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So very proud right now - thank you all!

Discussion in 'Site Announcements and Feedback' started by GazHyde, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    Hi,

    Excuse the rambling nature of this message, because it's difficult to express in words what I'm thinking at the moment.

    I really just want to say a huge thank you for how you have all participated in Frankies visit to the UK this week. I'm sure Frankie will have (and already has voiced) his own words of appreciation for your efforts.

    I was a little nervous initially when he said he was coming that it may be difficult for people to be available to meet up with him. Had a vision of him being in a dreary hotel somewhere, wandering around doing the tourist thing with the occasional Zed owner pitching up to say 'hi'.

    Don't anyone take that the wrong way, I'm just a natural worrier. I would have personally been distraught if he didn't have a good time when he came over. It was one of the things I talked to him about when showing him around Wiltshire when he came to see me.

    Of course I shouldn't have fretted, because everyone has put so much effort in to 'Operation Frankie'. The text messages welcoming him to the country, the spare beds provided, the day trips planned, the sheep, the pictures, the soap in the shower, the phone calls, people rearranging their work plans, the meals... the list goes on a very long way.

    Too many names to list, so I won't. You know who you are :angelic:

    I've been the member of a wide range of forums, and an awful lot of them too. None of those have had anywhere near the level of friendliness that you guys show. OK, some would say I am biased as I run the site but seriously you are an awesome bunch of guys 'n' gals. The members make the community, and you have created one of the best out there :happy:

    This week has truly been one of the most rewarding events I've been involved in since getting my first Zed (or Zee) 5 years ago.
    For once this post isn't about the forum, this is about you guys - and you guys rock! :scorecard:

    Gaz.
     
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  2. Macca

    Macca Zorg Guru (II)
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    Gary it was a pleasure, he is a really nice guy. I just hope he gets home ok..;-)
     
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  3. Mint

    Mint Zorg Expert (I)
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    Gary, not a rambling message at all.:)

    It was a pleasure to meet up with Frankie and be part of the welcome. He's a great guy, I'm sure he's had a great time.
     
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  4. badman gee

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    Great message gaz, I'm glad Frankie enjoyed it and I hope he returns. The spare room is always available!
     
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  5. Aceman

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    Gary you beat me to it I was going to post something similar to thank everyone for their hospitality towards Frankie as quite frankly it was priceless. Where else could he have gone in the world and have been treated to such a great experience it is without doubt a true picture of what a fantastic community we have here on Zroadster.org.

    Everyone needs a round of applause for this so please join in on the appreciation of such fabulous comradery.
     
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  6. badman gee

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    Good stuff
     
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  7. badman gee

    badman gee Guest

    Ps thanks to gaz and the mods for the best site going.

    Without it non of us would have met!
     
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  8. z3cade

    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
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    Very true not many forums like this. I can understand why he got quite emotional when he left Rutland yesterday.
    Frankie's a great member of this forum. Such an effort by him to leave his home county and rely on complete strangers and there hospitality.

    Just proves that the best people all drive Zeds (Zee's) :D
     
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  9. miller1098

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    I was a little unsure what reception Frankie would get,when I realised he wasn't coming for Silverstone .But I quickly realised this trip could and would be way better than a visit to a Show ,no matter how good it is.This must of been like a visit to family and friends with a guided tour of the country thrown in.the saying goes "we're here for a good time,not a long time"I think the whole forum has had a good time keeping up with Frankies adventure ,for the little effort I put in I got so much more back.Dont really know what it is about the forum that brings this particular bunch of back here, but whatever it is don't change." It's been emotional " :)
     
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  10. badman gee

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    He got the best reception ever!
     
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  11. badman gee

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    Here's to you Frankie boy!
     
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  12. Rev

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    Only a true Brit could wear a wooly hat whilst soaking up the sun!.... Should have been a knotted hanky!

    Top Marks Bad boy!

    :)
     
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    That's gotta be the best garden gnome in a pond I've ever seen ;) :ymdevil:
     
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    It was a great pleasure meeting up with Frankie and I'm sure all of our lives are a little bit richer for having spent time with him.
     
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  15. Brian H

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    I said this on another thread but do not mind repeating myself, well done to you all. :drinks:
     
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  16. t-tony

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    I didn't get to meet "our" Frankie in person but I finally caught up with him by phone at lunch time today. All too short but highly enjoyable as he told me some tales of his visit and the generosity shown to him by all the forum members which he greatly appreciated. He told me was a bit emotional when the time came to head off yesterday. We should all feel the better for knowing and meeting this man. Until next time Frankie,take care and a safe journey home.:)

    Best regards, Tony.
     
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  17. zedonist

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    Don't forget the sheep!

    We'll done all, I wish I had been available, I am beginning to think all these events are planned on a purpose when I am busy, but I will catch you out soon......
     
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  18. Zeti

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    I can't believe that Frankie's journey came to the end! :(
    What a full time activity even for us , the net audience!
    Great job Zroadster.org for a great guy!;)
     
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  19. bruce&kim

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    Really sorry I missed the chance to meet you Frankie i have watched the week progress and the members you have met and no doubt the fun you have had and am totally envious. Well done to all that made our friend have memorable trip...
    saying that l think he will never eat lamb again :baa
     
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    Or the worst!! JIM
     
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