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Wonderful meetup in Beccles today!

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sunshine234 Thu 18-May-17 15:07:10

Just to let everyone know we had a super meetup in Beccles today - lunch, chats and lots of ideas for making our Suffolk GN community really useful and welcoming.

I loved meeting everyone - thank you for welcoming me so warmly.

It was such a surprise to re-discover some lovely, like-minded ex-colleagues at the meetup! Who could have guessed?!

Looking forward to more meetups - perhaps a trip to the beach in the summer, or a dog walk meetup? We're also looking to catch up in or near Ipswich.

I'll post some suggestions to get things started, but please do go ahead and create your own threads and ideas - and don't hesitate to contact me if I can be useful.

See you soon!

TriciaF Thu 18-May-17 15:41:53

Probably irrelevant, but Beccles was featured on Breakfast TV today - people having an early morning swim in the public pool.
I'd never heard of Beccles, now I know where it is.

sunshine234 Thu 18-May-17 15:43:48

I saw that, too! It was still sunny when I got there (but I didn't brave the Beccles Lido).

Beccles is a lovely small town in the north of Suffolk - full of charming GNers!!

seacliff Thu 18-May-17 23:05:55

I really enjoyed our second Beccles meetup today, meeting the original 4 again, and good to meet two more Gransnetters. We had a good discussion about future trips etc. Looking forward to those.

After our talk, I was going to try and put a link on for a Open Day at Trimley with Suffolk Wildlife Trust. However when I came to do it, it's really a bit of a pain filling all that form in. So I gave up! Here is the link in case anyone is interested.

Also, when I click on Local, I still get Essex coming up! Not sure why it's not Suffolk?.

Hope the Animal Charity Fair goes well Eggybread - Southwold on 28th May.

Lupin Fri 19-May-17 09:24:21

Hello. I too enjoyed the meetup yesterday and getting acquainted with other Gransnetters. It was a very positive morning in sunshiny Beccles. Lots of good ideas for the future. I'm looking forward to meetups in many other Suffolk towns.

lucycakeface Fri 19-May-17 09:46:46

Hi everybody, I really enjoyed our meet up yesterday and look forward to many more!
I have put the idea of the Dog walking day to the Norfolk followers, but no comments yet.sad

lonniefrances Fri 19-May-17 09:52:14

Lovely to see you all yesterday, good to catch up with Lupin and sunshine after all this time. Its so nice to be with you all, we seem to gel really well.

lucycakeface Fri 19-May-17 09:57:45

Hi sunshine234 and seacliff, I have entered the Trimley Marsh Day on the events under 'other'. I had a spare few minutes before my Yoga lesson! Have a lovely day!

sunshine234 Fri 19-May-17 10:50:13

Oh thank you Lucycake face! I have been tweeting about it - but was too tired to add it to the listings at the end of the day yesterday!

I added Eggybread's event, tho'.

Am about to try a dog walk threat on our Suffolk site - let's see if something comes of it. Wouldn't it be great if people wanted to join us.

seacliff Fri 19-May-17 10:54:54

Thanks Lucy! not such a nice day here today!

sunshine234 Fri 19-May-17 11:35:34

Dog walk threaD (not threat!)

Eggybread72 Sat 20-May-17 09:49:00

It was lovely meeting everyone again on Thursday and we managed to get the big table again to gather around.
Thank you sunshine for putting my May Day animal fair in Southwold event up,be great if anyone is free that day and can come along.
Would love to come along for the dog walks but I'm not able to but hope you all have great walks.

lonniefrances Sat 20-May-17 09:57:44

Eggybread, can you let me know who the organisers for the animal fair are. We have friends who have just moved to Suffolk and are very involved with an animal rescue charity. They are looking for fairs etc to become involved with the local scene and would appreciate local contacts. That big table is ideal for us isn't it? Hope we can all meet up again soon.

Eggybread72 Sun 21-May-17 09:51:23

Hi lonnie
It's my friend who has hired and organised the hall and I'm guessing is a one off event. She's very passionate about animal welfare and compassionate farming. She goes to various events but they're not usually fairs.
If you like I will mention your friend to Rachel and see if she has any ideas.