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Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010

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Subject: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 03:49 AM

It's definite, his flights are booked!!!!

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Posted By: Max 23-Jun-10 - 09:09 PM

The flight is booked! August 19 through Sept 5.

A million zillion thanks to all involved, and especially SINSULL, jacqui_c, Susan of DT, dick greenhaus and (extra special thanks to) My Guru always said for putting up with me through this process, I can be a bit hard to get a hold of sometimes (single-parenthood you know).

Got ma and pa to watch the kids and Penn State has agreed not to fire me while I'm gone.

My guru always said is officially in charge of my itinerary, so communicate with her if you'd like to participate in this traveling circus. We'll post details as they are firmed.

I am very excited to finally meet many of you, and find no coincidence to the timing of this trip at this time of my life.

THANK YOU ALL.

*************************************

So, fellow Catters - we have the bones of a good tour in place, but nothing's set in stone yet except:

Flying in to Manchester early on Friday 19th August
Flying out from Heathrow on Sunday 5th September

So, the plan is to get Max to Whitby Folk Week from Manchester where he'll do some 'couch-surfing' with Dick & Susan. We need someone to meet Max at the airport & set him on his way. A lift to Whitby would be brilliant!!

Richard & I are planning to come up to Whitby (I've never done the week) after Moira Furnace Folk Festival to join the fun. I know the Regatta is on the first weekend, so I'm hoping that a MudGather would be planned for Monday or Tuesday?

Now, we could rescue Max from Whitby and take him down South on the Wednesday or Thursday, but maybe there'll be a better offer?

Sadly I don't think that we can get Max across to Ireland during this trip, but until the jigsaw puzzle of offers is done we're open to suggestions.

What I'm sure we could do, from the discussions that have already taken place, is to try to get Max to South Wales, London & Kent to meet as many Catters as possible.

If Max is anywhere near me on Sunday 29th August we could take him for a day trip to the Barn at Towersey, so he wouldn't miss out on that!

As he'll be flying from Heathrow on Sunday 5th, we'd like to look after him at Old Keepers before he leaves. I'm hoping he'll play some blues at Lewes Saturday Folk Club on Saturday 4th as I've a gig there that night.

So, he'll start at Whitby and end up at Lewes, the tour inbetween is up to you guys! I'll be PM'ing everyone who has already shown an interest asap to see what we can do. Please PM me with any offers of transport or hospitality or if you wish to make further donations, I'll gladly accept them on Max's behalf.

Lastly, I'd like to add my thanks to Max's for all the help and contributions that have already been made. You're all Stars!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 04:27 AM

We'd be delighted to welcome Max to the Lewes Saturday Folk Club with Hils on 4th. September. By the way, we run every Saturday in August as well.

I'm sure we can find accommodation for him in Lewes, too.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Will Fly
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 06:34 AM

A bed and a meal always awaits in West Sussex, and transport if necessary. Max may not be in the area before the last Sunday in August but, if he is, there's the usual eclectic and excellent session - trad folk, rags, reels, airs, jazz and blues at the Bull in Ditchling on the 29th.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 07:08 AM

MGAS, tell me when he plans to be in London and I'll arrange another session at the Black Lion specifically for him. If I can and there's time, I'll make it a long one (afternoon through to evening) so we can have a good chat - one thing I realised about Steve and Anne's visit, it was lovely hearing them sing, but there wasn't enough time to chat to them and their partners.

I can't offer accommodation but I can probably do picking up from various places and driving home.

I'd PM you but I can't log in from work.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Les from Hull
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 07:12 AM

Maggie and I are running the Monday to Friday evening sessions in the Endeavour during Folk Week, and look forward to welcoming Max and any others.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 07:12 AM

Hello,

We'd be delighted to see Max in Suffolk on the way past! PM me for sessions etc. in the area.

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 07:57 AM

Liz, a Black Lion session would be fabulous (thanks for the thought), but the only weekend Max has free now is the Towersey weekend & I guess everyone will be going to that.... Would a Thursday evening session be possible?

Thanks Will, will bear that in mind! There may be an opportunity to meet Max in Seaford on Friday 3rd September but I won't state anything definitely till the jigsaw puzzle is done!

Les, I've PM'd 'Soldier Boy' regarding setting up a MudGather (he'd offered to look after that side of things), do you know him? Would a MudGather be possible at one of your sessions?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 08:18 AM

Manchester England England
Across the Atlantic Sea
And I'm a genious genious
Cause I believe in God
And I believe that God
Believes in Claude
That's me. That's me

Now that I've dropped out
Why is life weary weary?
Answer my weary query
Timothy Leary, dearie.


Enjoy your trip, Max


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Les from Hull
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 08:52 AM

That's a yes and a yes, we're available 8 to 11 and probably earlier and later.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 09:55 AM

Sounds good Les, can you & Soldier Boy liaise? I think he'll be putting up another thread for the Gather *grin* My vote goes to Monday or Tuesday if Richard & I are coming up....


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Morticia
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 01:22 PM

I have space to, or from, Wales and possibly lifts dependent on when as I work. Any chance of coming to Wareham for a day as I'm not going to Towersey?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 09:38 PM

The sessions run by Les and Maggie in The Endeavour (8-11pm Monday to Friday during The Whitby Folk Week) would be a great venue for a Mudgather with Max and I would definately endorse that because I believe that quite a few Mudcatters would be there anyway.

But because of the occasional difficulty with 'background noise' from the rest of the pub's punters I would also recommend that we seek a quieter, more intimate, venue where folk can have a proper chance to sit down with Max and have a chat and really get to know the man and perhaps for Max to sing/play and entertain us without competing with such a busy environment.

I would therefore recommend more than just one Mudgather session in Whitby to have the opportunity to meet Max (why not 2 or even 4 Gatherings depending on how long he will be in Whitby?) . Perhaps a more sedate session in the afternoon somewhere and Max to be a 'special guest' at The Friendship/Rowing Club gathering or on-board The Grand Turk sailing ship session etc.

What do you think? Any suggestions?

Let's all work very hard to make Max's 'escapade' to the UK a truly memorable visit which us grateful Mudcatters will ensure he never forgets!

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 04:02 AM

Chris - don't forget that Max may want to do other things as well at Whitby. Over the years I've heard rumours that there may be one or two Concerts or Dances in the town while we are in pubs having our Folk Week...
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 05:39 AM

Excellent suggestions Soldier Boy, good luck with your planning!! Perhaps you could start up a new thread for Max's Whitby MudGathers??

Having just sent PM's out to lots of interested parties I've realised that I neglected to mention that we're going away at lunchtime to the Howth, Dublin for a singing weekend & I won't be back till Monday evening. I'll be off-line & won't be able to reply till then I'm afraid.

Have a nice weekend everyone (don't get burnt), maybe you'll have it all sorted out by the time I get back *grin*

Keep up the good work!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 05:41 AM

As a steward I am already at Towersey on the Thursday... but how does the Thursday 2nd Sept at the Black Lion sound? See PM for further info. It would be convenient for me and give him a few days to sight see/present buy/wash his pants out.

If he'd like to pop into the Wail, I can take him down on the Friday and put him on a train back to London on Saturday afternoon?

LTS


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 02:35 PM

There's a Festival at Ash, near Sandwich, in Kent, on Sat 28th August, at which it's likely all the usual suspects from my area will be performing, imbibing, etc.

Noon till 11pm.

If Max were to stop over with me in Snodland, near Maidstone, on the nights of 27th and 28th, he could spend the day there, and I'm sure most of the Catters in Kent would come to meet him.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 02:48 PM

Hi Soldier boy Alas, the Grand Turk has been sold and is no longer in Whitby


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Les from Hull
Date: 25 Jun 10 - 03:31 PM

Perhaps Max might like an afternoon with Whitby Scratch Morris, which has quite a few Mudcatters among their number. We do spend more time in pubs, drinking, singing and playing than we do dancing. We usually end up in the Board Inn for extensive drinking, talking, singing and playing. So that would be Monday or Wednesday afternoon, meet up at 1pm in Plough Yard, or catch us up later (East Side Market or Shambles).

'Summer's here and the time is right
For dancing in the street'


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 10:43 AM

Hey yeah Don...

TSO and I will be at Ash. I believe Barden of England, No Worries, Tone Deaf Leopard, Rmablin Stu and fair few others will be at Ash.   

We'd offer to take in Max but for several reasons:

1. No much going on in our part of Essex especially in summer
2. TSO is back at work week prior to Ash
3. We are pretty much booked solid with activities and responsibilities between Sidmouth and end of August.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Anne Lister
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 12:19 PM

Have sent an email to MGAS ...we can offer accommodation in South Wales and evening entertainment/company/sightseeing, as well as a possible mini Mudgather with friends from Newport, Llantrisant and the Gower. Can't offer transport to and from us as things are as we're probably both occupied in working hours (at least, I hope I will be, as I need the money!).

Anne


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 05:50 PM

Might I humbly suggest that it might be good to offer Max a day off at some point, just to chill out and do nothing? just an idea... I know if it was me, that would be essential to my enjoyment of the trip...

Best
Sue


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 06:53 PM

Please don't forget cameras for stills and videos! We'd all love a chance to join in vicariously, even after the fact. If there's a chance of a live podcast *hint hint* wouldn't that be LOVELY!?!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 26 Jun 10 - 08:51 PM

You are quite right Geoff the Duck and Suegorgeous, I think that Max will need to build in a couple of days off during his visit to the UK so he can catch his breath and not feel overwhelmed with the intensity of the UK folk scene and the demands placed upon him.

Les from Hull, I agree with you that a session on Monday or Wednesday afternoon in the Board Inn with the Whitby Scratch Morris after they have finished dancing and with other Mudcatters would be an excellent idea. What sort of time would that be?
It's a good venue where you can have a good session without lots of background noise or interruptions and where folk can sit down with Max and have a chat and get to know him and where Max can do his own thing to entertain us all.

So, Les, can you please arrange this if that is OK and also PM "My guru always said" to confirm date/time and that you can add it to Max's itinery.

Many thanks bud.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Anne Lister
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 05:09 PM

Time with us may well be breathing space (assuming Max gets as far as us!) as we'll be busy during the working day. But yes, it's important to build in some quiet time!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Barb'ry
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 05:35 PM

This has probably been noticed, but 19th August is a Thursday - is Max arriving Thursday or is his plane leaving the US on Thursday? Either way, no matter, but I may be able to pick him up from the airport depending on the day and then take him up to Whitby on Saturday morning if you haven't had any better offers :-)


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 08:32 PM

Nice one Barb'ry!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 09:12 PM

P.S Barb'ry :

Max is flying into Manchester airport at about 9.00am on Friday 20 August and is planning to head straight to Whitby from there. How does that fit in with you? Would you still be able to take Max up to Whitby on that day?

I understand that Max is intending to leave Whitby and travel south on 26 August and will be staying with Dick and Susan whilst in Whitby.

Max is departing the UK at lunchtime from Heathrow on Sunday 5 September so those are the dates we all need to work on - 20 August to 5 September 2010.

Do you have any more suggestions /invites /ideas for Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010?

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 01:19 AM

I have offered a couple of days in London between Towersey and the Wareham Wail (31st Aug - 3rd Sept) with something at the Black Lion, possibly on the 2nd Sept, so he can have a couple of days in London chilling/sight-seeing if he wants to. I believe there is a Robert Johnson CD in the house should he start to feel homesick for the Blues...

LTS


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Splott Man
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 03:53 AM

I can help if he gets to south Wales. Anne L's (and Steve's) is a good starting point for the area. I'll research the blues venues to see if there's anything worthwhile for Max. Llantrisant have Cloudstreet on the 25th (may not be his thing). I can do a bit of running around the area for sight-seeing if required - Heritage CFoast, Gower, Big Pit Mining Museum (it's free) and St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life (if he wants culture - again it's free).

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 05:51 AM

If he is coming south on the 26th, allowing for a stopover en route,

We can accommodate him over the weekend, let him choose whether to have a quiet day on Friday, or we can organise a gather in the evening, take in Ash on the 28th as suggested, and liaise with his next hosts, to either deliver him or meet and handover half way on the Sunday.

Win and I are both retired, so have no time constraints.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: GUEST,SussexCarole
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 07:46 AM

Looks like our diary is clear around that time so if Max is here in South Wales he is welcome here on Gower. We're both retired so able to offer transport anytime and accommodation/sightseeing etc. Hopefully all of us South Wales contingent can get to meet up together during this time. Let us know what fits into the grand plan


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: GUEST,Tig
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 11:08 AM

Whilst in Whitby he might like to join up with the Fundraising for Runswick Bay Lifeboat - a trip on the Esk Belle to Staithes, stop for whatever and back again.

Contact Raggytash or see the thread for details. Always great fun (includes singing!)


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Barb'ry
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 01:17 PM

Unfortunately, we aren't able to go up to Whitby until Saturday morning as Andy is working on Friday. I would be really happy to take Max up then and he could stay Friday night with us, but imagine he would like to get up there straight away. Let me know if that would be any use.
b


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Susan of DT
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 01:24 PM

We do not have the cottage at Whitby until Saturday. We stay with Bill Sables the Friday night before.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Barb'ry
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 05:15 PM

OK, so it looks as though it could work with me picking Max up and taking him to our place for the night - maybe a little excursion to the delights of Blackpool... Let me know.
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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 06:32 PM

I took a New York lass to Blackpool; Shw was knocked out with the Illumniations AND the Pleasure Beach ! Said it was a LOT better than Coney Island !


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Susan of DT
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 08:37 PM

Terry - How old was the New York lass? Coney Island has deteriorated seriously in the last 50 years.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Michael
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 04:24 AM

You've seen old photo's then Susan?

Mike


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Susan of DT
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 06:36 AM

Mike - I lived a mile or two from Coney Island and I started going there more than 50 years ago, possibly 60, but would not remember details before 1950... Dick also lived in Brooklyn and can probably remember Coney Island in the 1930s...

(sorry to be off topic)


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Girl Friday
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 11:22 AM

Don - if you want to bring Max, (providing he's up for it ) to Friday Folk on 26th August, it'd be nice to meet him prior to Ash.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Les from Hull
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 12:40 PM

Either Monday or Wednesday would be fine for a Mudgather in the Board if Max wants. He can make a choice when he's seen a programme as there may be something else he would like to do on one of those days, like the excellent 'half a day at the Bay'.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 06:49 PM

Back from Dublin & trying desperately to catch up with stuff, if anyone hasn't heard from me yet, you will soon. There have been some wonderful offers & good suggestions, both here & PM'd to me. Thanks to all participants!!! The plan is shaping up nicely but nothing's set in stone yet so keep those ideas coming in!!

I agree Les, there will be loads of stuff going on that Max might want to do. Will there be an advance program on the webpage?? Would it be worth him getting a season ticket, or just pay for individual events? It sounds like Whitby will definitely be my cup of tea as a Trad Folkie, but will it be Max's? Perhaps there'll be some time for sightseeing, there's a steam train nearby isn't there?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 02:40 AM

Steam trains run from Whitby station to Pickering, timetable http://www.nymr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/timetable-2010.pdf - it'll be operating on the gold timetable during folk week.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 02:42 AM

Oops, that link was meant to be a clicky!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 01:14 PM

Thanks for that Kitty!!

We're hoping that there's room for our van at Moor & Coast, sending booking form off later today. All being well we'll be at Whitby from Monday afternoon to Thursday morning so should be fine to meet you all at the Gather!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 05:24 AM

We're away for the weekend (6th of 8 weekends on the trot), I'll check back on Sunday evening for more ideas & offers!

Have a good weekend everyone & don't get too hot.....


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 05:30 AM

We're away for the weekend (6th of 8 weekends on the trot)

And?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 07:10 AM

And I'm getting a little weary *grin*


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 07:25 AM

And I'm getting a little weary

That's fair enough! For what it's worth, I think that you're doing a splendid job.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 08:05 AM

Many thanks Guest, have a good weekend....


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Max
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 09:17 AM

Loving everything I'm seeing. Rest? Surely there is no time for that.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 07:07 PM

Max - IF you try to keep EVERYONE happy there will be no time for Sleep , let alone rest Time ! LOL


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 05:52 PM

Glad you are happy Max. Things look to be knitting together nicely - thanks very much to the sterling efforts of My guru always said.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 05:53 PM

Plans are still afoot & almost settled for Max's escapade, I'll post details when we're sorted. I'm taking into account the fact that Max is a young man, full of energy & ready for anything with no need of rest. We're not going to be able to spread Max thinly enough to meet as many Catters as we'd like, but his feet may not touch the ground *grin*


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 06:11 PM

Max's feet, I'd guess, haven't touched the ground in several years.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 02:50 AM

We're off later today for a long weekend on the Isle of Wight at Folkstation Festival

I'll be buttoning up details of our plan for Max next week so if anyone has any more suggestions to keep him entertained, please post them here!!

Meanwhile have a Fab weekend...


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 08:05 PM

Pace yourself My Guru always said or your feet might not touch the ground either!
Busy time coming up.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 06:46 PM

Looks like you, Sussex Carole, Crane Driver and Splott Man are coming to tea with me on Wed 1st Sept Max. Then you are joining us at Llantrisant Folk Club. This was all arranged at the Isle of Wight Fest. It'll be great to meet you. Are you veggie, vegan or carnivore? You might even be tempted to join the Spoons Orchestra!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 11:28 PM

Max is a young man, full of energy & ready for anything with no need of rest

What does that say about the rest of us, MGAS???

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 08:47 AM

I am confused.
What else is new?
Where is Max now? Has the Great Journey begun? Schedule?
Will there be a daily journal ala the previous Great Adventure?
SINS


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 10:21 AM

SINS - He flies in 19th August and flies out 5th Sept ! Looks as though I will be taking him to Heathrow for the flight home


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 06:16 PM

Ok, so here's the plan so far:

Max flies on 19th, arrives on Friday 20th August, Barb'ry meeting at Manchester airport.

Saturday 21st August, Barb'ry & Andy take Max to Whitby and install him with Dick & Susan.

Fun & Games at Whitby (Gathers, scratch morris, concerts, boat trip, whatever Max wants) till Thursday 26th August, Max goes down South with MGAS & Richard, long boring trip with caravan in tow.

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th, Max to Kent for Fun & Games and Ash Festival. Hosting & transport not finalised yet but I'll catch up with people soon, promise!!!

Max back to MGAS & Richard by Saturday night or Sunday morning (bright-eyed & bushy-tailed) for day trip to Towersey Barn on Sunday 29th August, quite possibly with Micca.

Sunday tea-time, probably train from Reading to South Wales to meet with Anne Lister & stay over a couple of days.

Tuesday 31st August, probably Mudgather at Anne Lister's, then Max uplifted by Carole & Andrew for some time on the Gower peninsula.

Wednesday 1st September, possible visit to Dame Patti Smith EPNS for tea, followed by Llantrisant Folk Club.

Thursday 2nd September, Carole & Andrew will drop Max at Oxford coach for onward transport to London, being met by Micca. Sightseeing, followed by session at the Black Lion hosted by LtS.

Friday 3rd September, LtS (morning) & Micca (afternoon), probably Max train to Leatherhead to MGAS & Richard overnight.

Saturday 4th September, all off to Lewes Folk Club (with Leadfingers) sightseeing on the way, back to Old Keepers overnight.

Sunday 5th September, Leadfingers takes Max to Heathrow hopefully in time for his flight home.

It would have been fabulous if we could have arranged a side-trip over to Ireland but really, there was no time available for that. I know lots of Catters will be disappointed and I'm really sorry I couldn't squeeze in more. But I think we've got a fairly action-packed itinery sorted for him which I hope he'll enjoy. His remit was to meet as many Catters as possible and I'm wondering if we should set him up with a 'visitors book' to travel around with. That would make a good souvenir I think!!

We'll make sure he has a UK mobile phone & all the hosts will be given his contact details. I'll be in touch with everyone involved in the next week or so to gather their phone numbers etc. for his itinery sheet. We'll also try to have some back-up plans in place, just in case.

Huge thanks to all the UK Catters who have been involved in this Escapade, whether by donations, ideas & suggestions or hosting & transport offers. With your help this'll be a favbulous trip for Max!!

Love & Hugs,
Hil x


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Les from Hull
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 06:36 PM

Well done Hil! The 'visitor's book' sounds like a good idea. I'm even prepared to learn how to write my own name!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 10:03 PM

I agree with Les Hil, the 'Visitors Book' sounds like a good idea and a great momento and souvenir of his magical trip to the UK which should include email addresses and telephone numbers of all 'contacts' made during his tour. This could be a really valuable and usefull reference in the future when (hopefully) Max comes to the Uk again and could save you tons of time and effort second time around.

It would also be fantastic if Max could manage to do a " Max's diary of my UK Tour" thread on a daily basis here on Mudcat that we could all follow with great interest and get a real feel about Max and how he reacts to all the events laid on for him and his personal perspective on those events and who he has met and the impact they and the occasion made on him- a kind of bedtime review!

I really think that this could make a big difference to the 'Human Interest' of this story and make a big and lasting impact on all us UK Mudcatters who owe Max so much.
Just an idea.

And on behalf of all us UK Mudcatters Hil I just want to say what a fantastic job you are doing. Very well done chuck.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 09:15 AM

How about you people who sign the visitors book putting a wee photo in too?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Surreysinger
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 03:44 PM

Re all the Whitby suggestions, it looks very much as though all of those (or at least most of them)are for fringe events, which is fine as many Mudcatters inhabit these. However, for instance, I know Dick and Susan certainly frequent some of the the official ones when they come over ... for instance the ballad sessions which are on every afternoon ... but there are other delights such as the evening events "In the Tradition" at the football club ... or even the talks and films at the Museum. I hope somebody will be pointing Max in their direction as well? And some Mudcatters will, I'm sure, be on the festival official bill as well. In previous years Flying Cat certainly has been with Saro ... and so on! Hope the trip goes well - it sounds like a mammoth task to have organised it MGAS!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: nutty
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 03:53 PM

Have arrangements been made for a "Whitby Mudgather"? If so, it would be worth having info put into the Whitby Wailer - the official vehicle for information about festival (and other) happenings.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Susan of DT
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 07:50 PM

We always have full tickets and go to regular events all day/nite (always including the ballad sessions.). The fringe events always seemed too jammed to get in and certainly too jammed to get a seat.

Will all mudcatters at Whitby be on the boat ride? Would tha tbe a good mudgather or does it "belong" to the other organization?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 15 Jul 10 - 09:40 PM

The boat ride is open to everyone, with a very healthy collection of Mudcatters I would think and Max would love the experience.

Susan of DT, please don't rule out all the "fringe" events. This is where you will find the true heart of the UK folk scene in the UK and where Max will be most welcomed and made at home.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 03:55 AM

I agree about the Fringe, Soldier Boy! I doubt very much whether Richard and I will go to any programmed events while we're there, we're definitely 'Fringers' when I'm not booked. We very rarely go to events at any festival, though we usually get tickets to support the festivals.

But as many have mentioned, Max will need to check the programme to see if there are events he'd like to attend. He's going to have such a good time!!!

Glad the 'visitors book' idea has gone down well, it was a sudden thought while I was typing & the idea has grown on me *grin*

Susan, the boat ride is a fundraiser and we shouldn't really detract attention from that. Besides, there probably won't be much chance to 'meet', there'll be singing & music all the way. Also, it's limited tickets and a Gather should be inclusive. Soldier Boy will sort the 'official' MudGather and nutty's idea about the Whitby Wailer sounds like a good one!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 04:35 AM

Susan - the boat trip will have a lot of singers/musicians on it. Some of them will be Mudcatters, others not. If Max was interested in going on a boat trip, it would possibly be the best one to combine music, song and sea. If he wanted to go fishing, quietly, one of the regular rod and line early morning boats would be a better bet.
As for fringe events. Many regular sessions or sings happen in pubs with limited space, or just not enough room for the number of people trying to get in. This you already know from past visits.
In some of them, its might be possible to ask the person who is running it to reserve enough space one session for some US Visitors, otherwise getting there early (before it kicks off) may work. Sometimes people move on elsewhere, and a space opens up if you are quick enough to get it before someone else spots it.
The advantage of a standalone Mudgather is that it can be organised at a time and location unlikely to be swamped by the regular fringe stuff. Of course, this year the Regatta and Folk Week clash, so in the early part of the week, the pubs are likely to be so full that there might not be room anywhere.

Les suggests spending some time with Whitby Scratch Morris. As he says, there are a few 'Catters in the scratch. I have found some Youtube clips of us, so you can be forewarned of what to expect.
Whitby Scratch - Handkies
Whitby Scratch - Sticks
Whitby Scratch - rapper
Somehow I seem to have avoided dancing in anything filmed, although I can be seen wandering randomly.
Quack!
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 07:28 AM

Just a Thought !

Max may well have his own ideas about what to do in any particular situation ! DONT lay down too rigid a plan until you KNOW what Max wants to do - other than meet as many Catters as he can !


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Zen
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 08:35 AM

Terry is right... Max has his own musical directions so might want to check things in those areas as well as meeting as many UK 'Catters as possible. I'm sorry he won't be able to loop via Scotland on his visit as I won't be down in England or Wales over that period as far as I can see and would have loved to have met him.

Have an excellent trip Max!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 07:46 AM

Quite right Terry & Richard, apart from the Gather/s at Whitby, Max will need to check the program to see what he wants to do. He might want a trip on the Steam railway, I know I would!!

Yes, it's such a shame we didn't have more time to play with to get Max to Scotland and Ireland. I'm hoping that this Escapade will persuade Max to come across the pond again & go to places he'll miss on this trip!

I can't remember if I mentioned this before but Max won't be bringing a guitar over with him, but he'll be very happy if people are able to lend him one in sessions. I've got one I could lend for after Whitby but it's a very basic Epiphone & isn't trained to the standard Max would probably need *grin* Splott Man has kindly offered one for Max to use during his trip to South Wales!! Anyway, if you're in a session with Max & you see his fingers a-twitching, maybe you could pass him something to play with, I'm sure he'd be really grateful!

Looks like Max will be staying with Don (Wysiwyg)T and John Barden will be helping out with transport too. A side trip to Orpington Friday Folk is being planned aswell as Ash Festival!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Dame Pattie Smith EPNS
Date: 19 Jul 10 - 08:49 PM

1st Sept is now definitely on at my house. Is Max a vege, vegan or carnivore? It makes no difference as long as I know what to cook. Really looking forward to meeting Max.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 02:16 AM

Good question Patti! I emailed him a few days ago asking about that (and pet allergies) but I don't expect a reply for a week or so as I know he's busy elsewhere at the moment. Hopefully he'll be able to post here when he has some time! Maybe some of our Cats across the pond know more about his likes/dislikes....

The trip to Orpington Friday Folk is planned in to Max's itinery now & hopefully Girl Friday will be able to persuade Max to do a decent spot there too!

Still open for ideas & suggestions!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 20 Jul 10 - 07:38 PM

I too need to know about his food requirements.

As to an instrument, Max will have access to my rare Framus at Orpington Friday Folk, and at Ash on the Saturday.

I will be honoured to have him play my guitar, considering what he has done for all of us. With luck, some of his blues skills may rub off on me.

What we need now, is to ensure that as many London and Essex Catters as possible make it to Orpington, and as many Kentish members (plus of course any who can of the above), make it to Ash.

Let's show Max how much we appreciate his efforts on our behalf.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 05:58 AM

Thanks to the generosity of Adrian O, who organises the Ash Festival, a guest spot for Max has been allocated. I don't yet know what time that will be, but it's a great incentive to make the trip to hear someone we've never heard in live performance.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 08:08 AM

If you can't make Ash...Max will be playing at Orpington Friday Folk on August 27th
Orpington Friday Folk


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 08:47 AM

As I said in my last post GF

DT


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 11:49 AM

So you did, so you did.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 02:46 PM

Many thanks to Don & Sue who are helping to make Max's trip so special!!!

We're hoping to get along to Ash Festival at the Chequers Inn for the Saturday evening to join the fun & take Max back to Old Keepers when it finishes. Tried to look at the photos of last years folk festival but it was taking ages to download so I gave up. Anyone know what will be happening during the evening? And what beer do they have??


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: The Barden of England
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 03:06 PM

I have the odd spare guitar too Don (which can be put into standard tuning) which I'll take with me (I'm thinking the Dreadnought that used to belong to Enda McCabe before me). I'll pick up Max from MGAS and bring him to Orpington in the evening and then hand him over to you if that's alright by you. Guitar will then be on board for Ash.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 04:46 PM

Thanks John, I'm sure that you & Don will get Max sorted out between you!! Let me know if you need my home details again........


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 07:06 PM

""I'll pick up Max from MGAS and bring him to Orpington in the evening and then hand him over to you if that's alright by you. Guitar will then be on board for Ash.""

That'll be fine John. it'll save me a trip out to Leatherhead, so I'll come straight to Orpington FF, and take over Max's transport and accommodation from there.

Cheers mate.
Don T


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 05:04 AM

Going back to what katlaughing mentioned earlier in this thread regarding photos, videos & a possible podcast. Can I make a request that if anyone puts piccies up on Facebook, could they make them available 'publicly'? I don't do Facebook myself & I'd really like to see them too....

And will anyone be able to do a 'podcast' from anywhere on Max's route? I haven't got a clue what this would entail but it sounds pretty technical to me *grin* It would be fabulous if our Worldwide Friends could be included in this trip!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 12:58 AM

Haven't had much luck finding a decent small 'visitors book' in my local shops. Nearest I can get to it is an autograph book, so I think it'll end up being a plain small blank page hard-cover unless anyone has any bright ideas....

Does anyone along Max's route have decent handwriting or do calligraphy? I was thinking of leaving the first page blank so that someone can write something 'prettily' in it.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Girl Friday
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 05:40 PM

You can still get Letraset type stuff in W H Smith's. They do some nice copperplate transfers. They have a stationery sale on at the moment.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Jack Campin
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 07:01 PM

Having spent some time reading the Whitby programme over the last couple of days - there isn't any blues in it, so no obvious place for Max to do his thing. Is there any in the fringe?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 03:56 AM

Thanks Sue, I hadn't thought of that, I'll take a look!

I'm not surprised that there won't be any Blues at Whitby Jack, but there will be plenty of opportunties for Max during the rest of his trip! As far as I know he'll have opportunities at:

Orpington Friday Folk on Friday 27th August

Ash Folk Festival on Saturday 28th August

Llantrisant Folk Club on Wednesday 1st September

Lewes Saturday Folk Club on Saturday 4th September (probably with Leadfingers)

Not to mention the Mudgather's at Steve & Anne's in South Wales on Tuesday 31st August and the session at the Black Lion, Plaistow on Thursday 2nd September.

And he'll have the loan of some very fine guitars, coutesty of Splott Man, The Barden of England and Don(Wysiwyg)T


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 03:59 AM

Managed to send the last post without checking it *sigh* (hope the links work) but I meant to also say that Whitby was always going to be more about meeting & greeting than anything else. Hopefully he'll have a Fab time!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Jack Campin
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 04:19 AM

I can do near-calligraphic script. Better than Letraset, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 04:26 AM

Fantastic! Jack, can I reserve you for the first page of Max's visitors book? Perhaps you could think up something suitable?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 05:50 AM

I Hope the Bridge problem is sorted before Max gets there ! We want his first Whitby to go smoothly , dont we ?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 08:44 AM

Looks like that WILL be sorted .


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 03:23 AM

Am keeping fingers crossed that the Bridge will be repaired, it sounds like the good people working the ferry-boats are being worn to a frazzle.

Haven't heard from Barb'ry for a while, anyone know if she's away at the moment?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 03:28 AM

I write a sort of exploded debased italic script. Both Hilary and Max will be at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club on Saturday 4th. September as Hilary is doing a half-booking for us; I could do some scribbling if you like. Do you need a sample of my writing? I won't be miffed if it's not considered good enough.

Allow some time for sightseeing in Lewes; we've got a Norman castle, a Georgian brewery, a Napoleonic prison, a Victorian open-air swimming pool, and the South Downs all around.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 03:43 AM

Thanks for the offer Valmai. It may be that Jack will be able to get it done for us before Max starts his tour which would be great. But can I keep you in reserve? Just waiting to hear back from Jack! Thanks for the local info, it sounds like we might be doing a lot of driving that day *grin*


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Susan of DT
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 07:24 AM

Jack is sharing the cottage with us and Max, so he could work on it at Whitby at the beginning of Max's trip.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 07:55 AM

Thanks Susan, but it would be nice to have it ready for Max when he arrives, I'm discussing it with Jack.

BTW Susan, I assume you're not interested in borrowing a phone as I haven't heard back from you.

Oh, and 100, my first!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 09:53 AM

Yes Hils, Barb'ry is away. I am sure she'll get back in touch asap.

Looks like I'll be up in Whitby so will get to meet Max again- and all you other lovely people!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 10:17 AM

The Flight from NYC to Manchester starts at something like 8 pm EST and is 6/8 hours getting off the plane in the middle of the night and morning in Briton . We drove to Bill's house and had to go straight to bed so we were ready for the first nights music .. I would recamend to Max that morning of the 20th to get a 3 hour nap . Its worth it to enjoy that first evening .. Thanks to all the great Mudcatters who have been so nice to me on my trips and I know Max is going to have a blast .. All the best to all here .. Guy


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Barb'ry
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 08:26 PM

I'm back and starting a major house clean before Max arrives (yes, it will take that long...)! Has anyone replied to 'what Max eats or pet allergy' question.
As we will be leaving for Whitby on Saturday morning, I hadn't planned anything too strenuous for Max on Friday evening but if anyone fancies a trip over to the Garstang area of Lancashire on Friday evening for a bit of a session, please pm me and I will let you know my address. I will ask Max, though, in case he thinks he needs to conserve his strength for the following weeks!
Thanks for all the organisation Hil
love bx


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Max
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 11:01 AM

No allergies, no dislikes, I eat meat, game, veggies, et al. My favorite things are things I have not tried before and am delighted by authenticities, so I'm quite happy leaving things to the whims of my hosts, excitedly.

Not a picky sleeper or eater, don't mind pets or stock, dirt or mess, couches or floors. Although I have not interjected a whole lot in this process so far, I am a thoughtful communicator and will speak up if there is something I want or need or am troubled by. I am equally thoughtful listening to anything you want or need or are troubled by.

The only thing remotely non-standard about me is that I do not drink alcohol. Don't mind it, don't mind if others do, still very much enjoy pubs and such, just don't take it in. Tea, water, tonic is my standard, soda, juices... all good.

I am a very easy and simple man. No one needs to be worried about my happiness or comfort, for I am bringing all I need with me. I am content in doing the things that my hosts feel like I should do to get whatever experience they think would be cool for me. And yes, I am hoping this is my first trip of many, annually or biannually.

Thank you all for everything, I am looking forward to thanking you in person.

And, of course, I am planning to document my journey as thoroughly as possible and share it as widely and frequently as I can manage.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 11:10 AM

((((Max))))

:-)


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Micca
Date: 30 Jul 10 - 03:43 PM

Building up nicely, rise up, singing?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 02:44 AM

Glad to see you here Max, and you've answered most of our questions too. We're really looking forward to your visit, just a few loose ends to tie up. It's not long now!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 09:08 PM

Hi folks.

Now that Max's first port of call, 'Whitby Folk Week',in the UK is only about two and a half weeks away I thought I would kind of ring-fence Max's first jaunt in the UK by starting an off-shoot thread headed

"MAX'S WHITBY FOLK WEEK MUDGATHERINGS"

So that Mudcatters going to this Whitby Festival can start to focus on this initial stage of Max's travels and collectively agree and schedule one, two or even three MudGatherings during his stay in Whitby between Sat 21 Aug and Wed 25 Aug ( Max travels south early on Thurs 26 Aug from Whitby to other venues listed on this thread).

So I am now going to create a new Whitby thread for Max and hope that my fellow Mudcatters coming to Whitby and hoping to meet Max and plan his itinery whilst there will support me in my endeavours to make his visit to Whitby very special indeed.

So please do visit the new thread and let me know your ideas and suggestions during Max's stay in Whitby.

Many thanks.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 04 Aug 10 - 04:59 AM

To Whitby MudGathers Thread!

Thanks for that Soldier Boy, I know that Max will be in safe hands at Whitby *grin*


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 06 Aug 10 - 07:42 AM

It'd be nice to keep this thread up on top for any thoughts & suggestions!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: stallion
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 04:12 AM

The session on the Friday night before whitby F W in the Tap & Spile in York is always interesting, more than a few stop over en-route to whitby, this year 2BS&S will not be there we are otherwise engaged in Cumbria.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 06:52 AM

Whitby is well covered by the other thread. Can we keep this for NON Whitby ?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 07:10 AM

York isn't in Whitby!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 08:18 AM

It's all 'North' to Terry :)


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 08:32 AM

Pete DID say 'On the WAY to Whitby ! LOL

You're all foreigners North of Birmingham !!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 09:29 AM

I have see you as far north as... Beverley, Terry :)

There's a lot more North after that too!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: stallion
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 05:19 PM

MMMMMMMMMMM terry you get lost north of St Albans, must be the language barrier, bin working on the boys to get to sharps we have agreed in principle just sort out a date, don't hold your breath though it's like a dicussion of a group of Ents


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 08:05 AM

Would anyone be interested in an Escapade Tshirt if I got some sorted? They'd be basic, white, various sizes and would be £10, that would give £3 each back to MudCat funds. I might have time to sort it if there's enough interest. I'd need to decide by tomorrow really....


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 09:20 AM

I would be very interested Mgas. Please put me down for one.

I would expect that many Mudcatters would like one as a momento of Max's UK tour and of meeting up with Max.

Bring em on!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:36 AM

I think I'll get a batch of Tshirts set up today with a variety of sizes. I'll save them for whoever PM's me with size required. If they all get reserved quickly I might be able to get a second batch done before Whitby, possibly...

If people want more than I've got then I can always order & post them afterwards perhaps. Might need to store them down in town to save lugging them to & fro Moor & Coast.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Mr Red
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 05:18 AM

Any news of Max at Towersey?

T Shirts - er no chance of red I guess.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 07:51 AM

Hi Mr Red, the plan is that Richard & I will bring Max up for the Sunday lunchtime session in the Barn, followed by a quick potter around the showground. He'll have to leave by 5 at the latest to catch a train to South Wales so it'll be a whirlwind....


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 12:56 PM

Red Tshirt, hmmmm.....


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:09 PM

A warning....T-shirts, we've found, come in S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL.
stocking all the sizes runs into storage problems; making 'em available in more than one color multiplies the selection by six times the number of colors.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:28 PM

Ok, just ordered some Escapade t-shirts in various sizes so I hope Catters will want them (£10 each including £3 to Mudcat funds), some are already reserved. I'll be bringing a batch to Whitby, I'll have the reserved ones (we'll be in the Endeavour on Monday unless otherwise arranged) & spares will be with Bill in the craft-fair - thanks Bill!!

Am sticking to basic white ones and there's a piccie of the design on my photostream on flickr! I think it's kinda tasteful. I might make an exception for Mr Red, we'll see....

Apart from Whitby, reserved T-shirts can also be picked up at Orpington FC on 27th August (from Don(Wysiwyg)T), Towersey Barn at lunchtime on Sunday 29th August (from me) and possibly other events along Max's route. If you want one, PM me with size required and we'll work out where you can receive it.

If I run out of them I'll take orders for posting them, not sure yet if I'll need to add P&P. Or I might be able to sort another order for the South after Whitby.

Thanks for the advice Dick, I'm taking a chance that I won't end up with a cupboard-full *grin*


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 09:41 PM

No you won't Hil. You'll sell 'em all. Believe!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 03:29 PM

Hils, please put an XXL aside for me, and if I don't see you before I leave Ash on Saturday, I'll leave money with John Barden, who will bring the shirt back to Maidstone to pass on when we next meet.

Alternatively PM me an addy to send money plus postage, and you can send it direct, if that's OK with you.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 03:52 PM

OK, you're on the list Don, will send via John to Orpington!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 01:15 PM

Refresh for anyone wanting to reserve Escapade Tshirts, going fast. PM me with size required and where I can hand it to you along Max's route.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 07:50 PM

Have a great time Mudcatters ALL !!! G


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 01:30 AM

Reserve me one of the biggest Tshirts you can please, I can pick up at Towersey!

Confirmed yesterday = Session in the back bar Black Lion, Thursday 2nd September, a come-all-ye-and-just-do-it sort of thing kicking off at about 7.30. Pub is near the Plaistow Tube station, on the District Line. Come out of the station, turn right down the hill and keep going straight down the main road past 2 sets of traffic lights. The pub is on the left hand side of the road, almost opposite the Post Office sorting centre (big, nasty, 1950's concrete block) with a pedestrian crossing right outside it. There's parking space and several buses go past it. The pub itself is one of the oldest buildings in the area, painted white, with black trim. PM me for a phone number if you are worried about getting lost.

For those who've been to one of my sessions before - please note, this one is NOT in our usual Stables bar, but in the back bar of the main pub, door is round the side near the archway (you can also get in through the arch, keep going round to the right, first door up some steps). I'm afraid that it was built before wheelchairs were invented but if anyone needs assistance, I'm sure we can find a way!

Micca and I are working out logistics of Thursday/Friday as he has to work and I don't (whoohoo!) but I do have to make a break for the West Country before it gets too late.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 09:30 AM

I may be able to attend the Black Lion as well, assuming I can ever find my way back from the National Maritime Museum.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble and JudyB


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 14 Aug 10 - 11:30 AM

Looking forward to meeting the great man at Orpington. I think it's fantastic that friends from so far across the ocean can show such welcoming hospitality to a kindred musical spirit. restores my faith in humanity. Well done MGAS.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 10:49 AM

I'll second that GUEST.Woodsie!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 15 Aug 10 - 10:56 AM

We should be at the Black Lion session too, hopefully I won't be too late back from work!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 01:29 PM

OK, a stock of Escapade T-shirts have now been delivered to me *hurrah* (They're really quite tasteful - see photo here!) I have enough to cover those already reserved with some to spare in all sizes (small - XXL) except Medium. I could order a few more if needs be.

PM me with size required if you'd like one & let me know where on Max's tour you'll be for handover.

Any spares will be passed to Bill Sables (for his stall in the craft fair) but will only be available to sell on Tuesday & Wednesday as we won't arrive in Whitby till Monday evening & we leave first thing on Thursday. Any spare after that will be taken to Ash, Towersey etc, etc....


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 08:03 PM

Ash Festival program just received.

Max is playing at 1520 hours in the garden, and again at 1815 in the bar.

I was a bit late to get a spot, so I'm relying upon nepotism, friendship, or failing that threats to get a spot in one of the floor spot sessions (grins).

Seriously folks a great lineup.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Girl Friday
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 08:19 PM

Yes, poor Max... he's got to follow T D L in the pub.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 08:49 PM

Phew - tired even reading this - have a fabulous time all


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 02:16 AM

Well done Don for arranging Max to be programmed in!!! I'm sure he's 'beside himself' *grin*

TRUBRIT Dear, we'll send him back afterwards, but he'll need some time in a darkened room to recover!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 05:15 AM

Hil, a bit confused here. You said in your PM that I should pick up my T from Don at Orpington, but unless I'm reading it wrong (and I may be!), Don won't be at Orpinton. So who's taking the Ts there?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 07:36 AM

Sorry for any confusion Rob, I still think Don will be at Orpington, but if he isn't then John Barden will be. Whoever has Max will have the tshirts anyway, no worries!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 12:56 PM

It is so wonderful to see the seed I planted grow like this. Thanks to all who contributed to the trip. But when you think of the ones responsible, you should pm, or go 3-D and give a hug, to Sinsull and My Guru Always Said. They made this happen, and are responsible for all of you having the chance to finally meet and enjoy our Max.

It all started during a thread that had become infected by mean spirited freeloaders who complained that they didn't like the way Max handled the financing of this place. That peeved me no end, as I remember the days when Max slept beside the servers, and sacrificed huge parts of his young life to this place, largely because he felt the responsibility to those who used it for research, friendship, and in some cases, their only connection to a larger world. After I posted my opinions of people such as those that were carping, Max made the comment that he had never been to Europe to have the Mudgatherings that many of us did as a result of his hard work. It was off the cuff, muttered at a weak moment, but my old ears recognized it for what it was, a peek inside this remarkable friend of mine. I was determined at some point to make this happen. Unfortunately, my world fell apart with my daughter's tragic accident, my father suffering a burst Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, my Aunt dying, and my mother's stroke. Between that and trying to keep a music career going, I knew I could not do the leg work necessary to accomplish this. I called on my dear friend Sinsull and she stepped up. Later we recruited MGAS and she was (and is) magnificent. And then you all jumped in...... and here we are on the brink of this good man going to Europe. Enjoy him, my friends, he is a remarkable man and a remarkable musician, and a wonderful friend. I wish for all the world I could have made the trip with him, but that will come later.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 01:19 PM

Hey Mick, I'm so glad you started all this! You let me know when you can come over, you will be so welcome across this side of the pond! Besides, I think I'm getting the hang of this organising lark....
{{{{Mick}}}}
Hil xx


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 02:41 PM

I will be at Orpington, and Max will be staying chez moi (pretentious, or what) before taking him to Ash.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 02:56 PM

Never one to baulk at a challenge, I've got a better picture of Richard modelling the tshirt!!! You can enlarge it & see just how basic it is....


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: gnu
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 04:11 PM

You even got Tees made up? You Brits really know how to put on the dog! Good on yas!

Will this be the thread for following Max's Escapade or will a new one be started?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 04:32 PM

That's really good, Hils- the t-shirt AND the happy picture! :)


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 06:32 PM

Nice one Hils, the 'Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010' T shirt with Richard wearing it is far more clearer than previous pics.

Glad I put an order in !

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 06:53 PM

I think we should have another thread for when Max is actually here ,
as it will get a bit long - Unless Guru wants to leave it at the two - She IS in charge , after all !


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 08:28 PM

I agree Leadfingers, but it might all depend upon My guru always said's access to t'internet on Max's travels.

I personally think that Max should do it under the guise of " Max's Uk Tour Diary" to keep everyone informed and provide his own unique reaction and response to his Uk tour. There is no better person to do this than Max himself.
This would make this a highly personal and engaging memoire from Max to satisfy a strong interest and following from both sides of the pond.

So, over to you Max, could you do this and would you be willing to keep such a personal diary of your experience in the UK?

I think folk would love this if it is at all possible.

Just an idea.

Very best regards.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Richard Atkins
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 10:02 PM

I thank my Guru for the picture of me in the Max tee shirt. It will be too small for him though! I add that I have all my teeth not the one in the photo :>)
Hils link to the Flicker photos of our Capers at Old Keepers are brilliant though.
There will be a spot the spot discussion,and will it wash out later then I think :>)
Im so looking forward to meeting Max and I hope his stay with us wont be too detrimental to his well being!
Our welcome over The Pond never forgotten by us ; especialy Barry Finn.
Richard.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 03:09 AM

I think that's one of the best piccies I have of Richard, he DOES look happy, doesn't he! And yes, there should be a 'spot the spot' competition, the Tshirt comes complete with one of 'Dick's quirks' *grin*

As Richard mentioned, that link takes you to our photopages where there are memories of our Easter Gathers over the past few years, you're very welcome to wander around and see who you can recognise...

Thanks for the reminder Chris, I will be totally offline from this Friday (20th) while we are pottering around with the caravan to Moira and Whitby through to Thursday 26th when we get back to the Cottage with Max. Anyone that needs me will have to try my mobile 07740 348614, I'll have it switched off if I'm singing.

Regarding Max starting up another thread as a diary for his travels. I really hope he'll be able to do this, but will he find the time in his very packed Itinerary?

So, Max - if you're getting a chance to catch up with these threads before you set off (and I KNOW how busy you must be just now), please can you try to do a diary thread??


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Splott Man
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 03:48 AM

Who called Richard a bit basic?


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 04:12 AM

Silly Boy Ned, you'll get me in trouble *grin*

ps. 'Me', in charge? Heaven forbid!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Big Mick
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 01:56 PM

Yes, I agree. We already have more threads than necessary. I would like to see one thread that encompasses all the cities and events so it is easy to follow and to find later for posterity sake.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Max
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 02:20 PM

Absolutely we'll start a thread, and yes, it will be very personal. I have every intention to document the hell out of this trip. The content will be well publicized and easy to follow. We shall spare no expense of time and energy.

I'm feeling well prepared at the moment. I leave tomorrow, so time is running out. My family, friends and colleagues have been very supportive and helpful through all this, and I thank them. They also demand a memoir, so it shall be so.

I'm loving the floor spots and gigs and such. I'm walking around telling people that I'm a big star and going on tour in England and that my stage name is The King of Spain.

Though I am spotting some inside jokes that I do not get (Don), but I trust it will entertain someone and am happy to play along. I challenge you to put me in a spot that I can't handle with good humor and grace. ;)

Thanks again to all, I am really looking forward to all the hugs that are before me.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 03:06 PM

Looking forward to seeing you again Max ! Towersey to start with for me !


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 04:54 PM

Have a good journey, Max - looking forward to catching up with you in Whitby!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 03:48 AM

Safe journey Max! Hope all the arrangements work out OK.

Huge thanks to everyone who has helped out with Max's Itinerary with either practical help or suggestions to make this dream a reality. You've made my 'job' much easier than I thought it might be when we started this project together.

Good luck to all our wonderful hosts who will be helping with the King of Spain's Max's accommodation, transport and guidance during his Whirlwind Tour.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 04:08 AM

Far better than having the King of Spain visiting- bet he wouldn't join in singarounds- or share hugs! :)


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 04:23 AM

Perhaps, if we take a suiatble pen, we may get our tshirts signed by (not) the King of Spain himself? :))


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Les from Hull
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 10:10 AM

Non-afficionados of the Summer Game may be unaware of this other King of Spain


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Les from Hull
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 10:34 AM

Sorry King of Spain


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 03:23 PM

:)


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: MMario
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 04:25 PM

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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 04:34 PM

LOL!!!! Am keeping my fingers crossed that he'll catch the flight!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: John Routledge
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 04:39 PM

11 hours to landing at Manchester :0)


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Ebbie
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 04:58 PM

What fun!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: gnu
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 05:27 PM

The King of Spain is from Montréal Nord.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: skarpi
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 07:12 PM

Well Max if you take the wrong plane and come across the north volcanic
Island in the Atlantic ocean ..the let me know some how .

:O) all the best from your friend Skarpi .


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 04:02 AM

Well, his flight is shown as landed so he did't take a detour to visit with skarpi!!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: John Routledge
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 07:26 AM

Max has landed and is on his way to Barbry's. Might even be arriving there as I write :0) He is in fine shape.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: My guru always said
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 08:04 AM

Hoorah! Thanks for letting us know John. I'm now off-line till Thursday evening. See lots of you at Moira & Whitby, safe journeys all!


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 09:05 AM

To follow Max's personal diary/memoire of his entire visit to the UK go to:

"Max's Thread - UK Escapade"

Which he has just started on arriving here.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Noreen
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 10:18 AM

Max's Thread - UK Escapade


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 02:31 PM

Nice one Noreen.


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 03:05 AM

I can have Tshirt marker pens at Towersey, they need to be ironed to fix them before you wash the shirt but they work pretty well... I just need to check they still work as it's been a while!

Now all I need to do is juggle my stewarding shifts so I actually get to see him and sort out this sinus infection that makes me look like a racoon on steroids.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Max's Grand UK Escapade 2010
From: Soldier boy
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 08:13 AM

Max has now included photos of his travels on his Uk Escapade thread.


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