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    UK meeting?

    I thought I'd put in a suggestion for a PT meeting in the UK for some time in the future. I'm pretty sure there was a UK meet several years ago, back when I was fairly new to the boards?

    I'd definitely be up for meeting some PTers if anyone could make it over here! I'll be based in the London area for the next four years or so, so plenty of time to organise something if people are interested. Or indeed I could travel to any location in Britain relatively easily by train.

    Yes/no?

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    Wish you weren't on the other side of the world, Zara . I'll get over to the UK someday and we'll discuss all our animal-related adventures .
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    That would be fun, I met carrie up at Stonhenge the last time I was in London! If we plan far enough ahead, and schedule it during the "off season" airfares are not as bad ...
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    That's definitely a good idea, Karen, especially since air fares are getting more expensive in peak times. I wouldn't recommend London itself in the height of summer at all - WAY too busy!

    Any other Brits interested in this for the future? Chris, Denise, Killearn Karen, ...?

    And I hope you can get over here one day too, Bri! And perhaps I shall also make time for a Tennessee visit one day

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    I'd love to come over and meet up, if it all fits in. I agree that London is not the ideal place to visit during summer months, unless you have loads of energy, or really want to shop. I have saved some links that you might want to have a look at. The Oxford and Cotswolds areas are nice, and easy to get to from London.

    http://www.bedandbreakfasts-uk.co.uk/

    http://www.bnbselect.com/

    http://www.bedandbreakfastnationwide.com/

    http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/england.htm

    http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/pr...ty=Oxfordshire

    http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/uk-london.asp

    http://www.timeout.com/

    http://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/main.php?page_id=27

    http://www.nationalexpress.com/Airport/index.cfm

    http://www.riverthames.co.uk/

    http://www.cotswolds-calling.com/index.htm

    In this link, there’s a Forum (left side) where you can see what others think of the various places. http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/england/
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    I am seriously planning a UK trip in 2013 so will stay tuned to this thread.
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    I would be interested too. This year for the most part is out. I have a lot going on. I am in preparation for surgery and have a ton of consults & tests etc in the next few months leading upto surgery then I will need some time after to get back on my feet. I could do 2013 though, atleast as of now that seems good. Lots of time for me to plan & get some funds together. So if we plan something for 2013 I would be game.


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    2013 sounds great to me I should be less busy than usual following my spring time examinations, and shouldn't have too many, if any, placements to do.

    Randi - I love Oxford and have family there, my dad grew up in an Oxfordshire village so I know the area fairly well. It's so easy to get to by bus/train too. Plus, it's a better example of 'real' England. I always say people who have only visited London (as much as I love it) haven't really been to the UK! London would be a great place to start, then there's Oxford, Canterbury, Brighton... plenty of nice places pretty near by that are worth a visit.

    Of course, they all pale in comparison to the north of England, but I think I'd be pushing my luck there....

    Michelle - hope all goes well with the surgery! Keep us posted.

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    Zara, I've visited Oxforshire many times, since John's sister lives near Witney, we have taken many trips to the surrounding towns, mostly to the west, into the Cotswolds. I think most Americans would love it, it's a beautiful part of England. Some towns I really like are Henley and Burford - have you been there?

    Lake District is supposed to really beautiful, also. I haven't been there, though.

    One of my dreams is to go on a boat up the Thames for a week, that must be special.
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    I've been to Witney and Burford before, but not Henley. The parts I know best are the city centre itself, and the country villages north of the city

    The Lake District is about an hour north from home and I've been there many times. It is beautiful and the landscape is very different to that of Southern England. It's best experienced if you are prepared to do a lot of walking but most people are content to find a little cafe at a lakeside and pass the day there. Northern weather is, however, famously terrible, so anyone who does plan to go - take an umbrella!

    Zimbabwe 07/13


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