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following the success of the SW meet up.........

(73 Posts)

Now I know this has been tried for many years previously, should we try again to group MN to area and try for regional meet ups?

We ended up with lists, such as North East, North West, Midlands, Scotland etc etc

then you added your NN to the area, then C&P the list in your profile, iyswim.

Once we had a list, we then had someone take the lead.

No worries if it's not what people want.

To start, here's mine:

North East

Devientenigma

lougle Sat 23-Feb-13 11:01:38

North East
Devientenigma

South (East but can travel West)
Lougle

PolterGoose Sat 23-Feb-13 11:34:56

North East
Devientenigma

South (East but can travel West)
Lougle

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)

PolterGoose Sat 23-Feb-13 11:37:25

Sorry, can't resist a bit of tidying up grin

North East
Devientenigma

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)

2tirednot2fight Sat 23-Feb-13 13:19:52

So was there anyone in the Midlands? This sounds like a good idea to me.

NameChanger4 Sat 23-Feb-13 14:11:24

Midlands
NameChanger4 smile

PolterGoose Sat 23-Feb-13 14:32:56

North East
Devientenigma

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)

Midlands
NameChanger4

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Sat 23-Feb-13 15:36:17

North East
Devientenigma

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)

Midlands
NameChanger4

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Sat 23-Feb-13 15:37:08

North East
Devientenigma

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)

Midlands
NameChanger4

triplePsoup Sat 23-Feb-13 18:21:24

ok as everyone knows there is always one! So today I am going to be that one! grin Can you tell me what this is for? I am a bit of an eejit and I need it spelling out for me. blush

PolterGoose Sat 23-Feb-13 18:37:32

Hi triplePsoup this follows on from us MNSNers in the West and South West having had a fabulous meet up yesterday, our third so far and growing in numbers every time. devientenigma is trying to organise those of us who use the special needs board into regions so more MNers can benefit from real life meet ups, because for many of us being a parent to a child or children with SNs is very isolating.

hazeyjane Sat 23-Feb-13 18:42:49

North East
Devientenigma

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)

Midlands
NameChanger4

Crawling Sat 23-Feb-13 18:55:12

Very stupid person alert who s crap at geography Where would South Wales go?

triplePsoup Sat 23-Feb-13 19:00:10

thank you PolterGoose

North East
Devientenigma

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup

PolterGoose Sat 23-Feb-13 19:40:17

North East
Devientenigma

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup

South Wales
Crawling

(devientenigma hope you don't mind me keep butting in here and tidying things up, I just can't help myself blush)

Crawling Sat 23-Feb-13 19:44:52

Thanks poltergoose I am very very bad at Geography.

Dinkysmummy Sat 23-Feb-13 19:47:15

I'm in the south east (cant travel too far)

no worries at all Polter you have it looking great, unlike the disorganisation mine would of looked.
feel free to add ( depending on logistics could travel) to mine grin

inappropriatelyemployed Sat 23-Feb-13 21:50:19

South west but can travel east

EstherRancid Sun 24-Feb-13 09:18:16

North East
Devientenigma

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid

South Wales
Crawling

PolterGoose Sun 24-Feb-13 09:36:53

North East
Devientenigma

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid

South Wales
Crawling

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Sun 24-Feb-13 10:56:25

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid

South Wales
Crawling

Awomansworth Sun 24-Feb-13 12:48:00

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South Wet
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

Awomansworth Sun 24-Feb-13 12:49:59

South West not Wet!

merlincat Sun 24-Feb-13 18:26:06

I'm South East.

eggandcress Sun 24-Feb-13 19:35:44

Hi I am in the East of England but sadly I don't think I could bring my ds to a do

signandsmile Mon 25-Feb-13 20:10:46

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
Signandsay (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid

South Wales
Crawling

elliejjtiny Mon 25-Feb-13 21:03:54

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
Signandsay (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid

South Wales
Crawling

Awomansworth Mon 25-Feb-13 21:10:40

Signandsay - Prey tell, what I have done that deserves erasing me from the list wink

TaggieCampbellBlack Mon 25-Feb-13 21:13:57

I'm on phone so can't c&p.

I'm South West.

And having got over my extreme shyness and done last weeks S/W meet up am up for anything within a coupl of hours or so drive.

lougle Mon 25-Feb-13 21:16:59

Taggie we never got a chance to chat at the meet-up - it was nice to wave at you though grin

TaggieCampbellBlack Mon 25-Feb-13 21:19:38

It was very lovely.

lougle Mon 25-Feb-13 22:35:21

Are there really only 2 of us from Hampshire way? shock

PolterGoose Mon 25-Feb-13 23:01:28

I've been at work for one day and it is all going messy grin

eggandcress don't worry about ds, mine has refused to attend another so I go without him now

signandsmile ahem! You got your own name wrong wine?

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile) can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

just bumping grin

eggandcress same here, however I would have to take him as I get no break, so a car park would be ideal for me, that way he can stay in the car.

Crawling Tue 26-Feb-13 11:58:04

Looks like im the only one from south Wales.

redhappy Tue 26-Feb-13 12:02:54

I was so disappointed I couldn't come to this last week!

Can someone add me to the South West list please?

eggandcress Tue 26-Feb-13 12:07:06

devientenigma - it is a shame we are not closer we could have parked up side by side with the ds s in the car and put the world to rights

Iamaslummymummy Tue 26-Feb-13 12:37:50

South east (nc from Ben10)

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Tue 26-Feb-13 19:00:09

Fantastic, slummy, I can update my spreadsheet! wink I'd lost track of your non Ben10 name!

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile) can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

Is that everyone so far?

signandsmile Tue 26-Feb-13 19:05:32

got own name wrong blush only ever done one name change and still confused self using my 'old' name. blush

PS womansworth sorry! unintentional... honest blush

NoHaudinMaWheest Tue 26-Feb-13 20:10:50

I'm southwest but could travel east.
(I'm also technologically challenged so don't know how to copy and paste. Polter can you do your thing thanks.)

PolterGoose Tue 26-Feb-13 20:52:36

Just for you NoHaudin grin

(I think I may be exhibiting tendencies is some form wink)

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy
NoHaudinMaWheest (can travel East)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

CuppaTandCake Tue 26-Feb-13 21:01:39

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy
NoHaudinMaWheest (can travel East)
CuppaTandCake

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

Just a shamefull bump

eggandcress I wish we could meet half way in a car park somewhere, sounds the perfect solution for us grin

SW has the most and is successful anyway, so Midlands and southeast would it work for yous ?

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Thu 28-Feb-13 09:50:06

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat
TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy
NoHaudinMaWheest (can travel East)
CuppaTandCake

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

sorry, bit late to the party grin

a crafty bump whilst here grin

so SE and Midlands would it work for a meet up?

someone take the lead and find out where is accessible and give it a go, if you fancy it that is wink

coff33pot Sun 03-Mar-13 02:23:40

I am in the south west if Polter wants do do another tidy up grin But can only really go up as far as Exeter due to DS and length of time on train.

MerryCouthyMows Sun 03-Mar-13 03:31:43

South East. CouthyMow. Can't travel far.

Icedcakeandflower Sun 03-Mar-13 06:57:45

May I join Lougle in the South list?

lougle Sun 03-Mar-13 07:28:37

I'm sure you can.....just copy and paste the list and add your name.

Icedcakeandflower Sun 03-Mar-13 07:39:06

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat
TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)
Icedcakeandflower

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy
NoHaudinMaWheest (can travel East)
CuppaTandCake

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

PolterGoose Sun 03-Mar-13 09:54:52

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat
TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission
CouthyMow

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)
Icedcakeandflower

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy
NoHaudinMaWheest (can travel East)
CuppaTandCake
coff33pot (can travel as far as Exeter)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

lougle Sun 03-Mar-13 09:58:27

North East
Devientenigma

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat
TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission
CouthyMow

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)
Icedcakeandflower
CouthyMow. Can't travel far.

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy
NoHaudinMaWheest (can travel East)
CuppaTandCake
coff33pot (can travel as far as Exeter)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

ouryve Sun 03-Mar-13 10:03:20

North East
Devientenigma
ouryve

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat
TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission
CouthyMow

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)
Icedcakeandflower
coff33pot

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy
NoHaudinMaWheest (can travel East)
CuppaTandCake

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

ouryve Sun 03-Mar-13 10:04:41

lougle, I just crossposted and messed up your tidy up!

ouryve Sun 03-Mar-13 10:06:46

In fact, I didn't even do that - i just missed that there was another page!

I'll try again, with lougle's list, but I'm not flipping formatting again!

North East
Devientenigma
ouryve (I don't travel!)

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat
TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission
CouthyMow

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)
Icedcakeandflower
CouthyMow. Can't travel far.

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy
NoHaudinMaWheest (can travel East)
CuppaTandCake
coff33pot (can travel as far as Exeter)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

lougle Sun 03-Mar-13 10:06:53

North East
Devientenigma
ouryve

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat
TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission
CouthyMow

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)
Icedcakeandflower
coff33pot
CouthyMow. Can't travel far

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy
NoHaudinMaWheest (can travel East)
CuppaTandCake

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

Easily fixed smile

PolterGoose Sun 03-Mar-13 10:10:25

North East
Devientenigma
ouryve (I don't travel)

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat
TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission
CouthyMow

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)
Icedcakeandflower

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy
NoHaudinMaWheest (can travel East)
CuppaTandCake
coff33pot (can travel as far as Exeter)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth

South Wales
Crawling

lougle Sun 03-Mar-13 10:24:33

Hmmm....I'm getting a bit confused now...what's considered 'South East' vs 'South'?

I always consider myself South East, but I must confess to living about as 'South' as you get.....

This could cause more problems than it solves grin

emmetbrown Sun 03-Mar-13 12:11:07

Hmmm, I see Scotland's popular...

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Sun 03-Mar-13 13:38:04

We do have Scottish posters, maybe they haven't seen the thread yet or are shy?

merlincat Sun 03-Mar-13 14:29:57

South East is Brighton in my case. Would happily travel to London or would happily host if anyone fancies a day by the seaside?

lougle Sun 03-Mar-13 15:28:03

Ooh I'm 60 miles from Brighton - I went to University at Chi grin

merlincat Sun 03-Mar-13 17:59:03

And we've got two Bengal kittens (shamelessly tries to lure you all in)....

TheLightPassenger Sun 03-Mar-13 18:15:41

In the north west, can go north or midlands way

doodle is your friend.........

popgoestheweezel Mon 04-Mar-13 20:34:56

I find that it is much easier to have play dates in the week rather than at the weekend. At the weekend we will get stropping all morning until the friend comes and then a freak out when it's time for the friend to go home. At least during the week he accepts the natural constraints of arrive after school and go home after tea.

popgoestheweezel Mon 04-Mar-13 20:51:55

Sorry, random copy and paste from another thread. I need a brain transplant. I'll try again...North East
Devientenigma
ouryve (I don't travel)

South East
Dinkysmummy
Imaslummymummy
Merlincat
TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission
CouthyMow

East
eggandcress

South
Lougle (but can travel West)
Icedcakeandflower

South West
PolterGoose (can travel towards the East)
EllenJane (can travel to Midlands)
hazeyjane (doesn't travel well)
inappropriatelyemployed (but can travel East)
signandsmile (can travel West or East, or 'bottom' of the Midlands)
elliejjtiny (total wimp about travelling with 3 DC's)
TaggieCampbellBlack
redhappy
NoHaudinMaWheest (can travel East)
CuppaTandCake
coff33pot (can travel as far as Exeter)

Midlands
NameChanger4
triplePsoup
EstherRancid
Awomansworth
Popgoestheweezel

South Wales
Crawling

seaweed74 Mon 04-Mar-13 21:18:45

Hi. I post infrequently, more of a lurker smile. I also don't know how to cut and paste blush! Great at smileys though.

I'm in Scotland, central belt. Would be great to meet up with other parents of special needs dc.

HotheadPaisan Mon 04-Mar-13 22:21:07

Might be an idea to post under a 'meet up' title or something like that.

UniMama Tue 05-Mar-13 15:13:48

Can I join in please? I am assuming that SE includes London? If it does that is where I fit in but just wanted to check first.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Tue 05-Mar-13 15:16:13

I hope it does unimama, that's where I am smile

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