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Post by JJW009 » Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:36 pm

Matt's blog probably not the best thread to use, so any suggestions?



The lan party ended up mostly being party and not so much lan, so I was thinking just a regular meet-up for no reason except to eat, drink and be merry.



My place is available - now with an extra decent bed & it's pretty easy for me & KW to get to.



Red's new digs are just begging to be christened.



or we could actually go out somewhere and do something, like a trip to an amusement park of some kind and a proper sit-down curry or something?



Date-wise, sometime in November is looking best. How about the weekend of 24th? Is that do-able?



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Post by paulpowers » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:54 am

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Post by Freebo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:03 am

mabey, just not Alton towers.. personsl reasons.. urm where bouts in england you thinking of? </div>




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Post by 0_Koneko_0 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:08 am

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Post by JJW009 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:21 pm

Could be anywhere, but reasonably central. Cheap accommodation is the priority if it's an over-night boozy shin-dig, which is one reason why Northampton would be good: my house is free & empty with plenty of beds & sofas.



Northampton is a bit sucky when it comes to fun things though. There's the bowling alley, which has DDR and probably bowling - although I've never been inside. Oh, and there's the shoe museum, but I hear that's cobblers.



Another option could be to all meet at my place for a boozy party on Friday or Saturday, then sleep it off and go do something fun the next day. That might work better for people without a car because they just need to get here on vaguely the right day. Also if anyone wants to just come to the "Fun Park" day out and skip the boozing with a bunch of thirty-something year old blokes, then that's an option too. I'm thinking particularly of people under 18 with parents who may frown on such shenanigans, saying no names... <!--emo&:P--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /><!--endemo-->



I went to Alton Towers once, and spent all day looking at queues that were too long and never went on a single ride. It was also raining. It was a really miserable day, so I'm not too keen on going there again either.



Karting? There's circuits all over the place, so shouldn't be too hard to organise. I've always really fancied it and it should work well for us as a group... *Vroom Vroom!*



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Blackpool Tower? Bit far up and it'll be bloody cold, but hey - we're silly. Oh - and I just checked. It shuts in November, d'oh...



Brighton? Mod suits optional...



The Eden Project? It's in Cornwall which is a fair old drive, especially from oop north but I did always want to see it.



Chessington? Lots to do, but it's ?30 a head full price, ?23 if you can get a discount



Thorpe Park is very similar.



http://www.lastminute.com/site/entertai ... parks.html <- discount tickets



There's quite a few places that shut down in November. If we went for Fireworks weekend then that's pretty much the last show of the year. I like fireworks; so even if we don't go to a show I could get some for the garden. Drunk people, fire and rockets; yay <!--emo&:lol:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /><!--endemo--> </div>




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Post by belchingmatt » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:52 pm

For me I think the best thing would be low cost. That in real terms would probably be most easily achieved at silly central with a slab of beer and a quiche. I suppose we also wouldn't be dependent on the weather that way either. </div>




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Post by JJW009 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:58 pm

If that's what we go for, which suits me fine, then we can always do the day out another time. As I said, everywhere seems to shut this time of year so maybe we could do a "Family Friendly" trip next year when the weather is better. I can think of several young relatives of the silly forumites who might appreciate that.



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Also, I'll try to be a little more planned with the food. I always make the same mistake - I love cooking so much that I plan something far too complicated. I can do Sushi the night before which makes a great healthy snacking meal and I can do a one-pot curry to eat with Naan breads, which is ridiculously easy. With a bit of luck I'll actually find some decent sliced bread for toast this time too <!--emo&<_<--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/dry.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='dry.gif' /><!--endemo--> </div>




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Post by belchingmatt » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:10 pm

Back in July I had a great time, so why change a winning formula. Surely we aren't so bored of each other that we need an activity to distract us?



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Post by 0_Koneko_0 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:38 pm

I vote silly central too. I need a wind down and a chill out with friends. <!--emo&:D--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo--> </div>




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Post by RedeyesUK » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:57 pm

belchingmatt wrote:Back in July I had a great time, so why change a winning formula. Surely we aren't so bored of each other that we need an activity to distract us?


[quote=""0_Koneko_0""]I need a wind down and a chill out with friends. <!--emo&:D--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo-->[/quote]



What 'e said. And what she said.



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RedeyesUK wrote:Although the karting thing sounds like fun.... <!--emo&B)--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/cool.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='cool.gif' /><!--endemo-->
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Post by belchingmatt » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:15 pm

RedeyesUK wrote:Looks like we're trashing your place again, JJ. <!--emo&;)--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /><!--endemo-->
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Karting could be good. I know they have an outdoor tarmac one in MK if there aren't any closer but it is really something that has to be booked up asap. As it happens I'm going Karting this Thursday. </div>




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Post by JJW009 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:27 pm

OK I think that's settled then!



Pie and Ale and what ever comes up. You'll be thrilled to hear I've just put the Monkey-Juice on to ferment, so it should be about 17% ABV by November. Even if it isn't drinkable, it makes good screen wash <!--emo&:unsure:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/unsure.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='unsure.gif' /><!--endemo-->



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Just the wee matter of the date. How is Saturday 24th November, give or take a day? It's a full moon if that makes any difference to anyone? I can make any weekend in November, although Diwali is near the 10th so I wouldn't be cooking meat or fish that weekend.



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Post by belchingmatt » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:30 pm

The 24th is definitely the best for me as I won't have a car until after the 11th and I fly out on the 30th.



Now in the short time that I'm at my parents place my best friend would like to see me. I'm sure you would all get on anyway, but as he'll be based around his dad's in thame would it be alright if I brought him along if that happens to be the only weekend when he can make it down from leeds? </div>




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