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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 melonfool » March 31st, 2017, 4:40 pm

redsturgeon wrote:
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


Sorry! :(

(I didn't really understand what was going on with that?)

Anyway, I am one of tonight's 8 (I voted twice) and I am not going*, so that's 7.....

Mel

(* I have a sort-of-date!)

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 31st, 2017, 4:42 pm

I gave that to G&T ahenry, so hopefully he managed to drink it ,or find it a suitable home...
It was bought 'just in case' as I went to the bar and got a random round and guessed that was what you were drinking (although you were driving, which I didn't know!)
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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby redsturgeon » March 31st, 2017, 4:43 pm

melonfool wrote:
redsturgeon wrote:
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


Sorry! :(

(I didn't really understand what was going on with that?)

Anyway, I am one of tonight's 8 (I voted twice) and I am not going*, so that's 7.....

Mel

(* I have a sort-of-date!)


I think ahenry appreciated it! :D

"sort of date??"

John

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby Snorvey » March 31st, 2017, 4:44 pm

I remember that from the last time when me and the wifey had a couple of bottles of lager there before the hordes arrived (well, ponym and Simsqu anyway)

Buggermesideways, my entire week's pocket money had vanished before the night started. And I had to negotiate my way into the depths of subterrean London to get to the toilet....and find my way back again.

How about Corrour for the next one?

http://www.corrour-station-house-restaurant.co.uk/

It's the great outdoors!

http://mrandmrsromance.com/wp-content/u ... ollage.jpg

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby AleisterCrowley » March 31st, 2017, 4:54 pm

Not remote enough...
How about;
http://www.theoldforge.co.uk/

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby kiloran » March 31st, 2017, 5:00 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Not remote enough...
How about;
http://www.theoldforge.co.uk/

Or even more remote.... Corrour bothy https://cairngormwanderer.wordpress.com ... our-bothy/

BYOB though, and a fair few miles from the nearest road

--kiloran

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby PinkDalek » March 31st, 2017, 6:22 pm

melonfool wrote:I counted 15 - did you include yourself?

:lol:

Mel


I've made that mistake in the past but not this time. If I've miscounted, my apologies to the 15th!

Was it Bink333 (who'd cast his vote within the 15)? ;)

Bink!
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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby tjh290633 » March 31st, 2017, 6:27 pm

A great evening. I made it to Victoria in time for the intended train, only to find that it had all gone pear-shaped. Trouble between Brighton and Haywards Heath, apparently. Anyway I caught an East Grinstead train to East Croydon and changed to Thameslink there, getting back about half an hour behind schedule.

Now at our daughter's for the weekend.

Nice to put some faces to names. I've forgotten a lot of them already, but AC and the fish are firmly fixed in my memory, as is Mel.

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby escalader » March 31st, 2017, 6:53 pm

Oddly enough the date poll had 15 votes for Thursday - first time ever a poll has been spot on ?!


I didn't vote but turned up anyway!
It was great to meet you all and put some faces to names.

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby escalader » March 31st, 2017, 7:12 pm


AleisterCrowley wrote:
Not remote enough...
How about;
http://www.theoldforge.co.uk/
Or even more remote.... Corrour bothy https://cairngormwanderer.wordpress.com ... our-bothy/


Either of these would be treading on the toes of the Scottish socials, so I suggest:

https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/lundyi ... co-tavern/

Sells a fine pint of Old Light.

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby shinygoldcar » March 31st, 2017, 10:06 pm

Hello everyone,
that was fun, thanks for arranging it everyone. It was good to see everyone again, and it did seem like a big turnout! There was a good range of topics stuff I remember being talked about, some fascinating: cars, work, Eastern Europe, FTSE 250 shares, financial scams, pensions, tax, London, the Foolish community.

I made my 2230 train with plenty of time to spare. I had thought on the way down my Oyster card had been de-activated from not being used or was just out of cash, but the machine in Oxford Circus told me I had just over £50 on it! So no need to walk to Euston! My train arrived in Coventry at 0016 and I was in bed by about 1am.

Would have been nice to stay longer, but had to be up for work this morning. One day I'll find a way to stay longer.

Definitely worth the £31 train ticket, the free bus ride down because the Oyster card didn't work, whatever the tube ride back cost, and the £7 pasty and potato wedges at Euston!

Regards
sgc
PS. I was, however, slightly disoriented by the various haircuts and beard growths. But the lemon flag was a good decision!

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby melonfool » March 31st, 2017, 11:15 pm

Sorry sgc, will remember to trim my beard for the next one.

Mel

(sort of date was fun!)

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby shinygoldcar » March 31st, 2017, 11:33 pm

melonfool wrote:Sorry sgc, will remember to trim my beard for the next one.

Mel

:lol:

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby Mike4 » April 1st, 2017, 9:19 am

Dammit I was only away for a week and came back yesterday to check if a date had been settled on yet!!

M4

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 1st, 2017, 12:51 pm

I'm sure we will have another one 'soon' - Summer Social anyone?

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby redsturgeon » April 1st, 2017, 1:29 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:I'm sure we will have another one 'soon' - Summer Social anyone?


It was like summer outside the Clachan on Thursday!

John

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby PinkDalek » April 1st, 2017, 1:52 pm

redsturgeon wrote:
It was like summer outside the Clachan on Thursday!

John


It wasn't too cold on Friday morning. Any idea when we weren't chucked out? I think I was struggling with escalators (no Dalek jokes needed there) well past midnight. Does that mean there was a Social on the Friday after all?

Anyway, the 'Patriot' I mentioned is described below. Well worth watching but one does need to concentrate.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... spy-comedy

The Observer calls it '... a Gleefully Deranged, Dark Comedy Thriller'.

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby redsturgeon » April 1st, 2017, 1:57 pm

PinkDalek wrote:
redsturgeon wrote:
It was like summer outside the Clachan on Thursday!

John


It wasn't too cold on Friday morning. Any idea when we weren't chucked out? I think I was struggling with escalators (no Dalek jokes needed there) well past midnight. Does that mean there was a Social on the Friday after all?

Anyway, the 'Patriot' I mentioned is described below. Well worth watching but one does need to concentrate.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... spy-comedy

The Observer calls it '... a Gleefully Deranged, Dark Comedy Thriller'.


I think we "weren't chucked out" at about midnight.

The Patriot looks excellent, I love Fargo so it should be right up my street. ( Funny thing is, I have no recollection of you mentioning it on Thursday!)

Count me in for the real summer Foolfest though. I may find a bed for the night in London so I can stay out late this time.

John

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 1st, 2017, 8:21 pm

Ooh it's on Prime- that's handy

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Re: LONDON SOCIAL- confirmed: Thursday 30th March

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Postby bluedonkey » April 11th, 2017, 7:46 pm

Sorry I couldn't make it. Keen to come along next time.


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