Come and join us!

If you are in or near the Cheltenham area why not come along and join us.

Tonight at the Kemble Brewery Inn, 27 Fairview Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2JF from 7.00pm to 10.00pm and afterwards at the Curry Corner – I’ll be there with John “Elgar” Henderson and Eric Westbrook.

Tomorrow at the Midland Hotel, opposite Cheltenham Station (see the sticky post).  If you haven’t booked then don’t worry – you can pay on the door.  Admission is £10.00 which includes an introductory glass of wine and a self-service buffet, entry for the competition and a donation to the RNIB.  If you don’t want to enter the competion, then come along anyway.  Elgar and Warbler are among the setters who have indicated that they will be there.



  1. pommers
    Posted August 5, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Love to be there but unfortunately we’re not in the UK again until November. I’d like to meet Warbler as I really like her puzzles and also Elgar, just to find out what sort of person can be so fiendish!!!!!
    Have a great time and don’t forget to post the photos!

  2. Posted August 5, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Have fun y’all!. Regarding the “Introductory glass of wine” I think that is a bit patronising since I imagine that the majority of attendees would need no (re)introduction. If not patronising then potentially insidious for the newbies (“Not so fast, Nick ‘O’ Teen” and all that!).


  3. Qix
    Posted August 5, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    I would if I could, but I can’t :-(

    • crypticsue
      Posted August 6, 2011 at 11:31 am | Permalink

      Me too!

  4. Caravaggio
    Posted August 6, 2011 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    To all those of you who are going to the Midland Hotel, I hope you have a good day and that much enjoyment is had by all.

  5. Dickiedot
    Posted August 6, 2011 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Heard Elgar waxing lyrical on the radio this morning about this, a good piece. Have fun y’all

    • Qix
      Posted August 6, 2011 at 11:36 am | Permalink

      Can I ask what radio station that was?

      • Posted August 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

        Qix – link to Radio 4 Today programme snippet:

        • Qix
          Posted August 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Permalink


        • pommers
          Posted August 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

          Thanks for that Gnomey!
          Funny but Elgar/Enigmatist sounds like a perfectly normal person!

          • crypticsue
            Posted August 6, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

            He looks like one too – if you are ever in the UK when there is a Sloggers and Betters you will see for yourself. Mrs Cephas and I discussed how if you looked at a group of setters sitting quietly togther you would never realise how much evil lurked within. We agreed that if they were ever lured to the ‘dark side’ the country would be doomed :)

            • pommers
              Posted August 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

              God forbid that ‘luring’ takes place!
              I really will try to get to one of these meets – maybe next year.
              I’d love to meet a load of people that are just names at the moment.

  6. Dickiedot
    Posted August 6, 2011 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Well I just purchased a DAB sports radio and was shuffling through the channels etc, you now boys and toys etc, so it was either radio 4 or radio5live, hope this helps

  7. Spindrift
    Posted August 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    As far as the attendees at the Midland Hotel are concerned, I do hope nobody treads on their hands as they are walking home tonight…

    • pommers
      Posted August 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

      Plays havoc with the knees! Bought that T-shirt a few times!

  8. Posted August 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Permalink
  9. MikeC
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Good pics, Dave. Thanks to you, Eric, John and others for a fun, if challenging(!), day. Maybe it was a good job there was no real ale at the Midland . . .

    • Posted August 11, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

      Welcome to the blog Mike

      I’m sure there will be a repeat next year!