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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 15th December, 12pm onwards.

It’s our Christmas meetup and six year anniversary, so that means shared food.  Please bring any type of food you want to share with others, just make sure you bring the ingredients list so that people can avoid things if necessary.  Also if you’re bringing something messy please bring plates/napkins, if you’re bringing something which needs to be sliced please bring a knife, and so on.

The venue sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. The excellent food market outside has loads of different food options, which can fit most requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Green Bar (go up in lift 1, sadly not as musical as lift 7).

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets. Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/. There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(January meetup will be the 12th.)

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 17th November, 12pm onwards.

Crafting!  Please bring crafts which won’t damage the venue, or just come and chat with us.  I can teach knitting to intermediate level if anyone wants?

The venue sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. The food market outside can serve most needs, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Green Bar.

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets. Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/. There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

I have some health issues at the moment and may not be able to stay for the entire meetup, but I have some deputies on standby!

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(December meetup will be on the 15th, and will be our 6th birthday party.)

Hey peeps! The onslaught of turkey-themed holidays is nearly upon us, but before that: a November meetup!

When: Sunday, November 18th, 2018, 10 am

Where: Harvard Art Museum Cafe

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The closest T stop is Harvard, on the red line. The museum is about a ten-minute walk across the Harvard yard from the station.

Venue: The cafe is located in the atrium of the art museum. You do not have to pay the entrance fee to sit in the cafe area. The cafe has a small selection of pastries and other snacks, but if you have specific dietary requirements you may need to bring your own food. The building is accessible via a ramp on Prescott Street.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my knitting and/or a painting project. I have made MANY copies of coloring sheets, so you, too, can color a historic Boston monument or Parisian scene!

What to bring: Crayons, paints, coloring sheets, a puzzle, a delicate sense of hope, strong opinions about What Ingredients Are Allowed In Stuffing.

If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Your host, Jess, proposes an outdoor excursion. Here are the details:

Friends of Captain Awkward meetup – Perth, Australia
I have decided to host an outdoor meetup for a change.
When:
Saturday 17th November, 2.30pm
Where:
Bibra Lake – a shady spot on the grass north east of the Bibra Lake Reserve Car Park. This is the car park near the intersection of Progress Dr and Gwilliam Dr. (Google maps knows which car park it is).
See the red outline on the map – I will find a nice shady spot inside that area.
bibra lake
Details:
BYO coffee/drink of choice. BYO folding chair/something to sit on (optional). I will bring some snacks to share, a bird watching book, and a board game/card game.
There are public toilets next to the car park but no cafe. (There’s a Red Rooster on the corner of Gwilliam Dr and North Lake Rd – about 500m walk). Sometimes I’ve seen an ice cream van in the Bibra Lake car park, but I don’t know how regularly it’s there.
How to find us:
I will get there 5-10 early and will have a sign that says FOCA. I have medium length dark brown hair.
Bad weather plan:
The current forecast for sat says partially cloudy. However if does rain, meet at the undercover picnic tables near the small jetty south of the meetup area. The meetup will only be canceled if it’s bucketing down or a thunderstorm. I will keep the discussion thread on the FOCA forum updated so check there if the weather is iffy.
Questions? Suggestions for future meetups? 
Please join our discussion thread in the Meetups section of the Friends of Captain Awkward forums. (Note: you will need to log in to the FOCA forum to see the thread).
Have a wonderful time!

Ahoy there Captain,

Hope you are doing okay!

Real low stakes question from me today. After too long a time of trying, husband and I are finally pregnant and husband, adorable creature that he is, is doing his all to be supportive. I have never had so many back rubs.

Part of this support is insisting that he do anything physical so I don’t have to. This includes but is not limited to carrying the shopping, pushing the trolley at Ikea, lifting heavy things, standing on the step to reach the high cupboards, fetching my water/vitamins/snacks etc.

I am mostly fine with all this, especially because one of the symptoms has been slight dizziness (I’d rather not risk falling from anywhere). I also know that husband needs to feel involved particularly after feeling helpless during our struggles with infertility.

But, I am an independent woman, and while I know that I am cool with this now and think its kind of cute, I also know that my temper is not all that kind when I am physically uncomfortable and actually I am pretty sure that something will irritate me to the point of emotional explosion when I am in the latter stages of growing a human and actually physically cannot do certain things anymore. Especially if he is heading into over-protective territory now.

I don’t know how to say “back off, I can still carry the groceries” in a way that wont hurt his feelings when he really needs to feel involved and helpful – after all its pretty much up to me and (mostly at this stage) the collection of cells in my uterus as to whether or not it continues growing and turns into a screaming, pooping bundle-of-joy.

Any advice is much appreciated.

Thanks a bunch,

My Eggo is Preggo (she/her)

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Edit: We’ve moved to fourth floor blue side

 

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 27th October, 12pm onwards.

Colouring in!  Please bring pens, pencils, copyright-free images, or just come and chat with us.

The venue sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. The food market outside can serve most needs, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Green Bar.

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets. Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/. There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

I have some health issues at the moment and may not be able to stay for the entire meetup, but I have some deputies on standby!

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

(November meetup will be on the 17th.)

TWELVE. TWELVE. My friends! I am delighted, in this spoopiest of months, to celebrate one year of meetups!

When: SUNDAY, October 28th, 2018, 10 am

Where: Harvard Art Museum Cafe

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

(Note: Unless people would like to organize a different meetup sans me, Sunday morning at the Harvard Art Museum is probably going to be a recurring theme for a while.)

The closest T stop is Harvard, on the red line. The museum is about a ten-minute walk across the Harvard yard from the station.

Venue: The cafe is located in the atrium of the art museum. You do not have to pay the entrance fee to sit in the cafe area. The cafe has a small selection of pastries and other snacks, but if you have specific dietary requirements you may need to bring your own food. The building is accessible via a ramp on Prescott Street.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my knitting and/or a painting project. This time I will try to have copies of my coloring sheets!

What to bring: Crayons, paints, coloring sheets, a puzzle, unquiet rage, investigative questions about the art of perfumery.

If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!