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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 27-12-2015, 12:15
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So lets just see if I have this right Gemmy. Your going to go to Calais, in your car at Christmas on your own, stock up on booze and cigs and then kip in a sleeping bag in the back?

Doesnt sound like much fun to me.

You see in theory its not a bad idea and I can kind of see the appeal of getting away from it all on your own but you have got it completely wrong. Go by all means, kiss your beloveds goodbye and say you will be back sometime tomorrow. Once in France do your shopping but then book into a swanky hotel and just phone home saying the car has broke down / ferry strike / the wrong kind of migrants at the port / sat nav broke or any good lie of your choice and then just sit back and fill yer boots for a couple of days. Make sure they have wifi so we can see how your getting on.

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So lets just see if I have this right Gemmy. Your going to go to Calais, in your car at Christmas on your own, stock up on booze and cigs and then kip in a sleeping bag in the back?

Doesnt sound like much fun to me.

You see in theory its not a bad idea and I can kind of see the appeal of getting away from it all on your own but you have got it completely wrong. Go by all means, kiss your beloveds goodbye and say you will be back sometime tomorrow. Once in France do your shopping but then book into a swanky hotel and just phone home saying the car has broke down / ferry strike / the wrong kind of migrants at the port / sat nav broke or any good lie of your choice and then just sit back and fill yer boots for a couple of days. Make sure they have wifi so we can see how your getting on.

And people say Im as thick as sh**

No No No, A "DAY" trip. Out tomorrow morning back tomorrow evening


To fill my boots until middle of April, no ulterior motive I promise, I'm a good boy


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As I've had to cancel our normal xmas trip, anyone know of a cheap day trip offer so I can top up the cellar and cigar store


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Have a good trip mate, enjoy.hate to think of you having an empty cellar.

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Saw the various free trip offers, wouldn't be interested, the wine they offer isn't
I'll be just in the car, so sleeping bag and blankets at the ready (I'm a tight arse )


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So why the sleeping bags Tony!

That was when I was considering doing a 2 day return (same price ) However, just going for the single day as I've now said.


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That was when I was considering doing a 2 day return (same price ) However, just going for the single day as I've now said.


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Chicken! Hey! take your sleeping bag and there is a field by the motorway as you come off the ferry with a massive ready made campsite. Im sure they would find you a tent and make you very welcome. In fact you could take some of your booty and share it with them.

About ten years ago I used to occasionally work in the Dover, Hastings area and would stay overnight in a hotel on the sea front at Dover and for a night out I would go to France. It would only cost about a fiver for a foot passenger and in those days fags and booze on the ferry were a real bargain so I would have a good night on the ferry and then stagger back to the hotel laden down with carrier bags full of stuff thats bad for me.


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