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That might be how it works out.  I have no intention of taking silly chances - you would go a long, long way to find anyone more risk-averse than me! - but while the bookings are still in place it's still happening.  If I'm notified of hitches with our bookings though, then it's all off.

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59 minutes ago, eddyramrod said:

I accidentally caught Boris on the news this afternoon talking about 12 weeks.  Not looking good!

I know. I’ve been watching all of the government updates and keeping a close eye on it all and I’m shitting myself if I’m honest! The scenes and numbers coming out of Italy are absolutely awful, and they reckon were only a couple of weeks behind them but following the same path.

I really do believe it’s time to stay in your homes and isolate yourself completely for a couple of months. I actually can’t believe I’m living through this! I never thought I’d see anything like this.

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I'm a bit surprised I haven't had cancellation emails from the caravan park or the Premier Inn yet.  Given the way things are going, there's only one thing I can do really, which is call this off.  If I end up losing the money I've already laid out, well it could be worse.


Be safe, everyone.

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Well, the cancellations have come in, from both the caravan park and the Premier Inn.  The refunds will follow in due course, which they wouldn't have done had I cancelled.  Because the operators have done it, I can get my money back.  Let's hope we can have another crack at this next year.

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I think you're right Dan.  I've been getting cancellation emails for events I would normally be at; I've had to re-arrange one of my Experience Days that I had booked.  The other's in July, so I'll have to make a decision about that one too in the near future.

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Just saw the title in an email and was transported back to the days of NADS, there was a Lemon Eddy there (Edward Citrone, if that isn't some kind of coincidence, lived in your part of the world too).

Too much Beaujolais (yes, I had to copy it off the label) :(

Perhaps enough for one day.

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Well now... it's looking like this is back on!  September is the ballpark, we are hoping to be able to travel, for various reasons.  If it does happen, Cannock will be the evenings of Wednesday 8th and Tuesday 14th, and Fareham (M27 J9) on the dates between.  Not sure if I'll be able to work in a stop at the Burger Van at Portsdown but we will see.

Of course it could all change yet!

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  • eddyramrod changed the title to Solent Eddyfest/Cannock: ON again, probably

Ok, we are booked in at Fareham, at the Premier Inn.  Cannock not confirmed yet but that is where I'm planning to put the overnight stops, both directions.  Dates as already described.  If there's going to be a burger meet, which is not yet guaranteed, I think it will most likely be Saturday.  Having said that, would people be able to make Thursday or Friday instead?

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On 3/22/2020 at 8:11 PM, eddyramrod said:

I accidentally caught Boris on the news this afternoon talking about 12 weeks.  Not looking good!


12 weeks?  How innocent were we in the olden days of 18 months ago??

Anyway, at the moment the Premier Inns are open, so both Cannock and Fareham are on.  Dates are upthread.

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A trundle along the coast would be a nice thing to do on a summer evening. I must be losing my marbles/eyesight/sense (delete as appropriate) but which month are you talking about? 

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On 7/29/2021 at 10:48 AM, eddyramrod said:

Following top level negotiations by a crack team of specialists, I have now scored permission for a Saturday burger meet up at Portsdown Hill.  So that'll be September 11th, 12 noon, all Shiters within reach will be welcome.


Which burger van? :D

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