London ILB - FAP?

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Me and bloke are going to be in London at the weekend. I'm mostly hanging out with my cooler younger brother, but would love to meet up for a pint either tomorrow night or Friday night. Anyone up for it?

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 15:20 (eighteen years ago) link

Tomorrow night might be do-able. Do you know central London at all, 'monkey. I would suggest The Champion: http://ads.adviva.net/serve/v=300;m=3;l=1191;c=1676;b=9045;ts=20040505172906

I am doing a phone interview at 6 - but should be there by 7.15 or so?

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 15:29 (eighteen years ago) link

Hmm that link doesn't look right. It's on Wells St, north of Oxford St, anyway.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 15:31 (eighteen years ago) link

Gotcha. 7.15 sounds excellent. We will see you there.

You will know me easily. I am a large woman with glasses and long red hair, usually accompanied by a tall bloke with glasses.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 16:19 (eighteen years ago) link

I guess a lot of people have left work already and this thread will see more action tomorrow. I will certainly be there, though. Mikey? PF? etc? Maybe we should put a link on ILE, also.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 16:25 (eighteen years ago) link

Marvellous. I greatly look forward to waving my hands in front of my face and saying 'Jesus, people still smoke indoors here? It's like the Dark Ages or something'.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 21:17 (eighteen years ago) link

I shall try. I really ought to be painting the doorframe in the bathroom. Rock 'n' roll. I shall have to talk to my woman and see if I can get a leave of absense.

Mikey G (Mikey G), Thursday, 6 May 2004 07:17 (eighteen years ago) link

accent monkey, there should be a few people coming now (myself included). Will be there 7ish. If you see a bloke with glasses in a blue shirt walking around peering expectantly at people, that'll be Mikey G.

Mikey G (Mikey G), Thursday, 6 May 2004 14:14 (eighteen years ago) link

Brilliant. Have drunk half a bottle of wine already in nice cafe on Titchfield St. Will see you later.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Thursday, 6 May 2004 14:28 (eighteen years ago) link

In that case, I'll be the blurry good looking guy in the blue shirt.

Mikey G (Mikey G), Thursday, 6 May 2004 14:33 (eighteen years ago) link

'Half a bottle of wine'

the finefox, Thursday, 6 May 2004 15:03 (eighteen years ago) link

Sorry I couldn't come - not well at the moment.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Thursday, 6 May 2004 17:14 (eighteen years ago) link

L-R: Mikey G, Accentmonkey, Starry Sarah, Jerry the Nipper, Mark S, The Pinefox.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Friday, 7 May 2004 09:04 (eighteen years ago) link

Well look at that. You really do love books!

Archel (Archel), Friday, 7 May 2004 09:27 (eighteen years ago) link

We didn't say a word to each other. All night.

Mikey G (Mikey G), Friday, 7 May 2004 09:39 (eighteen years ago) link

L-R: Mikey G, Accentmonkey, Starry Sarah, Jerry the Nipper, Mark S, The Pinefox.

the Fox's nose is very distinctive.

DV (dirtyvicar), Friday, 7 May 2004 11:26 (eighteen years ago) link

It was nice to meet Sarah's disembodied head.

Mikey G (Mikey G), Friday, 7 May 2004 12:11 (eighteen years ago) link

Yay!!!! What a great picture. Hope you guys had fun. And look at that, Mr.Sinker showed up for the festivities. The Pinefox is a wiley creature. Where's the rest of him?

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 7 May 2004 12:38 (eighteen years ago) link

L-R: ?, ?, Ian Sansom's "Ring Road", ?, Jonathan Coe's "The Rotters' Club".

cozen (Cozen), Friday, 7 May 2004 13:12 (eighteen years ago) link

Dammit! If there are any ILB ppl in VT, let me know and we can meet up, too.

Oh, it's just me? .. I thought as much.

Hey, did any drunks guys come over to your table, like, "Oy! Wot you prats doin' readin' in a bar?? You're all lucky you got so many pints in front of you or I'd kick everyone one of you asses!"

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Friday, 7 May 2004 14:14 (eighteen years ago) link

I fell asleep on the bus on the way home and missed my stop.

Mikey G (Mikey G), Friday, 7 May 2004 15:18 (eighteen years ago) link

I knew a girl from London who knew she'd fall asleep on the tube whenever she rode home from clubs/parties so she would hold a little card that said "Please wake me up at [whatever stop]."

And someone always woke her at the right stop.

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Friday, 7 May 2004 16:34 (eighteen years ago) link

...by peeing on her.

Casuistry (Chris P), Friday, 7 May 2004 17:07 (eighteen years ago) link

I hadn't imagined The Pinefox as a Jonathan Coe fan.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Friday, 7 May 2004 21:25 (eighteen years ago) link

Not my copy, Martin. But I have read that book and I still think WACU! a really major achievement, as I must have said many a time.

The FAP was grand.

The Irish folk at the FAP were much keener on coemdy Irishness than the other Irish ilxors.

We discussed Donnybrook.

the bellefox, Saturday, 8 May 2004 14:29 (eighteen years ago) link

I agree on WACU - loaned a copy to a friend years ago, and have never had it back. I think I have indeed heard you say that before.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Saturday, 8 May 2004 15:15 (eighteen years ago) link

The Irish folk at the FAP were much keener on coemdy Irishness than the other Irish ilxors.

they are TRAITORS!

DV (dirtyvicar), Saturday, 8 May 2004 15:50 (eighteen years ago) link

Ah no, not traitors - been in London too long. Seduced....

David Nolan (David N.), Saturday, 8 May 2004 22:57 (eighteen years ago) link

This picture proves why mothers the world over warn their children - do not accept online invitations to "meet"! Pints will be left languishing as everyone reads a different book! It's criminal, and those to blame should be brought to justice.

aimurchie, Saturday, 8 May 2004 23:32 (eighteen years ago) link

Pints were not left languishing, I can assure you.

Books were.

the pintfox, Tuesday, 11 May 2004 11:50 (eighteen years ago) link

I still haven't made it home yet.

Mikey G (Mikey G), Tuesday, 11 May 2004 14:21 (eighteen years ago) link

Me and Bloke just got home from ten days of being Up and In in Paris and London. It was lovely to see all the ILBeanies in the pub. It was great to see you all.

Have had lovely holidays. Now, back to the books.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Sunday, 16 May 2004 12:12 (eighteen years ago) link

That was Pelham: Or Adventures of a Gentleman for me, and I believe that was also my copy of the Rotters Club being THUMBED by the PF.

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 20 May 2004 08:20 (eighteen years ago) link

five years pass...

ILB FAP: 2009 edition. I'd be fine for a drink any day next week Monday-Thursday.

As for pubs: maybe go for one along Borough High Street?

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 21:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Monday or Thursday would work for me, and Borough High St is A1 for me too.

woofwoofwoof, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 08:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Thursday's best for me - working a 12 hour shift the other days. Borough High St always a good place to go for a drink.

GamalielRatsey, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 11:54 (thirteen years ago) link

hey julio, im gonna be down in london next week so pl post details here - hope to come along

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 12:05 (thirteen years ago) link

i don't live around london. tho i am heading up there for the weekend for the meltdown concerts and maaaay still be around monday/tuesdayish. can't say for sure, though.

thomp, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:39 (thirteen years ago) link

hey Ward! This is good timing - hope to see you too. We'll keep details here.

thomp - Oops I knew about meltdown but didn't know if you were going to be around later that week.

Unless Gamaliel can make it Monday (doesn't look like it) I'd say next thur? Looking at the options how about this one just off the main street - Old King's head - but if you all have another option in mind then do tell.

http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub473.html

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 21:08 (thirteen years ago) link

I'll revive thisILE thread now for casual ILB-ers (or otherwise) who might want to come along.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 21:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Unless Gamaliel can make it Monday (doesn't look like it)

I really can't unfortunately. Awkward customer I know - the toad work. I will have an ILB FAP by myself on Thursday if it's not possible for others though, to make sure I pay my alcohol/reading duties.

GamalielRatsey, Thursday, 18 June 2009 07:06 (thirteen years ago) link

That's not awkward at all! See you and everyone who can come next Thursday.

Should be at the Old King's from six-ish, I shall be reading and drinking if I don't see anyone.

I'll say which book on the day :-)

Might bother to do a 'Balkanized' ILX London FAP thread over at ILE on the day of the meet.

And thomp - if you're in London later this year etc let us know and we can arrange a FAP (although I might see you on Sunday, I guess?).

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 18 June 2009 20:07 (thirteen years ago) link

Will def be along on Thursday, and will similarly post book-holding details (tho' Gamaliel and I can identify one another - we go back)

woofwoofwoof, Thursday, 18 June 2009 22:20 (thirteen years ago) link

I might be back from Brighton in time for this FAP. Then again, come to think of it, I guess I don't know anyone who's going to it.

the pinefox, Thursday, 18 June 2009 23:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Pinefox we have been in the same FAP several times. I think you also have talked to Ward Fowler.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 19 June 2009 19:07 (thirteen years ago) link

bit odd how the board has an entirely different clientele to last time. feels a bit like housesitting.

but, yeah, see you sunday maybe. i'll be hanging around the bar reading the bantam edition of dhalgren, i should think.

thomp, Friday, 19 June 2009 22:48 (thirteen years ago) link

New generation, innit?

I shall look for the Dhalgren (bantam ed.)

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 20 June 2009 09:25 (thirteen years ago) link

did anything happen with this FAP?

it's nice to know that people think they've been at a FAP with me, but I doubt that I could walk into a bar and say 'hey, aren't you xyzzz__?' I don't think I can even pronounce it.

the pinefox, Monday, 22 June 2009 17:50 (thirteen years ago) link

It's on Thursday. xyzzz is usually my last utterance of any evening in a pub.

GamalielRatsey, Monday, 22 June 2009 17:52 (thirteen years ago) link

from further down the warmoomins thread: "in Miyazaki's book of memoirs and essays, he describes the Moomins as 'grotesque Christian art'" 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

(admittedly neither of these words is necessarily a diss)

mark s, Friday, 6 May 2022 09:47 (nine months ago) link

anyway hurrah for the FAP which was v nice

mark s, Friday, 6 May 2022 09:48 (nine months ago) link

tho my cheeseburger had the density of neutronium

mark s, Friday, 6 May 2022 09:53 (nine months ago) link

Why did Ireland become a poster child for globalization? Did it have to do with the relative wealth or demographics of Ireland, Scotland, and England? Do you think this state of affairs will continue after the pandemic and Brexit? Apologies for off-topic post; please ignore.

youn, Friday, 6 May 2022 18:09 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

How about a FAP in early September?

xyzzzz__, Friday, 22 July 2022 14:32 (six months ago) link

Sure!

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 25 July 2022 08:50 (six months ago) link

Sounds good - I could do the 8thas it stands.

Tim, Monday, 25 July 2022 09:02 (six months ago) link

Grand, let's go for the 8th.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 25 July 2022 10:05 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Next Thursday.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 1 September 2022 09:11 (five months ago) link

👍🏽

mark s, Thursday, 1 September 2022 09:11 (five months ago) link

Yeah can do!

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 1 September 2022 09:20 (five months ago) link

Will try to make it.

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Thursday, 1 September 2022 09:21 (five months ago) link

Come down with the 'rona, trust me to get it when no-one cares about it anymore, so I'm out. Unfortunately.

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 16:29 (five months ago) link

Sorry to hear that Tom, hope you’re not feeling too bad / feel better soon.

I’m on about a 60% chance of making it at present, depending on a bunch of stuff. Hope I can. If I do it’ll likely be earlyish and not for terribly long.

Tim, Tuesday, 6 September 2022 16:31 (five months ago) link

Tom - get well soon.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 6 September 2022 19:13 (five months ago) link

Here’s a link to our latest “books to be got rid of” pile, in case anyone fancies any of them: https://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?tag=giveaway&view=jennpb

Tim, Tuesday, 6 September 2022 20:59 (five months ago) link

Henry Green plz, thanks!

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 6 September 2022 21:04 (five months ago) link

Feckin' COVID.

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 21:25 (five months ago) link

Planning to be there by 6.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 8 September 2022 08:14 (four months ago) link

me too

mark s, Thursday, 8 September 2022 08:46 (four months ago) link

wait is this the usual venue?

mark s, Thursday, 8 September 2022 08:46 (four months ago) link

Yes, tabard street.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 8 September 2022 08:55 (four months ago) link

Come and join us for books discussion and to celebrate this.

NEW UPDATE ON QUEEN:
“Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”

— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) September 8, 2022

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 8 September 2022 11:49 (four months ago) link

at (both deep below and towering above) Balmoral

mark s, Thursday, 8 September 2022 12:00 (four months ago) link

At the Lord Clyde now btw, should anyone come along.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 8 September 2022 17:58 (four months ago) link

Christ I’m sorry for not shutting up, I’ll do better next time, lovely to see you all.

Tim, Friday, 9 September 2022 18:51 (four months ago) link

luckily we were there to learn about rock and learn we did

mark s, Friday, 9 September 2022 18:59 (four months ago) link

Glad to share the sad moments with you all 💞

xyzzzz__, Friday, 9 September 2022 20:08 (four months ago) link

😭 <-- xyzzzz__ all evening

mark s, Friday, 9 September 2022 20:23 (four months ago) link

So Tim H not only turned up, but stayed a long time, and talked a lot, about rock music?

I'm sorry I missed this.

the pinefox, Saturday, 10 September 2022 20:11 (four months ago) link

Come to the next one

Osama bin Chinese (gyac), Saturday, 10 September 2022 20:32 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

How about mid-November for the next one?

xyzzzz__, Friday, 14 October 2022 08:18 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/09/dining/drinks/london-wine.html

youn, Wednesday, 11 January 2023 23:34 (three weeks ago) link

Anyone up for winter FAP?

Thinking 23rd Feb onwards.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 16 January 2023 09:38 (three weeks ago) link

Not too far forwards though.

A Drunk Man Looks At Partick Thistle (Tom D.), Monday, 16 January 2023 09:46 (three weeks ago) link

yeah I'm in

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 16 January 2023 11:28 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah second half of Feb suits me better

bit high, bitch (gyac), Monday, 16 January 2023 11:30 (three weeks ago) link

Cool 23rd it is, will check in closer to the time.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 16 January 2023 17:06 (three weeks ago) link

I’ll make it if I can.

Tim, Monday, 16 January 2023 17:19 (three weeks ago) link

ah fuck just noticed 23rd clashes with my book club :/

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 10:50 (two weeks ago) link

I'm going to Barcelona the next day so can't get too smashed.

A Drunk Man Looks At Partick Thistle (Tom D.), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 10:58 (two weeks ago) link

Not too smashed… just smashed enough.

Tim, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 11:35 (two weeks ago) link

We could change it to March 2nd if it's easier for everyone

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 11:46 (two weeks ago) link

I wouldn't be able to come to anything after Feb 23 and before late March, but don't let that stop you because I can't be certain I'll be around on the 23rd either.

Tim, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 11:50 (two weeks ago) link

I’ll try and make this one, be lovely to meet you all finally. Late Feb is usually just out of the zone of whatever plague I seem to get at the start of every year.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 09:56 (two weeks ago) link

I could do March 2nd

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 10:38 (two weeks ago) link

Great. Chuck, can you make it then?

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 10:40 (two weeks ago) link

Tim, we will make sure you can make it to Spring FAP till last orders 🙂

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 10:42 (two weeks ago) link

I just postponed my contuining my MA until October so lotsa free time!

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 12:52 (two weeks ago) link

Excellent. Let's go for the 2nd March.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 12:58 (two weeks ago) link


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