Not sure if I've pressed the right button or not 😁
I'm 43, travelling from Wakefield tomorrow morning and looking forward to a bed all to myself, a decent sleep (please!) & meeting you all ☺
I've just finished active treatment last week so I am looking forward to moving on with life xxx
Not sure about swimming, might not even have a cozzie!
Be happy to sit in the bar and drink gin 🍸
See you tomorrow xxxx
Have arrived. Thinking of getting changed and trying out the gym/pool area. Hopefully see some of you later. Xx
I can’t go for a swim as it’s only 3 weeks since surgery. So no swimsuit being packed for me.
I am going casual for dinner. Jeans and a summery top (even though it feels like winter).
Only one more sleep to go. Looking forward to meeting everyone x
It’s nearly time ladies, still slightly nervous but we all in the same boat, I’ve just checked and won’t be able to swim as only had a tattoo done a week ago & they advise you not to swim for 2 weeks, may take my swimsuit and sit on side, I’ll see but going to take my gym stuff and if I’m feeling crazy at all, I could do a workout 😂😂 or maybe not.
safe journey to you all and see you in the morning
Hi everyone, I will be travelling from Lincoln and am looking forward to meeting you all and chatting, although nervous!
See you all Friday
It sounds like we're all feeling a little nervous, so at least we're all in the same boat!
Hope my swimsuit fits me!
I'm looking forward to meeting you all. A bit nervous as I'm not particularly good at social situations. Am packing my swimsuit. I'll be travelling down from Leeds on Friday morning - although it does mean I will have to get up earlier than I have been. Fingers crossed.
I’m really looking forward to this weekend but also a bit nervous. I’ll be a bit late on Friday if I can’t change the time for a nurse appointment. Looking forward to a swim without a 2 year old 🙈
I'm Sarah ...maybe the geriatric amongst us at the grand old age of 45!
I’m not staying over but I’m looking forward to meeting you all!😊
Im looking forward to meeting everyone too
Is anyone else bringing someone else with them? I only had my latest round of chemo last week so my hubby is driving me and staying over to save having to go all the way home and back again the next day as we have quite a drive. He’s happy to be ditched as soon as we get there though and do his own thing! He doesn’t want to cramp my style 🤣
The event finishes at 16:30 on Friday so there's a couple of hours free time before dinner (BBC weather says a little sunshine at 17:00!).
Feel free to wear whatever you feel comfortable in for dinner - some people change some don't - completely up to you.
See you Friday
Carlisle isn't so far from home - I'm travelling down from Ravenglass on the Thursday too and staying over near the Arena....I thought I'd go to cinema since I was on my own! Yeah the forecast isn't looking so great!!!
See you Friday!
Hi everyone, really looking forward to meeting you all! I’m travelling down from Carlisle a day early and will be staying at the hotel on Thursday evening. I lived in Sheffield for most of my 20s (I’m 34) and am hoping to go for a lovely big wander across the city on Thursday afternoon to relive some memories but looks like it’s going to be chucking it down! I wasn’t planning on bringing my swimsuit because oncologist says no swimming but I might need it...........
I’m 43 as well, I’m taking my swimsuit, quite fancy a swim 😂 also will take smart casual clothes for the Friday night
love Michelle x
Hi, I’m 41 so not far behind you. I only finished chemo on the 31 May so don’t know if I’ll be able to swim? Perhaps I’ll pack my costume and just dip my feet in!
See you Friday xx
I've just scraped in on the age range....I'm 43. I'll probably be one of the oldest there. Gulp! I've decided on smart casual for the evening. And yes, I'm hoping to get a little swim in at some point and make use of the pool! X
Hi, I wasn’t sure what would happen in the evening either. Thinking the gym/pool or whatever everyone else is doing. Looking forward to finally meeting women who are closer in age to me 😬 x
I’m from Sheffield too but I am staying over - good chance for a lie in when you have a toddler, haha!! I’m really looking forward to this event! It’s so good to meet people who ‘get it’. I’m arriving a bit later on Fri morning as we’re travelling back from Center Parcs - it’s our Willow break. Got here today and it’s gorgeous so far!! Just what we needed after finishing chemo 3 weeks ago...
no one be worried about coming on their own! I’m really looking forward to chatting with people!
I’ve packed posh/casual for the night - pretty midi skirt but with my trainers... packed my wig but I’m more comfy in headscarves... see you all Friday!! Xxxx
What happens in the evening? I know we have dinner...do we have it altogether and what's everyone wearing?! Is it a dress up thing? I've put on weight since my chemo/drugs so not a lot seems to fit me anymore!! Are we going smart/casual?! X
I am really looking forward to the event this week and meeting you all
See you on Friday!
Really looking forward to this. I will be coming on my own and looking forward to meeting you all.
Will be a much needed respite away from homelife.
See you all Friday 😘
I am a bit nervous about coming on my own too but reassured by the previous comments.
i am looking forward to having a whole bed to myself as i usually get woken up by either my 2 or 6 year old!!!
see you Friday
Hi everyone, I live in Sheffield so am not staying over (as it's also my daughter's 11th birthday on Friday!) but hope I don't miss out on too much fun! Looking forward to meeting you all.
Yes I’m coming on my own and very nervous but pleased to be attending and meeting some lovely ladies
see you Friday
What a really good idea. I will be attending on my own and I must admit, I'm a tad nervous! I'm coming down on Thursday cos I'm travelling quite a way to attend. Really looking forward to it tho and meeting people.
Love Dawn x
Younger Women Together in Sheffield
Booked a place on the Younger Women’s Forum in Sheffield but worried about going alone?
Every year we receive queries from women, including concerns about coming along to the Forum on their own. Feedback from previous forums has said how helpful it was to talk on the Forums before the event.
This thread is a chance for you to say hello and “meet” others attending the Forum. I will check in regularly and if you have any questions do let me know and I will do my best to answer them.
Look forward to meeting you at the weekend.