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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen years ago) link

'Half a bottle of wine'

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

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

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

Well look at that. You really do love books!

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

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

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

It was nice to meet Sarah's disembodied head.

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

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

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

...by peeing on her.

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

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

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

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

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

Pints were not left languishing, I can assure you.

Books were.

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

I still haven't made it home yet.

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

New generation, innit?

I shall look for the Dhalgren (bantam ed.)

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

Yup, that is doable

xyzzzz__, Friday, 26 May 2023 14:13 (eight months ago) link

Same - am away July but August is good!

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 28 May 2023 20:41 (eight months ago) link

Great, will look at some dates

xyzzzz__, Monday, 29 May 2023 10:39 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Looking at August then. Be pushed to make 3rd, otherwise al good.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 7 July 2023 09:35 (seven months ago) link

Don’t think I have a free Thursday in August, which is sad because I want to talk to someone about Robert Walser

Tim, Friday, 7 July 2023 09:37 (seven months ago) link

We can do another day (radical, I know..) How is Wednesday?

xyzzzz__, Friday, 7 July 2023 09:43 (seven months ago) link

i will probably be in london at some point in august, i will keep an eye on this thread

mark s, Friday, 7 July 2023 09:52 (seven months ago) link

Excellent!

xyzzzz__, Friday, 7 July 2023 09:57 (seven months ago) link

Spending August back in the motherland, hopefully I'll see you guys for the fall FAP.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 7 July 2023 10:28 (seven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

very short notice but the block BBQ i was planning to attend in hackney 2moro has been postponed and i will be around 2moro or sun if anyone fancies a pint

mark s, Friday, 4 August 2023 09:30 (six months ago) link

About on Sunday from about 3, if that suits. Are you traveling back Sunday?

xyzzzz__, Friday, 4 August 2023 10:23 (six months ago) link

no, monday -- will let u know when i know where i will be and who i'm meeting

mark s, Friday, 4 August 2023 10:28 (six months ago) link

👍

xyzzzz__, Friday, 4 August 2023 10:32 (six months ago) link

so the plan is to be at the royal oak at 3-ish on sunday: all ILBows welcome, you will know ppl from london meet-ups of yore!

mark s, Saturday, 5 August 2023 09:05 (six months ago) link

Good to meet up.

ILB FAP, could do last two weeks of Aug or early Sept. Wednesday or Thursday?

xyzzzz__, Monday, 7 August 2023 07:54 (six months ago) link

four weeks pass...

It is early September. Anyone around?

xyzzzz__, Monday, 4 September 2023 10:09 (five months ago) link

Yeah, gonna be gone this weekend but that aside I'm around.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 4 September 2023 10:28 (five months ago) link

Not this week or next, week after?

ydkb (gyac), Monday, 4 September 2023 10:28 (five months ago) link

20th/21st ok then?

xyzzzz__, Monday, 4 September 2023 10:43 (five months ago) link

Can't do the 20th.

Monthly Python (Tom D.), Monday, 4 September 2023 10:46 (five months ago) link

21st sounds like it could be good then

xyzzzz__, Monday, 4 September 2023 11:05 (five months ago) link

I'm around and don't start a new job till the 26th so would be nice to join.

I have Covid Part Deux right now but hopefullt be non-catchy after the 11th

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 4 September 2023 11:19 (five months ago) link

Great you can make it Chuck

xyzzzz__, Monday, 4 September 2023 11:27 (five months ago) link

I’ll try for the 21st also.

Tim, Monday, 4 September 2023 21:37 (five months ago) link

Yeah I’m good with that

ydkb (gyac), Monday, 4 September 2023 22:02 (five months ago) link

Jolly good, hope to see you all then.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 07:50 (five months ago) link

This Thursday - hope you can all make it.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 18 September 2023 09:45 (five months ago) link

Hopefully. I can't really drink much at the moment though.

Monthly Python (Tom D.), Monday, 18 September 2023 09:46 (five months ago) link

Be good to see you, Tom.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 18 September 2023 09:51 (five months ago) link

When's everyone arriving? Is it still the Royal Oak?

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 21 September 2023 09:06 (five months ago) link

Around 6pm for me. And yes, Royal Oak.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 21 September 2023 09:19 (five months ago) link

Same, maybe a few minutes earlier if I'm lucky

Tim, Thursday, 21 September 2023 09:54 (five months ago) link

Can’t come today (work) but have fun guys and next time? Don’t leave it so long till the next one

ydkb (gyac), Thursday, 21 September 2023 10:04 (five months ago) link

I’m a 15 minute walk away and unwilling to brave this weather - if it lets up I’ll be along in a bit

Tim, Thursday, 21 September 2023 17:23 (five months ago) link

Cool, we're here

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 21 September 2023 17:24 (five months ago) link

have a nice time everyone! missing you!

mark s, Thursday, 21 September 2023 17:26 (five months ago) link

Anyone there? I’m just at London Bridge after seeing a friend & will drop by if it’s on

woof, Thursday, 21 September 2023 19:45 (five months ago) link

Ah we have finished. Shame to miss you woof!

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 21 September 2023 19:48 (five months ago) link

Ah shame. I’ll make do train g&t and asking strangers on the Orpington line for their Vernon Lee opinions.

woof, Thursday, 21 September 2023 19:58 (five months ago) link

Thank you all. We ended early, very civilised.

Let's try for early November.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 22 September 2023 08:19 (five months ago) link

Hello - so yesterday I thought I’d go for a therapeutic post-Covid walk on Hampstead Heath before going to the pub - then got completely drenched and had to go home to get dry instead. But November will work!

Ps. Thanks xyzzzz, I used your Bluesky code from the other thread

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 22 September 2023 08:38 (five months ago) link

Good stuff, hope to see you in a few weeks.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 22 September 2023 08:49 (five months ago) link

"Civilised" says the man who threw a beer at me for suggesting Irish restaurants exist.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 22 September 2023 09:37 (five months ago) link

🤔

ydkb (gyac), Friday, 22 September 2023 10:00 (five months ago) link

🤣

xyzzzz__, Friday, 22 September 2023 10:14 (five months ago) link

There is more than one Royal Oak in London. I am curious where you all gather.

Hypothetically, would any potential lurkers on this thread fancy a (half) pint (as a name for an occasion based on a loosely interpreted measure of any EA(N)AB) in any of the boroughs of NYC?

youn, Friday, 22 September 2023 12:28 (five months ago) link

It's the one in Borough.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 22 September 2023 12:30 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

A few of us (ilx slack, most post on here already) are having drinks tomorrow at the Queen's head (King's Cross) so if anyone in here would like to drop by then they are welcome. Should be around from 6pm or so

xyzzzz__, Monday, 6 November 2023 11:11 (three months ago) link

There will hopefully be a FAP in December if there is appetite for that, maybe first or second week..

xyzzzz__, Monday, 6 November 2023 11:12 (three months ago) link

I’m away tomorrow but hope to make December

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Monday, 6 November 2023 11:15 (three months ago) link


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