Mousy Goes To France Day One..

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  1. Mousy

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    thought I'd do a rolling diary of our family holiday to France, the list of characters are myself, Mr Mousy, our 2 lads, George 20 and Harry 18 and ruby 8 our Scottish terrier.
    We set off from South Wales this morning, booked onto the euro tunnel 17.50 crossing. The journey has been good so far, but different to a journey with just the 2 of us, we usually listen to an audio book...nah boys not having that! We've been spotified to within an inch of our lives, they have eaten half the food in the van and our normally spotless interior is covered in crap...and I'm loving it..

    Still feeling in the holiday mood even the news the Chunnel is shut, we are stuck in traffic and it's a sweltering hot day won't dampen the spirits in this van, Haz has been getting used to his new camera by taking shots of the passing vans, we've now got bomb disposal squad racing by....
     
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    Bomb disposal!! Blimey...

    Enjoy your trip!
     
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    Just seen that the tunnel is closed at the moment. Hope it reopens soon for you.

    Have a good holiday & update us when you can :france:
     
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    What ever the incident was, we are now past it. 2 hours parked up on the M25, made some new friends, a middle aged couple behind on their way to the opera asked us very politely for some milk, slightly random.

    We are now 20 miles away from the Chunnel which had reopened, we've been in the Moho for 9 hours now, slightly flagging but the lack of fuel both in the van and the last three petrol stations we have tried is giving us all a welcome boost of nervous energy. Plan A is to pull over and start ringing petrol stations to find one with diesel. Plan B will see us parked/stranded in Kent.... Gulp
    Boys still smiling though, old enough for a beer!?
     
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    Crikey talk about leaving us on tenterhooks - hope you make it to Ashford!
     
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    There's a Tesco with fuel off Junction 10 on the M20 if you can get there (y)
     
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    We've made it to the tunnel, first train 05.50...

    Left our telephone number, slim chance of a supplementary train.
     
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    hello all, looking forward to hearing the 'rest' of your travels, don't really get the no fuel bit, but glad you are 'on your way' albeit in a few more hours.

    Is it this trip your are heading for Annecy?
     
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    @Mousy We need someone like you to run the Country. Cool in a crisis or what!!!

    If you're going to Annecy, can you let me know the way you routed around the Swiss border please. I'm going to Annecy in a month or two and don't want to go through Switzerland and pay the Vignette (like I did last year).

    Really hope you get across ok.
     
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    Woohoo - Le Francais is not too far away!! Clifton said you should have bought a helicopter! Please have moules et frites for us! Bon voyage and Bon vacance xx
     
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    Just come back and loved it so very jealous:D, but have a great trip and look forward to your updates;)
     
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    Are you there yet?
     
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    Or is it Mousy goes to Kent day two?:((n)
     
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    I love reading these reports of holidays and travels and this one has started very differently to an previous ones.

    Good luck Mousey and family and despite those trying to ruin the start enjoy yourselves.(y)
     
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    Fingers crossed for you. Have a great time in France with the new van.(y)

    Should I start a thread "Taran wants to leave France" but they won't let him:LOL::LOL:
     
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    Are you there yet???
     
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    I forgot to mention in my earlier post that lots of pics would be great.:)
     
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    I bet their in the tunnel
     
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    Yes, the title gives the plan away, "goes to France" not "arrives in France".
     
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    Are you there yet?
     
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