Southies Half Term Meet 28th Oct Reading

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Southies Half Term Meet 28th Oct Reading

Postby KateGladTidings » 10 Oct 2013, 19:10

This is the second time today I've invited weaners to meet me in a forest... what is happening to me?! Anyhoo, back in hants at half term and should probably pay a visit to the new forest as I'm doing a lot of writing about it! Any weaners in the vicinity wanna meet?!
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby ToothFairy » 10 Oct 2013, 19:12

I could be persuaded to make a day of it, as long as it's a pony free zone!
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby PerpetualMadness » 10 Oct 2013, 19:13

If I go to haunts in half term I will have to see the outlaws...
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby KateGladTidings » 10 Oct 2013, 19:23

ToothFairy wrote:I could be persuaded to make a day of it, as long as it's a pony free zone!


Are there any of those in the NF?!
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby CherryPop » 10 Oct 2013, 19:25

I thought you were going to be camping then!

If you ever come this far, I'll take you out into the forest that surrounds our village and lose you there mwahahahahahahaha.

I even scared myself today, going off the beaten track with Jacob. He is fearless, I had scenes from the Blair Witch Project flashing through my head. We have dubbed one of the sections of the forest "the Blair Witch forest" for the striking similarities to the film. Another is named "the Velociraptor path" as you can totally imagine one coming round a corner to get you.

Anyway, I digress. I can't go, but hope you all have fun!

Kate wrote:
ToothFairy wrote:I could be persuaded to make a day of it, as long as it's a pony free zone!


Are there any of those in the NF?![/quote/

One of the 9 native UK pony breeds is the New Forest pony. They're lovely.
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby blackberrycrimble » 10 Oct 2013, 19:27

Might be up for that, but could only do the mon or tues.

PM, new forest is your side of hants, it's a good 45 mins to the outlaws.
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby KateGladTidings » 10 Oct 2013, 19:44

Tuesday I can't do, but Mon would work quite well for us...or Thurs or Fri
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby MumtoMonsters » 10 Oct 2013, 19:45

Might be possible.

TF - how about pigs, cows or donkeys?

If you want woods without ponies we could go to FIL's woods. Not overly helpful for Kate's work though.
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby TwinklinGDecorations » 10 Oct 2013, 20:04

I'm hoping to be childless for all that week but there is a chance I'll won't be until Wednesday so we are potentially in if on Mon.

The pigs not be out at the end of October, they should be having a great time at the moment though. It's the cows that I don't like much.
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby MumtoMonsters » 10 Oct 2013, 20:20

Oh, do they come in that early? I thought they were out all autumn.
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby ToothFairy » 10 Oct 2013, 20:20

MumtoMonsters wrote:TF - how about pigs, cows or donkeys?


Pigs and cows good, donkeys bad. I'm very allergic to horses/donkeys/ponies :(
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby TwinklinGDecorations » 10 Oct 2013, 20:23

MtM - just a few weeks for the acorns I thought. I will google after a bath.................

Edited as I am too nosey, there may be pigs

From around the third week in September each year for a couple of months, the famous New Forest ponies, cattle and donkeys are joined by another group of animals – pigs.

Commoners let their pigs loose on the Forest to hoover up fallen acorns which are poisonous to ponies and cattle and can cause internal bleeding and death. The pigs also eat beech mast, crab apples and anything else they can find.

The exact dates are decided by the Verderers and the Forestry Commission according to seasonal variations. For example, the ‘pannage’ season, as it is known, can start towards the end of September and extend to the end of December because of a glut of acorns.
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby Pics » 10 Oct 2013, 20:30

I can;t do the Tuesday ...... but may attempt to leave the house with all 3 tiddlers on another day. Just don;t excpect me to have brushed my hair.
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby KateGladTidings » 10 Oct 2013, 20:40

CherryPop wrote:I thought you were going to be camping then!

If you ever come this far, I'll take you out into the forest that surrounds our village and lose you there mwahahahahahahaha.

I even scared myself today, going off the beaten track with Jacob. He is fearless, I had scenes from the Blair Witch Project flashing through my head. We have dubbed one of the sections of the forest "the Blair Witch forest" for the striking similarities to the film. Another is named "the Velociraptor path" as you can totally imagine one coming round a corner to get you.

Anyway, I digress. I can't go, but hope you all have fun!

Kate wrote:
ToothFairy wrote:I could be persuaded to make a day of it, as long as it's a pony free zone!


Are there any of those in the NF?![/quote/

One of the 9 native UK pony breeds is the New Forest pony. They're lovely.


Oh and I meant are there any pony-free zones? I know there are ponies!!
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Re: Call me mad but. . new forest at half term!

Postby MumtoMonsters » 10 Oct 2013, 21:01

Nope, I don't think so. Pony free zones are private property as far as I know.

New Forest Wildlife Park is pony/donkey free. Entry fees apply. How are you with deer TF?
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