BUMPSTART MINI CLUB
Hi to you
So that I can make this just a little
festive I have had to use an older program so,......
Firstly, I would like to apologise for the
those of you who receive this newsletter via e-mail that may not receive the
yuletide pictures . Also to those of you that may not even be able to open
this, although if you can't open it you won't even know that I have apologised.
Friday 12th December at Ozzell Bowl
St.Austell. We start bowling at 7.30pm please be there by 7.15pm.
The deposits have been paid and the remaining £12 per person will be required on
the night, in cash please. Unfortunately, if I have your name down and you
can't make it with out finding a replacement you will still need to pay the full
We look forward to seeing you
This has been provisionally booked for
Saturday 28th of February.
The Venue is Carninow Barn again and is a
Murder Mystery Evening. Those who attended one earlier in the year will
remember how much fun it was and how good the food was. Again it will be
£20 per person and payment will be needed February 3rd 2004 but numbers will be
needed by January 7th 2004.
A vote was taken on whether to stay meeting
at the Rock in Roche or to look for a larger meeting place as we have swelled
the ranks this year. It was decided that we will now meet at the Victoria
in Roche. One of our long standing members has been able to arrange
this. Thank you Nick. As soon as this newsletter comes of the press
I will be writing to the Rock and thanking them for allowing us to take over
their premises and making us welcome.
Andrew and Chris excelled themselves on our
recent Quiz evening. They provided a very professional array of questions
in a very organized fashion. Theresa,Anthony, Terry and Suzie were the outright
winners. Thank to the organisers and everyone who took part. We will
repeat this event again.
With a break down and a lights failure on the way to the Ferry
many off us went over with more than just crossed fingers. The crossing
wasn't the smoothest we had encountered and those of us that did manage to sleep
most of the crossing counted ourselves lucky.
We arrived in Roscoff and most off the
minis disembarked together, those that claimed they didn't here the tannoy drove
off the ferry and shot up the wrong road. They then did a U-turn on a one
way road and joined the group where they were then placed in the middle off the
We set off with the very worried Darren
leading to Morlaix where we had a coffee and caught up with the latest from
Alex. Leaving Morlaix we we're lead by the newly discovered speed freak
Theresa. At the next stop some off us had a look at a very pretty
church yard and got the run down of the French burial rental system.
The next stop was at the Chateaux
Roche. Unfortunately we weren't able to get a good look as it was about to
be closed for lunch, but we did get to take some photos of the minis with a
lovely backdrop. We then left lead by Norman to a couple of villages which
were unfortunately shut. We then decided to make our way back to Roscoff for
some duty frees.
Its a good job the roads were quiet.
An open dual carriageway seem to have meant free for all.
Even the more
sedate drivers blew the cobwebs from their minis. Having arrived in
Roscoff we headed for our now usual wine bin and then drove into the town were
we found that this was also shut so we continued to the ferry. We then
said our goodbyes to Alex but, through his tears of sadness at our leaving he
managed to lose a contact lens. You had to be there to see it but
picture,several Bumpstart members on their hands and knees crawling around
a Tarmac Ferry Terminal looking for the missing lens. A
serious situation (how was Alex going to drive home) but funny trying to avoid
looking at the total eclipses on display.
A superbly smooth short crossing brought us
back to Plymouth. (Not) I can't mention to much about this as several people are
still feeling the affects.
Shepton Mallet Christmas
A must for Mini Owners Christmas
Please meet at ASDA Bodmin to leave at 8.00am. I do
know of some members that will be meeting us at Cullumpton Services(Mac Donalds)
for approx 9.15am. Entry is £6 for adults, but, I have a letter with me
that will give us a discount making it £4 each for Adults and Children aged 11-
15 just £2 each. That is cheaper than the advance discount tickets. I only
received this letter on Saturday Evening. Unfortunately due to a family
bereavement I have not been able to type a newsletter until now. This means that
if you want to take advantage of this offer I will need money by Saturday
If you can't get the money to me personally if you post
it to me on Friday morning, I should receive it by Saturday,I can post the
total Monday morning and should receive the tickets by Thursday.
to J.Phillips. Merlins Tor, Fowey Cross, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. PL22
0JQ. Cheques to J.Phillips. Any Problems give me a
That's about it for now, I'm sure you've all got
plenty off others things to turn your attention to.
Wednesday 7th January 2004 at 8.00pm at Victoria Inn,
and a Happy New Year.
Jean and Malc.