Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Pub meet

What a hectic week we had last week, including the blog phone going for a swim in my coffee!

So with blog phone MK11 in hand we made our way to the first Herts, Beds and Bucks Pub Meet.. Eek the pub was closed. The last thing we were expecting as we had been there 2 weeks beforehand and there had been no mention of a closure and the pub had only recently been refurbished after a fire which gutted the place. So with a quick reconisance of the area we found the Ramada Hotel just around the Corner from the Pub.

With the night drawing in quickly we waited for the others to arrive (unfortunately a couple of later arrivals missed us and big apologies to those) then made our way to the Bar for a good chat and a few drinks. There was a good attendance of over 10 cars for this, our first meet, with some supberb cars.

Hopefully we can arrange a more permanent meet and i promise i will check with the pub the week before (and the day before) to check if its open.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Get set for the Italian Job 2007

There's some great cars here old and new and the Auction has gone fabulously. Now the countdown to the IJ begins.

Are we excited? You better believe it!

'Frankly its Frank'

One of the original cast from The Italian Job 1969. We took the opportunity to ask him a few questions from the Italian Job Quiz. Well nobody said cheating wasn't allowed.

The Cafe is totally packed now and cars are parking on all the roads around here.

Ace Night

One of the highlights of the year. What the Ace Cafe? No the Italian Job night and auction. The cars have already started to arrive, with some beaviful examples of Classics.

Last years auction raised thousands of pounds for the charity, and the National Childrens Homes. Lets hope tonight will be equally as sucessful.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Newminiseverns go Cruising

On yet another wet and overcast day in the UK, we decided to do a bit of cruising. Not in the cars but on a boat on Coniston Water. The lake is infamous, because Donald Campbell, died here, whilst attempting to break the World water speed record. His body and boat were recovered only a couple of years ago, when divers started to make a habit of visiting the wreckage on the bottom of the lake.

After a 2 hour cruise around the lake, Chris and i have started our journey home, stopping off in Skipton, for something to eat. The roads around this area seem very familiar, after doing the 'up hill and down dale' and the 'heartbeat' runs earlier in the year.

We've had another fantastic (apart from the weather) and extremely well organised weekend. Thanks to all the guys for their company and a massive thanks and well done to Kevin and Carol for organising it.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

WOW wot an exhausting day

So we did the mine tour had a spot of lunch, then did a 7 mile hike around lake Buttermere.

Although the walk was mainly on the flat, in parts it was muddy and slippy. We've certainly worked up an apetite for tonights meal.

The cars are bedded down for the night (especially our GraMPy who's in the trees) leaving us free to enjoy the evening.

The scariest moment of the day has to be Chris having to suddenly stop on an extremely steep bend and putting the car accidently in reverse with Pat and Sue behind us.

Crieky that was scary!

Seven dwarfs mining? No just Newminiseverns

The weathers not great here, so we're off to do a spot of mining at a slate mine.