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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

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Posted:ok - here's an idea, for next year maybe.

(this is just a suggestion by the way)



I was thinking how cool it would to have a tour of the UK, HoP style - Via coach or something. It may take a few weeks to complete, visiting anywhere easily accessible that has a HoP spinning community.



we could:-

pick up HoPpers along the way

visit HoPpers who can't usually get to any meets (or who can't get time off to join us but still meet everyone)

See this wee island's lovely scenery

and other fine things.



it'll be like a mobile PLAY or a Falmouth on wheels!

from cornwall to the highlands of scotland (or vice versa)



that's my idea, sadly i'm not minted and have no spendable cash so this dream of mine will likely stay a dream.



but it'd be fun though, yeah???

Cheers for looking, anyway!

Tammie. hug ubblove



ps - this is the right place to post this thread is it not?


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:I think IN THEORY that sound such a cool idea, however the funding would be not just awkward but immense so unlikely, but otherwise its a sound idea and i bags back seat smile

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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:exactly will - i'm not that practical and always have big dreams *sigh* ubblol



first there will be the coach hire, then the petrol costs, where to stop at night, emergency funds, huge organisation, etc.



I'm riding shotgun...

Hello, mr driver! is that your lunch?



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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Sounds like a brilliant idea! wouldn't cost the earth either so long as you could stump up the cash before hand and charge folks bus fair. Or maybe take advance bookings like Mega Bus and you can plan your journey then too!

If you do it I'll come for a ride for sure. I'd be like a modern poi version of "Further" peace


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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

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had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 4145
Posted:Count me in, too... at least for a weekend or 2 smile

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:jon o groats to lands end.. poi style... i only say that becuase ive allways wanted to go to jon o groats...

sounds like a good idea though, road trips = fun. biggrin


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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

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Posted:We could turn it into a 'bring poi to the masses' type thing...

Working with people, teaching circus skills/object manipulation etc along the way...

Maybe that could earn a bit of funding...


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Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Posted:we met a guy who runs a party bus in america whilst in Amsterdam in March. Sounded like a fab idea. Anyone own a bus???

http://www.nexusorg.org/aboutus.htm


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Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Pooh-Bah
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Posted:Dunc - you realised you've started an "anything's possible" mentality amongst us now....ubblol

Gayle.....!

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

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Posted:anything is possible wink biggrin

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

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Location: Bristol UK

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Posted:Universities would be good places to visit!

They almost always have juggling societies, and are very welcoming. Some even have clubs to perform in (like hull) *shameless plug*


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TinklePants
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Posted:I'm glad you all like the idea!!
Any suggestions how to raise funds for this?
Or anyone got some spare money lying about for donations? ubblol

I do have other dreams, but they're x-rated so i won't mention them....


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PyroWill
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Posted:If only someone had a bus!

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

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TinklePants
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Posted:paint it yellow and call it "the Big Yellow Fun Bus" lol

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TinklePants
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Posted:any one got 93 grand spare? <--- clicky clicky there

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

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had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
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Posted:Written by: Loves the Circus

Universities would be good places to visit!

They almost always have juggling societies, and are very welcoming.



Edinburgh Uni Juggling Society hereby invites the bus wink


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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

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Posted:Written by: Tinquelle Pants


any one got 93 grand spare?





93k spent later. a bright shiny new coach...now...fuel money tongue



As for the accomodation and food etc... we could go travelling around the country posing as monks?

Before you think 'why monks?' it's because in china etc they get free accomodation and food from people willing to take them in... bunch of leechers... wink


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Skulduggery
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Posted:This is a do-able thing. London Transport was selling off old double deckers a couple of months ago...... maybe there are still some left. As for funding look into getting an arts/education/health grant. If you pitch it as taking the circus to the masses or showing kids how to play outside and get fit(obesity in kids is a big issue thats high on peoples list of things to fix) you never know you may get a grant for it. Failing grants get sponsership from someone. If you don't ask you won't get so mail loads of companies and pitch the idea to them.

Anything is possible if you really want to do it and are prepared to work hard to get it.


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PyroWill
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Posted:Hmm ok this sounds like it could be do-able, im going to look into possible grants and the london getting rid of buses

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Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1785
Posted:bus driving licence is about 2000
need to find a driver!


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PyroWill
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Posted:Ive emailed London Bus's Transport about them getting rid of said buses.

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

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thelost
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thelost

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Location: Birmingham

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Posted:Written by: PyroWill

Ive emailed London Bus's Transport about them getting rid of said buses.



mmm...imagine if it's the old skool london red buses biggrin
how awesome would that be, a bus-load of mentalist spinners, riding around the UK on a converted london bus tongue


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=Flashpoint=
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Posted:I may still have plans I made in high school re converting a bus for such a purpose...

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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

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Posted:Written by: .:star:.

bus driving licence is about 2000
need to find a driver!



an old school friend of mine is now a bus driver....

this sounds great guys! im so up for it! bounce


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PyroWill
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PyroWill

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Posted:Well someone has to distrubute lollipops

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Bubbles_
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Posted:biggrin



also insurance would be huge for the bus.....



i just had a thought, wouldnt it be more realistic and cheaper if we organised a big trip as in get a list of all the places that we have meets in the UK e.g clapam bristol manchester etc, starting from one end of the country, and have one huge convey over a week or something were we all stop at each place for a day, stay at the local hoppers homes or campsites thatll take us then move onto the next place, like a hoppers meet tour? sounds like a big hassle i know but if you think about it, space it out so its not too much of a.... i dunno, pain? not everyone has to do all, but join on at anypoint. that would be cool me thinks... get plenty of cars, and share petrol money...... i dunno just a thought ubbangel


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Location: Chester, UK

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Posted:I always wanted my very own RouteMaster bus. You can grab an old knackered one for a couple of grand, 10k for a fully refurbed one apparently. And because they're old, you can drive them on an ordinary licence apparently. This is what a quick Google found me here

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Dunc
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Dunc

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Posted:*sings*

No more worries for a....week or two biggrin





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Bubbles_
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Posted:wow i used to have one of those buses as a toy! i wonder where it went? it was so cool! had furniture and people and everything, beats a dolls house anyday biggrin oh sorry, yeah bus tour biggrin

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TinklePants
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Posted:Written by: Skulduggery


...As for funding look into getting an arts/education/health grant...





hey thats a good idea! i'll look into it!



Liquid_bubblegum thats the idea!!!



and yes the big red bus in summer holiday did come into mind! (just i couldnt remember what film it was from lol)



I got a year to learn how to drive a bus lol (cant even drive a car tho i do still have my provisional!)





when you wish upon a star your dreeeeeams cooooome truuuuuue lol


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misstinytina


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Posted:i think that we can do it and on our way cross the country we can earn money by doing what were good at.......poi!!
all we have to do is find venues,community events ect and we are well on our way


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