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Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

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Tow Itch
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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Tow Itch on Wed 16 Apr 2014, 7:35 pm

Hello All

Been a bit thin. I was away for the weekend before last had a great time away but the right hand side of my face exploded in skin lesions on my return. Not spots nor boils but lumps that bled.
Jumped onto the site on Sunday felt a bit more like posting didn't realise that I was still logged on.
Woke up Monday feeling industrially ragged. My digestive system is shot but I've not had any real problems or pain in years. Oh dear between pain and deep discomfort for all of Monday and Tuesday. Feeling somewhat better now but well knackered.
Didn't want to be a stranger but probably only lightweight posts. It's exhausting to think.
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Helen
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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Helen on Wed 16 Apr 2014, 11:52 pm

Hope you feel better soon Kevin and have a reasonable Easter X x x

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Caz1960

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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Caz1960 on Thu 17 Apr 2014, 12:47 am

hope you get better Kevin with a lot of rest   
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Tow Itch
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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Tow Itch on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 12:49 am

Caz1960 wrote:hope you get better Kevin with a lot of rest   

Hello is this your return for the 3014 camping year?

Like many I look forward to more tales of dog walking and family mayhem.

So good to see you back.
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Caz1960

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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Caz1960 on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 1:45 am

 I have to wait that long 3014   
you are ILL      Dont know what I am doing this year hoping to go to Spain yep the cycling race .. but to be honest I just want to finnish my projects betty and molly my two blue girls one to be modernised one to stay vintage ( origional )
day trip to yorkshire     Tour de France  still no reply from Kate ( goodwood )
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Tow Itch
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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Tow Itch on Sun 20 Apr 2014, 8:23 pm

Caz1960 wrote:still no reply from Kate ( goodwood )

A reply to an email you have sent or no general word for this year?

I hadn't looked at my email for over a week but have just found a message from Kate. No idea why she would not have sent you notification other than at one point she was sending my eMails to the wrong address.
I've forwarded Kates eMail to you and tribalkev in case he was missed out as well. I'd reply as soon as you are certain that you want to go.
Unless things are different this year (and some things are different every year) the FOS is far more packed than the Revival I'd be aiming to arrive by Tuesday if possible, from Wed it's a Lot more crowded. More competitors and support in smaller camping area.
Are you interested in catering from Malcombe over the weekend? Fri, Sat some of Sunday probably. I'll get more details if interested.
I'll see if I can contact the other Dandy owner as well.

Bring your walking boots it's a humongous hike to cover all the area.



For anyone else reading this wondering what we're talking about.

For years I'd said if anyone was interesested in going to either the FOS or the Revival at Goodwood then for a couple of hours work each day I could sort tickets.
Though somewhat presumptive of me as it is someone else who provides the tickets I figured that the person concerned always needed reliable volunteers.
So for ages I've been mentioning this as a great free show and not getting any interest.
It just so happened that after getting bumped up to free camping also then last year we had tribalkev and Caz Numbers interested. tribalkev dossed down in my Dandy and Caz turned up for the Revival where there is always loads of space. Except there wasn't last year.

If this is the sort of thing that floats your boat great please send me a PM. I'll have a word with Kate and see what is possible but I would want you to presume that you need to pay for your own camping which is about the £200.00 for the pitch [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] but this could do up to 2 Dandys and up to 5 people. (or more with a fiddle factor) I'm a bit more circumspect about saying I can sort this or that because I realise what is on offer if camping were offered for 2 or 3 people would be a £500.00 to £600.00 package and I don't wish to see someone's hospitality abused who has been very good to me.
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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Phoenix on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 10:06 pm

Mr Itch,

Sorry for being late but hope you are feeling better.

You said until you were in a previous post it would be lightweight posts only, judging by the last one we take it you are feeling better.  
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Caz1960

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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Caz1960 on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 1:19 am

I will check my mail kevin will let you know
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Tow Itch
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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Tow Itch on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 10:53 am

Phoenix wrote:Mr Itch,

Sorry for being late but hope you are feeling better.

You said until you were in a previous post it would be lightweight posts only, judging by the last one we take it you are feeling better.  

Far far better than last week but that was still a short post for me.
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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Caz1960 on Wed 04 Jun 2014, 9:46 pm

 got my towbar fixed on my car so pleased and paid little extra for the removable one   looks good so placed tow ball on the tow bar     watch fingers the thing is spring loaded  ( needed a lie down yep you just know I broke a nail   ) towed Lilly out and back then can't get the tow ball off  Evil or Very Mad turned key every which way nope went shopping in Aldi's I had quite a crowd watching and some very helpful husbands having a go could have earned a fortune " roll up ! roll up try your hand at a conundrum " nope no good I went to get a number plate for towing and popped to my mechanic to show  me  Embarassed  so simple once you know   

Then today got Daisy out to get her ready for her journey to Cambs but my friend forgot that he cut the electrics for towing no worry's he brought a brand new light board  all hitched up and connected but when i got home he informs me that my electrics are wrong as the brake lights can't be seen over the lights ( had my lights on due to rain they were brighter ) as it can't be his board because it is new!!! Mad  but my tow bar is NEW!!! and put on by an expert !!! Evil or Very Mad  so I phoned my poor mechanic and asked if he could check for me but I will check the board first  so we took the board ( that can not be at fault as it is new) to his car as we know it is right      well IT IS NOT MY CAR      the light bulbs were in the wrong place     and not a    for all the grief I got  yep still sitting hear with a smug smile on my face and told my mechanic think he is smug now as well  
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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Caz1960 on Wed 04 Jun 2014, 11:55 pm

 went to check my results of my 3rd test to see if i'm getting cleverer nothing then notice an email from my tutor saying he can't open it send it again so when I do I get a barrage of warnings that if I re-submit there will be trouble or nice word to that effect why can't I put pen to paper and send it by carrier pelican ( there is allot of paper)   
downloading - uploading - whiteboards - ODS   losing the will to live with this AND how do you upload your model that you have just made  scratch 
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Tow Itch
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Re: Grunts Groans and Moans 2013

Post by Tow Itch on Sat 07 Jun 2014, 3:19 pm

I was going to post this up for Caz Numbers as an example of what to expect in Yorkshire (Though it's a dreadful put on accent) but had a look at the site it's connected to.



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So lets see it's a campsite that provides toilets but no showers nor elsan disposal points. If you have flush toilets how hard is it to provide an Elsan point? So I'm guessing chemical loos. Wunderbar. I have memories of Pickering Steam Fair's chemical loos. It stops me sleeping at nights.

The pitch is 5m by 9m Goodwoods are 9m by 7m.
It's camping is for 3 nights Goodwoods 4 or 5 dependant on event.
Facilities toilets and cold water only. Goodwood toilets and showers cleaned several times daily. Hot water and sinks for pot washing.
Security ?????? Goodwood Quite pleasant but not to be messed with.
Reason for camping: Being close to 1 day of a free show that exists for a few hours. Goodwood To attend a 3 or 4 day show with entertainment from  08.00 to 18.00.
Cost £45 per person. it's nice that it is per person but it it fills up I bet any single occupancy pitches get their fees returned. It works out to £180.00 for four people Goodwood £160.00 for the pitch.

I've always had the hump that when I've gone to Goodwood I'm charged twice. Once to attend (though I've never paid for that and once as a supplement to camp because it's such a pain to get to.
This campsite really does just seem like a chance to milk people. I hope it has all the success of the pubs that were wanting £100.00 plus for the new years eve 1999/2000.

Though the facilities are non existent i.e. the same as the site above Pickering Steam Fair allows camping from Tues to Mon and entrance for a family of 4 for the showThurs, Fri, Sat Sun for £90.00 [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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