The Chronicles of Imogen

It's at Stourport on Severn 18 to 23 June. Arrange to meet up, ask questions, post photos.......

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The Chronicles of Imogen

Post by Windswept » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:05 am

Hello to all you lovely people who made the long trek to Stourport-on-Severn :)

My Mummy & Daddy took our Bongo (Tiki) along, & me with them. As I am only 15 months old, I get very little say in our travels, but just wait until I get them to understand the orders I have been giving them for the last three months :lol:

As usual, they left it rather late setting off from home, but this time, we did arrive with enough time for them to erect our Easycamp in daylight :P Helped by a passing couple from Coventry (Trevor & ?) they managed it in record time.

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After a pleasant night's sleep in the back of Tiki, I woke the parents early on Friday morning :roll: , and while they prepared breakfast, I surveyed our surroundings. There were sooo many Bongos, & so many friendly people, I was quite bowled over!

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We all needed some exercise, so off to the lovely town of Stourport-on-Severn, which boasts some bridges

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And quite a bit of canal, with a thing called a 'Basin', which was a little large to use for washing :shock:

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Once we had had our lunch/dinner, Daddy went for a lesson on how to look under the bonnet of Tiki.
Later, he took me on a tour of the massed Bongos. We met loads & loads of people, including:-
Ian (His Excellency, the BongoMeister =D> ),
Simon (who still claims to Wish he had a Bongo, when clearly he already has one!)
MobileCat (who has our old awning, & apparently keeps some people called Punch & Judy in it :lol: ),
RoosterUK,
Crazy Uncle G & his lovely lady, Kerry,
plus the fearless Kirsty, who seems to wrestle with dragons whenever they appear =D> !).

In the evening, I was taken to a large white tent, & treated to some interesting entertainment - traditional sing-songs & dancing of the Bongo people, I believe. During a lull in this, I put on a short show for my immediate neighbours:

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Sadly, the weather had taken a turn for the worst by Saturday, but we had cleverly arranged to be chauffeured by our good friends, Pete & Sue, to a splendid place called Cadbury World :D .
Here, I was introduced to some very wooden-faced characters . . . .

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And we all had some of that stuff (that Mummy tries to protect me from [-X , 'cos I might get addicted or overweight) - Chocolate!! Yummy :D

Sunday was lovely weather again. Some people complained about the breeze, but I am used to that, & Mummy & Daddy like it, because when possible they go off on tiny boats with a huge bag held in their hands, & reach amazing speeds across the water - I think they call it "Windsurfing" :lol:

Despite the fact that she was camped in front of us, we only met Lady Violet on the last morning :( , but she & Hayden (not the coolant alarm one) had a good natter with Mummy & Daddy, & promised to send me copies of the photos they took of me while I was taking a nap(!)

We packed up & Daddy drove us home on Sunday afternoon, having had a really good time in the company of fellow Bongo affliction sufferers :D .

I am looking forward to going down to Cornwall later this year to meet even more of them. In the meantime, we'll be popping around camping whenever Mummy & Daddy aren't too busy with work, & the weather is good :)

Bye-bye from Imogen x
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Re: The Chronicles of Imogen

Post by daveblueozzie » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:35 am

=D> =D> =D> :D
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Re: The Chronicles of Imogen

Post by crazy uncle gray g » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:04 am

:D Great reporting Imogen, I`m so glad you enjoyed your trip =D>
See you with your Mummy and Daddy again in Cornwall, all been well 8)
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Post by Bongoplod » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:40 am

lovely

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Re: The Chronicles of Imogen

Post by aitch » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:22 am

what a lovely write up and good photos for one so young well done =D> =D>
shall look forward to the next one after your trip to Cornwall.
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Re: The Chronicles of Imogen

Post by mister munkey » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:35 am

Hmmm - Competition in the travel writing department I see!!

Very well done small person.

Keep 'em coming!!!


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Re: The Chronicles of Imogen

Post by Jaime&Kirk » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:07 pm

Hi Imogen, nice to meet you on Friday night. Sorry about my mummy's singing, she had had a few drinks of dirty beer!!

Glad my daddy showed you how to juggle, he thinks he's great but we can show him a thing or too...

Hope to meet you on our travels with Babs the bongo!!

lots of Love

Baby Kaitlin

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Re: The Chronicles of Imogen

Post by Windswept » Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:11 pm

Kaitlin!
How you doin'? It was a very good evening, but my juggling needs a lot more work :?

As my Mummy's mummy & daddy live in Bolton, & we all zoom up there now & then, let's hope we can persuade the parents/Bongo drivers to meet up somewhere in the Manchester area [-o< - with a kids' play zone, of course - & discuss the merits of nappies, Bongos & such :D

Of course, we'd have to keep an eye out for that infamous 'Northern Mafia' I keep reading about :wink:

Take care, sweetie,
Imogen x

PS Thank you CrAzY, Brian & MM; one does try, doesn't one? :roll:
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Re: The Chronicles of Imogen

Post by missfixit70 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:49 pm

I can't imagine anyone in the manchester area would want to meet up, from what I've seen of them they're a really unsociable bunch in the NW:wink: :lol: :lol:
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