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#1422

Hello @thomasd, great to hear from you.
Since there are only two tables in Cafe Bap, you should have no difficulty in finding the group.
I was hoping to be there, but it is uncertain as I am still coughing and wheezing.
Sue


#1423

Helo @thomasd - good to hear from you! We’ll be looking forward to seeing you on Friday if you can make it
Hwyl, John


#1424

Diolch yn fawr iawn for the welcome! Hope you feel better soon @Betterlatethan.


#1425

Helo pawb - A quick reminder about tomorrow’s meetup in Cafe Bap from 10.30am onwards. Hope to see you there :slightly_smiling_face:
Hwyl, John


#1426

Thanks all for the welcome this morning. I hope to be back in a couple of weeks – perhaps with a few more words of Welsh under my belt :crossed_fingers:


#1427

No surprises about the pattern of meetups for this week :slightly_smiling_face:

  • Wednesday morning, 17 July from 10:30am in the King’s Arms, Holywell Street
  • Wednesday evening 17 July 8.30pm in James Street Tavern , James St., East Oxford (check first with @s-coates1)
  • Friday morning, 19 July from 10:30am in Café Bap, Abingdon Rd

Hwyl, John


#1428

At the King’s Arms meetup yesterday, Bethan, Chris and I were talking about the possibility of a boat trip down to Abingdon. Might you be interested in this @cat-1 @RichardBuck @Betterlatethan @rebecca @rachaelseculer-faber @jane-18 @mouselovinlady @Laura_P_87 @thomasd?

In summary (from Salters Steamers):
There are 2 trips a day 7 days a week starting at 9:15am and 2.30pm, the return journey taking about 4 hours and costing about £20 for adults (children £12 or free if bought with 2 adult returns).

There are shorter trips as well:

  • Iffley Lock and back (40 mins) leaving each hour 11am to 5pm for £8 (children £4.50)
  • Down to Iffley Lock and up to Port Meadow, an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ cruise (2.5 hrs) starting at 12:00 for £20 (children £12)

What do you think?


#1429

Yes, I would be interested as long as I am not already committed to doing something else on the day. It’s a pleasant trip. I have done it before a couple of times. What day would suit?

I just might make it to Cafe Bap tomorrow but I am not sure. I’m still coughing.

Sue


#1430

Diolch Sue - gobeithio weld ti 'fory :slightly_smiling_face:
Hwyl, John


#1431

I’d be interested, if work doesn’t get in the way too badly. If it’s during the summer holidays, there’s a chance my family might tag along too (not really Welsh learners, but curious – and my wife’s been after a trip on the boats for a while).

I’m now wondering whether there’s a Welsh translation of Alice… (Edit: Yes)


#1432

I’d be interested! Hope to be at Cafe Bap tomorrow. Hope to see you Sue. Hwyl Bethan


#1433

This week’s meetups are as usual on Wed & Fri:

  • Wednesday morning, 24 July from 10:30am in the King’s Arms, Holywell Street
  • Wednesday evening 24 July 8.30pm in James Street Tavern , James St., East Oxford (check first with @s-coates1)
  • Friday morning, 26 July from 10:30am in Café Bap, Abingdon Rd

But, don’t forget … :slightly_smiling_face:

Also …

… if the preference is for a weekend, would next Saturday, 27 Jul, Sat17 Aug or Sun 18 Aug work for anyone?
Hwyl, John


#1434

Are you thinking of the morning or the afternoon boat?

I could be in Oxford to catch the boat at 2.30pm on Sunday 18 Aug. (Or pretty much any Sunday, buses permitting.) Not earlier because I shall be in the shop. I think that the one-way trip to Abingdon would be enough for me.

I spend Saturdays with a friend who doesn’t speak Welsh, but if we agree to part company a bit early then I could be in Abingdon by 4:30pm. The trip from Abingdon back to Oxford leaves at 4:45pm. That could be almost any Saturday. Possible, though not ideal.

Sue


#1435

Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it to Kings Arms tomorrow morning. Hopefully I plan to come to cafe Bap on Friday. At the moment I could manage any of suggested dates for boat trip! Hwyl Bethan.


#1436

Either really - it all depends on what works best for people. If it’s to be a weekend (it could also be a weekday), your suggestion of the 2.30pm boat on Sun 18 Aug would be fine for me and I think @bethan-williams-1.
Clive and @thomasd are also interested, of course, so let’s see if that works for them (and keeping in mind the possible alternatives of a shorter trip to Iffley Lock and back or the Iffley Lock and Port Meadow trip which offers something a bit different)


#1437

I’m pretty certain I’ll be around all weekend 17th/18th.


#1438

CHANGES (perhaps … :pensive:)
Helo @RichardBuck @Betterlatethan @rebecca @rachaelseculer-faber @jane-18 @bethan-williams-1 @mouselovinlady @thomasd @chris-roberts !

@cat-1, Jo and I were talking about possibly having a few meetups in Kirtlington over the summer break - could, maybe, include a stroll with/without dog(s). Let me know if you think you might be interested (Kirtlington’s about 10 miles north of Oxford but lifts could be arranged if needs be) :slightly_smiling_face:

Also, would changing the King’s Arms meetup to 12:00 make it easier for you to join us (changing to Tuesday is also an option)? :slightly_smiling_face:

Hwyl, John


#1439

Helo @Laura_P_87 @s-coates1 @HelenV-E @mikeellwood ! Please see my previous posting (unfortunately it seems it’s not possinble to tag more than 10 people at a time)
Hwyl, John


#1440

Hi Caroline, I came across your message whilst browsing the Forum. Are you still interested in meeting with people for Welsh chats? I live a few miles from Stow and would welcome the opportunity to improve my Welsh. Anne.


#1441

Helo Anne - I’m afraid @carungo may no longer be active on the forum as we haven’t heard from her for a few years now. You’d be welcome to join us in Oxford, but that’s probably a bit far for you - another of our weekend walks from Charlbury could perhaps be an option though?
Hwyl, John