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If I went to the Croft race on 19 / 20 July, how many of you lot would want to come?

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Ha ha ha, she looks like she's giving herself a tweak!

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LittleMissMe keeps asking if we're still going and we've still got it down for the day.  Hopefully the weather will hit early (it is already starting to get very humid here with lots of cloud cover) and we'll come down as planned.+++

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Albeit half an hour late due to navigating my estate

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Patently, I'm not able to make it this time as I'll be on foreign soil again. Good luck though +++

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He's going to Blyth.

 

Meanwhile....

 

We shall do a rain-check (literally) tomorrow morning and hopefully we'll make it.+++

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It's a lovely morning up here! See you all later. No idea what time, but probably around lunch.

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Good to hear, as its torrential here :)

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Really? Nothing at all here. Be interesting to hear from the first to arrive at the circuit. Perhaps it is still travelling North? Bear in mind that Croft is a good hour South of where I am.

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Anyone here? I'm the div in shorts with 2 kids in tow!!

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Biblical rain on its way

 

They say it's a great leveller... :P

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I got the month right this time. P is just starting the formation lap.

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That was wetter than an otters pocket!!!

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Jimdiesel, Eldavo & Mrme, good to see you all. Sorry we left early but 2 wet kids and me in shorts wasn't ideal.

At least Eldavo found a new friend, the guy who was the fireman in corrie :roflmao:

Patently, sorry we didn't get to speak as you were preparing for your race but the kids and I enjoyed it immensely, thanks very much for the ticket +++

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Smashing day out. I have just about dried out.

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When I get the chance to sort through the 220-odd pics I took I'll post some up.

How Patently managed to see where he was going let alone drive the circuit was really something. Fingers crossed for a dry day for him tomorrow.

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Well that was, umm, wet. :roflmao:

 

And excellent.  Good to meet M8CKN (and his boys) at last too. +++  Also good to catch up with eldavo, Jim and of course patently again.

 

A huge thanks to patently for allowing LittleMissMe to stand on the car exhaust. :roflmao:

 

Sorry, I mean clamber in through the top of the car and look decidedly like she didn't want to get out. +++

 

She quite liked the P1 too.

 

My god did I get drenched though.  LittleMissMe fell asleep within minutes of getting into the car and I then had the joy of waking her up at the Metro Centre and then informing her the film she wanted to see wasn't on until, umm, tomorrow...boy did that go down well with a sleepy girl. :roflmao:

 

Joking aside from our comments on patently's early brushes and scrapes, there was one hell of a lot of skill on display today.  Watching from the stand as he rounded the corner at the end of the first straight, and seeing just how many adjustments he was having to make to stay on track, was very impressive.+++

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Very true about the driving skills, I'm glad it wasn't me trying to control a racing car in those conditions. +++

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I'm still miffed that littlemissme got considerably more chips than I did :(

And I laughed when the woman at the burger van gave Jim a 1/4lb burger when he ordered a 1/2lb one. "Do I look like a 1/4lber kind of guy?" He asked.

There was some great close racing with a few thrills and spills on track and the odd one in the grandstand too ;)

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There was a 1/2 pounder option?  Feck. :(

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You paid about 35p a chip :roflmao:

..and fell off a chair when you were sitting down!!

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As we left the grandstand, littlemissme pointed to the slippery when wet sign and said "see, you should've read that" - I wonder where she gets it from???

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Haha. :roflmao:

I have tried telling her to say as she finds, but I will admit that I did think she could have been slightly more diplomatic yesterday at times. :roflmao:

Telling you that you shoud have read that sign was quite a moment, but equally matched by agreeing with your protest at the volume of chips by chirping up with "Yes, haha, I got lots more than you".

Then as you tried (ever so well I must add) to describe not winning the TV show, I did find her "well at least you didn't come last" comment somewhat too swiftly delivered. :roflmao:

She also aided Michaels pre-race nerve control by saying "so, are you nervous?". :roflmao:

You probably heard her displeasure at not being able to buy a Croft hat too....

"Where is all the merchandise?"

Not stuff. Not shop. But merchandise. :roflmao:

That said, you didn't help by latching on to the fact that she will ask a question without hesitation when you told her to ask Jim where he was a month ago. :roflmao:

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Incidentally, she's now told me she wants to go to all the events there. She raised a very good point in doing so by saying "I imagine it's much better when you know someone who is taking part and can support them, like today.".

I think she's spot on with that.

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