Scotland Follow the Wind Tour 08

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marktward
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Location: Balmedie, Scotland

Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:26 am

( of sheese)
Cheese mon, cheese! :lol:

Txt me your mobile number so we can let you know exactly where to go. Yes it is a long drive from there. How much space do you have?

Mark
kitegirluk
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:28 am

Right I would like a pink hoodie size M & a fuschia vest size M too please Mark!!

Whilst I'm on, somebody must know that they picked up a hoodie that didn't belong to them last year, again size M (I've mentioned this lots of times now)... I'd really appreciate it back... think I managed to hold onto it for about 5 days and then it went.. am writing my name in my items this year fa sure!

And Nikki, I have no idea what you're on about... as if I'd let you go past me in a ferry queue, then swiftly nip on myself, preventing some poor sod from getting on... tut, what do you take me for?? :oops:

See y'all next week at some point,

Dee

PS Aren't the midges usually around the Lochs? :oops: (see Ali I got it right, I don't say lakes anymore!) I don't remember being bitten once last year.. even when we stopped at the wakeboarding place... I'll bring my stuff from NZ anyways..
nikiD
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:13 am

"Mark" please save me 3 pink hoodies 2 small & 1 medium. Thanks
Anyone bringing children this year? we are bringing 2 girls (12 & 13) both kitesurfing.

"Dee" I must be getting confused :? must have been the lack of sleep and too much rum :lol:
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waverider
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Location: Big-Blue-Beach, Newgale, Pembrokeshire.

Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:48 am

Molly's coming, she's three, she's a good swimmer but no good at surfing. She loves kitesurfers and anyone who makes a fuss or throws things she can retrieve but we're trying to train her out of a bad habit. She doesn't like parting with anything she retrieves or she figures is hers, the more you try, the more she dodges you.

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What a wonderful sport though, active age group 12 to 65, all three of my daughters sailed dinghys in competition between the ages of 12 and 16 though they didn't take their skills into adulthood nor have they passed-on any interest to their youngsters, shame, they just think I'm mad because I don't grow onions and grow old gracefully.
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John.B
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:56 am

waverider wrote:they just think I'm mad because I don't grow onions
Yep you are a bit too mental with that one - everyone else manages and kitesurfs, but we have all been told about 'them that don't grow onions'!
marktward
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:16 pm

but we have all been told about 'them that don't grow onions'!
maybe he meant bunions? :shock:

Mark
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John.B
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:13 pm

marktward wrote:
maybe he meant bunions? :shock:

Mark
Aye maybe because Grandpa Broon used to be able to predict the weather with his - that would be handy? Just remember and take the bunnet aff for the kiting though auld yin!
Kitewidow
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:28 pm

Hi Mark, can you save us three chocolate brown hoodies 2 large and one medium; also a vest in fushia size M thanks. Going to get working on the wind dance this week, can we try for some sun as well? 8)
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waverider
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:33 pm

Honest, you're be surprised at the amount of people visit us and wonder why I don't have a self-sustaining vegetable plot with chickens and ducks. I live in that sort of place, it's an age-thing. Ok, much younger people in the towns/cities have taken to allotments these days, who's got time ? and who the hell want's to eat marrow every day and try to stop the greens, onions and spuds from going rotten because you can't eat them fast enough. Everything grows in the summer and I already use one whole day per week keeping the grass down. I haven't done the banks yet.

The banks are Pembrokeshire hedge/banks that have to let grow wild past the nesting season then you can cut them back but I wasn't fit enough to have a big Kawasaki brush-cutter hanging from my shoulders for three days, thats how long it takes me.

It still hasn't been done and I don't particularly like gardening like most people my age, far to many other things to do. In fact I enjoy gardening about as much as I enjoy keeping my home clean and tidy and doing the ironing, it's has to be done.

Change of subject.

Oh thanks John, bunions Eh, yes it's true about the aches and pains but I don't think (Hope) I have bunions. I call them overuse injury. :-D The whole body get's to be overused and I love-it.

I don't know what sort of weather you people are having, here in Pembrokeshire it's been about as changeable as it can get, two days of red-hot sun and no wind, two days of ripping winds and sideways rain and today it's hot as hell, no wind at all and a sea mist is creeping over the hills between us and the sea. If it comes any further the sea mist rolls over the moor and we get covered. Not at all like summer.

What about you people in Scotyland, you got any weather, c/mon, spill the beans, what are we to expect ? lot's of shorts and T's or plenty of Goretex and woollies ?

By the way all, I do appreciate being made welcome to come along, if I get a good day out of a day and a few drinks down I'm in bed by seven. Don't allow me to party I need 12 to 14 hours off my legs overnight. The other thing is I'm getting so I shouldn't be surfing alone and I have to do it all the time back here so I'll appreciate the company and someone to keep an eye out for me.

Yeee-Haaa :-D
Andy.J
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:06 pm

In scotland you have to be prepared for all seasons in one day i'm afraid!

If its hot the wind will make it cold if you know what i mean!? (bring a windproof fleece/jacket for sure)
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waverider
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:34 pm

Andy.J wrote:In scotland you have to be prepared for all seasons in one day i'm afraid!
Thanks Andy, I've just been reading some stuff about your weather, maybe we are similar but a bit warmer though your west coast water is supposed to be quite warm, you got weaver fish Andy ? I've been caught twice already, very painful if you don't get your food into some hot water quick. Where I live I have the sea around me on three sides within a couple of miles, right now it's like I'm in low cloud but it's sea mist so everything is wet through.

I'm in my starting blocks. :-D

I tested the Skin-So-Soft on our flies, there are lanes around here you don't want to go down because the high vegetation shields the buggers from the wind but I thought I'd give that stuff a test. They don't like Jungle formula but they love Skin-So-Soft. :( I couldn't breath.

Bastards.
kitegirluk
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Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:14 pm

According to weather.co.uk the weather in Inverness is 16 degrees, sunny and wind blowing 23mph from the NE.... I think someone got their dates wrong when they booked the weather... it's a week early!!!

Right I've had a RIGHT day, am off down t'pub :lol:
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Tasha
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:58 am

Hi Mark,

I'm planning on leaving with Mark & Muz from Essex way. If anyone needs a lift i've got a spare seat and would be happy to share fuel costs!!
kookaboora
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Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:11 pm

hi mark

just have one place in the van
and my phone is 0033631171961


and a hoodies royal blue size xl

thanks
ali h
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Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:03 am

hi mark,

two small pink hoodies please for the hendry girls :)

cannae wait, looking forward to catchin up with the usual suspects and meeting the new ftw-ers :-D
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