Meetup in the Netherlands

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rube
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Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by rube » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:04 am

LEt's set a date first, fill in at the doodle when you can make it and your username.
http://doodle.com/7d3tyuggdq5i72ht

Then we'll decide about place - activity between the persons that can participate.

From my own journal, I know these members* are Dutch (or nearby :-)) but I know there are some more (lurkers). so I hope we can come up with a nice group of people
*Quadalupe, HankAroundTheWorld, Dutchgirl, Simplex, J_, reepicheep, dxxr, Rube

DutchGirl
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by DutchGirl » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:21 am

I filled in the dates that I can join. Hurray, it's happening!

McTrex
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by McTrex » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:58 pm

Don't forget me! ;)

Although I just bought an expensive house, so I'm not sure if I deserve to be in the ERE community anymore ;)

rube
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by rube » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:02 pm

Oops sorry ;)
Of course, everybody is welcome!

dxxr
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by dxxr » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:02 am

Filled in the dates! :-)

Quadalupe
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Quadalupe » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:34 am

Also filled in the dates! That said, I'm a bit nervous meeting you all IRL, but I think it'll be fun. :-)

simplex
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by simplex » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:09 am

Hi, here's a list of forum members I think are from NL:
il-besa, setiramisu, suzanne, petra, country hopper, dxxr, marcel, aaldert, meliora, bulgaria (from NL), krul. arno_dutch, phil

These are the ones except the people registered. Should we contact them?

reepicheep
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by reepicheep » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:21 am

So is this happening?

Can I sleep on someone's couch/in their backyard/ in their barn if this is happening?

I'll bring brownies. And/or wine.

Quadalupe
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Quadalupe » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:11 pm

You can sleep on my couch if you'd like. I'll PM you some details!

Quadalupe
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Quadalupe » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:36 pm

Also, it seems like (currently) the best dates are

Sat 30 May
Sun 31 May
Sat 13 June
Sun 14 June,

with 7 available persons, but only by a margin of 1 person (April 19, May 16/17 and June 27/28 have 6 available persons). How about we wait one more week and then pick a date? I think it's best not to wait too long, since at least I cannot guarantee the correctness of my doodle input for a long time.

rube
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by rube » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:27 pm

Ok, let's wait till Sunday.
I will see if I can PM some other Dutch members tonight.

Reepicheep, I am sure we can arrange something somewhere.

reepicheep
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by reepicheep » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:24 pm

Quadalupe and I are working something out. Rube, much appreciated!

Wooo! This'll be fun. In the morning, I'm making waffles!

(I promise guys, I'm a relatively sane person in real life, I've just had a super bizarre day).

mstrax
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by mstrax » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:38 pm

Hi, first post :)
Maybe i also want to join your meet. I make my decision after you set a date en place.
I live in de north of the Netherlands and have to discuss this with my husband.
We live frugal but we are quite new tot ER.
Rube i know your name of the tweakers forum (i'm fimke overthere) en dutchgirl i tink i'm reading your blogpost.

rube
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by rube » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:31 am

Hi mstrax, nice to see you here as well. And yes, I also read the blog of Dutchgirl (when she isn't on holiday ;-) ).
Despite you are not sure if you can/want to join, maybe you can fill out the doodle and make a comment about it.

I don't know yet what shape the meeting will have and if we bring our partners - kids as well? On one hand it would be nice, on the other side my SO does not know all details I post here...:? What will the others do and think about bring partners and/or kids?

As it looks now, preference would be 13/14 June, only dxxr can't make it. dxxr, any chance you can reschedule things so 13/14 June would be possible for you as well?

J_
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by J_ » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:12 pm

1. let's keep it simple and pure :) no pets e.g.
2. is the place Simplex offers to arrange a good choice?
3. if needed I can assist him (send me a pm in that case)

simplex
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by simplex » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:44 am

Hi,
I can still offer my place. My thoughts about a meeting place are:

If we just meet 3 hours, it is most convenient to meet where most people are based.

My place is near Ede, and access by car is good, train and bus take a bit longer.

It seems there are not that many people coming? I can accommodate up to ten without advanced warning, but if there are more people I have to arrange a bit and can accommodate up to 40ish people.

rube
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by rube » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:48 am

3 hours is going fast if you have a nice time! At least my experience with previous meetups with just a very small group of people, 3 hours went by very fast. And after reading so long I would like to know some of the people at bit better. So I am up for a longer meeting.

Near Ede sounds good to me and I can offer to give a ride from a train station in the western part of the Netherlands.

So far we're with 7, let's see if more will be there by the end of this week. Perhaps mstrax will join us also.

DutchGirl
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by DutchGirl » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:47 pm

I travel by public transport mostly, so I might take you up on your offer, rube.

I'm looking forward to this meeting :-) While this week I heard my boyfriend sigh "Can't we move somewhere cheap so that I can quit working now?", I think that is mostly due to current stress levels at his work, and he won't be joining us...

dxxr
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by dxxr » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:29 pm

rube wrote: As it looks now, preference would be 13/14 June, only dxxr can't make it. dxxr, any chance you can reschedule things so 13/14 June would be possible for you as well?
I am afraid not. I am abroad that weekend...

But, have fun at the meeting! :-)

reepicheep
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by reepicheep » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:22 am

So are we settled on June 13/14? That may work really well as it looks like mid-June is going to be my bike trip start date and the Internet strangers/fellow adventurers I'm going with want to leave from Amsterdam.

rube
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by rube » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:28 pm

Yep, let's make it 13/14 June!
Let's finalise further details by PM. I'll try to send PM to all tomorrow.

Quadalupe
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Quadalupe » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:12 pm

Great, I'm glad we arrived at a date. Enjoy your (I hope/assume) holiday dxxr, maybe we'll see you at another meeting. :-) And thank you rube, for arranging these things!

simplex
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by simplex » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:08 am

Great, I'll keep 13/14 june free.
If we decide to meet at my place, please let me know in advance. I have access to a shared outdoor space, and my own garden/house.
Preparing food or BBQ is no problem. If the weather is nice I can accommodate children in a large outdoor playing area. Camping in our garden is also possible.
Obviously I can arrange a shopping trip for spouses to get a big increase in your withdrawal rate :)

1Vikinggirl
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by 1Vikinggirl » Mon May 11, 2015 11:42 am

Ik ben ook hier!! I'll PM you Rube! PM me if anybody else has the details.

DutchGirl
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by DutchGirl » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:09 am

Good morning! Looking forward to the meetup later today! The dry ingredients for the desert I'm going to make are sitting next to me on the kitchen table (the other ingredients are in the fridge). I'll still have to make some time to put them together, but I will.

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