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duballstar
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Posted:biggrin so here's how it started...



Home of Poi Day is an idea generated by members of this site, where for one day a year all of us can meet each other in regional locations around the world to share our love of poi. Last thing i heard, plan's for this years event were focussed around October 30th. umm



The Sphercular Ball is an idea independntly generated by members of Spherculism.com to celebrate 1 000 members on Spherculism by (see above). By coincidence the proposed date is also the 30th October. (also co-incidentally HOP has recently achieved 10 000 members) umm



Poi In the Park in Sheffield is the longest established poi meet in the UK and is soon to get a new web host which means PK can make the website even better. Sheffield would co-incidentally be the best place to hold a regional Poi meet for the midlands/north. umm



Bearing these facts in mind and adding together these co-incidences there can only be one outcome: ubbidea



On Saturday 30th October, Poi In the Park of Poi have offered to host a HUGE poi meet at Endcliffe Park in Sheffield to celebrate the Sphercular Home of Poi Day Ball 2004!!! biggrin ubbrollsmile weavesmiley hug



Everyone's invited however good you are or wherever you come from and we want as many spinners, jugglers, acrobats etc... as possible from the surrounding Midlands/North to be there so SPREAD THE WORD!!!

grouphug



the meet will probably start some time after lunch + run on as long as it does. seeing as it's halloween and a special celebration of the Poi community we should come up with lots of fun ideas of things to do like fancy dress and i reckon there should be lots and lots of cake.... smile



So whaddya reckon? Who's coming? biggrin


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Vixen
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Posted:woooo ive just got back - and im REALLY tired... (guess thats what happens when you stay up all night talkin to wonderful HOP people)

Thank you to everyone that helped make this weekend super good.... 2Bags (Your a hero!) PyroWill, Tobi - Thank you for your help with the wire wool and lending me the cages!

To the super duper people who took the time out to organise it!!!

And last of all.... has anybody seen my contack juggling ball... just a small clear one which i left in the park on Saturday night??? xxx


tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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PyroWill
PyroWill

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Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:yeh and has anyone seen my sock poi,

oh no wait i keep forgetting they are in my bag wink


An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Samuel
Samuel

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Posted:Hey, that was pretty fun ;o

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Posted:Actually, I'm also missing a contact ball. It's a 70mm clear one and the last time I had it was in the hall.
Since a fair people borrowed my contact balls last night, I'm assuming that it found it's way into someone's kit by mistake, so if anyone finds a ball they don't recognise in their stuff, I'd be grateful if you let me know. smile


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Mint Sauce
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Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
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Posted:I seem to have acquired a contact ball was wrapped in my hat?? So have no idea when it got there as I took my hat of at the park.

It has a few small scratches and a couple of shallow dimpled bits as though its been lightly dropped on concrete. Whose it is I'm not sure Vicki didnt you say yours had a distinctive scratch on it?????.

I propose a fight to the death winner gets the ball. Ha ha harrrrrr (evil laugh) no no seriously now if you can decide whos it is I will happily post it to you (rushes of to measure it (no idea about size of contact balls)) one set of vernia callipers later its 70mm .

Top Top weekend will put a post on 2 night I'm just of to work now Gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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Durbs
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Posted:Wooooooooo hoooooooo! biggrin



Firstly and foremostly, huge thanks, hugs, and fluffyness to Lolli, PK and everyone else who helped to organise the weekend - Lolli, your hosiptality is amazing! hug's to the lot you.



I haven't unpacked yet, but will have a rummage through my CJ balls - I know which ones of mine have chips, so should be able to recognise and strangers in there.



Wonderful to meet all people I've been chatting to on here for years, and good to see everyone I already knew again.



Huge big extra-big manly hugs to Rossco and Dunc smile

Huge thanks to 2bags too for car-liftage and just being an all round top bloke - wicked to meet you!



Eskimo and butterfly kisses to:

UCOF - I bloody love you

Pink...? - Your fluffy-ness is never ending.

Vixen - Grrrrrow, sorry I didn't get to chat properly

Mint Sauce Top bloke - good to meet you

Bovril - King of balloons - Jumping Bean Balloons!! Wicked ubblol

Dub - Come back to us soon!

ParafinFairy - hug & ubblove to you - top travelling partner and very nice flapjacks.

Cantus - Sorry didn't get to say goodbye, should always let sleeping Fraggles lie hug



Huge apologies if I've missed you as you're all wonderful but my memory is rubbish and I know I will have missed people out - but I can honestly say, I didn't meet one person this weekend who wasn't as nice/nicer than I thought they would be - what a wonderful group of people you all are biggrin


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andythepoi
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Posted:I'd like to apologise for not being able to make it in the end. You all got NO idea how MUCH I was looking forward to this fab weekend. Me n a gal called Sophie ( the sophie from oxford Vixen) met in Manchester, to catch a bus to where Pete (Flashfire) was coming with his girlfriend and Toby to pick us up on his way from Ellesmere Port. Unfortunately, he broke down on the way, big Ends had gone, and he spent a miserable hour being towed home by the AA! Sophie decided that by the time she had gotten back into Manchester and caught a train, she would have to leave because she couldn't stay the night, so went home. I decided to get a bus back into twon, get a bus back home, get my cash cards and some more cash ( I had not bought them cos I am ALWAYS losing them when I camp out!), get a bus back into town then a train to the park!
Unforunately, when I arrived home, one of my three cats was lying whimpering on my doorstep, a big hole in its side, intestines spilling out, and lots of burnt fur around the hole. It appears some f**king reprehensible b****rd had thrown a firework at him. I wrapped him up in a blanket, took him to the emergency vet, where they examined him and made him more comfortable and tended to his wounds. He didn't make it, and they put him to sleep at around 2 in the morning.

I suppose it was kinda fortunate for me in the end that pete had broken down because I would have returned from a brilliant weekend of fun to find him dead on my doorstep and would have known he spent his last hours in terrbile pain. At least this way he got to die peacfully.

Lucy (who the Manchester gang will know from our meets) also couldn't go in the end as she was looking after one of her friend who had recieved some tragic, awful news.

I'd like to take this opportunity to say sorry for not showing, especially to Cantus (I've got that disk mate....if you pm me your address i'll happily post it to you), Pyrowill, everyone that knows me who was there, and the delightful Louise, who I was really looking forward to meeting.

Enough grumpiness....you guys sound like you had a REALLY fab time and I'm glad it went wll...bring on the next one! biggrin

see ya all soon folks


It's smashing to be back x

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PyroWill
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Posted:awww andy im so sorry to hear about your cat, i cant stand it when animals suffer due to people being irresponsible censored!! its a real shame you couldnt come but i guess you couldnt help it and im glad your cat managed to die peacefully and be with you too rather than go alone.



you did miss quite a good weekend but we'll definetly see you another time soon i hope smile your not getting out of seeing me yet!


An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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stroo
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Posted:aww thats horrible, im really sorry to hear about your cat andy! hope you are ok...

just wanted to say thank you for all being so lovely to me! cant think of any1 i met i didnt think was lovely and special and excepting. An extra big thanks to lolli for organising it and for being so sweet to me and to ParafinFairy for the natter and the flapjacks ubbrollsmile

overall had a wicked weekend, thank you all! big love x


Livin' on dreams and custard creams

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PyroWill
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Posted:oh yes the flap jacks oh the flapjacks!! ubblove

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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ASTRO FAERIE
ASTRO FAERIE

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Location: Rotherham, UK
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Posted:Nice to meet the people i met, you know who u are, didnt manage to get round as many people as i liked, if u are one of them im sorry, was a great night. hug

Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realise that we
cannot eat money.

Cree Indian, 1909

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Pink...?
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Posted:Just arrived home, had a great time ubbangel

Lolli - You are such a star, thank you so very much for letting me stay at yours, and organising it and for just being such a lovely, amazing person hug2 (may have to invite myself up to sheffield again soon tongue )
Solace and the other lovely lovely Sheffield people - Thank you for Organsing it, and for well everything!

I think if i wrote little notes to everyone i would write the longest post ever!
So hug 's all around


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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PyroWill
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Posted:hey astro i wanted to meet you, did u do anything wowish that would make me remember seeing you but not knowing your name

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Samuel
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Posted:Who was the guy who did six poi (two per hand, one on each foot) at once? That was probably the raddest thing I saw all night biggrin

None of my friends believe me about it though. I'll show them... *goes off to practice it and fails miserably*


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Pink...?
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Posted:that was two bags

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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UCOF
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Posted:But he is only a pupil.

(Ucofs debreif match report analysis tomorrow, after I get some sleep...and MORE food smile)

:tired:
:yawn:
:drool:


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brodieman
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Posted:WAS trueley wonderful to meet so many spcial peeeps
twas much fun
Lolli pk: thankyou for a wonderful event much hugs to you
Ucof: you spank bottoms well
Astrofaerie: you possibly give the best hugs ever
Ben-ja-men: your a sound bloke and twas really nice to get to know you better
Smilie: Your simply fantastic
Pink: You always make me smile
Vixen: horray for firemans trousers
Two bag: your poor nose
Dunc: nice to meet you
Ds ads: hugs
Bovril: nice set of porno baloons
Durbs Paraffin faerie napalm faerie Ogre Stoo wil and every one else that im too crap to remember their names was fantastic meeting you


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animatEd
animatEd

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Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
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Posted:OOH, ooh, ooh!! Will, Can I please have some Raw footage as well, dude!! Sorry, Tis Ed, in case you didn't know.



Also, you SO have to come for another burn at my place sometime soon. Along with anyone else that's near to Hull!! ubbrollsmile



Also, How the hell do I get rid of that Freakin' 'newbie' above my avatar?

EDITED_BY: player_1 (1099354485)


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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PyroWill
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Posted:simple, its cos your a newbie, hey everyone look at that newbie over there *points then runs away*



ed you get that newbie taken away when u make enough posts, i think 50 changes it to something like journeyman or something but u can chose the name when u hit 100 posts, yes u can have the raw footage, right so if i remember correctly those who want the raw footage are

pink

player_1 (ed)

mint sauce (tobi)

durbs, does anyone else want it, it includes also some messing around in the hall (careful what u say there brodieman!)


An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Cantus
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Posted:Well I didn't get back home til 9pm tonight tongue



We have photos on Mr PK's phone of the last few survivors (PK, Solace, Simon and myself) drinking coffee in town this morning biggrin



and Nix is still in the house of fun and Lollis - but only because he got lost in manchester and couldn't find his bus back to scotland.



Was an uber brilliant event of magnitudinal proportions. but then you all know that.



Was phenominal meeting everyone.

such a shame that astrfaerie was invisble (apologies if i met you but was too pissed to notice - blame pyrowill and his vodka. Or stroo and her wine. Or Stroo's random irish friend with his wine too. Don't, whatever you do, blame me for drinking it tongue)





Extra special thanks to everyone who's failed to mention me in their lists so far. I loved meeting and hugging each and every one of you.







I'll come back and write a proper post tomorrow when i'm not so tired. hug


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
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ASTRO FAERIE
ASTRO FAERIE

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Location: Rotherham, UK
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Total posts: 724
Posted:I was the one with dark hair and baggies sat with pk and devina most of the night smile, i was also sat with you on the floor with pink and mike too:), i wasnt sure who was who anyway, so dont worry cantus biggrin. Another time maybe eh?

Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realise that we
cannot eat money.

Cree Indian, 1909

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Durbs
Durbs

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Total posts: 5688
Posted:*puts up hand*

Please Miss Astro Faerie - Did I meet you?


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ASTRO FAERIE
ASTRO FAERIE

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Posted:No frown but.......mike did use someones camera to film me quite a bit, so ill be on there somewhere wave

Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realise that we
cannot eat money.

Cree Indian, 1909

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Dunc
Dunc

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Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
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Posted:wow what a day ubblove You guys are so awesome you make me smile biggrin kiss I got home at around 2ish and we slept from 2 till 5 and then from 7 till 6am! How knackered!! But worth it ten times over



I can't do a list cuz I'll definately miss someone so one big hug for you all hug2 It was lovely to see so many lovely friendly poiple and I can't remember the last time I had so many hugs in such a short time ubblove



I now have lots of new people to call my friends, and lots of old friends who felt my lurve wink what better way to spend a weekend



Rossco can't get online so he sends hugs and a big thanks to you all too hug2





Extra special cuddly hugs for Lolli tho for being such a darling and sorting out that wonderful hall for us all to stay in. It'd meke a great regular PIP winter meeting place for post fire shenanigans. What d'ya reckon? PIH? wink





I wanna do it again, when will the next one be?



kiss hug hug2 ubblove wave smile kiss heart


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Durbs
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Posted:I've got a window this Thursday...

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Dunc
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Posted:How do you window a Thursday? wink

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Durbs
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Posted:Practise

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mech
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Posted:dunc that might have been the last one of the yr, the sheff pip start to dwindle from now on

sorry mate


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UCOF
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Posted:[censored] [censored] [censored].

I just wrote a really witty, clever and long reply and spent 3 hours trying to remember each and everyone of those there and addres them each accordingly, i hit "continue" and IE crashed.

So I lost it.

[censored].

in basic:
Dunkywunkywoo: See a doctor about your snoring. Its not natural wink

*random rant about draging the tent up from canterbury, then not needing it in the end, then taking it all the way back to canterbury. It weighs 17kg ffs! angry*

hug hug2 kiss for the rest of you.

oh..and whoneweeldave: I know you you are now.This reassures me wink


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duballstar
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Posted:wow... that was fantastic! biggrin

before i even try and remember what i'm trying to say or what even happened this i have to give the most massive thanks, hugs and respects to Lolli, Matt and Paul for their amazing hospitality and hard work in getting this idea off the ground and making it one of the best weekends i can remember! hug kiss hug2 you guys are absolute stars. like dave says as well none of this would have even been possible in the first place without PK, Malcom and Matt for providing us with the wicked communities in which we loiter...

everyone else, it was incredibly wicked to see you whether i knew you already or not. thanks to everyone for coming and making the event what it was, you're all wonderful! grouphug

i'm going to go and invade everyone's intro's for the next few weeks and say hello properly but special thanks have to go to Tim for my lift home and Lex for the flapjacks... hug

i feel like going back to bed now.... smile


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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