London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby LMG » 05 Dec 2015, 22:11

I had a lovely time - great to see so many stalwarts, and that the JU tradition continues.

I had to depart early as the quiz was begun, due to battling a cold and too much work. But well done to bhoywonder for putting it together, and marshalling the troops, and also enlisting the non-JU folk in the partly-reserved area who were simply minding their own business and having a quiet bite and a drink.

Great seeing Carlsson and Mrs C, Yomp, Yves, Andy Piledriver, Nikki G, Andy Mac, Moddie, Martin and Denise, Carol Belle Lettre and husband, Jumper k, Neil Jung, Andrew, and anyone else I may have forgot, my mind is a bit fogged. Griff, even. The Slider I see regularly and left with, but it was great seeing everyone else.

I look further to forward photos from Fish and more reports.
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 06 Dec 2015, 10:31

Spiffing time, as ever. Quote of the day:

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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby The Slider » 06 Dec 2015, 11:43

Did that actually happen?
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby yomptepi » 06 Dec 2015, 12:27

The Slider wrote:Did that actually happen?
:lol:


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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby LMG » 06 Dec 2015, 12:28

I told you they were ringers.

Fuckers came from mojo4music, I tell you - they were using a tablet to google answers.

Now they've got the Kajagoogoo boxed set and the Rainbow bootleg DVD, and they are laughing their heads off.

Never happen in my day.
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby Nikki Gradual » 06 Dec 2015, 12:34

My head is a little delicate today.
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby Neil Jung » 06 Dec 2015, 12:55

The Slider wrote:Did that actually happen?
:lol:


According to bhoywonder it did, but he was somewhat worse for wear and I shall be demanding an official enquiry and remarking of the papers.

Frankly it was far too difficult! :roll:
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby Belle Lettre » 06 Dec 2015, 14:16

My head is also delicate. As I was in the winning team, though contributed precious little, I feel the results should stand :D
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby Nikki Gradual » 06 Dec 2015, 15:01

Belle Lettre wrote:My head is also delicate. As I was in the winning team, though contributed precious little, I feel the results should stand :D


I have a wonderful record in the quiz thanks to a natural ability to randomly find myself in a team with someone who knows all the answers, in this case mainly that shortarse The Fish. I contributed eff all to our magnificent winning effort.

It was really great to catch up with everyone, though I didn't get enough Yomp time, and I look forward to attending more J-Us now I have restarted. For the moment I am all man-hugged out!
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby Diamond Dog » 07 Dec 2015, 08:20

Where's the fucking photos then?
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby Polishgirl » 07 Dec 2015, 13:18

Diamond Dog wrote:Where's the fucking photos then?


I thought it was just beer, chat and quizzes at the JU...... :shock:
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby The Fish » 07 Dec 2015, 18:06

Seems I didn't take as many photos as I thought, but anyway here's some photographic evidence that the event took place.Apologies to anyone not pictured. I can vouch for your attendance and no you didn't imagine it all.

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We marked the losing team's answers and yes they were indeed rubbish :D

I had a great time as usual, which is just as well as the rest of the evening proved something of a disaster. Got back to Victoria feeling a bit peckish and thought I had time to grab a burger, before the 12:05 As the queue started moving slowly I started to consider the fall back of the 1:00 train to Brighton and a bus to Hove. as the hour drew nearer and no sign of said train on the indicator boards I consulted the timetables and found that there was no 1:00 train on Sunday as being past midnight this was deemed Sunday morning rather than Saturday night. By this time they were clearing the concourse.Once outside I saw that the station was closed between 1:00 and 2:45 for cleaning etc so I settled down on a seat at the bus stop. Once inside I saw there was a 4:00 train to Brighton. Oh well I thought not too bad, until fate kicking me squarely in the knackers determined that this weekend there would be engineering works, so it was a train to East Croydon, and then a replacement bus service to Three Bridges and a train to Brighton and then a bus to Hove, getting home just after 7 :twisted:
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby yomptepi » 07 Dec 2015, 18:13

poor old Fish!!!
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby Belle Lettre » 07 Dec 2015, 18:41

Christ, what a battleaxe :(

Edit: ..and hard lines indeed, Fish!
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby The Modernist » 07 Dec 2015, 20:24

At least it doesn't look like you've been punched in the eye.

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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby the masked man » 07 Dec 2015, 21:07

It was a lot of fun, I think. Perhaps my favourite moment was finding out that I'd been at the same REM gig as Martin and Denise (in Cardiff in the mid 90s) many years before I met them properly. I also recall an exceptionally tough quiz and the general feeling that it's good that a BCB jolly-up can still attract so many fine people, even if they don't post on the board much. Always quality chat in a really lovely little pub that I've come to like a lot.

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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 07 Dec 2015, 22:00

Back home after two extra days of gruelling Xmas shopping with the wifey. I must at least have walked the full marathon distance on Sunday and Monday combined.
JU impressions? Johnny Slider nursing a bottle of red. Jumper in fine and healthy form. Didn't talk much to Carol and Matthew. We'll have Eindhoven for that next year. Theo on the single malt. Piece- of-cake quiz. None of you Prog lovers wanted the Ray Charles box so thank you The Fish! Also thanks to the Bhoy for organising it and bringing a CD-r of Back to the River.
Diamond Dog was sorely missed :lol:
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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby C » 08 Dec 2015, 07:03

Walk In My Shadow wrote:Diamond Dog was sorely missed :lol:


Like a hole in the head lad

Like a hole in the head





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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Dec 2015, 16:33

The Fish wrote:Seems I didn't take as many photos as I thought, but anyway here's some photographic evidence that the event took place.Apologies to anyone not pictured. I can vouch for your attendance and no you didn't imagine it all.

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We marked the losing team's answers and yes they were indeed rubbish :D

I had a great time as usual, which is just as well as the rest of the evening proved something of a disaster. Got back to Victoria feeling a bit peckish and thought I had time to grab a burger, before the 12:05 As the queue started moving slowly I started to consider the fall back of the 1:00 train to Brighton and a bus to Hove. as the hour drew nearer and no sign of said train on the indicator boards I consulted the timetables and found that there was no 1:00 train on Sunday as being past midnight this was deemed Sunday morning rather than Saturday night. By this time they were clearing the concourse.Once outside I saw that the station was closed between 1:00 and 2:45 for cleaning etc so I settled down on a seat at the bus stop. Once inside I saw there was a 4:00 train to Brighton. Oh well I thought not too bad, until fate kicking me squarely in the knackers determined that this weekend there would be engineering works, so it was a train to East Croydon, and then a replacement bus service to Three Bridges and a train to Brighton and then a bus to Hove, getting home just after 7 :twisted:


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Re: London Christmas JU - December 5 2015

Postby Six String » 12 Dec 2015, 05:00

The Fish wrote:Seems I didn't take as many photos as I thought, but anyway here's some photographic evidence that the event took place.Apologies to anyone not pictured. I can vouch for your attendance and no you didn't imagine it all.

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We marked the losing team's answers and yes they were indeed rubbish :D

I had a great time as usual, which is just as well as the rest of the evening proved something of a disaster. Got back to Victoria feeling a bit peckish and thought I had time to grab a burger, before the 12:05 As the queue started moving slowly I started to consider the fall back of the 1:00 train to Brighton and a bus to Hove. as the hour drew nearer and no sign of said train on the indicator boards I consulted the timetables and found that there was no 1:00 train on Sunday as being past midnight this was deemed Sunday morning rather than Saturday night. By this time they were clearing the concourse.Once outside I saw that the station was closed between 1:00 and 2:45 for cleaning etc so I settled down on a seat at the bus stop. Once inside I saw there was a 4:00 train to Brighton. Oh well I thought not too bad, until fate kicking me squarely in the knackers determined that this weekend there would be engineering works, so it was a train to East Croydon, and then a replacement bus service to Three Bridges and a train to Brighton and then a bus to Hove, getting home just after 7 :twisted:


Wow. Sorry to hear of those travel issues. Talk about an allnighter. Thanks for taking pictures so we could enjoy a bit. Nice to see the lovely Mra. C who is a stranger it seems to thses events...much like Mrs. SS. ;) Wish I could have been there lifting a glass with you scousers.