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peterw
Post subject: Re: Beige v BA
PostPosted: 20:03 on 22nd Feb 2013

Joined: 23:05 on 21st Jan 2011
Posts: 104
Looking at Google Maps, the venue for the Dunedin game is a short walk from our digs

I will take this opportunity to apologise in advance for what could be a messy day..... brewery tour, followed by cheering on the BA (from the bar), followed by an evening at the terrace :shock: .... especially to those meeting me for the first time.... Andy/Rob etc !
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Beige v BA
PostPosted: 11:53 on 23rd Feb 2013

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1880
peterw Wrote:
Looking at Google Maps, the venue for the Dunedin game is a short walk from our digs

I will take this opportunity to apologise in advance for what could be a messy day..... brewery tour, followed by cheering on the BA (from the bar), followed by an evening at the terrace :shock: .... especially to those meeting me for the first time.... Andy/Rob etc !


Apology accepted. ;)
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Beige v BA
PostPosted: 14:19 on 23rd Feb 2013

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2169
Location: Preston UK
I rather think WE may have to do a little apologising at some stage of the proceedings, if normal service applies.
Oh well lifes rich tapestry and all that.
Rob
I am more than happy to partake in the proceedings, either at square leg or preferably sledging the bowlers in their delivery stride. I believe I am a quite untypical umpire in most eyes.

5 days and counting, although I can't say I'm looking forward to two days without sleep.
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peterw
Post subject: Re: Beige v BA
PostPosted: 20:10 on 23rd Feb 2013

Joined: 23:05 on 21st Jan 2011
Posts: 104
blueandy1mac Wrote:
I rather think WE may have to do a little apologising at some stage of the proceedings, if normal service applies.
Oh well lifes rich tapestry and all that.
Rob
I am more than happy to partake in the proceedings, either at square leg or preferably sledging the bowlers in their delivery stride. I believe I am a quite untypical umpire in most eyes.

5 days and counting, although I can't say I'm looking forward to two days without sleep.


All these apologies and we have not even got there yet !

5 days for us as well , we fly Thursday evening..... LHR T3, CP flight to HK !
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Beige v BA
PostPosted: 10:51 on 24th Feb 2013

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1880
peterw Wrote:
blueandy1mac Wrote:
I rather think WE may have to do a little apologising at some stage of the proceedings, if normal service applies.
Oh well lifes rich tapestry and all that.
Rob
I am more than happy to partake in the proceedings, either at square leg or preferably sledging the bowlers in their delivery stride. I believe I am a quite untypical umpire in most eyes.

5 days and counting, although I can't say I'm looking forward to two days without sleep.


All these apologies and we have not even got there yet !

5 days for us as well , we fly Thursday evening..... LHR T3, CP flight to HK !


Roll on next Sunday night. :D
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Hector
Post subject: Re: Beige v BA
PostPosted: 11:58 on 24th Feb 2013

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
Posts: 1229
Location: Somerset
blueandy1mac Wrote:
5 days and counting, although I can't say I'm looking forward to two days without sleep.


I fly out with Malaysian 11am Thursday, should be 24hrs 15 min.

Truth is people are spoiled these days. I worked in Hong Kong about 25 years ago and we use to fly B.Cal via Bahrain (I think). The little white screen use to come down from the roof of the plane and the projector showed 1 film on the first leg and a second one on the second leg (and that was all the entertainment you got).

Funny thing is that the flight to HK cost about £550 25 years ago, which is probably what it still costs today.
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Big and Bald
Post subject: Re: Beige v BA
PostPosted: 20:50 on 24th Feb 2013

Joined: 16:57 on 30th Jun 2012
Posts: 22
Hector Wrote:
blueandy1mac Wrote:
5 days and counting, although I can't say I'm looking forward to two days without sleep.


I fly out with Malaysian 11am Thursday, should be 24hrs 15 min.

Truth is people are spoiled these days. I worked in Hong Kong about 25 years ago and we use to fly B.Cal via Bahrain (I think). The little white screen use to come down from the roof of the plane and the projector showed 1 film on the first leg and a second one on the second leg (and that was all the entertainment you got).

Funny thing is that the flight to HK cost about £550 25 years ago, which is probably what it still costs today.



Funnily enough we were saying the same thing at work today (no idea how long haul flying came up in conversation!). Although I don't go back as far as you I do remember the days of one film on one screen for the entire flight. These days with 30 odd films to chose from god knows how much music and the option of taking portable DVD players, laptops, tablets and iPods etc on board it's a whole lot easier!!!
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Geeza
Post subject: Re: Beige v BA
PostPosted: 06:51 on 25th Feb 2013

Joined: 22:01 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 6
Big and Bald Wrote:
Hector Wrote:
blueandy1mac Wrote:
5 days and counting, although I can't say I'm looking forward to two days without sleep.


I fly out with Malaysian 11am Thursday, should be 24hrs 15 min.

Truth is people are spoiled these days. I worked in Hong Kong about 25 years ago and we use to fly B.Cal via Bahrain (I think). The little white screen use to come down from the roof of the plane and the projector showed 1 film on the first leg and a second one on the second leg (and that was all the entertainment you got).

Funny thing is that the flight to HK cost about £550 25 years ago, which is probably what it still costs today.


or you could go for Boon's record (54 beers?)

Funnily enough we were saying the same thing at work today (no idea how long haul flying came up in conversation!). Although I don't go back as far as you I do remember the days of one film on one screen for the entire flight. These days with 30 odd films to chose from god knows how much music and the option of taking portable DVD players, laptops, tablets and iPods etc on board it's a whole lot easier!!!
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Tractor Boy
Post subject: Re: Beige v BA
PostPosted: 13:19 on 25th Feb 2013

Joined: 23:46 on 27th Nov 2012
Posts: 19
Hector Wrote:

I fly out with Malaysian 11am Thursday, should be 24hrs 15 min.

Truth is people are spoiled these days. I worked in Hong Kong about 25 years ago and we use to fly B.Cal via Bahrain (I think). The little white screen use to come down from the roof of the plane and the projector showed 1 film on the first leg and a second one on the second leg (and that was all the entertainment you got).

Funny thing is that the flight to HK cost about £550 25 years ago, which is probably what it still costs today.


Also travelling with Malaysian but not until 22.00 Friday. Any one else on this flight?
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kev
Post subject: Re: Beige v BA
PostPosted: 13:43 on 25th Feb 2013

Joined: 17:06 on 4th Dec 2008
Posts: 279
Location: Walsall West Midlands
Tractor Boy Wrote:
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Also travelling with Malaysian but not until 22.00 Friday. Any one else on this flight?


Yes i'm on that one with 4 others.
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