UK Gathering – Next Weekend!

Good morning all

We’re now less than a week away from the UK Gathering in Stratford Upon Avon, and I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!

I posted the details on where we’re going to be meeting on UK Gathering – Spring Update recently. It’s still a little early to tell how the weather is going to turn out, but I’ll be keeping a close check over the course of this week but I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed. 

If you haven’t got my mobile number already, would you like to drop me an email on the contact form on the right hand side of the Blog and I’ll email it to you. Alternatively, leave a comment below with your email address on if that’s easier and I’ll email it to you. 

Miss FFBF and I have yet to book the hotel we’re stopping in. The cheapest we could find in the middle of town (which doesn’t require a car to get to) is £115 for a double room. There’s one for £85 but it’s 6 miles out of town. I’d like to enjoy the evening in town without having to sort out transport back to a hotel in the evening. It’s likely that we’ll take the option in town unless a cheaper one comes up on the comparison websites.  

We’re planning on doing more ‘touristy’ (yes, that’s a word) things on Sunday to see the town a little more. I think with the best will in the world Saturday will be mainly about chatting and spending time with good people. 

Are many of you planning on stopping overnight? If no-one’s stopping overnight, and everyone’s on their way back home around 5-7pm, Miss FFBF and I might well decide not to stop over too and drive home. Could you give a brief insight of your plans (if you have any) in the comments below? It might help others decide on what they’re doing too. As a guide, any rough arrival times, departure times would be great!

To get the ball rolling…….

We plan on getting there early, 9.00-9.30am. I’ll switch my phone on and wait to meet and greet everyone. We’re going to be there all day and plan on stopping overnight in hotel in town. We’l then spend Sunday morning and early afternoon exploring the town before heading off home.

I’m looking forward to meeting all of you this Saturday, and introducing you to my better half too. If you have any questions, please drop me a line. I hope you all have a great week!

Huw

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  • The Big Monkey

    Reply Reply 16th March 2015

    Hi Huw,

    Myself and good lady will be there on Saturday, bright eyed and bushy tailed. We will also stay overnight.

    It will be great to catch up.

    Roll on Saturday.

    Mvh/

    TBM

  • weenie

    Reply Reply 16th March 2015

    I'm just there for the day, arriving around 11.40 am. My train home is around 17.40pm.

    Looking forward to meeting you all but am already suffering the age-old dilemma that inflicts women-folk the world over – what am I going to wear!? 🙂 I guess I won't know until I see the weather forecast!

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply 18th March 2015

    Huw

    I sent you a message via the comments box a couple of days ago. Just in case you haven't got it I will add it on here as well.

    Both myself and my wife will be driving down from Wensleydale on Saturday morning and aim to be there around 11am ish. We are staying over night in the Holiday Inn.

    Richard
    richard.thwaite@hotmail.co.uk

  • Starla

    Reply Reply 18th March 2015

    Have a great time guys and gals, I'm out that weekend otherwise I'd have come along. Hopefully there's a next time.

    Weenie, check out Project33 on the internet. I've done it this year and never stressed about what to wear since!

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 18th March 2015

    Great news TBM! I'm looking forward to meeting you both this Saturday. Have a great week!

    Huw

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 18th March 2015

    Hi Weenie,

    It looks like there's plenty of time for you to catch up with everyone in between your train times. I hope you have a safe, and hassle free journey down. See you Saturday!

    By the way, I was SO going to recommend Project 33 before Starla did. 😉

    Huw

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 18th March 2015

    Hi Starla,

    Sorry to hear you can't make it but not to worry. There will be other times. I'm planning on running another gathering in the summer and autumn, so hopefully you can make one of those.

    All the best
    Huw

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 18th March 2015

    Hi Richard,

    I've sent you an email with my mobile in now. Great news! I'm looking forward to meeting you and your family. Have a safe and hassle free journey down!

    See you Saturday morning!

    Cheers
    Huw

  • weenie

    Reply Reply 19th March 2015

    Looks very interesting but not a 'project' that I wish to undertake just yet. Perhaps I'll make it a challenge for 2016! Shame you can't make the weekend, hopefully next time.

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply 22nd March 2015

    Huw

    Just got home and wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for organising the gathering this weekend. Both myself and Alison thoroughly enjoyed everyone's company and got a great deal out of the whole weekend.

    We had a look round Stratford upon Avon this morning before leaving for home and thought it was beautiful.

    Looking forward to the next one.

    Thanks again

    Richard

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 22nd March 2015

    Hi Richard,

    You're very welcome! I have to pass a lot of credit to Darren for assisting with the location and parking etc. Thank you so much for coming along. It was great to meet you both and I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to you about investing and your plans about Early Retirement.

    I also got a huge amount of the weekend. I feel inspired and motivated to work towards FI. I also feel like I've made some great friends.

    I look forward to meeting you again later this year. Bring on the next one!

    All the best!
    Huw

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