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2014 Durham/Teesside/Tyne & Wear Cake Fest

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juneybean Sun 29-Dec-13 22:07:11

Thought I'd be premature and create this thread now.

Currently have this meet up planned:

13th Jan - Miss Tina's in Washington

juneybean Tue 29-Dec-15 13:29:34

New thread for 2016!!

VikingLady Wed 28-Oct-15 05:06:52

Congrats Leggy!

LeggyBlondeNE Mon 26-Oct-15 09:46:17

Have marked my place on the Crimbo thread.

After all my good intentions to meet folks for cake over the summer I ended up spending most of my spare time doing reading for boob counselling - and I am now a boob counsellor! Was advised by the lady at LLL-central not to talk about this on FB for fear of having personal opinions conflated with organisation, so am talking about it here in the veil of pseudoanonymity!

Have taken one help call so far, which served a lovely function of getting DH from strongly opposing the whole business (cutting into family time) to being proud as punch that I was doing it. He's a strange man...

How's the course going Paleo? Are you finished at Easter?

FingerOFudge Fri 23-Oct-15 19:20:57

Christmas Cocktails and Curry thread

Come on over to the lovely new thread!

IAmAPaleontologist Tue 20-Oct-15 17:31:05

<<slinks in looking sheepish>>

Hopefully. The lovely sticky has been on the case, sticky, spiggy and I are meeting up this week so we shall attempt to put a plan together!

goldenretriever1978 Thu 15-Oct-15 20:59:55

Hi all. Meet up before Crimbo anyone?

IAmAPaleontologist Sat 26-Sep-15 14:35:55


VikingLady Mon 21-Sep-15 11:39:54

Place marking. You'd dropped off my TIO!

IAmAPaleontologist Wed 09-Sep-15 20:55:18

I suppose we should get planning.

spiffysquiffyspiggy Mon 31-Aug-15 21:59:45

Urgh, back to work tomorrow. Regretting the 2 weeks ignoring the blackberry now. Did have lovely newborn snuggles with nephew today though. smile

IAmAPaleontologist Sat 29-Aug-15 12:15:07

And I'm home again. 1 week in Norfolk followed by 3 nights with my lovely Mamie in France. Bittersweet the last one was. Need to get back to it now!

juneybean Tue 25-Aug-15 21:13:39

Yeah it's someone off the northerner thread trying to arrange more structured meet ups! smile

VikingLady Tue 25-Aug-15 20:25:18

Has anyone seen this?

IAmAPaleontologist Sun 23-Aug-15 12:45:14

Brilliant isn't it, all other aquariums pale in comparison.

spiffysquiffyspiggy Sun 23-Aug-15 12:25:40

D must have been in seventh heaven meeting a real live paleontologist grin

We were in Yorkshire last week- went to the deep as you suggested a while back. They loved it- ds2 has now decided he wants to be a diver so he can swim with sharks.

IAmAPaleontologist Sun 23-Aug-15 12:03:04

Washing machine for between 3.15 and 5.15. Fingers crossed for 3.15! Whole family dosed with ovex, happy days.

Holiday was good really. I'm not but I think everyone had a good time, lotsof splashing in the sea, found out all about the west runton elephant/mammoth, dd got to talk to a real live paleontologist and then because she had spent the entire week demanding to eat lobster we went to a lovely, relaxed place called "Rocky Bottoms" which serves up very local crab and lobster and she and ds1 demolished a lobster dripping with garlic butter between them. Ds2 has yet to be convinced about seafood. Going to see my lovely Mamie on Tuesday a couple more days to eat ice creams and swim in a slightly warmer sea with more waves smile

spiffysquiffyspiggy Sun 23-Aug-15 09:19:44

Oh that's a good end to your holiday paleontologist... Hope washing machine turns up asap.

Did you have a nice holiday though?

Gatekeeper Sun 23-Aug-15 09:07:46

Dr I'm nr Spennymoor so not too far away from you

IAmAPaleontologist Sun 23-Aug-15 08:42:43

hello gate keeper and dr, do join us smile . we are definitely a bunch of old farts.

I'm back off holiday, washing machine broken and dd has worms. 9 loads of washing in the queue, will be another 4 to add once I've stripped at the beds and changed the towels. new machine scheduled to arrive between 2 and 6. hope it is more towards 2 so i can get some stuff dry in this sunshine! may just go steal a neighbour's washer this morning.

spiffysquiffyspiggy Sat 22-Aug-15 14:33:28

Welcome Dr! One of us is Darlo based, the rest scattered around the NE.

DrHarleenFrancesQuinzel Sat 22-Aug-15 10:28:09

Saw a link from another thread to here. Just popping in to say Hi before I RTFT. Im in Darlo (well in a small village a few miles out from Darlo)

juneybean Fri 21-Aug-15 19:57:57

Ahh age is just a number! We definitely aren't clubbers!

spiffysquiffyspiggy Fri 21-Aug-15 15:36:54

Come along gatekeeper, all that is required is a love of curry/cocktails/cake/MN/all of the above.

Cocktails are usually at ebony where we sit outside under blankets and complain about not being able to hear ourselves think with the noise inside while drinking delicious cocktails.

Curry is usually the capital which does lovely food while we talk about everything under the sun until I remember I have to catch the last bus back to Sunderland...

People welcome to join us for either or both parts of the evening.

Gatekeeper Fri 21-Aug-15 13:23:40

I fancy a curry and cocktail night but am an old bird at 51- would feel out of place with all you young 'uns

spiffysquiffyspiggy Thu 13-Aug-15 21:23:06

Yay for October. Am free Thursdays in September if anyone fancies a daytime meet.

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