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Any old blues in Brussels?

Post by shepdj » Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:41 pm

On a 6 month secondment in Brussels and wondering if there are any other old blues either living or working here that know this place better than i do?

If you are in Brussels or know of any one who is out here please get in touch!

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Post by Great Plum » Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:59 pm

Hi Dave,

How you liking Brussels?

Shame that I missed you when I went to see Dom!
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Post by J.R. » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:59 am

Great Plum wrote:Hi Dave,

How you liking Brussels?
I always find that wind is the problem with Brussels - Especially if accompanied by copious amounts of cabbage ! :oops:
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:37 am

J.R. - have you nicked my Dad's jokes? :lol:
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Post by tobeconfirmed » Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:50 pm

J.R. - have you nicked my Dad's jokes?
That just made me remember, one of the most brilliant, memorable and clever 'jokes' here was made by your dad on the first day of my squits.

I was lucky enough to have him for English on my 2nd form, and in our very first lesson, we were there waiting for him a little while. Then, an unfamiliar man peered around the doorway and asked "are you waiting for Mr. Holdsworth?"
We replied that we were, so he said "OK, I'll just go and get him for you."
A couple of minutes later, the same man came back in and said "Hello, I'm Mr. Holdsworth!"
I'm wondering if he does that every year to 2nd form, as it's the only possible time that it would ever work.
Then he proceeded to tell us about how he was an old blue and about his first day at CH, which all made us feel less homesick.

Sorry I wrote this in a forum that should be about Bruxelles, but I had completely forgotten about that for well over 6 years until now, a nice memory!

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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:14 am

I think he does that to every group of squits! :)
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Post by J.R. » Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:54 am

Great Plum wrote:I think he does that to every group of squits! :)

.....The mind boggles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:57 am

J.R. wrote:
Great Plum wrote:I think he does that to every group of squits! :)

.....The mind boggles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stop, it will only hurt! :)
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Post by jtaylor » Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:20 pm

Open question - does the mind naturally get cleaner, or dirtier, with age??

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Post by J.R. » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:39 am

jtaylor wrote:Open question - does the mind naturally get cleaner, or dirtier, with age??

:rave:
I think its a case of......

"The mind is willing but the body is weak"
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Re: Any old blues in Brussels?

Post by PM » Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:49 pm

shepdj wrote:On a 6 month secondment in Brussels and wondering if there are any other old blues either living or working here that know this place better than i do?

If you are in Brussels or know of any one who is out here please get in touch!

David
6 months...are you still here? Did you enjoy your Vlaamse frites? And your beer and waffles...?

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Post by Great Plum » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:17 am

Dave came back in the summer I think...
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Re: Any old blues in Brussels?

Post by pompeydunc » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:09 pm

shepdj wrote:On a 6 month secondment in Brussels and wondering if there are any other old blues either living or working here that know this place better than i do?

If you are in Brussels or know of any one who is out here please get in touch!

David
What are you doing here!? I'm working for DFID, but they have seconded me to the Commission until March next year. It's quite a small city, so I'm surprised I haven't bumped into you. So, how many times have you found yourself propping up the bar in Celtica at the end of a night? Oh, just me is it?!

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Post by Great Plum » Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:20 am

you haven't bumped into Dave because he's not in Brussels now - he came back in the summer!
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Post by pompeydunc » Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:41 am

Great Plum wrote:you haven't bumped into Dave because he's not in Brussels now - he came back in the summer!
Really? Strange time to post the question then, in June - at the end of the secondment!

Anyway, hope you are well Matt. Now, back to my mussels and frites.

Dunc

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