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Come and help us at the 50+ show!

(17 Posts)
CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 05-Jul-11 17:35:27

Gransnet will be at the 50+ show at London Olympia on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July (10am-5pm)

We'd love any Gransnetters within easy reach of London to come along and help us chat to people about the site and all the joys it has to offer grin

If it's something you'd fancy let us know [email protected]

annie19 Wed 06-Jul-11 11:21:32

Ooh this sounds really fun! I've emailed you. Is anyone else going? Don't know if I want to be the only one there sad

GillieB Wed 06-Jul-11 12:47:58

It's a bit far to come from Northumberland - I haven't been to London since just before the Hatfield train crash. Good luck with recruiting, though.

janthea Wed 06-Jul-11 13:31:04

I would have loved to go, but I'm working on Friday and Saturday is my grandaughter's 2nd birthday party.

GoldenGran Wed 06-Jul-11 16:58:10

I may be able to come on the Friday, we were going but it looks like it may be cancelled,I will find out. It sounds fun.

GoldenGran Wed 06-Jul-11 18:23:43

Typo should have said we were going away.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 07-Jul-11 12:25:10

GoldenGran - we would be delighted to have you!

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 07-Jul-11 16:33:37

And I should add that we have a copy of the fabulous Good Granny Guide as a little thank you for anyone that comes along

GoldenGran Fri 08-Jul-11 15:20:26

Am so sorry, trip is now on and won't be here after all. Would love to have done it.sad

helshea Sun 10-Jul-11 11:02:24

Would have loved to come, but alas a little to far away from Lancashire just for the day! Have a great time though, and hope all goes well.

helshea Sun 10-Jul-11 16:22:11

Are Virgin having a laugh, I just went on their website to see how much a train ticket to London would be on Friday re this thread... between £200 and £600 and that's not first class. That's got to be a joke?

FlicketyB Sun 10-Jul-11 20:18:06

I am sorry but i really hate the idea of a 50+ show. I have no desire to be singled out just because of my age and I very much doubt I would want to buy anything specifically aimed at older people. By only looking at products considered to be of interest to the over 50s the possibilities of all the products that are not aimed at the over 50s but might be of much more relevance/utility/interest are excluded. And try as they might events like this do end up being very patronising.

helshea Sun 10-Jul-11 20:27:56

But flicketyb you joined gransnet?

FlicketyB Sun 10-Jul-11 20:32:56

Yes, but not all grans are over 50

helshea Sun 10-Jul-11 20:55:08

No all grans are not over 50, that is not what I am saying, but granset is still aimed at a certain group of people and therefore could be presumed to exclude parts of the population... However we welcome anyone on gransnet, and I am sure the 50+ show would do the same.

JessM Sun 10-Jul-11 21:16:14

I think there is a big difference between wanting to join this forum and having an interest in an event which is presumably about selling things to this "market segment" . See the thread about adverts we would/would not like to see here.
Just recalled that distant cousin of mine became a grandmother before she was 32.

helshea Sun 10-Jul-11 21:48:51

I think I read once about a gran at 29 - wonder if she has joined us on gransnet?