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Post by Deb GP » Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:12 pm

But the bar service up here is usually faster - I'm always astonished at how slow waiters and bar staff are outside London. And how sedate the driving is once you cross the M25. Oh - and how many people of the more senior variety there are in places like Horsham or Tunbridge Wells ore wherever and how so very provinicial it seems after living in the big smoke. It's almost like visiting Eastbourne - but without the sea.
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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:18 pm

It is a bit of a culture shock when you leave London isn't it. I recently drove my family down to London and my wife was terrified as we drove around the north circular! She has never seen so much traffic in her life.

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Post by cj » Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:40 pm

When travelling from Devon, I always feel that once we get to Fleet services, that's it and life as I know it is over. I hate the M25 and the motorways into Kent, and that bit round Southampton/Portsmouth and on to Chichester. But London always gives me a bit of a thrill. I wouldn't want to live there, but I just love visiting and going on the tube. The place is so vast and I feel like a bit of a country bumpkin.
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Post by Jude » Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:15 pm

cj wrote:When travelling from Devon, I always feel that once we get to Fleet services, that's it and life as I know it is over. I hate the M25 and the motorways into Kent, and that bit round Southampton/Portsmouth and on to Chichester. But London always gives me a bit of a thrill. I wouldn't want to live there, but I just love visiting and going on the tube. The place is so vast and I feel like a bit of a country bumpkin.
Cath - how long have you lived in Devon - you know you have to live ther for over 25 years before you become "one of them" I am nearing it with Gloucestershire - been here 23 years.... but I don't talk like a local (nor do I ever intend to!)
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Post by Richard Ruck » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:04 pm

Jude wrote: ...... before you become "one of them"
Well, it is a seafaring community..........
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Post by J.R. » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:12 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:
Jude wrote: ...... before you become "one of them"
Well, it is a seafaring community..........
Now we're bordering on 'Captain Pugwash' and all that innuendo !

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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:09 pm

what about a nice round of muffin the mule?

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Post by Mrs C. » Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:59 am

Times and locations - as requested

10.25 assemble in Carmelite Street
10.30 Parade to St Andrews, Holborn
11.30 Service
12.30 approx parade to Mansion house
2.15 coaches leave for cH
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Post by englishangel » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:15 am

J.R. wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:
Jude wrote: ...... before you become "one of them"
Well, it is a seafaring community..........
Now we're bordering on 'Captain Pugwash' and all that innuendo !

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Captain Pugwash came from Rye, in Sussex, I thought everyone knew that.
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Post by cj » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:29 am

Jude wrote:
cj wrote:When travelling from Devon, I always feel that once we get to Fleet services, that's it and life as I know it is over. I hate the M25 and the motorways into Kent, and that bit round Southampton/Portsmouth and on to Chichester. But London always gives me a bit of a thrill. I wouldn't want to live there, but I just love visiting and going on the tube. The place is so vast and I feel like a bit of a country bumpkin.
Cath - how long have you lived in Devon - you know you have to live ther for over 25 years before you become "one of them" I am nearing it with Gloucestershire - been here 23 years.... but I don't talk like a local (nor do I ever intend to!)
Only been in Devon for about 10 years. I am a Maid of Kent by birth, and rural Kent at that, which is why the big smoke holds such a fascination, I guess. Lived in Glasgow for 5 years and could understand the language there, but still can't fathom what a Devonian is on about 10 years on.
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Post by Great Plum » Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:03 am

Mrs C. wrote:Times and locations - as requested

10.25 assemble in Carmelite Street
10.30 Parade to St Andrews, Holborn
11.30 Service
12.30 approx parade to Mansion house
2.15 coaches leave for cH
Thank you muchly!
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Post by Deb GP » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:33 am

Fabulous. Right - so who's going to be about prrior to / during the service? Not that I'll be able to recognise anyone. I have a horrific memory for faces.
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Post by Deb GP » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:44 am

Actually - sorry to be so demanding - but does anyone have any idea of the actual route? Do they still march past Meryll Lynch / the site of the old school
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Post by Mrs C. » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:47 am

I`ll try to find out what the route is - can`t make any promises though.
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Post by Great Plum » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:56 am

Deb GP wrote:Fabulous. Right - so who's going to be about prrior to / during the service? Not that I'll be able to recognise anyone. I have a horrific memory for faces.
Alas, I won't be around but a certain Mr Thomas Law may well be - he is currently the theatre technical manager...

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