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Re: Meet up.. Who's interested?

Babsy, you now live at the other end of Kent? Could meet you in Elmers end or Beckenham , but quite a trek for you..pm me

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Hiya 

Is there anything else arranged for this year? Moijan, we can still meet up even though I’ve moved. Tell me again where you can best and easiest get to via train and I will meet you there. Hubby is really great about driving me places so make sure it’s best for you. 

Barbara xx 

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Hi there ladies, yes, it was grand to meet up?,. Helen kindly dropped me at Reading and I got on a train within minutes

 

am in Grantham this weekend, visiting a friend who is terminally ill...was another long trek!

 

talk soon!

 

Moijanxx

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Hi lovely ladies, I really enjoyed our meet up too :-) - must do it again!

xxx

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Thank you, bonariensis! You were a real trooper, driving all that way, especially considering your home journey, too.

 

It was lovely meeting you all!

 

You had an epic journey, too Moijan! Hope you got home safely, and are managing to get plenty of rest today.

 

Well done, Helen and Carolyn for all the walking you both managed to do!

 

Hugs. Barton.x

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What a lovely day. I have a warm glow inside me. Thank you all for making it happen.

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Great meet up today ..it was nice to get together ..must do it again soon.
Xx Carolyn
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Hi ladies, am hoping to get there early, so am not sure yet what time. I understand there are txis. But I will test one of you if need be. 

 

Love, Moijanxx

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Sounds great meeting spot Barton.

Moijan, I'm happy to pick you up from the station if you let me know the time (and the station!) Helen

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Moijan, who is picking you up from the station? Helen, or bonariensis? Do they both know whats happening - a pm to each of them might be an idea!

 

Hugs. Barton.x

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Yes, Helen that is where I meant. If you come in the front doors nearest the Hobbycraft, the lifts are literally right there! There is a fairly large clear area at the top, with escalators and toilets too. And I think you can park really close if you have a blue badge. If you would rather meet somewhere else, please say!

 

Hugs. Barton.x

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Hi, im happy to say 11.30 but not sure exactly what time, will text you when im on the train, but obviously at least Helen will be driving, so ill understand if not everyone replies.

 

Also, im going to be dressed as a bellringer for warmth and convenience, so please dont expect a vogue model!

 

By the way, you recall i said they would prob arr my mri for 22nd? Well they have, so good its 15th. All i have to do now is keep well.....and hope theres not a train strike either!

 

Moijan

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Perfect, upstairs at the JL restaurant.. I've never been so just clarify for us Barton, shall we meet at the entrance to the restaurant which is upstairs inside JL?

hxx

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That sounds good, Helen. Will pm you and Moijan - have already sent Bonariensis my number, and Carolyn52 and I already have each others.

 

Hugs. Barton.x

 

Ps - I think meeting inside upstairs at the restaurant would be better, Helen. People might arrive by different entrances and we don't want to be waiting at opposite sides of JL's! Smiley LOL Besides, it'll be much warmer inside (depending on which door you mean, of course!).

 

 

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Great idea Barton. How about we agree a general time of 11.30 outside John Lewis but swap mobiles via PM so we can find each other, and earlier if wanted. 

 

Get PM-ing ladies xx

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Hello Helen, I'm totally flexible re time, but a lot of everyones travel will depend on traffic/trains, etc. I think the actual meetup time needs to be totally flexible. Would it work better if we all gave each other our mobile numbers (by private messaging, of course -DON'T put your mobile number on this thread!). We could perhaps aim for meeting around 11.30 - there is plenty to look at at Cribbs if anyone arrives early! I am always up for lunch, and I'm pretty sure Carolyn is too! Did we actually agree to meet upstairs in John Lewis outside the restaurant, or does someone have another preference? I honestly don't mind, but we all need to be sure of where we are meeting.

 

Hugs. Barton.x

 

PS - not trying to take over here, but as it's only a week away it would be better if we can sort some stuff out!

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Bristol meet up.. let's confirm it then, 15th October it is :-))))

 

Did we decide a time? Shall we have lunch? Just a reminder that I don't need pushing around in the chair as they have electric ones so I'll pick one up when I arrive. You'll know I'm coming from the sound of.crashing shop fittings and screaming shoppers... I'm rather lethal in an electric scooter !

 

i don't mind what time.. shall we say 11.30 or 12.00? Anyone other preferences ? 

 

How exciting, it's next weekend! Xxxx

 

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If 15/10 is ok, ill buy my ticket over the w/e.please confirm definitely.xxx

 

Moijanxx

 

(😎😍😄😀😃ps sod law I buy my ticket and get ill...but wont think about that..its only £35)

 

(Am due for an mri before 26th...bet hosp will do a Saturday clinic! But that could be either sat, so ill chance it. Mris at Marsden are fully booked...got an appyt today for th week after y nc visit!)

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If 15/10 is ok, ill buy my ticket over the w/e.please confirm definitely.xxx

 

Moijanxx

 

(😎😍😄😀😃ps sod law I buy my ticket and get ill...but wont think about that..its only £35)

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Just heard from Carolyn - she can do 15th. So, are we changing the date then for the Cribbs Causeway meetup?

 

Hugs. Barton.x

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Helen, I could do the 15th, but don't know about Carolyn. Will contact her to try to find out.

 

Hugs. Barton.x

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Bristol Meet Up - 15th is good for me too, or the 22nd. If we can all do 15th then sounds like better option :-)
So is it Barton, bonariensis, Moijan and Carolyn? Have I missed anyone?

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Hallo all. 15th is OK for me (I assume it's Bristol we're talking about) better actually. Since Brexit the whole country seems to be trying to funnel itself into Devon and Cornwall at holiday time. I will drive if we need to do a pick up from Bristol Temple Meads but  it takes me the best part of an hour to get to Exeter so if anyone else is offering that would be great. Bonariensis xx

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Sorry!! Been ultra busy and not checked in for a few days. I'm in bed upstairs and the diary is downstairs so promise to check avail for the 15th tomorrow :-)

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Hi there...has anyone heard from ?Helen?

was wondering if its still 22nd.......please confirm(15th or 22nd is fine

 

Moijanxx

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Hi Moijan

Sorry, I was away last week with OH so only just back into reply-mode!

12th could be difficult plus I have the next two days after that tied up with appointments and/or treatment.  Maybe the week after or the one after that?  However if that clashes with the other (Bristol?) meet up we can make it another week. Just say which might be best for you (and, you, Helen as well as any one else aiming to join in)

Nicky x

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Hi everyone.....found out ive gone completely Raving....15 th is ok for me after all! And Boneriesis pointed out that half term is 22nd..so am very happy to make it the 15th if thats what others would prefer...sorry for confusing things. Just let me know tho....(.spect Helen has now booked a London show.... Lol)

 

yes Helen and Nicky, lets change the 12 th.lets have a rethink....      

tho. My bloods can be done at 8.0 and then I could prob get there by lunch time.

 

 

Moijanxx

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Oh Spudgirl, sorry to read you have been back in hospital! Hope you are feeling better now. Good luck for the next Chemo.

 

Hugs. Barton.x

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Haha, Hiya Barton,
I couldn't sleep as I was on steroids as I had just had chemo on the Tuesday :-).

The day after that message I ended up in hospital again for a week because pneumonia kicked in again and then I became neutropenic. I don't think I've been back on here since then so I'm just catching up now :-) Chemo again tomorrow, so maybe there'll be some more middle-of-the-night posts ;-)
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Sorry for lack of input, have been away for a few days. Need to revisit train times and have a lityle think..,guess earlier would be better. Will have a look when i get home

 

,oijanxx

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That sounds good, bonariensis. Are you volunteering to drive then? That would be a help (haven't actually driven that far since having compression fractures in spine last Autumn). I can take a turn pushing a wheelchair for a while, though, as long as it's not too far!

 

Oh no! Just read your post about half term! Hadn't given it a thought! We might have to leave a little earlier, as Helen suggests! Carolyn is still up for 22nd, but still haven't had a reply from EJ81. I am seeing her on Monday (3rd), though, so will ask her then.

 

Hugs, and looking forward to meeting everyone!

 

Barton.x

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Moijan, I don't think the time has actually been set or anything - I was just making a suggestion. If you would like to suggest a different time, please do. It will, however, take me just over an hour (best to allow 1.5hrs just in case, allowing for traffic and possible loo stops!) to get there.

 

Hugs. Barton.x

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22nd to Bristol

 

if everyone is still up for it (have to get up a bit earlier perhaps cos of half term??!) then we have a plan and I have just seen that they do mobility scooters at the Causeway so I don't need a wheelchair pusher after all... You will have to keep out of my way though as I tend to mow people over and shop fittings too!

 

I can pick you up Moijan if needed..? I guess only issue is timing as wont know how bad traffic is till I get on the road. But I can leave at 9.00 now so should be there 10.30 unless mega delays. Let me know.

xx

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Dear Barton

22nd is the first day of half term round here. Do you think it will be a bad traffic day for the M5?

Bona

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Nicky and Moijan - Friday's are fine for me.. Chemo is Tuesday.. (Infact am sat with coldcap on right now)

 

And Basingstoke easy for me so happy to move to that if preferable. Whichever is fine with me. I have a disabled badge so can prob find somewhere to park. 

 

if you both have apps on 12th perhaps better to move?

x

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Hello all those interested in Bristol on 22nd

Bristol Parkway station would be the best for a pick up, close to Cribbs Causeway, easy to drive to and modern therefore ?accessible? but can do Bristol Temple Meads if no suitable trains.

I can push a wheelchair and tend not to belt round blind corners in the car.

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Actually, 

i too, have a blood test hat day plus a dental hygeinist appt, I musnt miss( they muddled all my appts)If I cant t get there on 12 th, would be very happy to zip  to basingstoke one Friday....that could be Helens chemo day?

or could see you at Guildford for afternoon tea...

the station/shops area isnt too bad Helen, but there may be a car par near the shops? Illhave a check when I can.

 

Moijan

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Barton, I note from goigling the shopping centre you mentioned that they do say which is the nearest station. And how to get from A-Bso iprob would get there earlier and mooch around the shops tilleveryone get thether. However, as we are mtti g in themiddle of the day, may need to leave a bit earlier than most to catch my train home againxx

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Hi

I should be able to make 12th in Guildford but do have a blood test that day. I can check to see if we are still on for meeting nearer the day and hopefully arrange my blood test to fit in. Although I know Guildford fairly well it's probably best that Helen suggests a meeting place as I see from the other postings on this thread that Helen has mobility problems and of course Guildford is very hilly!

Will wait to see what's suggested and will confirm nearer the date.

Nicky x

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OK, Helen, I have heard from bonariensis, and she can do 22nd. I have yet to hear from Ellie about the whole idea, but I think Carolyn is in for the 22nd too. Will confirm with everyone and get back to you. Helen, I could probably push a wheelchair for a little while, as long as it goes where you want it to (my fathers doesn't!).

 

Moijan, sorry, I'm not trying to be awkward but I really wouldn't be brave enough to drive into Bristol to try to find a station. However, bonariensis, I think, is offering to drive instead and she says she knows Bristol, so will get back to you on that, and Helen has also offered to pick you up from the station. Be careful, though, I think there are 2 stations in Bristol - be very specific about which one your train arrives at. Moijan, if we park where I am thinking we will park (and especially if anyone has a disabled badge- I don't) then we should be able to park very close to the entrance. There are escalators and lifts to the top floor of John Lewis.

 

As for time to meet, how about near lunchtime? Say, 11.30-12? It's not easy to be exact, what with traffic, train times, etc for all of us.

 

Hugs. Barton.x

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Helen, will have a go at pushing a wheelchair, but have really bad knees, they seem a little worse just now.

Hopefully we wont have to travel far by foot. But Barton, if Helen were to drive to the centre you mentioned, would it mean a lng walk frm the car patk? 

 

Helen, id probably get the train all the way there, because( thank you tho) im not a good passenger...shouted at p today because he belts around blind corners etc. actually got scared at one pint as the car felt out of control!..have bern looking at Bartons travel info, still need to plan my journey in detail bu 22nd is fine.

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Bristol.. 22nd sounds grand then. 

Barton, let us know about the others but whatever happens we 3 can meet. 

Moijan, I need a wheelchair (though can walk 50m but I get quickly out of puff).. So.. Are you able to push a wheelchair?! Sorry to ask.. Being a bit dosey.. I can pick you up from Bristol or even Reading if you fancy getting off there and continuing journey in my car... Completely up to you ;-) 

What About timing.. Are we meeting for lunch...? What time? Moijan you mentioned 9.47... Not sure I'll be able to leave before 9.30 as ex has to pick up kids :-)

 

 

guildford meet up - 12th is good for me :-)

Helen

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Helen, Barton, etc can do 22nd...or will try very hards to get there..just need to look at stations, but i guess soneone might be willing to colkect me from a station..? Cant face driving all that way just now.

 

Avrelia, i live near Reigate, but would be happy to meet you sonewhere in London one day, trains are pretty good( unless on strike)

 

 

 

Also happy to meet in Guildford as thats a straight train line from Reigate. Can do a wednesday 2time each three weeks Nicky..next werk is my werk off but am busy too, the following week is the onc, the week after, I could make, think thats the 12th. We could meet for lunch, couldnt we? And have a lovely chat. With anyone else who can make it.

 

Moijanx

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Hi

Im happy to meet up in Guildford - it will give me an excuse to go there and look around the shops 😊

A Wednesday is probably best for me as well as I generally don't have any medical appointments on Wednesdays so can be more sure about being able to be there.

I am busy next week, free almost all of the following week and then lots of appointments the week after that in case anyone wants to come up with a date? 

Nicky x

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Hello Helen, yes, I could do 22nd. I think at the moment Carolyn could too, but haven't heard from EJ81 or bonariensis yet.

 

Hugs. Barton.x

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Moijan, I'm sorry, but I have no idea about stations in or around Bristol. You want Cribbs Causeway, but I don't know if there is a station there. I have always driven, and can tell you which junction off the M5, but other than that I have no idea. Can you look at Google Maps for a station there, or just Google station, Cribbs Causeway?

 

Hugs. Barton.x

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Helen, is the meet up in London actually on 8th? I ve messed up as well
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Hi there, Moijan, whereabout do you live in London, it seems that you are really in my area, if Clapham Juncttion is an option for you. I am in Streatham

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Bristol... Moijan, Barton et al..

 

ive messed up and gone and booked a show in London for the 8th oct.. Sorry! Numpty brain.

Moijan - can you do Sunday's? Otherwise oct 22nd is ok for me.. How about you Barton.? And anyone else? 

 

 

Guildford - Nicky and Moijan... I can do a Wednesday - can you Nicky?

 

helen x

 

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Hi Nicky, could do Basingstoke, tho Guildford is quicker for me as would need to go to clapham junct to get the train.. helen was asking me about mid week meetings, i could do a Wed two weeks out of three, but one of those, after blood tests.

 

Avrelia, might be able to meet in London sometime...just 45 mins each way!.

 

Moijanx