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Vegan Summer Picnic

Please bring vegan food and drink to share for Twickenham and North Surrey Veg*ns first picnic of the Summer. Other group's members are attending too, plus non-Meetup people.

We will meet at the south end of Bushy Park, by the playground, near Hampton Court Road, KT8 9DD. If it turns out to be a rainy day, we will reschedule to Sunday 16th June.

If you're lucky, you'll see some of the deer I'm campaigning to save from being culled. We've a public meeting listed on AR Meetup, if you can help out, either before or on the day, please do contact me.

~Lesley~

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  • kamara

    Hello Lesley, sorry I could not find the meeting place. I would have called you but I didnt realize my mobile battery had died...Sorry I missed it. Hope everyone had a wonderful time

    June 10, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      Cheers Robb, that's worth looking into.

      June 14, 2013

    • Lesley D.

      As you see I had big problems with no shows who mostly did not reply when I asked what happened! I do not know if the problem for most ppl was not finding us or not bothering to turn up after saying they would, but yes please Richard that would be helpful. I will have to look at Vistaprint too, thanks Robb

      June 14, 2013

  • Chris D

    I'm sorry, I'm going to have to give it a miss. Got a time crunch and it's just too far for me to get to:(

    June 7, 2013

    • Lesley D.

      But will see you tomorrow at the pledge

      June 8, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      Good to see you at the Pledge again Chris :-)

      June 11, 2013

  • Richard Ⓥ M.

    Couldn't have asked for better weather or company, what a lovely afternoon (didn't get away 'til gone 5pm). Topped the day off with tea/dinner at Riverside Vegetaria, on a table basking in the sun.

    June 8, 2013

  • kamara

    will be late, sorry

    June 8, 2013

    • Lesley D.

      That is OK, so will I maybe

      June 8, 2013

    • Lesley D.

      Sorry we missed you, I expected you would call me if you could not find us!

      June 8, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    Drew, Hannah, Ayesha, Zokaya, Emma and Tanya, did you go to Bushy Park? You never found us and unfortunately as I did not have any of your numbers, I could not check on any of you if you were having trouble, although you could have phoned me if you were not able to find us. Pls let me know and so sorry if we were difficult to find but we were around for a while.

    June 8, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    I may be late myself with two of the kids, depends on if my friend arrives soon to give us a lift, but my husband will be around on time as he set out on the bus!

    June 8, 2013

  • Belle L.

    Sorry guys, got tickets for VDelicious tomorrow then off to IF. I hope you all have a great time & the rain holds off.

    June 7, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    If tomorrow turns out really wet like today then we will cancel so will decide around 9.30 to 10am if we go ahead. Today's rain was not predicted so although the forecast is good for tomorrow it could change suddenly, and we will keep an eye on it.
    I will be out and off the computer at that time, busy with my daughter at her introduction day for her new school but a text to my mobile is OK if unsure, and I will get back to ppl.

    June 7, 2013

  • Amelia P.

    Hi I won't be able to make it I want something closer like Kensington Gardens would be awesome I think I'll organise one myself hope you can make it eat lot's xxoo

    June 7, 2013

  • zenith

    Hi am sorry but I will going to the 'If ' demo, but am interested another time. Hope you get a sunny day!

    June 4, 2013

    • Lesley D.

      You forgot to change your reply on the list, but I have just changed it now since you let me know.

      1 · June 7, 2013

  • Ana C.

    I hope you all enjoy the picnic. I hope to be able to go next time. :)

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Robb

    Sadly, I'm not going to be able to make it now, as I'll be volunteering for the Vegan Society at Big IF London. Maybe see some of you at V-Delicious in the morning...

    1 · June 4, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      Let's hope Bill Gates announces he's closing down Monsanto, if he feels that way inclined... that's a Big IF ;-) http://www.volentia.c...­

      1 · June 4, 2013

    • Lesley D.

      IF only this had not clashed, it's certainly affecting picnic numbers.. I had no idea this was happening.. but I am glad veganism is going to be represented there.

      June 4, 2013

  • Nadine

    What's the best way to get there? I can see it's outside London so no underground. Is there a bus?
    Thanks

    May 28, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      My comments weren't aimed at Nadine specifically, as she's chosen not to attend, but were an addition for anyone attending, as you suggested people look here for travel info...

      1 · June 3, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      ...of course, probably the easiest thing is to use the Google map to find directions (by clicking on the red 'Bushy Park' location name) :-)

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • Richard Ⓥ M.

    Napak, my kids Harvin (7) and Jasmin (5), and I will get off the 465 bus near Riverside Vegetaria (I'll probably have a word with Ritchie, the owner/manager, if he's in) at 12:09, if anyone would like to do the 30 minute walk with us (my mobile is[masked]) https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=East+Lane+%28Stop+UV%29,+Kingston+upon+Thames&daddr=Riverside+Vegetaria+to:Bushy+Park+Toilets&dirflg=w

    June 3, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      (That map is approximate, as we'll walk along the river from Riverside Vegetaria, not the road, where possible)

      June 3, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    I am a little worried that the numbers seem to be going down instead of up as one might expect in the week before the picnic.. if anyone thinks they might have travel problems which may put them off please see my posting below to Nadine where I explain in detail how to get there from London, or just ask me if something is unclear and I promise to advise the best I can.. I do hope not many more of you will need to drop out.. this is really our main meetup of the year for local veggies and vegans, as well as for not so locals.

    June 3, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      I would expect the reverse; for numbers to go down as people change their 'Maybe' yeses to a no. Just as you said to Justin below.

      June 3, 2013

    • Lesley D.

      Well I'd expect that a few more ppl will add their yesses closer to the date since not everyone decides on coming so long in advance, so I expect numbers to go up and not down, or at least to roughly balance out. Even without a tube line I would not think it is hard to get to unless someone is coming from far over in East London, then maybe it is quite far. I know I find Pogo and a lot of East London rather far so I do understand that but for SW and West Londoners it is not far at all.

      June 3, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    Maybe the whole family

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good!

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Lesley D.

      Please do click on the "yes" button if you are planning on being there (you can always change it later if you can't come)

      June 3, 2013

  • zenith

    Count me in :)

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Dumisani

    Thanks for the invite but I'm working on that day, boo!

    April 15, 2013

    • Dumisani

      Glad you liked the tarts!

      1 · May 21, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      "it's either working or Tart stuff" and there I was thinking you worked as a tart (with a heart) ;-)

      1 · May 22, 2013

  • Richard Ⓥ M.

    Hoping to come along with the kids, also hoping for fine weather :-)

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Lesley D.

    I notice we have at least one person who has a dog, and of course the park is a very nice place to bring dogs, I think it should be fine to bring dogs if you want to, with just one caveat, about the deer, from the Royal Parks website. I am sure it would not be a problem for anyone in this group, most ppl with dogs are responsible, but I have to ensure everyone is aware of June being one of the months when the deer are especially sensitive and defensive. I am very aware of the hypocrisy of Royal Parks that they appear to want to protect deer from dogs and dogs from deer while they go blasting the deer twice a year with shotguns..
    Sometimes you can go to the park and not even see any deer.

    April 18, 2013

    • Lesley D.

      Deer react defensively to dogs who may inadvertently roam into areas where the young deer are hidden. Deer draw no distinction between different breeds of dog or their age. They may seek to chase away or attack dogs from quite some distance.

      We advise that dog walkers avoid deer, particularly in the nursery areas and keep their dogs on a lead elsewhere. There are clear deer warning signs in the parks providing deer advice. If you are approached we recommend that you retrace your steps. Dog owners might wish to consider walking elsewhere for the next few weeks.

      It is an offence to allow a dog to chase the deer.

      April 18, 2013

    • Lesley D.

      I had to post the Royal Parks advice in two parts because of the limit on length of posts (hope it is all clear enough)

      April 18, 2013

  • Belle L.

    I am already looking forward to it.

    2 · April 14, 2013

  • Chris D

    Provisional at this stage but will do my best to come!

    2 · April 13, 2013

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