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June 23rd, 2008
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Wow, party!

That was So Much Fun. Thank you to everyone who managed to fight their way to Coventry to bravely ignore the mizzling rain and continue to BBQ and croquet in an inspiringly English way (or an inspiringly German way, in Jochen's case)

It has all merged into a great swirl of fun in my mind. I remember going to pick Alison up from the coach station without my phone, a pleasent lunch, Naath and RJK turning up early because their train had been late, wandering down to the shops with Richard, Alison and Mobbsy arriving and giving me the most fabulous victorian sugar tongs, managing to give away some books, also managing to buy and be given some more books, a game of diamont, a game of metro, a late night slightly druken game of Apples to Apples, croquet in the rain, BBQ in the rain, Lois completely lost in Harry Potter for the entire party, Mark R falling asleep on the sofa, late night drunken conversations round the sofa bed, so many wonderful people all In Coventry! In My House! SimonT, who also brought Jack and the lovely liverdor, who I have now met in person, Genuine Coventry people arriving (including a co-worker of Matthew's) Elly and Nick and Sam and Ralph and Cathy and Kate and Paul and Alex and Rachel and Mark H and Mark W and Mark R and Ian, even though he was nearly in America, and Elise and Robert, and a swirl of pimms and cava cocktails and BBQ food and pizza and garlic bread and bacon butties and eating and drinking and Adam bought me a CULES badge :-D :-D which I amused everyone by wearing on my pyjamas, and suddenly it was sunday afternoon and it was _sunny_ and Elise and Matthew played croquet while I dozed on the grass.

Sadly I wish I was dozing in the grass right now. Work is not being hugely productive.

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From:simont
Date:June 23rd, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
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SimonT, who also brought Jack and the lovely livredor

Actually, I didn't bring them; I only took them away. (So perhaps you should be less happy about me than you previously thought ;-)
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From:wellinghall
Date:June 23rd, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
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Sadly I wish I was dozing in the grass right now. Work is not being hugely productive.

Would work be any more productive if you were dozing in the grass right now? ;-)
From:ex_robhu
Date:June 23rd, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
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Party?
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From:atreic
Date:June 23rd, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Housewarming party. Or, err, given the drizzle and the gales, house-getting-slightly-damper party.
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From:samholloway
Date:June 23rd, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
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Really sorry I couldn't be there - from what you've said here, and speaking to Alison, it sounds like I missed out on a good time! Hopefully we can catch up with you and emperor another time soon.
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From:juggzy
Date:June 23rd, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
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I am so sorry, I completely forgot about this. It sounds wonderful.
From:yrieithydd
Date:June 23rd, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
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Glad it went well. I thought of you as I lugged boxes and furniture around! In fact, I even texted you at one point.
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From:cjwatson
Date:June 23rd, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Sorry we didn't make it. This was due to navigation failure - we actually got to Coventry but got completely lost on the ring road, and had directions but no map so we were doomed from then on. We only had about half an hour available that day so had to abandon the plan.

We were really disappointed not to be able to get there. Maybe some other time?
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From:atreic
Date:June 24th, 2008 08:43 am (UTC)
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Oh no - that's tragic! I did think of the pair of you fondly and whistfully.

You should come one weekend and we can play lots of bridge (strip or otherwise) and eat and drink too much. Although I can see you might have other things on your mind for the next nine months!
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From:cjwatson
Date:June 24th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
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We'd love to, thanks - I shall send mail to organise.
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From:livredor
Date:June 24th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
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Party was entirely wonderful, thank you, just the sort of party I most enjoy. I am especially pleased I got to meet you in person; I was really hoping to at some point but was afraid that geography might get in the way. (And I like being described as lovely, so thank you!)
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From:atreic
Date:June 25th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
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Not to belittle your loveliness, for you are indeed lovely, I'm a little worried it has become my primary adjective at the moment... I mean, that can't be too bad, because having a life full of lovely things is great, but I can feel the ghost of my English teacher drawing red circles round everything I describe as "lovely" or "nice". Must Try Harder ;-)
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