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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby niniel* » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:31 am

Booked the time off from work!
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Jaeniver » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:45 am

RODIA!!! that would be awesome!!!!!

I have marked the dates and will have to have a chat at home to see
a) if I can make the ends meet to save some cash
b) if I can go by mezelf and go ape crazy with you lot
c) if my significant non-geek other will want to come with me but will have to endure my crazyness for 3 days.

Any thoughts on accomodation Hobbi or will that be the same place as last year?
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby JewelSong » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:08 am

Keble has lots of rooms up for that weekend. Go to www.universityrooms.com


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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby heliona » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:13 pm

JewelSong wrote:So.

This is the ONE weekend over the summer when I don't have something pre-planned.

I *could* come. I could fly to London for the weekend and come to the Last Oxford Moot That Will Be Run by Hobbituk.

I *could* do that.


Awesome! :) Although that's jet-setting and then some! :shock:

niniel* wrote:Booked the time off from work!


Me too! Thank goodness! :D

Edited to add: So, I've booked a room in Keble. No turning back now. ;)
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby JewelSong » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:42 pm

Although that's jet-setting and then some!


You've got to remember that I am based in Zambia now and it takes 6+ hours to get ANYWHERE...even someplace close. Going "home" is a 24+ hour journey.

So flying a mere 6 or 7 hours to England for the weekend is nothing, really! It's the price of the flight that is holding me back right now.

But I might talk myself into it, anyway. :D
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby heliona » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:56 pm

JewelSong wrote:
Although that's jet-setting and then some!


You've got to remember that I am based in Zambia now and it takes 6+ hours to get ANYWHERE...even someplace close. Going "home" is a 24+ hour journey.

So flying a mere 6 or 7 hours to England for the weekend is nothing, really! It's the price of the flight that is holding me back right now.

But I might talk myself into it, anyway. :D


That's true. :) Well, it'd be awesome to see you. :)
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby JewelSong » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:28 am

Well, right now the RT flights I would need are hovering around $1500...almost £1,000! Which is ridiculous - it costs less to fly back and forth to Zambia, for gawd's sake!

However, who knows. Fares could drop. I could suddenly come into some extra cash. Someone could buy me a ticket. :D
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby heliona » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:57 am

Good heavens! :shock: That's ludicrous!

Hopefully flights will come down in price - I wonder why they're so expensive.
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Re: 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby heliona » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:57 am

Valandil_Eluchi wrote:I'll keep an eye on this thread, would be interested in coming to my first Moot! Weekends at the end of July/start of August would be great!


Valandil, it'd be lovely to see a new face at the moot - I hope you can make it. :)
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Gungnir » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:25 pm

Ok, count me in :)
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Re: 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Valandil_Eluchi » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:48 pm

heliona wrote:
Valandil_Eluchi wrote:I'll keep an eye on this thread, would be interested in coming to my first Moot! Weekends at the end of July/start of August would be great!


Valandil, it'd be lovely to see a new face at the moot - I hope you can make it. :)


Me too, just working out what my rota is like on those dates and exactly as per Jae's list b and c...! Will update and book rooms as soon as I get everything sorted. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to head down. Can't believe I might be going to my first Moot! Should definitely have done this sooner!
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Rodia » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:48 am

If I come I'll probably do the hostel again- right now the Keble's pricier than the plane ticket. But we shall see. I'm hoarding up coins for it.
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Alys » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:47 am

I've got my time booked off, and the room booked - looking forward to seeing everyone! :D
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Frelga » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:08 pm

Hm. So this is actually the week when my son will have a break from being the camp counselor, assuming he gets the job. How does everyone feel about me bringing a 16 year old?
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby heliona » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:59 am

Frelga wrote:Hm. So this is actually the week when my son will have a break from being the camp counselor, assuming he gets the job. How does everyone feel about me bringing a 16 year old?


Gungnir has brought his family before now. :) Bring him! :)
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby JewelSong » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:51 am

Airfares dropped.

I'm coming.

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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby heliona » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:58 am

JewelSong wrote:Airfares dropped.

I'm coming.

:D



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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Rodia » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:43 am

Frelgish, how does your 16-year-old feel about being brought among Tolkien geeks? Anyway, aren't some of the m00ters still around that age anyway??? :D

I think if Lufu gets bored of our shenanigans you could safely send him on a walk around Oxford, it's one of those towns that sightsees itself.

Problem: if you come, I will make every attempt to monopolise you.
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:41 am

Send him on a walk around the town, maybe he'll decide he wants to go to school there... ;)
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Gungnir » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:05 am

IrisBrandybuck wrote:Send him on a walk around the town, maybe he'll decide he wants to go to school there... ;)


:) It worked for my daughter!
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Frelga » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:45 pm

Rodia, problem? :D

Gungnir, your daughter is at Oxford? Kewl.

Well, I looked at the flights and yeah, probably not this year.
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Leon K Fox » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:49 pm

I had been debating whether or not I was going to come to this, and I decided that I will :) There was only one of the room type I wanted at Keble too so I cut it rather fine! But in any case I am officially there.

(Of course I still need to book my train travel but I can't do that until closer to the time anyway)
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Stormeagle » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:03 pm

Just booked my room - they're down to single en-suite quad-facing at this point.
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby JewelSong » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:38 pm

Yay!


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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Gungnir » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:34 am

OK, I have now also booked my room! :)
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Hobbituk » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:46 am

Me too! I think we've got a Moot happening.
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby JewelSong » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:43 am

Yay! :D :D :D
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby niniel* » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:25 am

So...we are all booked in then? :)

I was looking to see what was on that weekend (if you need a break between the pub visits!). We are a little late for several Lewis Carroll events (Alice in Wonderland 150th anniversary this year I think) Those events seem to end the week before we are there. Probably just as well!

For youngsters (old and young) The Story Museum http://www.storymuseum.org.uk/

Great British drawings exhibition at the Ashmolean.

Are we having a quiz? Out for a meal or anything? Let me know if you need help booking anything :)
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby Silwen » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:45 am

I am sorry I can't be there this year. Too many things are happening around the same time: new job (which means I will be very tired at the start after a few years of working comfortably from home), a wool show in York etc. i am sure you will enjoy yourselves and there will be more moots, though, and I will be back!
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Re: 17th-19th July 2015: The Last Oxford Moot (All welcome)

Postby niniel* » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:48 am

Silwen wrote:I am sorry I can't be there this year. Too many things are happening around the same time: new job (which means I will be very tired at the start after a few years of working comfortably from home), a wool show in York etc. i am sure you will enjoy yourselves and there will be more moots, though, and I will be back!


That's a shame! I was looking forward to catching up. But, good luck in your new job and enjoy the wool show (that's a long way to go for wool! :P )

Yes, they'll be more I'm sure :wink:
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