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Re: Forumites Meet Up - 20 August

Postby Sally H » 04 Aug 2016, 19:52

Just to say I called Salters Steamers this morning to check about their boat trips for 20 August and was advised for us to consider a trip from Henley on Thames that day - they are definitely running two 45 minute trips along the Regatta route to Temple Island (£6.50) at both 2.15 and 3.15 pm. It seems three boats will be used for weddings from Marlow that day and they may have a fourth but can't confirm until later next week.

In Henley, the boats go from Mill Meadows, the landing stage next to the public riverside area close to the River and Rowing Museum - parking available and also at Henley station which is adjacent. Website provides detil - www.saltersteamers.co.uk.

Having had a brief look at potential pubs for lunch, The Anchor in Friday Street (www.theanchorhenley.co.uk) has recently been completely refurbished and has a covered garden and nice bar area - both welcoming dogs. It is also a 6 minute walk from Mill Meadows.

Appreciate this proposes a change of plan slightly, but wondered if this appeals - Henley is a lovely town and if the weather is good we could also take in a walk. If not, the River and Rowing Museum is definitely worth a visit.

Any interest? This is the list of people who expressed interest before.

Julie 2
Eddie 2
Daisy 2?
Francis2?
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Nigel 2?
Courtney 1?
Katherine
Sally 1

Tony?
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Re: Forumites Meet Up in August?

Postby Eddie Muir » 04 Aug 2016, 21:09

It all sounds great, Sally, but I'm not sure if Chick and I will be able to make it after all. August is proving to be a far busier month for us than anticipated, and so I'm afraid it will be a last minute decision whether we are able to make it.
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Re: Forumites Meet Up in August?

Postby Lucky Star » 04 Aug 2016, 21:16

I regret to say it doesn't look like I can come. 20th August is right on top of my parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary and I will probably still be in Ireland that weekend. :cry: Why does everything have to always happen at the same time? :roll:
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Re: Forumites Meet Up in August?

Postby Daisy » 04 Aug 2016, 23:08

And I was always doubtful about re-scheduling and we have decided we can't really manage it. So sorry Sally and everyone.
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Re: Forumites Meet Up in August?

Postby Moonraker » 05 Aug 2016, 10:04

I'm really sorry Sally - especially when you have gone to the trouble of contacting the boat firm - but that we are already committed that weekend. Like Eddie, August is jam-packed for us too. In fact, I don;t think we have a free weekend until October. How on earth did I ever find the time to go to work?!

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Re: Forumites Meet Up in August?

Postby Eddie Muir » 05 Aug 2016, 13:46

Moonraker wrote: How on earth did I ever find the time to go to work?!

My feeling entirely, Nigel. :lol:
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Re: Forumites Meet Up in August?

Postby Sally H » 05 Aug 2016, 19:27

Sounds like we should cancel this one then - hopefully we will be able to meet up in May next year.
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Re: Forumites Meet Up in August?

Postby Francis » 05 Aug 2016, 20:30

If it does go ahead, Sally, Izzy and I are both available. I am sorry that your hard work has not been rewarded by a meet-up. I am sure we all appreciate what you have done to set things up this year.
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Re: Forumites Meet Up in August?

Postby Sally H » 05 Aug 2016, 20:52

Thanks Francis but I don't think there is much appetite for this. Exbury Gardens should be a good option - providing it's not raining of course, but that is always the case.
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Re: Forumites Meet Up in August?

Postby Francis » 05 Aug 2016, 21:07

It's always disappointing when we don't get to meet-up and chat but we've had some great events in the past to remember.
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Re: Forumites Meet Up in August?

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 06 Aug 2016, 08:47

It's sad that the Henley Regatta, was on the weekend when we chose to go in the first place, but these things happen, so let's not worry too much.

We can all meet up next year at Exbury Gardens, and I'm sure we'll have a fab day, regardless of the weather, it's the company that counts.

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