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  1. I am so pleased you all had a great time. The sky did do well for us. I am relieved as the last few skies have not played ball. I hope you all got home safe and sound. Adrian bless him had a not so good journey. I hope you are feeling ok after all those roadworks Adrian. Mike Thanks for all your help. You had gone by the time I finished work, I will ring you through the week. Take it easy over the next few days. Thanks for a great star party folks, Hopefully see you all at Galloway.
  2. Hi Folks, Sorry it has been so long, it's all been going on since I was last here. Superb Tony, so pleased you can all make it - No wellies needed Sir!! Everyone will be pleased to hear that our swimming pool is no more. The yard has been levelled off. Perhaps not a professional job but it has gone. Dennis excellent stuff, hopefully I will be able to spend a bit more time with you this time. I am going to be much more organised this time. So pleased that business is doing great Steve, thank you for the review, you will be a miss. It would be nice to see you both when you are passing. Like Adrian said you should try to pop in and join us for a meal. I am tempted to start checking the weather forecast but I am managing to keep away from a ten day forecast, I don't think I will last much longer though, was going to take a look on Monday 15th. Cant wait to see everyone. Lets all hope for clear skies. Speak soon
  3. Howdy everyone, hope all are ok. I have been reading a few of the observing posts this evening, it sounds as if there has been clear skies of late. I have not seen any up here. We will soon be able to look at the long term forecast and keep an eye on the weather, I so hope and pray we get a good sky. Surely this one will go in our favour. My word Astronymonkey, we are bound to have clear skies with such offerings and would happily accommodate your slow cooker. Are you sure you have not been to a CSP before !! You sound like a Pro - next you will disclose you are partial to a wee whiskey. We will give you the dates for the next one once organised. Hi Craig, I am sure Mike has been in touch with all the details - Thankyou Mike - It would be great to meet you, one night only is fine. It sounds like you have ordered your scope already, you will get so much knowledge here. You must pop over. Our communal area has a new fridge/freezer Speak soon - Clear skies Xx
  4. Thankyou for this. Watched it over and over again.
  5. Excellent Tony, Hope you can get time off work. Would be great to see you. Cameron has got our tent out already. Our field has just been cut, the sheep have gone and to make things even better they will not be back until after our star party.
  6. Hi Folks, Everyone is booked in, Good Stuff We could do with some better weather for CSP 11, it has not quite played ball the last two parties, lets hope we get 1 out of 3. I will hold you to it Adrian, try your best. We should be able to start looking at the forecast in a couple of weeks time. I will cook on Thursday evening. Good Mike and thank you I am sure there will be a list by the time September comes. I will cook on Thursday this time. A nice hearty meal for my travellers. Dave come on we need our Wacky Scot here, we have missed you, it would be great to see you. Yep Phil and you are right Kenny, he always leaves them, we now have three resident whiskey glasses - all present and correct. I get it, One for the stables, one for the tent and one for the leisurely stroll between them both. Who wants empty whiskey glasses anyway. Will you be joining us on Thursday Phil. Good stuff Kenny hope you can make it. It will be good to see you, "vanishing whiskey" how come you are getting the blame. It does not take long before it has disappeared and there are many other participants playing that game. Yes he did beat me Tom, he is getting a lot faster now. I used to get him when he was at the back of the court and I will softly tap it against the wall, he would never get over there in time but he is now. I am sure this is going to improve his football as well. Do you have an tactics for me? Glad you are going to join the whiskey trail. Glad you can make it, Cameron has our tent out already. Speak to you all soon Xx
  7. Hello everyone, After receiving quite a few texts and messages regarding our next CSP, I am pleased to let you know we now have a date. We will be holding Cumbria Star Party 11 between 18th September (Thursday) and 22nd September (Monday). This is mid week as you can see and runs over the weekend. Don't worry if you cannot make the whole event as bookings will be taken for a couple of the days, just one day or perhaps people local to me may like to pop in for the evening to have a look and see what is happening, this is all fine. For people who are new to CSP's (Cumbria Star Parties) we are a little friendly bunch who get together at my farm and we camp in the field - those of you who have been here before will be pleased to learn the sheep will be banished to the back field 2 weeks prior to our get together - and they will be staying there for the duration!! We have a communal area (Stable Block) where we have meals and perhaps a couple of alcoholic beverages if the weather is not playing ball. There is a fridge/freezer, barbeque, a couple of tables and chairs and more importantly an electric point for charging power packs etc. The Star Party has evolved into a "everyone chips in" scenario with the food situation. I can supply tea and coffee, jacket potatoes and the morning bacon sandwiches. I must say we have got to be the best fed Star Party around with people bringing Curries, Chilli, huge homemade pies, homemade soups and much more. Camping like I say is in the field and your car will be parked alongside your tent, you are free to come and go as you please. The charges for camping is £10.00 per night, this includes your morning bacon sandwich unlimited tea and coffee and the use of electricity for charging equipment. If you would like to attend our little get together you can PM me or just pop a post on here. If anyone needs directions or my phone number PM me and I will get back to you. I am really looking forward to this and I also will be camping this time, by doing so I should get more time with you all instead of being Mam and Grandma all weekend, I can be an astronomer instead, Whoop whoop. I have added a couple of photos from CSP 4 and if you would like to get a feel for things you can enter Cumbria Star Parties into the SGL search bar and see posts from previous CSP's, there are also some really good photos in there. Looking forward to seeing fellow CSP'ers and meeting new ones. Any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch or pop your query on here. Speak soon Nina Xx
  8. Hi everyone, Just finished making the stables nice and cosy for us. I am so looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting our new CSPer's. I have got Jacket Potatoes, Tea and Coffee, Bacon sandwiches and hopefully some seafood Salmon/Prawns etc from work. There are still a few finishing touches to make in the stables, some candles, a couple of bottles of bucks fizz a few bags of charcoal for the bbq and yourselves. I hope everyone has a safe journey, see you all in a couple of days. Can't wait Nina Xxxx
  9. Well I have had to post this to fix my double entendre that has made me laugh loads today, we could do a finish the sentence post. Need to dash Mike is dragging me up the back ....... I will however finish the sentence now, Mike is dragging me up the back to sort out the stables out for CSP 10. I will return
  10. Well Hello Peeps, Lovely to hear everyone is looking forward to CSP 10. I am sure the weather is going to be great and there will not be much of a moon either, good choice of dates Mike !!!. I cannot believe you are busy again Guy, maybe next time. Mike O Brian I hope you can make the next one, we can hold Star Parties here anytime so if there are any dates that you would rather we hold CSP 11 just let us know and it shall be done. Have you all had plenty of viewing lately? I am going out tonight, it looks like it will be clear and if I am right I think there is a Meteor Shower this weekend. At CSP 10 I will provide the jacket potatoes, and I will put an order in at work for some salmon - Hey Daniel I say you do the salmon again, you made such a good job of it last time and the chilli prawns I will get some of those, I can bring the tea, coffee etc. and the bacon butties. Need to dash, Mike is dragging me up the back
  11. No way, what a shame, never mind at least you are stocked up on whiskey now. Keep it under lock and key for the next one
  12. Hi everyone, So pleased to see you are both coming over Andy. Looking forward to seeing you both, it has been such a long time. Wont be long now till our little get together, you will be pleased to hear I am getting organised already, so I am super prepared, and our grass has been cut, rolled and taken away. We do still have sheep though, but they are banished to the back field. See you all soon, Nina xxx
  13. Hi Everyone, Pleased you can make it PolarBear, I am sure you will enjoy. Have a great holiday Jonathan, hopefully we will see you at the next one. Joe and Dark energy, as soon as the next Csp has been given a date we will let you know. I have been checking out the weather and it looks as if it is going to be a good for us. Speak to you all soon, Nina
  14. Hi everyone, Yes Phil, I am sure your whiskey glasses are here, safe and sound. Excellent news that you are coming over Phil, Mike, Kenny and Tom, yes Kenny get your dates righ, It is normally myself who makes blunders like that. Moriniboy of course, please do. You will have a cracking time. Jase I will send you a pm with our address, pleased you can make it. I promise to be more organised this time, really looking forward to it, and I will be off work, whoop whoop. Speak to you all soon Nina Xx
  15. Hello folks, We now have the date for our next Star Party, we are going for Friday 9th August till Monday 12th August. I feel as if I abandoned you at our last get together, I hardly seen you all. These dates coincide with a week off work so I can give our Star Party 100%. We will keep the same format, it seems to work. We can all chip in food wise, I can do bacon butties for breakfast and we will have tea and coffee on tap. Even though I did not spend much time with you all, I think using the stables as our communal area worked better - do you? If we all agree, we can use the stables again. If you have any suggestions on how we can better our get together let me know. For anyone who has not attended a Cumbria Star Party, we charge £10 per night, per person, which includes a morning bacon buttie, a constant supply of tea and coffee and an excellent sky. We camp in my field which is nice and flat, we set up the tents in a way where your car is parked alongside your tent. We have an electricity supply for charging etc. The most important element of our Csp's is the company, Everyone who has left me feedback from previous star parties we have held, have said how much they enjoyed the atmosphere and how helpful everyone has been. Look forward to seeing you in August, Clear Skies Nina
  16. And then there was one ..... boo hoo. Than you so much everyone for a fantastic weekend, this must be up there with CSP1. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Roll on the next one. I do think a looney oh sorry lunar party will be next, how does everyone think of holding our first Lunar party? Hope you all got home safe and had a trouble free journey, especially Adrian who has to travel back down to Hemel Hempstead, Speak to you all soon Nina Xx
  17. Hi everyone, just a little update for you all. For our fellow CSPers who have not been able to make this weekend, you have all been missed and you will not believe paragraph 3 but it is true. Well that's me off to bed once I have wrote this. It is 4.25am and we have had a brilliant sky tonight. Seen plenty, M13, M92, Venus, Saturn and Mars we also had the Milky Way using averted vision. Plenty more were seen but I don't know their names Here goes - If I had not seen it with my own eyes I would not have believed this one - 2am in the field having sausage sandwiches, jacket potatoes with would you believe it - hang on now - TEA & COFFEE. What !! no Whiskey and Flapjack Phil, Kenny and I ended the night in the front garden waiting for The ISS which we seen. A great end to the evening. Really looking forward for tomorrow, Thankyou everyone for a great night. Nina
  18. Fridge in barn - check BBQ in barn - check Fire emptied - check Logs brought to fire - check Bathroom ready - check Gary's wagon tools and random rubbish moved to other shed - check Today's prayer for clear skies - check I am going to prepare us a lovely fruit salad to serve with greek yoghurt and also a butternut squash soup. Will buy jacket potatoes, bacon,bread, tea, coffee etc Friday morning. Mike is making his chilli - yum yum. Tom also with the tuna pasta - my favourite - yipee. We are definately a well eaten star party. Oh hide excitement about another great CSP - no check - no can do. I cannot wait to see everyone again. Please do not let the forecast change. Kennyk and his family will be joining us, won't it be great if we get a repeat of CSP1 for them. Speak soon Nina Xx
  19. Hi Kenny, No I haven't, strange - try sending it again. Did you get mine?
  20. Great Kenny, I am sure you will have a great time, the weather forecast looks awesome, both day and night. I shall pm you just shortly with the address details etc, Speak soon Nina
  21. Hi Adrian, Pleased Reg is coming it will be lovely to meet Janet, what a good first star party for her, especially if the forecast is too be true. Our very 1st star party was clear all weekend. Steve, through looking at the solar scopes and also collimating etc my scope burnt the back of his neck, one to remember, hopefully we will need to get the suncream out. I am starting to get ready for our weekend. Do you think we will need the fire? If we will, I will get some wood brought round to the barn. I still have not heard from Andy Keogh, starting to get quite worried about him and Sandra, I have pm'd quite a few times. Now I know what I put everyone through whilst going through my ostrich stage, not good. If you read this Andy - I hope you are both ok, We are all thinking about you and hope Sandra's health is good. Speak to you all soon, please don't mention the c***d word as I have got an order in for clear skies and am quietly, very quietly, confident it shall be granted, and please please no new telescopes :-) Cannot wait till the weekend Nina Xx
  22. What a shame Robbie, hopefully next time. You shall me missed. Xx
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