Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 22:10 Wed 06 Nov 2019

Dia - Simon's vacated seat is yours, if you can make it. If you can, please say so here within a week.

Thanks,

Alex
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by Constandia » 23:21 Wed 06 Nov 2019

AHB wrote:
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Dia - Simon's vacated seat is yours, if you can make it. If you can, please say so here within a week.

Thanks,

Alex
Hi Alex, sadly I'll have to miss this ever so indulging gathering. Being right at the end of our very busy Christmas period it will be all hands to the pumps... I really appreciate you letting me know! Many thanks, D.

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 00:00 Thu 07 Nov 2019

Thanks for letting us know, Dia.

Next up is Ralph...
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by flash_uk » 12:47 Tue 19 Nov 2019

AHB wrote:
14:30 Mon 29 Jul 2019
Unfortunately the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green has closed at short notice due to "unforeseen circumstances". For reasons I'm happy to explain face to face I really don't want to stay at the Saffron Hotel so I have booked myself into Buriton House B&B, which is just next to Newport railway station and about 10 minutes walk from the White Horse. Buriton House has two rooms, the Toll House Inn (3 minutes walk from the White Horse, but 15 minutes from the station) has two rooms and can sleep up to five people. In addition, Airbnb has a complete 2 bed cottage available in Newport (4 minutes walk; 15 from the station).

Please don't leave your overnight accommodation arrangements to the last minute if you're a confirmed attendee!
I've booked into The Cricketers.

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by PhilW » 19:55 Tue 19 Nov 2019

flash_uk wrote:
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I've booked into The Cricketers.
As have I.

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 11:29 Wed 20 Nov 2019

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Thanks for letting us know, Dia.

Next up is Ralph...
Ralph - please let me know by the end of this week if you would like the empty seat.
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 17:02 Sun 08 Dec 2019

Ralph has failed to respond to the opportunity to attend the Christmas event in Newport, Essex.

Rich - you’re next up. Would you like the seat?
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 17:03 Sun 08 Dec 2019

In addition, a number of Industry Guests have declined the chance to join us. That leaves a seat for Christopher, should he want it.
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by Christopher » 20:20 Mon 09 Dec 2019

Yes please
Can you add RGO to the reserve list
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by rich_n » 16:57 Tue 10 Dec 2019

@AHB thanks for the heads up but I now have plans on this date. I would like to be added to the reserve list for 2020, as and when that becomes open!

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 18:47 Tue 10 Dec 2019

So we move on to Wolfgang - would you like the spare seat Wolfgang?
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 19:52 Sat 14 Dec 2019

jdaw1 wrote:
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Who is to print the sticky labels, TNs, vote recorders, etc?
I will do so on Monday
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by uncle tom » 18:28 Sun 15 Dec 2019

Will be putting in the steak order tomorrow.

Unless anyone has dietary restrictions, the menu for all will be:

Smoked salmon
14oz fillet steak with chips and peas
Vanilla ice cream with gravy
Unpasteurised cheeses + biccies
Heston Mince pies and Stollen slices
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 20:56 Sun 15 Dec 2019

Sounds fabulous.

As in previous years, I will bring my Port tongs so we can open the bottles and identify the wine from the branding on the corks. Hopefully we can have an open fire burning again.
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by Christopher » 22:08 Sun 15 Dec 2019

Any news as to whether RGO has the spare spot so can sort out logistics

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by uncle tom » 22:36 Sun 15 Dec 2019

Fire is well fuelled - in fact the wood is so dry, we are racing through it - might have to put green logs on the fire come the end of January..
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 13:00 Mon 16 Dec 2019

Christopher wrote:
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Any news as to whether RGO has the spare spot so can sort out logistics
I've asked Wolfgang to answer today whether he can take the seat or not. I'll let you know tomorrow if RGO can take it.

Placemats etc have been printed.
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by Axel P » 18:57 Mon 16 Dec 2019

I just talked to Wolfgang, he would be game.
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by uncle tom » 21:11 Mon 16 Dec 2019

Ten steaks it is then..

My usual cheese supplier is fresh out of Stichelton (unpasteurised Stilton) - have secured a wedge of Colston Bassett in lieu, but if anyone is passing a Neal's Yard shop, could they grab a half pound of Stich.. and I'll refund..
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 23:29 Mon 16 Dec 2019

I can pass by a Paxton & Whitfield on Wednesday evening, but not Neal's Yard. However, Paxton & Whitfield do sell Stichelton and I can pick some up - how much would you like @ £33 per kg?
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by uncle tom » 00:17 Tue 17 Dec 2019

Half a pound should be plenty thanks - I refuse to quote cheese in metric measure..!
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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by jdaw1 » 00:32 Tue 17 Dec 2019

uncle tom wrote:
00:17 Tue 17 Dec 2019
I refuse to quote cheese in metric measure..!
There are only two sensible measures for the mass of cheese. Either one works in yocto-micro Solar Masses (¼ymM☉, ≈ twice Tom’s order, being a sensible amount of cheese for three people), or, which is much less scientific, in micro-yocto Tolman–Oppenheimer–Volkoff limits. The latter is a bad plan: just don’t.

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by /2alph » 06:50 Tue 17 Dec 2019

AHB wrote:
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AHB wrote:
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Thanks for letting us know, Dia.

Next up is Ralph...
Ralph - please let me know by the end of this week if you would like the empty seat.
Sorry for late response. Cannot make it. Wish you a lot of fun. Plese put me on the reserve list for 2020.

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 09:14 Thu 19 Dec 2019

250g of Stitch are on their way to Newport.
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