Friday, 8 July 2011

CPD23 - Wales Meet Up anyone??

I've noticed that Wales doesn't seem to have anybody arranging a meet up for cpd23. If anybody's interested I'm willing to arrange a meeting either in Aberystwyth or Swansea (as I know those fairly well). If those aren't convenient would somebody else like to arrange it for someplace else? Any ideas, comments for suitable dates etc would be gratefully received as I've not tried arranging something like this before.

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Dwi wedi sylwi bod neb wedi trefnu unrhyw gyfarfod i ni'r Cymry er mwyn cpd23. Dwi'n barod i drefnu rhywbeth naill ai yn Aberystwyth neu Abertawe (gan fy mod yn ei nabod nhw yn weddol o dda) os mae yna ddiddordeb mewn cwrdd lan  'da beth. Os nad yw un o'r rhain yn gyfleus a oes yna rhywun arall fyddai'n barod i drefnu Cyfarfod y Cymry? Fydden i'n ddiolchgar am unrhyw syniadau neu sylwadau am ddyddiad neu lle addas gan fy mod i ddim wedi trfnu unrhywbeth fel hyn o'r blaen.

25 comments:

Kristine said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Nia,

I just posted on the cpd23 blog that I'd be happy to do one in Cardiff if no one else wanted to arrange one, but you beat me to it. I would be happy to come to Swansea if you wanted to do one there, getting to Aber from Cardiff can be a bit of a nightmare.

Gem said... Best Blogger Tips

I would be happy to help arrange something in Cardiff but I don't know Swansea very well. I would attend an event in Swansea.
I don't drive and the train to Aber would take hours.
You can email me - gemmasouthgate@hotmail.com if you need to ask anything.

Llyfrgellydd Cymraeg said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi both,

Aberystwyth is a nightmare to get to from anywhere! Unfortunately!

Swansea or Cardiff sounds good. Should we see which one is the most popular destination first? And then go from there?

Alison Harvey said... Best Blogger Tips

Six of us in Cardiff at last count. Speak up now Swansea peeps! : )

Llyfrgellydd Cymraeg said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like Cardiff it is then! :) Who wants do the arranging?

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Excited to see that a meet up is on the cards, I'm one of Alison Harvey's Cardiff 6. How formal/informal are people thinking? A coffee/cocktail in Milgi's yurt perhaps?

Kristine said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooh I like that idea, can you book the yurt for private parties? Or we could try Gwdihw.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Have contacted Milgis, it is possible to reserve a space in the yurt (for free) though they can't guarantee it would stay private all night. And it would be best if we arrived late afternoon, early in the week. If we let them know a date they can check availability.
What kind of date/time are people thinking? I thought maybe 5pm onwards - however I realise that several people have a distance to travel so this may not be possible. If we are going to meet up later in the evening it may be that we should book a table (at Milgis) and have something to eat perhaps. Unless people would rather go somewhere else?
Any more ideas re time/date/place?

Llyfrgellydd Cymraeg said... Best Blogger Tips

5 o'clock should be fine I have some holidays I need to use up anyhow so I can take a Half Day if needs be. That should give me plenty of time to get to Cardiff and hopefully not get too lost!

Should we say sometime next week to coincide with Week 5 of cpd23?

Kristine said... Best Blogger Tips

5 o'clock would be fine with me also. I've just looked on their website and it seems they have life drawing in the yurt on Mondays, and storytelling next Tuesday, so provided those events are still going ahead would a Wednesday be the best choice?

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Wednesday (20th) 5pm is fine by me - should I contact them and see if I can reserve the yurt for us?

Alison Harvey said... Best Blogger Tips

Fine by me too x

Gem said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds great, I wont be able to stay for long because I'm going to another bloggers meetup at 7pm - http://yourcardiff.walesonline.co.uk/2011/06/23/cardiff-bloggers-meetup-summer-social/ we could go to that event too? You need to book tickets but it is free x

Llyfrgellydd Cymraeg said... Best Blogger Tips

Yep 20th is fine!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Have emailed Milgi's to see if yurt is free on that date - fingers crossed it is - otherwise I guess we can just take over the sofas at the front if no-one else is there when we arrive.

Elen Davies said... Best Blogger Tips

Dim ond newydd gweld hwn! Tro nesaf, ddim yn gallu dod ar yr 20fed. Effallai allwn ni trefu dathliad ar diwedd y cwrs CPD23...

Elen Davies said... Best Blogger Tips

Only just seen this thread. I can't make the 20th but if anyone is interested in a get together to celebrate finishing cpd23 I'll be there...

Sarah Barker said... Best Blogger Tips

Just been directed to this thread as one for a cpd23 meet up for Wales. Sadly can't make it as live in North Wales and journey to Cardiff is awful. Easier to get to Manchester! Maybe another time :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes we can reserve the yurt at Milgis! I'll reserve it between 5-7pm for our use - we can stay on in there longer but we might get other people wandering in after that time.
How many of us are there going to be? (I need to give them rough numbers)and are we going to want to eat (they have various buffet options for the yurt) - we could always just get drinks, and then decide on food in the main bit later? (if that would be easier for people to decide)
Apologies to anyone who can't make this date, but a meet up at the end of cpd23 sounds good too - and maybe further along the way also!

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Helen Ceridwen said... Best Blogger Tips

Trying again - hoping to join everyone next week, although I can't get there as early as 5

Marie Lancaster said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm hoping to come too - just hope I can find somewhere to park!

Marie Lancaster said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm hoping to come along too, fingers crossed I find somewhere to park.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I'll be there! I recommend the weird herbal teas.