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  1. What ever happened to the original poster of this topic, Fraser?

    Ta-dah! :)

    Actually, I'm sitting here stunned that it's nearly two years since the Portsmouth/Bristol jamboree when I got to meet so many of you! Two years! :blink: Where on earth does time go.... eh?

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  2. Just realized, I'm actually gonna miss attending this one...

    Knew I wasn't going, but now I feel it.

    Have fun guys, iQuad will be sending positive vibes. ;)

    Ach, go on then - just nip over for the weekend. No point in feeling bad. :)

  3. when you said everyone I presumed you meant me too, if not I most humbly apologise :D

    I most certainly did Chris, of course, so no need to apologise. :)

    Yeah I'm fine, though snowed under at work. Construction projects always have a bit of a sprint in their last third and when that's combined with the need to recover a huuuge unavoidable delay up front and a nutter client, there's no time for anything. Hence my apparent vaporisation. LOL

    I shall do my best to concoct some memorable one-liners to compensate (shouldn't be too difficult with Sailor/Pink Boy/Julian C still here, not to mention the 'I'll Die Before I Fly It' brigade still salivating over the latest artwork.... :devil:

  4. Ach, I didn't realised you had replied! Sorry friend.

    However Fraser, if you want me to wear pink for you, then it would be my pleasure. :wub:

    Er.... no, thank you :wacko:

    BTW, I only ask as you are a rich well paid architect and therefore airtravel is but a triffle to you, but can we hope to see your peely wally butt at one of our get togethers some time soon?

    Sadly, the 'rich, well-paid'-ness is but an illusion, so probably not. I had hoped I might make Berck, but the aforementioned illusion coupled with my current project at work going totally ballistic put paid to all that. :angry:

    I find as my S.A.D. starts to lift now we are through our boring, grey winter, I am seriously missing everyone I met at Portsmouth/Bristol last year, so I think I must strive harder to make it south of the border this year. :)

    So anyway - how the devil is everyone?

    Fraser

  5. ? HOW DO I HELP CHANGE IT THOUGH.......Give us a few ideas

    BRIAN...

    You give the local mob an absolute kicking in a letter Bri. Make it utterly clear how stupid they're being.

    You make a good point about people having to miss the Wirral in order to attend, but just how many make the choice to go to the bigger international gathering? I know what I would have done; given a free day and perhaps with kids to keep entertained, if I had an interest in kites and no official tie to either event, it'd be the bigger one every time and who would think differently?

    Get 'em told Bri - they're cutting their own throats by missing the chance to interest new people in more local events. Don't hold back - get all Scottish on their ass! LOL

    In fact, get your club to respond officially.

    Fraser

  6. It must all be pretty exciting for you lot over there. :kid_content:

    I must say, I was a bit worried during the primaries that Obama was chosen more for being black than for being the better candidate. Even as a centre-right supporter, I had no doubt that it would be better if a Democrat won the White House this time, but I did think that Hilary seemed more experienced, but that seemed to be being ignored.

    But now we've seen more of Obama, I think he seems to have the drive and attitude America and the rest of us need, so congatulations all of you. Hopefully we can all get on now repairing the global economy and concentrate on being friends again!

    Fraser

    PS I hope the UK takes its next election as seriously!

  7. Hi All,

    We hear such bad stuff over here about Americans' lack of knowledge about anything that happens outwith their borders. It makes mu blood boil because of course, it's just the same here. If you target the right (sadly huuuge) strata of society here, you'll get all the answers about France being where Australia is and all the oil coming from India etc etc!

    I have to say that I can't believe that even Republicans think that you've had the right person in charge for the last two terms, but I am thoroughly heartened to hear how much effort has been spent this time and how much more energised America seems about the whoile election thing. I feel much happier that whoever wins this time will be chosen by a much bigger proportion of you. One of the saddest things I ever saw was that website a few years ago listing thousands upon thousands of Americans apologising to the world after the last election. Perhaps having got rid of Blair and Bush, we can all make things better from now on.

    I will say though that in my view, the real value of forums like this is to prove that every country has good people and that the global stereotyping that prevails these days is all hogwash!

    Fraser

  8. Hello Family and it's late and I find myself awake and alone with my thoughts of " what a Year"...... As most of you

    know it's been nonstop all year for myself and even more so for the team..... I can't help to think back to the people

    I've been blessed to meet and the places I've been able to fly..... I've flown my kites with winds of the Kuwait

    desert blowing it's hot breath on my back and the cold winds coming off of mount Fugi in Japan , I've been in

    England with all of you and then off to France for more of the same and every where I've been there you were with

    a kind word or at times words that I did'nt even understand....... I've had to endure the cold hand of death taking

    away someone I love and the warm hand of love by so many of you, and thru it all there was the team.......

    This team that made me a member even though I seldom fly team with them at events, this team that picked

    me up when I fell or was to tired to go any further, this team that showed me something at Gettysburg by

    doing something that really touched me in a big way...... If your wondering what happened there in Gettysburg

    with me and the team well they sponsored an award in memory of Mary Shaffer then turned around and won this

    award, sure I've walked with the rich and famous and flown with some big names but I've never felt more honored

    by any one act of kindness by any one group of people and John, David, Baz, Mike, JD, Steve, I'd like to believe

    that for a moment Mary looked down at all of us together and smiled and knew that no matter what you guys were

    more than just friends you were my Family...... Theres just been so many of you that have walked this road with

    me and been there for me and supported me and just been a great Family and then theres iQuad who have just

    showed me so much and given all of us so much of themselves, this group of guys who live what this sport is all

    about and have given me both the honor and privilege of being a part of the team for this I thank you and I will

    always remember " what a year" it's been, thank you my brothers.......Ben

    Yeah, but do you actually like any of 'em Ben - you need to be more clear.

    Well yeah, I suppose they're OK.

    Ha ha! Only kidding of course. Nice words Ben and though I'm only able to 'skirt round the edges' of the whole Rev Family thing - only meeting some of the people, some of the time - I'm pretty sure I know what you mean. You're all a great bunch (even Jeremy :kid_devlish: ).

  9. Yes from me too - it sounds great. :kid_smartass:

    ...that Hotel Lassy you told me and Bruce about....

    Phwoarr. What a total babe she was. If I thought I could see her again, I'd move to Bristol! (sigh)

    Just wondered pal,did ya get to see ,,Another Place,,,

    I did indeed Bri. Not the best of circumstances to see it - in a hurry, quite a few people about, tide not the best - but well worth the detour.

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