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    Been a little busy

    Sorry guys I've been awol for a while.

    We've had a lot on, and ave had 1 weekend at home in 4 weeks. All the action has left me pooped and unable to generate effort for other interests.

    So why have we been busy?? We own a classic mini, not really old but 1987 so she is 30.
    Her name is Mabel....

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    We are members of a classic mini club here in Manchester and have made some great friends over the last 8-9 months.
    We have been on a few little runs since we got her back on the road in Sept last year and have been impressed with how well she was running.
    So a few weeks ago we took her all the way to Belgium for the international min meet 2016.
    We drove across the UK to Hull where we got a ferry over to Zebrugger and then drove from there to Lommel where the meet was. so much fun and excitement.
    We camped in a field with our friends and thousands of other mini enusiasts from around the world. mostly Europe in honesty but also a man from Florida with his wife and mini and a mini club from Australia too.
    I have never camped befor ever, and was worried because i have back issues, but along with a few extra meds I managed ok...phew!!
    here's a few pics of that weekend

    The journey there

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    SO we arrived home after a fun filled long weekend (wed - Tues), dusty and dirty had one days rest then back to work for 2 days then off again on a more hazzardous long journey to join the London to Brightom mini run.
    we live in the North West of England and London as you know is in the South....Brighton is on the coast below London.
    So we set off driving early Saturday to London, Crystal Palace, where thousands of minis and their owners camped and queued overnight ready to set off at 8 Sunday morning.
    A mass convoy with excited enthusiasts and onlookers waving at every bridge on our way peep peep! Down to Brighton where we were parked on the Promenade for people to look at allour minis.
    At 4pm we could leave but one of our team had bust the radiator on the way to Brighton (phew he made it withour pusshing)
    He fixed it there on the prom (new radiator) then fixed ours too (new points and dizzy cap)
    We drove from there to a hotel a few hours away, before setting off back the day after..

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    The weekend after this we had to build flatpack furniture for our Sons bedroom (we're updating it), finish decorating, cover the doors ect..along with catching up on a shed load of washing and cleaning
    so that was our one weekend off as this weekend just gone Mabel and her friends were on show at a massive classic car show here in Manchester.
    I wont bombard youi with more pictures....but there it Is


    My reason for being AWOL

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    That looks like such a blast! I bet you had so much fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    That looks like such a blast! I bet you had so much fun!
    We did Lisa, didn't stop laughing, great company, and great little cars

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    Very cool looks similar to a gypsy travelling caravan - hoards of fun and meeting beautiful people - jealous waiting for August Vancouver Pride then Montreal for Pride a huge 5 day party and a few more days to be tourists will be missing Chance but know he is being spoiled at home.
    You guys live a fun loving life it is so beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schimpfy View Post
    Very cool looks similar to a gypsy travelling caravan - hoards of fun and meeting beautiful people - jealous waiting for August Vancouver Pride then Montreal for Pride a huge 5 day party and a few more days to be tourists will be missing Chance but know he is being spoiled at home.
    You guys live a fun loving life it is so beautiful.
    Ive never been to a Pride march, we have a big one here in Manchester. watched a bit of one a couple of years ago in Leeds, seemed like everyone was there for one reason, to spread some love around <3 <3
    I'm sure the pride marched over ther are much more extravagant than ours though

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    Quote Originally Posted by schimpfy View Post
    Very cool looks similar to a gypsy travelling caravan - hoards of fun and meeting beautiful people - jealous waiting for August Vancouver Pride then Montreal for Pride a huge 5 day party and a few more days to be tourists will be missing Chance but know he is being spoiled at home.
    You guys live a fun loving life it is so beautiful.
    Ive never been to a Pride march, we have a big one here in Manchester. watched a bit of one a couple of years ago in Leeds, seemed like everyone was there for one reason, to spread some love around <3 <3
    I'm sure the pride marched over ther are much more extravagant than ours though

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    WOW! That looks fun.
    Life would have been so simpler if everyone had hearts like dogs.

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