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Pinup_gal
Sunday 22nd June 2014, 18:35
Yeah I know, I know it's only June. However as we have members far and wide we thought we'd post up this years do and get some ideas for this years location.

What we know so far - Date 13th December.

Ideas for location that we've had suggested so far are as follows

Amsterdam
Ireland - Nobber to be precise
Derby
Dubai
Basingstoke
Fleet
Oxford

Please get your suggestions in that way we can secure something early and get cheap hotels etc.

jdavis
Sunday 22nd June 2014, 18:41
Doncaster? Just for us to be lazy lol.

abdul
Sunday 22nd June 2014, 19:01
Manchester

t5 pete
Sunday 22nd June 2014, 19:08
Amsterdam or Barnsley

Doingitsideways
Sunday 22nd June 2014, 19:09
Manchester

What he said!

I'm just buying a house with a workshop with a bar in it at the moment. Should be ready for Christmas! ;)

Who suggested Dubai??

Ok, I suggest the moon!!

Nealevo
Sunday 22nd June 2014, 19:28
Can I add Iceland, as I'm working there for 10 weeks from November 1st, I'll buy the first round.

jamesy12345
Sunday 22nd June 2014, 19:35
I'm up for Dubai, only an hour away, sounds OK

smithy
Sunday 22nd June 2014, 21:47
Central area

jdavis
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 16:14
Area with Smithy, definitely somewhere a bit more central.

V70 Graham
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 16:33
Where do you mean by 'central' ?

T5frankie
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 16:57
Where do you mean by 'central' ?

where smithy lives lol

V70 Graham
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 16:59
where smithy lives lol

Some people would struggle to get there if it was in their front room lol

Pinup_gal
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 17:26
Hmm last years was central as was the first one.... Abingdon pretty much smack bang in the middle and people made it from way oop North and only a few from the Midlands and South
The one in Kingswinford again fairly central and attended by people from way down South and not all of the midland contingent and I don't think any northerners made it.



Where exactly are people classing as Central????

t5 pete
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 17:46
Barnsleys pretty central

Pinup_gal
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 17:47
Barnsleys pretty central

To what lol Newcastle???

Dangerous Dave
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 18:53
Kendal in Cumbria

T5frankie
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 18:55
i think the birmingham do was good and attended by a fair few

jdavis
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 20:55
Something a little further up the country.

t5 pete
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 21:00
On a serious note ide say any where in-between Nottingham and Northampton what do you guys and gals do tho is it just a night in the toby carvery etc or do you all go out in the city centre afterwards iirc that was highlighted with the first Christmas due as the hotel wasn't near anything us northerners like our fill so do the welsh and the odd brummy.

LiamT4
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 21:02
Where exactly are people classing as Central????

Leicester ;)

T5frankie
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 21:09
On a serious note ide say any where in-between Nottingham and Northampton what do you guys and gals do tho is it just a night in the toby carvery etc or do you all go out in the city centre afterwards iirc that was highlighted with the first Christmas due as the hotel wasn't near anything us northerners like our fill so do the welsh and the odd brummy.

northampton is good for a night out

Pinup_gal
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 22:45
Usually a meal in a pub mate. Christmas menu, lots of laughs n shenanigans, secret Santa etc.

faRRow85
Sunday 13th July 2014, 23:27
Kendal in Cumbria
Ill second that only ten miles from me

V70 Graham
Sunday 20th July 2014, 18:09
Well seeing as we had people from all over the country there today, how about Stratford-upon-Avon ?

Pete, Adrian, Colin, Liam, Emlyn, Neal, Jim, Steve, Martin, Frankie etc

We could have a look round the town on the Sunday as well (always seems quite nice when we're driving through it to Shakespeare)

JamesT5
Sunday 20th July 2014, 19:27
What about the Arctic? ;) You'd have an n-ice time there. Anyway, I don't do Christmas anything so it's the one meet I tend to avoid like the plague.

T5frankie
Sunday 20th July 2014, 21:07
Well seeing as we had people from all over the country there today, how about Stratford-upon-Avon ?

Pete, Adrian, Colin, Liam, Emlyn, Neal, Jim, Steve, Martin, Frankie etc

We could have a look round the town on the Sunday as well (always seems quite nice when we're driving through it to Shakespeare)

nice in the summer, not so nice in the rain or snow in december lol

stribo
Sunday 20th July 2014, 21:07
nice in the summer, not so nice in the rain or snow in december lol

But where is?

T5frankie
Sunday 20th July 2014, 21:11
But where is?

northampton lol

stribo
Sunday 20th July 2014, 21:14
lol, no, still not nice in snow or rain.

t5 pete
Sunday 20th July 2014, 21:36
Barnsley
Toby carvery
http://www.tobycarvery.co.uk/dodworthvalleybarnsley/

Then the hotel
http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/BARTAB/barnsley-central-m1-j37

So to start the night off all park in the hotel car park get a mini buss etc up to toby carvery after meal out round Barnsley for lots of beers and the best thing you'll get smashed for 20 and have a takeaway at the end of the night for that

stribo
Sunday 20th July 2014, 21:38
Sounds good to me, ad long as I don't have to drink mild. ;)

V70 Graham
Sunday 20th July 2014, 21:46
Sounds good to me, ad long as I don't have to drink mild. ;)

Northerners just drink 'halves' mate.

t5 pete
Sunday 20th July 2014, 21:49
Northerners just drink 'halves' mate.

no that's just midgets

stribo
Sunday 20th July 2014, 21:52
no that's just midgets

Northern midgets. ;) BTW good to meet you today, shame we didn't have more time to chat.

t5 pete
Sunday 20th July 2014, 21:53
Yeah was great to finally meet hopefully next time we will have longer to chat

jdavis
Tuesday 22nd July 2014, 20:10
Barnsley
Toby carvery
http://www.tobycarvery.co.uk/dodworthvalleybarnsley/

Then the hotel
http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/BARTAB/barnsley-central-m1-j37

So to start the night off all park in the hotel car park get a mini buss etc up to toby carvery after meal out round Barnsley for lots of beers and the best thing you'll get smashed for 20 and have a takeaway at the end of the night for that

Sounds like a done deal that!

JUDGENINJA
Tuesday 22nd July 2014, 22:34
Doesn't matter where it is, it won't suit all. I've got no suggestions than maybe a day meet at a go kart track or something before the evening event...?

markus2k13
Wednesday 23rd July 2014, 02:59
how about Blackpool or Liverpool there both good for night life and plenty places around where we can crash we could make a weekend out of it fri-sun get to know new faces and people better have a great weekend and great crack with a bonkers bunch lol

evo230
Wednesday 23rd July 2014, 10:21
Basingstoke or Fleet (cos then I dont have to drive far!)

Chad
Saturday 26th July 2014, 06:39
the first year we did it in kingswinford. Then Abingdon...

Maybe do something North this year?

Or Central again.....Midlands?

ExternalError
Saturday 26th July 2014, 11:32
how about Nottingham bit further north for the northerners but not to far for the southerners

stribo
Saturday 26th July 2014, 11:33
We'll be there where ever it is. :)

V70 Graham
Saturday 26th July 2014, 11:51
We'll be there where ever it is. :)

What he said.

T5frankie
Saturday 26th July 2014, 13:53
We'll be there where ever it is. :)

glasgow?

stribo
Saturday 26th July 2014, 14:09
glasgow?

Yep, we don't mind travelling, that's why we have cars. ;)

Nealevo
Saturday 26th July 2014, 17:16
Yep, we don't mind travelling, that's why we have cars. ;)

ill remind you of that the week before York RWYB :)

stribo
Saturday 26th July 2014, 18:13
ill remind you of that the week before York RWYB :)
I don't mind driving, I don't like camping. ;)

V70 Graham
Saturday 26th July 2014, 18:18
I don't mind driving, I don't like camping. ;)

Watching that video of you on Faceache yesterday I'd say you were the 'campest' out of all of us !

stribo
Saturday 26th July 2014, 19:01
Watching that video of you on Faceache yesterday I'd say you were the 'campest' out of all of us !
Don't know what you mean. :P

jdavis
Saturday 26th July 2014, 20:16
We'll be there where ever it is. :)


What he said.
What they said
Northern location preffered though.

70fan
Saturday 16th August 2014, 19:10
You know what, the more I explore and actually try and take part in this forum, the more impressed by it I am!

Xmas do with secret santa etc... sounds like about the friendliest thing ever!

If long time lurkers are invited then I'd be happy to attend wherever you guys decide upon :)

stribo
Saturday 16th August 2014, 19:12
You know what, the more I explore and actually try and take part in this forum, the more impressed by it I am!

Xmas do with secret santa etc... sounds like about the friendliest thing ever!

If long time lurkers are invited then I'd be happy to attend wherever you guys decide upon :)

Everyone's invited mate, only a few attend. ;)

70fan
Saturday 16th August 2014, 19:28
Sounds good to me, TBH any excuse to drive somewhere sounds good!

I live in the middle of nowhere, so would be good to get out and meet people too.

I've no idea if there are any members still around this area. I know there were a few at RAF Marham and a couple Swaffham way I think, but if they were lucky they escaped!

V70 Graham
Saturday 16th August 2014, 19:46
Bad news I'm afraid, my schedule changes on 6th Sept and the only Saturday I have off in December is the 27th (and we'll be at Anne's sisters) looks like we're out !

Dangerous Dave
Wednesday 10th September 2014, 01:02
Still not decided a location?

How about the Beefeater in Eastmoor?
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ll=53.237662,-1.54138&spn=0.004405,0.013057&t=m&z=17

Its near the M1, on the edge of/in the peak district and has a premier inn on site....



Or if you're into some good food then the Dog and Partridge in Lower Tean is awesome, downside is the hotel is 6 miles away
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=52.944578,-1.976413&spn=0.004435,0.013057&sll=52.791137,-2.754886&sspn=0.008901,0.034289&t=m&fll=52.792961,-2.756809&fspn=0.001113,0.003264&radius=0.86&z=17

The upside is their menu (and they have a challenge too)
http://www.dogandpartridgetean.com/dog_and_partridge_menu

Pinup_gal
Wednesday 10th September 2014, 06:46
I'll be re looking at this do over the weekend! Not had a lot of time lately sorry guys

As stribo said all are welcome, the secret Santa is usually hilarious!

stribo
Wednesday 10th September 2014, 06:51
TBH after the debacle trying to get a taxi at the Christmas do a couple of years ago, I personally think we'd be better off somewhere with a hotel on site (or within a short walk).

Sharkey R
Wednesday 10th September 2014, 15:04
TBH after the debacle trying to get a taxi at the Christmas do a couple of years ago, I personally think we'd be better off somewhere with a hotel on site (or within a short walk).

I'll second that, taxis around Xmas are a pain in the arse to get. Have we decided on a firm date, Graham can make the 13th I believe and I think a few of you will agree, it wouldn't be the same without him. Oh and if you read this Graham don't let it get yo your head else you won't get that flat cap back on it. ;p

stribo
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 14:36
Any more news on this?

V70 Graham
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 14:53
Any more news on this?

We may well be better off trying to sort something out ourselves (softies)

stribo
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 14:54
We may well be better off trying to sort something out ourselves (softies)

Cool, we'll all come round yours.;)

V70 Graham
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 14:57
Cool, we'll all come round yours.;)

You would of course be more than welcome.

Pinup_gal
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 16:29
Bear with me... I've been working ridonkulous hours and had quite a bit on. Graham can you pm me please.

Pinup_gal
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 18:36
I've decided to go for the same venue as last year. The forum is pretty much split North/South and no one came up with anything sensible.

The Ock Mill in Abingdon is half way for pretty much everyone as we decided last year.

The Date 13th December!!

I still need to contact them to check they are doing christmas menu as there is nothing on their site as of yet. I'll do another thread with all the solid details.

Can I have an idea of numbers please so I can contact them and get a booking in. We'll be looking at having all monies collected by November 23rd.

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stribo
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 18:51
I've decided to go for the same venue as last year. The forum is pretty much split North/South and no one came up with anything sensible.

The Ock Mill in Abingdon is half way for pretty much everyone as we decided last year.

The Date 13th December!!

I still need to contact them to check they are doing christmas menu as there is nothing on their site as of yet. I'll do another thread with all the solid details.

Can I have an idea of numbers please so I can contact them and get a booking in. We'll be looking at having all monies collected by November 23rd.

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If you remember, not many people attended last year, because it's not halfway, Halesowen the year before was closer to halfway.

V70 Graham
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 19:27
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T5frankie
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 19:31
i think you need to rethink where halfway is lol, abingdon is between oxford and reading on here, cant get much further south

http://www.map-of-uk.com/images/map-of-uk.gif

t5 pete
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 19:34
Wakefield barnsley looks half way ish and I came up with a good proposal with accommodation

Pinup_gal
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 19:35
If you remember, not many people attended last year, because it's not halfway, Halesowen the year before was closer to halfway.


it wasn't Halesowen it was kingswinford and we're never going to please everyone. :(

stribo
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 19:39
it wasn't Halesowen it was kingswinford and we're never going to please everyone. :(
It's all Birmingham to me. I agree you can't please everyone, but as us southerners were kept happy last year, thought it would be good to hold it further north to keep the northerners happy, we'll still travel up.

ExternalError
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 21:41
I'd say Nottingham or Leeds, Manchester for big towns with good nightlife and good transport routes for everyone but Nottingham would be the fairest for the southerners I think I know the air starts to get to thin for you the further north you go

merc85
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 21:43
Manchester??? lol

ExternalError
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 21:45
whats wrong with Manchester I have fond memories of student nights out even ended it at a party with some of the cast of Holyoaks unfortunately it wasn't the better half of the cast

merc85
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 21:54
whats wrong with Manchester I have fond memories of student nights out even ended it at a party with some of the cast of Holyoaks unfortunately it wasn't the better half of the cast

nothing its halfway id say ;) lol was because its quite abit north from the venue last year:B_steerin

t5 pete
Tuesday 7th October 2014, 21:56
Remember folk were still a united kindom and as we have some scottish members we have to find the propper middle

Dan H
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 18:19
Abingdon is 4hrs away from my part of the world! I dont think people from this end of the world would be willing to do 8hrs or so traveling, As said, Doncaters/Leeds/Nottingham are would be about half way for people around this area maybe a little further north then me

T5frankie
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 18:27
i think nottingham is a good shout pretty central and a good nightlife

stribo
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:17
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Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:18
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We're in where ever, I just hope it's a bit more central so more people can come.
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Santa
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:18
Taking Frankie's map (thanks for that mate) and drawing all over it with the practical suggestions, those that would probably come and weighting where multiple people live in a similar area, motorways etc I figure the middle is actually Royal Leamington Spa.

Santa
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:21
the first one was a cracker

So was the second lol

t5 pete
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:22
Taking Frankie's map (thanks for that mate) and drawing all over it with the practical suggestions, those that would probably come and weighting where multiple people live in a similar area, motorways etc I figure the middle is actually Royal Leamington Spa.

Where you getting that from lands end?

t5 pete
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:25
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
A position "in the middle of Morecambe Bay", approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) off the coast at Morecambe, Lancashire, at Ordnance Survey grid reference SD4157566760

Santa
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:25
Noooooooooooo, or it would be further south lol..............where you starting from?

Santa
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:27
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
A position "in the middle of Morecambe Bay", approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) off the coast at Morecambe, Lancashire, at Ordnance Survey grid reference SD4157566760

But no one has shown an interest in coming or going anywhere in the UK other than England, then weight it based on who's shown an interest gives you Warwickshire ish.

Harvey
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:30
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
A position "in the middle of Morecambe Bay", approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) off the coast at Morecambe, Lancashire, at Ordnance Survey grid reference SD4157566760

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_points_of_the_United_Kingdom

stribo
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:30
But no one has shown an interest in coming or going anywhere in the UK other than England, then weight it based on who's shown an interest gives you Warwickshire ish.

That's still quite a bit further north than Abingdon. ;)

Santa
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:32
That's still quite a bit further north than Abingdon. ;)

Leamington Spa is about as far north you can go before requiring Arctic wear.

t5 pete
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:32
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_points_of_the_United_Kingdom

Stop copying and pasting my stuff that I have copied and pasted

t5 pete
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:34
Noooooooooooo, or it would be further south lol..............where you starting from?

lol where ever that makes Barnsley central remember beer and food is cheaper up here you southern lot will feel like millionaires up here

Santa
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:35
lol where ever that makes Barnsley central remember beer and food is cheaper up here you southern lot will feel like millionaires up here

But we would have to spend a fortune in North Face

Santa
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:36
Stop copying and pasting my stuff that I have copied and pasted

For centuries Meriden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriden,_West_Midlands) to the west of Coventry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coventry) held the claim to be the geographical centre of England (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England), and there has been a stone cross there commemorating the claim for at least 500 years. The justification is that the point farthest from the sea is in the vicinity of Meriden. A rival claim for the true location of the centre of England is made by the site of a tree, the Midland Oak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland_Oak), situated on the boundary between Lillington (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lillington,_Warwickshire) and Leamington Spa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leamington_Spa), Warwickshire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warwickshire). Morton, Derbyshire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton,_Derbyshire) also claims to be the centre of England as it is not only midway along England's longest north - south axis but also midway between the East Coast and the Welsh border.

Source - Wikipedia :)

Harvey
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 19:39
Stop copying and pasting my stuff that I have copied and pasted

Sorry :lol:

ExternalError
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 20:04
So is it still in abingdon or are we now looking elsewhere?

Santa
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 20:10
So is it still in abingdon or are we now looking elsewhere?

What are the thoughts on Leamington Spa as a location to get to? (Being in the middle of England and easy to get to due to its proximity to the M40).

Jamest5r
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 20:51
Meridian for me only 5 miles down the road :) bloody lovely round there as well

ExternalError
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 21:00
For me its not bad at all but id have gone to abingdon also just thought it was time we give the northeners less of a journey this year which is why i suggested nottingham

T5frankie
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 21:24
Pick 3 places and vote on them????

Dangerous Dave
Wednesday 8th October 2014, 23:47
What are the thoughts on Leamington Spa as a location to get to? (Being in the middle of England and easy to get to due to its proximity to the M40).

Or Stratford-upon-Avon?

V70 Graham
Sunday 12th October 2014, 18:53
Is it Leamington Spa ?

stribo
Sunday 12th October 2014, 19:00
What are the thoughts on Leamington Spa as a location to get to? (Being in the middle of England and easy to get to due to its proximity to the M40).

I like Leamington, spent a lot of time there in the early '90s when my ex was at Uni at Warwick.

Nealevo
Sunday 12th October 2014, 19:17
Leamington Spa has loads of nice places. Pretty central too

Pinup_gal
Sunday 12th October 2014, 19:27
I've found a place in leamington spa, I was waiting for more than the usual to reply.

jdavis
Monday 13th October 2014, 10:33
I've found a place in leamington spa, I was waiting for more than the usual to reply.

thought this years was hoping to be more, Northern?

polak t5r
Monday 13th October 2014, 10:44
even I could do lamington spa and I'm in Cornwall bout time I got to something lol

Dangerous Dave
Saturday 18th October 2014, 22:34
So Leamington then?

jdavis
Sunday 19th October 2014, 06:38
We're game

stribo
Sunday 19th October 2014, 07:57
As are we.

V70 Graham
Sunday 19th October 2014, 09:18
We're in too !

jdavis
Monday 27th October 2014, 17:14
Did we sort a date for this guys/girls?

V70 Graham
Monday 27th October 2014, 17:22
Did we sort a date for this guys/girls?

I think it's December 13th in Leamington Spa

stribo
Monday 27th October 2014, 17:54
A venue would be good so we can book a hotel. ;)

jdavis
Tuesday 28th October 2014, 17:05
I think it's December 13th in Leamington Spa

That's a good date for us.

V70 Graham
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 13:32
I've found a place in leamington spa, I was waiting for more than the usual to reply.


A venue would be good so we can book a hotel. ;)

Any more news on this yet ?

gwrt5
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 14:45
Is this on going then as it's not that far away , I wouldn't mind popping down for a beer say hello etc , have a new flying barge by then ? Will pop down with the wife ,

jamesy12345
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 17:39
Room for a medium sized one? Looks like I might be around :D

Pinup_gal
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 18:17
Ok I've lost the email. Did I mention the pubs name? I'm stressed.... someone remind me never to delete emails again!

Harvey
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 18:20
Ok I've lost the email. Did I mention the pubs name? I'm stressed.... someone remind me never to delete emails again!

I guess someone going to be looking through their deleted email folder.

stribo
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 18:21
Ok I've lost the email. Did I mention the pubs name? I'm stressed.... someone remind me never to delete emails again!

No, you just said you'd found a venue in Leamington.

Pinup_gal
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 18:22
Ha ha I cleared my deleted folder.
Anyways cos my memory is so amazing I've found it now... watch this space.

V70 Graham
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 18:33
Ha ha I cleared my deleted folder.
Anyways cos my memory is so amazing I've found it now... watch this space.

:shockedbi

jamesy12345
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 20:54
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Hope I didn't miss anyone I had to wade through pages of arguing where the middle of the UK was :) I know it isn't Durham anyway

Leamington Spa is about 170 miles me, up for that

edit 201 miles via A1 & M1

Dangerous Dave
Monday 3rd November 2014, 00:48
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Monday 3rd November 2014, 08:03
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Monday 3rd November 2014, 10:15
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glad there is someone else going alone!! Unless I can get a visa for ks_p or the bairn wants to join I'll be on my jack

stribo
Monday 3rd November 2014, 10:36
I think Sarkey San will be going, don't know if he's hiring a girlfriend for the night.:lol:

jdavis
Monday 3rd November 2014, 18:36
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4. Nobber72
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6. Stribo
7. Jamesy12345
8. Dangerous Dave
9. Mrs Dangerous
10.ExternalError
11. JDavis
12. My Natalie

V70 Graham
Monday 3rd November 2014, 19:43
I think Sarkey San will be going, don't know if he's hiring a girlfriend for the night.:lol:

With only 6 weeks notice.....he'll struggle to even hire one

Harvey
Monday 3rd November 2014, 19:53
With only 6 weeks notice.....he'll struggle to even hire one

And how do you know that ?.:lol:

V70 Graham
Monday 3rd November 2014, 20:33
And how do you know that ?.:lol:

I've already tried to hire him one.....as a Crimbo prezzie lol

jdavis
Monday 3rd November 2014, 20:56
I've already tried to hire him one.....as a Crimbo prezzie lol

Is this the new secret Santa idea?

stribo
Monday 3rd November 2014, 21:18
With only 6 weeks notice.....he'll struggle to even hire one

I think he has them on speed dial. ;)

jamesy12345
Monday 3rd November 2014, 22:07
nothing wrong with that^^^ cheaper in the long run

stribo
Monday 3rd November 2014, 22:08
nothing wrong with that^^^ cheaper in the long run

I'll let ks_p know. :P

jamesy12345
Tuesday 4th November 2014, 06:24
I'll let ks_p know. :P

:hidesbehi

stribo
Friday 7th November 2014, 10:31
Ha ha I cleared my deleted folder.
Anyways cos my memory is so amazing I've found it now... watch this space.

Still watching this space.;)

Sharkey R
Friday 7th November 2014, 18:17
You cheeky buggers. I'm starting a new job in a weeks time so need to confitm shift patterns before I can commit but you know I'll be there if I can. The VPC xmas parties are always excellent. :)

V70 Graham
Friday 7th November 2014, 20:03
It's only 5 weeks away, can't see us getting anywhere decent.....and as for a cheap hotel (not that we're staying)

Doingitsideways
Friday 7th November 2014, 20:56
As long as Mrs Sideways hasn't grown so massive with Little Sideways, that she can't get up and down the stairs by then, I may be up for a bit of this mallarchy :)

Could convoy down with Jamesy.

Be good to meet up with a few more of you wierdos!

Santa
Sunday 9th November 2014, 12:35
OOOOOOOOOOOOK firstly apologies for the delay. There are some issues this year (mainly due to bad and late planning) but we are going to get around them.

The place:

Theres no other way to say this.............its a Hungry Horse but they are doing a deal on drinks.

Royal Horse
Posiedon Way


Leamington Spa

Warwickshire

CV34 6SW


United Kingdom

For those that have just Google mapped and then asked google where the local hotel is............I can only apologise. The closest appears to be a Holiday Inn, a Travel Lodge is about 2 miles away.

This is going to lead to taxi fairs. (From and Too hotel). To help sort this (and as its our fault) we will be taking 15 per head off the final bill.

We have booked 16 places in-case anyone else wants to jump on this. Could you please remove your name if you can no longer attend.

1. Santa
2. Pinup_gal
3. V70 Graham
4. Nobber72
5. Relfski
6. Stribo
7. Jamesy12345
8. Dangerous Dave
9. Mrs Dangerous
10.ExternalError
11. JDavis
12. My Natalie
13.
14.
15.
16.

The menu:

Could you please PM me your meal requests asap :-)

Menu can be found at http://www.hungryhorse.co.uk/menus/festive-party (Please ensure you have the Royal Horse selected as the pub).

Paying:

We will initially absorb the costs of the deposits. (Because I haven't a clue how much they are).

If you cannot come for any reason, just send me the cost of the deposit.

If you do come, just put all your drinks etc on the tab, we will then split the cost out per head. (Minus the deposits and the taxi/our stupidness compensation, please bring cash - If you just want to pay for your own comsumption, you are more than willing to try and work it out but I'm not willing to put any effort in working it out or any arguments that may arise).

Secret Santa:

Why not, I enjoy it and I'm sure some of you do too. More details on that to come.

Cheers :)

stribo
Monday 10th November 2014, 18:59
I've just booked our room at the Premier Inn in Warwick, it's a bit further but cheap than Leamington premier inn.

jamesy12345
Monday 10th November 2014, 19:07
Mallory Court Hotel is just over a mile away also. No idea about prices.

I found some digs in Heathcote although just in someone's apartment

V70 Graham
Tuesday 11th November 2014, 10:54
1. Santa
2. Pinup_gal
3. Relfski
4. Stribo
5. Jamesy12345
6. Dangerous Dave
7. Mrs Dangerous
8. ExternalError
9. JDavis
10. My Natalie
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.

Unfortunately we are now going to have to give this a miss, it would have been great to catch up with you all for a bite to eat and a drink.
We hope you all have a great time.

jdavis
Tuesday 11th November 2014, 12:49
We're driving down and back in the night due to childcare

Gutted you and Anne-marie aren't going Graham.

jamesy12345
Sunday 16th November 2014, 09:40
Apologies all, just realised: I have booked myself on a training course (HAZOPs) in mid-December so not going to be able to make it.

If I still need to pay the deposit no probs due to pulling out late ;)......paid for the accommodation too doh

1. Santa
2. Pinup_gal
3. Relfski
4. Stribo
5. Dangerous Dave
6. Mrs Dangerous
7. ExternalError
8. JDavis
9. My Natalie
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.

V70 Graham
Thursday 20th November 2014, 18:15
We're driving down and back in the night due to childcare

Gutted you and Anne-marie aren't going Graham.

Be gutted no more John, I have secured an earlier shift so we WILL be there !

1. Santa
2. Pinup_gal
3. Relfski
4. Stribo
5. Dangerous Dave
6. Mrs Dangerous
7. ExternalError
8. JDavis
9. My Natalie
10. V70 Graham
11. Nobber72
12.
13.
14.
15.

jdavis
Friday 21st November 2014, 22:05
Be gutted no more John, I have secured an earlier shift so we WILL be there !

1. Santa
2. Pinup_gal
3. Relfski
4. Stribo
5. Dangerous Dave
6. Mrs Dangerous
7. ExternalError
8. JDavis
9. My Natalie
10. V70 Graham
11. Nobber72
12.
13.
14.
15.

Great news. See you there!

JUDGENINJA
Friday 21st November 2014, 23:26
1. Santa
2. Pinup_gal
3. Relfski
4. Stribo
5. Dangerous Dave
6. Mrs Dangerous
7. ExternalError
8. JDavis
9. My Natalie
10. V70 Graham
11. Nobber72
12. Judgeninja (just me at the mo)
13.
14.
15.

JUDGENINJA
Friday 21st November 2014, 23:35
Ermmmmm what is the date of this?

Mods..(overload), please consider updating the thread title??

Edit : must look at first post

Dangerous Dave
Saturday 22nd November 2014, 02:03
Ermmmmm what is the date of this?

Mods..(overload), please consider updating the thread title??

Edit : must look at first post

LOL dude

Santa
Saturday 22nd November 2014, 16:56
Thanks guys for those that have already emailed your food requests :-)

Could the rest of you please let me know by next weekend? (Just so I can get the orders in :) )

Cheers :)

JUDGENINJA
Saturday 22nd November 2014, 21:52
Thanks guys for those that have already emailed your food requests :-)

Could the rest of you please let me know by next weekend? (Just so I can get the orders in :) )

Cheers :)

PM or email??? Ive PM'D you...

Dangerous Dave
Saturday 22nd November 2014, 22:44
PMed :D

Santa
Sunday 23rd November 2014, 09:35
PM or email??? Ive PM'D you...
Either or.....I have yours though ;)

y2blade
Monday 24th November 2014, 08:52
8 pages of confusion!!!! is it not worth editing the opening post?

Where/when is this??

opening post:
"Yeah I know, I know it's only June. However as we have members far and wide we thought we'd post up this years do and get some ideas for this years location.

What we know so far - Date 13th December.

Ideas for location that we've had suggested so far are as follows

Amsterdam
Ireland - Nobber to be precise
Derby
Dubai
Basingstoke
Fleet
Oxford

Please get your suggestions in that way we can secure something early and get cheap hotels etc."

y2blade
Monday 24th November 2014, 08:56
Too add: Depending on the date i'd be up for this, would be good to see you all again.

Santa
Monday 24th November 2014, 09:51
Too add: Depending on the date i'd be up for this, would be good to see you all again.

There..............title changed :P

13th December

Lemington Spa

y2blade
Monday 24th November 2014, 09:53
Thanks Richard, Where abouts in Lemington Spa?

Santa
Monday 24th November 2014, 10:01
Thanks Richard, Where abouts in Lemington Spa?

Royal Horse
Posiedon Way
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV34 6SW

I have even popped up a new thread (closed) to help avoid any confusion :) (Including where, menu (and pre ordering food), secret santa and anything else I could think of :-)

y2blade
Tuesday 25th November 2014, 07:54
No can do the 13th Dec :( I'm up in Birmingham for the Christmas Market that weekend

Shame.

stribo
Tuesday 25th November 2014, 10:09
No can do the 13th Dec :( I'm up in Birmingham for the Christmas Market that weekend

Shame.

Leamington's not that far from Birmingham, go to the market during the day, then meal in the evening.

y2blade
Tuesday 25th November 2014, 10:54
Leamington's not that far from Birmingham, go to the market during the day, then meal in the evening.

I'll be with family up there, will be spending the weekend with them.

Sharkey R
Saturday 29th November 2014, 07:57
Sorry guys I can't make this one. I'll definitely be at next years. Hope you guys have another excellent do.

stribo
Friday 12th December 2014, 18:29
What time are people getting there, and what time are we eating?

p fandango
Friday 12th December 2014, 18:34
how longs it been in Leamington, its only up the road

Jamest5r
Friday 12th December 2014, 18:41
how longs it been in Leamington, its only up the road

About 6 weeks you slack ass bastward :)

stribo
Friday 12th December 2014, 19:04
how longs it been in Leamington, its only up the road

You going to join us Duane?

V70 Graham
Friday 12th December 2014, 19:08
What time are people getting there, and what time are we eating?

Not got a clue mate, apparently Sarkey San is going (no lady friend though)
I'll text you an eta when we leave.

Santa
Friday 12th December 2014, 19:23
how longs it been in Leamington, its only up the road
Looking back......8th October lol

Pinup_gal
Friday 12th December 2014, 19:29
Table is booked for 7pm

V70 Graham
Friday 12th December 2014, 19:36
Table is booked for 7pm

Really ?? I asked Rich to book it for 2030/2100 to give us some chance of getting there.

Santa
Friday 12th December 2014, 19:49
Really ?? I asked Rich to book it for 2030/2100 to give us some chance of getting there.
.......eeeeerrrrrrmmmmmmm.....

Will see what I can do.

Nealevo
Friday 12th December 2014, 20:18
Errrrr I may pop down and have a drink as I have returned early :) hold on to that excitement

V70 Graham
Friday 12th December 2014, 20:22
.......eeeeerrrrrrmmmmmmm.....

Will see what I can do.

Don't worry too much, and although I have managed to swap shifts it's only by a couple of hours.
We will see what time I get in and change what time it is, if we can make it we will, if not I will forward our money for the meal etc.

Santa
Friday 12th December 2014, 20:26
Don't worry too much, and although I have managed to swap shifts it's only by a couple of hours.
We will see what time I get in and change what time it is, if we can make it we will, if not I will forward our money for the meal etc.
Hopefully I can get it pushed back a bit anyway

p fandango
Friday 12th December 2014, 20:32
You going to join us Duane?
i might pop in for a drink

Pinup_gal
Friday 12th December 2014, 20:34
Errrrr I may pop down and have a drink as I have returned early :) hold on to that excitement

Gosh you tease us