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Old September 3rd, 2014, 09:52 PM
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So where does one go to get some defender stuff? And what should I get that's a pain to get on this side of the pond?
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Head cheese, some jugged hare, foie gras.
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 10:13 PM
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Yeah ok on first two, but come on, nice foie gras can be had in Quebec
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Randy when are you going to be in london? I am heading there towards the end of september
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If you are this side of the pond towards the end of the month consider the LRO show at the East of England show ground at Peterborough 20/21st September.

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So where does one go to get some defender stuff? And what should I get that's a pain to get on this side of the pond?
Marmite and warm beer
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Randy when are you going to be in london? I am heading there towards the end of september
I should be there around first week in October.

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If you are this side of the pond towards the end of the month consider the LRO show at the East of England show ground at Peterborough 20/21st September.

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That would've been cool to catch. I guess warm beer and jugged hare it is.
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How long are you there? I went to the Land Rover factory in Solihull back in 2006, and it was really cool. You can take a train there from London, and I don't think its outrageously expensive.
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How long are you there? I went to the Land Rover factory in Solihull back in 2006, and it was really cool. You can take a train there from London, and I don't think its outrageously expensive.
Everything in the UK is outrageously expensive.

If you go on a train leave after 9:30am to get cheaper fares
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If you are this side of the pond towards the end of the month consider the LRO show at the East of England show ground at Peterborough 20/21st September.

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I second that, I'll be there! It's the last *good* show of the year and not too far from London.

As far as the warm beer, there's a young but very quickly growing microbrew movement here in the UK. Some really amazing stuff to be found if you look.
The warm stuff isn't really warm it's just traditional cask ale which doesn't have carbonation and isn't served as cold as the stuff that is kegged. Some of it's pretty okay.


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How long are you there? I went to the Land Rover factory in Solihull back in 2006, and it was really cool. You can take a train there from London, and I don't think its outrageously expensive.
funny thing, didn't even think of a factory tour. now i'll have to do that. i'm only there for a week, then i'm shooting down south for another week or so

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I second that, I'll be there! It's the last *good* show of the year and not too far from London.

As far as the warm beer, there's a young but very quickly growing microbrew movement here in the UK. Some really amazing stuff to be found if you look.
The warm stuff isn't really warm it's just traditional cask ale which doesn't have carbonation and isn't served as cold as the stuff that is kegged. Some of it's pretty okay.


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I hear you Art. Something tells me that the odds are stacked in my favor for getting served warm beer within a week in London.
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Factory tour is definitely worth it. I also did the Heritage Experience and got to drive a 1948 Series 1.
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Everything in the UK is outrageously expensive.

NO it isn't, depends on where/what you buy.
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funny thing, didn't even think of a factory tour. now i'll have to do that. i'm only there for a week, then i'm shooting down south for another week or so

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I hear you Art. Something tells me that the odds are stacked in my favor for getting served warm beer within a week in London.
Sorry, I meant the new microbrew movement in the UK is great because they copy American beer styles which include carbonation and are served very cold.
Although again, I have found a taste for Traditional English cask Ale (TEA) which is served from a room temp cask.
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NO it isn't, depends on where/what you buy.
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