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wilma-bride
05-07-2009, 01:55 PM
OK girlies, I know September 2008 seems like a dim and distant memory. And I also know that things are pretty tight for most people right now which is why I've waited so long to post this.

I just thought I would post a thread to get an idea of who would be interested in another girly weekend, whether you think we might be better waiting and trying to do something early next year instead of this September/October time and to get a general idea of what people's feelings are on it.

Also, since I'm posting anyway, I was thinking that Bristol or Oxford might be possible locations for the next weekend away. However, if anyone has any other suggestions feel free to post them. Going back to Birmingham might be good, too, as the 2007 girly weekend was great - I think we all really enjoyed Brum :thumbsup2

So, girlies, post away and tell me what you think.

natalielongstaff
05-07-2009, 01:57 PM
im in for whatever suits the majority :thumbsup2 the girly weekends have been such a laugh in the past

mandymouse
05-07-2009, 02:13 PM
I would be up for a weekend away. Birmingham, Oxford or Bristol (or even back to Cardiff) would be good for me ::yes::

I can totally appreciate that times are hard, so I can imagine that we won't get as many as last time, but if possible, I would love it to be in September - especially as a few of the regulars are going away in October

So, I am a definite, the Girly Weekends are too much fun to miss :)

mandymouse
05-07-2009, 02:24 PM
If you want to re-live or find out what we got up to on our previous Girly Weekends, you can read them here

Birmingham ~ http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1609710

Cardiff ~ http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1969149

natalielongstaff
05-07-2009, 02:26 PM
:lmao: that will put people off i bet !

shellbell
05-07-2009, 02:37 PM
I would love to join you this year! I have heard Chester is a lovely place!

CustardTart
05-07-2009, 02:41 PM
I would absolutely love to join in (and not cancel at the last minute!!! :faint: :sad2: :headache:) BUT I'm away from September 9 -27!!! :scared1:

Is there any chance it could be the first weekend in September??? Or could we go crazy and maybe have two for those that are up for it - one in September and one in Jan/Feb??? :idea:

natalielongstaff
05-07-2009, 02:43 PM
im at a wedding on the weekend of 18th September.

mandymouse
05-07-2009, 02:48 PM
Any time in September is good for me :)

Pinky166
05-07-2009, 03:31 PM
I would love to come...however it will depend on when it is as we are away in September.

It would be nice to finally meet some of my online friends. :rotfl2:

mandymouse
05-07-2009, 03:49 PM
I would love to come...however it will depend on when it is as we are away in September.

It would be nice to finally meet some of my online friends. :rotfl2:

It would be lovely to finally meet you too Claire ~ let us know what weekends in September you're available :)

wilma-bride
05-07-2009, 03:52 PM
Personally, I would love to go back to Birmingham. Everything was so close and convenient, within walking distance, and the hotel we stayed at was pretty good too.

I could do the first weekend in September :thumbsup2

Pinky166
05-07-2009, 04:02 PM
It would be lovely to finally meet you too Claire ~ let us know what weekends in September you're available :)

I am away from the 6th to the 29th! Don't arrange it just to suit me though, I don't want to be a pain. :guilty:

mandymouse
05-07-2009, 04:12 PM
Birmingham

I was just having a quick look at the hotels and prices for 4th/6th Sept (just to give us an idea)

Hyatt (where we stayed last time/near Broad Street)
http://birmingham.regency.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

Currently 87.20 (per twin room, per night)

Crowne Plaza (near Mailbox)
http://www.crowneplaza.com/h/d/cp/925/en/hd/bhxct?crUrl=/h/d/cp/925/en/hotelsearchresults&rpb=hotel&_requestid=2310154

Currently 77.00 (per twin room, per night)

Ramada (in Mailbox)
http://www.ramadabirminghamcity.co.uk/RunScript.asp?page=36&p=ASP\Pg36.asp

Currently 60.00 (per twin room, per night)

jen_uk
05-07-2009, 04:16 PM
Portsmouth would be good for me :rolleyes1

mandymouse
05-07-2009, 04:17 PM
Cardiff

Future's Inn http://www.futureinns.co.uk/cardiff.htm

All weekends in September 69.00 per twin room, per night, but Saturday 5th September is not available

wilma-bride
05-07-2009, 04:18 PM
The Ramada sounds good to me and Nat :thumbsup2

Netty
05-07-2009, 04:38 PM
I would love to join you this year! I have heard Chester is a lovely place!

:thumbsup2 great idea for a meet!! not far from me thats why :rotfl:
i will possibly be a maybe at the moment!!

gaylie
05-07-2009, 04:42 PM
if its chester then me and netty will be a really good possible :dance3::dance3:

mandymouse
05-07-2009, 04:50 PM
Thanks for the suggestions so far. What we need is hotels that are a short walk (or taxi ride) to the town, that is also close to bars/restaurants/clubs for the evening

I personally don't know Chester, but if you know of a hotel that fits with the above, then could you post a link ? :)

It will also preferably be somewhere that someone can pop to, to make deposits for lunch/dinner

CustardTart
05-07-2009, 05:10 PM
Personally, I would love to go back to Birmingham. Everything was so close and convenient, within walking distance, and the hotel we stayed at was pretty good too.

I could do the first weekend in September :thumbsup2

That would be awesome!!! I would love to come back to Birmingham too - a total trip down Memory Lane for this Brummie gal. I can count o the fingers of one hand the number of times I've been back to Brum in the last 25 years.. :goodvibes

And the 1st weekend in September would be fab - I could drive up and pick Claire up en route... :thumbsup2

wilma-bride
05-07-2009, 05:12 PM
That would be awesome!!! I would love to come back to Birmingham too - a total trip down Memory Lane for this Brummie gal... :goodvibes

And the 1st weekend in September would be fab - I could drive up and pick Claire up en route... :thumbsup2

Except Claire can't do that weekend because she goes away on the 6th, which is the Sunday :sad2:

Chilly
05-07-2009, 05:13 PM
Count me in, any weekend in September is good for me.

Brum/Cardiff/Bristol all sound great.

wilma-bride
05-07-2009, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the suggestions so far. What we need is hotels that are a short walk (or taxi ride) to the town, that is also close to bars/restaurants/clubs for the evening

I personally don't know Chester, but if you know of a hotel that fits with the above, then could you post a link ? :)

It will also preferably be somewhere that someone can pop to, to make deposits for lunch/dinner

Oh, and don't forget, we also need tasty waiters and a Reflex :lmao:

CustardTart
05-07-2009, 05:17 PM
Except Claire can't do that weekend because she goes away on the 6th, which is the Sunday :sad2:

D'oh! :headache: I thought she was OK for that 1st weekend!

Chilly
05-07-2009, 05:21 PM
Oh, and don't forget, we also need tasty waiters and a Reflex :lmao:

total must!

mandymouse
05-07-2009, 05:25 PM
That would be awesome!!! I would love to come back to Birmingham too - a total trip down Memory Lane for this Brummie gal. I can count o the fingers of one hand the number of times I've been back to Brum in the last 25 years.. :goodvibes

And the 1st weekend in September would be fab - I could drive up and pick Claire up en route... :thumbsup2

Nice one Karen :yay:

Count me in, any weekend in September is good for me.

Brum/Cardiff/Bristol all sound great.

:yay:Woohoo !!

Oh, and don't forget, we also need tasty waiters and a Reflex :lmao:

::yes:: ::yes:: :rotfl2:

CustardTart
05-07-2009, 05:30 PM
Nice one Karen :yay:

Thanks Mandy - it would be absolutely amazing to finally meet you!!! Especially in B'ham... ;)

natalielongstaff
05-08-2009, 02:10 AM
Oh, and don't forget, we also need tasty waiters and a Reflex :lmao:

yes, thank you Joh !!!! :rolleyes1

mandymouse
05-08-2009, 02:19 AM
Thanks Mandy - it would be absolutely amazing to finally meet you!!! Especially in B'ham... ;)

You too hun :)

aaronandterri
05-08-2009, 07:15 AM
id be intrested, i could come last year being preggers and all.

first weekend in sept might be a bit busy its around the kids are back to school so well be pretty busy, but im easy....hope whereever we go someone is travelling down from near me who i can come with x

Tammy Stringer
05-08-2009, 07:53 AM
I would definitely be interested - if finances allow- last years was such fun.

Can't commit to anything at the moment as work is so up and down at the moment - we really don't know how things are going to be from month to month - as we both work at the same place it makes it pretty stressful.

I shall keep an eye on this thread and if things become more stable I'll see if I can tag along.

Tammy

Chilly
05-08-2009, 08:04 AM
Hope things improve quickly for you Tammy :hug:

mandymouse
05-08-2009, 11:21 AM
id be intrested, i could come last year being preggers and all.

first weekend in sept might be a bit busy its around the kids are back to school so well be pretty busy, but im easy....hope whereever we go someone is travelling down from near me who i can come with x

I would definitely be interested - if finances allow- last years was such fun.

Can't commit to anything at the moment as work is so up and down at the moment - we really don't know how things are going to be from month to month - as we both work at the same place it makes it pretty stressful.

I shall keep an eye on this thread and if things become more stable I'll see if I can tag along.

Tammy

I hope you're both able to come, you know it will be a good laugh :)

PoppyAnna
05-08-2009, 11:41 AM
I'm up for it......:banana:
We are going to try and get a last minute holiday the last two weeks of school hols, which means we will return on the weekend of the 5&6/7 sept. So I have to keep that free - DH would flip if I booked a weekend away with my Cyber friends, as he calls all of you:rolleyes: My Poppys birthday is 22nd Sept so I can't be away around then either.
Karen and Claire can't do most of september.
When do you October travellers all go away? Is October out altogether? The first weekend of October is 3&4 and the weather can still be quite nice then......
Any location suits me. I'll get to wherever suits the majority:)

natalielongstaff
05-08-2009, 11:45 AM
I don't think i can do October, we go away on the 19th and the weekends before will be spent organising because im working right up to us going away :guilty:

aaronandterri
05-08-2009, 11:52 AM
19th oct is my wedding anniversary, other than that im pretty free sept or oct.

pixiepower04
05-08-2009, 11:59 AM
It's a shame those of use further north and north of the border rarely get a look in at these events as I can so imagine how much of a hoot they are!

Birmingham may be central for England but it's no way near central for us scots :sad1: and I don't fancy travelling for 6 hours on a train or 8 in a car, I HAVE to do that to see the in-laws so I don't want to do it for fun :lmao:

Hotel finances are not the issue but the travelling costs are huge.

For me personally I rarely get time off from the wedding & celebration cakes so unless it was out of season I wouldn't be able to attend anyway, in fact i've just had a look at my calander and the only weekend I have free is 26/27th September and then 24/25th October.

Damn I wish I still lived in Surrey :sad1:

aaronandterri
05-08-2009, 12:02 PM
is there many of the dissers in scotland or near maybe you could Have a meet of your own, or failing that when your down visiting in laws next let us know and well try to organise something to fit in with you x

wilma-bride
05-08-2009, 12:05 PM
I'm with Nat, October is no good for me as we go away on 19th and I have got a big event on in Devonport with work in the run up to that.

CustardTart
05-08-2009, 12:13 PM
I think that pretty much rules October out then.

How about early November??? We could do a bit of pre-pre-Christmas shopping... ;):santa:

aaronandterri
05-08-2009, 12:37 PM
Isabelles having a giant first birthday fireworks party on the 6th november or weekend near that,(think she will deseve a bash after all shes been through) other than that im free (we can celebrate my bday if we go around the 13th!)

aaronandterri
05-08-2009, 12:38 PM
lol u know if cost wasnt so much an issue for everyone we could do a girly week at disney...one can dream.

natalielongstaff
05-08-2009, 12:47 PM
lol u know if cost wasnt so much an issue for everyone we could do a girly week at disney...one can dream.

that would be fabulous :thumbsup2

wilma-bride
05-08-2009, 12:49 PM
It's a shame those of use further north and north of the border rarely get a look in at these events as I can so imagine how much of a hoot they are!

Birmingham may be central for England but it's no way near central for us scots :sad1: and I don't fancy travelling for 6 hours on a train or 8 in a car, I HAVE to do that to see the in-laws so I don't want to do it for fun :lmao:

Hotel finances are not the issue but the travelling costs are huge.

For me personally I rarely get time off from the wedding & celebration cakes so unless it was out of season I wouldn't be able to attend anyway, in fact i've just had a look at my calander and the only weekend I have free is 26/27th September and then 24/25th October.

Damn I wish I still lived in Surrey :sad1:

It's a shame you think that these things are done to deliberately preclude you, that's certainly not the case at all. As Terri says, there's nothing to stop the people north of the border organising a Scottish/Northern DIS meet.

However, I just checked out flights for the first weekend in September, from Glasgow to Birmingham, and a return flight was just short of 65. That's only 15 more than my train ticket cost me to get to last year's girly weekend in Cardiff. So not really huge travelling costs :confused3

Like I say, I'm sorry you feel that way and I just want to assure all Northern/Scottish DISers that I did not want to be seeming to exclude anyone in any way. When the girly weekend first started, the majority of people who wanted to om were from the Midlands/South so it made sense to have it down this way. If there was a majority from teh North who wanted to come, I for one would have no problem with travelling a bit further afield :)

CustardTart
05-08-2009, 01:05 PM
lol u know if cost wasnt so much an issue for everyone we could do a girly week at disney...one can dream.

Now that would be amazing!!! :cloud9: How about a Girly Land and Sea - we could tack a DCL cruise on the end of it... :rolleyes1 :lmao::rotfl2:

natalielongstaff
05-08-2009, 01:15 PM
Now that would be amazing!!! :cloud9: How about a Girly Land and Sea - we could tack a DCL cruise on the end of it... :rolleyes1 :lmao::rotfl2:

if i win the euromillions tonight thats what we will do :thumbsup2

CustardTart
05-08-2009, 01:17 PM
if i win the euromillions tonight thats what we will do :thumbsup2

Brilliant!!! We're relying on you, Nat... No pressure... :cool2: ;) :wizard:

pixiepower04
05-08-2009, 01:19 PM
Joh, I never thought for a second that you were precluding us Scots from the meets :confused3, I know everyone is welcome.

I really need to take my official secretary head off when typing messages as they are coming off as me bring stroppy when i'm really really not, in fact i'm the biggest pile of mush you could ever come across :laughing:

Practicality wise Glasgow is 2 hours away from me and Edinbugh is an hour and a half away so it's not just a quick meander down the road for me/us, it's more of a 3 day thing but because of my business it's not something really feasible because cakes are constant and everyday things.

I am speaking purely for myself now and for no other Scot as I know many are entirely capable, able and willing to go the whole hog.

I know so many of the Disers are more down South and I get that, I just wish i'd found the Dis before moving North then maybe I wouldn't have moved :lmao:

The other forum ;) has organised a big scot meet (again I can't make it) but they're not nearly as much my family as you guys are!

Maybe next time i'm at the NEC for the cake show any nearby Disers could meet up for a drink :yay:

natalielongstaff
05-08-2009, 01:20 PM
Maybe next time i'm at the NEC for the cake show any nearby Disers could meet up for a drink :yay:

:thumbsup2 count me in for that xxx

mandymouse
05-08-2009, 01:30 PM
Now that would be amazing!!! :cloud9: How about a Girly Land and Sea - we could tack a DCL cruise on the end of it... :rolleyes1 :lmao::rotfl2:

You wouldn't need to ask me twice Karen, I'd be there :thumbsup2

if i win the euromillions tonight thats what we will do :thumbsup2

:wizard:

Brilliant!!! We're relying on you, Nat... No pressure... :cool2: ;) :wizard:

:rotfl::rotfl:

Maybe next time i'm at the NEC for the cake show any nearby Disers could meet up for a drink :yay:

When is the cake show usually on ?

:thumbsup2 count me in for that xxx

Me too, that sounds like a plan :)

jen_uk
05-08-2009, 01:40 PM
We should have a dis lottery syndicate and then if we win we can have a massive dis meet in wdw! :upsidedow

pixiepower04
05-08-2009, 01:57 PM
You wouldn't need to ask me twice Karen, I'd be there :thumbsup2



:wizard:



:rotfl::rotfl:



When is the cake show usually on ?



Me too, that sounds like a plan :)


It's on 7-8th November, we're planning it so that we leave early Saturday morning so I have the evening free and then for me to do the show on the Sunday and for DH to take the kids to Cadbury World or similar so they're not traipsing round with me for the whole day.

Minniespal
05-08-2009, 01:58 PM
However, I just checked out flights for the first weekend in September, from Glasgow to Birmingham, and a return flight was just short of 65. That's only 15 more than my train ticket cost me to get to last year's girly weekend in Cardiff. So not really huge travelling costs :confused3

That sounds like a reasonable price. TBH in the past although wanting to attend the girlie meets the travelling did put me off. As I'm only 5 minutes from Glasgow airport and could fly down, I could realistically attend.

The only downside is that we're away from 15th October till 20th November. I will keep an eye on the thread and if the dates suit I'll certainly come:woohoo:

Minniespal
05-08-2009, 02:01 PM
PJ - I travel to Perth and Peterhead on business. If you fancied a little meet whilst I'm travelling through Dundee just let me know:thumbsup2

aaronandterri
05-08-2009, 02:10 PM
id happily pick up anyonefrom the airport who wished to fly over (by me i mean hubby:rotfl:)

And you know a girly us trip would actually be cheap for me, vs the price of 7 of us going paying for just me would be cheap at half the price!
i could so use that kind of break!, and someone to fly with, my friend in canada goes on a florida disney villa girly holiday every may and always invites me but id hate to travel so far alone to meet her thats all that puts me off!

Minniespal
05-08-2009, 02:13 PM
id happily pick up anyonefrom the airport who wished to fly over (by me i mean hubby:rotfl:)

That would be brillant Terri. Getting from the airport to the city was the only thing I was worried about.

PoppyAnna
05-08-2009, 02:17 PM
lol u know if cost wasnt so much an issue for everyone we could do a girly week at disney...one can dream.

There are some very good discounts for DLRP - perhaps it shouldn't be ruled out one year;)

aaronandterri
05-08-2009, 02:27 PM
yes that would be a good idea, id love that

pixiepower04
05-08-2009, 03:26 PM
PJ - I travel to Perth and Peterhead on business. If you fancied a little meet whilst I'm travelling through Dundee just let me know:thumbsup2

Hey Florence, I would love to meet up with you, i'm sure your schedule is manic but let me know when you're around and i'll see what I can do :goodvibes

Lisash
05-08-2009, 04:06 PM
With our holidays and DD's 21st birthday around that time, I don't think I can afford the weekend. But if it's not too far to drive I will come across to meet you all for lunch or something :)

CustardTart
05-08-2009, 06:11 PM
...Getting from the airport to the city was the only thing I was worried about.
Florence, I'd come and pick you up myself!!! :hug: It would be a pleasure - I'd love to finally meet you... :goodvibes

There are some very good discounts for DLRP - perhaps it shouldn't be ruled out one year;)
That's a fantastic idea, Jo - I would definitely be up for that... :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

Minniespal
05-09-2009, 04:51 AM
Florence, I'd come and pick you up myself!!! :hug: It would be a pleasure - I'd love to finally meet you... :goodvibes

Thanks Karen:hug:I will certainly keep an eye on the thread. It would be lovely to come along if I could

That's a fantastic idea, Jo - I would definitely be up for that... :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

Me too..........I can get a flight from Glasgow direct to CDG:thumbsup2

Pinky166
05-09-2009, 05:07 AM
That would be awesome!!! I would love to come back to Birmingham too - a total trip down Memory Lane for this Brummie gal. I can count o the fingers of one hand the number of times I've been back to Brum in the last 25 years.. :goodvibes

And the 1st weekend in September would be fab - I could drive up and pick Claire up en route... :thumbsup2

Except Claire can't do that weekend because she goes away on the 6th, which is the Sunday :sad2:

D'oh! :headache: I thought she was OK for that 1st weekend!

I totally missed this conversation. :headache: I am so not with it at the moment. :upsidedow

Yep I am at the Hilton Gatwick on the 6th Sept. :guilty:


Now that would be amazing!!! :cloud9: How about a Girly Land and Sea - we could tack a DCL cruise on the end of it... :rolleyes1 :lmao::rotfl2:

OMG that would be amazing!!!!! ::yes::

There are some very good discounts for DLRP - perhaps it shouldn't be ruled out one year;)

I would be up for that too....maybe next year at some point? :thumbsup2:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

dolphingirl47
05-09-2009, 07:26 AM
I would love to join in if it was in November. I have to go for my sister's wedding in Germany over the weekend around the 12th September and we are going on holiday from 30th September to 19th October so September or October would be difficult for me to get any other weekends off. november should not be a problem.

Corinna

Chilly
05-10-2009, 03:21 PM
September would be better for me rather than Oct or Nov.

natalielongstaff
05-10-2009, 03:53 PM
sounds like we have a good few interested :cool1:

BRobson
05-10-2009, 04:42 PM
Sounds like fun - would love to meet up with you all :goodvibes

Will watch and see what is decided and then see if I can pluck up enough courage make the epic journey :thumbsup2

mandymouse
05-11-2009, 12:55 PM
With our holidays and DD's 21st birthday around that time, I don't think I can afford the weekend. But if it's not too far to drive I will come across to meet you all for lunch or something :)

It would be lovely to meet up with you again Lisa :)

I would love to join in if it was in November. I have to go for my sister's wedding in Germany over the weekend around the 12th September and we are going on holiday from 30th September to 19th October so September or October would be difficult for me to get any other weekends off. november should not be a problem.

Corinna

Sounds like fun - would love to meet up with you all :goodvibes

Will watch and see what is decided and then see if I can pluck up enough courage make the epic journey :thumbsup2

It would be great to meet you Corinna and Jackie ::yes::

sounds like we have a good few interested :cool1:

:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

irongirlof12
05-11-2009, 01:56 PM
oki doki - i have been stalking this thread and i can't fathom out if you have decided on a date yet!

natalielongstaff
05-11-2009, 02:39 PM
oki doki - i have been stalking this thread and i can't fathom out if you have decided on a date yet!

No definate date, but early september seems favourite :thumbsup2 might be worth having a poll !

wilma-bride
05-12-2009, 10:06 AM
No definate date, but early september seems favourite :thumbsup2 might be worth having a poll !

I was going to wait and see if there was much more interest and then post a poll with suggested dates :thumbsup2

natalielongstaff
05-12-2009, 10:43 AM
I was going to wait and see if there was much more interest and then post a poll with suggested dates :thumbsup2

brilliant :thumbsup2

Chilly
05-12-2009, 11:42 AM
I was going to wait and see if there was much more interest and then post a poll with suggested dates :thumbsup2

excellent :thumbsup2

mandymouse
05-12-2009, 11:53 AM
I was going to wait and see if there was much more interest and then post a poll with suggested dates :thumbsup2

:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

jjk
05-12-2009, 12:01 PM
sounds like fun, would love to meet you all just depends on dates :goodvibes