My Mooting days are over.

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Eric_Methven

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Apr 20, 2005
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Well, I knew this day would come eventually. Last year was a physical struggle, and my kncakerdness and achyness this year is worse.
Add to that my 67 year old wife can no longer be left to fend for herself for two weeks and it comes down to last year being my last moot.

Good luck everyone. It was great meeting you all over the past years.

Eric
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
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That is sad news mate - I enjoyed your whisky ..erm ... company, knowledge and skills.
Please keep posting here though, eh?
 

Toddy

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Jan 21, 2005
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We need a, "We aten't dead yet", meet for those who need the pleasure of being out, enjoying the company, talking and teaching, but need it done easily. Merthyr Mawr's a great site, but it's too far for me these days.

Sorry to hear you won't manage the Moots, Eric. I hope things are contentedly busy for you and the family though.

:grouphug:
Mary
 

Imagedude

Full Member
Feb 24, 2011
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Gwynedd
Sorry to hear that you wont be at the Moot but as you stated, family comes first. Best wishes to you and your wife.
 

JohnC

Full Member
Jun 28, 2005
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Edinburgh
Sorry to hear that eric, you gave me a lift to my very first mini scottish meet some years back! Will always be grateful for the advice and example you set!
 

Tony

White bear (Admin)
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Apr 16, 2003
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www.bushcraftuk.com
Sad news Eric, just a couple of days ago I wrote your name done on a list of people to get in contact with to see how you're doing, if you're coming etc. I hope that even though yon don't come to the Moot we'll see you around on here and you'll keep sharing your extensive knowledge goodjob
 

Buckshot

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Jan 19, 2004
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really sorry to hear that Eric
Your leather courses are legendary
As are the fancy dress themes
Not to mention the radio course this year!
 

tall.trees

Full Member
Jun 25, 2010
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Machynlleth, powys
Really sorry to see you wont be making it this year Eric, you were one of the first people I met at the Moot a few years ago and certainly made an impression :) I wear the belt you helped me make daily and will wear this and the goatskin sporran, this and every year in your honour
 

Swallow

Native
May 27, 2011
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London
The way circumstances have fallen I've only been to one Moot. But my chat with you with a core part of that experience.
 

Midnitehound

Silver Trader
Jun 8, 2011
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Oh I am sad to hear that Eric, you will be missed. Thank you for your various contributions to making the Moot an interesting, successful and enjoyable experience.
 

Cyclingrelf

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Jul 15, 2005
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So sorry to read this Eric. We'll look you up if we're up your way. Meantime, will carry on enjoying your posts here and on Facebook.

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