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#271 nicki_flute

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 00:02

Oh...I didn't realise that *confused*
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 00:04

Yes Meerkat left a msg saying she was really ill and sorry for the late notice but had to cancel so I made other plans, and then tonight the msg was gone and replaced with the other I am confused too blink.gif
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 00:07

Oh, well hope everything is alright..
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 08:04

I thought I would try and clear up the confusion about yesterday. unsure.gif

Meerkat was indeed unwell, and a side effect of this was that the original booking wasn't confirmed and the church, in absence of a confirmation, cancelled. Unfortunately the first many of us knew about this was when we we were almost at Market Harborough. Meerkat valiantly found us another venue (the small hall which we've used before) so that the day could go ahead.

Katyjay and Barry-clari set off for the original venue just before 1.00 to meet all the other participants and direct them to the new venue. They made the decision that they would wait until 1.30 (30 mins after the published start time) before deciding that anyone who was intending to come would have arrived by then, at which point everyone met at the new hall and playing commenced.

Unfortunately it seems that our new participants got lost in the mix-up, which I'm sure we all regret. It really was a very unlucky set of circumstances, and several people, and especially Meerkat, did all they could to ensure the event could take place.

So, apologies to sax kitten and Nickjones8, who were disappointed. I hope that you'll give us another try in the future. The next one is likely to be some time early in the new year. smile.gif peace.gif

And very many get well wishes to Meerkat. thereThere.gif
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#275 maggiemay

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 08:26

That is really bad luck and I'm sorry the event didn't go quite as smoothly as these usually seem to !
Commiserations to all, and especially to disappointed would-be-participants who didn't make it, and to Meerkat - do hope you soon feel better.
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:50

QUOTE(maggiemay @ Nov 4 2007, 08:26 AM) View Post

That is really bad luck and I'm sorry the event didn't go quite as smoothly as these usually seem to !
Commiserations to all, and especially to disappointed would-be-participants who didn't make it, and to Meerkat - do hope you soon feel better.


No harm done - just confusing! It sounds like everyone tried their best to make it work - sadly, I couldn't be there on time (guitar class to go to...), so didn;t arrive until about 2.50. Keep me posted re the next one!

And I endorse those get well wishes.
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 10:09

QUOTE(andante_in_c @ Nov 4 2007, 08:04 AM) View Post

I thought I would try and clear up the confusion about yesterday. unsure.gif

Meerkat was indeed unwell, and a side effect of this was that the original booking wasn't confirmed and the church, in absence of a confirmation, cancelled. Unfortunately the first many of us knew about this was when we we were almost at Market Harborough. Meerkat valiantly found us another venue (the small hall which we've used before) so that the day could go ahead.

Katyjay and Barry-clari set off for the original venue just before 1.00 to meet all the other participants and direct them to the new venue. They made the decision that they would wait until 1.30 (30 mins after the published start time) before deciding that anyone who was intending to come would have arrived by then, at which point everyone met at the new hall and playing commenced.

Unfortunately it seems that our new participants got lost in the mix-up, which I'm sure we all regret. It really was a very unlucky set of circumstances, and several people, and especially Meerkat, did all they could to ensure the event could take place.

So, apologies to sax kitten and Nickjones8, who were disappointed. I hope that you'll give us another try in the future. The next one is likely to be some time early in the new year. smile.gif peace.gif

And very many get well wishes to Meerkat. thereThere.gif


That looks about right andante. smile.gif

Lots of thank-yous - to meerkat who found us an alternative hall at very short notice, despite being unwell, and to the seven other participants for coming and making it an enjoyable day.

Sax kitten/nickjones8, I'm really sorry sad.gif - I'll post the date of the next one when meerkat is better. Expect something in the early part of the new year.

All the best for a speedy recovery meerkat. thereThere.gif

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 10:31

Hope you get better soon meerkat smile.gif
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 13:03

Yes hope you get better soon Meerkat smile.gif
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 08:21

Is there a provisional date for the January MH playday as yet?
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 20:58

not yet.
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 21:11

QUOTE(Ms.Fiddle @ Nov 17 2007, 08:21 AM) View Post

Is there a provisional date for the January MH playday as yet?
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All being well, I'll have a chat to meerkat next month to set dates. smile.gif
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 11:59

Have had a chat to meerkat.

Two possible dates for the diary : 20/1/08, and 17/2/08.

If you can let me know availability when you can, meerkat'll book at least one of these two dates, and I'll post a further update on this thread. smile.gif
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 13:22

Ack, will be in Durham for both.
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Posted 27 December 2007 - 16:57

I'll be able to get to MH on those dates if the trains to and from Derby are running OK.
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