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Seren, if you're travellodging it then Google reckons 0.3 miles from there (BS1 5TT) to the venue (Antix BS1 5JG).
i think i would win a mincing competition with Gladys wearing the 4 inch heels
Seren, wedges (not wedgies boys .. they are different) will be your friend, I promiseYou certainly do NOT want 4 inch heels, trust me, I'm Imelda
I'm having big shoes issues, why are heels so fecking uncomfortable. I'm thinking of wearing trainers all evening ...
I shall be wearing heels so high, you could call them stilts. I shall be almost normal height once I am in them.
I will be arriving at the venue at ca 7.45pm and walking around barefoot at ca 7.48pm.
settle for a massive inch and a half heels.high enough to make me feel like a lady but low enough that i won't have far to fall....
that if i don't change my mind in the next 7 days
Think there may be a lot of barefoot pirate ladies on Saturday night
I'm wearing sparkly high heels. I'm already quite tall so I wil look humungus.
I honestly don't find them too bad comfort wise.
I'm really looking forward to seeing Seren in heels
Hope.........they are only little heels but it is a dress......and i will have to get stockings and everything.......might even find some jewellry and makeup somewhere.........
one thing i will have to do it dye my hair because my son told me i looked like an old witch yesterday..................it s getting rather grey
I am most excited about seeing Seren all dolled up I don't think I've ever seen her in anything except kit, post-race kit or "mooching about" stuff, certainly not posh frock. Can't wait. I think I need some skinny jeans.
its not a posh posh frock....i decided againgst going all the way.......
But will you still be wearing your Pirate baseball cap?
how else will you recognise me.i only wear it to hide all the grey hairs
Oh dear, this has snuck up on me and I don't have time to buy a posh dress now. Guess I will be slobbing it then
just read back every page and can't find out when the drinking starts.
What time are we allowed at the venue / do they open?
I've told them 7.30pm with the food being served at 8pm. However, they are open all day and I don't expect they will take issue with people arriving early.
Website for the venue is here
If you scroll down to the pics at the bottom of the home page, we are in the rear lounge area - this is the second picture in from the left.
SA - I believe we're in the same hotel (as is Rafi). I don't mind a cheeky one a bit earlier.
They're very friendly/accommodating - would you like me to go back to them and ask them if we can have our space from 7pm?
Matt - I think there will be at least 3 or 4 of us in black tie - it'll be fine!
SA/Cat - as I'll be on the turbo all afternoon doing the bike fit - it may be important for me to re-hydrate before the party, so may join for a cheeky one first!
the hotel has a small bar, so shall we meet there at 6:30 - 7:00 for a quick one there and then go to Antix and any bar we find on the way?
Matt: the final confirmation from the coach is still outstanding, but this was the last post on the subject, post code of leisure centre is BS14 0JZ
ETA: I can fit into my dress trousers, so another +1 for black tie
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)
Swimming Champs should be confirmed tomorrow:Subject to confirmation we have 4 lanes from 3pm - 4pm at Hengrove pool (25m), total cost is £46 so thats about a fiver each. Assuming there are 9 of us (which there are) thats 3 lanes for competion & 1 lane for general larking about, warm up, cool down etc.100 FC - 3 semi finals (winner goes through) and 1 final 400 FC - 3 semi finals (winner goes through) and 1 final 100 IM - 3 semi finals (winner goes through) and 1 final150 FC Relay (3x50m) - 1 final (3 teams of 3) List of interested participants: Barley Meldy Siggy 7755Matt Cat SuperCaz Garr Ferret (who also can't swim fly) Soupy (never done fly ever)
Swimming Champs should be confirmed tomorrow:Subject to confirmation we have 4 lanes from 3pm - 4pm at Hengrove pool (25m), total cost is £46 so thats about a fiver each. Assuming there are 9 of us (which there are) thats 3 lanes for competion & 1 lane for general larking about, warm up, cool down etc.100 FC - 3 semi finals (winner goes through) and 1 final 400 FC - 3 semi finals (winner goes through) and 1 final 100 IM - 3 semi finals (winner goes through) and 1 final150 FC Relay (3x50m) - 1 final (3 teams of 3)
I'm getting exited and nervous at the same time.just like pre race............
Matt - The Travelodge on Anchor Road I presume?!?!
Sounds like a plan SA
FF - good news on the black tie
I think Barlos was struggling somewhat to confirm a venue for the Swim Champs ... personally I think he is scared of being chicked by a Meldy in the pool !!!