London - Tuesday 26 February

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London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by RonnieRoots » 13:20 Sat 19 Jan 2013

Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Location: The Bung Hole, London
Theme: Bring a bottle of Vintage Port wrapped in foil to share with RonnieRoots

Attendees:
  1. RonnieRoots;
  2. AHB;
  3. DRT;
  4. JDAW;
  5. RAYC.
Anyone else want to join us?

Original post:
I will be in London from 24 Feb until 2 March, any chance of an offline in that period? Looking forward to seeing you all again!

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Re: London - Last week of February

Post by DRT » 03:18 Sun 20 Jan 2013

RonnieRoots wrote:I will be in London from 24 Feb until 2 March, any chance of an offline in that period? Looking forward to seeing you all again!
It is highly likely we can accommodate that request. Watch this space.
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Re: London - Last week of February

Post by RonnieRoots » 10:37 Mon 21 Jan 2013

Watching. :)

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Re: London - Last week of February

Post by DRT » 01:15 Tue 22 Jan 2013

Suggested theme is "Bring a Vintage Port to share with Ronald".

Venue = The Bunghole

Usual suspects please pick a date...

I can do any day from Monday to Thursday.
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Re: London - Last week of February

Post by RAYC » 02:10 Tue 22 Jan 2013

DRT wrote:Suggested theme is "Bring a Vintage Port to share with Ronald".
How about a 35 horizontal to commemorate Winner?!
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Re: London - Last week of February

Post by DRT » 02:22 Tue 22 Jan 2013

RAYC wrote:
DRT wrote:Suggested theme is "Bring a Vintage Port to share with Ronald".
How about a 35 horizontal to commemorate Winner?!
Only if we can have an oyster starter and steak tartare for main course.
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Re: London - Last week of February

Post by RAYC » 02:43 Tue 22 Jan 2013

DRT wrote:
RAYC wrote:
DRT wrote:Suggested theme is "Bring a Vintage Port to share with Ronald".
How about a 35 horizontal to commemorate Winner?!
Only if we can have an oyster starter and steak tartare for main course.
Very good!
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Re: London - Last week of February

Post by AHB » 14:59 Tue 22 Jan 2013

I can do Monday to Thursday.

I choose Tuesday unless anyone else objects.

We'll let Ronnie choose between themes - I vote for the "bring a vintage port to share with Ronnie" theme since I am short of '35s at the moment.
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Re: London - Last week of February

Post by RonnieRoots » 08:05 Sun 27 Jan 2013

Tuesday works well for me.
My stash of 35s is also pretty much depleted, so I'm happy to go for "bring a bottle to share..." :-)

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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by DRT » 09:43 Sun 27 Jan 2013

First post edited.

Anyone want to join us?
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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by jdaw1 » 16:30 Sun 27 Jan 2013

I’m in, probably. Placemats to follow.

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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by DRT » 21:26 Tue 29 Jan 2013

First post edited.
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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by RonnieRoots » 06:34 Wed 30 Jan 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Permission granted.
Wonderful! :)
I even have a bottle in mind to bring with me. Looking forward to it.

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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by jdaw1 » 00:08 Sun 10 Feb 2013

First draft of placemats.
  • Please confirm that Ronnie = RMW.
  • And please confirm that he is left-handed.

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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by RonnieRoots » 11:04 Sun 10 Feb 2013

jdaw1 wrote:First draft of placemats.
  • Please confirm that Ronnie = RMW.
  • And please confirm that he is left-handed.
Both confirmed.

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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by jdaw1 » 12:12 Sun 10 Feb 2013

Location has been given as The Bung Hole (57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel 020 7831 8365). Has anybody booked?

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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by DRT » 12:41 Sun 10 Feb 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Location has been given as The Bung Hole (57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel 020 7831 8365). Has anybody booked?
Not me.
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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by AHB » 20:29 Mon 11 Feb 2013

I will book the venue.

However, I request that we relocate our meeting on Feb 26. After Helen had advised us that TBH could not accommodate us on Feb 15, I booked a table at Davy's at Canary Wharf, which is managed by Ian Wright - the former manager of The Crusting Pipe back in the days when it welcomed regulars and was run by a man who loved his port.

Helen then called me late this afternoon to say that she had been able to juggle things around, call in a favour and freed up the private room for our use on Feb 15th.

A little embarrased by the lengths that Helen must have gone to to help us out, I would like to accept her offer of the room on the 15th but also want to be fair to Ian.

So, I would like to suggest that on Feb 15th we meet at the Bung Hole and on Feb 26 we meet at Davy's at Canary Wharf.

Any objections?
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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by DRT » 20:33 Mon 11 Feb 2013

None from me.

15th Feb is also Jack's last night at TBH, which might explain their keenness to host us that night.
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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by jdaw1 » 21:51 Mon 11 Feb 2013

No objection from me.

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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by AHB » 00:21 Tue 12 Feb 2013

DRT wrote:None from me.

15th Feb is also Jack's last night at TBH, which might explain their keenness to host us that night.
That I did not realise!

Do we know where he's going?
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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by DRT » 00:34 Tue 12 Feb 2013

I emailed him earlier today to ask but he hasn't responded yet. Will let you know. I think it is an intra-Davy's move, so might be in our favour.
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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:46 Tue 12 Feb 2013

Fine with me as well. Looks like it is even closer to my hotel, so only for the better. :D

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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:47 Tue 12 Feb 2013

Oh, and Alex, thanks for making the booking!

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