UK Gathering – Date Confirmed!

Good morning people! Thank you for your patience in waiting for the much anticipated UK Gathering date. Miss FFBF has been seriously bugged over the last 2 weeks. I’ve been like a five year old kid in the back seat of a car asking if we’re there yet. 

“Do you know which weekends you have free?” 
“Do you know yet?”
“Have you talked to your boss?”
“What are you doing with that hammer?”

I’m pleased to say that we now have it. Get your diary’s out, check your schedules and book this date and time in:

Saturday 21st March 2015 – 10am


I’ve suggested a slightly earlier time than the New Year Gathering to get a bit more time in before lunch. You can of course arrive at any time you like! But for those of you that are keen to make the most of the day (or with shorter commutes) this seems a reasonable time to start proceedings. I plan on stopping overnight with Miss FFBF in Stratford. I don’t want to feel a rush to get back home and I’d like to have the full experience. With that said, if I’m the only person stopping over that’s just fine by me, as Miss FFBF and I can have a nice evening together. If anyone or all of you want to stop for the evening, you are of course welcome! I’ve not looked into hotels/B&B’s yet, but I will let you know where we’re stopping when we know closer to the time. 

The location is yet to be confirmed. Darren (who I met on the New Year Gathering) is local to the area so I’ll be seeking some suggestions from him. My thoughts were to find a fairly quiet spot, just outside the centre, with a pub/cafe close by, where we can all chat and relax. There’s no agenda, I just want to organise a time, date and location and let the rest happen. I suppose that might be a slight fib. My agenda is to meet as many of you fellow Bloggers and readers as possible, to meet you in person, to listen to your stories and experiences, to be motivated and inspired, and most importantly……. to have a bloody good time!

I hope this date works for you, and please accept my apologies if you can’t make it. Inevitably there will be people that can’t make the date. I hope from the back of this gathering we can turn it into a semi-regular thing. Why not have a Spring, Summer and Autumn Gathering? We can select different spots for each one and if you can’t make a particular one, there’s always the chance of coming to the next one. 

So, what do we think? Are you interested? Can you make it? Are you excited? All thoughts welcome!

I look forward to meeting you in person on the 21st March!

0 Comments

  • Theres Value

    Reply Reply 21st January 2015

    YES, I'll be there ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to it.

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply 21st January 2015

    That date suits me so I will be there. It is a 400 mile round trip so I will most likely stay over and make a weekend of it.

    Richard

  • The Big Monkey

    Reply Reply 21st January 2015

    Hi Huw,

    Myself and the good lady have scribbled the date into the diary.

    Iโ€™ll check out suitable locations etc in the next few weeks.

    TBM

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 21st January 2015

    Hi TBM,

    Great news! I'm looking forward to seeing you again and introducing you to Miss FFBF. Brush up on that Swedish!

    I'll catch up with you in the next fe weeks about locations etc. I'd love to get your input.

    Speak soon
    Huw

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 21st January 2015

    Fantastic news!

    I look forward to meeting you person. I'll keep you posted with details.

    Cheers
    Huw

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 21st January 2015

    Hi Richard,

    Great news! I'm especially impressed with the commitment shown in the commute. You might win the longest drive award. Thank you for taking the time to attend the gathering and I looking forward to meeting you!

    Cheers
    Huw

  • weenie

    Reply Reply 21st January 2015

    Hi Huw
    I'm glad to say that I'm free that weekend so I shall be attending and am looking forward to meeting you, Miss FFBF and all the others!

  • weenie

    Reply Reply 21st January 2015

    Ooh M, I'd best remember to bring a bottle of my homebrew for swapsies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 21st January 2015

    Hi Weenie,

    Fantastic news! It looks like the gathering has got off to a great start already, I'm so pleased.

    See you in March!

    Huw

  • Cerridwen

    Reply Reply 22nd January 2015

    Oh no, that's my birthday weekend away with the family in a cottage in the Cotswolds:-) Maybe next time. Enjoy all and report back please.

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 22nd January 2015

    Hi Cerridwen,

    I'm so sorry about that!

    My plan is to make sure there is a 'next time' too. I'd like to set up 2 to 3 a year if possible. A weekend with the family in the Cotswolds sounds great though!

    We will of course let you know how it goes too.

    Huw

  • M

    Reply Reply 22nd January 2015

    I've put a note in my diary to remember to bring a bottle of ours ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dividend Legion

    Reply Reply 23rd January 2015

    Huw,

    I'm up for it, it's just a short drive for me as I live in the area. Sounds like I've got on board with the blogging at the right time!

    Cheers,

    DL

  • theFIREstarter

    Reply Reply 23rd January 2015

    Unfortunately I won't be able to attend again ๐Ÿ™

    Ironically considering my last expenses report I am on a golf weekend that weekend! D'oh!

    I'm very keen to meet up with people so hopefully this will go from strength to strength and I'll be along to the next one.

    Cheers.

    TFS

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 23rd January 2015

    Hi DL,

    Perfect! You certainly have. Welcome to the community and I look forward to meeting you in person. I'll check your Blog out now and drop a commenttoo.

    Cheers
    Huw

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 25th January 2015

    Hi TFS,

    I'm so sorry to hear that. Not to worry, I'm hoping we'll at least one if not two more this year, so hopefully we can meet up then. I think some time in the Summer would go down well. I'll try and organise one before the Summer holidays kick in as I'm sure people will have plans in August

    I hope you have a cracking golf weekend!

    All the best
    Huw

  • Maria Nedeva

    Reply Reply 29th January 2015

    Interesting and exciting. This is my son's birthday weekend though so I'll have to skip. May be next time.

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 30th January 2015

    Hi Maria,

    I'm glad you're interested in attending. Not to worry on this one, I'm hoping they'lll be a couple more in 2015. I hope to meet you at one of them.

    I hope your son has a great weekend!

    Many thanks
    Huw

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply 1st February 2015

    Sounds good – not sure whether the other half will let me come but I will tentatively mark the diary. I'm coming from London so the closer to there you can make it the better for me.

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 1st February 2015

    Hi,

    Thanks for making the effort to meet us from London! I hope you and your other half are able to make it. Sorry I didn't catch your name, but you can introduce yourself in person.

    I plan on doing another gathering in the summer and possibly the autumn. I'd like to host one closer to London, and I will of course let you all know about it closer to the time.

    Many thanks
    Huw

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