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post Jan 15 2009, 08:57 AM
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Right, what with Snugs and Poppa Moo returning to these hallowed web based shores I think it's high time to organise the first meet of '09 as sugested by Pixie... plus meets are fun and I've got five minutes before work starts.

Now, Pixie is away until the back end of Feb and as it'll take a month or two to organise judging by past records I shall open the bidding by proposing the following dates:

March 7th
March 21st
April 4th

Other dates for Ryn and I are awkward but feel free to suggest better ones for you and we can all squabble like kids wink.gif

Location: Discuss. Fave meet sites have been Nottingham, Liverpool and London but should we perhaps spread the love?
Requirements: Good pubs, acceptable all round eateries (veggie etc), easy accesability (mainline trains/busses). Any more?


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post Jan 15 2009, 09:33 AM
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Liverpool or Mancs or Notts? Not London would be good. Or rather Not Camden in London. There's like Spitafield's Market and Brick Lane that side, plus the city can be a nice walk around for the buildings and that. Or somewhere with a Lazer Quest? Because though it was a small meet it was FUNZ

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post Jan 15 2009, 09:39 AM
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I would like to see you all! And I also propose that we drag InKy and Leo to come too. I want to see the world implode happy.gif

I am a poor student, but if I book in advance then I can get cheapy cheap cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to the end of the earth. However, it takes me about 8 hours to get anywhere (7.5 to London, 7.5 to Crewe- it all depends on how much I have to wait at one station for a change) so it would be nice if we did something a little more than stomping to Camden to find that there is nothing interesting there any more, and all the pubs are full wink.gif

How about something like Go Ape! or some other kind of climbing thingy? Being March, it might actually be a nice enough time to do something like that. OR if we fancied going somewhere weird, like Milton Keynes, then there would be lots of things- like wind tunnel, cinema, ice skating, skiing, climbing- all in one place (NB- not actually suggesting MK, but just somewhere like that).

Alternatively, you can all come to my house for tea. Aberdeen has a pretty selection of ferries and dockyard buildings, granite as far as the eye can see, and a beach.

Ahem.

Also, somewhere central, if you include where I live, would end up being somewhere like Manchester- so I propose that we either have an oop norf meet, or ignore where I live and play down south biggrin.gif As previously mentioned, it would take me the same time to get to either (it might actually take longer to get to Manchester).


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post Jan 15 2009, 10:18 AM
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Not London would definitely be good. Maybe Birmingham? I think it'd be fairly easy for most people to get to for a daytime meet (except maybe Daria, but she is difficult! tongue.gif ). We could house people coming from further away as long as they were willing to leave by about 11PM (as that's when the last train is). The Chester mini-meets were fun, but that's a little more out of the way. Again, we could house people. Cath mustn't tempt me with the squeezy cheese this time, though. It causes me great gastric distress! Manchester could be good -- I've never been there. And we haven't had a Nottingham meet in aaaaages. My preference for Nottingham has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that it's 20 minutes from me. wink.gif

I say no to climbing, but will sit and watch if that's what everyone else wants to do. March 7th or April 4th would probably be the best for us out of those dates. Around the 21st I will most likely be flailing my arms and assembling my indefinite leave to remain application.


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post Jan 15 2009, 10:27 AM
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Anyone fancy a Late Jan meet? Nothing spectacular, just that I'll be around London from the 28th of January to the 1st of Feb and I like to see your faces.

Cand: If I was coming to Brum, I would probably go to Monty's overnight, then get a train up from there. As crazy at it might sound, it probably takes less time biggrin.gif

Manchester has really good vibes. I can't say anything more, because I was only there for a few hours last year when I went to an LCD Soundsystem gig. It was worth the trip biggrin.gif


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post Jan 15 2009, 10:29 AM
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BIRMINGHAM! YUS! YUS! Because we can go for curry and I could offer a sofa space to a few peoples and I could see my aunt too because I missed her coming to Londonia over Christmas.

So yes. Brum XD


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post Jan 15 2009, 10:38 AM
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I could hypothetically do any of those dates, though I work weekends and only get told which day 2 weeks in advance, so is provisional on shift arrangements. Birmingham works for me also, but I'm happy to travel biggrin.gif And I luff Go Ape but I can totally see why other people might not happy.gif

I'd come see you end of Jan, Beccles, but I'm'a be at the Brighton Tatt convention.

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post Jan 15 2009, 10:42 AM
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I can't do either March date but the other date is fine....so far smile.gif It's my friend's birthday in Nottingham so I may be up that way so perhaps a meet in Nottingham that weekend would be good???? Nothing's been decided yet so I can't say for certain.

I don't mind where we meet up. I have friends in Birmingham, Manchester and London way so all's good biggrin.gif

I'll be popping on Matazone while I'm away to keep a track of things.

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post Jan 15 2009, 11:39 AM
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*high fives Frog* BIRMINGHAM!

We need a hypnotizing smiley. @_@

Becky - we'd love to go down to London around that time to meet up with you, but can't really do so this month. sad.gif


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post Jan 15 2009, 01:35 PM
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Birmingham sounds fine to me - it's been a while since we did one in that area.

I suspect that the very start of March is going to be better for me - I think that work is planning to devour my life for two months from around that time onwards and I can't promise I would have my weekends free.


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post Jan 15 2009, 01:48 PM
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Either March date is good, April probably not, but you never know.

Birmingham is easy for me, Manchester is even easier (though just 'cos I live here don't expect me to know where things are or have suggestions of where to go or anything).

Becky: London end of Jan might be okay. I'm at a gig on the 30th but the weekend is free.


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post Jan 15 2009, 02:34 PM
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Well, I can't offer accommodation in London and I probably won't be staying the night- BUT funstuff yay!


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post Jan 15 2009, 03:38 PM
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Okay, I'll mark it down as possible.

Also, frogg mentioned laser quest. I second this. Not that I just really want to get you all in a darkened room and shoot at you ph34r.gif


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post Jan 15 2009, 05:09 PM
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Theoretically if I could save up the money for a flight I could make the March 7th date wink.gif

Don't put bets on that one though.
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post Jan 15 2009, 06:39 PM
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I can do any of the dates and I'd prefer a B'ham meet. I could provide some accommodation if people don't mind getting the train out to Kiddie (I think a single is about 2.50ish) and depending on how cosy you mind getting any more than one or two people it would be floor based sleeping arrangements but it would give me a good reason to tidy my spare room!!


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post Jan 15 2009, 06:56 PM
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Okay, so anyone have any objections to Birmingham?


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post Jan 16 2009, 07:37 AM
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Birmingham on the 7th of March? Yeah, count me in. It's been a while.


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post Jan 16 2009, 10:50 AM
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I'm cool for Birmingham on the 7th!


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I am, right now, in the process of booking holiday for the very event, so you'd better not go changing it, else I'll be having a very lonely afternoon in Brum.


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post Jan 16 2009, 01:05 PM
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Blimey, we almost have consensus... erm ish. Will check with the missus.
Early March aslo seems to be fin e(apart from Pixie sad.gif)


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The first weekend in April is my HEN NIGHT YOU GIT!!!!!!!!! SO hopefully a fair few female matazonians might be gracing london anyway


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QUOTE (Daria @ Jan 15 2009, 09:39 AM) *
And I also propose that we drag InKy and Leo to come too. I want to see the world implode happy.gif

Sorry to disappoint, Daria, but the chances of me attending a meet are one in zero. There's more chance of a woman Pope.


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post Jan 19 2009, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE (leopold @ Jan 19 2009, 10:12 AM) *
QUOTE (Daria @ Jan 15 2009, 09:39 AM) *
And I also propose that we drag InKy and Leo to come too. I want to see the world implode happy.gif

Sorry to disappoint, Daria, but the chances of me attending a meet are one in zero. There's more chance of a woman Pope.


But... there has already been a female pope. Hence the chair. *bottom lip starts to quiver*


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post Jan 19 2009, 12:13 PM
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It's OK, Daria. If you like, I can pretend to be leo for a while.

"Blah blah blah, grumpy Northerner, I hate Rihanna, blah blah blah"

Uncanny, I'm sure you'll agree.


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post Jan 20 2009, 10:18 AM
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Wow, it's like looking in a mirror. Only hairier. tongue.gif


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