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Mar. 30th, 2010 04:44 pm
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Wowzers. The last few days have been Busy. Can't possibly think why. Perhaps a recap is in order?

I found out the lovely Dominey is coming back to England and spent about a day finding the best possible way to meet her at the airport and then crash in London. Interesting fact: the coaches and the trains around here and London are on a par with each other, except the coaches are cheaper.

Then on Saturday was no less than The Big Day - Oxford BiFest 2010. The day went absolutely fantastic, at least from where I was standing. I didn't get to do half as much socialising as I had wanted (especially with the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] blazingrowan) owing to a lapse into "organiser-who-spends-the-whole-day-checking-everywhere" mode. Highlights include the meet-and-greet at the station, [livejournal.com profile] miss_amaranth's first workshop, [livejournal.com profile] oilrig's Friends and Allies, the time spent on the desk in the evening (for 3 hours it sure did fly by) especially when certain attendees came to keep me company. The team are writing up a full announcement which will be posted soon but I just, personally, want to thank [livejournal.com profile] d_floorlandmine for the great music, the venue staff for putting on such yummy food and cheap drinks and everyone who came and made it the success it was!

On Sunday was the walks around Oxford, led by the very knowledgeable [livejournal.com profile] anarchist_nomad. I didn't join until quite late owing to a need to sleep that was pretty extreme. When I got there it was great to hang out with the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] just_becky as well as the two lovely people whose name I don't remember so if anyone can remind me that'd be lovely.

That evening we had a really good "tribe" (I'm still deciding what name I want to use here) gathering, which ended in lots of cuddles and then very yummy burgers!

Monday evening we had a debrief. The specifics relating to BiFest will be announced in due course, but in terms of Bisexual Oxford it was very good. We had a lot to get through and through it we got. We formalised a structure, came up with some really cool ways to look more professional and I've got some really high hopes for the team and the group. Again, specific announcements will made in the [livejournal.com profile] bisexual_oxford community when we've written them up.

Today I have been setting things up, making things work and occasionally doing my job! When I get home I need to start bringing my flat up from "squalid" to "impressively clean" as I'm expecting house guest on Saturday.

Speaking of which, it seems some people missed this last time so...
[Poll #1545083]
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Dear fList,

I'm looking for people who are trained in First Aid and coming to BiFest. If you're willing to spend an hour or so being the designated First Aider, please can you send an email to info@bisexual-oxford.org.uk.

Thanks
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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] adjectivemarcus, Oxford BiFest is now 2 clicks away from the Guardian.

Whether this will show in a boost in traffic over the next few days, and if our host can cope with said demand, remains to be seen...
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The weekend was lovely and Brum BiFest was brilliant. The lunch in particular was lovely, as were the people (seeing [livejournal.com profile] fly_bi_night after so long being a definite highlight). The workshops worked really well and, for saying it was a single room, the event flowed really nicely.

I'm glad the poly thing has settled well - I would be lying if I was a little worried how I'd feel with seeing the whole thing up close and personal, as it were, but all was good.

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] anarchist_nomad*, [livejournal.com profile] bunnypip** (who it was lovely to finally meet), [livejournal.com profile] uberredfraggle*** for making it a fabby day out.

[livejournal.com profile] miss_amaranth's move to come out to her parents is something I really commend and anyone who missed her post is recommended to go offer her some supporting comments.

If anyone would like a BiFest leaflet drop me a comment and I'll send you a PDF file (or if you live in the area feel free to come grab a real one)

* Especially for the ice-cream
** Especially for really helping J with her worries about coming out
*** Especially for lovely coffee

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