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Does anyone still do Janet and Roy?
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WildFlowerBees · 28/10/2021 19:38

We did one once to friends who were getting married they were really very stressed about who these people were who would be attending their wedding with their small children.

Are they still going? I'd do one for someone.

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Gingernaut · 03/12/2021 14:48

@Lalliella

Umm - GDPR?!!

Janet & Roy are a fictional couple who are utter twats.

Their twattery is only limited by the writers of the fake round robins and their imaginations.
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JudgeJ · 03/12/2021 14:58

fake round robins

Known as boasts-by-post chez nous. They can be much more entertaining than most books I receive. Do people not realise that sometimes their 'news' also comes from other friends who put a totally different spin on events.

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Didiusfalco · 03/12/2021 15:07

@00100001 - I love these, better than my current book! Write another one! 🙏

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Blackberrybunnet · 03/12/2021 17:09

Loving this!!!

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emanresua · 03/12/2021 17:12

Dear So & So,

Well, it's been quite the year hasn't it! Who would have thought we'd be writing again during a pandemic, it's as though we've traveled back in time to the Spanish Flu. A few other things have gone back in time this year too - like Roy's dress sense! He's bought himself a velvet blazer - like the one he had when we were all at University, only this time it's not orange! I'll be sure to encourage him to wear it when we pop down to see you in the New Year and we can all reminisce about the good old days (I can't believe we're that old either!!).

We're all set for our tour, and very much looking forward to checking out some of our old haunts. Is the pub on the corner of the High Street still as raucous as it always was!? It's a shame Mark won't be able to join us this time - I'm sure you'll remember the night I'm referring to. The one with the sheep!

Speaking of people who are no longer with us, it's only right that we acknowledge Henry's passing when we get together. Roy and I were thinking that karaoke would be a fitting tribute. What do you think? I know he was pretty tone-deaf himself, but we've been practicing a duet of Ebony and Ivory, which always reminds us of him.

We hope everyone else has their accommodation sorted for the big weekend, but as we were a little late to the party we haven't been able to find a B&B so we'll bring the camper instead. This one will fit on your driveway, so we won't inconvenience anyone! We're still none the wiser about how last year's round-robin with all the organisational details didn't make it to our new address. We suspect you might have addressed it to Orchard Road, but we're Orchard AVENUE (it's because we're the road with the trees - that's an easy way for you to remember it). I can't imagine the couple at Orchard Road would have thought to re-deliver it to us. He's been "away". She says he's in the army, but Roy and I suspect it's the "other" kind of away!

Marcy and Owen have kept in regular touch, though the pandemic has stopped them from visiting. They're being very thoughtful, in light of Roy's condition, and have allowed us to sheild. We told them that the doctor said it wasn't really necessary, but they said they didn't want to be responsible for either of us getting sick again. I've phoned every Saturday morning to check on how they're doing. Marcy usually answers. She says Owen is often busy in the garden. He seems to have developed a real passion for it since they've both been working from home. Anyway, the big news is that she's pregnant - so we're going to be grandparents! I can't believe we're really old enough, though I know your grandchildren must be almost teenagers now!

Well that's all our news. Looking forward to the 8th/9th!

Tootles!
Janet & Roy

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stealthninjamum · 03/12/2021 17:14

Ooh I would love to send one. If anyone wants to pm me I’ll do it!

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froomeonthebroom · 03/12/2021 17:32

Love that one @emanresua

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Unmerited · 03/12/2021 17:51

@HaggisBurger

Do you understand what kind of data the DPA 2018 applies to? (Info “collected” for your own personal, family or household purposes is exempt - otherwise we would have stringent rules for our own address books!)

And that it applies to businesses and organisations, not private individuals?

Don’t be worrying about GDPR ….

Agree, but I like the idea of Janet and Roy worrying about GDPR and including that Roy ‘had a time of it’ with trying to get an appointment at the ‘CAB’ as didn’t want any of their Round Robin recipients to be disappointed. He’s made a helpful guide for anyone interested now though.

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PooWillyNameChange · 03/12/2021 18:00

If anyone can send one from Buckinghamshire/Berkshire I can do one from Northern Ireland. My in laws would be great candidates and definitely find it funny when I eventually fess up.

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HaggisBurger · 03/12/2021 18:17

[quote Unmerited]@HaggisBurger

Do you understand what kind of data the DPA 2018 applies to? (Info “collected” for your own personal, family or household purposes is exempt - otherwise we would have stringent rules for our own address books!)

And that it applies to businesses and organisations, not private individuals?

Don’t be worrying about GDPR ….

Agree, but I like the idea of Janet and Roy worrying about GDPR and including that Roy ‘had a time of it’ with trying to get an appointment at the ‘CAB’ as didn’t want any of their Round Robin recipients to be disappointed. He’s made a helpful guide for anyone interested now though.[/quote]
Love it!! I think Roy would be big into regulatory changes and compliance …

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00100001 · 03/12/2021 20:53

@emanresua Grin

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WeeTattieBogle · 03/12/2021 20:57

@Gracesquirrel

Oh I love this idea! I'd like to join in too I have a nomination to receive one and I'll happily write and send one too if anyone wants one with a South Wales postmark.

Is it too late to take you up on this?
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heelforheelandtoefortoe · 03/12/2021 22:43

I'd love for my cousin to receive one.
She's obsessed with researching our family tree and is convinced we are descended from royalty (we aren't) and that we have a missing aunt (we don't)
I've been studying the family tree longer than she has, I actually used to work for a national records office, but she's totally winding me up with her obsession with the likes of long lost family..
She's convinced there must be interesting things in our (boring) family and she's doing the whole "I'm older so I'm right" thing.
Anyway if someone can do a Janet and Roy from a 'missing aunt' that references the royal she thinks we're descended from, and a few bits of info that make it sound genuine, that would be fab

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Exhausteddog · 04/12/2021 08:42

@heelforheelandtoefortoe

🤣🤣

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Mummylin · 04/12/2021 09:39

I would just like to add that when my writer sent a letter to my brother and his wife, she added photos of bits of carpet asking which one they preferred ! And continued the story of a relative who was in prison ! I have kept this secret for 7 yrs, and I don't intend to tell them anytime soon. They were so puzzled 😂😂

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