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Re: Update September meet Scotland

Post by dave_aber » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:19 pm

We stayed at a site near Dumfries recently, at a place called "Midge Glen".

I should have known better really!

I didn't realise that Carounn had Bog Myrtle in it. I can confirm that rubbing Carounn on your arms doesn't help (I didn't have anything else, and remembered hearing years ago that Gin worked!)

However, drinking lots of it does help - in so much as you don't care that the little 'darlings' are ripping the flesh off you.

(Just for the record, I was using Fentiman's Tonic this time!)
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Post by The_Gordons » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:15 pm

Fever-Tree tonic is rather good as well...........for drinking not keeping the midges away :lol:
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Post by Bongopoet » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:13 pm

Funny how in typical fashion we have come back to drinks................. =D> =D> =D>
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Post by The_Gordons » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:13 am

Funny how in typical fashion we have come back to drinks.................
Funny that. Must pop into the Caringorm Brewery at Aviemore on my way to the campsite :lol:
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Post by dave_aber » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:20 am

Mmm... Blessed Thistle....
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Post by dunslair » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:53 pm

Just tried to book for 3rd.... they won't accept a booking for 1 night at the moment, but may within 7 days of the date. :roll: May see you all on the 3rd.?
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Post by dave_aber » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:20 pm

Damn, I was going to book the 3rd this afternoon. I'll try later.

Anyone heading to Grantown-onSpey on the Sunday?

http://www.grantown-motormania.co.uk/programme
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Post by Bongopoet » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:16 pm

dave_aber wrote:Damn, I was going to book the 3rd this afternoon. I'll try later.

Anyone heading to Grantown-onSpey on the Sunday?

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Re: Update September meet Scotland

Post by Alanr » Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:56 pm

Hope to come along. couldn't get booked online but will phone site tomorrow. We will be in a white over silver high top. See you there
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Post by Driver+Passengers » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:00 pm

dave_aber wrote:I can confirm that rubbing Carounn on your arms doesn't help (I didn't have anything else, and remembered hearing years ago that Gin worked!)

However, drinking lots of it does help - in so much as you don't care that the little 'darlings' are ripping the flesh off you.
Also worth starting your daily Marmite routines NOW. Not sure of the merits of topical application though - I've yet to try it.
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Post by dave_aber » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:16 am

That's me booked for the Sat night. See you there!
Just tried to book for 3rd.... they won't accept a booking for 1 night at the moment, but may within 7 days of the date. :roll: May see you all on the 3rd.?
If you ring up just now, the lady who's answering the phone is very helpful. She said that she couldn't do single night bookings over the phone, and then did just that. I mentioned a group of Bongos descending on them, which seemed to help =D>
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Post by Bongopoet » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:17 pm

Last call for your booking references. So far we have five confirmed. Dave_aber, Muzorewa, Driver+passengers The Gordons, Bongopoet (me) :lol: Dunslair and Alanr coming for one night

Shout if I have missed anyone.
I will pm you my phone number later in the week

Any one else is more than welcome
See you there

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Re: Update September meet Scotland

Post by MikeBongo » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:12 pm

Hi,

Just booked in too .. for Friday/Saturday night.

Mike and Anita (if she can escape from work!)

Looking forward to meeting everyone.
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Post by Bongopoet » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:47 pm

Update, Six vans booked in so far with other possibles for the Saturday night,

I have just noticed that they advise not using sat nav to get there, Go to Aviemore and then follow signs for the ski centre. The campsite is about 7 miles along the road on the right hand side. If you come to the funicular you have just taken it too far!

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Re: Update September meet Scotland

Post by dave_aber » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:59 pm

I'll be travelling up from the South on the Sat, probably arriving early afternoon.

Who's planning on going up to the top, either on foot or by funicular?
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