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Hubbers in Wales or there abouts??

  1. billabongbob profile image74
    billabongbobposted 6 years ago

    Any fellow hubbers in Wales, the Midlands or South West England?

    We can't be more than 2 hours drive away at the most......

    Any takers???


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  2. Pearldiver profile image78
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    They are all here in New Zealand along with Ireland... for the Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals... though I think the English will probably be leaving soon.

  3. recommend1 profile image69
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    It would take hands-fulls of anti depressants, several bottles of good whiskey and a team of wild horses to drag me back into Wales.  Why not suggest a place that is not still middle earth ?

    1. billabongbob profile image74
      billabongbobposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      where would you like to arrange a Hubbers gathering too recommend1?

      Any place...why don't you recommend1 for us wink



      p.s. I'll bring the anti-d's and a crate of good whiskey  big_smile tongue

      1. recommend1 profile image69
        recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I am afraid that would be China.  As a consolation prize I can offer free accomodation for a week for up to 5000 people if it is held between the end of June and the beginning of September !

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          China sounds good to me, on country (among many) that I'd love to visit. smile

  4. billabongbob profile image74
    billabongbobposted 6 years ago

    Excellent big_smile Thank you recommend1, you are most kind.

    Shall we arrange something for June - September 2012? That would give hubbers a chance to do some fund raising wink

    Do you have any preference for dates?

  5. recommend1 profile image69
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    Any dates in that period are ok - we can also throw in some Chinese lessons for free, and English lessons for the Welsh big_smile

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ...what about life jackets....when's the rainy season?

      1. recommend1 profile image69
        recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        How you been doin SOH ?   I have been travelling and back here into seriously busy work !  will be on the case and catching up later this month.

        Monsoon season not July and August that's for sure !!  The only jackets needed are dinner jackets !

  6. billabongbob profile image74
    billabongbobposted 6 years ago

    Welsh people normally speak better English that the people that live in the land of the crows (the English). Now, now you mischievous Panda, pleas be nice, like we all know you are wink.

    1. recommend1 profile image69
      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I lived in Wales for 5 or 6 years, my mother was pure Welsh and I learned all about racial discrimination there !  big_smile

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I lived in North wales for almost four years. The only time I ever experienced any discrimination was when I moved to a tiny village out in the sticks, but even that was minimal (more ignoring me then any abuse) and not all of them. One woman in the village actually came round and gave me a plant to welcome me to the village smile

        1. recommend1 profile image69
          recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          It was the woman who was the plant !!!   they only do that so they can get a look inside your house at your stuff big_smile

          I had a pub in Wales for 3 awful years - I would have been better employed drilling holes in my own head and pouring in acid !

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
            Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Aye, it was, but she was decrepid, incapable and wouldn't know decent furniture if it assaulted her. big_smile:

  7. billabongbob profile image74
    billabongbobposted 6 years ago

    This I cannot deny sad, the likely hood of this is quite probable. I have tried to make sure that the same discriminations are not adopted by my own children, and their children. We can but live in hope smile

  8. freecampingaussie profile image61
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago

    I hope to get back to Wales where I was born &  would love to meet up with hubbers while there as well as other countries !

    1. billabongbob profile image74
      billabongbobposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderful big_smile. When do you plan on coming to Wales? Let's see what we can arrange wink

      1. freecampingaussie profile image61
        freecampingaussieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I am not sure yet , we are planning on being in Kununurra till about April/May then go to Queensland - fishing at Weipa etc . I hope to have a few months your way then if it works out.

  9. WriteAngled profile image82
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    Missed this thread when it first came out.

    I'm in Treorci and can travel by car or by train. I freelance so can make any day/time provided I have enough notice to plan my work around it.

    BTW, I'm not Welsh by genes, but love living here and have not come up against any prejudice since I moved here nearly four years ago.

    I've even become secretary of the local Plaid Cymru branch big_smile

    My only regret is that I did not move to an area where Welsh is spoken everywhere. I would love to have the opportunity to practice mine in shops and on the street rather than just during lessons and associated events for learners.

    1. Rudra profile image72
      Rudraposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      South Wales here.

  10. billabongbob profile image74
    billabongbobposted 6 years ago

    Wonderful big_smile

    How about a pre Christmas meet up next month? We are all quite demographically close, so the commute shouldn't be an issue.

    Any preference for a date and venue?

    I'm quite excited wink

  11. Rudra profile image72
    Rudraposted 6 years ago

    How about Cardiff? Weekend preferably.

    1. billabongbob profile image74
      billabongbobposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Where to in South Wales are you Rudra?

  12. WriteAngled profile image82
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    Weekends could be busy, it really depends which one. I'm hoping to be away weekend of Nov. 27 - want to travel north to a plygain workshop smile

    Cardiff is one hour away regardless of how I travel. I'd prefer afternoon/early evening, which lets me go by train and have a drink if I wish, rather than late evening when I would have to drive.

    1. billabongbob profile image74
      billabongbobposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Cardiff is good, but how about Pontypridd? It's closer for you and doesn't make much difference for me lol. Im a Caerphilly girl atm wink

      1. Rudra profile image72
        Rudraposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I am in Cardiff. Caerphilly or Pontypridd is good as well. Been there many times.

  13. WriteAngled profile image82
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    Ponty is fine for me. It's about 30 minutes away, so I'd save an hour over the journey to Cardiff, but that's neither here nor there.

    Caerphilly slightly less so, because I do not know the town at all and would probably get messed up with one-way systems, finding parking etc (don't think train is really feasible to there as it would involve changing at Cardiff).

    Saturday Nov 19 is out for me as well as weekend of Nov 27 that I already mentioned, BTW.

    1. billabongbob profile image74
      billabongbobposted 6 years ago

      How does the weekend of 3rd/4th or 10th/11th December sound?

      1. WriteAngled profile image82
        WriteAngledposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Either is fine for me.

    2. Rudra profile image72
      Rudraposted 6 years ago

      The dates seems OK to me.

    3. billabongbob profile image74
      billabongbobposted 6 years ago

      How about Sat 10th or Sun 11th?? Cardiff?? I nice bar somewhere and some lunch wink lol. Or Ponty?? Really don't mind.

      1. SimeyC profile image97
        SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Ponty! Trying to remember the names of the pubs I used to hang out there when I made it into 'town' - there was the one by the market - the one by the old bridge - hmmm well most of them actually!

        Let me see:
        Bunch of Grapes
        Maltsters


        Hmmm it's been soooo long!

        1. WriteAngled profile image82
          WriteAngledposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          The only one I've been in is Clwb y Bont, where I go whenever I can on a Monday night to practice speaking Welsh with other learners.

          I also went there for a brilliant Dafydd Iwan concert once.

        2. billabongbob profile image74
          billabongbobposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          The Bunch of Grapes and Maltsters are still there and doing well wink. I don't drink in Ponty much these days, but plan on moving there next year, so all that will change lol.

    4. Rudra profile image72
      Rudraposted 6 years ago

      Sounds good. Please do send me a private message from my profile with the details so it gets straight in my inbox. Cardiff would be ideal for me.

    5. WriteAngled profile image82
      WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

      If I'm coming by train, Saturday is better, because there are only trains every 2 hours to and from Cardiff on Sunday!

    6. iantoPF profile image80
      iantoPFposted 6 years ago

      Talk about envy. I'm a Llanelli boy stuck here in Southern California. If I was back home in December I'd love to meet up.
      WriteAngled; back in the day, seems like a previous life, I was very active in Plaid, National Council, stood in local elections. I remember so many good times I was Welsh Nash before it became mainstream and Pagan before it became popular.
      Seriously guys, I miss my homeland terribly. One day, one day.

      1. billabongbob profile image74
        billabongbobposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hello Ianto, excellent Welsh name wink. Are you a little homesick maybe?? sad. We'll have a toast to you when we meet up on the 10th. Whenever you are back in Wales, let us know and we'll arrange another meet up wink. Take care over there in sunny California.

      2. WriteAngled profile image82
        WriteAngledposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I can totally understand you missing it! I miss it too now, even when I am only away for a few days visiting my daughers in England.

    7. billabongbob profile image74
      billabongbobposted 6 years ago

      Ok Saturday 10th December it is then big_smile. We'll work out a time and a place and do some inboxing if you like wink. Excited big_smile

    8. Rudra profile image72
      Rudraposted 6 years ago

      Sounds good. We can talk about hubpages, seo, internet marketing etc.

     
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