BACON ROLLS CANCELLED - No joke

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  1. bobandjanie

    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    :Sad: BACON ROLLS :cry:
    CANCELLED


    Very sorry to disappoint those Funsters who were prepared to slop around holding onto bacon rolls and hot drinks. We have decided it would be mad to go ahead with the event. Sunday's weather is expected to be worse...The tractors will already be far too busy pulling vans out of the mud let alone extricating gas cylinders and barbecues from the goo :Rofl1: So thanks for the earlier offers of loans of equipment but at least you will not have to pressure wash the stuff off again!

    The marquees are to be left up and we hope to see some Funsters in there this evening to have a good laugh with. No doubt we will be there Sunday morning too for a chat with anyone that wants to bring their hot drinks and have a gossip and some biscuits.

    The Dodgy Dip is also not going ahead, only sold three tickets so far, the thought is that some of us (but not us :RollEyes:) will be leaving as early as tractors can be rousted, so any winners may be heading home....

    Such a shame that the drought conditions have cast a very wet shadow over the Peterborough Show usually such a great and enjoyable event.

    Once again, our apologies. Jane & Bob
     
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  2. Landy lover

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    Certainly no one should blame you two for that decision Bob and Jane - you have done a fantastic job of getting people in and welcomed in what must be one of the worst weather conditions for a rally ever seen at this time of the year - I have this feelingt that many may call it quits today as there does not seem any let up until about 4 or 5 pm.


    Many thanks for your efforts which have been much appreciated
     
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    If it's any consolation .......

    The weather here in Montalivet (Aquitaine) is also appalling, Hollyberry and I have been holed up in our respective vans for a week now with incessant rain !! Thank goodness for the Sat dish fitted last year !.......Fantastic recipe for 3 cheese Cauliflower Cheese on the tv this morning !
    If only I could get to the Saturday market to get the ingredients !! boo hoo !:cry::cry::cry:
     
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    Now swapping to Seafood Menu.

    Singing Cockles and Mussels alive aliveo.
     
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    I am drawing up plans for an Ark as I have now developed webbed feet.

    Worst weather I've seen in 5 years in France.
     
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    Warm and sunny in Toulouse!:Smile::Smile: Frankie ordered it for us :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Guys I am so sorry you are all having a miserable time at the Peterborough show, but just to let you know today is the best day up here in two weeks; the sun is shining and the windows are open letting in all the lovely warm air.

    I know this does not make any of you any more cheeful, but it does wonders for us.

    Norman
     
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    Just opened the blinds and half the vans around me have gone already:cry:

    There are more people queuing up for the tractor than bacon rolls at the moment. I can see at least 4 others waiting for the tractor....

    Shame really. Me being a lazy fulltimer, I am going to stick it out and make the most of the yorkshire pudding company catering van :BigGrin:

    See the brave ones in the tent tonight :Wink:
     
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  9. slobadoberbob

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    I think you made the right decision

    Sue and I both think you made the right decision... for those lucky enough not to be here.. it is getting worse by the hour.

    We have been into the show again this morning.. not nice .. rain, rain and more rain.. stopped by JIM's emporium .. he was cheerful ... visited other traders like Duncan of Star Spangled Spanner... again cheerful given the weather and mud.

    We have now put some faces to names.. nice to meet so many of the people we have exchange banter and debate with.

    But I can only confirm Bob & Jane's views it is one big mud bath...would not say it was fun watching the tractors at work, as no one wants to get stuck in the mud.. but I have seen some silly driving.. either to fast or with a led boot.... two stuck in BrownHills area near us.. but had no idea of how to leave the pitch... long waits now for the tractors.

    We are here to Monday whatever...


    Big thank you to the Marshall's Bob & Jane and those that are helping them.. great job given the weather.. you have done more than anyone can expect of you... we appreciate it... :thanks2:

    Bob & Sue + Ezzie
     
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    Well, first Peterborough Show we have missed in 5 years, looks like we made the right choice :RollEyes:

    What a shame the weathers not great, but, I reckon your all still having a good time.

    You can't change the weather.

    And, think of all those Pigs breathing a big sigh of relief that you have taken that decision Bob & Jane.


    I hope you get a medal after this.

    As Nikki and I know only too well, being a Marshal is hard at the best of times, but doing it when your amongst all of this rain is a thankless task. :thumb:

    good luck guys and please send us plenty of photos of Tractor Extractions, Im a Tractor fan. :thumb:
     
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    just glad i missed this one.....almost booked (boss allowing time off that is :Angry:) as i haven't been to Peterborough show before.

    as for the bacon and rolls......a lot of freezer space and use next time....rolls, a largely populated duck pond :thumb::Laughing:
     
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    The Peterborough show, must have cost lots of dough,

    But the Funsters will enjoy, No Matter,

    I said to the wife, "Getting out will be Strife"

    Then along came a guy with a Tractor......................:Rofl1:


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    Yes, I have to add to this as well. We've had great weather in the south of Scotland all this week, brilliant sunshine yesterday, cut the grass:thumb:
    It's sunny again today, with a few clouds, but sadly heavy rain on the way tomorrow, it's coming northwards from south of the border!
    Who said it always rains in Scotland?:Wink:
    Margaret:BigGrin:
     
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    Its sunny in Calais, just had lunch, smoked salmon. We also had some nice crispy bacon butties for breakfast.




    Ah well back to Blighty on Monday..

    People have been swiming in the sea over here, and NO MUD.
     
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    Sorry you guys are having such a wet time of it, sounds a bit like the Northern show last year. There they closed the show lunchtime on the Sunday and traders were packed and moving off by 3pm and cheshire showground is very well draining so although we had a lot of water laying on the roadways the ground itself wasnt too bad and drivable on even with a top coat of water in places.
     
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    Stocking up on your Piat d'or Dave? :Laughing:
     
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    Fingers crossed for nicer weather for Ipswich.

    Bob and Jane, we know you must have made a huge effort over there at the Showground and we feel sad the great British weather has thwarted your efforts.
    As Jeff (in the Hymer with the two black labs) will tell you, "If it ain't raining, it ain't training!" (old Army saying), so chins up and use the bad experience to better prepare for the future!
    The next Funsters meet should be in Spain!:Laughing:

    In the meantime, we'll try and make it up by bringing over a bottle or five at the White Horse meet.

    To all the other Funsters there, show your appreciation for the marshalls by giving them a push at home time!:thumb:
     
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    Peterborough Tractor and Farm Machinery Show

    We are home and it's stopped raining at last. Thank you Bob and Jane for waving us in and out! You are both brilliant. Also many thanks to everyone else who were helping out.

    Well we have been to two Motorhome Fun Rallies this year and have had to be pulled out by tractors at both sites.:Rofl1::Rofl1: Checking the long range forecast for Newbury to go for a hat trick.

    See you all soon.:Cool:
     
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    He's bought a full case, Jim. Doubled the value of his van :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    let us know which shows you are going to------
    we will know which ones NOT to go to:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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