Highland Minimeet 30th August - 2nd September 2013

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    Starting new thread for minimeet as the Highland Gathering is now full.
    We will be restricting numbers - to ensure that it is "mini" and already have 6 vans booked - so let me know if you want a place kept for you.
    Usual information applies - free, but donations accepted for local mountain rescue team, barbeques, trips to Dores Inn & Loch Ness etc. It is a formula that seems to work, so we're sticking to it
    all the best and safe travels
    Margaret
     
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    Highland Minimeet 2013. 30th August – 2nd September

    Only six weeks to go! Please could you confirm if you are still coming and when you expect to arrive. Please let me know if I have missed you out!

    Booked
    Magbrin
    Littlebt
    Steveboy
    loulou
    nightman
    2cv
    Bodgerndog
    Guernsey Donkey
    Passing places
    susie
    cowanhouse
    squibby
    Lindavid
    mygrassisblue
    rayb182
    maacracing

    Provisional bookings
    roamingman
    Tonybvi
    Metblue
    red ted
    normanandsue
    dingray
    The wizend of OZ

    The meet is free and will follow the tried and tested pattern, but remember it is an informal meet and you can join in as much or as little as you like. More details will follow later but in the mean time – for those who have not been before there will be BBQs, a trip to Dores Inn on Loch Ness, and plenty of time to relax, enjoy the sunshine, and meet old and new friends. We will accept donations for the Caringorm Mountain Rescue team, and at the Highland Gathering earlier in the year we raised over £200 – lets see if we can beat that.
    Some requests:
    We will need drivers for the minibus if you want to go to Dores. Please let me know asap if you would be happy to drive.
    We will need some shelter – if you have safari room, pagoda or any other form of shelter (even just a windbreak!) you would be happy to share, please let me know.
    We will need some food to cook on the BBQ, as well as some rolls, salad etc. Also charcoal, firelighters, kitchen paper, tools etc.
    Just as an afterthought is anyone in Spain, or going before they come here? If so, would you be able to do me a small favour. I can assure you it is legal and just involves buying me a couple bars of soap and finding a small space to bring them back!
    Look forward to seeing you all at the end of August
    All the best and safe travels
    Margaret​
     
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    Margaret
    Never haven been to any meets so far can you tell me if there is EHU or NOT ?? as we have never been anywhere that there is NO EHU.

    Not sure if I'm working that weekend or not but is there still spaces available

    thanks

    Ron
     
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    No EHU on the field, but we may have space with EHU on CS. We only have 2 hook-ups and I know one is already booked. I will confirm if you are able to come, but you would have to pay the CS price, I'm afraid.
     
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    Hi Margaret and Angus,
    Yet again we will be unable to get to the mini-meet, Gel has an appointment at Papworth Hospital, sorry for any inconvenience this has caused, we was looking forward to this meet, :cry::cry:
     
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    Typical, we're in Inverness tomorrow for a few days and on the date of the mini meet, we are three days into our Euro juant :Angry:

    Maybe next year then. :thumb:
     
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    Not a problem, but sorry you won't be here. See you again soon and hope all is well following hospital visit.

    You are welcome to call in, here, anytime. You will no doubt be passing on your way to euroland - why not stop off on your way? You could come this weekend (free stopover for 1 night or CS) although we may not be about - weather is too good to stay at home and we will be confined to barracks from early August as we will be on duty when our new grandbaby arrives:Eek!:
     
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    Hi Margret and Angus,

    Anthea and myself will be there along with the boys, looking forward to it.
     
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    Sorry but I cant see the location of the meet? All I can see its in the highlands. We may be interested for our first meet if you have room?
     
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    Good:BigGrin: I hope Bruce will be with you:Smile: Looking forward to seeing you again.

    Yes, there is room:Smile: We are South West of Inverness - see http://www.brinherbnursery.co.uk/ for more information of who and where we are.
     
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    This may sound a silly question Margaret but

    How bad are the Midges at that time of year
    as I can be very susceptible to midge bites ?:Smile:

    Roger & Sheila.
     
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    Generally there are still midges about at the end of August/early September - but it all depends on the weather conditions. Midges live in damp areas, mainly on the west and don't like strong sun, wind or cold. We are nearer the east coast, and nearly always have a breeze/wind so on the whole we don't get a lot of midges.
    Obviously I cannot guarantee a midge free minimeet, but I can assure you that if there are midges here they will be even worse on the west:Wink:
     
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    Bump!

    Still await some confirmations - please see message 2 on previous page.
    Lunch at Dores Inn booked for Saturday (31st) - let me know if you want to book meal/space on minibus. Thanks
    All the best and see you soon
    Margaret
     
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    Sorry about the late confirmation, will arrive Friday if space still available,
    Ray
     
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    You''re booked in Ray - can we persuade you to join us at Dores this time??
    All the best and safe travels
    Margaret
     
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    More information ............

    Most participants have been here before, but as a reminder and for those who have not this is an outline of what will be happening, and what you can do/bring to help. Remember that you can join in as much or as little as you like. It is free but we do ask for donations for the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue team.
    Lunch has been booked for Dores Inn on Saturday 31st. There are a few spaces left on the bus, but (as they say) book soon to avoid disappointment. There will be a small charge to cover the cost of the community minibus.
    We will be having BBQs, weather permitting, and the Schoolroom Café and shop will be open for a few hours each day. For the BBQs – hopefully there will be 2 – bring enough food for yourselves and be prepared to share it. If everyone does the same we will have a good selection of interesting food. It would also be helpful if you could bring a contribution towards charcoal, Rolls, sauces salads, and bin bags, kitchen paper, tongs etc. Also remember any drink you may require.
    Shelter – over a period of time we have borrowed various wind breaks, awnings, safari rooms, pagodas etc. but at the moment we have nothing to protect us against wind or rain. If you have some form of shelter you are prepared to share, could you please let me know.
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for your e mail I think I have replied but can find no confirmation of my e mail being sent. Please would you confirm us both coming and reserve us a place for the meal at the Dores Inn.

    Norman
     
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    Thanks for this and your PMs - all arrived safely. Sorry not to get back to you last night. You are booked in, and places reserved for you on the bus and at Dores for lunch on Saturday. Thanks also for the offer of driving but it will not be taken up as for once I have had more offers than I need.

    Still some places available if there is anyone else out there, in the Inverness area at the end of next week

    See you all soon and safe travels
    Margaret
     
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    Hi, Just been chatting to mum and she would like to come to the minimeet. This will be our first and probably the furthest travels for us so far. Please can you add us if there's still room. We don't have any proper shelter but we can bring a pop up gazebo if that helps.

    Sandra
     
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    Thanks for your PMs, "wizened" (sorry you can't make it:cry:) and JohnM (I will PM this evening with more details, but we can certainly fit you in.)

    We would be delighted to see you and your pop up gazebo will be a great help. Is it just 2 of you?

    All the best and safe travels
    Margaret
     
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