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Uriel
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We're packed, althoguh I don't know where the two small children will fit in the car. All things being well we should be off around 8.30 tomorrow morning and at the site roughly 10am. Which should mean we actually get onto the site around midday!

Cheers,

Uriel.

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Horatio Harumph
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very random request, but ipod earphones, anyone got any spares ones they dont use, or got given extra ?

i cannot believe i just did this, but I just hoovered mine up, have had to cut them to get them out of the hoover wheel thingy, and they have been completed disintegrated ...

however I rely on my ipod at GB to sleep, and for other times when I just need to go away from the world.

I will have to buy some in the morning somehow, somewhere if I cant find anyone with any ...

(i am willing to buy them from you by the way)

anyway, i know its rather late in the day, but pm me if you can help!

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Ooooh, unlucky. Wish I could help, Lookin.

Guess I'd better get to bed, but Mum - I'm too excited! Mebbe see some of you strangers there.

Have fun.

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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by Lookin:
very random request, but ipod earphones, anyone got any spares ones they dont use, or got given extra ?

You should be able to get some at Tesco's in the morning.

Auntie Doris x

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dolphy

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Weather report from Chelters.

8:30am, the sun is out, the sky is blue...

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peterson toscano
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quote:
Originally posted by dolphy:
Weather report from Chelters.

8:30am, the sun is out, the sky is blue...

yummy! I'm breaking out the shorts and flip flops.

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Sitting here in my dressing gown with a bowl of cereal & a mug of tea.
Still not really packed. [Roll Eyes]

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Atlanta
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I,m ready for the off, just a shame that QM has to work this morning, we hope to be arriving around 3pm see you all then!!!!!!!!!! [Yipee]

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quote:
Originally posted by Atlanta:
I,m ready for the off, just a shame that QM has to work this morning, we hope to be arriving around 3pm see you all then!!!!!!!!!! [Yipee]

I've got to work all day. Thankfully, I've enough flexihours that all day finishes at 4pm. I think I'm packed so we can leave when my parents come to pick me up as they've helpfully decided to visit my Nain (grandmother) in Cheltenham this weekened.

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Well we're about to leave with our weekend bags and picnic. So little packing to do when you're staying in a nice comfortable B&B. [Snigger]

See you on the steps behind the Winged Ox at 6.

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Paul W.

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Right, think I've got everything (apart from a bit of food I'm going to pick up enroute). Just about to set off, so look out for me wandering round the campsite lost in a few hours.

Paul W

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ken
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If we manage to drag our far-too-heavy bags out of the door to the bus-stop in the next half-hour we ought to be there

May I just say I hate the way railway tickets are for particular trains these days? (or else cost thousands of wonga). So we are supposed to get the 13:48 from Paddington (London's most remote and hard-to-get-to central railway station) and if we miss it another ticket would cost about 35 quid each [Frown]

Far too much pressure for a morning!

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dolphy

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You will be delighted to know that the long weekend forecast is hot, hot, hot!

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peterson toscano
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quote:
Originally posted by dolphy:
You will be delighted to know that the long weekend forecast is hot, hot, hot!

yummy, yummy, yummy

I have arrived in Cheltenham a few minutes ago and a sour stench fills the place. Sort of a gone-off milk odor. Apparently it has hovered for days. We need a mighty wind to rush through and clear that mess out before me add our own stench to it.

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Carys

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quote:
Originally posted by ken:
If we manage to drag our far-too-heavy bags out of the door to the bus-stop in the next half-hour we ought to be there

May I just say I hate the way railway tickets are for particular trains these days? (or else cost thousands of wonga). So we are supposed to get the 13:48 from Paddington (London's most remote and hard-to-get-to central railway station) and if we miss it another ticket would cost about 35 quid each [Frown]

Far too much pressure for a morning!

I hate that too and usually stump up for the savers. One trick is to check costs of individual legs (London-Didcot, Didcot to Cheltenham* for example) because buying separate tickets for those legs can be cheaper. This used only to be true on CDRs (so only of use for day trips) but they seem to be falling together with Savers and so longer trips are possible. Too late for this time I'm afraid.

*For Cardiff it is Cardiff-Swindon, Swindon-Didcot, Didcot Travelcard (with Network Card). The one downside is that the train has to stop in the stations you have tickets to and not all Cardiff trains stop at Didcot so sometimes one has to change at Swindon). Actually that means for you it might be Cheltenham Swindon, Swindon Didcot.

Carys

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quote:
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Auntie Doris, I know this virgin you are
bringing

Zounds! You *are* on the ship! Welcome! Have a blast at GB.
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dolphy

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quote:
Originally posted by peterson toscano:
I have arrived in Cheltenham a few minutes ago and a sour stench fills the place.

Sorry, I had a curry last night!

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sophs

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Shipmeet is happening!!!

Currently present are sophs, aj, emma, auntie doris, gerroff, apothecury, starbelly and a number of others.

All saying hello to igeek!

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Have fun everyone!
Every year I keep meaning to go & every year I fail!
Next year I want to be reminded when tickets come out & when to book early for non-tent accommodation!

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aj

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Just back at our digs in Cheltenham after the first evening of G07. Enjoyed Over the Rhine (FANTASTIC DRUMMER), Billy Bragg, and listened a while to Graham Maule (I think) singing unaccompanied in the Iona tent. Marvellous!

Off tomorrow for more...

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peterson toscano
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whoa whoa! It is wonderful and especially nice knowing more people this year. Nice to attend the gathering and get to know more folks. Fortunately that nasty smell (be it re-released curry or whatever) cannot be detected on the grounds. Phew!

PERFECT weather today.
Okay, must got to bed so that I can enjoy.

Oh, and I saw the Greenbelt virgins. They seem to be holding up okay fortified with organic beer.

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quote:
Originally posted by peterson toscano:
Fortunately that nasty smell (be it re-released curry or whatever) cannot be detected on the grounds. Phew!

So glad to hear you're sympathetic to the people affected by the floods.

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Hello you lot at Greenbelt... this is the first year I've missed in a long time! [Frown] (The joys of moving house - at least got t'internet sorted at last!). Have a brilliant time... just about to read back and see how many of you have already wandered through the Tank!

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aj

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We went to some dodgy show featuring an American former homo or something or another.

Er... [Smile]

Great show, Peterson - we'll try and get your second gig on Sunday. Welcome to the Ship, too. I wish I'd stayed longer in the pub on Friday and chatted.

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peterson toscano
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Thanks aj, oh, and there is more beer to be had for chatting (although they ran out of ale before I got to the Organic Beer Tent and had to settle for lager)

[ 25. August 2007, 23:11: Message edited by: peterson toscano ]

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Ju7ia
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I want to go! Somebody please take me too! [Waterworks]

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dolphy

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quote:
Originally posted by aj:
We went to some dodgy show featuring an American former homo or something or another.

I thought this was a Christian Festival!.

I hope that you are enjoying the sunshine, the beer, the tea, and all the events.

It looks better than last year, from the other side of the fences!

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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by peterson toscano:
Thanks aj, oh, and there is more beer to be had for chatting (although they ran out of ale before I got to the Organic Beer Tent and had to settle for lager)

I would also like to point out that I fully blame Peterson for the fact that I was so wankered last night. I mean, you all know that I barely drink... so it couldn't possibly be my fault. Also, I have a pretty husky voice this morning after Yangtze and I went to Beer and Hymns.

I am having a lovely time... although the toilets smell like shit (ha, ha!)and I don't really want to go home. Not sure my liver coud stand much longer than a weekend at GB though!!

Auntie Doris x

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Carys

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I'm home. Sorry I didn't see more shipmates. I met Tubifex Maximus to get the ticket (thanks again for that) and that was about it. Well, I bumped into Manda but mentally I count her as Cardiff not ship. Met Ophthalamous (or whatever his name is these days) via SPEAK people (well Winklet with whom I'm camping -- but she's a Cambridge person to me). I saw JonMy today to which was nice. Claire walked past me at one point but I didn't see other shipmates I knew which was a shame but I was trying not to be manically busy this year. I met all sorts of random people otherwise just not ship ones.

It was a good festival. I'm very glad I went though I just want to sleep now.

Carys

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Emma Louise

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We're back [Smile]

..... need sleep.....zzzzz

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Manda
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Back [Smile]


Peterson Toscano is on the ship? And you were drinking with him? How damn cool is that.

Dude, your show was great. Only managed to get to the last one because I was on a stall, but it was awesome.

Definitely worth staying a bit late to catch Duke Special as well I reckon.

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dolphy

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Great, it's over.
Next Sunday we can go to the car boot!

Seriously, it looked great from the other side of the fences.

The pictures in the local paper are wonderful.

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Well, that was kind of cool. When's the next one?

The stitches have come out ok as well.

Oh, and thanks for the tip about the cd shop, mr toscano, they were happy to take them when we turned up on Friday.

One of the highlights was wandering into the YMCA tent in the middle of a performance of Return to the Forbidden Planet on Monday. I love that show.

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peterson toscano
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manda, thanks! I had no idea how the show would turn out at Centaur seeing it is an insanely huge and impersonal venue and the performance was only announced on Sunday and by word of mouth. But, hey, it all worked out. (Oh, and Auntie Doris and I knocked a few more back last night--she drinks like fish! [Big Grin] )

I LOVED the show by DFG last night. One of my highlights.

[ 28. August 2007, 14:10: Message edited by: peterson toscano ]

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Emma Louise

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I suspected you would like dfg [Smile] We had to leave before them though and they have alwasy been a highlight of my GB. Was it **really** their last one?
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Paul W.

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Back now. Not my best Greenbelt ever, but it wasn't too bad, met some nice people. Shame I never made it to the circus, but the queues were crazy for that, and for some other things I wanted to see.

I'm surprised no-one has started the 2008 thread yet. [Big Grin]

Speaking of which, I'm thinking about raising money for charity by doing a Sponsored Teetotal Greenbelt next year. I suspect it would be good for me too...

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Paul, I love that idea! I bet you'd raise tons! [Big Grin]

Emma, I thought the dfg gig a couple of years ago was going to be their last too - they're probably just turning into Status Quo now they're getting older (now there's a thought).

This was a great GB for me, I really enjoyed myself. Highlights include the Visions Trance Mass on Friday night, and Kando Bongo Man on Saturday. And beer and hymns of course - brilliant stuff! Also I had lots of chances to meet great and random people, and relax and breathe and generally not be a headless chicken.

I was very sad not to get to any of Peterson's shows. The queues were just so long, the venues were shut before we were anywhere near the front. Sigh - next year!

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Paul W.

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Oh yeah, Beer'n'Hymns, that was fantastic. I took a few video clips of it, think I'm going to edit them together and stick them on Youtube if they look ok. I'll post a link when I do.

Might have to be Lemonade'n'Hymns for me next year though. Doesn't have quite the same ring to it. Maybe I'll set up a Good Little Evangelical version elsewhere at GB: SoftDrinks'n'Choruses

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quote:
Originally posted by Paul W.:
Back now. Not my best Greenbelt ever, but it wasn't too bad, met some nice people.

Likewise! For a number of reasons.

But I did have a fab time when I got back from dropping Alien home on Monday afternoon - caught up with a people, chatted lots and saw Duke Special and dfg.

Very limited number of photos here.

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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by peterson toscano:
Oh, and Auntie Doris and I knocked a few more back last night--she drinks like fish! [Big Grin]

Not. My. Fault. We did indeed have a few more drinks - and very nice they were too. Manda, I knew Peterson before he finally set sail with the ship... he makes me drink. It's all good. Peterson... maybe you should do a private performance for Ship people somewhere. I am thinking a bar venue might be the way to go!!

I am finally home and I am absolutely knackered. Paul I am not sure you would make it through a whole Greenbelt without booze... I am willing to watch from the sidelines though... with a pint of organic lager in my hand [Big Grin]

Pictures to follow when I have put everything away.

Auntie Doris x

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Jack the Lass

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I've put a few photos on flickr too here, though stupidly I forgot to take pictures at both the ship do and the wibsite do. You may recognise a couple of beer 'n' hymners though, and though I hadn't noticed him at the time Ken is grinning straight at me in the crowd at the Iona Big Sing.

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Tubifex Maximus
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Many thanks to all shipmates who helped to make this Greenbelt my best yet. Alan and Flausa really are as nice in real life as they seem on the ship. It's always nice to see words become flesh, and especially to meet Dave the Bass; it turns out we were at Uni together.

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iGeek

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quote:
Originally posted by sophs:
All saying hello to igeek!

Awwww! Thanks for the warm and fuzzies.

Next year in Cheltenham!

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Flausa

Mad Woman
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Well, we are unexpectedly home safe and sound. We had smooth driving and the boy travelled really well, so we just decided to get ourselves back to our own beds and shower (whoo hoo).

Rather enjoyed this GB in a way I hadn't expected, as I'd anticipated having the wee wan would be more of a challenge. I'm actually feeling fairly well-rested and relaxed (which may or may not have something to do with our lovely new airbed).

peterson, the homo nomo was definitely the highlight of my weekend, with the comedian from Malawi coming in a close second. Your respective uses of humour to deal with significant struggles was powerful and moving, and I appreciated your respect for your audience in allowing us to fill-in-the-gaps at key moments (Chad's story of his brother is still gripping me - gah). I'll keep myself from rambling on by just saying thanks.

Lowlight is a toss-up between the minging loos and Christafari doing a 15-minute altar call in a 30 minute song set. Both left me feeling rather nauseous.

Good to catch up with old Shippies and to get to know a couple new (to me) ones as well.

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Flausa

Mad Woman
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quote:
Originally posted by Tubifex Maximus:
Alan and Flausa really are as nice in real life as they seem on the ship.

Thank you for that. We quite enjoyed your company as well. In fact, I admit I had some tears in my eyes as I dashed to deliver your mug to you in the car this morning. Looking forward to hearing more from you on the Ship!
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Persephone Hazard

Ship's Wench
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We got home at about four. I've had a lovely bath and Ken's in there now - I've unpacked and started sorting the washing, too! See my halo, see it shine.

For all there have been fun times this weekend, I must say I'm really rather glad to be home. Next Year In Pittville.

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Nats
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So sorry to all of you that I never managed to meet up with - come to think of it I didn't see most of the folks I was camping with that much! Such is life with 2 under 4's I think! But it was nice to meet Pânts (hey I got the accent!) and Karl... Maybe I'll meet more of you next time. We plan at the moment to be there 2008, but my family are in Japan and we also want to go there in the summer for various reasons so may not make it so haven't bought tickets yet. Children didn't appreciate Duke Special or Delirious (we took them in the end [Big Grin] ) and I'm not sure the child minder appreciated the children today ( [Razz] ) but all in all a good Greenbelt. Loved Messy Space, wanted to get to beer and hymns and didn't, ditto circus, and could have done hearing more music but a good time none the less.

Karl - have you got an email address for the lovely lady who did my henna for me? Would like to mail her! Thanks. PM me for mine to pass it to her if she would prefer it that way round.

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Auntie Doris

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Hello people... here are my pictures [Smile]

Auntie Doris x

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Esmeralda

Ship's token UK Mennonite
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quote:
Originally posted by peterson toscano:
manda, thanks! I had no idea how the show would turn out at Centaur seeing it is an insanely huge and impersonal venue and the performance was only announced on Sunday and by word of mouth. But, hey, it all worked out. (Oh, and Auntie Doris and I knocked a few more back last night--she drinks like fish! [Big Grin] )

I LOVED the show by DFG last night. One of my highlights.

I missed dfg but your show was my highlight, Peterson. Along with the gorgeous necklace I bought and the reflexology, of course...

Persephone, 'next year in Pittville' really ought to replace 'next year in Jerusalem' as the closing line of a Greenbelt Passover seder. Was good to see the new blond you. Along with, at various times, mummyfrances and liopleurodon, geroff and Apothecary, and probably other shipmates I've forgotten about. Sorry not to see Simon or Emma.

[ 28. August 2007, 19:39: Message edited by: Esmeralda ]

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Esmeralda

Ship's token UK Mennonite
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quote:
Originally posted by sophs:
Shipmeet is happening!!!

Currently present are sophs, aj, emma, auntie doris, gerroff, apothecury, starbelly and a number of others.

All saying hello to igeek!

Where did it happen in the end? Because when I arrived (admittedly about 2 hours late) the bar wasn't letting people take drinks out on the steps, and I couldn't recognize any shipmates or identify a group which might have been shipmates.

Sophs, I saw you briefly flitting past a seminar I was in but didn't manage to catch you. My son was keen to phone you as he found he had your number in his phone, but we discouraged him from bothering you.

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