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RichardCranium
21st September 2009, 23:07
Not a gag, serious.

Now I'm based in the West Midlands I just know there are other CUKers nearby.

Would a Birmingham / Coventry meet-up work?

What nights?

Where?

Anyone interested?

Suggestions, please.

(Sockpuppets, geeks, gays, straights, lesbians, nerds, blokes, birds, normals, pimps, dammit even moderators are all welcome.)

I'm proposing we meet in a drinking establishment in late afternoon and move to a mutually acceptable eating establishment later.

Zippy
21st September 2009, 23:10
Pimps! :eek:

RichardCranium
21st September 2009, 23:24
Pimps! :eek:Yep. Provided they are CUK pimps.

I'd love to spend an hour or two with Dodgy Agent.

Also, there's plenty who would like 5 minutes with Another Dodgy Agent, if someone would hold him down.

Zippy
21st September 2009, 23:42
:D

Let's make sure this is promoted tomorrow too.

Good on you for trying to organise something.

NickFitz
22nd September 2009, 00:10
I'm not in the Midlands during the week.

The rest of the time, I'm not in that bit of the Midlands, so if I'm to have a drink I'd like there to be a decent hotel in the vicinity - either that, or a reasonable cab fare home.

Am I right in believing you're to the east of the West Midlands? If so, the latter option may be viable :)

FiveTimes
22nd September 2009, 07:58
I've never attended a CUK meet up but I might give this one a go...

Sort if out RC :yay:

voodooflux
22nd September 2009, 07:59
I'm proposing we meet in a drinking establishment in late afternoon and move to a mutually acceptable eating establishment later.

I'd like to propose The Wellington (http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/) in the centre of Birmingham as a venue for consideration. Very easy to get to (just a short walk from New Street & Snow Hill stations) and they have 16 real ales that change regularly.

VectraMan
22nd September 2009, 08:37
I'd like to propose The Wellington (http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/) in the centre of Birmingham as a venue for consideration. Very easy to get to (just a short walk from New Street & Snow Hill stations) and they have 16 real ales that change regularly.

I'd be in, but near one of the aforementioned stations (or Cov) would be good for me.

DS23
22nd September 2009, 08:39
location looks good.

friday 9th october?

conned tractor
22nd September 2009, 08:44
I'd like to propose The Wellington (http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/) in the centre of Birmingham as a venue for consideration. Very easy to get to (just a short walk from New Street & Snow Hill stations) and they have 16 real ales that change regularly.


Can vouch for this - beer is about as good as it gets although it does get very busy at peak times. One of very very few decent boozers in central brum.

There is a nice italian just on the other side of the road - does a fantastic lobster thermodor - although indian would probably be a more favourable/universal option.

May be up for it dependant on when.

The Lone Gunman
22nd September 2009, 09:28
<snip>Can you put the full size version of your avatar in the one a day thread please.

conned tractor
22nd September 2009, 10:10
Can you put the full size version of your avatar in the one a day thread please.

I wouldn't want to publish full size pics of the missus on t'interweb.

Seriously, I hope it is not too provocative for an avatar.

voodooflux
22nd September 2009, 10:21
I wouldn't want to publish full size pics of the missus on t'interweb.

Bring her with you to the pub instead :grin

conned tractor
22nd September 2009, 10:34
Bring her with you to the pub instead :grin

Then I would have to let her out of the basement.

BrowneIssue
3rd October 2009, 23:36
I'd like to propose The Wellington (http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/) in the centre of Birmingham as a venue for consideration. Very easy to get to (just a short walk from New Street & Snow Hill stations) and they have 16 real ales that change regularly.
location looks good. friday 9th october?That looks like a plan to me.

Birmingham, Friday 9th October, The Wellington pub. From, ooh, 5pm?


I will be there.

Anyone else?

Sockpuppet
3rd October 2009, 23:58
I should be there.

NickFitz
4th October 2009, 03:34
Too late for me - I'd need at least a couple of weeks' advance warning, as is usually the case with the London meetups.

I'd have to cut the week short by half-a-day minimum to get home from East Angular and then across to Brum for that time on a Friday, and I can't spring that on ClientOrg with a few days' notice at this stage in the project - we're actually getting extremely busy catching up after a prolonged hold-up now :(

cojak
4th October 2009, 07:08
I'd love to, but it might have to be in the New Year - I have no social life until mid-November when I finish this contract and then I'm orf on my holiday...

I will try to get there at some point though.

cojak
4th October 2009, 07:08
I wouldn't want to publish full size pics of the missus on t'interweb.

Seriously, I hope it is not too provocative for an avatar.

Have you seen disco stu's? :rolleyes:

BrowneIssue
6th October 2009, 16:03
Is the CUK Brum thing happening?


Birmingham, Friday 9th October, The Wellington pub. From, ooh, 5pm?

I will be there.Anyone else?

Muttley08
6th October 2009, 16:19
Might be tempted...living in the area for a few more weeks...how do you do these things? How do you know who's the CUK people? or is it that obvious to spot the IT bunch??

Zippy
6th October 2009, 16:26
Might be tempted...living in the area for a few more weeks...how do you do these things? How do you know who's the CUK people? or is it that obvious to spot the IT bunch??

When we met up in London we PM'd a brief description and mobile numbers to each other.

Pogle
6th October 2009, 17:18
When we met up in London we PM'd a brief description and mobile numbers to each other.

You forgot to mention we swapped handbag details too!

Just wander round the pub asking if anyone else here is in IT - you'll make loads of new chums :D

I hope it all goes well anyway, we've discovered that its only the women (and Owlhoot) who can be bothered to make the effort, but we have a laugh anyway.

fckvwls
6th October 2009, 17:50
You forgot to mention we swapped handbag details too!

Just wander round the pub asking if anyone else here is in IT - you'll make loads of new chums :D

I hope it all goes well anyway, we've discovered that its only the women (and Owlhoot) who can be bothered to make the effort, but we have a laugh anyway.

Not true, I have been to 2 CUK meetups where there have been at least 10 people plus.

Zippy
6th October 2009, 18:13
Not true, I have been to 2 CUK meetups where there have been at least 10 people plus.

We try and 'assimilate' other people :D

Pogle
6th October 2009, 18:23
Not true, I have been to 2 CUK meetups where there have been at least 10 people plus.

Since March this year??
I must have missed the postings about them

conned tractor
6th October 2009, 18:34
Another 'might be tempted' here (although leaning towards most likely), and probably only for a few pints and leave at a reasonable time being the boring family man that I am now a days. Where is that thumb print on forehead smiley.

That is of course if you welcome the not so regular posters/ noobs.


What has happened to Mr Cranium lately? Is he coming?


Do we all wear a flower in our lapel? Or carry a copy of the sun/mirror/mail/gaurdian/times?

Zippy
6th October 2009, 18:46
Do we all wear a flower in our lapel? Or carry a copy of the sun/mirror/mail/gaurdian/times?

Oh g'wan and have a couple of beers. You'll meet some nice people.

Carry a copy of Computer Weekly if you don't have a distinctive handbag :)

OwlHoot
6th October 2009, 19:01
.. How do you know who's the CUK people? or is it that obvious to spot the IT bunch??

You may not have heard "CUK" spoken, but it's actually pronounced "kook".

So just go around asking people "Are you a kook?"

conned tractor
6th October 2009, 19:04
Oh g'wan and have a couple of beers. You'll meet some nice people.

Carry a copy of Computer Weekly if you don't have a distinctive handbag :)


What if I don't read computer weekly. :nerd

And not the sort of chap that is into bags (hand, man, ball or other)? :moon:

I may just turn up though - although slightly worrying meeting a bunch of people from the electronic super highway.

I have noted that I already have a common interest with browne issue - home brew beer.

Muttley08
6th October 2009, 19:13
It's going to be the real ale drinking crowd then...all good :)

AtW
6th October 2009, 19:26
Is someone going then? :eyes

conned tractor
6th October 2009, 20:01
Is someone going then? :eyes

Probably....and you? Your only down the road in the Business park.

AtW
6th October 2009, 20:04
Yeah, can do - tomorrow we are going to have an event worthy of celebrating :banana:

or getting drunk over :eyes

Wellington sounds like a good idea.

conned tractor
6th October 2009, 20:05
Ok, then I will change mine to a yes. Congats on your recent success by the way.

AtW
6th October 2009, 20:08
Ok, then I will change mine to a yes. Congats on your recent success by the way.

ta. We may have very big SKA news tomorrow :smokin

Or not if we fall short of our desired target, it's going to be +/- 1% - the question is which one it's going to be :eyes

AtW
6th October 2009, 22:16
Big SKA News tomorrow - we are just ahead of target :banana:

administrator
6th October 2009, 22:22
:yay:

Can't wait to hear about it!

Zippy
6th October 2009, 22:28
:yay:

Can't wait to hear about it!

But the really important question is - will you be going for a pint?

AtW
6th October 2009, 22:30
:yay:

Can't wait to hear about it!

I'll need to draft press-release tomorrow :smile



But the really important question is - will you be going for a pint?

**** yeah!

Zippy
6th October 2009, 22:39
I'll need to draft press-release tomorrow :smile
!

:spel
press release ;)

AtW
6th October 2009, 22:41
:spel
press release ;)

It was draft. :wink

NickFitz
6th October 2009, 23:55
...although slightly worrying meeting a bunch of people from the electronic super highway.


I've met a number of CUK denizens at London meetups over the last couple of years (despite not living there) - they're mostly harmless :)

BrowneIssue
9th October 2009, 08:52
That looks like a plan to me.

Birmingham, Friday 9th October, The Wellington pub. From, ooh, 5pm?


I will be there.

Anyone else?*bump*

cojak
9th October 2009, 08:54
I'd say yes, but I have my ticket for the Go Ape event...

Churchill
9th October 2009, 08:58
Not true, I have been to 2 CUK meetups where there have been at least 10 people plus.

Me too!

Unfortunately I have a Lodge rehearsal tonight then CM and I are sampling a few sherberts before off to try the new/old kebab shoppe!

AtW
9th October 2009, 09:04
Me too!

So it was 10 people and one dog? :wink

Churchill
9th October 2009, 09:20
So it was 10 people and one dog? :wink

There is a reason why cojak calls me "puppy"! :laugh

conned tractor
9th October 2009, 13:52
Bumpety bump.

Is it still on...gone a bit quiet.

I can make it from 6pm.

conned tractor
9th October 2009, 13:54
Not a gag, serious.

Now I'm based in the West Midlands I just know there are other CUKers nearby.

Would a Birmingham / Coventry meet-up work?

What nights?

Where?

Anyone interested?

Suggestions, please.

(Sockpuppets, geeks, gays, straights, lesbians, nerds, blokes, birds, normals, pimps, dammit even moderators are all welcome.)

I'm proposing we meet in a drinking establishment in late afternoon and move to a mutually acceptable eating establishment later.

Mr Cranium?

Are you out there?

RichardCranium
9th October 2009, 14:45
Mr Cranium?

Are you out there?I will be.

Grey jumper. Khaki trousers. Short hair. Ginger beard.

conned tractor
9th October 2009, 14:58
I will be.

Grey jumper. Khaki trousers. Short hair. Ginger beard.

Easy to spot then.

I will be wearing green north face coat and jeans.

What about the rest of you, Browne Issue, Muttley, ATW?

Have exchanged contact details with Mr Cranium, anyone else want to exchange mobile numbers.

AtW
9th October 2009, 15:04
I'll drop by after 6 - I'll be looking mostly like this guy: http://www.majestic12.co.uk/about.php

Need to do some work today also. :tired

Are we meeting at

The WEllington
37 Bennetts Hill
Birmingham, B2 5SN

?

conned tractor
9th October 2009, 15:11
I'll drop by after 6 - I'll be looking mostly like this guy: http://www.majestic12.co.uk/about.php

Need to do some work today also. :tired

Are we meeting at

The WEllington
37 Bennetts Hill
Birmingham, B2 5SN

?


Yep, thats the one.

NickFitz
9th October 2009, 15:18
Have a good one you lot :wave:

Wish I could have made it, but I'd have lost half-a-day's invoicing - not a good idea in the current climate :ohwell

AtW
9th October 2009, 15:19
Wish I could have made it, but I'd have lost half-a-day's invoicing - not a good idea in the current climate :ohwell

Go on Nick come over, we'll pool the resources to get you half a banana :tongue

NickFitz
9th October 2009, 15:20
Go on Nick come over, we'll pool the resources to get you half a banana :tongue

Too late now - a long, drawn-out journey on the A14 awaits :(

Zippy
9th October 2009, 15:22
Have a good time chaps :)

Pondlife
9th October 2009, 15:24
Have a good time folks :cool:

voodooflux
9th October 2009, 15:36
Make sure you try all 16 ales (http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/) (I can recommend both of those from the Purity brewery). Sorry I couldn't make it tonight - see you at the next one.

OwlHoot
9th October 2009, 16:17
Don't forget to whack the snaps up on the CUK FaceBook Group tomorrow.

AtW
9th October 2009, 22:06
Well, me, Richard Cranium, Conned Tractor and sasguru were there, everyone else is a lightweight...

Bunk
9th October 2009, 22:08
Well, me, Richard Cranium, Conned Tractor and sasguru were there, everyone else is a lightweight...

Sasguru was not there. No more than he was at the last London drinks. I believe you about the rest. I hope you'll make the effort for the London christmas drinks now that SKA is doing well.

Oh and :yay: by the way.

Zippy
9th October 2009, 22:16
Hey well done :yay:

Did you all have a good time? And I'm not a lightweight

OwlHoot
10th October 2009, 00:01
Well, me, Richard Cranium, Conned Tractor and sasguru were there, everyone else is a lightweight...

Sasguru? I thought he worked in London.

Anyway, post the pics.

NickFitz
10th October 2009, 02:24
Sasguru? I thought he worked in London.


:spel Swindon

conned tractor
10th October 2009, 07:34
Nice to meet up with a few of the people on here. Very civilised quaffing of quite a bit of very good beer. Although didn't get through all 16 of them. It was a nice night and we all had a good chat.

Sas is a funny man.