On June 9 E and I will be closer than usual to London, but sorry to say not close enough. We will definitely toast you that evening, with pangs of regret on my part because I would love to meet every one of you.
htmb, good to see you back on anyport. E and I will also be in western France at that time, though I guess "western" is an elastic term. We'll be in the Orne; will that be anywhere close to you? If so, maybe a mini-GTG is called for.
I was amazed to wake up to an invite for a pissup in London! Thanks Bixa. You've done well to remember me, it's been so long since I was a contributing member...plus when Kerouac visited Edinburgh without letting me know I thought I was consigned to the scrapheap!!
Hello to the Anyport peeps. This has served as a great reminder to try and make time to visit regularly.
As for the get-together, I'm going to struggle but will try my darnedest to get there. It's my stepdaughter's 12th birthday on the Saturday of that weekend so I'm going to look at the times and cost of flights plus the feasibility of the overnight drive back north. I'd love to be there if it's at all possible.
Hooray! Hoping hoping hoping that you can swing it, Iain. We will be meeting fairly early -- probably between eleven and twelve -- so it won't be a wee hours event and you could get back home in time for the birthday party.