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LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby csearle » March 30th, 2017, 6:26 pm

No substitute volleyball coach avaiable unfortunately so I wish you all a very pleasant evening and look forward to the next one (hopefully not on a Thursday? - mind you the season peters out over summer so as long as we don't wait until September I'm up for it).

Cheers,
Chris

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby ahenry » March 30th, 2017, 6:31 pm

Hi Chris,

Thats a shame. I should arrive about 7.30.

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby Hardgrafter » March 30th, 2017, 6:56 pm

Any particular location in the street outside the clachan. I am outside the black double doors with a Guinness.

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 30th, 2017, 7:16 pm

We are here , outside, opposite main entrance.
I have a flag. 5 old blokes and Melonfool :-)

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby Snorvey » March 30th, 2017, 7:27 pm

Cool. Enjoy. Wish I was there.

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 30th, 2017, 11:18 pm

Argh, just got 'home'. Nice to see y'all

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby csearle » March 30th, 2017, 11:22 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Argh, just got 'home'. Nice to see y'all
Was there with you in spirit if not in body.

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 30th, 2017, 11:25 pm

Snorvey /Chris pick a date (May?) And drag Mussolini along...
I have a cold so my limited organising powers have shriveled to naught

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby melonfool » March 31st, 2017, 9:04 am

Sooo tired. Got 'home' about 11.40pm I think. Up again at 5.30am.....and back to London.

Very enjoyable evening though, good to meet some more Fools.

Mel

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby redsturgeon » March 31st, 2017, 9:10 am

It was a good turn out last night, over a dozen Fools of the Lemon and not so Lemon variety braved the Mediterranean conditions to stand outside the Clachan drinking and talking until the lights were switched off. If we had been inside we would have been turfed out, but as we were already outside we were politely told to drink up. To be fair it was only a red coloured fish and a pink alien robot that were left by then!

I wish I could remember the names of everyone I met for the first time last night, perhaps we should have had a role call but I certainly spent some time talking with AleisterCrowley, MelonFool, PinkDalek, ahenry and tjh and it was great to put some faces to some of the people I have been speaking with virtually over more than a decade. Perhaps the Dalek could read out the full roll call.

Thoughts of sampling various exotic brews were dashed in my case by the discovery that Timothy Taylor's Landlord was on tap, so many pints of that were imbibed instead...thank you to anyone who bought me a pint and I hope I managed to reciprocate, if not, I'll catch you next time.

Full marks to AC for literally waving the LemonFool flag so that all could find their way to our huddle in the middle of Kingly Street (was Trump on the naming committee?) as we drank and talked bigly into the night. I was told that it was the biggest crowd ever at a Fool event...but perhaps that was just Trump talk again in our post truth world.

I would tell you what we talked about if I could remember, I think shares got a quick mention at one stage, mainly it was just good old gossip and banter though, much more my thing.

The Dr Who villain of the pink variety kept me talking long enough that I managed to miss my train by a few minutes and ended up waiting an hour for the last train from London (sounds like a song) which rolled into my station at just after 3am.(engineering works between Woking and Basingstoke, they said, but perhaps that badger had eaten the junction box at New Malden again.)

Two hours later (a journey that usually takes only one) I was fortunately awoken from my slumbers by a loud announcement that my destination had been reached. Thankful for the high volume of the tannoy system that prevented me from waking up at Southampton Central instead, I eased my body into some semblance of order and stumbled off the train into the cool Hampshire night/early morning

Reassembling my bike, having removed the front wheel and locked it with the frame earlier, proved something of a challenge, due to fatigue and Landlord but it was a breeze to whizz home through the empty streets. I don't think I saw any cars on my journey (probably lucky since perhaps my perception of my biking ability was somewhat higher than the reality.)

I will do this again...when I recover...perhaps in 2018!

Cheers...I think I'll go back to bed now.

John

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby redsturgeon » March 31st, 2017, 9:11 am

AleisterCrowley wrote:Argh, just got 'home'. Nice to see y'all


Just got home?

The Dalek and I were still drinking at that time! Lightweight!

John

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby redsturgeon » March 31st, 2017, 9:14 am

melonfool wrote:Sooo tired. Got 'home' about 11.40pm I think. Up again at 5.30am.....and back to London.

Very enjoyable evening though, good to meet some more Fools.

Mel


Ah, you would have been getting up about two hours after I got to bed then.

There again I don't have that much to do today, whereas I guess the corporate wheels have to keep on turning.

John

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 31st, 2017, 9:52 am

redsturgeon wrote:
AleisterCrowley wrote:Argh, just got 'home'. Nice to see y'all


Just got home?

The Dalek and I were still drinking at that time! Lightweight!

John

I know, I know... I have a cold. Now made worse by 'beer flu'
Actually managed to get the 2221 train from Paddington which was good going - I normally end up on one of the 'all stations' slow trains, sharing space with drunks, milk churns, and crates of chickens
Good turnout - the first person I bumped into was Trev 'Apollo007' (get yourself registered Sir!) Also spotted - ahenry, Pink Dalek + friend, ursaminotaur, shinygoldcar (who did a round trip from Coventry - hope it was worth it!), Melonfool, hardGrafter, tjh, and many more!

A :twisted: C

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby PinkDalek » March 31st, 2017, 3:38 pm

An excellent Virgin Social report from the Fool fka Skr.... and good to meet you. ;)

redsturgeon wrote:... The Dr Who villain of the pink variety kept me talking long enough that I managed to miss my train by a few minutes and ended up waiting an hour for the last train from London (sounds like a song) ...


My apologies, I am a slow drinker, but you did say it would only take you an hour to get home. How was I to know you'd miss the train? If you hadn't insisted on discussing such matters as Pink Floyd to Genesis to Jon Anderson to rugby you wouldn't have had your eventful journey. Then there was something or other about shareholdings.


A good evening, as many have said, and thanks especially to AleisterCrowley for getting the event organised and to melonfool for telling him the date upon which it was to be held.

I don't recall any repeatable quotes of the evening but, to add to those already mentioned, both forlesen and a former regular Asagi not only said they were coming, up thread, but did so.

Then there was a bloke who thought his board name was JakNife. Not sure I've ever encountered him before.

I make the head count about 14 - including the non-registered members.

Thanks for all the drinks. I'm sure I owe a few ...

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 31st, 2017, 4:03 pm

A bloke with an accordion turned up as well - does he count?

I was well impressed with Mr Casual Glass Smasher....

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby melonfool » March 31st, 2017, 4:05 pm

I counted 15 - did you include yourself?

:lol:

Mel

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 31st, 2017, 4:14 pm

Oddly enough the date poll had 15 votes for Thursday - first time ever a poll has been spot on ?!
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3846

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby redsturgeon » March 31st, 2017, 4:17 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Oddly enough the date poll had 15 votes for Thursday - first time ever a poll has been spot on ?!
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3846


Spooky, I wonder if 8 Fools will be there tonight?

John

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 31st, 2017, 4:21 pm

I'll have to pop along to check... I can spend my annual bonus on two pints of TT Landlord
"HOW MUCH?" as I said to the nice barmaid. "YOU'RE 'AVIN A LARF "

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby redsturgeon » March 31st, 2017, 4:24 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:I'll have to pop along to check... I can spend my annual bonus on two pints of TT Landlord
"HOW MUCH?" as I said to the nice barmaid. "YOU'RE 'AVIN A LARF "


London prices...probably cheaper than the gin and tonic that someone didn't drink though!

John


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