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#251 Andrew England

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

Is there still a space for one please? The wife had me down to go to some play in the early evening but she had now given me permission to come to the Conference!!!..... so having weaved my magic please tell me that there is a space left! Thoroughly enjoyed it last year and the list of speakers looks to be very good once more

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#252 Alan Curragh

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:31 PM

Andrew - yes, still a few spaces left - payment details in the donations link above

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:13 PM

All, Have a great time. I shall be on the battlefieds, my last of eight days tour!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

I have booked train ticket and hotel this morning. Can I just thank Alan and everyone else involved in organising the Conference for all their work and time ? Michael Bully

#255 MartinBennitt

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

I have booked train ticket and hotel this morning. Can I just thank Alan and everyone else involved in organising the Conference for all their work and time ? Michael Bully


Hear, hear.

As in previous years, could we have a list of expected attendees in due course, please?

cheers Martin B

#256 Alan Curragh

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

Yes indeed, Martin - I'll post the list (which is >150 now) before the day

#257 TonyE

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:11 PM

Alan - Balance 0f 38 paid via Paypal link a few minutes ago.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:10 PM

Steve - 2010 was around 65, and last year was 120 or so. I don't think we'd want too many more than last year, to be honest, maybe 150 but that might be a bit of a squeeze. I think the venue goes up to 180.


To get 150 is fantastic; to echo what others have said - thank you for all your efforts.

How many are staying at the Premier Inn for dinner ?

#259 Neil Mackenzie

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

Alan

150!! It was 60 just 2 years ago.

Will there be room for us all - some of the attendees are not as slim as they used to be (not me of course). I hope you have ordered enough for lunch.

Fantastic job.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:59 PM

Alan

150!! It was 60 just 2 years ago.

Will there be room for us all - some of the attendees are not as slim as they used to be


I'm afraid some of us never were!

#261 Alan Curragh

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:36 PM

It's now 160 - and we're going to have to draw the line there, I think. Thanks to everyone for supporting the conference!

#262 centurion

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:39 PM

It's now 160 - and we're going to have to draw the line there, I think. Thanks to everyone for supporting the conference!





Thinking about next year I understand there is going to be a large white elepha ----- stadium standing idle in the Lea Valley.




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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:59 PM

Thinking about next year I understand there is going to be a large white elepha ----- stadium standing idle in the Lea Valley.


The way things are going for a certain Glasgow fitba team you might be able to pick up Ibrox for next to nothing.

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#264 Keith Roberts

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:02 AM

Its probable, although not quite so large, that we could provide a venue for up to 20,000 not far from Nelson's final departure point in 1805.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:25 AM

Its probable, although not quite so large, that we could provide a venue for up to 20,000 not far from Nelson's final departure point in 1805.

Keith


A residential ocean-liner off the south-west coast of Spain! Genius!
I'm in.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:10 AM

I'm afraid some of us never were!



Yes, I hope Alan doesn't base the ticket price on body weight in the future!

#267 Alan Curragh

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:11 AM

Despite my gazelle-like physique, there is no chance of that!

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

Despite my gazelle-like physique, there is no chance of that!


Gazelle?

I'm a gnu!
How do you do?

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:17 PM

Gazelle?

I'm a gnu!
How do you do?

Bruce


Ignore dreadful hartebeasts





Actually I'm more inclined to go for a wallow down in the hollow - in glorious mud.



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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:52 AM

Will you sue if anyone mentions bison or okapi?

Given my staggering levels of attractiveness, I have to say that no-one ever wants to court a warthog but I do enjoy investigating the uses of the wompom.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

I saw Keith at the Ruddington WFA meeting and I must admit he was certainly an eyefull!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:42 AM

Yes, no one could blunder into our conference and think they had gate-crashed the Weightwatchers annual award ceremony.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:43 AM

Will you sue if anyone mentions bison or okapi?

Given my staggering levels of attractiveness, I have to say that no-one ever wants to court a warthog but I do enjoy investigating the uses of the wompom.

Keith


One presumes that female warthogs find male warthogs attractive.

Beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:09 PM

Alan can you please confirm start time? First post in this thread says 10.30, but the advert in the latest edition of WFA Bulletin says 10.00. Wouldn't want to miss the first half an hour.

Thanks
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#275 Alan Curragh

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:17 PM

Mandy - first speaker is at 10.30 - but there'll be tea and coffee from 10. We'll be there from 9 and last year people started arriving shortly after that

Alan