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  • Our best holiday destination for a games night (part two)
    it the best game to take camping But dear games enthusiasts what of those other board games you know and love And how can we help those people averse to nights huddled in a sleeping bag listening to the sounds of downpour upon canvas Fear not for we cater for all tastes here at the Not so quiet night in blog So continuing in this where to take your games vein here is The Best holiday destination for a games night 2 LOGO Billionaire Perfect in every way for Billionaire enthusiasts the Mandarin Oriental in London s Knightsbridge is said to be Britain s most expensive hotel suite at 18 000 per night We use the phrase is said because we re relying on the Daily Mail for this information the Telegraph names fellow London destination The Lanesborough in top spot and the hotels concerned divulge rates for their premium suites solely on a P O A basis to credible V I P s Not us Note to Drumond Park Finance Director AGAIN can I chase my application for expenses for this piece First hand research is vital for articles such as this For your 18 000 you get a nice bed for the night a spacious balcony on which to set up the board and look down upon Hyde Park oh and a personal butler to move the pieces around for you and your friends The hotel s website also mentions free wi fi and for that money we d hope they d throw in tea and coffee making facilities and a couple of those little packets of shortbread Should you take up our recommendation and book in please let us know how you got on perhaps taking some nice photographs of your game in situ Whilst we monitor

    Original URL path: http://www.drumondpark.com/blog/holiday-destination-logo-billionaire (2016-02-11)
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  • The dice stool: put your feet up on this
    home was the shopfloor of Myriad Mundford s an independent retailer in the small town of Mundford on the north side of Thetford Forest We d driven past loads of times but never ventured in it turned out to be an extraordinary treasure trove of vintage and rustic styled homeware crammed with stock and much more spacious than the store s frontage and location would imply Thanks to the owners

    Original URL path: http://www.drumondpark.com/blog/dice-stool (2016-02-11)
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  • Best of British icon: Six-Wheeled Cars
    way If four wheels were standard three could be seen to be downmarket Six wheels would surely be better The Tyrrell P34 made its Formula One debut in 1976 There were sound technical reasons why developing a six wheeled racing car was a promising idea but to be honest we weren t greatly interested in them at the time a six wheeled racing car was quite simply the coolest thing on our new colour TV and we wanted one for our Scalextric set Yes Thunderbirds and Lady Penelope had already done the six wheel thing with the FAB1 But that was just a model This was the real thing Paying close attention to the Tyrrell was designer and innovator Robert Jankel Jankel was founder of the Panther Westwinds car company one of those quintessentially Best of British niche car manufacturers of the era On the hunt for a new concept Jankel resolved that what the world needed was a six wheeled ultra luxury road car one that might casually potter along at two hundred miles per hour at around six mpg The Panther Six caused a sensation amongst impressionable readers of The Observer s Book of Automobiles it allegedly had

    Original URL path: http://www.drumondpark.com/blog/iconic_six_wheeled_cars (2016-02-11)
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  • Competition time - it's a LOGO giveaway...
    the making loads of waves just a few months into its young life LOGO Grab which sort of turns everything LOGO related on its head No board Numerous dice Everybody plays at once The phrase we keep returning to again and again is ultra competitive Spend a couple of minutes with it and you ll realise why You can find out a bit more about them on their product pages

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  • Things we love: A Massive Great Big Enormous Party-Sized Pork Pie
    is a full seven inches in diameter enough for a full roster of Articulate players plus any other curious family members who poke their head round the door We recommend finishing your mouthful before attempting your turn you may wish to wipe any crumbs from the board before repackaging They come from Sarah Pettegree at Bray s Cottage Sarah makes her pork pies in an old flint barn overlooking the sea and is Britain s Pork Pie Maker to the Stars She s been on radio and TV including Heston Blumenthal s Channel 4 show and is the go to lady whenever the foodie magazines want some artisan pork pie love What we are to board games she is to pork pies She is in short Mrs Pork Pie They can be delivered directly to your not so quiet night in for 26 and that includes a message baked in pastry lettering on top Her common requests are things like HAPPY BIRTHDAY and DAD but we re sure she ll accommodate more specific games evening themed ideas such as OUT OF TIME MISS A TURN or simply LOOOS SERRR If you DO order a game related one send us a

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  • Best of British: Last of the Summer Wine
    shows we d most like to see cancelled polls and by the end was definitely irredeemably uncool Or was it Perhaps it had outstayed its welcome but those stratospheric viewing figures never dropped to anything less than very respectable Familiarity breeds contempt and there was no TV show more familiar But with a little distance let us now see it for what it was a consistently well written occasionally brilliantly written slice of British sit com packed with fine performances from some of this nation s most accomplished comedy actors We like it and we re PROUD If it s time for Wine revivalism nobody leads the way more than radio presenter Bob Fischer and film maker Andrew T Smith At their site summerwinos co uk they document their project to watch all 295 episodes of the show in order from the start It s a mind boggling undertaking they ve written thousands upon thousands of words already examining episodes scene by scene and digging under the skin of each character to discover what made them so loveable and well so utterly human We d previously heard of Bob Fischer via his brilliant memoir Wiffle Lever to Full in which

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  • Drumond Park
    destinations for a games night 2 Read More September 24 2015 Drumond Park people Connie the DP Intern Read More September 22 2015 We won another award for LOGO Lite Read More September 17 2015 Fantasy not so quiet night in Jocelyn sends the invites Read More September 16 2015 The dice stool put your feet up on this Read More September 14 2015 And the best game to take

    Original URL path: http://www.drumondpark.com/blog/?o=27 (2016-02-11)
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  • Drumond Park
    Two add your characters Get your scientist ready for saving the future of mankind What is he going to wear Is he in the lab or out on the streets Is he a mean fighting machine or is he kind but slightly wayward and crazy One produce your own ultimate adventure film with some awesome scenes and plenty of colourful imagination we re hooked If you ve ever wanted to create your own movie show it on Facebook Myspace Youtube blogs or forums or email it to your mates then this is definitely the coolest kit you ll ever own Animatazz combines the fun of clay modelling the magic of storytelling and the skill of movie making in one easy to use package It makes clay animation easy and exciting The inventor has been teaching the delights of animation to kids for over 10 years He knows from vast experience what they can do and can t do and at least as important what is and isn t fun Animatazz bendable figures help you make your movie in minutes Just clothe them in modelling clay to create any number of brilliant home grown characters from historic heroes to modern Martians

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