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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulOfHorsham View Post
    Aaah yes, the bus. So, just how many 'fiver' tickets did we get in the end? Seems I strolled past the driver safe in the knowledge that my ticket was being purchased (by? Yes, that probably didn't help), only to find that no such transaction occurred!. Bought a DaySaver on the way back, so didn't feel so guilty then.
    LOL, yep same for me (though I just got a single!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millay View Post
    I felt quite safe following Old Boots who was striding out ahead, but a little concerned when he turned around and asked "are we going the right way?"
    I'm sure it was closer last time I went there, there was a sudden moment of panic when I thought that they'd moved it. Thank God Soupy is an expert on all things Brummy It was thirst that motivated my urgent stride.
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    and we’ll meet you all in a pub said he.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    Sorry for not saying goodbye to Andy, and apologies to anyone I didn't chat too properly, I would have just spoken rubbish anyway . Cheers everyone!
    No problem mate, my fault, sorry. I walked out of the Lamp last with Soup and Ogwyn and then I had to dash for my train.

    Great to read your account.

    Considering I had not met anyone before the day, other than Soup, it was an enjoyable day in friendly and entertaining company (and I don't usually speak to strangers!). Looking forward to next year!
    Last edited by Andy Ven; 14-11-2010 at 20:59.
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    What can I add? An absolutely fantastic day. I don't think it could have gone any more smoothly and I'd like to add my thanks to Gill and Ray for their part in that. It was a fairly ominous start, my vow to drink halves went out the window straight away. Two pints in twenty minutes meant it was going to be that sort of day.

    Great to put names to the faces and meet some real characters. I can remember having two pints of Trevor in The Old Fox, but after that my mind's a blank. I think I went back to The Welly, but I'm struggling to remember. Perhaps someone can remind me? What beer I was drinking is usually a good cue!

    I'd certainly echo the sentiment about doing it again. Absolutely.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    Well there are a few dodgy looking characters in the line up and I've had a bit of fun tryin gto put names to faces, probably got them all wrong. Looks like you all had fun from the pics and reports and I am gutted that I coudn't make it, especially as I passed through Brum on the way to a wedding in Bolton last weekend.

    Once I've settled down here on the South Coast I will make a point of coming to one of these get togethers - Maybe early next year if one arises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millay View Post
    I managed to wake up at Watford where I saw Trainman just as I was getting off, no doubt Roger had his foot up somewhere.
    To my knowledge I was actually fast asleep (albeit with i-pod blazing) on the train until Trainman spotted me and slumped down next to me (crushing my neatly folded coat!) whilst attempting to open a conversation that I clearly wasn't very capable of. By the time I hit Euston I was almost recovered in a drinking capacity but the bruised and swollen foot was kicking in so I had to shuffle off to the tube and get home while I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    An absolutely fantastic day. I don't think it could have gone any more smoothly and I'd like to add my thanks to Gill and Ray for their part in that.
    I wholeheartedly agree with that statement

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    Sorry about belting away for the bus guys. Its a habit I have for buses and trains. I run for them and put a foot on the step and ask bus driver if he can hang on till Ray catches up, or with trains it stops them closing the door till he gets there.

    Loved reading your write-ups, and it really was a fun day for us. I am so shy with folks I don't know as a rule, but the day went so ok.

    Still plenty of other pubs around like the Old Contemptables, Old Royal etc for those that like to get around different pub interiors, but the ones we did seem to be on most of the hit lists and gave probably the better beer variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Sorry, I was always gonna be travelling with a great drinking pal (non computer-user but my sponsor-for-the-day Ralph) but didn't anticipate the arrival of Tigerdrinker (from you-know-where) and mutual Notts pal Wal. I'd like to lay claim to the other drunken randomer, but cannot.
    No worries, certainly no PuG only rule. I suspect your poor friends were being accosted by the lairy drunkard before he moved on to me, Dave and Quinno.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Oh dear. I don't recall this but I know it's one of my less interesting conversations!! I apologise in advance for any donkeys missing hind legs in the Birmingham area...
    Yeah, it was partly my fault for extolling the virtues of Avon as it would make my life really easy if people would stop moaning about it. Guess what you did .

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulOfHorsham View Post
    Me neither! BCG? I'm prepared to accept that I rambled on about geography, though.
    And after that we moved on to talking about OO programming, can't think why you blanked it

    Quote Originally Posted by gillhalfpint View Post
    Sorry about belting away for the bus guys. Its a habit I have for buses and trains. I run for them and put a foot on the step and ask bus driver if he can hang on till Ray catches up, or with trains it stops them closing the door till he gets there.
    No problem, we would never have got to the Bartons Arms without the guidance, but it does make for an excellent addition to any story about the day.

    And just to add an odd Prologue to the story for me, Dave and AEM. On the way back AEM grabbed his jacket down from the rack preparing to get off at his station and discovered an Edinburgh bus ticket for the same day in his pocket, odd as he had not been to Edinburgh. Dave and I were left wondering if it was a hidden message from the cryptic Hondo to let us know he had been nearby on the crawl . You decide!

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    I was in the wellington but was escorted from the premises

    Hover ->only joking

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