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Meet up?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Events' started by Deespee23, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Deespee23

    Deespee23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't know what people think, but I'm a member of another online local history group and we have about 3 or 4 meet-ups every year in a pub in the historic part of Birmingham. Good old chin-wag, raffle for the site and getting to know people etc., etc.

    So I was thinking, if there are enough people near to the midlands ('cos that's where I live) would anyone be interested in a similar event? It would be in a pub (natch) and would be from 1200 - 1430 ish? We could have a raffle for the website or a diabetic charity to raise a bit of money.

    The advantage - as I see it - would be that if there's enough of us, we could arrange for a LCHF type buffet (I would even be willing to go to Lidl's for the protein rolls!!) so for once at a function there would be lots of stuff to eat (I'm thinking prawn/egg/tuna mayo., avocado, salad, tuna, boiled eggs, ham, rollmops, sausages, cheese of various types, olives, sundried tomatoes, pickles, sauerkraut etc. - well, you get the idea). Suggestions on a postcard, please!

    Cost should be about £10 per head or so?

    Our local pub has a very diabetic-freindly chef who I'm sure could do the business if there was enough interest. They would be willing to do it as long as we kept the bar busy-ish (mine's a bottle of Champagne, please!). I'm thinking that the event would be in the Stratford-on Avon area but we could find somewhere in Brum if enough people wanted.

    Now as I said - this is just a suggestion, but do people think it might have a chance of working? If so, I'm willing to do the spade work - so let's hear what you think.
     
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    #1 Deespee23, Oct 19, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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  2. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    An excellent idea. I had been thinking of a similar one in London. before the C word!
     
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  3. mist

    mist · Guest

    Only if there will be chicken wings..;)
     
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  4. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Human or poultry?:)
     
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  5. mist

    mist · Guest

    I'm really not that fussed Prem as long as I get a good nibble..:chicken:
     
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  6. Deespee23

    Deespee23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How did I miss out chicken?????
     
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  7. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  8. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    No harm having another put on by the Type 2s!
     
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  9. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree the more of these meetups happening the better.
     
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  10. mist

    mist · Guest

    Is there enough chicken for both type 1 and type 2 to enjoy? Stocks are limited you know..:nailbiting:
     
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  11. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol if there was a chicken shortage my control would be in tatters
     
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  12. mist

    mist · Guest

    Just mail me a few leftover bones or something..Agoraphobia won't let me attend..:wacky:
     
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  13. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    I was thinking of a rather informal meet up for a coffee somewhere in central London, Sunday/Saturday. Pret do good mince pies with cream! lol Still I am only thinking of it and if I decide on it, will post another thread!
     
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  14. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    Mist you are going. That's an order!
     
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  15. mist

    mist · Guest

    Well that's me told! :woot:
     
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  16. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    Bump!
     
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  17. mist

    mist · Guest

    The hype is real!

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  18. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    There's also a Diabetes UK meet up in London on 12th November:

    Date: Saturday, 12th November 2016 from 11:00 am

    Venue: Penderel's Oak

    283-288 High Holborn
    Holborn
    Greater London
    WC1V 7HP

    And in Leeds on 19th November.
     
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  19. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Is there any reason a cost would be entailed? If you were meeting in a pub, would people not simply buy their own food and deal with drinks similarly?
     
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