Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Post by Doggett » 23:54 Fri 10 Nov 2017

If we are going to attempt sticking to the date... I would suggest the option of Bar Douro and having Max join us with a bottle too. I have been there with Mike, and couple of times since and think it is a great space, really good food, and obviously understands Port lovers. That said, if the date moves I hope to make it for whenever it works best for people (it would be good if Phil could make it with his stay of execution).

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Post by Doggett » 23:55 Fri 10 Nov 2017

Ps. I take it Jdaw is sourcing Imperials of Sandeman 70 rather than the mag to make up for the balls up :-)

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:42 Sat 11 Nov 2017

flash_uk wrote:
12:15 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Doggett wrote:
09:26 Fri 10 Nov 2017
It would make a fine January tasting to get things going for 2018...
Seconded, especially as I can't make the current date!
Works for me.


idj123 wrote:
13:35 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Have you tried contacting some of the other Davy's establishments we've used in the past? Ignore Mike and Simon, I for one would like to stick to this date :D
No, i haven’t, but this is peak work Christmas-party season, and if we aren’t known, and aren’t refused, promises of glasses will not be honoured.


Cookie wrote:
14:22 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Tom's pub is an option...last London train is 23:12
Incompatible with 07:45 work.


DRT wrote:
18:54 Fri 10 Nov 2017
If we held the tasting in Bournemouth it might solve both of those problems.
I will let you know when you’re being helpful.


PhilW wrote:
19:42 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Well, it seems your options are to either change the venue, or change the date. Since people may have made arrangements already, changing the venue seems like the better choice (and AHB has provided some decent suggestions). If, on the other hand, you were to change the date... the Tuesday would look good for me ;)
You seem to be suggesting a small change in date, rather than a large change in date. B&F say Ovens is available Tue 28th and on 29th Wed; Red Room available Wed 29th. Team: choose.

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Post by AHB » 23:05 Sat 11 Nov 2017

DRT wrote:
18:54 Fri 10 Nov 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
22:10 Wed 11 Oct 2017
With the absence of the Gandys, we have lost two-thirds of those of the intended attendees who were at the first use of the placemat software, fifteen years ago.
jdaw1 wrote:
23:09 Thu 09 Nov 2017
{Expletives!} {Expletives!} {Expletives!}

I now recall what happened. When this tasting was created the attempt to book a room was rejected, because it was too far in the future. And I failed to make a diary entry nudging me into booking. And now it’s too late. All rooms taken for that date.

What should I do?
If we held the tasting in Bournemouth it might solve both of those problems.
The fast train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo takes less than 2 hours in the morning...
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Post by Cookie » 13:16 Sun 12 Nov 2017

AHB wrote:
23:05 Sat 11 Nov 2017
[quote=DRT post_id=106634 time=<a href="tel:1510336490">1510336490</a> user_id=6]
[quote=jdaw1 post_id=106039 time=<a href="tel:1507756225">1507756225</a> user_id=10]
With the absence of the Gandys, we have lost two-thirds of those of the intended attendees who were at the first use of the placemat software, fifteen years ago.
[quote=jdaw1 post_id=106623 time=<a href="tel:1510265346">1510265346</a> user_id=10]
{Expletives!} {Expletives!} {Expletives!}

I now recall what happened. When this tasting was created the attempt to book a room was rejected, because it was too far in the future. And I failed to make a diary entry nudging me into booking. And now it’s too late. All rooms taken for that date.

What should I do?
[/quote]If we held the tasting in Bournemouth it might solve both of those problems.
[/quote]

The fast train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo takes less than 2 hours in the morning...
[/quote]

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Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Post by forest26 » 20:51 Sun 12 Nov 2017

Happy with anything & anywhere that week - I have S60 to contribute.

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Post by Doggett » 22:28 Sun 12 Nov 2017

Either 28th or 29th work for me at the moment.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:24 Mon 13 Nov 2017

I’m going to make an executive decision for Wed 29th, failing cogent objection by noon Tuesday.

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Post by AHB » 05:57 Tue 14 Nov 2017

The only day that week which I can make is the 30th. If the date changes, I will have to drop out.
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Post by Cookie » 10:20 Tue 14 Nov 2017

AHB wrote:
05:57 Tue 14 Nov 2017
The only day that week which I can make is the 30th. If the date changes, I will have to drop out.
Same for me sadly....sorry.
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Post by idj123 » 14:21 Tue 14 Nov 2017

Apologies for my tardiness but Weds 29 November works for me.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:31 Tue 14 Nov 2017

AHB wrote:
05:57 Tue 14 Nov 2017
The only day that week which I can make is the 30th. If the date changes, I will have to drop out.
Cookie wrote:
10:20 Tue 14 Nov 2017
Same for me sadly....sorry.
Sorry people, I forgot to book the room. This is being shifted to January.

I’m really sorry about this. Really am — I was looking forward to it.

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Post by DRT » 00:57 Wed 15 Nov 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
23:31 Tue 14 Nov 2017
This is being shifted to January.
I am likely to be either having or recovering from knee replacements in January so my place should be given to someone who can walk from the tube station to the B&F :(
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Post by Doggett » 10:00 Wed 15 Nov 2017

Hope the op goes well and you’ll be sprinting to the B&F from the tube next time!

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Post by PhilW » 12:53 Wed 15 Nov 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
23:31 Tue 14 Nov 2017
This is being shifted to January.
ok. If that means there is now no tasting planned that week, perhaps I should start a new one (on Tue/Wed)?
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I am likely to be either having or recovering from knee replacements in January so my place should be given to someone who can walk from the tube station to the B&F :(
Gave this some similar thought regarding access to B&F cellars while using taxis post-op previously, and whether we might at some stage need to consider an alternate venue with better/ground floor/lift access. Hope it all goes well for you.

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Post by WS1 » 13:40 Wed 15 Nov 2017

Please let me know when the new date is? I need to check if I can make it. Otherwise sad to see the 30th go; was looking forward to it.

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Post by DaveRL » 19:37 Wed 15 Nov 2017

I couldn't make the date in November, but I might well be able to make a date in January - please could I be placed on the reserve list.

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Post by DRT » 23:42 Wed 15 Nov 2017

Doggett wrote:
10:00 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Hope the op goes well and you’ll be sprinting to the B&F from the tube next time!
PhilW wrote:
12:53 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Hope it all goes well for you.
Thank you.
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:48 Wed 15 Nov 2017

DRT wrote:
00:57 Wed 15 Nov 2017
I am likely to be either having or recovering from knee replacements in January so my place should be given to someone who can walk from the tube station to the B&F :(
Plural! Both knees?

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Post by DRT » 00:05 Thu 16 Nov 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
23:48 Wed 15 Nov 2017
DRT wrote:
00:57 Wed 15 Nov 2017
I am likely to be either having or recovering from knee replacements in January so my place should be given to someone who can walk from the tube station to the B&F :(
Plural! Both knees?
Indeed. My surgeon advises that there might be period when I don't have a leg to stand on. But later I might be able to run, jump, club mountains and attend port tastings in places with cellar rooms. :D
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:33 Thu 16 Nov 2017

DRT wrote:
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club mountains
Clubbing mountains to death would be particularly heroic. Do wear a cape.

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Post by PhilW » 08:57 Thu 16 Nov 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
00:33 Thu 16 Nov 2017
DRT wrote:
00:05 Thu 16 Nov 2017
club mountains
Clubbing mountains to death would be particularly heroic. Do wear a cape.
Perhaps he will be visiting the latest trendy nightspot - Club Mountains - though whether their dress code allows capes...

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Post by DRT » 09:43 Thu 16 Nov 2017

Oops 😳
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Post by Cookie » 10:09 Thu 16 Nov 2017

DRT wrote:
09:43 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Oops 😳
You shouldn't feel too bad Derek...this is caused by the dreaded 'predictive text'....not wishing to speak ill of anyone but the guy who invented this died this week and his funfair is on Monkey!!!
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Post by PhilW » 11:16 Thu 16 Nov 2017

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Monkey!!!
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