Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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London Winter 2012

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It's been a while since we did one of these(though I'm not discounting the possibility that you've all been conspiring in secret) and I'd like to open bidding on when/where we might convene to say hello in person once again.

We can discuss all the options here, before finally settling on some default time/location - perhaps Friday the Middlethish of November, at the good-old Marquess of Anglesey, Old London towne?

zen_tom, Oct 31 2012

What happens at Halfcon stays at halfcon http://www.fark.com/comments/7449966
[Dub, Nov 24 2012]

Mentioned in dispatches http://www.nothingt...emorial_london.html
[Dub, Nov 24 2012]

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       yup - sounds good
hippo, Oct 31 2012
  

       Great - I'll be publicising in other social places too - Fridays can be busy, so a Thurday might be an alternate option aswell. Assuming a Friday, candidate dates might be 16th or 23rd Nov.
zen_tom, Oct 31 2012
  

       Yup!
Dub, Oct 31 2012
  

       I'll see as to whether I can find a piggy back to traverse from the woods.
skinflaps, Nov 01 2012
  

       I'm always up for another opportunity to scrounge beer from fellow bakers.
mitxela, Nov 01 2012
  

       I'd be interested to tag along, but I'm likely to be kayaking on the weekend of the 16th but should be free for the 23rd. Is this an evening event? If not, it would have to be Sat. or Sun. only for me.
TomP, Nov 04 2012
  

       Who's got my airfare? Dern, I wanna go.
blissmiss, Nov 04 2012
  

       OK, well closing down a couple of points of ambiguity then - let's say Friday 23rd November, from (possibly) 3pm (to cater for anyone who's able/keen to leave work early) up-until the last one goes home. Tablespace can be at a premium on a Friday night, so early bagsying isn't a bad idea.   

       It'd be great to see you all. Smiley Face.
zen_tom, Nov 05 2012
  

       Hands up who knows what it is to "bagsy"? I'm willing to bet that's quite a south-coast term...
theleopard, Nov 05 2012
  

       <raises hand>
DrBob, Nov 05 2012
  

       <raises hand>
hippo, Nov 05 2012
  

       <raises hand>   

       I suggest a plate with half a croissant on the table to show where to go. Possibly a lego one in case someone's peckish.   

       I only finish at 5 on a Friday and then there's a 40min train and then fannying about on the tube. How long is it estimated that everyone is likely to be around for?
TomP, Nov 05 2012
  

       I can't promise anything, but judging by previous performance, it's quite likely we'll still be there come kicking out time.
zen_tom, Nov 05 2012
  

       Hic!
Ignore the FB message I will book the day off so I can be there for 3 p.m.
If it changes let me know as I can always have a 'Cheeky Friday' with agreement from the boss-man.
p.s. YAY!
gnomethang, Nov 05 2012
  

       <raises hand on bagsy / bags I>
gnomethang, Nov 05 2012
  

       [Gnome] Yay duly noted! I'm planning on booking off the Friday (afternoon) myself.
zen_tom, Nov 07 2012
  

       Quick bump for this Friday!
zen_tom, Nov 19 2012
  

       Hands Up! - Thangs have been a bit sticky recently but I have the day offdue to services rendered (about 27 hrs at the weekend!
gnomethang, Nov 20 2012
  

       <mutters something about being stuck in the colonies> (+)   

       If you lot are dead set on meeting up in a venue that makes the Mos Eisley cantina look like a well-run kindergarten, then good luck to you.
8th of 7, Nov 20 2012
  

       [8th] where would you suggest? A sterile cube floating at one of the Lagrangian points might be a better call in terms of facilities and general organisation, but it's a bugger to get to from Southwark.
zen_tom, Nov 21 2012
  

       The Imperial War Museum ? "All the pretty toys … "
8th of 7, Nov 21 2012
  

       I was keen but have a birthday to go to. Sorry chaps. Have a Badger on me.
theleopard, Nov 21 2012
  

       Leave has been booked. I should be there early-ish so I can ponce as many drinks as possible off of gnomethang.
DrBob, Nov 21 2012
  

       I'm jealous. I'll be back in Blighty for Xmas. So close.
marklar, Nov 21 2012
  

       Even I'm jealous - and I'm coming!
zen_tom, Nov 21 2012
  

       We shall be with you in spirit (an 18 year old Inner Hebridean Malt would seem appropriate), if not in persons.
8th of 7, Nov 21 2012
  

       I've never had an 18 year old Hebridean of any sort. Enjoy gang.
AusCan531, Nov 21 2012
  

       Ah, you may try DrBurb but I intend to lift someone's wallet and then be as generous as I like....
gnomethang, Nov 22 2012
  

       [8th] Shall we go on Saturday?
TomP, Nov 22 2012
  

       Black leather begloved hand shoots into the air. {Checks}Still Marquess of Anglesey?
Dub, Nov 22 2012
  

       Yep.
gnomethang, Nov 23 2012
  

       Nasty production issue at work - rapidly teflonning responsibility onto passers-by, should be there by 3!
zen_tom, Nov 23 2012
  

       Tsk! Late for his own party...
theleopard, Nov 23 2012
  

       I am here, and on time I may add! No seats though, so loitering by the bar...   

       [edit] aha! Secured seatage...   

       [edit 2] lost seatage again...
zen_tom, Nov 23 2012
  

       I'll be joining soon.
mitxela, Nov 23 2012
  

       photos as proof please.
blissmiss, Nov 23 2012
  

       [Zen], [DrBob] and I are now sitting down, with beer
hippo, Nov 23 2012
  

       I am sitting down preparing a liquidation step plan, feeling jealous. Please vigorously WHAT HO one another on my behalf.
calum, Nov 23 2012
  

       Now joined by [mitxela] and [dub]
hippo, Nov 23 2012
  

       I count five bakers baking.
blissmiss, Nov 23 2012
  

       [dub]'s talking enthusiastically about prime numbers now
hippo, Nov 23 2012
  

       Not only am I not there, I am also workingn tomorrow. Grr and my apologies.
gnomethang, Nov 23 2012
  

       Just back. Drams sampled. Beer consumed. Members lost. We were quorate, once more. As usual, we covered all items of the agenda - and had an extended AOB session, but the where items discussed are subject to NDA (No Decision by Agreement). (Do cats learn to pounce, can octopuses unscrew cross-threaded jar lids ... Do dogs believe in God?.)   

       Thanks for the lift home +zt
Dub, Nov 23 2012
  

       // the lift home //   

       We know where you live, MUHWHAHAHAHAHAH !   

       Ahem.   

       As you were ...
8th of 7, Nov 23 2012
  

       PHOTOS
blissmiss, Nov 23 2012
  

       [8th of 7], um, OK.   

       [Blissy] I only took one or two (I'd forgotten I had a camera until after [hippo] left, sadly.)   

       [edit], oh, and I was the recipient of the nutter, this year!
Dub, Nov 23 2012
  

       [Linky]
Dub, Nov 24 2012
  

       I'm confused. I've never met any of these people. Why is my name being associated with this shower?
DrBob, Nov 25 2012
  

       To pre-emptively avoid confusion, can I make it clear that I did not share a shower with [DrBob]
hippo, Nov 26 2012
  

       I must have totally missed the whole showering thing! Thanks to all for a v enjoyable evening - and a firm and welcome what ho to all those present or thinking of us.
zen_tom, Nov 26 2012
  

       "what ho" back at you, ho.
blissmiss, Nov 26 2012
  
      
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