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BBQ so hope it doesn't get too chilly with 17 staying over from Bristol. Geting together with the usuial crowd that we have done for the past 20 odd years. Our turn to put everybody up this year, so going to be a squeeze on the sleeping side - thats if I actually make it to the sleeping bit.

(Ever tried trying to buy BBQ coals for New Year before? (in the UK) - Not too many shops stocking it surprizeingly!)

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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The landlord of my local is also a friend of ours. He does not open new years eve.


Because it's a private, invite only, party!


All the other pubs are rammed full of pissed up people that don't know each other

and don't normally drink, whereas ours is not rammed, just full of locals, family, and

some bands playing. Lots of nice food too. At midnight it's also the landlords birthday,

which is the main reason he does not open to the public, makes it stress free as he'll

have a few himself later on.

The 'evening' normally ends the next morning when the cleaner turns up. Last year it was

to find the last people, on a pew outside, in the daylight, having a last whiskey for the road

at about 5.30am...

Look forward to it all year.


Have a good night out/in tonight everyone!


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(Ever tried trying to buy BBQ coals for New Year before? (in the UK) - Not too many shops stocking it surprizeingly!)

my mate asked me to pick up some coal from the garage on the way to his house, so i got 2 bags of what they had...... yep, there was only charcoal left and i did not notice :D he has 2 bags and he is not sur what to do with them :lol:

Anyway, we are staying away from the local pubs this year, and going to a house party instead :)

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Molemot will be out in front, as usual...Central European Time means I'll be an hour ahead of the UK!! Thankfully they've given up with Jimmy Shand on the TV.....

(Now waits for input from nearer the International Date Line....)

Like the sound of your pub, Paul...the Hope of Richmond used to operate a similar policy during rugby internationals at'd only get in if they knew you!!

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13 family / friends arriving in about 3 hours, then it'll all be a bit blurry until about half past Friday. :lol:

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A Shandy Bass and the Stanley Baxter show for me ..................... I know how to have a good time.

Would like to keep my eyes open till midnight, but not banking on it.

Hope you all have a good one and that 2009 is even better than 2008 for our Esprit community

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My Mums here - just the three of us tonight....then the rest of the family come down for a big lunch tomorrow. So looks like I'll be peeling spuds and the other veg in front of the tele 'til the wee small hours!

Loving Lionel and Eleanor......missing Charlie and Sonny

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Just mentioned my ale collection on another thread. Now i swear i can hear them

calling me, but i have sworn to myself i will drink nothing until i enter the pub this

evening. It's like sirens it is, all the lovely seasonal brews i have there.

I love the ale rack. Brewerys have seasonal beers all year round so it's never the

same and if you find one seasonal you like, you have to get it while it's there. At the

moment for me it's Badger brewery's 'Poacher's Choice' a nice dark one, too strong

to be a mild and with a great liquorice and fruity aftertaste.


Should i, or should i not?


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Bed at 8pm for me...and if i hear any fireworks i shall call the police, likewise if any 'reveller' knocks on my door...and anyone who wishes me happy n*w y**r tomorrow will get a polite 'sod off'

bah humbug or whatever the equivalent is... :lol:

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Well it's 1st January 2009 :D here folks in WA Australia.

Hope everyone on the forum and their families has a great New Year.

Michael, Liz and family.


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Lisa's working a 12 hour night shift and I'm (Like Jon) on call! LOL never really enjoyed new year anyways!

Paul, I'm very envious of you, as I was last year when you said you were doing the same! Sounds like a right laugh!

Ian, good luck with the BBQ, had trouble myself getting coal for the Haloween night party, people just look at you plain wierd when you say your having a BBQ :lol:

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Go for a wee, that'll even it up again :lol:

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Louise and her Mum are downstairs in the kitchen preparing a turkey the size of a pterodactyl for the evening/night time meal. (I've already alerted my stomach to prepare for a work out). The champagne is chilling nicely, the beer is about to be opened and my daughter is about to thrash me at Wii snowboarding.

All good.

Have fun everyone and enjoy your New Year. :lol:

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My Brother and his family are in town, so we went snowboarding yesterday. He lives all over the world, (Moscow, Vladivostok, Kazakhstan, Guatemala) so I don't often get to see him.

Then tonight for NYE my friend from Seattle is in town with his girlfriend.

So a bunch of us, ~10, are going out to dinner in Denver, and then to a Night Club where our friends are the DJ's.

And then I have a hotel room a short shuttle ride away from the club for me and the gorgeous girl that I just started dating, so I don't have to drive home.

Oh and I have the rest of this week off, the 2nd of 2 weeks off from work!


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we're having a party just the two of us tonight. I've got the half of my family I've not seen yet coming over for Chritmas day II tomorrow so I shall have to be up at a decent time to peel spuds!

Happy New Year everyone, especially those east of Krasnoyarsk.

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