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Source: (consider it) Thread: Gambit Memorial Shipmeet, January 21
Chocoholic
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Thanks you Grits.
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Great, I'm off work that night and hope to see you all there.

Happy New Year btw...

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Reuters, London 21-Jan-06

News just coming in - tonight the Ordnance Corps have carried out a controlled explosion in Central London on a rucksack containing 6 dozen copies of "Salad At The Bad Café".

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Corpus cani

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Whoa! Anticipating the London Shipmeets and any other Shipmeets that might involve Cusanus:-

Not sure if he's able to get online whilst staying in the darkest depths of deepest darkest Lancashire, 'cos they still have telephones that require vigorous cranking of a handle oop North - if communication regarding these meets is essential in the next few days, please note that the Ship is going into dry dock for a few days. If you're likely to need contact with Cusanus (or vice versa)this might be a good moment to exchange e-mail addresses / telephone numbers / postal addresses / carrier pigeon locations &c.

Forgive the repetition, but I shall post this again on the other threads just in case there are Shipmates who don't bother reading the Styx. (As if... [Eek!] )

Corpus
[I'm happy to spend my evening trawling the web to ensure the further success of a drinks party, even if I can't be there! Cusanus - have a Cobra / IPA / GIN + tonic for me!]

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Saturday's coming...

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Dave and I will be there.
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I'll be there.

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So, how about a head count… so far I have…

Definites
eyeliner
Spike
TonyK
Ags
Sophs
Daisymay
Cusanus
Marvin the Martian
The Black Labrador
Ken
Tubbs
Joan Henrietta Newperson
Wairua (& Tigglet I expect!)
Auntie Doris
A. Smith
Nanny Ogg
Lev
Lux Mundi
Rarebit
Maddie & Dave

Maybes
Jenny-Ann
Moth
Dave
Welsh Dragon
Emma
Chocoholic

Does this list look about right? I may have put some people on the wrong list (or missed them out all together – so sorry!) as some people commented on the thread and I couldn’t decide whether that meant that they were coming or not!!

Any more for any more?

Auntie Doris x

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We won't be able to make it i'm afraid. didn't get our act together in time to find somewhere cheap enough to stay.

Really sorry, but we're with you all in spirit.

J

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Moth

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I'm afraid we'll be "maybe's" right up to the last minute. ShadoK's father is having a very unpleasant operation tomorrow, and ShadoK's gone over to be with his mum during the first couple of days. If all goes well, he'll be back by the end of the week, but who knows?

If we can come, we will.

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Emma Louise

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IM certainly planing on being there [Smile] Although i may well end up asleep.....

What time is it? is it food and drink or drinks?

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quote:
Originally posted by Emma.:
Although i may well end up asleep.....

Surely not!! [Biased]

Auntie Doris x

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quote:
Originally posted by Jenny Ann:
didn't get our act together in time to find somewhere cheap enough to stay.

Nor have I [Hot and Hormonal] .

But I'll still turn up and see what happens. If all else fails, last train home's at about 9...

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I know holly in the past has used Laterooms.com to find somewhere cheap but decent at the last minute. There's a couple of rooms in central London hotels for less than £30 on Jan 21st, and several more under £40, showing there at the moment.

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Marvin the Martian

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Jack, you're a star [Smile]

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What a fine 9000th post Marv [Big Grin]

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quote:
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What a fine 9000th post Marv [Big Grin]

Oh aye, so it was [Eek!] .

It was worth it [Big Grin] .

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Persephone Hazard

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What a large list-this truly is going to be a meet and a half! James would be proud of us.

See you all there.

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Marvin the Martian

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quote:
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I know holly in the past has used Laterooms.com to find somewhere cheap but decent at the last minute.

Well, I've just booked myself into a dirt-cheap little B&B just around the corner from Victoria station through this site. Bonus [Smile] .

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Try stopping me.

I shall be producing evidence of my claim (on the Narnia thread in Heaven) to having a daughter who has done a nude covershoot for a top-selling magazine.

And of course celebrating the Gambit approach to Shipmeets, with vigor.*

You have been warned.

* Medication permitting. Or enhancing. Let's find out.

[duh. punctuwayshun]

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Joan Henrietta Newperson
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Are we still working on a 7.30pm start time? If anyone wanted to start earlier - let me know.

See you all there

JHN

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Marvin the Martian

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quote:
Originally posted by Joan Henrietta Newperson:
If anyone wanted to start earlier - let me know.

Well, I'll be in town from about half past 3. But I'm planning to check in to the B&B, have a shower, get changed and maybe grab some grub between then and the meet starting...

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Great to see that so many people are planning to be there.

I doubt we will be there before 7.30 JHN. I think James used to sometimes get there early and clear some tables by evangelistic or other means, so anyone doing so would be part of a fine tradition.

Emma - they do serve food.

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Emma Louise

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its looking more and more unlikely ill make it [Frown] [Frown] [Frown] [Frown] sadly its due to unexpectedly having to move house during the week at the same time as the second week teaching a new sylabbus in a new job.....

I so want to - so i might, but its just looking hugely unlikely

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Nearly Saturday [Yipee] .

I will probably be in Central London for at least part of the day prior to the Shipmeet* though I may pop home before going to the Sanctuary.

Looking forwards to meeting "as many as can be here present" to badly paraphrase ++Tommy Cranmer [Biased] .

*The Museum of London looks likely for at least part of the day, though I haven't made a definite decision.

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quote:
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I so want to - so i might, but its just looking hugely unlikely

That's alright. We''l forgive you. So long as you just send us the money to buy your round in used fivers so we can drink to your health by remote control.

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Spike

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quote:
Originally posted by Emma.:
its looking more and more unlikely ill make it

Well, who knows? This may become one of those annual events that have grown up over the years. If so, you've got 12 months to prepare for next years meet.

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Ham'n'Eggs

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Surely a Gambit Memorial meet would be a monthly event. [Devil]

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Persephone Hazard

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quote:
Originally posted by Ham'n'Eggs:
Surely a Gambit Memorial meet would be a monthly event. [Devil]

I certainly intend to make sure we have a meet a month in 2006 as well, and I for one will think of him every time!

I am aiming for 7:30, but if there are going to be many people in the pub prior to this I don't think I actually have any plans for the afternoon anyway.

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Look out for Whales in the Thames.

In fact it could be the "Whale Meet"...

Sorry I won't be able to be there, have a great time for Gambits sake.

Neil

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daisymay

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quote:
Originally posted by starbelly:
Look out for Whales in the Thames.

In fact it could be the "Whale Meet"...

Sorry I won't be able to be there, have a great time for Gambits sake.

Neil

How many are there?


They are being watched...

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Lev
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Agonisingly I can't make it. [Frown] Lost my job last week, so can't afford the travel. When I'm a bit more wealthy, I shall pop over to the big smoke and raise a glass or 10 to his Gambitness's good name.

Good to see so many people going, and also so many familiar names (Hi Ken, Dave & Maddie, Sophs, Spike-I'm-a-labour-supporter-get-me-out-of-here, and Sir Tony of K).

DON'T SPARE THE MALTS!

...Lev

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Really sorry to hear that Lev. Hope to see you at some other point.

(In case anyone is unaware, Lev invented Shipmeets.)

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And was at the first one I ever went to in Feb 2000! (Not that I'm a frequent attender!)

Sorry to hear about the job, Lev. [Frown]

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Unfortunately, it looks as though we will not be venturing forth on this occasion.

We will however raise a glass back in Hampshire, to Gambit's memory.


WD & Dave

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Persephone Hazard

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Ahh well. There will still be plenty of us, I'm sure.

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Lev - sorry to hear about the job and the consequences - I was looking forward to meeting you again!

All the best [Votive]

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Hmm, I have to meet people at the Ritz at 6.30 (fairly sure I should interject 'dahlings' here in an ironic tone - be reassured that I don't normally go around drinking in the Ritz) but if I could be sure that there would be people around, the Sanctuary is sort of on the way and I could drop in and raise a glass in Gambit's memory.

(Might be overdressed though!)

Otherwise, sorry I can't make it and have a good time.

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rosamundi

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I should be there, but I have managed to crack three ribs ('tis a long but slightly amusing story, so long as they're not your ribs), so please don't make me laugh too much and please can I have a seat by a corner or a wall or something?

This post was brought to you by the word "ow."

Deborah

[ 20. January 2006, 23:19: Message edited by: rosamundi ]

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Heh- guess im shamed to admit im not coming as ive been poorly after that!!!! Heh. Well done rosamundi and i think everyone should buy her a nice glass of whatever [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Emma.:
Heh- guess im shamed to admit im not coming as ive been poorly after that!!!! Heh. Well done rosamundi and i think everyone should buy her a nice glass of whatever [Smile]

Nice glasses of water are my current beverage of choice!

(I've lost the destructions for my painkillers, so can't remember if I can drink whilst taking them, so have decided to err on the side of caution)...

Deborah

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See you later - looking forward to this.
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Right, all is arranged, we will be there! [Yipee]
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I'm in town already - had to work today - so I intend to be there a bit earlier than my normal 9-ish start time. So maybe I'll see some of you I often miss.

Of course the downside of that is that with 4 hours in the pub instead of my usual 2, by 11 I'll be most squiffy...

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Plenty of carbs, Ken. That'll do the trick!

Have a nice big plate of pasta before you start imbibing. [Smile]

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Finished all the work I have to do today - heading down - I'm hungry more than thirsty....

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daisymay

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Hmm, a double post. Am I the first back home?

On my way there, I expected Gambit to be waiting as usual - a very odd experience.

A very good meet, with loads of shipmates and we took over the upper space. [Cool] And it was nice walking down to Victoria with a mini-crowd.

My bus was on the correct side of the Edgeware Road - there was some kind of Kurdish party (a wedding??) on the southward side, all over the road, dancing men in fancy, elegant wear, drums, singing, cars hooting in rythym, and all the traffic jammed and unable to move for miles. Fun to pass it by on the bus, and to dodge an ambulance whizzing down our side of the road as there was no way it could travel on the left. [Help]

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Nanny Ogg

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It was a good meet with plenty of old faces and some new ones.

I was first there and managed to spread myself and belongings over 2 tables in anticipation of a crowd of shipmates (what is the collective term ?).

Gradually we managed to fill the tables, then the whole upper area, including some furniture rearrangement so people could move around and chat easily - but which made counting heads tricky (I think there were 27 of us at one stage).

Then again that should be 28 as a certain someone was there in spirit - if not in Fuller's ESB [Big Grin]


Don't try and type when you've had a quaffing session!

[ 21. January 2006, 23:55: Message edited by: The One and Only Nanny Ogg ]

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rosamundi

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quote:
Originally posted by The One and Only Nanny Ogg:
I was first there and managed to spread myself and belongings over 2 tables in anticipation of a crowd of shipmates (what is the collective term ?).

A crew, surely?

Sorry I vanished quite so precipitately, I needed to renew my acquaintance with the big friendly bottle of painkillers the nice doctor prescribed me, and also I wanted to be sure of getting home before chucking out time. (Even so, someone nearly sat on me on the bus)...

There will be photos. I don't know what they'll be like, taking pictures with one hand is a tricky business (especially when you keep confusing the "off" button and the "take the picture" button), and also I'm still trying to learn what my new camera does.

But it was good to see everyone.

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TonyK

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If Nanny Ogg's head count of 27 is correct, my list is short by three!

A Smith
Aunt Doris
Cursanus
Dafyd
Daisymay
Eyeliner
Ham'n'Eggs
Jane Henrietta Newperson
Ken
Lux Mundi
Maddie
Marvin the Martian
Moth
Nanny Ogg
Polly
Rarebit
Rosamundi
Shadok
The Black Labrador
Tigglet
TonyK
Tubbs
W
Wairua


If you were there but are not on the list, please let me know. I'll try to match the names to the photos before I post them.

Also please let me know if I have spelled your name incorrectly or if you would rather that your face did not appear in the posted photos

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