I’ve come across two difficulties with setting the date of the blog party in the past – one is that if I set it early, someone who had been free finds that something unavoidable crops up, but the other is that, if I leave it a bit, someone says “oh, if only I’d known earlier…” But then last year, it turned out that there was only one possible weekend anyway and nearly everyone could make it, except Tim who was returning from holiday that day, and Linda who wasn’t well enough. So let’s have a go. I’ll assume the Saturday lunch time, but Sunday would also be all right and the Spring Bank Holiday Monday would too, if that’s any help.
May – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
June – 25th
July – 2nd, 9th, 16th
After that, we’re into school holidays, which doesn’t suit everyone. If you’re going to be away and don’t want to publicise the fact with a comment, do send me an email. I’m going to ask on Facebook too, as so many erstwhile bloggers are there nowadays and an internet friendship isn’t restricted to blogging, after all. There are a few people, such as Mig, who don’t look at either place much, so I’ll contact them separately. As before, you’re more than welcome to stay, Tim and I can rustle up four spare rooms.
It’ll be fun to see you again and even more to have some new guests – I’ve got at least two likely candidates there already.