Derby was bloody marvellous…! Wish you could have all come but space was a little bit limited.. maybe next time, Wembley Stadium?
The trip started off with me collecting @Feisty_Onion from the station, getting rather lost through us talking so much and so arriving a hour late to be embraced by the most welcoming hotel and people ever..
We had a little rest (my feet were killing me from the drive) and then joined @ADMaclennan, @IainMonty and @lesleyalmost at the bar. Soon we were joined by Mr & Mrs @Ivan_Jelical, she was so brave to come having never spoken to any of us before! Finally we spotted @SteDoubleu lurking at the bar.. we were all there : ) Dinner and drinkies followed, the beer of choice ran out *cough* although the kitty did not.
We were asked by the very patient staff if we could clear off as it was past their bed-time so reluctantly stomped off to bed, re-grouping for breakfast and lunch where we were joined by the fabulously funny @MartinB1884 😀
As I suspected, it felt as though we had known each other for years, there was never a dull moment.. we laughed, we drank a “little”, we hugged and had a marvellous time.. Roll on Xmas, we’re headed towards the Big Smoke for that one though : )
I’ve asked all the attendees to sum the event up for me in 140 characters.. you ve heard mine so here are their views of #Derby:
@ADMaclennan A strange but great occasion, meeting for the first time people who were somehow already good friends. They were equally nice in person.
@lesleyalmost Derby? A surprise and no surprise at all. Seeing faces not avatars. Speaking and not typing, voices, laughter and fun. Warmth and smiles.
@SteDoubleu Brill night out with some *real* characters. Discovered that “Tayto’s” isn’t slang for boobs but is in fact a brand of potato crisps
@Feisty_Onion 8 Twitter friends but real-life strangers met in Derby. They drank the inn dry, kept the waiters up and laughed like loons.
@Ivan_Jelical Make the weekend fly by, meet 8 twitter friends for the 1st time in a pub, add booze & let the fun begin. Just so sad to leave though.
@IainMonty Magic weekend with fantastic people who are proper friends. Laughs, eats and conversations that are just as good in *real* life as in tweets
I LOVE this one from @MartinB1884 Sunday dinner with drinks, laughs, serious discussion and doppelgänger spotting. This wasn’t 140 characters- this was 7 lovely characters.