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Bonfire night

On Sun 22 Aug at 3:53pm Peterhs wrote:
Are we likely to have a full Bonfire Night this year?
We have friends would like to visit from Sheffield
On Sat 28 Aug at 9:11am Tom Pain wrote:
Woman in white coat- I will NOT get Covid. Those who wish ill on others only harm themselves. Look after yourself, I can do without your doom mongering.
On Sat 28 Aug at 9:24am Peterhs wrote:
Not sure how Tom's reply answers my query!
On Sat 28 Aug at 11:41am Woman in Whitecoat wrote:
Yes to your original post.
Tom.....do get in the real world
On Sun 29 Aug at 11:50pm IDM wrote:
Peterhs: perhaps likely, but by no means certain. Last year we obeyed the gatherings law. This year, your guess is as good as mine. Booster needed/developed/used. New variants. Results of easing, especially schools. Probable relaxation of foreign travel law. Abolition of test and trace? All leading to what reinstated law on mass gatherings?
On Sun 29 Aug at 11:53pm IDM wrote:
Forgot to say ... another spectacular off thread by you know who!
On Mon 30 Aug at 9:59pm Tom Pain wrote:
I felt the need to rebut what I considered a psychologically threatening statement. I feel that if you accept that something is definitely going to happen chances are that it may. If I were to say that you were definitely going to get your head kicked in tomorrow by you know who, how would you feel? It would be unlikely but I think you might be uneasy for the odd moment. That's why I just made my statement on a thread that had been idle for days. Superstitious, maybe but that's my own affair and it felt positive. If I have offended forum etiquette, tell me what are the rules of engagement in a snake pit?
On Wed 1 Sep at 10:19am Green Sleeves wrote:
LOL must be a tiny snake pit, given only about 4 of us post these days. Perhaps three snakes to one rat I guess that does seem an unfair disadvantage for you.
On Thu 2 Sep at 12:38pm Tom Pain wrote:
Not in the slightest.
On Thu 2 Sep at 1:44pm Green Sleeves wrote:
I suppose with our DNA now altered via these vaccines, its us who are at a disadvantage.
On Fri 3 Sep at 10:58pm Tom Pain wrote:
@peterhs my guess is that people thought you were ironically asking a rhetorical question.
On Sat 4 Sep at 8:20am Peterhs wrote:
I just wanted to give our friends in Sheffield an idea whether they could come down for a normal Bonfire Night and when we might know if it was going ahead.
On Sat 4 Sep at 9:43pm RobertP wrote:
Will it be on? It seems unlikely given the rise in cases and the fact that other local towns have cancelled / are cancelling their celebrations. My son plans to have his 25th birthday at the bonfire. He has friends coming from London, Brighton, Crawley and Peterborough. I have tried to tell him to just invite the local group. Presumably there will be a cut off date to make a decision, i.e. before tickets go on sale? Because if they cancelled it too late it would be a disaster/heedless. Also where do you buy tickets? Any other tips?
On Sat 4 Sep at 11:41pm Basil wrote:
'While basil sits so smug and wise'
I thought you'd know Tom that was a rhyme from the early 19th century. It was humorously meant and I'm sorry you took it is a slur.
On Sat 4 Sep at 11:52pm Tom Pain wrote:
No fuss Bas' you caught me in a combative mood and I can't resist a rhyming ruck.
On Tue 7 Sep at 8:13pm IDM wrote:
RAD (who are based in Australia) is advising that bonfire is certainly on and advising people to buy tickets (although they don't say how). But bearing in mind that it is also telling visitors to get their costumes ready, this may not be an entirely trustworthy source.

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