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Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #100 on: December 13, 2018, 01:02:34 pm »
I can report this is going very well.  I have had lunch responses from:

Me
tippers
jibers
Jem
The bloke she knocks around with (Jem did the typing)
psyclist
JenM
Nick's Nik
EDIT... The Current Mrs R

Bear in mind we have a whole pub to fill so it would be lovely to hear from the rest of you.

Much obliged.

Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #101 on: December 13, 2018, 01:18:37 pm »
I hope you’ve retained the services of the resident quiz master.

And i’d like to lodge a formal complaint about names which are too similar ... Jem and JenM. Very confusing. At least Nick’s Nik has sought to distinguish himself  :thumbsup:

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #102 on: December 13, 2018, 01:24:11 pm »
I hope you’ve retained the services of the resident quiz master.

And i’d like to lodge a formal complaint about names which are too similar ... Jem and JenM. Very confusing. At least Nick’s Nik has sought to distinguish himself  :thumbsup:

Actually, a pub quiz isn't a bad idea.  Well volunteered, you can organise the questions, we will expect a performance like Smithy off Gavin and Stacey.  As a reward for volunteering we will let you off dressing up as a reindeer.  And, before you moan, consider yourself a lucky chappie as yesterday evening jibers suggested we drug you before wrestling you into The Pelt.  Apparently Andy C33333333 has some useful chemicals in his killing kit  :o

Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #103 on: December 13, 2018, 01:40:46 pm »
I’ve never seen Gavin and Stacey so I cannot hope to emulate Smithy, but I do know some terribly hard Audax questions that have defeated the panel previously.

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #104 on: December 13, 2018, 02:27:56 pm »
I’ve never seen Gavin and Stacey so I cannot hope to emulate Smithy...

So you've done the ride but never seen the telly programme which inspired it?  Shocking  :o  Anyhow, watch and take heed

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #105 on: December 13, 2018, 02:36:45 pm »
...but I do know some terribly hard Audax questions that have defeated the panel previously.

Do your worst, the worst that could happen is you get lynched, I don't think we've had one of those  :thumbsup:

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #106 on: December 13, 2018, 03:58:26 pm »
I now have had lunch responses from:

Me
tippers
jibers
Jem
The bloke she knocks around with (Jem did the typing)
psyclist
JenM
Nick's Nik
The Current Mrs R
Oaky
Tomsk
The Strangler

Please keep 'em coming  :thumbsup:

And, I won't have a list of who has ordered what.  Perhaps psyclist can build this into his pub quiz?

Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #107 on: December 13, 2018, 05:25:18 pm »
I’ve never seen Gavin and Stacey so I cannot hope to emulate Smithy...

So you've done the ride but never seen the telly programme which inspired it?  Shocking  :o  Anyhow, watch and take heed

To my knowledge only 4 people have ridden Gavin and Stacey; Tomsk, Grey Sheep, jiberjabber and some guy who now rides a motorbike.

jiberjaber

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #108 on: December 13, 2018, 05:31:16 pm »
I’ve never seen Gavin and Stacey so I cannot hope to emulate Smithy...

So you've done the ride but never seen the telly programme which inspired it?  Shocking  :o  Anyhow, watch and take heed

To my knowledge only 4 people have ridden Gavin and Stacey; Tomsk, Grey Sheep, jiberjabber and some guy who now rides a motorbike.

And a few who rode pretty much the same route so they could have a cuppa on a hillside from teh ACME cafe ;)
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #109 on: December 13, 2018, 05:34:21 pm »
I’ve never seen Gavin and Stacey so I cannot hope to emulate Smithy...

So you've done the ride but never seen the telly programme which inspired it?  Shocking  :o  Anyhow, watch and take heed

To my knowledge only 4 people have ridden Gavin and Stacey; Tomsk, Grey Sheep, jiberjabber and some guy who now rides a motorbike.

No matter, you can still run the pub quiz.  Would you like a PA system?

Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #110 on: December 13, 2018, 06:51:59 pm »
I’ve never seen Gavin and Stacey so I cannot hope to emulate Smithy...

So you've done the ride but never seen the telly programme which inspired it?  Shocking  :o  Anyhow, watch and take heed

To my knowledge only 4 people have ridden Gavin and Stacey; Tomsk, Grey Sheep, jiberjabber and some guy who now rides a motorbike.

No matter, you can still run the pub quiz.  Would you like a PA system?

What’s my time window for the quiz ... I would propose 2 rounds (cycling knowledge and general knowledge) and a surprise component. Teams of 3. To be run once people are settled but before food (so people would need to be sat in their team, not around a big table). Will also need a prize.

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #111 on: December 14, 2018, 12:51:47 pm »
So the quiz will be at lunchtime right?

I think we'll need to do the quiz after lunch as I imagine the pub will want to get us fed not long after we arrive which I anticipate will be between 12:30 and 1pm.  Bear in mind we have the pub all afternoon so there'll be plenty of time.


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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #112 on: December 14, 2018, 10:21:22 pm »
The trains are running... hurrah... pm sent for hoots' lunch

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #113 on: December 16, 2018, 01:56:02 pm »
We have 18 people confirmed for Epiphany lunch at The Chequers with more to come. Do I have your lunch choices yet???

jiberjaber

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #114 on: December 16, 2018, 05:41:18 pm »
Low number of votes for the MEMWNS award...  get them PM's in!

It's now repaired and adorned and ready for a new home!  :thumbsup:
Regards,

Joergen


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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #116 on: December 22, 2018, 04:42:11 pm »
2 more potentials for the festivities... will forward them the thread and get them to indicate if they want dinner...
Regards,

Joergen

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #117 on: December 22, 2018, 09:57:25 pm »
2 more potentials for the festivities... will forward them the thread and get them to indicate if they want dinner...

Lunch. Remember you’re down south now.

Jem

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #118 on: December 24, 2018, 11:13:26 am »
2 more potentials for the festivities... will forward them the thread and get them to indicate if they want dinner...

Lunch. Remember you’re down south now.

I sympathise with Jibers...
In SA we have Breakfast, lunch and dinner - in that order. Simple.
Here I've had to get my head around supper vs dinner and then work out if dinner is actually lunch or the evening meal and if supper is actually dinner in which case what happens to lunch if supper is dinner and dinner is lunch.
And then there's tea.
Tea can be anything from tea - as in a simple cup of - to supper - (or is it dinner?) and if it is dinner, is it actually lunch? Just today I had to ask Sister Carol what time tea time was to determine whether he meant afternoon or evening. 
For crying out loud!!!  :facepalm:

jiberjaber

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #119 on: December 24, 2018, 11:57:09 am »
Exactly, though for me, it is quite simple...

Dinner time = 12:00 noon
Tea time = 17:00 to 18:30
Afternoon tea, 15:00ish
Evening dinner 19:30 onwards

Historically, luncheon was the meal taken after breakfast, could have been a 10:00 break meal or whatever.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunch

Dinner referred to a main meal, however historically at noon.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinner

Regards,

Joergen

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #120 on: December 24, 2018, 12:21:56 pm »
 ::-)

Carlosfandango

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #121 on: December 24, 2018, 01:49:13 pm »
2 more potentials for the festivities... will forward them the thread and get them to indicate if they want dinner...

Lunch. Remember you’re down south now.

Just today I had to ask Sister Carol what time tea time was to determine whether he meant afternoon or evening. 
For crying out loud!!!  :facepalm:

With your ravenous appetite tea time will probably occur this afternoon and this evening ;)

Carlosfandango

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #122 on: December 24, 2018, 01:56:00 pm »
Wowbagger is your expert in these matters. A man who is reputed to effortlessly fit at least 8 meals into a day's cycling, must know what each sitting should be called.

Mind you he's slimming world slimmer of the month, so perhaps he's cutting back on gustatory delights.

Carlosfandango

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #123 on: December 24, 2018, 01:57:30 pm »
Wowbagger is your expert in these matters. A man who is reputed to effortlessly fit at least 8 meals into a day's cycling, must know what each sitting should be called.

Mind you, he's slimming world slimmer of the month, so perhaps he's cutting back on gustatory delights.

Wowbagger

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #124 on: December 24, 2018, 02:19:06 pm »
Wowbagger is your expert in these matters. A man who is reputed to effortlessly fit at least 8 meals into a day's cycling, must know what each sitting should be called.

Mind you, he's slimming world slimmer of the month, so perhaps he's cutting back on gustatory delights.
Wowbagger is your expert in these matters. A man who is reputed to effortlessly fit at least 8 meals into a day's cycling, must know what each sitting should be called.

Mind you he's slimming world slimmer of the month, so perhaps he's cutting back on gustatory delights.

I heard you perfectly well the first time.

The only way you can reasonably fit 8 meals into a single bike ride is to make sure that they have vague names. That means that should you bump into Ted the Shred and he asks, as is his Caledonian wont, "Ye'll have had yer tea...?" you can honestly answer "NO!".
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.