Robin and Linda FF
Kirsten, Jon and Benedict
Min and Alex
Robin and Linda FF
Tony Gardner (taxi runs)
Nick L and Alastair and Alex (taxi runs)
Stephen Turner (veggie cook)
Itzel - Spanish exchange partner to Stephen Turner
Kim Andrews and Robin Somes
Tidy Fairy and Lorna
Tim H, Anne and Brendan
Mike and Virginia
George & Shelagh Middleton
Helen & Mike Mumford (Johns)
Min and Alex
Roger and Vicenta
Molly and John Gilliver
Andy Taylor, Helen, Annie, Ada
Neil Hopkins, Alicia, Jamie, Jan, Mo (Neil's mum)
Vicky and Bluerose
Kirsten, Benedict and Jon
Kate Lambert and baby Emilia
Annie - friend of Rosie
Julia - friend of Rosie
Mary - friend of Rosie
Sean - lurker and sometime tutor of wunderkind
Neil + Alicia
Helen, Annie, and Ada Taylor
Sarah K: apple, sultana salad
Neil and Jan: pop and crisps and chilli chocolate dish
Robin and Kim
smoked salmon & lemons and various chocolate offerings.
Vicky Melons and pineapples Grapes and Feta cheese
Fenny: choc cake, humous & crudites, ice.
Rosie: kedgeree and a cake or two.
Tidy Fairy: nice tray of yummy stuff from the veggie shop
Lizbuff: veggie curry and Naan bread
Penny: table, gaze-bow, pringles. Drinks table
Helen & Mike Kettle Chips Assorted
flavours. And at least a couple of chairs. Assorted colours.
Jane: table, potato, avocado and
cress salad and soft drink.
Chris D : spicy rice salad and veggie rolls
Stephen Turner: Dalepak vegetable grills on ciabatta bread with
red onions and peppers
My contribution to veggie feast: good life veggie burgers, Quorn
sausages, Bean burgers,
Vicky: low cal. drinks, coke.
Kate Brown : goose liver pate
Mary Kemp: soft drinks and coffee cake
Robin and Linda: selection of cheese
Al: Greek salad and mineral water
McToodles: onions to be cooked on the veggie BBQ
Molly Gilliver: German-type potato salad, with eggs.
George M. dozen bottles of Old Speckled Hen beer
Tim R: home made cheesecake
Tim H: Rum and raisin chhesecake (like last year). Warning: contains
Toodles : bread, rustic, which contains seeds, white and wholemeal.
Weevil: ash trays.
Books in boxes 50p a title
Mike & Virginia
Guess the Name of the Pig: 20p a go. Organised by Hazel and Claire.
Chuckler: The Archers Collection (knitting and crochet patterns) dated
1983, using Argyll wool.
Borchester Echoes, Jock Gallagher
Ambridge Summer, Keith Miles
Vintage Archers Vol. 2
Vintage Archers (The Lost Episodes) Vo. 3
One hippo that doubles as a nightdress case
One smaller hippo that doesn't seem to do anything. Al
jigsaw of Ambridge, Tidy Fairy
The Charles Hankel Memorial Tuit, and BBQ 2002 umra mug Jane
Hippo butter dish, Lizbuff
Scott - friend of Pauline
Fenny's mum Enid Bensa
James - friend of Rosie
Keith Sheep and Mrs. Sheep
BTMS and Paul
David Medcalf and Jen Hayler
Jim Easterbrook and Sarah
Marjorie and Tony
Paul - freedombird
Stephen Tilley and wofe
>Kim Andrews and Robin Somes
<beam> Thank you Chris. I was beginning to think we had to use 
separate cars. ;o)
>Roger and Vicenta
... isn't this Brrtiski and Mrrsski?
BTW, AIAOU worrying about Jane's table, potato, avocado and cress
salad. Sounds awfully chewy.
"May 6,000 strabismic telephone operators prance in your genitals.
oo-er, wrong newsgroup." Charles F Hankel -- Hapless FAQer on the Wirral peninsula. RIP.
Penny forgot to bring our Eric Pig the money box, so Niles' much loved
battered tin will be pressed into service for the meat money donations.
-:) Nugger off, nit-picker. Has Robin bought you a wooden spoon
Nope. I think it's the non-netted umrat neighbours of the McToodles
ain't it ?
Am I right in assuming that there will be lifts available to Toodles Towers
from the station, as last year? And what sort of time should I be at the
station/pub place to make sure that I'm not causing more inconvenience that
is strictly necessary, please? Ta.
nipson anomema mem onan opsin
Oh well if we can have apologies then put me in as well
I have only recently got Mother Back from Respite Care and it will be
three months before I get another break
Bernard M. Earp
Still holding the heights of Bromley Cross
|Three Gs arrivals
[snip 1/2 doz]
THere ain't 'alf gonna be a lot of cars outside chez McMillan!
Aha! Thanks. I'd been a) wondering why Vicenta got shortened to Vib
(?) and b) thinking it didn't sound very Danish. You'd think I'd have
managed to draw the obvious conclusion, but apparently it eluded me.
Ho hum. If I go back and do the IQ test a few more times, till my
score improves, will I get brighter? :o)
>> please note careful avoidance of "come in...", Brritski.
>-:) Nugger off, nit-picker. Has Robin bought you a wooden spoon
?? What did I do now?
Better include me here - despite Robin's best efforts and persuasion I can't get out of a scout camp that weekend. I'll be
with you in spirit as we tuck in to roast chicken for lunch, though.
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Not sure, give us all a quick flash on Saturday and we'll let you know.
If I can give you a *quick* flash, I'll got fitter too!
Well it'll have to be a quick one if Vib comes to the BBQ as threatened
I should imagine so. After all - that seems to be the government's
reasoning behind testing children every five minutes.
For those who are wondering how they'll recognise the house, well we put
some A4 sheets in the windows which scream UMRA.
"The Man's obviously got a blockage in his frivolous region."
Truly of the Yard
Right: moves Fenny's mum to the definites list.
That is the intention, yes :) Various people with cars will be able to
ferry various people without; Chris generally groups 3Gs arrivers together
on the list so that you can look out for each other. The aim is to get
all there for about 1pm, so arriving between 12 to 12.30 would be wise.
Somerats get there earlier and enjoy an additional pint, usually on the
tables on the road side of the station pub, though if (heaven forfend)
it's wet then try inside !
Here's the contact fobile number for any fine tuning:
I don't like to say this but the beeb's site shows thundery showers.
Nick: can you have them over your side of the town and on towards
We are not having ANY rain here thank you rain gods.
Sadly I've just had a phone call from her mum to say she's not at all
well this evening and a blood test has revealed an infection. The
results may well mean she has to go into hospital tomorrow for
intravenous antibiotics rather than bouncing around here as she so badly
wanted to with a few more mouthfuls of tablets to take per day.
So I hope if I keep everything crossed that I can, she'll be able to
come for at least part of the time. Hazel might be a bit down in the
dumps of course, but you'll all understand why now.
Aren't the Virgins supposed to prance around in a circle with err. ummm
... well.... ahem, little left to the imagination. Over here dear! I
have a lovely fluffy towel to wrap you in .... (er, excuse me everyone,
I'll attend to the barbecue later!)
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It's been downgraded to light showers now, but I think that the
forecast has shown just about every kind of weather except snow for
Spike : Sodding, blimey, shagging, knickers, bollocks, Oh God - I'm English!
I'm happy to be inundated in the service of Umra ;-)
>We are not having ANY rain here thank you rain gods.
Overnight rain has stopped and, although the sky is overcast, I can
convince myself it is brightening. Here's to lunch ;)
At great personal sacrifice I washed the car yesterday rather than today
so as to attract the rain overnight. Phase A of my plan worked.
I have just come in from a failed attempt at gardening. Any normal day
in these conditions and I'd have stayed in bed, but phase B of my plan
worked and it is drizzling here in Bedford now and as any fule kno if
you start your journey in rain it will end in sun.
You may all thank me later today if you're not too sunburnt :)
And as someone else said up there ^, anyrats who can't make it today for
whatever reason, we'll be thinking about you and hoping that you'll make
it next year.
Richard came down from Aberwystyth yesterday evening (by train) and will
go back tomorrow to start his exams on Monday. A credit to his dad.
By looking helpless, mainly. It's surprising how much help a woman on
her own with a baby gets on the tube, for example. For relatively long
trips, the obvious sticking things you don't need to get there at the
bottom, and plenty of toys/books/food at the top of a bag, and then trying
to keep bags to a minimum - either pushchairs or carriers work quite well,
although pushchairs aren't much fun on the tube, obviously. (If we're away
for a while I tend to do things like buy fake nappies when we get there,
cos of space).
Does any of that help?
Kirsten Procter ghoti
UHB UNCEMPT UBBBA
What are "fake" nappies? Are they something which gives you an enormous
bum but the weewee still goes alll over everywhere?
Linda ff, Cambridge
Strong men will run for miles and miles
When one from Cherry Hinton smiles
- Rupert Brooke
I think I'd better go out in the rain and cool down.
<nod> Benedict's always been really interested in trains, so the journey
occupies his attention for most of the time.
If you're lucky, she'll fall asleep
> Yes. It's more or less what I do for charging around Bristol but I
> wasn't sure I could cope with entertaining a baby on a crowded train.
> Even in the car I had to sing most of the way and I can't imagine the
> rest of the passengers feeling thrilled about that. But then maybe the
> other passengers would be entertainment enough...
The other passengers might have joined in the singing. Ma always talks
to small children nearby  when she travels by train.
 And just about anyone else
 Whether they want to be talked to or not.
Is this supposed to be a follow-up to the circumcised dog thread ?
Depends on your passengers: Hazel often keeps smaller ones amused just
by talking to them in their own patter. She's much more patient than
I'll ever be.