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Registered User Moderator   (server) Tue Mar 22 04:00:01 PM EDT 2011
Our chat about CWD's Friends for Life UK 2011 conference starts at 9pm UK (5pm Eastern US).

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 04:45:32 PM EDT 2011
Good evening to all of our UK friends!  Smile  I'm here a few minutes early, having a cup of tea and checking email. Please say hello when you join the chat! (I can see who is on, but it's nice for others to know)...

Registered User Moderator   (server) Tue Mar 22 04:50:00 PM EDT 2011
Our chat about CWD's Friends for Life UK 2011 conference starts in 10 min in the 'FFL UK' room.

Registered User shiv t1 for 19 years  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 04:50:23 PM EDT 2011
Hello, I am a bit early too!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 04:51:15 PM EDT 2011
Hey Shiv - How are you?

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 04:52:35 PM EDT 2011
Hi Laura, doing well thanks - my DSN has ordered a pump for me today so I'm a bit bouncy about that! How are you?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 04:53:41 PM EDT 2011
I saw that one fb! That is worthy of being bouncy! LOL  Congratulations!

Registered User Teresa Sutton mum to Hannah  (81.132.8.34) Tue Mar 22 04:53:45 PM EDT 2011

Registered User Teresa Sutton mum to Hannah  (81.132.8.34) Tue Mar 22 04:54:20 PM EDT 2011
Hello Laura and everyone else

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 04:54:26 PM EDT 2011
Good evening, everyone Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 04:54:36 PM EDT 2011
Hi Teresa - How are you? Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 04:54:48 PM EDT 2011
Hey Mike! What's for dinner tonight?

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 04:55:32 PM EDT 2011
Salmon on the grill and asparagus...You?

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 04:55:37 PM EDT 2011
Thanks Laura, still can't believe it!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 04:56:56 PM EDT 2011
Mmmm. Salmon is tomorrow. Got filet for tonight - Neal is cooking while I chat. Broccoli. Wild rice. Salad. No wine.  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 04:57:47 PM EDT 2011
Dinner sounds good

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 04:58:06 PM EDT 2011
I had tuna for lunch! I was a conference about long term health conditions

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 04:58:08 PM EDT 2011
I like your sig line, Shiv - soontobe Animas pumper. Took me a couple times saying it out loud before I realized what it said. Neurons firing slowly... more tea needed!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 22 04:59:00 PM EDT 2011
Chat just starting?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 04:59:02 PM EDT 2011
Is it spring-like in the UK now? We are having the beginnings of an ice storm here in Michigan. I think my town is on the border of ice/rain (hopefully we will keep power!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 04:59:26 PM EDT 2011
Hey Brenda - Yep, just starting. You guys getting some rain? Just started icing here.  Eek 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 22 04:59:46 PM EDT 2011
Late lunch here. Not sure about dinner. Tim's having Velveeta shells and cheese for "pre-dinner."

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 05:00:06 PM EDT 2011
It's almost spring like, at least in London! Very mild weather and sun at 6am :)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:00:16 PM EDT 2011
Hockey tonight?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 22 05:00:38 PM EDT 2011
Still nice, about 71 deg. Cloudy now, though. More rain coming tomorrow. Real chill comes Thurs; coming from Michigan, I hear.  Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:00:49 PM EDT 2011
You have sun at 6 a.m.? It is flat-out dark here then. When do your clocks spring ahead?

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:00:52 PM EDT 2011
hello all

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:01:08 PM EDT 2011
Packing a jacket for the weekend!

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:01:13 PM EDT 2011
clocks go back this weekend

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 22 05:01:22 PM EDT 2011
Hockey season is over. Not playing spring, maybe a summer league. Tim has gym class every day and has after school SAT/ACT prep classes coming up. Too much.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:01:37 PM EDT 2011
Yes, I will drive down to Cincinnati, pulling the cold air with me!
Ok - who else is on with us from the UK? I see 9 users and only Shiv is speaking up... Do I have to call you out???  Razz 

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:02:07 PM EDT 2011
I got lost on the way to the chat room

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 22 05:02:08 PM EDT 2011
I remember being in the UK, near Leeds, at the end of May and it was daylight until almost midnight, followed by about 5-6 hours of dark.

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 05:02:17 PM EDT 2011
clocks go forward JJ! spring forward, fall back

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 22 05:02:30 PM EDT 2011
Have a good chat all. TTFN

Registered User Teresa Sutton mum to Hannah  (81.132.8.34) Tue Mar 22 05:02:35 PM EDT 2011
No need to call. We're just a bit shy.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:02:38 PM EDT 2011
Jackie! How are you? Easy to get waylaid elsewhere, especially on fb. Girls doing well?

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:02:46 PM EDT 2011
hello all

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:03:00 PM EDT 2011
hi all, brb, have to go and tuck fiona in

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:03:07 PM EDT 2011
SHY? You guys? Nah. Don't believe it. LOL 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:03:37 PM EDT 2011
i dont do shy lol

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 05:03:41 PM EDT 2011
hi Nicky!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:03:57 PM EDT 2011
Ah, good. Hi, Everyone! Welcome to the Friends for Life chat! We will hold these monthly until... October! Which will be here before we know it!

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:04:04 PM EDT 2011
just came upstair to my computer and found loads of emails

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:04:54 PM EDT 2011
hey shiv xx

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:04:59 PM EDT 2011
Has everyone made their hotel reservations at the Beaumont House? All set?

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:04:59 PM EDT 2011
Girls are fine just very busy with exams at the moment. Driven they are! LOL not by me

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:06:11 PM EDT 2011
yep we're all booked laura

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:06:17 PM EDT 2011
Do the schools have an Easter or Spring break in the UK? For a week maybe?

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:06:24 PM EDT 2011
and counting down the days lol

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:06:39 PM EDT 2011
we have two weeks at easter by us

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 05:07:05 PM EDT 2011
yes Easter, I think it's 2 weeks off?

Registered User Teresa Sutton mum to Hannah  (81.132.8.34) Tue Mar 22 05:07:13 PM EDT 2011
Yes all set and really looking forward to coming. The programme looks great. Thank you.

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:07:20 PM EDT 2011
The UK crowd are quite shy. I have reminded them about the chat

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:07:43 PM EDT 2011
back - all booked

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:07:47 PM EDT 2011
Hi Shiv
hows the job going?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:08:05 PM EDT 2011
Good Nicky - For anyone who has not booked a room yet (saying this for the benefit of people who will be reading the chat transcript later), the conference room rates are 'good' through reservations made until March 31. The Beaumont House may (they also may not) increase the rates after that because we have already booked out our room block and are currently into general inventory. So, if you haven't reserved your room and you're pretty sure you're coming, take care of that before 31 March!

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:08:20 PM EDT 2011
hi Monica

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:08:33 PM EDT 2011
Hi Brenda and Mike Smile 

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:09:04 PM EDT 2011
Hi Jackie Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:09:13 PM EDT 2011
It's ok, Jackie. I'm just teasing. Sometimes it's on the quiet side, and other times, everyone seems to talk at once (like last chat, with the conversation about the teens in the corner at the dance...)  LOL 

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:09:16 PM EDT 2011
Shiv - at last!!! LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:09:44 PM EDT 2011
Mike, where are you in the process of figuring the menus? Are we having similar menus to last year?

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:09:51 PM EDT 2011
hello

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:09:57 PM EDT 2011
Several members were saying how much they like the fish they had on the Sunday. I think it was Sunday and could we have it again please

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:10:17 PM EDT 2011
Yes Laura,can you remember all the new words you've learnt

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:11:24 PM EDT 2011
But they really are shy LOL. Some were terrified of meeting up at Hoburne (our annual caravan site event) and probably just as scared of meeting up at Windsor

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 11 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 9 and Matthew 6 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:11:27 PM EDT 2011
Hi - oooh is this chat happening now think I got mixed up with times. Jacqui Mum to Lizzie age 12 (
dxd 08 and coeliac)

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:11:44 PM EDT 2011
Of course once they have done it then its different Smile 

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:11:45 PM EDT 2011
Similar menus with a few changes. Going to go with a traditional British breakfast. GF menus will remain the same. I am working with staff to increase efficiency in the kitchen (batch cooking, preparing items ahead of time when possible)

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:12:05 PM EDT 2011
Hi jaqui, yes NOW  Wink 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:12:05 PM EDT 2011
Hi Jacqui x

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:12:24 PM EDT 2011
Yes! I had quite the education last month! Serves me right for chaperoning! Mike, you'll chaperone with me again this year, right? (Mike is very good at clearing out dark corners...) Cool 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:12:31 PM EDT 2011
mike , when you say traditional english, do you mean bacon, eggs etc ?

Registered User Teresa mum to Hannah  (81.132.8.34) Tue Mar 22 05:12:43 PM EDT 2011
Hi Jacqui

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 11 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 9 and Matthew 6 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:12:49 PM EDT 2011
Hiya Nicky- ooh isn't this great talking 'live'. J

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:13:05 PM EDT 2011
If anyone has certain foods likes (or dislikes) they had at the last conference, please let me know so we can tweak the menus as needed...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:13:20 PM EDT 2011
NO hash browns for breakfast. I will try to get used to baked beans and stewed tomatoes, although will need to pass on the fried bread...

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:13:37 PM EDT 2011
I know its cool J

Registered User Kate Hickmott mum to Izzi 13 pumping medtronic  (92.19.46.149) Tue Mar 22 05:13:42 PM EDT 2011
Hi Everyone- I'm supposed to be working but am sneaking in a quick chat. Also have been badgered by my teens to ask if Jim is coming this year as only Natalie seemed to be listed. My lot are a big fan of Jim! xx

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:13:45 PM EDT 2011
what??? no hashbrowns??

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:13:53 PM EDT 2011
The twins loved the chicken strips in breadcrumbs or could have been batter

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:13:54 PM EDT 2011
Nicky, what Beaumont serves now at the hotel for breakfast...

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:14:11 PM EDT 2011
eurrghhhh fried bread is the worst thing i can imagine, dont know how anyone eats that, but still laughing at the hash browns from last year haahah

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 11 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 9 and Matthew 6 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:14:19 PM EDT 2011
baked beans would be gr
eat - Heinz are gf Jacqui

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:14:35 PM EDT 2011
ok cool thanks mike

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:14:45 PM EDT 2011
I hate baked beans and tomatoes. Mind you I'm not too fond of cooked breakfast

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:14:46 PM EDT 2011
The Beaumont House has a regular breakfast that they serve buffet style every day. We modified it a good bit so that we could get a handle on carb counts and not have quite so many food items out during each meal. Next year, we will just stick with the Beaumont's regular breakfast instead of modifying.

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:14:47 PM EDT 2011
I didnt meet Jim myself but the twins really liked him and I think Terry met him

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:15:05 PM EDT 2011
Baked beans, toast, black pudding, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:15:07 PM EDT 2011
Sigh - wish I was coming. Can't face beans in the morning. Eurgh.

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:15:40 PM EDT 2011
Mike - YUK Wink 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:15:43 PM EDT 2011
aww i wish you were coming too marisa, especially if your cow suit came too lol

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:16:03 PM EDT 2011
sounds great, tom is made up black puddings on the menu hhaha

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:16:15 PM EDT 2011
Lol - someone might try to milk me!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:16:18 PM EDT 2011
Kate - YES Jim is coming, and I will tell him that his fan club asked. I don't think we have the Kids Program staff up yet. Natalie is regular faculty, too (she does sessions for adults), so she is online in that spot. Still working on the Youth Program. It's a work in progress!

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:16:23 PM EDT 2011
There is always going to be stuff that some people dont like. I only ever have tea and toast for breakfast at home and when at Windsor I get too excited or nervous to eat much

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:16:28 PM EDT 2011
he can have mine then Nicky Rolling Eyes 

Registered User alexmum mum of 10 yr old  (86.18.86.146) Tue Mar 22 05:16:39 PM EDT 2011
I did find the carb counts were quite out last year - is there an easier way of doing as it wasnt too clear

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 05:16:39 PM EDT 2011
I personally love a fried breakfast - except for black pudding!! Bleuuuugh

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:17:06 PM EDT 2011
lol monica he would do too

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:17:10 PM EDT 2011
Hi Marisa I wish you could come

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:17:23 PM EDT 2011
I find it too fatty for first thing in the morning

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:17:37 PM EDT 2011
yep we struggled with the carbs last year too Alexmum

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:17:45 PM EDT 2011
One of these years - lol

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:18:06 PM EDT 2011
Francesca Annen is coming this year... perhaps she can help with some of the carb count questions on site. ? When you do carb counting, do you weigh or measure volume?

Registered User Kate Hickmott mum to Izzi 13 pumping medtronic  (92.19.46.149) Tue Mar 22 05:18:08 PM EDT 2011
Fantastic- I will have 2 happy teenagers. They think Jim is both hench and ledg (I think short for legend but I don't really understand teen speak!)

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:18:27 PM EDT 2011
weigh

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:18:33 PM EDT 2011
hi all. sorry i'm late

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:18:54 PM EDT 2011
hi paula

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:19:00 PM EDT 2011
Francesca is our hero Laura, Ashleigh loves her to bits, she will deffo be getting bombarded with questions

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:19:03 PM EDT 2011
lol sorry I forgot!

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:19:10 PM EDT 2011
Putting portion sizes in "American" and metric units would help, correct...both weights and volumes?

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:19:12 PM EDT 2011
we weigh Laura

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:19:32 PM EDT 2011
Hey Paula, Danni x

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:19:37 PM EDT 2011
I like Francesca she has helped us loads with sport...

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:19:38 PM EDT 2011
we weigh in grams as most packaging is in carbs per 100gram.

Registered User suek mum of sam 12 (type1) London  (94.9.158.200) Tue Mar 22 05:19:39 PM EDT 2011
I thought carb counting was fine a lot easier than eating out usually is

Registered User alexmum mum of 10 yr old  (86.18.86.146) Tue Mar 22 05:19:44 PM EDT 2011
Hi Laura,
at home we weigh everything - but if out we guesstimate. But last year there seemed to be ladels and spoons and it wasnt clear whether it was one portion worth or a cup worth

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:19:47 PM EDT 2011
ooh yes pls Mike

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:20:09 PM EDT 2011
I was just going to say that too, Jaqui

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:20:11 PM EDT 2011
i weigh

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:20:16 PM EDT 2011
we weigh everything in grams

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:20:35 PM EDT 2011
i likw Frncesca she has helped us loads with sport

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 05:20:40 PM EDT 2011
Laura we weigh. What I thought would help though would be to have 'samples' of say, 100g and/or 1 portion of each meal/food/item - so when it says '1 portion = x amount of cabrs' we know what a portion looks like. or if it was 100g of it, we know what 100g size looks like (ie...pasta or something!)

Registered User Jackie D Mum of Owain, 10  (80.189.37.177) Tue Mar 22 05:20:49 PM EDT 2011
Hello, this is the first time I've been in a chat room and I 've already been lost!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:20:49 PM EDT 2011
That's ok (for her to be bombarded with questions) - I think she'll be excited about it.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:21:15 PM EDT 2011
Great idea, Shiv! Mike, you taking notes?  Grin 

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:21:33 PM EDT 2011
Hi jackie D, don't worry you'll soon get the hang of it

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:21:45 PM EDT 2011
Hi Jackie you ok...  Frown 

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:21:47 PM EDT 2011
Will Francess
ca be talking direct to teen group - Lizzie needs lots of tips for long distance running and so do I not that I run much except to the bar !

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:21:53 PM EDT 2011
Shiv, I was going to do the sample plates this year since it would be impractical to use scales...how does that sound?

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:21:57 PM EDT 2011
she is very excited Laura, and thrilled to have been invited

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:22:04 PM EDT 2011
Hi Jackie. Set it to update every 15 secs or you will get totally lost!

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:22:23 PM EDT 2011
Hi Jackie

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:22:30 PM EDT 2011
Jacqui, if you dont get time to talk to fran much, ask her for her email address, im sure she will help you as much as she can hun

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 05:22:55 PM EDT 2011
Yes that's exactly what I was thinking :)

Registered User alexmum mum of 10 yr old  (86.18.86.146) Tue Mar 22 05:23:08 PM EDT 2011
Hi Mike, sample plates sound great - good idea

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:23:12 PM EDT 2011
sample plates sound good. a bit like carbs & cals

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:23:17 PM EDT 2011
Jacqui - I've not done the youth program yet. That's a great idea. Will see how it fits in. We also have Jay Hewitt (he is our keynote speaker on Friday evening and is a triathlete) - he works with the teens directly re: fueling up in a good way for exercise.

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:23:25 PM EDT 2011
Easy enough to do, Shiv.

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:23:26 PM EDT 2011
Mike plates is a great idea

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:23:34 PM EDT 2011
will do thanks - just done the 15 sec thing - now I can keep up.
J

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:23:50 PM EDT 2011
lol me too

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:24:02 PM EDT 2011
Hello, sorry I forgot

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:24:14 PM EDT 2011
Hi Adrienne

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:24:35 PM EDT 2011
O good like sport people! Is Jay form the US?

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 15 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:24:45 PM EDT 2011
How could you forget us sniff sniff Confused 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:24:46 PM EDT 2011
Jackie D - don't worry - just think of it as about 5 conversations among 18 people all going on at the same table. You really can't hear any one conversation - you tease out the threads. Jump in if you have a question - ask it - and somewhere within the next 5-10 posts it will probably get answered!

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:24:49 PM EDT 2011
hi adrienne.

Registered User alexmum mum of 10 yr old  (86.18.86.146) Tue Mar 22 05:25:10 PM EDT 2011
Hi Adrienne

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:25:28 PM EDT 2011
I have USA cups, I bought in Florida in December, they are coming with me, already packed !

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:25:36 PM EDT 2011
Hi all

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:25:49 PM EDT 2011
Yes! Jay is from the U.S. http://www.finishlinevision.com/ Check him out!

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:25:53 PM EDT 2011
get you, how organised are you !!

Registered User Kate Hickmott mum to Izzi 13 pumping medtronic  (92.19.46.149) Tue Mar 22 05:26:13 PM EDT 2011
Izzi has just take up pole vaulting so if Jay has any ideas on where to place sets to avoid problems I's be very grateful!

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:26:13 PM EDT 2011
good idea about the cups.

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:26:35 PM EDT 2011
Not really packed, but have got cups, I was on a mission

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:26:45 PM EDT 2011
Ohhh brillaint thanks Laura Grin 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:26:53 PM EDT 2011
wow ironman triathelons, how cool is that, im sure the teens will love talking to him and how inspiring would that be eh

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:27:31 PM EDT 2011
Hi Adrienne!  Smile 
Kate - Jay is at the conference all weekend with the purpose of helping our kids and our families. He is all about exercise and living in a very healthy/active way with type 1. Talk to him! Bring Izzi up to talk to him!

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 05:27:34 PM EDT 2011
I'm hoping to be training for the London marathon then so would love to chat to him at some point too!

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:28:04 PM EDT 2011
wow Shiv , thats brilliant

Registered User alexmum mum of 10 yr old  (86.18.86.146) Tue Mar 22 05:28:15 PM EDT 2011
Alex will be excited to talk to Jay - will the parents get a chance to ask him questions - I have lots

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:28:17 PM EDT 2011
Jay has given keynote presentations at quite a few of our U.S. FFL conferences. He is simply wonderful. He'll meet with each of the age groups. Even the little ones will spend time with him. He's a dad - has two little ones himself.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:28:52 PM EDT 2011
Yes, Jay is doing a session about exercise. Also, talk to him during breaks and meals. Do NOT be shy!

Registered User Kate Hickmott mum to Izzi 13 pumping medtronic  (92.19.46.149) Tue Mar 22 05:29:04 PM EDT 2011
It would be brilliant to get the teens out doing some real exercise- just went for a gentle run along the beach with Izzi and her younger brother this evening. It was fab and makes me realise I should get out with them more. Perhaps the parents could benefit from an exercise training session!

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:29:09 PM EDT 2011
thats brilliant shiv

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:29:16 PM EDT 2011
We are not shy

Registered User Jackie D Mum of Owain, 10  (80.189.37.177) Tue Mar 22 05:29:29 PM EDT 2011
I would love to meet him! My brother (non D) as competed in several Ironmans, in fact we are going to support him in the Copenhagen one this year. How anyone can do such a thing AND cope with type 1 is awe inspiring!

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:29:29 PM EDT 2011
thats great, maybe he can convince Ashleigh to be more active  Grin 

Registered User Teresa mum to Hannah  (81.132.8.34) Tue Mar 22 05:29:30 PM EDT 2011
Hannah will really like the session with Jay. She loved the athletes session last time.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:29:39 PM EDT 2011
Shiv - definitely talk to him about 'fueling' for your marathon. He's made some mistakes and learned from them.

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:29:55 PM EDT 2011
Kate - parents and exercise! - oh deary me

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:29:57 PM EDT 2011
That is so great that Sport is getting a good focus as I have always struggled to get really good info. on managing sport from the hospitals so far.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:30:17 PM EDT 2011
Adrienne, you are the LAST person in the world I would call shy.  LOL 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:30:23 PM EDT 2011
lol Adrienne, im breaking into a sweat thinking about exercise lol

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:30:23 PM EDT 2011
I agree Nicky but about Jessica

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:31:01 PM EDT 2011
Hehehehe Laura - have you heard where I've been this weekend, will tell you in an email if you do not know

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:31:03 PM EDT 2011
yep me too, Ashleigh dosent want to know, its hard to get her to ride her bike  Grin 

Registered User Kate Hickmott mum to Izzi 13 pumping medtronic  (92.19.46.149) Tue Mar 22 05:31:16 PM EDT 2011
I just know I need the exercise and a kick up the bum to get me doing it!

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:31:28 PM EDT 2011
Laura how many families are going this year?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:31:54 PM EDT 2011
One of these years we need to bring Harold Sanco to the UK for a conference. We call him Human Caffeine - he works out with the kids AND with the parents; comes to most of our conferences in the U.S. If we grow larger (or should I say WHEN we grow larger) in future years, we will see if Harold can join us!

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:32:28 PM EDT 2011
i'll bring my poms and cheer you all on as you exercise  LOL 

Registered User Kate Hickmott mum to Izzi 13 pumping medtronic  (92.19.46.149) Tue Mar 22 05:32:31 PM EDT 2011
That would be fab

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:32:43 PM EDT 2011
JJ - we are up to 110 families. I still have 120 people on the waiting list. Still working on sponsorship; I am hopeful.

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:32:44 PM EDT 2011
Harold sounds great. When you say 'work with' are we talking physically or mentally?

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:33:02 PM EDT 2011
ooh yes paula we will remind you of that nearer the time

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:33:43 PM EDT 2011
No Adrienne - send me an email!

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:33:53 PM EDT 2011
wow Laura would be great if we did get sponsorship and that many people could come, would that be the whole hotel full then?

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:33:59 PM EDT 2011
i20 on the waiting list?? My!

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:34:02 PM EDT 2011
Okey Dokey Laura will do

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:34:06 PM EDT 2011
Lauar
Thats a lot of people to find places for

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:34:15 PM EDT 2011
Harold? PHYSICALLY. You find you have muscles where you didn't even know they existed.  LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:34:49 PM EDT 2011
JJ - One big sponsor would clear the list. Again, still hopeful and still working on it. Just have to do so quietly.

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:34:53 PM EDT 2011
Oh I know I have muscles where they shouldn't exist :-) They are sleeping

Registered User Kate Hickmott mum to Izzi 13 pumping medtronic  (92.19.46.149) Tue Mar 22 05:34:53 PM EDT 2011
I do hope it will be possible for all on the waiting list get places. Laura do let us know if there is anything we can do to help push for sponsorship

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:35:24 PM EDT 2011
Yep agree with Kate

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:35:32 PM EDT 2011
would be amazing to fill the hotel  Grin 

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:35:40 PM EDT 2011
would coeliac Uk come?

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:35:40 PM EDT 2011
my problem is i dont have muscles where they should exist haha

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:35:48 PM EDT 2011
LOL Adrienne, mine are sleeping too, except the ones in my fingers

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:36:07 PM EDT 2011
The meeting space would be full with 500 people (that's all that can squish into the main Hanover Ballroom). I'm not quite sure where/how everyone will eat at the same time. We may need to do tiered times for dinner. Breakfast tends to spread itself out anyway with people getting up at different times. Dinner seemed to be harder for the Beaumont. Mike - ideas?

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:36:19 PM EDT 2011
the ones in my fingers are well exercised monica, oh and the ones in my jaw hahah

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:36:21 PM EDT 2011
Monica - a girl after my own heart

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:37:13 PM EDT 2011
Laura: Meals in shifts

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:37:15 PM EDT 2011
For right now, nothing to do re: contacting sponsors. I have the requests out there, and it takes a long time to get yays or nays. The good news is that I haven't received 'nays' - still waiting to hear.

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:37:17 PM EDT 2011
 Grin  Nicky and Adrienne LOL 

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:37:29 PM EDT 2011
Younger ones first?

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:37:34 PM EDT 2011
Dinner would be the biggest challenge...various seating times would have to happen

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:37:45 PM EDT 2011
I think re the dinner time that everyone needs to be aware that we are a lot of people and some things could run out, and the kitchen staff are doing their best blah blah blah maybe  Confused 

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:38:01 PM EDT 2011
Younger kids with earlier bedtimes first, probably

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:38:09 PM EDT 2011
is '31' younger ones?  Wink 

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:38:19 PM EDT 2011
Yep agree with JJ and Mike, seating times

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:38:29 PM EDT 2011
pmsl paula trust you

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:38:42 PM EDT 2011
No Paula, don't be cheeky Razz 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:38:58 PM EDT 2011
and your just showing off cos your younger than me lol

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:39:02 PM EDT 2011
 Razz 

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:39:13 PM EDT 2011
Seating times would also help Beaumont staff with keeping foods stocked on the buffets

Registered User Kate Hickmott mum to Izzi 13 pumping medtronic  (92.19.46.149) Tue Mar 22 05:39:28 PM EDT 2011
How far afield are families travelling to the conference? I met a family last year who had flown in from Switzerland. It was a nice idea the first year when we marked where we came from on a map

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:39:43 PM EDT 2011
i think tiered seating times would be better definitly,

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:39:48 PM EDT 2011
We might need those bars of chocolate after all if we have to wait LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:39:58 PM EDT 2011
Last year, I ate my 3 day old 1/2 peanut butter sandwich from the airplane for Saturday dinner. The Beaumont has promised us that they will do better this year, and we will be visiting them this summer to get a plan in place for how some of these challenges are going to be addressed. Will let you know when we plan to be in town - would be wonderful to see you!

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:40:10 PM EDT 2011
That family are hoping to come again KAte, but are on the waiting list at the moment, they stayed at our house a few weeks ago

Registered User Teresa mum to Hannah  (81.132.8.34) Tue Mar 22 05:40:15 PM EDT 2011
on seating times, there will probably still be a few on insulin mixes (Hannah was last time) and that meant meal times were not that flexible

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:40:40 PM EDT 2011
Paula - 31 - that would be your older sister? Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:40:44 PM EDT 2011
thats a good point Teresa

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:40:59 PM EDT 2011
Hi Laura you should have made sure that you got some proper food

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:41:09 PM EDT 2011
Kate - I'm from Switzerland. But I'm only travelling from Yorkshire LOL 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:41:13 PM EDT 2011
ewwwww Laura how did you eat that sandwich  Eek 

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:41:23 PM EDT 2011
I seem to recall at certain eating areas in Disney you were asked, and then got a ticket with an eating time on it. That might make life easier

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:41:36 PM EDT 2011
@Laura...naturally! as usual i was just thinking of others. i can't help it. it's my only flaw  Grin 

Registered User Becca Mum to Rose, aged 8, dx @ 3 (Essex)  (213.81.111.199) Tue Mar 22 05:41:36 PM EDT 2011
Hi everyone, sorry am late, forgot password - doh! Will have a catch up on what's been said :)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:41:48 PM EDT 2011
Kate - Most families are from the UK. In fact, all but 2 if I'm remembering correctly (plus our staff from the U.S. - we get honorary citizenship, right?)  Smile 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:41:53 PM EDT 2011
hey Becca xx

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:41:53 PM EDT 2011
seating times makes sense - could people be given these when they arrive



















Laura - we are about 40 mins drive from Windsor you are very welcome here sure I can rustle up something better than a peanut butter sarnie.

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:41:54 PM EDT 2011
Monica - probably quicker for you to go to Switzerland and fly over here than drive down from Yorkshire  LOL 

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:41:57 PM EDT 2011
oh Nicky, where exactly are they from?

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:42:10 PM EDT 2011
You could have more arm bands to denote sittings  Smile  Smile 

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:42:36 PM EDT 2011
wrist bands I mean.

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:42:38 PM EDT 2011
lol, probably. it'll be a 5 hour drive

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:42:41 PM EDT 2011
woah, all my text has dissapeared ???

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:42:54 PM EDT 2011
Becca, you made it! you'll never catch up...its too fast moving. just start from now and read the transcript of what you missed later.

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:43:02 PM EDT 2011
and mine

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:43:03 PM EDT 2011
Only a big gap scroll down and the rest is there

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:43:09 PM EDT 2011
Nicky - I was STARVING! It tasted good. Only mediumly smooshed from being packed! I am definitely going to do a grocery store run on Thursday afternoon. Stock up on snacks for in the room. Remember, the hotel doesn't have room service or late evening restaurant service. So best to bring your own!

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:43:21 PM EDT 2011
I thought everyone has left the room and I was on my own

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:43:24 PM EDT 2011
nope - there is just a big gap on one of the posts. Scroll down - they are there

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:43:24 PM EDT 2011
think I have mucked up my writing sorry x

Registered User Kate Hickmott mum to Izzi 13 pumping medtronic  (92.19.46.149) Tue Mar 22 05:43:48 PM EDT 2011
Of course Laura- we are all family. I just thought it was interesting to see how far people travel and this also gives fuel to the pressing need for such brilliant events as people are prepared to travel so far

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:43:56 PM EDT 2011
Oh yes we will be bringing our own stuff too this year, i had the munchies one night and we had nothing , wont be making that mistake again

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:44:05 PM EDT 2011
Big gap in my text, too. A blip in the matrix.

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:44:06 PM EDT 2011
what did you do Jacqui E

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:44:16 PM EDT 2011
sorry Monica, cant remember whereabouts, will check his email and let you know on fb

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:44:17 PM EDT 2011
I have my mum staying with me in my room so no snacks or anything for me. Have you seen the size of my mum. We are poles apart. She is under the recommended BMI, whereas me, I'm perfick  Wink 

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:44:21 PM EDT 2011
Road trip to Sainsbury's before conference starts...

Registered User Jackie D Mum of Owain, 10  (80.189.37.177) Tue Mar 22 05:44:29 PM EDT 2011
Has everyone been talking about food since the start?!!!! LOL 

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:44:43 PM EDT 2011
no idea - sorry

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:45:02 PM EDT 2011
Yes Jackie D

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:45:04 PM EDT 2011
more or less Smile 

Registered User alexmum mum of 10 yr old  (86.18.86.146) Tue Mar 22 05:45:05 PM EDT 2011
me too - I rang up for sandwiches only to be told they dont do room service - so had a crunchie

Registered User Jackie D Mum of Owain, 10  (80.189.37.177) Tue Mar 22 05:45:07 PM EDT 2011
How about a system where you sign up for your lunch and dinner sittings in the morning?

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:45:09 PM EDT 2011
wasnt you JD

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:45:16 PM EDT 2011
I do that Italian mother thing when we go anywhere and pack enough food to feed a small army for a month or two. Drives tge kids mad - esp on school trips  Grin 

Registered User Becca Mum to Rose, aged 7, dx @ 3 (Essex)  (213.81.111.199) Tue Mar 22 05:45:27 PM EDT 2011
I will be taking notes for our first year of what to do/bring etc.. lol!!

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:45:48 PM EDT 2011
ok nicky- have I got you on fb? No, i don't think I do

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:46:05 PM EDT 2011
I think that if we had, say, 1000 spaces available at the conference, there would be a larger international presence. You guys had your clocks/calendars set for noon UK time on January 5, and you reserved all the spots right away! If registration were wide open, with no limit to how many places, we'd probably get more of an international mix like we get in the U.S. (13 countries last year at that event).

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:46:08 PM EDT 2011
Jackie D - good idea

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:46:12 PM EDT 2011
ooh marisa you sound like my type of person, i normally do that, but we had the 2 MIL's with us too and where struggling for space, so i cut back, next time i will lose the clothes and bring food lol

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 3, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:46:12 PM EDT 2011
munchies definitely required!  Grin  and i think we mentioned that if anything from the breakfast sitting where to accidentally fall off the table and land in, ooh say, you bag, that you may have to keep that for later too  Wink 

Registered User Jackie D Mum of Owain, 10  (80.189.37.177) Tue Mar 22 05:46:15 PM EDT 2011
If you want a drink (alcohol or otherwise) bring your own, as the bar is very expensive....

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:46:30 PM EDT 2011
your on type1 friends arent you? or is that a diff monica with carol lol?

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:46:51 PM EDT 2011
Of course we did Laura, we are not daft, we need to come so we all booked together hehehe LOL 

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:46:52 PM EDT 2011
lol, yes that's me

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 3, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:47:23 PM EDT 2011
yep, cut down on the clothes. a couple of pairs of jeans and a fancy dress costume is all thats required. there are free t shirts galore being thrown at you from the second you arrive  Grin 

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:47:27 PM EDT 2011
Paula, that is so naughty

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:47:40 PM EDT 2011
hahaha Adrienne  LOL 

Registered User Kate Hickmott mum to Izzi 13 pumping medtronic  (92.19.46.149) Tue Mar 22 05:47:56 PM EDT 2011
Aaah! I've just lost part of the document I was "working" on so will bid you all good night and return to work x

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:47:56 PM EDT 2011
Laura. Wow it would be great to get a lot more people

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:47:57 PM EDT 2011
That's me sorted then Paula Wink 

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:48:06 PM EDT 2011
Jettison the MILs and take food!

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:48:13 PM EDT 2011
night Kate

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 3, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:48:23 PM EDT 2011
what? i didn't say *i'd* do that, just saying it was mentioned for anyone who missed last months chat

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:48:24 PM EDT 2011
oh no kate - good luck retrieving it, good night

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 3, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:48:28 PM EDT 2011
 Grin 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:48:35 PM EDT 2011
pmsl @ Paula LOL  and we will have out i heart joe solo ones this year too !!!

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:48:43 PM EDT 2011
You have to come next year Marisa

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:48:43 PM EDT 2011
I am very happy that Prof H and Becky are coming this year, really looking forward to hearing them but also going to be proud of them (am I just odd)

Registered User Jackie D Mum of Owain, 10  (80.189.37.177) Tue Mar 22 05:48:45 PM EDT 2011
Bye Kate

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:49:11 PM EDT 2011
Adrienne, I just sat with my big old pot of strong coffee and watched the registrations pour in. It was amazing. We are looking for a larger venue for 2012. It's not easy. We need just the right amount of meeting space and sleeping rooms, good prices on rooms and food, free or inexpensive parking, easy access... and they have to be interested in having us. Have been working on a search for several months. If anyone has an idea (anywhere in the UK - I'm up for considering a move), please email me.

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:49:18 PM EDT 2011
no they are great people

Registered User lcars DX'd April 2007  (75.207.64.48) Tue Mar 22 05:49:22 PM EDT 2011
Hey =]

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:49:50 PM EDT 2011
G'night, Kate - thanks for chatting! Smile 

Registered User Becca Mum to Rose, aged 8, dx @ 3 (Essex)  (213.81.111.199) Tue Mar 22 05:49:51 PM EDT 2011
Nope not odd, wish we had a Prof H where we are ;)

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:49:53 PM EDT 2011
Laura - you better give us your criteria ie near major airports etc

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:50:00 PM EDT 2011
Hey

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:50:28 PM EDT 2011
will get my thinking hat on then Laura,

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:50:38 PM EDT 2011
Laura I love going to the beaumont. Have they any more space that we can use?

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:50:52 PM EDT 2011
Prof H and Becky are Legends.

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:51:01 PM EDT 2011
No Adrienne, we feel the same about Francesca, cant wait to see her, but feel proud of her too !! Grin 

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:51:31 PM EDT 2011
Yes I have heard alot about Francesca, all good

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:51:44 PM EDT 2011
yes the Beaumont it good

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:51:48 PM EDT 2011
I'd love to come, but Windsor is soooo far away  Rolling Eyes  and October is a bad time too for schools up here. I'll just have to enjoy it by proxy through you lot - lol

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:51:51 PM EDT 2011
It's really weird "listening" to you raving about all those people. I don't know any of them

Registered User Annie 73 Mum to Tess dxd Aug 07 aged 1, Milly 6. Wife to Rich.  (86.173.186.133) Tue Mar 22 05:51:53 PM EDT 2011
Hello everyone x

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:51:53 PM EDT 2011
They are Jacqui E, they surely are

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:51:56 PM EDT 2011
lots of places dont have parking like that nor such attactive grounds

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:52:13 PM EDT 2011
Hi Annie

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:52:14 PM EDT 2011
same here with prof and becky, i feel like i almost know them lol, cant wait to meet them

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:52:33 PM EDT 2011
Hey Anna xxx

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:52:42 PM EDT 2011
True JJ but other companies have huge conferences, there must be somewhere surely

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:52:47 PM EDT 2011
Well, the major airport thing is really for our staff. It's very important that wherever we choose be accessible for your families. I like Windsor because it's close enough to highways, train, AND LHR. JJ, the challenge with Beaumont is that their largest ballroom only seats 500. So, that's all that can fit for a keynote. We need a larger main meeting space. And at least a dozen other meeting rooms for kids. The decision may end up being that we don't grow in size - that we stay with a max of 500.

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:52:50 PM EDT 2011
Hi Anna

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:52:53 PM EDT 2011
Not easy to find somewhere like that in a central location for everyone that can cater for all the needs I would expect.

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:53:11 PM EDT 2011
I have met Becky quite a few times but not met Peter Hindmarsh but used to read his papers and lectures years ago

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 05:53:12 PM EDT 2011
one of the adults DSNs from UCLH was at the conference I was at today but I didn't get chance to see her

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:53:23 PM EDT 2011
What about birmingham

Registered User Carrie mom to Liv dx age 10 now nearly 14  (92.26.208.47) Tue Mar 22 05:53:29 PM EDT 2011
Hello everyone! Guess I am a little late.....

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:53:36 PM EDT 2011
What about Disneyland Paris?

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:53:50 PM EDT 2011
lol jacqui LOL 

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:53:51 PM EDT 2011
hi carrie

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:53:53 PM EDT 2011
Hi Carrie yep you late, so was I

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 05:53:59 PM EDT 2011
Peter H and Becky are nice

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:54:11 PM EDT 2011
Other companies use convention centers with surrounding hotels. We tried that one time in the US and I vowed never to do it again. Dragging kids from the hotel to a convention center doesn't work. Yes, looking into B'ham.

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 05:54:38 PM EDT 2011
Oooh - Jacqui E - good idea!

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:54:52 PM EDT 2011
Pasadena!!! Smile 

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:54:52 PM EDT 2011
You stayed in Birmingham once didnt you Laura a few years ago

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:55:02 PM EDT 2011
JJ - Pete Hindmarsh is so laid back and nothing like you would expect a Prof to be, he is horizontal

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:55:10 PM EDT 2011
yay, b'ham, then we won't have to drive that far

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:55:11 PM EDT 2011
theres an enormous hotel in leicester, where the A5 crosses the m69, its gigantic, loads of free parking , will find out the name of it and pass details to you Laura

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:55:18 PM EDT 2011
when you attended the DUK Annual proffesional conference

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:55:33 PM EDT 2011
You paying Mike? Wink 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:55:37 PM EDT 2011
Cannot hold a conference in France because of their regulatory restrictions. Medical companies (such as all of our sponsors) are not allowed to come face to face with families. That would convince all of our sponsors not to be there. Mike and I actually went to tour their conference facilities a few years ago. When we discovered the rules around medical device companies, we decided on Beaumont. That's how we ended up there!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:56:14 PM EDT 2011
Thanks - yes, DO send me the names of hotels that might fit the bill. Checking into everything!

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:56:22 PM EDT 2011
Thats mad. About France I mean!

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:56:23 PM EDT 2011
Yep I heard that Laura, they can't speak to any patients at all

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 05:56:43 PM EDT 2011
I've just asked FB if anyone knows of any venues!

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:56:53 PM EDT 2011
wow never thought about things like that, will try and find the name this week Laura and get some info to you

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:56:56 PM EDT 2011
Yes - the conference was at the Convention Center in Bham and everyone was in hotels around it.

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:57:03 PM EDT 2011
Well how are patients supposed to make informed choices

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 05:57:17 PM EDT 2011
Shame about France. No good without any sponsors though.

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 22 05:57:19 PM EDT 2011
No, Pasadena was our past conference with many hotels and a conference center...too hard to do well.

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:57:32 PM EDT 2011
JJ - through their hospitals or online like us

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:57:40 PM EDT 2011
I asked someone called Julian to come and say hello to you

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:57:47 PM EDT 2011
are there no other venues in the principal hayley chain that fit the bill?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:57:57 PM EDT 2011
I am working with a company that places conferences... and we've been working with them for a long time. They'll be able to either find us a great new spot, or they will recommend that we stay put!

Registered User Monica mum of Carol (14, dx 07) and Fiona  (83.100.187.192) Tue Mar 22 05:58:08 PM EDT 2011
oh I see, I thought you meant Pasadena as a new venue

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:58:14 PM EDT 2011
Who is Principal Hayley (is this the Beaumont)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:58:22 PM EDT 2011
Principal Hayleys are not big enough. Have looked at all of them.

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 05:58:41 PM EDT 2011
@Adrienne....yep that's the chain the beaumont is in

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 05:59:09 PM EDT 2011
The conference I attended in Bham was the Diabetes UK conference, quite a few years ago.

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 05:59:14 PM EDT 2011
Well just tell the beaumont to build a brand new hall

Registered User shiv t1 for 20 years, soontobe Animas pumper!  (77.99.144.126) Tue Mar 22 05:59:25 PM EDT 2011
someone has suggested trying an airport for conferences facilities?

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 05:59:33 PM EDT 2011
lol JJ Grin 

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 05:59:50 PM EDT 2011
An airport, good idea

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 06:00:03 PM EDT 2011
JJ - we could all lay a brick

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 06:00:14 PM EDT 2011
For the foundation, I meant  Blush 

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 06:00:16 PM EDT 2011
DUK have had all their recent conference in Glasgow Scotland for the last few years. The are back in London this year

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 06:00:30 PM EDT 2011
ooh im great at brick laying !!

Registered User Jacqui E Mum to Lizzie age 12 dx 9/08 also coeliac, James 10 and Matthew 7 husband Cliff  (90.196.152.94) Tue Mar 22 06:00:41 PM EDT 2011
Got to go - I had just got back from Tescos as this chat was starting and my shopping is still not unpacked and I have not eaten dinner - manic day. Night all xx

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 06:00:47 PM EDT 2011
perhaps HR Queen Lizzie could lend us the castle for the weekend....not like she uses it that much anyway  Wink 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 06:00:57 PM EDT 2011
nite Jac, xxxx

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 06:00:59 PM EDT 2011
I think it got too big for some of the places they used before. I dont know if its smaller this year and thats why its back in London

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 06:01:14 PM EDT 2011
bye JE

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 06:01:16 PM EDT 2011
Bye Jacqui E

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 06:01:18 PM EDT 2011
Adrienne! talk about lowering the tone  LOL 

Registered User Nicky H Ashleigh's mum dx may 08 aged 6  (195.93.21.38) Tue Mar 22 06:01:21 PM EDT 2011
lol Paula can you ask her when you see her please  LOL 

Registered User Danni T1 mum  (92.13.169.76) Tue Mar 22 06:01:22 PM EDT 2011
nite Jacqui

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 06:01:30 PM EDT 2011
Nighty night Jaqui E

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 06:02:01 PM EDT 2011
Mmm sorry Paula, not intentional hehehe

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 06:02:05 PM EDT 2011
If you're in the mood to fiddle around online and see what a hotel has to offer, go to their website and click on 'meetings' or 'meetings and conventions' or 'events.' Look at the Capacity Chart and the Floor Plan maps. The Capacity Chart of the largest ballroom needs to be about 700 or greater in Banquet Seating (not theater seating) in order for us to consider it. PLUS, there need to be at least a dozen other rooms (not the same room being partitioned) which can seat 50-100 for breakouts and the children's programs. Not many places will have that.

Registered User Paula Mum of Jess, 4, Type 1 (Lancashire, UK)  (82.33.169.57) Tue Mar 22 06:02:27 PM EDT 2011
well Wills & Kate have booked the wedding for 29th April just so Abi can have her birthday off school, so can't see it being a problem getting them to lend us the castle for a weekend  Grin 

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 06:02:44 PM EDT 2011
I'm guessing the one in Glasgow would use the Scottish Exhibition and Conferebce Centre, with folk staying at the Plaza thing

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 06:02:52 PM EDT 2011
Marisa. Are you sure that you havent some distant relatives up in scotland with a spare castle or two being used as a conference centre

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 06:02:56 PM EDT 2011
Ok Laura, will check it out and have a look.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 06:03:00 PM EDT 2011
Airports have horrendous parking fees. Already checked out the Renaissance Heathrow, which would have been lovely, but unfortunately we have outgrown their space, too (they are a bit smaller than Beaumont).

Registered User JJ Mum of Sasha 16 UK England  (80.177.15.64) Tue Mar 22 06:03:19 PM EDT 2011
Yes thats where they had it for the last 7 years or so

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 06:03:24 PM EDT 2011
Parking can tack on 20 GBP per day easily to your room rate.

Registered User Adrienne Mum to 10 yr old girl  (87.112.169.22) Tue Mar 22 06:03:30 PM EDT 2011
Paula if you can get Queen Lizzie to let us have her plush pad in Windsor, you is the man  LOL 

Registered User Marisa (Scotland) Cameron, 14 dx aged 9  (93.97.131.117) Tue Mar 22 06:04:15 PM EDT 2011
Castles - lol. I'm trying to think 'cos there are some cracking venues further north - its the sheer numbers...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mum, dx'd 8/98, 21!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 22 06:04:15 PM EDT 2011
Hey - it is now 6:00 p.m. here and 22:00 in the UK - and officially the end of the chat. Neal is cooking dinner here, so I will stay online for a bit, and the room will stay open for another 30 minutes. Thanks for chatting tonight, everyone!  Smile 



                 
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