Putting the feelers out..

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deanshepherd
deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
Ok, so it's a little late to organise a 'forum Xmas do' and, to be honest, I'd rather spend Christmas with the family than with you lot (no offence). So I am seeing whether anybody would be interested in a New Year's bash. Remember, for those of us working in tax, New Year begins 1st February and definitely not 1st January!

I am thinking along the lines of meeting up mid-Feb for something to eat and drink in a central city location (let's say Birmingham for now..). Super casual - I'm not booking a table for 20 when only 5 people actually show up!

If you are genuinely interested can you add your user name and current location to this thread for a show of hands and we'll take it from there..


1. deanshepherd - London



P.S. I am only posting this once in this forum so if any of you, god forbid, venture into the madhouse that is the student forums then feel free to let them know about it. I am sure the venue will have a children's menu..!

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  • Monsoon
    Monsoon Registered Posts: 4,071 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    2. Monsoon - Wiltshire
  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Registered Posts: 1,624 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    I would probably do that
    Bluewednesday - Milton Keynes
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    A-Vic - Manchester/Newcastle
  • JodieR
    JodieR Registered Posts: 1,002 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Will it count as CPD?

    5 - Jodie - Newcastle
  • jilt
    jilt Registered Posts: 2,903 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    6. Jilt - Sheffield
  • deanshepherd
    deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    JodieR wrote: »
    Will it count as CPD?

    Only if Steve comes along and waffles on about international reporting standards..!
  • Steve Collings
    Steve Collings Registered Posts: 997 Epic contributor 🐘
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    What a fantastic idea!!

    I'm up for that, though I'm sorry Dean there'll be no talk of accounting standards (international or otherwise) I'm afraid!! :)

    Steve - Manchester
  • anniem
    anniem Registered Posts: 1,326 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    I can't count, but I think I'll be

    8. Anniem - Salisbury


    Jenni - shall we lift share, I can pick you up on the way through??? :)
    FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire
  • burg
    burg Registered, Moderator Posts: 1,441 mod
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    I'll be a maybe.

    Certainly would like to but have a new baby on the way in late January (I know not great timing!) but I'm sure it will be fine by then!

    So think I must be no 9 - burg - Gloucestershire
    Regards,

    Burg
  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Registered Posts: 1,624 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    burg wrote: »
    I'll be a maybe.

    Certainly would like to but have a new baby on the way in late January

    Oh dear!! lol, lovely news but not the best timing!!
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon Registered Posts: 4,071 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    congrats Ian!
    Annie sounds good, and we can pick up Ian on the way too if he can make it :lol:
  • burg
    burg Registered, Moderator Posts: 1,441 mod
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    Monsoon wrote: »
    congrats Ian!
    Annie sounds good, and we can pick up Ian on the way too if he can make it :lol:

    That sounds a good idea!

    Thanks for the congrats Jenni and Annette. No more bad timings though this is our last now, as sad as it may be.
    Regards,

    Burg
  • jilt
    jilt Registered Posts: 2,903 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Thought I'd bump this to the top, any more interested?
  • Gem7321
    Gem7321 Registered Posts: 1,438 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Go on then!
    10 - Gem - Exeter
  • taskey
    taskey Registered Posts: 1,800 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    i would love to, but a bit too far for me.

    if someone takes a laptop and a webcam i can join in the fun tat way :)

    Tracy
  • Marga
    Marga Registered Posts: 981 Epic contributor 🐘
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    11. Marga - London


    I am not a full member just an student so not sure if i am allowed to go guys if it is just for full members thats ok i just want to meet some of you :)
  • deanshepherd
    deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Students are also very welcome.

    I would like to see the list hit 20 before looking into arrangements given that some people will inevitably drop out due to date, time, location, suddenly realising they have better things to do than hang out with other accountants etc..
  • Primble
    Primble Registered Posts: 734 Epic contributor 🐘
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    12. Primrose- depending on the hubby (only 1 car)
  • sheelagh
    sheelagh Registered Posts: 133 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    13 Sheelagh - London
  • NeilH
    NeilH Registered Posts: 553 Epic contributor 🐘
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    14 Neil - Gloucester
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Possibly - as long as it's not all gonna be about practice accountancy drivel. Someone needs to represent the other walks of life!

    blobbyh - Worthing (near Brighton)

    Maybe the AAT bots can make it another webinar and then cancel it at the last minute?
  • deanshepherd
    deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Where I used to work we had a rule that if anyone 'talks shop' whilst on a night out they had to get a round of drinks in. Unfortunately everyone got very drunk very quickly and ran out of money.

    I will be segregating the evening so that MIPs do not have to socialise with 'industry types' or students. People from recruitment agencies will have their own venue.
  • Primble
    Primble Registered Posts: 734 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Primble wrote: »
    12. Primrose- depending on the hubby (only 1 car)

    Forgot to say Norwich.

    what happpens if you are a student in industry? lol
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    I will be segregating the evening so that MIPs do not have to socialise with 'industry types' or students. People from recruitment agencies will have their own venue.

    Can we have a side bet please, Dean: out of me and you, see who gets beaten up first by the other attendees?

    (Just noticed my next post is my 2,000th: need to spend it wisely...)
  • deanshepherd
    deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    blobbyh wrote: »
    Can we have a side bet please, Dean: out of me and you, see who gets beaten up first by the other attendees?

    Beaten up by a bunch of elderly ladies?..




    ..that'll be me then!
  • Marga
    Marga Registered Posts: 981 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Beaten up by a bunch of elderly ladies?..




    ..that'll be me then!

    who are you calling a lady?
  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Registered Posts: 1,624 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    and who are you calling elderly - right Shepherd, the gloves are off!!! (or on, it gets quite cold on the arthritic fingers at my age)
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    and who are you calling elderly - right Shepherd, the gloves are off!!! (or on, it gets quite cold on the arthritic fingers at my age)

    :lol: right there with ya with my clicky hip busted knee and grey hair haha
  • oakley
    oakley Registered Posts: 73 Regular contributor ⭐
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    well if its not talking shop and there's a chance of a rucass........15 Poole (and I am one of the few in industry)
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