The Votes Are In – Down South Location REVEALED!!


Thank you all for voting. The polls are now closed.
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The votes have been counted and independently verified (by me).
…….. I can now reveal the location for the 2015 Down South, UK Gathering…….
…….. 13 out of 16 of you voted for……….
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…….. Pine Tree, Devizes, Wilts!
If you guys watched my Youtube video first, the dramatic build up to the announcement would have been a real let down.
(Yes Huw, watching the Youtube video first would have been the only ‘suspense’ killer!)
Pine Tree
Pine Tree was the run away winner in the selection. I was surprised to see no #1 votes for the Sustainability Centre. I thought I would have interested a few of you. I have to confess to voting Pine Tree 1st and Creeksea Place Barns 2nd, as I was after sole occupancy and I don’t mind having a little more luxury, as we don’t tend to do holidays.
Now that we’ve decided on our location, it’s time to book it up!
Pine Tree costs £1,200 for 2 nights accommodation, with no extra charges. I need to pay a £300 deposit to hold the dates and the rest of the balance 4 weeks before arrival.
The manager said there’s only one weekend free at the time of writing:
16-18th October 2015
Pine Tree sleeps 18 people. I’ll be allocating beds out on a first come, first served basis. We can have up to 25 people attend the day time, but only 18 can stop overnight. Lou and I have pre-booked 2 of the beds, that leaves 16 beds remaining………
If you can make that weekend, and you want to stop in the accommodation for 2 nights with the rest of the group, please send me an email confirming the following:
  • How many beds your requesting? (On your own / with partner etc.)
  • That you’re in a position to pay a proportion of the £300 deposit to me this week. The amount will depend on the uptake – 18 people = £16.67 per person, 14 people = £21.43pp, 10 people = £30pp etc.
I will contact you back confirming your place, and I’ll discuss payments with you separately.
Attending but not stopping over
If you’re interested in attending the day time, but not stopping over, drop me an email confirming the following:
  • How many of you are attending?
  • What time and date are you planning on arriving and departing?
What if we can’t get the numbers or the space goes?
I will source another location that matches Pine Tree’s qualities and let you all know what it is, free dates and cost.


My Email 

hrdavies82@gmail.com



Group Name
The survey also clarified the  group name that we’re going to call ourselves moving forward.
[dramatic music starts playing, as viewers complain]
“Is he doing this drawn out dramatic crap again?”
“Yes”
“Even after the poor attempt above?”
“You bet!”
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……… FIRE Escape (TM)

(FIRE Escape T Shirts, dressing gowns and underwear soon to be found in all good value superstores) 


I look forward to hearing from you soon. 

0 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply 8th September 2015

    Hi Huw,

    I'm afraid I wont be able to make that weekend, although its a little closer to me. I'll be keeping an eye open for the future meets so I can hopefully attend!

    London Rob

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 8th September 2015

    Hi London Rob,

    Sorry to hear that. Please keep your eye out for them in future!

    Hopefully I can meet you i person some day.

    Cheers
    Huw

  • ERG

    Reply Reply 8th September 2015

    Living only an hour away I'll be attending as a Saturday day guest

  • M from There's Value

    Reply Reply 8th September 2015

    Great, I think I can make it. Will check tonight for sure and let you know asap. Glad a date, location, and name have been picked! Also, love the name!

    Cheers

  • FIbrarian

    Reply Reply 9th September 2015

    Really looking forward to this. I've dropped you an email Huw.

  • The Big Monkey

    Reply Reply 9th September 2015

    Hi Huw,

    Just checking with the boss for the October gathering. We will probably stay in our bus, as we will be travelling in it.

    Will let you know shortly.

    TBM.

  • M from There's Value

    Reply Reply 9th September 2015

    i can make it. looking forward to seeing whoever turns up!

  • Jim McG

    Reply Reply 10th September 2015

    I'll try to make it Huw although it might be part of a "swing south" to see some friends, so we'd only drop by on the Saturday. Will let you know nearer the time

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 13th September 2015

    Awesome thanks Guy!

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 13th September 2015

    Great news, thanks M!

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 13th September 2015

    Hi TBM,

    Great to hear you're 'likely' to come along to the next one. It'll be great to catch up again!

    Cheers
    Huw

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 13th September 2015

    Thanks FIbrarian!

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 13th September 2015

    Whoop Whoop. Great stuff. See you there M!

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 13th September 2015

    Hi Jim,

    Great news. It'll be great to see you both again.

    Cheers
    Huw

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