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2015 Archive - 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« on: Oct 15, 2014, 08:26 PM »
Alan's been hard at work, and the calendar is nearing completion.  It looks absolutely superb, as I'm sure you can imagine if you had last year's, and if you've seen this year's photos throughout the year.

Watch this space!!   :)    :D
« Last Edit: Aug 02, 2015, 10:11 AM by Lynda Bradford »


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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar - Coming Soon !
« Reply #1 on: Oct 15, 2014, 08:39 PM »
Thank you very much, Rob, for letting us know that the new QE2 calendar is almost ready.  And many thanks to Alan for making up the calendar for us.  To have our beloved QE2 in sight in calendar form at our desks and in our homes is a wonderful and much appreciated comfort !  I shall look forward with anticipation to more news !  June   :)
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar - Coming Soon !
« Reply #2 on: Oct 15, 2014, 09:56 PM »
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  Watch this space!!         
We are !
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2015 QE2 Story Calendar available to order now !!
« Reply #3 on: Oct 28, 2014, 06:07 PM »
We are delighted to announce that QE2 Story 2015 calendars are now available for you to order, they are available to anyone, not just forum members, and can be ordered through the links listed below.

Once gain we have two different choices on offer, The Premium and The Standard, details of which are outlined below. All photographs used in each calendar are the same, although the choice of cover image is different between the two versions due to the differing formats of the layout. We have simply swapped images so that the cover image of one will be found on the inside pages of the other and vice-versa.

This year, the calendar website Lulu.com has lowered the base unit price for each calendar by £1.00 compared to the 2014 price. While in 2014 we made no mark up on any calendar sales the moderators have agreed, after some discussion, to include a small margin on the sale of the 2015 calendars to go towards the running costs of the forum.

As a result, 40p from each sale will go into the forum funds so that we can continue to provide you all with the most comprehensive and best possible QE2 information resource and discussion facility available and we trust that all members will be in agreement. The calendar will still be 50p cheaper than last year's.

We all hope you enjoy the new calendar and the memories that it will stir in you. Let’s all hope for a brighter year ahead for QE2.

The QE2 Story 2015 Premium Calendar
The cover of this calendar measures 19 inches by 13.5 inches. It is spiral bound along the top (13.5 inch) edge and has a hanging hole just below the binding. The pages of the calendar also measure the same as the cover and comprise an image pane at the top of the page which measures approximately 13.5 inches by 9.5 inches.  Beneath this is the day/date section which is roughly the same size. There is nothing printed on the reverse of each page.

This version costs £14.49 +p&p and taxes and can be previewed and ordered through the following link.
http://www.lulu.com/content/legacy-lulustudio-calendar/the-qe2-story-2015-premium-calendar/15419413

The QE2 Story 2015 Standard Calendar
The cover of this calendar measures 11 inches by 8.5 inches. It is spiral bound along the top (11 inch) edge and has a hanging hole opposite to the binding. The calendar opens to a size of 17 inches by 11 inches with the spiral binding in the centre. When open the image pane at the top measures 11 inches by 8.5 inches.  Beneath this is the day/date section which is roughly the same size. On the reverse of each day/date page is the following month’s image pane.

This version costs £9.49 +p&p and taxes and can be previewed and ordered through the following link.
http://www.lulu.com/content/legacy-lulustudio-calendar/the-qe2-story-2015-standard-calendar/15471728







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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #4 on: Oct 28, 2014, 06:38 PM »
Thats mine ordered, the larger one. Who else has placed an order, lets show our support !

Cant help but think keep the price the same and boost the funds slightly.
and the recent photos of the building of QE2, what a cover they would have made !

Well done all the gang for yet again producing a masterpiece.
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #5 on: Oct 28, 2014, 07:07 PM »
Thank you, Alan, very much for your post regarding the 2015 QE2 Story calendars.  It is a marvelous idea to have a portion of the sale's price go toward Forum expenses.  Thank you very much to Alan and to all who have helped produce this year's calendar in honor of our beloved QE2 !  Thank you very much to all those whose photos appear in this year's calendar.  It is a wonderful way to be close to our QE2 every day and the calendars make wonderful gifts.  The calendar's are keepsake items, so one to use day to day and one to keep forever is a good idea.  I have the large version of the 2014 calendar in my teaching studio and the photos are a great way to start a conversation with students of all ages about our QE2.  Let's support The Forum and have the opportunity to enjoy our QE2 year round !

June   :)
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #6 on: Nov 04, 2014, 10:12 AM »
I have found the quality of the previous QE2 story calendars bought from Lulu to be good.  If I can remember right the delivery time was quicker one year than the other, but I was still happy with the service. 

If you are thinking about buying a calendar(s) there is a 25% discount code that can be applied up to 13 November. 

Enter the code 25CAL at the check out stage and make sure the code has been accepted and the discount is showing before proceeding to payment.  This discount is applied to the price before tax and postage is added, but it is still a good discount. 


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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #7 on: Nov 04, 2014, 03:53 PM »
Calendar Newsletter Amendment

I had sent a newsletter to Forum members to let everyone know that the Calendar is ready to order.  Unfortunately I had copied the same measurements for the two Calendars.  My apologies for this and any confusion this may cause. The measurements are as noted above, the premium version is 19 inches by 13.5 inches and the standard version measures 11 inches by 8.5 inches.
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #8 on: Nov 04, 2014, 05:50 PM »
Just ordered my calendars !!   :D

One Premium for my teaching studio
One Standard for my office at work
One Standard for my home
One Standard for a friend in London

I can not put words to the amount of enjoyment I received and am receiving from the calendars this year, and I very much look forward to the 2015 calendars !  Also the fact that a small amount from each sale will benefit The QE2 Story is all the more gratifying !

Superb work, Alan, and thank you very much for making up the calendars !!

June   :D
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #9 on: Nov 04, 2014, 06:31 PM »
June l hope they gave you a good discount for the bulk order !

I do wonder if there is any way the forum can keep track of how many have been ordered, it would be interesting to hear if one size was more popular than the other or even how far and wide they are being sent.
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #10 on: Nov 04, 2014, 06:43 PM »
Alan can see how many have been ordered, I'm sure he'll let us know.  The numbers ordered last year reinforced for us the fact that we have to use a system like Lulu (low numbers makes it impossible to economically get them professionally printed in addition to the huge extra hassle factor of doing it this way).
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #11 on: Nov 04, 2014, 06:59 PM »
June l hope they gave you a good discount for the bulk order !

I do wonder if there is any way the forum can keep track of how many have been ordered, it would be interesting to hear if one size was more popular than the other or even how far and wide they are being sent.

It is indeed possible and something I keep an eye on. So far there have ben 16 ordered of which 7 are Standard.
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #12 on: Nov 04, 2014, 07:51 PM »
Just to let you all know that there is a new web page available to promote the calendars with.

Please let all your friends know about the calendar by emailing them, facebooking them, twittering them, phoning them, visiting them etc. etc. etc and this is the link to give them :-

http://www.theqe2story.co.uk/QE2Shop/2015Calendar/
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #13 on: Nov 04, 2014, 08:30 PM »
I just posted the link on Facebook for the general public to see.
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #14 on: Nov 04, 2014, 10:21 PM »
I just posted the link on Facebook for the general public to see.
this is the second year I'm having trouble trying to place my order with these LuLu people. In fact I gave up last year and did not purchase one.
Bring back Lynda I say. She did a magnificent job the first year we had the Calendar.
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #15 on: Nov 04, 2014, 10:27 PM »
this is the second year I'm having trouble trying to place my order with these LuLu people. In fact I gave up last year and did not purchase one.
Bring back Lynda I say. She did a magnificent job the first year we had the Calendar.
Mr Angry of Hextable.
What exactly's the problem Barrie? Can you be more specific so we can help?
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #16 on: Nov 04, 2014, 10:58 PM »
What exactly's the problem Barrie? Can you be more specific so we can help?
Hi Rob, long time no chat. I m trying to complete the order for my Calendar and they keep saying that my post code is invalid. My post code is entered CORRECT. I must be getting old and grumpy and my patients is being tested to a degree that I most likely will end up like last year and not getting one.
As usual I'm enjoying the forum, but very disappointed that we are not getting any definite news on our beloved QE2.

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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #17 on: Nov 05, 2014, 10:17 AM »
Hi Rob, long time no chat. I m trying to complete the order for my Calendar and they keep saying that my post code is invalid. My post code is entered CORRECT. I must be getting old and grumpy and my patients is being tested to a degree that I most likely will end up like last year and not getting one.
As usual I'm enjoying the forum, but very disappointed that we are not getting any definite news on our beloved QE2.

Hello Barrie, I ordered my two Calendars yesterday and I seem to remember there was an error message about my postcode but it was easily fixed.  I had either added a space between the digits or not added a space and when I changed this the post code was accepted.  I will send you a PM to discuss further. 
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #18 on: Nov 06, 2014, 07:55 PM »
I have had an email from Lulu promoting free shipping on orders placed up to November 11th. The offer might just apply to book orders but the message is a little vague. Try the following code.

When you're ready to check out, use code HSQ2 to get free shipping if you select priority mail shipping or 50% off if you select ground shipping.

Alternatively the 25% discount on calendar orders is still in place until November 13th. Use the following code.

Now through 13 November, you can save 25% off all calendars with code 25CAL.
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #19 on: Nov 07, 2014, 12:53 PM »
I ordered three calendars and have had no problems.

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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #20 on: Nov 07, 2014, 02:04 PM »
I just ordered one for my mum and it was extremely quick and easy. With the 25% off offer it came to £12.13 including post and packing, which I think is extremely reasonable!
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #21 on: Nov 11, 2014, 03:43 PM »
I just received an e-mail from Lulu saying my calendars have shipped !  I can't wait to see them !  June   :D
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #22 on: Nov 11, 2014, 04:42 PM »
Mine arrived today, delighted with it and as always great packing...
Alas no cheap shipping option for me..
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #23 on: Nov 12, 2014, 06:23 PM »
My calendars arrived yesterday evening, and they are magnificent !

The packaging was very good and they arrived in excellent condition.

My congratulations to all whose photos appear in the 2015 calendar and to Alan Snelson for the wonderful job in creating the calendar for us all !

Thank you !!

June   :)
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #24 on: Nov 13, 2014, 10:48 PM »
The calendar reduction (25CAL) code really works! Thank you, Lynda, for making sure we know it.

Valid until the end of today.

I have now ordered my 3 calendars and am looking forward eagerly to seeing them at Christmas time (the parcel will not be opened until then).

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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #25 on: Nov 16, 2014, 08:23 PM »
Just been looking at calendar sales, so far and there have been 53 sold across 5 countries, 25 Premium and 28 Standard.

A very good start, thank you all.
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #26 on: Nov 16, 2014, 08:40 PM »
I'm looking forward to receiving mine any day now.  Great Christmas gift idea!

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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #27 on: Nov 16, 2014, 08:42 PM »
My mum is delighted with hers which arrived in good time!
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« Reply #28 on: Nov 16, 2014, 08:56 PM »
I am still waiting for my Calendars and looking forward to receiving them. They were dispatched last week so I hope they are delivered soon.
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« Reply #29 on: Nov 17, 2014, 05:46 PM »
Attached are some pictures of my 2015 QE2 calendars.  They are wonderful !!   :D
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #30 on: Nov 20, 2014, 07:16 PM »
Just been looking at calendar sales, so far and there have been 53 sold across 5 countries, 25 Premium and 28 Standard.

A very good start, thank you all.

Hi Alan,

Have we sold any more yet?

Cheers,

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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #31 on: Nov 20, 2014, 08:25 PM »
Hi Alan,

Have we sold any more yet?

Cheers,

- Rob

Total sales up to 62. Unfortunately no significant response to the promotional banner on the Maritime Matters story as yet.
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« Reply #32 on: Nov 20, 2014, 08:33 PM »
Thanks Alan.
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Joseph Garnett, Cunard Building Manager, with his QE2 Calendar
« Reply #33 on: Nov 21, 2014, 01:20 PM »
Joseph Garnett has kindly sent photos of his new QE2 calendar outside the Cunard building.

Joe is the building's manager and showed us round back in May.



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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #34 on: Nov 21, 2014, 01:56 PM »
Joseph Garnett has kindly sent photos of his new QE2 calendar outside the Cunard building.

Joe is the building's manager and showed us round back in May.

What a lovely touch! So glad he appreciates it and had the kind thought to share his appreciation with us.

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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #35 on: Nov 21, 2014, 02:04 PM »
Those are wonderful pictures of Joe with the 2015 QE2 Calendar.  It was indeed very thoughtful of him to share with us the photos and really very nice that he chose the Cunard Building !
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« Reply #36 on: Nov 21, 2014, 04:19 PM »
Much appreciated that Joe took time to send these photos and hope he enjoys the Calendar photos as much as we have done.   :)
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Re: 2015 QE2 Story Calendar
« Reply #37 on: Nov 21, 2014, 06:09 PM »
Can one of our Facebook moderators please June's photos, and Joseph's photos, onto our Facebook page please?

I've tweeted them, and I tweet almost daily about the calendar too.
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« Reply #38 on: Nov 21, 2014, 06:19 PM »
Can one of our Facebook moderators please June's photos, and Joseph's photos, onto our Facebook page please?

I've tweeted them, and I tweet almost daily about the calendar too.

Done.
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« Reply #39 on: Nov 22, 2014, 02:54 PM »
I just received my calendars yesterday (1 of each size).  They are fantastic!