Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by kc5tpy, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Hello all.  I recently receive a PM which said I need to get off my bum and get this done ( thanks Wade ) so here we go.

    Some of you expressed interest in a U.K. members get together.  I have spoken to the campsite and they are fine with the idea.  They do not allow open fires on the ground but that’s understandable and no wild parties after 23:00 but I assured them we were not that kind of group.  I suggested we be put to one end and said we would like to be grouped together.  The owner said she saw no problem with that.  Pets are welcome for a small charge.  The missus and I stay there 2-3 times a year at least.  Woodhall Spa isn’t a “swinging” town but it’s a beautiful, quiet site and great for a “chillin out” weekend  The missus also tells me to say the free shower and toilet blocks are always immaculate, heated and have plenty of hot water ( she says the ladies will want to know; apparently you are supposed to take a shower when you go camping;  who knew? [​IMG]).  The site doesn’t have a venue for a meal but I thought we could do a bring a dish ( or 4-5 ) for a Saturday nite feast.  Folks will need to bring tables and things but most folks who camp have that sort of thing anyway.  If your smoker isn’t portable you will just have to come along and trust that at least ONE of us knows what they are doing ( might want to bring some luncheon meat just in case [​IMG]  ).  I did ask and unfortunately they do not offer a “group rate”.  The campsite link will be posted below so you can have a look around  and see the site charges.  Also please take a quick look at the site rules [​IMG].

    So now all we need to do is pick a date.  July 19 and 20 are OUT, they are fully booked.  May I suggest the weekend of July 11-12-13, or the weekend of August 8-9-10.  These just work for me; I had to start some place.  If a majority of those interested would like another weekend, I am certainly open to suggestions.  I believe Wade said he is away in June and I will be going home to see my Dad and family around the first 3 weeks of September.  So let's get 'er done!

    I guess the best way to do this is for you folks to PM me and I can compile a list of alternate weekends and post the results using the majority rule method.  From there I will contact the site to set things up and let you folks know any further relevant information.

    Here is to the inaugural U.K members smoking weekend; may we have many more!


  2. jockaneezer

    jockaneezer Meat Mopper

    Glad you got the ball rolling Danny. I can't do the 11th July one but could manage any of the next 3 weekends, we're normally at a music festival for the August date but haven't bought the tickets yet. It's always gonna be difficult fitting everyone in but I hope we can pull it off. Campsite sounds good and my missus is on the same wavelength as yours re the abloutions !


    ps. good idea for the bring a dish, I think they call that a "Jacob's Join" over here.
  3. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Any of the weekends in July or August work for me at the moment. The sooner we can fix a date the quicker I can block it out before my wife makes alternative arrangements.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2014
  4. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Already mailed Danny, and told him 8,9,10 August is the best weekend for me.

    Looking Forward To It.

    Smokin Mnkey
  5. Hi  Danny,

    I have a couple of things going on over the summer, I will move them around if possible as most are  family get togethers. I'll wait and see what's best for the majority and try and fit it in.

    Regards Bill
  6. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bill - It will be great to see you there if you can make it [​IMG]
  7. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just remind me before I commit to coming... Do I owe any of you money?

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2014
  8. markuk

    markuk Smoking Fanatic

    Hi there

    Thanks for the invite to this but I work weekends and have already used up all my holidays as we are off to Australia for a month ( so I'm not complaining) but really hope it goes well....

    BBQ's Kangaroo anyone ? [​IMG]

  9. Hello Mark.  You will be missed.  Couldn't you fake a terrible cough and call in sick??

  10. Hello Wade.  No, you don't owe me anything; BUT, do you play poker??  [​IMG]

  11. Hello Folks.  Just an update.  Smokin Monkey and jockaneezer can only do the August date and most others so far aren't bothered one way or the other.  I am leaning toward August so they can also attend.  I will leave it until Sunday to allow others time to reply and then I'll post the date and send out a Group PM.

    Last edited: Apr 4, 2014
  12. August date is fine with me too Danny - look forward to it [​IMG]
  13. hi all i will be up for it just need to get it passed the misses
  14. Hello Folks.  As I had no objections the date will be 8-9-10 August ( or any combination you can attend ) so get that into your calenders.  I had to work late Sunday and got home too late to get my site booked.  I will do that in the morning and then send out a Group PM giving you the relevant info.  We can discuss the Saturday meal and a few other things after we get this thing booked.  Keep Smokin!

    Last edited: Apr 6, 2014
  15. I won't make it but I'm sure you'll all have a good time.
  16. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I booked one of the Sky Lodges today from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th August - 2 nights. It should be fun.
  17. markuk

    markuk Smoking Fanatic

    Would you allow day vistors as I may be able to get up on the Saturday if I ask very nicely ???
  18. Hello.  That a boy Mark.  I KNEW you were due to come down with a horrible disease that weekend!!  Of course we will be glad to have you!

  19. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great news Mark [​IMG]
  20. markuk

    markuk Smoking Fanatic

    .... only a may at the moment will need to see nearer the time... 

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