27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

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27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RonnieRoots » 07:20 Mon 22 Aug 2011

StevieCage and I will be in London from 24 to 28 October. It would be great to meet some old friends again and meet some new people. The evening of 25 or 27 Ocotber are best for us.

I would propose a nice informal gathering: no placemats or themes, just a couple of bottles of good port and good company. :)

Anyone interested?
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25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby benread » 07:54 Mon 22 Aug 2011

You have proposed a theme - good vintage port! One that will prove very popular I am sure.

Childcare arrangements make most informal gatherings a last minute thing for me but will follow plans in the hope I can join you both.

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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RonnieRoots » 09:04 Mon 22 Aug 2011

benread wrote:You have proposed a theme - good vintage port!

Darn, next thing you know Julian will have made the placemats... :wink:
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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby AHB » 19:47 Tue 23 Aug 2011

Currently, my diary would allow me to make either date.
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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby DRT » 20:01 Tue 23 Aug 2011

AHB wrote:Currently, my diary would allow me to make either date.
And mine.
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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RonnieRoots » 06:19 Thu 25 Aug 2011

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:Currently, my diary would allow me to make either date.
And mine.
Great! I'll keep the dates open for the time being, perhaps others are bound to one of the two.
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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby jdaw1 » 12:35 Wed 31 Aug 2011

Placemats are meant to be a help, not a punishment. If they are not wanted they will not be provided.

Nonetheless, I might be able to attend, but not sufficiently certainly that it is yet worth adding my name to the placemats.
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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RAYC » 21:51 Wed 31 Aug 2011

I am currently free both dates and would love to join
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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby JacobH » 14:53 Fri 02 Sep 2011

I’m not sure what my work commitments will be like in October, but I’ll try to drop by for at least a glass of Port since it would be great to finally meet you both.
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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RonnieRoots » 07:05 Tue 06 Sep 2011

jdaw1 wrote:Placemats are meant to be a help, not a punishment. If they are not wanted they will not be provided.

Nonetheless, I might be able to attend, but not sufficiently certainly that it is yet worth adding my name to the placemats.
Would be great to see you again Julian.

I understand the value of the placemats, it's just that I find it slightly discouraging to have a large amount of glasses in front of me. Makes it seem like work. I prefer one (maybe two) glasses, relaxed tasting and casual conversation.

A provisional list of attendees:

1. RonnieRoots
2. StevieCage
3. KillerB (by e-mail)
4. AHB
5. DRT
6. RAYC
7. JacobH

Maybe / partly:
1. Ben Read
2. jdaw1

I already have a nice bottle in mind to bring. Looking forward to it! :)
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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby jdaw1 » 07:29 Tue 06 Sep 2011

RonnieRoots wrote:I find it slightly discouraging to have a large amount of glasses in front of me. Makes it seem like work.
Very strange. I am encouraged by a large number of glasses, as it makes it seem like more pleasure.

Have you seen the planning for this year’s Unknown Shipper at the Bell, and in particular the few-glasses placemats?
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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby jdaw1 » 12:48 Tue 20 Sep 2011

If Thursday, I am unlikely to be anything like punctual. If Tuesday, my expected time of arrival would be sooner.
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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RAYC » 18:29 Sat 24 Sep 2011

This might be a controversial suggestion, but is there any desire to kick this tasting off with a couple of wines? (as was done in the TPF Offline #1)
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Re: 25 or 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby AHB » 22:41 Sat 24 Sep 2011

My plans have now changed. I will be unable to make Tuesday 25th at all.

I am still able to make it into London on Thursday 27th.
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Re: 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RonnieRoots » 19:51 Sun 25 Sep 2011

Alright, let's do the 27th, the rationale being that a late show (jdaw) is better than a no show (AHB).

I have no objections at all to starting with a couple of wines, I like variety. :) But I'm happy to go with what the others prefer.
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Re: 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby jdaw1 » 20:48 Sun 25 Sep 2011

RonnieRoots wrote:Alright, let's do the 27th, the rationale being that a late show (jdaw) is better than a no show (AHB).
I agree with the reasoning.
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Re: 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby StevieCage » 18:57 Wed 12 Oct 2011

Looking forward to a London offline! :)
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Re: 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby JacobH » 11:10 Sat 15 Oct 2011

Having had a couple of weeks in the next job, I think I should be able to drop by for some of this at least, so I can be upgraded to the provisional list?
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Re: 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RonnieRoots » 14:43 Sat 15 Oct 2011

JacobH wrote:Having had a couple of weeks in the next job, I think I should be able to drop by for some of this at least, so I can be upgraded to the provisional list?

Great, done!
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Re: 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RAYC » 20:20 Mon 17 Oct 2011

Narrowed my selection down to a few bottles - will see what takes my fancy the night before!

Time: 6.00 - 6.30ish...?

Location: TCP? Steak Exchange? Is one booked? I am happy to do booking admin.

If TCP, steak orders? Good on the bone rib-eye is available on request, but we should order this week. I will take one.
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Re: 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RonnieRoots » 06:58 Tue 18 Oct 2011

I have a pretty bottle in mind as well. :)

Let's do 6.30, that will make it a bit easier for Stevie and me to be in time. I always like TCP, so if you want to book, that's much appreciated. No steak order needed for me, I will just see what they have on the menu.

Looking forward to it!
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Re: 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby AHB » 22:39 Tue 18 Oct 2011

I'd like a special order rib eye too please
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Re: 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RAYC » 08:35 Wed 19 Oct 2011

Booked.

I have also ordered 4 rib-eye specials. We can get more if needed.
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Re: 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby RAYC » 10:56 Wed 19 Oct 2011

RonnieRoots wrote: No steak order needed for me, I will just see what they have on the menu.



Link to menu...just in case!
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Re: 27 October 2011 ”“ London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots

Postby AHB » 22:13 Wed 19 Oct 2011

I have a meeting in North London starting at 3pm. I should be able to make it down to TCP in time - but if I am late it will only be because I am relying on London Transport.
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