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Quizmaster

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Having just received the discount offers I may have to break the habit of a lifetime, book ahead of time and risk getting covered in thick mud (small risk).

Booking before March 31st is a £75 charge.
Waiting until the day carries a £90 charge.

If I get two tickets now I can invest the £30 in one of the British Banks and owe them about £500 charges by August.

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Just beaten the deadline - 2 tickets booked. [Big Grin]

Daughter No. 2 has bought tickets for Reading, which is the same weekend, so now I have to sort out a cat-feeder. Any offers??

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Emma Louise

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Mother-in-law to be is now coming to greenbelt after flying over from Australia-land.....

... Im very aware its rather late to be booking accomodation now - anyone got any ideas/ know anywhere/ has good recommendations etc etc.

We initially wanted a self catering unit that all 4 of us could stay in , but I havent managed to find one available that isnt 100s of pounds! I think it may end up being a travellodge...

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Flausa

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AC booked our tickets this weekend, so now we just have to get ourselves a new tent. Was talking with a friend and laughing about how we are now turning into "those people" who have mammoth family-size tents rather than tents you'd take up a hill in your pack. Also pondering what you do with a one and a bit year old for sleeping - bring the travel cot or trust him not to escape a sleeping bag? Wonder how much of GB I'll actually see this year.
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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by Flausa:
Was talking with a friend and laughing about how we are now turning into "those people" who have mammoth family-size tents rather than tents you'd take up a hill in your pack.

Reminds me of birdie's tent. I could have fitted my tent, and my car into their tent I think!

Auntie Doris x

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Emma Louise

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Yay yay yay!!! I managed to find a not-to-expensive apartment with 2 beds for AJs family (and sofas for us should we feel the need for a "proper" nights sleep and a shower at some point over the weekend)

Im so looking forward to GB already - it will be a wonderful mix of worlds of shippies, my church, hen party and Ajs family [Smile]

(We saw the vicar this morning to talk about weddings and its looking like he's very pro a Greenbelt-esque wedding [Yipee] )

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Haven't booked tickets yet - but we'll be at Greenbelt as ever! Don't you just love it! [Big Grin]
(I will have a bunch of teenagers in tow again!)

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I'll be there, working in the "G-spot" (or whatever it is they've renamed the Pulse now!) And we'll be taking our HUGE tent again (although I may allow other members of community to share with hubbie and I, since it's an 8 man tent and all), and cooking equipment, and futons...and I'll be booking my showers as soon as I arrive (being HORRIFIED at the system, but unable to survive without being clean...)
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I just found out some of the youth in my youth group have persuaded their parents to pay for a teepee for the weekend.

I'm just hoping to find some flat ground for my tent for a change.

Anyone heard if T-Bone Burnet is going to make this year?

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Alan Cresswell

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quote:
Originally posted by Flausa:
Wonder how much of GB I'll actually see this year.

I intend to try and see as much as I can. But, making sure the boy enjoys himself, gets enough food and sleep etc will certainly limit what we can get too. But, we've only a few years before we need to make the decision about whether to go to GB or take the boy out of school for a few days.

I can't see any discussion here about whether people are planning to get a few tents in the same place. We've not really decided whether we'd need to be looking for a more quiet place than general camping, I don't think the extra noise in the evening will prevent the wee wan from going to sleep, but it may be easier to not take the chance.

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It's possible I'll be there for the first time this year. Though only for one day, possibly the Sunday; we'll see, as it'll be very much a last minute decision.

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quote:
Originally posted by GeordieDownSouth:
Anyone heard if T-Bone Burnet is going to make this year?

Not sure. A quick browse of the web doesn't turn up much apart from mentioning his withdrawal in 2006.

But as a fan, I'll be keeping my ears open.

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Annie P

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quote:
Originally posted by Flausa:
Also pondering what you do with a one and a bit year old for sleeping - bring the travel cot or trust him not to escape a sleeping bag? Wonder how much of GB I'll actually see this year.

Well, we are going, when we get the tickets booked. Matthew (who will be 18months) will probably be in a travel cot of some sorts. We got a lovely light weight foldable one for last year, which worked a treat, but I don't think he'll fit that anymore. It might be worth looking for a light weight one off a camping web site. I'll let you know if we find anything.

As for our tent - I know how you feel - ours is huge, but it does mean that we'll be able to host breakfast and other meals. I blame the wee one!

Looking forward to being able to do the whole weekend this year. We promise we won't move anyone's tent...

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quote:
Originally posted by Annie P:
Looking forward to being able to do the whole weekend this year. We promise we won't move anyone's tent...

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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
I can't see any discussion here about whether people are planning to get a few tents in the same place. We've not really decided whether we'd need to be looking for a more quiet place than general camping, I don't think the extra noise in the evening will prevent the wee wan from going to sleep, but it may be easier to not take the chance.

Lots of people seem to be coming with other groups.

I'd like to camp with someone (!), so would be happy to try and find a spot like we did last year.

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I'd like to camp with someone (!), so would be happy to try and find a spot like we did last year.

Me too... so well volunteered. Same place as last year please, but further down into that little field so we can have the whole thing to ourselves this time! [Razz]

Auntie Doris x

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Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
Same place as last year please, but further down into that little field so we can have the whole thing to ourselves this time!

Sounds like a good plan, particularly if moving up the field means that we don't have the screaming banshee next to us this year.

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All very well if someone gets there early enough! As it was we made them move down a bit. I don't think they expected as many of us as were there anyway. [Snigger]

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Looks like we'll actually be going this year, despite having threatened to for the last several years. (This will be my first Greenbelt since 1990!) We're taking our youth group, so we won't be able to stay with you guys, but no doubt we'll meet up. [Yipee]

[ 29. March 2007, 18:29: Message edited by: Spike ]

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Auntie Doris

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If your nice to me you can come for tea and cake at our tents [Smile]

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Emma Louise

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We havent decided 100% about camping, as we now have a little holiday home booked.... (well AJs mother has) - we could just visit there for loos and a shower and **still** camp!!

We will have An AJ Sister with us who I think will fit in with the ship crowd very very well. Will everyone be nice to her? Especially if we go off and Do Boring Things (like a seminar)? She's at uni in Oz at the moment and very much looking forward to coming [Smile]

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Hi,

Looks like this little Australian duck will be going to Greenbelt. I have offered to volunteer so looks like I will be around for all of it.

Since this is my first time, what cheap accommodation can people suggest? I am travelling really light so not in possession of a tent or sleeping bag......

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aj

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quote:
Originally posted by Shrinking Violet:

Since this is my first time, what cheap accommodation can people suggest? I am travelling really light so not in possession of a tent or sleeping bag......

Factoring in a cheap tent and not-too-expensive sleeping bag (maybe someone can lend?), I imagine camping is by far the cheapest option, unless there're rooms left at the YMCA or places like that (which get snapped up very quickly, I suspect), or you know someone living near the site with a spare room.

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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by Shrinking Violet:
Since this is my first time, what cheap accommodation can people suggest? I am travelling really light so not in possession of a tent or sleeping bag......

You can pick up tents really cheap... something like this. Also lots of supermarkets do festival 'packages' which have a tent, sleeping bag and foam mattress which tend to be quite cheap.

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Horatio Harumph
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after spending 4 weeks last summer in a tent, i am considering not doing so this year, but my options are slowly fading so it may well be that I shall be slumming it again, however, you can make camping luxurious with an air bed [Big Grin]

edited to add, i hope it dosnt piss down all weekend like it is today, otherwise it will be miserable

[ 30. March 2007, 11:12: Message edited by: Lookin ]

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Auntie Doris

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however, you can make camping luxurious with an air bed [Big Grin]

Those who visited our site will know I do not do slumming it. I have just about everything you could possibly need to make our camping trip as comfortable as possible.

Auntie Doris x

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Horatio Harumph
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sounds good then ad, anything I need I will pop over to you lot [Smile]

I cant do camping without my airbed!!!

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I've booked!

It was cool -- the website even remembered who I was so I didn't feel bad in responding "regular attender" to the question as to where I'd heard about GB. I suppose after 3 years, I am a regular.

Just wish I could get more of my compadres on this side of the pond to join me. They don't know what they're missing!

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sounds good then ad, anything I need I will pop over to you lot [Smile]

Everyone else did. Think I will try and get the gazebo again this year.

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Horatio Harumph
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yay cqg. I will look forwards to seeing you, and maybe having a beer ( or wine in my case, or vodka, or numerous other alcoholic things) at some point throughout the weekend then! [Smile]

I am hoping other people have got my ticket, as I never do the booking and only remember to think about it last minute. Must look at the line up again and see if anything has been added.

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Anyone know if QM and Atlanta are coming this year? I think they ended up with my flags!

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quote:
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Anyone know if QM and Atlanta are coming this year? I think they ended up with my flags!

I think I have your SoF's one still in my car!

Auntie Doris x

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I will give advanced warning of the fact that if Third Party is camping with us again this year she may be an ickle hyper on the Friday as she is celebrating her birthday at Greenbelt this year.

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Aahhhh... it was you!!!!!!!!!!! (You obviously clear your car out as often as me. [Biased] )

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Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
Those who visited our site will know I do not do slumming it. I have just about everything you could possibly need to make our camping trip as comfortable as possible.

Oh good. I was hoping someone would have a good toilet and shower facility at the campsite.

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I made up a wee SoF flag (A4 cos I couldn't get any bigger iron-on transfer thingies and couldn't be bothered trying to get several to fit together) a few years back. That was the year I had a 9am meeting on the Tuesday in Munich, so had to leave midday on the Monday and the flag went AWOL in the packing.

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Ditto for last year Alan.

[Except I only left quickly to go to London.]

[ 30. March 2007, 18:28: Message edited by: Pânts ]

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Aahhhh... it was you!!!!!!!!!!! (You obviously clear your car out as often as me. [Biased] )

heheh... well actually I have got a new car since then. The flag has been moved from one car to the next!

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Ok so someone has managed to convince Mrs LDUK that Greenbelt would be a good idea.

Who was it? Come on own up!!!

We'll have a look and keep you posted.

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Goodie! You know you want to go camping with a bunch of strangers... You won't regret it...!

We are now booked and ready to go. I guess this year we're going to need a bigger area for all these super sized tents. [Help]

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Anyone know if QM and Atlanta are coming this year? I think they ended up with my flags!

I can confirm that they are - well that's what they told me. We could have a few flags made up. (Thinking about borrowing some tranfer crayons/ fabric paint from work). Mmmm....

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ken
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quote:
Originally posted by Annie P:
I guess this year we're going to need a bigger area for all these super sized tents.

I think I'll stick to my little one. At least it can fit in my backpack!

And is surprisingly comfortable. A few days sleeping on the ground always makes me feel better - though not better enough to tempt me to give up using a bed at home.

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Flausa

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Well, we have purchased and tested out our new super-sized tent (Alan certainly won't be shlepping it up any hills any time soon as it weighs 20kg [Eek!] ). The thing is big enough that we'll keep the boy in our "room" with us in a mummy bag and MA will be able to have the other sleeping quarter to himself (unless some lovely young lass wants to join him [Biased] ). It also has a middle lounge area that's tall enough for Alan and MA to stand in, which is nice (so we'll have a nice place to hang out in if it rains). Now we just have to decide if we want to "camp" in the family section and risk being woken up by someone else's crying baby or hang out with the Shippies and be woken up by some overly-tipsy Shipmate who's lost the way to their own tent.
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My experience of camping in the family section with baby b is that when someone else's baby cries in the night, you wake up very briefly - just long enough to think 'ah, that's not mine, marvellous' and then go back to sleep, happily.

The advantages of the family field (IME) are:
a) if your baby cries in the night (which even if he's usually great at home might well be a possibility, what with all the excitement etc) you don't feel bad about the noise.
b) also, after a certain time there won't be much going on, so if baby does wake, he's less likely to think 'ooh, everyone else is having a party, I think I'll stay up now'
c) things tend to quieten down earlier in the evening, but also get going earlier in the morning, so if your boy is an early bird there's no worry about being noisy in the mornings.

I'd go for the family area every time, but to be honest I probably would even if I didn't have baby b! I need my sleep or I won't have fun.

b

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Alan Cresswell

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The wee wan isn't an early bird (thank God! It's hard enough to get going when rudely awakened by the alarm at 7.30 without having to worry about a little boy wide awake and wanting attention at that unearthly hour). As for late night noise, he doesn't tend to wake easily once asleep, and it's mostly visual distraction (and things to play with) that stop him going down in the first place.

Besides, people at GB don't stay up all night having raucous drunken parties, do they? There are far better things to do having forked out all that dosh to go. Not to mention it's hard enough to be up and awake for the 9am worship sessions without staying up past midnight. Or, have I spent half my life going to GB and totally missed the point of the festival?

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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by Flausa:
or hang out with the Shippies and be woken up by some overly-tipsy Shipmate who's lost the way to their own tent.

A terrible slur on shipmates [Biased]

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Never happens in my experience.

Snoring from the next tent, though -- that ought to be kept in mind (from a Chief Offender).

Now, meeting tipsy shipmates returning from allnight carousing on the path early in the morning on the way to the loos in the grandstands -- that's been known to happen. But that's not a bother in the campsite.

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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
Besides, people at GB don't stay up all night having raucous drunken parties, do they? There are far better things to do having forked out all that dosh to go. Not to mention it's hard enough to be up and awake for the 9am worship sessions without staying up past midnight. Or, have I spent half my life going to GB and totally missed the point of the festival?

I do think it's changed a bit (or maybe I have!); I went to GB about 5 or 6 times in the late 80's/early 90's, and my experience then was certainly that being in the main camping fields meant I got no sleep, and really didn't enjoy it all that much when my energy really ran out after the first couple of days.

Went back for the first time in 2003, and have been in the family area every year, which I've found much more civilised! [Biased]

I think it's probably just me.

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Originally posted by cqg:
Snoring from the next tent, though -- that ought to be kept in mind (from a Chief Offender).

Indeed. I had deepest sympathy with Atlanta who had to share a tent with Quizmaster and was in the next door tent to you!

Auntie Doris x

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Originally posted by cqg:
Snoring from the next tent, though -- that ought to be kept in mind (from a Chief Offender).

Sounds like a clever trick - snoring and then making it sound like it's coming from the next tent. [Big Grin]

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