FT Do - Jersey C.I. 27 April 2013

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Old Jan 4, 13, 3:55 am
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FT Do - Jersey C.I. 27 April 2013

OK, let's DO IT.

Date/TimeSaturday 27 April, 1200 - >>>>>

Location
  • The Bar, St Helier [on the Waterfront by Cineworld, and near the Radisson Bleu].
  • The Bar's website is here with their new and amusing Menu etc. [Revised web-link]
Originally Posted by T8191 … Updated 25 April
Food and Drink.
  • We will have a section of the Bar and a separate dining area reserved for us. We will be upstairs and outside!!
  • Rather than a single long table, I've asked for groups of smaller tables.
  • The kitchen will be in operation for us from 1200-1800: so basically eat when you wish. I'm conscious that everyone's different arrival times and overall schedules makes a single sitting rather impractical.
  • PLEASE don't all try to order at the same time, or the kitchen will get swamped!!
  • There's a Wedding Reception booked in for 1800, so at that time we will have to drift to the downstairs Bar. The sun will have gone by then anyway, so likely to be a bit chilly outside.
  • Yes, they take Amex
Originally Posted by T8191 … Update, 6 Mar
  • There will also be an evening buffet at the Radisson for those who express an interest. List being compiled at Post #670 by CreativeBill - names will be transferred to this post later.
  • Details are being arranged by a 3rd Party who cannot communicate through FT.
  • The same non-person has also arranged, for those staying at the Radisson, a welcome gift and double points … which is why he/I need your booking reference. Please PM me if you haven't done so already.
  • Not yet sure whether anyone is planning on just staying at The Bar in the evening, but an FT-er will be running the Disco. Just saying.
Hopefully these photos put things in perspective. Apologies to the JEP, the Parish Magazine and Liberation Group for scanning them - think of it as free advertising.



Upstairs, Outside … until 1800, when we will have to relocate downstairs.



Downstairs, Inside … for those with stamina, until the proceedings move to the Radisson.



General Info
  • Currency is £STG, but we have our own banknotes/coins. UK notes/coins mingle freely with ours, but any JER notes you take back to UK will have to changed at a bank. You can always ask for UK notes when receiving change: most establishments oblige if they have any.
  • Shops are almost all closed on Sunday.
  • Click here for on-line News and Weather.
  • Weather looking slightly better than earlier forecasts … follow The Weather Channel
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  • Click here for Jersey Airport.
  • Click here for Bus details - in a state of flux at the moment, with a new operator. It will have settled down by the time you arrive!
  • The current, free, "What's On" booklet and Visitor Maps are on the left as you enter Baggage Reclaim, and also in the Arrivals lobby.

Things to do when not drinking.
  • Click here to consider 'Adult attractions' and places to visit.
  • Click here for the German Underground Hospital - really quite moving.
  • Click Here for the Jersey Museum. Not exactly clear when it opens, though.

Those attending = 47in no particular order but 'residents marked *
* T8191
* iWife
thundercat
BotB + 1
jackowilkinson
pinkcat + 1
windblown mind
lxshaggy + 1 + 2 friends.
corporate_wage_slave
fredandgingermad + 1
PanGalactic +2
* Athlete95
flashware
circumknowitall
chris1979
eejp1007
boadh398
stifle + 1
Yahillwe
* SmilerJER
CreativeBill + 1
haasha
AflyR
Stevieed
Travelfan199
dera
*JerseyJ
Physci + 1
Top of Climb
SWISSBOBBY
Aus_Mal
Angeloedades
LostEthics
skye1
BlackBerryAddict
papaBear

(deleted potential visitors)

As some people seem keen to take advantage of RFS fares, I tentatively offer the thought of a repeat of the 2012 event.
Doing it in May [for better weather prospects] would be nice. However, I'll be hopping into 63B in the middle of the month, so someone else would have to take charge [and I'll miss a "home game"].
Your thoughts, Ladies and Gentlemen? Date? Same location? Whichever.

Last edited by T8191; Apr 26, 13 at 1:32 pm Reason: Updates on attendance, added details, more stuff.
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Old Jan 4, 13, 4:11 am
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FT Do - Jersey C.I. 2013

Sounds good to me, mind you I will be missing in action 20-27/4/13 in 64K/62K to/from IAD.
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Old Jan 4, 13, 4:11 am
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The Jersey Lounge and Party Plane Arrangements:


Friday 26th April:



Lounge Meetup: (5 FTers)

CreativeBill +1 are in CE so access to Club lounge for both if Panny and co. wish to meet up and slum it...seated in 2 A + B
PanGalactic +2 will be guesting other half to Flounge but will likely meet up with the Creatives...




Lounge Meetup: (2 FTers)

lxshaggy+1 will be guesting Mrs. Ixshaggy into Flounge




Lounge Meetup: (4 FTers) situation pending...may be a LounJe event if pinkcat family join thundercat...

pinkcat +2 will be guesting other half into Flounge (tenuous, depending on situation, thoughts are with you both)
thundercat will be on his own in the LounJe if anyone is around


Saturday 27th April:



Lounge Meetup: (9 FTers)

angeloedades may need guesting into Flounge?
Aus_Mal will be guesting fredandgingermad's+1 into Flounge
chris1979 will be guesting flashware into Flounge, seat is 1 F
flashware will be kindly guested by chris1979 into Flounge, seat is 2 F
fredandgingermad+1 will be kindly guested by SWISSBOBBY and Aus_Mal into Flounge, sat in CE
LostEthics (pending work requirements) can get into LounJe...let's see how things develop
papabear is willing to guest 1 into Flounge, seated in CE
SWISSBOBBY will be guesting fredandgingermad into Flounge, seat is 2 A




Lounge Meetup: (18 FTers) THE PARTY PLANE

The party is in the FLounge as we can guest everyone in now . I will be in the Flounge from 10:00 onwards...look for the A4 sheets of paper with Flyertalk logo on them. We will be seated where we can fit 18 around a table or seating arrangement!!! If you arrive earlier then please post on the thread that you are there and where you are sat...I will PM those that need guesting my mobile number so you can let me know when you arrive and then we'll get someone to come and guest you in). Let me know if you have any questions.

AflyR is kindly guesting eejp1007 into Flounge (arriving 9:30ish)
BlackBerryAddict is willing to guest 1 into Flounge, seat is 14 A (arriving 11:30ish)
boadh398 is kindly guesting stifle+1 into Flounge, seat is 1 F
BotB+1...guesting my better half into Flounge, seated in 2 A + C (arriving 10:00ish)
dera is kindly willing to guest 1 into Flounge, seated in 11 C
eejp1007 will be kindly guested into Flounge by AflyR, seat is 2 F
haasha will need guesting into Flounge, seat is 4 D (arriving 10:00ish)
jackowilkinson will need guesting into Flounge, seat is 8 C (arriving 10:30ish)
Physci+1 will guest OH into Flounge, seated in 12 D/E
skye1 willing to guest 1 into Flounge, seated in 11 D
stevieed will need guesting into Flounge, seat is 1 D (arriving 10:00ish)
stifle+1 will be kindly guested into Flounge by boadh398, seated in 4 A + C (arriving 10:30ish)
Top of climb willing to guest 1 into Flounge, seat is 5 F
travelfan199 will need guesting into Flounge, no seat assigned (arriving 10:30ish)
wind-blownmind will need guesting into Flounge, seat is 11A

Coming back:



Lounge Meetup: (3 FTers and 3 LounJe invites available)

chris1979 willing to guest if needed, seat is 1 F
flashware willing to guest if needed, seat is 2 D
Top of climb willing to guest if needed


Sunday 28th April:



Lounge Meetup: (1 LounJe invite needed if anyone reads this that happens to be travelling back from JER?)

angeloedades will be in a state so probably wouldn't know a lounge if he saw one anyway...




Lounge Meetup: (3 FTers, 1 LounJe invite available)

Physci+1 is guesting OH into LounJe
SWISSBOBBY can guest 1, seat is 2 A




Lounge Meetup: (22 FTers, 13 LounJe invites still available)

AflyR can guest 1
Aus_Mal can guest 1
BlackBerryAddict can guest 1, seat is 12 F
boadh398 can guest 2, seat is 2 A
BotB+1 can guest 1, seated in 1 D + F
dera can guest 1, seated is ET
eejp1007 can guest 1, seat is 3 F
fredandgingermad+1, will need guesting into LounJe...no fighting about who gets to guest them in please!
jackowilkinson can guest 1, seat is 5 A
PanGalactic+2 can guest 1
papabear can guest 1, seated in CE
pinkcat +2 can guest 1
skye1 can guest 1, seated in 11 C
stevieed has LounJe access, seat is 3 A
thundercat can guest 1
wind-blownmind can guest 1, seat is 11A




Lounge Meetup: (6 FTers, 5 LounJe invites available)

haasha can guest 1, seat is 2 F
lxshaggy+1 can guest 2
stifle +1 can guest 2, seated in 3 A + C
travelfan199 has LounJe access


Monday 29th April:



Lounge Meetup: (2 FTers)

CreativeBill+1 have lounge access, seated in 2 D + F



Hotels Booked:

Radisson: 34 of us staying here so far...Panny has arranged some benefits for those staying here so please do let me know if you are staying there to ensure he can get you the benefits as well. (See this post # 447 for details). Panny is suspended but either T8191 or myself can pass messages to him if need be.

We'll be having an area of the Radisson bar for ourselves on the Saturday evening that will include some nice nibbles (extra cost...see this post # 737 for details). All are welcome, not just those staying at the Radisson. Please let CreativeBill know if you have questions. (special thanks to CreativeBill for helping with this). Cost for the nibbles is £ 15 / person to be paid on the day to CreativeBill, any funds above the £ 15 go towards the holidays4heroes charity that T8191 is part of.

The girl guides on the 3rd floor will never be the same....

AflyR
Aus_Mal
BlackBerryAddict
boadh398
BotB+1
Circumknowitall
CreativeBill+1
dera
eejp1007
fredandgingermad+1
jackowilkinson
LostEthics
lxshaggy+1
PanGalactic+2
papabear
pinkcat+2
Physci+1
skye1
stevieed
stifle+1
SWISSBOBBY
thundercat
travelfan199
wind-blownmind

Stafford Hotel:

haasha

Residents attending:

Athlete95
JerseyJ
SmilerJER
T8191 + iWife


I'll update/amend this list as others add their details...(completely at your discretion...no requirement to do so if you wish to remain a lurker!)

Last edited by BotB; Apr 26, 13 at 2:01 pm Reason: update info (update to post 868)
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Old Jan 4, 13, 4:17 am
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Will really try and make this one, the last one sounded a hoot what with the elderly gents book club (or was it a bowles club) and their historical "conquests"
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I think it was the chess club, but sadly I was back in the hotel with a poorly BT Jr and Mrs BT.

Would be nice to come back to JER in the dry, I am off to LCA for a week 11-18 so any dates either side might be doable.

Bear in mind that there is a bank holiday early May.
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Old Jan 4, 13, 5:09 am
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I'm up for this again...a nice TP run at discounted prices along with some fine company in the lounge before as well as on a 'party plane' and during the event...

i will try to fit into any timings chosen in 2013 but the same dates as last time would be best for me (end April) and PinkCat seems to be suggesting the prices are very reasonable right now for those dates...

If T8191 can't make it or wants help organising...happy to help out in this regard as well.

We just need to make a decision soon so I can nab a seat in row 1 before Yahillwe does...
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Old Jan 4, 13, 7:20 am
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We just need to make a decision soon so I can nab a seat in row 1 before Yahillwe does...
But you say "Location: Back of the Bus, where all the cool kids sit"

I'd love to come (subject to Mrs LA's approval!) but we've got 2 weddings and a trip to Dubai in May, so it would have to be June if I were to attend.... the fares then still seem to be a fairly reasonable £86....
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Old Jan 4, 13, 7:20 am
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Wouldnt be the same without uncle T

Weekend of
6-7 April Schools Easter holidays
12-13 April- some schools Easter holidays
20-21 April - ? is this the storm chasing do
27-28 April
4-5 May Bank holiday on the Monday
11-12 May
18-19 May -Uncle T away
25-26 May Start of half term
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Old Jan 4, 13, 7:26 am
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Very unusual for someone to instigate a DO then bugger off on holiday to leave it for others to organise. Poor show if you ask me.....tut tut tut.

I'll be in the UK for the second half of May but shan't be going to Jersey. I've been before.....it was a once in a lifetime experience.
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Old Jan 4, 13, 7:49 am
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Very unusual for someone to instigate a DO then bugger off on holiday to leave it for others to organise. Poor show if you ask me.....tut tut tut.
I think what T8 is hinting at is that there will be a house free for the party revellers
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Old Jan 4, 13, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by crystal_cad View Post
I think what T8 is hinting at is that there will be a house free for the party revellers
Maybe we can get Athlete95 to tell everyone about the DO on Facebook?

Mind you, a Do with both Hiddy and UncleT would be amazing.
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I think what T8 is hinting at is that there will be a house free for the party revellers
I know of some Australian back packers that would like an invitation then!

It would be a shame to go to Jersey and not meet my comrade in arms, well, comrade in quiz to be more accurate. Does it have to be when Great Uncle T is not there?
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Mind you, a Do with both Hiddy and UncleT would be amazing.
Not really. We'd probably be joining the geriatrics at the Chess Club function.
But I don't appreciate being promoted to Great-Uncle, even though I am one, Mr ColdWalker.

Just reading the [constructive ] inputs at the moment to see how people are thinking.

And thanks, pinkcat, for the dates reminder!! I don't need to repeat last year's foul-up
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I'd be up for this. Any chance of a date before the end of the sale, because there's £180 CE returns at the moment, which isn't bad for 80TPS :-)
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Talk preferred dates, folks.

And for those who did last year, comment of repeating the location. The Bar.
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