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Title: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on July 26, 2019, 10:03:21 PM
As many of you know, since the sad loss of Carey Hancock (Ces) who was one of the first members of this board, we have held a Toast at Cropredy on Saturday night at the bar. Ces was a huge fan of Fairport, and especially, Swarb.

This year we will be gathering at about 7:30pm, in a break between turns.

Ces was also a supporter of The Teenage Cancer Trust, and every year we collect money for the charity during The Toast, and over the years we have raised thousands of pounds.

As well as Carey, many of us have lost loved ones, and this is a time to raise a glass to them.
It doesn't matter if you are a new member of the board or a long-suffering older member, everyone is welcome.
Shot glasses (plastic) are provided, and also people bring along their own 'interesting concoctions' for everyone's delight! These have included:
Marmite vodka, absinthe, garlic/chilli vodka etc.

Again, this is an open invitation for anyone who wants to join in - bringing a bottle of 'something nasty' is optional. † ;)

The Toast has become part of Cropredy for many of us, and this will be the fourteenth year of it.

Many members of the board have carried out the duties of proposing The Toast, and this year that duty will be performed by Jane Merrick.

Just to say. Please everybody, if you post here make it clear that this is an everybody welcome event. Yes it goes back a long way to Ces and Swarb, but the toast is 'Absent friends'. Bring your own memories, drink the worst and put ££$ in the fez.

A few reminders:

If you have brewed your own 'cocktail' you must drink a draft at Saturday lunchtime at the bar. If you are still alive later, you can serve it to the mob.
The is a serious fine for anybody who asks for more of any one brew.
So long as the blindness is only temporary, that's fine.


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Pugwash on July 27, 2019, 10:31:22 AM
Excellent. The Raspodka is churning away nicely.


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Dad Volt on July 27, 2019, 01:49:52 PM
I have a little something in preparation,having ditched one effort as being too awful for words!  :o


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Pugwash on July 27, 2019, 02:48:02 PM

If you have brewed your own 'cocktail' you must drink a draft at Saturday lunchtime at the bar. If you are still alive later, you can serve it to the mob.


Is there a time for this? How about when Digence does his hanky thing? Will there be official observers?


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on July 27, 2019, 11:55:40 PM

Excellent. The Raspodka is churning away nicely.

Look here Pugwash, you know the rules. Drink a draft at lunchtime and if you are still able to stray more than 50m from a turdis by 7pm, you can serve it.


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Pugwash on July 28, 2019, 10:19:30 AM


Excellent. The Raspodka is churning away nicely.

Look here Pugwash, you know the rules. Drink a draft at lunchtime and if you are still able to stray more than 50m from a turdis by 7pm, you can serve it.


Excellent, again, I do like clarity. As Iím waiting for a bit of an op unfortunately I wonít be able to check out the Raspodka. (I had a sample at Christmas and am ok now). Can I experiment on Amethyst instead?


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: mikec on July 29, 2019, 10:42:14 AM


 Can I experiment on Amethyst instead?


Listen Captain, what you do on your Man-O-War is your own business but keep it out of the field please. There are children present  :o :o ;) ;D [;-) {:-)


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on July 29, 2019, 10:49:47 AM



 Can I experiment on Amethyst instead?


Listen Captain, what you do on your Man-O-War is your own business but keep it out of the field please. There are children present †:o :o ;) ;D [;-) {:-)


Cheeky!


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: mikec on July 29, 2019, 11:04:28 AM



Cheeky!


Who, Moi ?? † [;-) [;-) [;-)


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on July 29, 2019, 12:34:52 PM


Oui... tu!


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 02, 2019, 10:33:32 AM
Shot glasses... I've found 60 unused that I will bring, can someone please bring more... Ta.


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: mikec on August 02, 2019, 01:34:06 PM

Shot glasses... I've found 60 unused that I will bring, can someone please bring more... Ta.


I've a pack of 80 I'll bring along. I can only hope they are robust enough to withstand Dad Volts concoction. At least for the 5 seconds between pouring and drinking  :P :P I still remember a couple of last years 'brews' melting through folks shots glasses cause they took ages looking at them.

As for the Raspodka-well I'll let Amethyst test it first  ::) ;)


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 02, 2019, 02:08:20 PM


Shot glasses... I've found 60 unused that I will bring, can someone please bring more... Ta.


I've a pack of 80 I'll bring along. I can only hope they are robust enough to withstand Dad Volts concoction. At least for the 5 seconds between pouring and drinking †:P :P I still remember a couple of last years 'brews' melting through folks shots glasses cause they took ages looking at them.

As for the Raspodka-well I'll let Amethyst test it first †::) ;)



As long as you try it second! †;D ;D


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: mikec on August 03, 2019, 01:08:54 PM



Shot glasses... I've found 60 unused that I will bring, can someone please bring more... Ta.


I've a pack of 80 I'll bring along. I can only hope they are robust enough to withstand Dad Volts concoction. At least for the 5 seconds between pouring and drinking †:P :P I still remember a couple of last years 'brews' melting through folks shots glasses cause they took ages looking at them.

As for the Raspodka-well I'll let Amethyst test it first †::) ;)



As long as you try it second! †;D ;D


Youíre on! 😉👍🏴‍☠️😘


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on August 03, 2019, 10:56:49 PM
So Indian single malt, or St Ives', Dead Men's Fingers rum?  :P


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on August 03, 2019, 11:15:08 PM
Rum please.


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: mikec on August 03, 2019, 11:51:47 PM
Oh definitely the malt please. If only to be able to go back to work and tell all my Tata colleagues about it 🤣🤣🤣


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on August 04, 2019, 11:48:26 AM
This years effort from me is.....The Yellow Stuff.

Following on from the truly horrible Brown stuff of 2017 ..(correctly identified as a mix of rum,polish spirit and Carvonia by Marion Fleetwood).
And last years unexpectedly pleasant The Green Stuff (based on Juiced Kiwi fruit with Lemon Chillo and Vodka)..

I fear that the Yellow stuff is far too palatable,but hey ho its done!!!!


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Kathryn on August 06, 2019, 12:40:35 PM
Iíll be thinking of all of you and raising a glasss here.....or a cup of tea more likely since Iíll be meeting new  Airb&b guests within the hour.

Weíve been visited with far too many deaths in our group of friends this past year so the remembering will be especially meaningful.


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on August 06, 2019, 08:56:54 PM
Now you're all excited.
Rum with hints of paraffin, Tabasco and wet suits.  


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Brendan on August 06, 2019, 11:25:47 PM
I'm sure I have a cd single by Francis black called dead men's fingers I don't remember if it tasted nice


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Dad Volt on August 07, 2019, 05:50:48 AM


Shot glasses... I've found 60 unused that I will bring, can someone please bring more... Ta.


I've a pack of 80 I'll bring along. I can only hope they are robust enough to withstand Dad Volts concoction. At least for the 5 seconds between pouring and drinking †:P :P I still remember a couple of last years 'brews' melting through folks shots glasses cause they took ages looking at them.

As for the Raspodka-well I'll let Amethyst test it first †::) ;)

Oy! This year's offering has vegetables in it,therefore logically it's healthy and part of your five a day.  [;-)


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: abby (tank girl) on August 07, 2019, 09:55:29 AM
we have another 80 shots, do we need some more? shout up now, we can get them today if so.......


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: jOhN on August 07, 2019, 04:26:28 PM
Dead Mans Fingers....one of my favourites!!


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: T2k (Tracy) on August 08, 2019, 12:40:22 PM

Oy! This year's offering has vegetables in it,therefore logically it's healthy and part of your five a day. †[;-)



Oooo thats novel bringing the carrot chunks with you...

enjoy!!!!


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Dad Volt on August 10, 2019, 05:30:03 PM
Sadly due to a tweaked back rrendering me temporarily useless I am un able to attend the toast ( for the first time I can remember) I will be sending a surrogate suitably equipped however!


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Pugwash on August 10, 2019, 05:33:19 PM
Oh dear here have some restorative Raspodka. Hope your back quickly behaves itself  [;-) [;-)


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Jim on August 10, 2019, 05:35:09 PM

Sadly due to a tweaked back rrendering me temporarily useless I am un able to attend the toast ( for the first time I can remember) I will be sending a surrogate suitably equipped however!


Blimey!
Must be bad to miss out on the general merriment that is the CH toast.
Man up lad, tha's fer Wakey!


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Kathryn on August 10, 2019, 07:46:56 PM
Thinking of you all

And special thoughts for Shirl and Big Dave... and a few heartbreaking losses in our circle of friends here in Maine....
ďAbsent FriendsĒ.    


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on August 11, 2019, 11:55:12 AM
Great job done by Jane and PastyBoy. (The Frog only phoned it in.)



Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 11, 2019, 04:00:30 PM
After coming many years to the festival, I finally made it to the toast for the first time! Thank you to those who welcomed (I was wearing the Simon Nicol paint splatter shirt and NY baseball cap). Sorry Iím a bit rubbish at remembering names but I do remember Amethyst (Jenny), PaulT and Gareth (?). I do remember some of the concoctions however...Paulís Polish Brandy was awful (sorry Paul) but liked the Yellow Stuff and the Raspodka Not too keen on the Palma Violets and I refused the Dirty Vodka with the veg in  :o


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: PaulT on August 11, 2019, 04:30:10 PM

After coming many years to the festival, I finally made it to the toast for the first time! Thank you to those who welcomed (I was wearing the Simon Nicol paint splatter shirt and NY baseball cap). Sorry Iím a bit rubbish at remembering names but I do remember Amethyst (Jenny), PaulT and Gareth (?). I do remember some of the concoctions however...Paulís Polish Brandy was awful (sorry Paul) but liked the Yellow Stuff and the Raspodka Not too keen on the Palma Violets and I refused the Dirty Vodka with the veg in †:o


I must correct your description of my brandy, Chris - it was Romanian, not Polish! Though it was indeed awful.  It may well have had subtle notes of Brasso.  Good to meet you - liked your shirt!

Honourable mentions for the lemon sherbet vodka and the peanut liqueur provided by the younger members of the throng - not at all unpleasant.

I have a vague recollection of discussing Shipham's fish paste vodka for next year.  :o


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 11, 2019, 04:33:53 PM
Sorry got the nationality of your brandy wrong Paul. I have a Romanian friend so will mention how awful it was to him - see what he says  ;D


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: PaulT on August 11, 2019, 04:43:36 PM

Sorry got the nationality of your brandy wrong Paul. I have a Romanian friend so will mention how awful it was to him - see what he says †;D


When you tell him the brand (Dracula Immortal), I would not be surprised if he says something along the lines of "oh that commercial muck? The real homemade stuff is so much better"!  ;D


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: NeilB on August 11, 2019, 09:07:36 PM
The gherkin concoction was, err, memorable.


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on August 11, 2019, 09:19:26 PM

The gherkin concoction was, err, memorable.


The Gherkin Vodka was the outright winner and the damage claims will arrive soon.


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Pastieboy (Trev) on August 11, 2019, 10:23:11 PM
All you kind folks managed to donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust the grand sun of   £171. 65 p
Well done all . Proud to be a TAW


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on August 11, 2019, 11:10:10 PM


The gherkin concoction was, err, memorable.


The Gherkin Vodka was the outright winner and the damage claims will arrive soon.


Oh donít remind me! I donít drink, but was coerced into some by a certain person when I popped down to look for someone just after the toast. Only had a drop on my tongue...still traumatised....ĎAch y fií as they say in Wales.

Great news about the collection  :)



Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Andy on August 11, 2019, 11:32:27 PM
Some revolting drinks, well done to all concerned!


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: PaulT on August 17, 2019, 07:36:51 PM
One week on, just in case anyone had forgotten the taste...


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Pugwash on August 17, 2019, 09:21:41 PM
PaulT that was revoltingly horrible. Had to check my enamels afterwards donít you know :-\


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Andy on August 20, 2019, 02:50:42 PM
Some shots from my phone,


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Jules Gray on August 20, 2019, 07:18:53 PM
Names would be good.  I still don't know what everyone looks like.

Jules


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on August 20, 2019, 08:16:58 PM

Names would be good. †I still don't know what everyone looks like.

Jules


Neither do I and I was there!  ;D Actually Iím in the background in the first pic of the 3...


Title: Re: The Carey Hancock Toast
Post by: mikec on August 21, 2019, 07:47:59 AM


Names would be good. †I still don't know what everyone looks like.

Jules


Neither do I and I was there! †;D Actually Iím in the background in the first pic of the 3...


My son Josh is in the left foreground of Andy's last photo. (I was fixing tents at the time)