Gauging interest …

This December I will be celebrating a birthday that is divisible by 10 and hence I thought that perhaps I should organise a party. Hence this post is to gauge your interest…

I was thinking of a blog rendezvous-style weekend, but with more cake and a few other invitees, but most certainly with a focus on ‘doing something fun outdoors’.

So, the options are:

Derbyshire: stay in a bunk barn, go climbing, walking, caving, running, orienteering

South Wales: stay at Whitewalls, go climbing (there’s some in the quarrys above Whitewalls apparently), walking, caving, running, orienteering (less likely)

Let me know your preferences via the poll below, or alternatively send me an email.

Would you be interested in attending?

  • Yes (100%, 13 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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Which location do you prefer (if no preference tick both)?

  • Derbyshire (59%, 10 Votes)
  • South Wales (41%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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What dates are you available (tick all that apply)?

  • 17-18th September (24%, 10 Votes)
  • 15-16th October (21%, 9 Votes)
  • 22-23rd October (21%, 9 Votes)
  • 1-2nd October (17%, 7 Votes)
  • 8-9th October (17%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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What is your favourite cake?

  • Chocolate (46%, 6 Votes)
  • Fresh and fruity (23%, 3 Votes)
  • Spongy (15%, 2 Votes)
  • Dense fruity (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Alcoholic (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Pastry-encased (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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I’ll call the poll finished once this post falls off the front page into oblivion.

2010 Rendezvous; Locations & Activities?

questionsLast year we held the first rendezvous for authors of articles posted on this blog. For many it was the first chance to meet, in person, the people they only knew from cyberspace [sic].

The weekend of climbing, caving, BBQ’ing, and celebrating (complete with freebie Lucozade) was great fun – and so thoughts have moved on to the next rendezvous. But where to go? What to do? Some ideas have already been mooted in comments elsewhere (here). I promised a poll to gather, in a democratic way (that should make Ian happy 😆 ), people’s preferences for the second author rendezvous. The only thing that is promised to be undemocratic is what Laetitia will do for prizes! 😀

First, where to hold the rendezvous. Obviously this choice may affect what we can actually do. Choose wisely. 😉

Rendezvous Locations?

  • Lake District (50%, 4 Votes)
  • Other (please outline in comments) (25%, 2 Votes)
  • Derbyshire (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Yorkshire Dales (13%, 1 Votes)
  • South Wales (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Snowdonia (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Chamonix (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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Next, what to do. This question allows five choices! 😯 Please try to consider what activities are feasible in the locations you have suggested above.

Rendezvous Activities?

  • BBQ (19%, 5 Votes)
  • Caving (15%, 4 Votes)
  • Other (please outline in comments) (12%, 3 Votes)
  • Pothole caving (SRT; single rope technique) (12%, 3 Votes)
  • Mountaineering (12%, 3 Votes)
  • Walking (12%, 3 Votes)
  • Rock Climbing (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Wild-camp (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Mountain biking (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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Last, when…

Remember, use the comments below to debate and suggest other options. Perhaps, have the debate before you vote… Someone might have a killer idea that changes what you might have otherwise voted for.