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#41 User is online   Macros 

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:24 PM

Depends on point of origin?
maybe not, there aren't any border controls afaik, although there is passport control for flights coming from outside the uk, maybe thats where they catch it

Is the UK strict on holiday visas? I really have no idea on this front
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

Morgoth: I admit that I exaggerated, mostly it's limited to how long I can stay, but go to England I DO need a visa. I checked just yesterday.

Maccy: yes, it is, at least for people like me. I doubt it'd be difficult to get one if I just want to stay for a few days, but it's a hassle to collect all the papers and stuff. And it costs me as much as the flights there and back.

I have permission to live and work in Germany, but my passport is not EU issued, it's ukrainian.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:26 PM

interesting, I figured, as morgy did, any EU visa covered you for all, but it must just be the any EU passport.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:41 PM

View PostPuck, on 23 May 2012 - 01:25 PM, said:

Morgoth: I admit that I exaggerated, mostly it's limited to how long I can stay, but go to England I DO need a visa. I checked just yesterday.

Maccy: yes, it is, at least for people like me. I doubt it'd be difficult to get one if I just want to stay for a few days, but it's a hassle to collect all the papers and stuff. And it costs me as much as the flights there and back.

I have permission to live and work in Germany, but my passport is not EU issued, it's ukrainian.


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:55 PM

*sigh* Foreigners with a nationality nobody trusts who don't have a steady job and might get funny idea of immigrating elsewhere.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

You'd probably be okay if we were part of the Schengen Agreement, because then it wouldn't matter where you came from as long as it was another Schengen country... But because the UK has historically been run by a bunch of xenophobes, we're not in it and probably never will be.

So yeah...

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:40 PM

View PostIlluyankas, on 23 May 2012 - 11:09 AM, said:

...Ah.

According to my calendar, within four weeks of the BBQ this year I have three weddings (two of which I'm best man for) and two stag dos, and all the shit that goes with them.

This might be the first modern incarnation BBQ I can't go to and this pains me greatly.


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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:42 PM

View Poststone monkey, on 23 May 2012 - 07:04 PM, said:

You'd probably be okay if we were part of the Schengen Agreement, because then it wouldn't matter where you came from as long as it was another Schengen country... But because the UK has historically been run by a bunch of xenophobes, we're not in it and probably never will be.

So yeah...


So, would that mean UK Border Agency had to find another excuse for the queues at Heathrow if we were part of Schengen?
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:39 PM

Right, so, as it stands we have:

Confirmed:

Studious Lock
Morgoth
Mezla
Toby
Cougar

Provisional/Maybe:

Fid
Puck

Also, Steve might be coming.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:08 PM

View PostHiddenOne, on 25 May 2012 - 10:04 PM, said:

and watch that list grow right thru the roof....


Lol
how true.

hell, witness previous cancellations being reversed, and yanks and kiwis and other foreigners galore coming out the woodwork for it now :)


you know what should be done - a G+ hangout featuring the BBQ as one of the participants....
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:49 PM

Also, it's the last one we'll be having.

If the tradition is to continue, someone else needs to pick up the torch.

Which is not to say that we won't try to coaxe Toby, Cougar, Mezla, stonemonkey, Dag, , Mr. B, Morgoth, Illy, Fid, etc. ( in no particular order and I'm sure I've missed some) to come for a BBQ but there will be no more open invitations.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:12 AM

Sign me up! Always a fun way to spend a weekend :).

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:41 AM

View PostMalaclypse, on 25 May 2012 - 11:49 PM, said:

Also, it's the last one we'll be having.

If the tradition is to continue, someone else needs to pick up the torch.

Which is not to say that we won't try to coaxe Toby, Cougar, Mezla, stonemonkey, Dag, , Mr. B, Morgoth, Illy, Fid, etc. ( in no particular order and I'm sure I've missed some) to come for a BBQ but there will be no more open invitations.


Uwaaaaaaaah?!????????!!?!?

I...I....I...still can't come. :)

But if it's going to be the last one, it must needs be an (even more than usual) awesome one! And someone better bloody well be picking up the torch. :)
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:40 PM

i am still demmansdd ing a skyope call.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:24 AM

in my defence, I do not recall this
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

View PostMalaclypse, on 25 May 2012 - 11:49 PM, said:

Also, it's the last one we'll be having.

If the tradition is to continue, someone else needs to pick up the torch.

Which is not to say that we won't try to coaxe Toby, Cougar, Mezla, stonemonkey, Dag, , Mr. B, Morgoth, Illy, Fid, etc. ( in no particular order and I'm sure I've missed some) to come for a BBQ but there will be no more open invitations.


Sorry to hear that but totally understandable! I don't know how you both kept up the generosity and hospitality for as many years as you have!!

I won't be picking up the torch unless everyone is up for an annual indoor, one roomed BBQ with room to sleep on the street outside!! Maybe an annual London summer meet up instead.......?
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:05 PM

That is sad to hear indeed... but the lucky few who were allowed to join in while it was going would like to say thanks very much for the years that you did have the BBQ.

One of my fav times i spent ever in the UK.

Now if only i had not booked all my leave for vegas... and hadnt booked flights already :)
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:27 PM

I must confess to a certain level of disappointment at the thought of never being able to (dis)grace the Casa del Hetan y Mal ever again. :)

Still, marvellous effort that, top shelf.

Many thanks for not throwing me out. :)
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:32 PM

Sorted my weekend pass so I will be there to take stock of the fine new meat charring installation.
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