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Lincs/South Yorks meet.

It seems we haven't really got anything on the site that is happening in the immediate future, so how would you all feel about a meet durng the next month?

There hasn't been one in Lincolnshire during the time that I have been using the site, so maybe we could have one here? We could hold it in this North/East/South/Midland area (nobody actually admits to owning Lincs - I think it should split off as an independent republic). If nobody is up for that, another Yorkie meet is doable, or a Derbs one.

There are several pubs in North Lincs that could accomodate us, and it is so mild this spring that everyone can join in, no matter how fair weather their disposition.

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Subject to dates count me in, not been to one of these before so it would be good to put some faces to names
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There hasn't been one in Lincolnshire during the time that I have been using the site, so maybe we could have one here? We could hold it in this North/East/South/Midland area (nobody actually admits to owning Lincs - I think it should split off as an independent republic).
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Consider yourself president-elect!

I've noticed a few yellowbellies coming on here in the last couple of years. That's great for me as I intend to move back to my adopted county next year (Digby). It'd be nice to join an active scene after leaving Sharjah.

If you have anything local planned for this summer (late June to mid-August) I'd love to come along.

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I'm up for it
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Birdy if I can get along I will be there set the timetable and be good to talk about your trip.
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Add one more Yellowbelly to the list of definately maybe subject to dates

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And another....!

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Fantastic response, didn't know there were so many closet 'Yellerbellies' out there.

I am back on the road at the end of this month (with a new bike that I hopefully won't kill,) so was thinking of something within the next few weeks, maybe the weekend of 24/5/6?

Jake, did you try to send me a PM? Would be great to see you again.

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I've noticed a few yellowbellies coming on here in the last couple of years. That's great for me as I intend to move back to my adopted county next year (Digby). It'd be nice to join an active scene after leaving Sharjah.

If you have anything local planned for this summer (late June to mid-August) I'd love to come along.

Stephan
You're in the UAE at the moment? What you doing there? Are you Arab tongued? I spent several years living in Digby, lovely little place.

I will unfortunately be in the Middle East at the time of your return, back on my travels after the abortive Africa jaunt. To be honest, I prefer the Middle East to Africa anyway, so am heading that direction this time.

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24/5/6 this month.
I work 3 weekends out of 4, shift work and that weekend I am on the morning shift, finish at 1500hrs.

Could meet at a pub for a bite to eat mid evening.

As long as it's not a biker's haunt.
Sick to death of hoards of one piece leather wearing, superbike riding, so far up their own arse, no respect for any other style of biker let alone for any other road user, type motorcyclist.
Phew. Glad that's out.

Nothing against sports bikes. Having had a Blade, R1, SP1, a couple of ZX7Rs amongst others.
Just that a minority of bad riding, selfish...oops..here I go again....race rep types really piss me off.
Shouldn't, I know. I am a mature adult and bigger than that but...

My horizons have always been further than that.

God I sound, snobbish, holier than thou, up my own arse..

Don't mean to be, motorcycling is big enough to accommodate us all but I'm sure you know where I'm coming from.


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You're in the UAE at the moment? What you doing there? Are you Arab tongued? I spent several years living in Digby, lovely little place.

I will unfortunately be in the Middle East at the time of your return, back on my travels after the abortive Africa jaunt. To be honest, I prefer the Middle East to Africa anyway, so am heading that direction this time.

Birdy
Well, I can't make the first get-together but, as I mentioned, maybe something in the summer. I'll be busy 'facilitating learning' until late June; yes, teaching.

I do speak Arabic but not so often in Digby.

Have a good meeting, you yellowbellies!
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Well, I can't make the first get-together but, as I mentioned, maybe something in the summer. I'll be busy 'facilitating learning' until late June; yes, teaching.

I do speak Arabic but not so often in Digby.

Have a good meeting, you yellowbellies!
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Hi Stephano

I'm sure the gods will arrange it for us all to come together - sooner or later.
Looking forward to it.

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Birdy I did send you a pm some time ago just checking up on you and your well being - did you know there is a nights wild camping meet being set up in N/yorks on the 30 may might be an idea to tie the two together or possibly move your date a bit. best regards Jake.
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Ah, thanks for the kind thoughts Jake, looking forward to getting back on a bike.

The wild camp is a bit late for us, so if we can't get anything in Lincs during the next few weeks we'll have to catch up on the road or when I get back.

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be busy 'facilitating learning' until late June; yes, teaching.

I do speak Arabic but not so often in Digby.

Have a good meeting, you yellowbellies!
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How easy is it to get a job teaching out there? Are you a qualled teacher back home, or is it a kind of Tefl thing? It seems ironic that you pick Digby, which probably has more good Arabic as a second language speakers than any other village in the country!

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How easy is it to get a job teaching out there? Are you a qualled teacher back home, or is it a kind of Tefl thing? It seems ironic that you pick Digby, which probably has more good Arabic as a second language speakers than any other village in the country!Birdy
There are TEFL posts, of course, but ex-pat teachers in the UAE teach a huge range of subjects. Generally, you would need at least a P.G.C.E. and some experience. Several universities and colleges also ask for a masters degree nowadays even though it is not really necessary. It looks better for their accreditation with North American educational boards.

It's probably easier to get a job in a private primary or secondary school out here than with a further educational establishment.

Who are these Arabic speakers in Digby? As far as I know, Anwick is a popular place to live with overseas workers due to Padley's chicken factory and there are all sorts of nationalities there. I've met Egyptians, Afghans, Brazilians, Poles, Lithuanians etc. I don't know of any Arabic speakers in Digby though.

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