Ipba-u.k.chapter October 2005
Posted 24 October 2005 - 05:14 PM
So, what were in the goodie bags?
Posted 24 October 2005 - 11:45 PM
Thanks for posting the photos they are great!
Posted 25 October 2005 - 02:17 AM
some which will be posted soon! Will go through mine later today to see
if there are anymore which can be used.
Meanwhile waiting to hear how Woody is getting on in Paris. They must be having
a ball and wish we could have gone too!
Next time hope you can make it here and spend a few extra days in London......
Posted 26 October 2005 - 04:59 AM
I enjoyed very very much the London convention and I was really very happy to meet personally Jacky, Margaret, Sophie and Woody and all other people there.
They have been really wonderful with me.
JACKY HAS BEEN GREAT!!
Soon I'll post my photos.
Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:20 AM
Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:07 AM
The convention was great...... I travelled down to London to meet up with Jacky and then we went on to the convention hotel at Heathrow. Finding Charlotte and Sophie on the bus was an amazing coincidence....Big hugs and kisses and cries of delight all round and then to find Woody, Troy and Lenor in the reception area of the hotel when we arrived made my day.
The convention was very well organized and I found all the talks very interesting and imformative. The Hotel kept us well supplied with plenty of good food and good strong coffee.
All the IPBA members made we feel very welcome and the goody bags were a joy...... I came home with about twenty different sorts of perfume samples and shall now be the best smelling shopper in our village.....
Many thanks to Jacky who guided me through London......
Woody......It was good to meet you, what a nice person you are......
Troy..........I will always remember your smile and your delightful glasses......
Charlotte....You are one dear special lady......
Sophie........What can I say, your my sort of person.........
Olwyn.........I know you don't have a computer yet but if you see this message do stay in touch.....your northern accent took me back to my roots.......
A big thankyou to Terry and Penny for the convention........I HAD A SUPER TIME
My best wishes to all the people that I met..........Margaret
Posted 26 October 2005 - 05:25 PM
Charlotte - fantastic photos. Just spent a lovely half hour viewing them all and saw what fun was missed by all those un-attendees.
I can see why Woody resisted the Marmite - it's all in the technique, Jacky !! It's much better on hot toast with butter. You have to butter while warm so that it sinks in and then add a fine coat of vegemite/marmite on so they blend in together. Now that taste is to die for !! (OK - well, better than straight from the packet!)
Posted 26 October 2005 - 05:55 PM
Looks like you had a very good time.
Posted 26 October 2005 - 06:30 PM
HI SANDRA....... EARL GREY, UCK IT TASTES LIKE DISHWATER TO ME.
I LIKE MY TEA STRONG ENOUGH TO STAND THE SPOON UP IN AND MY COFFEE HOT STRONG AND VERY VERY BLACK
Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:28 PM
Sounds like you like your tea like molasses!!
Posted 27 October 2005 - 05:35 PM
that we could not all have met up at the same time in the U.K. It would have
been quite a gathering! Maybe next year and once the dates are decided,
perhaps some of our International Members would consider the Convention
as a stop=over before continuing to Paris or............ Am sure Woody will
have thoughts and ideas on this. Would be nice to see some of our friends in
Australia and other countries too. Personally, I would love to attend a
Convention in Singapore! Hoping they will get one together soon before I
need my wheelchair!
Now the work starts to discuss what else could have been done or not done....
etc. So looking forward this should provide an even more exciting venue for next year in the U.K>.....
Posted 27 October 2005 - 06:06 PM
Thats s good idea .. BUT
I put on the board well ahead of our visit overseas asking if anyone was interested in meeting . SO we only met with the folks that were interested that got in touch with us.
NO one in England except Harrods who wanted to sell us stuff was remotely interested in meeting us.
Posted 27 October 2005 - 07:27 PM
Seriously, I think both occasions were good for the members involved and those who attended either seemed to enjoy themselves with the company at each respective location.
Both were different in their own right and should be respected as such. It would be easier to meet at a convention in one place rather than face the logistics of meeting up and travelling to different locations/venues as happened in Europe, which I am in admiration of those who actually committed themselves to doing it !!
Like Jacky said, it would have been good to have met up if more than a few of you were intending to go to London as a 'meeting of collectors' as it was announced after the fact. To me, Ann (and this is not taking sides or anything immature like that) the purpose for a convention is for a whole group of people to meet together in one place to share a vested interest in something. I recall when you put it to the folks on the site that you were simply travelling to England. This is different from a convention where people have got a committee and itinery together to deal with the hundreds of people who might be attending.
Not taking away from the importance of you and Ken, BUT if it was stated that there were a dozen or so of you travelling to London together, then it's possible that more of a response would have been made.
I am also SURE that it would have made sense to go to the convention there, though timing etc. might not have worked!!
I noticed when I remarked about Aussie collectors getting together (meaning convention type, not just lunch or brekkie) somehow and some way, there was NO response from anyone either (except for Sara the Canadian who also lives in Sydney but won't eat vegemite).
Anyway, shame to spoil either event by this type of talk. You just seem offended and I am saying don't be, that's all. The convention was widely publicised as well.
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