Tuesday, October 21, 2008

FND News & Events

The next Friday Night Drinks is still few weeks away, but there are some other events happening this week that may be of interest to FNDers:

1. The ICS Band, which is composed of a group of fellow FNDers, is performing live for the first time in Ljubljana. Here are the details:
VENUE: Sax House bar/restaurant, Trnovski Pristan 4a (in Trnovo along the Ljubljanica river; website: www.sax.si)
WHEN: 8:30pm, this Friday 24th October.
TYPE of MUSIC: mainly classic pop/rock songs of the sixties & seventies, and a few more...
RSVP: Please let the band know if you plan to come by emailing "ics0505expat@yahoo.com" or "dirkvangansberghe@yahoo.com".

2. The Guinness Laughter Lounge is starting up again this weekend, with a performance by the veteran comedian Carey Marx from the UK. We have two free tickets for this Saturday's performance, which we will give away randomly. To qualify, you must create (if you haven't already) or update your profile on the FND website by tomorrow. Just add some more data, upload a photo, connect with a friend, or post a comment on someone else's profile. That's all you need to do for a chance to win!

3. Last but not least, Queen Elizabeth II is visiting Slovenia. According to our inside sources, "she will visit Lipica, Ljubljana castle, attend a Duke of Edinburgh Award ceremony at the Philharmonic and will go on a walk about Ljubljana at 14:30 tomorrow." Rumor has it that she's a big fan of FND, so perhaps she'll join us in town for a drink as well! :D


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friday Night Drinks Report # 32

FND Report # 32

Thanks to all who turned up for last week's Friday Night Drinks at the Bon Appetit French restaurant. We had a really fun evening with a record turnout... we're not sure of the exact number, but by 10.30pm the restaurant had already given away 130 free welcome drinks ...and this not even counting the 'extra' free drinks for the first 40 who signed up on our new website! Judging by the large number of new emails we've collected, we also had a record number of first-time FNDers this month.

We've posted some photos of the evening up on the FND photo blog for anyone who'd like to have a look. Be sure to also visit our new website and say hi or leave comments for the people you met on Friday. Please send any FND-related comments to Gerry here.

Special thanks are due to Tom and the team at PriceWaterhouseCoopers for sponsoring the free drinks on Friday. Let's try to send them some business so that their pockets will be even deeper for buying us drinks next time around ;-)

See you all again next month!


PS: Everyone that signs up on the new FND website will also be eligible to win two free tickets to the next comedy show at the Guinness Laughter Lounge on Oct. 25th.

Monday, October 6, 2008

FND, the economy, and the FND-book

Well folks, the economy may be tanking but rest assured that Friday Night Drinks is doing it's part to help stimulate consumption ;-) Our next event will be this Friday, 10 October at 8:00pm at the Bon Appetit French restaurant located on Miklosiceva 28 (in the basement of Kinoteka), with free food and free drinks sponsored by our great friends at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Congrats to the first 20 FNDers who signed up for the new FND social network - two free drinks will be waiting for each of them on Friday! Thus far 27 FNDers have joined... still a way to go before we catch up with Facebook, but we're working on it :-) Gerry has also added some new profile questions, so if you were one of the first to sign up, please come back and share your answers. Feel welcome also to suggest some additional questions.

We still have a dozen more free drinks to give away, so if you haven't signed up yet, please do so! To date only one of our French FNDers have signed up... I guess that free French wine at a French restaurant is simply not exciting enough... Oui? Non?

Remember, membership has its privileges! See you all at Bon Appetit on Friday...


Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Night Drinks - 10 October

The next Friday Night Drinks will be on 10 October at 8:00pm. This month we'll be meeting at the Bon Appetit French restaurant located on Miklosiceva 28. This will be a very special event, with free food and plenty of free drinks, thanks to our good friends at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

We will have a free welcome drink for everyone who arrives between 8pm and 10pm.
As part of the kickoff for our brand new FND Global Network, we will also offer more free drinks for FNDers who sign up and create an online profile:

The 1st 40 Fnders to sign up will get one additional free drink!
The 1st 20 Fnders to sign up will get two additional free drinks!

And these are not cheap free drinks, but good quality French wine!

Remember to also sign up for the Ljubljana group and any other groups you would like to follow... and please post a picture and a few details about yourself. We would like to encourage more contacts and open discussion between members of the FND community. Remember, membership has its privileges!

See you all next Friday at Bon Appetit... remember to mark the 10th on your calendar and also invite your friends to join us!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008