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ilovethefire
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Location: Oxford
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Posted:hey guys are there any of you in or around oxford, that meet up. I havent found many places where people spin in groups yet, think it would be reall cool. cool

if any one has info on whereabouts or if we could start one up may be. there are enough parks in oxford to spin in.
thanks

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Location: oxford, england, uk
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Posted:yeah!! not quite sure if im entirely happy about it but yup im home! how you doing ducky? whens the next meety thing? love love love x

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Posted: Written by: stroo


whens the next meety thing?



Tomorrow! From 7pm in the park under Magdalen Bridge to be precise. Weather's looking a bit suspect but hopefully it'll turn out ok smile


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Posted:excellent, might have to come straight from the pub then (if i can afford bus fair, i'll try to work it out tonight) love x

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Posted:Cool, really hope you can make it smile

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Posted: Written by: bellsspinning


hey peeps
i am from australia and in 5 weeks i am comin and staying in oxford for 5 weeks YAY im really excited and would love it if i am able to catch up with some people and have a spin it would be great any of the days im not fused ill be over there from the 26th of july til the 2 of sept cant wait to see you all
belle x o x o



Bellsspinning, welcome to Oxford! If you find yourself looking for something to do tonight, or any Wednesday night for that matter, join us for some spinningy fun! weavesmiley If you stick OX4 1AB into Google maps, that's the Angel & Greyhound pub - go through the car park at the back into the park and that's where we are from 7ish... hope to meet you soon biggrin


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Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
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Posted:I still have no idea where that pub is in relation to anywhere. Can anyone give it to me in shops or places... im rubbish with road names really (apart from the obvious ones!) xxx

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

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Posted: Written by: Vixen


Can anyone give it to me in shops or places...



Well.. ubbrollsmile

The place is the Angel & Greyhound pub...walk up from
the roundabout, on the road to the left (St Clements)
and turn left when you see it (1 min walk). The gate
to the park is behind the pub.

Look!

Hope to see you xx


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Posted:I'm back smile
6 hours training a day for 6 days, then 4 hours training on 2 days, big scarey test under 7 (bricked myself I expected 3) of the highest ranked Japanese examiners, and I'm now a 2nd dan =)

Very tired now, 24 hours on the road/in the sky, and I thoghut it was Wednesday here, lol.

And the Japanese LOVE Poi =)


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Posted:Welcome home smile



And congratulations on becoming a 2nd dan! biggrin



You be out to play tomorrow night?


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Posted:Not 100% sure, but most probably I will be

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Location: San Francisco & Oxford
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Posted:
YAKUMO!! Hey, congratulations big time! I'm very happy for
you. Hope to see you soon so you can tell me all about it.
ubbrollsmile
(I'm still sorting the 777 photos of the EJC I took, but
they'll be ready soon for you to see, I hope.)

Glad you're back in one piece hug


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brightside
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Posted:Hello everyone, I'm really new to poi and looking to pick up some hints and tips. If I can make it to one of your regular meet ups will someone be able to give me a couple of pointers? In return I can bring my camera (I'm a part time pro photographer) and take some cool photos of you in action!

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Posted:Please do come along, one of the main points of meeting up is to swap pointers, learn new tricks, teach people, make new friends, etc etc.

and a camera is welcome, I usually have mine allong, but the more the merrier, especially when it's attached to someone who actually knows how to use one properly! biggrin

details of current regular meetings in oxford are a couple of posts above, sat/sundays (sat pref) happen frequently, but irregulally after people post about it in this thread here.


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Posted:Most people are more than happy to teach.

(And I'll be more than happy to talk about
photo gear wink)

Do come along ubbrollsmile

So it looks like it could stay dry tonight, who's coming
to angel park?


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brightside
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Posted:Thanks Yakumo and mico smile I'm not sure that I can make it tonight but I shall certainly be along at some point very soon.

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Location: oxford, england, uk
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Posted:yaaay! ooh and word through the grapevine is theres a possible spin this weekend?! any one up for it? last weekend didnt really happen due to weather...

*love*


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Location: Cornwall & Oxford
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Posted:There *has* to be a spin next weekend as i'm in Oxford for 1 weekend only! Woo! While i move house, i need to see Mick, you must teach me new rope dart stuff! smile

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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Posted: Written by: Beth


There *has* to be a spin next weekend



And it HAS to be on Saturday cos I'm flying to
San Francisco on sunday (6am start..) frown

Now where's that sexy rope dart of mine...


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Posted:Saturday 12th sounds like it should be a good meet. That day I'll have become a proper Oxford inhabitant... I suspect I'll be feeling a bit disorientated and may need a few of these hug

Having said that, much as I'll be sad to leave Reading, one thing I won't miss is spending up to 2 hours getting home after evening spins... 3 minutes' walk from the Angel & Greyhound is much handier smile


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Posted:right so thats settled. poi meet tomorrow night in.. let say.. south parks? and i cant do next sat! i have free tickets to cropredy! damnit wink ooh and my internets down so would some lovely hopper maybe be able to text me on 07931638190 if they're going tomorrow? dont want to be the only one that turns up cos thats no fun. love love x

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Posted:I think it'll be sparse tomorrow, but I hope you'll get some people.

most are looking at next weekend (the 12th)

I'd love to be there, but it's an old friend of mines stag night.


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Posted:I can't make it either frown I'm visiting my parents for a couple of days. Maybe see you Wednesday if you can make it then though...?

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Posted:dammit. just me then...

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Posted:I've put my EJC pictures here:

http://photo.tazm.org/ejc06/
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Location: Cornwall & Oxford
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Posted:Woo my hair is famous and has a picture all to itself biggrin

I miss EJC! i wanna go back!!!


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Posted:Me too frown But then... there's always Bristol ubbloco

Are we gonna play on saturday?


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vinal
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Location: Bicester, Oxford
Member Since: 21st Jul 2006
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Posted:Hiya I'm from Bicester, chavtastic! So I dont know anyone really who does poi other than my french mate claire who got me into it, and my boyfriend who I got hooked! but I know we would both love to meet fellow spinners because I'm at a dead end with moves! so when you meeting? Alice

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Posted:Hi Alice, we meet on Wednesdays in the park behind the Angel & Greyhound pub (here) from 7pm.



There's also going to be a meet this Saturday night, probably in Southparks but times etc for that haven't been finalised yet. Weekend meets aren't regular like Wednesdays, so check back here to keep up to date.



Hope to see you tomorrow night smile


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Posted:I'd like to get the ball rolling on the Saturday thing and say I'll be in southparks from 8pm on the crest of the hill, theres a couple of benches nearby, a place where people have built fires not too far behind if people wanted to move there later.

there's more readily available parking at the top end of the park, and its not too long a walk across if you entered from the bottom instead.

It really is the only decent park in oxford thats convenient, and also doesn't hoof you out at a measly 9.30 smile


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Posted:I'm off to Leicester to sort some stuff, but I'll see most of you tomorrow in the Angel parks smile

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