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Yorky
11-05-2004, 06:49 AM
Here are the essential details of the autumn get-together. Self catering accommodation has been booked as follows. There is a Bistro next door with additional B&B and they can cater for in house meals if required.

Venue: Kettlewell, Wharfedale, Yorkshire (http://www.kettlewell.info/)

Dates: Dale House (http://www.dale-house.co.uk/) Friday 16th - Friday 23rd September 2005. (Booked)Cliff View (http://www.kettlewell.info/accommodation_self.cfm#croft_cottage) (next door) Saturday 17th-Saturday 24th September 2005. (Booked)

Current list of participants:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2004/1046-KettlewellList2.jpg

There is more accommodation in the village - see Kettlewell website above.

If you wish to join us, or require any information, please pm me.

Doug

JudyL
11-05-2004, 08:08 AM
Thanks Doug

JudyL

Yorky
11-05-2004, 08:29 AM
Ooops! I forgot to include a link (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=222838) to the previous thread.

Doug

DavidBR
11-05-2004, 10:20 AM
Doug - we can't thank you enough for doing all the background work on this. Sandra and I are quite excited about getting there and seeing your wonderful country and the other WC'ers. Going to book the flight and car rental this week-end. Does anyone know of a web site that outlines traffic signs and rules of the road? I need to go over this before tackling driving on the other side. :(

Regards

Yorky
11-05-2004, 10:28 AM
Here's a link to the UK Highway Code (http://www.highwaycode.gov.uk/) David with all the drivibg rules and signs etc.

At the bottom is a link to the full code.

Doug

Jakeally
11-05-2004, 11:33 AM
Thanks Doug :D
Psssssst .... My name is Chris Lockwood ... Woodfields is the name of my house LOL

Europa
11-05-2004, 04:23 PM
Oh David - just realised you will be joining us - great news - can't wait to meet you and Sandra! :clap: :clap:

Chris - ROTFL - too funny - am going to nickname you Woody from now on..... :evil: :p

Pat

Jakeally
11-05-2004, 04:26 PM
I can take that on board .... you mad Wigan Woman you :D

Sharon Douglas
11-07-2004, 04:36 PM
Thanks again Doug,
Your a gud`un.

Maffet
11-10-2004, 07:16 AM
Lol! Found this thread, bookmarked and will watch it. I still cant confirm anything, because my situation is still a bit wild. I will be able to tell you more probably after Christmas. I am tempted to see you all again and of course it's so close to my friend :D

Yorky
11-10-2004, 07:29 AM
Oh good!

We could find room for your friend too! ;) :D

Doug

DavidBR
11-10-2004, 11:03 AM
Just finished booking our flights and other travel arrangements - how did we ever do this before the internet came along? We're flying into Glasgow Sept 10th, (arriving early - 5:00 am :( ) renting a car and heading south to spend the first week near Penrith where we've booked a great looking self-catering (converted farm) just outside a village. This looks like a good base to explore Hadrian's Wall, the Lake District and the Penines. Going to be busy.

Will be leaving there on Friday, Sept 16th to meet all of you at Kettlewell hopefully the same day. We've then got until Sept 25th to get back to Glasgow for our return. Really looking forward to this - 10 months to go.

Yorky
11-10-2004, 11:13 AM
Just finished booking our flights and other travel arrangements ..........

Good work, David - sounds like a great holiday you have planned. You'll be staying near Dominic at Penrith.

I'll put together some suggestions of places to see comfortably from Penrith for you, although I know you will already be enjoying looking for places on the web. For me half the fun of a holiday is doing the research and planning places to visit.

I look forward to meeting you both in Kettlewell.

Doug

leojacko
11-14-2004, 02:57 AM
This sounds like it will be fun :D

I would like to drive over & join in for some of the painting sessions - will you be doing some outdoor painting?

Nina

Yorky
11-14-2004, 03:18 AM
Oh yes, Nina - every day if we have fine weather.

I look forward to meeting you - do you need accommodation? There is an accommodation list on the Kettlewell site.

Doug

leojacko
11-14-2004, 02:49 PM
Oh yes, Nina - every day if we have fine weather.

I look forward to meeting you - do you need accommodation? There is an accommodation list on the Kettlewell site.

Doug

Can't say right now - maybe I'll just show up ! :D

Nina

Jacek
11-21-2004, 05:32 PM
Hi, it is so nice to see how you are planning the getting together.
How tempting to visit the land of watercolour and meeting its lovers!

Yorky
11-30-2004, 07:29 AM
Hi, it is so nice to see how you are planning the getting together.
How tempting to visit the land of watercolour and meeting its lovers!

Easy to get there, Jacek

Drive to Hamburg - ferry to Hull - drive to Kettlewell ;)

Seriously though - you'd be welcome.

Doug

1065tomh
12-08-2004, 02:32 AM
Hi Everyone :wave:

You are doing a fantastic job here Doug!!! :clap:
I wish I could join you guys in this getting togheter arrangement.

Yorky
12-08-2004, 02:51 AM
Thanks, Tom.

Incidentally, both Dale House and Cliff View are now booked.

Doug

leojacko
01-04-2005, 01:48 AM
Hi again,

We've sent off a deposit to book Wayside Cottage for the week 17 - 24 Sept, so hopefully Colin & I will be joining the Dales Diary :evil: :D too!

Nina

P.S. We had a ride over to Kettlewell between Christmas & New Year.

Wharfedale is just as beautiful in Winter as in the other seasons. A little snow had settled on the hill tops while we were there, lots of gushing waterfalls, wish I'd had chance to stop & take some photos.

There were lots of walkers around, although they did have all the right gear to wear & a few red faces from the cold winds!

The village shop is amazing - like going back in time :D

Yorky
01-04-2005, 03:58 AM
That's good news, Nina - look forward to meeting you both.

Yes, Kettlewell is an idyllic place really in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

We now have 25 definite and 4 probables. Still room for 3 more men in room 9.

Anyone else wanting to come better reserve their accommodation before it gets booked up by walker and holidaymakers. There are several self-catering and B&B's in the link above.

Doug

billythekid
01-11-2005, 06:20 AM
I am seriously tempted to join you on that occasion.

Unfortunately I could only fix this in February/March 2005, as I will change my employer in February.

Yorky
01-11-2005, 07:04 AM
I am seriously tempted to join you on that occasion.

Unfortunately I could only fix this in February/March 2005, as I will change my employer in February.

No problem, Billy - we'll fit you in whenever. Hope you can make it.

Doug

billyg
01-21-2005, 04:46 AM
Hey Doug,
Do you know a pub in Southport called the" Walkabout." ??.
Billyg :wave:

Yorky
01-21-2005, 05:31 AM
Hi Billy,

I have been unable to locate a Walkabout pub in Southport, but a Google revealed a reference to a club in Liverpool and a Walkabout pub in Brighton.

Oh and a Walkabout pub in Southport on Australia's Gold Coast ;)

I'll keep looking.

Doug

Yorky
03-02-2005, 05:03 AM
Here's the updated list of definite and possible participants for Kettlewell. Note that Dieter(billythekid) is considering coming for part of the week. I would advise those who are thinking of coming who are not booked to organise their accommodation well in advance.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2005/1046-List3_2005.jpg

I will be asking for money from everyone sometime in June - I have to pay in full for the accommodation in July.

Whilst we have no formal tutorials organised, I am sure there will be many opportunities for informal "demos" during the week. I will shortly post a list of possible painting locations for you to check out.

Doug

Yorky
03-02-2005, 07:12 AM
Here are links to some of the myriad of places within easy reach of Kettlewell to visit and paint. Also York or the Lake District are a manageable distance for a day trip.

Aysgarth Falls, Wensleydale (http://www.yorkshire-tour.co.uk/yt/aysgarth.htm)
Barden Tower, Wharfedale (http://www.yorkshire-dales.com/barden-tower.html)
Bolton Abbey (http://www.boltonabbey.com/)
Bolton Castle, Wensleydale (http://www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/frames/51663948.htm)
Fountains Abbey (http://www.fountainsabbey.org.uk/)
Hawes, Wensleydale (http://www.yorkshire-tour.co.uk/yt/hawes.htm)
Malham Cove (http://www.yorkshire-dales.com/malham/malham-cove.html)
Newby Hall and Gardens (http://www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/frames/77847115.htm)
Skipton and Castle (http://www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/frames/23854805.htm)
Video clips of Yorkshire (http://www.yorkshire-tour.co.uk/yt/videoclips.htm) Excellent!
Yorkshire Dales Map (http://www.yorkshiredales.org/dales/southernDales.htm) (click on pdf) Yorkshire Dale Views and links

Enjoy :D

Doug

Jakeally
03-02-2005, 07:57 AM
Thanks for all your hard work Doug. Really looking forward to it :D

Yorky
03-02-2005, 08:57 AM
Heres a link to Freefoto.com (http://www.freefoto.com/browse.jsp?id=1051-0-0) where hundreds of photographs of Yorkshire and indeed other places are available to view. I have contacted the site to ask if the photographs may be used as references for paintings.

Dou

Yorky
03-07-2005, 03:07 AM
Good news!

Dieter (Billythekid) and his wife are coming for a few days whilst on a tour of the north of England. They will be staying next door at the Tea Rooms.

Unfortunately, Ann Bach can't make it. :crying:

Doug

Europa
03-07-2005, 03:41 AM
Oh that is good news - the more the merrier - sorry to hear Ann can't make it though. :(

Pat

Sharon Douglas
03-29-2005, 12:47 PM
As some of you already know, I went through Kettlewell this weekend.

It was a beautiful place, a painting scene on every corner :D

The first photo is of Dale House where most of us will be staying.
The car park is just facing, and you will get a pass for the car park, btw so that you don`t have to keep paying to park there.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2005/13042-2005_0328camcorder0035.JPG

This bench was just over the road from the guest house.
I`m posting this photo to let you all know that I bagsy this bench for my pliene aire.....lol.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2005/13042-2005_0328camcorder0052.JPG

The best news is there are three pubs within staggering distance, in fact you can see two of them from the guest house..........lol.The other is just a bit further up the road.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2005/13042-2005_0328camcorder0037.JPG


I`ve decided not to post any more, because I don`t want to spoil the fun for you.
If anyone wants other sneak pre views, Calendar girls is on on Friday night 10.30pm on sky movies 1 .

I can`t wait to get there now, it looks lovely

Yorky
03-29-2005, 01:02 PM
Pleased you like it Sharon, and besides Dale House, we have booked Cliff view next door on the left and two rooms in the Tea Rooms the other side.

A wetcanvas take over of the village that week :D

Doug

Jakeally
03-29-2005, 05:15 PM
Hehehehe..... no reservations allowed Sharon ... I'll fight you for the bench :D Thanks for the photos ... it looks like a lovely spot :D :wave:

Hiya Pat :wave:

Europa
03-29-2005, 06:23 PM
As some of you already know, I went through Kettlewell this weekend.

It was a beautiful place, a painting scene on every corner :D

The best news is there are three pubs within staggering distance, in fact you can see two of them from the guest house..........lol.The other is just a bit further up the road.


See now you can say a lot of things about me but one thing for sure - I can sure pick a good place to have a meet........especially when it comes to pubs........LOL. :evil: :wink2:

Chris - can't wait to see you again - in fact can't wait to see everyone again. :D

And SWMBO is under STRICT instructions NOT to cramp my style or she will be put back in the car and brought home......LOL.

Pat

Sharon Douglas
03-31-2005, 12:38 PM
Yes Pat, You chose an exeptionally good place for a meet.

I didn`t know it was your choice, I thought Doug picked it :rolleyes:

All credit to Pat for picking this place and Credit to Doug for his organisational skills.......and paying the deposit :evil:

Thankyou both :clap: :D

Yorky
03-31-2005, 12:51 PM
It's true, Pat sniffed out this beautiful village with three pubs within staggering distance of the accommodation (see here) (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2791883&postcount=21).

Money will be due mid June so I can pay the balance of the hire.

Doug

Europa
03-31-2005, 02:24 PM
What a team eh Doug - have to add my thanks for your exceptional organisational skills.

Pat

billythekid
04-01-2005, 06:23 AM
Hi folks,

question came to my mind: Are we planning to do plein-aires (would be first time for me) ? I would like to know because of the things (easel, chair etc.) I would have to pack to get into the plane.

Thanks.

Yorky
04-01-2005, 07:47 AM
Plein air? - I hope so, Billy - but I don't bother with an easel - I work on my knee and use a block of paper. I'll bring an extra chair for you to save you having to bring one.

My essential plein air equipment is:

1. A haversack/stool containing my watercolour pad/block and sketch book and :

2. Folding palette with dried tube paint,

3. Pencil case with brushes, pencils, erasers rolling ruler, etc.

4. Double compartment water holder, valve topped sports drink bottle for carrying water,

5. Masking fluid and ruling pen,

6. Kitchen paper for clean up,

7. Folding garden chair (much more comfortable than my stool)

8. Camera

Sounds a lot, but everything except the chair fits in the haversack.

Doug

leojacko
04-01-2005, 12:04 PM
Plein air - you bet !

I've got my eyes on that bench too :evil:

maybe I'll bag it while you lot are still eating breakfast in the B & B

tee hee hee

Nina

PS
Doug - how about some painting water from the river to make it a proper Yorkshire painting ? I like to do that sort of thing :evil:

Yorky
04-01-2005, 12:15 PM
LOL Nina - that bench s much in demand!

Yes, why not use genuine Yorkshire water :D

Really looking forward to this. The Dales are my old stamping ground - used to visit regularly on the motorbike when we lived on t'right side o't Hill, and later camped in most of the Dales with tent and trailer tent.

Doug

JudyL
04-01-2005, 12:35 PM
Doug, I am still looking for one of those chairs!

JudyL

leojacko
04-01-2005, 12:47 PM
I'll have some spare chairs for anyone interested :D

Nina

billythekid
04-01-2005, 02:30 PM
Thank you, Doug, the chair is easy: I do have a foldable one.
Block on my knees ? I'll have to think about that :D . Looking forward to new experiences :D :D

Yorky
04-24-2005, 04:18 AM
Here's a wonderful photographic tour (http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/gallery/g2c.shtml) of the Dales including Wharfedale.

Enjoy!

Doug

Yorky
04-26-2005, 03:26 AM
This is the current list of participants:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2005/1046-KettlewellList3.jpg

I may have to ask for an additional 5 from each in Dale House as they have asked for a 150 breakages deposit. :(

Doug

Maffet
04-26-2005, 04:43 AM
:crying: Oh ... to see list of all this wanderful people makes me nearly cry. I still dont know if I will be able to come, but my chances are slowly fading because of big reconstruction of family house which lays on me and must be finished before brother's child will be born, which will come exactly at the end of september. But I still hope. Yorky I still watch this thread and I will inform you how it is all going.

Yorky
04-26-2005, 06:49 AM
(((Jana))) fingers crossed things work out. If not we will have to plan a trip to Prague.

Doug

ripvanblair
06-02-2005, 08:46 PM
Hi Doug got your pm and I'll send off the money, thanks very much for all your organization, I'm looking forward to it immensely----Alan

Jakeally
06-03-2005, 03:53 AM
Yes thank you Doug. I'll get my check out to you today :D :wave:

Sharon Douglas
06-07-2005, 04:38 PM
:eek: :eek: I`ve just realised who are in the rooms next to us :eek: :eek:

Kev :eek: ANDY!!!!!! :eek: :eek: Alan :eek:
Heaven help us when those three get together. :rolleyes:

I`ve met all three, two I`ve drank with, and well the other one......I can just imagion. :p

I`m sorry Doug, for whatever it is I`ve done to upset you, please forgive me.I must add earplugs to my list, that Andy is in the next room he rattles the walls when he snores apparently. :(

Yorky
06-07-2005, 04:51 PM
LOL Sharon, earplugs will be issued at the door :D

Purely coincidental that you are on the same floor as 3 men, but as Kev is an ex policeman, there should be no hanky-panky :angel:

Doug :wink2:

ripvanblair
06-08-2005, 04:51 AM
No hanky panky that's not fair :confused: ---------Alan

You be very careful young lady :p

Looking forward to this immensely---------Alan

Sharon Douglas
06-08-2005, 05:24 AM
LOL Sharon, earplugs will be issued at the door :D

Purely coincidental that you are on the same floor as 3 men, but as Kev is an ex policeman, there should be no hanky-panky :angel:

Doug :wink2:


I`m not worried about it being on the same floor as three men, it`s the three rowdy men that concerns me. :evil: It`s a good thing Pat isn`t on the same floor too :evil: :rolleyes: :D

As for hanky panky :eek: me being such a very young lady :angel: , those three would be far, far too old for me :angel:

Europa
06-08-2005, 09:42 AM
I`m not worried about it being on the same floor as three men, it`s the three rowdy men that concerns me. :evil: It`s a good thing Pat isn`t on the same floor too :evil: :rolleyes: :D

As for hanky panky :eek: me being such a very young lady :angel: , those three would be far, far too old for me :angel:

OY!!! - I will have you know I am bringing SWMBO with me - will be lucky if I can get a drink never mind any hanky panky!! (then again I can always bring her back home or even send her on a day trip with you and your Mum :evil: :p )

Sharon - you forgot that Joe is coming too. :eek:

Pat

Sharon Douglas
06-08-2005, 10:23 AM
Yes Pat, but Joe is staying in the b&b next door.

joemajury
06-08-2005, 10:26 AM
Sharon - you forgot that Joe is coming too. :eek:
Pat

I hope your not suggesting that there will be more hanky-panky because of me. I'm X-Police as well.
Always on my best behaviour :evil: :evil:

Joe

DominicM
06-08-2005, 10:51 AM
Doug,

Am hoping to come down for weekend regardless, but If I was to come for the whole week, what the current ball park figure I would need to raise to pay for my bed... perhaps you can PM with the figures if thats safer, I deleted all my pm's I think you told me before (sorry)

andylavallee
06-08-2005, 11:36 AM
Did someone say Hanky Panky? put my name down!!! :D and as for my name being associated with snoring , ! dont believe it, :wink2: I sleep with myself every night and I've never heard it. sounds like Dominic thinks its a sports outing in a ball park and Joe and Kev think its an x policemens other b***. Sharons talking of spending the time on the floor with 3 other men :confused:

Europa
06-08-2005, 12:43 PM
Soooooo that's me and Andy hanky pankying - Kev and Joe 'allo alloing' - Alan talking that fast we all just nod at him - Sharon looking after the Mums and Dominic - well he'll be playing ball somewhere.

LOL

Pat

Yorky
06-08-2005, 01:03 PM
LOL - Dominic we have three spare beds in the top floor dormitory - we'd love to see you there. Have pm'd you re costs.

Doug

Yorky
06-13-2005, 03:29 PM
here's anothr Gallery of photos (http://www.skiptonweb.co.uk/gallery/index.asp) of the Dales worth exploring.

BTW Thanks to all those who have sent their cheques.

Doug

Yorky
06-20-2005, 04:45 AM
Just had a pm from manfrommerriam - Dave and Judy DeArmond from Kansas - who are seriously thinking of joining us. Will keep you informed.

Doug

Yorky
06-20-2005, 06:47 AM
Right now - all you talented people - who is willing to do a demo during the week?

I'll show you how to use a rolling ruler ;) who else is game?

The Bistro next door look after Dale House for the owners and offer a Dinner catering service. I have requested a menu with the possibility of having a dinner on the Sunday evening when most people will have arrived. I'll let you know the details when I get them.

Doug

Kate Mc
06-29-2005, 03:13 PM
Right now - all you talented people - who is willing to do a demo during the week?

....

Hmmmmm.....Doug, it looks to me like Dale house is self-catering. Is that true?? Because, you know, I've just taken a course in Tuscan cooking.....and I LOVE to cook for big crowds......hmmmmm......would a cooking demo count??

How long will it take to drive from Leeds to Kettlewell? Is Leeds the best point to take a train and rent a car?? It looks like it's pretty easy to get to Leeds by train from London. Is that right???




Kate, who's consumed with curiosity

Jakeally
06-29-2005, 03:54 PM
Yum Yum Kate .... I definately think you should do a demo :D
Manchester would be a lot closer airport for you than Heathrow or Gatwick if you can get a flight from where you are :wave:
Edited to say....... sorry I don't know about Leeds :(

Yorky
06-29-2005, 06:38 PM
Sorry I'm late to respond, Kate, just got home from David's.

Yes, it's self catering Kate - I would usually have breakfast, lunch out and a pub meal in the evening. If you can solve the logistics of getting together the ingredients (probably Skipton would be the nearest town for those) I'm sure everyone would would look forawrd to an Italian cooking experience. The kitchen at the hostel is quite well equiped.

Leeds is easily accessible by train from London. The journey from Leeds to Kettlewell is around 50 miles and would take around an hour and a half depending on the traffic. The journey from Manchester Airport to Ketlewell is around 80 miles, much of it on motorways and would take around the same time. I suggest you try www.multimap.com for the routes. I checked on www.carhire3000.com and was able to hire a car at Leeds downtown (presumably close to the station) or Manchester Airport.

Have a good holiday meanwhile.

Doug

leojacko
06-30-2005, 01:28 AM
Hi Kate

Leeds/Bradford Airport is north of Leeds [in the right direction] & quite close to Skipton & Kettlewell - 34.2 miles according to the AA route finder & 1hr 5 mins driving time. Car Hire is always easier from airports.

http://www.theaa.com/travelwatch/planner_results.jsp?minx=385024&miny=457132.5&maxx=430080&maxy=494853.5&width=430&height=360&author=&toolMode=1&displaymap=true&showMap=true&gp=map#map

I'm not sure about the cost of a flight from London to Leeds - it may even be cheaper than the rail fare !! :)

If you want to give me a shopping list for the cooking ingredients I'll get them for you from our local shops & bring them along. There is an amazing little village shop in Kettlewell, but not sure how great their stock is. They may even be on-line as when we went in there they had a PC on the desk. :wink2:

Nina

Hmmmmm.....Doug, it looks to me like Dale house is self-catering. Is that true?? Because, you know, I've just taken a course in Tuscan cooking.....and I LOVE to cook for big crowds......hmmmmm......would a cooking demo count??

How long will it take to drive from Leeds to Kettlewell? Is Leeds the best point to take a train and rent a car?? It looks like it's pretty easy to get to Leeds by train from London. Is that right???




Kate, who's consumed with curiosity

leojacko
06-30-2005, 01:34 AM
yes

here is the web site for the village store

http://www.kettlewellvillagestore.co.uk/

Nina

Kate Mc
06-30-2005, 02:36 AM
Wow, Nina, thanks! I'll see what I can pull together for a dinner for....lessee....looks like 30 or so. Juppee!!



Kate

Yorky
06-30-2005, 02:42 AM
Spot on information, Nina - isn't that shop wonderful?

Here are a couple of photos of the kitchen.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jun-2005/1046-Kitchen3042.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jun-2005/1046-Kitchen3043.jpg

Doug

Kate Mc
06-30-2005, 02:48 AM
LOL, Doug, what took you so long??? Seriously, thanks for the pictures. I see a wonderful work table, lots of counter space, some pans, a cooker--no, make that TWO cookers! I'm wondering if there's a Biii-iiig pot for cooking pasta. (you wouldn't happen to have a photo, would you??? :D ) And the knives....

I'll be away for two weeks, and will have plenty of time to think about what to fix.....

hmmmm.....(smoke coming from ears icon here)




Kate

Yorky
06-30-2005, 02:59 AM
LOL - was like the road runner - good job there was no trafic :D ;)

There is a large range of pots and pans, wonder if next door's chef (in the picture and who maintains the place) would lend us one? I'll try and pay another visit up there and check it out. No hardship, it's a lovely run.

Doug

Kate Mc
06-30-2005, 04:13 AM
Oh, Doug, don't make a special trip--if there are a couple of large ones we could use them. We can figure out a way to find or rig pretty much whatever we need. Except for knives, or course--or at least a knife sharpener.

Hmmmm....let me think about a list and maybe we can see if someone can bring anything out-of the ordinary.

KEWEL!!





Kate

joemajury
07-01-2005, 09:29 PM
Knives, no problem.
I will bring my chefs knifes, and the steel to sharpen them.
I also make a mean Lasagne, maybe we should team up Kate.
30 will be a challenge though, my numbers are usually 300 upwards, but maybe this once I can scale down lol

Joe

PS, my car will have plenty of room, so if there are other things needed, let me know, as I will probably have them and can bring them.

Yorky
07-02-2005, 03:32 AM
Maybe we should plan a hog roast on the car park, Joe :D ;)

May be a problem travelling with sharp knives in your luggage?

Doug

stephie20
07-03-2005, 07:40 PM
Doug.........I am afraid you can take me off the maybe list now.....I am due to have my op on the 6th, so i definately won't be able to make it :crying: .........I know you'll all have a wonderful time, and i'll be thinking of you, wishing I was there.......have a great time :)

Yorky
07-04-2005, 03:13 AM
OK (((Stephie))), we were hoping .....

I'm sure it will be a wonderful week, and I give you my best wishes for your operation. We'll be thinking about you.

Doug

Yorky
07-04-2005, 05:39 AM
Arrival Times

I would like to remind tose coming to Kettlewell that the booking dates of Dale House and Cliffe View are different:

Dale House
Booked from 4pm Friday 16th September to 10am Friday 23rd September.

Cliffe View
Booked from 4pm Saturday 17th September to 10am Saturday 24th September.

The keys to both premises are held by Mike the chef at the Cottage Tea Rooms next door, but I shall be there in any case before those times.

If you would like to pm me with your anticipated arrival/departure times and dates, I'll update my spreadsheet.

All payments have now been received thanks!

Can't wait - now we start praying for fine weather :D

Doug

Roun2it
07-06-2005, 04:15 AM
Doug I'd be willing to do a small type demo, class whatever on the new style of painting I've been doing at the moment.

But I think I will learn more from thses few days than I will be able to give.

Also, DW, Chris may be interested in coming for the 1st couple of days over the weekend, is there anywhere to put her up, or should I look for a B&B? Although she hasn't made her mind up yet!!

Yorky
07-06-2005, 04:35 AM
I wonder just how loud Andy snores???

He is allocated a twin room at the moment and if he could sleep in Bedroom 9 for a couple of nights you could use Bedroom 8. How about it Andy?

I would like everyone to let me know their arrival and departure days, so that I can see if there is any spare accommodation.

I think we can arrange demos as required depending on the weather - which I am sure will be fine. I would hope we can do our touring/plein air bit every day, and if anyone has a special request, let me know. I'll put together a suggested list of "gems" to visit and paint. This doesn't preclude anyone going off on their own for a special visit (e.g. Rbblehead Viaduct).

Doug

Yorky
07-14-2005, 05:33 AM
Well, our group is growing!

I was PA painting yesterday with members of the Ormskirk Artists, and two of them, Pat Lynch and Joyce Bibby have decided to join us from Monday 19th - Friday 23rd, staying in a bed and breakfast. Both are good fun and talented artists.

Doug

JudyL
07-14-2005, 06:48 AM
Excellent! I am looking forward to it. I cannot tell you when I will arrive just now, as I have been focused on getting ready for our assult on the Continent, we leave tomorrow. I intend on doing a lot of sketching and a bit of painting there.
We return on or about 6 August, so I will contact y'all after then.

JudyL

Yorky
07-14-2005, 07:12 AM
Have a good trip, Judy. They are staying at the Racehorses Hotel, just over the bridge from us.

Doug

joemajury
07-15-2005, 12:31 PM
Doug.
I will be arriving on Friday 16th, very late - due to the Ferry times.
I know our accommodation won't be ready until Sat morning, but I can sleep in the car for one night :)
(the alternative was to arrive late Sat night, and miss day 1)
There will be no problem bringing knives with me, as I am not flying.
They will be locked in my car during the Ferry crossing, no problems at all.
Looking forward to it.

Joe

Yorky
07-15-2005, 12:43 PM
Doug.
I will be arriving on Friday 16th, very late - due to the Ferry times.
I know our accommodation won't be ready until Sat morning, but I can sleep in the car for one night :)

No problem, Joe - we have 2 spare beds on the top floor - no need to sleep in the car.

(the alternative was to arrive late Sat night, and miss day 1)
There will be no problem bringing knives with me, as I am not flying.
They will be locked in my car during the Ferry crossing, no problems at all.
Looking forward to it.

Joe

I'll check with the chef at the Tea Rooms - I'm not sure whether you will need to bring them.

Doug

Yorky
07-22-2005, 12:06 PM
I'm not sure whether I posted a link to the Calendar Girls website before, but here it is (http://www.calendargirls.tv/home.html) :D

Doug

Jakeally
07-22-2005, 01:05 PM
Thanks for the link Doug................ :D Such fun :D

I plan to get there sometime on the Saturday. Will get up ... take the dog to the kennels and just set off. The rest is in the hands of the Gods :D
Andy ... will PM you about change of plans and reason for.

ripvanblair
07-26-2005, 04:25 AM
Hi Doug I'm leaving early on the Friday so I'll be down there before lunch, will anybody else be there or I'll just case the joint on my own------------Alan

Yorky
07-26-2005, 04:27 AM
We should be ther around lunch time, Friday, Alan. We're hoping to get the keys early.

Doug

Europa
07-26-2005, 06:26 AM
Doug - CRS setting in here but what dates are me and SWMBO booked in for - I couldnt remember.......or is it that we can turn up anytime from Friday 16th onwards?

I have decided to forgo the motorway route and am nipping up to Preston then across country - not much difference in travel time but a much nicer route methinks. Oh and will there be a sign on the house like on Jaytees (ie Wet Canvas here) - just in case I wonder into the wrong place.

Will be bringing some Uncle Joes mintballs with me - probably a couple of big jars - and again - if anyone is coming whom I didnt meet in Kington - would be grateful if you could bring a fridge magnet from your neck of the woods - will swap for a Wigan one........LOL.

Sharon - you can bring the pies! :wink2: :p

Oooh am really looking forward to this.

Pat

Yorky
07-26-2005, 07:43 AM
Check out the list, Pat. You and your mum are staying in Dale house which is hired from 4pm Friday 16th - 10am Friday 23rd September.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jul-2005/1046-KettlewellList07.jpg

Joe Majury, Jakealy and JeanValerie (my sister) are staying in Cliff View next door which is hired from 4pm Saturday 17th - 10am Saturday 24th September.

Check out the list above for your accommodation.

Doug

ChasCreek
07-26-2005, 02:40 PM
A UK get to gether! Excellent.

It has been quite a long time since I have been on here (I recognise names here, bet mine isn't recognised though! :rolleyes: )

It was seeing your reply on the BBC site 'Are you a Digital Citizen' page Yorky that reminded me of Wet Canvas!

Anyway, if there are no objections I may drive up for one of the days as it isn't that far and I'm often in the surrounding areas working anyway and the paints and ink pens are always in my rucksack so I'm always prepared!

Yorky
07-26-2005, 02:47 PM
Hi there Chas. we'll be delighted to see you. Glad to get a rsponse to the plug on the BBC page :)

If you are on your own, we will probably have a bed for you in Bedroom 9 on the top floor.

Better to let us know in advance which day you propose to come as we will probably be dispersing to various painting locations around the area some time mid morning.

Doug

Yorky
07-26-2005, 04:19 PM
OK, the photo links were popular, so can I introduce you to a photography project which aims to cover every 1km square in the UK with photographs submitted by the public. Madmum (Ruth Harris) and I (Doug Elliot) have submitted our fair share, and there are some wonderful shots there.

So if you want to tour the British Isles in photos, have a look at the Geograph site (http://www.geograph.co.uk/mapbrowse.php), Squares SD and SE cover the north of England.

Enjoy!

Doug

Sharon Douglas
07-31-2005, 01:42 PM
Hi Doug,

I`m sorry, but at the moment I`ve got absolutely no idea what time we`ll be arriving.

To be honest I haven`t given it a second thought.
I`ll have a chat with my mum this week, and then let you know the outcome.

leojacko
08-06-2005, 03:40 PM
Hi all

We check in at Wayside Cottage after 4pm on Saturday 17th.

Maybe will be hanging around the village or area a little before then anyway.

Have a few ideas about places to paint - one of my favourite places is Gayle Beck, so that's definately on my to do list so are upper Wharfedale and Coverdale.

Nina & Colin[DH]

Yorky
08-06-2005, 03:50 PM
Thanks Nina - I'll add that to my list. I propose to create a map of likely painting spots. As you know there are a myriad of lovely subjects in Wharfedale and Wensleydale.

Look forward to meeting you.

Doug

JudyL
08-06-2005, 04:41 PM
Hi Doug, I must add my name to the list of 'What dates am I going to be there again?' people. I must say so much has happened the last few months, especially the last three weeks, I think I may be excused for any confusion. I did not do any painting though, but did a sketch while the rest of the group were flying down the luge.

Thanks,
JudyL

Yorky
08-06-2005, 05:13 PM
LOL Judy, no problem. Your acommodation at Dale House is booked from Friday 16th to Friday 23rd. See the spreadsheet in Post #94 for details.

Doug

pampe
08-06-2005, 07:39 PM
hope you all have a grand time...thinking about this time last year......*sigh*
Alan....remember to bring my hat! *wink*

Europa
08-09-2005, 07:56 PM
Pam - Me and Sharon will down a few shots in memory of that night in the pub.....lol.

Pat

Yorky
08-10-2005, 03:33 AM
Yes remember the Jennifer Saunders look-alike ;)

And I have a recording of Jana's sweet voice!

Doug

ripvanblair
08-10-2005, 04:33 AM
I remember the hat very well Pam, I'm going to miss you not being there, but now you can see the problem, that's Pat and Sharon, getting into drinking mode already, the rest of us mere mortals will be forced into such places , much against our better judgement, I wish you were coming to sort them out, my easel is trembling already at the thought!!!!---------------Alan

Sharon Douglas
08-11-2005, 04:45 AM
Ahhh!!!, but Alan Pat and I will both have our mummies with us so we`ll have to be good girls.

Scrap that, Pat will have to be good, my mum will join in...........lol.

Yorky
08-13-2005, 08:15 AM
A flyer in the local paper yesterday contained a special offer from Wilkinson's of 2 children's paint pots for 1. These are absolutely ideal for plein air, so I called in yesterday and bought 4 and will bring them to Kettlewell. I know Sharon and Pat have them (that right?) as I took some to Kington last September. They are perfect for holding clean and dirty water and when empty hold a Pebeo masking fluid bottle and a small sponge. If you want to reserve one, pm me.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2003/1046-Watercontainer.jpg

Doug

Yorky
08-13-2005, 09:37 AM
Had a pm yesterday from Guillaume. He is looking into joining us if he can work the transport out. He is investigating flying into Leeds/Bradford airport, train to Skipton and bus to Kettlewell.

Doug

Europa
08-13-2005, 09:57 AM
Yes I still have my little paint pot! :) - and very useful it was too for keeping my mini bottles of vodka cool.......LOL. (am only joking!!) :wink2:

Doug - is there a microwave in the house?

As for the behaving myself cos SWMBO is there - I am ALWAYS well behaved. :evil:

Pat

Yorky
08-13-2005, 10:14 AM
LOL Pat - yes, there are two microwaves - in the words of the proprieter "it has everything you may need".

Doug

guilliame
08-14-2005, 08:42 AM
Hi everyone :wave: Well flights are all booked,cant believe flybe it's cheaper than the train/coach or car and it's only an hours flight.so should arrive no later than midday on sat 17 09.
Looking forward to seeing all the kington gang again and others,it's only just over a month away now :D

Yorky
08-14-2005, 09:03 AM
Great news!

So here's the updated list:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2005/1046-KettlewellList08.jpg

Doug

Europa
08-14-2005, 05:20 PM
Woohooo - great news Guille - looking forward to seeing you again.

Pat

DominicM
08-15-2005, 11:38 AM
Doug, I wont be there until somepoint on Saturday Morning - have to be in Jedburgh till 6pm on the Friday.

Looking forward to it, just hoping breathing improves, is bad at the minute.

guilliame
08-16-2005, 11:35 AM
Hey Pat :wave: thanks for the welcome,i still have your wigan fridge magnet you gave me in kington so i owe you one,got feelers out bournemouth/weymouth,got a jersey one you could have if you haven't got one it's shaped like the island with jersey written across it.
Have you ever asked yourself why :D lol thanks for that,do you need an agent :wave:
Oh and please out me out of my misery SWMBO,IT'S DRIVING ME NUTS,i'm sure it's something to do with Sharon and her Mum :)

Europa
08-16-2005, 02:41 PM
Oh a Jersey fridge magnet will do very nicely thanks.

SWMBO - is my Mum - it stands for She Who Must Be Obeyed......lol

Pat

Roun2it
08-16-2005, 03:55 PM
Hi Doug, Chris says she values her sanity and is not coming to look after me. So Andy can snore on his own.

Sharon Douglas
08-17-2005, 08:10 AM
Oh and please out me out of my misery SWMBO,IT'S DRIVING ME NUTS,i'm sure it's something to do with Sharon and her Mum :)[/QUOTE]

If you think SWMBO is driving you nuts, then why do you think it has something to do with me????? :angel: :evil:

Only winding you up Guilli, looking forward to seeing you in Sept. :wave:

Neeman
08-18-2005, 02:45 AM
A flyer in the local paper yesterday contained a special offer from Wilkinson's of 2 children's paint pots for 1. These are absolutely ideal for plein air, so I called in yesterday and bought 4 and will bring them to Kettlewell. I know Sharon and Pat have them (that right?) as I took some to Kington last September. They are perfect for holding clean and dirty water and when empty hold a Pebeo masking fluid bottle and a small sponge. If you want to reserve one, pm me.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2003/1046-Watercontainer.jpg

Doug

They are spill proof!!
When filled to the line (1/2 way) they do not spill when tipped over!!!
And the little tabs break off very quickly!!!

JudyL
08-18-2005, 05:36 AM
They are spill proof!!
When filled to the line (1/2 way) they do not spill when tipped over!!!
And the little tabs break off very quickly!!!

Doug, Where can we get these again? If you have an extra, I would be grateful.

Thanks,

JudyL

Yorky
08-18-2005, 06:09 AM
They are from Wilkinson's (cheap shop) - I have reserved one for you, Judy. I have one left.

I take the lid off to use them BTW. As Neeman says the tabs are quite easily broken.

Doug

leojacko
08-18-2005, 12:36 PM
Haha

I sent Colin up to Wilkco's today to get two of those water pots for me ----

they only had one left !

So he got that one = 76p :D

That often happens to us with offers :evil:

Have yet to give it the Beta test :)

Nina

guilliame
08-18-2005, 05:12 PM
Hi Sharon :wave: it was SWMBO that was driving me nuts,not a person,my thoughts were that you and Pat were close from way back and maybe it was a nickname for you,i was convinced that the S was for Sharon,and the M some how was Mum,the combinations i used to think of trying to figger it out,anyway the one i came up with was the one i thought was it until Pat enlightened me.
Sharon Waters My Beer Occasionally :D

Doug,Nina,JLynn and Neeley,popped into Wilcko's to get one of these containers NONE LEFT :)
Looking forward to meeting everyone .

Sharon Douglas
08-18-2005, 06:57 PM
Guilli,

Now you`ve gone and let my secret out!!!!

Yorky
08-19-2005, 05:40 AM
I have reserved the last one for you Guilly - does anyone else need one? I'll check out the Southport store again this weekend.

Doug

Europa
08-21-2005, 01:49 PM
Sharon Waters My Beer Occasionally :D

.

No - one gets near my beer.......LOL.

Just spent the last half hour re reading the Kington meet and looking at the photos - fabulous memories - oh am soooooooo looking forward to this - can't wait!!! :D

Pat

Kate Mc
08-22-2005, 03:47 AM
Me too! I can't wait!!

Doug, we'll arrive sometime on Friday, and leave early the following Friday. I thought I'd sent you this, but I guess CRS is getting to me.... :o

SOS! Are Masquepens easily had in UK? Can anyone pick one up for me?? I can either pay you in GBP or Belgian Chocolate. Your choice. Mine is so old it's about to die, and I would like to find another. I can't seem to find them here.

Joe, I think that instead of bringing your knives, if you can bring a knife SHARPENER, we'll be ok.

I'm still thinking of cooking one night-- Tuesday?? Wednesday?? Anyone interested in a dinner together? Maybe Thrusday, for a farewell dinner?? LOL, we can have "awards"! Whajathink?




Kate

Yorky
08-22-2005, 03:59 AM
Hi Kate - I'll look for a Masquepen for you - they are available in many art shops - in fact I have one I don't use, but I suppose you will need fresh masking fluid.

Tuesday evening sounds good, Kate everyone will be there and it gives us time to get together the provisions. There should be funds enough to buy the provisions. We may have to have two sittings though - not sure how many places there are in the dining room. I'll check my photos.


Perhaps you could all pm me with your breakfast needs, cereals etc and I'll bring along enough to get us over the first few days. may even put an order in at the village store.

25 more sleeps!

Doug

JudyL
08-23-2005, 03:13 PM
Cereal with no sugar, or some sort of protein for breakfast? Sugar has been giving me low blood sugar spells lately. Thanks

JudyL
08-24-2005, 08:52 AM
Oh Doug, don't worry, I just remembered I have an egg cooker, so can do my own eggs for Breakfast. Also have a travel electric kettle for tea.

JudyL

Yorky
08-24-2005, 01:15 PM
The egg cooker (poacher?) may be useful, Judy, but no need for the travel kettle, there will be ample facilities at Dle House.

Doug

JudyL
08-25-2005, 07:22 AM
Egg cooker makes boiled eggs, hard or soft, by steam. I got it at Lakeland because I had such a hard time peeling the eggs without leaving most of the egg in the shell. My newest toy.
I got the kettle, because when we were on the 'Continent' none of the hotels had them. I will be prepared nextime.

ripvanblair
08-26-2005, 03:35 AM
Hi Doug I'll being bringing down some rations to be getting on with bacon and eggs for a few days breakfast anyway, so we'll see when we all get there , I'm looking forward to it very much, and dinner with Kate seems admirable!!!, I think I'll need a bigger car-----------------all the best -------Alan

Yorky
08-28-2005, 04:02 AM
I have just discovered the the British Society of Painters exhibition is being held at Kings Hall (http://www.bordercollierescue.org/Floating/bsp.html) in Ilkley until the 18th September. If (God forbid) we get rain, this would be an ideal place to visit.

I have contacted three local newspapers to publicise our get together and of course given a plug for wetcanvas ;)

18 more sleeps!

Doug

JudyL
08-28-2005, 04:42 AM
Doug, do you know the postcode for the Dales House, or the address so I can do a Multi Map for directions?

JudyL

Yorky
08-28-2005, 05:25 AM
Doug, do you know the postcode for the Dales House, or the address so I can do a Multi Map for directions?

JudyL

Dale House (http://www.dale-house.co.uk/) is next door to Cliff View and The Cottage Tea Room. The postcode is BD23 5QZ.

The house is directly opposite the main car park in the centre of Kettlewell.

Doug

JudyL
08-28-2005, 08:58 AM
Thanks Doug, I was wondering if we wanted sort of a "Potluck" for Friday night?
JudyL

Yorky
08-28-2005, 04:13 PM
It's true that folk will be arriving at various times Judy, so an easy help yourself meal would be a good idea.

I was expecting that meals would involve a breakfast in the accommodation lunch would be sandwiches or a snack, and the evening meal normally a pub meal (except when Kate and others prepare a feast) :D

I will be bringing basic provisions for a couple of days breakfasts for all with me or ordering the same from the Village Store.

Doug

JudyL
08-28-2005, 04:50 PM
I was thinking of a family favorite for potlucks, called a 24 hour salad, sort of a meal in inself anyway. One of those things you can nibble on. If I can get the ingredients, I'll bring it along. I assume dishes, utensils, pots etc are all there? ( and dishwashing liquid etc)

Yorky
08-29-2005, 06:04 AM
Good news!

Kev has volunteered to do a demo of his spattering technique, (OK well, Kate twisted his arm :evil: :) ).

Any more volunteers or requests for demos?

Doug

joemajury
09-03-2005, 11:41 AM
Still hadn't got my Ferry ticket, so this morning I ring the Ferry company, only to be told that yes, I was booked on the Ferries, but my booking had been cancelled as I hadn't paid.
This is amazing.
I know I have a bad memory, but when you book over the phone, you give your credit card details and the booking is made.
The girl on the line tried to blame me.
I asked her would the booking have been made without payment.
She replied - no, we take payment at time of booking.
To cut a long story short, I had to book (and pay) again.
I shall have to ring the bank on Monday to check the last payment wasn't taken out.
Just as well I rang up.
So I'll still be there late Friday night.
See you all then.

Joe
Australia to England - no problem
USA to England - no problem
Belfast to Liverpool - 32 hours (if your lucky) and the door doesn't jam :eek:

Yorky
09-03-2005, 12:22 PM
Blimey Joe, good job you checked.

Makes you wonder about the staff taking bookings.

I ordered some alarms five months ago by phone and still haven't received them. Luckily I took order numbers dates etc at the time and will now have to get my credit card company to sort out a refund :rolleyes:

Doug

DominicM
09-06-2005, 08:14 AM
Well.. I could do a demo... are eating, or sleeping taken?
I will leave the drinking demo for you who can handle it better.. :D:D

Doug if it was ordered mailorder they shouldn't have charged you untill order was processed..

Joe, that's scary, good job you checked..

Sharon Douglas
09-06-2005, 08:39 AM
Doug,
I`ve been meaning to let you know.........Sue, Christine, and "Little Chris" will be coming, I`m not sure where they have booked (forgot) But they will be coming late Friday and leaving Sunday.

My mum and I will probably arrive about 12 ish on the Friday.Dougy will be with us for an hour or two, before he has to leave to pick the kids up from school.

I`m looking forward to it now, it`s less than two weeks wwooohooo!!!!

leojacko
09-06-2005, 01:15 PM
Yeah - not long now - we have paid the final installment on the hire of Wayside Cottage & have been given the "secret location" of the key to the door :evil:

Today the cats went for their booster cat flu injections :crying:
[Severe pain in the Wallet for Colin]

Strange how they disappear fast when the cat carry boxes are brought out !

Now they are fully eligible for a weeks stay in the "cats hotel" :cat: while we are enjoying ourselves in the Dales.

I could do a demo on "wet in wet" watercolour if anyone is interested. I paint in this style on a flat surface, so not much chance of a big audience I'm afraid :D

ttfn
Nina

Yorky
09-06-2005, 01:21 PM
Prayng for fine weather here :angel:

Thanks for the offer Nina - I think we'll be able to paint in the dinig room if we protect the table. Must remember to bring plastic sheets.

Look forward to meeting your friends, Sharon. How about a sunset demo? Your latest ones are beautiful.

Doug

Sharon Douglas
09-06-2005, 03:58 PM
:o :o Ok Doug, they probably won`t work out when I`ve got an audience :eek: :o

Yorky
09-06-2005, 04:04 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Doug

Europa
09-06-2005, 04:45 PM
Well if Dominic is handling the sleeping and eating demo - am sure I can handle the 'songs to sing after a few beers' demo. :evil: :wink2:

Pat

Sharon Douglas
09-06-2005, 04:51 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOO :eek: :eek:
and there was me thinking that your mum would keep you under control.

(I`ve experienced Pats singing staggering down a street in Kington. :evil:)


She`s got a lovely voice really, :D

Come to think of it, I think I might still have the video of you singing on my phone. :evil:

I`m off to check my phone, be back in a mo. :wave:

Sharon Douglas
09-06-2005, 04:54 PM
YUP!!!
I`ve got it.

I was going to send it to your mobile but I don`t seem to have an option to do that, you`ll have to remind me in Kettlewell, and I`ll show you................maybe for a small charge.............lol.

Yorky
09-06-2005, 04:55 PM
Remember there is a river in between the pub and the accommodation.

Doug

Sharon Douglas
09-06-2005, 04:59 PM
Pat I sussed out how to send it to you, so you should get the message any minute.

Sharon Douglas
09-06-2005, 05:04 PM
HHHmmmmmmmmmm, I wonder does Doug mean I grab Pats arms and he grabs her legs if she sings................

or will Pat grab my arms, and Doug get my legs if I show the video.

Don`t get too excited at the thought of Pats singing, the video only lasts all of about four seconds...........lol

Europa
09-06-2005, 05:35 PM
OMG - DONT YOU DARE!!!! (how many drinks had I had to get that tuneless blurb out......lol)

Sharon Douglas
09-06-2005, 05:53 PM
Glad you LIKED it Pat, remember that was inside the pub, a few drinks later you were singing on the way back to our hotel, imagion THAT................lol.
I bet you`d forgotten....lol.

joemajury
09-07-2005, 05:20 AM
I got a TomTom for my car yesterday (Sat Nav).
No more stopping after every junction to read what the next step is, on my hand written notes.
I'm taking it out for a text run today.

You just put in the post code of home, then Belfast Ferry Terminal, then Liverpool Terminal, then Kettlewell postcode (thanks Yorky).
Then I sit back relax, and listen to a nice voice directing me all the way.
Maybe see you all an hour earlier on Friday night.

Joe
;)

Europa
09-07-2005, 12:28 PM
Sat nav is great Joe - the good thing is is that if you take a detour it just redirects you back on course - we used it when we went darn sarf - of course as we only have one I will be using my usual impeccable map reading skills to Kettlewell.....LOL.

Pat

Yorky
09-07-2005, 12:40 PM
Just had a pm from DaviBR requesting a contact number for Dale House. I have a feeling that the 01756 794490 owner's number is in Skipton, so an emergency number would be the Cottage Tea Rooms next door which is 01756 760405 and this can be used for Cliff View too.

Doug

Sharon Douglas
09-07-2005, 01:57 PM
Just wondering??????????????

I have heard so much about a book........."painting watercolour portraits that glow", by Jan Kunz

Does anybody who is going to Kettlewell own it, and if so would it be possible for you to bring it with you, so I can have a little look, before I buy?.

It`s expensive to buy so I was hoping to check it out a little, just so I can see if it`s worth purchasing.

Cheeky cow!! aren`t I??

Kate Mc
09-07-2005, 02:20 PM
Psssst! Hey! You! Yes, YOU, the cheeky one! :wave:

I've got that book and I've put it aside to bring. :p





Kate

JudyL
09-07-2005, 03:49 PM
Hey, we used the TomTom on our assault on Easter Europe this summer, and it was great! You can choose the voice and the nationality of the "person" who gives you directions, so we had "Jane". It was like having a 5th person in the car, luckily, since BIL only THINKS he can read maps. The first lesson we had to learn was to trust her. But some of the roads had been changed since our chip was made, so sometimes her map showed us driving in the middle of a field, or a round-a-bout had been changed, she would tell us to "turn around at the nearest possibility"
Maybe I will bring some of my books, which seemed like a good idea to buy at the time.
:D
JudyL

Sharon Douglas
09-07-2005, 04:17 PM
AWWW Hey you!!
You there, the very kind person...............thankyou!!!

I`m bidding on a copy on ebay at the moment (since I posted my cheeky question), but I`m wary of how high to go.

joemajury
09-07-2005, 05:45 PM
Hi Sharon.
I did a quick search for you, HERE (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1581801785/qid=1126129391/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_0_1/026-8879788-2621253) is the cheapest copy that I found.
See you next week.

Joe

Yorky
09-07-2005, 05:50 PM
That's where I would usually lok, Joe. I have the floral book myself.

Unfortunately, Sharon is looking for the Portraits (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0891342915/qid=1126129690/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_0_2/202-5585161-7691861) version which is much more expensive :(

Doug

leojacko
09-08-2005, 02:04 AM
Hi Sharon

check this one out as well !

N.B. the second option is in Blackburn !!!

Nina

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?an=kunz&y=13&kn=glow&x=72&sortby=3

Oops !
Correction - yes I see further down the list there is a portraits book 4 times as expensive & in USA too. :o

Sharon Douglas
09-08-2005, 02:59 AM
Thanks for looking everyone, as you can see it`s quite expensive .................I refuse to pay over seventy or even ninety pound for a book, especially without seeing it first.

Joe, thankyou, I`ve got the flowers one and her painting from photographs book.That is probably why it sticks in my throat to pay so much for the portrait book, when they were a standard sort of price.

See you all next week, I think it`s about time I started getting my stuff sorted.

Kate Mc
09-08-2005, 03:55 AM
To be honest, Sharon, it's a nice book, but it's not any nicer than the other two. I think the price is so high because it's out of print. But I'll bring it and let you look at it.






Kate, who'll happily sell hers for 90 pounds!! :p

joemajury
09-09-2005, 06:01 AM
I refuse to pay over seventy or even ninety pound for a book,

Is THIS (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0891342915/qid=1126259908/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_0_2/202-1287610-3377466) any better? 31.56

Sharon Douglas
09-09-2005, 09:34 AM
Thanks Joe,
I`ll bear it in mind, I`m bidding on ebay for one at the minute.
It finishes in the morning so I`ll know by tomorrow.

llol Kate

Kate Mc
09-09-2005, 11:44 AM
Sharon, let me know if you get it. It'll save me some space in my luggage. :p




Kate

joemajury
09-09-2005, 11:59 AM
Thanks Joe,
I`ll bear it in mind, I`m bidding on ebay for one at the minute.
It finishes in the morning so I`ll know by tomorrow.

llol Kate

HERE (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6976236142) is another one, good bit cheaper.

Joe

Sharon Douglas
09-10-2005, 02:58 AM
Thanks Everyone,
I won the ebay book, so you can save some space in your luggage now Kate, thankyou for the offer anyway.
Thankyou Joe,you have been busy for me.

All I need to do now is wait patiently for it to arrive.

See you all at the end of the week, doesn`t sound long off when you say it like that does it?............lol

DominicM
09-10-2005, 04:58 AM
AARGH. better go shopping today for some new threads then :D

Kate Mc
09-10-2005, 05:18 AM
... you can save some space in your luggage now Kate, .........


Hmmmmm......now WHAT can I put in there instead??? :rolleyes:





Kate

Yorky
09-10-2005, 05:25 AM
Checklist:

I have plein air water containers and Kate's masquepen. I will get a supply of basic breakfast food bring some painting books and mags and videos in case of rain.

JudyL - will bring Knaresborough paintings.

Is there anything that anyone would like me to bring - spare paints/pallette etc?

Doug

Europa
09-10-2005, 06:35 AM
Hmmmmm......now WHAT can I put in there instead??? :rolleyes:

Kate


CHOCOLATE!!!

Just a thought. :D

Pat

Sharon Douglas
09-10-2005, 07:03 AM
I was going to say Chocolate for Pat, but you beat me to it..........lol.

Doug, is there a dvd player there?
If there is I can bring "improve your landscapes on location" by Charles Evans, all about Pliene aire painting.
I`ve also got painting watercolours that sparkle with life, by Cindy Agan. I love Cindys work.......website here (http://www.cindyaganart.com) I`ve got the book to match this dvd too. :wink2:

I think it`s time I started getting myself organised, been saying that all week but not even started yet..........life just gets in the way :rolleyes:

JudyL
09-10-2005, 07:37 AM
Sugar Free Chocolate?

Yorky
09-10-2005, 08:43 AM
I was going to say Chocolate for Pat, but you beat me to it..........lol.

Doug, is there a dvd player there?
If there is I can bring "improve your landscapes on location" by Charles Evans, all about Pliene aire painting.
I`ve also got painting watercolours that sparkle with life, by Cindy Agan. I love Cindys work.......website here (http://www.cindyaganart.com) I`ve got the book to match this dvd too. :wink2:

I think it`s time I started getting myself organised, been saying that all week but not even started yet..........life just gets in the way :rolleyes:

Not sure about the DVD palyer, Sharon, but it is worth bringing the DVD's - something to watch over breakfast before Pat rises :D :evil:

I'll bring the Calendar Girls DVD.

Doug

Sharon Douglas
09-10-2005, 09:21 AM
I`ve got brain drain today. :rolleyes:

I`m bringing my laptop, we can watch them on that if there isn`t any.A bit smaller than a proper telly but better than nothing. ;)

We`ll have to have the volume on low, so we don`t wake her up.

Or she`ll have your gutts for garters :eek:

Yorky
09-10-2005, 09:24 AM
Good idea, Sharon I'll probably bring mine to give demos on photoshop and paintshop pro - I'll bring my TV lead if I remember :rolleyes:

Doug

Europa
09-10-2005, 01:02 PM
I`ve got brain drain today. :rolleyes:

I`m bringing my laptop, we can watch them on that if there isn`t any.A bit smaller than a proper telly but better than nothing. ;)

We`ll have to have the volume on low, so we don`t wake her up.

Or she`ll have your gutts for garters :eek:


You didnt worry about that at Kington - why should Kettlewell be any different. :p :p - anyway - SWMBO will probably have me up and about before nine......lol

Anyone like horror movies - i have some on DVD. :evil: :wink2:

Pat

guilliame
09-10-2005, 01:14 PM
Well this time next week i will be there,as i said before my flight from southampton lands at leeds/bradford at 8 am,a i hour flight so if anyone just happens to be passing leeds airport around 8.30...... :D
It will probaly take me longer to get to kettlewell from leeds/bradford than the flight up as i will have to go to the information desk to suss out the transport connections,i haven't been oop norf for a long time so hopefully i will remember how to speak and understand the language :)
Dougie,thanks for saving me one of those Wilco plastic containers.
Sharon,me neither i guess i will have to write out a list tomorrow to make sure i dont forget anything,i have a cd demo disc that our Jana recorded in prague.singing and playing the harp.
Pat.chocolate ROTFL,if it has to be allocated out 3 chunks each you can have my share,as i don t eat chocolate,dont tell the others tho,just between us :)
Kate & Dan :wave: i'll pack my gaudi book.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again,wont make breakfast sat morning it will probaly be a ploughmans down the pub around lunchtime.
Regards Guilli.

hopefulbucky
09-10-2005, 01:29 PM
Oh you guys are going to have so much fun. I am going to miss seeing ya'all. However, I will be in Montana meeting other folks but just hearing you talk I am so so psyched for you. And maybe you will meet some of the calendar girls, I sure would look around for them. I so loved that movie (thanks Doug for recommending it all that time ago). And Kate Kate, that Belgian choc. Need you ask what to bring? I so remember with fondness that choc. actually still have some of the papers for my scrapbook from our trip.

Isn't someone picking up poor Gilly from the airport? Awe I would Gilly if we were there, course you would have to put up with a couple of crazy Americans trying to drive on the wrong side of the road LOL.

Anyway guys you just have such a good time and take loads of photos which I am sure you will do, don't take those pubs too much by storm Miss Peggie Sue, LOL, wish I were there with you but will be in thought.

What no stew Joe?

Yorky
09-10-2005, 01:41 PM
Well this time next week i will be there,as i said before my flight from southampton lands at leeds/bradford at 8 am,a i hour flight so if anyone just happens to be passing leeds airport around 8.30...... :D
It will probaly take me longer to get to kettlewell from leeds/bradford than the flight up as i will have to go to the information desk to suss out the transport connections,i haven't been oop norf for a long time so hopefully i will remember how to speak and understand the language :) Regards Guilli.

Guilly, my sister Jean and her friend will be travelling from Barnsley to Leeds and will be on the train from Leeds to Skipton around that time. I will be picking them up at Skipton Station, and there will be room for you. I'm not sure what train they will be on.

Pm me your phone number and I'll let you know the details when I get them.

Doug

Europa
09-10-2005, 02:14 PM
Found this on the web Guille - hope its useful

Coach Connections - National Express
Leeds City centre coach station is the nearest National express coach station to Leeds Bradford airport. You can catch a bus from the adjacent bus station to the airport.


Railway and train information
Train timetables and secure online booking

http://www.leeds-uk.com/transport/trainline.htm

The Main Line station is in Leeds 10 miles from the airport. Taxis and the Airlink Bus Service 757 are available from Leeds station to the Airport

There are 2 nearer Local Line Stations. I don't have information on the availability of taxis from these 2 small local stations.

Guisley for travellers from Ilkley Shipley or Skipton.
Horssforth - from Leeds City.


Local bus services
To/from Leeds (AirLink 757)
Every 30 minutes from Leeds Bus and Rail stations during the day, hourly evenings and Sundays.

To/from Bradford, Shipley, Guiseley and Yeadon (MetroConnect 737)
Every 30 minutes from Bradford Interchange, Bradford Forster Square stations, Shipley Market Place, Guiseley and Yeadon during the day and every hour evenings and Sundays.

To/from Otley and Pool (AirLink 757)
Every 30 minutes from Otley Bus Rail station and Pool during the day. No service evenings or Sundays.

To/from Harrogate (Bus2Jet)
Bus 2 Jet is a new service, linking Harrogate with Leeds Bradford International Airport.

Buses run every 90 minutes, with 12 journeys a day in each direction, from early morning to late at night.

After departure from Harrogate Bus Station buses will stop at all stops, but to pick up only. From Leeds Bradford International Airport buses will stop at all stops, but to set down only.

Passengers making local journeys, e.g. Pool to Weeton or Harrogate to Pannal, will not be carried on this service.

Kate Mc
09-10-2005, 02:32 PM
CHOCOLATE!!!



Ya THINK????


heh, heh.....






Kate

Kate Mc
09-10-2005, 02:33 PM
Sugar Free Chocolate?
Judy, let me work on that....



Nina, I haven't forgotten your offer to shop for us. I think I'll just wait and see what's fresh when we get there. We may have to do a shopping trip one afternoon--maybe I could twist your arm to go along???

See you all soon!!





Kate

guilliame
09-10-2005, 02:49 PM
Pat :wave: thanks for the link,that was going to be my next step,i thought it would probaly be National Express,should be able to nip down tomorrow to the local N/E office in bmth and buy a ticket it will save me time when i get in,
Dougie,i will probaly get the 8.30/9.00 N/E coach to leeds railway stn so i wil be checking out rail times lets say 10.00 from leeds to skipton,if you find out your sisters times why not pm me save the cost of a phone call,lets hope they coincide,the best made plans etc :)
Hey Jude :music: :wave: be sure to give my regards to Pampe when you get to Montana,dont forget to send :wave: 's and photo's our way,you will see ours dont forget Roger and his camera will be with us :) ,i'm sure you will have a good time,as we all will.

Kate Mc
09-10-2005, 03:54 PM
Anybody want to play with Yupo?? I can bring some....





Kate

guilliame
09-10-2005, 04:17 PM
Hey Kate,whats yupo.....

Kate Mc
09-11-2005, 06:58 AM
Guillaume, I'll bring some. It's hard to describe. It's not exactly paper, it's a sort of plastic "paper" used by printers because it's tough and takes ink well. But it resists water also, making it very interesting for watercolor. Here's (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292386&highlight=yupo) a thread where Celeste's using it.



Has anybody heard from Joe today? There were some pretty big riots in Belfast last night.

YOO HOO, JOE! :wave: Check in, woudja???





Kate

guilliame
09-11-2005, 07:32 AM
Kate :wave: thanks for the link,ok yupo is a type of plastic material that absorbs paint slower than watercolour paper then tonk it with a coffee filter to create texture,sounds like fun,i know when i was experimenting with watercolours,not so hot on wet on wet colour washes :) so used the colour neat then applied water to suit,sometimes i used too much so to tone it down i used more water then dabbed or tonked over it with a thick absorbent piece of kitchen roll and i noticed there was a hint of texture left behind,

Hey Joe,do as your told and check in :)

Europa
09-11-2005, 10:47 AM
I didnt know there had been riots in Belfast -remind me to check the news more often - Joe lives quite a number of miles away from Belfast from what I can remember.

Pat

guilliame
09-11-2005, 11:13 AM
OK,i got my rail link tickets to skipton this morning,so this is my new itinery,
flight should land at 8.00am
if i catch the 8.43 coach at the airport i arrive in leeds at 9.35 in order to catch the 9.49 train to carlisle which arrives at skipton at 10.24,fingers crossed.
if the flight is delayed or late and i miss the 8.43 coach,
i will have to catch the next one at 9.23 which arrives in leeds at 10.05,catch the 10.19 train to morecambe which arrives at skipton at 10.52
now better start on my lists :) :wave:

Roun2it
09-11-2005, 02:17 PM
Kate love to see the Yupo stuff, but I have great difficulty painting on paper, why would I want to paint on plastic!!!!!!!

It's my future son in laws 40th birthday on Friday, and now my daughter has decided to do something as a surprise, so I'm only gonna get there on Saturday. Will take Dougs mobile no with me to find out where you are. A pub I hope!!!

I can bring a portable TV with video recorder, and a DVD player if that would help. Don't think I'll be bringing the laptop. Do you want movies or Art vids and DVDs?

Sharon Douglas
09-12-2005, 05:31 AM
I`d love to try Yupo Kate. :D

has anybody heard from Joe yet, or Roger, I haven`t seen him about for a while now?

Kev.............The PUB????? :eek: I thought you would know by now, that we are all tea total :rolleyes: :angel:

RogerPf
09-12-2005, 07:33 AM
has anybody heard from Joe yet, or Roger, I haven`t seen him about for a while now?
I am here :wave: - have has zero time for WC (or anything else) :(
Working mad hours to get things done for my customer before the meet. I only knew of your post because Susan has been keeping an eye on this thread.

Looking forward to seeing every one.

--
Roger

Yorky
09-12-2005, 08:05 AM
Kate love to see the Yupo stuff, but I have great difficulty painting on paper, why would I want to paint on plastic!!!!!!!

It's my future son in laws 40th birthday on Friday, and now my daughter has decided to do something as a surprise, so I'm only gonna get there on Saturday. Will take Dougs mobile no with me to find out where you are. A pub I hope!!!

I can bring a portable TV with video recorder, and a DVD player if that would help. Don't think I'll be bringing the laptop. Do you want movies or Art vids and DVDs?

On second thoughts, Kev - my car will be full of groceries etc - could you bring th TV/video and DVD player - it can go in the dining room which is larger than the lounge which has a video and TV.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Sep-2005/1046-KettlewellLounge.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Sep-2005/1046-KetlewellDiningroom.jpg

Doug

Roun2it
09-12-2005, 08:58 AM
ko

DominicM
09-12-2005, 09:01 AM
I thought you would know by now, that we are all tea total :rolleyes: :angel:

Hope thats Yorkshire Tea then.. none of that Tetley Rubbish :D

JudyL
09-12-2005, 03:42 PM
Hi, Went to H'gate to attempt to get the phone for the 4th time, no luck, they are having driven from Leeds. BUT while I was there I picked up the Yorkshire Life magazine. There is an article about Kettlewell in it, in watercolor! I will bring it along.
JudyL

Yorky
09-13-2005, 03:30 AM
Quite a saga, Judy the hunt for the phone. Not sure whether here will be a mobile signal at Kettlwell, it is well up the dale. May ring the village store and ask.

Looked at the BBC Atlantic Chart (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast/pressure/) and it indicates a high pressure system hovering west of Ireland by Friday, so it will be chilly north winds at Kettlewell. Warm clothing and woollen gloves wil be de riguer for plein air painting. :rolleyes:

Any special requests BTW for my packing list?

Doug

billythekid
09-13-2005, 04:24 AM
Hoho, Doug, I have NEVER painted in gloves so far :eek: :D. I'll bring along some bycicle gloves which are open at the fingertips.
We will be flying to Manchester tomorrow and then heading towards Whitby for the first stay. We will arrive at Kettlewell on 20.09.2005 probably in the afternoon. I am exited to see you all.

DominicM
09-13-2005, 05:03 AM
Quite a saga, Judy the hunt for the phone. Not sure whether here will be a mobile signal at Kettlwell, it is well up the dale. May ring the village store and ask.Doug

The O2 signal map says NO :( in the village but yes :) half way up the fellside, but it means no interuptions :D

Yorky
09-13-2005, 05:04 AM
Just a warning, Dieter, could be cold at Whitby too, wrap up.

Doug

jaytee
09-13-2005, 06:51 AM
OK OK its now close enough for me to look at the end of the thread and wish you all a wonderful meet with a jealous heart..........

if anyone wants to wander home via Kington , both bedrooms are junkless and i can change the bedding in a nanosecond :) ( was hoping to see Kate and Dan again but I guess not this time :( )

AM wondering if another 'short' springish meet might be on the cards here sometime next year....... or whether another time or place would be preferable? discuss among yourselves.........I wont be offended at any outcome :D May just forge ahead and arrange one anyway :D

will look forward to the new thread you will be starting - with pics :)

safe journey everyone and dont get frostbite on the PAs :D

DominicM
09-13-2005, 08:45 AM
Well if it's Brass-Monkey weather, will just need the medicinal brandy :D

Jaytee - No mobile signal = no posting :eek: for me either :( ( how will I cope for a few days...:D )
Mountain climbing, just to get phone signal to post message,might in my present state might just be above and beyond the call of duty...

jaytee
09-13-2005, 08:54 AM
Dom..... good you pointed this out ..... we still have time to get two tine cans and a VEEEERRRRY long piece of string between Kettlewell and Kington so you can send the message down in Morse code and I can translate them onto WC.......... just let be draw up the agreement of irresponsinility fo any mistranslation ;)

andylavallee
09-13-2005, 08:59 AM
careful Dominic sounds like someone trying to get you to string along, !!!!!!

Roun2it
09-13-2005, 09:14 AM
OK will look forward to the new thread you will be starting - with pics :)



Oh Nooooooooo.......... I forgot about the pics .................. :eek:

DominicM
09-13-2005, 10:50 AM
careful Dominic sounds like someone trying to get you to string along, !!!!!!

Oh no !!, the old ones are the best :D :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:

Roun2it
09-13-2005, 11:35 AM
Andy that was so bad you need to go wash your mouth out with soap!!!!!!!!!!:D

Yorky
09-13-2005, 11:59 AM
I just contacted the Village Store, and they confirm they have a broadband internet connection for public use and that Vodaphone and Orange mobile phones will work in the village.

I'll pm my mobile number to all participants. We normally only use them for emergencies, but we'll try to keep then on at Kettlewell. For dire emergencies only I don't think the Tea Rooms next door will mind, 01756 760405.

Doug

Kate Mc
09-13-2005, 12:36 PM
YIPPEE! Three more sleeps! :clap: :clap: :clap:


Three nights of rioting in Belfast, and still no word from Joe.


JOE! Check in please!!

That's as loud as I can shout!






Kate

Sharon Douglas
09-13-2005, 05:09 PM
Just realised Kettlewell is going to be invaded by 7 wild, and wacky women of Wigan. :eek:
PAT being the wildest and wackiest, come to think of it. :p :angel:

Yorky
09-13-2005, 05:14 PM
Ah but SWMBO will be there to calm her down ;)

Doug

Europa
09-13-2005, 05:41 PM
Hey am here you know - I can hear what you are saying - and me such a sensitive soul!!

Pat

Sharon Douglas
09-13-2005, 05:49 PM
Thats wishful thinking on your part :evil: 54e6[54[]==============================(cat walked across keyboard.........lol)

Who do you think Pat takes after...............you never know, it could mean................

Super Woman, Might Be Outrageous :evil:

jaytee
09-13-2005, 06:03 PM
the old ones are the best :D :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:


I hope that's refering to me ?? :D :evil:

DominicM
09-13-2005, 06:32 PM
Jaytee, you're not old, you're a recycled teenager :D

jaytee
09-13-2005, 06:43 PM
Jaytee, you're not old, you're a recycled teenager :D

:D:D:D[[[[[[[HUGS]]]]]]]:D:D:D

manfrommerriam
09-14-2005, 12:02 AM
Okay Yorky, thanks for the mobile numbers. Our phone won't work in the Uk but in a pinch we could try a land-line. Our first plane leaves here in about 12 hours and we should finally roll, (stagger) into York Thursday around noon time. My bags about 85% art materials so I hope none of you artsy UK people wrinkle your nose at my sometimes recycled clothes. Judy will be turned out much better, as usual. We are at the Moat House in York till Saturday morning. If there is something we can haul over you can reach us there. Our plan is still to go to Whaw Saturday and base out of there until we can get into Greta house on Monday. We will look into driving down towards Kettlewell Sunday to scout a bit but painting will be a priority and we might not make it... or if we do we might not see any of your lot about... or if we do see them we might speed up. However we will be in Kettlewell from Monday afternoon on. Dave & Judy. :wave:

Yorky
09-14-2005, 03:33 AM
Thanks Dave, looking forward to meeting you - have a good trip - and watch out for those sheep!

Doug

Kate Mc
09-15-2005, 02:22 AM
Well, we're all packed. We're now in that last hour or so when you have nothing to do but wait for the taxi and wonder what you've forgotten. Have you evern actually twiddled your thumbs???

We're off today to Manchester airport, then we'll drive to York to visit some friends from Belgium. Then we'll drive to Kettlewell tomorrow, arriving around mid-afternoon I think.

Hmmmm....I wonder if I have time to pick up a chocolate bar for Pat. It seems like she had a hard day yesterday. Dunno, Pattypurple, but I'll try..... Hold on!

SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW!





Kate, who's STILL worried about Joe.....

Europa
09-15-2005, 05:06 AM
Oh gosh - isnt it exciting!!!!

I still have to clear my room yet for the electricians so will have to pack tonight.

Mum nearly didnt want to come after all the upset yesterday - I said 'Well I am going regardless!!' - anyhoos its all sorted now so she is happy.

Oh and have bought two large bags of Uncle Joes Mintballs - one for each house to share.

We will be setting off around dinnertime I think and taking the leisurely route so hopefully will arrive mid afternoon.

Can't wait to see everyone!!

Pat

Yorky
09-15-2005, 05:30 AM
Glad you sorted that out, Pat :)

Here's the route from the A59 at Skipton to Kettlewell via the B6265 and the B6160.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Sep-2005/1046-Kettlewellroute.jpg

Dale house is directly opposite car park, next to Tea Rooms.

I'll be there around noon.

Doug

Neeman
09-15-2005, 06:29 AM
To All you Guys going..........

Have a wonderful time..

Regards


Neeman.

Europa
09-15-2005, 07:26 AM
Thanks for that Doug - have plotted on autoroute - just have to simplify the directions for SWMBO - so we might see you all on Monday. :)

Sorry you wont be with us Neeman :(

Pat

stephie20
09-15-2005, 07:32 AM
To all going to the meet...have a glorious time...(just keep Pat under control)....look forward to lots of pics and paintings...:envy:

Doug...........although I won't be there this time, I think you've done such a wonderful job of putting this all together....and I know you are very much appreciated here..........:)

Yorky
09-15-2005, 07:32 AM
Pat if you take the A59 from the M6 to Skipton, turn left on the second roundabout after passing the turn right to Skipton junction. B6265 to Grassington.

See you there.

Doug

jaytee
09-15-2005, 07:36 AM
Thanks for that Doug - have plotted on autoroute - just have to simplify the directions for SWMBO - so we might see you all on Monday. :)
Pat........ I'll keep an eye open on Sunday just in case you get lost around Kington ;) :D

Hope you all have a wonderful time.......... sorry being with you isnt possible this time........at least not in person. in spirit most definitely. everyone hug everyone else for me please.........

Pat and Sharon......and extra squeeze for Kevin :D:D:D

Yorky
09-15-2005, 07:41 AM
LOL Janet - yes you go NORTH from Wigan, Pat :D

Thanks Stephie, you just look after yourself - we'll miss you. We're just praying for fine weather.

Doug

Sharon Douglas
09-15-2005, 09:22 AM
Hey Pat, look out for those two roads we lost on the way to Kington..........lol
Stephie, and Janet we`ll miss you both this time(((((((((((hugs)))))))))))

Stephie, I ain`t even gonna try controlling Pat, would you?
Her mums there for that.
I`ll be too busy TRYING to control my mum, and making sure she doesn`t give everyone my life story,,,,,,,,,,oooohhhhhhhhh the shame of it, why did I agree to bring my mum???

See you all tomorrow...........if I ever get around to packing.........lol.
Dougy said he`d do it for me tonight when he gets home from work, the way I`m shaping up he might have to.
I stll haven`t started.

DominicM
09-15-2005, 10:07 AM
Remember there is a river in between the pub and the accommodation.

Doug

Hmm, a sobering experience :D better pack wetsuit :)

Sharon Douglas
09-15-2005, 10:56 AM
Wellllllll, paint palletes been refilled :D , paper has been cut :D , brushes,water pot, stool etc packed :D ..........theres no room for clothes :eek:

Not long now :clap:

DominicM
09-15-2005, 11:54 AM
Wellllllll, paint palletes been refilled :D , paper has been cut :D , brushes,water pot, stool etc packed :D ..........theres no room for clothes :eek:

Not long now :clap:

You can bring 2 bags :D or did I miss the luggage restriction :eek:, you could always tow a trailer, too, dependant on wardrobe size :D

Maffet
09-15-2005, 05:23 PM
Oh! It going to start ... I will take chair, hot chocolate and I will watch you from home computer. Enjoy your wanderful time and post some pictures. :-)))) Hugs to all people there.

Europa
09-15-2005, 05:32 PM
OY - scuse me - there is nothing wrong with my driving skills or my ability to find my way anywhere - as for the two roads we missed to Kington (which we never found our whole time there) - how was I to know we were entering the Herefordshire equivalent of Brigadoon......lol.

And another thing - I am perfectly well behaved - its Alan and Joe and Andy who got me in loads of trouble - dragging me into the pub - and JJ and Stephie keeping me in the one pub till the early hours of the morning. :p

AND ANOTHER THING - THAT'S GOING IN THE BOOK!!!! :evil:

Sharon Douglas
09-15-2005, 05:33 PM
((((((((((Jana)))))))))))

We will miss you so much.

Did you notice that my name wasn`t mentioned once in the above post.
Now you all know who was in the pub every night.

There was me getting the blame all this time, when the truth finally comes out the night before Kettlewell.
Now every one knows I was tucked up in bed with my warm cocoa every night.

Europa
09-15-2005, 06:23 PM
Sharon - the reason you weren't mentioned was that there isnt enough bandwith to recount all the things you got up to my girl!!!

Pat

jaytee
09-15-2005, 07:47 PM
he He He... I see the fun is starting early this year :D :evil:

Europa
09-15-2005, 08:57 PM
Aah but remember Jaytee - you will only get the TRUE account from me - you know how those lot love to exaggerate. :)

Quick game of spider solitaire then am off to bed.

Pat

Yorky
09-16-2005, 02:35 AM
Well folks, getting ready to depart at 9am - see you all in Kettlewell :wave:

Doug

andylavallee
09-16-2005, 02:42 AM
have a safe journey Doug, see you around lunchtime tomorrow

Yorky
09-16-2005, 02:55 AM
OK Andy - look forward to seein' you!

Hope Joe turns up - he's a grand man!

Doug

Sharon Douglas
09-16-2005, 03:06 AM
Good morning,

I`ve just come to say goodbye, I`m switching the computer off now, see you in a few hours.

Around dinnertime.

laudesan
09-16-2005, 03:15 AM
and JJ and Stephie keeping me in the one pub till the early hours of the morning.

Pftht, sputter, oh yeah sure-sure, Miss I love you mate. :wink2:

Look out those who've not met her yet..:D

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