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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #350 on: January 03, 2020, 09:20:48 pm »
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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #351 on: January 03, 2020, 10:04:48 pm »
How many kazoos do I have to bring?
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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #352 on: January 03, 2020, 11:12:27 pm »
How many kazoos do I have to bring?

Depends how many you want to carry within your person for the journey home - insertion by other patrons and staff of the compasses will be a "No Charge" service as a gratefull thankyou for last years musical performances... probably.

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #353 on: January 03, 2020, 11:16:48 pm »
I wonder if Kazzoo Two will make an appearance?
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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #354 on: January 03, 2020, 11:56:52 pm »
I wonder if Kazzoo Two will make an appearance?
I wonder the same.

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #355 on: January 04, 2020, 09:16:30 am »
@tedshred I will meet you at Butts green, I will be there before 12

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #356 on: January 04, 2020, 09:48:05 am »
How many kazoos do I have to bring?

Depends how many you want to carry within your person for the journey home - insertion by other patrons and staff of the compasses will be a "No Charge" service as a gratefull thankyou for last years musical performances... probably.

So I should bring the ukulele instead?
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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #357 on: January 05, 2020, 07:13:38 am »
This was a good day out, nice to catch up with everyone.

Thanks for organising!

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #358 on: January 05, 2020, 05:31:51 pm »
Thank you all for a most enjoyable night... and for making me so welcome!
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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #359 on: January 05, 2020, 05:56:42 pm »
What a good day out on the bike... I'm still hungover now though - hoping a big curry will sort me out! LOL  :thumbsup:
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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #360 on: January 05, 2020, 06:08:21 pm »
That was truly epic and no hangover. Thanks ted for organising and everyone else for turning up, you are a splendid bunch of people.

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #361 on: January 06, 2020, 09:18:15 am »
Completely agree with the above - really enjoyable day out, made all the better by not trying to turn it into an Audax :)

Thanks to Ted for organising and to everyone for their excellent company - good to hear that everyone appears to have survived the camping too

Lastly, I'm still quite amazed at my artwork award, given how artistically challenged I am - not being able to see what I was drawing was a huge advantage to me I reckon  ;D

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #362 on: January 06, 2020, 01:39:07 pm »
"Well, I quite like the glove".

Thank you very much to everyone who turned out on Saturday and made Epiphany 2020 such a fun occasion.

The day started (as all great adventures do) in the Witham 'Spoons where we sampled Pricky Back Ochan by Great Newsome and consumed a variety of breakfasts.  The group comprised; the Hustler, Hotblack, OD, Psyclist, Grey Sheep, Deano44, Martin, Sue, Fhoot, Bhoot, Jiber, Bobb, Bernster, Oaky, Christophe and Bloomers.  Sadly, the Musky Pelt wearer was unable to join us but fortunately the Pelt is very gender fluid so the other half of Jemango was able to take over Jem's duties.  Josser didn't make it either but sent his friend Posh Pam along instead.  She was a fine figure of a woman and kept us entertained and slightly queasy in equal measure.

We almost managed to leave on time but did manage to coincide with the sun coming out, giving us a lovely winter's day ride across to Butts Green for our morning coffee stop.  Here we were joined by the Dutch Wife, the Dutch MiL and Flatbar Steve (who very impressively had ridden there by bicycle).  It was a short but convoluted ride into Chelmsford to avoid the Saturday traffic and somehow or other we managed to arrive at exactly the time I had told the staff at the Chelmsford Club to expect us - surely an Epiphany first.  We were joined there by TCMR and Mrs Jiber, making us a party of 24.

Those of us on the ale sampled Captain Bob, Winter Wonder and Yellow Snow, all by Mighty Oak.  I believe we managed to finish the entire stock of each.  Lunch was characterised by an unusually large number of people taking the vegetarian option - a very excellent black bean chilli which helped power us to our next destination.  At some point during lunch, the day, as ever when OD is around, started to slip into its own Epiphany madness.  I don't know whether to blame the post-prandial taking of snuff or the port, but behaviour was deteriorating at a rapid rate.  Fortunately, Psyclist was on hand with his quick quiz (3 rounds instead of last year's 42).  Unfortunately, the questions were somewhat challenging. Fortunately, I had TCMR on my team who seemed to know some very obscure stuff about Psyclist's favourite band (S Club 7) and other esoterica.  While Pscyclist was busy adding up TCMR and Oaky's correct answers, the rest of us took part in the inaugural Epiphany Art Off.  Bernster's abstract interpretation of Jiber, riding a bike, past an alpaca and a garden ornament, earning him the star prize.

There was just time to watch Oaky trying to repair a visitation before we all realised that he was a big boy and there was a pub waiting for us and abandoned him.

Those of us who made it to the Spiritual Home were joined by Regulator.  He had to introduce himself to those who didn't know him as OD had prioritised brewing a Horlicks for himself ahead of pitching his tent or, indeed, dressing for dinner.   When OD finally joined us, the top table was complete and the formal part of the evening could begin.  In Jem's absence, Fandango handed over the coveted trophy (now featuring a revolving elephant's leg kebab cooker) to Hotblack.  So confident was Hotblack that he had already set aside something to add to the trophy.  Before switching to wine, we sampled Scarlet Macaw by Oakham and Essex Nights by Crouch Vale.  With the loyal toast made and ties undone (or in OD's case, unclipped  :facepalm:) ), it was time to settle in for the business end of the day - preparing ourselves for the After Party.  Meanwhile the exertion of riding his bike not only to Butts Green but also the Spiritual Home (and at one point quite quickly), had taken its toll on poor old Flatbar who was more Flatline by this point.  He soon perked up when OD purchased him a Baileys and ice to sit and admire.  It certainly looked better than the spiced sloe gin and prosecco cocktail kit that Oaky purchased for he and me.  The prize for most unusual drink however went to the round of Uganda Waragi shots that Posh Pam procured for us.  Whether trying to administer it via his right eyeball was the correct call by Oaky is up for debate but it was surprisingly smooth when taken orally.  Oaky and I also gave Posh Pam some advice to pass on to Josser about the proposed conversion of the Spiritual Home to Littley Green's first Michelin starred venue - Paxo Towers.  Personally, I thought our deconstructed Huffer was a masterstroke but we didn't want to give too much of our intellectual property away before Josser signed up to the full consultancy package.  After all, at OakShred Fine Dining Imagineers Inc our ideas are our currency.

The second casualty of the night was Jiber who by this time had taken to holding up a Christmas bauble which he thought had a picture of Oaky on it and taking pictures of different people whilst singing "are you Oarky ?".  Needless to say, he didn't last long at the After Party.

The campers (me, OD, Oarky, Flatline, Fandango and Hotblack) were joined at the After Party by Mr and Mrs Jiber (albeit briefly but at least he didn't fall backwards off a picnic table this year), Posh Pam and a mad monk who sounded suspiciously like Regulator.  Once poor old Oarky had finally reached his limit (who knew he even had one), there was nothing for it but to retire to our respective tents and begin the visualisation process for executing a successful brew off come morning.

In the event, the brew off was a bit of an anti-climax.  I had finished my first cup of tea and was cooking up a pre-breakfast bacon roll by the time Oarky had even woken up.  The others were either disqualified (OD - pre-brewing, Fandango - non-compliant stove) or didn't even manage to bring a stove (Flatline and Hotblack).

Leaving OD to his four course Trangia extravaganza and Fandango to his foul-smelling Shroomdogs, the rest of us took the civilised option and joined Regulator for a full cooked breakfast in doors.  As the drizzle fell, we supped our pots of tea and thought how glad we were not to be cooking in a beer garden.

I am looking forward to Epiphany 2021 already.  Thank you again to everyone.





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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #363 on: January 06, 2020, 04:50:09 pm »
Well done ted!  The write up was almost as good as the actual event!

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #364 on: January 06, 2020, 07:58:54 pm »
Good write up.

Jiber and me stayed to help Oaky, just for the record.

It was a real treat to get in the Chelmsford Club and I enjoyed your summary of the history. A great day out and lovely to catch up again.

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #365 on: January 06, 2020, 10:31:10 pm »


"Well, I quite like the glove".

Thank you very much to everyone who turned out on Saturday and made Epiphany 2020 such a fun occasion.

,............

The second casualty of the night was Jiber who by this time had taken to holding up a Christmas bauble which he thought had a picture of Oaky on it and taking pictures of different people whilst singing "are you Oarky ?".  Needless to say, he didn't last long at the After Party.

....





Regards,

Joergen

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #366 on: January 06, 2020, 10:35:09 pm »
I love the way josser used to be quite shy and didn’t really engage with us. And now look at him  :o I like to think we’ve helped him come out of his shell and become the josser he clearly always wanted to be. We’re proud of you mate  :-*

Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #367 on: January 07, 2020, 08:10:39 am »
Thanks for another fun weekend!

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #368 on: January 07, 2020, 10:47:21 am »
I love the way josser used to be quite shy and didn’t really engage with us. And now look at him  :o I like to think we’ve helped him come out of his shell and become the josser he clearly always wanted to be. We’re proud of you mate  :-*

I’m not really shy, just a little misanthropic  :demon:

Plus, I have to hide my innate twatishness which often comes out after a couple of drinks...

And I got the quote wrong, it was Groucho Marx who said “ I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member“, not Oscar Wilde.
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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #369 on: January 07, 2020, 10:53:07 am »
I love the way josser used to be quite shy and didn’t really engage with us. And now look at him  :o I like to think we’ve helped him come out of his shell and become the josser he clearly always wanted to be. We’re proud of you mate  :-*

I’m not really shy, just a little misanthropic  :demon:

Plus, I have to hide my innate twatishness which often comes out after a couple of drinks...

And I got the quote wrong, it was Groucho Marx who said “ I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member“, not Oscar Wilde.

...and not Oscar the Groucho.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #370 on: January 07, 2020, 11:04:48 am »

Plus, I have to hide my innate twatishness which often comes out after a couple of drinks...

And I got the quote wrong, it was Groucho Marx who said “ I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member“, not Oscar Wilde.

You are a happy soul with a drink in you and that is the best type of drinking companion.

I was too polite to mention the Oscar Wilde thing.  It's not your fault you weren't able to attend a decent school.
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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #371 on: January 07, 2020, 11:27:46 am »
Plus, I have to hide my innate twatishness which often comes out after a couple of drinks...

Oh is that what it's called!  I've always thought my affliction must have a name and now I know - thanks!  Do you think we should form a self help group?

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #372 on: January 07, 2020, 11:44:24 am »
Plus, I have to hide my innate twatishness which often comes out after a couple of drinks...

Oh is that what it's called!  I've always thought my affliction must have a name and now I know - thanks!  Do you think we should form a self help group?

It’s too late for me... Save yourselves!
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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 4 January 2020)
« Reply #373 on: January 07, 2020, 12:13:13 pm »
Plus, I have to hide my innate twatishness which often comes out after a couple of drinks...

Oh is that what it's called!  I've always thought my affliction must have a name and now I know - thanks!  Do you think we should form a self help group?

It’s too late for me... Save yourselves!

Fair enough, we could form the Innate Twatishness Association of the UK and fund raise to find a cure.  I suggest we start with a jumble sale.  Then perhaps we can do a pub quiz, I think we know some folks who could help with that.