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There's Nowt As Weird as Finepix Folk!!!

What it was right, I was asked to show these peeps from myfinepix round York. Fair enough I hear you say, so I thought too. We arranged to meet in the National Rail Museum.

So that's what we did. We had our own special table under the clock on the busy platform of the Brief Encounter Restaurant.

They all seemed really lovely and normal.

Well, fairly normal.

There were husband and wives..........

wives and husbands

Everyone was chatting and things were going really well. Then............

folk started getting their cameras out

and that's when it all started

to get silly

really silly!!

Someone just wasn't amused, while another tried to hide under the table. Others were finding it funny..........

...........really funny!!

Then there were hugs.............

cos someone was leaving............byeeeeeeeeeeeee

*sniff*

So some of us decided to stay and play.............

stupid girl, who does she think she is Judy Garland!!
*Street Car Called Desire* oh never mind.

Even when I took them out they couldn't behave...........

sticking tongues out

and posing in the street!!

Kissing strange bears!!

Talking to even stranger purple men!!

Trying to kidnap local dogs!!

Yeah like you two are so innocent!!

I decided to take them somewhere posh to nosh. Don't know what they found so amusing.........

It had candles and everyfink!!

See, you can behave when you try!!

Out come the cameras...........again

So I said 'keep your eyes open' there's always one.........

who just doesn't get it!!

Now she's doin it 'swell!!

At last!! That's much better, thank you!!

Say cheeeeeeeeeeeeeese!!

Cheers!!

What a super duper time we all had and I'm really happy and proud to have met some great friends. Thank you all!!

Edit:

As Guy has so rightly pointed out, I need to thank our wonderful hosts at The Go Down Restaurant for their wonderful food and hospitality. And lastly for taking this parting shot!!

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 13:55
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 Oh, Viv these are fabulous photos making a truly wonderful photoblog album. I love every image. So colourful and entertaining and oozes the fun and frolics of your Fuji meet in York. How I wished I could have joined you all. (Geoff's Nephew's Wedding weekend was wonderful and we had a great time)  I love your flowing narrative which adds to the fun of the event. Thanks ever so much for compiling and sharing your super day. Hopefully we will meet on the next one. Love Alison xxx  Smile

 

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:00
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Hey Vivvy Wivvy, thanks for posting this, it's fab Smile

You've really captured the fun of the day with some truly great shots. It was a pleasure to meet you all so thank you.

Love Ali xx

Give a stranger one of your smiles, it might be the only sunshine he see's all day.

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:02
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and a good time was had by all, by the looks of it. good blog with great 'people' shots.

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:11
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Well, you just blew my mental image of staid, solid, sombre Fuji folks right out of the water!  It's great to see candid "people shots" combined with a humourous running commentary.  Thanks for posting.

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk./blog/322236/322356

judypw

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:13
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Some strange folk there.  

So glad that you didn't have to clone the bug-eyed ladies eyes onto SouthernGirl.  Haha.

Aslo, youy didn't credit our brilliant host and chef for the last shot.  What a grand fellow he was and what an excellent meal.

Thanks for organising the meal Viv, and Steve too for taking over while I was busy with stuff.

Lovely to meet you all.

Bokeh

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:17
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OMG you promised!!!!  Now what are they going to think of us all!!!!  You promised you would only put in the shots of us behaving!!!  

They are brilliant though hahaha oh im so going to fav this so i have a lasting record of the looneys that attended hahaha brilliant Viv xxxxx

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:24
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Lovely Blog looks like you had a great day. your blog shows what Photography should be about, enjoying it, having fun and doing what you want.

Will have to see if there is a local group in my area

Don't judge life by the amount of breathes we take, but by the amount of things that take our breath away.

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:41
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Great blog of what looked a great day Viv,now stop rubbing it in you lot,I know I wasn't there LOL Smile

 

 

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:45
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Ohhh Viv, did you see the lady behind G's head? the one with the american flag on her tee shirt?  how freaky! what with him heading that way soon!!!

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:51
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Smashing Viv, well put together and quick too (a bit like yourself)!!. Twas a blog of the members and that's great cos I am sure there will be lots of shots of engines, and bits of York coming up.  If anything is going to encourage others to attend a meet,  this will.  Bear in mind folks that these were taken with 30 mins of meeting for the very first time.  I am sure there a lot more folk out there who would blend in just as well.  (ie. fruitcakes)

Thanks Viv (Notice, no Wivvey added, I don't want a slap off Rosie!!!)  Great stuff, great memories, great weekend.

Great You  XXXXXXX  Mwaaaah

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:50
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Ha ha Rosie,  just noticed that.  America or BUST!!!!  Lol

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:15
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*Titter titter*

Bokeh

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:17

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:31
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Bear in mind folks that these were taken with 30 mins of meeting for the very first time

We wasted no time as you can see Wink

Haven't enjoyed myself so much in ages......

Give a stranger one of your smiles, it might be the only sunshine he see's all day.

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:48
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Well spotted Rosie; I did notice the big bust but not what was attached!!!

Thanks everyone for all your kind comments; I did want to do something a little different so as not to 'clash' with anyone elses blog. And, if it incourages others to attend such mad happenings, then all the better!!

Viv

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:50
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*Titter titter*

 

 

 America or BUST!!!!

*right, must make a note of that*

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:56
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It is a brilliant blog, I feel like the only sober one at the pub.

No idea why I say that because that, to my knowledge, has never happened!

Had I been there, I would have insisted on all of us hiring a scooter and we could have recreated the Ride of the Valkyrie!

 

Jen xx

I wish I was a Glow Worm, a Glow Worm's never glum, 'cause how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum?

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/688492

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:00
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Now that sounds like a plan to me Jen!!!

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:36
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I've been peeping in regularly since the 'York Meet' and it looks like I've been missing a real treat.

Thanks for sharing this with us Viv.

ps Steve looks pretty good for  a man in his late dotage....give him my regards.

Jim

'Bokeh' Competition entry:- http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/697372

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:48
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Fab blog x Looks like fun was had by all x

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 17:00
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Vic, what a great Blog, I was laughing with you all.   Looks like you all had a brilliant time. Thanks for sharing it all with us.   Perhaps next time eh Wink.   Pam.

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 18:28
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Viv thanks so much for this, its a brilliant blog and so good to see all you crackpots having such a great time - really sad I missed it Sad but I'm sure I will get to meet you all soon

xxxx

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still checking on you all every now and again !!!

 

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 18:41
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awful blog makes me very jealous for missing out looks like you all had great fun hoping i will make one of these soon

was steve grey before the meet or did he turn grey after meeting the others lol

seriously great photos and blog

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 18:46
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Brilliant blog Viv, after seeing this I'll definitely have to make an effort to attend some time in the future. Looks amazing, you all had so much fun I'm amazed anyone had time to take photos. Well done, and thanks for letting us all in on what went on.

photography- cheaper than owning a dog and you get just as much exercise!

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 18:59
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An amazing blog Viv. Really captured the day as it was.....Great fun...

I had a fantastic day, loved meeting everyone, it was so relaxed. And a wonderful meeting place.

Thank you all for a great day...as always.

Monty XX.

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 19:02
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this really did make a big smile on my face .great photos viv .and just a shame i was not there at the beginning to be on Sad.darn gone sat navs fault ...ho ok i was walking around a good half hour or more trying to find you lot .had a great day .and do hope there will be more .

very well done on the blog .and all the best .Tony

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 20:28
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  Well done Viv, I'm sure your tour was great fun, certainly looks that way. The railway museum will never be the same again. Thanks for posting.

Christine

Christine Smile

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 20:38
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Hee Hee Viv, that just about sums it up! What a great weekend it was, I think we'll definitely be heading back to York sometime, it's such a beautiful city. I was sooo looking forward to seeing my "bug eyes"...too bad I managed to keep my eyes open for one of the shots eh?? (I think I should change my name to Doremouse - I've even got my eyes shut in Tony's shot!!!)

Hope to see you again before too long

Jacqui & Brian xx

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 20:54
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I think that's the first time I've laughed out loud to a blog, thanks Viv, that was a real tonic after a hard day & evenings work.

So wish I could've been there!!

Liked

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 21:35
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Lovely blog Viv - pity I didn't have the energy to join you!!

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 22:26
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Smashing blog Viv. The joy shines though in every pic. Thanks for showing us all what we missed. Smile

Jean

 

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 22:32
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What a great blog now makes me wish I'd come along

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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 22:45
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Thank you Viv!

Charming blog about this rail museum and York. Who are all these odd people ... ?

 

No serious - it's lovely to see you all that way. Looks you are the same nice people in real life as here in the forum.

Mögen alle Lebewesen wohlauf und glücklich sein
Verehrung Ihm, dem Erhabenen, Heiligen, völlig Erwachten!

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Date Tue, 09/08/2011 - 17:32
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Great fun blog Viv. I really enjoyed York and meeting you all.

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Date Tue, 09/08/2011 - 20:59
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I'm so jealous at missing out on this meet, but there is always next year.

Lovely blog, Viv, and brilliant photos of mad people!  Laughing out loud

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Date Wed, 10/08/2011 - 06:09
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Loonies.....

... but in the nicest possible way!! Wink

Terrific stuff Viv, really enjoyed teh pics and the great narrative.

Ian

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Date Wed, 10/08/2011 - 06:56
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I've just read Steve's blog and now yours. I found them both quite depressing. Only because I couldn't be there. This is a fantastic blog Viv with great fun photos and narrative. Glad you all had a great time. Hope to be there at the next one. Well done.

Dave.

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Date Wed, 10/08/2011 - 22:17
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I like the blog Vivien thanks for sharing and compiling it looks like it was a great day out

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Date Thu, 11/08/2011 - 21:08
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Wish now I had cancelled my trip to Norway, this looks much more fun!!!

Can't see anyone wanting to visit Boston though........................    what about Skeggy!

JOKE!

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Date Mon, 05/09/2011 - 09:53
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Some very nice memories in here and some good photographs. The whole story of a good day out. Very well done, Viv. Jan.

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