A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

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A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by DRT » 00:55 Thu 05 Jan 2012

Location: The Bunghole, 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT

Theme: Bring a bottle of port to share with friends.

jdaw1 and DRT (and perhaps another) will be at The Bunghole on the evening of Tuesday 10 January 2012.

Please post here if you would like to join us.
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by RAYC » 01:12 Thu 05 Jan 2012

As well as the 9th...?
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Post by RAYC » 01:13 Thu 05 Jan 2012

I hope to be there.
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by DRT » 01:41 Thu 05 Jan 2012

RAYC wrote:As well as the 9th...?
Do you mean the 16th?
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by RAYC » 02:32 Thu 05 Jan 2012

DRT wrote:
RAYC wrote:As well as the 9th...?
Do you mean the 16th?
No. Monday 9th (which, i admit, may not yet be official :lol: )
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by AHB » 21:22 Thu 05 Jan 2012

My meetings in London next week have moved - I'll be in London on Wednesday now, not Monday (or Tuesday). Guess I'll miss out and have to wait until 16th.
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 22:33 Thu 05 Jan 2012

If we are two to four, we will have the small room, which has been booked with Ben. If we are five or more we must call (+44 20 7831 8365), and he might evict those who think that they have the larger room.

Alas table six, which seats six but isn’t in a separate room, was booked by a book club. Apparently they are quite raucous.

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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 22:39 Thu 05 Jan 2012

First draft of the placemats.
  • JDAW, DRT, RAYC;
  • Assumed blind;
  • Is the corks sheet wanted?

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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by DRT » 22:45 Thu 05 Jan 2012

jdaw1 wrote:First draft of the placemats.
  • JDAW, DRT, RAYC;
  • Assumed blind;
  • Is the corks sheet wanted?
Thanks. I am happy with blind and there is no harm in including the cork sheet.
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by RAYC » 23:38 Thu 05 Jan 2012

ditto
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Post by JacobH » 11:41 Sun 08 Jan 2012

I believe I am free on Tuesday evening so would be keen to attend if possible. The only problem is that bringing a bottle is a bit difficult at the moment; might anyone have a spare bottle which I could adopt?
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by DRT » 11:45 Sun 08 Jan 2012

JacobH wrote:I believe I am free on Tuesday evening so would be keen to attend if possible. The only problem is that bringing a bottle is a bit difficult at the moment; might anyone have a spare bottle which I could adopt?
No problem :wink:

Will send you an email with some options.
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by RAYC » 11:59 Sun 08 Jan 2012

I also have a couple of options if needed.

Whilst shopping in London yesterday, i came across an intriguing half bottle that i had not seen before and would like to add as an extra (was due to be drunk last night before i organised an early morning bike ride in the chilterns!)
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 12:43 Sun 08 Jan 2012

Updated draft of the placemats.
  • +JGH;
  • +‟·•Â·”.

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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by RAYC » 12:48 Sun 08 Jan 2012

jdaw1 wrote:If we are two to four, we will have the small room, which has been booked with Ben.
Now that Jacob is attending and we have the mystery potential attendee, are we still likely to be two to four attendees?

If it is touch and go, shall i find a suitable guest to ensure that we have 5?
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 12:57 Sun 08 Jan 2012

This is meant to be a small trial run. I’d rather keep it small. If the mystery possible attendee becomes a non-mystery actual attendee, then matters are forced, but I prefer that they not be.

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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by RAYC » 13:02 Sun 08 Jan 2012

jdaw1 wrote:This is meant to be a small trial run. I’d rather keep it small. If the mystery possible attendee becomes a non-mystery actual attendee, then matters are forced, but I prefer that they not be.
Sounds good
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 21:57 Sun 08 Jan 2012

For those for whom it would be easy, please bring a printout of this page, ideally one from each of several printers.

If possible print on Tuesday, as extra tests might happen on Monday evening.

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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by DRT » 22:02 Sun 08 Jan 2012

RAYC wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:This is meant to be a small trial run. I’d rather keep it small. If the mystery possible attendee becomes a non-mystery actual attendee, then matters are forced, but I prefer that they not be.
Sounds good
Matters have been forced due to an invitation I issued before reading this having now been accepted. The person concerned has asked to bring a friend, who we know.

Can we make this six please?
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:14 Sun 08 Jan 2012

Do the extra people have known initials?

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Post by DRT » 22:19 Sun 08 Jan 2012

CJ and NT, the latter not yet confirmed.
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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 00:20 Mon 09 Jan 2012

Updated draft of the placemats.
  • People:
    • JDAW;
    • RAYC;
    • JGH;
    • DRT;
    • CJ;
    • NT.
  • Glasses:
    • Same as people, and
    • â—Š ;
    • ·•Â·;
    • ♪;
    • |¦|.

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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by RAYC » 00:31 Mon 09 Jan 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Glasses:
Same as people, and
â—Š ;
·•Â·;
♪;
|¦|.
erm...how much port are we drinking....?
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Post by jdaw1 » 07:36 Mon 09 Jan 2012

RAYC wrote:erm...how much port are we drinking....?
Just a little.

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Re: A Trial-run at The Bunghole - 10th Jan 2012

Post by RAYC » 12:57 Mon 09 Jan 2012

jdaw1 wrote:
RAYC wrote:erm...how much port are we drinking....?
Just a little.
ok...well...my first meeting is not until 11.00 i suppose...
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