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Grumpy Soul Runcorn - Runcorn

  

  Halton Road    Runcorn   WA7 5QS   GB

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Grumpy Soul, Halton Road, Runcorn, WA7 5QS 

8pm - 3.30am and just £6 otd 

DJs - Carl Fortnum, Dave Welding, Phil Threlfall, Joan Livesey 

Guest for this one is Mark Jones :thumbup:

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micksmix

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Well on a really busy night on the soul calendar Grumpy Soul delivered AGAIN!!!! great turn out and an outstanding playlist that kept the dancefloor busy all night.Where else could you hear all the Magnetics biggies "count the days" I have a girl" and great to see a full floor to  "I'll keep holdin' on". Four Dynamics,grey imprint,kings of soul and quality oldies Sam + Bill the list goes on.

Biggest bonus of the night was getting there at the first attempt through Widnes and over the Widnes/Runcorn bridge RESULT!!! Look forward to the next date as ever!!!!

 

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jumpinjoan

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Fab night with people up and dancing right from the off, which made for a great atmosphere. Thanks so much for the continued support from near and far, it's so appreciated. Special mention for the lunatics from north of the border - they never miss which is amazing as it's hardly down the road. Mark, Carl, Dave and Phil - awesome as always. Bob - top knob twiddling, ooh matron. Lou, wristband application of the highest order, loved our dance at the end :thumbup:

1st April, 1st July (6th anniversary :ohmy:) and 7th October next year for more of the same.

Thanks again everyone and happy birthday Chalks xxx

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PhilT

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We counted 50+ events listed for Saturday(just on here) so sincerethanks to the 100+ who chose to get along to our wee bash. (Hope your birthday was a belter Chalks and really glad you cut a rug down Runcorn way mate).

Great to finally get Mark behind the decks and he didn't disappoint the lad :thumbsup: Thanks as ever to the laconic Welding and twisted genius Fortnum. (Not forgetting Lou n Joan of course :ohmy:)

Always good to catch up with friends old and new and Saturday was no different with a good mix of regulars and new faces which is always encouraging, as was the truly outstanding whistling from the Scottish contingent.

Special thanks to Bob T for his help setting up and giving us the benefit where the sound was concerned. It's always pretty good I think but Saturday showed what can happen when you involve people who actually know what they're doing. Much appreciated pal.

Watch this space then for further grumpiness in 2017.

Cheers

 

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Winsford Soul

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Got there about 11pm. Told Lou and Phil that I had got lost, ( only joking ) to much laughing after my posting about directions. Stayed for a few hour's ,having not long finished a 12 shift with another 12 hours to do Sunday, wouldn't miss grumpy for anyone plus it was Chalky,s 50th . Hope you had a great night pal. Good to catch up with a few old mate's. ( thanks Ste for the record ) your a star. Heard some fabulous tunes but that goes with the territory. Can't wait for the next one. Hopefully won't be working so I can play out longer time. 

P.S.when is the next one gang ? 

Steve

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tfk

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A fabulous night out , tip top musically , great company and so much fun helping Chalky celebrate his biggie 50th birthday..... 500 mile round journey - av just slept the clock around ':thumbsup: job done!!!!:thumbup:

 

10 out of 10 to all at Grumpy Soul.

tfk:rofl:

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Welcome to the Grumpy Soul Runcorn Comments sectiom

This event is now over. Look up now to read the latest reviews of this soul event

I will be celebrating my 50th birthday this night, hope some of you can get along to help me and to support a great night too.

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I won't be there Chalks, bloody busses, but have a great start to a new half century:hatsoff2:

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Welcome to the old codgers club Chalks:thumbup:

Pretty sure the 658 goes from New York to Runcorn :lol:

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Used to, but all the drivers are at Grumpy's on the night, so I'm buggered.:D

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Just over a month until the next instalment of Grumpy and Chalky's officially old, can't wait :thumbup:

Will post hotels shortly for those wanting to stay over x

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Soon be that time again and dead chuffed that Mark Jones is getting behind the decks for us. Great lad who has supported the night from the get go; plus he has some fine records of course.

Chalky? 50? Never! (I'm only a couple of months behind mate, but look much younger than you obviously).

Promises to be a great night.

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Well that's my dinner break used up - Well done that Dave :D

So, to find my kids, I need to find the snake first......

See ya'll at Grumpy Headquarters on Sat 8th October :wink:

All the best,

Len (Staff) :thumbsup:

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:lol: Dave you have far too much time on your hands :lol: 

Yep I am officially old in October....50 not out..ahead of the ex pro himself Phil, only just mind.  Oh and I blame the excessive paper rounds in a time long gone Phil :D 

Anyway it would be good to see loads of you there to help me celebrate and get down to some mighty fine Rare Soul music!

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How can anyone follow Dave's post :lol:

Been asked for hotel info by a few people so here's the list as posted for previous nights, should still be relevant (fingers crossed)  

 

Holiday Inn on Wood Lane, WA7 3AH. 0871 942 9070 / book on-line

Premier Inn on Chester Road, Preston Brook, WA7 3BB. 0871 527 8954 / book on-line 

The Camponile on Lowlands Road, WA7 5TP. 01928 581 771 / book on-line

Wilson Hotel, Bridge Street, WA7 1BY

Jubilee Guest House, Stanley Villas, WA7 4NW

Bridge View, 78 High Street, WA7 1JH

 

There's a taxi firm based in the club car park too - roll out of the club into a cab / roll out of the cab into your digs, perfect  x

 

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We're all old now - Whilst in the loft searching for an old tape this weekend, I came across the attached PDF (below) with Mr Dave Weldings' name on - 1998 is heading towards 20 years ago! It doesn't seem that long since I would often chuckle to myself whenever anyone said....."Ooo that must have been 'near on' 20 year agoo Len"........('agoo' meaning 'ago' in Northants) 

........£4.00 to get in then / £6.00 now! If compared to cinema ticket prices Grumpy Soul should actually be £11.23 to get in. So folks - It's a bargain to boot! 

Len :thumbsup:

Modern Soul Explosion 1998.pdf

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Snakes alive Lenardo !

   Fancy you keeping that flyer, it's amazing what people re-cycle as wall paper. The word on the street is you were recently  seen entering a local Kettering Waxing Parlour to under go a Brazilian apparently following Nina's comment about how nice it was to stroke the newly acquired little reptile ! 

 well you weren't gonna let that scaly skinned little bleeder get all the attention were you!!

 P.S Never put your hand in the linen basket without first lookin' inside, and I bet your buying your daughter a recorder for christmas too !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sounds good to me.    Hopefully will try to to get there  if we can find it.  Top sounds played here ?

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I will be posting directions to Grumpys on the Widnes tourist board website sometime in the near future . I think ive got a space available for posting  on the 9th October. Until then don't get lost

Dave. The bulb for a £5.00 was a Osram demo

Steve

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As Chalky is celebrating his 50th Birthday:yes: on the night if you are thinking shall we get him a little something? to save all the "does he drink wine (no!) etc":lol: if you want to contribute i will do a collection (on the door) so he can buy his own present!!!

Louise (AKA hostess with the mostess!!):thumbup:

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Don't tell him though aye? :D

See you there Chuck - I may be bringing Kimbo along (God 'elp us) :D

Len :thumbsup:

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Dont worry about Chalky he is well aware:lol: be nice to see Kimbo he will enjoy it,

Louise

(i better stop using my own log in, Dave will think i want it back:P)

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Mr Len They will be ok You on the other hand have to put up with me to and from!!!!! oh yeah I am defo up for it mate. Speak on Sunday. Kimbo

 

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BREAKING NEWS

Popular northern soul DJ, the effervesent Bob Hindsley has finally been persuaded by his trusty man servant Robbo to climb down from the roof of his house and call a cease to his 3 day hunger strike in protest at Channel 4's guzumping of "The Great British Bake Off" :ohmy: we'll 72 hours without an Eccles Cake is more than any son of the House Of Lancaster should be expected to forego !

While we're on the subject of Eccles Cake , Wikipedia claim Fire Brigade statistics have shown that the re-heating of Eccles Cakes in a Mircowave has  been the cause of several house explosions recently :yes: This is due to the combustibility of the high sugar content in the sticky little bleeders (and only cigarette packets are made to carry a health warning !)

Dear  Readers,please do not try this at home unless you are trying to fund a rather large vinyl purchase of the evil-bay. :wicked:

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Not sure what's happened to our David, but I like it! :lol:

Be great to see you Len, Kimbo and all. We've missed your encouragement early doors Mr D :D

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No Eccles Cakes for me thanks Dave - I'm on The Atkins' Diet (ffs) :D

Len :thumbsup:

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I'll have whatever is going Dave. I ate a tortoise once cus Len told me it was a pie!

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Good man Kimbo :thumbsup:

Your gonna love the cold blooded confectionery that'll be available for your delectation on the Grumpy hospitality table, :yes: that's if you can catch 'em !!!!!!!:wicked:

I've got a great story about a man killed by a low flying tortoise for you and an even better one for Len about a Mexican wall of death rider, a tattooed lady, a boa constrictor (that's a snake) and a classically trained ballet dancing vicar's grand daughter. :ohmy: oh yeah!

Dave

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Len eats rusty nails with his special K like desparate dan! Anyhow Len on a serious note hows your new business venture going " Hot Drinks By Post" it's  a gap in the market alright!!

 talking of stories Dave. Lisa said she would dress up in a school uniform for me.... Dinner lady wasn't what I had in mind tho. BUGGER!!

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Don't be so daft Lenny forget all this Atkin's diet shite, just remember don't wear anything with horizontal stripes ( a fashion tip  provided courtesy of top QVC customer Louise :thumbsup:).

Dave

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Wow ! Lisa dressed as a dinner lady, did you get a photo and how much do want for it ? :yes:

Can smell the over cooked cabbage and see the wrinkly surgical stocking as a type !!! :lol:

Dave

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Didn't think you had met my ex wife Dave. :ohmy:

Eccles Cakes, Chorley Cakes. Dundee Cake. Manchester Tart. I wonder why Widnes hasn't got any delicatessen delights named after it. :g:

 Steve

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She never mentioned she was married, by the way you forgot to mention Kendal  Mint Cake (goddam awful stuff).

Give Bob "The Great British Bake Off Will Never Be Over For Me" Hindsley a call, he might be able to create "The Winsford Waffle" ( all homegrown ingredients sourced  from local dealers naturally). :wicked: 

"Apples, Peaches Pumpkin Pie You Were Young And So Was I" that don't make 'em like that anymore ! :hatsoff2:

Dave

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Two weeks to go :ohmy:, loads said they were coming last night so should be another good un. Hotel info is listed in an earlier post, all still relevant but please shout if there's anything else we can help with (cue Dave)  :lol::thumbup:

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You been at the Blue Nun again Dave? Pmsl :lol:

Roger will be there (before us as a rule) selling all manner of vinyl delights. He had some absolutely fantastic LPs last time I looked - but no KTF headrest covers unfortunately. 

With Dave's sales to rummage through as well the orangery will be well worth a visit 

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Well this guest is a bit late posting...my apologies for that. Had a few things happening, including a weinfest in Germany I'm still recovering from!

Grumpy has my undivided attention now. As you probably know I adore the place, usually propping up the bar chatting to Kev and Sharon and drinking too much beer, with the occasional bit of footwork on the floor in between pints and chin stroking!

It doesn't seem long ago (back in Nov 2011 to be precise) that Phil sent me a message here on SS entitled "Try this Corker....Could be right up your street, hope you can make it...you'll not be disappointed musically though I don't think"

How right you were Phil!! Pleased to call myself a Grumpy Regular and that's honour enough, but to be asked to spin a few is an honour beyond my dreams!

So thanks again Phil & Joan, I trust I can do you justice and will do my own acapella Happy Birthday to Chalky, I know he can't wait.

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Yeah, it's gone alright Mark hasn't it. Five years though, blimey!

Really looking forward to your stuff mate, ToTW tackle always gets my vote :thumbup:

Hope the place is rammed n rocking for you and that awd Yorkshire bloke.

 

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Louise

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Blue Nun Phil how passe' I bet you woo'd your lovely wife with a brandy and babycham back in the day you romantic ole' fool :D I bet you drove an XR2 as well !! (before you turned into a Grumpy old man) :wicked:

Babycham was invented by Francis Showering of Shepton Mallet, Somerset during 1953, and was regarded as major contributor to the baby boom of the 1960's and 70's. Although it struggled for many years to gain favour with the hard drinking women in the north of England "don't give me any of that sparkly southern softy shite " they cried as they bit the top of yet another bottle of milk stout and shucked on a piece of coal to make it last longer.

N.B. Vintage Babycham (by that I mean out of date fire damaged stock) is still readily on sale at all Winsford Steve's family owned hostelry's throughout the Widnes diocese.

Sets of lookalike Babycham glasses will be on sale and available from Roger Banks on the night ! :yes:

BTW had did Sharon Spittle's hanging basket's fair in the Runcorn In bloom compition this year ? I bet she never repeated the success of that year we composted her Pertunia's, Percy Thrower eat your heart out !

Dave

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Haha Dave my hanging baskets were doing fine till we went on holiday not looking so good when I got back but better than the one that you composted for me lol. Looking forward to next week will be at the bar for our usual chat Mark oh and celebrating Chalky's 50th. See you all on Saturday xx

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Louise

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Hey Sharon

I'll have to pay you a visit it's been awhile since I had a good rummage through your herbaceous borders ! :wicked:

I know Kev ain't no gardener, the last time he had green fingers was when dropped his wedding ring in a curry :lol:

Dave

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are the road works sorted yet --- im still goin round in circles - me n errol been gone 3 years :)

 

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Not sure about the roadworks Keith, even if I said yes no one would believe me :D

Spoke to the club and everything's good for Saturday, can't wait :thumbup:

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Somebody else bought a Russian Satnav of Donald Trump I see ? :wicked:

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Keith

Think it's near a canal or something mate. (I'm looking into hiring a barge as it's the only way I'd go the same way more than once).

Always good to see you two :thumbsup:

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Road works not much different I'm afraid . I drove that way Friday night in my new motor ?

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Bugger I'm workin until 7pm Sat  up again at 5am Sun 

Still I think I can come for a few hours and give Physiological assessment to several of the cast of Lord of the Rings and come with the paperwork for the sectioning of young Mr Welding who due to continued use of cheap headphones listening to all his new releases at home in the Tardis he's now convinced he is a Cybermon ?

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Blimey gone into work today and rota changed I'm now working Sat 9.30am until Sunday 9.30am so gonna miss what I've been looking forward to God I wish I could retire ?

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Easy was to get to Grumpy. M62 junc 7. Widnes , take 2nd exit A557 follow signs for Widnes town centre. Go straight through traffic lights then keep in left hand lane, follow signs for Runcorn , go over the Widnes bridge and stay in the left hand lane, the road then splits, stay left then turn left over canal bridge turn 1st right then follow road through traffic lights , through busway lights as you go back over canal bridge turn left into Halton road. Club is about half mile on your left. Hopefully there will be a strong turnout from the Widnes tourism office, maybe selling a few Osram light bulb demo,s or Widnes waffles or even stuff that makes you waffle :ohmy: ill be a bit late got another 50th to go to 1st but wont involve round trips to Stoke and back beforehand :lol:

Steve

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Directions from M56 Junc 12 Follow signs for Widnes , Then M62 when you reach the M62 follow directions in previous post :lol::lol:

Steve

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Directions from M56. Exit junction 12 . 2nd exit off roundabout straight through lights following signs for Runcorn, follow A557 Weston express way until dual carriage way splits after about two mile, stay in right hand lane, go through two sets of lights then after about 50 yards take exit left at junc turn right then first right into Halton road. Club is about half a mile on your left. Simples. 

Steve

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Louise

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A big thanks to Steve for his daily roadworks reports, sterling work, let's hope none of the Runcorn hoodies switch any of the diversion signs around ( soul night in a cul-de sac anyone?).

A full update of this weeks events leading up to Grumpy's to follow once the concussion has worn off and the butterfly stitches have disolved  yep had a bit of a domestic accident, fell over the cat and split my head open on a cupboard door ! (I can see and hear Mr Cunliffe punching the air and shouting "I told you so" at the top of his voice he's claimed I've had a hole in my head for years !!!!!) Louise would like you all to know that no damage has been down to the cupboard door and the cat is unharmed :yes: It's a good job she's a tri-colour cat because if she'd have been  one of those lucky black ones I would asked for my money back !!!:lol:

Dave the one still smelling of TCP !

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Cheers Steve, you're officially our man on the inside :thumbup:

David - a bang on the head would definitely explain your posts of late, you should bang more often :lol: oooooh matron 

Big day at work beckons, then a bigger, longer day tomorrow, can't wait!!!! 

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Don't know where my post went.

Don't worry about Runcorn hoodies turning things off, they're only hoodies because when they put there tops on they don't know how to get the hoods down.

Steve

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Sat here drinking a Friday Stella sorting tunes for the big event....quite excited....and a bit nervous :D

 

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Louise

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Re: Runcorn hoodies, Kenny off South Park has a lot to answer for !!!:lol:

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Louise

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Breaking News:

Andy McWhitmore has cut short his Kravat buying trip in the states to bath in the Grumpy ambience, although the real reason for his trip stateside was to get a closer look at Donald Trumps hair (is it real or is it a rug! :g:). Funny how you never see Donny 'T' campaigning in any of the states in the Hurricaine belt ? (that's probably why he also doesn't like Scotland, way too many wind farms :wicked:). Any way I'm sure Andy will have picked a couple of snazzy looking necktie's and his long suffering partner Susanne will have picked up a nice pair of duty free KG's :yes: only the best for this former house OF Frazer floor walker and ex catalogue model (even if the catalogue in question was 'Asbestos Removers Monthly':wicked:)

Dave

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Sorry Dave just don't know how to reply directly to your post on here anymore lol anyway your more than welcome to come and check my borders out it's changed a bit since you were last here so no composting is allowed haha. Don't be worrying about the hoodies, Donald Trump or anyone else apparently the clowns are out and about not that I've seen one but you never know who will turn up at Grumpy's. On a serious note Dave if you wanna pop in to ours just let us know we'll be here see you all tomorrow.

Sharon x

 

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tfk

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Evening Dave - 7000 miles round trip and still not sure what Donald Pumps got on his heed ? see recent snapshot taken outside Pump Towers NYC.......sorry to hear about ya wee accident ouch!!!! BTW hows the cat and sideboard Dave? lol :rofl: -  hey we even managed to pick ya a necktie up from the states ?? well its a headband actually' ....which should help to keep all those butterflies together around ya heed .....:shhh: also managed to get  one of our local catologue pinup models to show you how it should be worn ? see recent snapshot below taken outside of Mr R.C.Ns local  ......:wicked: 

Really looking forward to Grumpy tomorrow night and helping Chalky celebrate his big big big boffday....

Harkins, Whitmore and Whitmore heading your way.....:thumbsup:

 

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Ah Shucks mate ! your all heart I still don't quite know how the bandana will work with me hoody but we'll have a go,Rab C. Nesbit a man who's done more to promote the waring of string vests than any northern soul film :wicked:

The poor yanks, facing such a difficult choice Donny Trump or Hillary Clinton for priesident to my way of thinking the only Clinton who could follow their previous Clinton namesake (Bill the blowjob) into the White House would be George Clinton he'd soon P-FunK 'em up !!!!!!!:lol:

Apparently Chalky might be a wee bit late arriving for his birthday bash tonight, due to the fact that upon preparing his clothes for tonight  he found once again that Carla had forgotten herself and had ironed creases down the front of his jeans :wicked:

Dave

 

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You're all loooooonnns :lol:

Can't wait to see everyone. We'll be setting off after lunch but will check in from time to time during the day. A little late but here are the times for those that do :thumbup:

 

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Evening pop pickers

All set up and sounding great! Safe journeys everyone; see you soon

Ps. Looking like it might be a busy one so if you could have the right-ish money handy for Lou on t'door it'd be a great help.

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