The Christmas offline 2010

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The Christmas offline 2010

Post by WS1 » 22:10 Mon 10 May 2010

Hi there,

Tom and I met up on Saturday to sort out long outsanding Port deliveries. To mitigate for the stress we had a very nice lunch in the Bell in Wendens Ambo and realised it is about time for starting the discussion with regards to the Christmas offline. Hence this thread and an initial suggestion for a date, the Thursday the 16th of December and as a venue The Bell in Wendens Ambo.

Theme - any objection to a repetition of the traditional "The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends"?

Of course Tom and I are the first to reserve a seat on the table :wink: :lol: :tpf:

confirmed attendees:

uncle Tom
WS1
DRT
Axel P
Chris Doty
AHB
1 special guests
KillerB
Cookie
JacobH
Alex Moffat
RAYC

regards

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by DRT » 22:48 Mon 10 May 2010

I'm in :D

...and the theme for the :tpf: Christmas Off-line is always non-negotiable :wink:
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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by Axel P » 09:40 Tue 11 May 2010

I would like to join you again and I suggest to continue as we did before.

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by Chris Doty » 12:24 Tue 11 May 2010

Game

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by AHB » 21:55 Tue 11 May 2010

I'm in.

Does the fact that Chris is game mean that we can shoot him on August 12?

Can we reserve a couple of spots for guests who would not normally attend our offlines? Last year the fact we did this meant that Rute and Joao were able to join us.
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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by WS1 » 22:22 Tue 11 May 2010

Hi Alex,

fine by me; are 2 places enough?

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by DRT » 22:54 Tue 11 May 2010

AHB wrote:Does the fact that Chris is game mean that we can shoot him on August 12?
Game Shooting Seasons:

Pheasant: Oct 1 - Feb 1
Partridge: Sept 1 - Feb 1
Grouse: Aug 12 - Dec 10
Ptarmigan: Aug 12 - Dec 10
Blackgrouse: Aug 20 - Dec 10
Snipe: Aug 12 - Jan 31
Jack Snipe: protected
Woodcock: Oct 1 - Jan 31
Woodcock (Scotland): Sept 1 - Jan 31
Duck & Goose (inland): Sept 1 - Jan 31
Duck & Goose (below high water mark): Sept 1 - Feb 20
Coot/Moorhen: Sept 1 - Jan 31
Golden Plover: Sept 1 - Jan 31
Curlew: protected
Hare: cannot be sold March to July
Game Americans: 12 August only

Should be OK so long as we don't set the dogs on him first as that is apparently considered to be inhumane.
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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by Chris Doty » 23:13 Tue 11 May 2010

Ahh....so this must be that British humor I've read so much about.

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by jdaw1 » 00:28 Wed 12 May 2010

Chris Doty wrote:Ahh....so this must be that British humor I've read so much about.
! about which I have read so much.

Surely.

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by KillerB » 11:59 Wed 12 May 2010

I'm in
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by Cookie » 15:55 Wed 12 May 2010

Please include me in this one.
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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by WS1 » 20:22 Wed 12 May 2010

updated!

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by AHB » 20:39 Wed 12 May 2010

WS1 wrote:Hi Alex,

fine by me; are 2 places enough?

regards

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I think 2 places is a reasonable balance
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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by RonnieRoots » 21:16 Wed 12 May 2010

Just in case we may make this, can you keep two places open for LadyR and me?

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by WS1 » 21:50 Wed 12 May 2010

Hi Ronnie,

fine by me, will put LadyR and you down. Please advise if it does not work out.

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by benread » 22:25 Wed 12 May 2010

Wolfgang,

Regrettably I think that I am not going to be able to make this year, despite having enjoyed last year so much. I have noted the date in case things change, but please don't reserve a seat for me. :cry:
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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by JacobH » 17:26 Thu 13 May 2010

I have no idea what I am doing in December but if I could be put down on the list, I will do my best to attend.
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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by WS1 » 22:55 Thu 13 May 2010

Hi Jacob,

as ar as I can see this should work :wink: :)

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by uncle tom » 09:32 Fri 04 Jun 2010

Picked up some suitable candidates for the drinking list last night.. :wink:

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by AHB » 17:36 Tue 13 Jul 2010

uncle tom wrote:Picked up some suitable candidates for the drinking list last night.. :wink:
Would that be bottles or participants? :roll:
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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by uncle tom » 17:58 Tue 13 Jul 2010

Bottles.
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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by Axel P » 07:24 Wed 14 Jul 2010

Wolfgang, Tom,

could you please fix a date soon as I need to book flights.

Thanks

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by uncle tom » 10:37 Wed 14 Jul 2010

If everyone is OK with Dec 16th, I'll call The Bell to make the reservation.

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Post by Axel P » 11:07 Wed 14 Jul 2010

Happy!

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Re: The Christmas offline 2010

Post by AHB » 18:52 Wed 14 Jul 2010

16th please. (I've already made arrangements around that date!)
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