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Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 04:33 pm
by Cara
Colin - what are we going to do with you? Hope you feel better soon.

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 08:44 pm
by Cara
It was lovely to see you all again today, I really enjoyed it and so did Mum. Already made a start on the Belgian Choccies whilst watching Dancing on Ice :oops: Thanks Gareth & Margaret for donating them as a prize, they're yummy :D

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:06 pm
by demdike
I had a great time too, and thank you Phil both for the quiz and keeping buggerlugs entertained :D

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:48 pm
by Owlswicks Apprentice
Demdike wrote:
thank you Phil both for the quiz and keeping buggerlugs entertained


You're welcome on both counts :thumbl:

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 08:02 pm
by witchfromlancre
Sorry I couldn't make the meeting but at least Gareth went along with some raffle and booby prizes for the lowest scorers on the Discworld Quiz which were split between two different meetings. The booby prizes of course were probably the worse book about Discworld ever written and published before Terry had obtained his US patents.

I'm pleased that you managed to get the Belgium Chocolates. We will bring a box for every meeting now that we are able to attend again. They went down well before Gareth had his accident. As you saw he's still hobbling along on crutches and has a cast.

My mother telephoned me at 7.30 a.m. to say that she wanted to spend the day with me and had already arranged for my former son-in-law to collect her and her dog. Unfortunately mum, who is nearly 81, has terminal cancer and has discovered that my step-father has commited adultery which he has admitted, which started only 6 weeks ago. The cancer consultant told her on Wednesday that it's not unusual for husbands to do this or even walk out on their marriage leaving their wives to look after themselves. She is now divorcing him although he does not want this but refuses to give up the woman. Obviously she wants to spend time away from their home. It's a shame that she lives over an hour's drive away but we are going over to spend the day with her every Wednesday. She isn't upset any more but determined to make a good new life for herself. She's still a practising hypno/psycho therapist with patients referred to her by their GPs but only part time. She also trains new therapists and is one of the most highly qualified (proper qualifications) therapist in her field. I wish that I had so much go in me.

I will definitely be there next time.

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 09:54 am
by hansolobiker
A little bit late but thanks to everyone who attended.We had a great time as usual.Big thanks to Phil(Owlswick's Apprentice) for the quiz,very well presented. Won by....yes, you've guessed it,Pat! with 37/48. commendable scores from everyone else except of course yours truly who abjectly scored 10 and came last again.The reading of the Unexpurgated version of 'Where's My Cow?' was well received.Heather's scarf was a stand out event in its own right so Photo please Heather? It was reallygood to see Gareth again after 2 and a half years following his accident.Keep on the road to recovery mate.

Date and venue of the next meeting will follow in due course.

thanks everyone.

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:21 am
by Pat
The possibility of a meeting to be held at Castle Harkinstein was raised - Sunday, June 20th looks best for us. 13th is doable at a pinch. How would that suit people?

The bad news is I'll be doing the cooking...

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:28 am
by Colin
... not that it really matters, given our recent attendance record :shock: but Sunday June 20th would be very good indeed.

If it helps anyone decide, any other Sunday, for a couple of months either side, would not work for us.

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:32 pm
by hansolobiker
June 20th is okay by me and though Pat said
The bad news is I'll be doing the cooking...
at least there will be doctors present!

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 02:00 pm
by Pam
We're fine with either date. Will bring various marinades, rellishes and dressings if required.

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 03:11 pm
by Squigglyx
Either date would be good for us too...

(Though Margaret wants to know how far it is to the nearest shops :D)

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:15 pm
by steeljam
hansolobiker wrote:June 20th is okay by me and though Pat said
The bad news is I'll be doing the cooking...
at least there will be doctors present!
I think you will find his expertise is as a pathologist. A bit late I think. :?

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:23 pm
by Colin
steeljam wrote:
hansolobiker wrote:June 20th is okay by me and though Pat said
The bad news is I'll be doing the cooking...
at least there will be doctors present!
I think you will find his expertise is as a pathologist. A bit late I think. :?

True ... but Mrs Pat is also a Doctor ... and (unless I am mistaken)I hope never to require her specialist services ... :shock: ... mind you, at my age, it's increasingly unlikely!

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:31 pm
by steeljam
Colin wrote:
steeljam wrote:I think you will find his expertise is as a pathologist. A bit late I think. :?

True ... but Mrs Pat is also a Doctor ... and (unless I am mistaken)I hope never to require her specialist services ... :shock: ... mind you, at my age, it's increasingly unlikely!

Mrs Pat: He is Dead, natural causes.
Mr Pat: I agree.

Re: NORTHERN INSTITUTE 17-BOING!BOING! SUNDAY 21ST MARCH 2010

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:48 pm
by Colin
... you got that right Steve!
Pat ain't going to argue with SWMBO ... especially not in their own back garden!