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Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby pete9012S » 03 Jun 2014, 16:17

I don't know the extent of the Enid Blyton connection to Exbury.I'm guessing its were lots of the 70's Five on TV was filmed? Is that correct?
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby Chrissie777 » 03 Jun 2014, 16:53

Carlotta King wrote:I know just what you mean about dark hair, my natural colour is dark brown but it just doesn't suit me! :) I'm not especially pale but every photo of me with my natural hair just looks too harsh on me. So I highlight my own, and it's about million different shades of blonde now because of layers upon layers of highlights over the years, and I love it like that. :)


Cathy, I used to be light blond when I was a child. Then with 14 or 15 it turned darker and darker. When I looked at our slides from the trip to Turkey in 1986 my hair looked almost black. I could have cried.
So in 1987 when my first former husband and I moved from a small town in the country to a big city (Hamburg), I decided to get my former childhood hair color back. And everybody that I met from that point on thought it's my natural color.
I never did highlights as they are much more expensive at the German and US hairdressers (and take much more time, too) plus it did not look natural to me to have different strands of blond. So all I did was having my roots dyed every few months.
My roots usually are not dark for 8 weeks. I'm lucky.
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby Chrissie777 » 03 Jun 2014, 16:54

Moonraker wrote:As we have a make-up/toiletries thread, why is it being discussed on this one? :roll:

Where is it???
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 03 Jun 2014, 17:48

Go to Board Index, Chrissie. Then press Active Topics.

You will see a thread there that says, Beauty, Toiletries etc.

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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby Chrissie777 » 03 Jun 2014, 19:26

Lucky Star wrote:I am hoping it will be this year as I am desperate to make it to some gathering. :lol:


Great idea!
Why not have two gatherings in the same year. That way more people can make it.
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby Chrissie777 » 03 Jun 2014, 19:27

Julie2owlsdene wrote:Go to Board Index, Chrissie. Then press Active Topics.
You will see a thread there that says, Beauty, Toiletries etc.


Thanks, Julie.
This time it worked out. I found it. Lucky me :).
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby Tony Summerfield » 03 Jun 2014, 22:31

If you are visiting Exbury, the best time is early to mid-May. All these images have dates on them.

http://www.exbury.co.uk/website/exbury_ ... llery.aspx

The gardens are extensive and easily the most impressive that I have visited. Highly recommended.
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby Chrissie777 » 04 Jun 2014, 02:41

Gorgeous pics! I added the link to my Favorites.
Early to mid May (or early October) is my favorite time for any trips. I cannot deal with heat very well.
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby sixret » 04 Jun 2014, 13:07

Thank you so much for the reports and photos. I enjoyed reading them. Petermax is a handsome man. :oops: By the way, who is Larry?
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby Moonraker » 04 Jun 2014, 13:52

I call Daisy's husband Larry, as he is always at her side!
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby sixret » 04 Jun 2014, 14:26

Thank you, Nigel. :D
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby Chrissie777 » 04 Jun 2014, 14:36

His real name is Mark.
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby sixret » 04 Jun 2014, 14:39

Chrissie777 wrote:His real name is Mark.

Thank you, Chrissie. :D
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Re: Meet-up at Spade Oak/Old Thatch, Sun 18th May 2014

Postby Chrissie777 » 04 Jun 2014, 16:18

They both, Ilsa and Mark, are very lovely. My husband and I were lucky to meet them at Old Thatch some more later after lunch and had such a great conversation.
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