Shy dinner meet up at Pizza Express

Because the Tattershall Castle was fully booked and Pizza Express could only accommodate us at 8pm there's a slight change to the meetup this week. We will meet between 19.30 and 20.00 at the regular place - outside Embankment station by the Evening Standard stall. Please remember the riverside exit is closed. At 20.00 we will walk to Pizza Express which is a short walk across the bridge.

 This is a regular dinner/social meet for people who may be shy, anxious, lonely, depressed, whatever the label, we are all human and need social interaction!

Please be at ease about the large numbers as I will split us up into smaller groups :-)
I know how hard it can be actually turning up so don't beat yourself up for not coming after you have signed up, it took me 2 years to get to a group and it was the best thing I ever did!

If you do turn up late please call me on [masked] 

Looking forward to to seeing you all! You won't be judged, you don't have to impress any one, just turn up and see what happens :-)

Tim =)

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  • Jaz

    PS: I got the nursery apprenticeship that I was excitedly rambling to everyone about! Interview went exceptionally well :)

    8 · July 11

  • Jaz

    Great evening, lovely to see everyone. :) Sorry for being hyper, overbearing and just plain mad at times. I get a bit overexcited and calibrating really isn't my strength. That said, I still had an enjoyable evening and hope to see you all soon. :) Lots of love x

    2 · July 11

    • Robbie

      You anarchist !! ;-P

      3 · July 11

    • Lorraine

      Lovely to meet you Jaz hope to see you again x

      July 11

  • David G.

    Who's "S"?

    July 11

  • Shabana

    Excellent meetup!!!
    Didn't get a chance to speak to everybody but met some really genuinely nice people. Really glad I came!!!
    Thank you Tim for organising!! :)

    2 · July 10

    • Tim F.

      You're welcome :) I'm really glad you had a nice time

      1 · July 11

  • Natasha

    Hi guys, I didn't realise the time change. I anyone around early by any chance

    1 · July 10

    • jen m.

      thanks for your note -

      1 · July 11

  • Shabana

    A cocktail of emotions at the moment from nervous, anxious, excitement etc for tomorrow night. First meetup with this group and don't know a single person on here...... Eeeeeeeekkkk :s

    1 · July 9

    • David G.

      I'll greet you if u like

      1 · July 10

    • Shabana

      Hi David, thanks for the offer. Only just saw it now. Shame I didn't get a chance to speak to you.

      July 11

  • Robbie

    Thanks guys, wasn't feeling my best / most confident so thanks for everyone who chatted with me!

    1 · July 10

  • David G.

    Where did you go? I'm by London Eye

    July 10

  • Lori

    sounds like a good meet up - hope to come some time

    1 · July 10

  • Cristina

    Just curious... is this how many people normally turn up? Do we take over the whole of pizza express? Looking forward to coming but a little apprehensive about meeting so many people!

    July 9

    • David G.

      Usually about 10-20. Not huge. Personally I can't hear with large groups so I stick to talking to one or two people near me

      July 10

    • David G.

      Ah, 70 this time

      July 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anybody at pizza express already?

    July 10

  • David G.

    Might want to check for offers: http://www.pizzaexpress.com/latest-offers/

    July 10

  • Natasha

    There are giant slides near the south bank! :)

    2 · July 10

  • Peit L.

    My only issue with this meet being switched from Tatt Castle to Pizza Express, is even with such a very large number of people, everybody will be sitting in the same position throughout and thus will be a lack of mingling. Meeting a good number of people, which is what I am personally trying to improve my confidence with, might not be possible which is what happened the last time I came to a meet here.

    1 · July 6

    • Tim F.

      That's right, last time some of us went over to the Tattershall Castle after Pizza Express

      3 · July 7

    • David G.

      Can do an Hatter's Tea Party arrangement? (Alice in Wonderland)

      1 · July 10

  • Jaz

    Hey guys. I'm not particularly sure about the meal but I'd still like to catch up. Will Pizza Express be accepting of me coming without buying anything or could I meet you all after the meal? X

    1 · July 8

    • chris m.

      may have a cold one-ie a stella or something ha ha, Chris

      July 10

    • David G.

      Probably with the number of us it would be too much in pizza express' disadvantage to complain so they'll let it pass if they notice. Maybe get a small starter? Dough balls are delish

      July 10

  • Anne

    Hi everyone won't make it 2 nite :( bad eye infection feeling pretty crap!! But look 4 ward to next meet up ...

    July 10

  • Julie

    Having quite a low period but I'm going to try and make it tonight

    July 10

    • Julie

      I will meet up with you it might make it easier!

      July 10

    • David G.

      On my birthday I was a bit down because it was my first since my mum passed away so difficult but going to salsa helped

      July 10

  • Cristina

    I won't be able to make it... despite my enthusiasm (for pizza!) and eagerness to sort out my social life ... I'm currently battling my latest bout of depression ... I'll try again next time ... I'll get there eventually!

    July 10

    • Tim F.

      Really sorry to hear that Cristina, hope you feel better real soon :)

      July 10

    • David G.

      I've been there. Not easy.

      1 · July 10

  • David G.

    Hello again

    July 10

  • Des

    Hii.. I finish at 5 any ideas what to do until then.. Excited about today

    July 10

    • jen m.

      heyah unfortunately I cannot make it tonight anymore - sorry for the short notice. I was really looking forward to it. To those coming to the macmillan girls nite tomorrow at mine from 7pm I will c u then have a good night

      July 10

    • S

      I am unable to make it today unfortunately . Hope you guys have fun .

      July 10

  • Jaz

    Hi, everyone. I am likely to arrive at Embankment a bit early, as I will be in the area later this afternoon anyway. Since this is the largest crowd this group has had to date, I am happy to meet those who are new or feeling particularly anxious outside Embankment at 7.15pm, before the main group arrives. This just gives you a chance to meet a much smaller crowd and hopefully ease your nerves. As an event organiser for this group, I'd just like to say that I have always had a lovely time at these dinners (I never thought I'd organise events before I joined!) and that I am sure you will have an enjoyable evening. Plus, Tim is a great and welcoming host! If you want to meet at the earlier time of 7.15pm, please text me on[masked] so that I know I should expect you, or message me via Meetup. See you all later! Lots of love :) x

    July 10

    • Jaz

      However, Tattershall may be super busy. I might get to Embankment a little earlier than I intended and have a look x

      July 10

    • Robbie

      Thanks, Jaz!! I hadn't noticed the venue had changed until this morning...

      July 10

  • Shabana

    Just a suggestion to make it easier for people to get to mingle with as many people as possible. Maybe move people around after some time, before food or after food. For those of us who are unable to go on to a bar afterwards...:)

    July 10

  • jen m.

    heyah i finish work at 5.30 by st pauls. If anyone around earlier than 7.30 and wants to meet for coffee before hand like say 6.15 pm let me know otherwise c u there at 7.30

    July 10

  • Ang

    Hello everyone, i'm sorry i can't go tonight as i have a bit of a cold and money issues too. Have a great time there and hope to be at a meetup soon :) xxx

    July 10

  • jen m.

    am looking forward to this tomorrow night - fyi have had a lot better time since last time I was at meet up dinner so am in a better place - hmmm pizza and good people to share it with what could be better?

    4 · July 9

  • jen m.

    hey all for girls night for macmillan on the 11th from 7pm can you rsvp either on facebook or to [masked] and I will send you word doc invite with details etc - hope to c u there

    July 7

    • S

      I am interested as well. Send the info pls.

      July 7

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am a woman by the way, haha! Please send me the info. Thanks!

      July 7

  • jen m.

    sounds good

    July 7

  • Cristina

    Love pizza!

    July 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this gonna be a sausage fest ?

    July 3

    • Jaz

      I'm attending, so there will definitely be at least one person there with no sausage to speak of :P

      5 · July 6

    • A former member
      A former member

      You can toss the salad then :p

      1 · July 6

  • Shabana

    Full already?? :((

    July 6

  • Ang

    Hi everyone, I haven't been to meetups for a while and want to try and come along to this one :) I do feel very nervous about attending.

    July 6

    • Tim F.

      Hey Angelina I understand you feel nervous but remember everyone is in the same boat. I really hope you have a nice time :)

      July 6

  • Jaz

    Looks like a great crowd this week, lots of new and familiar faces! Looking forward to it :) x

    2 · July 6

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