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George


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Posted:Are there any other pyro types living in sleepy 'ol Cambridge these days?
Whats there to do in terms of fire spinning? Anyone want to meet up sometime and find out?


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Matty_B
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Posted:I only ask as Over is to the north so I guess it would be better to live that side possibly , I don't know how difficult the traffic will be getting across town in the mornings and evenings...

Cheers for the offer Sym I may well take you up on that as it will be easier to sort stuff if I know I have aplace to rest my head for a few nights at least hug awesome

After that I really have no idea, will just have to see how it all goes... it really depends on where I end up, contracts etc. . . I will be in cambridge for roughly 2 years minimum, as after that I can live where I like , so I may end up staying... who knows...

I am coming to falmouth so will chat to you more about then if that is ok and sort out a time I can come visit before I invade....


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LazyAngel
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Posted:think I might be able to put you up for a while too, matt!

Anyways, is anybody up for doing some video recording if the suns out tomorrow? either post here, txt or pm me if you're up for it!


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Motley
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Posted:Probably wont be around at all this week, off to london tomorrow to visit some mates and probably wont be back til late on sunday. Si is working all weekend as well. Guess we'll have to wait til next week biggrin biggrin

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afghan_bingo
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Posted:yo, any y'all coming down to parkers this sunday?? i wanna burn!

we were somewhere near barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold...

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Motley
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Posted:Yeah I cant remember what people said last week, anyone gonna be out or are u all still at the BJC?

btw cracking weekend in fakeFalmouth, I had a great time, roll on PLAY \o/


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Matty_B
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Posted:Hey Hey

Looks like I will be coming up to cambridge on the 4/5th May to pay a visit to the company I working for anyone around ?

Anyone going to the clapham that weekend ?

Matt


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jo_rhymes
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Posted:i'll be at Clapham Matt, it's my birthday! biggrin

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Matty_B
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Posted:i know smile

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Winged Avenger
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Posted:I think that Guy and I will also be in Clapham!

Is that your permanent move to Cambridge date or just a pre-visit?

We may be around in Cams on the Saturday night but I will leave that to the boss man (Guy!).

:hugs:


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Matty_B
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Posted:no not perminant move date, that will be about 2 weeks later I guess, the job starts on the 30th so just before then . . . I can't believe it is sooo close now

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Matty_B
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Posted:On the idea of moving to cambridge sym and guy have offered a spcae to crash for a little while but if any of you know of someone with a spare room to rent I will be looking around and be most grateful of any leads....

Matt


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Motley
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Posted:Ooh Cambridge woke up again biggrin biggrin Anyone around this weekend, its bank holiday and I'm itching to go for a burn!!

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VampyricAcid
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Posted:yaaaay cambridge thread *hugs thread nad people in it* how ive missed yee!!! i wont be around this weekend due to much musicage BUT i will be going to clapham either for both days or just the sunday!!!

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Matty_B
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Posted:Ok so looking for accomodation in Cambridge, I put an add on one of the accomodation boards and so far have one reply with an offer of 430 pm inc. all bills council tax etc... just wondering if this is an average amount to be paying ?

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Sym
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Posted:I pay over 100/month less than that, but I'm with 3 other people so it might bring the price down.

I will keep my eyes open for something for you smile


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Matty_B
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Posted:that was living with three other people smile

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Gayle......!
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Posted:Matt could you ask somebody from Cambridge to get you some rental pages from the local paper or can you find something on rightmove???

That way you could crash with Guy and Sym for a bit whilst you get somewhere. I would say that i thought that 430pcm was a bit much even in Cambridge.

Also maybe a recommendation on where are the "better" places to live so you don't end up in a total hell hole.

so, where are the plans for "poi on the punt"?


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Posted:yeah I am sure there will be something cheaper that turns up . . .

it will all be good smile hug


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LazyAngel
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Posted:Matt: you could look for places outside Cambridge in the villages, will probably be cheaper than in town thanks to commuting yuppies angry
Dodgy places in cambridge: used to be Cherry Hinton but now it's all about the Arbury and King's Hedges so watch out for those. I have a few mates (like Sym!) who live on/ just off Cherry Hinton Road, so any properties there might be worth a look, also Hill's Road might have something


Poi in the Punt: the ideas so far:

Simon-
Punting up to grantchester meddows, then a picnic/BBQ with spinny fun, punting back then goin for an evening spin with the firey goodness.

I was wondering if we ought to rent some punts out for the night and then head down to Grantchester on punts with candles for a fire spinny evening. Might work out cheaper, and we wouldn't have to take the punts back til morning. Also if we're in Grantchester I can probably take some people back to mine if they need to crash/ drink tea or coffee in the morning.

downside is bringing punts back with a hangover and maybe having problems with punting at night for non-cambridgians (I'm sure someone will ask where the outboard motor is). Also the possibility that people will resist the thought of doling out cash for punts.

My second thought was just to try and organise a big old meet in Grantchester meadows, with BBQs and all that and firespinning in the evening. We could have a punting workshop in the afternoon, I could go and ask about deals for lots of people in punts from the various stations. That way people willing to punt can go, others can just hang around?

My third thought is to take everyone down to Parker's Piece in the afternoon for a mass busking session so that we can get some money for punting.

Further thoughts include the fact that there is car parking near grantchester meadows, but that in the meadows the grass is all clumpy, compared to the nice flat trim of lammas land (maybe we should hit the picnic area in the afternoon instead) but then if we get enough people to wander around a space in the meadows it'll flatten out anyway

Spinning in Grantchester Meadows: it's like being in the countryside with a city round the corner.

Any other ideas, anyone?


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Motley
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Posted:We really need to find out how much its gonna cost before we plan anything. But Granchester is definatly the way to go, the other routes just dont cut it compared to that. As long as theres punts and spinning Im not really too bothered how it goes down. I think hiring punts over night sounds expensive to be honest, better to have an afternoon on the punts with a stop at Granchester and a spin and then head to pp for a burn I think

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Motley
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Posted:Right you slackers, whos around this weekend, I'm probably heading back to Cambridge tomorrow (saturday) and will stay for sunday as well probably



Hopefully its gonna be sunny



hugs all round

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LazyAngel
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Posted:Karen and I'll be here!!
hug


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Matty_B
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Posted:I am visiting on thursday and then onto Clapham bounce

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Matty_B
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Posted:ok so which squaresa are good which are bad . . . THe job is to the north west of the city in Over so I guess living that direction would be better, unless it isn't the place to live

http://www.brettward.co.uk/canb/cambmap.htm


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Matty_B
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Posted:Okey dok, abceinya soon smile

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Posted:Thats Right Gentlepeople, The Glorious ME Is Coming Back To Cambridge!!!!!

WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO who's out this sunday?? I WANNA SPIIIIIN!!!


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LazyAngel
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Posted:Might be about if I get back from Gayle's in time. But there should be some other new poiple turning up who I met recently..

Was talking to Sym about organising a mid week meet on Wednesday seeing as we have so much daylight now: we could meet somewhere for a daytime spin at 5:30/6pm say parker's piece or Jesus green, with the possibility of fire later..

About Poi in the Punt: I was talking to Tom about it, we reckoned that mid August would be the best time to organise it, but we might need to put a limit on numbers. Suggestions so far:

Daytime:
punting up to Grantchester, having a bit of a spin, maybe a pint at the local pub, then going back to the millpond. Likely cost of punting- c. 6 each (that would be for several hours and provided each punt has 6 people in it) I still need to chat to the dude at the Granta to see whether we can get a discount if we make a large booking, but I need to get an idea of numbers first. I reckon if we have about 24- 30 people total that should be about doable, I reckon I can fit
about 20 people at mine if I can get mum and dad out the house for the night..

Evening:
finding a spot where we can go to spin (have a BBQ maybe) and hang out for the evening. I reckon Grantchester meadows would be a good place to avoid hassle and be able to have a BBQ. It's also not too far from my house so would be easier to put people up/ get supplies.


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Matty_B
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Posted:Sounds like a great plan for poi in the punt smile keep up the good work Guy...

Guy/Sym/Simon : I have sent you boys an email about accomodation dealies. . . could have a think for me cheers


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Motley
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Posted: Written by: LazyAngel


Might be about if I get back from Gayle's in time. But there should be some other new poiple turning up who I met recently..



You better be back in time mad bounce2 Ooh, new poiple, cooooool, at this rate parkers piece wont be big enough and we'll have to find a new venue ubblol ubblol


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Was talking to Sym about organising a mid week meet on Wednesday seeing as we have so much daylight now: we could meet somewhere for a daytime spin at 5:30/6pm say parker's piece or Jesus green, with the possibility of fire later..



I disallow it on the grounds that I cant go ubbcrying



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About Poi in the Punt: I was talking to Tom about it, we reckoned that mid August would be the best time to organise it, but we might need to put a limit on numbers. Suggestions so far:

Daytime:
punting up to Grantchester, having a bit of a spin, maybe a pint at the local pub, then going back to the millpond. Likely cost of punting- c. 6 each (that would be for several hours and provided each punt has 6 people in it) I still need to chat to the dude at the Granta to see whether we can get a discount if we make a large booking, but I need to get an idea of numbers first. I reckon if we have about 24- 30 people total that should be about doable, I reckon I can fit
about 20 people at mine if I can get mum and dad out the house for the night..

Evening:
finding a spot where we can go to spin (have a BBQ maybe) and hang out for the evening. I reckon Grantchester meadows would be a good place to avoid hassle and be able to have a BBQ. It's also not too far from my house so would be easier to put people up/ get supplies.



Sounds grand, we can probably get a few people at my parents house in the spare room plus room for 1 tent in the garden providing my dads garden transformation hasnt progressed too far by then

Hopefully see you all on sunday hug


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afghan_bingo
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Posted:im up for any g-meadows meeting and any other meetings for that matter, im mobile so i can do anywhere. gimme a shout

we were somewhere near barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold...

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