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Message of thanks

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:30 pm

Copied from Benard's the Cunnings one's site, and I did miss getting there this year for Hogswatch buggerit. :(

A big THANK YOU ALL
by Bernard the Stout » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:54 am

Family
We all have them, well mostly.
They can be the small 'bijou' variety – mum + some, or they can be a bloody tribe of parents ancient and modern with herds of offsprung littering the place.
Whatever they are, you can't choose.
You’re born into it for better or worse.
Discworld is a family, thankfully one we can choose to be part of.
I have heard this so many times over the last few days. One time this weekend from a man I have known for years, who told me with tears in his eyes just what support and strength he has garnered from being part of our family of parts – when winter comes you know what trees are evergreen, his winter has been made easier to bare by the evergreen friends he has within our family.
He is not alone.
We all have become part of this sort of 'tribe' like random iron fillings being drawn to a magnet, this 'magnet' of course is a series of books which give us all an uncommon denominator.
But it is not just the books, or even that splendid man who writes them, that makes it all tick, its the people that read them that 'connect' that make the family
Its the people that gather together on forums, conventions, gatherings and of course for those who can make the journey, funny old Wincanton who make the magic happen.
People from all walks of life, all ages, all nationalities.
There are no boundaries of gender, race or type – what you see is what you get – and oh by gingo aint it all wonderful, rainbow nation be buggerd, we got Octerine as well.
So thank you all.
Thank you those who braved the cold this last weekend.
Thank you for the cards, the pies, the cakes, the booze, the sweets, the cakes – oh and did I mention the pies!

But really I wish to say,
Thank you, thank you all – life is a journey made much easier by your friendship.

Happy Hogswatch
From me and my best friends.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:45 pm

I know Jason was at the Hogswatch weekend. Did anyone else from here go? :?

I had a lovely time there a few years ago. :D A bunch of us rented a cottage on the outskirts of Wincanton and I rented a car for the weekend. It was really festive.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:58 pm

Bickaxe usually goes I have seen him there before I think.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:15 pm

He actually lives there now. :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:26 pm

Tonyblack wrote:He actually lives there now. :D
Yes I believe so.
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Postby Bickaxe » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:21 pm

Yep. Had a great time, but blue when everyone goes home though.

Myself and Jason were just 2 members of the 12 in the Special Assassination Squad for the military theme this year. Everyone had the same costume with a few name changes. I was General Dogsbody, Jason was Captain Catastrophe and lived up to his name when Terry asked for his name and Jason forgot, looked down at his shirt and was then asked why he was looking at his pants. His reply "Because my name is in them Sir"

Terry inspected us and asked us all questions, just a shame there was no microphone with him as nobody could hear what was said. He was on form and chuckled at every name he asked for and then had a few words with each of us, almost collapsing at Constable Painting's name when he figured it out.

Other members were;
General Mischief (Aine)
Major Hangover (Sgt. Andy)
Major Conflagration (Loz)
Captain Scarlet (Ali)
Captain Sensible (Sarah)
Corporal Punishment (on attachment from Seamstresses guild) (Kirstie)
Constable Painting (Military Police) (Justin)
Private Party (Small)

And because we need Spies, Agent Orange and Special Agent Von Uberwald (Yeah, Lucy as an assassin with dog tags, she loved that)

Several persons were conscripted...Ian and Reb at the shop became Private Parts and Private Pain. Bernard was conscripted shortly after and then when Terry asked what he was supposed to be doing, I handed him his 'orders'.

All in all, A great time only let down by the fact that its not long enough and The Dolphin is not as good as it used to be with the redecoration.
Fiendish til the en-
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Postby deldaisy » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:06 pm

Dug Your post was so lovely.

Bickaxe: LOVED LOVED the names. Had me laughing out loud. :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:09 pm

deldaisy wrote:Dug Your post was so lovely.

Bickaxe: LOVED LOVED the names. Had me laughing out loud. :D
Thanks Del but I was only the messenger so to speak, and that was by the courtesy of Benard AKA the Stout One of the Cunning Artificer fame, he is such an affable guy in fact the whole crowd who work in the shop are great, I'm really sorry I missed it this year, but on the other hand I might have been stuck in the aiport somewhere. :)
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