General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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diederik
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3305 posts since 16/8/11

3 Nov 2021 11:08
The Four Horsemen for food/wine
Anto
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4060 posts since 19/1/12

3 Nov 2021 11:16
One block down from Red Hook Tavern there's Fort Defiance, which is good for lunch\quick break\a snack
abagnale
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851 posts since 6/1/14

3 Nov 2021 15:34
Awesome, looking forward to trying out some of these spots.
waterfall
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1316 posts since 14/1/07

posted 4 Nov 2021 21:30, edited 4 Nov 2021 21:30
turning to fuk in my hour of need!

my mrs is hounding me to pop the question, i've decided new years eve might be the job, but trying to find the right place given the constraints below!

- mrs works till 2pm and can't out earlier
- earliest flight circa 5pm from Manchester airport
- needs to therefore be a short flight (2 hours or so) so I we can get to the hotel and be out for the evening

I can only think of Paris as a decent destination, but that's way to obvious! anyone got any ideas?! thanks in advance
Ocin
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1398 posts since 4/6/04

4 Nov 2021 21:45
Lisbon is a great city
Barca
Bilbao
Berlin
Copenhagen
waterfall
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1316 posts since 14/1/07

4 Nov 2021 21:53
copenhagen is a great shout! flight is 1h 55 mins

berlin not bad in terms of time, but been there twice

others little bit too long flight time i think
Rirawin
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9566 posts since 17/7/05

4 Nov 2021 22:40
Does she have to work NYE? Any chance you can sneakily book her the day off by speaking to her boss/company without her knowing?
Jesus
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6084 posts since 7/10/08

posted 4 Nov 2021 22:49, edited 4 Nov 2021 22:49
don't do it on NYE, or NYD, or Valentines, or her birthday, or your birthday, or your anniversary or my birthday or Halloween whatever, just let them days be them, make a new date for you as a couple, (plus if it doesn't work out you don't ever associate one of the fore-mentioned with when you got engaged)
Hanto
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3204 posts since 30/11/09

posted 5 Nov 2021 03:33, edited 5 Nov 2021 03:33
A mate did it in Bruges, if it helps?
zoom
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6717 posts since 22/7/05

5 Nov 2021 07:51
I did it in Madrid, loads of nice places around the city to do so.
quest
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3730 posts since 11/7/11

5 Nov 2021 08:31
Bruges is a great shout
MoB
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37223 posts since 31/8/04

5 Nov 2021 11:49
Jesus wrote: don't do it on NYE, or NYD, or Valentines, or her birthday, or your birthday, or your anniversary or my birthday or Halloween whatever, just let them days be them, make a new date for you as a couple, (plus if it doesn't work out you don't ever associate one of the fore-mentioned with when you got engaged)

This 1 million percent
Rez
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8732 posts since 5/4/09

5 Nov 2021 11:50
I didn't propose, we just had a chat and decided to do it Laughing out loud
waterfall
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1316 posts since 14/1/07

5 Nov 2021 12:57
That’s a fair point around the date, but I’ve told her I’d squeeze it in this year , she’s been on at me all year and now I’ve ran out of time and I’ve not much annual leave left so that weekend seems to work!

Bruges could be a shout, always wanted to go there
After the in Bruges film!

Will also check Madrid and report back
snaye
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11008 posts since 24/10/02

5 Nov 2021 13:22
Florence, not as obvious as Paris but still maintain some of the romance.

Vienna is also lovely city and will be full of xmas style markets and lights this time of year.
MrW
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3060 posts since 1/8/11

5 Nov 2021 13:23
waterfall wrote: I’ve told her I’d squeeze it in this year , she’s been on at me all year and now I’ve ran out of time

Like something out of a Mills & Boon novel right there.
andymakesglasses
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20613 posts since 26/1/06

5 Nov 2021 14:07
MrW wrote: Like something out of a Mills & Boon novel right there.

Laughing out loud
MoB
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37223 posts since 31/8/04

5 Nov 2021 14:14
Laughing out loud
Davinho
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2396 posts since 2/12/08

5 Nov 2021 14:15
Laughing out loud
waterfall
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1316 posts since 14/1/07

10 Nov 2021 18:21
Paris booked in the end to boost the romance Laughing out loud
Flight times were the quickest at 1 hour 30 so it won