Weekend dates: 4,5,6 May 2012 (2 nights)
For the camping weekend I will be asking for the same recompense as last year : £15 per person. (please PM me for payment details).
This will cover the campsite booking, and the hire of the portaloo.
We have the campsite for the Friday & Saturday nights, so obviously if you stay for both nights you're getting better value for your money.
I will be accepting payments by Direct Bank Transfer, paypal or cheque (please pm me for the secure details).
These are the details from previous years, and I would assume they are the same (I will double check).
I have checked and although there are no electrical hookups or drain stands etc, Tintents and caravans should be acceptable (bear in mind though that the field we camp in is not level.(in no particular order)
TOILET/SHOWER: There is a shower/toilet block as part of the main building, which will be shut overnight unfortunately (ie from when the bar closes to then they open for breakfast - around 8pm). There will be a portaloo or similar to provide facilities overnight.
DOGS: This has already been mentioned in the thread - but I'm putting it here too: ALL DOGS MUST BE CONTROLLED AT ALL TIMES. The reason being that the farm has 3 donkeys, and they've already had trouble with dogs not being under control. They are perfectly happy to have dogs around, provided they are controlled properly. So please bear that in mind.
FIRE: Unfortunately the farm does not provide firewood - we have to bring our own - volunteers please? (or we can just trim their hedges again..... )
PARKING: There's plenty for all - if you feel the need to keep your bike close by in the field that's fine - but please can we refrain from hooning about on the field - it's a reasonable request.
LEAVING/TIDYING: The Farm has a couple of huge bins for rubbish, so please tidy up any mess you make before leaving - preferably in black bins liners. (they're not too fussed about when we leave on Sunday - and apparantly they do a good roast for lunch... )
FOOD/DRINK: The farm has a full bar and restaurant on site, serving all meals at appropriate times:
... Breakfast:8:30 - 10:30 (ish) (full english - I have been assured of the presence of a good black pudding)
... Lunch 12:00 - 3ish - full meals, inc vegetarian
... Dinner 7:30 - closing (ish) - as above - the landlady will put together a menu for our weekend.
(ie - reasonable hours).
SELF CATERING: If you feel the need to sustain yourself that's fine - but please be careful of causing fires in the field (ie no chucking BBQ coals in the hedge etc). I'm sure that anyone cooking their own stuff will be perfectly capable of doing so safely.... (crosses fingers).
B&Bs for non campers: There's a Premier Inn just opened recently nearby ( 0870 1112828 ), and a B&B called "Moss Cottage" too (number to follow).
I have booked the location and date already: Lumb Farm, Derbyshire, they looked after us well in 2010 and again in 2011, and I think the place suits us reasonably well. I may look elsewhere for next year, but while Angela looks after us as well as she does, I'm happy to use Lumb Farm and help keep them going.
The date is effectively the same as last year too (first May Bank Holiday), The Monday following is a Bank Holiday.
As per always, everyone is welcome and will be welcomed.
So - pencil the date in your diary and I hope to see as many as can make it up there!
The CAMPING List. (those in bold have paid)
- Yvonne (hopefully)
- Olly (as long as tintents are permitted)
- Silly Car (most likely)
- pob06 (with bacon n maple syrup pancakes perhaps ;-) )
- MAC famille
- MAC famille
- MAC famille
- Rev Fred
- pob06 (with bacon n maple syrup pancakes perhaps )
- Mrs Animal
- Mrs DodgetheRog (Kat) and possibly Miss DodgetheRog
- Smixxy (very maybe - depends on actual finish date in France. Will be by car as bike will still be in Wales )
- Martian (possibly only Saturday night, won't know till a weekish before)
- Johnny Mittens If me and m00 can pull our fingers out and find a tent, otherwise Saturday afternoon.
- Uncle Miguel (As long as SadMike has not had ANOTHER op on his leg that has gone West) I will bring an extra tent for Johhny Mittens
- Piston Broke
- Piston Broke+1
£200 Deposit Paid.
£138 Portaloo booked.
£150 Balance to be paid on the day.