I posted a Big Thank You on another Moot 2008 thread (I can't find it on this one so it must be on one of the other feedback threads). But I didn't give any names so here I would like to name Tony and Shelly, Mors, John and Val and Will Lord for their hard work, their outstanding expertise and their warmth, attention to others and kindness.
Also a Big Thank You to all of you involved in the logistics of making it happen!
As for sugggestions for next year, some people have mentioned the sale of foods at reception.This year I had deliberately not brought
any food or cooking tools in order to keep luggage weight minimal (coming by train and recovering from sciatica). I had planned to find lifts to Tesco once at the Moot. Well once I was there I found daunting the prospect of asking around for a lift and spending time shopping at Tesco. Fortunately Moot magic operated and I didn't have to: Shelly had some soups left at the shop, and I found
hospitality around camp fires. As it turned out, my logistic problems had been a blessing in disguise as I got more contacts and experienced more togetherness at the Moot than if I had arrived with a car and cooking tools.
But as Tony invites us to suggest ideas for next year, I would suggest that more and a wider range of foods could be available at the Moot for people who don't have the freedom and peace of mind of a vehicle.
It seems to me there were more people arriving by public transport back at Moot 2005 than there were this year. Are we becoming a tiny tiny minority?