Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

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Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:17 Thu 07 Dec 2017

When: 6½pm Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Where: Red Room, Boot & Flogger, SE1 1TA.

Theme: Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878).

Who:
  1. JDAW;
  2. CPR;
  3. DRL;
  4. IDJ;
  5. RLC;
  6. KMH;
  7. WPS;
  8. DB.
Withdrawn:
  • TC;
  • MPM.
The food order.

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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 22:17 Thu 07 Dec 2017

Tuesday 2nd January. Wednesday 3rd January. Thursday 4th January. You know the question.

Candidate themes:
• 1868, complete horizontal (I would need to adopt);
• 1878, complete horizontal (this is my preferred theme, but I would need to adopt);
• 1908, complete horizontal (I would need to adopt);
• 1948, complete horizontal (I would need to adopt);
• Bring a bottle of Vintage Port (I wouldn’t need to adopt).

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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by DRT » 22:25 Thu 07 Dec 2017

Not possible for me. Left knee being replaced on Monday and probably not much travelling until late January.

My complete horizontal of 1878 will have to wait a little longer 🙄
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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by forest26 » 22:29 Thu 07 Dec 2017

2nd or 3rd would work for me.

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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by CPR 1 » 22:33 Thu 07 Dec 2017

4th strongly preferred, 3rd might work, 2nd no chance

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Re: RE: Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by DaveRL » 22:49 Thu 07 Dec 2017

CPR 1 wrote:4th strongly preferred, 3rd might work, 2nd no chance
2nd or 3rd works, but not 4th.

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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by flash_uk » 23:01 Thu 07 Dec 2017

2nd preferred, 3rd not possible, 4th possible but not preferred

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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by Deleted_User_1 » 23:04 Thu 07 Dec 2017

Any and all work for me😀

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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by AHB » 23:27 Thu 07 Dec 2017

Why are we assuming that we have to choose one of the three evenings? I am assuming that JDAW is suggesting we meet on all three evenings (and perhaps even for lunch on two days as well, why else would he have suggested five different themes?).
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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by Axel P » 09:12 Fri 08 Dec 2017

Whole week in Ireland. Does not work for me.
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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by uncle tom » 09:15 Fri 08 Dec 2017

I'm seeing the new year in on an EVA Air plane at 35000 feet (over Hungary, to be precise - if it's on time..) - so won't be around..

I was vaguely wondering if anyone would fancy an ultra informal get together sometime around Dec 29th - theme: 1917 and friends.. (I'll provide the '17)
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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by Deleted_User_1 » 09:49 Fri 08 Dec 2017

uncle tom wrote:
09:15 Fri 08 Dec 2017
I'm seeing the new year in on an EVA Air plane at 35000 feet (over Hungary, to be precise - if it's on time..) - so won't be around..

I was vaguely wondering if anyone would fancy an ultra informal get together sometime around Dec 29th - theme: 1917 and friends.. (I'll provide the '17)
I am more than happy to oblige with that request😁

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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by PhilW » 10:25 Fri 08 Dec 2017

uncle tom wrote:
09:15 Fri 08 Dec 2017
I'm seeing the new year in on an EVA Air plane at 35000 feet (over Hungary, to be precise - if it's on time..) - so won't be around..
I had to look up EVA - not a carrier I'm familiar with; for a moment there, I thought you were telling us you had booked a zero gravity experience to see in the new year!

2 definite no, 3/4 highly unlikely for me.

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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by uncle tom » 10:52 Fri 08 Dec 2017

I had to look up EVA - not a carrier I'm familiar with
Not my first time with them - they're based in Taiwan but use Bangkok as a hub. Their seats both go to 180 degrees flat and are also long enough for me to stretch right out, which some 180 seats aren't.

Cabin service was very good once we took off - my only gripe was that they didn't seem to have a service agenda for a ground delay..
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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by jdaw1 » 20:47 Fri 08 Dec 2017

I notice that most respondents have not expressed a preference between the possible themes.


CPR 1 wrote:
22:33 Thu 07 Dec 2017
4th strongly preferred, 3rd might work, 2nd no chance
DaveRL wrote:
22:49 Thu 07 Dec 2017
2nd or 3rd works, but not 4th.
flash_uk wrote:
23:01 Thu 07 Dec 2017
2nd preferred, 3rd not possible, 4th possible but not preferred
Ouch! One can’t do 2nd; one can’t do 3rd; one can’t do 4th. A decision about the conflicting availabilities will happen in a few days.

Cookie wrote:
23:04 Thu 07 Dec 2017
Any and all work for me😀
You are in.



Axel P wrote:
09:12 Fri 08 Dec 2017
Whole week in Ireland. Does not work for me.
I looked for you. Flights not convenient.

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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by idj123 » 13:31 Mon 11 Dec 2017

Any of the dates proposed work for me.

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Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Post by CPR 1 » 20:50 Mon 11 Dec 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
20:47 Fri 08 Dec 2017
I notice that most respondents have not expressed a preference between the possible themes.


CPR 1 wrote:
22:33 Thu 07 Dec 2017
4th strongly preferred, 3rd might work, 2nd no chance
DaveRL wrote:
22:49 Thu 07 Dec 2017
2nd or 3rd works, but not 4th.
flash_uk wrote:
23:01 Thu 07 Dec 2017
2nd preferred, 3rd not possible, 4th possible but not preferred
Ouch! One can’t do 2nd; one can’t do 3rd; one can’t do 4th. A decision about the conflicting availabilities will happen in a few days.
OK I can now do the 2nd :D

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Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:53 Mon 11 Dec 2017

This tasting, mostly non-ideal, is now set for Tuesday 2nd January 2018, in the Green Room of The Boot & Flogger.

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Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Post by WS1 » 20:09 Wed 13 Dec 2017

Hi,

If still possible can DrDirk and I attend as well please?

please let us know. I assume the theme is bringing a bt of VP....

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Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Post by jdaw1 » 19:38 Sat 16 Dec 2017

WS1 wrote:
20:09 Wed 13 Dec 2017
please let us know. I assume the theme is bringing a bt of VP....
Added you two.

Upgraded to Green room.

Theme is as you say, though “ideally of 1878”. (Note to self: check to see if any 1878s remain. If any do, definitely bring one.)

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Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Post by idj123 » 21:43 Sat 16 Dec 2017

I had confirmed my availability for this date but have been omitted from the line up. Can this oversight be corrected please?

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Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Post by jdaw1 » 23:37 Sat 16 Dec 2017

idj123 wrote:
21:43 Sat 16 Dec 2017
I had confirmed my availability for this date but have been omitted from the line up. Can this oversight be corrected please?
Corrected, with apologies.

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Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Post by jdaw1 » 23:38 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Food orders please, from the menu.

For me:
• Duck liver pâté with toasted sourdough bread and pickled cucumber, onions and cornichons
• Grilled gammon steak with free range egg, hand cut chips, and black pudding.

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Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Post by DrDirk » 21:49 Mon 18 Dec 2017

* Roasted goat’s cheese salad with figs, toasted walnuts and honey
* Grilled gammon steak with free range egg, hand cut chips, spiced pork scratching and pickle gravy
and add black pudding

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Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Post by CPR 1 » 22:20 Mon 18 Dec 2017

Please note apparently there is a new menu as of last week, but it is not yet on the B&F website......

Mac and cheese followed by steak (of some kind) black and blue with a side of green beans
Last edited by CPR 1 on 22:27 Mon 18 Dec 2017, edited 1 time in total.

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