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Seabird Get Together - Northumberland, UK - Spring 2014

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:46 AM

This sounds like a great UK GTG, well done @Safari Cal


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:48 AM

Will do.  But as for the Early Grey and cucumber sandwiches haha, a flask of PG tips and some tinfoil wrapped bacon buttes might be the best I can muster  :P

 

But there are no catering facilities on the Islands, we do have to carry a packed lunch and seeing as you more or less assumed responsibility for the menu I would be happy to pass over responsibility for its provision to you too.  :P


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:49 AM

@wilddog Are you sure you can't make it?  ;)


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:01 AM

Will do.  But as for the Early Grey and cucumber sandwiches haha, a flask of PG tips and some tinfoil wrapped bacon buttes might be the best I can muster  :P

 

But there are no catering facilities on the Islands, we do have to carry a packed lunch and seeing as you more or less assumed responsibility for the menu I would be happy to pass over responsibility for its provision to you too.  :P

 

"more or less assumed responsibility for the menu" ???????????????? :blink:

 

No problem Cal, happy to do it. Once the numbers are finalised I can start getting an indication of what people expect in their packed lunches. KitKat or Wagon Wheel, Baby Bel or DairyLea


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:10 AM

Sorry, no, but I think it is such a nice idea to get members together in that way; doing what they love best with like minded companions. Looking forward to the TR and images. Obviously you have good organisational skills @Safari Cal and the art of delegation (@Soukous and the catering).

 

What? no caviar and champagne? ^_^


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:28 PM

Sorry, no, but I think it is such a nice idea to get members together in that way; doing what they love best with like minded companions. Looking forward to the TR and images. Obviously you have good organisational skills @Safari Cal and the art of delegation (@Soukous and the catering).

 

What? no caviar and champagne? ^_^

 

caviar and champagne?

my dear lady I think you live in a different world to me :P


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:50 PM

@Soukous Well if you're not going to put the effort in...  :P


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:04 AM

go then, fire me! I'll take to tribunal. :D


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:50 PM

go then, fire me! I'll take to tribunal. :D

 

Haha, goddammit you've called my bluff @Soukous, I guess  KitKat, Wagon Wheel and Baby Bel or DairyLea will have to do  :P


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:46 AM

Still pestering ian to see if he wants to go too. If not, would anyone have car space if I came up by train?
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:26 AM

@kittykat23uk I have space and can pick you up from Newcastle train station on the Friday and drop you off on the Monday.  I can pick you both up if thats easier for you than driving up?

 

I was planning to drive up the coast road on the Friday to arrive at Seahouses in time for dinner and a few drinks with everyone, so all you need to do is let me know what time you plan to arrive at Newcastle and I'll be waiting.  I'm booking seats on the boat for the all day trip on Saturday, this gives us a chance to re-book for the Sunday if the weather is bad.  (There would be space on at least one of the Sunday boat trips out).

 

So far those confirmed are:

 

@Soukous x 2

@africapurohit x 1

@JohnR x 2

Me x 1 (Maybe other local birders/photographers coming along)

 

Potential:

 

You x 1 (or 2 if you convince Ian)

 

I'll book 10 spaces and if we have to cancel a couple it isn't a problem.  You still have plenty of time to convince him, but I would think about booking the hotel soon as it is bank holiday weekend. I posted the details of a couple of local places earlier in the thread.  If you have any problems let me know.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:58 AM

@kittykat23uk  I will be driving up from Suffolk on Friday. I'll have plenty of car space adn would be happy to pick you up somewhere convenient.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:05 PM

Thanks both! We live in Norwich so that sounds promising to me. I will try and get @BigBaldIan to make a decision and let you know ASAP.
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:36 PM

@kittykat23uk Great stuff, sounds promising, the mini UK GTG is turning into a maxi UK GTG, all we need now is to relocate some of the contents of @Paolo's Dads wine cellar from the Milan GTG.  :P

 

@Rainbirder Any chance you can make it down for the weekend?


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:53 PM

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:06 PM

We sure do GW  :D

 

Just have to ask though, who's bringing Anti-Tern Head Protector (aka pith helmet) with them?


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:31 PM

I am always metaphorically taking the pith. Must try to get a concrete one, so to speak.  :rolleyes:  :P


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:04 AM

@Safari Cal
Thanks for the invite Cal but sadly I'll be tied up.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:05 PM

Hiya,

 

I'll look at booking this as well. We'll have to leave it a little open for now, depending on Ian's job situation, but if I book a double room then he has the option of coming or not. :)


If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
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King Julian: “Who wipes?”

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 12:02 PM

I have booked us in for the three nights too.
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
Alex: "Whoa! Hold up there a second, fuzzbucket. You mean like, uh, the live in a mud hut wipe yourself with a leaf type wild?"
King Julian: “Who wipes?”





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