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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:47 pm 
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I'm totally cool with somewhere more central...


Y'know, there's pretty much nowhere more central than Leicestershire!...erm, if you're just talking about England, that is. But it does have good rail and air links!

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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:00 pm 
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I really like the idea of bringing a group of PPKers with me to flat viewings and conducting group interviews.

I imagine it going a wee bit like this:

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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:01 pm 
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... But if it's somewhere that's cheap and fast enough to get the train to, I'm I might be able to make it.


Would somewhere like Manchester or Liverpool be close enough?

Are those places people'd be interested in? If we did Manchester Mendilian could look for somewhere to live too! I'd be pretty up for a weekend somewhere Northern but the only non-Olympic August weekend I'm free is the weekend of the 18th. Oh & it'd have to be cheap, I'm travelling so much this year that I can't really justify another trip unless it's cheap!

I could definitely do either of those. Manchester is better just because the trains are better. And the cheaper the better for me as well - I need to save money for American junk food in November.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:06 pm 
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I really like the idea of bringing a group of PPKers with me to flat viewings and conducting group interviews.


I'm sure we could work this into the wedding plans somehow.


*googles wedding venues in manchester*

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mendelian wrote:
I really like the idea of bringing a group of PPKers with me to flat viewings and conducting group interviews.

I imagine it going a wee bit like this:

like!

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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Hmph. I can't believe you didn't all jump at my fabulous suggestion. Wasted on you!

i very nearly mentioned my having never been north of Birmingham and that i would be interested in changing that. only problem is i don't have an idea of how much it would cost to get me up there from the south west.

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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:13 am 
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I'm happy going somewhere central!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:09 am 
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I've just been told my boss' hen night is 11th August, so aside from that weekend, the whole of august is good for me at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:37 am 
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The only weekend in August I can't do is the 25th. My boss is on holiday from the 24th, so if I need days off, I won't be able to take those days (the Fri or Mon).

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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:20 pm 
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Brighton's pretty central :)

Central is good, but the midlands really isn't a holiday destination (or that good for meals out).

The lake district is much more scenic, but travel by train is limited to Kendal and Penrith, both of which are just outside.

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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:00 am 
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I can't do the first weekend in August now. I have a ballroom competition on Sunday the 5th! eek!

The 17th/18th is looking like a good weekend???

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Y'all could come to Oxford and do snooty-patooty "Oxford" stuff here. :D

I'm a quiet PPKer these days, but would love to meet some other UKers.


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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:52 pm 
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I should be able to do that weekend, but I will be hungover (so will have to consume more to combat it)

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 4:47 pm 
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The lake district is much more scenic, but travel by train is limited to Kendal and Penrith, both of which are just outside.


Cumbria will have limited food options and tends to get a lot of rain.

How about the East Midlands, if only for Annie's Burger Shack!


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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
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I'm totally down with the East Midlands. I love Nottingham, and it looks like I can get there for about £70 return (depending on when it actually is, since I can only look into July for train tickets). I might even be able to convince Mike to come with me (though maybe I don't want to).

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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:21 am 
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I would love to meet some other UK PPK folks - I live in Manchester so somewhere central gets my vote :D But advance notice means trains aren't too pricey! :)

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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:28 am 
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Hello, I'm pretty new here and it looks as though I'm a little late to this party but, to give my two cents, I love the sound of a UK meet!

I live in the South but somewhere central would do nicely.


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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:21 am 
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So are we going for the weekend of 18 August? How are we deciding on a location? Do we need a poll? It looks like the two most popular locations are Manchester and Nottingham (unless I missed another serious suggestion). What do y'all think? I know August seems far off, but it's actually only 3 months away.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:49 am 
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Realistically, I think all of August is out for me. Boo! Maybe next year.

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 Post subject: Re: PPK UK Gathering 2012
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 2:49 pm 
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If the weekend is right you could come sleep on my floor / camp in my garden. People born in Stoke like to defend it as being close to good places. When I ask why they don't just live in good places they go quiet. But there is alcohol and Indian food and proximity to good places. And ceramics.

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 3:17 pm 
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