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. By the way, this isn't a group for coffee experts - yes, coffee is involved, but it's a background subject.
While there is no age restriction on joining this group, I would just like to point out that most members are age 50+ so younger members may find this group a bit like doing out for tea with your mum ( albeit an interesting mum!). Your choice and you are very welcome.
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.
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.... 3 no shows and I will remove you from the group! Please change your RSVP to NO 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.
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, let me know and we will work around 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, let's have adults only at these meetings please, unless specified otherwise.