Fantastic meet at hagger's bring and buy

Discussion in 'Rally Planning Discussion and Chat' started by staging lady, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. staging lady

    staging lady

    Nov 12, 2007
    North Wales in the Hills
    Just wanted to say thank you to Paul and Nikki, Graham and Jean and all the other funsters who helped make this such a fantastic weekend.
    We were not quite the last to arrive ( at the wrong gate!) on Friday but we had a very warm welcome from the marshalls before going to the pub for the fish and chip supper.
    Afterwards entertainment with much music and time to catch up.
    Saturday was the great sale day. Drat! Too late for Roadrunner's and Jaws's tables.
    Note to self for next year- don't dither -buy it!
    Brian had the contents of last weeks car boot but even he was topped by Bigfoot who had brought THE KITCHEN SINK!
    Ukele lessons in the afternoon, (thank you Janine and the others) after catching up with everyone and the great Funsters hand crafted feast in the evening::bigsmile:.
    Much singing and then snoring till it was time to do the bacon butties on Sunday with Paul and Nikki.
    (Sian, your hens lay beautiful eggs for those of us who cant eat bacon:Smile:).
    We didn't want to leave.
    Thanks to Paul and Nikki, Graham and Jean for a fabulous weekend. Can't wait for next year.
  2. the stig

    the stig Funster

    Oct 10, 2009
    Yes, we are now home from a wonderful weekend. Didn't join in on all the eventing, due to us having last minute company. Although we were all invited to join in. Thank you Paul.
    However it was still brilliant. As usual thou weather turned glorious on the day of packing up. Once again big thank you to Paul & Nikki, Graham & Jean for all your hard efforts. well worth it guys xx
    As usual, great to see old friends and meet new ones

    love n hugs
    Andrea & Jeff
  3. Glynn

    Glynn Read Only Funster

    May 2, 2010
    Yes well done Paul & Nikki and crew you deserve a big pat on the back for putting on such a good event.
    To anyone that hasn't yet attended one, DO !, you won't be disappointed.
    It was good to see familiar faces again and likewise to meet funsters we hadn't yet met.
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  4. chrisgreen

    chrisgreen Funster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Just got back.
    had a great weekend,and all well organised by haggers & co cheers:thumb:
    great location and good site.
    again cheers paul and co:thumb:

    cheers chris
  5. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Yup, massive up to all concerned !!

    Well done to Paul and Nikki and everyone else who kept the name of FUN right up there !!:thumb:
  6. Gran & Rog

    Gran & Rog Funster

    Apr 17, 2011
    Lofthouse, Wakefield
    Thank you

    Apart from saying a very big thank you to Paul, Nicky, Graham & Jean for making us so welcome on our first outing with you "Funsters", Roger & I have a few more thank you's to say.

    To Nigel Rick & one or two more gents who came along to help and advise on finding out we had a major problem with our 5th wheel trailer. We were really grateful for everything you were all very kind.

    On seeing smoke coming from our trailer a lovely couple (I believe they came from Wales) followed us from where they came upon us to make sure we arrived safely, thank you so much.

    Since I turned sixty a few years ago I am getting hopeless with names :Doh:so can I say a big thank you once again to all concerned, much appreciated.

    Our grandchildren had a ball, Lauren never had so much freedom to come and go as she pleased, we have never been anywhere to let her do this. Even Danny made a little friend too which was great.

    Could not mix muich on this occasion due to having kids with us but we will be a little more free to walk around and have a natter at the Northern Motorhome SHow.

    Once again Thank you everybody, the old saying is very true in your case "A stranger is a friend you do not know".:thumb:
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  7. weekenders

    weekenders Funster Life Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    As already said by others a great weekend at Wrenbury, decided at last minute to attend this meet and glad we did, thanks to Paul (haggers) Nikki, Graham and Jean for setting it all up and placing us in our straight lines (CC rules of course), the sun eventually came out today and did'nt want to go home, but some of us need to go to work tomorrow, hope the next meet is soon.
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  8. Hayleylulu

    Hayleylulu Banned

    Feb 17, 2008
    Full timing in the van
    Had a grate week end meet old and new funsters and thanks to paul and nikki for all the work they put in to it:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
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  9. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Dec 5, 2008
    Beyond the call of duty. The only way to describe Nikki's effort.

    To motivate Paul to put that much effort into the meet using only a Size 9 industrial bull whip and tales of Old Lesbos is beyond belief.

    Thank you Nikki.
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  10. Taran_Las

    Taran_Las Funster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Yr Wyddgrug
    I thought in was Dead Kewl
  11. Timetraveller

    Timetraveller Funster

    Nov 8, 2010
    Charente, France
    Just want to reiterate whats already been said. It was our first Funster meet and made very welcome, it certainly wont be our last. Thanks to everyone who made it happen and especially Paul who provided the micro climate as promised.:thumb::thumb:

    CURLYCORNFLAKE Read Only Funster

    Oct 8, 2009
    North of Manchester
    what you missed

    thanks for a superb weekend even though I bought more than we sold.
    What did you miss well Haggers in a rather fetching costume which I'll leave others to post the photos and the great baritone voice of our leader Jim plus a fantastic musical quintet as well as a great buffet superb bacon butties and all.
    Well done Paul and Nikki
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  13. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Well, Nikki and I are back too.
    I have arrived home, jumped in the bath and then took off for work. Can no tbelieve how busy it looks like I am going to be, so sleep looks like tomorrow morning for me. :cry:

    We left the field about 6-30 leaving a few vans there basking in the sun that I ordered and some of you doubted would arrive.

    I have so many thank you's to say, but really a massive thank you to all of you whom attended and made it such a great time. There were 51 vans in total, some new funsters, some old funsters and just well, some funsters.

    Friday nights cocktails went down a treat and it was great to have the pavillion to use when the little bit of rain arrived as I promised. Many had fish and chips some missed out. This was due to some funsters filling out the form saying that they did not want fish and chips and then when arriving decided that they did. So sorry Eddie (family guy) the funsters got your fish.

    Saturday- The rain stopped about 10 am as I promised it would and the bring and buy started, Watching Bryan (aka Bryan & Suzy) in action was a joy to behold. It was great when the Lucy (the hutchies) said that the kids had been on there way to the bring and buy wandering what Brian would have for sale this year. And then watching Bryan get the kids out working, selling his things for him like some Fagan charachter was great. However seeing my own flesh and blood parade round in a Pink dressing gown with a for sale sign attached to him was a little bit of a shock to say the least. However he was just proving he had a direct sales plan and low and behold it worked.
    Seeing some of the stuff for sale was great, I bought a little cadac and sold my big cadac, (without Nikki's permission ouch!!) sold over dozen pairs of pyjamas.

    Saturday Night---- was a great night. The sun came out and the tempreture really heated up. Luckily I managed to shift the funsters in to the paviliion to prevent them from UV rays. The food offered up, again was fantastic, Paella's to the Des & Donna special salami and no one went hungry. A good old fashioned army sing song ensured, led by Jim, with Sian on a chair and something about a mountain.
    Prizes were presented to Bryan and Motorhoming Rick by my self in a fetching pink all in one suit, which cut me where it shouldn't :cry:

    Sunday--Bacon baps were provided and the funsters fed and watered before, some brave fit funsters set off on the dog walk, leaving the rest to recover from Saturday nights antics. Led by the ever energetic Carl 65 whom appeared to be on a race to get the 2.5 miles completed as quickly as possible and smash the funster dog walk record. Personally I think he was a bit scared by the scare crows :winky: that as per usual were out in there numbers, made by the people of Wrenbury.

    So all in all we thoroughly enjoyed it, and the enjoyment outweighed the stress of setting it all up and attempting to get it to run as smoothly as possible.

    Thanks to Nigel and Pam for the shelters, Jean and Graham for assisting Nikki and I and cooking me breakfast when I was lonesome, Lucile for buttering all the rolls and Sian for helping Nikki set a few things up.

    So untill next year, get saving those unwanted purchases and we look forward to welcoming you back to Wrenbury.:thumb:
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  14. andyman

    andyman Funster

    Sep 23, 2007
    As always a fantastic weekend, a great big thank you to all who helped in the organising.
    For next year Patrick needs to improve his navagational skills, we left late for the dog walk and tagged along with Pat and Eddie. Somewhere along the route, we went the wrong way. But never mind we still had a nice walk, not sure Jake would agree. All topped of with a wonderful Sunday Roast in the Cotton Arms.

    Also must say thanks to Bryan and Lisa for letting me drool over there M/H.

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  15. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Jul 19, 2007
    Sutton on Sea
    We enjoyed every minute and it was so hard to leave today, finally managed it at around 6:30pm got home at 10:30pm

    Paul, Nikki, Graham and Jean, what a team:Smile: We had a really lovely weekend, we appreciate the hard work and organising that went into making it such a success - Thank you :clap::clap::clap:
  16. PenelopePitstop

    PenelopePitstop Funster Life Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Royston Vasey and beyond!
    What a fantastic weekend!

    Huge thank you to Nikki, Paul, Jean and Graham! :thanks::thanks::thanks::thanks:

    On the way home Jake asked if he can go to next year's meet!! I think he enjoyed himself!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
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  17. keith

    keith Funster

    Aug 25, 2007
    Just to add our thanks to all the others, it was a great weekend.

    We are still here & the weather is getting better so no going home yet. :sin::sin::sin:
  18. bigfoot

    bigfoot Funster

    Dec 23, 2007
    I heartily agree with all the comments of thanks. What a superb w/e!
    We have always been wary of rallies,after having bad expe`iences with a couple organised by the CC and C&CC,especially the CC which we went with my brother who took his caravan. It was in 1982 whwn I had bought my first built camper,a nice VeeDub and decided to join,we went to a rally at Oulton Park and firdtly could'nbt picth with my brother and was meant to feel like a leper!:Angry: That put me off until 20 odd years later when I bought my first Hymer and went with a chum with his van to a C&CC meet-Horror that clinched it for me! :Angry: I flirted with camping with the Darkside at last years Northern Show:Angry:With some trepidation,and only because I had some stuff to sell-What have I been missing. Good company, nice to put some faces to the names,Paul and co were very nice and welcoming and the site was so good we're going back for a w/e in 2 weeks time. The social side was excellent,now trying to persuade the memsahib to let me have a uke!
    Well done to all and many t hanks.:thumb:
    BTW Lucille the carrot cake was mine yes mine a blokes I'll send you the recipe if you like.
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  19. whatta


    Aug 21, 2010
    Scotland, but on the move
    Thanks a million for accepting my extremely late "booking". Great weekend. Lots of thought and preparation made it go so well. Shame about the pink pyjamas!


    Peter S
  20. carl65

    carl65 Funster

    Jul 20, 2009
    North Shields Tyne & Wear
    Paul & Nikki

    Graham & Jean

    Well as per usual a great fun filled weekend in a superb location, so well planned in went like clockwork so smooth and such a organized meet, :thanks2:

    A big thank you to also to Nigel who gave up most of Friday:Blush: taking my genni apart and putting back like new, was due to sell this weekend but as Nigel had done such a superb job fixing it and bringing it back to life it now will stay with me, :thumb:

    the walk was great i had a spring in my step Sunday morning after a bacon bap and thought well its time to work of the bacon bun and give the strole a go again it is such a lovely walk for those who did not go you missed a nice walk.

    Joe landlord of the Cotton arms also needs a thank you as they seemed to bend over to every need we had, so thanks to the pub staff and management for all there efforts all weekend to allow us to use there facilities, and should i mention the food !! go on then it was to die for the Sunday lunch was superb fish and home made fries were great toooo

    over all we had the best time with so many nice people and chilled out all weekend thanks Paul for your hard work and superb efforts all weekend (and Nikki )

    So Much hope year 4 does happen !!
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