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Just to say this month’s walk will be on Sat 29th - more info here:
Hwyl, John


Quick question: is anyone signed up to Slack apart from @cat-1 @rebecca and me :slightly_smiling_face: :question:


I am but rarely use it - I find the lag and poor sound quality quite distracting. But were you asking with something other than hangouts in mind?


Not really - just investigating the possibility of setting up OxHangouts for those who can’t make it to meetups very often. I’m still finding my way around Slack - I’ve set up an Oxford channel now and would have added you to it, but there were dozens of Richards in the directory with no family name (I guess there should have been a way tracking you down on Slack despite that but I moved on to other things at the time) :slightly_smiling_face:


I am signed up to Slack and used it 2-3 times, but had major problems. I might use it again, but I don’t have a great incentive at the moment.


OK - dim probs Sue - if you want to join the Oxford channel at any time, it’s #oxford-rhydychen-ssiw


Thank you, @johnwilliams_6. I have added myself to the channel.


I expect to be at Cafe Bap on Friday 14th and at the King’s Arms on Wednesday 19th. I can’t come on Friday 21st.

Following on from our discussion on Wednesday:
Salters Steamers do a trip from Oxford to Abingdon starting at 9:15 and arriving at 11:05.
Then they do Abingdon to Oxford, starting at 11:15 and arriving at 13:15.
Then they do Oxford to Abingdon starting at 14:30 and arriving at 16:30.
Then they do Abingdon to Oxford starting at 16:45 and arriving at 18:30.
7 days a week in season from 25th May to 8th September 2019

Single ticket price: Adult £13.40, Senior £12.80, Child £7.10.
There are plenty of buses between Abingdon and Oxford. I think that both ways on the river would be too long.

There are also 40 minute round trips from Oxford departing on the hour from 11:00 - 17:00 daily in season. I think that they go down to Iffley Lock and back.

The chance of finding a day that everyone can manage is probably nil, but we could try?



Diolch Sue - defnitely worth a try!
Let’s tag people to see if they might be interested in a river trip+sgwrs at some stage (not too sure how many of us keep an eye on this thread anyway without needing to be alerted … :slightly_smiling_face:)
@cat-1 @RichardBuck @Betterlatethan @rebecca @rachaelseculer-faber @jane-18 @bethan-williams-1 @mouselovinlady @Laura_P_87 @chris-roberts
Hwyl, John


I’m planning to be at cafe Bap tomorrow morning. River trip and scwrs sounds good. I’d be interested ! Bethan


Helo pawb - a quick reminder about today’s Cafe Bap meet up (enjoy the Welsh cakes! :slightly_smiling_face:) and a bit of advance notice for next week’s meetups:

  • Wednesday morning, 19 June from 10:30am in the King’s Arms, Holywell Street
  • Wednesday evening 19 June 8.30pm in James Street Tavern , James St., East Oxford (but best to check first with @s-coates1 on this one)
  • Friday morning, 21 June from 10:30am in Café Bap, Abingdon Rd

I won’t be able to make it today, I’m afraid, or next week’s meetups either, so please do post a message if you’re planning to go to any of these :slightly_smiling_face:
Hwyl, John


I’m going to the Caffi Bap today, and should be going next week, although I do have an appointment in the morning which might clash or make me late (…er than usual)!


Hello all. I would be up for a boat trip, if it coincides with one of my days off. Also hoping to make it to the King’s Arms next Wed.


Helo I’m planning to go to Kings Arms tomorrow 19 June, however unfortunately I won’t be able to make it to Cafe Bap this Friday. Hwyl Bethan


Helo @bethan-williams-1,
Same here. King’s Arms but not Cafe Bap. See you.


Diolch @bethan-williams-1 a @chris-roberts. I enjoyed our chat this morning. I hope you can come again soon, Chris.
I checked the diary. All being well, I should be at the Kings Arms on Wednesday 26th and Cafe Bap on Friday 28th.


Diolch Sue a Chris hefyd. I enjoyed our chat too. I’m planning to come to Kings Arms again next Wednesday 26 th . I’m looking forward to it! Bethan


Thanks @Betterlatethan and @bethan-williams-1 for the chat yesterday and for all your patience! Hope to see you again before too long.


Helo pawb - it’ll be the usual pattern for next week’s meetups

  • Wednesday morning, 26 June from 10:30am in the King’s Arms, Holywell Street
  • Wednesday evening 26 June 8.30pm in James Street Tavern , James St., East Oxford
  • Friday morning, 28 June from 10:30am in Café Bap, Abingdon Rd

:diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds: ALSO :diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds::diamonds:
@cat-1 @RichardBuck @Betterlatethan @rebecca @rachaelseculer-faber @jane-18 @bethan-williams-1 @mouselovinlady @Laura_P_87 @chris-roberts & anyone I might have inadvertently omitted - could monthly (maybe fortnightly), lunchtime, afternoon or evening meetups be a help to you? What do you thnk? :slightly_smiling_face:
Hwyl, John
PS We have a walk+sgwrs pencilled in for next Saturday, 28th June - let me know if you’re interested


Thanks for the suggestion @johnwilliams_6 but as I work shifts without a set pattern it’s probably best if I fit in with what suits others and come along when I can. Mornings are probably best for me on the whole as I can come along before an early shift. I can also be free from 3pm after a late shift but I tend to be quite tired (or lazy!) after work. Lunch times would be more difficult unless I have a day off.

I am intending to come this Wednesday but I can’t make Friday or the walk on Sat.