Newark Gathering 1 - 3 June 2018 - Official Announcement

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  1. David Shouksmith

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    You would know all about that, Henry! ;) :lol: :D
     
  2. Henry Plews

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    Yes I would. Coerced into supporting two blokes, both of them heavier than me and both rather unsteady on their feet. And little old me with my fragile arthritic knees had no escape.

    Henry.
     
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    Ah, fragile arthritic knees - that would explain why you were tottering about so much! And there was me thinking you were just completely *pissed!! I'm contrite - my apologies Henry... :doh: :oops:

    *Note to Americans - in the UK, pissed = drunk. Annoyed is 'pissed off'... :p :D
     
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    Apologies accepted David but for my own peace of mind, we really need an independent stone cold sober witness to that event because my recollection is that, I was "tottering about so much" because two big burly blokes rather unsteady on their feet, were using skinny little me as a support in an effort to remain upright. Any tottering on my behalf was because I was outweighed and outnumbered and not by overconsumption of alcohol.

    No matter, we all lived to tell the tale and a jolly good time was had by all.

    Henry (who incidentally didn't have a headache the next day).
     
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    @Henry Plews @David Shouksmith

    Ha!!!
    Henry, I think I can help you.
    I remember the three of you (or was it 4?) clinging on to each other.
    Then you left and the remainder could not stand.
    One crawled to his bed.
    Another ran to his bed but fell over, broke his glasses and could not get up again.
    He was carried to his bed.

    Of course, I was as sober as a judge!
     
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    have the memory that it was a very nice evenings / night. Why do not I just remember that it was so bad?:](*,)
     
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    Zu vieles feuer wasser vieleicht?!? :lol:8]:whistle:
     
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    Das kann nicht sein. Es war nur Bier , likör etc. vorhanden. Und eine sehr gute Pizza
     
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    That can not be. There was only beer, liqueur, etc. available. And a very good pizza
     
  10. Henry Plews

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    @shagratork

    Thank you Trevor. I also remember that I came and talked with you once I was free of the inebriates and you said you thought we looked like we were doing some sort of strange dance.
     
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    @rollschmidts

    Das ist sehr wahr, aber ich denke, dass einige Männer hatten feuer wasser getrunken, bevor Sie uns schmecken die feinen deutschen Biere und Liköre.

    Henry.
     
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    My distinct recollection is 4. They were merely expressing their deep affection for each other in a purely fraternal sort of way. IIRC, something along the lines of, " you're my best ******g mate, you - Ah ******g love you..." I'm sure I heard them saying something like that... :clap: :D

    Not quite. He could not get up because he'd simply decided to turn in for the night. Apparently he had taken his glasses off and someone accidentally stood on them.

     
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    I don't know :roll: We lay on entertainment for you guys and this is the thanks we get :whistle: :lol:

    ( Trev , Thank god you don't work for our nations security council :lol: :clap: ;) )

    Roll on Newark :D/
     
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    4 weeks tomorrow, I’ll be sat with my feet up in the caravan living life to the fullest. I can’t wait.:D/
     
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    I dinna ken fit you lot are bletherin aboot, apart fae you Matthew. I doot I winna win doon tae Newark as auldest loon is comin hame fae America an maun be connached be his aul’ Mither.
     
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    @Jean J

    :)! (But Google Translate wasn’t any good).

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    ...and you say YOU don't know what WE'RE bletherin' on about! :roll: ](*,)

    Jings, crivvens and help ma boab! - it's a good job I learned to understand Scottish from reading the Sunday Post when I was a sprog. Also more lately, 'Still Game' has proved to be a useful refresher course (but beware - NSFW, strong language, adult scenes, very politically incorrect and generally offensive for those of a delicate nature/weak constitution. If you're offended, you can't say you weren't warned!!):-

     
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    I love Still Game but of course they don’t speak the Doric, Glaswegians can’t even understand us.
     
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    Hi all - just a reminder of where we're camping & the map also shows the additional toilets that will be there again this year. Please camp in the same area as last year, know as the paddock & we will stretch out into the bigger field as required. There may be some non-gathering people camping in that area already

    Don't forget you DON't pay at reception (I collect fees over the weekend) but they will direct you if you've not been before. I strongly recommended getting a swipe card for the site barrier for a £5 deposit to save bothering the warden if the barrier is down.

    If you're a late arrival & reception is closed please don't push the intercom for the warden. Please park up on the track leading to the barrier & walk around to the rally field & borrow someones card to get in. I'll be onsite from Thursday tea-time. My phone will hopefully be on! 07 76 60 38 612


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    Emma and I will be arriving just after mid day tomorrow, looking forward to seeing you all again...
     
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    I am planning on rocking up about 2pm on Saturday for a few hours. We can't do longer which is a pity. ::Neil::
     
  22. David Shouksmith

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    :-k :shock: Did you actually say, "rocking up", there, Neil... ;) :lol:

    This morning, I looked up the Newark weather forecast on Google, BBC Weather and the Met. Office. Three entirely different forecasts for the same time at the same place! ](*,) The Met. Office was the best of a bad bunch so I've booked us 5 days of their weather - fingers crossed.

    Plan A is to set off for Newark at 1.00pm tomorrow. Those who are aware of my meticulous planning will realise that, as ever, 'Plan A' is subject to revision... :doh:
     
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    Well I guess we’ll see you sometime on Sunday then David.:) Weather isn’t bad at the moment, not so sure about tomorrow though.
     
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    Looks good enough for me! To hot over here anyway.

    See you all on friday!

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    Best wishes for all who are attending. Can someone please make a lot of pics of all the displays.
    Unfortunately I'm stuck on this dreadful ship off Egypt so can't make it. Perhaps one day.....

    Hope the weather holds out
     
  27. David Shouksmith

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    Just wait until you get landed, matey - then you'll wish you were back on board! Egypt is a remarkable country, no doubt about it... :shock: =; :doh:
     
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    Matt lighting a small stove
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    Lies, my stoves going fine! Now.:oops:

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