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Mint Sauce
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Posted:juggle weavesmiley Manchester Spinners Meet up and stuff weavesmiley juggle



Hi all If you are looking for people to spin poi with in the North west this is the place to be.



For any one new to this sight DONT READ THE WHOLE THREAD it has been going a long time and contains lots of old information and chat about previous meet ups and organisation stuff just go to the last few posts to find out the most up-to-date information on current events.



First a bit of info the Manchester spinners lot is no professional spinning troop or organised events it is just a group of people who get together to enjoy themselves. The first meet up was organised way beck in September 04 http://delizium.fotopic.net/c291964.html
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The crowd has changed a bit from back then but we have kept a few old timers we welcome all along to come and join us for a spin whether you be experienced or a complete beginner we are willing to teach and learn from you.



Their is no set time for the meet ups they are usually organised around when people can make it and how long they can stay.



I will try to update this first post as often as I can with the most up-to-date info on meet ups and club nights that allow spinning but if I'm being a bit lax just find the last few posts foe up-to-date info (like I said before werent you paying attention)



To date the standard meets have gone as meet up in Piccadilly gardens at 4pm (nice central point where every one can get to) Then move on down to the Gas Works/CastleField or Plat fields Park depending on the wether till everyone gets to cold/tired/burned then on to the pub

( anybody who doesnt know where this is it can be arranged for someone to come meet you at the train station or wherever you are coming from .) smile

{ ubblove We are a nice bunch like that ubblove}



Accommodation for a night can usually be arranged but you need to sort this well in advance no just turning up expecting somewhere to sleep eek





(more to be added and all to be spell checked soon)



pm me any info you would like to add



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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Mint Sauce
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Posted:2 true



what are we at now



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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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Bubbles_
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Posted:pics look good, wanted to come frown

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Mint Sauce
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Posted:well why dont you come on the 14th and say hi to bov

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I'm going to be in Manchester for the evening on the 14th - anyone fancy meeting for a spin and/or drink?

Also, I'll be heading down to Bristol for the convention on the 15th after I finish work in Manchester and I'll have a bit of space in the car if anyone needs a lift down.



we are still trying to organise somthing for him smile


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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Havokist
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Posted:it doesn't seem like too bad an idea, where and what time are peoples thinking of meeting up?

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steaks
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steaks

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Posted:I spoke to Bov last night. He is free prety much all of friday evening and is staying in Trafford park.
So I was thinking about a bit of a aspin from about 7pm either at Castlefield or Platt Fields park (weather permitting) then off to the pub for a couple of beers.

Bov isn't 100% sure what time he will finish work at on Friday, but say's it won't be late. And 7 should give enough time for most of us who work, to get washed and what ever else after work and into town to meet whilst its still moderatly light.
Anyone have any other ideas, feel free to throw them around.


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pricklyleaf
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Posted:On facebook, there has been discussion of meeting back at fletcher moss again.

If not, then, for selfish reasons Platt fields would be a better option for me due to there being parking available.

But my vote would be for fletcher moss wink


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steaks
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Posted:That sounds cool. But not all of us are on facebook!

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pricklyleaf
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Posted:I know, I didn't start it angel2 devil

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Mint Sauce
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Posted: Written by: steaks



That sounds cool. But not all of us are on facebook!





well get wit the groov if you want to be hip peace



lol ubbloco


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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Seye
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Posted:there's plenty of parking at fletcher moss. if you turn down the road at the side of the pubs (the Didsbury and the [censored] Inn) then follow it round to the right there's loads of room for cars and a gate into the meadow.

I may make it for a little spin. things are pretty hectic at the moment though.


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pricklyleaf
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Posted:So are we decided on fletcher moss then? What time are we looking at?

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thesynapse
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Posted:Hi people,

So the next meet is on Friday, yeah? I can't make that because, unlike the rest of you, I'll be GOING to work at about 8pm so it's not worth me turning up I'd say.

When is the next meet after that? Will it be on a Sunday?


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pricklyleaf
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Posted:The next meet will almost definately be a Sunday, though nothing is arranged yet. Keep checking back!

Live like there is no tomorrow,
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and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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Mint Sauce
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Posted:Sure you could come and set of from there to work smile

Humm time hummmmmm

How about 3-4 ish and wait for bov to finish his work and meet him whenever he turns up??

I def think we need to pub afterwards to socialize and the like smile


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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pricklyleaf
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Posted:well "I'm free!"

And apparently showing my age, even though I'm no where near enough to show that kind of age.

I can come whenever biggrin


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and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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Posted: Written by: pricklyleaf



well "I'm free!"



And apparently showing my age, even though I'm no where near enough to show that kind of age.





Almost..Are you being served? was still being made after you were born (just...)





 Written by: pricklyleaf



I can come whenever biggrin





Watch yourself there hon, someone's going to be quoting you out of context to humorous effect if you're not careful.. ubbangel


A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:*twiddles thumbs*



rolleyes



Ow!! eek stood on tumbleweed...



I'm sure there's something I gotta be doing...



Oh yes! keeping a promise to Holly... It's not TOO offtopic... biggrin



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I'm sure you'll be fine Nigel. I leave them in your well-lubricated hands...



wave bye wave << Just you shaking off the excess...


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Mint Sauce
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Posted:te he giggle naked men (or should I say Man wink )

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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pricklyleaf
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Posted:You all have my character completly wrong! rolleyes

I'm completly sweet and innocent don't you know! I'm one of these ubbangel

(Note to self, must work on maintaning sweet and innocent exterior and fool everyone into a false sense of security).

(p.s. thanks for that Dave! It turns out I've seen those before wink)


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and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

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steaks
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Posted:3-4pm is a little early for me.

But I am doing a 'meet & greet' at around 6pm in Piccadliiy Gardens for anyone wanting help finding Fletcher Moss.

Still waiting to hear back from Bov about his finish time as well.


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Bubbles_
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Posted: Written by: pricklyleaf



I'm completly sweet and innocent don't you know! I'm one of these ubbangel

(Note to self, must work on maintaning sweet and innocent exterior and fool everyone into a false sense of security).




ubblol doesnt work, ive been trying that for years! wink


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Posted:Bit of a heads up folks - the gate to Fletcher Moss on Wilmslow road (the one to the left of the pubs if you're over the road looking at them) gets locked at sundown. Dunno why really, cos all the other ways in stay open, and the wall next to that gate isn't anything of a barrier at all really, but it could make things a touch more tricky that they need to be...

A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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thesynapse
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Posted:Someone mentioned that Platt Fields could be an option earlier on.

From a completely selfish point of view, this would suit me! As far as I'm aware the gates never get locked. Plus if we stay reasonably near the High Road it should still be safe for people to walk to us.

An idea? Especially now that sundown is at about 7:30pm these days isn't it?


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pricklyleaf
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Posted:Yeah, we found that out last week. Don't worry though, the wall was very easy to climb over. wink

Sorry synapse, but I think fletcher moss has pretty much already been decided on now. There's nothing to say we can't make the next meet at Platt fields though.


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and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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shocked_prawn
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Posted:sorry guys i cant make it again! i got loads of stuff that needs doing!
ill see you soon though smile ubbrollsmile


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steaks
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Posted:We have had many meets before now at Platt fields, they generally go quite well (although have been told off a couple of times for playing with fire too near to the road).

Synapse, if you are unsure of how to get to Fletcher Moss, feel free to meet up with me and a few other spinners around 6pm in Piccadilly Gardens (outside Cafe Nero) and get the bus down with us all.

I'll resurect the 'Mini Meet' thread again soon as another freshers week is upon us again, no doubt there will be a whole host of new spinners in and around south manchester up for more regular meets than the main ones. We have just been blessed with timing at the minut to have 3 in as many weeks. smile ubbrollsmile juggle ubblove grouphug peace


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Catt
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Posted:Hey everyone!!
Hows it going? havent been around for a long time but it seems like everyone is doing well. Will def try and get to a meet very very soon, i miss spinning so much but summer has been so mental!!
Enjoy the meet and ill catch you all soon!
take care!

Sorry i couldnt make the last meet you txt me about steaks, things have been a little crazy rencently but i promise ill be around soon!
hope your doing good hun!!

LOWAN,
I lost my phone so dont have your number, get intouch we can have another meet in lpool, im sure scoob would be well up for it!!
hope your cool

bye bye all xx


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Mint Sauce
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Posted:Ok this meet was a tad strange



First Holly gets harassed be strange naked people masturbating eek eek eek (SCARY)



Second we turn up seriously late (sorry Holly)



Not to many people turned up PTHerrrrrrrrrrrr to ya all (that was me sticking my tong out) some people turned up complained it was a random field and left (pants to them)



Bov got there in the end YEY Great to see you again. (Waits in anticipation for next time I see him)



Pub was cold but much fun was had

(I actually had a drink SHOCK)



well looks like next one is the MJC



Not sure if I can make that frown


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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Posted:DAMMIT!!! I turn my back for one second and miss the good/scary stuff! eek

(Hope you're alright Holly! hug)

Random fields are like gold-dust to spinners! (Sod 'em!)

What did Bov think of Manc?

Enjoy your MJC, and I'll enjoy mine... hug


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Posted: Written by: Neon_Shaolin


Random fields are like gold-dust to spinners!



if any of you guys are in chester im sure youd be welcome to spin in joels random feild ubbrollsmile


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