Wonderful Sunny and Warm Weather (Not much wind though)
Off the A24 is the track to Wattlehurst Farm
You will know when you have arrived......
it's all about indians.... (cowboys later)....
|and Glorious Steam things
Saturday Morning - Of course, we have to start with our Full English
Big Celebration on Saturday: Alan's Birthday!
And then we all go off to Deadwood... Minkey grabs a lift
On the way, he meets a Fine Lady
.. and enjoys the view of the lake
In Deadwood, Minkey decides he wants to go gold prospecting
.. and take up a bit of blacksmithing
And meet up with some more ladies!
Of course, it doesn't take him long to find the Saloon and to misbehave himself
Inevitably, he gets arrested.........
and ends up in gaol!
Probably, it's the safest place to be when the shootout takes place
The old Trapper looks on dispassionately
On the way back, who should we bump into but...
Tina and Ron enjoying nice cup-of-teas and a piece of cake
THEN we try to fly some kites in no wind!
After Alan's Birthday and our trip to Deadwood, the next BIG thing is the...... CULTURAL EVENT
YES, DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THERE IS TO BE ANOTHER PERFORMANCE...
The Gits (with a little help from Pyotr Il'yich) are to repeat their spectacular 1812
After working perfectly for a month or so, the amplifier behaves dismally
Performance due at 7.00pm - John is thinking (at 7.10pm) "We'll have to cancel"
That'll do - All is set up and ready to go - except the amplifier!
John is twitching nervously and saying several things about the amplifier
THEN.. the sound suddenly works - relief!!
Do you know, I think I can see the ISS - Yes, there it is. Up There!
Klaxon in hand (but stll as nervous as a kitten)
John is ready to announce the start to the waiting throng
Keith looks dazed (after his struggle with the amplifier), but happy
THEN.. the performance went perfectly
What spectacular pictures! These two are from Colin. Thank you Colin; they are splendid
These three are from Dave C. Aren't they brilliant? Thank you Dave
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We then had a splendid meal (Steak, Sausages and Salad and many choices for dessert)
Thank you Alan and Anne - And then pancakes - Thank you Les
Sunday Morning - Another smashing Full English
Then there was the so-called "Scientific Experiment With A Bucket"...
Buckets: 0 John: 2
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Glenn Baked a Special Kite Cake - Yummy!
Watch out - he's got a gurt big knife!!!
Then, after blowing up a bucket and scoffing cake, there was a little bit of a breeze.
Eventually (quite late in the afternoon), Keith coaxed his kite and KAP gear up into the sky
On the way up, some people, unable to resist a camera, made sure they featured in the low-level shots
The Whites saying "Cheeeeeese"
John and Erica with their smiles
Here is the field where we had some fun last year
Here is the lake
(different animals this year)
Most people have now packed up....
But one solitary busker remains with his didge - hoping for just a few last coppers
Thank you Big John for setting us kiters up at Kingsfold
Thank you all the jolly Kiters for making Kingsfold 2008 a really memorable festival