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Picnic on campus [
01 Jun 2007

Date: 1st June 2007
Location: Campus

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07 May 2007

Hi! My name is Anna and I just joined this community. I haven't had a picnic in a long time (since September), but I am very excited about Spring and Summer approaching. For my birthday I'm going to have a picnic in the cemetary, I think.
This community seems to be dead, but I thought I would post anyway. What do you think are good things to have at a picnic if you don't like sandwhiches?
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Picnic drinks [
14 Nov 2006

I've recently got into home-brewing, so my mind has turned to what alcohol best suits a picnic. I find that, like food, alcohol tastes much better outside than inside. Unfortunately, half the time I'm picnicking, I'm driving, which means I have to search for nice non-alcoholic drinks. I do like a haze of alcohol over my picnic, though.

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So finally, I leave you with these words from Mrs Beeton:

Beverages: 3 dozen quart bottles of ale, packed in hampers; ginger-beer, soda-water, and lemonade, of each 2 dozen bottles; 6 bottles of sherry, 6 bottles of claret, champagne a discretion, and any other light wine that may be preferred, and 2 bottles of brandy. Water can usually be obtained so it is useless to take it.

Any thoughts, ideas, recipes?
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13 Oct 2006

I've just joined. I'm so excited to find other picnic obsessed people. I love picnics, my wedding was a picnic, I don't think the is anything I wouldnt chose to celebrate with a picnic!
I'm currently living in Australia where most people arent quite so mad about picnics as me but I'm working to instill a picnicing culture anyway.
Unfortunatly I think I may have a gluten intolerance and so have to cut it out of my diet all together for a while. Which means no bread and I have to learn special new ways with pastry too as I cant eat flour. I think for now sandwich fillings will just become salads (I'll get some useful sized tupperware) and quiches frittata etc. I'd love any ideas though either for recipes or perhaps to make essiantial picnic fare glutenless???
Its suddenly summer here so I should have some picnic adventures to share very soon! I just have to understand how to use my camera first!
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14 Jul 2006
Hello! I have just joined.
I love tea parties & picnics & am currently obsessed with a pink hamper i saw in Debenhams the other week!
I have abit of a challenge in that i am vegan so all cakes & things i make are free from dairy products etc.
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Hurley [
03 Jul 2006

Date: 3rd July 2006
Location: Hurley

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Cliveden [
03 Jul 2006

Date: 1st July 2006
Location: Cliveden, nr Maidenhead

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Henley Royal Regatta [
03 Jul 2006

The sun is shining, so my picnic hamper has had many outings recently.

Date: 28th June 2006
Location: Henley-on-Thames

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Birthday Picnic [
22 May 2006

Despite the weather forecast trying desperately to put me off picnicking, I was undeterred. I moved the picnic to my house rather than the park, but we were out in the garden (thank goodness, because we wouldn't have fitted inside).

Date: 20th May 2006
Location: My garden :-)
Music: None. While we did have an iPod and speakers, we didn't have any batteries. :-(

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Rain stops play? [
16 May 2006

It looks like it'll rain on Saturday. Sigh. Big black cloud with raindrop isn't a good symbol. It may have to be an 'indoor picnic'. Which is still better than no picnic.

Well, it is only May, I suppose. More often than not it's pelting down on my birthday. And it seems to rain most of the time in Bath, anyway.

This is the problem; I plan things madly in advance and then the weather fails me. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed, though.
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tablecloths and thunderstorms [
11 May 2006

My vintage damask tablecloth arrived yesterday! It has been suggested that perhaps white, vintage linen isn't a brilliant idea for picnicking on (grass stains, grease marks, and so on), but I disagree. Why not have a little luxury?

On the other hand, I've also been hemming my gingham tablecloth and napkins. All eight napkins are now hemmed with tiny invisible stitches, and I'm about a third of the way round the 4'x 8' tablecloth.

The weather's beautiful here (save for the thunderstorm last night) and I can't help but think how unfair it is that exams are in the summer. I want to be out picnicking! Still, I'm looking forward to my birthday picnic next weekend, and I'll just have to persuade everone that they need to take a break from revision.

Happy picknicking!
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Picnic music [
08 May 2006

For those lucky people with iPods and speakers; what is the ultimate picnic track? Or playlist, if it's too difficult to narrow it down?

Unfortunately, I don't have an iPod. In fact, at Uni, I play all my music on my laptop. Luckily I have several friends with the technical capabilities to play music on the go.

Last Friday at the height of the heatwave, we were to be found -- like on every sunny Friday afternoon -- sunning ourselves on campus by the lake, with every other student at Bath. It was just a little crowded. So, there we were: Pimm's in hand, bottle of chilled rose standing by, masses of cheap cider waiting for when we were to drunk to care what we were drinking. Only one dilemma: What music to have on Kieran's iPod?Collapse )
If I had to pick eight, on the principle of 'Desert Island Discs':

The Dock Of The Bay
Sunny Afternoon
Dedicated Follower of Fashion
The "In" Crowd
Perfect Day
Fields Of Gold
Good Vibrations
Loving You Is Easy

Now all I have to do is buy some CDs to burn on to, make sure Kieran brings his iPod, speakers and connection cables and Tom brings his discman!

Most of my selections are '60s or thereabouts. What am I missing more recently?
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Welcome [
07 May 2006

Welcome to picnicaddicts!

To get the ball rolling, I'll pop up my 'first picnic of the summer' review.

Date: Saturday 6th May 2006
Location: Henrietta Park, Bath
Music: Sadly, none

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