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Eastern, Essex Area news

26 March 2019

March area news

Another month has passed us by so quickly and I’ve been
retired a month and it is true when did I ever find time to go
to work. I’ve a few triumph related jobs coming in but at my
own time. Feels great not to be going around the m25 every
morning to hold ups and hours of travelling.
Stoneleigh our trip and weekend away for most of us, some
in air b and b and some in a spa hotel (very nice) and some
just coming up for the day. We went up Friday and met up
with Tina and Chewy at Gaydon. Always a good place to
meet. We started with breakfast and followed on by a casual
walk round the museum a lot of chatting a visit to the cinema
for a sit down and sleep for some. The gift shop is always
a good one too. Then on to our air b and b and what a find
a brilliant little 2 bed cottage it had everything. All the bedding,
towels hair dryer toiletries, wine milk coffee they had
thought of everything. We had a delivered Indian take out and
a quite night watching dvd’s and drinking red wine. The following
morning not such an early start and off to the farm
shop for breakfast brilliant find again and it was straight
across the road. Then on into Coventry for a look round the
shops and a trip to Coventry transport museum. Another good
museum and we spend a lot of time walking round the new
route cleverly designed to run transport through the ages and
of course it ends up in the gift shop. A quick trip to a lovely
pub on the way back for a late dinner. Back to the b and b
and more dvds with cheese biscuits and wine. Up early
Sunday morning for the main event, off to the farm shop again
for breakfast very yummy and straight into Stoneleigh nice
and close to the venue for us in the parking outside the
entrance. Once in we split up and decided to meet up with
everyone at 1pm for lunch. I was straight into my list of stuff
for the new venue and we had a couple of hours wandering
round the auto jumble. Bumped in to Ron and Petra, Mick
and Marian, Sue and Mike. We all met up for lunch and spent
ages comparing purchases. Soon it was time to say good bye
after another quick walk round the site to see if we had missed
anything. We met Tracy from the isle of Wight and had a quick
chat about the up and coming visit in May all is going along
nicely for the organising she said. We said goodbye to every
one Tina and Chewy heading off to Somerset and the rest of
us Essex bound. We hit some snow on the road at first not
good we thought but it soon cleared and then we hit traffic
but all in all the journey home wasn’t too bad.
Club day in February another good turn out as usual. Not so
many triumphs in the car park as the weather was inclement
cold and windy. We were again in the mx5 as we were off to
Isle of Wight that evening and were tight on time. So, it made
sense to not have to shuffle the cars about. We had the usual
crew at club meet nice to see you all. Last week being
Stoneleigh there was some catching up to do with who bought
what. Nice to see Rosie and Kerrie’s dad come along with
Stuart. We left a bit early as we had a ferry to catch.
Monday night saw us meet up with Angela and Graham at
the Woodman’s arms for their club meet and as usual made
very welcome. Plenty of advice from graham regarding the
fixing of triumphs.
Thursday saw us heading to the new forest and a trip to
Sammy Millers motor bike museum well worth a visit and the
cakes in the restaurant are to die for. Sammy Miller was on
hand in the museum to chat and it was great to see him again.
The museum has been refurbished since I was last there and
there are a great deal of exhibits to look at all nice and shiny.
The next day we headed out to Beaulie for the day, again not
been for a while and this again had had a bit of a revamp.
It’s a good place to visit but expensive to get in but we had
free vouchers so all was good. Don’t think we would want to
pay nearly £50 for 2 though. We did spend most of the day
there the chitty chitty bang bang exhibit was really good and
the top gear exhibition. We also went on the monorail not
done that before. Friday saw us heading out to Somerset for
a quick visit to Tina and Chewys place and the end to a very
good week of a retirement tour in the mx5 we did over 500
miles in all.
The 2nd March saw us have our annual tinkering day and
garage open day. We had quite a few come along to get their
trunnions oiled. Thanks to Arnie who arrived first and the
donation to the air ambulance for our efforts. Great to see
you again. Janet had a surprise visit from her friend who lives
in Lewisham, she doesn’t have a triumph but thought she
would pop along to visit she came on the train and it was only
just over an hour and a half via tube and train I expect Diane
will come again now she knows the way, we usually meet up
on the isle of Wight a couple of times a year. I must say Janet
was speechless when she opened the door. Great to see Kev
and Mags supporting our venture and popping over. We also
had Brian and Jean so lightening got the once over and a few
bits of advice from all the guys. Janet and Steve popped over
in a modern car nice to see Janet out and about. Joe and
Paige dropped in to see what was going on and say hi to
Diane. Jack Poppy and Stuart came over, I think Poppy stole
all the guys hearts with her notepad and pencil making notes
about what was going on in the garage. Stewart popped in to
see how his Vitesse parts were coming along and I can now
report I have started and hopefully won’t take too long to sand
blast. The day came to an end about half past 4 and we were
shattered. The bacon and sausage’s sandwiches went down
well Poppy had hers as very large pigs in blankets and had
quite a few.
Don’t forget the up and coming Isle of Wight get your forms
in. don’t think there are any caravans left unless some wish
to share? but there is the camping. At the last count we have
about 6 or 7 caravans booked with I think 18 people for the
Essex/Somerset/Exeter flag.
Up and coming
Club day 14th April
Nec 22/23/23 April
Museum of power 31st April
IOW 3rd-6th May ( a week for some of us)
Birthdays 14th Mick Binns 16th Bronwen

Allan & Janet
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