Friday, 10 December 2010

December Munch

Good to see a nice turn out for the December munch. We counted 27 in all, but I think it was probably more than that. We seemed to be splintered into two groups! I hope you all had fun. Some discussions were had about the Christmas Lunch and details of this have been posted to IC, Fetlife and emailed to our Yahoo Group. Book straight away to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited. December 18th is the date.

WARNING: Parking outside The Copa is now no longer free after 6pm. It costs 50p per 20mins and you are limited to 2-hours. The nearest place to park is the Queens Road car park 3-mins walk away. It is a bit dark during the winter, so do please be careful.

The Munch Crew would like to wish you all a very happy, a very safe and a very comfortable Christmas. We also hope you have a spanking new year! Here's to 2011!

Next Munch: January 13th 2011

Orchid x

Friday, 12 November 2010

Remember Remember the Munch in November!

I didn't count the number of heads because I forgot - did anyone else? Still, it was a nice bunch of folk and everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves.

There is still time to sign up for our Christmas lunch, which will probably take place on the 18th December. Our usual destination has sadly closed down so we're currently locating somewhere else, equally as good. Will keep you all posted.

To keep up to date with all our news, please sign up to our Yahoo Group by clicking on the link to the right of this page.

Next Munch: December 9th
Christmas Lunch: December 18th

Orchid x

Sunday, 17 October 2010

October Munch

With 31 people, October's Munch was chatty and fun. We had a few new members who I'm very pleased to see join into conversation right from the outset.

A few of us were discussing our annual Christmas lunch and we've decided to go back to Chronicles Restaurant for the third year running, because it's always so nice. We've always had the place to ourselves and the food and wine is pretty damn good.

I'm proposing the following dates, so please let me know a) if you can make it and b) what date you prefer. If you have no preference, let me know that too:

Saturday 11th December @1pm
Saturday 18th December @1pm

For anyone thinking of staying out afterwards (or thinking of joining us after lunch) we'll be heading the The Blagrave Arms: http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/56/5658/Blagrave_Arms/Reading.

Please let me know asap so that I can book us in by emailing me at orchid@readingmunch.org.uk.

Next Munch: November 11th

Orchid

Monday, 13 September 2010

Birthday Bash - Munchers invited!

As one of the Reading Munch organisers, Moonlight_x and paulss have asked me to announce their up and coming joint birthday party on Saturday 9th October in Reading:

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Our themed Birthday Party Munch on Saturday 9th October, is going to be at the Sahara Bar - Mojito Lounge (downstairs bar) Gun Street, Reading. A couple of doors up from the Purple Turtle. Directions and map can be found here..... www.saharabars.co.uk/contact.htm (more details on the evening on moonlight_x's profile)- a free glass of wine on us when you get there :-D

Really looking forward to a frivolous night of being glamorous, drinking, chatting and moving into my 40's disgracefully with lovely people... :-D

Dress: Old School Hollywood Glamour!!

Ladies think: Eva Gardner, Bettie Page, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Grace Kelly, Maralyn Monroe)

Gents think: Cary Grant, James Cagney, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck)

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So, who's coming? It's most definitely in my diary!

Orchid x

Sunday, 12 September 2010

September - where were YOU?

Even though I myself didn't turn up (long hard week at work and socialising was not in my remit!) I sent along my lovely chap who tells me it was a good month with about 50% new faces. So I'm very happy about that! If someone did a head count, feel free to add it in the comment box below.

London Fetish Weekend http://www.londonfetishweekend.com is being held over the first weekend of October. There are three club nights and two markets. It's a great weekend and if anyone is thinking about or planning on going and would like to meet up, please contact us through the Yahoo Group, or email me at orchid@readingmunch.org.uk.

Next Munch: October 14th

Orchid x

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Junetastic!

So June 2010 saw our biggest ever munch with 37 attendees. Whoop Whoop!!

Congratulations go out to two of our very special members K&D, who actually had one of their very first dates at one of our picnics - they got married this month in Windsor and a few of us attended to what was a very lovely and "traditional" wedding (love, honour & obey style!)

So now we're into the latter part of the year, so 6 more munches to go before Christmas. I think we can set ourselves the goal of 40 people by then. What do you say eh?

Next Munch: July 8th

See you there!

Orchid x

Saturday, 15 May 2010

May Munch

Good turn out this month again (31) including lots of new faces that we hope to see again soon. We occupied our old spot in the front window and the space was just about right for the number of people. The pub was much quieter than of late which suited us as the bar service was quick and the noise levels not too high. As a side note the food at the pub really is quite good so if anybody needs to dash to see us straight from work I can recommend grabbing a bite to eat there (as long as you don't mind have your chips pinched).

Now, it's nearly summer (so I'm told) so we really must get that pervy picnic organised soon. Details via the Yahoo! group...

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Did anyone count up?

I think we may have even had more attendees in April than we did in March - did anyone do a head count? The trouble is with being 4'11" is that doing head counts is impossible! Especially when the wine makes me see you all twice!

May is traditionally the month we all start to talk about Munch Picnics, so expect there to be a date and location announced at the next munch. Our picnics are held in one of the parks around town and are open to everyone. Bring your own food/drink/blankets etc. and come and join us.

Next Munch: May 13th

Orchid x

Friday, 12 March 2010

It was a Record!

We did it!

36 people - our busiest night since we began some 5 years ago or so. Thank you to everyone who came, including some very special guests who travelled rather a long way to come back and see us!

It's nice to see that some of the recent new people are now becoming regulars too. Our munch is becoming more and more successful and it's thanks to everyone who makes the effort once a month.

Sorry that it was a bit crowded - this was the first time we've seen the venue like this, so next month we'll endeavour to reserve an area.

Next munch: Thursday April 8th

Orchid x

Saturday, 20 February 2010

January & February

So 2010 has got off to a brilliant new start. Both January and February have seen nearly 30 people join us and a lot of these are new faces.

We often get messages throughout the month from people asking if they can join us etc. This is a free night where anyone can come along after work, so no pre-booking is necessary. We meet at the same pub every month and you may find us upstairs on ground level at the very front or very back, or basement/riverside level at the very back. You'll see our mascots Scorchy and Tigger sitting on a table somewhere amongst us. Just ask for Orchid or Rob if you'd like us to meet you. If you're still a bit scared, take a look at this forum post: http://www.informedconsent.co.uk/posts/264281/

Talking of Scorchy, Rob it's probably best she doesn't come and stay for a holiday with me again. Not only do I have to keep her out of site of my cat who thinks she has come home to play with her, Scorchy actually goes running off back to Tigger at the first opportunity!!! (For those who have no idea what I'm talking about - I lost the mascot last munch!!!!)

Next Munch: March 11th

See you there,
Orchid x