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Mr StOat    pirate
26/11/2012 at 14:13
I'm around from now
In Bristol with work so thought it was daft to go home Friday only to return on Saturday. Mrs Matt is arriving Thursday or Friday.
I'm now paranoid I'm overdressing. Do I need to get another outfit before Saturday?
Rafiki    pirate
26/11/2012 at 14:30

Matt - I think there will be at least 3 or 4 of us in black tie - it'll be fine!

SA/Cat - as I'll be on the turbo all afternoon doing the bike fit - it may be important for me to re-hydrate before the party, so may join for a cheeky one first!

Mr StOat    pirate
26/11/2012 at 14:42

Couldn't get into the hotel most of you are in so we're in the mercure in redcliffe. Will be happy to meet up early
Are there any more details on the swimming?
The Silent Assassin    pirate
26/11/2012 at 15:07

the hotel has a small bar, so shall we meet there at 6:30 - 7:00 for a quick one there and then go to Antix and any bar we find on the way?


Edited: 26/11/2012 at 15:09
Mr StOat    pirate
26/11/2012 at 15:13
Which hotel SA?
26/11/2012 at 15:17

Matt: the final confirmation from the coach is still outstanding, but this was the last post on the subject, post code of leisure centre is BS14 0JZ

ETA: I can fit into my dress trousers, so another +1 for black tie

Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

Swimming Champs should be confirmed tomorrow:

Subject to confirmation we have 4 lanes from 3pm - 4pm at Hengrove pool (25m), total cost is £46 so thats about a fiver each. 

Assuming there are 9 of us (which there are) thats 3 lanes for competion & 1 lane for general larking about, warm up, cool down etc.

100 FC - 3 semi finals (winner goes through) and 1 final
400 FC - 3 semi finals (winner goes through) and 1 final
100 IM  - 3 semi finals (winner goes through) and 1 final
150 FC  Relay (3x50m) - 1 final (3 teams of 3)

List of interested participants:

Ferret (who also can't swim fly)
Soupy (never done fly ever)


Edited: 26/11/2012 at 15:17
seren nos    pirate
26/11/2012 at 15:17

I'm getting exited and nervous at the same time.just like pre race............

Rafiki    pirate
26/11/2012 at 15:19

Matt - The Travelodge on Anchor Road I presume?!?!

Sounds like a plan SA

FF - good news on the black tie

Edited: 26/11/2012 at 15:20
M...eldy    pirate
26/11/2012 at 15:31

I think Barlos was struggling somewhat to confirm a venue for the Swim Champs ... personally I think he is scared of being chicked by a Meldy in the pool !!!

The Silent Assassin    pirate
26/11/2012 at 15:38

Yep the Travelodge on Anchor Road and then only a short walk to Antix

 I take it I'm going to look really scruffy next to you lot in your Black tie suits

Edited: 26/11/2012 at 15:39
26/11/2012 at 15:40

The pool option I was exploring was a no go, so we were left with Hengrove.

I don't think we've ever had a pirate party black tie do have we?  I must make sure I bring my camera as well as my phone.

26/11/2012 at 16:44

I seem to recall the Coaches 40th was black tie.  I thought we scrubbed up quite well (although I am remembering this through a bit of an alcoholic haze).

26/11/2012 at 16:51

Oh no, I was thinking of an adhoc social, not a proper do like a birthday or a wedding where dress codes are appropriate.

In other news, I have found a pirate party game, it's a variant of 'pin the tail on the donkey', sort of 'pin the eyepatch on the pirate' - shall I bring it along, or are we not fussed?

26/11/2012 at 17:17

Must get some of those gel insert thingies that you put in your shoes,  as i too will be barefooted within minutes of getting to the venue!

26/11/2012 at 17:23
I can confirm that the Swim Champs are taking place and a venue has been sorted and paid for (currently out of Barlos' own pocket).

Unfortunately, the dream of living the London Life is nothing like reality and he is either v busy with work, absolutely knackered, or without Internet access.

I shall see if he can pop in here or whether he is happy for me to post an update
M...eldy    pirate
26/11/2012 at 18:25

I would imagine an update would be a good thing for most of us  .....  

26/11/2012 at 18:44

He has been nudged but as I said he is a bizzy bee at the moment so it might not be today that he shows his face in here

M...eldy    pirate
26/11/2012 at 19:12

Is it really that top secret where we are swimming ??    

26/11/2012 at 19:13
What? Hengrove?
M...eldy    pirate
26/11/2012 at 19:28

I dont know .. Schmunks is talking in riddles 

You said that Hengrove was the option so I assume that is what he has booked but I am not sure why we cant clarify

Anyway, back to more interesting topics .... I still havent decided what to wear  

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