A Conversation for German Meet Spring 2010

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Post 121

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

smiley - drool

smiley - pirate


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Post 122

Sho - employed again!

going right back to the €29 train ticket thing. smiley - chef had to go and renew his season ticket, so I asked him to check out the Mannheim situation for me. He asked the girl in the ticket office if €29 tickets would be available. She told him: no they aren't because they are only for local trains, not long-distance.

smiley - headhurts things like that really really make me worry that no matter what you do, you will never get the best value for train tickets (using the machinees, I am convinced, adds money to every journey)

Anyhoooo I checked online - and of course €29 tickets are available to Mannheim.
smiley - rolleyes

(come to think of it - the silly lass was probably thinking of the NRW Schönen Tag ticket - which obviously is only for local trains smiley - doh)


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Post 123

toybox

Regarding possible offers of lift I have done before: they must be taken with a pinch of salt, because I will probably need to go to France a few days before (so I'll come to Mannheim from there) smiley - sorry


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Post 124

zendevil



So, have i got this right; it's 24 April in Mannheim? If so, i'll stick it in my diary & bully P into making sure his work trips don't coincide; it would be great to meet up with 'you lot'!

Where are people coming from? No idea if we'd fly or drive there, if we drove, it's a big red mercedse van, could shovel a good few hooters on the mattress in the back & drop them off, see a bit more of Germany.

zdt


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Post 125

Malabarista - now with added pony

Well, if you're going by van I might be hitching a ride from Ireland, who knows smiley - whistle

Might be back in Germany by then, though. smiley - ok


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Post 126

You can call me TC

I've updated the list so that you can see where people are coming from, Teri. Please all check I've got it right, or let me know if you'd rather I didn't put anything.


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aka Bel - A87832164

Well done, TC. smiley - applause

Why won't we walk in the Louisengarten on Sat?


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Post 128

Malabarista - now with added pony

Who said we won't? smiley - huh

I remember playing with my friends there when we were very small smiley - laugh


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Post 129

Hapi - Hippo #5

smiley - whistle is there a fountain ??


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Post 130

Malabarista - now with added pony

Lots of them - and a tensegrity for climbing on. smiley - laugh


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Post 131

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

what fun would it be to sprinkle washing powder on a tensegrity smiley - huh

smiley - pirate


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Post 132

Hapi - Hippo #5

smiley - rofl ah no, sorry ..hippo's don't climb smiley - biggrin which is not the main reason I took the elevator in the tower in Dusseldorf btw smiley - biggrin


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Post 133

You can call me TC

Fine by me - we could go straight to the park from the station and then into town for the later afternoon. We could lunch in the park - there's a restaurant there.

I know that the Bundesgartenschau was in 1974 because I first lived in Mannheim in 1973 and the television tower was only a few metres high. I watched it grow for the year I lived there and sometimes took my charges (I was an au pair) to play on the building site which is now the park.

It also has a petting zoo, an exotic plant house and a terrarium (nothing like Kew but enough for a short visit)


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Post 134

MazinMadFiddler - Keeper of Mustalids and PMA.

re-post.

smiley - ok I'm a definite. Just working out logistics.

Have to get a flight to Frankfurt (flight to Mannheim, via Berlin, from London is £415.00 smiley - yikes), then train to Mannheim, and smiley - book a hotel. Shall wait on that until I know if others are staying in a hotel, as my German extends as far as 'Ich bin ein Kartoffelsalat', so I could be getting to Mannheim very slowly, and also be very hungry!!!

Probably fly in to Frankfurt Friday lunchtime and depart Sunday afternoon! Times are flexible and vague at present.

smiley - cheers

Prost

MMF

smiley - musicalnote


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Post 135

Gnomon - time to move on

There's a train from Frankfurt Airport to Mannheim which takes 25 minutes. But I believe the rest of us won't turn up in Mannheim until Saturday.


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MazinMadFiddler - Keeper of Mustalids and PMA.

Thanks for that Gnomon... I guessed that folks would travel Saturday. It's just that I don't do early mornings well. Mr. Grouch, and being slow on my pins, Friday is easier... Anyway, I'll have all afternoon to get there, in case I get lost. smiley - biggrin

smiley - ok

MMF

smiley - musicalnote


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You can call me TC

I can join you on Friday evening in Mannheim, or you could spend the time with B'Elana (if she's OK with that) and come to Mannheim with her and Gnomon on the Saturday morning.


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Post 138

matodemi

I am afraid I might not make it. I am visiting the Hull meet, which is a fortnight later and at the moment it doesn't look as if my finances allow the trip to Mannheim as well smiley - sadface


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Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

i wanted to go to the bristol meet this weekend, but there is neither time nor money smiley - cry

hull? i want to, but... smiley - erm

german meet might collide with other things smiley - erm

london? i dare hardly hope smiley - erm

but on the bright side my smiley - doctor told me today that my liver is okay up and running smiley - biggrin

smiley - pirate


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aka Bel - A87832164

Sorry, my sister might come to the meet, so I can't definitely offer a place for the night, I'm afraid, and I won't know until very shortly before the date.


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