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Meet 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:17 am
by Spawnsy

The very first meet was =EBS=' one year anniversary and my 30th birthday, so it stands to reason that this year is my 40th. With this in mind the Friday of the meet not be the meet, but will be my birthday party. We shall be going out for a curry as usual, but with the addition of some family and friends. We won't be going straight home afterwards either, we'll have drinks in town first. A little extra money for taxis and such will be required.

So, those who wish to celebrate with me, or those coming from abroad or afar on fri 17th PM me as soon as possible to confirm.

Please aim to arrive around 4pm, and absolutely no later than 7pm if you're coming on the Friday. If you would be later than that you'll have to go straight to the restaurant or meet up with us in town. Bring your I.D. if you're fortunate enough to appear to be under 25!

There will be a full BBQ provided for the main event [sat] at no cost, but if you'd like to voluntarily chip in that'd be great. I'll put a pot on a table somewhere. Let me know if you're a vegetarian.

The main event this year will be sat 18th of august [from 2pm] at my house. Please go home before 4pm on Sunday so that me and Rox can relax before going back to work!

Loughborough, Leicestershire, J23 M1.
Drive: to Bargain Booze, 9-11 Ling Rd, Loughborough LE11 2LW just off the big roundabout to get your drinks, then call or text for my address. Drivers please pm me for my number, I'm not going to publish it for obvious reasons. If you already know where you're going please give me at least 10 mins warning to make sure I'm not out picking someone up! Rox now works at the bargain booze close to us. Please feel free to go there for your alcohol. There is no discount available, but they're cheap anyway, and keeping them in profit keeps Rox in a job + brownie points!

Train: to Loughborough, Midland Mainline, Central Trains. I can collect people from the station. PM please.

Fly: to East Midlands Airport. A frequent, reliable bus service runs direct into town. It's the best option looking at this end of the journey, you'll have to balance it with the logistics your end.
The next closest airport is Birmingham, but the trains don't run direct from there to Spawnsy's. Billy and Stuj usually travel from that direction.
Luton airport is further away, but the train is direct.
A lift can be begged from Pxi if he's coming and not fully booked already, from Liverpool or Manchester.

The triple bunk is reserved for those crossing sea to get here. Bed with mattress, sleeping bag, towel, and pillow guaranteed for them only.

We have 3 camp beds which go in the room with the bunk. It's tight, but at least it's inside!

Bringing your own tent or booking a B+B are the best options for getting a decent spot to sleep. Camper vans welcome.

In keeping with our community spirit, everyone is expected to share their tent as necessary.

In addition to the beds, the floor and sofas in the living room give us room for about 12 in the house. The rest of the space is in the garden in tents. Small 2 and 3 man tents are best. Large ones have spaces between the bedroom compartments which waste space.

In total we can accommodate about 28 if we don't waste space and pitch tents carefully.

Whatever your plan, bring a sleeping bag and pillow, carrymat for inside, or inflatable mattress/camp bed if you're in a tent. The lawn is very uneven, and you will likely regret it if not. Bringing spares would be most appreciated.

You can websearch for b+b's if you prefer that option.

I have contacted The Cedars Hotel and asked permission to advertise and recommend them on our fourm.
Please book using their website directly, using the discount code I will give out on request.

If anyone would like to book a taxi while in town, please use our friend Rob's firm, NovaCab. 01509 215 868. leather seated jaguars available, and all the drivers wear hats! very posh!

Confirmed numbers are important this year because of the BBQ. Please give us as much notice as possible, and don't forget to say which days you wish to attend!

Any questions, I'll answer ofc.

I can't stress enough what a wonderful thing it is to meet you all. The meet makes our virtual a reality. ... tab=albums

Confirmed attendees.

Friday only/non-members
Jack in the Green!! The third of the original founding members completing the trio for the first time in many years.





24 non-members

Both days.
Spadgy (cedars)
Spriggsy (cedars)
Sarah [Mrs. Age]

Warganism (cedars)
Ellis Dee (cedars)
Doosdief (cedars)

Arnie (cedars)
Bluey (premier)

Eyzpick (premier)
Allana (cedars)


21 members
45 for curry friday.

Meet only.
Overzealous (cedars)
Bill (cedars)
Knightmorphed (hotel)
25 members plus Spawns, Rox, & Randa.

Re: Meet 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:26 am
by Spadgy
I'm there.

Re: Meet 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:29 am
by 0v3rz34l0u5
All being well, I should be able to stay this year!

Re: Meet 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:21 am
by Spriggs272
I'm there as well :D

EDIT: @Spadgy Am i getting you from the Airport again? :P

Re: Meet 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:35 am
by DarkDeamon
Once I've got next weekend and associated fallout dealt with, I'll speak with my boss and see if I can get leave booked.

Re: Meet 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:12 am
by Age.
Sounds awful. I'm out.

Re: Meet 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:46 pm
by twitch
Age you old fart...

I'll be there all being well..

Re: Meet 2018

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:32 pm
by WarGanisM
Going to try, and sort out my days off at work tomorrow(sunday). Plan to come for both. Hopefully will confirm soon :)

Re: Meet 2018

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:25 pm
by Projectblue
Woo. Spawnsy is 40! I may well attempt to make it for the Friday this year. I will of course, because I am old and my fat arse is used to comfort, be staying in one the finer places L'borough has to offer.

Re: Meet 2018

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:57 pm
by Spawnsy
good good.
post again when you know for sure guys. :)