In attendance were me, J, hatter, Cassandra, Hamster, Earlgreytea, Bodule, Corny, Niceperson, Peekaboo, marble, psyche, Alchamist (don't think I missed anyone out!). We were the last people to turn up on Saturday (most people having either got up earlier or had shorter journeys ;) ) - and the barbecue was lit not long after got there. Most of the afternoon & evening was thus spent eating the tasty food people had brought (including tablet from Cass & tablet-like fudge from Hamster! :D ), drinking the tasty drinks people had brought (or eating in the case of the vodka jelly - not that I had any as I can't stand jelly, but J said it was pretty potent), bouncing on the bouncy castle, playing with the bouncy dog, and generally hanging out with cool people :) Once it got properly dark (and it really did get dark there - lots of stars to see) there were even fireworks :)
J and I headed off back to the B&B at midnight or so. I'd looked on googlemaps & seen there was pavement for a chunk of it so figured there'd be street lights, but unfortunately there weren't except for one little bit - I really should've packed a torch! But we got safely back to the B&B and even did a little bit of looking at the stars on the way :)
In the morning we could've gone back but decided that it would actually be a good idea to get the drive over with so J could relax again. Which meant we missed armadillo & Haggis, who showed up for a little at Sunday lunchtime, which was a shame. The drive home was uneventful though & we had a pretty needed chilled out evening at home before the week started, so that was good :)
It was a good meet - nice to meet some new people (and really cool that there's still new people on Snowplains to meet, we're not just the same old faces & names from 10 years ago!). And also nice to see the people we already knew, of course!
Thanks to Bod & Nicey for organising it :)
Always hard to write up events like this - I mean nothing in particular happened, we just hung out with cool people having fun! It was good!