Joy of Bonsai - Bath

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Joy of Bonsai - Bath

Post  wabashene on Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:40 pm

What a great day I had.

Met loads of IBCers (but missed the group photo) and bonsai personalities, picked up a lovely Gordon Duffet pot, a teeny but cute yamadori Scots pine, a couple of carving bits from Kaizen and to top it all won a handsome 4 ft picea stock tree in the raffle. Not quite sure what I'm going to do with it.

Tony T and WillB suggested Xmas lights but I think I can do better than that.

Apologies to Kev Bailey for confusing him with John Quinn on the bus back to the Parkn Ride (only a few 1000 miles difference) some thing to do with my age and avatars with helmets I suspect.

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Re: Joy of Bonsai - Bath

Post  John Quinn on Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:33 pm

Apologies to Kev Bailey for confusing him with John Quinn
Apologies to Kev indeed, but I'm flattered! Cool

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Re: Joy of Bonsai - Bath

Post  wabashene on Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:09 pm

John Quinn wrote:Apologies to Kev Bailey for confusing him with John Quinn
Apologies to Kev indeed, but I'm flattered! Cool


No disrespect intended at all John of course

Very Happy

In my defense, I did have 2 pre teens and 2 trees in in tow, saw this fella recognised the face and thought "That's the guy with the helmet avatar - John!"

Was also surprised how much younger everyone looked than in their avatar pics - positively juvenile.

That's why I use one of granite pillar lanterns and my trees - coz I don't photograph well at all.

Very Happy

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Re: Joy of Bonsai - Bath

Post  Smithy on Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:50 pm

I was surprised how young everyone looked compared to their avatars.

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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:03 pm

Smithy wrote:I was surprised how young everyone looked compared to their avatars.

I should think so too!! Davinci's painting is over 500 years old.

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Post  F. Waheedy on Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:20 pm

Probably my best weekend in years. great to meet Will & Smithy & Fiona and loads of other IBC members.
Not sure if Steve (HR) was there this afternoon. Didn't see him on Saturday.

In all, its was a wonderful experience.

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Re: Joy of Bonsai - Bath

Post  Kev Bailey on Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:11 am

It was a brilliant weekend. Dan and the gang at ABBA did a fine job (no pun intended) as usual.

TimR, no problem. It was great to meet up, even if it was briefly on the bus back. Shame you missed the photo.

Will, your avatar is probably the most misleading of the lot. I expected an old bloke!

We managed the largest ever gathering of IBCers (I think), 23 for the group photo, though I know that a few were too busy with their demos or trade stands to attend. The shots gathered on my camera were badly lit and need stitching together, so I hope someone elses worked out better? If they did, please post on the group photo thread.

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Re: Joy of Bonsai - Bath

Post  bonsai monkey on Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:12 pm

Hi Guys, it seems that i missed a fantastic weekend and I'm so sad I missed it Sad

Must try and catch-up again in the not too distant.
Thanks to everyone who's taken the time to post pictures and movies of the weekend.
Us Bonsai folk sure know how to have a ball by the looks of things Wink

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