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Posted on 17 Feb 2011 13:08:08 GMT
BOF © says:
My yearly sojourn to Belgium is the Weekend 10th November to 13th November 2011 so Saturday 12th is a N0-N0 for me.
I still don't know the date for Ashcon but it may well be in (R)Oc(k)tober as November is late (but then again it was in November 2010), here's hoping :-))
best bones
B.O.F.

Posted on 5 Feb 2011 18:46:15 GMT
S.R.J says:
November-Edinburgh-cracking idea. Will give me another opprtunity to visit the mussel inn, one of my fav restaurants. Finances will be healthier then,Yep, set dates so I can book leave.
S.R.J

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2011 00:09:25 GMT
That is kinda pricey Cornish but just goes to show prices are coming down. 'bout a decade ago i wanted to fly to Norwich and it was £340. Could have got to Spain for a fortnight, hotel and meals inclusive fot that at the time

Posted on 3 Feb 2011 18:01:13 GMT
Well I've had a look at getting up to Edinburgh by plane and it looks as if there's no way that it'll come in at under £200 (return per person), and that's still with an 85 mile drive each way this end + airport parking, so I reckon by the time a hotel is added on, we could go away for a weeks holiday. Much I'd like to see you guys up there, I've a feeling the distance and cost is going to prove too much!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2011 14:28:32 GMT
Mark Kibble says:
Smitty: I've been looking into locations that could be possibles for those of you in the emerald and have come to the conclusion that any mainland venue would, if you were to travel by ferry involve at least one, possibly two nights away, I come to that conclusion assuming that the crossing would be a good six to eight hours either way, as we usually kick off about twoish and goes on until the last man standing isn't, if you get my drift.
On the other hand, would it be more cost effective to fly over in the morning and get a late return flight on the same day, I assume we're only looking at a hour each way tops by air?

Don't know the cost differences (sea/air), however from what I've heard B&B appears to range from £30 to £50 plus per night, just a thought.

Posted on 2 Feb 2011 13:14:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Feb 2011 13:15:24 GMT
I will be there wherever and whenever it may be!
I will literally travel the whole length of the country for a piss up!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2011 07:34:36 GMT
Edinburgh, hmmmm, getting closer :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2011 23:31:13 GMT
Greysuit says:
That's probably because it isn't there anymore. When I was there they received their formal notification of closure.

(I should add that I'm talking about the Army Training Regiment as opposed to the local community - although when a major military site like that closes down, it does tend to have serious implications on the said community.)

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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2011 23:23:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Feb 2011 23:26:11 GMT
Well at least you know where Glencourse is. More than can be said of myself!

Told me there was an error first time and couldn't post. Mind you i still don't know where it is on second time of posting

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2011 23:22:34 GMT
Well at least you know where Glencourse is, which is more than can be said of myself.

Posted on 1 Feb 2011 23:18:28 GMT
Greysuit says:
I've only ever been to Scotland once and that was a business trip some 8 or 9 years ago. Apart from the hotel bar and the road between Edinburgh and Glencourse, I only saw some seriously rugged lowland countryside on my drive down to Catterick.

I'd love to spend a long weekend in Edinburgh but pursuading Pinksuit that I / we can afford the trip remains to be seen.

If I / we can afford it (even with Christmas on the horizon) rest assured we'll / I'll try my best to be there.

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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2011 22:59:48 GMT
Edinburgh was nominated before Lez, Carra who works there offered to help with venue even though he wouldn't be attending (doubt he''l currently be in position to do that now).
however strops were thrown, marching orders given and it died a death,
It would be some trek for a lot of our Southern folk, not so bad for BOF (would be happy to meet you) or SRJ (nice to see again, honestly Joy Kills Sorrow plus others will come) I suppose.
I'd be the last to have any right to moan though as I found York at 4.5 to 5 hours travelling to be about the limit of my endurance for a one day (afternoon even) out

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2011 22:49:28 GMT
BOF © says:
Hi Lez I've always wanted to visit Edinburgh this could be just the reason I needed - my vote (for what it's worth) is Yeh (Let Your Yeh Be Yeh (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
best bones
B.O.F.

Posted on 1 Feb 2011 22:39:15 GMT
Lez Lee says:
We Scots (native and honorary) would like to nominate Edinburgh for the November meet.
Comments and suggestions please.

Posted on 1 Feb 2011 13:11:41 GMT
Only checked out the tariff posted outside for the accomodation so far. It indicates that it had a bar inside, but didnt investigate beyond that. As said, more visits on Thursday evening.

Posted on 1 Feb 2011 10:49:44 GMT
MC Zaptone says:
Hey Starship, can you check this one out please mate, It's dead opposite the Station. Pro's = nearby and they have Beatles nights!
Cons = Although it is part of an hotel they claim it is an individual pub not a bar.

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/26/26291/Steam_Inn/Chester

Much obliged
MC

Posted on 1 Feb 2011 10:07:31 GMT
Part two of my reconnaissance of Chester is planned on Thursday evening, with the date of 21st May already pencilled in. Are there any other locations in the frame for that ppu? My findings and suggestions will be revealed at The Windsor on the 19th.

Posted on 21 Jan 2011 11:59:34 GMT
Kip on the beach. Most of these resorts leave sun loungers out specially. Well that's what I always assumed they were for.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2011 20:03:42 GMT
Greysuit says:
And where do we stay on the second night after we've been thrown out after the first night ?

Even crashing in Lez's room on night two would see her joining us on the streets for night three !

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Posted on 19 Jan 2011 16:19:03 GMT
CHEEZE says:
I have a plan!

Let's all meet up at the Solana All-Inclusive Resort Hotel Benidorm?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2011 15:47:17 GMT
I have a plan!!!!

You all move north of the border. it's a lot prettier (mostly) up here and not as much traffic so its a lot easier to get around.

Mind you , now i think of it, if all you bloody Southerners move up here, it'll get bloody crowded and all be tarmaced over. Still, I'd have bought all your property up cheap while there was no demand and would make a killing when you all decide to return home again.

So back to original plan, you all move north of the border.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2011 13:10:06 GMT
Mark Kibble says:
Thanks for pointing that out Liq, I'd been checking out calender dates and copied the may one ... doh.

Reference the scottish gathering Trooper, there's no reason why a venue couldn't be nominated however I always tend to use my personal vote when we decide on a venue that gives reasonable access to the majority, that said, I do appreciate the efforts that some of you make to get to the gigs wherever they are ..... my theory is that it's pointless choosing a location if only two or three either can or are prepared to turn up, I appreciate that our friends north of Hadrians and in the emerald isle are geographically on the periphory but Cornish is just the same, other than having a specific gathering in those far away locations I believe that our plan to alternate as we do is the best way to achieve reasonably well attended gatherings while affording those who live on the extremities an opportunity to attend at least one gig a year, if anyone has a better plan please advise.

Posted on 19 Jan 2011 12:48:04 GMT
Great job Mark. Thanks.

Just one minor correction re this year's London event at the Windsor Castle: The date for this is Feb 19th (Saturday) as opposed to the 21st (although anyone turning up on the Monday will probably find Schizoid Mark still there, knocking back the Jamesons ☺)

Posted on 19 Jan 2011 09:55:37 GMT
Mark, you know I will make it to those that I'm able to, but time/distance combined with often working weekends will always be an issue for me. Even Bath which is SW to some is still 3rs+ travelling for me. Guess I'm almost in the same situation as our brethren north of the border!

Posted on 19 Jan 2011 01:24:49 GMT
Thanks for the update Mark. I for one, is willing to put some effort to make the Deva (Chester) ppu a success as previously ppu's have. So I have to follow a tough act, as they say. Have we put the idea of a Scottish ppu to bed? We do have quite a few posters north of the border, who have plenty to say. I would love to meet them on their own patch.
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