Loaded and ready for off

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by chaser, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,131
    Likes Received:
    7,690
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    tunnel booked for 2.40 tomorrow afternoon, van loaded ready for 6 o clock start in the morning , hoping to get a couple of hours earlier crossing, havnt a clue where we are going for the first week as long as we end up around bordoux the week after to visit friends, near twin lakes ,so might go there for a night or two , parc verger maybe before that, and Blaye will probably be in there somewhere, anyone else going give us a wave.
    Be trying out the Chinese tablet with the three sim in it, so maybe still on to report if it works.
     
    • Like Like x 10
  2. Vlad The Impaler

    Vlad The Impaler Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    2,177
    Location:
    Rutland
    Happy travels!



    Vlad
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. jollyrodger

    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,409
    Likes Received:
    6,673
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Safe travels have fun (y)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. John Laidler

    John Laidler Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    8,557
    Likes Received:
    11,530
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
    All packed? Hopefully not including wine, cheese or bread? Plenty of choice where you are going.

    Although to be fair you can buy some good wines at low cost in the UK these days. But buying wine in France just feels better!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. phil bobin

    phil bobin

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    44
    Location:
    essex ukuk
    good travel
     
  6. Burrzz

    Burrzz Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Kent
    That's right you can buy good wines in the UK these days, but for value you can't beat 5 or even 10litre
    ( depending upon how much you drink!) wine boxes from the french supermarkets. We are just finishing a 5ltr L'Heritage de Carillan Vin du Pays d'Oc, we bought in St Jean D'Aulps in February. Very nice and very cheap. We find a wine box works well in the motorhome, and sits in a spare drawer.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,638
    Likes Received:
    15,204
    Location:
    notloB
    Have a great trip.
     
  8. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,131
    Likes Received:
    7,690
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    Afraid 5 litre will only last us a week:(
     
    • Like Like x 4
  9. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,131
    Likes Received:
    7,690
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    We stock up on corbieres at cite europe at about £1 a bottle ,our 100 bottles bought just before xmas has gone:( so got to stock up again when we come back
     
  10. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,131
    Likes Received:
    7,690
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    Seems a lot but when you put it against going to pubs we have a bottle a night at a £1 how much does it cost for a glass in a pub £3 , couple of pints £3 each you aren't long before you've bought ten bottles in one night
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,338
    Likes Received:
    14,770
    Location:
    North Wales.
    Have a good trip :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Old Soldier

    Old Soldier Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    Location:
    Wells in Somerset
    Have a great time, don't take our sunshine with you!!:)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,131
    Likes Received:
    7,690
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    Been a nice day in staffs today hope it lasts for the sheep and lambs at home, been up most nights since beginning of February lambing so ready for a couple of weeks off and let my daughter look after them now.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  14. Old Soldier

    Old Soldier Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    Location:
    Wells in Somerset

    Good for you, I live opposite a farm that use to have sheep so know what lambing can be like. Bet your daughter does a great job.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Bertie Bassett

    Bertie Bassett Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2014
    Messages:
    2,743
    Likes Received:
    8,714
    Have a good one and safe journey. Not envious at all..:pinocchio:please keep us up to date with your travels if you can Chaser!(y)(y)
     
    • Like Like x 3
  16. big map

    big map Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2,032
    Likes Received:
    13,079
    Location:
    Poole
    Have a great and safe trip. Enjoy.
    Ps shouldn't you be getting some shut eye. Just over 6 hours until the off?
     
  17. sedge

    sedge Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,498
    Likes Received:
    3,848
    Location:
    Nr Jct 3 M6
    Coming home and wanting to stock up before you get on the ferry, I can (perhaps) understand the comment about 5L only lasting you a week but come on! - whilst travelling about you have to go shopping at least once a week otherwise you'd never have any fresh fruit or veg, so you can grab a replacement winebox whilst you're out! Or a few bottles of whatever's good locally, cos it only has to last till you go shopping again - not the rest of your hols.

    We were on a Pub CL a fortnight ago, went in the pub for a meal as you do - in Suffolk and they had draft Aspalls cider. So Pete had a pint of that and I had a G & T. £8.50 ish. However a few weeks before that we were at that pub with the spa at Caister. Pete had a pint of IPA and my G&T - under £6.50. God knows what we'd have had to pay for wine - but a lot of pubs actually ask now if you'll want more than 1 glass each since it's cheaper to buy a bottle and get two glasses. It didn't stop us having more than one, and just treat it as a special occasion LOL

    Anyway we said how much we'd enjoyed it both times but OTOH we certainly couldn't do it all that frequently - we were appalled at the price in Suffolk.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    5,308
    Likes Received:
    9,573
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Enjoy your holidays amd safe travels.
    Wish it was us.
     
  19. Coolbeanz

    Coolbeanz Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    1,927
    Location:
    Capel St Mary
    Would you mind brInging the sun please!! I forgot to pack it!! :doh:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. New Dawn

    New Dawn Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    Messages:
    422
    Likes Received:
    268
    Location:
    Nantwich. Cheshire
    Have a great trip. Enjoy (y)(y)(y)(y)
     
Loading...

Share This Page