The Italian Job 2010

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    OK, a new year and a new thread for the Garda trip. The other one is a bit on the big side now.

    We have a month off:
    Camping International Luzern is closed until Feb.
    The vignette can wait too.

    I've gone through the old thread and these seem to be the signed up ones, anyone else -- still time, well 4 months if you take your chance on a pitch in Butterfly.
    #123 refers to the post number in the original thread.

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    Hilldweller.<o:p></o:p>
    Brian, Dinah.<o:p></o:p>
    Ferry: Mon 10 18:15 Dover Calais P&O<o:p></o:p>
    Butterfly Reserved.<o:p></o:p>
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    Leggo.<o:p></o:p>
    Joining from Spain.<o:p></o:p>
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    We have booked from friday 14th till thursday 20th. #207<o:p></o:p>
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    Ferry: Mon 10 18:15 Dover Calais P&O #172<o:p></o:p>
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    Tesco chunnel booked for Sunday 9 May #268<o:p></o:p>
    Should have been 14th - 24th May #270<o:p></o:p>
    Will prob meet up with you at Luzern on the 12th May #222<o:p></o:p>
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    Sue.<o:p></o:p>
    Ferry: Mon 10 18:15 Dover Calais P&O #178<o:p></o:p>
    Have just emailed Butterfly for fri 14th leaving fri 21st.<o:p></o:p>
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    Billkce.<o:p></o:p>
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    Meet us in Luzern. #174<o:p></o:p>
    E-mailed Butterfly for 14-24th #209<o:p></o:p>
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    Staging Lady.<o:p></o:p>
    Lucille,Dave.
    Yeh! We have booked today to go on the P&O ferry 18.15 on Monday 10th May #195<o:p></o:p>
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    JayDee<o:p></o:p>
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    Just sent off our booking form by e-mail attachment. #296<o:p></o:p>
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    Leeks.<o:p></o:p>
    I have just sent email to camp butterfly. We will be joining the happy band on the 14th of May. #233


    Have I missed anyone ? Some Christian names missing.
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  2. lesleyjean

    lesleyjean Funster

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    Hi Brian

    We hope to meet up with the FUNsters somewhere on route, but are not booking anything, just in case something happens beyond our control. :BigGrin:

    Lesley

     
  3. Braunston

    Braunston Read Only Funster

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    Hi, Brian

    Similar to Lesley, we will be heading on a similar route but probably a little earlier than you but we would like to meet up sometime along the way, we are especially interested in Florance,

    Hope you all have a wonderful time.
     
  4. onthebeach

    onthebeach Formerly 'Leggo'

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    Hi Brian,

    Just to let you know, we have been in touch with camping Butterfly three or four times via e-mail but have decided to just turn up and not book.

    We still intend to be there and look forward to meeting everyone.

    Looking forward to it.

    If anyone would like to meet up along the way and travel together, we will be coming from Southern Spain into France, then on to Italy.

    Leggo:thumb:
     
  5. Diabalo

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    Hi Brian,

    We are not going to book either and take our chances that pitches are available, if not we will find a site further north up the lake. Not sure of the dates yet but will try and meet up at sometime.
     
  6. markymark

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    Good evening everyone.
    When does the main party plan to travel out ?
    The wife and i plan to do a trip to Southern France sometime in the first two weeks of May. May be we could tag along for the begining of the adventure.
     
  7. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Here is the plan:

    I'm booked P&O 18:15 Monday May 10th 2010.

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    11 Tue Calais to Metz 290mls – 320 via Lille/Luxembourg<o:p></o:p>
    12 Wed Metz to Luzern 518total/228day Longer/cheaper via Lille<o:p></o:p>
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    14 Fri Luzern to Garda1 748/230<o:p></o:p>
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    24 Mon Garda to Firenza1 898/150<o:p></o:p>
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    28 Fri Firenza to Pisa 959/61<o:p></o:p>
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    30 Sun Pisa to San Remo 1151/192<o:p></o:p>
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  8. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

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    Hi, not had confirmation from Butterfly of bank transfer sent. laptop got horrible wormy thing, being looked at at moment. Called ANTI VIRUS LIVE. It loads itself without premission, then deleted any protection you have. Not very nice at all!!!!!:Sad:

    Will email them from work in a few days time.

    S.
     
  9. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Has it left your bank account ?
     
  10. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

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    Hi,
    I was debited in December. just to make matters worse, my laptop is in hospital, so I am having to use work internet, my van is at John Cross cos another garage put Diesel into my water system on 22 Nov and my insurance company told me last week that I have to claim on garages 3rd party liability insurance after 6 weeks of trying to claim on my own insurance.

    I emailed camp butterfly on 8 Jan as they were closed till the 6th Jan, but no response.

    I will try and email again today.

    I'm not a happy cat at the mo!!!:cry:
    S
     
  11. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I'll email then if you like but I need to know the name you sent them.

    Fear not, we WILL make it.

    Failure is not an option.
     
  12. leeks

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    We are still waiting for the British postal service to work out with the Italian postal services if our deposit got to butterfly or if it just disappeared once it arrived in Italy. Until we receive some clear findings from the post office we are still in limbo re the Italian job. I do not want to risk a further 50 Euro going astray.

    Leeks
     
  13. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Oh dear, that was always the ( we thought small ) risk.

    Butterfly has let us down on this, it's absurd not taking CC in this day and age. I don't remember paying cash when we visited.

    It's even gone a bit pair shaped for Sue though it can't be lost in her case.
     
  14. staging lady

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    Hi Brian, I've emailed Butterfly twice recently ( as they went back to work on the 6th Jan) for them to send us our booking confirmation, after all they received out 50 euro cash on10th December!
    I will have to email them again to remind them so we are not fixed up yet.
    Lucille

    How strange is this? Just as I was going into email to write to Butterfly again the confirmation arrived in my email. At 21.28 tonight!
     
  15. leeks

    leeks Read Only Funster

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    It's the attitude of the post office I am most annoyed with. The secure singed for service looked foolproof, they can track the envelope anyway they tell me. However.............I need to show proof I had posted a booking form! prove I had a 50 Euro note in the envelope. I told them it was a note from my last trip to France. I was then told I had to show the money trail receipts etc on when I obtained the note. I pointed out that this was not possible.............a very arrogant investigator then told me that I could be making the whole thing up and without any proof I had put a 50 Euro note in the envelope it was very difficult for them. However, if I did not claim compenstion for the note they would se what they could do. So from a service that looked, on the face of it very good, it has now turned out to be something akin to a Monty Phyton plot.

    Leeks
    :Eeek:
     
  16. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Very.

    Do you believe in the paranormal ?
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I'd be asking for their name and for the name of the supervisor. Ask them which ombudsman you can complain to. See if that focusses their mind. €50, like anyone would pull a scam for an identified bill for €50. Absurd.
     
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    In the procces of all the above
    Leeks
     
  19. staging lady

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    Absolutely!:Eeek:
    Lucille
     
  20. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Joking aside, I do. Whilst there is much crap and lies around connected with "things we do not understand" over my lifetime I've got the impression not all of it can be explained by chance, trickery or stupidity.

    How many times have people in here picked up the phone and said "I was just thinking of you". It's certainly happened to me. Why ?
     
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