Tue 28th May, The Bung Hole

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Post by djewesbury » 14:35 Thu 16 May 2013

benread wrote:Assume not in my case. If this changes and there is no place at for me' I'll take my chances!
There will be a place for you come what may.
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Post by jdaw1 » 15:01 Thu 16 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:Please advise a rough estimate of how many bottles you might be bringing, for the placemats.
One bottle and two half-bottles.

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Post by djewesbury » 12:05 Fri 17 May 2013

@RAYC -
Are you able to commit yet? If yes we are 6. Ben is unlikely so that is probably the cap. Now that JDAW is bringing his bottle and two halves do you still think you'll bring your matching pair or might that be overkill..? (There is nothing wrong with overkill.)

@THRA / DRT -
Tom, you must be somewhere on the English coastline. DRT is in a [/ Sainsbury / Sainsbury's / branch of J Sainsbury's] somewhere in the north.
What might the two of you bring (quantity / format only, so I can name the bottles on the placemats).

Will anyone be able to print these at the end of next week or on Monday 27th?
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Re: Tue 28th May, The Bung Hole

Post by DRT » 00:20 Sat 18 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:DRT - What might ... you bring
Only two bottles from me.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:34 Sat 18 May 2013

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:DRT - What might ... you bring
Only two bottles from me.
Truly splendid. We are well on the way to filling our quota for the evening! I expect us to reach (the equivalent of) 8 bottles at least, at this rate, which should suffice between 6.

Placemat draft #2 follows tomorrow.

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Post by djewesbury » 02:47 Sun 19 May 2013

I think I will bring an unmatched pair of the same vintage. We now have
DRT - 2 bottles
JDAW - Matched trio of 1 standard bottle & 2 halves
DJ - 2 bottles
THRA -
RAYC -
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Post by djewesbury » 21:25 Mon 20 May 2013

Latest draft of the placemats.
THRA down for one bottle until advised differently. RAYC not yet included.
Decanter labels included, should anyone require them. Perhaps if a bottle shape is too recognisable.
Corks sheet for interest, after guessing. (Please bring your cork.)
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Post by jdaw1 » 21:55 Fri 24 May 2013

It now seems that I have to be in the City for lunch on Tuesday. That is likely to finish by 3½pm. Afterwards I could sit somewhere for a few hours and catch up with my reading. Or!?

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Post by djewesbury » 22:22 Fri 24 May 2013

Yes.
This could be a very good idea. Obviously I have pouring duties etc. but I hoped you would advise in that anyway...
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:46 Fri 24 May 2013

djewesbury wrote:pouring duties etc.
Previous precedent is not to pre-pour unless there are ≥10 people. And even 10 or 11 isn’t always pre-poured.

With five of us there is little to do. Arrange pages on table (three minutes), arrange glasses (ditto), order pre-starter snack (ditto), sit down (less), start drinking and definitely don’t wait for anybody else. In the immortal words of the constitution of the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club, ‟a quorum shall be the number present”. (Those googling this phrase will find a document showing signs of having been amended while much the worse for wear. E.g., Article 17(2).)

Derek is telling me by telepathy that he can start at 4pm.

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Post by djewesbury » 23:44 Fri 24 May 2013

Oh in that case..
I will make sure to be there around the same time or before.
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Post by djewesbury » 10:22 Mon 27 May 2013

Update. I have to wait in tomorrow until a replacement phone arrives, and then do the obligatory fiddling about to get it working. Also my guest has childcare duties and will not leave home (Ealing) until 6 pm.

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Post by DRT » 15:50 Mon 27 May 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Derek is telling me by telepathy that he can start at 4pm.
I have a meeting that is scheduled to run until 18:00 so will arrive around 18:30.
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Post by DRT » 15:50 Mon 27 May 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Derek is telling me by telepathy that he can start at 4pm.
I have a meeting that is scheduled to run until 18:00 so will arrive around 18:30.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: Tue 28th May, The Bung Hole

Post by RAYC » 11:59 Tue 28 May 2013

I must admit defeat - i had hoped that the stormclouds would clear but unfortunately there is no chance of me making this....
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Post by djewesbury » 12:18 Tue 28 May 2013

RAYC wrote:I must admit defeat - i had hoped that the stormclouds would clear but unfortunately there is no chance of me making this....
That's a shame - see you in June hopefully.
So Julian will drink his port before anyone arrives, I will probably arrive sometime around 5, Derek at about 6.30, Richard (guest) about 7.
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Re: Tue 28th May, The Bung Hole

Post by AHB » 13:01 Tue 28 May 2013

Mrs A and I were put off our trip to Derbyshire by the poor weather forecast so will be visiting the British Museum today - handily located just round the corner from TBH. Would we be able to join you briefly, although we will need to eat and leave earlier than would be deal?
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Post by djewesbury » 13:05 Tue 28 May 2013

AHB wrote:Mrs A and I were put off our trip to Derbyshire by the poor weather forecast so will be visiting the British Museum today - handily located just round the corner from TBH. Would we be able to join you briefly, although we will need to eat and leave earlier than would be deal?
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Re: Tue 28th May, The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 15:25 Tue 28 May 2013

Thirst Factor Critical.

Nearly there.

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Post by djewesbury » 15:36 Tue 28 May 2013

Leaving shortly. Phone has arrived and has been charged.
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Re: Tue 28th May, The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 15:46 Tue 28 May 2013

Having a beer upstairs.

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Post by AHB » 17:37 Tue 28 May 2013

And we're having a pot of organic Earl Grey tea in Orchard, in Sicilian Avenue, in preparation for later tonight.
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Post by djewesbury » 17:50 Tue 28 May 2013

AHB wrote:And we're having a pot of organic Earl Grey tea in Orchard, in Sicilian Avenue, in preparation for later tonight.
We are here and we have started. Organic Earl Grey has many attractions. But join us.
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Re: Tue 28th May, The Bung Hole

Post by jdaw1 » 17:50 Tue 28 May 2013

Two of us have started.

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:56 Tue 28 May 2013

And Daniel's homemade pork pie is grade-A excellent. That is what pork pie should be.

I'm about to eat Derek's portion.

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