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Evrything you REALY should know if you're going to visit the UK
Sat 10-Sep-11
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danast
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wave  It is not cold here at all and hopefully by Wednesday the wind will have dropped a bit.  At least the midges do not like a breeze of any kind!!

I agree with you Kate about the clothing and definitely a waterproof.   We are going to a B&B in Fort William, so no dressy up clothes required for Scotland, just very casual.    

Don't really know what the comparison in temp will be with Oregon.

Oh, I know I keep saying this, but I am so excited.  Anyone who wants to speak to Michelle and Dan on Wednesday evening can phone me.  Just PM me for my number if you do not have it already.  big_hug

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Sat 10-Sep-11
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In other words. more or less what you told me Oregon would be like last fall! I agree you need layers, a waterproof, umbrella if you use one and it isn't too windy, shoes that can get muddy eeek when we walk up to P's field. You may find it chilly indoors here--Devon in particular, but also in general. Houses tend to be kept less hot here, and if it is damp they may feel chilly. So, yet again, layers!

Sat 10-Sep-11
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its mild here but damp, so brolly is a good idea, but then we can lend you one anyway. Not sure what we have planned yet, was wondering about an Indian meal or Thai on saturday night, and then a home roast dinner with yorkshire puddings on Sunday, which obviously aren't the authentic thing if you don't have them in Yorkshire.

Still haven't many plans for M&Ds visit, if they get here at 3.30 ish, it doesn't give Dan very long in the railway museum as I think it shuts at 6pm, what do you thing M&D?

I could take Michelle to Barnitts while Dan is in there, or we could go for afternoon tea at Betty's cafe (if it's not too busy)

Was thinking of a trip to the Dales on Sunday maybe, there is lots to do in York, but it would be nice to see some of the scenery in the area. so much to do, so little time!

Sat 10-Sep-11
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Definitely Barnitts if you possibly can, and tea at Betty's if time, or at one of the other fantastic tea places--I think Betty's trades on their reputation a bit. (Certainly true at Harlow Carr, a long wait, not enough staff, and the food not as good as their attitude suggested.)  I haven't been to York for about 4 years, getting withdrawal symptoms as I think about all there is to do there! Partly it depends on the weather, I guess--an introduction to the Dales wouldn't be as impressive if it is throwing it down with rain and you can't see a thing, though it would be terrific in good weather.

The same is true here, both about the weather and about more to do than time to do it in. So, do we all go on the South Devon Railway, or does just Dan do it? Do Michelle and I go with Dan to Totnes on the railway, have time in Totnes and leave him to explore the railway? Or what? doh

I didn't know what I was starting last year when I tentatively suggested visiting Michelle and we met at the Oregon Garden! big_hug

Sat 10-Sep-11
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devongarden said:

I didn't know what I was starting last year when I tentatively suggested visiting Michelle and we met at the Oregon Garden! big_hug

You said it Lady! big_laugh big_hug big_laugh

I know I haven't been very forthcoming with Dan and I want to go and see, but honestly, I know we are going to be in GREAT HANDS with Janet and Barbara, and all the rest of you!

Besides, and please don't take this the wrong way, but I have found as soon as I make a suggestion, the reply I get is, "No, you don't want to see that, you want to see THIS!"

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So Ladies and Gentlemen, you show us what you think we should see, it will be much better than anything I coculd have come up with!

Getting so nervous....confused big_laugh

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Sun 11-Sep-11
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Nervous? Not excited? Or is that Oregon-talk for the same thing? big_laugh  big_laugh 

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Sun 11-Sep-11
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Nervous? No need for nerves, we gave up woad and chariots with blades on the wheels years ago ( you will know what I'm talking about when we do our walk on the Monday¦.) can't believe we are in September and visit time has arrived so quickly!

 

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brightspark said:

Nervous? Not excited? Or is that Oregon-talk for the same thing? big_laugh  big_laugh 

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Nervous?¦

YES, NERVOUS! big_laugh

 

Yes, excited too, but nervous!

Barbara and I went through the same thing last year.

We both admited to each other later on in the visit, we were nervous we wouldn't like each other. ponder

It was fine, and in the end I didn't want to let Barbara go, honestly!

But what if you all don't like me¦?runaway

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Michelle from Oregon said:

Barbara and I went through the same thing last year.

We both admited to each other later on in the visit, we were nervous we wouldn't like each other. ponder

It was fine, and in the end I didn't want to let Barbara go, honestly!

And I didn't want to leave, and I am so glad you will be here soon! But Crater Lake the next day was worth seeing. It was a real bonus that P and Dan discovered their mutual interest in trains doh  P is so sorry he won't be here when you are, and has to trust me to find the photos on his computer.

But what if you all don't like me¦?runaway

Then you disappear again--oh, you are going to do that anyway, far too soon! wave

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wave  What if Michelle and Dan don't like me!!!  I am going to stay with them for four or five days in November.  eeek

 

Actually, I am sure we will all get along just fine. smile

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Och, ma wee hen, everybody loves you! smooch

(this non-PC take-off of the Scottish accent allows you One Credit for equivalent assaults on Irish ethnicity! big_laugh )

You have been tested at the CSH meet-up on July 23rd and your certificate of authenticity as "Good craic and fantastic company" is in the mail.

Please file it safely for future reference. wave

This certification requires renewal every year, if you can attend the test centre.ponder

 

We love, you daft thing. Dan and Michelle will too. rose

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This really is the friendliest forum I've ever had the privilege to be a member of...and it's you who sets the example, Danny.  Bless you rose

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Sooliz said:

This really is the friendliest forum I've ever had the privilege to be a member of...and it's you who sets the example, Danny.  Bless you rose

When he's around......big_laughbig_laugh  

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Danny said:

Och, ma wee hen, everybody loves you! smooch

(this non-PC take-off of the Scottish accent allows you One Credit for equivalent assaults on Irish ethnicity! big_laugh )

You have been tested at the CSH meet-up on July 23rd and your certificate of authenticity as "Good craic and fantastic company" is in the mail.

Please file it safely for future reference. wave

This certification requires renewal every year, if you can attend the test centre.ponder

 

We love, you daft thing. Dan and Michelle will too. rose

 

wave Och ma wee man, you have fair made me greet intae ma porridge.  embarassed   Ta verra much.  big_hug 

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danast said:

Danny said:

Och, ma wee hen, everybody loves you! smooch

(this non-PC take-off of the Scottish accent allows you One Credit for equivalent assaults on Irish ethnicity! big_laugh )

You have been tested at the CSH meet-up on July 23rd and your certificate of authenticity as "Good craic and fantastic company" is in the mail.

Please file it safely for future reference. wave

This certification requires renewal every year, if you can attend the test centre.ponder

 

We love, you daft thing. Dan and Michelle will too. rose

wave Och ma wee man, you have fair made me greet intae ma porridge.  embarassed   Ta verra much.  big_hug

 

Does this come out translated in paperback soon.....too much for my little brain...big_laughbig_laugh

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