Once a Van Man... Always a Van Man...

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  1. JJ

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    I have flown to the south of France to help celebrate a special friend's birthday...

    I am staying in a super hotel...

    All facilities on hand (including a kettle.)

    How come I miss my Wagon already? :Sad:

    Bet not many other Funsters would prefer an old beat up self-build to a Hotel!!!

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Don't like hotels either. Just a necessary evil.
     
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    Cant stand them have stayed in hundreds because of work, a motorhome or caravan for me anytime
     
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    JJ - The Hotel is probably 3 star, whereas the van is definately 5 star :thumb::Smile:
     
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    Ye gods, that involves spending money. Is that Portuguese heat getting to you or is it LOVE ?
     
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  6. JJ

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    You are so right Dixon... :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    Emphatically "No Comment" Brian :Wink: :Wink:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Have just booked a long weekend at the Damson Dean in the lakes. Has anyone seen the TV series of the same. Looks interesting. :Cool:
     
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    Absolutely no need, just seen the Marjal list.

    A whole week on a paid pitch. That's not LOVE it's LOVE !

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


    6:1, Fray Bentos and Frankie, this is man is indeed blessed. Magic.
     
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    Hiya Buttons,

    We saw the tv series and found it very interesting as we had stayed there in 2004 or should I say we didn't:Doh:.....................
    I saw it on tinternet and booked for a week - it looked good with gym & pool etc. On arrival we were shown to one room which was filthy and was duly refused by us......the next room was nearly as bad but we took it for one night on the understanding we could move to a better room next day.....the third room was totally disgusting so we refused to stay any longer and refused to pay the bill.
    In it's favour at the time the chef & his food were great and the staff could speak English ( I did send a token payment towards the food )....I understand they are all Eastern European now!
    The gym was filthy & covered in cobwebs including all the machines.....I did not pluck up courage to try the pool.
    When we left we travelled approx 1 mile towards Windermere and found the Fayrer Garden Hotel on the left which although much more expensive was brilliant:thumb:

    If you do stay at the DD I shall be interested to hear your comments.

    Brian
     
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    Since going fulltiming I have stopped in bricks and mortar once and didn't like the experience at all.

    There were so many negatives about it and only one minor positive.
    The minor positive was the flush and forget toilet which was something I had forgotten about.

    I have been parked on my mums drive now for 6 weeks helping her after her operation and no end of people here think I am nuts for still staying in my van. I try to explain it is my home but they still don't get it :Doh:

    Have a great Stay JJ hope you two enjoy yourselves muchly....
     
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  11. JJ

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    If you are referring to Majal young man, I understand from Frankie that we have to go at this time because YOU (and others) are there...:Eeek:

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Well at least your drinks bill will be pretty small. But don't expect us to run to Fray Bentos as well.



    But if you need any shipping out that can be arranged.
     
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    JJ its maybe more to do with the fact your not allowed to wear footie strips at the diner table and to make matters worse they dont do Fray Bentos pies.

    On a more serious note im like you tend to prefer the Mh even went to Sandals in Jamaica at easter and after 2 days started thinking where i could park the mh on the beach:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hotel rooms I hate them with a passion - had to last year in Denmark and again this year for 1 night in Inverness but my hate of hotel rooms is the reason for Stumpy the caravan - rather pull that anywhere for a night or two than stay in a hotel room no matter how good or how cheap.

    By the way have a good time :thumb:
     
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    Yes Frankie why do you :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Haven't you heard about his millions??:Cool: NO? Indeed??:Eek!::Eek!: well ...I have !!!:Laughing::Wink::Wink:


    Amicalement

    Frankie:Rofl1:
     
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    I hope you two have a lovely time just make sure your in bed at a reasonable time JJ (or go back to the hotel) :Rofl1::Blush:
     
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    Absolutely no comment...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Those old Turkish Lira Millionaires........... Does that one still work these days..........:RollEyes:

    Joyeux anniversaire Frankie, dépensent ses millions et avoir du plaisir........:thumb:
     
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    So this is JJs new job:Rofl1:
    here he is in france to wish Frankie a happy birthday:RollEyes:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGz6lomMw3g&feature=related[/ame]


    So thats what is meant by street entertainer
     
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