Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

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Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by DRT » 21:37 Fri 09 Mar 2012

Cynthia contacted me this evening to let me know she will be in London on Monday evening. We are meeting for dinner and anyone here is welcome to join us.

I would suggest The Obvious Place at 18:30. Theme = Bring a bottle to share with Cynthia.

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[From here on are edits to first post]

Venue: The Obvious Place (The Bung Hole, Bung Hole or The Bunghole).

Time: 18:30 but RLC will arrive two hours early and be available for beer in the pub across the road.

Theme: Bring a bottle of Port to share with Cynthia. To be served blind.

Attendees:
  • Cynthia
  • DRT
  • RLC
  • BMHR
  • AHB (Arriving at 7ish)
  • JDAW (late)
  • RAYC (late)
  • CMAG ("Will see what I can do. Should be able to make it.")
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by benread » 21:59 Fri 09 Mar 2012

Being a Monday, it is possible! Time to get my negotiating skills fine tuned....
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by DRT » 22:26 Fri 09 Mar 2012

benread wrote:Being a Monday, it is possible! Time to get my negotiating skills fine tuned....
Best of luck!
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by Cookie » 23:27 Fri 09 Mar 2012

I shall be available for this...it will be great to see Cynthia again.
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by DRT » 23:31 Fri 09 Mar 2012

Cookie wrote:I shall be available for this...it will be great to see Cynthia again.
Splendid.

Incidentally, I picked-up you voice mail from last Wednesday when I got home this evening. I am sorry to report that I will be unable to meet you in London last Wednesday :oops:
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by RAYC » 23:34 Fri 09 Mar 2012

If this is at the Bunghole, i will be able to make it down for at least a couple of hours.
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by Glenn E. » 23:35 Fri 09 Mar 2012

benread wrote:Being a Monday, it is possible! Time to get my negotiating skills fine tuned....
Advise: while negotiating, avoid mentioning that a beautiful woman wants to get you drunk on Port.
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by jdaw1 » 23:55 Fri 09 Mar 2012

Probably, but late. Happy to make placemats, but it shouldn’t be me who prints.

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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by DRT » 00:01 Sat 10 Mar 2012

Notes:

RAYC will be there for at least part of the time.
BMHR advised by Glenn E not to mention beautiful women when asking for wifely permission. (presumably not limited to this thread)
JDAW will be there late and will make but cannot print placemats.

First post updated.
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by Cynthia J » 06:35 Sat 10 Mar 2012

You guys are the best, I can't wait to see all of you! And this time I wil not be empty handed, though I will let Derek judge the state of the bottles and whether they should be opened or held for future tastings after a no doubt traumatic trip in my luggage. Have a great weekend, but go gently on the livers in anticipation of Monday night. Beijinhos!

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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by Cookie » 12:50 Sat 10 Mar 2012

Time: 18:30 but RLC will arrive two hours early and be available for beer in the pub across the road.


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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by jdaw1 » 14:12 Sat 10 Mar 2012

Is it to be blind or not?
• If not, a particular type of extra information will be needed.
• If blind, how many copies of each name will be needed? (JDAW, just one.)

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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by DRT » 14:39 Sat 10 Mar 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Is it to be blind or not?
• If not, a particular type of extra information will be needed.
• If blind, how many copies of each name will be needed? (JDAW, just one.)
Blind, one per person plus a spare. Thanks.
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by benread » 15:05 Sat 10 Mar 2012

DRT wrote:BMHR (depending on wife not finding out about beautiful women)
She is aware it is another woman I am meeting, but permission still granted!

Now what to bring...
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by AHB » 18:56 Sat 10 Mar 2012

I'm probably in. Please prepare tasting mats on the assumption that I am, although I will be travelling in from Bracknell after work so will be unlikely to arrive until 7ish.
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by DRT » 19:02 Sat 10 Mar 2012

AHB wrote:I'm probably in. Please prepare tasting mats on the assumption that I am, although I will be travelling in from Bracknell after work so will be unlikely to arrive until 7ish.
:D First post updated.
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by jdaw1 » 21:11 Sun 11 Mar 2012

First draft of the placemats.

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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by AHB » 21:37 Sun 11 Mar 2012

Who will be printing?
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by jdaw1 » 21:45 Sun 11 Mar 2012

I might or might not be able to do so.

That is, of course, imperfectly helpful.

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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by DRT » 21:47 Sun 11 Mar 2012

AHB wrote:Who will be printing?
I can't.
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by AHB » 23:13 Sun 11 Mar 2012

I could, but will be arriving late so this might not be the best option.
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by Cookie » 23:50 Sun 11 Mar 2012

I will print...placemats will be available for inspection 2 hours before the start time at the pub across the road :lol:
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by JacobH » 08:19 Mon 12 Mar 2012

Have a great time tonight. Wish I could join but I'm afraid I'm stuck out in the West Midlands.
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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by RAYC » 10:35 Mon 12 Mar 2012

A disaster - my attendance is not likely this evening.

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Re: Cynthia's in town, what to do? (Mon 12 Mar 12)

Post by jdaw1 » 10:40 Mon 12 Mar 2012

RAYC wrote:A disaster - my attendance is not likely this evening.
Typically that means that you will be verfy late, but will be there. I’ll keep your initials on the placemat.

Any sign of Cynthia’s middle letters?

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