Friday, 20 May 2011

It’s Almost Time! (Sarnie Swap)

Hello! The York Tweetup is almost here. Just Saturday after tomorrow! And to be honest, I can barely wait!

As you know, I’ve been worrying about where to eat and what time to meet. Well, this post should answer that! 

First, we’ll tackle the eating, @Wombat37 had a great idea! He suggested instead of picking and choosing a place to eat, he said how about we each bring sarnies, or something else with us and swap what we’ve brought or we could just share. He and @MikeyBaer both said its a fab icebreaker and has worked well at past Tweetups. To be honest, I have to agree. I’ve got to give the man kudos for a fantabulous suggestion, as I’d never have thought of it! He also suggested we eat in a local park that’s near or another one just behind the Minster. Bravo, Mr W!

So… I’m bringing cornbread as I know many of you are very curious about it (I might even bring the recipe!), I’m not sure what else I’m bringing with it, but I’ll figure it out. So…. What will you be bringing? If you don’t know yet, that’s ok. You have a whole week to decide!

That’s the plan, what do you think of it? Are you wondering, what if it rains? Well, we’ll just take it as it comes and figure that out when the time comes.

On a side note, I’m allergic to coconut. If it’s alright, please don’t be upset or offended if I refuse something you’ve brought that has any kind of coconut in it (As much as I’d love to, I can’t even have a korma). Also, I must be extremely bold and ask if you have suntan lotion, body lotion, perfume or cologne that smells of it, please try to wear a different one as even the smell highly affects my breathing. I’m truly sorry to inconvenience any of yall and I hope you’ll bear with me.

If any of yall have food allergies or any food restrictions, let me know so I can pass it along.

Now, you’re probably wondering, what time are we meeting and where exactly? Well, I have an answer to that too. We are meeting in front of the Minster at 11am. I have Google mapped it for ya so you’ll know which front of the Minster I mean. After all, the tourist entrance is actually on the side of the building but to the people who work at the Minster, that must be the front. There is a great forecourt in front of the towers, if I remember correctly, there are benches there and we can sit while waiting for the others to join us :)


I bet you’re wondering who else is coming. So far we have confirmations from:

  • @Em_and_Lola A new mum and her lovely daughter, who was born in March!
  • @Captain_Doodle and his wonderful Shell
  • @Wombat37 and his beautiful bride @Little_Mavis
  • @MrsAshborosCat and her fab fella @joehambleton
  • @starlitwolf (that’s me!) and Mr, who doesn’t tweet (so is very brave to show up) and may dash off to do a bit of nearby geocaching lol

As for the others we were expecting, some have had plans change, some have other obligations, and others who haven't yet confirmed if they are coming yet, but it’s looking like we’re going to have a great turnout!

I am so excited! My first Tweetup! So, as a gentle reminder, bring some food, meet at the Minster at 11am on 28th of May, whatever happens next is up in the air, but its going to be great!

In the meantime, if tomorrow is the end of the world as predicted, I’ll see you on the other side. We’ll have our Tweetup there, instead! :)

P.S. Comments are fully open now, so if you’d like you can comment below or tweet me. If you have any probs, please feel free let me know.

Friday, 6 May 2011

What Time To Meet?

Shall we set the time to meet at The Minster for 11am or 1 pm?

Minster I was thinking we should start at 11am so everyone who staying in York or those are driving would be able to have a lie in. That would leave plenty of time for who ever wanted to see the inside of the Minster and to see The Shambles would have time to do both. But then we’d probably need a reasonably priced place with a nice atmosphere and great food sometime in the afternoon. 

Or would yall prefer meet at 1pm, so yall can have lunch before we meet and perhaps later we can all land in a pub for a coffee or a cider?

After Mr has seen me struggling for the last few weeks, trying to figure out a nice buffet style restaurant or pub or perhaps a Wetherspoon’s for us to go to as a group, Mr has suggested we start the Tweetup at 1pm, so everyone could just choose for themselves where and what they’d like to eat. Actually, what he said, in his lovably typical Yorkshire style was "Let 'em fend for themselves". Yup, he's lovable that way! lol

I wonder if the #cakedebate will be brought up?

So the main question this week is; Shall we meet at 11am or 1pm?

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Looks like we have some more people coming!! Yay!

Im extremely happy to say that @MrsAshborosCat and her @joehambleton will coming to The YorkTweetup! She says she’s 110% ready to be there! Any excuse to visit York and Any excuse to meet twitter folk!

I must admit she seemed hesitant at first if she would be welcome to come. Of course, they can come! She was also worried Joe wouldn't be able to make it due to his work schedule. But things turned out just right and he's off that day. Yay!

So, who else is coming?

I'd like to know who's coming, so we'll know how many and who all to expect so we don't accidently ramble off to the Shambles without you. Now, that would be a tragedy!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Where To Eat In York

For the last couple weeks, I've been fretting over a place for our ShamblesRambler’s to eat. If we have a large group, I wouldn't want to overwhelm the workers. So I’ve been trying to think of places that are buffet style. The food is already prepared, lots of variety and only the hostess seating you is bothered by how many are in the party. However I don't know how many people we are expecting.  I mean, due to unforeseen circumstances some TweetUpper’s plans may’ve had to be changed. Some may not be able to come to the TweetUp, while others may join us last minute. What to do?

The ever so lovely and wonderful @Em_and_Lola formerly known as @babymakingfiles has suggested a very nice place near The Minster. It's called Grays Court and would be fabulous on a sunny day. She says they have sandwiches or if you want something more substantial, they have that as well. She says it has great food and is a historic building that backs onto the bar Walls and has a lovely garden. She's even provided pics!

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I must admit it looks a lovely place to go. I've looked at their website but they don't seem to have a menu page. The place is stunningly beautiful but I wonder if those on a tight budget would have the funds. @Em_and_Lola says their prices are reasonable and the food is great.

She has also recommended Pizza Express which has a large dining area and often has a special offer going, including 2 for 1 deals. She also said there's a Chinese buffet style restaurant there, but she’s hesitant to go in because the windows are always steamy. I hate to say it but that might throw Mr and I off as well wondering, just how very hot it is inside there!

Do you have a favorite place you love to eat in York? Would you like to recommend it to me, please?

Or would yall like to just take it as it comes and step into a nice friendly looking pub/restaurant/Wetherspoon's we find along the way?

Feel free to let me know what you think!