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A4A get-together 2014
« on: April 23, 2014, 08:21:55 »
Would anyone be up for another meeting this year?  :wave:

We had such a good time last year and I would love to do it again.

You are more than welcome to come here to Birmingham for it, or somewhere
else if people prefer.

Betty
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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 08:42:36 »
Unfortunately we can only press the 'Like' button once.  So yes, please Squash - Like, Like and Like.  We had such a lovely time last year - thank you for offering to have us again  :wave:

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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014, 10:09:03 »
 :icon_cheers:    I would love another get together like last year, Betty.  It was a lovely day and so good to meet you and everyone else.

What dates have you in mind, Betty? 

John and I have already made arrangements to visit our elderly friend again who lives at Walmsley near Walsall and have already booked caravan sites at Birmingham and Shatterford near Bewdley.  Both are within travelling distance of Walsall Road Allotments.  We will be coming up on 14th July and returning 22nd July.  We may be able to extend or alter these dates if necessary, but at the end of the day, it is really up to you Betty to set a date that is convenient for you.   

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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 10:15:19 »
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Oh yes...sounds good to me! ...and sooner we have plan together..sooner I can start propagating 'something'...again.. :glasses9:

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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 10:20:56 »
I'm so glad people are interested again!   :toothy10:

Shall we go for Saturday 19th July?
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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 10:48:03 »
I'm so glad people are interested again!   :toothy10:

Shall we go for Saturday 19th July?

 :icon_thumright: from me...

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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2014, 10:55:35 »
I'm so glad people are interested again!   :toothy10:

Shall we go for Saturday 19th July?

Excellent as far as John and I are concerned, so please count us in.    Yipee!!   :icon_cheers: :icon_cheers: :icon_cheers:

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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2014, 14:28:27 »
What a good idea Betty!  Why am I so far away?  :sad10: :sad10: :sad10:
Maybe I should see if Ryanair still have cheap flights to East Midlands airport? :)
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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2014, 17:16:23 »
Sounds good to me :icon_cheers:
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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2014, 21:18:28 »
Hi All,

Yes please !!!! Harriet would love to meet you all again :)   :blob7:

For info the premier inn sale started today :)

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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2014, 07:21:14 »
Sounds a great idea

But 19th July is the first day of the school holidays for many so the traffic may be horrendous.

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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2014, 10:53:44 »
Sounds a great idea

But 19th July is the first day of the school holidays for many so the traffic may be horrendous.

The proposed date is exactly one year on from last year! 

Most schools break up the following week.  The last day of term for my grandchildren in Hampshire is Wednesday 23rd, the same as London.  It varies from County to County, so I don't think the traffic will be as bad as it is before the Spring Bank Holiday when school children throughout the country break up on the same day. 

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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2014, 11:35:47 »
Me too please.

If I can remember where it is from last time.

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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2014, 13:14:32 »
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If I can remember where it is from last time.

I can remember where it is it was getting there which stumped me, I got sent off an a diversion and ended up miles away in the wrong direction.

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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2014, 13:18:53 »
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If I can remember where it is from last time.

I can remember where it is it was getting there which stumped me, I got sent off an a diversion and ended up miles away in the wrong direction.

Ah...it will be second time lucky then... :icon_cheers:

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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2014, 13:36:16 »
I'm so glad that many of last year's group are coming again.  I have a terrible
memory for faces so I'll have to study the photos to remind myself who you are!

I think we are fairly easy to find.  There is a map on our home page www.growit.btck.co.uk
but please ask me if it doesn't help.  Many people manage to find their way to Church
Road but then miss the turning to the allotments!   Maybe I could fix a bunch of balloons
to the beginning of the drive. One year I put a scarecrow there and it got nicked!

Shall we all bring something to share for lunch?  Last year's was really special.
We will provide hot and cold drinks.

For those who haven't been before, you can drive onto the site and park near where
will will meet.  We have toilets, a kitchen and lots of indoor space in case of bad
weather.  I might put a couple of gazebos up this year. The roadways are in fairly
good condition so are suitable for wheelchairs.

Last year we had lovely plants and packets of seeds to help ourselves to and we
could do the same again this time if you want to.

I'm really looking forward to it.  :wave:
Betty
Walsall Road Allotments
Birmingham

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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2014, 09:38:10 »
Shall we all bring something to share for lunch?  Last year's was really special.
We will provide hot and cold drinks.

Definitely Betty!  Last year's lunch was excellent.  It is very kind of you to provide hot and cold drinks. 

Do you still have the name tags?  I think we handed them back. 





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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2014, 10:45:45 »
Wish I could join you all for the meet up, but sadly I can't. I'll be reading with interest though and enjoying the day from afar, can't wait for the pictures  :toothy10:
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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2014, 19:54:29 »
I've just seen this thread. I would have suggested a different venue would be nice,  but really enjoyed last year's get-together so would love to come again. Thanks, Betty!


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Re: A4A get-together 2014
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2014, 19:28:56 »
What food shall I bring?

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