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.


  1. Ooh, nearly Tweetup time! Just to let you know we'll meet you there at 11 but probably won't be going inside the Minster. Don't know what everyone else has planned but we can wait outside and have a browse around nearby until it's Shambles time :) Will probably arrive earlier than 11 anyway so can spend all our money in the wondrous cavern of delights!:

    Food plan sounds good to me. Don't worry, I have set fire to all my coconuts ;-)


  2. This give the dog a bone sounds worth a look. Can you guide us there,Capitaine Griffonage?

  3. Ooh! You must visit that website. Fab stuff! Sounds a terrific place, wouldn't mind visiting it myself! Now to find find some dosh!