My XYL Judy enjoys fell walking on reasonable paths, like you get in the Lake District, but she hates walking some of the rubbish routes we have to use to reach summits in places like the part of Scotland I am in now. She would not have had the nerve for sure to cross the water at the top of Grey Mares Tail yesterday, so if she had come with me she would have taken the car keys, looked at Loch Skeen and then returned to the car before me to wait 1-1.5 hours whilst reading a book until I reappeared.
Drinking is not that important on the Lakeland weekend to me, but a good venue where we can get together without disturbing the other customers is. If anyone has already laid money out on accommodation which they may lose due to a change of date or town, it doesn’t seem fair to change the weekend or town unless they are happy. And of course if we move the date now some of us may be pre-booked somewhere else, but others may come in who were booked up somewhere else over the original May 18th weekend. Lot of Bank Holidays around then also, and we must avoid them.