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[View Powwow Report] powwow: Xmas Stammtisch 2006

December 6, 2006, 7:00 pm
United KingdomEdinburghIn personEnglish
Monthly meeting of translators and interpreters from Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

All welcome – whether you are here on holiday/business or live in Scotland all year round!

Saint Nicholas Day - The Tradition

On the 6th of December, Saint Nicholas Day (Nikolaustag) is celebrated in Germany as well as in other countries. Saint Nicholas is traditionally accompanied by Knecht Ruprecht (Krampus in Austria), a servant with a rod. Well-behaved children would receive gingerbread, nuts, oranges and other small gifts from Saint Nicholas whereas misbehaving children ran the risk of being caned by Knecht Ruprecht's rod instead...pretty barbaric, if you ask me.

Traditionally, children in Germany find a platter full of goodies with a chocolate St Nicholas as a centrepiece in the morning. Many primary schools and nurseries are visited by St. Nicholas and Knecht Ruprecht around this time and the associated tales create an atmosphere of excitement and mild fear as the children wonder whether they have been good throughout the year.

Saint Nicholas Day Stammtisch

7 pm: Kick-off with a Glühwein at the German Christmas market on Princes Street (closes at 8 pm)

8 pm: The Cumberland Bar, 1-3 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh EH3 6RT,

Please bring something 'xmassy' from your own country and some xmas decorations for the table in the pub, e.g. some candles, small xmas tree branches, a bit of tinsel, that sort of thing.

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Interested members (16) / Confirmed: 10
Name NoteWill Attend
XRebekka Groß (X)   ...  y
Fiona Paterson   Of course I'll be coming :)  y
Petra Hugk   I'll be there.  y
Marion Lurf   Count me in!  y
XKatayon Qahir (X)  \"Reporter\" ...  
Mariana Harriague   I'll be there!  y
XKatja Anderson (X)   See you at the Gluehwein Stand;-)  y
XChristine Mercier   look forward to meeting everyone  y
Rebecca Hendry   See you all there!  y
Colin Smith  \"Photographer\" will be there!  
Colin Lewis   Yep, I'm in !  y
corinne durand   Will try and come along too!  n
Pernille Chapman   Oops - looks like I will make it 13!  
Graeme High   now it's 14...will I bring a deckchair if the table's for 12?!  y
Libero_Lang_Lab   Just stumbled on this. Looks like a hoot. I'll do my very best to hop across from Glasgow.   
Arianna Tremayne   Message from England  n

Postings about this event

Powwow: Edinburgh - United Kingdom

Katayon Qahir (X)
Local time: 00:56
English to Farsi (Persian)
hi Nov 11, 2006

Hi all


Rebekka Groß (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:56
English to German
table booked Dec 1, 2006

Hi Everyone

I'm really looking forward to Wednesday evening and hope the weather won't be as awful it was the last few nights. Please watch this space for last minute updates in that respect.

Other than that, I've booked a table for 12 under 'translators meeting' at the Cumberland Bar for 8 o'clock on Wednesday.

See you all on Wednesday!



corinne durand  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:56
English to French
+ ...
A bit late for me Dec 6, 2006

Hi guys, I was really looking forward to coming along but I would need to leave around 9.30 to get a train back to Glasgow on time to catch the last train home... I am wondering if it is going to be worth it for me, although as I said, I would love to see yous all. So, is anybody planning on going a bit earlier?


Mariana Harriague  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:56
English to Spanish
+ ...
Great evening! Dec 7, 2006

Thanks, Rebekka, for organising this, and thanks to all for making it such a fun evening. My apologies to those I didn't say goodbye to, but I had to rush to Princes St. in order not to miss the last bus home!! (it is a bit cold to spend the night on a bench by Waverley Station...). See you all in January!icon_smile.gif


Rebecca Hendry  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:56
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
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Thank you! Dec 7, 2006

It was a lovely evening, thank you! Have a fabulous Christmas and new year and see you all at the anniversary Stammtisch in January!

I'll have to go to the gym today to burn off all those German goodies I ate last night!


P.S. Glad your bus turned up this time Mariana!


corinne durand  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:56
English to French
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Sorry could not make it Dec 7, 2006

Hi, sounds like you had a great night, sorry I could not make it, I definitely hope to be there for the next one!


Christine Mercier  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:56
French to English
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Sorry, sorry, sorry Dec 7, 2006

Sorry I couldn't make it due to unforseen circumstances. Sounds like you had a great time - hope I can meet you all next time.



Rebekka Groß (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:56
English to German
Photos!!! Dec 7, 2006

Really enjoyed myself last night - thank you all for coming. I've just uploaded the photos, just click View Powwow Report near the top of the page to see them. And please watch for updates on the 1st anniversary Stammtisch on January 24. Happy Christmas, Everyone!


Arianna Tremayne  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:56
German to English
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Looks like.. Dec 7, 2006 had loads of fun!
Great photos! Nice 'Nikolo' basket! I hope I can make it to at least one in the not too distant future!


Marion Lurf  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:56
English to German
+ ...
It was a great eve! Dec 7, 2006

Thanks everyone for the nice evening yesterday - Arianna, you missed some good fun, e.g. Graeme biting into this giant sprout he brought! Hope you can make it to one of our next meetings.

See you soon and have a lovely Christmas everyone!

PS: I missed my last bus by 2 minutes...and decided to take a cab!


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