Tuesday, 21 October 2008

If you fancied the CPC you might want to read this....

And then the past came back to bite him on his ass........................

Thanks to all for the congratulations etc.
However I will not be going to the CPC Cruise after all.
Having read the visa requirements for tourists I am not eligible for the basic tourist visa due to a couple of drunk and disorderlies and other minor issues in my teens/ early 20's.
The US of A do not have spent convictions as we do over here so everything is valid forever.
To be fair I am not going to argue the fact as I have my own feeling as to our own borders being too fucking lax so would be a bit of a hypocrite to moan.

Rest assured I am going to qualify nice and early next year given the chance and make sure that I have sufficient time to sort the paperwork out and am going to use the $2000 for the flights and hotel that Will Hill donated to take Mrs Gav and my lad away for the week anyway as she was as excited about the trip as I was about going on a big boat. Looks like I will have to take her out on a pedalo wherever we end up :)

There is no way I am going to brick it all the way to Miami only to be told I am on the next flight back. It would be too stressful for me and the Mrs and that is a shyt start to a holiday anyway.

Anyways I have until tonight to give Will Hill the names of someone to replace me.
I have offered it out to someone already and have given them til 19:00 to get back to me then will be offering it to 2 others.

But on the off chance that these do not want to/ cannot go then I am open to offers.

I am after £200 to cover my buy-ins last week that gave me the chance to win the fooker and your flights for 2 will cost approx £1000 for 2 direct to Miami from Heathrow or £650 for 2 with stop-offs.

After that you need a hotel for 1 night in Miami and then it just your drinks money.

I need this sorted tonight as the registrations have to be completed by tomorrow evening latest with the cruise company so you will have to get a wriggle on.
I need to contact WillHill tonight as they will just take it off my hands if I have no takers.

Anyway you can mail me on gavin.hill@blueyonder.co.uk if needed but just make sure you have no prior convictions. Tomorrow will be too late I am afraid. It will be first come first served if there are any takers.

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As I have mentioned before I am not feeling too down as I am going to take Mrs Gav and my lad on holiday at the same time as the cruise with the $2000 Will Hill gave to cover the flights/hotels so all is not lost and you only live once so whats the point in worrying about it.
I have to admit though I was looking forward to meeting alot of the people that I play against week in week out and learning a thing or 2 from them as much as anything else so that is a disappointment and I really hope everyone has a cracking trip.

Joke time -

A little girl finds her dog dead with its legs in the air and asks her Dad why its like that. Dad says, "It's like that so Jesus can pick it up and take it to heaven". Next day she says to her Dad, "Mum nearly died 2day cos she was on her back shoutin Oh Jesus I'm coming. If the milkman hadn't been holding her down I think we would have lost her!"

I've never been known to be so high and then so low in such a small space of time but the positive is that I will end up with a free holiday anyway and that can't be bad.

Thanks as ever for reading



Just me said...

Jesus mate, what a killer!! WTF did you get up to when you were a kid?? lol ;)

Gavin said...

Well I didn't kill anyone but I was a bit of a plum when it came to having a tot and also went to the occasional football match for the wrong reasons.
However that was years ago so I am gutted that it still affects me but will make sure that I get an early ticket to the event in the future if I ever get the chance.

Amatay said...

Fucking sick m8. Im am going to the cpc but was told i dont need a visa. Are you referring to the visa waiver form which asks stuff about convictions etc that you fill out at customs.

Overview – what is the Visa Waiver Program? The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa

Dom said...

Is it still available mate?

Just emailed you.

Ill def take it 4 200 quid.

Dominic Kay

Hairy Gymnast said...

Ul mate.
At least you know you've got the game to qualify - and you will do again in the future.

Enjoy the trip with the family instead.

Wonky said...

Hi...bit of a bummer! I know someone who is after one if you still got it?

Wildcat said...

Really sorry you couldn't get there, that's rotten bad luck :( Very much appreciate the offer, and have a great time on your other holiday, you deserve it!

Gavin said...

Cheers all