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Bookcrossing Convention 2018 in Bordeaux from 20th to 22nd april

Hello!
May I introduce myself?

I am the Bally from Bordeaux, and I manages the organisation for the Convention 2018, I inform you, I register, I make the invitations, in brief I'm the one who makes everything

To be honest with you, we are four Bookcrossers hidden behind this nick name "bc2018bdx":
Mariesg (she loves money!), Wilena (she loves writing), Jemlire (do you remember Helpfull Tom in Oxford? This Helpfull Jemlire) and Krissa33, well Krissa, in fact we do not know exactly what she is doing to part to order...

First info (and not the least):
We already have a website, not yet complete, but that works, and where you can sign up. You can pay by SEPA and PayPal.

There is an early bird price till 31 december, 40€, after it is 45€
Children comming with a Bookcrosser til age of 14 are free

Our website:
http://www.bc2018bdx.org/
Our email:
bc2018bdx@gmx.fr
And also
#bc2018bdx

Looking forward to see you!

Our venue:
Halle des Chartrons
Place du Marché des Chartrons
33000 Bordeaux

http://www.bordeaux.fr/---/halle-des-chartrons
(Sorry, only in french)

A nice place, with lots of restaurants beside, and a 3-minutes-walk from the OBCZ Paul's Place

NSS - Not So Secret
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/546677

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Hello!
May I introduce myself?

I am the Bally from Bordeaux, and I manages the organisation for the Convention 2018, I inform you, I register, I make the invitations, in brief I'm the one who makes everything

To be honest with you, we are four Bookcrossers hidden behind this nick name "bc2018bdx":
Mariesg (she loves money!), Wilena (she loves writing), Jemlire (do you remember Helpfull Tom in Oxford? This Helpfull Jemlire) and Krissa33, well Krissa, in fact we do not know exactly what she is doing to part to order...

First info (and not the least):
We already have a website, not yet complete, but that works, and where you can sign up. You can pay by SEPA and PayPal.

There is an early bird price till 31 december, 40€, after it is 45€
Children comming with a Bookcrosser til age of 14 are free

Our website:
http://www.bc2018bdx.org
Our email:
bc2018bdx@gmx.fr
And also
#bc2018bdx

Looking forward to see you!

Our venue:
Halle des Chartrons
Place du Marché des Chartrons
33000 Bordeaux

http://www.bordeaux.fr/---/halle-des-chartrons
(Sorry, only in french)

A nice place, with lots of restaurants beside, and a 3-minutes-walk from the OBCZ Paul's Place

NSS - Not So Secret
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/546677

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I'll be there!

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Great faizy!
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hoping

Let's hope I will be able to get off work and join you!
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I am looking forward to seeing old and new friends in Bordeaux:-)
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:) :) :)
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:) :) :)

Me too !
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:) :) :)

Me too !

Me three :-)
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I've submitted a form for myself and wife.

We're leaving on a cruise (from Barcelona or Seville) immediately after. In fact, we may not be able to attend on Saturday or Sunday.

Planning to arrive on Wednesday, most likely after a two day roadtrip from Paris, and participate in whatever shenanigans are arranged for Thursday and Friday so long as they involve wine.
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I've submitted a form for myself and wife.

We're leaving on a cruise (from Barcelona or Seville) immediately after. In fact, we may not be able to attend on Saturday or Sunday.

Planning to arrive on Wednesday, most likely after a two day roadtrip from Paris, and participate in whatever shenanigans are arranged for Thursday and Friday so long as they involve wine.

Don't worry, there will be wine ;-)
Nice to meet you again!
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Planning to ... participate in whatever shenanigans are arranged for Thursday and Friday so long as they involve wine.

Don't worry, there will be wine ;-)
Nice to meet you again!
Looking forward to it immensely. It will be good to have a seasoned expert point me to the best, tastiest, and cheapest wine.

I'd best brush up on my French. Last time I was in Paris, I'd speak like a local, and after a few sentences they would tell me, wincing, "Please M'sieur, do not speak French!"
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I'd best brush up on my French.


Duolingo works fairly well.

I brushed up my French and Spanish using it.
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I've submitted a form for myself and wife.

We're leaving on a cruise (from Barcelona or Seville) immediately after. In fact, we may not be able to attend on Saturday or Sunday.

Planning to arrive on Wednesday, most likely after a two day roadtrip from Paris, and participate in whatever shenanigans are arranged for Thursday and Friday so long as they involve wine.


Great! I was disappointed not to see you in Oslo.
I myself am really looking forward to the con. Just submitted my registration.
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Great! I was disappointed not to see you in Oslo.
I myself am really looking forward to the con. Just submitted my registration.
Looking forward to catching up with you - and all those I missed in Oslo.

There was no hope for it. Our tour of Iran started on the Friday of the convention, and our guide, who has been leading tours of the place for over fifty years, ain't getting no younger.

If we put it off for another year, we might miss out. And likely we'd clash with Bordeaux anyway.

Had a fabulous time, but there was this ache in my heart about missing Oslo.
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Great! I was disappointed not to see you in Oslo.
I myself am really looking forward to the con. Just submitted my registration.
Looking forward to catching up with you - and all those I missed in Oslo.

There was no hope for it. Our tour of Iran started on the Friday of the convention, and our guide, who has been leading tours of the place for over fifty years, ain't getting no younger.

If we put it off for another year, we might miss out. And likely we'd clash with Bordeaux anyway.

Had a fabulous time, but there was this ache in my heart about missing Oslo.


We missed you!! :-)
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Great! I was disappointed not to see you in Oslo.
I myself am really looking forward to the con. Just submitted my registration.
Looking forward to catching up with you - and all those I missed in Oslo.

There was no hope for it. Our tour of Iran started on the Friday of the convention, and our guide, who has been leading tours of the place for over fifty years, ain't getting no younger.

If we put it off for another year, we might miss out. And likely we'd clash with Bordeaux anyway.

Had a fabulous time, but there was this ache in my heart about missing Oslo.


I missed you, too!!
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I've submitted a form for myself and wife.

We're leaving on a cruise (from Barcelona or Seville) immediately after.


Barcelona would probably work better as Seville is completely landlocked.
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Barcelona would probably work better as Seville is completely landlocked.


There are river cruises from Seville along the Guadalquivir.
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Barcelona would probably work better as Seville is completely landlocked.


There are river cruises from Seville along the Guadalquivir.


I didn't know that. You learn something every day.
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I haven't attended a Convention since we hosted the 2011 convention here in the Washington, DC area, so I'm anxious to attend another. My wife and I are most likely going to attend, but will probably include the convention as part of a longer visit to France. We'll probably wait to register for the convention until the rest of our plans begin to firm up a bit.
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I haven't attended a Convention since we hosted the 2011 convention here in the Washington, DC area, so I'm anxious to attend another. My wife and I are most likely going to attend, but will probably include the convention as part of a longer visit to France. We'll probably wait to register for the convention until the rest of our plans begin to firm up a bit.

Would be lovely to see you both.
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...I just need to know on where in Bordeaux and then I can start booking everything!
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Went to the website but can't see any details about where in Bordeaux the Convention is to be held, but will sign up soon!
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They have identified a lovely building for the convention but won't know until next month whether they can have it. So not too long to wait probably.
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Krissa33, is there a specific date in July they will decide if we get the venue? I am crossing my fingers it will go our way!

Let me know if I can help with anything.
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Krissa33, is there a specific date in July they will decide if we get the venue? I am crossing my fingers it will go our way!

No. I called them by phone last week to ask if evrything is ok with all the papers I send, and they could not give me an exact date. The guy just said "in july"
So sorry, I'm afraid that we must go on crossing our fingers...
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Krissa33, is there a specific date in July they will decide if we get the venue? I am crossing my fingers it will go our way!

No. I called them by phone last week to ask if evrything is ok with all the papers I send, and they could not give me an exact date. The guy just said "in july"
So sorry, I'm afraid that we must go on crossing our fingers...
OK, fingers crossed:-)
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Krissa33, is there a specific date in July they will decide if we get the venue?

I received from the City of Bordeaux an e-mail three days ago telling me that they will come together the first week of july, and they will inform me some days later - so next week please everybody cross all fingers!

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so next week please everybody cross all fingers!

Fingers are crossed :-)
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so next week please everybody cross all fingers!

Fingers are crossed :-)

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Krissa33, is there a specific date in July they will decide if we get the venue?

I received from the City of Bordeaux an e-mail three days ago telling me that they will come together the first week of july, and they will inform me some days later - so next week please everybody cross all fingers!

I have crossed my fingers all week (imagitively, it was to difficult working and writing on the computer with fingers crossed:-) ) Hopefully it has helped:-)
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Sadly...

...I can no longer come!

Shame really...
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...I can no longer come!

Shame really...

Ohh so sorry :-(
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on your venue?
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on your venue?


I assume as we've not heard from you, you didn't get the venue you wanted.
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on your venue?


I assume as we've not heard from you, you didn't get the venue you wanted.


We met Krissa last week-end and asked her. She is very hopeful she got the location she wanted but has not received a definite answer yet.

But she recommended the Opera Hotel near the location, so I already booked :-)
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But she recommended the Opera Hotel near the location, so I already booked :-)


I've booked it too. Thanks
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And it seems there's no venue yet. :-(

We were looking at possible ways to travel to Bordeaux, places to stay and were curious to find out where all the fun will be...

Good luck on your attempts to find a venue! Hopefully things will move smoother now the holiday period is (almost) over.
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I filled in the form and payed the fee. I want to make sure that my application and money did not went astray.
Thanks in advance for enlightening...
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Yessss

Got it !
We have our venue !

A real nice place :
Halle des Chartrons
Place du Marché
Bordeaux-Chartrons

All arrond this place are a lot of restaurants and it is a 3-minutes-walk from the OBCZ Paul's Place (@Missmarkey : do you remember this place ? )
You can reach it with tramway B and C

Thank you for fingercrossing 👍
I'm happy, this makes my week-end
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Super happy to be in the Chartrons again!
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Excellent! Well done.
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RE: Yessss

Wonderful news, now we can look for accommodation and start getting excited!
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from Thurs to Sun. Same place as last time but the nice little room I had on the top floor is no longer available.
Now I just have to pay the rest of the registration fee and decide how I'm going to get there. Thinking of spending some time in Paris, before or after.
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You definitely should do that. After Bordeaux last year I went on to Paris by train and had a wonderful few days staying in the Montmatre district.
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RE: Yessss


Fantastique!!!

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Got it !
We have our venue !

Good news :-)
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RE: Yessss

Got it !
We have our venue !
I am so glad to hear, Krissa33! I hope everything is going well with the planing.
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Got it !
We have our venue !

A real nice place :
Halle des Chartrons
Place du Marché
Bordeaux-Chartrons

All arrond this place are a lot of restaurants and it is a 3-minutes-walk from the OBCZ Paul's Place (@Missmarkey : do you remember this place ? )
You can reach it with tramway B and C

Thank you for fingercrossing 👍
I'm happy, this makes my week-end

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That's brilliant news.
Yes, I remember that amazing place. I want to eat there next year!!
Time to start looking at accommodation then I think.
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RE: Yessss

We've started making bookings. As mentioned earlier, I'm working on a roadtrip from Paris to Bordeaux. There are six of us so far, and we'll assemble in Paris the previous weekend, taking three days to drive down via Bayeux, Mont St Michel and St Malo, arriving Wednesday afternoon.

I've set up a Facebook private group for planning and discussion, let me know if you need an invite; I'd hate for anyone to feel excluded from having the opportunity.

Not a grand luxury tour; we're looking at minivans and AirBnbs. Probably a maximum of a dozen participants all told, enough to have dinner together comfortably.
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Yes !

Super ! Now, I can subscribe myself and see for the hôtel.
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Perfect!

Registration & booking accommodation : done!
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Sorry

We received money from a lot of people on our PayPal account. Thank you.

But I'm on the road, and I have a problem with my laptop, it does not work any more without an electric connexion, cause the batterie is broken. Well, all my acced codes are inside this laptop...

So I cannot make updates for the moment, I'm sorry.

But don't worry, everything will be OK for the Convention
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:-)

Registration for the convention? Check
Payment (by bank transfer) for the convention? Check
Accomodation? Check

Looks like we're ready :-)
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RE: :-)

Registration for the convention? Check
Payment (by bank transfer) for the convention? Check
Accomodation? Check

Looks like we're ready :-)

Great!
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Finally

I made some updates on the homepage (attendees, venue)
If you are not on the list please tell me!
For the moment I checked only the PayPal payements, the bank payments will come later

Edit
I miss the nickname of ODonoghue, I saw your registration but without you nick...

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I made some updates on the homepage (attendees, venue)
If you are not on the list please tell me!
For the moment I checked only the PayPal payements, the bank payments will come later

Edit
I miss the nickname of ODonoghue, I saw your registration but without you nick...


That could be helod from Dublin
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I made some updates on the homepage (attendees, venue)
If you are not on the list please tell me!
For the moment I checked only the PayPal payements, the bank payments will come later


Thanks for adding my (nick)name to the list of attendees :-) I also expected a Mr. Boekentrol there (I added his name to my registration, for he has no real BC nickname). I did see Mrs. Skyring, M. Teachie and M. Romney. Did I do wrong and did I have to fill in a form form Mr. Boekentrol as well? I did pay by SEPA for both of us.
Please let me know!
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I made some updates on the homepage (attendees, venue)
If you are not on the list please tell me!
For the moment I checked only the PayPal payements, the bank payments will come later


Thanks for adding my (nick)name to the list of attendees :-) I also expected a Mr. Boekentrol there (I added his name to my registration, for he has no real BC nickname). I did see Mrs. Skyring, M. Teachie and M. Romney. Did I do wrong and did I have to fill in a form form Mr. Boekentrol as well? I did pay by SEPA for both of us.
Please let me know!

Oh no, my mistake! I did not read the registration forum till the end. I'll make the update next time I have internet and electric connections
Sorry!
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I made some updates on the homepage (attendees, venue)
If you are not on the list please tell me!
For the moment I checked only the PayPal payements, the bank payments will come later


Thanks for adding my (nick)name to the list of attendees :-) I also expected a Mr. Boekentrol there (I added his name to my registration, for he has no real BC nickname). I did see Mrs. Skyring, M. Teachie and M. Romney. Did I do wrong and did I have to fill in a form form Mr. Boekentrol as well? I did pay by SEPA for both of us.
Please let me know!

Oh no, my mistake! I did not read the registration forum till the end. I'll make the update next time I have internet and electric connections
Sorry!


No problem!
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the bank payments will come later


Have you been able to check the bank payements? It would be nice to know if our payment has arrived at the right bank account ;-)
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the bank payments will come later


Have you been able to check the bank payements? It would be nice to know if our payment has arrived at the right bank account ;-)

Not yet... sorry
ASAP
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Good news!

I just booked the best tourist guide from Bordeaux for a 3-hours-guided-walk on sunday 22 afternoon.
Who will come?
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Who will come?


ME! (travelling allowing) When will you need to know by because I can't book the train until 90 days before?
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I just booked the best tourist guide from Bordeaux for a 3-hours-guided-walk on sunday 22 afternoon.
Who will come?


Count the two of us in please! We'll be leaving on Monday :-)
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Oh, I will be gone by then, what a shame! Are you planning any activities for Thursday?
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Ooh, please add me!
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RE: Good news!

I'm pretty sure that Bludanzer22 and I will be there. I need to get the whole registration taken care of this weekend, but we are already planning a grand excursion before and after convention.
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I'm pretty sure that Bludanzer22 and I will be there. I need to get the whole registration taken care of this weekend, but we are already planning a grand excursion before and after convention.


Good news indeed!! Glad to know we are not the only attendees from US.
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I just booked the best tourist guide from Bordeaux for a 3-hours-guided-walk on sunday 22 afternoon.
Who will come?


Might be there as well, am hoping that I can stay until Monday :)
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I will be there!
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PayPal

Yesterday we received 40 € on PayPal, but without a nickname
Who was it please?
The same person who filled the register form without à nickname...
Could you please send a PM to tell us who you are?
Thank you!
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RE: PayPal

Hi, think that's me. Helen Odonoghue, my nickname is helod. Paid €40 through PayPal. Please add me to attendees list. Thanks.
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I have been preparing for the convention by sampling Bordeaux, most recently at 12 kilometres above the Tasman.

Kind of wishing at the moment this was being held in Shiraz, but I’m sure I’ll grow accustomed to Bordeaux.

Looking forward to having a masterwork stew on Stewart Island for the A/NZ unconvention starting tomorrow.
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https://bc2018bdx.blogspot.de/---/attendees.html
You don´t find yourself on the attendees list?
Tell me please!

There is also a schedule

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Yes :-) we're there and I see our payment has reached you as well. Great!!

https://bc2018bdx.blogspot.de/---/attendees.html
You don´t find yourself on the attendees list?
Tell me please!

There is also a schedule


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Excursion to a vineyard.... ....as wine lovers (not only raki rebells) hugbert & me in, please. 😋🍷
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Woohoo, calling all Guinness girls and raki rebels - your next assignnent awaits,
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I'm a Guiness girl, and hubby could qualify for raki rebel... I guess I (we) can't escape this assignment 😜

Woohoo, calling all Guinness girls and raki rebels - your next assignnent awaits,

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in english, german and french
Have a look in the store to order
If you want to create bookplates in another language, I can send you the Picture
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NSS - Not So Secret
We will also organize a NSS-Not so Secret-it has always been a tradition. It is a pleasure to offer gifts-but also to receive!

To participate it's simple:

- Sign up with your BC-nickname only by PM to http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/bc2018bdx/

- Note in the PM your preferences, what you like, what you hate (to avoid surprises)
Nickname:
I like:
I do not like:

- Update your wish list on the BC site

- Prepare your package for your NSS-partner. There must be at least one book with BCID and at least one other gift. You make according to your possibilities and your means

- Put your gift on the table provided during the Convention.

With the BCID, your partner will discover your identity

Registration deadline: 10 March 2018
Between 10 and 15 March 2018, you will receive your partner's nickname, and his/her preferences. It gives you time to prepare your parcel, and make some nice gift package

And finally, you will discover on the NSS-table the package left for you
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here:
http://bc2018bdx.blogspot.fr/---/accomodation.html

Next month I'll be in Bordeaux, and than I look for other places

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from 18th - 25th.

A friend visited Bordeaux last year, she was really impressed by the city and assured me that it is no problem to be an english speaking tourist.

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