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Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues

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Subject: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 06:13 AM

OK, here is the next parrrrrrrr...t


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 06:14 AM

I will provide florid descriptions of the facilities on Wednesday. I know that the cooker is merely domestic, so if anybody was thinking of doing a hog roast you may need to think again ;-)


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 06:28 AM

Why? Didn't we decide to do the roast over our indoor camp fire?

Thanks for all your preparation work - I am looking forward to February!


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Noreen
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 06:31 AM

First thread: UK GATHERING, STONY STRATFORD 2002

Second thread: Stony Stratford Gathering 8/9/10 Feb 2002

Third (and most recent) thread:Son of Stony Stratford

The hog roast will be outdoors near the inflatable moat, so the skinnydippers can warm themselves, no? Any spare melodeons to fuel the fire? Liz?


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 08:41 AM

On a serious note, can anybody who is considering clog dancing please attend the special venue I have arranged, which is in Bideford. Or alternatively please bring boards as the floor is apparently waxed ;-)


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Morticia
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 08:51 AM

And can bodrhan players please attend the special venue I have arranged in Lands End? ( ducking and running for cover.....didn't mean it guys, honest!)


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: alanww
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 11:43 AM

Bideford sounds nice! It has a cracking folk club at the Joiners Arms behind the Panier Market. Is that where you've fixed it for?
I will be going on their weekend away to Boscastle YH in March. But I'm not so good at the clogging, so perhaps I'll give it a miss in early February!

Kind friends and companions come join me in rhyme ...
Alan


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: brid widder
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 12:39 PM

we're still OK for the Kazoo workshop though?...I've been practicing


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: lady penelope
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 01:41 PM

Hmmm hmm hmm hmm hm hm hm hmmm,
Hmmm hmm hmm hmm hm hm hm hmmm........ can you tell what it is yet?

TTFN M'Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Willa
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 02:02 PM

I thought the bodhrans were going to be used, with the banjos, for coracle racing in the inflatable moat.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: lady penelope
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 02:29 PM

Can you have tri - moran coracles? I can't see it working any other way.........

TTFN M'Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Gareth
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 02:30 PM

Coracle's - Who mentioned Coracle's ?

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 06:15 AM

lovely with a bit of vinegar, gareth


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: alanww
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 06:29 AM

And will oysters be on sale too?

Way, hey and up she rises ...
Alan


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 06:38 AM

well Woburn (nearby) has an annual oyster festival...

Well it's two a penny I do sell,
But you I will give three...


Dai, doing an alan ;-)


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Tone d' F
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 06:41 AM

I could bring you some Whitstable oysters

Laurie (Whitstable)


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Noreen
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 08:45 AM

(Do the oysters have any say in the matter?) :0)

Looking through an old thread, I remembered that Steve Parkes has offered to serenade me with lullabyes next time I'm in the vicinity of Milton Keynes... perhaps that could be an extra event on one of the evenings in York House, Steve? Or have you forgotten your offer so soon? *grin*

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: MMario
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 08:53 AM

M'lady P. A lovely rendition of Men of Harlach!


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 08:53 AM

I have a big shirt and false nose he can borrow actually...


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Gareth
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 02:05 PM

And now the real challenge - to sing Cwm Rhondda to the tune of Clemantine.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 05:51 PM

How? Cwm Rhondda is the tune... you mean the hymn 'Guide me O though great Jehovah (or redeemer, depending on whether you are church or chapel....)... pedant, pedant, pedant.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Gareth
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 06:42 PM

O.K. LTS Pedant

Sing this CLICK HERE to the tune of Clemantine, without any John Redwood impersonations. In the true toungue !

BTW you will note that this site calls the Hymn "Cwm Rhondda"

Gareth

The bar was full of singing, Hymns came on a tray,
Saturday was Sunday - I'll wonder what he'll say "


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Gareth
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 07:01 PM

B%%%%%%%r that ckicky didn't work - Try again

O.K. LTS Pedant

Sing this CLICK HERE to the tune of Clemantine, without any John Redwood impersonations. In the true toungue !

BTW you will note that this site calls the Hymn "Cwm Rhondda"

Gareth

The bar was full of singing, Hymns came on a tray, Saturday was Sunday - I'll wonder what he'll say "


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 07:59 PM

I can't persuade the Shakespeare Morris Men that Clementine does not fit Cwm Rhondda but does fit perfectly to Austria (Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken/Deutschland Über Alles). The beginnings of both tunes are too similar, and they always go off into the wrong one! Bastards.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Micca
Date: 18 Dec 01 - 08:48 PM

Snuffy, get Liz , me and Morty and Lady P together at Stony, we are seasoned performers of this to that tune..


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 04:30 AM

I have *ahem* 'inspected the facilities' at York House, havign only ever been in the downstairs. Mr. Adams kindly gave me a guided tour and discussed options.

What he proposes is to sign the whole building, all 3 floors of neo-classical glory (albeit substantially 'modernised' in the 1960s) to us for the weekend, with areas being openable on request. Facilities available which I wasn't aware of include a certain amount of computer use (for posting bulletins for non-attenders, and resolving lyric disputes) and a snooker table, for god's sake.

As I mentioned somewhere else, there is a soundproof room for music after the PEL stops, with a loft above which could be suitable as a quiet sleeping area. The main room, on the ground floor, is very large, there are various bits of squashy furniture which we can arrange to make it a comfortable loungy sort of place should we wish.

Cost is being discussed even as we speak, I'll post more when I get details. Now, any questions?


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Noreen
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 05:36 AM

What is your arrangement fee, Dai?


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 06:04 AM

The usual 12.5% plus expenses, naturally.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Micca
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 06:44 AM

Dai, would a liberal application of alcoholic beverages ease your troubles from arranging this? I have this hip flask....... fulf of interesting stuff... try it ..you'll like it...


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 06:52 AM

I am above such temptations. Trouble me no further. My purity and vigilance are and must remain beyond reproach.

Dai "thou shalt not" Phillips


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Julie B
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 07:32 AM

Noreen,

Re: "Steve Parkes has offered to serenade me with lullabyes

The Mudcat silence from Steve today/tomorrow is due to the fact that he's trying to move house at the moment. Everything was all packed and loaded yesterday, but the money from the buyer was apparently stuck somewhere, and so completion got delayed a day. Finger's crossed Steve will be back online tomorrow!

Julie


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: JudeL
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 11:40 AM

Don't do it Dai .... don't drink from Micca's hip flask ... unless you're feeling very brave ... you never know what he's got in it .... admittedly it's always very interesting.. it's just that sometimes when you try to stand up you discover your legs no longer work and you think you must have woken up with someone else's head cos the one you woke up with doesn't seem to fit!

Meanwhile Micca, when are you going to come visit us again? Paul has an 18 year old and a 21 year old I'm sure you'd like to be introduced to, strathisla and craggenmore. Jude


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Gareth
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 02:25 PM

OK LtS we'll do this the hard way !!!!

Wele'n sefyll rhwng y myrtwydd
Wrthddrych teilwng o fy mryd;
Er o'r braidd 'rwy'n Ei adnabod
Ef uwchlaw gwrthrychau'r byd:
Henffych fore!
Caf ei weled fel y mae.

2. Rhosyn Saron yw Ei enw,
Gwyn a gwridog, hardd Ei bryd!
Ar ddeng mil y mae'n rhagori
O wrthddrychau penna'r byd ;
Ffrind pechadur!
Dyma'r llywydd ar y mor

3. Beth sydd imi mwy a wnelwyf
Ag eilunod gwael y llawr?
Tystio 'r wyf nad yw eu cwmni
I'w gymharu a'm Iesu Mawr.
O! am aros
Yn Ei gariad ddyddiau f'oes.

Garydd


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: lady penelope
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 04:42 PM

Can we have sub titles please? Or at least phonetic spelling. I'll have to work up some spit for this ( I've got a cold at the moment, this may not be pretty!).

Dai has obviously been exposed to Micca's hip flask before, hence the abstinance!

TTFN M'Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Noreen
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 06:31 PM

Thank you Julie, I thought Steve must have gone to look through his collection of Paul Robeson 78s, and they'd fallen on him... hope they survive the move!

Noreen

movinghouseon4thJanuary


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Lanfranc
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 06:55 PM

Is Stony Stratford really ready for this?

I am torn between my usual B&B cop-out and savouring the aforementioned facilities. But ..... I take up a lot of room and I snore and I have age-related requirements that involve frequent nocturnal forays. My night sight is dreadful and I trip over things. Perhaps I should just stay at home and join in on PalTalk!

Perhaps I could sleep on the snooker table.

Alan


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Dead Horse
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 08:20 PM

As to the snooker table, do we have to supply our own balls?
And I'm not playing with god again, I'm sure he cheated last time when he had a break of 148!
The triangle might come in usefull for Cajun music, though.
On second thoughts, perhaps we should call it the *pool room*, that would keep the skinny dippers out of sight!!!


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 09:16 PM

See - nothing about Rhondda's in there was there?

Mind you, nothing about Jordan either!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 09:16 PM

Or was that Clementine??

LTS


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: MudGuard
Date: 20 Dec 01 - 03:45 AM

Dead Horse, I don't know about you but I will bring my own balls - though I'd never use them for playing snooker, it would be too painfull ;-)

Apropos painful: calling it the pool room might lead to serious injuries for the skinny dippers...

Lanfranc, just sleep at the terminal point of your nightly forays - then you do not even have to get up to do what you have to do at that time of night. Snoring there would also be no problem...


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 20 Dec 01 - 05:06 AM

I'm looking forward to the legendary Geoff the Duck's kazoo & banjo duets (and Steve Parkes' promised "moving" imitation). Is this your instrument, Geoff?Click here for duck kazoo
RtS (building up the embouchure with alcohol rub)


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 20 Dec 01 - 10:54 AM

Hey folks--I'm back!!

Noreen, I'll be happy to serenade you with lullabies, if I can get the usual writen permission in triplicate from Mrs Parkes. (Talking of oysters, Sue & I had a dozen on the night we were wed. Only four of them worked.) The move went OK ... eventually. I nearly was buried under a pile of 78s! (But more Layton & Johnson and Peter Dawson than Paul Robeson.) Got up this morning in my new house (yes, it was me wandering around starkers putting lights on at random, forgetting there weren't any curtains up) and found the mice had gnawed holes in the membrane of my kazoo; I think there's a Christams carol lurking in there somewhere!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 20 Dec 01 - 11:06 AM

You're definitely a man after me own heart,Steve: unpacking the records and the kazoo before the curtains!
RtS (happy housewarming)


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 20 Dec 01 - 11:46 AM

Thanks Roger--but unless I can figure out how to work the central heating, we'll be having a house cooling!


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Dec 01 - 03:51 PM

The central heating is very easy, just follow these instructions.1.Use a knife to split the foil. 2. Grasp it firmly by the neck, and, holding the top in the other hand 3.Twist and pull until after a slight squeak followed by a popping sound, the odour of peat will fill your nostrils. 4.Obtain one small glass, half fill it and give it to your partner. 5. Insert the neck of said object in your mouth, and inhale deeply. After awhile you won't feel the cold, or anything else.*BAG*... Big alchoholic grin. Hope the new home is filled with joy.
Failte.....Jock


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 04:31 AM

Thanks Jock. In fact, I've already seen to that necessary excercise, which may be why the radiators feel so hot!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Gareth
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 04:21 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Dead Horse
Date: 30 Dec 01 - 06:04 AM

Listen you guys, all this talk of walking around aimlessly in the nuddies while turning things on, has got the missus in a bit of a fluster. I've had to see to her twice now, and it's more than a shantman can bear.
No more, please.
And while we're on the subject, the second thing she looks for on entering a room full of folkies (the first is food!!!) are banjo players and wooden floors. So watch out.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: vectis
Date: 30 Dec 01 - 07:58 PM

She'll never be able to see the wooden floors. They'll be covered with snorkling morris dancers doing hog roasts in the inflatable moats whilst playing kazoos.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: alanww
Date: 01 Jan 02 - 05:35 AM

As the Official Returning Officer for the Stony Stratford Constituency, I hereby declare that the updated list of planned and potential attendees to the Mudcat Gathering on 8, 9 & 10 February 2002 is as follows:- follows:-

Definites = 43
alanww - indoor camping / B&B
brid widder - indoor camping
Cllr
Dave Bryant - caravan
Dead Horse - campervan
Dead Horse's partner - campervan
Dixie
Ella - indoor camping ("very likely")
Ferret
Fibula Mattock - indoor camping ("very likely")
Gareth - indoor camping
Geoff the Duck - indoor camping
Gervase - Sunday only
Giok - B&B
Gomez
Herga Kitty - Saturday only
John Routledge - indoor camping
Jon A
Julie B - at home
lady penelope - B&B
Lanfranc
Linda Kelly - with friend
Linda Smith - caravan
Liz the Squeak - indoor camping
Llanfair
manitas - indoor camping (weather permitting!)
Matthew Edwards - with brother
Maxine
Micca
Morticia
Mrs.Duck - indoor camping
MudGuard (Germany) - indoor camping ("almost sure")
Noreen
nutty - indoor camping
Phoebe (Liz's child) - indoor camping
Pixie
Raven
Roger the skiffler - Saturday lunchtime only (watch out for his kazoo!)
Snuffy - indoor camping
Steve Parkes - "day-boy"
The one and only Dai - at home?
Tone d'F
vectis - caravan

Possibles? = 6
Diva? (weather permitting)
Eric the Viking? ("a bit more probable" but depends on hand operation)
John in Hull?
Lady McMoo?
(Belgium - "to keep her beady eye" on mooman?) mooman? (Belgium - "quite hopeful", particularly "if there is skinny dipping with Lady Penelope")
Susanne (skw)? (depends on developing an illness to be off sick from work)
Wurzel?


And a Happy New Year to you all! If we would fly, then we all must sing ... !
Alan


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Cllr
Date: 01 Jan 02 - 11:17 AM

I might not be able to make it as something has come up. If I can rearrange things I will otherwise I might be able to make Sunday.

Cllr


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Jan 02 - 07:20 PM

Please note that Phoebe is also Manitas' child too.. She gets the stubborn, noisy streak from him, as does she the penchant for waving her legs in the air sans underwear, staying up til all hours (gone midnight and she still isn't in bed....), and the bottom noises. The liking for sprouts and the ability to curl her tongue, she gets from me.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: MudGuard
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 04:36 AM

And Phoebe's squeaking must be from her father as well - as you did not give it away and kept it for your own use... ;-)


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 05:11 AM

When you blame Manitas for the alleged inherited behaviour of Phoebe. I assume that the reason for your certainty in this regard, arises from the fact that you yourself have NEVER EVER done any of the things that you accuse her of? We need to know these things, the future of genetic inheritance may depend on your answer.
Happy new year.....Jock


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Gervase
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 10:37 AM

Staying up 'til all hours? And you've never Wash your mouth out with Watney's you fibbing jade!


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Morticia
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 10:40 AM

I distinctly remember incidences of flatulence in your vicinity....accompanied by musical belching on more than one occasion....I will, however, verify that I have NEVER seen you lie on your back and wave your legs in the air, with or without underpinnings.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: lady penelope
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 04:41 PM

The lying on her back and waving her legs in the air I have witnessed. But as she always wears trousers or shorts I can't tell whether or not she has ever done it "commando".

TTFN M'Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 04:44 PM

I take the fifth!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Morticia
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 04:51 PM

A fifth of what? And you can get your hands off my spiced rum!


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Gervase
Date: 03 Jan 02 - 06:20 AM

Ah, the musical belching! Funny how some memories lie dormant in the darker recesses of the mind, only to leap unbidden into the foreground at inopportune moments - much like the belches themselves.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Jan 02 - 05:29 PM

Boik.

And I have my own spiced rum.... which I have hidden from Manitas, because he tends to like it too.... And I got given a bottle of 12 yr old for Christmas...... want to come over this Saturday??

LTS


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Dead Horse
Date: 03 Jan 02 - 07:26 PM

Liz, Save it for the "HipFlaskTastingRitual" that always seems to accompany folk gatherings. As in....(wheeze..cough..splutter) What was in that, you old b**tard. And (smile..lighting up of eyes) Cor! That hit the spot. etc.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 04 Jan 02 - 06:15 PM

Nothing to do with the above, of course! - but I won't be coming after all. Things keep coming up, and I can't possibly get away that weekend. Hope you'll all have a good time, and I'll keep the Mudcat running that weekend for half-hourly updates on the progress of the proceedings - getting progressively less coherent, no doubt ... :-)


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Jan 02 - 06:33 PM

Shame, Susanne. Will have to be Brussels, then!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Morticia
Date: 04 Jan 02 - 10:30 PM

Dead Horse, you have clearly been in contact with the LFU's ( little fat uncle or Micca as he is also known)hip flask.My only advice for the future is don't, on account of that 'lighting up of eyes and Cor, that hit the spot' is far more likely to be 'a crossing of the eyes and a Cor, my heart has stopped.'


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: lady penelope
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 08:52 AM

Listen to the wisdom of the neice. I, myself have forsworn the tasting of things in Micca's flasks for many years now. I attribute my good health to this practice.......so far.

Liz, if you've got bottled 12 year olds, it's only polite to share!

TTFN M'lady P.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 01:16 PM

Just a suggestion for the Gathering:- in view of Max's appeal for funds for the Mudcat Mudcat Trouble would those attending the Gathering be willing to contribute a small amount towards keeping this site going? We'll then have to work out some way of getting the money to Max - but Gareth has apparently got some ideas about this.

Also seeing that this thread has been revived Mudcat Crafters could I suggest that anyone who has any craftwork for sale bring it to Stony and donate some of the proceeds to Mudcat.
Actually, it need not be just craftwork: old LP's, CD's, books, 21 year-old malts, kittens, sheep, inflatable objects etc, could all be put up for sale or auction.

Meanwhile Max needs cash NOW. I've just managed to open a PayPal account (before I read katlaughing's warning), so I think (and hope and pray!) that that will work. So, lets get going and start looking under the sofa for those odd bits of small change!


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 02:57 PM

My son lives and works in the US, and because he has no credit rating there he is forced to use his UK credit cards. To pay the bills he has to change his dollars into Sterling. I don't know what you peeps think, but I wonder if there is a way that we might pay sterling into his bank here, and he gives dollars to Mudcat/Max in the US. I don't even know if he would be interested, never mind whether it would seem like a feasible idea to you UK Muddies. It's just a thought, what do you think?
Happy New Year to all.....Jock


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Gareth
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 03:17 PM

Jock, I think its very feasable - although hang fire pro tem until we see what other irons are in the fire.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: cyder_drinker
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 03:25 PM

I can't make it now.
Look on the bright side, that's one less bodhrán... ;->


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 12:31 PM

Now bottling 12 year olds...mm why did I never think of that before then I could get them out when they're 21 and send them on their way!!!!! No teenagers weyhey!!


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: JudeL
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 01:09 PM

Have just been sampling a bottle of Morgan's spiced gold -slightly different from the standard spiced rum but equally yummy. Also tried something called bacardi 151 ..... definitely something to treat with extreem caution .. it has very warming properties similar to certain things that have been known to come from Micca's infamous hip flask. Jude


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: MudGuard
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 12:53 PM

Be aware! I am now sure I will come!

I just bought the plane tickets.

Liz, I will arrive at Heathrow on 7. Feb (Thursday) at 12:35 UTC, and will depart from Heathrow on 11. Feb (Monday) at 20:00 UTC.

My early arrival is due to my bad experience with flying early on friday morning...

If I may do so, I'd like to stay at your place for the nights, Liz. When exactly I will arrive at your place will be decided later - I might have a look at London first or go out again after putting down my bags or ...

AlanWW, Snuffy: do you want me to smuggle some more snuff stuff or was the stuff I brought to Llanstock too bad?

And one more request: a friend of mine tries to collect all 96 different Euro/Cent coins (8 values, 12 nations). He already has all German and all Austrian coins. If anyone coming to Stony Stratford from any other Euro countries could bring a set of coins. Of course you will get the same value back.

MudGuard


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: MudGuard
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 12:58 PM

Of course I only plan to stay the additional nights at your place, Liz. When at Stony Stratford I still intend to be indoor camping...


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: alanww
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 01:13 PM

Thanks for the offer, MudGuard. I like the Brasil snuff, so would be pleased if you could bring me over just two of those. Thanks in advance.

Now is the dark time and the cold time too ...
Alan


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: MudGuard
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 05:33 PM

Alan, s I am not an expert and my memory is very bad, could you please describe it a bit more...


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 07:31 PM

Yes, of course, MudGuard - you are more than welcome, if you think you can cope with 2 nights in our house!!

We have two more cats remember.... one of which likes to lick and cuddle..... with claws and a tongue like rough grade sandpaper?!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: MudGuard
Date: 08 Jan 02 - 03:43 AM

Looking forward to staying at your place, Liz!

And of course, looking forward to meeting you all (again)

MudGuard


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Trevor
Date: 08 Jan 02 - 05:45 AM

I'm still waiting for the pass but I think I might be able to get there, although vile talk of farting, belching and legs in the air has put this fickle-stomached namby-pamby off indoor camping!

I've had a look at hundreds of postings, got double vision and been moaned at because a colleague wants to get on this machine and I haven't yet found what is in mind for various bits of the weekend. I wouldn't mind knowing in case I can only get there for part of it - can somebody point me in the right direction please.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: alanww
Date: 08 Jan 02 - 06:04 AM

MudGuard: Its the one with "Brasil mit Snuff" on it but I'm sure that the retailer will be able to advise if its not obvious from a cursary glance. Thanks again.

The joy of singing is best shared ...
Alan


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: MudGuard
Date: 08 Jan 02 - 07:33 AM

Alan, I will try to get the right stuff.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 06:10 AM

Just reading Max's thank you thread, and it occurred to me that the Stony Stratford skinny dipping, moat digging,hip flask tasting,kazoo blowing, and sleep deprivation fest, needs something more.(SSSDMDHFTKB&SD) I suggest that we can all donate items to be raffled in aid of our favourite web-site, and I'll kick it of by donating 2 bottles of malt whisky. Come on folks, think of all those unwanted crimbo prezzies, dig them out and come on down to the SSG.
Happy new year......Jock


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 08:29 AM

good idea jock, i have a bashed up old piano accordion I'm prepared to put up...


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Micca
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 09:04 AM

I will donate a "Bert Hansell" CD ( mudcatter Bert) and have a search for anything else raffalable!!!


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Jan 02 - 06:32 AM

Trevor, alright, we won't make you sleep next to Morty!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 05:45 AM

How big is the inflatable moat? If the space is tight for caravan parking I could always bring my 17 foot cabin cruiser, but I would need an inflatable slipway. Mind you from the aforesaid tales of flatulence in the indoor camping section there should be no shortage of inflation facilities - perhaps the Irish & Northumbrian pipers could assist.

Seriously though, does anyone know if there is going to be enough room for all the caravans etc. - I'm planning to try and get there for mid afternoon just in case, Linda (Smith) will come up by train in the evening.

One way of raising money would be to impose silly penalties like Buntingford Folk Weekend used to do - 50p for singing with a finger in your ear - £1 if it sticks out the other ear as well - 20p per death - special rates for battles etc.

Finally Linda's threatening to bring her (now amplified) autoharp - Im thinking about cutting another soundhole in the back so that it's useful for slicing boiled eggs - any other suggestions?


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 05:52 AM

There is plenty of room for all the caravans.

Can I please have volunteers to assist with being a grown-up, as due to certain *ahem* responsibilities I will be a drifting chap over this weekend...


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 08:28 AM

Shouldn't think you'd get many takers for that, Dai. I thought the whole idea was that we could forget about being grown-up for a couple of days.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 14 Jan 02 - 08:33 AM

Thanks for volunteering, Snuffy. Any more?


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 16 Jan 02 - 12:01 PM

Further events in hte diary: Friday 8th Feb, 'The Song loft' in Stony present Bill Jones, a lovely lass from Northants who does some nice tunes and stuff.

Saturday 9th, afternoon - The Crown public house would like some tunes and songs while we sample their fine mystery guest beers. Ken at the Fox and Hounds may sell you lunch. Saturday 9th, Robin Chandler and the Howling Tomcats at the Fox and Hounds for those of a blues disposition.

Sunday 10th, 12 noon-3 pm, Open Session in the Vaults Bar, which is apparently 'World Famous', although I don't believe it. Apparently large Scottish gentlemen are required to attend ;-)

I have my kids that weekend, so any assistance in being a responsible adult and preventing fights with the fire extinguishers will be gratefully accepted.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Dead Horse
Date: 16 Jan 02 - 03:43 PM

Having second thoughts about campervan, it's too large and environmentally unfriendly as it gobbles juice. So me and missus will indoor camp, despite severe misgivings re-the company. So bang goes the inflateable moat. Also add two loud snorers to list of ne'er-do-wells. Will bring polypin of Flagship ale to gathering, perhaps we could all chuck in a pound a pint to add to raffle proceeds? Thats thirty-four and a half quid if you drink the sludge at the bottom.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 03:49 AM

Hate to contradict you Dai, but Bill Jones comes from Staffordshire originally!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 03:59 AM

*cough* yadda yadda. All you English look alike to me.

I stand corrected.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Trevor
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 04:27 AM

And I thought she lived in........Nah, can't be bothered!


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 04:31 AM

Incidentally, Bill Jones is £4 Sterling. Robin Chandler is free.

There's a lesson in this for all of us.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 05:17 AM

Yes she does, Trevor: she's another ex-pat who's a long way from home, like me ... I shall have to miss her, I'm going back to Stonnall to see their panto.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 05:23 AM

and preventing fights with the fire extinguishers

Ok, give me a fire extinguisher and I will use it (or its contents) to prevent fights! I prefer powder or foam extinguishers for that purpose, CO2-extinguishers make the room go cold...

And keep enough fire extinguishers at hand, these things don't work for very long, so if I have to prevent more than just a few fights...


only three weeks now!


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 06:18 AM

I've got two out of date dry powder extinguishers (one ex-caravan, and one ex-boat) you can have them - I've been trying to think of someway of getting shot of them - but you clear up the mess OK ?


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 08:24 AM

OK, so it's fire extinguishers at dawn... tee hee! Somebody start a new thread, I can't be bothered.


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Subject: RE: Stony Stratford: the nightmare continues
From: MudGuard
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 09:32 AM

To be continued here

No more posts here please!!!


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