Author Topic: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022  (Read 6590 times)

Birna Rørslett

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2022, 09:33:40 »
We need the correct URL, Dave. and promise not to poke into your mail box, an action which is denied us anyhow :)

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2022, 15:36:23 »
https://www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com/highlands/glenelgholiday.htm

Sorry about the url - I think this one should be ok. If nothing else works you could google "Larach Sithe cottage".

I am getting some pressure to confirm and pay the deposit of £300. I think it would be wise to do so, as this kind of accommodation in the Highlands is now so popular that finding a replacement is far from certain.

The deposit of £300 will be deducted from the total cost of a weeks' accommmodation - £1300.00 which is £162.50
If I reach my target number of 11 participants the cost comes down to £137.50 and includes rent, electricity, gas (for cooking?) and heating.

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2022, 16:14:13 »
There is nothing to wait for - just go ahead and secure us the accommodation :)

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2022, 17:28:10 »
Hi David
I really appreciate all your work, but, and yes there is a but.
Gunver and I will unfortunately not be able to participate, we have been thinking the last couple of days, and we have come to this sad decision. We loved to meet you and Scotland and the NG folks.
We hope there will be a new opportunity somewhere in Europe at a later and more peaceful time.
Sorry
Br Bent and Gunver

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2022, 23:44:15 »
Dave, fine for me. Ok to go ahead.
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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2022, 10:56:41 »
Dear Bent and Gunver

I'm so sad that you will not be with us, but the world is full of problems, none of them as terrible and inhuman as the invasion of Ukraine. There are no words to describe the evil that Putin has done and is still doing.

With murder on a vast scale happening in Europe - right this very moment - it does seem not quite right to be planning a holiday. I'll write more about this and post on the forum, but for now I must go - my son and grandsons will be here any moment. How many Ukrainian grandfathers wish they could see their family?
With all best wishes - be safe.
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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2022, 13:26:49 »
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With murder on a vast scale happening in Europe - right this very moment - it does seem not quite right to be planning a holiday.
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Dave   

It would be a terrible mistake not to maintain a "normal" attitude and not planning daily "normal" things. My father was able to survive Auschwitz by concentrating on "normal" things.

Don't hold yourself accountable of all the evil in the world because you are planning a holiday.

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2022, 14:21:40 »
Lets not get involved in political discussions on NG please ;)
I agree, I have removed the misplaced post. Erik
Cheers,
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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2022, 17:37:27 »
Sorry, Jan Anne - I didn't intend to open the door to political argument, nor want to change the opinions of others - I was just expressing a personal opinion.

And I understand those who say we shouldn't give up the things we do in normal life, because of events like Ukraine.
But I feel that at times of great sadness - a family funeral - a nation at war - some behaviour becomes less appropriate. Just my opinion again.

What advice I've had from NG members is all positive, on  the side of continuing to pay the deposit and secure the accommodation. So that is what I will do, and members can join in the meet-up or not, according to their own beliefs and opinions.

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2022, 09:29:05 »
Dear Dave, thanks for arranging all things!

The cottage is very much OK for me!
Hans Cremers

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2022, 21:14:15 »
I'm also ok with the cottage.
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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2022, 22:21:58 »
I still want to attend this get-together.

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2022, 15:06:14 »
I really like to join for this third Scotland trip. Is there a place left Form me???
You are out there. You and your camera. You can shoot or not shoot as you please. Discover the world, Your world. Show it to us. Or we might never see it.

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2022, 15:10:54 »
https://www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com/highlands/glenelgholiday.htm

Sorry about the url - I think this one should be ok. If nothing else works you could google "Larach Sithe cottage".

I am getting some pressure to confirm and pay the deposit of £300. I think it would be wise to do so, as this kind of accommodation in the Highlands is now so popular that finding a replacement is far from certain.

The deposit of £300 will be deducted from the total cost of a weeks' accommmodation - £1300.00 which is £162.50
If I reach my target number of 11 participants the cost comes down to £137.50 and includes rent, electricity, gas (for cooking?) and heating.

count me in
You are out there. You and your camera. You can shoot or not shoot as you please. Discover the world, Your world. Show it to us. Or we might never see it.

Me: https://youpic.com/photographer/frankfremerey/

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Re: A new Scottish get-together in Spring 2022
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2022, 17:56:37 »
One of my (many) NG favourites join - great.