plenty of food - if anyone hasn't decided what to bring yet, how about some party poppers??!

    December 2, 2012

    • Kirstie

      Yeah baby!

      December 3, 2012

    • Helen

      obviously, but they're let downs!

      1 · December 6, 2012

  • Amy L.

    Is anybody driving on Saturday who can pick up the stereo from me to take with them as I am getting the bus there and it's quite heavy for me to take on the bus in my party dress! X

    December 4, 2012

  • Amy L.

    Is anybody driving on Saturday who can pick up the stereo from me to take with them as I am getting the bus there and it's quite heavy for me to take on the bus in my party dress! X

    December 4, 2012

  • Steve

    The word "fuddle" seem to have stumped a few people and has been a topic of conversation at recent events. According to that great fountain of knowledge(!!) Wikipedia unless you' were born in Derbys, Notts or Beds you probably won't have a clue what it means!

    (UK, dialect, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire) A party or picnic where attendees bring food and wine ...... there you go!

    December 3, 2012

    • Monica

      I was just as confuddled when I first heard it when I moved to Derby!

      December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring some mince pies, hopefully home made.

    November 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What about drinks, shall we bring a bottle or two each?

    November 27, 2012

    • Monica

      Alex, it's a good idea unfortunately they won't allow it as they will want to make the profit from drinks themselves. I'm afraid we'll have to be buying drinks from the bar!

      November 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem Monica, I might get a taxi Amy, depends what I'm doing the next day, how about you?

      November 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm thinking some sort of dessert. Will decide what later on.

    November 26, 2012

    • Monica

      Hi Ben & anyone else who hasn't said what you're bringing yet - yes just see nearer the time what you feel like bringing

      November 26, 2012

  • Monica

    Nice one Gary, I like a bit of meat as long as it's cooked!

    November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Steve, I've sorted the nuts etc out. It should be good do. Cheers, Nigel

    November 25, 2012

    • Monica

      Thanks Nigel

      November 26, 2012

  • Monica

    I've changed the start time to 6pm.

    Can I have one or two volunteers to come along just after 5pm to set up the room? We'll need to move the chairs & tables around a bit!

    October 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll volunteer Monica :)))

      November 15, 2012

    • Monica

      Brill, thanks Ria. Looks like we've got plenty people now to help out :)

      November 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring the Carrot, Cucumber and Celery dips xx

    November 15, 2012

  • Monica

    Thanks Wendy & Amy, Helen will also be there so that's plenty

    November 1, 2012

  • Wendy

    Hi Monica, yes I can get there at about 5ish to help set up.

    October 30, 2012

  • Amy L.

    Ill be there Monica at 5pm anyhow x

    October 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Baguettes & butter

    1 · October 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring some chicken

    October 27, 2012

  • Monica

    Cat, take a look nearer the time. I've now separated what has been taken & what hasn't. If you think of something else which isn't on the list, just bring that but let us know :)

    October 26, 2012

  • Andy

    Ok more choice as well probably

    October 15, 2012

  • Andy

    Might be worth checking that they'll have decent beer on upstairs??

    October 14, 2012

    • Monica

      The cost quoted above doesn't include the cost of the bar upstairs. We have to pay extra for that so we've opted not to. I think it was an extra £20 which would mean an extra 50p-£1 each?!

      October 15, 2012

  • Amy L.

    How do we pay? Have you got a bank account we can transfer to or paypal and send as a gift transaction? x

    October 11, 2012

    • Monica

      Most likely for people to just pay on the night as we don't have to pay for the room until the actual night. Then the total money can be counted & verified by others :)

      October 11, 2012

  • Amy L.

    8th is better for me but can do the 1st. Will have a further think tonight for us, what about the Blue Peter?! Hahaha!

    October 8, 2012

    • Monica

      Blue peter carvery night ;) Helen & I are going to speak to a couple of pubs tomorrow

      2 · October 8, 2012

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