Monday, September 10, 2007

Some brief FND-ish announcements...

Here are a few odd ideas we've been tossing around lately:

1. "Saturday Morning Hangover Club"... we've done this in the past on several occasions, meeting for breakfast the morning after FND. We could try it again next month if enough people are interested.

2. "Friday Night Drinks Slovene Lessons"... I'm sure you either love the idea or hate it, but either way send us your thoughts about how interested you are to learn some new vocabulary while hanging out in a pub. It could be a monthly event, mainly for fun, unless someone serious is willing to organize meetings weekly :-)

3. FND Marketplace... many of you likely have things in mind to buy or sell, so we are thinking of setting up a special section on the FND blog for short announcements. Just send your message to Gerry and he'll post it on the blog as well as on the Ljubljana Life message forum.

Friday Night Drinks Report # 21

Thanks to all who attended our first event of the season at Macek last Friday. The location worked out exceptionally well and there was just enough space to accommodate the 70+ FNDers who turned up during the evening. It was an exceptionally international gathering this time, with literally dozens of countries represented from Australia to Venezuela. Our mailing list is now more than 300 names and growing, so hopefully we'll continue to see such diverse gatherings in the future.

As usual we have some great photos of the evening up on the FND photo blog. Many thanks to Marjorie for lending us her handy-dandy camera, as well as to our wonderful sponsors Pedersen & Partners and Slovenia Relocations for providing the free drinks and FND t-shirts for the event. We hope you'll find their services to be useful at some point during your stay in Slovenia.

Jim and I look forward to seeing everyone again in October. Steve from Ernst & Young has promised to sponsor some food for us next month, so we are especially looking forward to the next event. Further details will be available on the website and the blog, and also in the email invitation as usual. Remember to send us contact info for any of your friends who would like to be on the mailing list.

See you next month!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

FND at Macek Pub in Ljubljana

Get ready FNDers...

Tomorrow is our first Friday Night Drinks of the season, and we'll be meeting at the Macek pub located at Krojaska 5, right in the very heart of Ljubljana's riverside entertainment strip (the main entrance is on Cankarjevo nabrezje). We'll be meeting at 8pm so try to come early as Macek starts to get busy very quickly. We have reserved a corner of the pub to the left of the main entrance nearby the television, so look for us there. Some of you may be hoping to watch the opening match of the rugby world championship, which we will have on screen.

We'd like to thank our sponsors in advance, Mark from and Nedo from Pedersen Partners for providing free drinks and other prizes for tomorrow's event. We expect to have enough funds on hand to cover at least 70 free drinks, which should hopefully last for at least an hour, but keep in mind that as the crowd grows the drinks do tend to go pretty quickly ;-)

Jim and I both look forward to seeing all of you at Macek tomorrow... remember to come early and bring a friend or two if possible!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Friday Night Drinks... the new season starts soon!

It's been a good long while since our FND Pub night gathering back in July. It's time now for yet another season of FND, and our first event will be this Friday, September 7th. We have not yet selected the final location, but it will be somewhere in Ljubljana's old town and you can rest assured that we'll be serving up some free drinks and plenty of fun as usual!

Mark from will also be on hand to sponsor some free drinks and will have more free gifts to give away as well so be sure to arrive early. We'll send out further details about the location later in the week. Jim and I both look forward to seeing all of you on Friday!