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The Countdown Commences... [Aug. 5th, 2010|11:59 pm]
Cityish Alt-ish Fortyish
In two weeks we'll be in the UK! Weighed down by heavy luggage and an 8-hour time difference, but touch wood alive and well. I hope, if you're reading this and you too are in the UK, we might get a chance to see you...

We're not leaving for Wales until the morning of Friday the 20th, so anyone who's about in London Thursday afternoon or evening... it'd be fun to see you then. We're staying with my dear friend Clare in Walthamstow that night. The following weekend we hope to catch up with some inveterate northerners in the vicinity of North Wales, but we'll be on a train back down to Oxford on Thursday the 26th, hopefully to catch up with various people before they disappear to Norfolk for traditional summer's-ending festivities.

That's our first week (of three) in a nutshell; we'll be in Oxford, London, Cambridge, places like that, for most of the other two. I guess I have to start bothering people, so many people, to find out when/if our paths can intersect. If you read this and you are not violently opposed to renewing our old acquaintanceship, drop me a comment and we'll work something out...
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[User Picture]From: lanfykins
2010-08-06 07:56 am (UTC)
*waves*

I'm in Newbury rather than Oxford these days, but it's only just down the A34. I can probably catch you during your sojourn in the Dreaming Spires.
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[User Picture]From: dakeyras
2010-08-06 08:07 am (UTC)
I'll be around on Thursday 19th and probably at various points over the following few weeks as well - Walthamstow is easy to get to so if you want to meet up there then that's fine.
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[User Picture]From: verlaine
2010-08-06 04:44 pm (UTC)
I think we can probably do something more centrally on the 19th so as not to annoy people too much. What are the popular meetup spots these days (that admit babies)?
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[User Picture]From: dakeyras
2010-08-07 09:06 am (UTC)
The popular meet-up spots probably haven't changed all that much since you were here last, although I can't comment on their child-friendliness as it's not something I generally notice!

The Shakespeare's Head at Holborn and the Penderel's Oak just down from there are both JDW pubs, so generally friendly. If you're thinking of something different then I can try to work out what suits you better?
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[User Picture]From: _kent
2010-08-06 08:34 am (UTC)
I consider myself more a recidivist northerner, but I shall make myself available. Have you any ideas of what you'll be doing or where you'll be doing it?
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[User Picture]From: absinthecity
2010-08-06 09:43 am (UTC)
Great stuff! Hope we can catch up when you're in London?
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[User Picture]From: verlaine
2010-08-18 05:36 am (UTC)
Penderel's Oak this Thursday - or else we should definitely catch up around the beginning of September!
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[User Picture]From: absinthecity
2010-08-18 08:48 am (UTC)
I'm busy busy this Thursday, (double booked, which is most unusual actually, almost like the old days!) so September sounds good!
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[User Picture]From: ar_gemlad
2010-08-06 09:50 am (UTC)
I'll be doing the lazy thing of letting my housemate arrange stuff and then you'll magically appear at Templars at some point :)
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[User Picture]From: verlaine
2010-08-06 04:46 pm (UTC)
Maybe we can have a Templars party on the evening of the 19th. I can't remember the last time I went to Oxford and didn't end up at a Templars party - probably the mid-90s :D
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From: mooism
2010-08-06 10:08 am (UTC)
In theory I'm free on Thursday 19th, although I don't know how far Walthamstow will be that day. Bet now!
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[User Picture]From: verlaine
2010-08-18 05:37 am (UTC)
Penderel's Oak is much closer than Walthamstow (to practically everywhere). Hope to see you there!
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[User Picture]From: thalinoviel
2010-08-06 10:25 am (UTC)
Count me in for a London on the 19th plan. I can easily get to walthamstow or central London and I'm free all day
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[User Picture]From: verlaine
2010-08-18 05:36 am (UTC)
We will be in the Penderel's Oak in Holborn at 6pm, does that work? Would be lovely to see you!
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[User Picture]From: thalinoviel
2010-08-18 11:50 am (UTC)
See you then!
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[User Picture]From: squirmelia
2010-08-06 11:17 am (UTC)
I'm in Oxford, so maybe.
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[User Picture]From: thefon
2010-08-06 12:49 pm (UTC)
It would be nice to catch up with you (and other friends in common whom I rarely see) on the 19th, please post details.
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[User Picture]From: verlaine
2010-08-18 05:38 am (UTC)
Will be in the Penderel's Oak pub in Holborn from 6pm. Not sure many of our more mutual friends are London-based, but it should still be a fun group of people!
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[User Picture]From: triskellian
2010-08-07 09:08 am (UTC)
I too am battening off more organised people, but I'm around most of the time, and often during the day (on account of being between degrees at the moment), and would love to see you all.
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