Glawning Owners Group Meet at Ettie’s Field

Glawning Owners Group Meet at Ettie’s Field

The Glawning Owners Facebook Group has almost 2,000 members now, so it seemed high time that we should have our first low key camp out.

Earlier in the year, Alison and I had stayed at Ettie’s Field on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border and really enjoyed the site (see here for more info: BLOG ), so the venue was easy to choose. October isn’t the ideal time for a meeting, but, hey, we’ve all got stoves in our Glawnings, so the cold doesn’t bother us anyway…

In the event, we had 11 Glawnings due to attend, with some of our family staying in the Airstreams on site and, even though we lost a couple on the day, we all had a great time. We arrived on Thursday and were soon pitched up and ready to camp. It was fantastic to catch up with Linds and her team at Ettie’s Field, who were all as welcoming as ever – if there’s a better site around, we’ve yet to visit it…

We walked down the lane to the nearby pub, The Gate Inn, on Thursday evening, but unfortunately the landlord and his wife were on holiday, so the pub was open but there wasn’t any food available – no big deal, we had some peanuts and a couple of pints, before walking back to settle down around the woodburner with a glass of red.

On Friday more people started to arrive, but unfortunately, so did the rain and quite a few Owners had to pitch up in torrential rain. The weather cleared a bit later and Saturday was largely dry so we all survived. Ellie from Glawning arrived on Saturday and took some great photos, as well as kindly bringing some prizes for the Best Dressed Glawning competition.

 

 

 

Ellie and Linds did the judging and Linds also gave some goodies for the winners, from her super BoHo shop. Many thanks to both of them for all of their help over the weekend. Many of the photos on this Blog were taken by Ellie and I’ve also “borrowed” some from other attendees – thanks to all of you for letting me use them.Saturday evening was spent in the Clubhouse, chatting and drinking, as well as being entertained by our immensely talented friend, Pete, who’d brought his guitar along at my request. It was a great night and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.Sunday morning was a wash out due to heavy rain and we felt very sorry for everyone who had to pack up and leave. The weather improved in the afternoon, so we walked to the Millers Hotel for Sunday lunch and to relax and reflect on the weekend. We’d booked an extra couple of days on site, so we could get the Glawning down in a slightly less damp condition, although we still had to dry it out in our conservatory once we got back.

The consensus was that the weekend had been a success and that we should do it again next year. Watch this space for dates, etc.

 

 

One comment

  1. wheatypetesworld

    ’twas indeed a fabulous weekend. Great to meet some new friends and some e-friends in the flesh. Thank you so much for arranging it, Martin.

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