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Re: Birmingham, Worcester & West Mids events
« Reply #1300 on: May 11, 2017, 04:44:31 pm »
Rather looking forward to the Dino hunt.  First outing for my Norfolk jacket. 
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Re: Birmingham, Worcester & West Mids events
« Reply #1301 on: May 11, 2017, 06:39:49 pm »
Rather looking forward to the Dino hunt.  First outing for my Norfolk jacket. 

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Re: Birmingham, Worcester & West Mids events
« Reply #1302 on: May 31, 2017, 03:24:01 pm »
The Dino Hunt is nearly upon us!

Hope everyone's got their helmets ready...  ;D

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« Reply #1303 on: June 02, 2017, 09:34:14 am »
The Dino Hunt is nearly upon us!

Hope everyone's got their helmets ready...  ;D

Not so helmet (it would play hell with the hair style...) but binoculars, magnifying glass, microscope and other assorted sciency bits are ready to go. Also, I'll be using my bustle bag, which as can be seen here

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is made from real dino-hyde... ahem  ::)

Yours,
Miranda.

Edit: We now have the spotter's guide to take along:



The cards insode aren't Victorian, but they do date from the 1970s:

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« Reply #1304 on: June 02, 2017, 06:36:40 pm »
Hmmn, which do you suppose have the tenderest and least fatty meat, herbivores or carnivores?  (I'm supposed to be on a high-protein diet and reduce my fat intake, you see).

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« Reply #1305 on: June 03, 2017, 11:26:27 pm »
It was lovely seeing everyone today, friends old and new!  Shame we werent actually allowed to hunt dinos, though, I was hoping to bag some dino-steaks!

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« Reply #1306 on: June 04, 2017, 10:06:20 am »
It was lovely seeing everyone today, friends old and new!  Shame we werent actually allowed to hunt dinos, though, I was hoping to bag some dino-steaks!

Absolutely brilliant day - was heartened to see so many of us turn out for the Dinosaurs! 55 people from the Midlands, Leicester, Manchester and South Wales! And all of them had a blast! I think we brought a smile to the faces many of the other visitors, too.  ;D

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« Reply #1307 on: June 04, 2017, 10:19:24 am »
It was lovely seeing everyone today, friends old and new!  Shame we werent actually allowed to hunt dinos, though, I was hoping to bag some dino-steaks!

Yeah, but the dinosaurs got to hunt us instead.  Some of us, at least.  A certain someone is typing this with only one arm.

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« Reply #1308 on: June 04, 2017, 10:29:19 am »

Absolutely brilliant day - was heartened to see so many of us turn out for the Dinosaurs! 55 people from the Midlands, Leicester, Manchester and South Wales! And all of them had a blast!
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Hear hear! It was a wonderful day, with even the weather playing along. You clearfly have the knack for divining the best dates for outings - we will have to consult you before booking our next summer holiday  ;)

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I think we brought a smile to the faces many of the other visitors, too.  ;D

One or two rather confused looks as well...  :D

It was lovely seeing everyone today, friends old and new!  Shame we werent actually allowed to hunt dinos, though, I was hoping to bag some dino-steaks!

Yeah, but the dinosaurs got to hunt us instead.  Some of us, at least.  A certain someone is typing this with only one arm.

That is rather inconvenient... but as time travellers, maybe some regeneration energy can be put to good use to replace the said limb?

Yours,
Miranda.

P.S. A few people mentioned at the weekend about adding 'friends' in facebook. Now, I don't quite know what I'm doing there (actually I don't quite know what I'm doing at any point in time...), so I'm pressing what I think are the right fb buttons, but probably should apologise in advance if I'm clogging up people's in-boxes, or whatever it's called on fb.
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« Reply #1309 on: June 12, 2017, 10:50:26 pm »
Short collection of picture from our recent expedition....

                               Steampunk Dinosaur Hunt

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« Reply #1310 on: June 13, 2017, 08:00:09 pm »
Excellent stuff, thanks.

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« Reply #1311 on: July 13, 2017, 09:20:07 am »
BOO!

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- so, what's up next, folks?

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« Reply #1312 on: July 13, 2017, 10:34:32 pm »
Steampunk wedding in Weoley Castle  I believe; trying to confirm information I was given at the Botanical gardens !?...

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« Reply #1313 on: July 14, 2017, 07:00:12 pm »
Botanical gardens booked for 19th August and Wightwick Manor for the  2nd September picnic, permutation and tea! (Oh alright, and "coffee" for those heinous types)
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« Reply #1314 on: July 15, 2017, 12:53:14 pm »
Botanical gardens booked for 19th August and Wightwick Manor for the  2nd September picnic, permutation and tea! (Oh alright, and "coffee" for those heinous types)

Also the Stratford Butterfly Farm trip follows up on the 3rd: https://www.facebook.com/events/155475748327075/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D.

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Re: Birmingham, Worcester & West Mids events
« Reply #1315 on: July 17, 2017, 05:48:13 pm »
I thought I'd record this here, being rather less ephemeral than Facebook. It seems that the good people of Sarehole Mill would be OK with us coming along to their Victorian Day (next year, as the one for this year was yesterday) in out full regalia (or at least I'm inferring this as, after making this suggestion over on Facebook, it received a 'Like' from 'Sarehole Mill' and the original poster on Facebook seemed to think it would be fine too). So, a possible WMSA trip next year?

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P.S. Their website - http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/sarehole

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Re: Birmingham, Worcester & West Mids events
« Reply #1316 on: August 13, 2017, 10:12:26 pm »
Felicitations, fellow West-Midlanders!

So, what've we got planned for the next couple of months?  Anything?

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« Reply #1317 on: August 14, 2017, 01:37:01 pm »
Felicitations, fellow West-Midlanders!

So, what've we got planned for the next couple of months?  Anything?

It's the annual picnic this coming Saturday, I believe - I'm looking forward to that! After that, I think there's a picnic a Wightwick Manor on the 2nd September? (Not sure if I'll be able to make that, I'm afraid - the Asylum being the weekend before I'll either be exhausted or suffering from an acute lack of fundulation).

After that, however, I'm not too sure?

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Re: Birmingham, Worcester & West Mids events
« Reply #1318 on: August 20, 2017, 10:02:14 am »
I have to say that was a marvellous outing yesterday.  (Do it again in, oh, about a fortnight, say at Wightwick Manor?)

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« Reply #1319 on: August 20, 2017, 08:08:29 pm »
I have to say that was a marvellous outing yesterday.  (Do it again in, oh, about a fortnight, say at Wightwick Manor?)

I'll gladly second that! We had a brilliant time. I'm not certain if we'll be able to make Wightwick, depending on post-Asylum fatigue, but looking forard to seeing everyone again soon. :)

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« Reply #1320 on: August 29, 2017, 09:54:17 am »
Whightwick Manor on Saturday folks.

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« Reply #1321 on: September 01, 2017, 11:01:16 am »
plan of attack for Wightwick Manor, 2nd September 2017

11 am meet in carpark pay and enter grounds walking up to café for tea and cake
12pm visit the house for a walk through it
2pm picnic in the orchard
3pm walk round garden and photos
then back to the café for a cup of tea to prepare for the journey home

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Re: Birmingham, Worcester & West Mids events
« Reply #1322 on: September 01, 2017, 04:26:16 pm »
Being sans auto for the present rather precludes my coming along.  Sorry chaps and chapesses  :(

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« Reply #1323 on: September 08, 2017, 07:43:33 pm »
You were missed sir

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« Reply #1324 on: September 24, 2017, 09:55:30 am »
You were missed sir

I've really not had a good month at all, for reasons other than being without the jalopy.  Basically, I had plans for every weekend, bar one, in September, and every one I have had to cancel.   

Anyhow; 

Worcester Christmas Market is the first weekend in December. (30 November - 3 December).  What would people want to do?- we have, previously, done a Saturday afternoon, Saturday afternoon & Saturday night, and a Sunday afternoon/ evening.  So if we can decide whether we want just a day's outing or more of a weekend thing we can start to book trains, hotels and time off work a little ways in advance.