March 4, 2007 at 09:01 #1041
In a feeble attempt to cash in on the burgeoning ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Cheltenham PreviewÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ market, I am running my own event on Saturday 17th March at 7.30pm at the Sun In Splendour, Leamington Spa (bring your own bouncer).
The panel will consist of Bubbles (off Big Brother three), at least one member of Steps, a bloke with the word ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“hateÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ tattooed on his knuckles, my mate Terry (who is a fire prevention officer) and Paul Nicholls. Apparently the last-named has yet to be confirmed.
ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s four quid, half price for TRF members. The beerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Carling, with Liebfraumilch for the ladies. A full range of salt-based snacks is available. No f**king kids.
Any smart-arse questions and youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll be outside.
See you there.
Mike<br>March 4, 2007 at 09:37 #43898SeagullMember
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Mike<br>just a few questions before I book two tickets.
In the staff rooms of the big Marks and Spencers shop in Brighton they have 3 types of toilets, male, female and pre-ops (totally true).<br> Can you confirm your toilet arrangements?
Will you have name badge on as I dont want to mix you up with Bubbles or the nice boy from Steps!
Are the ‘salt based snacks’ provided by the ‘eleven o’clockers’ or do they come in a little bag?March 4, 2007 at 09:42 #43900Seven TowersParticipant
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Surely the Sun in Splendour isn’t still open???:o
I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting personally but it’s reputation precedes it!
Mine’s a Domestos and Coke.March 4, 2007 at 09:57 #43901davidbradyMember
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I’m not going if that Nicholls bloke is going. He knows nuttin. He reckoned Nozic wouldn’t be competitive yesterday so it’s a waste of time listening to him.
Also I’m Irish so seen as it’s Paddy’s Day, I want another quid off the entrance fee.March 4, 2007 at 09:59 #43903March 4, 2007 at 10:38 #43905LingfieldMember
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Is it a black tie do?March 4, 2007 at 11:18 #43906
Is it a black tie do?
More of a black eye do.
Can you confirm your toilet arrangements?
<br>MikeMarch 4, 2007 at 19:21 #43908MountyMember
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Mike, fancy a curry afterwards?March 4, 2007 at 19:33 #43909
Mike, fancy a curry afterwards?
<br>Not from a Leamington establishment. You’ll be up all night spray-painting the porcelain.
MikeMarch 4, 2007 at 20:24 #43911Seven TowersParticipant
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You’ll be alright in the Five Rivers, they shut early though. Don’t go in any of the places further down the road towards Chez Rama though, as Mike says you’ll think you’ve caught dysentery. I didn’t know there was anyone from the Holy Land on here, though I’ve not had the pleasure of living there for 12 years I still go back quite a bit.March 5, 2007 at 17:35 #43912graysonscolumnParticipant
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Isn’t Stewart Machin still a resident of Leamington Spa or the environs? I’m sure you could baggsie him for the occasion.
Mine’s a pint of Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby (the very, very best pint of mild you will ever drink), and some authentic Black Country pork scratchings freshly hewn from the the Tipton scratching mines and served in a clumsily-knotted plastic bag. Oh yes.
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.March 6, 2007 at 07:00 #43913BurroughhillParticipant
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I’ll be the one in the towel…:cool:
Mine’s anything anyone cares to buy me :) <br>March 6, 2007 at 08:05 #43914Andrew HughesMember
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Jeremy, I’m afraid you may be disappointed. The scratchings harvest was a poor one last year, something to do with the size of the pigs. The locals called it the ‘year of the piglet’. There were riots in Gornal and Sedgley and many of those delightful stone pigs that people perch on their garden walls were smashed to pieces.
Fortunately, it was a vintage year for faggots.March 6, 2007 at 14:40 #43916graysonscolumnParticipant
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Oh dear, Aranalde, sorry to hear it. I leave the Midlands for a year and all hell breaks loose! Ah well, I suppose it explains the paucity of scratchings down here, and the stellar prices where they can be found at all.
Spokily enough, it’s faggots for dinner at Chez Column this evening.
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.March 6, 2007 at 17:34 #43917
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