East Midlands - Elvaston, Sunday 17th April, 2016

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Ianto!
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East Midlands - Elvaston, Sunday 17th April, 2016

Post by Ianto! » 14 Apr 2016, 23:35

Hello!

The East Midlands lot are having another get-together for a ramble through the environs of Elvaston Castle.... :lol: This one will see the first birthday of the lovely Luna - and her mum has promised all the doods liver cake... :D

As per usual, the post code for Elvaston Castle takes you to the wrong side of the park - so if you're coming for the first time, please be aware that you need the main entrance to the big car park, off the B5010... Everyone waits on the showground at the side of the car park - you can't miss us... loads of doods dashing around and hooms chatting, with one eye on their zoomey-ing charges...!

There is a small charge for parking, with several meters hidden around the car park (some of which actually work... :roll: ) The toilets are situated at the front of the car park, and there are more at the house, where we pause for a coffee break. Depending upon weather conditions, the café queue can be horrendous, so if it is set to be sunny and fair... bring a flask! (Although I laughingly mentioned - when this date was originally suggested - that if it was still snowing by then, I would be rather miffed... watch this space... some forecasts have mooted the possibility :shock: )

Anyhoo, after gathering on the main showground and having a chat (from around 10.15) we'll be moving off around 10.30 with a trot through the wooded area, and another chance for the doods to hare around chasing balls, sticks, each other... on the smaller events field. Oh, and most likely taking an early bath in the impromptu lake which appears around this time of year. After that, a tootle to the café - followed by a dip in the lake for all those doods brave (and/or muddy) enough...

The coffee van has disappointingly been missing from the car park in recent months - perhaps with Spring in the air, it will magically reappear... if not, there is an ice cream van (and a childrens' play area for those with younger sprogs, or a more youthful appearance...) :wink:

Hope to see you there... bring your boots, your waterproof trousers and your sense of humour!! :D

Anne, Ianto & Wyre x

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Re: East Midlands - Elvaston, Sunday 17th April, 2016

Post by Ianto! » 16 Apr 2016, 22:50

Just a quick update, for those not on Facebook...
Our lovely little doodle friend, Luna, who was due to celebrate her first birthday with us tomorrow has been taken ill and won't be attending. The East Mids doodlers wish her well very soon, and will be arranging an extra meet up especially to celebrate with her.
The meet tomorrow is going ahead, and we will all be thinking of Luna and her family....
Anne, Ianto & Wyre xx

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Re: East Midlands - Elvaston, Sunday 17th April, 2016

Post by Sarahdol75 » 20 Apr 2016, 21:06

Was lovely meeting everyone on Sunday.

Harley had a fabulous time, running round with all the doodles. He slept all afternoon/evening.

Big apologies to the people that Harley kept pinching the tennis ball from then running off with it :lol: :lol: :lol:
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