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« on: August 08, 2020, 04:03:44 PM »

Just in case anybody is wondering what 'The Toast' is.

Well it started fifteen years ago, with members of TalkAwhile gathering at the bar to remember somebody we had lost that year and over the years this has become all inclusive, not only remembering people from the Cropredy family, but also those lost to individuals.

The toast is 'Absent Friends'.

This year has been especially hard and so the toast has to be done, even though we can't be there. So it will be in the official Fairport stream. There will be a short history of the tradition, but will finish with the toast. Everybody please be there and raise your glasses.


Those that should be thanked:
Field 7 Trev, who actually organised the Toast being added to the Fairport stream
David Hughes, who wrote and narrates the history of the Toast
Andy Leslie, who organised many of the photos
The Frog, who made sure this got progressed and has been the catalyst for so many years.
Jim, who will propose the toast
Nev Bull, who took turned the audio and images into a video
Lucy (Daughter of YaBB), who is running the donation page
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 08:01:49 PM »

Just time to concoct the Vegemite Vodka...
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 08:02:46 PM »

And tips of the fez to the aforementioned, and YABB...
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 09:44:37 PM »

Well done to all that worked hard for this to happen.
I shall look forward to seeing it on Saturday.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2020, 11:21:21 PM »

Spoiler, but one of the 'Absent Friends' toasted this year will be Fairport's Cropredy Convention itself.

The link to donations to The Teenage Cancer Trust is www.toast.org.uk
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2020, 11:26:04 PM »

Just a thought, where can i watch it?

Scrub that, its next week, isnt it😣😂😂😂

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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2020, 11:55:26 PM »

So looking forward to this, thanks all.
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2020, 12:33:02 AM »

In terms of technological stuff I'm the last person to know but could a Zoom or Teams thingy be arranged?
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2020, 03:48:59 PM »

Yep, something like this exactly what these 'meetings apps' are for.
Even without a Microphone or Camera one can login and hear the audio of others, and with Zoom, chat.
Every week we have a staff meeting with around 200 logged in, works great and it's wonderful to see your much missed pals.
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2020, 08:19:27 PM »

If anyone has any pics of their offerings for the virtual celebrations please post them so I can add to the just giving page...... sauerkraut gin going live shortly (samples could be sent via post however I have concerns it may explode en route!!)  Tiara Tiara
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2020, 11:44:49 PM »

The Pugwash toast


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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2020, 09:25:24 AM »

Question - how did the tradition of toasting with really horrible drinks start?

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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2020, 03:10:58 PM »


Question - how did the tradition of toasting with really horrible drinks start?

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A point of order, I don’t know whether my drink is really horrible yet. Grin Fez
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2020, 04:30:05 PM »


Question - how did the tradition of toasting with really horrible drinks start?



One man deserves the credit and the blame. Frog.

A fairly small group of us dressed in LOUD shirts, the Frog produced a bottle of 'Chinese Drain Cleaner' and we toasted Ces. (We don't know what it was, the bottle was all in Chinese.)
After that people just took up the challenge.
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2020, 04:34:45 PM »

Haha. Thanks, Colin.

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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2020, 08:39:54 PM »


Haha. Thanks, Colin.

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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2020, 05:23:46 PM »


Just time to concoct the Vegemite Vodka...


... and now I can report that it is really rather ------ dreadful.  Roll on tomorrow (I think).
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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2020, 06:18:48 PM »

There are no words that can be used to describe sauerkraut gin..... none..... ever.....


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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2020, 05:23:56 PM »

If anyone has any pics of their offerings for the virtual celebrations please post them so I can add to the just giving page...... sauerkraut gin going live shortly (samples could be sent via post however I have concerns it may explode en route!!)  Tiara Tiara
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I don't think I've done this right ... don't know how to actually post a photo!
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2020, 05:25:44 PM »

In terms of technological stuff I'm the last person to know but could a Zoom or Teams thingy be arranged?

If you want a zoom, I have a paid sub ... is it a good idea to post a link when I don't know who'll see it ??  I'd be ok with it on here, but I couldn't be sure that it wouldn't be posted on fb or somewhere. 
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