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My Dad's coming! :-O

Discussion in 'BushMoot - the big get together' started by Dave Budd, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Dave Budd

    Dave Budd Gold Trader
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    My dear old dad has decided that he 'wants to get more involved' in the lives of his three kids, so has been spending a bit of time with each of us this summer. He's been staying with me in the woods/at my house this week and said that he wanted to come with me to a show. I thought the Moot would be ideal :)

    He hasn't put up a tent since he was 11 years old and I suspect he thinks everything in our little world is more than a bit strange, but he is game to try new things and to give it a go. He's dug out one of my old tents and some decrepit old camping gear (tin plate, roll mats, stove top kettles, etc) and is staying out in my woods this weekend to test them out before the Moot in case there is anything that needs replacing. Should be interesting. So far I have suggested that at 60+ he might want more than a roll mat under him and that the child's size Mr Men sleeping bag might not be sufficient in Wales :lmao:

    I've tried describing how friendly and inviting everybody there is and I know he won't be disappointed. We'll be arriving on wednesday and staying, hopefully, for 6 or 7 days. Since he won't fit in my car with all of my gear, he will drive himself. This means two things: firstly I have more space to bring stuff (hee hee) and secondly, he might just get lost whilst following me

    So if you should happen to see a bewildered older version of me (minus the beard) walking around, be gentle. His name is Roy btw.

    :thankyou:
     
  2. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Look forward to meeting him Dave.
     
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    "the child's size Mr Men sleeping bag might not be sufficient in Wales"

    :lmao:
    Made me laugh. I can just imagine my dad in the same situation chuntering to himself about how its a sleeping bag and it'll do
     
  4. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Looking forward to meeting him Dave :)

    I was so tempted to use that recent pic of you minus beard :lmao: :rofl:
     
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    Good job, it will be good to have him....
     
  6. Tengu

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    Can I borrow him? My Dad wont come.

    (But my tutor plans to come next year...)
     
  7. Lizz

    Lizz Absolute optimist

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    My dad is nearly ninety, I wish he'd come, but he just laughed at me even though I said he could stay at our house in Cardiff and commute! I promise to be dead nice to your dad Dave and make him tea and welsh cakes in a friendly way.
     
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    Looking forward to meeting him Dave
     
  9. Dave Budd

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    cheers folks :) I'm sure he'll enjoy himself once he gets over the oddity of it all heehee

    After a test weekend in my woods, it appears all good. The old tent seems ok, the roll mats were definitely not ok and the sleeping bag is a little small.
     

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