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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 14-02-2015, 13:07
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This is the first thing on this site today that's made me laugh out loud.

I could get a job there as a Red coat! I can play guitar, sing etc. Where do I apply?


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post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 14-02-2015, 13:25
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Any more bad language like that and I'll send round the camp commandant Jeffrey Fairbrother

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Not to me you won't, not there or anywhere like it
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post #23 of 31 (permalink) Old 15-02-2015, 08:17
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On another thread La Manga is full to bursting apparently so obviously lots of people like that sort of thing be it for short stays or overwintering.
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post #24 of 31 (permalink) Old 15-02-2015, 08:50
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Yes, Butlins and Pontins and Maplins were the same, in the 60/70/80s

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How else does one escape from the dreary weather in this country, if not by heading, as many of us do, to Costa Spain.

If its not for you, stay put and grizzle in the Uk whilst the rest of us enjoy the sun. Or if you prefer head to inland Spain and freeze in solitude.

For me a few, or even a lot of neighbours is a small trade off for warmth on the old bones.

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Catch a plane, apartments in Spain/ Portugal are 10/a/penny in winter, damn sight cheaper than a ferry/tunnel, 1000/1500 miles each way at 25mpg+site fees +++

Oap s used to/still do have an elongated hotel stay, then you can get a 'Madge' scooter.

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Yes, Butlins and Pontins and Maplins were the same, in the 60/70/80s

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Yes, strange that,then as now people voting with their feet(or motorhome) and doing what they choose to do.

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Catch a plane, apartments in Spain/ Portugal are 10/a/penny in winter, damn sight cheaper than a ferry/tunnel, 1000/1500 miles each way at 25mpg+site fees +++

Oap s used to/still do have an elongated hotel stay, then you can get a 'Madge' scooter.

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Some good hotel long stay deals if you want to stay in Benidorm or the Costa's, not for us at the moment but has always been a future option.

Apartments can be very cheap but sometimes a bit lonely as they can sometimes be in an almost empty block and even we like a few neighbours.

Again an option for the future.
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You can rent an apartment in the Canaries for about 400 quid a month, maybe less. As I mentioned earlier, Terry (geriatricbackpacker) is in India for 3 months. I know how much he is paying and its cheap as chips. Ok flights are a bit pricey but I wonder how it stacks up against hauling your van 1500 miles to sit in a packed campsite where to be fair the weather is better than here but only warmish for a few hours.

If I had 3 or 4 months over winter to spare I think I would be flying somewhere hot.


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To be honest, if I were a lot younger and had the money I'd head for North Island New Zealand, been there and it's just wonderful.

Don't fancy India or sleeping in a hotel bed, much prefer my own, why else would I buy a Motorhome.

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