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The_Steam_Master
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« Reply #1400 on: August 01, 2009, 05:39:16 pm »

*stumbles up the stairs from the cellar*

...

*looking around* how long was i down there... does anyone know Huh

...

ah well, barkeep, i think ill have some morning after juice... not that i need it... i just think it would be best, given i have no idea what has been going on for the past however long i was down there Roll Eyes

...

and some form of food please (not that dayglo stuff that was around here last time Lips sealed) im mighty hungry
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Captain Lyerly
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At the helm of the Frumious Bandersnatch


« Reply #1401 on: August 01, 2009, 06:02:02 pm »

Oh, Hullo! 

I think there was some calamari left - oh, yes, some of that air kraken calamari on the plate over there, if you like.  I hear it goes well with the Manchego cheese.  Comes from La Mancha, of course, the home of that Knight of the Doleful Countenance - many of us see Don Quixote as a role model, if not a sort of patron saint - comes from our habit of tilting at windmills, if you will.

And my dear Miss Datura - please, not so formal! Charles, or Captain - "Sir" Charles if you really must, but it isn't necessary.  No need to stand on ceremony here, of all places.

SM - you do realize that you have a bat - or something furry, at least - hanging from your ear, right?


Cheers!


Chas.
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The_Steam_Master
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« Reply #1402 on: August 01, 2009, 06:05:54 pm »

mmmmm, food *stumbles over to table and enjoys*

...

*collapses*
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Athena
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« Reply #1403 on: August 01, 2009, 06:07:46 pm »

*looking at fuzzy mass* That is an animal, right?
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rtafStElmo
« Reply #1404 on: August 01, 2009, 10:14:50 pm »

which fuzzy mass, the one on the floor, or the one on the bar? and good afternoon to you, by the by.
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Athena
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« Reply #1405 on: August 01, 2009, 10:29:24 pm »

Good afternoon to you as well.

Ummm...either?
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Sir A Poiselamppe
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« Reply #1406 on: August 01, 2009, 10:35:55 pm »

Ahhhh still  open.... excellent... english breakfast tea please ... with Proper milk...you just can't get the right stuff in Spain...

however you CAN get a suntan....

also  a Ponche chaser please
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« Reply #1407 on: August 02, 2009, 05:14:53 am »

~Done with the Moet, scotch please bartender! ~
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Captain Lyerly
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« Reply #1408 on: August 02, 2009, 05:36:49 am »

Ah, yes, Sir P!  Ponche Caballero it is!

I got some quite good tea whilst I was seconded to the Naval Forces in Spain - nipped across to Gib, you know - Sacarello's, the best teas and coffees on the Iberian Peninsula!  Ah, yes, those were the days.  Breakfast at the Angry Friar - we called it the Mad Monk, o' course - luncheon at the Cannon Bar just up behind the Cathedral; tea at Sacarello's; then perhaps dinner at the Viceroy of India, in Horse Barrack Court.

But Spain has its own special things to make up for the teas - and we could usually pick up PG Tips or Jackson's or Yorkshire Tea in the tiendas.  But cafe con leche watching the sun breaking through the morning mists at the Alhambra, or La Cartuja where they have those magical horses; sherry in a bodega in the town that sherry is named for, flavored with a few drops from the last remaining cask of 1850; riding a magnificent Arabian along the beach in a pounding, electrifying gallop in the morning sun... yes, you could say I miss it.  Just a bit.


Cheers!

Chas.
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Sir A Poiselamppe
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« Reply #1409 on: August 02, 2009, 06:52:49 pm »

Have a bottle in my bag too....although he Spanish seem to have misplaced Gibraltar on their maps... Granada was beautiful although the ex.. with whom I went... likened it to Brighton the markets reminded her of the lanes... no soul sometimes...
No time for the Alhambra either  .. the ticketing system had been revamped and we couldn't book in time... bears another trip too

Earl Grey sin letche por favor....

with a side order of chorizo to follow
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Herr Döktor
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« Reply #1410 on: August 02, 2009, 06:57:48 pm »

I enjoyed the Alhambra, I found it very Moorish- I couldn't get enough of it, even if they weren't showing any films the day I went...


I'll take a G'n'T barkeep. Nice and sharp, unlike my wit.

Wink
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Captain Lyerly
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« Reply #1411 on: August 02, 2009, 07:13:57 pm »

Oh, no.  Now that is sad - I am sorry for your loss.  The ticketing system at the Alhambra is indeed odd.  We went in October a few years back, and had a wonderful day of it.  We were some of the first in, and there weren't many people yet, so we wandered at will.  I think I preferred the slightly starker, less overdone atmosphere up in the Generalife, though the Court of the Lions was impressive.  I was fighting off the flu at the time, so there are some pictures of me in minor misery - but I still loved it.

For those who go, do check out the ticketing system very thoroughly before you go.  There is a Parador at the gate of the Alhambra complex, a little expensive but how many times will you get to go there?  I was lucky, as I have made something of a study of the Golden Age of Andalusia, so perhaps I had a better grounding before I got there - being able to read the inscriptions adds something to the experience, I must say.

As for Gibraltar, I cannot discuss it, and its status with Spain, Britain, and the EU without making this far too political, when it shouldn't be.  I would suggest that anyone who is interested in some fascinating history look up the news, with special focus on the feelings of the residents of Gibraltar.  Or send me a PM.


Cheers!

Chas.
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clockwork creation
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« Reply #1412 on: August 02, 2009, 11:51:56 pm »

GnT barkeep... make it a double
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Isobel
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Leave it to me.


« Reply #1413 on: August 03, 2009, 03:48:46 pm »

I've realized what folly it is to allow yourself to be controlled and monitored by the opposite sex.


*Orange Juice please, with just a hint of vodka.. Wink 

~Thank you, bartender!
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The_Steam_Master
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« Reply #1414 on: August 03, 2009, 05:30:33 pm »

*wakes up, realises theres a bat hanging from my ear, runs around in circles like a nutter*

...

 Cry

...

help meh
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Athena
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« Reply #1415 on: August 03, 2009, 08:45:54 pm »

*laughing*

Coffee...it's going to be a long night.
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« Reply #1416 on: August 03, 2009, 10:41:51 pm »

*wakes up, realises theres a bat hanging from my ear, runs around in circles like a nutter*

...

 Cry

...

help meh


*hits TSM with a shovel* that should help
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Sir A Poiselamppe
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« Reply #1417 on: August 03, 2009, 11:02:18 pm »

*wakes up, realises theres a bat hanging from my ear, runs around in circles like a nutter*

...

 Cry

...

help meh

Ah so that's where it went...Had to borrow the 12th mans'.... It belonged to WG you know...

Barman... a Whiskey to soothe TSM's shattered nerves... Pimms for me if you please...
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The_Steam_Master
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« Reply #1418 on: August 04, 2009, 12:48:05 am »

*stumbles over to bar, looks at whisky* ... *glug*

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*hands the bat over*
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Vienna Fahrmann
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« Reply #1419 on: August 04, 2009, 01:23:36 am »


    Uhm...coffee and cough syrup, please;I think I'm coming down with somebody's cold.

     Vienna
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Captain Lyerly
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« Reply #1420 on: August 04, 2009, 01:31:37 am »

Ah, Vienna!

So sorry.  Wish I could do more to help - somebody fetch a hot water bottle, to keep her feet warm.  Come over by the fire, settle down here - it may not cure your cold, but you may be more comfortable while you get better.  Can we get you anything else?


Cheers


Chas.

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Vienna Fahrmann
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« Reply #1421 on: August 04, 2009, 01:54:58 am »


    Dear Chas,

    Thank you so much.  I think I'll be just fine here by the fire with my hot water bottle, thank you.

     Vienna
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Cpt. Tobias Warde
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« Reply #1422 on: August 04, 2009, 01:57:38 am »

<waltz's in with an imaginary partner, bows to the invisible dancer and slouches against the bar, eyes bleary, voice slurred>

I'll haaave a nice pint of...uuurrrmmm...pint of Fentiman's whassitcalled...cola! Yesh, cola!
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Captain Lyerly
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« Reply #1423 on: August 04, 2009, 02:07:59 am »

Perhaps a sherry for your partner?  We have one here that is very, very dry - so dry as to be almost... imaginary?


Cheers!

Chas.
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« Reply #1424 on: August 04, 2009, 02:10:23 am »

Wha' partner? No, no jus' the fen...fenny...fent-ee-mans cola. Yesh.
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