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Mata
Okay, if you've not done one of these before, here's the drill. Below are a load of questions about the meet. Only fill it in if you are coming to the meet. Add one number to the attendee number for the relevant bit. Copy and paste the questions of the person before. Once you've posted please check that no-one else has added themself before you to the responses while you were typing, if they have please edit you post to correct the attendee numbers to what they should be.

We usually spend a lot of time in pubs at these things, and I cannot encourage anyone to break the law. Also, if you are only just of age to drink please bring along ID, as this may make everyone's life easier.

If you are under 18 please be aware that you may well have to be on soft-drinks for the night, if you are allowed into pubs at all.

In everyone's case I would suggest that you always let people know where you are going, and I highly recommend making sure that at least one or two other people on the forums have a contact number for you. Preferrably this would be a mobile number if you have one. Obviously, DO NOT POST MOBILE NUMBERS HERE! PM them to eachother. This makes life a lot easier if trains are running late

If you are not staying at a friend's house then you can find some lists of B&Bs online:

http://www.s-h-systems.co.uk/nottingh.html

http://www.visitus.co.uk/list.aspx?town=NO...GHAM®ionID=5

http://www.cheapaccommodation.com/Nottingh...SRCHgoacctopacc

If there are any obvious questions that I've left out please feel free to add them when you make your response.

Get it? Oh well, I'm sure you get the idea...

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Mata Meet - Nottingham, UK, 22nd January 2005
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What would you like to be called by people at the meet? Mata

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Yes

What is your estimated time of arrival? 1:30-2pm
(you can check train times here http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/planmyjourne...equirements.asp )

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 1

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Probably not, given that I'm not staying in Nottingham overnight.

Are you over 18? Yes

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Yes

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Yes

Where are you staying? Jonman & Kisah's house.

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 1
Sir Psycho Sexy
aww...no pixie, I miss her so =/

aaanywho....

What would you like to be called by people at the meet? pat

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? depends when it is....possibly

What is your estimated time of arrival? 2.30ish....maybe later, it'll be an early start >_<

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 1

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Sure, why not

Are you over 18? Yes

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Yes'm

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Yes

Where are you staying? Snoo's house...hopefully

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 2
froggle-rock
What would you like to be called by people at the meet? Frogg if it's easier to pronounce tongue.gif

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? TBC.

What is your estimated time of arrival? TBC (some time in the afternoon on Saturday).

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 1

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? I do.

Are you over 18? Yes

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Yes, but my moblie got stolen, so if. closer to the time people could let me know thiers, I'd be grateful. wink.gif

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Yes

Where are you staying? Chez Snoo.

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 3

BTW, spankingly organised is this Mata. biggrin.gif
snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle
What would you like to be called by people at the meet? snoo or Esther, whichever.

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Yes

What is your estimated time of arrival? I'll already be here

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 2

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Yes

Are you over 18? Yes

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? A couple of people have my number... if anyone wants my mobile number so I can meet them at the station PM me or something.

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Indeed

Where are you staying? My house

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 4
mooooooooooopo
What would you like to be called by people at the meet? moop, ste, steve (I will not take responsibility for my actions of anyone dares utter the word 'moopsie' tongue.gif)

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Yes

What is your estimated time of arrival? Between 12 and 2 but TBC

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 3

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Yes

Are you over 18? Yes

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Snoo has my number I believe

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Most definitely

Where are you staying? Chateau snoo

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 5
Jonman
Answer for me and the missus

What would you like to be called by people at the meet? Jonman or Jon. The wife should be referred to as Kat, Mrs. Jonman (if you want to be formal), or Oi.

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Absolutely probably.

What is your estimated time of arrival? Between 12 and 2 but TBC

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 5

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? No, we'll be taking luncheon at Jonman Towers

Are you over 18? Yes. Ahhh, them were the days...

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Mata's got my digits.

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Yup, home.

Where are you staying? Jonman Towers in Leicester - there's space on the floor for them that needs it, but it's a train ride home from Nottingham, followed by a cab.

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 7
Daedalus
What would you like to be called by people at the meet? Dan

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Yes

What is your estimated time of arrival? Sometime on Thursday or Friday, so the exact time doesn't matter much for planning.

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 6

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Yes

Are you over 18? Yes

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Yes

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Yes

Where are you staying? Snoo's abode.

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 8
Mata
Oh yes, if you're bringing anyone with you then don't forget to add them to the numbers so we get an accurate idea of how many people are doing what.
Jonman
Bugger. I've just checked the train times, and it looks like the last train leaves Nottingham for Leicester at 21:13. So that'll be an early finish for the Leicester contingent, then.
Mata
Hmm. So it is. How far is it to drive? If there's a few of us, would a cab be affordable?
Cath Sparrow
This isn't completely definate yet but more than probably will be there.

What would you like to be called by people at the meet? Cath, Cath, Cath or Cath

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Yes

What is your estimated time of arrival? Friday hope fully

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 7

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Yes

Are you over 18? Yes

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Yes Quite a few actually! Mwahahar!!!

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Yes

Where are you staying? Chateau Wyvern

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 9

Are you planning to be there on Friday evening? Yes
Smiler
What would you like to be called by people at the meet? Matt, Oi you, Smiler, Barrel, Mr Noisy

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Yes

What is your estimated time of arrival? Probably just beore 2 ish

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 8

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Yeah, why not

Are you over 18? Yes

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? FaerirRyn's hooked with my number

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Yes

Where are you staying? On the floorboards at Wyvern's unless I'm naughty in which case I think it'll be the patio

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 10



ooo I do like it when we get all authoritative
Wyvern
What would you like to be called by people at the meet? Wyvern, Wyv, Erin, Eddie, Oi short stuff pretty much anything except titles including the word cute. dry.gif

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Aye

What is your estimated time of arrival? Hmm, will be here already.

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 9

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Of course!

Are you over 18? Definately (although whether I look it is debatable)

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Aye.

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Aye

Where are you staying? My matazonian infested home tongue.gif

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 11



I humbly bow before the organisational skills of Mata!
WeeJ
Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Probably

What is your estimated time of arrival? Haven't got a scooby doo. It's only November. This shindig isn't until January. I should imagine it'll be around lunch time-ish though.

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 11. I think.

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Nope. Won't be staying the night being as I only live up the road from Nottingham.

Are you over 18? Definately (although whether I look it is debatable) I've learnt my lesson from the last Matameet I attended and I now have good ID

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Yes. Various tarts on this forum have my number.

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? N/A

Where are you staying? Chez WeeJ

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 13 (Drarok will be with me)
Faerieryn
What would you like to be called by people at the meet? Ryn, Faerieryn, Faerie, Thingy, shortarse...

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? If smiler is then I will be there

What is your estimated time of arrival? What smiler said

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 12 now

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? If we can

Are you over 18? Absolutely. Although I will bring ID as most people believe I am 12

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Yes. Smiler has my number as do Cath and Mhari I believe

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? I'm currently sharing floor boards at Wyverns if that is still ok

Where are you staying? See above

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 14
Jonman
QUOTE (Mata @ Nov 29 2004, 04:14 PM)
Hmm. So it is. How far is it to drive? If there's a few of us, would a cab be affordable?
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A taxi. Hmm. It's a good 40 minute drive. Not going to be cheap in a taxi. Only other option is for me to drive, which is pretty far from ideal.

DAMN YOU BRITISH RAIL!!!
Queenie
I am most probably coming to this meet!! Booking time off work is in motion!!

What would you like to be called by people at the meet? Lea, Queenie?!

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Yes

What is your estimated time of arrival? Not sure yet, when the train takes me!!

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 13? Not to sure!

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Depends what time people awake on sunday!! But yes if it's not too late.

Are you over 18? Indeed

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? uh huh

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Yep... all thanks to Snoo smile.gif

Where are you staying? Where ever i fall in Snoo's house...

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming? 15
Mata
QUOTE (Jonman @ Nov 30 2004, 10:30 AM)
QUOTE (Mata @ Nov 29 2004, 04:14 PM)
Hmm. So it is. How far is it to drive? If there's a few of us, would a cab be affordable?
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A taxi. Hmm. It's a good 40 minute drive. Not going to be cheap in a taxi. Only other option is for me to drive, which is pretty far from ideal.

DAMN YOU BRITISH RAIL!!!
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It might be worth asking at a local taxi rank what they would charge to do the journey. Around here Winchester to Southampton (20/30 mins) costs about 20. I don't mind chipping in a fair bit considering I'm not having to pay any accomodation costs.

And WeeJ, I've got your number, does that mean I'm a tart too? I have to admit, I've always considered myself a bit of a bakewell...
Jonman
QUOTE (Mata @ Nov 30 2004, 11:42 AM)
QUOTE (Jonman @ Nov 30 2004, 10:30 AM)
QUOTE (Mata @ Nov 29 2004, 04:14 PM)
Hmm. So it is. How far is it to drive? If there's a few of us, would a cab be affordable?
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A taxi. Hmm. It's a good 40 minute drive. Not going to be cheap in a taxi. Only other option is for me to drive, which is pretty far from ideal.

DAMN YOU BRITISH RAIL!!!
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It might be worth asking at a local taxi rank what they would charge to do the journey. Around here Winchester to Southampton (20/30 mins) costs about 20. I don't mind chipping in a fair bit considering I'm not having to pay any accomodation costs.

And WeeJ, I've got your number, does that mean I'm a tart too? I have to admit, I've always considered myself a bit of a bakewell...
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Just called a Nottingham cab company, and they reckon in the order of 40 quid. Which isn't too bad split between 3 of us (4 if Sues comes too). Might well be a go-er.
Mata
QUOTE (Jonman @ Nov 30 2004, 02:32 PM)
Just called a Nottingham cab company, and they reckon in the order of 40 quid. Which isn't too bad split between 3 of us (4 if Sues comes too). Might well be a go-er.
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Cool, I suspected it would be something like that. No probs, we can do that, plus we get delivery to the door. Hurrah!

Sues isn't coming along to the meet, and I couldn't possibly comment in public about whether she is a go-er or not.
Cath Sparrow
Awww! No Sues!!!! ohmy.gif sad.gif Will miss her muchly! Send her *hugs*
Pixelgoth
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Nov 29 2004, 02:15 AM)
aww...no pixie, I miss her so =/
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Not my fault you lot organise these things the 1 weekend I can't make in 2005 tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif Will miss you all too sad.gif
FurryMammal
What would you like to be called by people at the meet? Finn will do fine smile.gif

Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Yes

What is your estimated time of arrival? Not too sure, nearest to 12 I can make it.

How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 14 if Queenie is right tongue.gif

Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Haven't quite thought that far, for now, yes?

Are you over 18? Nope

Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Snoo has my number and I'm giving my number to wyvern too, and to anyone else who wants it.

Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? Staying at the lovely snoo's

Where are you staying? On lovely snoo's lovely floor I think smile.gif

How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming: 16
Snugglebum the Destroyer
What would you like to be called by people at the meet? Michelle.
Are you planning to arrive for lunch on Saturday? Kinda depends when you intend to eat but possibly.
What is your estimated time of arrival? Any time between 13:20 and 15:00. Depends on when I drag my arse out of bed.
How many people have now said that they will be at the Saturday lunch including yourself? 15, if it's a late lunch.
Do you plan on staying around for lunch on Sunday? Haven't a clue. Will play by ear.
Are you over 18? Yes indeed.
Have you sent at least one other person who is attending your mobile/contact number? Several people have it.
Do you have a place to stay sorted out yet? I will be descending on Snoo. Mwahahahahahah!!
Where are you staying? Within in the mass of people on Snoos floor. Or in the shed.
How many people including yourself have now said that they are coming: 17
Faerieryn
Is this everyone then?

Oh yeah BUMP!
WeeJ
QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Dec 1 2004, 12:54 PM)
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Nov 29 2004, 02:15 AM)
aww...no pixie, I miss her so =/
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Not my fault you lot organise these things the 1 weekend I can't make in 2005 tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif Will miss you all too sad.gif
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You've got to be joking woman! You're the hardest person in the whole damn world to pin down!!!! sad.gif
Faerieryn
OK so is this everyone then?
froggle-rock
Think so.

Might be an idea to get this thread get pinned 'till the actual meet? *takes out binoculors and searches forum for a mod*
Jonman
QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ Dec 21 2004, 05:03 PM)
Think so. 

Might be an idea to get this thread get pinned 'till the actual meet?  *takes out binoculors and searches forum for a mod*
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*Dons mod pants and flexes mod muscles*
Faerieryn
Ha HA! A plan!
Xkitsurabamix
;_;
can't there ever be a meet that i can go to?
how about, well...one during the summer?
june/july?
I've been planning to travel, you know.
Cath Sparrow
If you want one your best bet is to put up a thread surgesting one. Thats how these all happen admittedly it's a little easier for us in the Uk so they do happen quire regularly and there is going to probably be one in Glasgow at the end of July so there you are were having one in the summer. wink.gif

Back on topic not long now guys! Get your Knee protection out Moop and any other tall people Wyvern will be on the war path! tongue.gif
mooooooooooopo
*stops panicing and dons knee protection*

All the train booking websites are giving me the delightfully ambiguous error message that they either couldn't contact the reservation system or that particular journey was fully booked. Well done thetrainline.com, you've just proved that some people should never be allowed to work as web designers.

*continues panicing in a slightly clankier fashion*
Forever Unknown
QUOTE
*stops panicing and dons knee protection*

All the train booking websites are giving me the delightfully ambiguous error message that they either couldn't contact the reservation system or that particular journey was fully booked. Well done thetrainline.com, you've just proved that some people should never be allowed to work as web designers.

*continues panicing in a slightly clankier fashion*


I've found thetrainline.com to just be a bit crap of late. I don't think they understand that putting a date for January is actually for the next year, not this. They've kind of got ther Y2K bug for spastics.

Um. Anyway. No point me spamming up this thread, as I can't actually come...
Wyvern
QUOTE
Back on topic not long now guys! Get your Knee protection out Moop and any other tall people Wyvern will be on the war path! tongue.gif


Warpath?
ME?
On the warpath! as if? innocent.gif

*carefully stashes scythe out of sight*

I don't know what you mean Cath, I mean tall people? why should I worry about them once their knees are MINE!!!! evil.gif
Cath Sparrow
QUOTE (Forever Unknown @ Dec 29 2004, 01:48 AM)
QUOTE
*stops panicing and dons knee protection*

All the train booking websites are giving me the delightfully ambiguous error message that they either couldn't contact the reservation system or that particular journey was fully booked. Well done thetrainline.com, you've just proved that some people should never be allowed to work as web designers.

*continues panicing in a slightly clankier fashion*


I've found thetrainline.com to just be a bit crap of late. I don't think they understand that putting a date for January is actually for the next year, not this. They've kind of got ther Y2K bug for spastics.

Um. Anyway. No point me spamming up this thread, as I can't actually come...
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NOT COMMING!!!! *SULKS* sad.gif
Faerieryn
FU!!!????!!! You not coming?
Smiler
*Donning lots of big gold jewelry and gruffing up my voice* Why you not commin FU?

heehee see what I did there? wink.gif biggrin.gif
Forever Unknown
Oh. I feel so loved!

I just downright can't afford it, I'm 'fraid. Christmas has violently mugged me, and I had to buy a new phone after losing mine at the last meet. Plus, I'm in Derby for New Years and that's eating up my cashflow nicely, too.

I would love to come but sadly I'm poor. But I'm sure you lot will get nicely sloshed on my behalf.
Wyvern
We promise! biggrin.gif

*mourns for FU's non coming status*

Was so looking forward to meeting you!
Smiler
NNNNNNOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo We're gonna miss FU

Ah still got it in the New Year heehee

So sorry to hear your not coming sad.gif I'll make sure a drink or five are raised to you and other missing Matazonians
Faerieryn
Sorry to sound all organised and stuff but do we have an itinerary for the weekend yet? I need to know whether to shave my legs!
Cath Sparrow
From the meets I've been to it generally involves meet saturday lunch time ish go for food then live in pub for the rest of the weekend! tongue.gif
mooooooooooopo
Nyooooo! No FU sad.gif.

I finally gave up on thetrainline.co.uk since it's stilly giving me stupidly ambiguous error messages and because it's actually 20 quid cheaper to fly with easyjet.
Might have to give them a phonecall anyways in order to have a rant and to find out why their site isn't working.
snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle
Can I see raised hands from everyone who's staying at mine please?

Just so I know and can tidy things into appropriate heaps to make room for everyone wink.gif
mooooooooooopo
*raises hand snoowards*
Snugglebum the Destroyer
*raises hand tentatively*

However, there is a possibility that I can't come. sad.gif

I need a few days to recover from the Christmas excess and then I will let you know for sure.

If I do come, I need to bring a sleeping bag, yes?
Cath Sparrow
Snuggle you have to come we cant not have both of you!!!
Snugglebum the Destroyer
QUOTE
Snuggle you have to come we cant not have both of you!!!


I'm just waiting for the Christmas shite to calm down is all.
snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle
Yeah, a sleeping bag is good.

I don't need immediate answers, just at least the Wednesday before (19th) so I can get everything sorted.

*clings to Snuggs* hope recovery goes well smile.gif
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