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smile.gif posted on 22-3-2009 at 05:24 PM
Ipswich (England) first mini meeting 9th May 2009


I am arranging a first meeting in Ipswich, England. This will be held at the Caffè Nero, Buttermarket, Ipswich, on Saturday 9th May 2009. The plan is to meet in the quiet room upstairs at 11.00 am. Four of us already plan to be there, but we would love to see more. Caffè Nero is at the junction of Buttermarket and Upper Brook Street. A Park & Ride stop is outside. Any takers?

Please keep an eye on this entry. The time will be confirmed later too. I will pass a contact telephone number to those definitely attending.

Please feel free to bring along some postcards. Maybe a card typical of those you like to send, a few from places you have visited in the recent past (to swap with other attendees), and some duplicates or unwanted cards, again to swap. And if you trade with other members, bring along a few cards that we can all sign!

Attendees currently interested:
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[*] posted on 10-4-2009 at 05:00 PM


Waaah!! There are times when I wish I hadn't moved from Norwich (I lived there for 15 years!!) I'm now in Newcastle so sorry I can't make it!! I wish you all the best for the meet up and if you like I could send you some postcards from Newcastle (where I live now) to share around the attendees... if they'd then like to they can send me a postcard back.

I'll be with you in spirit!! :P

Paula (pinklioness) xx
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[*] posted on 16-4-2009 at 07:32 PM


I'd love to be there... though if I make that far I might as well go to, you know, London, Berlin and Moscow while I'm at it. Seriously guys you are TOO FAR AWAY!

But: I very nearly applied for a job at Leiston (Long Shop Museum). Didn't in the end as I'm not quite ready to give up on island life, but I'd like to see what I missed.

So I'm a no but I wish I could and I'll let you know if I find a way.
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[*] posted on 18-4-2009 at 07:52 AM


enajpostcards, well we can follow what your thinking & in future we can meet at Mersea Island, only down side, can't get to island on high tide. :)
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[*] posted on 18-4-2009 at 12:42 PM


Can't get off the island at high tide either! Rather like Lindisfarne, aka Holy Island, eh, pinklioness?!
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[*] posted on 7-5-2009 at 06:31 AM


Only a couple of days. :P
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[*] posted on 7-5-2009 at 05:44 PM


I've got a packet ready!

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[*] posted on 8-5-2009 at 03:16 PM


I wanna wish you all a fun meeting!!
I attend the ones in holland and always ist nice to meet other postcrossers.

Enjoy!!!

PS. dont forget a pen and couple of cards ow and stamps lol
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[*] posted on 8-5-2009 at 05:21 PM


Oh yes, meetings are so nice to attend! I went to several meetings in the Netherlands, and every time it was a big success. It doesn't matter if you don't know anyone, and you don't need to be afraid you don't know what to talk about.
Besides pens, cards, addresses and stamps, also bring your digital cameras plus extra batteries. Oh, and check where the closest mailbox is to post your cards.
And don't be surprised if the waiter in the Caffe looks at you with a look in his eyes like "What are these people doing?" when you are writing all your cards. That is a normal reaction.
Wish you all a nice day.
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[*] posted on 8-5-2009 at 07:34 PM


Same, I'd love to be there but alas I'm on the other side of the country :( we must arranged a Wales/West meeting soon :)
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[*] posted on 8-5-2009 at 11:10 PM


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Originally posted by Emerald
Same, I'd love to be there but alas I'm on the other side of the country :( we must arranged a Wales/West meeting soon :)


Why be so negative it? It would only take perhaps 5 hours to drive to Ipswich....Oh, M25 might be a problem so add another 5 hours. :cool:
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[*] posted on 9-5-2009 at 08:59 AM


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Quote:
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Same, I'd love to be there but alas I'm on the other side of the country :( we must arranged a Wales/West meeting soon :)


Why be so negative it? It would only take perhaps 5 hours to drive to Ipswich....Oh, M25 might be a problem so add another 5 hours. :cool:


You know I think your right. My partners got the car today so I'm going to have to cycle but wait till i get there & dont start without me;)

Hope y'all have a great meet:cool:
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[*] posted on 9-5-2009 at 11:14 AM


I could have given you a lift BodhiSurfer:Pbut it's too late now.

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[*] posted on 9-5-2009 at 04:18 PM


:P

We had a lovely meeting in Ipswich today! Four of us attended, with the promise that there will be more meetings in the area.

We wrote a few postcards together, swapped a few and drew some mystery cards. But the best part was actually meeting other Postcrossers in the flesh over a couple of cups of coffee. We took a few photos and will try to make one or two available in the near future!
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[*] posted on 9-5-2009 at 07:37 PM


Wonderful to hear you had a great meeting. :) Advantage of having a mini meeting is that you have a chance to chat with everyone. When there are more than 10 participants it is very likely you miss someone, unless you yourself are very active and go to everyone to talk with them.

I'm already waiting for the photos. :)
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[*] posted on 9-5-2009 at 10:47 PM


I've got a pix which does have all bar me & that's on this link:
http://www.alb-gsb.com/misc/postcard-met-ipswich.htm

BTW it was enjoyable.
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[*] posted on 12-5-2009 at 11:46 AM


A big thank you for the lovely cow card which just arrived:D. It has really made my day:). Are there any more photos from the meeting?;)

Thank you for thinking of me on Saturday,

Carolyn

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[*] posted on 12-5-2009 at 01:26 PM


I was so glad to see David in the photo, whom I frequently swap cards with. :)
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[*] posted on 12-5-2009 at 06:05 PM


Thank you!! I'm glad I didn't break the camera lens!
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[*] posted on 14-5-2009 at 05:28 PM


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Thank you!! I'm glad I didn't break the camera lens!


No but you bug*ered the shutter! :(

:D:D:D
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[*] posted on 16-5-2009 at 04:15 PM


I was going to email you the picture I took, but I'm not sure I dare now. Don't know what I'll do to your computer!!! LOL :D
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[*] posted on 16-5-2009 at 10:02 PM


Yeah but you can attach it to an e-mail as after all you were taking the pix & not in it so my PC would be safe. :D:D:D
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[*] posted on 16-5-2009 at 10:25 PM


Hi folks!

Thank you for the card from your Ipswich meeting.

W105akaMoke chose a wonderful card for me - thanks to all of you for signing :):)

Keep us informed about the next meetings .. maybe one day it will be a "maxi" meeting :):)
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[*] posted on 17-5-2009 at 02:36 PM


Click on Ally's post of May 9th and you'll now be able to see the picture I took which is better because it shows Ally with Audrey and Margaret, and not me!!
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[*] posted on 18-5-2009 at 05:20 AM


I have also received a postcard from the Ipswich meeting :) :)

My dear postcard swap partner toucans chose a wonderful card and this card is extra special, because it has been signed by everybody who attended the meeting.....

THANKS :D
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