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I will be with you lot in spirit! Wish I could join you in person! Maybe next year, eh?
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OK Folks, it's only 2 days until the event of the year so just in case anyone has forgotten here is the link to the Coombe Abbey website that will give you all the info you need to find the place on Saturday

http://www.coventry.gov.uk/ccm/navigatio
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I hate to tempt fate but the weather forecast for Saturday is absolutely great (bring your sun cream!)

We should be there from about 10am onward

See you all there

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I intend to be there.
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Come on Team emoticon
Its gonna be a great day, let me hear some ' I'm gonna be there'
let me hear some ' we're coming you can't keep us away'
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Look out for the Spark themed baloons (thats multi coloured)

Even if you only come along for an hour it will be great to meet everyone.
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If I was visiting my Mum In Coventry then I would definitely come but unfortunately not this summer...I will be staying at home in Northern Ireland!!!!

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I'm in Nottingham but I won't be able to make it.

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That's great, hope you enjoy the new car.
Pete & I can't wait to meet everyone, it's going to be a great day
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Picking up my car today so should now be able to come since I now have transport.
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We figure on being there from about 10 a.m and being there all day.

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What time?

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Only 18 days to go until the social event of the year folks!!!!!!!

I know there will be a few of us there but please try and make it if you can. Even if you can only be there for an hour or so it would be great to see as many people as possible and put some faces to the names.

I will post some finer details and stuff a couple of days before the event itself but in the meantime 'please please please try and arrange it so that you can be there' If you don't make it you will regret it for the rest of your days, it's gonna be grrrrrreat.


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I hope to be able to come. Will know for definite a bit nearer the time.
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OK Folks,

Only 4 weeks to go until the big event.

I just hope the weather is kind and lots of people turn up..

See you all there

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Hello everyone :)
Just been reading some of the posts.
Coombe Abbeys brilliant in july! its a great meeting place, theres a playground bit for kiddies and nature walks ect..
Hope to see you guys there!
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Gonna miss this, we come back off holiday down South on the 25th!
i could have got to Coombe abbey too, hubby and I went on one of our weekends without the kids, for a day, it's beautiful!

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Here are the details again. Saturday 25th July, Coombe Abbey Coventry.
If you go to:- http://www.coventry.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/
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on/country-parks/ or just google Coombe Abbey you will get an idea of what is available. What we did last year was get a pitch on the lawned area to the left of the road as you drive up to the car park, then it's up to you.... There is a parking fee, pay & display, think it might be somewhere around 5 but that is for the whole day. We just all brought packed lunches (salads of course) but you can bring bbqs etc. It was just great to meet up & have a bit of a goss. There is loads to do for everyone and for all tastes. So look forward to seeing you all there.

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what party in the park Uk? When? Where?

Have i missed it yet?

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I would love to come but the following weekend I start my two week holiday in Bubwith,Yorkshire and I'll be busy getting the final checks on my trailer tent done to see if it's ready .
Still I wish everyone who's able to go, a great time and enjoy meeting up with all the other team members.

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Sounds good to me. Will be nice to meet the people behind the pictures!

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It will be great to see you and your crowd Monkeynut. Don't worry I will be reminding everybody closer to the date. In fact you will be sick of the sound of it by the time I finish pushing the whole thing (your on the list now so there is no-place to hide)

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Hi I would like to come with my Wife (suzyq2658) and maybe the teenies, will you be posting further details nearer the day?

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I would love to come, but unfortunately it's my Aunt and Uncle 25th wedding anniversary. I wish I could drop out, but considering there family it's a bit hard to do.

Could you organise one in London? If so that would be great!

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Hi Shana, It would be great if you could make it. Yes it will be good to meet up with people who are all heading towards the same goal, a healthier fitter lifestyle, and hopefully it will be a lot of fun too. Obviously you can bring a friend or partner with you 'cos it can be a bit daunting coming on your own.
Good to have you on Sparkpeople,
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hello - i am new to the spark team but meeting up with people who are trying the same types of things would be fun. i live in norfolk but could probably make the coventry meet up. if any do get arranged locally that would be easier. nice to meet you. shana

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Much as I would love to come it is the middle of the cricket season and I need to be available for my club, I am secretary and help with a lot of the organisation. Match days can get pretty hectic with 3 senior teams and a colts team to check on.

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This is great and we look forward to meeting you all, but come on everyone else, we need more people.
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Definitly cout me in :-)

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Thanks Jude....I will most certainly be there.

I will look up their website now, and start my planning.
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There is nothing to pay apart from the parking unless you want to buy ice creams or cans of pop etc. We all just bring our own food and drink, something to sit on if you want & any games!!!.
The day shouldn't cost you anything apart from your travel. Once you have paid your parking, you can stay all day. I'm not sure if there is an admission fee for anything else, but the grounds are free.
Hope to see you there.
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How much does this cost apart from the parking, as I have just joined and live in Essex cost is the relevant thing

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Thanks BRANDI1809 & CATMAN124 - great opportunity to meet, AND, at such a lovely location! It's a definite in my diary...See you there!
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Thanx BRANDI1809. Will have to see nearer the time...

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Hi, I'm about an hour away (in Northamptonshire) and Combe Abbey is a beautiful setting to have a picnic - count me in.

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Hi Rebecca, If you go to http://www.coventry.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/
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on/country-parks/ or just google Coombe Abbey you will get an idea of what is available. What we did last year was get a pitch on the lawned area to the left of the road as you drive up to the car park, then it's up to you.... the park is your lobster as they say. There was a parking fee, pay & display, think it might be somewhere around 5 but that is for the whole day. We just all brought packed lunches (salads of course) but you can bring bbqs etc. It was just great to meet up & have a bit of a goss. There is loads to do for everyone and for all tastes. So look forward to seeing you all there.

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Is it a 'park' with trees & flowers to look at or also toys & playground equipment for kids to play on & somewhere to stop for lunch? I won't be traveling for 2 hours only to have my 9 year old get bored after 5 minutes

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Hey guys, we are getting a bit off the point of the topic here, much as it's nice to see you all chatting.
We just want to use this as an invite to the Party in the Park at Coombe Abbey Nr Coventry on the 25th July. We hope as many people as possible will come and enjoy the day. The park is lovely and we can meet up and have some fun and swap stories.
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The place where everyone wants to meet- is there stuff for kids to do?

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Yes, they were absolutely amazing. We were there with a few friends - who were not quite as enthusiastic about them as me, but I was. There are some very talented people out herex

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yes Buntie, they were, were you there as well?

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Hi Sue

I live live in Liverpool but know Matlock well. The photographs of the ice sculptures are lovely, where they at York at christmas time?

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Yes, it's funny, we used to come to Matlock on the bus for a day out and spend all day going up and down the slide. My boys and my grandaughter did the same, but of course my boys lived here
I am up for Matlock..lol. Perhaps we could sort something out next time you visit family? sparkmail me, as I can't get to your page

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I grew up in Chesterfield, but now live in Matlock. What part of Chesterfield were you in?
Good idea to keep away from the area, keep yourself safe

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Now Matlock I WOULD definitely do. It's a place I went to often (not just to sort out my daughter's statement with the LEA) but to go to the park there. I still have family and friends in Chesterfield and a place to sleep. I'd be there in a New York Minute!! My daughter would go back to her favourite park, the scenery... I'm excited already..

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From where I lived to where I lived... (moved from Coventry to Chesterfield but now in London LOL!) Coombe Abbey it on outskirts of Coventry. If you come from Derbyshire by car go straight down the M1 to M69 and come off the end. Coombe Abbey is not far from there. By train it would be a taxi to get there.

I would come, but as my ex-husband is in Coventry and I have fled Domestic Violence not a good idea for me to come into the area.

I would prefer a meet in Essex or Kent. But a very good idea...

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I'm in Oxford, so not too far away, as long as I don't have to teach on summer schools I'll be there
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oh thats 2 hrs away. will have to see nearer the time.
in the meantime will see you at the trackers!!

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Coombe Abbey, Coventry apparently. As I said, I doubt I'll be able to go but it sounds like a great idea. Well done on your success so far btw. If that's what spending too much time on nutrients and fitness trackers does for you, you can guess where I'm heading............ emoticon

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Hi everyone. I joined sparkpeople 4 weeks ago & it took me this long to find UK groups (I think I spent too much of my spare time on nutrients & fitness trackers!).
I am in Manchester. Where does everyone plan to meet up in July?

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Sounds a great idea. Sadly it's a bit of a way from me and given current arrangements with my ex re childcare, unlikely I could make it. I'll bear it in mind though, after all, things change. emoticon

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This is starting to look quite promising now.

We may have the makings of a great turnout for this year

You guys just know that I'm gonna chase you all when the summer comes to make sure that everyone remembers and shows up on the day.

It's nice to see people getting together and offering others a lift. It should be great fun and a fantastic way to make new friends.

See you all there........

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Sounds like a great idea... count me in

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Count me in for Coombe Abbey, I'm in the Midlands, so that's not too bad a journey. emoticon

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Hope people are putting Saturday the 25th of July in their diaries. It would be great if we can get a crowd to the Party.
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I definitely would have i cant believe this snow im loving it though gonna take my nephew sledging at weekend if it keeps up but will prob have cleared by then.

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went to your page and you are in Stockport eh? My eldest son travels there each day from Chesterfield to work. Luckily he had booked this week off, or that could have been tricky with the snow..lol

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Matlock sounds good to me, me and my partner go up there on his motorbike all the time its really nice.

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It was years ago that I was there, before I had a bike, but I might come back... you never know ;-)

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That would be Matlock Bath, a mile away. It is like Blackpool without the sea and they even have illuminations in October/ did you go there on your bike? It is the place to be seen in Derbyshire on your bike on Sundays, people come from all over the country. If you come again, let me know and i will meet you
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I've only ever been to Matlock once... it was full of motorbikes, but it was (and I'm sure still is) lovely.

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The joys of living in the country with no transport..lol

shall we hold it here, Matlock has a lovely park emoticon

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Hee hee... I think you're right there. I just look it up, it'll take 5 hours to get from Matlock to Coventry by National Express.

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I live in Matlock Derbyshire and we have a train station which then takes us to Derby to connect. I know National Express is cheaper but they only have one a day each way and get back too late in Derby, or else they leave just as we would get there..lol
So it would be train to Coventry, but dh would not come so that would save some

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Hi Sue, I'll be travelling up from London, so I don't mind which. Where are you travelling from? You might find National Express coaches cheaper... they go to Coventry, but it depends where you're starting from.

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GSECKERSON, which station and I may take you up on that??

If the train fare is not too high as it is 5 days before we go to Austria on holiday

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think that is too far for me

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If anyone needs picking up from the station, please let me know.

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Hi Combe Abbey not to far away from me will be there

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Thanks a lot for that

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According to their directions, Coventry will be easier.

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Good idea. I'm not far away, so unless I suddenly get the opportunity to go off on a holiday, I will try to be there.

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Well, it is only 5 days before we go to Austria, but will try to get there. My only problem, is we have no transport, does anyone know if it is easier to get from Coventry station or Birmingham New St and if so how? Is it close enough to get a taxi? I am in Matlock Derbyshire
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Count me in! I wish I knew more people -- I feel so lonely so often.
Not so easy to meet folks as when I was (much) younger. Currently unemployed so not meeting people through work -- besides, I usually end up working with 25-20 yr olds. Loads of fun on the job, but not much in common with them.
I really look forward to this gathering -- whatever others' ages are, since we'll (at the LEAST) have health and weight loss in common!

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it's a great idea and i WOULD love to come........but that's the week my hubby's factory shutdown begins and so does our holiday!! sorry

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Too far away from me! I live in Cardiff but have fun anyway. emoticon

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Maybe we can do it by regions? I would love to come as well, I am not far from Coventry though.
Anyone in Nottingham?

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I have a huge problem with a weekend in the summer, I am secretary for a cricket club for my sins, and usually have something to organise or check or basically just be around for. Usually things like making sure everyone is there or knows where they should be plus arranging for results to be posted/emailed to the relevant results secretaries, I have even been known to lock up the club after serving behind the bar and doing teas. (Mim has nothing on me, my teas, with homemade cakes, are legendary in the Southern League)
Would be much easier if it was closer to home.

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I'm quite happy to travel to Coventry, and give a lift to anyone else emoticon or arrange something in the South.

I live in Surrey near Croydon at the moment, but will hopefully be in Berkshire by July

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Regional would be good. I live in the North. Sounds a lovely idea.

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Would love to, but already have a holiday booked that week.

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As Catman said the main UK Team Party in the Park is held at Coombe Abbey near Coventry, being central and accessible to many people. If it is not close enough for you then why not organise your own get-together in your region where ever you might be. If you do want to do this, then create your own topic rather than posting on this one as it can get confusing. We would still love to see as many people as possible at the main event.
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Well as i said before i am in Kent ...........

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There seems to be a lot of interested parties from the south, its a great start. Maybe, at some point in the future, we can organise some regional get togethers. What about the North and the Midlands and......



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Day before my birthday!

IF I am in the UK at that time, then I will try to make it.

Somewhere in Essex would be great for me too!

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Colchester zoo in Essex would be nice - I may meet up with the monkey of my dreams LOL !

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sounds great to meet up but my stepson is getting married on july 25th. If it becomes an annual event count me in next year emoticon



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Another web site i belong to do this all the time sounds like fun .
London ( bit far away ) Kent ( good )....... Mayb interested .

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This would be really cool if it wasn't so far away!! *groan* Maybe we could do a south one also, maybe london kent or essex?


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Last July, Tabs, our esteemed leader organised a Team Picnic in Coventry at a place called Coombe Abbey and although only a few stalwarts made it on the day, it was great to meet up. We decided that it should become an annual event and if I'm not mistaken, we decided on July 25th for 2009. What happens is that everyone turns up with their own little picnic (so we don't have to worry about feeding people)and just get to know each other. Then we sit around and chat, take in some sunshine (hopefully) and just relax with friends.

We (thats me and DW Brandi1809) will be there anyway and the hope is that hundreds of people will come but it would be nice to know in advance if people are interested, are intending to make it or have any fantastic and original ideas about the day.

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