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Post by benread » 18:54 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Please note I have booked a hotel room. I think that means I would like to be upgraded from possible to confirmed!
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Post by AHB » 22:28 Wed 15 Jul 2009

You haved been so upgraded.
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Post by DRT » 22:32 Wed 15 Jul 2009

JDAW and I have also booked accommodation but do not need further upgrading.

Are we having placemats? If so, should we start declaring what we are bringing?
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Post by AHB » 22:49 Wed 15 Jul 2009

DRT wrote:Are we having placemats? If so, should we start declaring what we are bringing?
Oh very funny.
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:43 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Today 15th July; tasting date 17th December: with 155 days to go, placemat production is not yet absolutely urgent.

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Post by DRT » 23:50 Wed 15 Jul 2009

jdaw1 wrote:Today 15th July; tasting date 17th December: with 155 days to go, placemat production is not yet absolutely urgent.
Do we need to create a Placemat Urgency Scale?
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Post by benread » 05:57 Thu 16 Jul 2009

DRT wrote:Are we having placemats? If so, should we start declaring what we are bringing?
I am not in a position to do so, needing to either adopt or acquire. I hereby declare myself as a suitable 'parent' to adopt any 'children' in need of some love around Christmas 2009!
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Post by AHB » 22:47 Thu 16 Jul 2009

benread wrote:
DRT wrote:Are we having placemats? If so, should we start declaring what we are bringing?
I am not in a position to do so, needing to either adopt or acquire. I hereby declare myself as a suitable 'parent' to adopt any 'children' in need of some love around Christmas 2009!
Ben,

The reason Derek got the reaction from me that he did is that it is rather difficult to declare what you are bringing when you remember the theme. For example, the bottle that I am bringing will be "Unknown port from an unknown vintage". If you don't manage to find a bottle for yourself, I have one you can adopt (and others if anyone else finds themselves struggling). Then you can declare that you will be bringing an "Unknown port from an unknown vintage". Derek, by contrast, is bringing a bottle of "Unknown port, believed from the 1920 vintage".

It is my observation that under these circumstances, declaring what is being brought for the purposes of placemats becomes somewhat meaningless. Much easier to have "Ben's bottle" and "Alex' bottle" etc.

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Post by uncle tom » 20:30 Fri 24 Jul 2009

Please add Ray 'Cookie' Cook to the list - he has attended the last couple of bashes, and is keen to participate again..

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Post by AHB » 00:07 Sat 25 Jul 2009

List of attendees updated with Ray showing as Tom's + 1 for the moment.
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Post by Axel P » 10:05 Wed 28 Oct 2009

Booked the hotel, booked the flight, so I have a GO and please put me in.

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Post by AHB » 15:54 Sat 31 Oct 2009

12 people have now confirmed, with Jeff+1 and 2 potential guests from elsewhere making up 4 potential applicants for the last 2 places at the table.
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Post by Cookie » 01:20 Fri 06 Nov 2009

I thought I had confirmed already but....I'm in!!
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Post by AHB » 09:20 Fri 06 Nov 2009

Cookie wrote:I thought I had confirmed already but....I'm in!!
I believe that you are Tom's +1

I hope so as I have just had confirmation from another couple - which means the table is full with 14 people.
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Post by Axel P » 20:51 Mon 09 Nov 2009

Booked a flight, booked a hotelroom and booked a port. Everything arranged and I will be there.

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Post by g-man » 23:20 Mon 09 Nov 2009

AHB wrote:
Cookie wrote:I thought I had confirmed already but....I'm in!!
I believe that you are Tom's +1

I hope so as I have just had confirmation from another couple - which means the table is full with 14 people.
I apologize with the delay in alot of plans that involves the wife as we've been busy with steph's situation,

I'll let you guys know by end of week!
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Post by RonnieRoots » 20:28 Tue 10 Nov 2009

There are many things that I like about living in Oman. Being able to sit outside at nearly midnight reading this post is just one of them. But there are a couple of things that are not so great. And not being able to attend the TPF Christmas offline is certainly one of the things I dread most.

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Post by AHB » 00:01 Wed 11 Nov 2009

RonnieRoots wrote:There are many things that I like about living in Oman. Being able to sit outside at nearly midnight reading this post is just one of them. But there are a couple of things that are not so great. And not being able to attend the TPF Christmas offline is certainly one of the things I dread most.
Don't worry, we'll be sure to tell you all about it. Only 36 more days to wait. I have my bottle chosen already - heavy and uneven glass, no marking on the capsule or any sign of a label. Absolutely no idea what it is, I just hope it's port!
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Post by Axel P » 11:17 Wed 11 Nov 2009

Ronnie,

I got my bottle chosen as well and will drink my part of this to your health. Enjoy the weather there and enjoy the Port afterwards.

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Post by g-man » 04:17 Thu 19 Nov 2009

steph and i are going to stand aside on this tasting unfortunately as awesome as it sounds =(
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Post by AHB » 09:04 Thu 19 Nov 2009

Jeff - pity you can't make it, but hopefully we'll get the chance to welcome you and Steph to the UK sometime soon.

At the 1966 v 1967 tasting last week someone mentioned to me that they would like to adopt a bottle from me. Whoever it was, please drop me a PM as my memory is a little hazy.
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Post by uncle tom » 16:36 Sat 21 Nov 2009

I have short-listed several suitable candidates for the event.

Anyone needing to adopt, please PM me..

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:16 Sun 22 Nov 2009

AHB wrote:At the 1966 v 1967 tasting last week someone mentioned to me that they would like to adopt a bottle from me. Whoever it was, please drop me a PM as my memory is a little hazy.
That was me. Thank you Tom, but Alex got there first.

I’m bringing a bottle about which I will know nothing except what Alex has decided to charge me for it.

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Post by KillerB » 14:06 Mon 23 Nov 2009

I've just received the bottle that I'm going to bring - something a little different. I won't say what it is, I think I will leave it up to a guessing game.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by DRT » 16:55 Mon 23 Nov 2009

KillerB wrote:I've just received the bottle that I'm going to bring - something a little different. I won't say what it is, I think I will leave it up to a guessing game.
Is it a bottle of HP sauce?
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