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3rd-4th May meet-up in Paris

by paul spencer Mon Apr 28th, 2008 at 07:40:40 AM EST

First, I met Melancthon and linca last - what? Friday? - in Paris. We had a very nice lunch, though Melancthon threatened me with some kind of Lyons Cultural Police action, if I don't come there and admit that it is the gastronomical capital of the world.

In any case it was a beautiful day in a beautiful city, and we had a very pleasant get-together. I'm very glad to have met you both. (I take it that we are the far-left of ET.)


So now comes the difficult part. According to the last update, some of us are getting together the evening of the 3rd, and more of us are meeting on the afternoon (?) of the 4th.

Per Migeru's chart, known/probable locations are:
     Helen: 13th
     Migeru & InWales: 20th
     Jérôme: 16th
     Colman & Sam: 16th
     Geezer: 11th
     Paul Spencer: St. Cloud
     redstar: 8th, 12th or 19th
     LEP: 18th
     Cyrille: 20th

For the evening of the 3rd, I can make it anywhere, so the question is where?

Update [2008-4-30 14:7:19 by Migeru]:The old answer provided by redstar seems to be out. He's proposing a different restaurant, which will require a reservation. We're waiting for a headcount
For the 4th - Jerome's bailiwick? Grab some baguettes, cheese, wine, etc. and picnic? Again, I don't care. Just need to know where and approximately when?
Update [2008-4-27 14:58:3 by Migeru]: We're planning lunch at 12:30 on Sunday at the Restaurant Firenze, 30 Avenue de Versailles, near Jerome's flat in the 16th. If the weather is nice we'll go to Parc Sainte Perrine for the rest of the afternoon. here's the headcount:
1. Helen
3. Migeru (with son)
4. InWales
6. Colman & Sam (with son - but he doesn't take up a space at the table)
10. Geezer in Paris (with wife and two daughters)
11. redstar
13. linca (and wife)
14. LEP
16. Paul Spencer (with wife)
21. Jérôme (with wife and three children)
[23. Cyrille (and wife)]
Update [2008-4-28 7:42:6 by Colman]: Bumped and retitled by Colman

Display:
Lyon is in fact the gastronomical capital of the world. Everybody knows this.

This is utterly uncontroversial, Paul.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu Apr 17th, 2008 at 11:53:13 PM EST
But can they make a green chili cheeseburger?

(The world of haute cuisine breathlessly awaits an answer.)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 02:41:04 AM EST
[ Parent ]
We allow barbarians to eat their own food, but calling a cheeseburger "haute cuisine" will get you burned at the stake in front of the cathedral...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 03:39:46 AM EST
[ Parent ]
My remark wasn't about the status of Lyon; it was all about the goon tactics.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 04:37:11 AM EST
[ Parent ]
No thanks.  I prefer my steak, when I have steak, medium rare.  Burning one - even in front of the cathedral - is devoutly to be avoided.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 11:41:17 AM EST
[ Parent ]
haute cuisine it ain't, but simple food done well can be nice at times. I felt one of my occasional cravings for a good burger yesterday and as I was near my favorite burger joint I happily satisfied it. (Big Nick's - a grimy uncomfortable yummy holdover from the pre-gentrification UWS) Hilariously, it seems that some of the local hotels are recommending it so you've got a sprinkling of upscale Euro bobo types alternatively horrified or delighting in 'authenticity'.
by MarekNYC on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 01:47:16 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Seconded. Melancthanon took me to a restaurant for local food and it was beyond fab.
I can still get dreamy about the prawn pastry in spinach

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 06:13:41 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Adding that it looks increasingly likely I'll be there all week leading up to it, and the better part of the subsequent week as well. Busy, perhaps very busy but available most PMs, so if anyone is in town that week drop me a line.

Paul, offline (if I remember correctly though maybe also online) we talked informally of hitting Kitty O'Shea's near the Opera at some point on the 3rd, dinner earlier, I've been craving couscous at my favorite restaurant for it in the 8th if anyone is so inclined but other than that don't care at all what's up on the 3rd, I can eat at Batignoles all week anyhow.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu Apr 17th, 2008 at 11:57:52 PM EST
Meeting you was a great pleasure, Paul. And the lunch with linca was a very nice moment, although we might have bored him with our far-left veterans stories... BTW, as I told you, being from the American far-left makes you left of centre in Europe. This is known as the Doppler-Fizeau effect (or Redshift) due to the acceleration of the political drift between Europe and the United States.

I hope you enjoy your trip in Tuscany. I really would like to attend the May meet-up, but I'm not sure I will be able to make it.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 02:54:38 AM EST
being from the American far-left makes you left of centre in Europe. This is known as the Doppler-Fizeau effect (or Redshift) due to the acceleration of the political drift between Europe and the United States

That's another real find!

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 03:21:00 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Meeting you two was a pleasure, too ! As I said, I grew up listening to my mother's far-left veteran stories, so I acquired the taste...

Finally, I may be able to join up in the May meet-up ; taking the train would be too annoying for me at this date.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 06:36:56 AM EST
[ Parent ]
How is your mother doing?

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 07:49:23 AM EST
[ Parent ]
She is recovering well, but she is getting tired of medical care that is often painful.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 07:55:40 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I can't deny that I am as you describe nowadays. I've had perhaps 10 political discussions on my 'petite tour' since leaving Paris. I am clearly just another member of the leftist community over here, which appears to be a near-plurality - probably a majority if they actually "organized".

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Mon Apr 28th, 2008 at 02:57:08 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Grab some baguettes, cheese, wine, etc. and picnic?

Bois de Boulogne?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 03:18:52 AM EST
OK by me, if not raining too hard. Specific site?

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 04:39:08 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I'm not a fan of the Bois de Boulogne - too many used condoms around. There are plenty of nice places for outdoors eating in Paris. The banks of the Seine, Montsouris, Buttes-Chaumont if we want a more left-wing neighbourhood...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 06:39:12 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I'm in for les Buttes.

Close to where Mig is staying, too, I think.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 08:33:39 AM EST
[ Parent ]
For an extended session on the 4th it probably suits us best to be near Jérôme's place in the 16th since we're staying around the corner and it makes it easier for one of us to retreat to the hotel with Christopher as and when required.

We arrive pretty early on the 3rd - though I think Sam wants to do some shopping since she's now got to do a more-or-less complete change of wardrobe so we're possibly not all that available until after 7pm - and we leave on the 6th, so we're around all day Monday.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 03:28:26 AM EST
I see I'm not in the list. Just so that you know, I live in the 20th. But I reckon that, as long as I'm around, if some people come from abroad I should be able to bring myself to journey to a different part of Paris.

However, I feel inclined to note that 20th is the district where Sarkozy got the lowest percentage in Paris, plus at the municipal elections, UMP got 7.6% (yes, that was embarassing for them), and the second round was between PS and various left.

So, is that not attractive?

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 05:46:17 AM EST
I'll be back in France next Tuesday. I haven't yet asked any members of my family if they would like to come. To be clear, it's dinner on the 3rd and lunch on the 4th?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 10:21:47 AM EST
I bumped the diary on Paul's request.

We really should make a couple of decisions about meeting places... at least one for Saturday evening after, say, 8pm and into the night and one for noonish on Sunday.

Colman suggested it would be good to have the Sunday near Jerome's flat and Colman's and Sam's hotel, on account of little Christopher, so that seems to be taken care of pending confirmation by, I suppose, Jerome...

About Saturday night, someone (maybe redstar, since he's suitably stalinist :-) should simply make a decision. Paul, how late can you get back to St. Cloud on Saturday night, and from where? (assuming you want to take public transport rather than a taxi)

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 24th, 2008 at 12:54:47 PM EST
As a note, the Paris metro runs until 2 in the morning, on saturdays ; and there is a limited bus service during the night... And Velibs !

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Thu Apr 24th, 2008 at 08:00:52 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I propose to eat at Bistro des Batignolles, about a midway between the square and the boulevard des Batignolles on the on the rue des Batignolles, in the 17th, metro Rome or Clichy (we could meet for apero at a good portuguese resto on rue de rome, it's quiet and out of the way and not far). They do super good pretty cheap couscous at bistro des batignolles (careful, not the bistrot les batignolles) and all you can eat vegetables (pretty much, within reason), I haven't had good couscous I haven't made myself in a couple of years, they only do the moroccan pied noir stuff in La Seyne, not the same thing. I know for the Parigo this is probably a trifle but remember some of us come from very far. Actually I may eat there all week though I am staying near the jardin des plantes in the 5eme, at least at first.

After, I think we can walk or, if having too much boukha drunk, take the metro, to Kitty O'shea's, which is on the rue des capucins if i remember correctly, south of the opera station. the bartenders didn't used to speak french there, so this might make some feel at home (or not). alternately we could finish up at the moosehead (odeon), where i may just sleep over if the canadien are playing on satellite at 4am.

cheers. i'll be in an out of email et c. for the next week or so, but hit me with suggestions and i'll respond as soon as i get them, mig knows the email...
 

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu Apr 24th, 2008 at 11:45:19 PM EST
[ Parent ]
That's for Saturday?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Apr 25th, 2008 at 02:18:03 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Yes it is.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Fri Apr 25th, 2008 at 04:12:59 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Colman, can I ask you to figure out a plan with Jerome for Sunday?

Re: children, there will be yours and mine, and Jerome and Geezer also have children who tend to be taken care off and out of the meetup planning, but we might want to organise some family-friendly outing... Paul suggested a picnic (depending on the weather) and I think that's a good idea.

Any suggestions from anyone else?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Apr 26th, 2008 at 08:02:53 AM EST
[ Parent ]
A big picnic for everyone would be very nice. If it must be near Colman's, Bois de Boulogne it'll probably be. - unless Jerome knows of another nicer park ?

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sat Apr 26th, 2008 at 08:25:35 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Problem with a picnic is that it complicates event planning, and we're herding cats as it is. Do you know how long it takes to move this lot from point A to point B under the best of circumstances??

You need contingency plans in case the weather is nasty.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sat Apr 26th, 2008 at 09:02:37 AM EST
[ Parent ]
That's when point A and B are 100m apart and all the food and drink at point A has dried up and there's more at point B!
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sat Apr 26th, 2008 at 09:16:39 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Jerome suggested "nice for kids" Parc Sainte Perrine for the picnic, and in case it rains the Firenze restaurant on Avenue de Versailles.

But the restaurant probably requires a reservation for a Sunday morning, so we should get a head count and make a reservation... We could go to the park afterwards if the weather allows.

Thoughts?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Apr 26th, 2008 at 06:53:27 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Can you set a time and place for Saturday dinner? The Bistro des Batignolles is fine with me. I'll skip the apero because just one glass of wine and I go to sleep. I don't find Bistrot des Batignolles in the Pages Jaune.
I find the Rallye Batignolles at 31 rue Batignolles.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sat Apr 26th, 2008 at 03:33:43 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Rue de Rome, which would be right next to the Portuguese place. Same neighborhood, but on the 8eme side of the Boulevard des Batignolles, more towards Parc de Monceau.

It's definitely not the Rallye.

I'll go and check out tomorrow and report back.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 10:22:15 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Hi, Red! Are you in Paris already?

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 12:50:58 PM EST
[ Parent ]
After that, I'm just too damn old. If it's near a Metro, I'll take it to La Defense and transfer. Otherwise, the first taxi that will actually go to St. Cloud.

Redstar's recommendation as to location is OK with me.


paul spencer

by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Mon Apr 28th, 2008 at 03:01:00 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'm trying to get the Sunday plan sorted out, and we'll probably need a reservation. Can I please get a headcount soon?
  1. Helen
  2. Migeru (with son)
  3. InWales
  4. Colman & Sam (with son - but he doesn't take up a space at the table)
  5. Geezer (with wife and two daughters?)  
  6. Paul Spencer (with wife?)
  7. redstar
  8. LEP (and estHer?)
  9. Cyrille
  10. Jérôme (with wife and three children?)
I'll check with Geezer about what they're planning on doing and I asked Jerome though he's not sure yet. How about the others? LEP, are any of your children joining us? redstar, are you on your own? I seem to remember Paul is travelling with his wife, but I'm not sure. How about Cyrille, are you coming alone?


When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 05:11:26 AM EST
Probably solo on Sunday, but probably not on Saturday.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 10:22:45 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Does that mean two people on Saturday?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 12:21:26 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'll check with my wife and estHer tonight. Raphael says he'll have too much work for school next weekend.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 10:51:13 AM EST
[ Parent ]
My wife has to work both on Saturday and Monday so she wont be able to come. estHer is afraid to get bored since there's no teenagers there, so count her out too.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 02:43:25 PM EST
[ Parent ]
At the moment my wife is afraid she would be embarassed by not having much to contribute to the converstation (she is one shy lady). Any idea how I could convince her?

Btw, I hereby confirm that I am available Saturday night.

On a side note, is there anyone still in need of a bed?

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 12:54:39 PM EST
[ Parent ]
You could tell your wife we don't eat people. I think we're much less scary in person, too. And the meetup is a social meeting anyway, there may be some politics and progress discussed but it's mostly about community.


When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 02:35:00 PM EST
[ Parent ]
You could tell your wife we don't eat people.

Oh, she wouldn't have a problem with that, we are very open minded (so you are saying that there won't be any people on the menu at the restaurant? Even aristrocrats? I alway thought that was what it was when you ordered a blue steak.)

And the meetup is a social meeting anyway, there may be some politics and progress discussed but it's mostly about community.

Well, some version of that did work apparently, so you may count the two of us. And her first name's Mouna.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 03:01:41 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Add Linca & wife.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Apr 27th, 2008 at 01:53:25 PM EST
[ Parent ]
probably just me on Saturday night.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Mon Apr 28th, 2008 at 03:01:46 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Okay, I made a reservation for 23 people at 12h30 on Sunday at the Restaurant Firenze, 30 Avenue de Versailles, 75016, Paris. (The address is so you can google-map it)

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Apr 28th, 2008 at 03:22:24 PM EST
With regard to sunday, I won't be able to make it unless I get injured: I am playing in the tennis club championships (very low division -I am not very good).

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Apr 29th, 2008 at 01:32:45 AM EST
[ Parent ]
And you tell me now?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 29th, 2008 at 02:28:07 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Well, it wasn't confirmed until recently, and I had said all along that sunday would be fine for dinner but unsure for lunch.

Sorry if I caused any inconvenience. OK, will try to lose quickly if it really helps...

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Apr 29th, 2008 at 07:11:29 AM EST
[ Parent ]
It's okay, I didn't mean to sound harsh. You know roughly where to find us, possibly for dinner.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 29th, 2008 at 07:29:49 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Can I still use that as an excuse if I do lose really quickly? "Oh, I would normally have won, but some people came a long way so I thought I had to be on my way"

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Apr 29th, 2008 at 07:39:39 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Wouldn't it be better to join us late but victorious? We'll be around the 16eme for the whole day, I think. And dinner is not planned but it will happen. It might be good to exchange mobile numbers so we can catch up.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 29th, 2008 at 07:55:20 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Paul, I hid your phone number! I suggest you e-mail it to Migeru rather than publish it in the open here.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Apr 30th, 2008 at 04:56:11 PM EST
[ Parent ]
but I really don't worry about such things.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Wed Apr 30th, 2008 at 04:59:55 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I got the number and deleted the comment.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 30th, 2008 at 05:00:01 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Anyone know what the weather is meant to be like for the weekend? Not sure whether Paris is much different to the UK at the moment or not (it's raining and cold but quickly turns warm when the sun shines).
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Apr 29th, 2008 at 02:35:49 PM EST
According to quite reliable weather site, the weekend will be sunny and warm ! (unlike the current weather, damp and mild...)

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Tue Apr 29th, 2008 at 05:32:10 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Regarding Saturday dinner, redstar indicated that his proposed cous-cous restaurant has becoe a Kashmri restaurant, and is proposing a different location. We need a headcount - right now I'm assuming the following:
1. Paul Spencer
2. Cyrille
3. LEP
5. Redstar (and wife?)
6. Colman (?)
7. Linca (?)
8. Migeru
9. InWales
10. Helen

Any corrections? I'm assuming we'd plan it for 8pm.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 30th, 2008 at 02:11:02 PM EST
I will attend. Do we know the restaurant yet for Saturday night?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 06:38:53 AM EST
[ Parent ]
My wife is coming too...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 07:22:14 AM EST
[ Parent ]
But Helen and InWales are not, so that makes
  1. Paul Spencer
  2. Cyrille
  3. LEP
  4. Linca (and wife)
  5. Redstar (and wife?)
  6. Colman (?)
  7. Migeru


When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 07:43:53 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Ok, got it.

The place will be L'Inédit Café, if people are not against; it not far from Nation (closer to Daumesnil), and it is easy to get anywhere from Nation. Reasonably cheap (eur 10-12/person not counting drinks) and very good.

We can meet at my place too, which is at Nation, for the Apero, or one of the bars on the place, as there are many.

I can be reached at 06dot07dot41dot79dot66 meantime, but access to internet severely limited as I don't have it at the apartment...

See you on Saturday...

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 08:28:33 AM EST
[ Parent ]
So that's meeting at 8pm by Metro Nation for aperitif...?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 08:36:55 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Maybe a bit earlier ?

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 08:44:57 AM EST
[ Parent ]
You guys can meet as early as you want, but I'm unlikely to be in Paris before 7pm and I'll have things to do (hopefully quickly). Redstar is suggesting 9 to 9:30 for the actual dinner, is that too late?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 08:52:21 AM EST
[ Parent ]
We can start earlier. Mig gets in later...

Call me at the number given Sat afternoon and we can live blog where we are starting out with 102s...

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 09:34:47 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Probably not - we'll have had a very long day by that stage, so it'll be off to bed early.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 08:37:03 AM EST
[ Parent ]
That's what I figured, but I wasn't sure. That makes seven people, then:
  1. Paul Spencer
  2. Cyrille
  3. LEP
  4. Linca (and wife)
  5. Redstar
  6. Migeru


When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 08:48:57 AM EST
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sorry, I'm not improving fast enough to be able to come over and I'm gonna miss this.

I'm bitterly disappointed and hope that Mig & InWales will still be able to find a way.

See you at the next meeting.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 04:18:46 AM EST
Eurostar is still available for £80 each way (£25 child fare). London-Dover-Calais-Lille-Paris return looks to be about £60 + €100 each way (less for a child). But we need a decision soon.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 1st, 2008 at 05:49:30 AM EST
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