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Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:17 pm
by Padma
it's going to encourage anyone, we're thinking of running a FREE 'Pin the Wry Smile on the Leonard Cohen' competition.

David
David - there has been a real stampede in response to your competition. The following people have said they would like to meet before the 02 concert in London - and enter your competition!! A couple of people enquired about the prize - I told them you were organising that side of things (not me!). There are about 35 of us so far. We need to get our thinking caps on and decide where to meet and when. Maybe something in the afternoon (tea and oranges) and then a pub near the O2. Harry has suggested an old, traditional one near London Bridge. If anyone else has any ideas please pm either myself or David...... Michael and Songul have both said they are also happy to help with organising the day...

ps - I am updating the list a few posts below - rather than posting each time someone asks to be added to the list.

Jarkko and Eija (Finland)
Sinikka, Pirkko and Keith (Finland)
Rauli and Jenni (Finland)
Anne (Canada)
Kim Solez and Karine Renaudin (Canada)
Barbara (Germany)
Jim Devlin (UK)
Wijbe and Willy (Netherlands)
Nellie, Henrik, Miriam ad Kees (Netherlands)
Marco and Andrea (Italy)
Ken (UK)
Ray Webster (UK)
Paula (UK)
Songul (UK) plus friend (Germany)
Sheila and Helen (Ireland) -- Will Bernadette be coming as well???
Lizzie and Peter (UK)
Tim (UK)
David Birkett (UK)
Michael (UK)
Padma and Harry (UK)

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:09 pm
by mickey_one
Jarkko and Eija (Finland)
Sinikka, Pirkko and Keith (Finland)
Rauli and Jenni (Finland)
Anne (Canada)
Kim Solez and Karine Renaudin (Canada)
Barbara (Germany)
Jim Devlin (UK)
Wijbe and Willy (Netherlands)
Nellie, Henrik, Miriam ad Kees (Netherlands)
Marco and Andrea (Italy)
Ken (UK)
Ray Webster (UK)
Paula (UK)
Songul (UK) plus friend (Germany)
Sheila and Helen (Ireland) -- Will Bernadette be coming as well???
Lizzie and Peter (UK)
Tim (UK)
David Birkett (UK)
Can you please explain why I, alone, do not have a closing parenthesis after my name. I wonder if this is deliberately racist.

PLEASE EDIT YOUR MESSAGE IMMEDIATELY (OR ELSE

michael

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:07 pm
by Joney
Please count me and my husband Jeremy in too. (He's coming to see what all the fuss is about!)

Laura and Jeremy (UK)

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:12 pm
by Padma
mickey_one wrote: Can you please explain why I, alone, do not have a closing parenthesis after my name.

PLEASE EDIT YOUR MESSAGE IMMEDIATELY (OR ELSE

michael
I noticed the mistake just after I posted the message but can't locate the edit button.........I am deeply upset that you are so clearly offended by my omission. I won't do it again (I promise.......

Any way Michael (I'll get back to you with a venue by tonight three weeks later fame - any ideas where we could meet?

Laura - it will be great to see you again....

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:27 pm
by Tim
moderator to the rescue... and the 'edit' button should be on the top line of any of your own posts, to the right of the title of the post.

See you all there! and thanks to all the organisers

Tim

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:43 pm
by Padma
Thanks Tim! So obvious I didn't see it - I was busy looking at the bottom of the page!!

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:25 am
by Sideways
Padma wrote:Thanks Tim! So obvious I didn't see it - I was busy looking at the bottom of the page!!

I met Michael the other day and he said that he always leaves things late but will get back to ya within da week

regards

Sue

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:18 am
by Padma
I've decided the easiest thing to do is to update this list each time someone makes contact to say they are coming - rather than posting a new list each time

Jarkko and Eija (Finland)
Sinikka, Pirkko and Keith (Finland)
Rauli and Jenni (Finland)
Andrew Darbyshire plus 3 (Australia!!)
Paola Pigozzi and Antonio Savi (Italy)
Anne (Canada)
Kim Solez and Karine Renaudin (Canada)
Barbara (Germany)
Jim Devlin (UK)
Sue (UK)
Mary (Canada)
Jonathon (USA)
Wijbe and Willy (Netherlands)
Nellie, Henrik, Miriam and Kees (Netherlands)
Jasmina and Vesna (Croatia)
Marco and Andrea (Italy)
Ken (UK)
Ray Webster (UK)
Stewart Webster (UK)
Paula (UK)
Songul (UK) plus friend (Germany)
Sheila, Helen and Bernadette (Ireland)
Lizzie and Peter (UK)
Tim (UK)
Laura and Jeremy (UK)
Annie (Scot in exile)
Adi and Lais (Germany)
David Birkett (UK)
Michael (UK)
Padma and Harry (UK)

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:41 pm
by A.Sukitu
Hello -
I shall be in town and I'd love to meet up if:
a. prize is alluring;
b. 02 ticket materializes, and
c. if very close to 02.
please add my name.
(ps I am a Scot in exile - should I shorten my name??)
All Bests,
Annie

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:07 pm
by damellon
How about a name abbreviation to 'A.Scot'? That would fit in better with your current domicile.
I used to be 'D from Argyll, Midlothian, Eastlothian, Lanarkshire (twice), Orkney, & Nairnshire but it was too cumbersome. As you can see, I have been detained at Her Majesty's pleasure on a few occasions but they never exiled me. :D

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:17 am
by paola2
I'm Paola from italy, maybe somebody remeber me, well I'll be in London for the concert at the Arena O2. I would like to meet all you COHENITES before the event, of course!!!! See you in London!!

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:17 pm
by Andrew (Darby)
Hi Padma

Please count me in on this as well - I know of at least three others who'll be there in London and will join the ranks I'm sure, so I'll get onto them! :D

This will be like a Cohenite event in itself! ;-)

Cheers :)
Andrew (Darby)

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:30 pm
by Padma
Wonderful news both Paolo and Andrew.

Paolo -Andrea Dolfino has already told me that you will be coming with Antonio so I'll add you both.

Looking forward to seeing you again Andrew!! Let me have the names of your friends...

Will you all be around on the Wednesday, Friday and the w/e as well?

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:10 pm
by A.Sukitu
this a wild plea for assistance ...

i want to change my username and have been inspired by damellon (28 April above). I can't find out how to do this - other than reregistering with a different name and password. I feel that "Annie from Scotland" is a wee bit pretentious. if anyone out there knows what to do to change a username, please advise me - I'd greatly appreciate this; I apologise for using forum space for this. (I can't even yet offer a winning attempt at David's competition. nb "yet" ....)

in hope,
Annie

Re: Pre-O2 meet-up in London - response to David's competition

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:28 pm
by Davido
Annie,
I recall someone else wanting to do the same a while ago.I think Jarkko will change it if you let him know.Try a PM.
Dave

***Annie PM'd me and I will change it [but will need the new name]. The members cannot do this themselves./Jarkko***