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organising a meet up - waving at wooley & tetty!

(63 Posts)
turkeyboots Thu 16-Feb-12 09:57:25

Prompted by the looking for a friend thread, where 3 of us are in or near Swindon.. but the more the merrier!

Who's in?

RubyCharlie Thu 16-Feb-12 19:24:21

I'm near Swindon too

TettyLouBar Thu 16-Feb-12 19:53:16

Hellooooo! Found ya! I'm up for a meet to! smile

VeryHungryKatypillar Thu 16-Feb-12 19:57:44

Ooh, hello fellow Swindon-ish people, I'm here too! I wonder if I know any of you?!

I'm in.
<clicks post message nervously>

turkeyboots Thu 16-Feb-12 20:02:51

Hello everyone!

Shall we pick a date? And any suggestions for a location? After 3 years here I still barely know the place.

Coffee or booze? That's an important question!

VeryHungryKatypillar Thu 16-Feb-12 20:07:27

Old Town good for both booze and coffee. Fair amount of choice. I don't mind either, although coffee might be easier for me personally so I don't need to coordinate free evenings with DH... Happy to go with flow. Will check back later, off out shortly.

TettyLouBar Fri 17-Feb-12 08:24:15

What about coffee this time and booze to follow soon? grin

I'll have to bring DD2 as she's only 1, but I'm free tues, wed or thurs mornings as DD1 in preschool.

we could meet somewhere in Swindon?

VeryHungryKatypillar Fri 17-Feb-12 08:40:14

Sounds like a plan - I'll have to bring DD2 too, she's 8mo. I'm free tues, weds and thurs as a rule too (DD1 also in preschool!). turkeyboots, RubyCharlie that any good for you? Can you do daytime?

How about meeting in the coffee shop bit of the Deli on Wood street in Swindon's Old Town?

turkeyboots Fri 17-Feb-12 09:29:59

That sounds like a plan. I can do Thurs or Fri morning, but only for an hour or so as need to do some work. Or Saturdays suit me, but woul have DD (5) and DS (2) with me.

VeryHungryKatypillar Fri 17-Feb-12 12:47:14

Thurs 1st or 8th March then? Is 10am ish okay to fit your work around turkeyboots or are you a bit restricted??

turkeyboots Fri 17-Feb-12 13:43:45

I can't do the 1st, but the 8th suits me. 10am is fine.

What is the Deli on Wood St called? Think I know where that is.

VeryHungryKatypillar Fri 17-Feb-12 16:11:28

Cool. 8th ok for you TettyLou? RubyCharlie, might you be able to make it??

Deli is Balula's. Wood street is the one-way street in Old Town, best to park in the pay and display behind the Co-op and go through the alleyway to get to Wood Street.

RubyCharlie Sat 18-Feb-12 17:38:55

Hi sorry, tho Swindon is my nearest big town I'm still a bit too far away from rest of you I'm afraid sad I'm nearer Chippenham and Melksham. Thanks anyway smile

turkeyboots Mon 20-Feb-12 17:13:33

Bumping in case anyone else wants to join us!

TettyLouBar Mon 20-Feb-12 19:25:36

Hi I'm back - had a crazy busy weekend! Sorry for delay in replying to you all.
8th suits me too! smile
Don't know old town at all well though. I'll have a go at finding the Deli though. Wood Street?

Ruby I come in to chippenham quite a lot - I'll meet you?

VeryHungryKatypillar Tue 21-Feb-12 19:19:35

Well that's three of us then - any more Swindon/surrounds mners out there?

Old Town is not huge, you'll be fine!

TettyLouBar Thu 23-Feb-12 11:45:56

Thats done then. See you next week girls. I'll be wearing a MN scarf - no really blush

turkeyboots Sun 26-Feb-12 13:39:26

I'll be the red head, for those who won't recognise the MN scarf.

TettyLouBar Wed 07-Mar-12 19:21:57

Are we still up for meeting tomorrow then girls?

TettyLouBar Wed 07-Mar-12 21:07:03

I'm gutted to inform you I can't come tomorrow now, just found out we have an important delivery coming tomorrow and I have to wait in all flippin day. sad
sorry guys

VeryHungryKatypillar Thu 08-Mar-12 07:58:59

Oh no! Turkeyboots - do you want to rearrange? I know you've work to do, I'm on mat leave until May so can be fairly flexible...
If I don't hear back from you I'll head on up to Old Town in a bit!

Kellamity Thu 08-Mar-12 08:02:03

Oooh I live nearby! I can't make today but let me know when you're meeting up again and I'll tag along!

Kellamity Thu 08-Mar-12 08:03:25

Ruby - I'm very near Chippenham, in fact my dcs go to school in Chippenham! Give me a shout if you fancy a Starbucks coffee sometime smile

turkeyboots Thu 08-Mar-12 08:09:39

Good thing I checked! I can do Thurs pm or Fri next week, but will have DS (2) with me.

How is that for everyone? Otherwise Saturdays after 11 suit me well.

TettyLouBar Thu 08-Mar-12 08:13:22

Fri next week sounds good to me if you decide to rearrange. Sorry again for pulling out last minute. sad
Really looking forward to meeting you all smile

VeryHungryKatypillar Thu 08-Mar-12 08:15:32

Thurs next week ok with me too, Friday not good as we have visitors. Saturdays generally would be crazy as would have both DC's with me, unless we met for a quick coffee at 11ish?

VeryHungryKatypillar Thu 08-Mar-12 08:16:41

Meant to say, are they any good for you TLB and Kellamity?
<seriously considers investing in MN scarf>

Kellamity Thu 08-Mar-12 08:19:17

I can do Fri morning next week. Afternoons in Swindon are more difficult as I have the school run in Chippenham to do. I pick DD up from nursery at 1pm so will have to leave about 12.30.

And I do have a MN scarf blush

Kellamity Thu 08-Mar-12 08:19:49

Ah sorry just saw that you can't do Fri morning!

TettyLouBar Thu 08-Mar-12 11:21:23

I can do thurs next week too smile

VeryHungryKatypillar Thu 08-Mar-12 17:34:39

Ah pants, just realised I can't do thurs pm, only am. Hmm. This isn't easy is it? How about the week after? I can do Tues to Thurs that week.

mnistooaddictive Thu 08-Mar-12 18:23:30

Can I come? I am in Swindon too.

TettyLouBar Thu 08-Mar-12 19:48:02

I'm free pretty much any day that week Katypillar smile

welcome mnistooaddictive join us! wink

turkeyboots Fri 09-Mar-12 12:31:54

I can do tues or wed on the week of the 19th.

VeryHungryKatypillar Mon 12-Mar-12 20:08:29

Shall we go for the Wednesday 21st then? Same time and place?

TettyLouBar Fri 16-Mar-12 16:57:12

Sounds good to me! wink

doblet Sun 18-Mar-12 20:38:43

I can't come this week but please let us know if you meet again

mnistooaddictive Mon 19-Mar-12 04:29:23

I can't make it but would like to come a different time.

VeryHungryKatypillar Mon 19-Mar-12 09:09:07

So tomorrow is a possible - turkeyboots?
mnistooaddictive - you were up vv early, was that by choice or DC inflicted?

VeryHungryKatypillar Mon 19-Mar-12 10:43:33

oops, I mean Wednesday, not tomorrow blush

mnistooaddictive Mon 19-Mar-12 12:52:40

Insomnia unfortunately!

turkeyboots Tue 20-Mar-12 06:21:55

I can do Wed morning. See you then!

VeryHungryKatypillar Tue 20-Mar-12 11:00:46

See you then tb & tlb!
(you have my sympathy mnistooaddictive insomnia is no fun, not even with mn to get you through it!)

turkeyboots Wed 21-Mar-12 11:49:51

Tetty - hope all is okay? Katy and I missed you this morning.

Katy - was lovely to meet you and your very cute DD!

Shall we try to find another date which suits everyone? My next few weeks are horrible, with loads of travel, but can try to fit round others availability. But am usually free on a Sat if anyone needs coffee!

VeryHungryKatypillar Wed 21-Mar-12 16:11:49

Good to meet you too! Come on everyone - when would be best for another meet up?

mnistooaddictive Wed 21-Mar-12 17:09:00

For me, it would be best to wait until after Easter holidays, Tuesday or Thursday mornings are best.

TettyLouBar Wed 21-Mar-12 21:18:50

OMG - Ive just signed in to check that it's all still on for tomorrow!?!?! confused
I am so sorry. I was all ready to come tomorrow at 10am. blush
I even had it down on the calendar as Thurs. sad

I am definitely up for meeting whenever the next meeting time is arranged. I'm so sorry again. I'm gutted I missed it.
Baby brain strikes again sad

TettyLouBar Wed 21-Mar-12 21:19:34

Any day is good for me really. (as long as I get the right one) blush

Melawen Fri 30-Mar-12 21:59:01

Hello, I'm a bit late to this conversation as I've only just realised that there is a local section to Mumsnet but I live in Bassett and would love to meet more people.

Am currently at my parents near Hastings for the Easter fortnight but will be back eventually!


brafullofcrumbs Tue 17-Apr-12 08:15:59

I'd be interested in a Swindon meet up too, I have an 18month ds and am usually free mon pm, tues and weds.

turkeyboots Fri 20-Apr-12 14:26:33

So shall we try again? How about Thurs or Friday morning 3 or 4th May?

Melawen Fri 20-Apr-12 16:49:55

Thursday 3rd May works for me!

turkeyboots Sat 21-Apr-12 12:48:37

Anyone else?

turkeyboots Sun 22-Apr-12 15:44:14


mnistooaddictive Sun 22-Apr-12 15:47:29

Sounds good to me- when and where?

turkeyboots Sun 22-Apr-12 15:51:21

Thursday 3rd May, 10am ok?

We went to Belua in old town last time, can do there again, unless you fancy somewhere else?

Melawen Wed 25-Apr-12 10:59:37

I wasn't there last time but happy to try Belua - not been there before! Is anyone else going to turn up?

Tsarita Wed 02-May-12 16:48:49

Is this still on?

turkeyboots Thu 03-May-12 09:31:23

I'll be there! See you soon!

turkeyboots Thu 03-May-12 10:24:28

I came, had a nice coffee and have to go back to work now.

Oh well.

mnistooaddictive Thu 03-May-12 16:33:18

Sorry, as noone said they were definitely coming I didn't either!

Melawen Thu 03-May-12 17:44:30

So sorry - I assumed it wasn't happening! blush

turkeyboots Thu 03-May-12 20:03:10

Oh well, next time!

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