Rally Chat Malvern Show Verses Bristol Balloon Fiesta

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  1. Ambilkate

    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    It would be easy for us as we don't like the Malvern show as much as others :)

    Having said that, as we were at Bristol this year we will probably be elsewhere next year :)
     
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    We may be in the same dilemma as have enjoyed both hugely before! Have to make some tough choices as booking will be available soon for the shows... Malvern is a great big gathering of Funsters so good chance to catch up with some that never venture much further down south but the friendly spirit of the Funsters at the much smaller but well located Balloon Festival Rally this year was exceptional...
    @Trikeman Any chance of another MHF Bristol Balloon Festival Rally at Cotham again this year please? Terry did say we were well behaved!
     
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    Oh my word........ what well we do............. have to have a long think about this one and of course a drink to help, Be back later
     
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    Well we have made our minds up it is going to be the balloon fiesta. We let Amanda have the casting vote :)
    Anyone thinking of joining us will need to be thinking of going around the 8th or 9th of August so as to get a good position at the top of the farmers field . A few of you have already expressed an interest in going with us to this so Thought i would mention it early so you can put it on your 2016 calendar :) (y)(y)(y).
    regards Kate
     
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    We meet on the farmers field just over the road as Amanda would not be able to walk from where you all met up last year. We did try to visit you but had to give up as it was up hill and we just could not push her up the hill on her walker. If Trikeman does do it again next yearw e may visit you all by taxi as we would have loved to have joined in some of the gatherings x Kate Bill & Amanda x
     
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    I'm sorry to have to break this to you Wombles but it was @Tootles and @cliffandger and @Silkcut1105 @ROB1CHELSEA1 , @chippy63 , @Taran_Las and us that he was basing his measure of well behaved, you, Joy, Debs and Kevin and the rest of the Ner-do-wells were well out of order, partying till god knows when; typical of MHFunsters I'd say.
     
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    Oh really?:D
     
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    Bummer; me and Sian said we wanted to make the balloon festival next year :(
     
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    whilst the meet its self was good i wouldn't bother with the balloon festival again ,one big funfair,food was dire and exspensive and spent hours waiting for women going to toilets
     
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    Hi Debs we stay on the farmers field have put a google map link for you . you do not have to book . If you are a member of the MCC they have a pre balloon meet plus a balloon meet on the same field but at the bottom . Have a look at the links. You do not have to Pre book :)
     
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    Shame sounds like you missed all the fun we have been having over the last 5yrs there . Never went to the fair the first 4yrs not enough time so much to see and do did go to it this time though as we had children with us and they wanted to go on a few rides. As for queing for the loo's we were parked in van over the road so we used to pop back :)
     
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    Hi @Ambilkate, I think from memory it's August not June.
     
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    Hi thanks it was a typing error i have corrected it lol :) in saying that though may pay to go a month early to make sure we get on the first row of camping lol
     
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    We enjoyed both Gatcombe Farm and the Balloon Festival this year, staying with the MCC. We walked over to the Festival itself a couple of times but not in the evenings as we weren't impressed by the fairground. The balloons flying right over us on the camp site were great though (y)
     
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    You must have removed your name from the naughty list Phil, tut tut tut....
     
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    Oy @Popeye - Phil @Taran_Las was not naughty, he was a good butler, although he did spill Jac's wine whilst pouring for us on a balmy, sunny early evening.... It wasn't cold at all......

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    Decisions.... Decisions ....... always wanted to do the Balloon Festival but missed Malvern last year .......
     
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    Not done Bristol, yet.

    When you've done one show you've done them all.
     
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