Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Autumn meeting?

It occurred to me, reading the recent MNW emails, that it might be good to have another (lunch?) meeting this year - perhaps in the autumn? I know we don't even seem to have a summer yet, but given how busy and far apart we all are, would now be a good time to start thinking about it? Are enough people interested? (come on, Ann, Maggie and David and others across the pond - this would give you plenty of time to book your flights!)

Just a thought.

16 comments:

Alis said...

I'm in! Thanks, Frances.

Aliya Whiteley said...

You know I'm always up for a meeting!

Tim Stretton said...

Yes indeedy!

Any time bar the first two weeks of September for me.

Deborah Swift said...

Yes please! Good idea Frances.

Ann Weisgarber said...

I'm going to follow along with this as if I could be there. Frances, you do a great job keeping us together.

Has any one else noticed that MNW doesn't have anything in the works after Dee's The Lady's Slipper?

Frances Garrood said...

That makes five of us - plus one virtual Ann (thank you, Ann). So where's everyone else?

Eliza Graham said...

I'd like to.

Matt Curran said...

Sorry, Frances.  Of course I will be up for this as well, family commitments and cash-flow permitting.  Just name a place and a date and I'll see what I can do...

Frances Garrood said...

I'm off for a few days to look after triplets while my daughter models big knickers in Canada (don't ask). But I'll get going on the who can manage which dates thing when I get back. Unless the volcano conspires to keep her in Canada (and me in Thames Ditton)...

Eliza Graham said...

I'm sorry, I'm going to have to ask... I hope you'll bring photos, Frances!

David Isaak said...

I doubt I'll be passing that way soon, but who knows?

On the other hand, I have to join Eliza in asking: Big knickers in Canada?

Ann Weisgarber said...

Frances, this knickers business -- big or small -- is too good to ignore. You're among friends here; we're waiting for details.

Frances Garrood said...
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Frances Garrood said...

Ok. You (some of you) did ask, so here goes.

My lovely slim (size 10) daughter had triplets. As you can imagine, carrying three babies does nothing for your (her) lovely slim body, so she was left with a bit of a tummy, which nothing short of a tummy tuck (and she's too sensible to have one of those) can resolve. She met someone who was going to film an advert for big knickers in Canada, and said (thinking : free holiday, all expenses paid, plus a fee) what about her? So off she went to do her thing with these big knickers. And I mean big. These are industrial knickers. Some even have shoulder straps. They hold everything in and let nothing out.

She's back now, and had a great time, but found flapping her loose tummy up and down (for the "before" pics) in front of 5 cameramen rather humiliating. She is fervently hoping these ads will not be shown over here, but fears they may be.

So that's the story. And now to our meeting. How about October? That would be a start, and we can work out exaclty when according to who can manage which date(s).

Alis said...

I think the later parts of October are pretty free for me at the moment. The first week is probably worth avoiding as I will be involved with son no 1 getting back to university - me, him and an estate car full of stuff. But after that, I'm all yours (for lunch, anyway!)

Aliya Whiteley said...

Yeah, any time in Oct. That's too far ahead for me to rationally compute.