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Posts from 01st Aug 2006 to 31st Aug 2006.
Summer Holiday
   at 18:23 on Thu 17th August 2006

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by mad_gemma at 19:16 on 18th Aug 2006
wicked dude! total bargain!
have a great time :D

by Andrew at 04:42 on 19th Aug 2006
Total cost 115 each + spending money.

The manager of Thomas Cook (solihull high street) insisted that Rebecca phoned up First Choice to confirm that the holiday had indeed been really really booked at that price, and lo & behold it had been.

Rebecca (the nice lady who was dealing with our rather vague request for a holiday) and the rest of the staff got rather excited at the price, and in fact one of them found the same holiday even cheaper... If we had flown from East Midlands airport (nr Nottingham) and the plane had flown via Humberside it would have been 23 + taxes (giving a total cost or around 90-95 -- however it would have been hard for us to get to East Midlands and back for 20 and the "via Humberside" bit made the extra cost worthwhile

We must remember to send them a postcard to confirm that it wasn't a building site or mega-mosquito season or anything like that
This is of course assuming that they didn't all take time off, in which case we'll see them on the plane :)

by Andrew at 00:55 on 22nd Aug 2006
Matt moaned at me, so I should point out that he said 103 and I said 115 for the holiday each.

I was including the 12 (per person) charge for meals on the flights (103 + 12 = 115 etc)

Sorry if that caused any confusion.

by Matt at 20:37 on 22nd Aug 2006

by Chris at 09:30 on 30th Aug 2006
1 week? Turkey?


/me wanders back off towards the mountains and vineyards looking forward to this weeks winery tours and last weeks skiing.

Oh, anyone got any money? I'm skint :-/

by Clare at 07:34 on 06th Sep 2006
Sounds super! Enjoy! (Or maybe, by this point in time, enjoyed...)

by Angela Bionaki at 10:25 on 11th Mar 2007
Kogda nastanut holoda i belaja doroga ljazhet

The Lodge
   at 16:14 on Mon 7th August 2006

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by lil rich at 10:39 on 27th Aug 2006
I joined the techie team at the I28 pub quiz and we somehow won. (well came second but the team that won was EA/ubisoft/multiplay staff so ignoring them)
got a total of 6 each which wasn't bad.

TV Quiz Channels
   at 16:02 on Mon 7th August 2006

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Beautiful Pretty Music
   at 02:57 on Thu 3rd August 2006

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by James at 10:43 on 03rd Aug 2006
Yes, anything popular from the April/May area of 1999 reminds me of being in our form room at school when I brought a radio in for our form to use in break and lunch times. For one brief moment I was a "popular kid"!

So i'm talking songs like B*Witched - C'est La Vie, Britney - Hit Me Baby One More Time etc. The joys of local radio!

Fond memories...

by Karen at 11:36 on 03rd Aug 2006
Yes. I have this all the time. Can't listen to certain songs without being reminded of certain ex's and stuff. The yellow Euphoria also reminds me on summer night when "our little group" would hang out together.

by Bob at 23:21 on 04th Aug 2006
Who's "our little group"?

by Matt at 15:56 on 07th Aug 2006
Those days were great Karen, yep! :) Life seems to have so many more complications and it's really not as innocent as things seemed back then!

Excuse me, sir.
   at 11:43 on Tue 1st August 2006

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by James at 20:33 on 01st Aug 2006
"By the way, Cars isn't the best Pixar film. It's too long but does have a few funny bits. It's most certainly not a genre progressing or changing film."

Well there goes my Orange Wednesday plan for tomorrow! Any other suggestions?

(By the way the plan is to SMUGGLE the water in, it adds to the thrill of the cinema experience, making you think you got away with something you shouldn't! I managed to sneak a Burger King meal in once!)

by Matt at 20:46 on 01st Aug 2006
Haha, I wrote that about Cars after having a rant, it's not too bad to be honest. It's lovely to have Jeremy Clarkson and Michale Schumaker in it!

And haha, next time I shall smuggle - if I ever find myself in the situation of the majority of friends wanting to go. I wonder what the biggest thing you can smuggle into a cinema is! :)

by James at 01:12 on 03rd Aug 2006
Cars was good. Just got back from Ashford Cineworld. So funny, I never have a problem with idiots at the cinema, but guess what, 5 14-year old girls at the back had other plans for me! Grrr!

It must just be this film that attracts the wrong crowd! Ah well, they left about half an hour before the end and never came back, they probably didn't pay to get in or something.

I was the first to notice Jeremy Clarkson in our group! Hehe :)

As for smuggling, I didn't this time, I was shafted 5.90 for a medium popcorn and medium Pepsi. Rip off merchants.

by Matt at 02:34 on 03rd Aug 2006
You know when some distant relative dies. You never knew them so it doesn't make you cry. But you still get that sinking feeling deep in your heart?

That's the feeling I get knowing you spent a fortune on some deep fried corn and coke that will have cost them pence, not pounds. :-(

by James at 10:49 on 03rd Aug 2006
I know. The worst part is i only ate a third of the popcorn. Finished the drink though so that's a plus I guess.

by James at 12:11 on 03rd Aug 2006
Random bit of trivia about Clarkson in cars from Wikipedia:
"In addition to television, Clarkson also has a role in the Pixar movie Cars as the voice of Harv, Lightning McQueen's agent, but only in the British release Harv is played by Jeremy Piven in the North American release."