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I was invited as a guest of The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths to their Michaelmas Court and Awards Luncheon and took Owen as my guest.

Neither of us had been to this do before and did not know what to expect. It turned out to be a fine gathering that started in the pub and finished in the pub with a fancy dinner and fine dining in between. Meeting old friends and making new friends along with the great and the good of blacksmithing in the UK.

 

Mr Bush looking splendid all suited and booted sporting a fine moustache, across the table from me,

 

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After all that wine and port a few cold lagers were in order. This was taken by Ricky's wife outside the pub, a remarkable photo given that she was having trouble standing up straight. We had the pleasure of sitting next to Ricky and his wife at the dinner and just had a good time.

 

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Left to right, Ricky Delaney, Owen Bush, me and Adrian Legge.

 

Mick.

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sounds like a great excuse for drink.

 

im seein aid next week i will ask him all about it!

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Grand indeed! And worshipful company to boot! :lol: So are they going to let you two join the guild? Or would that cause some sort of societal breakdown? B)

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i don't know as i've ever laughed quite as loud as seeing Owen's smile between the two candles. good luck to yas, boys...

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Oh, that is splendid!

 

I can see you had a good time :-)

Owen, you should wear a suit like this in the smithy. Very becoming!

I mean it.

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Owen,

 

I WANT to see you with your moustache as that in Gembloux :lol::excl:

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WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Just wonderful

 

 

Mick ....ask Owen if he needs a smart hat...he looks like he needs a hat for ensemble.

was it hard for him to keep his elbows out of the soup?

 

Ric

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Howard, tie in pocket. As the formalities were over this was relaxing down the pub time.

 

Ric, Owen and I both did a good job of keeping our elbows out of the soup, on account of soup not being on the menu. This was far to posh for soup. The starter was Crab & Shrimp Tian with Thai Basil Cress and Lemon Creme Fraiche. It was very nice but you could of hid the portions in a clenched fist.

 

Peter, funnily enough wearing suits in the forge did come up in conversation.

 

Mick.

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Awfully nice day .....wat!

 

quite interesting as well .

 

thanks Mick.

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I just don't think we do things with that kind of style over here...

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It might have something to do with the time scale. :)

 

The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths

First mentioned: 1299

 

Incorporated by Charter: Queen Elizabeth I 1571

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It might have something to do with the time scale. :)

 

The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths

First mentioned: 1299

 

Incorporated by Charter: Queen Elizabeth I 1571

 

That does put a bit of a perspective on things now don't it?

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Hmm. I thought Mick had taken a page from Prince Claus' Declaration of Amsterdam.

 

Looks to be a good time had by all.

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Ceremony and tradition is something we do well over here. As Howard has pointed out we have had the time to practice.

 

Mick.

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