Noders! Unmorrised Wykemhamists! Meeting! In Winchester! I know, lets take over the world.
Saturday 28th June
Winchester, a very nice, very old city, in Hampshire.
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Firstly, as the weather is lovely at the moment, a Picnic!!!-TA-DA!! 'But where?', I hear you cry, 'Winchester is a small grotty city full with townies weilding knives!'. Well firstly I'd agree with you, secondly the picnic will not be within the confines of the city itself. It will in fact be on St Catherine's Hill, which is very pretty and has a lovely view.
Now, as you know, the most important thing in a picnic is the food. I, and hopefully some of the other Wykehamists, will be providing food and drink. However, to be able to have a proper feat, it would be nice if you could bring a few bits n' bobs yourselves. Just a half dozen drinks or crisp packets would be good. Also, if you have any amazing and exciting that you think other people should try (i.e. Camel's eyes, monkey brains, etc.), then maybe you could bring some of that along.
Right, apart from the picnic, what the hell else is there to do? Well I considered doing all of the typical touristy things in Winchester, however, I then decided that this was an actually rather boring, and pants idea. So, while on the hill, and not eating (for course), I propose that we do some of the following activities:
Board/Card Games- I will bring some
Amusing Classics such as ‘Hide and Seek’Well, I like it.
Hexter suggested a tree climbing competition, which I am very much in favour of, as there are lots of trees on top of the hill.
HamsterMan and I are quite keen to do some curtain pole/ Plastic Lightsabre Fighting!! Please note that curtain pole fighting is a very dangerous and stupid game and should not be attempted by anyone, ever. I know, sounds good doesn't it?!So we will probably be using plastic lightsabres instead.
If anyone has any interesting games or things generally of that nature then it would be nice if you could bring them along with you.
After this, if it is still quite early, then the other wykemhamists and I could give a small tour around the town or the College (if anyone is interested). From around 6:00pm to 6:30pm ish we then all go to a pub (woo-hoo!). Unfortunately, at the time most of this meet is meant to be occurring, the wykemhamists should be quietly studying up to our houses, not getting wasted in a public house. So we can’t go to any of the pubs the dons go to. This restricts our choice somewhat. Bugger.
However, have no fear, I have had a lok around and the best one seems to be The Ship Inn, quite spacious, clean, not very bustable etc.
Where will I stay? Will I have to sleep on the street, etc.?
No, not on the street, but unfortunately just about all of us wykehamists have to be in our boarding houses by 9:15pm. Also, we can’t offer you much, if anything, in the way of accommodation. If you don’t live far away, then you may be able to get the train home on Saturday evening. If, on the other hand, you do live far away, there are several hotels and hostels in Winchester. Not many of these are cheap, in fact some are ridiculously expensive. However there are a few nice hostels and B and B’s for reasonable prices. Some of these places may require that you share a room, others not.
A good place to start would be the YHA centre, which looks very nice, situated in the old Winchester Mill. The website can be found at-
But wait, how do I get to this fantastic sounding nodermeet?
There is also the question of transport. I would highly recommend getting a train in, though if, you’re not too far away, you may be able to drive down. What ever you decide to do, msg me with the details and I (or someone I vaguely trust) will meet you somewhere.
By the way, in case you don't know, Winchester is located in about the centre of Hampshire. Hampshire is a very nice county in the South of England. To find Hampshire quickly on a map of England, look directly above The Isle of Wight and you got it.
Yes, ladies and whatnots, there will be a competiton. Which, in fact, you can start planning for right now. The competition is to come up with the best plan for Taking over the World!!, exciting huh? As you may have hoped/guessed, there will be a prize for the winner of this competition. So start thinkning. (By the way- no nukes allowed, thats not fair).
As you can see the plan is rather sketchy and vague, but flexible and open to ideas of all kinds. If you think that you might be able to come down, or have any suggestions then you can contact me in several ways: (My name is Miles, by the way).
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PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO Morris Dancing at this nodermeet under ANY circumstances.Thank- you.