Sunday, 31 May 2009

Conservative Blogger's get-together pictures.

The Group (Left to right: Croydonian, Very British Dude, My Back, Tory Totty Online, The Boiling Frog, Simon Emmett, Mark's any Musings, Main in a Shed, Mostly Safe for Work). Daniel 1979 managed to avoid being photographed.


John Ward has sent me some pictures taken at yesterday's get-together. Thanks again to those who made it, and I hope that those that couldn't make it will be able to make the next one. From what people said yesterday, I think that three times a year would be OK. So we could be looking at September/October for the next one.

Henry North London
Man in a Shed
A very British Dude
The Devil's Kitchen
Man in a Shed and The Croydonian
Here are two I took: View form inside the pub.
Westminster.

23 comments:

Croydonian said...

Thanks for organising the bash. A good time was had by all.

Anonymous said...

Photo.........McLabour Bloggers get together.

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English Guy said...

Steve,
Excellent bash, an appropriate location and great to meet so many like-minded souls. So, I departed after 4-pints (light-weight it must be said); I presume you struggled through to a good 8-pinter. Badger always makes for a quiet evening doesn't it.

Well done!
English Guy

Daily Referendum said...

Croydonian,

Thanks for coming, it was great to meet you and find out some blogging gossip. Hope to see you next time.

Daily Referendum said...

English Guy,

Cheers. The pub has a great atmosphere being located where it is - plenty of history. And yes I probably drank too much. I ended up geting the 9:30 train back to Portsmouth. See you next time.

Daniel1979 said...

I am not sure how I managed to avoid being photographed

The Boiling Frog said...

Cheers Steve for organising it, good to meet everyone. Did you make it to Westminster Arms?

Henry North London said...

Ah It was good to meet all of you in the flesh finally

Somewhat more fleshy than I probably thought but then again much fun especially the cameo appearance of Clegg needing the loo

Man in a Shed said...

Steve,

Thanks again, it was a very agreeable afternoon.

Daily Referendum said...

Boiling Frog,

We found the Westminster Arms - eventually - and it was bloody shut. How can pub be shut on a Saturday evening?

Daily Referendum said...

Henry,

Yes after seeing the photos I'm on a diet. See you next time.

Daily Referendum said...

MIAS,

Yeah I'm looking forward to the next one. Hopefully those who missed out can make it.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Looks suspiciously like the St Stephens Tavern? I've stood outside that one a couple of times (not due to clement weather either).

Good idea. I'd be tempted to crash the next one.

Daily Referendum said...

Dick,

You are more than welcome.

Lord Elvis of Paisley said...

I just want to apologise for not being able to make it. Unfortunately, with having to do a full day's canvassing today, this meant I had to devote my Saturday to the family, hence the no-how. But I will definitely make the next one, and I am glad to see that it was such a success. Well done Steve for doing this, and hopefully it will grow into something larger than you can possibly imagine at this stage.

You know, the really funny thing is that everyone pictured actually looks like I imagined them previously.

Daily Referendum said...

Lord Elvis,

It was a great day and I hope you can make the next one. It was a really friendly atmosphere and the converstion/beer flowed.

John M Ward said...

I'm surprised I missed Damiel1979 from the photos…

It was a bit awkward for photos in there in practice, and I know that some present weren't all that keen on being shown publicly (which is why I haven't put the photos up on my own 'blog, just in case).

next time, I think we'll have to have two group photos outside — one for public use and one for our own records that includes even those who don't really want their images posted online. I put Lord Elvis in that category, by the way, based on correspondence we've had in the past.

As far as backstreet pubs are concerned: it is almost certainly an effect of the economic times in which we live that pubs in Westminster can probably no longer afford the staff costs of opening on days that Parliament does not usually sit (including weekends), apart from in the very heart of the tourist season.

Just a guess, but I've never known that happen before, and I knew a few backstreet pubs not far from there when I worked in Victoria Street back in the 'eighties and early 'nineties.

Lord Elvis of Paisley said...

If I could make a suggestion for a future meeting? Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street is one of my favourite haunts, and has a great cellar bar.

Mr Eugenides said...

Looks like a good bash - and good to see DK in his standard spot at the bar.

Hopefully I'll be able to make it along one of these days.

James Higham said...

Feel awful I couldn't get there. What's DK doing there?

Anonymous said...

"What's DK doing there?"

Having a f**ing, c***ing, strop by the look of his picture.

CherryPie said...

Sounds like you all had a great time :-)

Jackart said...

It was Terrible Tory Girl, not Tory Tottie online!

Good to see you all! I must update my blogroll!

http://terribletorygirl.blogspot.com/