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Highland Games in St Ursen, Canton Fribourg
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26.08.2011 to 28.08.2011 10:00 to 18:00
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City/Town: St Ursen, canton FR
Event Type: Sports
Meeting Point: GGs cheese stand

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From Fribourg station there is a TPF bus, Saturdays and Sundays there is a restricted service Bus 127 towards Plaffeien:
bus schedule is marked at the top: ©
http://cartes.tpf.ch/horaires/horair...&d=1&arr=a2021
(I am now writing to the bus company TPF to find out where it leaves from exactly)

The red double decker bus runs from Düdingen station, which is definite,
http://www.highlandgames.ch/upload/p...port_gross.png
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Old 27.08.2011, 16:11
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Re: Highland Games in St Ursen, Canton Fribourg

Ok so im back. I wished i could stay more but i was half asleep and i judged the weather wrong so i was freezing! The hot totty was just what was needed though

Nice seeing you again GG

And an extra special thanks to pagl57. I was with my friend at the station looking lost and not only he came and helped as but he stayed with us and made sure we got on the right bus. Great guy
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Old 28.08.2011, 06:25
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Nice to see Gata, and a few other EFers yesterday (including one very spcial one who abandoned her husband and son to help me serve - thanks again!), it certainly was a little cool but at least the rain soon stopped. At least the cooler weather helped persuade folk to drink lots of Hot Toddies.

The sky is clear this morning and the forecast is good so looking forward to seeing some new faces today!
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Old 28.08.2011, 08:17
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Re: Highland Games in St Ursen, Canton Fribourg

Twas fun Grumpy and pleasure
No worries, the family had a grand time and I got to stay warm besides the Hot Toddies. Your customers are a lovely, enthusiastic, jovial bunch !
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Getting ready to go, will be there all day, Will be wearing my avatar on my back, so say hello. Looks like a fantastic day.
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Old 28.08.2011, 10:56
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Getting ready to go, will be there all day, Will be wearing my avatar on my back, so say hello. Looks like a fantastic day.
AK is feeling fortified with his free EF Hot Toddy, as is Timow...., if you want to meet, I'm telling EFers to meet at my tent about 2pm.

Bring sun cream, it's going to be hot!
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AK is feeling fortified with his free EF Hot Toddy, as is Timow...., if you want to meet, I'm telling EFers to meet at my tent about 2pm.

Bring sun cream, it's going to be hot!
Thanks for the Free Hot Toddy on Saturday, was delicious. Thank you very much for the cheese, that is well worth the drive to Zurich in the future.
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Old 29.08.2011, 08:28
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Thanks for the Free Hot Toddy on Saturday, was delicious. Thank you very much for the cheese, that is well worth the drive to Zurich in the future.
You're welcome and hope to see you again. Nice to meet TiMow too, thanks for keeping me company at the end and fixing my van light!

Sunday was busy and very hot, 2 highlights for me... being interviewed by Radio Fribourg about me selling Scottish cheese in Gruyere country

And then right at the end, a very Swiss farmer looking chappy with bristly beard was peering at our signs... "Schottischer Käse?!?!?". He motioned some friends over, no doubt thinking he could have some fun at my expense. He tried our Blarliath cheddar with a grimace... then his face changed and his eyebrows raised as he commented suprisingly... "this is good".... and the comments got even better with the Shropshire and Bio Stilton.

It turn out he was a well known Gruyere cheese maker from the next village. He was so impressed he ordered 5 kg's of British blues to sell at his own chese shop in the village. I felt pretty chuffed!
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Old 29.08.2011, 08:39
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Re: Highland Games in St Ursen, Canton Fribourg

Seems like you all had a great time. Shame I couldn't make it in the end; didn't get back from Europapark till 8.30 Saturday and didn't leave Bern till 6.00 on Sunday. I'll just have to make up for it next year.
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Sunday was busy and very hot, 2 highlights for me... being interviewed by Radio Fribourg about me selling Scottish cheese in Gruyere country
Here is a link to the broadcast (Journal de 7h55).

Grumpy is over-dubbed in French though

Radio Fribourg
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Re: Highland Games in St Ursen, Canton Fribourg

An article about the games in Whisky Time magazine
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