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AFP Camp 2009 [Mar. 8th, 2009|08:30 pm]

Behind the scenes your organisers have already started looking for possible venues for this year's AFP Camp. We have started scouting around and have several sites lined up to enquire with already, but if you know of any sites in the South of England (which means roughly Birmingham downwards) that you've been to or are familiar with that we should add to our list of possibles please let us know (just comment in reply to this posting).

What the site needs to have:

  • Availability over the English August Bank Holiday (Thu night to Mon night)
  • Space for at least 50 to 60 people
  • Allows dogs and children
  • Preferably fairly accessible (or within short taxi/lift distance of a station (rail or bus))
  • Amenities like loos and showers preferred, however we can portaloo again if needed
  • Preferably sheltered and don't mind BBQs/fires
  • Not too hideously expensive
  • Has villages/towns/places nearby for those who don't want to camp to get B&B
  • Nearness to somewhere for food/drink is a bonus, but should not be the be all and end all

    Thanks for your help.
    Please add community dw_augbh_2009 to your friendslist if you are interested in attending, and then watch that space for news of the shortlist to vote on in the nearish future.
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    Irish DW Convention October 2009 [Sep. 16th, 2008|02:57 pm]

    Having been to the UK International Convention 2008 it was decided that there should be an Irish equivalent. As in it was suggested to some Irish people and they took it seriously.

    We have an LJ community (idwcon_2009) and a Facebook page, and we know it's going to be in late October 2009 in Co. Clare (so that anybody coming over from Britain can fly into Shannon and already be close to the venue).

    So head on over to those pages and have a look, and tell people, and get ready for plenty more news over the coming months.
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    Even more bull [Dec. 28th, 2007|03:38 am]

    There's what looks like actual progress with the Bull i' th' Thorn and Robinson's. However, what would really help me is if I had copies or documentation of correspondence between anyone who made complaints and the Bull or Robinson's.

    This can be pretty much anything -- e-mail headers with timestamps are OK, complete e-mails are better, paper is best. If for some reason you have a food or drink receipt from the Bull, that would also be really great, particularly if it provides evidence that the Bull did in fact raise prices when we got there and lowered them after we left.

    I can be reached at edmund@realales.org.uk.
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    More bull [Dec. 8th, 2007|06:25 pm]

    It's taking its time, but our complaints about the Bull i' th' Thorn are ticking their way through Chesterfield CAMRA. They have asked for a response from Robinson's.
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    Bull i' th' Thorn & CAMRA [Sep. 23rd, 2007|11:18 pm]

    I've heard back from CAMRA about the Bull. The Bull is actually in Chesterfield branch (I've been talking to Chesterfield's pubs officer Mick Portman, pubsofficer@chesterfieldcamra.org.uk) and he's kicking things up to Robinson's; if you have your own horror stories to relay to him, contact him by e-mail.
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    AFPCamp Photos [Sep. 5th, 2007|08:35 pm]

    [Current Location |home]

    Finally up in my LJ ScrapBook
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    (no subject) [Sep. 2nd, 2007|09:22 pm]

    My afpcamp photos are here...

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    Trip home, and The Hunter [Sep. 1st, 2007|12:09 pm]

    I will get around to posting pics and an update regarding the meet. However, I've been asked to mention the following. For those of a delicate disposition, please turn away now...

    Random and I decided to take the A515 to Lichfield, totally forgetting that it was a bank holiday, and as such was going to be crowded...so we stopped at a friendly-looking pub some miles down the road from the campsite for a meal. Random had beef in ale in a huge yorkshire puddin', and I sloped off outside for a smoke, not wanting to eat in case it made me want to curl up and sleep.
    At the back of the car park was a field, and clustered in the gateway were thirty or so yearling steers. Being of agricultural stock I wandered over, and quickly made *friends* with a couple of the more tame beasts.
    So it was that I was scratching the limousin behind the ears when a large car turned up. I disremember now whether it was a big beemer or a merc. The doors opened and it decanted two identical twin boys, aged somewhere about 12, at a guess, and their father.
    *Goodness! Cattle!* one of them chirped, and approached, slowly. T'other brother followed.
    *Are they yours?* they asked. I told them that they were not.
    One of the beasts, a Charolais, chose that moment to attempt to mount the Limousin I was petting.
    *Goodness! Are they both boys?* I agreed that they were indeed both male.
    *Then...why are they doing that?*
    I asked the lad if he would be going to a public school.
    *Yes, next year*
    *In that case, you will soon find out why they are doing that*
    Daddy, at that moment, spat his cola over the bonnet of his car.
    As the boys wandered off he approached and said *You do realise, of course, that I'm going to have to explain that to them later?*
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    A bit of a strange question [Aug. 30th, 2007|09:46 pm]

    I know this is a bit of a long shot...but did anyone who was at the event happen to notice whether I was coughing particularly at the weekend?

    And if anyone is curious about the strange songs Edmund and me were singing (Furry Old Lobster, Re: Your Brains, and Skullcrusher Mountain) they're all by Jonathan Coulton and you can listen to them on his site.
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    Not another set of photos [Aug. 29th, 2007|11:44 pm]

    [Current Location |Parents' house, Summer Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley.]
    [mood |artistic]

    One full gallery
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