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Evrything you REALY should know if you're going to visit the UK
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Toffeeapple
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Apparently it is an evening thing, I wasn't aware earlier.  You are right, 100 miles is a long long way, what a shame. cry

I'll try that again!

Thu 1-Sep-11
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Toffeeapple said:

Apparently it is an evening thing, I wasn't aware earlier.  You are right, 100 miles is a long long way, what a shame. cry

Well, do you want to make it a little earlier?

I think everyone is fairly open to whatever you want to do TA.....

Just tell us when, we'll be there!

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Fri 2-Sep-11
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No, no you people are all travelling, I just have to walk done the road so you decide when.

I'll try that again!

Sat 3-Sep-11
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Far be it from me to interfere (stir) but I thought the original plan was for Val & Kate to stage a Glienicke Bridge (Bridge of spies) exchange in N. Bucks under the auspices of the moderator (toffeeapple) with the rest of us playing the media masses !  As some of us are bringing provisions kick off anytime TA  I'm only doing 93miles e/w !     runaway

 

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Okay, stirrer Seth big_laugh, however, up very early the next morning with an 11-hour drive in front of us is a little more daunting to do both journeys in one weekend!! eeek

I have to admit, we have talked about how to arrange it, but I think TA understands that it can become increasingly difficult with our increasing age  embarassed.

Unfortunately!! thumbs_down

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wave  Oh dear Val. I don't think I should be going round the world at my age then.  big_laugh  Actually I think you are right.  I am getting really scared about it.  5 weeks today!!!  eeek   eeek   eeek

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No, Danuta - you're absolutely right to do what you're doing - you're being chauffeured (as it were!!) smile.  I actually envy your spirit. big_hug Don't be scared, be excited.

It is the tiring aspect I was thinking about - not a safe thing to drive while tired, but you won't be doing the driving - will you??? laugh

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I do understand Val, entirely.  I'm sure we'll get together one day though.  Danuta, I appreciate that you are feeling trepidatious but I know that you will love it when it all happens, especially the visit to India and your family.

Seth, is it really over 90 miles each way?  Tell me what time you envision as your arrival time and I shall be available.

I am still not entirely sure how many are coming or who you are?

I'll try that again!

Sat 3-Sep-11
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Toffeeapple said:

I do understand Val, entirely.  I'm sure we'll get together one day though.  Danuta, I appreciate that you are feeling trepidatious but I know that you will love it when it all happens, especially the visit to India and your family.

Seth, is it really over 90 miles each way?  Tell me what time you envision as your arrival time and I shall be available.

I am still not entirely sure how many are coming or who you are?

According to my little machine that's the distance and I'm in the year when you don't tell me to act my age ! Total of the two is 15 and the first is 6 .      runaway

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Fri 9-Sep-11
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If my harvest continues unabated for the next couple of weeks, and if Michelle and Dan can manage a bag of veg, Val, would you want any runner beans and or courgettes or anything else that is in full glut then?

Ruthie, if you can use any you can have some to take home too!

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Most certainly, Barbara, and thank you in advance.  ok

We are off to France the day after the MK shindig, and expecting visitors while in France, so very welcome indeed. welldone

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Fri 9-Sep-11
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devongarden said:

If my harvest continues unabated for the next couple of weeks, and if Michelle and Dan can manage a bag of veg, Val, would you want any runner beans and or courgettes or anything else that is in full glut then?

Ruthie, if you can use any you can have some to take home too!

Thank you kindly! Not beans though mind, I'm giving them away to my son and daughter and can't fit any more in the freezer. Hooray, I finally achieved a glut!

 

Let's hope the weather will be better than today. We had quite a thunder storm.

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Sat 10-Sep-11
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T-3 DAYS and counting......but who's nervous?big_laugh

If anyone cares to let me know how to pack I'd appreciate it.

As in, how's the weather?

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Sat 10-Sep-11
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Warm and showery here but it will be cold and showery by the time you get here.  I suggest layering you clothes, so that you can take some off if hot and put more on if cool.  We are expecting the tail end of a hurricane in the west and north-west, including Scotland.

I'll try that again!

Sat 10-Sep-11
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Lots of layers- thin layers, then you can just keep peeling them off and putting them on. It won't be cold in September, just chilly and as the month wears on you will be coming South. Average UK temperatures for September usually 57 (f) 14 (c). A waterproof. An umbrella. We don't usually get cold enough for frosts or anything serious until late October/early November, so no serious fleece action required!

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