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Offline Geoff Reid

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Re: Christmas Market
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2013, 04:08:39 PM »
The organisation charged with managing the town centre, InSwindon, demonstrate a mind set which offers little hope for their future. Faced with the challenge of organising a Christmas Market their immediate response is ‘it can’t be done’ – six months is simply not enough time and ‘the proposed market will be in the wrong place’. Just how negative can they be?

Funnily enough I can easily see how the 'shed-city' Christmas Market, (I think I'm being overly generous in calling it a market), would perform dismally in Wharf Green, and it would perform dismally because, essentially, as far as genuine markets are concerned, it is neither fish nor fowl.  It certainly isn't a regular market selling seasonal goods alongside it's other regular wares.  I doubt many people would bother wandering away from the Brunel centre in inclement weather to peruse its wares.

That said, I think a genuine weekly market would do well in Wharf Green although I very much doubt the BID partners would allow it to happen.  Even SBC seem to have finally woken up to the idea that the BID partners, not SBC, call the shots in the Town Centre and Cllrs Faramarzi, Dickinson et al assembling for a group gurning isn't going to change that anytime soon. 

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Re: Christmas Market
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2013, 04:54:53 PM »
                          Certain ex military people have pleasant but vague memories of weaving their way back to barracks in Germany[/color

Too true Blue

Larger than average portion of Weinbrand Buletten mit pomme frites und mayonaise washed down with a cuppla gallons of Dortmunder Union...then locate our Naafi shop that stocked a cheeky little Blue Nun and a perilously smelly form of cheese (the origins of which were, and still are, a mystery to mankind)  Wobbly legged disco dance to the Bruggen S/Mess, conquer K2 (mess stairs) one legged trouser tango in an attempt to divest meself of uniform strides (soon abandoned) BFBS on t'wireless, ferocious noxious emissions prompting request from PMC to lower southerly volume.........   Ah yes    them were 't days
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Re: Christmas Market
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2013, 06:18:10 PM »
My goodness and there was us sleeping sound in our beds thinking our troops were protecting us!  :D

pomme frites und mayonaise , aren't those two French?

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Re: Christmas Market
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2013, 07:25:11 PM »
I think that our German friends "adopted" pomme frites from their forays into France but Mayonaise, although the French may claim it as theirs, is named after Mahon in Minorca, where Nelson's fleet were based and is the only place outside of the UK with sash windows, so we could perhaps claim Mayonaise as British.
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Re: Christmas Market
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2013, 07:32:23 PM »
Certain ex military people have pleasant but vague memories of weaving their way back to barracks in Germany[/color[/i]

All I remember is the vagueness of my memories.

I liked the Dalamatien (I think that's proper spelling) outside Harewood Barracks where Goulash Soup followed by a Dalamatien Platter would fix most ills, restaurant now demolished apparently.

I liked the Schnell Imbiss, Frau Tulpenschtubbel I think, who wouldn't bat an eyelid as Brot mit kein senf was ordered. Her bratwurst were excellent, her burgers were better but the half chicken with paprika has buggered up many a chicken since as I try to copy it. Utterly glorious.

Always a bit undecided about frikadelle, had some from Aldi last week and they tasted a bit watery, but then a lot of Golden Virginia has passed by since then.

You can stick warmed up wine where the sun don't shine.

Since I was in Herford it had to be the yellow handbag every time, somebody brought one back for me last year.

Strong innit?

Then of course there was Asbach and coke. Dear oh dear.

Final thought, can any of you clearly much older farts remember the rules for the dice game with beermats. I played that at Sennelager once and had to be stretchered away in an ambulance. Luckily that's exactly what we were driving.

I calculate that the Third Shock Army would have been in Calais in about 3 days.

Sorry.

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Re: Christmas Market
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2013, 09:59:50 PM »

Funnily enough, until my vcr crapped out on this week, I was digitising some video shot in eastern germany by some Brixmis guys 'on tour', (having unfortunately lost their Stasi minders), from the mission house in Potsdam.

I 'spect some of you older farts might find it interesting so I could be persuaded to organise a private (invite only) viewing on youtube.

First though, I need to source a replacement vcr.


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Re: Christmas Market
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2015, 08:05:24 PM »
Some things never change.


http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14040559.No_Christmas_market_in_Swindon_this_year/


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Re: Christmas Market
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2015, 09:47:48 PM »
Coun Perkins, In Swindon member, say no more......... :2funny: