*** Anyone free in Manchester tomorrow (apologies for lateness)

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  1. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Sorry for being so late in getting this up, lots going on.

    I am meeting our new member Maggy in Manchester so she can see a few places there, and anyone who is free is welcome to join us :D

    Probably go to Forbidden Planet, a few other shops (there is a comic shop in Afflecks Palace I need to go see the owner of - Moonwalk Collectables), and then we are getting the metrolink to Harbour City, Maggy wants to see the Imperial War Museum. We'll come back to city centre to meet Caroline (Go-Away) and a few others and get some food. Then I think I'll mostly likely be escorted to the train station just so they are sure I am gone lol :p

    Imperial War Museum: http://north.iwm.org.uk/
    Afflecks Palace: http://www.afflecks-palace.co.uk/
    Metrolink: http://www.metrolink.co.uk/index.asp

    Other places near Harbour City -

    The Quays: http://www.thequays.org.uk/
    Lowry: http://www.thelowry.com/

    To get to Habour City from Piccadilly Gardens via metro - take the Eccles sevice and Habour City is on that line. A return ticket costs £1.90 after 9:30am :D

    Anyone who can meet up is free to do so (apologies for the short notice), but it was just me showing Maggy round, thought I'd let others join in. It will be a mini official meet in evening when we meet up with Caroline for tea. If you need my mobile if you want to meet up at any point, I can PM it. Or if you have a lunch hour and just want to say hi, we can try and fit that in too, just PM or post the details :)

    I am getting to Oxford Road for around 11am, btw.
  2. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    I can meet you during my lunch no worries.



    Name a time and place.


    I can take lunch anytime from 12 onwards.


    I promise not to come with knives or anything :p
  3. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Cool :) About 11am, we'll be heading up from Oxford Road to Piccadilly via tourist info (quiet everyone!) onto FP and that shop in Afflecks Palace I mentioned. I am not sure if I have your moby no. on my phone, I'll PM you mine and depends where u can meet us and how long you have, could wander up to FP if you wanted with us? It'll be Maggy and me at that point. 12pm will fit in nicely.

    We'll go for Harbour City after that, via Piccadilly Gardens I guess.
  4. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    I work just off Deansgate and I'm a good 20 mins away from Forbidden Planet but I should be able to sneak out early if I get in early enough
  5. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    I need to show her where Waterstones (the big one and the smaller one) is anyways! No problem, we can meet you near there (either one is fine), and we don't have to go to FP. You want to get some lunch instead? Any recommendations?
  6. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    I know a really nice greek deli near the Big Waterstones, its called Katsouris and you can get Vegetarian food and meat filled monster butties if you want (along with some really nice puds).


    After that it's all you can eat Pizza hut buffet




    //doesn't eat out much and where he does is usually very expensive
  7. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    So, we are meeting Terry ( :cool: ), anyone else in the Manchester area feel like saying hi on our travels? :D
  8. Maggy Force Ghost

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    *grins* hey Terry nice to meet you *waves*

    *looks at the list Tim has planed*

    that means no day before the laptop huh? :p
  9. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    It means fresh air missy! :p

    *looks at watch*

    And I have to be leaving for the train soonish.
  10. Maggy Force Ghost

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    *yawns* that means I should get up huh?

    need COFFEE first!! :p
  11. go-away Jedi Master

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    Aye, we all know what happens when you miss coffee [face_blush]
  12. Maggy Force Ghost

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    not good things :(
    you fall asleep and are still awake ... freaky :p 8-}
  13. go-away Jedi Master

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    Ah, I think we share the same addiction.

    We can discuss the wonders of expresso ;)
  14. HunkyEvil Jedi Knight

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    So, how did it go kids? Did a big brawl go down between Terry and Tim? I know Terry's got the height advantage but Tim's taken a lot of stick, so he's learned to absorb the punches and use them against his opponent in battle fury
  15. go-away Jedi Master

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    Hmm, if we're kids, that makes you a tadpole :p Forgive me, it's early in the morning and I've not had coffee yet ;)


    Went okay apparently, although I did miss the vital 10 minutes of Terry/Tim meeting. All I can say, is that Tim looked completely unbruised and blood free when we met up in the evening.
  16. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    And so did Terry lol. Good to meet him too, we didn't get much time as he had to get back to work, but had time to chat. He's a decent bloke, so you didn't to worry about me Hunky, but nice to know you were concerned :p

    I'll get some pics up of Salford Quays where Maggy and I went afterwards, nice place (Imperial War Museum is kinda funky), possibly worth a visit for Manchester lot if the Lowry has something on.
  17. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    I'm booking the boxing ring for next time.



    It's either that or an honour dual

    [image=http://www.lunchbreaktoons.com/bfc/222.gif]
  18. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    hehe

    Why not make this a big event, WWE style "Royal Rumble" but in our case the "RSA Rumble". I am sure there are a few contenders out there who'd like a swing at the owner of the title lol.

    I need to go practice my Northern Beserker powerup. Bit dusty, I am letting the side down.
  19. go-away Jedi Master

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    I might enter this contest - not normally a physical person, but this could be fun :D

    I won't reveal my secret weapon, but let's just says "pull my finger" [face_whistling]
  20. FatBurt Force Ghost

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  21. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Maybe it'll be best just to let the lady win LOL! Not sure that special power is one I'd want to face.
  22. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Sudden and late thought.


    If I were to get into a "brawl" with Timbo it would be a completely unfair contest.




    It would be like and army of Stormtroopers taking on a nation of Ewoks..................









    Errr. I'll have another think over that I think
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