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Sally Thompson
2017-07-18 06:55:34 UTC
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Someone remember to take photos! Especially of the dogs:-)
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Jenny M Benson
2017-07-19 18:20:11 UTC
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Someone remember to take photos! Especially of the dogs:-)
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.

It was a lovely day and a great pleasure to meet Nick & Penny again and
Liliana for the first time. Nick & Liliana met me at the station and we
walked round to the coffee shop where Penny joined us shortly after. We
lingered over our drinks until the heat got the better of us and we
meandered down the road looking for somewhere cool, dog-friendly and not
horrendously expensive for lunch.

Ended up somewhere I've forgotten the name of, by the river and had a
very pleasant and leisurely lunch. The conversation even turned to TA
at one point!

The others then set off to visit the Market Hall, but as that is no-go
for the dogs and it was conveniently close to the time I could catch a
train, we parted company at that point, affirming an intention to do it
again.

You were missed, Sally.
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Sally Thompson
2017-07-19 19:13:21 UTC
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Post by Sally Thompson
Someone remember to take photos! Especially of the dogs:-)
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It was a lovely day and a great pleasure to meet Nick & Penny again and
Liliana for the first time. Nick & Liliana met me at the station and we
walked round to the coffee shop where Penny joined us shortly after. We
lingered over our drinks until the heat got the better of us and we
meandered down the road looking for somewhere cool, dog-friendly and not
horrendously expensive for lunch.
Ended up somewhere I've forgotten the name of, by the river and had a
very pleasant and leisurely lunch. The conversation even turned to TA
at one point!
The others then set off to visit the Market Hall, but as that is no-go
for the dogs and it was conveniently close to the time I could catch a
train, we parted company at that point, affirming an intention to do it
again.
You were missed, Sally.
Thanks for the synopsis Jenny. On the upside the ballet was fantastic. I am
a huge fan of Matthew Bourne's work and this didn't disappoint, with little
nods to the original fairy story as well as the film. Home now with feet
up, windows open, a cold drink to hand and TA to catch up on:-)
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Sally in Shropshire, UK
Penny
2017-07-19 19:30:44 UTC
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Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It's been ages since I uploaded to Flickr - took me a while to figure out
how - dogs and people - a good day out :)
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157686478639485>
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Penny
2017-07-19 19:48:34 UTC
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Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It's been ages since I uploaded to Flickr - took me a while to figure out
how - dogs and people - a good day out :)
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157686478639485>
I've also stuck them in umraextra on facebook for the benefit of those not
reading umra - the world turned upside down...
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Vicky
2017-07-19 20:52:33 UTC
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Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It's been ages since I uploaded to Flickr - took me a while to figure out
how - dogs and people - a good day out :)
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157686478639485>
Thank you, it was nice to see photos. What beautiful dogs.
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Vicky
the Omrud
2017-07-20 08:08:26 UTC
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Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It's been ages since I uploaded to Flickr - took me a while to figure out
how - dogs and people - a good day out :)
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157686478639485>
Excellent. I'm sorry I couldn't be there.
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David
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2017-07-20 08:23:46 UTC
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On Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:20:11 +0100, Jenny M Benson
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It's been ages since I uploaded to Flickr - took me a while to figure out
how - dogs and people - a good day out :)
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157686478639485>
Excellent. I'm sorry I couldn't be there.
<languid wave>
steveski
2017-07-21 01:03:06 UTC
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Post by Penny
On Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:20:11 +0100, Jenny M Benson
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It's been ages since I uploaded to Flickr - took me a while to figure
out how - dogs and people - a good day out :)
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157686478639485>
Excellent. I'm sorry I couldn't be there.
Lost the plot of who went where - who are the umrats (and umdogs) in the
piccies?
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Penny
2017-07-21 09:28:52 UTC
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Post by Penny
On Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:20:11 +0100, Jenny M Benson
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It's been ages since I uploaded to Flickr - took me a while to figure
out how - dogs and people - a good day out :)
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157686478639485>
Excellent. I'm sorry I couldn't be there.
Lost the plot of who went where - who are the umrats (and umdogs) in the
piccies?
Jenny in the pink with the dogs, Plum and Feisty, Nick in the check shirt.
The other woman is Nick's friend Liliana. I took the pics.
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steveski
2017-07-21 09:34:33 UTC
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On Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:20:11 +0100, Jenny M Benson
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It's been ages since I uploaded to Flickr - took me a while to figure
out how - dogs and people - a good day out :)
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157686478639485>
Excellent. I'm sorry I couldn't be there.
Lost the plot of who went where - who are the umrats (and umdogs) in the
piccies?
Jenny in the pink with the dogs, Plum and Feisty, Nick in the check shirt.
The other woman is Nick's friend Liliana. I took the pics.
Thanks Penny.
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Btms
2017-07-21 17:37:40 UTC
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Post by Penny
On Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:20:11 +0100, Jenny M Benson
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It's been ages since I uploaded to Flickr - took me a while to figure
out how - dogs and people - a good day out :)
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157686478639485>
Excellent. I'm sorry I couldn't be there.
Lost the plot of who went where - who are the umrats (and umdogs) in the
piccies?
Jenny in the pink with the dogs, Plum and Feisty, Nick in the check shirt.
The other woman is Nick's friend Liliana. I took the pics.
Those dogs are proper gorgeous.
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Penny
2017-07-21 11:52:38 UTC
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who are the umrats (and umdogs) in the
piccies?
You can see what some of us used to look like here
<http://www.leverton.org/blosxom/Usenet/Umra/>
I can't recall who took the Jenny, Fenny, Penny pic but it plainly wasn't
Nick Leverton, or Jane Vernon
<http://www.clothandclay.co.uk/umra/index.htm>

Aha! A quick google suggests I have the pic somewhere
<https://goo.gl/6FFDWj> I may put them back online at some point, given
the appropriate tuit.
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Chris McMillan
2017-07-21 17:40:24 UTC
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who are the umrats (and umdogs) in the
piccies?
You can see what some of us used to look like here
<http://www.leverton.org/blosxom/Usenet/Umra/>
I can't recall who took the Jenny, Fenny, Penny pic but it plainly wasn't
Nick Leverton, or Jane Vernon
<http://www.clothandclay.co.uk/umra/index.htm>
It might have been TNMF.

Sincerely Chris
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Aha! A quick google suggests I have the pic somewhere
<https://goo.gl/6FFDWj> I may put them back online at some point, given
the appropriate tuit.
Btms
2017-07-21 17:43:39 UTC
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who are the umrats (and umdogs) in the
piccies?
You can see what some of us used to look like here
<http://www.leverton.org/blosxom/Usenet/Umra/>
I can't recall who took the Jenny, Fenny, Penny pic but it plainly wasn't
Nick Leverton, or Jane Vernon
<http://www.clothandclay.co.uk/umra/index.htm>
It might have been TNMF.
Sincerely Chris
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Aha! A quick google suggests I have the pic somewhere
<https://goo.gl/6FFDWj> I may put them back online at some point, given
the appropriate tuit.
Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
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Penny
2017-07-21 19:54:03 UTC
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who are the umrats (and umdogs) in the
piccies?
You can see what some of us used to look like here
<http://www.leverton.org/blosxom/Usenet/Umra/>
I can't recall who took the Jenny, Fenny, Penny pic but it plainly wasn't
Nick Leverton, or Jane Vernon
<http://www.clothandclay.co.uk/umra/index.htm>
It might have been TNMF.
Sincerely Chris
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Aha! A quick google suggests I have the pic somewhere
<https://goo.gl/6FFDWj> I may put them back online at some point, given
the appropriate tuit.
Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
I came across a lot of downloaded images of umra BBQs on my back-up drive
today, including some from that event (which predates my own time on umra).
Just wondering where to put them all since I didn't take them (obviously)
and am not sure I can identify and separate out the photographers for the
pics which aren't 'mine'.
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Btms
2017-07-21 19:55:37 UTC
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
I came across a lot of downloaded images of umra BBQs on my back-up drive
today, including some from that event (which predates my own time on umra).
Just wondering where to put them all since I didn't take them (obviously)
and am not sure I can identify and separate out the photographers for the
pics which aren't 'mine'.
It may be McToodles that took them? I expect they will pop up and let us
know.
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Penny
2017-07-21 21:13:23 UTC
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
I came across a lot of downloaded images of umra BBQs on my back-up drive
today, including some from that event (which predates my own time on umra).
Just wondering where to put them all since I didn't take them (obviously)
and am not sure I can identify and separate out the photographers for the
pics which aren't 'mine'.
It may be McToodles that took them? I expect they will pop up and let us
know.
I've just had another look and don't believe those I have are McToodles' -
the folder is called ceolss00 and all have M$ Wordart style captions -
could they be yours (despite the fact you appear in some of them)?
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Penny
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Penny
2017-07-21 22:20:29 UTC
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
Having just scrolled through the collective umra BBQ pics on Flickr
<https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=umra%20bbq> I finally thought to
specify the year <https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/umrabbq1997>
Very good on the labelling and tagging that Mrs McT :)
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Penny
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Sally Thompson
2017-07-22 07:41:59 UTC
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
Having just scrolled through the collective umra BBQ pics on Flickr
<https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=umra%20bbq> I finally thought to
specify the year <https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/umrabbq1997>
Very good on the labelling and tagging that Mrs McT :)
As a post-BBQ member of umra, I have always thought the photos all looked
very jolly and what a shame they stopped. I understand that people get
older and I think I read that the McToodles no longer have parking
facilities, but couldn't they be resurrected somewhere?

And how did they start?
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Btms
2017-07-22 07:46:00 UTC
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
Having just scrolled through the collective umra BBQ pics on Flickr
<https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=umra%20bbq> I finally thought to
specify the year <https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/umrabbq1997>
Very good on the labelling and tagging that Mrs McT :)
As a post-BBQ member of umra, I have always thought the photos all looked
very jolly and what a shame they stopped. I understand that people get
older and I think I read that the McToodles no longer have parking
facilities, but couldn't they be resurrected somewhere?
And how did they start?
I suppose life moves on for folk. I managed to get to the first couple but
after that the date always overlapped with our annual trip to the
Highlands. Iirc they began through some link to the LSS; and then took on
a life of their own.
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Mike
2017-07-22 10:09:39 UTC
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
Having just scrolled through the collective umra BBQ pics on Flickr
<https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=umra%20bbq> I finally thought to
specify the year <https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/umrabbq1997>
Very good on the labelling and tagging that Mrs McT :)
As a post-BBQ member of umra, I have always thought the photos all looked
very jolly and what a shame they stopped. I understand that people get
older and I think I read that the McToodles no longer have parking
facilities, but couldn't they be resurrected somewhere?
And how did they start?
The McToodles suggested and started the Umrabbq's, but as you say, parking
in the road become almost impossible; I think vehicle possession in the
road must be approx 2.5 cars per household with parking for far less than
this; many drivers seem reluctant to park off-road even when there is
space.
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Chris McMillan
2017-07-22 11:21:52 UTC
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
Having just scrolled through the collective umra BBQ pics on Flickr
<https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=umra%20bbq> I finally thought to
specify the year <https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/umrabbq1997>
Very good on the labelling and tagging that Mrs McT :)
As a post-BBQ member of umra, I have always thought the photos all looked
very jolly and what a shame they stopped. I understand that people get
older and I think I read that the McToodles no longer have parking
facilities, but couldn't they be resurrected somewhere?
And how did they start?
With SODAM and others in Scotland meeting in a pub. Glasgow I think, BTMS?
SODAM and Steohen Turner. Can't remember who else.

Not hearing much from Stephen now, he's married, living in Spain. His wife
is from S America, forget which country.

Sincerely Chris
Chris McMillan
2017-07-22 11:21:51 UTC
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
Having just scrolled through the collective umra BBQ pics on Flickr
<https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=umra%20bbq> I finally thought to
specify the year <https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/umrabbq1997>
Very good on the labelling and tagging that Mrs McT :)
Was driven to it at the time being they were scanned

Sincerely Chris
Chris McMillan
2017-07-22 11:21:50 UTC
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who are the umrats (and umdogs) in the
piccies?
You can see what some of us used to look like here
<http://www.leverton.org/blosxom/Usenet/Umra/>
I can't recall who took the Jenny, Fenny, Penny pic but it plainly wasn't
Nick Leverton, or Jane Vernon
<http://www.clothandclay.co.uk/umra/index.htm>
It might have been TNMF.
Sincerely Chris
Post by Penny
Aha! A quick google suggests I have the pic somewhere
<https://goo.gl/6FFDWj> I may put them back online at some point, given
the appropriate tuit.
Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
I came across a lot of downloaded images of umra BBQs on my back-up drive
today, including some from that event (which predates my own time on umra).
Just wondering where to put them all since I didn't take them (obviously)
and am not sure I can identify and separate out the photographers for the
pics which aren't 'mine'.
Give me a few days to locate a tuit as this is better done from the IMac
and you can have a whole lot of urls,

But I'm not putting them on Facebook.

Sincerely Chris
Penny
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
I came across a lot of downloaded images of umra BBQs on my back-up drive
today, including some from that event (which predates my own time on umra).
Just wondering where to put them all since I didn't take them (obviously)
and am not sure I can identify and separate out the photographers for the
pics which aren't 'mine'.
Give me a few days to locate a tuit as this is better done from the IMac
and you can have a whole lot of urls,
I think I tracked them down yesterday Chris, on your Flickr account.
Goodness knows where I found these other Carol Boyd pics though.
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Mike
2017-07-22 12:50:28 UTC
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
I came across a lot of downloaded images of umra BBQs on my back-up drive
today, including some from that event (which predates my own time on umra).
Just wondering where to put them all since I didn't take them (obviously)
and am not sure I can identify and separate out the photographers for the
pics which aren't 'mine'.
Give me a few days to locate a tuit as this is better done from the IMac
and you can have a whole lot of urls,
I think I tracked them down yesterday Chris, on your Flickr account.
Goodness knows where I found these other Carol Boyd pics though.
ITYM Lynda Snell!
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
I came across a lot of downloaded images of umra BBQs on my back-up drive
today, including some from that event (which predates my own time on umra).
Just wondering where to put them all since I didn't take them (obviously)
and am not sure I can identify and separate out the photographers for the
pics which aren't 'mine'.
Give me a few days to locate a tuit as this is better done from the IMac
and you can have a whole lot of urls,
I think I tracked them down yesterday Chris, on your Flickr account.
Goodness knows where I found these other Carol Boyd pics though.
ITYM Lynda Snell!
Indeed. Carole Boyd was never at any umra event.
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2017-07-22 17:49:22 UTC
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I think I tracked them down yesterday Chris, on your Flickr account.
Goodness knows where I found these other Carol Boyd pics though.
ITYM Lynda Snell!
Indeed. Carole Boyd was never at any umra event.
She even brought Hicks as her driver.
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2017-07-22 19:54:49 UTC
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I think I tracked them down yesterday Chris, on your Flickr account.
Goodness knows where I found these other Carol Boyd pics though.
ITYM Lynda Snell!
Indeed. Carole Boyd was never at any umra event.
She even brought Hicks as her driver.
ITYM Higgs.
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2017-07-22 22:49:43 UTC
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Indeed. Carole Boyd was never at any umra event.
She even brought Hicks as her driver.
ITYM Higgs.
I probably did get it wrong (I had some doubt as I typed it). But, of
course, it could be that Jack Woolley (sp?) always got it wrong, and
Hicks/Higgs, being a silent character, could never correct him ...
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Indeed. Carole Boyd was never at any umra event.
She even brought Hicks as her driver.
ITYM Higgs.
I probably did get it wrong (I had some doubt as I typed it). But, of
course, it could be that Jack Woolley (sp?) always got it wrong, and
Hicks/Higgs, being a silent character, could never correct him ...
Higgs was very chatty at the bbq iirc.
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Indeed. Carole Boyd was never at any umra event.
She even brought Hicks as her driver.
ITYM Higgs.
I probably did get it wrong (I had some doubt as I typed it). But, of
course, it could be that Jack Woolley (sp?) always got it wrong, and
Hicks/Higgs, being a silent character, could never correct him ...
You need the additional quality offered by VHF FM tuners when linked to an
adequate hi-fi system set up in a quiet environment; you can't hear the
silent character's backchat on DAB due to the much restricted bandwidth. 😉
:-)
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Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
I came across a lot of downloaded images of umra BBQs on my back-up drive
today, including some from that event (which predates my own time on umra).
Just wondering where to put them all since I didn't take them (obviously)
and am not sure I can identify and separate out the photographers for the
pics which aren't 'mine'.
Give me a few days to locate a tuit as this is better done from the IMac
and you can have a whole lot of urls,
I think I tracked them down yesterday Chris, on your Flickr account.
Goodness knows where I found these other Carol Boyd pics though.
Not sure. TNMF did have a flickr account and then he suddenly couldn't get
into it, but I don't remember him putting them up later on. I can't
remember who else might have put put Carol Boyd photos up.

Sincerely Chris
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Goodness knows where I found these other Carol Boyd pics though.
I've stuck them on Flickr
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157684354302250>
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Goodness knows where I found these other Carol Boyd pics though.
I've stuck them on Flickr
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157684354302250>
Hmm.....not sure who took them but this event took place in my garden
following a local TA event.
The non umra couple are my nephew and his wife. Cant think what they ere
doing there but Nick pitched up at a Snell book event.......her mate lived
near me, as did Sodam. The non appearing person who was there is Mr Btms
so he probably took them. Suspect I uploaded them.
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Goodness knows where I found these other Carol Boyd pics though.
I've stuck them on Flickr
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157684354302250>
Hmm.....not sure who took them but this event took place in my garden
following a local TA event.
The non umra couple are my nephew and his wife. Cant think what they ere
doing there but Nick pitched up at a Snell book event.......her mate lived
near me, as did Sodam. The non appearing person who was there is Mr Btms
so he probably took them. Suspect I uploaded them.
Original file dates are 4 August 2000.
Ah - found them <http://www.thetames.me.uk/linda/dbbqphotos.htm> on a post
from January 2006. Also appearing in one from August 2001 along with
several of SODAM <http://www.thetames.me.uk/linda/umra1/btaphotos.htm>
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Goodness knows where I found these other Carol Boyd pics though.
I've stuck them on Flickr
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157684354302250>
Hmm.....not sure who took them but this event took place in my garden
following a local TA event.
The non umra couple are my nephew and his wife. Cant think what they ere
doing there but Nick pitched up at a Snell book event.......her mate lived
near me, as did Sodam. The non appearing person who was there is Mr Btms
so he probably took them. Suspect I uploaded them.
Thought it wasn't us, the background isn't right.

Sincerely Chris
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Goodness knows where I found these other Carol Boyd pics though.
I've stuck them on Flickr
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuppence/albums/72157684354302250>
Someone with a flair for dtp I should think.

Sincerely Chris
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Not sure. TNMF did have a flickr account and then he suddenly couldn't get
into it...
AIAOU in find it rather amusing that someone in the Computer Science
Dept. at Cambridge University had this problem and also couldn't deal
with setting up umra at home once he'd retired ?

A bit sad too really, as if we didn't really matter at all :/
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Not sure. TNMF did have a flickr account and then he suddenly couldn't get
into it...
AIAOU in find it rather amusing that someone in the Computer Science
Dept. at Cambridge University had this problem and also couldn't deal
with setting up umra at home once he'd retired ?
A bit sad too really, as if we didn't really matter at all :/
I feel a tad rejected; especially as I thought TNMF started umra.
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Not sure. TNMF did have a flickr account and then he suddenly couldn't get
into it...
AIAOU in find it rather amusing that someone in the Computer Science
Dept. at Cambridge University had this problem and also couldn't deal
with setting up umra at home once he'd retired ?
A bit sad too really, as if we didn't really matter at all :/
I've just realised I think of them in somewhat the same way I think of
Oliver and Caroline. Sad that his Caroline also didn't retain contact.
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Not sure. TNMF did have a flickr account and then he suddenly couldn't get
into it...
AIAOU in find it rather amusing that someone in the Computer Science
Dept. at Cambridge University had this problem and also couldn't deal
with setting up umra at home once he'd retired ?
A bit sad too really, as if we didn't really matter at all :/
The Flickr problem was that the software refused to admit he existed, then
wouldn't let him change his password he told me. Impasse.

He couldn't find a software package he could work with satisfactorily and
very sadly, he's not at all well these days.

Sincerely Chris
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The Flickr problem was that the software refused to admit he existed, then
wouldn't let him change his password he told me. Impasse.
He couldn't find a software package he could work with satisfactorily and
very sadly, he's not at all well these days.
I'm very sorry to hear that. Please pass my best if you're in touch.
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Sincerely Chris
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The Flickr problem was that the software refused to admit he existed, then
wouldn't let him change his password he told me. Impasse.
He couldn't find a software package he could work with satisfactorily and
very sadly, he's not at all well these days.
I'm very sorry to hear that. Please pass my best if you're in
He never was what you'd call a constant emailer.

Sincerely Chris
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who are the umrats (and umdogs) in the
piccies?
You can see what some of us used to look like here
<http://www.leverton.org/blosxom/Usenet/Umra/>
I can't recall who took the Jenny, Fenny, Penny pic but it plainly wasn't
Nick Leverton, or Jane Vernon
<http://www.clothandclay.co.uk/umra/index.htm>
It might have been TNMF.
Sincerely Chris
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Aha! A quick google suggests I have the pic somewhere
<https://goo.gl/6FFDWj> I may put them back online at some point, given
the appropriate tuit.
Does anyrat kno where the pic of the first bbq can be aeen. The one at
which Mrs Snell's friend pitched up. And where SODAM turned up as EllyMay
On my flickr site.

HTH

Sincerely Chris
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Someone remember to take photos! Especially of the dogs:-)
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It was a lovely day and a great pleasure to meet Nick & Penny again and
Liliana for the first time. Nick & Liliana met me at the station and we
walked round to the coffee shop where Penny joined us shortly after. We
lingered over our drinks until the heat got the better of us and we
meandered down the road looking for somewhere cool, dog-friendly and not
horrendously expensive for lunch.
Ended up somewhere I've forgotten the name of, by the river and had a
very pleasant and leisurely lunch. The conversation even turned to TA
at one point!
The others then set off to visit the Market Hall, but as that is no-go
for the dogs and it was conveniently close to the time I could catch a
train, we parted company at that point, affirming an intention to do it
again.
You were missed, Sally.
But only the dogs looked like themselves. I guess the rest of you were
actors? On second thoughts the dog that looked like a peke but wan't must
have been an actor too.

Thanks for sharing and it looks like a relaxed time for all.
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But only the dogs looked like themselves. I guess the rest of you were
actors?
You haven't seen me yet - I kept catching sight of the woman playing me
each time I went to the bar. I think she was miscast.
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But only the dogs looked like themselves. I guess the rest of you were
actors?
You haven't seen me yet - I kept catching sight of the woman playing me
each time I went to the bar. I think she was miscast.
LOL.

Sincerely Chris
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Someone remember to take photos! Especially of the dogs:-)
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It was a lovely day and a great pleasure to meet Nick & Penny again and
Liliana for the first time. Nick & Liliana met me at the station and we
walked round to the coffee shop where Penny joined us shortly after. We
lingered over our drinks until the heat got the better of us and we
meandered down the road looking for somewhere cool, dog-friendly and not
horrendously expensive for lunch.
Ended up somewhere I've forgotten the name of, by the river and had a
very pleasant and leisurely lunch. The conversation even turned to TA
at one point!
The others then set off to visit the Market Hall, but as that is no-go
for the dogs and it was conveniently close to the time I could catch a
train, we parted company at that point, affirming an intention to do it
again.
You were missed, Sally.
Looking forward to Nick's photos (so we see Penny). Nice to see the dawgs,
Jenny. :). Heat?? Well, umra is generally lucky with heat.

Sincerely Chris
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Heat?? Well, umra is generally lucky with heat.
It was hot and muggy - not pleasant. Nice bit of shade at the pub we
finally ended up at - having been dismissed from the Wetherspoon which
won't even tolerate dogs outside and then been put off by £10 sandwiches at
the next two. A breeze off the river was good too.

What was less good was a chef who apparently thought hard, cream-coloured
avocado was edible - I wouldn't let them 're-make' my salad, the rest of it
was fine. I did accept some sliced apple as a poor substitute and an
assurance the chef would be advised that avocado should be soft and green
(I did wonder later if he'd discarded the fruit and sliced up the stone).

I think we'd finished eating by the time a blackbird decided to bombard us
with grot from the gutter...
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Heat?? Well, umra is generally lucky with heat.
It was hot and muggy - not pleasant. Nice bit of shade at the pub we
finally ended up at - having been dismissed from the Wetherspoon which
won't even tolerate dogs outside and then been put off by £10 sandwiches at
the next two. A breeze off the river was good too.
What was less good was a chef who apparently thought hard, cream-coloured
avocado was edible - I wouldn't let them 're-make' my salad, the rest of it
was fine. I did accept some sliced apple as a poor substitute and an
assurance the chef would be advised that avocado should be soft and green
(I did wonder later if he'd discarded the fruit and sliced up the stone).
I think we'd finished eating by the time a blackbird decided to bombard us
with grot from the gutter...
Oh dear sounds awful. 😥
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Heat?? Well, umra is generally lucky with heat.
It was hot and muggy - not pleasant. Nice bit of shade at the pub we
finally ended up at - having been dismissed from the Wetherspoon which
won't even tolerate dogs outside and then been put off by £10 sandwiches at
the next two. A breeze off the river was good too.
What was less good was a chef who apparently thought hard, cream-coloured
avocado was edible - I wouldn't let them 're-make' my salad, the rest of it
was fine. I did accept some sliced apple as a poor substitute and an
assurance the chef would be advised that avocado should be soft and green
(I did wonder later if he'd discarded the fruit and sliced up the stone).
I think we'd finished eating by the time a blackbird decided to bombard us
with grot from the gutter...
Oh dear sounds awful. ?
It really wasn't :)
The blackbird activity was funny but came as a surprise - compost was
raining on my head.
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Heat?? Well, umra is generally lucky with heat.
It was hot and muggy - not pleasant. Nice bit of shade at the pub we
finally ended up at - having been dismissed from the Wetherspoon which
won't even tolerate dogs outside and then been put off by £10 sandwiches at
the next two. A breeze off the river was good too.
What was less good was a chef who apparently thought hard, cream-coloured
avocado was edible - I wouldn't let them 're-make' my salad, the rest of it
was fine. I did accept some sliced apple as a poor substitute and an
assurance the chef would be advised that avocado should be soft and green
(I did wonder later if he'd discarded the fruit and sliced up the stone).
I think we'd finished eating by the time a blackbird decided to bombard us
with grot from the gutter...
Oh dear sounds awful. ?
It really wasn't :)
The blackbird activity was funny but came as a surprise - compost was
raining on my head.
Shrewd move on the Blackbird's part.
Chuck stuff down.
Punters abandon food.
Blackbird moves in, dons a serviette and tucks in.
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Heat?? Well, umra is generally lucky with heat.
It was hot and muggy - not pleasant. Nice bit of shade at the pub we
finally ended up at - having been dismissed from the Wetherspoon which
won't even tolerate dogs outside and then been put off by £10 sandwiches at
the next two. A breeze off the river was good too.
What was less good was a chef who apparently thought hard, cream-coloured
avocado was edible - I wouldn't let them 're-make' my salad, the rest of it
was fine. I did accept some sliced apple as a poor substitute and an
assurance the chef would be advised that avocado should be soft and green
(I did wonder later if he'd discarded the fruit and sliced up the stone).
I think we'd finished eating by the time a blackbird decided to bombard us
with grot from the gutter...
Oh dear sounds awful. ?
It really wasn't :)
The blackbird activity was funny but came as a surprise - compost was
raining on my head.
Shrewd move on the Blackbird's part.
Chuck stuff down.
Punters abandon food.
Blackbird moves in, dons a serviette and tucks in.
Blackbirds flings in the dead of fright....
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I think we'd finished eating by the time a blackbird decided to bombard us
with grot from the gutter...
Oh dear sounds awful. ?
It really wasn't :)
The blackbird activity was funny but came as a surprise - compost was
raining on my head.
Shrewd move on the Blackbird's part.
Chuck stuff down.
Punters abandon food.
Blackbird moves in, dons a serviette and tucks in.
Good man! It's *far* too long since we had a decent Rubbish Limerick.

<Wanders off, singing
"Compost was raining on my head,
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red...">[1]
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[1]Sorry, LFS.
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I think we'd finished eating by the time a blackbird decided to bombard us
with grot from the gutter...
Oh dear sounds awful. ?
It really wasn't :)
The blackbird activity was funny but came as a surprise - compost was
raining on my head.
Shrewd move on the Blackbird's part.
Chuck stuff down.
Punters abandon food.
Blackbird moves in, dons a serviette and tucks in.
Good man! It's *far* too long since we had a decent Rubbish Limerick.
<Wanders off, singing
"Compost was raining on my head,
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red...">[1]
But "serviette" is causing Betjeman to rumble in his grave.
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I think we'd finished eating by the time a blackbird decided to bombard us
with grot from the gutter...
Oh dear sounds awful. ?
It really wasn't :)
The blackbird activity was funny but came as a surprise - compost was
raining on my head.
Shrewd move on the Blackbird's part.
Chuck stuff down.
Punters abandon food.
Blackbird moves in, dons a serviette and tucks in.
Good man! It's *far* too long since we had a decent Rubbish Limerick.
<Wanders off, singing
"Compost was raining on my head,
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red...">[1]
But "serviette" is causing Betjeman to rumble in his grave.
I do feel your[1] pain, but as it was a Pub meal a double damask dinner
napkin[2] sounded rather too grand.

[1] And, indeed, the quondam Poet Laureate's pain.
[2] Which of the two Hermiones delivered this line?
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I do feel your[1] pain, but as it was a Pub meal a double damask dinner
napkin[2] sounded rather too grand.
[1] And, indeed, the quondam Poet Laureate's pain.
[2] Which of the two Hermiones delivered this line?
Two Hermiones?
My mother used to recite that but I think it was Dame Cicely Courtneidge
(with some help from Ivor McLaren and Lawrence Green) who made it famous.

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I do feel your[1] pain, but as it was a Pub meal a double damask dinner
napkin[2] sounded rather too grand.
[1] And, indeed, the quondam Poet Laureate's pain.
[2] Which of the two Hermiones delivered this line?
Two Hermiones?
My mother used to recite that but I think it was Dame Cicely Courtneidge
(with some help from Ivor McLaren and Lawrence Green) who made it famous.
http://youtu.be/XVEwBqpF0Ak
I was convinced it was either Hermione Gingold or Hermione Bradley.
I do miss my little grey cells.

Of course, one of them may have performed it on some occasion or other.
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I was convinced it was either Hermione Gingold or Hermione Bradley.
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I was convinced it was either Hermione Gingold or Hermione Bradley.
Or Hermione Baddeley, even.
Serious little grey cell shortage becomes even worse - Shock Horror!
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I do feel your[1] pain, but as it was a Pub meal a double damask dinner
napkin[2] sounded rather too grand.
[1] And, indeed, the quondam Poet Laureate's pain.
[2] Which of the two Hermiones delivered this line?
Two Hermiones?
My mother used to recite that but I think it was Dame Cicely Courtneidge
(with some help from Ivor McLaren and Lawrence Green) who made it famous.
http://youtu.be/XVEwBqpF0Ak
I was convinced it was either Hermione Gingold or Hermione Bradley.
I do miss my little grey cells.
Of course, one of them may have performed it on some occasion or other.
I found it hard to understand. I haven't put my hearing aids in tyet.
But it showed some Joyce Grenfell ones on the page and I love this

Not heard it before. Quite clear to hear too!
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I found it hard to understand. I haven't put my hearing aids in tyet.
But it showed some Joyce Grenfell ones on the page and I love this
http://youtu.be/i1xTQAGG8rw
Not heard it before. Quite clear to hear too!
I hadn't heard it before either, so thank you. I was a great fan of Joyce
Grenfell.
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Oh dear sounds awful. ?
It really wasn't :)
The blackbird activity was funny but came as a surprise - compost was
raining on my head.
Shrewd move on the Blackbird's part.
Chuck stuff down.
Punters abandon food.
Blackbird moves in, dons a serviette and tucks in.
Good man! It's *far* too long since we had a decent Rubbish Limerick.
<Wanders off, singing
"Compost was raining on my head,
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red...">[1]
I bet they were rather tyred of that gutta-percha. Did they rub 'er up
the wrong way perhaps ?
Nick Odell
2017-07-21 20:38:54 UTC
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Post by Sally Thompson
Someone remember to take photos! Especially of the dogs:-)
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It was a lovely day and a great pleasure to meet Nick & Penny again and
Liliana for the first time. Nick & Liliana met me at the station and we
walked round to the coffee shop where Penny joined us shortly after. We
lingered over our drinks until the heat got the better of us and we
meandered down the road looking for somewhere cool, dog-friendly and not
horrendously expensive for lunch.
Ended up somewhere I've forgotten the name of, by the river and had a
very pleasant and leisurely lunch. The conversation even turned to TA
at one point!
I think that might have been my fault. Profuse apologies everybody
Post by Jenny M Benson
The others then set off to visit the Market Hall, but as that is no-go
for the dogs and it was conveniently close to the time I could catch a
train, we parted company at that point, affirming an intention to do it
again.
You were missed, Sally.
We split up again and Liliana and I did a bit more sightseeing before
taking the train back to Huddersfield. We both had a lovely day and
enjoyed our time out and about with Penny and Jenny.

Some of our pictures are here.... (hope they download okay and the
titles are still intact)

https://file.io/DrGo54

https://file.io/BmBhG9

https://file.io/VGSwWQ

https://file.io/7AjmMH

Sorry too that it's taken so long to break radio silence: we got back on
Wednesday evening to find the broadband was down and we've been rather
busy since then and until now.

Once again, a lovely day spent in super company: thanks!

Nick
Nick Odell
2017-07-21 20:45:50 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Post by Sally Thompson
Someone remember to take photos! Especially of the dogs:-)
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It was a lovely day and a great pleasure to meet Nick & Penny again
and Liliana for the first time. Nick & Liliana met me at the station
and we walked round to the coffee shop where Penny joined us shortly
after. We lingered over our drinks until the heat got the better of
us and we meandered down the road looking for somewhere cool,
dog-friendly and not horrendously expensive for lunch.
Ended up somewhere I've forgotten the name of, by the river and had a
very pleasant and leisurely lunch. The conversation even turned to TA
at one point!
I think that might have been my fault. Profuse apologies everybody
Post by Jenny M Benson
The others then set off to visit the Market Hall, but as that is no-go
for the dogs and it was conveniently close to the time I could catch a
train, we parted company at that point, affirming an intention to do
it again.
You were missed, Sally.
We split up again and Liliana and I did a bit more sightseeing before
taking the train back to Huddersfield. We both had a lovely day and
enjoyed our time out and about with Penny and Jenny.
Some of our pictures are here.... (hope they download okay and the
titles are still intact)
https://file.io/DrGo54
https://file.io/BmBhG9
https://file.io/VGSwWQ
https://file.io/7AjmMH
Sorry too that it's taken so long to break radio silence: we got back on
Wednesday evening to find the broadband was down and we've been rather
busy since then and until now.
Once again, a lovely day spent in super company: thanks!
Oh dear. Links don't seem to be working. I'll try and have another go
when I get a little time.

Nick
Serena Blanchflower
2017-07-21 20:48:01 UTC
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Some of our pictures are here.... (hope they download okay and the
titles are still intact)
https://file.io/DrGo54
https://file.io/BmBhG9
https://file.io/VGSwWQ
https://file.io/7AjmMH
I just get {"success":false,"error":404,"message":"Not Found"} for each
of them :(

It sounds as if an excellent time was had by all!
--
Best wishes, Serena
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let
each new year find you a better man. (Benjamin Franklin)
Nick Odell
2017-07-22 19:45:55 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Some of our pictures are here.... (hope they download okay and the
titles are still intact)
https://file.io/DrGo54
https://file.io/BmBhG9
https://file.io/VGSwWQ
https://file.io/7AjmMH
I just get {"success":false,"error":404,"message":"Not Found"} for each
of them :(
It sounds as if an excellent time was had by all!
Okay, let's see if these ones work....

http://tinypic.com/r/wrjt6t/9

http://tinypic.com/r/fo14yg/9

http://tinypic.com/r/2zhqwpu/9

http://tinypic.com/r/n71v5t/9

Nick
Serena Blanchflower
2017-07-22 20:08:08 UTC
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Post by Serena Blanchflower
Post by Nick Odell
Some of our pictures are here.... (hope they download okay and the
titles are still intact)
https://file.io/DrGo54
https://file.io/BmBhG9
https://file.io/VGSwWQ
https://file.io/7AjmMH
I just get {"success":false,"error":404,"message":"Not Found"} for
each of them :(
It sounds as if an excellent time was had by all!
Okay, let's see if these ones work....
http://tinypic.com/r/wrjt6t/9
http://tinypic.com/r/fo14yg/9
http://tinypic.com/r/2zhqwpu/9
http://tinypic.com/r/n71v5t/9
Nick
Thank you, yes, they work perfectly. It was good to see you all :)
--
Best wishes, Serena
Always remember: you are braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem
and smarter than you think. (A.A. Milne)
Nick Odell
2017-07-22 23:25:51 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Post by Serena Blanchflower
Post by Nick Odell
Some of our pictures are here.... (hope they download okay and the
titles are still intact)
https://file.io/DrGo54
https://file.io/BmBhG9
https://file.io/VGSwWQ
https://file.io/7AjmMH
I just get {"success":false,"error":404,"message":"Not Found"} for
each of them :(
It sounds as if an excellent time was had by all!
Okay, let's see if these ones work....
http://tinypic.com/r/wrjt6t/9
http://tinypic.com/r/fo14yg/9
http://tinypic.com/r/2zhqwpu/9
http://tinypic.com/r/n71v5t/9
Nick
Thank you, yes, they work perfectly. It was good to see you all :)
Excellent. I only tried to use file.io because tinypic wasn't working
for me but that may have been connected to my internet-down problem
because it worked easily enough when I uploaded those pics today.

Nick
Chris McMillan
2017-07-23 13:24:59 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
Post by Serena Blanchflower
Post by Nick Odell
Some of our pictures are here.... (hope they download okay and the
titles are still intact)
https://file.io/DrGo54
https://file.io/BmBhG9
https://file.io/VGSwWQ
https://file.io/7AjmMH
I just get {"success":false,"error":404,"message":"Not Found"} for each
of them :(
It sounds as if an excellent time was had by all!
Okay, let's see if these ones work....
http://tinypic.com/r/wrjt6t/9
http://tinypic.com/r/fo14yg/9
http://tinypic.com/r/2zhqwpu/9
http://tinypic.com/r/n71v5t/9
Nick
Oh yus!

Sincerely Chris
Chris McMillan
2017-07-22 11:21:51 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Post by Sally Thompson
Someone remember to take photos! Especially of the dogs:-)
Lots of photos were taken, of people and dogs, mainly by Nick & Penny,
so I'm sure they'll appear on a website near you soon.
It was a lovely day and a great pleasure to meet Nick & Penny again and
Liliana for the first time. Nick & Liliana met me at the station and we
walked round to the coffee shop where Penny joined us shortly after. We
lingered over our drinks until the heat got the better of us and we
meandered down the road looking for somewhere cool, dog-friendly and not
horrendously expensive for lunch.
Ended up somewhere I've forgotten the name of, by the river and had a
very pleasant and leisurely lunch. The conversation even turned to TA
at one point!
I think that might have been my fault. Profuse apologies everybody
Post by Jenny M Benson
The others then set off to visit the Market Hall, but as that is no-go
for the dogs and it was conveniently close to the time I could catch a
train, we parted company at that point, affirming an intention to do it
again.
You were missed, Sally.
We split up again and Liliana and I did a bit more sightseeing before
taking the train back to Huddersfield. We both had a lovely day and
enjoyed our time out and about with Penny and Jenny.
Some of our pictures are here.... (hope they download okay and the
titles are still intact)
https://file.io/DrGo54
https://file.io/BmBhG9
https://file.io/VGSwWQ
https://file.io/7AjmMH
Sorry too that it's taken so long to break radio silence: we got back on
Wednesday evening to find the broadband was down and we've been rather
busy since then and until now.
Once again, a lovely day spent in super company: thanks!
Nick
Sadly it says error 404

Sincerely Chris
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