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A warning to all those residing in England.

To all those residing in England, be forewarned that I shall bugger off to West County and London for a week in November.

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  1. Boadicea
    September 11, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Enjoy! When are you in London?

  2. September 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Indeed, when are you in London… ?

  3. September 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Arriving in London from Bath on the 10th of November, departing for Luxembourg on the 12th.

  4. sheona
    September 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    What are your plans for London stay?

  5. September 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Roger that, Christopher, if you have time, how about a beer?

  6. September 11, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    In London I plan on going to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery, Bank of England, etc.
    Bravo: I tee-total, but would be happy to meet.

  7. September 11, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Bath is one of my favourite cities, a monument to Empire!

  8. September 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Coffee, then Christopher 🙂

  9. September 11, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Janus: you highly recommended it to me last year. I found a B&B in a heritage building and reserved a room there.

    Bravo: I am a caffeine addict. That would work nicely, thank you.

  10. September 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Even better if the local rugby heroes are playing at home! 🙂

  11. sheona
    September 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I’d be happy to meet you gentlemen for coffee, Christopher and Bravo.

  12. September 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    As the time comes closer we can exchange email addresses and mobile telephone numbers. I will be staying in Belgravia.

  13. September 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Belgravia, huh? I trust it comes with a complimentary ticket to Stamford Bridge matches? 🙂

  14. September 11, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    *Sigh* sports are rather a sensitive topic, Janus. Ever since our noble wolf was rendered speechless when I informed him of my two favourite sports I’ve been hesitant to discuss the matter.

  15. christinaosborne
    September 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Well come on christopher what are they?
    Mine is tiddlywinks with manhole covers but no-one ever seems to want to play!
    Serious paucity of international events! So very cheap to be a world class player!!!

  16. September 11, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Gymastics and figure skating, CO. I support the Japanese in both. You can imagine the near outbreak of warfare within the family when I supported Uchimura over Germany’s Nguyen.

  17. September 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Christopher, a classical choice if I might say so. Opportunities for figure skating we’re clearly limited in the ancient world – as with water skiing! 🙂

  18. christinaosborne
    September 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Room for all sorts christopher. Spousal unit hates sport and really only gets enthusiastic about opera.
    You can imagine how that goes down in some quarters. One of the things on which we see eye to eye!
    I too detest competitive professional sports of any nature.

  19. September 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    CO: I enjoy gymastics and figure skating because it requires a great deal of artistry, not just running about and kicking a ball or displaying brute strength. There is also far less money involved for individual athletes. How many gymast’s wives do we hear of? How many figure skater’s girlfriends do we hear of? None. Nor do we see many gymnasts or figure skaters drive erratically in their new Bentleys or Ferraris.

  20. September 11, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I should add that next month I will see “Carmen”. It will be my first opera.

  21. September 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Christopher,

    Just how do you pick a winner at gymnastics or figure skating? Unless someone falls the competitors are all pretty much the same.

    This isn’t your sport but I always like a little dig. It amazes me how a man of the match is chosen after a rugby game? 32 men pushing and pulling one another. Mind boggling.

    Time for bed now. The Ravens game is on at 1.30 am. Bye for now.

  22. September 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Christopher, I suppose synchronised swimming/diving became popular for similar reasons – more art, less beef.

  23. September 11, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    TR: usually, style and consistency. Take, for example, the world’s current leader in figure skating, Hanyu Yuzuru. His performances are extremely elegant and polished. While he does make mistakes, his programmes are usually slightly more complicated — more moves and more complex moves. Based on his age, 19 as of the Olympics this year, he still has one more Olympics in him. Others, such as Takahashi Daisuke were extremely brilliant but because he is already 28 or 29 he no longer has as much energy or endurance. Gymnastics are much the same. Much like anything else, one learns what to look for.

    Janus: yes, very much so. I do appreciate cricket, however.

    Sheona, Boadicea and any others familiar with London: I would also like to visit the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Kew Palace.

  24. Boadicea
    September 11, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    You arrive in London the day I leave the UK!

    If you have time – don’t just look at the outside of Tower Bridge – go inside.

  25. September 11, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Boadicea: will you be free on the 5th of November? I will fly into London then and have not yet reserved a ticket for the train to Dorchester.

  26. September 11, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I wanted to make sure that it was worth it to pay the entrance fee. It is £8 if reserved online.

  27. September 12, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Christopher, a visit to Westminster would be must on 5th November!

  28. September 12, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Janus: te he he! I suspect public sentiment is more sympathetic to that today than it has been for a very long time.

  29. Boadicea
    September 12, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Yes, so far as I know Christopher I will be.

  30. September 12, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Okay, brilliant. If you would like, we could arrange to meet then. My flight is scheduled to arrive at 10:45 AM at London City Airport.

  31. September 12, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I’d join you at the airport if you like? Christopher, if you can spare an hour, make sure you go on one of the tours of the Tower led by one of the Yeomen Warders – history in the inimitable style of the British Army 🙂

  32. Boadicea
    September 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I’m based in Hove – so getting to London at that time should be OK. We will sort something out – OK Bravo?

    I will second Bravo’s suggestion. A tour by a Yeoman Warder costs nothing once you are in the Tower. I’ve been on several of their ‘tours’ – they are so informative and amusing.

  33. September 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Christopher.

    Let me know the dates you are planning to be in my neck of the woods and we can meet up for lunch. 🙂

  34. September 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I’m at the convenience of our visitors – I can reschedule stuff if necessary so let me know where and whe I should turn up and I’ll be there 🙂

  35. September 12, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Boadicea: do not worry too much about the time, I still have to clear the UK border and collect my baggage.

    Bravo: if you wish. I will also be in London for 2 days before returning to the continent and have a largely free schedule then. I plan on visiting Kensington Palace, the V&A, Tower of London and the Tower Bridge.

    Sheona: which would you prefer?

    Minty: I will send you an email.

  36. sheona
    September 12, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    A get-together with three Charioteers, including the Queen of the Iceni herself, would be great. If London City Airport suits, that’s fine by me.

  37. September 12, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Okay. If Bravo and Boadicea are okay with this we can meet there.

  38. September 12, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Works for me 🙂

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