Great to see you're as good a writer as ever and rather more prolific at the moment than you have been for some time! I now have fourteen tabs open with posts from your other blog, not all of which are "just" to see the comments, and should go and respond to some of them.
Invitations definitely not revoked! Looking forward to seeing you and meeting T. and M.
If you don't end up in Paris and need somewhere to stay from halfway through Monday to Wednesday, we've got a house that will by lying empty.
I meant invitations not revoked by then - eight weeks is a large window of opportunity for me to commit some unforgivable scandal in...
I've had universally good experiences taking baby to UK pubs, though it can be worth taking your own travel baby chair.
I used to hang out in Penderel's Oak a lot, and don't remember ever seeing babies in there! But then I was very, very drunk.
Nobody actually lives anywhere near the Penderel's Oak, though, hence its suitability for weekend meetings of large numbers of people who don't mind a tube trip. It can afford to be "family friendly" if the chance of a small child approaching within a mile of it is slim to bupkis.
Would be lovely to see you while you're chez Newham if poss.
I would like that! You will enjoy Magdalen, she is VERY fuzzy.
The question is, when can we fit in a Tube Walk? Sun 5th? Or even, *shock*, a weekday?
Ooh yes, that is an important consideration, isn't it. The problem with our three weeks is that they only have three weekends in them. I would concur that Sunday 5th September is probably the likeliest day!
How far down the alphabet have Tube Walks made it by now?!
The next one is Gunnersbury to Kew Gardens, so it should be quite a nice walk!
I should be in Oxford on 26th August and would love to see you and your family.
How did one of your first Canadian connections (read: me) end up in your Brit people lj?
It's not so much British and Canadian LJs as "old LJ" and "new LJ that I'm not sure is worth anyone's time to read yet"! Unless they're really interested in American Samoa for some reason.
I scanned through it - there is a lot of history in there, but hey - actual anecdotes wher eyou talk about life and family and stuff . . . that's new! ;-]
Wow, that almost looks organised.
We're around on the 26th and most of the 27th but we'll be heading off to Norfolk for the bank holiday.
To paraphrase a fez-wearing man, "It's called planning. I plan things now. Planning is cool."
I heard about the Norfolk weekender - perhaps some sort of Oxford social gathering can be arranged for the Thursday evening?
Arg, what a shame- we are
going to be crossing in the post (ie not in the right place) to see you at all. Bum. But great to hear you are travelling with Magdalen already (is she pronounced like the college?).
From a kid-pub-UK point of view- any pub that does food usually allows kids in, though they may ask you stay away from the saloon bar part (ie in a side room/food part/beer garden).
I was thrown out of one pub when I took scarysaxon
in there in a baby sling... But she was 4 days old at the time and asleep so I still don't get that one....
That would seem like a good idea.
I shall attempt to remember to calendar that fact :-) ('tis a verb)
Monday 30th's an excellent day for me as it's the bank holiday - would be great to see/meet the three of you!
I hadn't realised it was a Bank Holiday - such things work completely differently in Canada - but that is excellent good luck! I am looking forward to confirmation that babies do eventually learn to do things other than lie there and demand to be fed!
I'm around that weekend, and would like to see you/meet you all!
hmmm. i am in cornwall 29th aug - 6th sept, but if you manage to do something exciting / stay in london 7th / 8th i will try to say hello!
Even if we jet off somewhere exciting after the 4th we should probably be back in London by the 7th to make sure we don't miss our flight. Maybe there could be a farewell/good riddance event that evening?
2010-07-14 06:41 am (UTC)
sounds like a plan!
I'm currently living in Travelodges (Reading Central this evening). Can be in Oxford or London if pillars are involved.
We can make it to Reading Travelodge, just say the word, but maybe the pillars in Oxford or London would provide better lurking potential?
Thanks for the update. I'm really looking forward to seeing you.
Can you mail me with a bit more detail about your plans for Thursday 26th to Sunday 28th? As I said on FB, happy to host you for some of your Oxford period.
I will be at work on the Thursday and Friday unfortunately but blissfully free on the Saturday and Sunday.
Ooo!! I've just sent a pleading text to Mrs Owen to see if I can get a lift to Wales that weekend as it would be really lovely to see you, meet T and M too! Failing that trying to get down to Cress/Rob's would be next best and would have to arrange with them too...
Hope I get to see you guys :)
I want to see you too!!
Possible problems: I think Dylan & Kimberley are going camping before meeting us on the return leg of their trip, so I don't know when they're actually coming out... and Rob & Cress are on holiday until just after the date I suggested, so if we want to go to Birmingham we would probably have to come up from London, later in our itinerary. But surely we can find a way to all meet up!
Yeah, K text to say they're already in NW, so unless I drive over on me own, though don't want to encroach on your family time with your mum!
I could come over on the Saturday maybe? Find somewhere to camp near Fflint and then head over to Prestatyn to meet up with D&K on the Sunday as arranged?
Or, see about seeing you with Rob & Cress? We'll try arrange something... :)