Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by jdaw1 » 11:52 Sun 11 Dec 2016

AHB wrote:if we had 13 bottles on the tasting sheets then it would be just as easy to share the labels out between us.
Done.

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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by AHB » 11:24 Mon 12 Dec 2016

I have noted that Phil, Ian and Charles have all volunteered to share a cab with me.

I'm about to book a cab to pick us up from the Cricketer's Arms at 17.15 to drop off at the White Horse at 17.30 and pick up at the White Horse at 00.20 to drop us back at the Cricketers Arms at 00.30.

Please confirm if you'd like to share a cab.

If the 17.15 pick-up is too early for anyone coming up from London, you could catch a train direct to Newport (Essex) and walk up to the White Horse (a 10 minute walk) but catch the taxi back to the Cricketer's Arms. If you're going to check in late then let me know and I can collect your key for you.
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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by idj123 » 13:39 Mon 12 Dec 2016

AHB wrote:I have noted that Phil, Ian and Charles have all volunteered to share a cab with me.

I'm about to book a cab to pick us up from the Cricketer's Arms at 17.15 to drop off at the White Horse at 17.30 and pick up at the White Horse at 00.20 to drop us back at the Cricketers Arms at 00.30.

Please confirm if you'd like to share a cab.

If the 17.15 pick-up is too early for anyone coming up from London, you could catch a train direct to Newport (Essex) and walk up to the White Horse (a 10 minute walk) but catch the taxi back to the Cricketer's Arms. If you're going to check in late then let me know and I can collect your key for you.
Thanks Alex, happy to share the cabs and for the times proposed (I am targeting arriving at the Cricketers for 4pm). Should we decant at the Cricketers or leave until the White Horse?

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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by AHB » 14:57 Mon 12 Dec 2016

idj123 wrote:
AHB wrote:I have noted that Phil, Ian and Charles have all volunteered to share a cab with me.

I'm about to book a cab to pick us up from the Cricketer's Arms at 17.15 to drop off at the White Horse at 17.30 and pick up at the White Horse at 00.20 to drop us back at the Cricketers Arms at 00.30.

Please confirm if you'd like to share a cab.

If the 17.15 pick-up is too early for anyone coming up from London, you could catch a train direct to Newport (Essex) and walk up to the White Horse (a 10 minute walk) but catch the taxi back to the Cricketer's Arms. If you're going to check in late then let me know and I can collect your key for you.
Thanks Alex, happy to share the cabs and for the times proposed (I am targeting arriving at the Cricketers for 4pm). Should we decant at the Cricketers or leave until the White Horse?
I'll probably aim to decant at the White Horse in the hope that Tom can either have a fire going or can let me have access to a gas ring hob which I can use to heat a set of tongs. If tongs aren't an option then I'll have to push a cork in and bag it out to have any chance of know what I bring.
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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by AHB » 16:18 Mon 12 Dec 2016

A car has been booked with Clavering Connections costing a minimum of £15 in each direction - say £5 each person in each direction if 4 of us share - as Rickling Green is in the middle of nowhere and outside everyone's normal area. A generous tip like that will ensure we get remembered for next year.

But still much cheaper than last year's private driver service, which was all I could find, at £125!
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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by PhilW » 17:39 Mon 12 Dec 2016

Thanks Alex - sounds good and will be happy to share the taxis, as well as the tongs :)

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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by flash_uk » 15:43 Thu 15 Dec 2016

I'm getting the 15:58 Liverpool St train, picking it up at 1610 from Tottenham Hale. Let me know if anyone else on the same train.

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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by flash_uk » 16:58 Thu 15 Dec 2016

flash_uk wrote:I'm getting the 15:58 Liverpool St train, picking it up at 1610 from Tottenham Hale. Let me know if anyone else on the same train.
And a bit of a shocker. All trains through Tottenham Hale are suspended while emergency services deal with some issue.

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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by PhilW » 17:24 Thu 15 Dec 2016

All Cambridge to London Liverpool Street services suspended for the same reason (fatality). Have just got off the train that would at least have got me to Audley End, for the connection to Newport to then be cancelled. Argh.

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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by flash_uk » 18:02 Thu 15 Dec 2016

Countermeasures deployed. Now in an Uber. Didn't realise they would take fares so far out of London!

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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by DRT » 11:50 Sat 17 Dec 2016

OK chaps - you have now had two sleeps to recover from the debauchery of Thursday evening.

Can someone please create the TN threads (only headers required) so that they can be included in the TN Index update that I plan to do tomorrow morning?
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Post by jdaw1 » 13:36 Sat 17 Dec 2016

Or send me a list and I will cope.

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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by jdaw1 » 18:29 Sat 17 Dec 2016

The traditional Christmas Tasting was held in Tom’s pub.

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Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Post by DRT » 18:32 Sat 17 Dec 2016

Thank you. I will update the TN Index in the morning.
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