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The Pikey Snow Queen
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So...have we given up on this idea or does anyone wnat to suggest date/location etc.

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Soon, and somewhere near Epping or Sawbridgeworth? If I don't get some social contact soon I'm going to go mad.
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I live about twelve miles from Epping and work in Sawbridgeworth so either place would be fine for me.

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Gonna be moving to Sawbridgeworth in a week or two, presuming the paperwork goes through OK. Woo.

ETA: Actually, that's a point. I'll finally have a space in which I can entertain guests! It'd have to be in the New Year after I've had a chance to settle, and it'd have to be a small-ish gathering (no more than, say, five or six people) and would have to be fairly tame (new flat, don't want to get kicked out in the first month)... but... could work as an interim meet between big meets.

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Richard W
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The "big one" was meant to be up North this time (and last time, before we completely forgot and chose Regents Park instead)... but no reason there should be only one...!
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I agree with Richard. I'm afraid, much as I'd like to, we can no longer in good conscience shun the North.

Hadn't we settled on York or Manchester? With regards for dates, I'm free on Saturdays 29th January or 5th February which strikes me as quite good dates, since they avoid the whole post-Christmas poverty thing.

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Tarquin Farquart
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I'm happy with any Northern city that is easily reachable from London, so both York and Manchester fit the bill comfortably.

Also, both of those weekends stated are good for me.

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Richard W
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I'm fine with any Northern city - slight preference for York because I think that's an easier train journey. And I have nothing much on in January yet so any weekend is good.

I'm not a lot of help, really.

How about York on January 29th 27th*, then?

* Correction - see below...

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Good for me.

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Dara bhur gCara
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I'm in.

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Andrew of Ware, England
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Not sure on the work front, but I would have thought that York in January/February would be fine. (Any excuse to go there!) Manchester would be better, though, because I could then combine it with a visit to my dad in Runcorn.

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I'm in, all being well [Smile]

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Richard W
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quote:
Originally posted by Dara bhur gCara:
With regards for dates, I'm free on Saturdays 29th January or 5th February which strikes me as quite good dates, since they avoid the whole post-Christmas poverty thing.

I was just going to add this to my calendar on "Saturday 29th" when I discovered that 29th January 2007 is a Monday. Dara has misled us again. I think he was looking at 2006...

Saturday 27th January in York, then?

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Nuts, can't do 27th - I've got a work conference that weekend.

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Andrew of Ware, England
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At present I can't see any problem with the 27th, but I will have to see how busy I am at work.

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James G.
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I'll sketch in a Provisional date, but I have another appointment which is currently hovering around there. I've told my friend to avoid that date if He can, but as there is another person involved in the organising it may turn out to be the only suitable weekend.

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Mosherette
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quote:
Originally posted by James G.:
I've told my friend to avoid that date if He can

Oooh, is your friend God? [Wink]

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The Pikey Snow Queen
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quote:
Originally posted by Mosherette:
quote:
Originally posted by James G.:
I've told my friend to avoid that date if He can

Oooh, is your friend God? [Wink]
[Big Grin] God is everyone's friend Mosh.

Obviously I'm happy with York. Looks like me and Johnny T will have to decide on a location.

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Andrew of Ware, England
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The Minster would be a good place. We can all have a picnic in the North Transept, admire the Five Sister's Window, look at the astronomical clock and then we can listen to those funny knight like men when they strike the quarter hours on the other clock.

(I have a friend who works at the Minster. I am sure he can arrange it. [Wink] )

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quote:
Originally posted by Andrew of Ware, England:
The Minster would be a good place. We can all have a picnic in the North Transept, admire the Five Sister's Window, look at the astronomical clock and then we can listen to those funny knight like men when they strike the quarter hours on the other clock.

(I have a friend who works at the Minster. I am sure he can arrange it. [Wink] )

Can we get in for free?! We could check out the baby corpse in the crypt that was mentioned in a previous thread.

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Andrew of Ware, England
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quote:
Originally posted by Pikey Queen:
quote:
Originally posted by Andrew of Ware, England:
The Minster would be a good place. We can all have a picnic in the North Transept, admire the Five Sister's Window, look at the astronomical clock and then we can listen to those funny knight like men when they strike the quarter hours on the other clock.

(I have a friend who works at the Minster. I am sure he can arrange it. [Wink] )

Can we get in for free?! We could check out the baby corpse in the crypt that was mentioned in a previous thread.
When I was in York for a college reunion in October I got in for free by going to a service. I think you and Johnny should be all right as you live in the diocese, but the rest of us mortals will have to pay! If there are weddings perhaps they will all troop (troup?) past us as at Regents Park in August.

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Sadly, we'll be in Krakow on the 27th, so its a no from wifey and the doc.
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Llewtrah
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27th at what location? For those of us needing to book hotels this is important (a firm date and a firm location!)

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Richard W
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Do you need something more specific than "York"? Can't help if so...
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quote:
Originally posted by Richard W:
Do you need something more specific than "York"? Can't help if so...

I don't want to book a room in York and then find out that it was only a suggestion and people go on to decide to meet in Sheffield in February ...

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Quite right, Llewtrah. And I'd try to make sure they don't change the pub on the day without telling you. Rotters, the lot of them.
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last time in York we went to the Old Starre Inne on Stonegate (I think), which was pretty nice. tho we did have to sit outside for space reasons, which might be an issue in February....

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quote:
Originally posted by Mosherette:
quote:
Originally posted by James G.:
I've told my friend to avoid that date if He can

Oooh, is your friend God? [Wink]
He's an atheist, so if he was he's lacking in self confidence somewhat. (I could swear you capitalised He and She.)

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I think it would be cool if God was an atheist. Maybe we're on to something [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Zachary Fizz:
Quite right, Llewtrah. And I'd try to make sure they don't change the pub on the day without telling you. Rotters, the lot of them.

Imagine someone doing that. The audacity!

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quote:
Originally posted by Tarquin Farquart:
quote:
Originally posted by Zachary Fizz:
Quite right, Llewtrah. And I'd try to make sure they don't change the pub on the day without telling you. Rotters, the lot of them.

Imagine someone doing that. The audacity!
Imagine a round dozen of them doing it. It's totally wack.
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Anyone roughly London/Essex/etc area free to meet up sometime during the day this Saturday? I know it's short notice but I desperately need to get out of the house and socialize.
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Tarquin Farquart
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quote:
Originally posted by Zachary Fizz:
quote:
Originally posted by Tarquin Farquart:
quote:
Originally posted by Zachary Fizz:
Quite right, Llewtrah. And I'd try to make sure they don't change the pub on the day without telling you. Rotters, the lot of them.

Imagine someone doing that. The audacity!
Imagine a round dozen of them doing it. It's totally wack.
Wack to the max, I should say.

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quote:
Originally posted by Silkenreindeer:
Anyone roughly London/Essex/etc area free to meet up sometime during the day this Saturday? I know it's short notice but I desperately need to get out of the house and socialize.

I don't think I'll be able to make it, sorry... it's the day after our work Christmas do, so I'm already predicting that I'll be largely immobile that day, and on the off-chance that I can get out of bed I have a lunch date. It would be pushing it to commit to any evening plans I think.

Ipswich is near enough to where you are for it to be worth a try on another day though.

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As you're planning this, don't forget to arrange for a conveniently-located shrubbery, as it's important for Jay Tea to enjoy the day too. Perhaps, at a pinch, a large pot plant would suffice?

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