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Daughter going to England

17 Jul 01 - 06:31 AM (#508409)
Subject: Daughter going to England
From: Naemanson

My daughter will be spending her next semester of college in London and Lancaster. Micca has already generously offered to be a point of contact for her. Of course there is a whole school organization set up for her to depend on but it would be nice for friends to be there to show her the local fun things that the regular tourists don't ordinarily see. Is anyone willing to offer to help her enjoy her stay in England? How far is The Jug from Lancaster? How many Mudcats live in or near that town?

(Please note, I will be asking my other Mudcat friends to vouch for you. This is my first born child and I have to feel safe about you myself. If you feel insulted by this I apologize but do not retract my words. We all know the myths and legends about the people on the Internet. Every Mudcatter I have met to date has proven to be good people. Still, a father worries...)


17 Jul 01 - 06:41 AM (#508413)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: bill\sables

Brett, The Jug is about 70 to 80 miles away from Lancaster which in the UK is a reasonably long way. She would probably have to change trains about 5 times as it is across country. But as I said before she is welcome to come over any time. Noreen lives much closer to Lancaster. She along with Catrin, Dave the Gnome, Spot the Dog, Geordie Broon, Joan from Wigin, Clansfolk etc live in the same county. I have met these people and you can trust them all. They are all good people.
Bill


17 Jul 01 - 06:49 AM (#508418)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Geoff the Duck

I think Bill has said it all!
She will be welcome if she gets to the Jug, If it is not a Wednesday, I am sure some of us will arrange a Special Session if we are not away!
Always ready to meet new faces.
Geoff and the Ducks!


17 Jul 01 - 07:02 AM (#508423)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Jim Cheydi

Don't let English Jon read this thread!


17 Jul 01 - 08:39 AM (#508468)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Naemanson

Well, as I said, I am not too concerned about my fellow Mudcatters. Actually I might be more concerned for their safety if they tried anything. She has been studying karate and cuong nhu for the last several years. She can accurately throw knife and tomahawk though it is unlikely she will be carrying any such thing with her. I have a vision of some punk confronting her in the street some day and waking up three days later in the hospital.

Oh, and she thought, when I told her three Mudcatters would be staying with me, that they would be "old" like her Dad. She was pleasantly surprised to meet Sam and Ian. She thought they were cute. Be on your guard, guys!


17 Jul 01 - 08:54 AM (#508479)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Louisa

Why is that, Jim?

Louisa


17 Jul 01 - 09:06 AM (#508485)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Jim Cheydi

Louisa

Err...how can I put this delicately? Let's just say that if it's female with a pulse, then that'll do. Of course I'm saving myself for when I'm married.

JC


17 Jul 01 - 09:13 AM (#508493)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Louisa

Not very delicate but obviously good advice!

Very glad to hear you're saving yourself....! How do you cope?

Louisa


17 Jul 01 - 09:13 AM (#508494)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: McGrath of Harlow

Lancaster's up the other end of the country - but there's a lively folk scene round that part of the world.

She's not far from Fleetwood, where there's a great festival, and the Fylde (the area round Blackpool) where there's a lot happening it looks. Anyway, here's a site that links to things like that

And here is a link to a lot of stuff about folk music happenings. And here is the Folk Roots fest rival list

Make sure she has a Mudcat T-shirt for festivals. She should have a good time anyway.

And, in the light of here hobbies, tell her to ask about Les Barker's poem Cosmo the Fairly Accurate knife-thrower - or maybe someone on the Mudcat could post a copy.


17 Jul 01 - 10:01 AM (#508537)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Jim Cheydi

Louisa

How do I cope? Selective memory and lying through my teeth, that's how.

JC


17 Jul 01 - 10:04 AM (#508538)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Louisa

mmm thought so, actually I know EJ (vaguely) so I aas joking when I asked!

Louisa


17 Jul 01 - 10:21 AM (#508550)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: English Jon

Hmmm. Jim Cheydi, shame on you. I look positively virtuous when stood beside you. Mind you, you have more luck than me. Must be the biker image.

EJ

Anyway, the cat seems to do better than either of us in that respect.


17 Jul 01 - 10:24 AM (#508557)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Noreen

Hi, Brett. Of course I'll do whatever I can to make your daughter welcome, paticularly as I have been pre-vouched for!

Lancaster would be an hour or so's drive from where I live, and there is plenty of music around here. Is your daughter musical, or would she prefer other stuff? She is very welcome to stay with me if she wants to visit this area.

Let us know places and dates and things will be arranged.

Noreen


17 Jul 01 - 10:37 AM (#508573)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Jim Cheydi

EJ

That cat's beating them off with a stick. Mind you, they haven't seen him eat. They'll scraping chilli off the walls in Cleckheaton for months!

JC


17 Jul 01 - 10:53 AM (#508586)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: English Jon

JC, I assume the missing verb is "be"?

Yes, the cat did scoff a fair bit of chilli, haven't we got photos to prove it somewhere?

(How did the Brett get into this thread? Not the same badger-boy, I assume?)

EJ


17 Jul 01 - 11:00 AM (#508592)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Naemanson

EJ, Brett=Naemanson.

By the way, for those who might like the idea of making off with my daughter you should know I am bigger than any of the other Mudcatters and when it comes to my kids I am tougher too! (Bellowing a challenge to the sky as I beat upon my breast with closed fists!)

I would direct you to look at my profile picture of Roll & Go on the stage of the Chocolate Church. No one in the group is under 5'5" tall. Consider well....

[Bill, do you think that intimidated anyone?]


17 Jul 01 - 11:05 AM (#508600)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Jim Cheydi

Bet you ain't tougher than the cat!

JC


17 Jul 01 - 11:08 AM (#508604)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: English Jon

I'm sorry Naemanson, if you knew the Brett we know... ROFLOL. Anyway, I'm not interested in your daughter unless it's her round.

EJ


17 Jul 01 - 11:15 AM (#508608)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: bill\sables

Brett is big fella but he is realy a very nice guy. There again when a daughters honour is concerned he might turn from a pussy cat to a tiger.


17 Jul 01 - 11:18 AM (#508612)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Naemanson

Well, actually, none of you have a chance with her. She wants Sean Connery, or his double, complete with Scottish accent. It may be a problem because she doesn't drink!


17 Jul 01 - 11:21 AM (#508621)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: bill\sables

I think the best thing to do Brett is for you to come across with her till she is settled in. I'm sure we could find a few places where you would be able to sing your shanties.
Bill


17 Jul 01 - 11:24 AM (#508624)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: English Jon

"Brett is big fella but he is realy a very nice guy."

I was right. Not the same Brett at all.

"Well, actually, none of you have a chance with her."

There you go Cheydi - you like a challenge. And you can practice next season's comedy accent.

But, why does she want a double if she doesn't drink?

Anyway, England being tiny we're bound to bump into her sooner or later... Maybe I'll get arrested again.

EJ


17 Jul 01 - 11:53 AM (#508657)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Jim Cheydi

Deffo not the same Brett!

True, I've never been shy of a challenge, but let's face it the cat'll be in there before I can move to LA to get the Scottish accent right ;-P

Doesn't drink? She soon will. There's nothing else to do when you're at college here.

Gonne get myself, gonna get myself, gonna get myself....

JC


17 Jul 01 - 12:00 PM (#508668)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: dwditty

Whew, my daughter just returned from 6 months in France. From the sounds of things, a young woman's virtue is much sought after across the pond. Nothing like that in the states. *BG*

dw


17 Jul 01 - 12:17 PM (#508681)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Louisa

Don't get the wrong idea about us, dw! I wish I never asked JC in the first place now. Pretty sure they're joking..

Louisa


17 Jul 01 - 12:26 PM (#508696)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Jim Cheydi

Not about the cat.

JC


17 Jul 01 - 12:32 PM (#508699)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Louisa

Sorry, please explain this cat business

Louisa


17 Jul 01 - 12:51 PM (#508719)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Jim Cheydi

EJ's cat travels with us and is the centre of much female attention wherever he goes. True.

JC


17 Jul 01 - 01:40 PM (#508779)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Eric the Viking

Do you look like a sheep? OK, then you are safe. Apart from the fact that I'm old, NOT LIKE BILL, and the mrs would beat me up, but the jug is the place to go. Noreen would really look after you. Gaz is not far from you at Blackpool. There is also Llanstock in October.Catrin, Spot, DtG and quite a few others in the Lancs area.

Look out for EJ and Jim, I've seen their CAT, keep away-by the way how was the curry lads? The only way they could get to be like Sean connery is to tell you that they have pussy galore !

Lancaster is a nice place-I can say that as I am not from Yorkshire.

There is so much of England that is excellent but not touristy, so there is scope for that. What are you reading? Are you at the Uni? What else can we do to help?

Cheers

Eric


17 Jul 01 - 07:13 PM (#509086)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Liz the Squeak

Is she any good at babysitting?? We could help out with accommodation.....

Leaving her with Micca would be like putting the canary in the cat basket for a rest.....

And we share an interest (!) in Sean Connery.. If she comes to babysit, she can watch my Connery collection on vid.... (not letting her near the picture though.....)

LTS


18 Jul 01 - 05:19 AM (#509333)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Jim Cheydi

EtV

You seem to forget that EJ and me both have Sean Connery haircuts - and we've got more of a choice about it (espesh EJ).

The ruby was a bit disappointing, but at least there was plenty of it.


18 Jul 01 - 05:47 AM (#509346)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Dave the Gnome

She'd be mighty welcome in Manchester, Naemanson. 1 short train ride away and, apparantly, the 'clubbing' capital of the North. I have 2 teenage daughters myself and I know how you feel so please feel free get in touch with anyone who knows me - Mostly listed by Bill and inclded in the above thread.

My daughters, at 16, are a bit young for the club scene but boy do they know how to shop! If she wants to spend serious money I'm sure they would help her choose the right places;-) My 20 year old son is at University himself but if he was home (Most weekends) I am sure him and his friends and girlfriends would be happy to show her the nightlife.

Remember that anyone over 18 (or even looking vauguely over 18 in some pubs!) can buy alcohol in England. Probably worth mentioning in case that kind of thing is of concern to you.

I am close enough to Lancaster to be there within the hour if she has any problems. I think Clansfolk might be nearer still.

PM me if you want any more details.

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


18 Jul 01 - 05:50 AM (#509348)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: English Jon

Corrrrrrr.....

'allo darlin' corrrrrr..

got enny caffoo?

English Jon's Cat


18 Jul 01 - 06:19 AM (#509362)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Gervase

Wotchit Moggy, or it'll be off in a cardboard box to the vet's for you, and then no sitting down for a week...
snip snip!


18 Jul 01 - 06:30 AM (#509363)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: English Jon

Corrrr I'll getchooo! Bleedin' Vett. Corrrr.

EJC


18 Jul 01 - 06:43 AM (#509366)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Gervase

Naemanson, are you sure you want your beloved daughter to come to a land populated by randy talking cats and frustrated blokes with permanent hangovers?


18 Jul 01 - 07:57 AM (#509405)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: GUEST,Jock Morris @ work in Edinburgh

Well Naemanson, I'm Scottish, bald on top and have a beard; about as close to Sean Connery as your likely to get on Mudcat:-) Does your daughter want to come to Edinburgh?:-)

Joking! Please don't hit me, I'm allergic to pain:-)

Scott


18 Jul 01 - 08:13 AM (#509417)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: clansfolk

The Falcon at Poulton-le-Fylde has a regular folk sing around Wednesdays from 9.00pm - open mike without the mike!!

As mentioned before Fyldefolk Festival (31stAug, 1st,2nd Sept.)
Fleetwood Folk Club - Thursdays at the Steamer
St Annes, Acoustic Roots Club - Kitty's Bar Tuesdays
Hole in the wall - Wednesdays - Lytham.

All the above are in the area surrounding Blackpool - easily accessed from Lancaster (30ish mins)
One of the members of Singleton Cloggers was at Lancaster University for the last three years unfortunately the course has finished and she has gone back up to London, she came to the practises most Mondays - if your daughter fancies a Bit of North West Morris - the Cloggers are always looking for members both dancers and for the band!

Also as mentioned check out the FyldeFolk Web site for further information - WWW.FYLDEFOLK.CO.UK

Pete


18 Jul 01 - 08:17 AM (#509423)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Naemanson

LOL, all of you. I am not concerned about her decisions regarding drinking, sex, or night clubs. She has a good head on her shoulders and is loaded with common sense. My concern is the people she falls in with and what they might do.

I asked her if she would mind before I started this thread. I warned her that she might end up exposed to some seriously weird people. She laughed and commented that she had been around my friends all her life and none came weirder than that. I don't know if I should feel complimented or insulted.

Oh, and she is allergic to animal fur, including cats, so she may not be much of a visitor to some of you. Sorry EJC.


18 Jul 01 - 08:19 AM (#509426)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: English Jon

Even synthetic fur?

corrrr..shit.

EJC


18 Jul 01 - 09:37 AM (#509482)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Gervase

Youre cat's going to be really pissed off when you shave it, EJ!


18 Jul 01 - 09:41 AM (#509488)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Geoff the Duck

Naemanson - If your friends are American they only have a couple of hundred years of inbreeding weirdness. Eric the Viking however.............
Nuff Said!
Geoff the Duck!


18 Jul 01 - 10:05 AM (#509519)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: English Jon

Gervase! LOL...

I've got to catch the bugger first...Give it a Sean Connery haircut... hohoho.

EJ


18 Jul 01 - 11:28 AM (#509593)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Jim Cheydi

corrrr! ive dide me white furr perpl. so im a goff cat.

EJC - hiding out at Cheydi's place


18 Jul 01 - 11:36 AM (#509597)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: English Jon

Don't you hang out with that wicked Cheydi man, puss. He'll have you drinking out of jam jars in no time.

EJ


18 Jul 01 - 11:44 AM (#509608)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Jim Cheydi

corrr! i blame you for settin a bad eksarmpul. corrr!

u dun wiv that strawbry priserv yet cheydi?

EJC - past the marmalade stage at Cheydi's


18 Jul 01 - 01:18 PM (#509690)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Roger in Sheffield

The Clocks back festival is in Lancaster in October - too late I guess?
you could contact Richard Robinson (one of the organisers) to see if he has any ideas of places to go around Lancaster. you can find his website in this thread


18 Jul 01 - 01:19 PM (#509693)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Eric the Viking

I;ll have you know geoff the duck, there is no inbreeding with me- Suffolks, black face, Cotswolds all fell foul to the hunting of the viking randy goatherd club in the past-by the way, you know "that rooster" !I don't drink, and I have no animal hairs, they are all synthetic.

Naemanson, tell her not to hang out with folkies they are all bloddy nutters and weird. There must be some well dressed, respectable young men and drug dealers around the area who drive around in their cars with 260db of sound pounding away.

Cheers

Eric


13 Aug 01 - 12:00 PM (#526752)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Naemanson

She is headed for England on August 28. She'll be in London for about a month and then head for Lancaster. They are giving her five days to make the trip so she can see some of the country.

If you are interested in having her get in touch with you either before she leaves the US or after she gets over there please PM me with some contact information.

I will pass on all your details to her and leave it up to her to contact you. She did say she would like to see Bill, Ian, and Sam again.

Thanks for your interest.

Brett


13 Aug 01 - 12:11 PM (#526759)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Mrs.Duck

Well if she can make it from London to Yorkshire by the 29th she'll just be in time for the regular Wednesday night at the Jug and I'm sure if Sam and Ian are about they'd be there and Bill and finding her a good home to stay at shouldn't be a problem (Bill's probably)And I know Syd at the JUg will love it - he enjoys having Mudcatters visit from Anywhere!


01 Sep 01 - 09:18 PM (#539954)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Naemanson

Well, she is there and having the time of her life. She'll be in London until the end of September then off to Lancaster. She is seeing all the usual tourist sights. Anybody got some of the out of the way sights she could go to?


01 Sep 01 - 09:24 PM (#539955)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: catspaw49

Perhaps a visit to a Tibetan monastery? I mean that is out of the way.........

Spaw


01 Sep 01 - 09:35 PM (#539958)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Naemanson

Well, her field of study is history and religion so don't sell the monastery short.

Of course, who knows what kind of job she can get with that degree. Can you say "Do you want fries with that?"!


01 Sep 01 - 09:45 PM (#539962)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: catspaw49

Quite similar prospects to Max, Bill D., and myself......All have Philosophy degrees and I found out that if you take it to McDonalds and give them a dollar, they'll give you a cup of coffee!

Spaw


01 Sep 01 - 10:06 PM (#539969)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Naemanson

Will the degree insulate your lap if you spill that coffee on yourself?


02 Sep 01 - 10:41 AM (#540174)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Liz the Squeak

If she wants to come out for a day with some loonies, I'm sure Micca and I could oblige.....

LTS


02 Sep 01 - 11:21 AM (#540194)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: JeZeBeL

Hey Brett,

Glad to hear she made it over here ok. If she fancys a few days in yorkshire one time then she is quite welcome to stay with me and my family, and I live near Ian n Sam n the Jug. Sam and Ian are my session buddies...actually, hmmm...I'm their session taxi driver, yeah that's more accurate. So if she wants to come over for music, shopping, sightseeing whatever..then she's welcome. I'm nearly 21 so I must be about the same age as her.

I'll pm you

Emma


02 Sep 01 - 02:33 PM (#540300)
Subject: RE: Daughter going to England
From: Naemanson

OK Liz and Jezebel, I have passed your messages on to Kelli. Thanks again.