Thursday, 23 May 2013

Over-excitement leads to stress...

Oh my golly gosh I am so excited I am just bouncing for joy this is simply incredible you have no idea what Gail has just whispered in my ear it is a top secret and all I have been told so far is that on Friday morning we are driving down south to the Lake District for a rendezvous with some very special blogging friends including one who has come from all the way across the Pond and I just can't wait to meet them all this will absolutely be the highlight of my year let me have a look at the map and see where we are going...

... oh no Gail is this the only map you have is it really the one you used when you went youth hostelling with your school friend Kathryn in 1976 which was a very hot summer and you caught sunstroke walking over Black Sail Pass from Buttermere to Wastwater let me check out our route are you sure the roads will be the same as they were all that time ago seriously what a disaster it would be if we got lost I must say it's about time you invested in a Satnav isn't it I am so worried that I might not get the chance to meet my pals after all just because you are too mean to spend money on modern technology this is absolutely terrible I am going to be a nervous wreck what can I do.....


  1. Hari Om
    OH Bertie you have made me giggle! I ADORE maps and the older the better - well done to Gail for preserving this so well. I have a box full of similar back in OZ. Even some of Scotland...

    Then again, gizmos for gandering are fun too - should I mention geocaching - I think you two are made for it! Not that I do any here in the ashram. Searching for spirit requires rather different equipments!!!

    Am looking forward with much anticipation to a full report on the meeting. what a great area for it. Settle down, doglet... it'll come round soon enough! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xx

  2. Bertie - What excitement ! Will you get Kendal Mint Cake ?

  3. Just follow your nose!

    This is exciting news. We're sure you'll find your friends. Uh, leave the tank at home.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. Wow that is exciting. Gosh with that old map you will be taking the scenic route then. LOL. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Give my regards to Ambleside if you're there Bertie - one of my favourite places. Don't tell Gail I told you this but Hayes Garden World in Ambleside is a super place to visit and has a decent pet area for toys and the like :)

  6. OMD how exciting! I can't wait to read all about it. Have a great time!

  7. A map......we have heard about them...did you find it in the British museum or an antique store. GPS ...that is what's we use...not that it really helps..we still somehow always get lost. Have a wonderful time meeting the new buddies

  8. Oh Nose! Bert, I hopes your Mom is like my Mom and can figure out the paper map thingy. (But that's only because my Mom is so old and was taught with paper map thingies)

  9. BERTIE you will meet blogging furends in the FURS? OMD OMD that is SOOOOOO exciting. Do you think you will be able to understand the one coming from THIS side of the Pond??? We talk funny you know.

  10. How exciting! I'm sure you can keep your momma from getting lost on her OLD map.

  11. Bertie, now you must try and settle down a bit.
    Take a deep breath and hold it while you count to 10. Do that three or four times and you will have a better grip on things. Gail won't get you lost, not a bit!

    Have fun, Bertie,

    Stella, Jo and Zkhat

  12. Thank you for the beautiful photos.
    quite charmingly.
    I also take cards often when I want to go somewhere.
    I usually use the internet to help.
    greetings from Sylvia

  13. How exciting! You better pack your bags
    Benny & Lily

  14. Have fun, can't wait to see the photos. As I think I know who they are :)
    George x

  15. Sounds like a great time! Can't wait to hear about it. Lee and Phod

  16. Oh, my dawg. We can't wait to find out who you are going to get to visit with in person!!!

  17. Oh what fun, meeting blog friends in person! We met some Dogster friends in person last year... we went to San Antonio, Texas, for the Fiesta Pooch Parade.
    Oh my dog, the streets were lined in dog treats.

    Hope you have fun with your meet-up and get some goodies, too!

  18. How very exciting mate! Don't worry; with you in the car, Gail will find her way there...I'm always giving driving tips to um. She loves it. Ahem.... Deccy x

  19. Oh this is most exciting ...I wonder who you are going to meet and if you will find your way with that old map...

    Your pal, Pip

  20. Bewtie, Bewtie
    I am sooooo vewy excitewed fow you, oh my, I do hope you can decifuw that anshunt map..coold it be my adoptewed welatives that yoow meeting? Well, whomevew, i know it will be a most glowious time fow you and Gail and yoow fwiends and such a gowgoos setting..i hewd all about the bootiness of the Lake Distwict.
    Bewtie, thank you fow asking, I am all wecovewed fwom my suwgewies and have not had any pwoblems since, xept fow my eye infecshuns which I think awe finally undew contwol(but you pwobaully noticed the discolowashin undew one of my eyes..i am pwetending it's new stylish eye makup..)
    oochie kisses and bestest wishes fow a most mawveloos weekend

  21. Oh Bertie that does sound like the most pawsome trip ever...I think you'd love geocaching and remember I'm a geodog so I can help you get and Gail are perfect geocachers with your love of adventure

  22. Oh Bertie, how exciting! Tell Gail that it will be fine cuz you are there to direct her. Afterall you are super smart!!


  23. Bertie you lucky thing! Please take me with you! Is it Ludo you're meeting up with? You'll have to do a very exciting post when you get back! I hope the weather is good for you when you're down there. In aberdeen just now we have blue sky and no clouds at all. I think it's something like 16 degrees Celsius, not sure though...
    Talking of weather, Eve had a rather cold time in Loch Insh and a rather chilly canoeing trip in the snow. Heavy snow. She says the watersports were all fun though, except everyone froze there!
    Hope you and Gail have a lovely time,
    Pippa :)