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Anyone been on an Oldie tour?

(11 Posts)
EmiliasNan Sat 17-May-14 17:09:50

With neither my bloke nor I being natural club-joiners, we do LOVE pubbing around, weekends in London and other capital cities being culture vultures, eating, drinking and generally bon vivanting, and I'm toying with the notion of booking us on an Oldie tour - they look meticulously planned and luxuriously accommodated, and while the bright and amusing not-so-young things who are the public face of the Oldie appeal immensely, who's to say what yer average Oldie tour goer is like? Am vaguely fearful at the idea of finding ourselves trapped for a week with braying bores, snobby Tories or bullying know-alls, so if you've been on one, your feedback would be immeasurably helpful.. Thanks smile

ninathenana Sat 17-May-14 17:29:08

I've just had to google this. I've never heard of the publication. I hope someone can enlighten you.

janeainsworth Sat 17-May-14 18:12:55

I went on an Oldie Piano weekend about 17 years ago.
Everyone was very nice.

Lona Sat 17-May-14 19:32:51

Nobody's going to own up to going on one after that damning description Emiliasnan grin

Ana Sat 17-May-14 19:39:39

grin Lona! I'm wondering why Emiliasnan is fearful that they might all be 'braying Tories'. Is The Oldie a right-wing publication? I know nothing about it, except that their forum was suddenly foisted on us some time ago...hmm

janeainsworth Sat 17-May-14 19:44:28

I joined Gransnet via the Oldie, Ana, so there [sticky-tongue-out emoticon]grin
The esteemed editor of the Oldie is Richard Ingrams, who was one of the founders, and the first editor, of Private Eye.
I think the Oldie has the same ethos as PE, so is probably more braying LibDem than braying Tory wink

Ana Sat 17-May-14 19:45:34

Well, at least one good thing came out of the foisting then, jane! grin

janeainsworth Sat 17-May-14 19:47:11

Aah thank you Ana! blush

Lona Sat 17-May-14 19:52:47

Not braying Tories, it was "braying bores" and "snobby Tories" (as if) grin

janeainsworth Sat 17-May-14 20:02:55

Don't forget the bullying know-alls Lona - are they Tories too? grin

Galen Sat 17-May-14 20:30:35

More likely UKIP like Nigel