Just to say that i am back from Sika hunt which i successfully bid for in the M&S Auction.
I had "PURE DEAD BRILLIANT TIME" as a guest of Sikamalc and also met up with site regulars Wadashot,smithyp18, legaleagle and the long suffering Fran and had a couple of visits from Jayb and his wife.It did cross my mind that as the only Scotsman there i had only been invited to keep things PC.
Anyway to the shooting, i had never shot in this area before and the scenery was tremendous with snow on the tops and a wild Caledonian forest to stalk in. I seen plenty of deer and managed to bump into a couple of Reds (cheers Phil) and got into a young Sika Stag which although nothing like Wadders (the only man to mainline tea) will still be remembered for ever as it was my first Sika Stag.
There was a good mix of folks in the house with them northern lads entertaining us with stories of Whippets and Ferrets while the house was filled with the heady reek(smell) of damp flat caps or was that Frans wee problem.In contrast Malc , being a southern p**da,as the northern chapter called him,regailed us with stories of Morris dancing, weaving very tough pieces of ribbon round a pole,(apparently these chaffed your hands after a whole day at it) and eating eels.
The food in the house was all different to me , for example take the first meal,NO PLEASE , SOMEBODY PLEASE TAKE IT.It sounded grrreat a good piece of Pork, but to my surprise instead of eating one of the finer cuts of the pig which we would eat in Scotland, we ate its feet, very strange but heyho ,when in Rotherham.
Anyway thanks again to all involved and i hope that we can meet up again sometime for shooting and some banter .