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2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« on: Sep 20, 2017, 10:44 PM »
Hi,

The 2018 QE2 Story Calendar is now available!  What better day to launch it, than 50 years to the day after the launch of the QE2.

I believe the main thanks for this year's calendar go to Isabelle, June and Lynda who have worked on all the monthly entries and the competition, and then put it together too.  We owe them our thanks!

A leaflet to advertise the calendar will be available at the conference on Friday.

https://www.theqe2story.com/2018Calendar
« Last Edit: Oct 22, 2017, 08:30 PM by Lynda Bradford »


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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #1 on: Sep 30, 2017, 01:04 PM »
15% off until October 2nd

Use LULU15 at checkout
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Offline cunardqueen

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2017, 05:50 PM »
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15% off until October 2nd

Use LULU15 at checkout 

Just ordered one of each, with the discount and the slowest postage
total is £30.29
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2017, 06:00 PM »
Just ordered one :)

Offline Cunarder Man

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« Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2017, 06:30 PM »
Super calendar - ordered!

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #5 on: Sep 30, 2017, 10:33 PM »
Thank you for the orders!

When you receive the calendars, would you like to post a little review on the product page? This would be helpful to any potential buyers who do not have experience with the previous years' calendars. And of course, we would enjoy reading pleasant tributes!

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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #6 on: Oct 10, 2017, 02:45 PM »
The marvelous 2018 QE2 Calendars are now available for sale !  Be sure and get yours so you can enjoy beautiful photos of our beloved ship year round !   :)
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #7 on: Oct 10, 2017, 05:58 PM »
My calendars are ordered and can't wait for them to arrive - one standard for my home  :), one standard for my office  :), and one deluxe for my teaching studio.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: Oct 10, 2017, 06:50 PM »
Arrived today! Great calendar.

Offline Clydebuilt1971

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« Reply #9 on: Oct 11, 2017, 01:15 PM »
Ordered the usual Premium one for the house and the standard one for the office.

 :)

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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #10 on: Oct 11, 2017, 08:34 PM »
My copy arrived today, really like the photographs :)

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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #11 on: Oct 12, 2017, 06:41 PM »
If any of you are brave enough to pose with your calendar, I'll use it on social media to promote sales. It gives it a more personal touch and reminds them we're a community of friends, not a business!
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Offline cunardqueen

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« Reply #12 on: Oct 12, 2017, 07:56 PM »
The QE2 2018 Calendar..
A must for any QE2 fan..
I'd drink to that...  ;)
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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #13 on: Oct 13, 2017, 06:24 PM »
If any of you are brave enough to pose with your calendar, I'll use it on social media to promote sales. It gives it a more personal touch and reminds them we're a community of friends, not a business!


Will take a picture tomorrow, since I actually plan to give it some dedicated space tomorrow (putting a nail in the wall), will be a great time to show it off. I can't make any photos right now since it is dark outside, and lighting is really bad at the moment.

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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #14 on: Oct 16, 2017, 03:19 PM »
My calendars have been shipped !  Can't wait !   :) :D
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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #15 on: Oct 16, 2017, 03:49 PM »

Will take a picture tomorrow, since I actually plan to give it some dedicated space tomorrow (putting a nail in the wall), will be a great time to show it off. I can't make any photos right now since it is dark outside, and lighting is really bad at the moment.


Didn't have the time to hang it and take the picture, I was actually ill during the weekend, around was around 20degrees outside, really nice, probably the last t-shirt weekend for this year, and I was lying ill on the couch inside  :(

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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #16 on: Oct 16, 2017, 04:00 PM »
Hi Bob - I hope you are feeling better !  June :)
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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #17 on: Oct 16, 2017, 07:33 PM »
I have been to work today, at the moment I'm getting more around the thought that it is maybe my left whisdomtooth, yikes, I hate dentist, I can't simple stand it  :(


In other news, here is a really bad selfie, man I do look rough in this picture, and the lighting is crap as I expected, might make another tomorrow morning, I have horrible lighting in here, one of those flame led units, not a big fan of those.

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #18 on: Oct 17, 2017, 12:17 AM »
Hi Bob, sorry to hear about your tooth, hopefully it will pass... but if not, the dentist will be able to help.

Great to see your picture, and the calendar already up on the wall behind you :) .

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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #19 on: Oct 20, 2017, 08:04 PM »
Be sure to get your order(s) in for the 2018 QE2 calendar.  As always, it is awesome, and many thanks to Isabelle for using her time and talents to set it up for us.   :)

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« Reply #20 on: Oct 21, 2017, 01:01 PM »
Better late than never. Order in for one of each.

Offline Trevor Casey

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« Reply #21 on: Oct 22, 2017, 11:29 PM »
I have been to work today, at the moment I'm getting more around the thought that it is maybe my left whisdomtooth, yikes, I hate dentist, I can't simple stand it  :(


In other news, here is a really bad selfie, man I do look rough in this picture, and the lighting is crap as I expected, might make another tomorrow morning, I have horrible lighting in here, one of those flame led units, not a big fan of those.
Great pic, Bob! Sorry to hear about your tooth. I had to get a cavity filled once. My entire left side of my face had numbed so much it was a hour till it looked normal again.
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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #22 on: Oct 23, 2017, 07:12 PM »
I would like to provide one small feedback item for next year, at the moment it is still 2017, and I might be one for the very few to have the new 2018 model on the wall already, but would it be possible to next year to add a little hook on the middle part that binds it all together? At the moment it is a little hard to have it hanging this way, since I really like the first photo. :)
If there is a good reason that it was done this way, please ignore my comment, it was just something that I was thinging of just now.

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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #23 on: Oct 23, 2017, 07:15 PM »
Hi Bob -

Try hooking a paper clip through one of the spirals in the center of the top and hang the top of the paper clip on your wall nail.

June   :)
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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

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« Reply #24 on: Oct 23, 2017, 07:21 PM »
Hi Bob -

Try hooking a paper clip through one of the spirals in the center of the top and hang the top of the paper clip on your wall nail.

June   :)


That exactly what I did in the end, instead a used a small nail and bent it into shape, maybe a paper clip would have been a lot easier, that would have saved me from searching for a set of plyers

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #25 on: Oct 23, 2017, 08:28 PM »
... would it be possible to next year to add a little hook on the middle part that binds it all together? At the moment it is a little hard to have it hanging this way, since I really like the first photo. :)
If there is a good reason that it was done this way, please ignore my comment, it was just something that I was thinging of just now.

Bob, we don't really have that option, since the printer we use only gives us the choice between the standard and the premium paper and binding formats. We can then of course arrange the photos with a much wider choice of formats (all of which are used in this calendar) and add whatever dates we wish to add.

What I have done with my premium formated calendar, is to push some ribbon or twine through the hole, and then hang it up by that. It is quite easy to turn the pages with the ribbon in the hole. As for the standard calendar, I just hang it on a nail that does not have much of a head. That seems to work quite well too. I hope this helps.

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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #26 on: Oct 24, 2017, 08:54 AM »
Ordered the usual Premium one for the house and the standard one for the office.

 :)

Gav

Calendars arrived last Friday - lookin' good!!

Gav

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« Reply #27 on: Oct 24, 2017, 09:31 PM »
Just over a month on in do we have any idea how the orders are looking ?
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #28 on: Oct 24, 2017, 10:05 PM »
Just over a month on in do we have any idea how the orders are looking ?

18 calendars sold so far...

I hope these were all sold to happy customers!

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #29 on: Oct 24, 2017, 10:10 PM »
Just received notification of a short-lived discount :

Save 25% On Orders of Print Products
Use Code: LULU25
Ends October 26th at 23:59


There is no indication of the time zone, so presumably it simply applies to the local time zone where you are placing the order.

Please go to https://www.theqe2story.com/2018Calendar for more information and how to order
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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #30 on: Oct 24, 2017, 11:01 PM »
Please, does anyone else have nice bright photos of them and their calendars?

Or if you really don't want to be in the photo, be inspired by Myles' photo above!  We need these to use as promotions for the calendar.  Many thanks.
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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #31 on: Oct 25, 2017, 04:27 PM »
18 calendars sold so far...

I hope these were all sold to happy customers!

I've done a $25 promotion on Facebook. So far, we're $7 of our way into it.  Have any more been sold? Are you able to check?
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Offline Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #32 on: Oct 25, 2017, 05:47 PM »
Just received notification of a short-lived discount :

Save 25% On Orders of Print Products
Use Code: LULU25
Ends October 26th at 23:59


There is no indication of the time zone, so presumably it simply applies to the local time zone where you are placing the order.

Please go to https://www.theqe2story.com/2018Calendar for more information and how to order

I ordered my two calendars today with the 25% discount. Looking forward to receiving them and cannot wait to see the excellent images. 
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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #33 on: Oct 25, 2017, 07:33 PM »
Photo attached of the discount in action!

For such a quality item, put together by hand by the members of this forum, its a BARGAIN!
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Offline Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #34 on: Oct 25, 2017, 07:49 PM »
Remember that there is tax and p&p added to the cost shown with the discount, but it is still a good product for the price. 
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« Reply #35 on: Oct 25, 2017, 10:14 PM »
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I hope these were all sold to happy customers!   

They did..But there should be a lot more happy customers out there! A lot more  >:(
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #36 on: Oct 26, 2017, 12:49 AM »
24 now sold.

Countries to which they have been or are being sent :

UK
US
CA
AU
NL

I cannot see from the web site who the customers are, nor whether they are Forum members or not. The calendar is available to anyone, no need to be a Forum member. So please tell your friends if they are QE2 fans or love good photos!

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Re: 2018 QE2 Story Calendar Available Now!
« Reply #37 on: Oct 26, 2017, 08:49 AM »
How does the 24 to date compare with previous years at the same stage?
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #38 on: Oct 30, 2017, 01:58 PM »
29 calendars sold now, the same countries as before.

Looking at last year's topic, we seem to be doing slightly better this year than we did this time last year, perhaps because the calendar was launched a little bit earlier, in time for the Conference :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,7419.0.html
« Last Edit: Oct 30, 2017, 02:02 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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« Reply #39 on: Nov 01, 2017, 02:11 PM »
Mine arrived yesterday.
Brilliant! Great quality as always.

 

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