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cooper
1 month ago

I’ve never been to one, I’d be up for it, when a date is confirmed I can confirm thereafter


finn15
1 month ago

The 26th October @cooper ,everybody, is the date for Leeds Meet-Up
Hopefully you can attend, let me know
Venue wise tbd once we’ve got an idea of numbers
Cheers


cooper
1 month ago

I’m in.
How do these things normally work, coffee, cakes, pints, crisps 😁?
What is the typical format etc please?
Cheers


finn15
1 month ago

Good to hear @cooper
There is no format as such , last time it was a relaxed meet up at a coffee house .
If you’ve got any suggestions though let me know .
Will post details of the venue in a couple of weeks once numbers are confirmed
Cheers


raceymswarrior
1 month ago

Hi! I’m based in Leeds but unfortunately won’t be able to attend this meet up 🙁 I would definitely be interested in future ones though. I seem to be missing all MS related events at the moment! Booo. x


supermum1983
1 month ago

Ill be away with shift ms that weekend.😌😁


finn15
1 month ago

@raceymswarrior @supermum1983 no worries will keep you updated with future meets 😊


raceymswarrior
1 month ago

Thank you @finn15 🙂


bullman
1 month ago

@finn15id
May be worth seeing if you could advertise at mstherapy.org,ukuleles


bullman
1 month ago

@finn15 sorry mstherapy.org.uk


finn15
1 month ago

@bullman thanks I’ll take a look


sophs23
1 month ago

Never been to meet up but sounds like a lovely idea, I’d love to come please 🙂 x


finn15
1 month ago

@sophs23 great, will post venue in a week or so once numbers are in 🙂


curlyclaire
1 month ago

@finn15 I’ve not been to one before and not been on here for a while. So perfect timing. I’m in! 😁


finn15
1 month ago

@curlyclaire 🙂 ok great, Will post venue in a week or so once all the numbers are confirmed hope that’s ok?


curlyclaire
1 month ago

@finn15 perfect! I’ve put the date in my diary so I don’t forget…which would be likely haha!


littlevampette
1 month ago

@finn15 Good timing you posting that today as my first time on here since we met at the last meetup. I was about to say I’m more than happy with the 12th, as I’m in Leeds for something that night anyway. I’ll make the 26 Oct unless I finally sort out getting to Whitby for the goth weekend.


finn15
1 month ago

@littlevampette The date is the 26th of October as most people can do this, hopefully you can make this would be good to see you there
I will post details in a week or so of venue .


finn15
1 month ago

Hi Everyone,

Just thought I’d post venue for Leeds Meet Up on 26th October
Thinking Hotel Chocolat on Boar Lane, just outside the back entrance of Trinity
This venue is close to station for anybody who is coming via train
Let me know if you think it’s okay or if anybody has any concerns about access
@littlevampette
@curlyclaire
@sophs23
@raceymswarrior
@cooper
@sarah21
@sarahcantwell
@supermum1983
Hope you all can still make it and obviously anybody else
Speak soon


cooper
1 month ago

I so wanted to come, but now I am looking after my kids so I cannot go I’m afraid.
So sorry, up for the next one, sooner the better for me.


cooper
1 month ago

It would have been so good talking to someone else with MS, not that I’m bad at all, more about attitude and actually to talk to someone who can relate and understand what you are on about!

I cant go as the following week I am moving out of home into my own apartment as my marriage has broken down…….we’ve just grown apart that’s all and its for the best. So 2019, been a great year, MS diagnosis and now separation and divorce…. With the latter it’s fine and I’m okay with everything too. Like i keep saying…….what doesnt kill you only makes you stronger!
Probably said too much already..


curlyclaire
1 month ago

@cooper you can never say too much, it’s a safe place on here and I’m the queen of over sharing!! Sorry to hear you’ve been having a shit year. Definitely sounds like you could do with that meet up. Hopefully we can arrange another meet in November as I know there are a few people on this thread that cant make 26th October.
Good luck with the move. Onwards and upwards! You can do this 🙂


nobodyin
1 month ago

Im in, leeds, and for the meet up.


curlyclaire
1 month ago

Me too, happy with time and place


cooper
1 month ago

@curlyclare thankyou. When you hear about everyone else’s problems your own pales into insignificance.
For instance I was talking to a lady at leeds bradford airport the other week. She remains in my thoughts due to her strength, amazing lady…..
She was in her 70s and suffering from pancreatic cancer. Her husband died 2 years ago and her son only 2 weeks prior. Poor lady. I said to her how do you manage with all of this, her reply was simply, I’m not going to curl up into a ball and give up. You must always carry on, for you and everyone around you.
Amazing lady
We all have people who just amaze you and she was inspiring. There always someone having a worse time than yourself, @curlyclare you even used one of my common phrases, and you are absolutely right, onwards and upwards!!


bex_wootton
1 month ago

I’m interested in going too, it depends on my work shifts though…


sarah21
1 month ago

@finn15 , thanks for organising again, I can make it @cooper sorry you’ve had a double blow this year that’s a lot to take on! the last meeting was our first one in Leeds and I certainly found it useful to talk to others newly and not so newly diagnosed. Hopefully we can arrange another date soon for those who could not make it….. @supermum1983 will miss you at the meet up but have a great trip 😄


cooper
1 month ago

Thanks @sarah21, life can deal you shit sometimes and it’s how you get your head around it that counts.
I will definately make the next one in Leeds. I hope everyone has a great time, sorry again I’m not going to make it.


sarah21
1 month ago

@cooper it sounds like you have the right attitude which is half the battle! Take care


rekha
1 month ago

Hi guys! Im new to the forum and didn’t realise there’s quite a few of us on here from Leeds! Would have been great to come along on the 26th but im in London that weekend. Hopefully I can make it next time 🙂


supermum1983
1 month ago

@sarah21 when im not jetting off ill defo try and make the next one.😂 Have a fab day.

@finn15 the cafe is a brill choice. Hope you have a good time as well😊


finn15
1 month ago

@cooper Hopefully November or December, would be good to meet
@nobodyin @curlyclaire will be good to meet you both
@bex_wootton hopefully you can make it
@sarah21 no problem, see you then
@rekha another time, hopefully November or December
@supermum1983 glad venue is ok, enjoy your trip hopefully see you at the next one
Just a quick thought , You can’t Stop the hand you are dealt , but what you can do is change your hand, The way you play the game or go All in 😊


cooper
1 month ago

@finn15 i am moving at the beginning of november all being well so as long as it doesnt clash I will definately be there. I am sure I will get to meet everyone soon.


angie1967
1 month ago

Hi new to this site and would love more info on meeting up in Leeds . I cannot make it for the 12 th October due to my daughter coming home from uni and the 26 th October limited train services to Leeds . But would love to meet up any other time . Angieb


nobodyin
1 month ago

We have a venue but, I don’t yet see a time?


finn15
1 month ago

@nobodyin Venue is Hotel Chocolat, Boar Lane, Time is 11am
@angie1967 @cooper November or December, details to follow, would be good to see you guys


angie1967
1 month ago

Looking forward to meet everyone in November or December .


littlevampette
1 month ago

@finn15 with any luck should be able to make the meetup on 26th Oct – be good to see you then and everyone else who are able to make it


joholl
1 month ago

finn15 I would love to also come, depending on how my Friday is I can confirm them but hopefully can come. Will be great to meet peeps on here x


finn15
4 weeks ago

@littlevampette @joholl hopefully you can make it on Saturday, would be nice to see you there 🙂


finn15
3 weeks ago

Hi All
Just a message to say see you at Hotel Chocolat, Boar Lane, Leeds Saturday 26th 11am, will be good to see you all

@littlevampette
@curlyclaire
@sophs23
@sarah21
@sarahcantwell
@nobodyin
@bex_wootton
@joholl


sophs23
3 weeks ago

@finn15 looking forward to it. See you all then x


curlyclaire
3 weeks ago

@finn15 looking forward to meeting everyone. I may not get there till 11.30 though 😁


sophs23
3 weeks ago

@finn15 @curlyclaire I was about to say the same thing, it’s might be about 1130 when I get there. See you later x


littlevampette
3 weeks ago

I’m there now


finn15
3 weeks ago

Hi All,

First off apologies
Had an eventful morning , The 10:10 and 1040 train into Leeds we both cancelled due to signalling issues .!
The next train was 1140 and so I thought probably best not to wait that long so sacked off the journey in today unfortunately
What I suggest is that we rearrange what do you all think ?
Hope you all have had a good time
Apologies again


sophs23
3 weeks ago

I’m here now, think I may have missed everyone. Looks like rain and trains may have stopped play in Leeds!
I’m sat in the window if anyone is still around and fancies popping in but @finn15 I agree, looks like we need to rearrange 🙂


littlevampette
3 weeks ago

@sophs23 apologies we missed you. I wasn’t checking my mobile so hadn’t realised you had posted here. Was there with @curlyclaire and @sarah21


sarah21
3 weeks ago

@finn15 sorry you had a rubbish morning of train problems we should try and get another date booked in soon…. me & Rebecca both work Saturdays until 2.00 ish so were hoping we could meet after 2.00 next time if that suits everyone else??
@sophs23 so sorry we missed you, not sure if we had left by the time you got there or if we just didn’t see you… we need to have a sign to hold up next time 😁
Was good to see you again @littlevampette and good to meet you @curlyclaire and Rebecca


finn15
3 weeks ago

@sophs23 the rain & trains were v.problematic! Disappointed couldn’t meet up with everyone today!
@littlevampette looks like I should have ridden that bus instead of gone for a train!
@curlyclaire @sarah21 apologies for not making it today I hope you all had a good time

So I’m thinking another meet up and hopefully public transport and the weather will be kinder and we will all make it 😂!
@sarah21 after 2 pm is fine with me , is the venue ok with everyone ?
How about a meet up in November either the 9th or 23rd?
What do people think?


sophs23
3 weeks ago

@sarah21 @littlevampette @curlyclaire no worries, I had no idea who I was looking for tbh!
@finn15 don’t think the trains are helping with anything this weekend! My niece had to drive me back from my parents in Liverpool last night!
9th better for me, it’s the newly diagnosed meet up with the NHS team on the 23rd , I don’t know if I’m the only one in that category?! Xx


sarah21
3 weeks ago

@finn15 venue is great, I can highly recommend the hazelnut dark hot chocolate……the 9th is better for me too as I’m also going to the newly diagnosed session @sophs23 as I missed the last one. Hopefully the others who couldn’t make today can make it too


janeh
3 weeks ago

Hi there, I have just joined and seen the messages about the Leeds meet ups, sorry I missed today but would love to meet another time.
Jane x


rebecca09
3 weeks ago

Hurray! I have just officially joined Shift today after ‘gatecrashing’ the Leeds meet up today.
Thanks a lot to @sarah21 @littlevampette and @curlyclaire it really helped to have a chat. So nice to meet you all.
@finn15 really sorry you couldn’t make it after all your efforts to arrange the date, and apologies @sophs23 for missing seeing you, don’t want that to happen again. Let’s hope we can all make the next one. xx


finn15
3 weeks ago

Hi Everyone

So November’s proposed Meet-Up is the 9th at the same venue, Hotel Chocolat, at 2pm? Would be great to see everybody , hopefully you can all make it
Let me know who can attend, I can always phone ahead dependent on numbers


curlyclaire
3 weeks ago

Hi Everyone!

I had a fab day meeting @littlevampette @sarah21 and @rebecca09….glad you’ve joined! @sophs23 so sorry we missed you, I checked my phone but must have been before you msgd. I think I’ll wear a carnation next time so people know 🤣

@finn15 I can’t make 9th November as I move house that day, but I’ll definitely come to the next one. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone else!

Anyway hope you are all enjoying your Sunday….I hope it’s a day of rest for you all!

Take Care

Claire 😁


littlevampette
3 weeks ago

@finn15 Should be able to make 9th Nov for the next meetup. @rebecca09 Glad to see you have joined – hope to see you at the meetup after you have moved


finn15
3 weeks ago

@curlyclaire hope move goes well for you, keep an eye out for Meet-Up after November, glad all went well for October tho
@littlevampette see you then, @sophs23 @sarah21 @rebecca09 hopefully see you all too
@sarahcantwell
@supermum1983
@nobodyin
@bex_wootton
@joholl
@rekha
@angie1967
@cooper
@janeh
Hope you all can make 9th November, feel free to direct message to confirm if you want


nobodyin
3 weeks ago

Couldn’t make it on Saturday, my mobility worsening. Won my PIPs appeal on Thursday, got the higher rate of mobility, so when I get a lightweight chair sorted I’ll get myself to the next one.


rekha
3 weeks ago

@finn15 i wish i could be there but im in birmingham that weekend. Will there be another meet up in December?


cooper
3 weeks ago

@finn15, i wil have moved house the day before so lots to sort out. I will try for the 9th but cant confirm until the day im afraid.
Sorry to hear about last time too


finn15
3 weeks ago

@nobodyin sorry to hear that, hopefully once the chair is sorted it will all become easier
@rekha I expect we will do a December one so hopefully you’ll be able to make that
@cooper Hope the move goes well let us know about November on the day if not December if we do one then hope the move goes well let us know about November on the day if not December if we do one then 👍🏻


sophs23
1 week ago

HI everyone,

Are we still thinking of meeting up tomorrow? x


finn15
1 week ago

Hi Everyone,

Just to confirm I am planning on coming into Leeds tomorrow to meet up with everyone at around 2 pm at Hotel Chocolat (Boar Lane) hope to see you all there


finn15
1 week ago

janeh
1 week ago

I am planning to be there


rebecca09
1 week ago

Hi everyone, hope to make it tomorrow, l’m working until one so aiming to come straight from there. xx


sarah21
1 week ago

@finn15 @sophs23 @rebbeca09 @janeh
I will be there but not until after work at about 2.30 ish x


sarah21
1 week ago

sarah21
1 week ago

@supermum1983 can you make it?


littlevampette
1 week ago

@finn15, @sarah21 Had hoped to make the meetup today but still battling with my flu/cold and so going to stay at home and rest – don’t want to give any of you my germs. Hope everyone who makes it has a good time.


supermum1983
1 week ago

@sarah21 yeah i will be there are you?


colin_hirst
1 week ago

Hi all, what time is everyone planning to arrive?


finn15
1 week ago

@colin_hirst 2pm hopefully see you there
@janeh
@rebecca09
@sarah21
@supermum1983
@sophs23
See you all there 🙂


strictlysoca
1 week ago

Have a good time Leeds folks. If anyone is in Sheffield or near we have our meet up tomorrow Sunday 10th November 12.30 at the Koffee Kollective at the Site Art Gallery

Well done Yorkshire shifters 😎


colin_hirst
1 week ago

@finn15 ok thank you for letting me know. Ive set off so hopefully be there just after 2


colin_hirst
1 week ago

Missed bus so be a little late, Ive got a grey hat and black jd bag so u know who I am. See you all soon


janeh
1 week ago

Hi there, I’m running late sorry, should be there 2.30 j x


sophs23
1 week ago

Bus issues also but on my way. Long cream coat if anyone’s spots me look lost and scared 😂


janeh
1 week ago

Oh and good idea colin, just seen your message, I’m wearing long black coat and carrying red bag!


rebecca09
1 week ago

@sophs23 we are all here sat together in the corner near the counter.


sophs23
1 week ago

@rebecca09 I lost my nerve a bit 🙁 I’ll head back across but don’t want to hold you all up x


sarah21
1 week ago

@littlevampette sorry you couldn’t make it, hope you’re feeling better soon Tracy, see you at the next meet up x


rebecca09
1 week ago

Lovely to see you @ sarah21 again and really nice to meet everyone @finn15 @colin_hirst @janeh @supermum1983 @sophs23 for the first time this afternoon.
Hope we can all meet up again after Christmas.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Sorry you couldn’t make it @littlevampette, get well soon! xx


janeh
1 week ago

It was lovely to meet you all today, I’m really glad I came. Jane x


colin_hirst
1 week ago

Good to meet everyone today, sorry i went abit early, thought i best try and avoid the rush traffic due to Leeds Utd match. Hope you all stay well, enjoy the holidays and I look forward to meetingbyou all again.


rebecca09
1 week ago

Sorry mistyped you @sarah21 !


supermum1983
1 week ago

Was great meeting @janeh @sophs23 for first time sarah21 @finn15 @colin_hirst @rebecca09 we met before had a fab time as always sorry had to shoot off had to sort parking and pick kids up!! Hopefully see you all in dec with santa hats on so we know whos who lol xx 


sarah21
1 week ago

Yes, great to see everyone again and meet @janeh @sophs23 & @colin_hirst .
See you again soon xx ji


finn15
1 week ago

Hi Everyone
Thanks for all making the November Meet-Up, was good to catch up and meet some new faces!
Hopefully anyone who couldn’t make it can next time
Keep an eye out for the details of the next meet up,
Speak soon


sophs23
1 week ago

Lovely to meet you all on Saturday and thank you for being so welcoming 🙂 xx


colin_hirst
1 week ago

Finn15 when you say jeep any eye out for updates regarding a next neetbup, where do I look? Silly question I know but I havent used this part of shiftms before


sarah_walton
6 days ago

Hi all, i’ve never been to a Leeds meet up but i would love to speak and meet others in the same boat. Struggling a bit at the minute so would be great. Definitely going to attend the next one, will keep my eyes out for the details xx


finn15
2 hours ago

@colin_hirst on this feed, I will try to use @ then the persons name to include them in the message direct but otherwise just check this feed
Thinking the next meet will be January or February time depending on what the general consensus is
@sarah_walton i’m sure everyone would welcome you to the meet up it would be good to attend keep an eye out for details
To all hope everybody is well and looking forward to the festive season Lol
It’s my favourite time of year 😂
I will post some details of the next leeds meet up in due course until then


emma_chadwick
30 mins ago

Equally interested in a meet up! Especially one with other halves as my husband appreciates the fellow company to talk through the struggles of being married to an MS’ed up person! 😂👍🏼 X

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