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Nige
09-12-2007, 03:13 PM
After setting off Saturday lunchtime, the intention was to arrive at 3pm ish. Having to go back home because I forgot my camera :shame: and terrible weather made us around 30 minutes later than planned.

Driving to the motorway, I exited a roundabout in 2nd, passing a car who`d been driving slowly. What he must have thought when I passed him going sideways must have been interesting :o Not half as interesting as Louises comments when the electronics had got everything back together :whistle:

The spray was terrible, and I aquaplaned driving through standing water under a bridge at 60mph :blink: . Just a moment, but enough to make me twitch...
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Arrived at Darren & Maddies. Darren was at Donnington, but Maddie was in and we had a coffee and caught up. Left the car parked outside and caught a Taxi into coventry
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Checked in and went through to the bar for a beer with Steph & Vicky
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A while later, Floyd and Simon arrived
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Returned to the room for a shower and got changed, went downstairs to meet up with the others who were staying at the Hotel. Gary & Jim had been out for a few hours already ;)
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I have no idea, but the Girls found it funny...
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Steve Gill arrived with Martin and Zoe. Steve was wearing the obligatory silk shirt but was only on halves :whistle:
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We finished off the drinks and walked down to MYO where we were meeting to eat
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Gary went to the Bar downstairs to find Rob, Helen & Andy. He left his camera on the table... oooh, whats this lanugage, Arabic?? :whistle:
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Sat down and ordered alcohol :thumb:
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Jim thought he looked quite dashing with his new moustache
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Andy joined in too...
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The food was a serve yourself buffet, various kinds including Indian & Chinese :thumb:
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It was Helens birthday on Monday, so we suprised her with and early cake
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Vicky & Louise were having fun
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Vicky wasnt too sure about the king prawns that needed peeling.
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After the meal, it was help yourself to dessert. ooh, chocolate fountain....
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The drink bill arrived.
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How much !!! (it was actually a very reasonable 6 per head)
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Gary didnt seem thrilled to be included in the `watch` shot :lol:
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Nige
09-12-2007, 03:20 PM
After the meal, we went downstairs into the Bar
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More drinks were consumed
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Gary demonstrated his `sharpshooter` camera holder....
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Smile Jude
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Vicky was happy
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But very quickly became embarassed when Jude took this photo...
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Floyd is just too smooth.. Steve Gill watches keeping his thoughts to himself :D
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There were quite a few young ladies in the Bar, not that I noticed obviously :whistle:
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Just sat chilling :thumb:
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Zoe (Marks daughter) & Steve. what she thought of us all I don`t know :lol:
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The girls were having more fun as the evening wore on :thumb:
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I was chatting to Zoe, who said she always laughed at my `watch` shots.. Sounded like time for another one then :thumb:
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The always smooth Mr Teflon couldnt keep the women away.
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Gary and RobmGP having a chat
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Steve Gill and Mark ( who had been at Donigton in their CSL`s)
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Some bloke who was taking photos...
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People were having a great time, although I must be getting old :( , the music was just too LOUD !. :karl:
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Steve & Steph. Steve has decided he could now move onto Pints !
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Floyd, Helen & Jude
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Simon, trust me, you cant hide behind a pint glass :D
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What Ian was doing with Zoes dress is something I think is best left unanswered....
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Him again.
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Maddie & Darren
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ooooh, a photo, can I be on PLEASE.. go on then vicky :lol:
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Russ, Gary & sunni
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Nige
09-12-2007, 03:26 PM
Ian & steph started male bonding..
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Ian & Vicky
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simon, come here you hunk of manliness you....
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ah forget it, we`ll manage without you.
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Hey Gary, what time is it? nah, i`m sure it isnt 2 oclock yet :lol:
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At this point, Gary, Jim, Simon, Russ and Sunni left.. it was 4am by the time they returned to the hotel :whistle:

Ian switched his attention to poor maddie :lol:
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Robmgp & Nige
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oooh, come here you :wub:
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Singing along to the live band..
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Ian did a great John Travolta impression.
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The evening was getting on a bit..
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It became a challenge to try and take photos of all the young ladies without them knowing, I`d nearly managed to take this one..Ian, GET OUT OF THE WAY !
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Jude posed for a photo
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Steph was feeling the pace..
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Ian mentioned that he had drunk more than Steph....
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ahhhh
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At 02:15 we decided to call it a night.
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Nige
09-12-2007, 03:28 PM
Ian, my feet hurt.. I`ll give you a piggy back Vicky...
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The next photo in this sequence IF I HAD TAKEN IT, would have been when Jude lifted up Vicky`s dress :blink: . Vicky wasnt exactly thrilled. I took a photo of her back, but she saw the flash and though I`d taken a pic of her knickers... :angry:

We returned to the Hotel and went our seperate ways. After a good sleep, met in the lobby at 10am and went for a full breakfast with Jim, Simon, Gary, Louise and I. Steph came along for a coffee whilst Vicky went shopping..

Met Ian & Jude, Steve, Mark and Zoe back at the Hotel, had a talk to them then went to see Darren & Maddie for a cuppa. Had another long journey home, an overturned caravan on the M1 meant long delays :(

We had a fabulous weekend, everyone was really friendly and enjoyed themselves. You can tell from the photos what a great time we all had. It wasnt all talk about the nurburgring either :thumb:

Roll on the next meet :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

leavingeasy
09-12-2007, 04:00 PM
Looks miserable and I'm very glad I didnt go.

GVK
09-12-2007, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by leavingeasy@Dec 9 2007, 05:00 PM
Looks miserable and I'm very glad I didnt go.
Yeah.... :(

Jim Cameron
09-12-2007, 05:05 PM
Having finally got home, I've have attracted a certain amount of criticism for being utterly useless this afternoon. More useless than normal, anyway!

:wave: Great booze-up, thanks everyone!

Gary Kinghorn
09-12-2007, 06:53 PM
A few of my pictures.

Steve G ordering a half ;)
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Random
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Major catastrophy
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Nice hat Simon :lol: :lol:
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:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Zoe Sherratt
09-12-2007, 07:35 PM
i do always laugh at the watch shots and this time was no different
you were right nige i have smiled seing the pictures lol

great night (i think dad had fun to) good to meet you all had a lot of fun

i will refrain from commenting as to what Ian was doing to my dress i leave that for him to explain :whistle:

Darren Langeveld
09-12-2007, 07:38 PM
Most enjoyable report Nige, and a thoroughly enjoyable evening :thumb:

Hippychick
09-12-2007, 08:07 PM
Thanks for the report Nige....good job you had your camera as I don't remember much towards the end of the evening :drink: :drink: :drink: :D

I do remember it was a fab night out though. Good to see you all again & to meet some new faces :wave:

...& thank you for the birthday cake :thumb:

Simon
09-12-2007, 08:25 PM
:lol: Excellent Nige :thumb:

IanHowell
09-12-2007, 09:32 PM
Great photos Nige, well some of them :whistle:

Top night out ;)

As for the dress, well, what goes on tour... :D

Ian

Nige
10-12-2007, 07:06 AM
Originally posted by IanHowell@Dec 9 2007, 10:32 PM
well some of them :whistle:
if you choose to flash your body, dont complain when I take photos of it :lol:

and as for the `dancing`.... :whistle:

Floyd
10-12-2007, 07:09 AM
Made me smile looking at the photos :D

Nige
10-12-2007, 07:25 AM
Originally posted by mosey@Dec 9 2007, 08:35 PM
i do always laugh at the watch shots and this time was no different
you were right nige i have smiled seeing the pictures lol
I said you would :lol:

I`m pleased the photos are bring back the happy memories.
We look at them in a month or 2 and remember it all over again, well we do that with the camping thread anyway :D

Steph
10-12-2007, 10:34 AM
Cheers all for a good night out, Both myself and Vicky enjoyed it immencely :thumb:

Just received my new laptop so vicky can have a look at the pictures later.

Andrew
10-12-2007, 10:48 AM
Looks like you had fun :D

Jim Cameron
10-12-2007, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by theshsa@Dec 10 2007, 11:34 AM
Cheers all for a good night out, Both myself and Vicky enjoyed it immencely :thumb:

Just received my new laptop so vicky can have a look at the pictures later.
Does it fit the bill mate? They were messing you about...

Steph
10-12-2007, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by jim..c+Dec 10 2007, 09:28 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jim..c @ Dec 10 2007, 09:28 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-theshsa@Dec 10 2007, 11:34 AM
Cheers all for a good night out, Both myself and Vicky enjoyed it immencely :thumb:

Just received my new laptop so vicky can have a look at the pictures later.
Does it fit the bill mate? They were messing you about... [/b][/quote]
Much better that expected, very nice bit of kit, just getting used to this vista Op. Just spent most of the night sorting out the software.

alclark
10-12-2007, 10:12 PM
Looks like a great night, was gutted I couldn&#39;t make it. :(

Jim Cameron
11-12-2007, 07:27 AM
Originally posted by theshsa@Dec 10 2007, 11:06 PM
Much better that expected, very nice bit of kit, just getting used to this vista Op. Just spent most of the night sorting out the software.
Result. Now back up your photos&#33;

JamesMalin
14-12-2007, 04:09 PM
Always good reading the report and looking at the photos thru the night.

I&#39;ve been to that bar and restaurant and its a lovely place.

Good tact sitting right by the toilets :D

Mark S
15-12-2007, 07:57 PM
It was good to meet you all and a great night.

I have finally registered my own username so i dont have to post under my daughters anymore.

Looking forward to meeting some of you again next year at the Ring.

Floyd
15-12-2007, 08:34 PM
And you Mark :thumb:

Jim Cameron
17-12-2007, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by Mark S@Dec 15 2007, 08:57 PM
It was good to meet you all and a great night.

I have finally registered my own username so i dont have to post under my daughters anymore.

Looking forward to meeting some of you again next year at the Ring.
Hello Mark, good to meet you :thumb:

Gary Kinghorn
17-12-2007, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Mark S@Dec 15 2007, 08:57 PM
It was good to meet you all and a great night.

I have finally registered my own username so i dont have to post under my daughters anymore.

Looking forward to meeting some of you again next year at the Ring.
Good to meet you Mark :thumb:

Nige
17-12-2007, 07:13 PM
It was good to meet you too Mark, see you in Germany in 2008 :thumb: