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#2194

I’ll give you the books next time we meet in the real world @owen-mcknight (though maybe not on a walk…).

Thanks for the offer @Betterlatethan but I’ll leave the other book. I got my ones for a course with Hanna Hopwood at the language centre but we didn’t really use them in the end.


#2195

Yes, we didn’t use the Canolradd book for an online course with the language centre either. They provided their own materials. On the other hand the Uwch 1 book was essential for the courses with Abertawe, and Caerdydd says that we must have Uwch 2 and preferably in hard copy. I am hoping to get by with my electronic copy but we shall see.

Would anyone else like the Canolradd book?
Sue


#2196

Helo bawb - no surprises, this week’s meetups will be following the same pattern as last week :slightly_smiling_face: :

  • 12:00 Tuesday 14th September / dydd Mawrth 14eg Medi (via Zoom - contact me for login details)
  • 12:00 Friday 17th September/ dydd Gwener 17eg Medi (‘Broad Meadow’ will probably have reverted to being just another part of Broad Street by the beginning of October but we’ll keep this as our venue until then - you’ll find it just opposite Balliol College. If it looks like being wet we’ll go to somewhere under cover instead - I’ll post a message on Friday morning if that’s the case :slight_smile:)

Hwyl a chadw’n iach
John
PS A walk+sgwrs is planned for Sun 19th - keep an eye on the Oxford walks thread for updates :face_with_monocle:


#2197

Lovely to see everyone in town this lunchtime. I mentioned that the City Council is running a consultation on Broad Meadow, so if you’ve enjoyed having the space, or if you think it could be improved, here’s the place to say so! The consultation is open till 29 October.

https://consultation.oxford.gov.uk/regeneration-economy/broad-street-summer-2021/


#2198

Thanks, @owen-mcknight. I have expressed my appreciation of the space.
Sue


#2199

Details now finalised! :slightly_smiling_face: https://forum.saysomethingin.com/t/oxford-walks/7540/592


#2200

Helo bawb - keeping on with the usual meet up pattern this week :slightly_smiling_face: :

  • 12:00 Tuesday 21st September / dydd Mawrth 21ain Medi (via Zoom - contact me for login details)
  • 12:00 Friday 24th September/ dydd Gwener 24ain Medi (‘Broad Meadow’, just opposite Balliol College. If it looks like being wet we’ll opt for the Castle Quarter’s Slug & Lettuce which has tables with umbrellas - if that’s the case, I’ll post a message on Friday morning :slight_smile:)

Also, don’t forget that on Sat 25th there’s a walk+sgwrs in support of the Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Supporting New Learners Day - you can find the details here as well as on the Oxford walks thread: https://forum.saysomethingin.com/t/supporting-new-welsh-speakers-day-25-sept/33156/4
Hwyl a chadw’n saff
John


#2201

Oxford City Council is to extend Broad Meadow until 10 October 2021: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/news/article/1977/broad_meadow_to_stay_until_october

I won’t be able to join you tomorrow, although I might see you, because I’ll be supporting the school climate strike which starts at 1 o’clock in Broad Street (but which end, I don’t know!)


#2202

Diolch Owen, that’s good news - let’s hope now for three more dry and sunny Fridays to enjoy the meadow! :crossed_fingers:


#2203

I should be able to come to Broad Meadow for a bit tomorrow before joining some of my colleagues to support the climate strike nearby.


#2204

Helo bawb - the last week of September already, but no change yet to the meetup schedule:

  • 12:00 Tuesday 28th September / dydd Mawrth 28ain Medi (via Zoom - do say if you’d like to join us but don’t yet have the login details)
  • 12:00 Friday 1st October/ dydd Gwener 1af Hydref (‘Broad Meadow’, just opposite Balliol College. Currently the forecast for Friday’s a bit iffy - if it looks like being wet we’ll opt for the tables with umbrellas outside the Castle Quarter’s Slug & Lettuce - I’ll post a message on Friday morning, if that’s the case, :slight_smile:)

Hwyl a chadw’n iach,
John


#2205

Sudden urgent need to go to Abingdon on retirement group business. I’ll get to Oxford afterwards if I can.
Sue


#2206

Helo bawb - the weather’s suddenly looking quite promising for the Broad Meadow meetup this lunchtime, as is the forecast :sun_behind_small_cloud: - so hope to see you there! :slightly_smiling_face:
Hwyl, John


#2207

JCB :tractor: at work in Broad Meadow this lunchtime - turns out that when Oxford Council said:
Some of the smaller elements of Broad Meadow will be relocated to accommodate the Arts Market, ahead of the site being returned to its previous state starting on 11 October.
… they meant carrying the benches away :roll_eyes:


#2208

I went to Abingdon - and discovered too late that the “urgent” errand was completely unnecessary. On to Oxford. Went to Broad Meadow and found only men removing seating. Went to Slug and Lettuce and nobody there either. Came home.
Sue


#2209

I was walking up and down in Broad Meadow, Sue, but I didn’t manage to spot you so I headed off home just after 12:45


#2210

That’s a shame. I looked all round and did not see you. Never mind.
Sue


#2211

Helo bawb - we have a new venue this week with the demise of Broad Meadow but times/days stay the same

  • 12:00 Tuesday 5th October / dydd Mawrth 5ed Hydref (via Zoom - do say if you’d like to join us but don’t yet have the login details)
  • 12:00 Friday 8th October/ dydd Gwener 8ed Hydref (NB Change of venue to :parasol_on_ground: outside tables :parasol_on_ground: of the Castle Quarter’s Slug & Lettuce/Yr Wlithen a Letysen)


As colder weather :cold_face: begins to encroach we’ll need to start thinking about potential indoor venues for face to face meetups - suggestions welcome! :slightly_smiling_face: . In the past we’ve used pubs (:beers: The Royal Blenheim, The King’s Arms, The Turf Tavern :beers: ) and and cafes (:coffee: Jericho Cafe, MOMA, Ashmolean Museum, New Bodleian Library and the now sadly shut Cafe Bap :coffee:).

Hwyl a chadw’n saff
John


#2212

A quick last minute reminder for today’s lunchtime meetup :slightly_smiling_face:

Hope to see you there!


#2213

I hope to be there next week, which just happens to be Diwrnod Shwmae Su’mae, doesn’t it?
Sue