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iGeek

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quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
I am hoping to bring a couple of my gorgeous (gay) friends with me this year. They seem to be a bit reluctant to camp though. [Killing me]

When one *is* camp, "doing" it seems rather redundant, don't you think? [Razz]

[Edited to correct code]

[ 13. June 2007, 18:04: Message edited by: Flausa ]

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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by cqg:
quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
I am hoping to bring a couple of my gorgeous (gay) friends with me this year. They seem to be a bit reluctant to camp though. [Killing me]

When one *is* camp, "doing" it seems rather redundant, don't you think? [Razz]
I shall point that out to them. [Snigger]

Auntie Doris x

[Edited to correct code]

[ 13. June 2007, 18:04: Message edited by: Flausa ]

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I hadn't really thought much about GB yet but having just read through this thread, I'm starting to get more and more excited about it. A very good friend of mine from Elsewhere will also be in attendance this year and I am very much looking forward to introducing you all - she and I intend to wreak much havoc over the course of the weekend!

I plan to bring gin with me this time. Beware.

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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by Persephone Hazard:
I plan to bring gin with me this time. Beware.

[Eek!] You mean you didn't have gin with you last time?!!!

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I doubt we'll have car space for me to bring anything - is there any lovely cider available?
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Baileys.

Far nicer.

Who's was it anyway?!

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quote:
Originally posted by DavidthesPecial:
I've been scrabbling around in search of some means of proving I'm all studenty. I hope they'll accept a copy of a letter I found from ucas...

DavidthesPecial, you might want to look here:
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ETA: There is a UCAS place for those students in Gloucestershire, very close to the racecourse, perhaps you might contact them if you are still unsure.

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quote:
Originally posted by DavidthesPecial:
I doubt we'll have car space for me to bring anything - is there any lovely cider available?

A fine organic beer tent with incredibly tasty cider on offer... one of the best innovations of recent years.

I'll be there, hopefully they'll do Beer & Hymns again.

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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by wesleyswig:
I'll be there, hopefully they'll do Beer & Hymns again.

I have it on good authority that they will indeed be there!

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iGeek

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quote:
Originally posted by Pânts:
Baileys.

Far nicer.

Who's was it anyway?!

Duty Free, IIRC.

(Oh, and thanks lovely Flausa for fixing my botched code).

ETA: expression of gratitude.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pânts:
Baileys.

Far nicer.

Who's was it anyway?!

I only remember the milkshake that most people only had little bits off while pants and I had several tumblers cos it was so nice...
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They accepted my ucas thing, thanks for the comments regarding that. And I look forward to singing with cider [Big Grin]

Baileys and meringue and icecream is lovely. Especially since it doesn't look like you're drinking, so those of us with parental supervision are likely to recieve fewer comments!

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I finally got my application e-mail yesterday to be an assistant area manager at Greenbelt.

Are any other Shipmates volunteering for the festival?

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My hubby's torn whether to work in the Tank again, or work for me on Scargill's stall at g:source (I swear they came up with the biggest double entendre making title they could just to spite me!)...
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Is Scargill's stall anything to do with the National Union of Miners? [Confused]
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(One of the current ads at the top is for the Scargill community.)

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I was rather hoping to meet King Arthure himself!
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(BIG sigh...)


eta (and thanks, Pants!)

[ 25. June 2007, 14:08: Message edited by: Bittersweet ]

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iGeek

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Checking the worship lineup, I see an event being sponsored by SoF.

Hmmm.

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Paul W.

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Ah, Simon's doing something on icons again. Cool, I went to a talk he did a year or two ago at GB, it was interesting.

I also note that yet another Shipmate is a contributor this year...

Paul W

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quote:
Originally posted by Paul W.:
Ah, Simon's doing something on icons again. Cool, I went to a talk he did a year or two ago at GB, it was interesting.

I also note that yet another Shipmate is a contributor this year...

Paul W

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On the beer 'n Hymns front I am glad to see they shall be back, though no amount of potent organic toxins will make singing Shine Jesus Shine acceptable... it wasn't funny last time and won't be funny this time [Biased]

Oh and in response to who is doing what I'll be stewarding again on venues this year so do please stand and in line and don't consider sitting in the fire exits.

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quote:
Originally posted by wesleyswig:
On the beer 'n Hymns front I am glad to see they shall be back, though no amount of potent organic toxins will make singing Shine Jesus Shine acceptable... it wasn't funny last time and won't be funny this time [Biased]

Oh I dunno... I nearly wet my knickers... or maybe that was too much beer!

Auntie Doris x

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For a horrible moment it looked today as if I might have to give up GB this year because of work. Albeit work involving going to exotic countries.

But I stuck to my guns that this weekend is sacred and didn't let myself offer to give it up and phew looks like I can go earlier. Does mean I may well be turning up at the campsite straight from the airport though.

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It looked as though I might have a bit of a problem too- all the team is going to Greenbelt this year. Thankfully, someone else from the congregation has volunteered to take the service, [Yipee]

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Auntie Doris

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OK... so surely it is about time to find out who from the Ship is going to camp together....

Auntie Doris x

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Paul W.

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Tom and myself will be camp together. [Big Grin]

Paul W

[ 08. July 2007, 08:28: Message edited by: Paul W. ]

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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by Paul W.:
Tom and myself will be camp together. [Big Grin]

Well that goes with out saying Paul. [Biased]

Auntie Doris x

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The Weeder
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quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
OK... so surely it is about time to find out who from the Ship is going to camp together....

Auntie Doris x

Will there be a chance for those of us who are not camping with Shipmates to get together with you at some point?

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Auntie Doris

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With me personally or with all Shipmates? [Biased]

If it is the latter then usually there is a Ship Meet at the Winged Ox on the Friday evening.

Auntie Doris x

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Alan Cresswell

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quote:
Originally posted by Paul W.:
Tom and myself will be camp together. [Big Grin]

But, where will Annie and Matthew be camping?

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Auntie Doris

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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
quote:
Originally posted by Paul W.:
Tom and myself will be camp together. [Big Grin]

But, where will Annie and Matthew be camping?
As far away as possible. [Biased]

Auntie Doris x

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On the shipmates involved front I can also confirm that Sounds of Salvation will be back with multiple slots, though the only one I can confirm definitely is the Monday 9.30am worship slot in Stage 2, which we are always amazed at the turn out for.

We'll also be back on the Humanic/YMCA stage at least twice over the weekend.

And I'm surprised to find myself more excited by the presence of Billy Bragg than Delirious.

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quote:
Originally posted by GeordieDownSouth:
And I'm surprised to find myself more excited by the presence of Billy Bragg than Delirious.

You are suprised to find yourself developing taste?

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I'm surprised that I'm getting old.

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quote:
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I'm surprised that I'm getting old.

But so are Delirious.

And Billy Bragg's best-known songs were written when he was a lot younger than they are now.

And Stu in Delirious is only about 5 years younger than Billy Bragg anyway...

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quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
With me personally or with all Shipmates? [Biased]

If it is the latter then usually there is a Ship Meet at the Winged Ox on the Friday evening.

Auntie Doris x

[Snigger]
I will try to make that, Auntie D.

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quote:
Originally posted by ken:
quote:
Originally posted by GeordieDownSouth:
I'm surprised that I'm getting old.

But so are Delirious.

And Billy Bragg's best-known songs were written when he was a lot younger than they are now.

And Stu in Delirious is only about 5 years younger than Billy Bragg anyway...

All true. But I suspect that in the respective crowds I'd stick out like a dodgy uncle at one, and be patronised becuase I've only just started shaving at another.

In which case I'll probably slink off to the wonderful russian roulette arena of etertainment which is the performance cafe. Where no doubt either Billy or Delirious will be doing a spontaneous gig under some artfully assumed name. I shall then retire to the beer tent which will have sold out of beer, fail to get into any of the late night comedy, meet lots of friends for 2 minutes each and spend the whole day walking.

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I will be volunteering at GB, with the children's team - particularly Additional Needs.
I am very much looking forward to it - I went for the first time last year and loved it.
Hope to meet some of you there.

You should all go to Sophs' booklaunch. That way I can stand there and say 'I ate pizza with that Famous Author, you know!' [Cool] Seriously, going on her varoius alt-worship / campaigning / reflective / stuff from the last few years, it will be good. Very good. & I will be able to say I know a Famous Greenbelt Author [Overused]

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quote:
Originally posted by Duck:
Very good. & I will be able to say I know a Famous Greenbelt Author [Overused]

Isn't Dave Walker famous enough? [Biased]

Auntie Doris x

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Or Steve Tompkin's for that matter.
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or, Simon Jenkins

Great reviews BTW. I particularly liked
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a sin in the making!
I saw this book in my local shop and it dawned on me that the authour may have not been blessed to have the word of god with them. The cover picture does not entice the readers and followers of god in with a bolt of lightning coming from the true one down to earth. This represents the apocalypse and the end of the world. This will not sell your book!! I am deeply offended and hope that your place in heaven can be redeemed by our saviour and alot of praying! Thanks be to god, Amen.

which, for some reason no-one found helpful.

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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
or, Simon Jenkins

Great reviews BTW. I particularly liked
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a sin in the making!
I saw this book in my local shop and it dawned on me that the authour may have not been blessed to have the word of god with them. The cover picture does not entice the readers and followers of god in with a bolt of lightning coming from the true one down to earth. This represents the apocalypse and the end of the world. This will not sell your book!! I am deeply offended and hope that your place in heaven can be redeemed by our saviour and alot of praying! Thanks be to god, Amen.

which, for some reason no-one found helpful.
[Killing me] [Killing me]

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But Dave, Steve and Simon have all done things there before, and this is the first time I'm actually standing up at Greenbelt and reading things I wrote as me, instead of "sophie from Visions".

Plus, I appriciate the [Overused] - I have written a book, and been fairly quiet about doing so (apart from my blog and real life friends).

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Jengie jon

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quote:
Originally posted by sophs:
this is the first time I'm actually standing up at Greenbelt and reading things I wrote as me, instead of "sophie from Visions".

For everyone there is a first time and that is very important for them. Don't ever feel it is overshadowed by the fact others have done it first. Standing up as yourself for the first time takes real courage.

Jengie

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Doc Tor
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The first time I 'did it' at Greenbelt, I was terrified. Not least because John Peck was in the front row.

Now I am an old hand I still get terrified. Meh. But come along anyway and see me make a fool of myself. Booksigning to follow afterwards.

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ken
Ship's Roundhead
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quote:
Originally posted by GeordieDownSouth:
I shall then retire to the beer tent which will have sold out of beer,

Last year (2006) the Organic Beer Tent didn't sell out of beer till after midnight on the last night.

They still had cider left, and were trying to empty the barrels at a pound a pint. Which is the only excuse I have for my behaviour. At least four other Shipmates were there at the time. I draw the veil of cronegiality over their behaviour.

[ 13. July 2007, 00:01: Message edited by: ken ]

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Papio

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quote:
Originally posted by ken:
till after midnight

According to the stories that I heard about Certain Shipmates, to say "after midnight" is a bit like saying that Tony Blair became Prime Minister after the Magna Carta. [Razz] [Big Grin]

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Duck
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Dave Walker, Steve Tompkins, and Simon Jenkins may all be Famous Greenbelt Authors, but none of them have ever let me sit on their bed and eat pizza, so they aren't my friends (they can be if they want, but they aren't yet). Nor have I ever built a Dalek with any of these esteemed authors. I don't think you can be properly said to *know* a Famous Greenbelt Author until you have loaded their Dalek onto a train.

Still, do not let my partiality put you off. A few years of regular Liturgy According To Sophs has convinced even this recalcitrant Quaker Fundamentalist that all that funny messing round with words and plasticine and stuff might not be such a bad thing after all (that *is* what Proper Church Services do, isn't it - paint flowerpots?).
I look forward to the book - with My Famous Greenbelt Author Friend's Name On The Cover [Cool] [Overused]

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ken
Ship's Roundhead
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quote:
Originally posted by Duck:
Dave Walker, Steve Tompkins, and Simon Jenkins may all be Famous Greenbelt Authors, but none of them have ever let me sit on their bed and eat pizza, so they aren't my friends

But all of them have at least once bought me a pint. As I am a Bloke, that counts.

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L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle.

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