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MEET-UP: JUNE 23rd 2018

User
Posted 30 Jan 2018 at 08:39

Hi everyone

As many of you know, some members of the online community have held a meetup once a year, at the Mill on the Soar, near Leicester. People are very welcome to also bring along partners or family members as well even if they do not participate in the online community.

I've agreed to organise the meetup this year and here are the details:

Date: Saturday 23rd June 2018

Venue: Mill on the Soar, https://www.hungryhorse.co.uk/locations/mill-soar#LiveResAnchor 

Address: Coventry Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 6QD, GB

Mill on the Soar telephone number: 01455 282419 

Time: 2pm onwards

Format: The meetup starts around 2pm and there are some introductions and one or two short talks as well as a buffet to enjoy. People are free to stay for as long or short a time as they wish. 

Costs:

The buffet (which will include vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options is £10 per head.  When you book your place with me I will send information on how to pay for the buffet.

Accommodation for people wishing to stay at the Mill should be booked direct with the hotel at the above phone number. Rooms are limited so please do book early if you wish to stay over. Cost of rooms has been agreed with the hotel as £60 per room, including           breakfast. This is slightly more than last year, however the buffet cost is slightly less.

If you are planning to come please let me know by emailing ann.innes@prostatecanceruk.org 

I'd like to say a huge thank you to George who has organised the meetup for many years and is now having a well earned break. I hope that I can manage to organise things as well as he has done in the past!

 

 

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User
Posted 30 Jan 2018 at 10:58

Just wanted to say to all newer members this is well worth attending. It puts names to faces, is a great social time and informative. George has done a tremendous job at establishing what is, in effect, the annual meeting of the online community and the learning and more importantly the companionship it creates is great when you might be feeling isolated and thinking ‘why me?.

I have been most years when well and remember how difficult it was the first time simply to go. But when I went the group does wrap itself around you , makes partners welcome, and acts like the online group to offer support and hope.

Worth supporting, think about it at least.

User
Posted 30 Mar 2018 at 17:59
Hi all

I'm planning to be there for my first time. Looking forward to meeting those of you able to attend.

Ulsterman

User
Posted 30 Jan 2018 at 08:39

Hi everyone

As many of you know, some members of the online community have held a meetup once a year, at the Mill on the Soar, near Leicester. People are very welcome to also bring along partners or family members as well even if they do not participate in the online community.

I've agreed to organise the meetup this year and here are the details:

Date: Saturday 23rd June 2018

Venue: Mill on the Soar, https://www.hungryhorse.co.uk/locations/mill-soar#LiveResAnchor 

Address: Coventry Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 6QD, GB

Mill on the Soar telephone number: 01455 282419 

Time: 2pm onwards

Format: The meetup starts around 2pm and there are some introductions and one or two short talks as well as a buffet to enjoy. People are free to stay for as long or short a time as they wish. 

Costs:

The buffet (which will include vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options is £10 per head.  When you book your place with me I will send information on how to pay for the buffet.

Accommodation for people wishing to stay at the Mill should be booked direct with the hotel at the above phone number. Rooms are limited so please do book early if you wish to stay over. Cost of rooms has been agreed with the hotel as £60 per room, including           breakfast. This is slightly more than last year, however the buffet cost is slightly less.

If you are planning to come please let me know by emailing ann.innes@prostatecanceruk.org 

I'd like to say a huge thank you to George who has organised the meetup for many years and is now having a well earned break. I hope that I can manage to organise things as well as he has done in the past!

 

 

Edited by moderator 11 Feb 2019 at 14:27  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 30 Jan 2018 at 13:21
Thank you, Ann. It’s brilliant to hear you are taking on the organisation of this fantastic event, which has meant so much to so many of us over the years.

Yorkhull has really said it all but it really is a wonderful event and I would like to encourage anyone who hasn’t been before to consider coming and joining us. If anyone has any questions I’m happy to answer - I’ve been going for many years now. I confirm the meet up has been built up by George into a really great chance to get to know fellow members in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Over the years many friendships have formed, and going forward with Ann’s organisation I am sure many more will, and I hope George can relax and enjoy this year’s event.

Some members do just come for the afternoon but there will be some of us there on Friday night and some stay over until Sunday. It’s quite a nice area to explore too for anyone wanting to turn the meet-up into a short break.

Hope to meet friends old and new.

Janet, x

User
Posted 31 Jan 2018 at 21:41

So gutted that John and I will miss this - we will be at a family event in France - but like everyone else, I just want to say that the first time we went we were as nervous as hell but it was wonderful to be with people who all ‘get it’ - shared experiences and black humour are great bonds.

Put me down for 2019

And yes, George has been an absolute gem xxx

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 24 Mar 2018 at 10:56

Since a number of the regular attendees are widows and daughters of deceased members, that would be rather insensitive.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 23:35

Some people stay at the mill or elsewhere the night prior to the meeting. Others like me leave home sufficiently early for the buffet lunch. Each person is given a label to wear so you have an idea who you are talking to. You sit down at a table and listen to some talks and usually a rather baldy poem and if it goes to plan, again this year a talk by an oncologist with the opportunity to ask question on PCa. You get to chat with the people at your table and others after lunch in the bar or outside in the extensive gardens with plenty of seating provision. Some then leave whilst others have an evening meal in the restaurant at some reserved tables. Just ask somebody next to a vacant seat if it is free and sit down if it is and join in. Attendees are very hospitable. Most people stay overnight as indeed my wife and I do and leave the following morning after breakfast.

Barry
User
Posted 21 May 2018 at 16:32

Hi,

I just want to encourage anyone thinking about coming to this year's event to come along, you won't regret it.  You will make good friends and will feel so much better.  The food is really good too.

If you need anymore encouragement, have a look at an album of photographs that I took at a previous event.  Here's the link:

                                                             https://flic.kr/s/aHsmc1Hdq1

Sadly, I won't be there this year as I'm photographing a wedding on that date.  I'm really disappointed as I regard this event as a highlight of my year.

I hope everyone has a wonderful time, I will be thinking of you all on the day.

All the Best,

Steve

 

User
Posted 21 May 2018 at 20:27
Well I have just let Sue know that I have decided to pop along for the afternoon, despite not being a great socialiser. It will be nice to meet a few people and learn a bit more.
User
Posted 22 May 2018 at 01:44

Very good pics Steve, sorry you will not be there this year.

Also, sorry that it seems Jamie will not be there for another much appreciated talk and Q&A session.

Barry
User
Posted 22 May 2018 at 18:04
Hi,

Thanks everyone for your nice comments about my pictures. I could only take those pictures because everyone was so friendly and clearly enjoying themselves.

I just wanted to mention that you can download pictures from the album which would be a nice souvenir for anyone who was there. There's no charge for doing this.

Steve

User
Posted 31 Jan 2018 at 01:25

Hi Anne,

You mention 'talks'. Are you hoping that an urologist or perhaps better still an oncologist, bearing in mind the majority will already have had initial treatment, can be persuaded to give a talk and answer questions, as has been done in some years previously? I believe this was due to the persuasive powers of one of our members and was much appreciated.

Thank you and PCUK for the increased involvement and thanks to George for all he has done in establishing the event.

Barry
User
Posted 31 Jan 2018 at 15:51

Thank you Ann!http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

I am absolutely 'over the moon' that you are now the organiser of this much loved annual meet up.

When you came along to the 'do' last summer I was keeping everything crossed that you'd agree to take over the reins from 2018.

Thank you all at PCUK for giving this your backing.

 

As Paul and Janet have said, it's a really enjoyable meeting of PCA friends from all over the UK.

It's so good to meet forum members in person, and strong friendships develop.

In fact I'll go as far as to say that since my own diagnosis in 2005 I have made more true friends than I did in all my years beforehand.

That black cloud of diagnosis most definitely had a shiny silver lining.http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

 

It's been a great pleasure and honour to have hosted these meetings since 2007, but once I got the 2016 one over, I knew I'd have to take a rest after the 10th Anniversary one last summer.

Too many years of PCa and treatment side effects had brought me to the conclusion that I wasn't 'the sharpest pencil in the box' nowadays!http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

 

But now we have Ann in charge - young, energetic and smart with it!http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

A chance to rejuvenate us all and keep the annual gathering bouncing along for 10 more years.

If you haven't attended a 'do' at The Mill On The Soar, make this year your first visit, and I'm sure it would be the first of many.

 

I have been privileged to have spent 2 days every summer making WONDERFUL FRIENDS, at a WONDERFUL VENUE, in a WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE of companionship.

And I mustn't forget....there have been 'belly laughs' galore! A serious somber event? NOT ON YOUR NELLY!http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

 

Really looking forward to seeing old and new people on 23rd June.

 

Good Luck Ann, may everything go smoothly for you, and by the looks of things you're off to a great start.

 

Very best wishes,

 

 

George

User
Posted 24 Mar 2018 at 05:15

I might attend, as it’s only down the road from me, but only if there is a mobile intensive care unit or air ambulance on standby in the pub car park.

In the spirit of the founder’s “Say bollocks to.....” can’t remember the rest, the event could be dubbed “The Coffin-Dodgers’ Convention”!

User
Posted 24 Mar 2018 at 13:34

As Ann knows, I shall be looking in as I now live quite near. Last year I wanted to attend but couldn't for some reason so my and the good lady's grub was eaten by those who did make it. I just might feel I can pinch the odd sausage this time in recompense....

AC

User
Posted 25 Mar 2018 at 02:55

Barbara and I are planning to attend and have emailed Ann but this serves as a reminder that we have to book our accommodation direct with the Mill now.

Barry
User
Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 08:15

I’ve just emailed Ann, so we’ll be there!

I did ask if it’s possible to have an Urologist talk this time.


See ya all.

Chris.

So would you like us to do the photos?

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User
Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 13:12

Hi Chris,

I'll echo Janet's words..BRILLIANT. It will be so nice to you and Shirley again.

You've been coming to The Mill for more years than I remember, but this will be the first time you'll stay overnight.

For you and anyone else booking rooms, the following info will help you choose the most suitable for your needs.

There are 25 rooms, 5 in the cottages close to the reception, and 20 in the block further down,

So if you're ringing to book rooms, Tel: 01455 282419 , bear this in mind, as some of you will need ground floor accommodation.


The Block:
Numbers 1 – 10 Ground Floor. 11 – 20 Upper

The cottages (next to reception):
Numbers 21, 22, 23, Ground Floor, 24 & 25 Upper.


And Chris, YES, of course we'd love to have you do the photos again., Thank you!

Ann was in touch about this the other day, when we heard Steve would be on a Wedding photography job on 23rd June.

Your offer will certainly ease her mind.


Warmest wises to you and Shirley,
Have a great holiday up in Northumberland in April,

 

George

 

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User
Posted 31 Mar 2018 at 07:40

I’d like to book you for chatting next year Lyn because you are so knowledgable!

Enjoy your trip to France.

Chris,xx

User
Posted 29 Apr 2018 at 09:27
Hi Rich, Sue has taken over looking after the attendees list and you will be given buffet payment directions when her list is complete, so long as you have already let her or Ann know you are attending.

George’s list is of people who have been attending for years, and I think he is just making sure they are on lists for Sue and Ann. We always have a mixture of old and new folks there, we’ve all been new at some stage, and it is always good to welcome the newbies, although sad you need to be here.

I know what you mean about not meeting up with people you are talking to here. But there is still time for some to sign up, they may already be signed up or for some they won’t be as the date isn’t good for them or travelling may be difficult.

But the bonus with meeting new folks is that it increases the number of people to talk to and exchange opinions. This is the really great thing about the meet up, and it really is a friendly event.

Hope to meet you at The Mill.

Janet

User
Posted 22 May 2018 at 10:02

Steve, Thanks so much for posting those excellent photos.It's a stroke of genius!

I wish I'd thought of contacting you to do just that months ago.

The album perfectly captures the spirit of the event.

If anyone feeling apprehensive about joing us sees those photos, I'm sure they'll feel much more inclined to book their places now.

As you said, great, enduring friendships are made and we really look forward to meeting friends old and new every summer.

THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF TIME TO BOOK UP. The number coming so far is over 30, and the room can seat 60.

Kevan? I am delighted to see you're now joining us. Don't worry about meeting us all, because by the end of th day you'll feel like you've known everybody for years, and I promise you, the day is about having a good, laid back, relaxing time.

You'll have noticed a lot of smiles in Steve's pics!

Once again, thank you Steve. I'm sorry we won't see you this year, but I do hope you're with us at The Mill in 2019.

All the very best,


George.

User
Posted 25 Jun 2018 at 11:04

Hello everyone,

 

Well what a lovely afternoon both Ann and I had putting faces to names and finding out so much about you as a group.  

Our apologies to anyone who had issues with the hotel accommodation, as we said on the day we think this was down to human error on the hotel staff part.  Thankfully, you all seemed to be pretty chilled guys who took it all in your stride.

I do hope you enjoyed the talk from Julian.

 

Professor Julian G Barwell

Academic Champion in Clinical Genetics, Chair in Cancer Studies

University of Leicester, Royal Infirmary LE1  5WW

tel: 0116 258 6042  email:  jgb8@le.ac.uk   website:  www.le.ac.uk  

 

I will be emailing out later on for feedback on the day.

 

Many thanks

Sue

User
Posted 01 Jul 2018 at 18:27
George,. It was good to meet you at last in the flesh and I hope you regain your full fitness as soon as possible. I was only at the pub for the afternoon but it was really good to hear what the very impressive prof had to say. I'm glad I met him. And what a rare pleasure to win in the raffle. I almost never have such luck. So I echo your thanks to Janet for her good work. If anyone reading this hasn't been before, do make sure you go next year!

AC

User
Posted 01 Jul 2018 at 22:49
Good to catch up again, although Barbara and I had to be elsewhere in the evening so missed the evening meal unfortunately.

Thanks to organizers and all who helped.

Barry
User
Posted 31 Jan 2018 at 09:48

Topics haven't been decided yet, so I will bear your suggestion in mind, thanks

Ann

User
Posted 21 Mar 2018 at 23:29

I hope you do make it Denise - there is something so nurturing about being with other men and women who 'get it'. I am really sad to be missing it this year but we have a big family event in France the same weekend.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 23 Mar 2018 at 17:56

Hi Ann,

The following confirmed their booking and accommodation early for the Summer 'do'.
All are staying over Fri & Sat nights.

 


ROOM 1 ALAN (ART) & CELIA

ROOM 2 PAUL (YORKHULL)

ROOM 5 GEORGE, LYNN & KATRINA

ROOM 6 JANET (JLBATTY)

ROOM 7 TOM & LINDA S


Guys and Girls, please don't miss the fun. Get in touch with Ann at:.


ann.innes@prostatecanceruk.org

 

See you all there,


George

 

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User
Posted 24 Mar 2018 at 11:51

Just my sense of gallows humour which some appreciate and some don’t. Most do.

Keep smiling, keep dodging!

User
Posted 24 Mar 2018 at 13:44

Hey, I LIKE gallows humour. It keeps us going.

Lyn, I can remember some of your very funny dark humour back in in the day(as they say).

I must be improving...I smiled at that post, and I haven't been able to smile at bu**er all in months!

Next time we meet I'll bring my tickling stick.

Aww, the great Ken Dodd. What a loss, but what a life.
I am just so glad that Lynn & I got to see him on stage in Darlington of all places about 10 years ago.

He finished his act at 12.15am! And it was a long drive home for us, but so worth it. He was a genius.

User
Posted 27 Mar 2018 at 18:40

Hi Ann,

I'll be going, add my name to your list. But, I can't stay at the Mill again.

So, what's the programme going to be for Saturday please? Who are the guest speakers?

When will you be publishing the list of delegates (AKA Attendees)?

It would be really good to know what old and new faces will be there to meet and greet, drink moderately and chat extensively with.

dave

 

 

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Do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)
User
Posted 28 Mar 2018 at 09:28
Hi Steve,

We’ll miss you and your wonderful photos but perfectly understand you need to work that day.

It will be good to see you, Dave.

Any newbies want to come along you will be made very welcome. It’s an excellent chance to meet up, with so many friendships made over the years.

Janet, x

User
Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 10:28
Brilliant, Chris, it will be nice to see you and Shirley.
User
Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 17:43

Hi Ann

I am meeting my oncologist in two weeks and i am more than happy to ask him if he would do a talk, he has done two talks before at the Mill and some might think something different might be better.

Happy to ask

Si 

Don't deny the diagnosis; try to defy the verdict
User
Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 19:20

Hi Si,
I am sure I speak for others who have heard his talks at the Mill in saying these were much appreciated and our thanks to you for being instrumental in arranging. You will doubtless liaise with Ann of the Charity on this, as it is not clear whether she has already arranged speaker(s).

Barry
User
Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 21:47

I am interested in attending but I don't know anyone at all and I am single but I'm sure that will not be an issue.

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User
Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 22:02

Nobody else knew each other when we first went, so unless you come you still won’t know anybody, it helps to put names to faces.
Have a good think.

Chris.

PS, we have George, who used to run the get together who’s a Geordie!

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User
Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 22:22

Rich, the first year I went on my own - John would have nothing to do with it. Some of the others will be attending alone, either because they don't have a partner or because it suits them.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 30 Mar 2018 at 08:28

Hi all
My wife and I will be attending this year (good winds prevailing) for the first time. Rather looking forward to it! I have no real idea what is going to happen, but I feel I'm at a stage where I can really benefit from meeting and talking with people who are also in this club. Due to budgetary restrictions, we won't be staying in the hotel or booking in for the evening meal, but we do have a camper van that makes life possible, so we will be parking 'nearby' and joining in with the afternoon and evening festivities. Hope to see lots of you there!

Graham & Mary

User
Posted 30 Mar 2018 at 09:33

George,
Staying overnight on Saturday in room 8!


Chris.

Just because you said we were! (It means we can drive home in daylight)

User
Posted 30 Mar 2018 at 14:37

Hi Guys, 

 

There are some good queries there and a great suggestion (Si asking his oncologist Jamie to attend again...we haven't seem him for a few years, and he's a great bloke!).

 

Rich, the are quite a few singletons there every year, and as Janet says, you'll be given the warmest of welcomes.

I have often told people that since my diagnosis in 2005, I have made more good, true friends than I did in all the years previously.

Meeting up every summer and winter since 2007 has formed strong bonds, and the mutual support is amazing.

We make lielong firends.

It's certainly not a clique, it's a family of us all in the same struggle and making the very best of it.

 

Ann will be providing badges with Forum IDs and your real first names.

We've done that from the start, because it makes it so much easier to mingle and chat to folks you may have known only online.

Graham and Mary, there is an ideal spot for your camper van. At the entrance to the venue ther is very large car park which always has loads of spaces, since our folks in the rooms have parking bays by our doors.

 

Barry (I'm not going to call you 'Old Barry'https://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-tongue-out.gif) has summed up the weekend well, and Janet has given a good picture of the 'laid back' friendliness of it all.

 

And I'm chuffed to hear there may be a fellow Geordie there too? That will make at least four of us now.

For the first five years, I was only one, and we had to have an interpreter to translate my welcome messages and announcements.

 

Finally, Chris and Shirley, I am glad you have that downstairs room 8.

It just far enough away from my room that Lynn, Kat and I won't hear your world renowned snoring throughout the night!https://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-tongue-out.gif

 

Really looking forward to seeing you all in 3 months time.

 

 

Stay well my friends,

 

 

george

User
Posted 30 Mar 2018 at 18:13

Gutted that I won't see you - must be about time to invite me to deliver some INSET instead?

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 02 Apr 2018 at 14:44

Dear Friends,


While Ann is away, I have received some emails about accommodation, and realised I didn't pass on the following info to her:
Here goes:

 

In the event of The Mill rooms being fully booked earlier than expected, or if you cant get the particular night you required (Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd June);
These two alternatives were recommended by some of the regualr attenders over the years:


Fossebrook Bed & Breakfast
Coventry Road
Croft
Leicestershire
LE9 3GP
Tel: 01455 283517
Fax: 01455 283517
http://fossebrook.co.uk/

Langton Brook Farm
Langton Road
Great Bowden, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7EZ
Telephone 01858 545730
E-mail: mervyn@langtonbrookfarm.freeserve.co.uk


Good luck all, I hope you successfully book up soon.


George

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User
Posted 29 Apr 2018 at 01:56

No animosity intended there whatsoever, sorry if it came across like that. Could I be any worse at this??????????

User
Posted 29 Apr 2018 at 12:00

Hi Rich,

Good to see your query (and you made me smilehttps://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-cool.gif, thank you!).

 

Lyn is right. There's a chageover of organisers. Ann Innes has been promoted within Prostate Charity UK, and Sue Boyles has had to step in quickly.

Sue has worked for the charity for many years and her name will be familiar to PCa Support Groups nationwide.

She's having to play 'catch up' at the moment and I'm helping her in any way I can.

I think your name mustn't be on the group email list for the June 23rd do.

Sue is busy putting together an updated list.

See the latest group email (below) and contact her

--------------------------------------------------------

Here's her message:

 

Hi everyone,

 

Please accept my apologies for any confusion that may have been caused regarding the buffet cost and method of payment. 

 

 

To assist us with the cost of the buffet please can we ask that you make a £10 per head donation by using any of the options which are listed on the Prostate Cancer UK site's 'Donate' page:

https://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/donate

 

and then email me when you have done so, at:

sue.boyes@prostatecanceruk.org

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss anything to do with the event arrangements.

 

Kind Regards

Sue

Sue Boyes
Peer Support Officer

Prostate Cancer UK 
Counting House 
53 Tooley Street 
London SE1 2QN

m: 07432 529 138

 

 

 

 

George

 

PS. My favourite ditzy blonde Janet must have been typing at the same time as me.

This will have come as a shock to her, as she knows I sometimes sleep till 1pm!https://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-cool.gif

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User
Posted 30 Apr 2018 at 09:53
Hi Rich, did you phone Mill on the Soar, or check online? It’s worth calling them as people sometimes cancel and rooms become available. You could maybe see if they have a ‘waiting list’. Or you could book one of the B&Bs George mentions. Or there are hotels reasonably close by - I know people have stayed at The Marriott previously.

Hope you find a way to get there, and anyone else does who is still thinking about going.

Janet, x

User
Posted 30 Apr 2018 at 16:55

Hi everyone,

 

Here is the list so far of those who have confirmed they are attending.  If I have missed anyone off please can I ask that you email me direct sue.boyes@prostatecanceruk.org  thank you

ALAN & CELIA TAYLOR

Art

 

 

BARRY & BARBARA GOWN

Old Barry

 

 

Boyd Brooks

 

 

CHRIS & SHIRLEY BUTCHER

Exbus

 

 

DAN SENCIER

Dansencier

 

 

DAVID & LYNNE

Auld Codger

 

 

GEORGE HARDY (x3)

George_H

 

 

JANET DAYKIN

JLBatty

 

 

PAUL SENIOR

Yorkhull

 

 

TERRI McCOO

Casamaluca

 

 

TOM & LINDA SUGGITT

 

 

WALTER BOYLE

Ulsterman

 

 

Total =19 as at 30 Apr

User
Posted 01 May 2018 at 14:36

Here is the list as at today for those who have signed up to come along on the 23rd:

 

Alan & Celia Taylor  (ART)

Barry & Barbara Gown (Old Barry)

Body Brooks

Chris & Shirley Butcher (Exbus)

Dan Sencier (Dansencier)

David & Lynne (Auld Codger)

George, Lynne & Katrina (George_H)

Janet Daykin (JLBatty)

Paul Senior (Yorkhull)

Terri McCoo (Casamaluca)

Tom & Linda Suggitt

Walter Boyle (Ulsterman)

Graham Titterton & spouse

 

User
Posted 01 May 2018 at 17:13

Hello, myself and my husband Nigel are coming along. Looking forward to meeting you all.

User
Posted 02 May 2018 at 17:44

Are we not having a theme this year? The year that everyone wore hawaiian shirts and grass skirts was great fun and I still have the photos from the year all the men wore dresses!

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 03 May 2018 at 14:07

Thanks George.

I have to be honest and say I am a bit apprehensive as Nigel is still so full of fear. I'm really hoping that meeting you guys will help him.

He finished his RT 2 weeks ago, he has been exhausted but is picking up a bit now.

Look forward to seeing you in June. :)

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Posted 20 May 2018 at 13:43

Hi Sue,

Two other couples definitely coming, and have paid for buffets, are Philip & Lesley Baker, and Nigel & Lillie

George

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Posted 21 May 2018 at 19:55

Cracking pictures Steve of a great weekend........ just a couple of points

1... why does my oncologist look so young, i will show him this picture on Thursday just to show how fat he is now

2... how many pictures did you take of Lyn https://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-tongue-out.gif

All the best mate

Si 

Don't deny the diagnosis; try to defy the verdict
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Posted 21 May 2018 at 21:33

Superb photos, Steve; especially the one of Yorkhull on his own and Jamie lounging against the post while he did his talk - thank God for brave oncos like Jamie xxx

I am confused though - were these taken before or after the guys all came out in their mankinis?

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 22 Jun 2018 at 12:31

My telephone number is 07765702634

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Posted 27 Jun 2018 at 23:37
Thanks Sue, and yes, Julian’s talk was excellent.

And it was good to meet new people and catch-up with old friends.

Thanks, too, to everyone who bought raffle tickets, brought prizes, gave donations or bought pin badges.

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Posted 30 Jun 2018 at 19:43
Thank You Sue and Ann, and CONGRATULATIONS after your first time hosting this annual event.

All went well, and your choice of speaker was inspired. What a good guy Julian was!

In fact he went out of his way to introduce himself to us all after the talk, and to hand out his details so that anyone of us could contact him about his work with DNA and Cancer.

I have to say it was a joy to meet people who were there for the first time, It wasn't long before they felt like friends we'd known for years. It was Grrrrrrrreat to meet you!

And a message for Janet (jlbatty)....You're a star! As always you organised a good raffle,( raising a suprpising amount of money for Prostate.Cancer UK), as well as having your usual PCUK Display table in pride of place.

To Chris (Exbus) and Shirley, THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE PHOTOS you took.

It must have taken ages to get them all transferred to my inbox by Sunday night.

I'll be in touch with Sue about where she plans to place them all.

Frankly, I haven't even had time to put them on the B2PCa gallery yet.

Normally this is done within two days.

I must apologise for the delay in posting this message. I woke up on Monday morning knowing I had a serious chest infection. I rang my GP and got strong meds and steroids the same day.

Generally, this glitch wouldn't be a huge problem, but Lynn and I had to drive 350 miles to Warminster on Wedsday as we'd booked rooms there because we'd promised our youngest daughter (Katrina) and her friend that they could have a full day at Longleat on Thursday.

I was so shattered on the big day, that I had to stay in bed, while Lynn took the girls over to the park for opening time.

And Lynn to do a lot more of the driving home on Friday than I did..

Never mind, they all had a fabulous day at Longleat, and that's what really matters.

But get this! It was only on the Monday when I got my prescription that it dawned on me you have to stay out of sunshine while taking these particular antibiotics. That was a 'Duh' moment.

How can anyone have avoided sunshine this past week? Oh well, I am certainly NEVER going to complain about sunshine!!

Once again,

Thanks everybody for helping make it yet another thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

Stay well my friends,

George

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Posted 30 Jan 2018 at 10:58

Just wanted to say to all newer members this is well worth attending. It puts names to faces, is a great social time and informative. George has done a tremendous job at establishing what is, in effect, the annual meeting of the online community and the learning and more importantly the companionship it creates is great when you might be feeling isolated and thinking ‘why me?.

I have been most years when well and remember how difficult it was the first time simply to go. But when I went the group does wrap itself around you , makes partners welcome, and acts like the online group to offer support and hope.

Worth supporting, think about it at least.

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Posted 30 Jan 2018 at 13:21
Thank you, Ann. It’s brilliant to hear you are taking on the organisation of this fantastic event, which has meant so much to so many of us over the years.

Yorkhull has really said it all but it really is a wonderful event and I would like to encourage anyone who hasn’t been before to consider coming and joining us. If anyone has any questions I’m happy to answer - I’ve been going for many years now. I confirm the meet up has been built up by George into a really great chance to get to know fellow members in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Over the years many friendships have formed, and going forward with Ann’s organisation I am sure many more will, and I hope George can relax and enjoy this year’s event.

Some members do just come for the afternoon but there will be some of us there on Friday night and some stay over until Sunday. It’s quite a nice area to explore too for anyone wanting to turn the meet-up into a short break.

Hope to meet friends old and new.

Janet, x

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Posted 31 Jan 2018 at 01:25

Hi Anne,

You mention 'talks'. Are you hoping that an urologist or perhaps better still an oncologist, bearing in mind the majority will already have had initial treatment, can be persuaded to give a talk and answer questions, as has been done in some years previously? I believe this was due to the persuasive powers of one of our members and was much appreciated.

Thank you and PCUK for the increased involvement and thanks to George for all he has done in establishing the event.

Barry
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Posted 31 Jan 2018 at 09:48

Topics haven't been decided yet, so I will bear your suggestion in mind, thanks

Ann

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Posted 31 Jan 2018 at 15:51

Thank you Ann!http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

I am absolutely 'over the moon' that you are now the organiser of this much loved annual meet up.

When you came along to the 'do' last summer I was keeping everything crossed that you'd agree to take over the reins from 2018.

Thank you all at PCUK for giving this your backing.

 

As Paul and Janet have said, it's a really enjoyable meeting of PCA friends from all over the UK.

It's so good to meet forum members in person, and strong friendships develop.

In fact I'll go as far as to say that since my own diagnosis in 2005 I have made more true friends than I did in all my years beforehand.

That black cloud of diagnosis most definitely had a shiny silver lining.http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

 

It's been a great pleasure and honour to have hosted these meetings since 2007, but once I got the 2016 one over, I knew I'd have to take a rest after the 10th Anniversary one last summer.

Too many years of PCa and treatment side effects had brought me to the conclusion that I wasn't 'the sharpest pencil in the box' nowadays!http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

 

But now we have Ann in charge - young, energetic and smart with it!http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

A chance to rejuvenate us all and keep the annual gathering bouncing along for 10 more years.

If you haven't attended a 'do' at The Mill On The Soar, make this year your first visit, and I'm sure it would be the first of many.

 

I have been privileged to have spent 2 days every summer making WONDERFUL FRIENDS, at a WONDERFUL VENUE, in a WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE of companionship.

And I mustn't forget....there have been 'belly laughs' galore! A serious somber event? NOT ON YOUR NELLY!http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

 

Really looking forward to seeing old and new people on 23rd June.

 

Good Luck Ann, may everything go smoothly for you, and by the looks of things you're off to a great start.

 

Very best wishes,

 

 

George

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Posted 31 Jan 2018 at 21:41

So gutted that John and I will miss this - we will be at a family event in France - but like everyone else, I just want to say that the first time we went we were as nervous as hell but it was wonderful to be with people who all ‘get it’ - shared experiences and black humour are great bonds.

Put me down for 2019

And yes, George has been an absolute gem xxx

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 21 Mar 2018 at 18:29

Hi folks just posting to give a reminder about this meetup (details in the original post)

If you are going and haven't already let me know please just send me a message either on here or at ann.innes@prostatecanceruk.org

Best wishes

Ann

 

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Posted 21 Mar 2018 at 22:48
I would love for us to attend this meeting but not sure when hubbys chemo will start. The consultant said 3 months. It’s only 10 minutes away from us too.

Denise x

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Posted 21 Mar 2018 at 23:29

I hope you do make it Denise - there is something so nurturing about being with other men and women who 'get it'. I am really sad to be missing it this year but we have a big family event in France the same weekend.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 22 Mar 2018 at 08:43
I hope you can make it, Denise, as Lyn says it really is good to be amongst people who understand, where we can be ourselves.

Hoping you and anyone else who feels it may help can come along.

Janet, x

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Posted 23 Mar 2018 at 17:56

Hi Ann,

The following confirmed their booking and accommodation early for the Summer 'do'.
All are staying over Fri & Sat nights.

 


ROOM 1 ALAN (ART) & CELIA

ROOM 2 PAUL (YORKHULL)

ROOM 5 GEORGE, LYNN & KATRINA

ROOM 6 JANET (JLBATTY)

ROOM 7 TOM & LINDA S


Guys and Girls, please don't miss the fun. Get in touch with Ann at:.


ann.innes@prostatecanceruk.org

 

See you all there,


George

 

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Posted 24 Mar 2018 at 05:15

I might attend, as it’s only down the road from me, but only if there is a mobile intensive care unit or air ambulance on standby in the pub car park.

In the spirit of the founder’s “Say bollocks to.....” can’t remember the rest, the event could be dubbed “The Coffin-Dodgers’ Convention”!

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Posted 24 Mar 2018 at 10:56

Since a number of the regular attendees are widows and daughters of deceased members, that would be rather insensitive.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 24 Mar 2018 at 11:51

Just my sense of gallows humour which some appreciate and some don’t. Most do.

Keep smiling, keep dodging!

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Posted 24 Mar 2018 at 13:34

As Ann knows, I shall be looking in as I now live quite near. Last year I wanted to attend but couldn't for some reason so my and the good lady's grub was eaten by those who did make it. I just might feel I can pinch the odd sausage this time in recompense....

AC

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Posted 24 Mar 2018 at 13:44

Hey, I LIKE gallows humour. It keeps us going.

Lyn, I can remember some of your very funny dark humour back in in the day(as they say).

I must be improving...I smiled at that post, and I haven't been able to smile at bu**er all in months!

Next time we meet I'll bring my tickling stick.

Aww, the great Ken Dodd. What a loss, but what a life.
I am just so glad that Lynn & I got to see him on stage in Darlington of all places about 10 years ago.

He finished his act at 12.15am! And it was a long drive home for us, but so worth it. He was a genius.

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Posted 25 Mar 2018 at 02:55

Barbara and I are planning to attend and have emailed Ann but this serves as a reminder that we have to book our accommodation direct with the Mill now.

Barry
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Posted 26 Mar 2018 at 13:24

Good to hear you'll pop into The Mill, AC.

We'll be able to shake hands - at last!https://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-smile.gif

Yes, it was a shame you had to cancel at the last minute for last year's bash.

 

Barry, I am delighted that you and Barbrara will be there again. 

It just wouldn't be the same without you.

 

And I believe Chris (EXBUS) and Shirley will be there again too.

 

All good news!https://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-smile.gif

 

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Posted 27 Mar 2018 at 18:40

Hi Ann,

I'll be going, add my name to your list. But, I can't stay at the Mill again.

So, what's the programme going to be for Saturday please? Who are the guest speakers?

When will you be publishing the list of delegates (AKA Attendees)?

It would be really good to know what old and new faces will be there to meet and greet, drink moderately and chat extensively with.

dave

 

 

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Do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)
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Posted 27 Mar 2018 at 19:26
Hi,

Unfortunately, I'm afraid I will not be able to attend this year's MOTS as I have just been booked to photograph a wedding on that day.

I was really looking forward to coming but I can't afford to turn work away at the moment. I'm so sorry not to be able to do my usually photos but if I don't work, I don't eat.

Steve

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Posted 28 Mar 2018 at 09:28
Hi Steve,

We’ll miss you and your wonderful photos but perfectly understand you need to work that day.

It will be good to see you, Dave.

Any newbies want to come along you will be made very welcome. It’s an excellent chance to meet up, with so many friendships made over the years.

Janet, x

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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 08:15

I’ve just emailed Ann, so we’ll be there!

I did ask if it’s possible to have an Urologist talk this time.


See ya all.

Chris.

So would you like us to do the photos?

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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 10:28
Brilliant, Chris, it will be nice to see you and Shirley.
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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 13:12

Hi Chris,

I'll echo Janet's words..BRILLIANT. It will be so nice to you and Shirley again.

You've been coming to The Mill for more years than I remember, but this will be the first time you'll stay overnight.

For you and anyone else booking rooms, the following info will help you choose the most suitable for your needs.

There are 25 rooms, 5 in the cottages close to the reception, and 20 in the block further down,

So if you're ringing to book rooms, Tel: 01455 282419 , bear this in mind, as some of you will need ground floor accommodation.


The Block:
Numbers 1 – 10 Ground Floor. 11 – 20 Upper

The cottages (next to reception):
Numbers 21, 22, 23, Ground Floor, 24 & 25 Upper.


And Chris, YES, of course we'd love to have you do the photos again., Thank you!

Ann was in touch about this the other day, when we heard Steve would be on a Wedding photography job on 23rd June.

Your offer will certainly ease her mind.


Warmest wises to you and Shirley,
Have a great holiday up in Northumberland in April,

 

George

 

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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 17:43

Hi Ann

I am meeting my oncologist in two weeks and i am more than happy to ask him if he would do a talk, he has done two talks before at the Mill and some might think something different might be better.

Happy to ask

Si 

Don't deny the diagnosis; try to defy the verdict
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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 19:20

Hi Si,
I am sure I speak for others who have heard his talks at the Mill in saying these were much appreciated and our thanks to you for being instrumental in arranging. You will doubtless liaise with Ann of the Charity on this, as it is not clear whether she has already arranged speaker(s).

Barry
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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 21:47

I am interested in attending but I don't know anyone at all and I am single but I'm sure that will not be an issue.

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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 22:02

Nobody else knew each other when we first went, so unless you come you still won’t know anybody, it helps to put names to faces.
Have a good think.

Chris.

PS, we have George, who used to run the get together who’s a Geordie!

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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 22:22

Rich, the first year I went on my own - John would have nothing to do with it. Some of the others will be attending alone, either because they don't have a partner or because it suits them.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 22:31

I still don't see how the weekend works, its appears cliquey (but I know definitely won't be!).

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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 22:35

Put a name to faces? You lot have the most obscure names, sorry site id's so I don't know how Id know anyone!

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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 23:11

I don’t know how Ann is going to do it but George always did badges with everyone’s real name and profile name, so not difficult.

Chris.

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Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 23:35

Some people stay at the mill or elsewhere the night prior to the meeting. Others like me leave home sufficiently early for the buffet lunch. Each person is given a label to wear so you have an idea who you are talking to. You sit down at a table and listen to some talks and usually a rather baldy poem and if it goes to plan, again this year a talk by an oncologist with the opportunity to ask question on PCa. You get to chat with the people at your table and others after lunch in the bar or outside in the extensive gardens with plenty of seating provision. Some then leave whilst others have an evening meal in the restaurant at some reserved tables. Just ask somebody next to a vacant seat if it is free and sit down if it is and join in. Attendees are very hospitable. Most people stay overnight as indeed my wife and I do and leave the following morning after breakfast.

Barry
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Posted 30 Mar 2018 at 08:24
Rich, and anyone else thinking of attending, you will definitely be made to feel most welcome and go home with new friends who understand. Something we don’t always easily find in our ‘other’’ lives.

It’s completely up to you as to whether you just come along for the afternoon on the Saturday or make a weekend of it, or anything in between. In June we are usually lucky with the weather so can take advantage of the pub garden, but the highlight for most of us is chatting to friends old and newly made. And I’m sure we were all nervous on our first visit, so we do understand.

Hoping you and some of our other members here can come along.

Janet, x

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Posted 30 Mar 2018 at 08:28

Hi all
My wife and I will be attending this year (good winds prevailing) for the first time. Rather looking forward to it! I have no real idea what is going to happen, but I feel I'm at a stage where I can really benefit from meeting and talking with people who are also in this club. Due to budgetary restrictions, we won't be staying in the hotel or booking in for the evening meal, but we do have a camper van that makes life possible, so we will be parking 'nearby' and joining in with the afternoon and evening festivities. Hope to see lots of you there!

Graham & Mary

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Posted 30 Mar 2018 at 09:33

George,
Staying overnight on Saturday in room 8!


Chris.

Just because you said we were! (It means we can drive home in daylight)

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Posted 30 Mar 2018 at 14:37

Hi Guys, 

 

There are some good queries there and a great suggestion (Si asking his oncologist Jamie to attend again...we haven't seem him for a few years, and he's a great bloke!).

 

Rich, the are quite a few singletons there every year, and as Janet says, you'll be given the warmest of welcomes.

I have often told people that since my diagnosis in 2005, I have made more good, true friends than I did in all the years previously.

Meeting up every summer and winter since 2007 has formed strong bonds, and the mutual support is amazing.

We make lielong firends.

It's certainly not a clique, it's a family of us all in the same struggle and making the very best of it.

 

Ann will be providing badges with Forum IDs and your real first names.

We've done that from the start, because it makes it so much easier to mingle and chat to folks you may have known only online.

Graham and Mary, there is an ideal spot for your camper van. At the entrance to the venue ther is very large car park which always has loads of spaces, since our folks in the rooms have parking bays by our doors.

 

Barry (I'm not going to call you 'Old Barry'https://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-tongue-out.gif) has summed up the weekend well, and Janet has given a good picture of the 'laid back' friendliness of it all.

 

And I'm chuffed to hear there may be a fellow Geordie there too? That will make at least four of us now.

For the first five years, I was only one, and we had to have an interpreter to translate my welcome messages and announcements.

 

Finally, Chris and Shirley, I am glad you have that downstairs room 8.

It just far enough away from my room that Lynn, Kat and I won't hear your world renowned snoring throughout the night!https://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-tongue-out.gif

 

Really looking forward to seeing you all in 3 months time.

 

 

Stay well my friends,

 

 

george

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Posted 30 Mar 2018 at 17:59
Hi all

I'm planning to be there for my first time. Looking forward to meeting those of you able to attend.

Ulsterman

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Posted 30 Mar 2018 at 18:13

Gutted that I won't see you - must be about time to invite me to deliver some INSET instead?

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 31 Mar 2018 at 07:40

I’d like to book you for chatting next year Lyn because you are so knowledgable!

Enjoy your trip to France.

Chris,xx

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Posted 02 Apr 2018 at 14:44

Dear Friends,


While Ann is away, I have received some emails about accommodation, and realised I didn't pass on the following info to her:
Here goes:

 

In the event of The Mill rooms being fully booked earlier than expected, or if you cant get the particular night you required (Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd June);
These two alternatives were recommended by some of the regualr attenders over the years:


Fossebrook Bed & Breakfast
Coventry Road
Croft
Leicestershire
LE9 3GP
Tel: 01455 283517
Fax: 01455 283517
http://fossebrook.co.uk/

Langton Brook Farm
Langton Road
Great Bowden, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7EZ
Telephone 01858 545730
E-mail: mervyn@langtonbrookfarm.freeserve.co.uk


Good luck all, I hope you successfully book up soon.


George

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Posted 06 Apr 2018 at 09:07

Thanks George, for posting the info above, while I have been on leave. And thanks for everyone who has emailed me to say they are attending. We are still in the process of organising speakers but will let you know when this is done. 

Best wishes

Ann

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Posted 24 Apr 2018 at 21:21

**REMINDER**

Hi everyone

As many of you know, some members of the online community have held a meetup once a year, at the Mill on the Soar, near Leicester. People are very welcome to also bring along partners or family members as well even if they do not participate in the online community.

I've agreed to organise the meetup this year and here are the details:

Date: Saturday 23rd June 2018

Venue: Mill on the Soar, https://www.hungryhorse.co.uk/locations/mill-soar#LiveResAnchor 

Address: Coventry Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 6QD, GB

Mill on the Soar telephone number: 01455 282419 

Time: 2pm onwards

Format: The meetup starts around 2pm and there are some introductions and one or two short talks as well as a buffet to enjoy. People are free to stay for as long or short a time as they wish. 

Costs: £10 per head.  Please can you make donations to Prostate Cancer UK via any of the 'donate' options listed on our website

The buffet (which will include vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options is £10 per head.  When you book your place with me I will send information on how to pay for the buffet.

Accommodation for people wishing to stay at the Mill should be booked direct with the hotel at the above phone number. Rooms are limited so please do book early if you wish to stay over. Cost of rooms has been agreed with the hotel as £60 per room, including           breakfast. This is slightly more than last year, however the buffet cost is slightly less.

If you are planning to come please let me know by emailing ann.innes@prostatecanceruk.org 

I'd like to say a huge thank you to George who has organised the meetup for many years and is now having a well earned break. I hope that I can manage to organise things as well as he has done in the past!

 

 

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Posted 25 Apr 2018 at 11:13

Please can people note the email address is sue.boyes@prostatecanceruk.org  for all confirmations and dietary needs.  Apologies for any confusion

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Posted 25 Apr 2018 at 11:18

Hi Denise,

Would you like me to put you down as a provisional attendance.  If you decide to come along then we can add you to the catering about a 7-10 days beforehand.

either message me here or at sue.boyes@prostatecanceruk.org

best wishes

Sue

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Posted 28 Apr 2018 at 17:06

Welcome to your new challenge, Sue.

I know you're already working furiously behind the scenes, but it will be worth it on the day.

Once you join 'the crazy gang' at The Mill, you can RELAX and join in the madness.

You're probably working on the attendance list now, so I thought I'd post this list below for you.
These are guys and girls who have been booked up for many months:

 

ALAN (ART) & CELIA Staying over Fri 22nd/Sat 23rd June

BARRY (OLD BARRY) & BARBARA

CHRIS & SHIRLEY (EXBUS)

DANIEL SENCIER Staying over Sat 23rd June

GEORGE, LYNN & KATRINA Staying over Fri 22nd/Sat 23rd June

JANET DAYKIN (JLBATTY) Staying over Fri 22nd/Sat 23rd June

PHILIP & LESLEY B

PAUL (YORKHULL) Staying over Fri 22nd/Sat 23rd June

TOM & LINDA S Staying over Fri 22nd/Sat 23rd June

 

 

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Posted 29 Apr 2018 at 00:30

I would like to come as indicated before. But some experts put me off.
The attendance list doesn't include people I have been talking to. Please bear in mind that I depend on this website.......You have helped me so much already! Ann said that someone would be in touch to confirm buffet payment but that hasn't happened so I am not arranging attendance.
Richard

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Posted 29 Apr 2018 at 01:07

Rich - Looking at the recent messages, my guess is that Ann is either ill or has left which is probably why she hasn’t been in touch! And when you read this again tomorrow, you will realise that you haven’t actually seen an attendance list - this is just a few names that George is passing on to Sue, who is obviously stepping up in Ann’s absence. Cut her some slack perhaps?

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 29 Apr 2018 at 01:56

No animosity intended there whatsoever, sorry if it came across like that. Could I be any worse at this??????????

 
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