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Post: # 11116Post gunners71uk
Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:01 am

what about meeting up somewhere once a year for a weekend i dont make friends easy and this site has been very good for advice and friendship.i live nr sheffield so some where central would be good or a one night stop over i can sleep in a tent or allotment shed lol. i can get to bristol if needed as my mum dad have a little flat at tewkes bury which aint far away but no room there,
errrrr i dunno what be central for nev!!!!!

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Post: # 11117Post Shirley
Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:05 am

Hi Gunners

It's a great idea - and perhaps we could rotate the venue so that it was held in a different place each time - thus making it fair to everyone travelwise.....

There are various green/farming/smallholding/gardening events throughout the year and around the country - perhaps we could list these and have mini-meets at these too.
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Post: # 11124Post Tigerhair
Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:54 am

We would love to be involved... and have a LARGE caravan so could put up people in the awning (with one or two extra kiddies inside!).

We'd be happy to travel in the UK.
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Post: # 11129Post Wombat
Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:06 am

I've had my go I'm afraid and don't know when I will be back! :cry:

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Post: # 11136Post gunners71uk
Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:19 pm

grrrrreat see how much more feedback we get i think the first time should be at an event or on a farm or small holding.i would like us tohare and cook together, 2 barbys one veggie one carnivour. so we need
a weekend or date
a venue(anyone got a farm?
or all turn up at one of those ecology type working weekends
any other ideas

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Post: # 11137Post Millymollymandy
Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:20 pm

I thought you were in Nottinghamshire, Gunners? Or are there two Worksops? Or am I getting very confused? :shock: Because my in-laws live close to Worksop (I think) which is close to Mansfield. Or perhaps Notts is close to Sheffield?! Shall I just shut up and look at a map?!!

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Post: # 11154Post gunners71uk
Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:30 pm

well milly i live in worksop notts which is nr sheffield 20 miles nr mansfield about 20 miles and nr nottingham about thirty miles idont drive these are all guesses!,hope this clarifies your enquiry milly molly mandy sweet sugar candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

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Post: # 11162Post The Chili Monster
Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:31 pm

a superb suggestion, Gunners! :wav:
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Post: # 11196Post ina
Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:53 pm

Well, Shirlz and myself have started with a mini-meet already... Plus the slightly bigger one in London. Yes, I'd love to meet more people!

As I told Andy last year (when he was still planning his round Britain cycle trip), I can put up a few people - the more, the less comfortable... So if anybody wants a bit of a "taste of Scotland" (seems to be a tourist board slogan, I think?), you are welcome. But finding an event to go to is a good idea, too.

In that context, the map as suggested by Shirlz would come in handy! We could just put a ruler to it and determine where the centre of selfsufficientish-land is, and aim for somewhere near there.
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Post: # 11199Post Andy Hamilton
Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:58 pm

I had my 30th birthday here it is a campsite with a woodland that is run as a charitable trust, so all camping costs pay for the woodland. It is a beautiful place too, otherwise I could get up to Nottingham and stay with mates if that is more central. - I guess we could see who definetly wants to come and work out the best location for all of us.
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Post: # 11202Post Shirley
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:02 pm

taking the meet to one of the gatherings would be a good way to get the selfsufficientish name noticed!!!!

There is the Big Green Gathering but that's down south... Andy... want me to set up the frappr map temporarily? You could always transfer the info from there to anything else you come up with.
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Post: # 11204Post ina
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:06 pm

Have you got any more info on the Big Green? First time I've heard about it.
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Post: # 11205Post Tigerhair
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:06 pm

We're happy wherever - and that place looks lovely, Andy.
Tigz x

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Post: # 11208Post Shirley
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:11 pm

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Post: # 11214Post ina
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:31 pm

Cheers, Shirley (well, should have thought of that myself, the name is pretty obvious, isn't it... :oops: )
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