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Dear QE2 Story forum members!

The calendars are now available!

Full information, including who to thank for it, and a preview of both versions, available here.

https://www.theqe2story.com/QE2Shop/2014Calendar/index.html

Let us know what you think.

I'll post the Facebook & twitter links soon, but thought you all should get first look :)

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Re: 2014 QE2 Story Calendars now available!
« Reply #1 on: Nov 02, 2013, 07:47 AM »
Rob:
Can you tell me if the photos are different between the preminum and the regular calanders?
Thanks!

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 02, 2013, 08:29 AM »
Rob:
Can you tell me if the photos are different between the preminum and the regular calanders?
Thanks!

Hi. You can preview every page of both calendars via the lulu site at the links given on the page, and compare how they look that way. Does that help?
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #3 on: Nov 02, 2013, 08:38 AM »
Rob:
Can you tell me if the photos are different between the preminum and the regular calanders?
Thanks!

The photos are the same in both calendars. The only difference is in the cover photos, as the premium calendar uses a portrait photo and the standard calendar a landscape photo. So those two pictures have been swapped, but both are included in both calendars.

Offline Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #4 on: Nov 02, 2013, 09:51 AM »
Thank-you to Alan Snelson who has done a fantastic job of compiling the Calendars so that Forum members can enjoy the beautiful photos from the monthly Photo Competition. 

The two sizes give a choice of what is best for you.  The premium version is the same size as what was on offer last year (19 x 13.5 inches).  The standard version gives you a choice of a calendar that is much smaller when closed (11 x 8.5 inches) however when opened it is only slightly smaller than the premium version (17 x11 inches). 

For more information on the size of the calendars have a look here: 
https://www.theqe2story.com/QE2Shop/2014Calendar/index.html

From the above page you can also follow the link to the Lulu web site to view the calendars and choose whichever is best for you. 

We hope you like the calendars and will join us in congratulating Alan on a job well done!  ;D
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Re: 2014 QE2 Story Calendars now available!
« Reply #5 on: Nov 04, 2013, 05:43 PM »
Great job, Alan !  The calendars are superb !!  I am most excited to receive mine for home and office and I shall always have our QE2 in my company. 
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 10, 2013, 05:25 PM »
My calendars have already arrived and they are absolutely wonderful !  Great job, Alan !
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Re: 2014 QE2 Story Calendars now available!
« Reply #7 on: Nov 10, 2013, 05:26 PM »
My calendars have already arrived and they are absolutely wonderful !  Great job, Alan !

Oh wow, that was quick June!   Thanks for letting us know, and your feedback, I hope everybody else will do the same!

Is there any chance of a photo of you with your calendar?

Cheers,

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« Reply #8 on: Nov 11, 2013, 01:39 PM »
Oh wow, that was quick June!   Thanks for letting us know, and your feedback, I hope everybody else will do the same!

Is there any chance of a photo of you with your calendar?

Cheers,

- Rob

Hi Rob - Thanks for your post.  I will get a picture and send it in.
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Re: 2014 QE2 Story Calendars now available!
« Reply #9 on: Nov 12, 2013, 07:53 PM »
My Calendar has also arrived, quite an impressive piece of stationery when seen up close. looking forward to January when I can put it up on the wall.
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Offline Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #10 on: Nov 12, 2013, 07:57 PM »
Good to see that the Calendar arrived so quickly and to see Alan with the finished product. 

Well done Alan  :)
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Re: 2014 QE2 Story Calendars now available!
« Reply #11 on: Nov 13, 2013, 01:30 PM »
Here are my calendars.  They are great !  Again, Alan, great job !
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #12 on: Nov 13, 2013, 02:33 PM »
Wonderful to see these! Thank you both, Alan and June, for the photos.

I am expecting mine any day now and am hugely looking forward to them :) .

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« Reply #13 on: Nov 13, 2013, 07:04 PM »
Just ordered mine, couldnt decide which was best, so it seemed only fair to order one of each.
Alan going by the photos they look absolutely stunning !
As a matter of interest on the larger size where was that cover taken?
Thanks Myles 
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« Reply #14 on: Nov 13, 2013, 07:34 PM »
Just ordered mine, couldnt decide which was best, so it seemed only fair to order one of each.
Alan going by the photos they look absolutely stunning !
As a matter of interest on the larger size where was that cover taken?
Thanks Myles

Hi Myles

Looking at some of the detail in the background I am reasonably sure it was taken in Southampton water. The photographer was Andreas Busecke (Hamburger) and I am guessing it might have been the final departure, though I don't have a date on the original image to confirm that.

I am glad you like the look of the calendars and hope you enjoy looking through them when they arrive. Well done you for ordering one of each!

It certainly was an honour to have been invited by Rob and the team to put the calendar together and it has been a real privilege to have such wonderful images to work with. On top of that, it is a genuine treat to have done it for such a dedicated and committed group of people.

I hope everyone who orders the calendar gets much pleasure from it and that it helps us all to keep the legend alive.

Best wishes
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Offline Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #15 on: Nov 14, 2013, 09:20 AM »
Just ordered mine, couldnt decide which was best, so it seemed only fair to order one of each.
Alan going by the photos they look absolutely stunning !
As a matter of interest on the larger size where was that cover taken?
Thanks Myles 

I received a message from Hamburger to say the photo was taken in Southampton, 10th Oct. 2008 at the beginning of her final transatlantic crossing westbound - together with QM2.

Thanks for this information  :)
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 14, 2013, 04:50 PM »
My calendar arrived yesterday, it's really good. Very worthwhile having one, it's not something I would actively use, rather it'll be treasured alongside Other QE2 memorabilia. Well done to the team who put it together.

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« Reply #17 on: Nov 14, 2013, 05:58 PM »
My calendar arrived yesterday, it's really good. Very worthwhile having one, it's not something I would actively use, rather it'll be treasured alongside Other QE2 memorabilia. Well done to the team who put it together.

Hello John, thanks for letting us know the Calendar has arrived and you like it.  Any chance of posting a photo of you with the Calendar?
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« Reply #18 on: Nov 14, 2013, 10:11 PM »
I am very impressed  ;D
The calendar is wonderful, and I am proud that a photo of mine took place in my birthdays month "October"
Thanks again
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« Reply #19 on: Nov 15, 2013, 10:51 AM »
Thanks June for posting your photo!  Do you mind if I post it on our Facebook page to help publicize the calendar?

If I can please encourage all of you to do the same, it helps both our community here, and to stop QE2 being forgotten!
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« Reply #20 on: Nov 15, 2013, 02:15 PM »
Thanks June for posting your photo!  Do you mind if I post it on our Facebook page to help publicize the calendar?

If I can please encourage all of you to do the same, it helps both our community here, and to stop QE2 being forgotten!

Hi Rob - Thanks for your post.  Please feel free to post my calendar photo on Facebook to help publicize the calendar, The QE2 Story community, and to stop our beloved QE2 from being forgotten.  The more we can all help in that area, the better for our QE2.
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« Reply #21 on: Nov 15, 2013, 05:49 PM »
Quote
  I received a message from Hamburger to say the photo was taken in Southampton, 10th Oct. 2008 at the beginning of her final transatlantic crossing westbound - together with QM2.

Thanks for this information   

Now that l know that l will study it in greater detail. l was standing at the stern and probably Hamburger will recognise where he was in this photo..
small world !

Much as though lm not a fan of the thing in the background, it does look imposing ;)
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« Reply #22 on: Nov 17, 2013, 03:43 PM »
Just ordered my copy and also one for my brother in law whose pic "departing australia" is in it :)


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Re: 2014 QE2 Story Calendars now available!
« Reply #23 on: Nov 20, 2013, 10:31 PM »
Anyone else with photos of their calendars after receiving them!?

Just ordering mine now - plus some as gifts.

Alan - your photo is now starring on Twitter and Facebook :)
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« Reply #24 on: Nov 21, 2013, 08:45 AM »
Famous at last! 8)
 
So pleased to hear that everyone has been happy with their calendars.
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« Reply #25 on: Nov 27, 2013, 10:39 AM »
I received my Calendars and I am delighted with the finished result.  Will post a photo at the week-end. 

I noticed on the Lulu web page that there is a code for free shipping by using the code FREESHIP when ordering.

I am not sure how long this offer will last but if you are ordering soon it would be worthwhile adding this code to see if it saves you some money. 
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #26 on: Dec 05, 2013, 04:39 PM »
Mine have arrived! It was a long wait, but arrive they did.  Lulu does point out that delivery can take up to 28 days (in my case, it was shorter than that).

No photos until Christmas -- they will stay in their packaging until the big day :) .

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« Reply #27 on: Dec 05, 2013, 04:50 PM »
Hi Isabelle - Looking forward to photos !   :D
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« Reply #28 on: Dec 05, 2013, 08:15 PM »
The Lulu website where you can order your 2014 QE2Story calendar have a free shipping offer as mentioned earlier by Lynda. This offer is available until 10th December and they are promising delivery by 24th December to anyone taking advantage of this offer, Use the code FREESHIP when ordering.

Calendar sales are at 69 as of this evening, a little disappointing so now is the time for you to place your order so that you are all ready for the New Year.

If anyone has ordered their calendar and delivery is taking longer than expected, the following link will take you to the Lulu support page. http://www.lulu.com/help/email_support.php

We only know of one late order so far but that has now been delivered.

I am currently working on a selection of desktop wallpaper for your computers. These should be available for you as a free download within the next week or two and I will post details in this topic when they are ready to go.
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« Reply #29 on: Dec 06, 2013, 11:22 AM »
Calendar sales are at 69 as of this evening, a little disappointing so now is the time for you to place your order so that you are all ready for the New Year.

If anyone has ordered their calendar and delivery is taking longer than expected, the following link will take you to the Lulu support page. http://www.lulu.com/help/email_support.php

We only know of one late order so far but that has now been delivered.

I am currently working on a selection of desktop wallpaper for your computers. These should be available for you as a free download within the next week or two and I will post details in this topic when they are ready to go.

Mine arrived in jig time Alan and was worth waiting for!

Looking forward to the desktop wallpapers also.

Thanks for your efforts

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« Reply #30 on: Dec 06, 2013, 03:46 PM »
The Lulu website where you can order your 2014 QE2Story calendar have a free shipping offer as mentioned earlier by Lynda. This offer is available until 10th December and they are promising delivery by 24th December to anyone taking advantage of this offer, Use the code FREESHIP when ordering.

Calendar sales are at 69 as of this evening, a little disappointing so now is the time for you to place your order so that you are all ready for the New Year.

If anyone has ordered their calendar and delivery is taking longer than expected, the following link will take you to the Lulu support page. http://www.lulu.com/help/email_support.php


We only know of one late order so far but that has now been delivered.

I am currently working on a selection of desktop wallpaper for your computers. These should be available for you as a free download within the next week or two and I will post details in this topic when they are ready to go.

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« Reply #31 on: Dec 09, 2013, 07:14 PM »
Hello all,

Last Dates for Christmas Calendar Deliveries : http://www.lulu.com/shop/holiday-deadlines.ep

There are two offer codes available just now

FREESHIP (free postage)

and  #decktheshelf (30% off your order).

Depends what you're ordering, where to, how many etc, which deal is the better one.

I just ordered one for myself, and one for Sue & Ian McNaught :)

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« Reply #32 on: Dec 11, 2013, 07:45 AM »
My first calendar arrived yesterday, less than a week after ordering via the cheapest postage option.

I'm blown away by the quality of it, the superb photos, the way it's been so thoughtfully compiled, and the quality of the paper too! seeing it online doesn't do it justice!
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« Reply #33 on: Dec 18, 2013, 05:39 PM »
I just ordered a calendar for a friend who lives in London.  She will be thrilled when she sees the wonderful photos.  Thanks again, Alan, for putting together this wonderful calendar tribute to our QE2 !! :D
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« Reply #34 on: Dec 18, 2013, 05:47 PM »
Thanks to you all for your comments, it is good to know that the calendar is being well received.

I m still working on the computer wallpaper for 2014 and would appreciate your feedback about how we can best deliver the images to our members. Please take a moment to give us your opinion in our Poll on the following link.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,5783.0.html

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« Reply #35 on: Dec 23, 2013, 06:43 PM »
Ian and Sue McNaught received theirs today, and were delighted and surprised.  I hope it helps them both to hang onto the wonderful memories of that wonderful ship.
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« Reply #36 on: Dec 24, 2013, 03:39 PM »
Nice thing to do, Rob.  I am sure they will thoroughly enjoy seeing QE2 in her glory each day throughout the year to come !
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« Reply #37 on: Dec 25, 2013, 04:50 PM »
Gave a copy to my brother in law for Christmas. He was thrilled. Well done!!


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« Reply #38 on: Dec 28, 2013, 12:31 AM »
Now that the calendars have been unpacked and the Christmas presents given and received, I want to say how beautiful they are and how much pleasure they have already given.

Thank you, Alan, for your inspired work in putting it together and designing the various pages -- the result is superb! And it was great to see the packages so well wrapped and such care taken to make sure that the calendars arrived in impeccable condition.

Big thanks also to all the photographers who allowed their pictures to go forward for the calendar.

Looking forward to enjoying it all year -- as indeed I have been enjoying the previous one!

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« Reply #39 on: Jan 02, 2014, 05:59 PM »
Now that 2014 is here, I am displaying my calendars, but I shan't be writing on them.  They will be saved with my QE2 memorabilia.  Again, Alan, a wonderful job on the calendars.  Literally, every person seeing them has commented on QE2 and also the quality of the photos, lay out, and form of the calendars.  I have one small in my work office, one small in my home office and the large one in my teaching studio.  My friend in London is thrilled with hers !  Thanks again !!  June
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