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si_sheff
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Posted:hey everyone, as some of you may well already know, a few years past my time up here in sheffield a wonderful chap called p.k got together with some of his friends and created the local event which we all know and love; poi in the park. each year since we have been getting together every month to spin fire, teach new people, learn new tricks ourselves and generally have as much fun in the park with cool people as can be had, and each month id like to think we all come away from pitp enriched, sometimes slightly singed, but always having had a good time.

every year around the september/october time however we also have a big birthday celebration to mark another successful year of pitp, and this year we've got something very special lined up for you all.. :-)

sadly mr pk is no longer in sheffield to host the event, although he and his family are always here with us in spirit, but it has been left to matt and i to carry on his legacy and ensure every time we meet, our community is as friendly, welcomgin, fun and helpful as possible <not to mention ornage hehe..> :-)

this year, to celebrate the growth of pitp and the new pitps that have sprung up in recent years all over the country we've decided to go one bigger and better with our birthday celebration; the thought is, why not get ALL the national poi in the park meets together for one HUGE FUN DAY OUT up in sheffield?!

on OCTOBER 21ST 2006, in ENDCLIFFE PARK off ECCLESHALL ROAD/HUNTERS BAR ROUNDABOUT, from 3pm onwards POI IN THE PARK'S UK NATIONAL BIRTHDAY BONANZA begins! :-D

there'll be everything you normally expect from a pitp, good people, loads of food, plenty of colourful spinning equipment and their owners, along with such amusing games and 'wushu frisbee' and 'tree bounce challenge' and many more. this year though we're also going to be incorporating much much more, with some capoeira and breakdance teaching, along with contortionism and acrobatics on display for all to marvel at and learn <if your brave and bendy enough ;-) > and many more fun activities

we've also decided that this year we are gonna go one further and put on a bit of a show as well, so we're looking for people who are confident and happy with their fire spinning to maybe do a little routine for us. doesnt have to be amazing, and certainly there's no need for it to just be about the professional performers amongst us, more the everyday spinners just showing us the moves they love :-) to get the ball rolling i've promised i'll do a bit of a show as organiser so believe me after that no-one will look foolish and there will be no need for shyness..

i invite anyone who is reading this to please come up to sheffield for the day and spend some time spinning and chatting with us crazy sheffieldians on october 21st. the event will be going on all throught the day and evenign and into the night, with accomodation provided by myself, a few other generous house-loads of people and also we will be renting out the hall we use for the flying teapots overnight which should be able to comfortably sleep a good 80+ people so rest assured if you come up for the day <and do actually need/want sleep> a bed will be there for you and probably a nice cuppa tea in the morning too :-)

so i can gauge numbers and book the hall and possibly more accomodation if needed please could ANYONE INTERESTED get in CONTACT with ME either via MYSPACE, THE FLYING TEAPOTS ONLINE FORUM, HOMEOFPOI.COM, by PHONE if you know my number, or by EMAIL burningsinsaway@hotmail.com

those of you who are ORGANISERS of similar poi meets across the country, please also can you contact me on behalf of your group/community so we can discuss proceedings as there are a few more suprises planned that i want only a few people to be in on until the day....

on behalf of all those before me and those i represent now, i hope to see you all in the park in october :-)

peace n pineapples

si scotting AKA kashira (flying teapots) AKA si_sheff (homefopoi)


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Posted:shill, i was in the middle of this large group of ppl for about 30 mins, not being funny, or usefull at all!

when coudl you not have found me to give them beck?

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Posted:As has already been said, big thanks to everyone involved in organising the weekend. Shame the weather wasn't better but it's England in October - we can't complain really! ubbrollsmile

 Written by: onewheeldave


My one regret is that, towards the end, someone across the hall was playing one and doing some Irish style music on it- I was very impressed, she was playing far better than i could and i intended to mention that and also to maybe get some tips on playing.

Unfortunately I got distracted, so, if you're reading this, then know that your playing is very impressive indeed smile




I don't know for certain because I wasn't in the room at the time but I have a sneaking suspicion (sp?) that the mystery flute player may have been Clairebe. I lived with her for a couple of years and have come to accept that whenever there is a flute/tin whistle/guitar/musical instrument of any description within her vicinity it will be played!!!! It's enough to drive a girl crazy! ubbloco

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Posted:yeah none of us could find you mr, you cunningly blended into the ground, perhaps having subterranean pleasure with a mole?!? ;-P

thank you to all who came along, i hope much fun was had. apologies the show did turn into a bit of a farse but at least we did get to have some fire spinning after it pissed it down..

cheers to all who helped, step, tim, tim, tom, tom and tom and the other flying teapots, and to cantus and the other lass who helped keep me sane and tidies up with me when all else were asleep.. og if you guys could have seen the mirth you slept thru.. ;-P also special thanks to sandy, strugs, meg and everyone else who left me inspired with loads more doubles and contact ideas, especially mr g, nothing like 4am antispin isolations :-)

lost and found: we recovered a rather thin redish brown lass's long sleeve top and have no idea who it belongs to but it definately doesnt fit me..!!

peace n pineapples

si


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Posted:Oh. Sorry for snoring...

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Posted:I was the one playing, I think. Thank you for the compliment, but I was crap because of beerchug.

Thanks to everyone who was involved with organising it, I had a brilliant time. Apologies to Neon for chatting endlessly about staff-building on the train journey home - he just wanted to sleep. Sorry. ubblol


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Posted: Written by: mech



shill, i was in the middle of this large group of ppl for about 30 mins, not being funny, or usefull at all!



when coudl you not have found me to give them beck?



wink





Yeh and if you couldnt see him - you could smell him........ right meg wink ubblol ubblol ubblol


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Posted:He smelled real good! Like... the essense of 'femme'!

ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile

Oh dear, I appear to have exploded from laughter.


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Posted:YOU [censored]!

MY TOP STILL SMELLS OF THAT! wink

i asked sophie to smell it and she said it smelt like a whores handbag!


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Posted:I wonder if Bugis (The Monkey) still smells of that...

Can imagine some guy trailing the smell of what he presumes to be a lovely young lady.

Only to find Mech ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol


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Posted:or bugis...

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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Posted:Some boys would like to find Bugis at the end of a trail - wouldn't they Dave wink

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Posted:Yes I would but you make that sound so seedy Cantus! He's only 2! Does he still smell femme? biggrin

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Posted:He's 2 and a half and he thinks he's Hellboy. How can it be construed as seedy?

confused

You're a very strange individual. Maybe I shouldn't let him play with you any more...


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Posted: Written by: Cantus



And no one carries jars of jam quite so proudly as the elderly....



ubblol awww bless her she was sooo proud!

better late than never, im a bit crap but thanxs guys for a wicked weekend, loved the 4am jenga, thats definatly one to be repeated.


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Posted:What? You mean ending up throwing the bits around and making "Anti Towers"... Alice and Oli were the best constructors, i seem to remember...

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Posted: Written by: Ze_Bubbles


loved the 4am jenga,



so that's what the "oh no!" *crash* *giggle* noises were all about!

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si_sheff
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Posted:meg, on a completely random tangent, whats happened to tepookatoys? gonna be back up and running anytime soon? open question, anyone know good place to buy a fire hula hoop? obviously not for me.. ;-P tho wouldnt i just look great haha!

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Posted:Well I got a full time job and ben wanted to spend more time training and spinning rather than making toys. It'll definately be resurrected thou, even if only for glastonbury...

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Posted:Fair enough, Step. TBH I only found them in the morning when I got up. They're being looked after though. You coming up for After Dark next week?

Will those capable of telekinesis please raise my hand?

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Posted: Written by: si_sheff

open question, anyone know good place to buy a fire hula hoop? obviously not for me.. ;-P tho wouldnt i just look great haha!



I think the man you want to speak to is MushyPea Steve. Unfortunately I have no idea how to get hold of him.



I'm not even sure if he will know where you can get one, but he is the king of hula hoop making so I'm pretty sure he will be able to point you in the right direction.



Someone on HoP will know how to get hold of him. Maybe even the people chatting in this post.



You might want to try sending a PM to Hazel (dave pete or cantus should be able to tell you her username - I can't remember as usual) as she will be able to point you in his direction or towards someone who might be able to help.



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Posted: Written by: Seye



You might want to try sending a PM to Hazel (dave pete or cantus should be able to tell you her username - I can't remember as usual) as she will be able to point you in his direction or towards someone who might be able to help.

smile



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Posted:Thanks dude smile

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Posted:Whooo..(etc). this was Great..

And it was 4am strip Jenga.. eek
although it seemed the stripping was optional. rolleyes
And even the instigator of it seem to wuss out..

Thanks to Sheffield people for organizing it.... hug

Sorry I didn't get to say goodbye to lots people. I fell asleep in the van and told people to wake me in to morning..

But aparantly I wasn't having any of it when people woke me so I slept till 12... redface


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Posted:hey all

had a fun time seeing ppl i knew and meeting new, usual silly antics

the early mornin jenga was good

see you all later


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Posted:I remember literally giving Tobi an erection - I built a Jenga tower on his crotch. Crumbled after about 7 storys. Foundations must've been a bit uneven...rolleyes

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Posted: Written by: garthy


Whooo..(etc). this was Great..

And it was 4am strip Jenga.. eek
although it seemed the stripping was optional. rolleyes
And even the instigator of it seem to wuss out..




but you instigated the strip part.... rolleyes


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Posted:http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-6205197087321942253
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video of pip... biggrin


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Posted:ubblol

Gay tongue

that part antipsun doubles buttlefy thing works quite well....... just need to work on the body movement more me finx smile

Nice vid meg - best bit for me was Oli at 3.24 - priceless spinning ubblove ubblol

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Posted:true.

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Posted:Dammit... I wanna watch it now!!! frown

6pm seems like such a long time away...

I could just quit my job...


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