|Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March
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The location as always the beautiful Legge House opposite the quintessential
The Ten Who Began: Barry, Emily, Steve Welch (Em's dad and speaker for Friday),
Beth, Tobie Osmond (our other speaker), Sam, Steve, Gemma, David and Tim. Sadly two of
these never made it to the exciting conclusion, but we'll let them off cos they were
really good speakers...
The group assembles ... and even I have to confess we never saw the gormless Tobie
whose picture somehow got into my camera on the right! Still, there's something cool going
on out the window...
[Name omitted for security reasons] had a 21st birthday on the Saturday and a large
cake was attacked with gay abandon. The rest of the day was really cool as well as we
Emily is caught off guard by the Paparazzi as master snooker player Steve
contemplates what he's going to do with that phantom ball that has appeared next to the
Plenty of time for resting (left), grooving (middle) and quality literature
* For the record, the literature in question is "The Stupidest Things Ever
Done", one of six silly books that entertained many of us for hours!
The Saturday Afternoon Walk : Sam begins in stile, and how can we possibly get lost
with Moses (aka Steve) leading the way so dramatically with his staff?
But lost we are, so we seek help. Sadly we just couldn't agree on who would get to
use the phone so we all had to pile in didn't we ...
The rain came down and the mud came up. Sing along with me - the rain came down and
the mud came ... oh never mind. As you can see we survived the farmer's electric fences
(left), his blocked up bridges (middle) and his mud (right).
It's not over till it's over, and the four of us who ventured home by train from
Swindon station were absolutely insistent on maintaining the silliness factor. Especially
Beth, when she wasn't trying to eat the station greenery.
Steve reminds us that he wasn't joking when he said he was short... but then gets
hanged on the gallows for it by loving Sam, in this cunning false perspective shot.
The shadows are long (left) but there's still time for cake (middle) ... oh my
goodness it's all gone! (right)
Sam gets seriously excited as he suspects Beth may be leaning against - you guessed
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