The Spanish Job - message for those that are coming!!

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  1. PenelopePitstop

    PenelopePitstop Funster Life Member

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    Well, so far we have 5 funster vans here at Pinar San Jose, Zahora! Us, Degsy, Nannyjan, Ant&Debs and Jackomet. :thumb:

    How many more are coming?

    Last week I spoke to Carmen (the receptionist) about who is coming and when and I promised her I would try and find out more definite numbers and dates.

    Could I possibly ask those of you who are coming over to let me know the following info ( by PM if you prefer):-

    Funster name and real names.
    Number of people.
    Length of van.

    Approx date of arrival.
    Approx date of departure.

    Dates do not need to be definite and you do not need to pay up front for a specific length of stay. It's just really to give Carmen an indication of what is happening. Also, Carmen is on holiday over Christmas so the information will help me to help Patricio ( the owner) cope with the influx over that period.

    Carmen will allocate pitches but you are quite at liberty to choose a different one if you so wish, subject to availability.
    :Smile:
     
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    Due to an accident,, and cracking a couple of ribs and bruising lungs,, (Fell over onto my car trailer A frame) we were hoping to have caught the mid November ferry (Plymouth - Santandar)..

    But because of this it looks more likely to be first or second week ferry in December,,

    I am hoping it is not the 15th Dec,,, I dont cherish the thought of being incaserated with a certain member bending my earhole for 22 hrs.. :Wink: :Rofl1:

    30ft MH,,, 17ft Car Trailer + Car and a 16ft long Spare Axle.. + 3 Human Beings (Debatable) :Wink:
     
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    Not sure of exact dates yet as Jean is having problems with tablets.

    Funster name and real names. Keith (Keith & Jean Hepburn)
    Number of people. 2
    Length of van. 6.5m

    Approx date of arrival. 10-15 December
    Approx date of departure. 1 month later

    If possible the pitch needs to be over 6m wide as we have a large awning to put along side the MH.
    Open aspect to the SE so we can use our satellite system would be nice as we like to watch other channels.
     
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    For goodness sake.

    Put tablets in mouth, big swig of water and GULP.

    If she starts getting stroppy, hold her nose.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Now that is pretty dumb for a man of your age.

    Take more water with it.

    I didn't get where I am today falling over A frames ( are they legal ? ) and cracking my ribs.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I can picture you now, clipboard in hand. Hi-Viz jacket on and a Star Wars Storm Trooper Intercom in the other hand.

    "NO, that's not straight. Left hand down. Back. I SAID BACK. No too far. Oh come out and start again. It'll be Christmas before you park it. Here let me do it"...........................
    ........................

    "Er. sorry, er I, er, where did that hole come from. Not to worry, Patricio has a nice tractor, just wait there."

    "Yes I know you can't move because it's in a sodding great hole. I'll be back in a minute OK".
     
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    Not an "A" frame as in "Toad",, them`s illegal.. :Wink: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    I call the pointed bit on any trailer the "A" frame,, this "A" was on me car trailer.. :BigGrin:

    And I was sober.. :cry:
     
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    Hilldweller you just make me laugh with all your comments, thank you

    Dale
     
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    Dont entice him "Dale" Please.. :cry:

    I am trying to get hold of a small magnet that I can stick under his Sat-Nav before he leaves for the Ferry.. :thumb:

    Used to work on compasses.. :Wink:
     
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    Hiya Old Mo hope you get over your fall soon, it seems to hurt more as we get older

    Larry
     
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    Hi Larry,, Thanks.. :thumb: after nearly a week and a half propped up in a chair at night :cry: the last couple of nights have been spent in a proper bed... :RollEyes:

    Overdosed on pain killers, but I am getting there. Wouldnt wish it on my worse enemy.. :BigGrin:

    Yep,, things seem to break easier as time goes by.. Take Care.. & watch where you put your feet..:Wink:
     
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    And don't even think about coughing.

    BTDTGTTS

    Fell in love with Ibuprofen when I did it.

    Not nice, are you OK for driving to Spain ?
     
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    Sorry Brian,,, what is BTDTGTTS,, or am I going to regret asking..

    Not allowed to take Ibuprofen Hosp said 4 - 6 weeks and I will be as right as tuppence.. you try and stop me. :Wink:
     
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    Hi Dale

    I just wish we had an option where it says 'Thanks', 'Quote' etc just to put 'laugh'. There are so many times that's all I need.

    Ivy
     
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    Been There Done That Got The Tee Shirt.

    More than once too. Quite a shock first time, I never thought just breathing could be so painful.

    First one was silly mistake on a bike, second ice, third I fell out of a plane. That'll keep the conversation going in Zahora.
     
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    Zahora or no!

    Its all down to what transpires at our m.o.t. tomorrow whether we take the plunge and book the ferry. O.H. is keen, dogs want to try out their passports, but I'm not reckless enough to take our ancient van abroad unless it's as sound as it can be. Exhaust definately needs attention as it sounds like a racing car at the mo! I'm blaming the speed bumps where we've just been house-sitting for shaking something loose but we shall see! If the old girl can be salvaged for another year I will book the ferry for Santander (would be Easter before we got there if we went via Calais!) but we are house (and teenager) sitting for another daughter in two weeks so it will be December before we can leave, probably the 12th and as our top speed is 50 downhill with the wind behind it'll be the 15th/16th before we land. On the plus side we don't take up much room, even with our diddy awning! Fingers crossed!
     
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    Fingers crossed for tomorrow then!! :Smile:

    Hope we see you in December then!
    Keep in touch and let us know your progress!!!:Smile:
     
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    I know a couple of retrobates that are on that sailing,,12th,, so will keep an eye out for you.. I dont do much more than 50,, to conserve fuel,, so wave as you pass us going downhill.. :Wink: :BigGrin:

    I dont want to ruin Lady P`s vacation so wont say who it is.. :Eeek: :Wink:
     
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    Oh she knows.

    Such is her devotion to duty, Noblesse Oblige, you've got to hand it to the old aristocracy, the magnificent Dame Penelope has offered to act as Controlling Architect for my pitch. Don't let her hear this but you know these old aristocrats, I think they just enjoy bossing the peasants around and if they are Spanish peasants so much the better. All the more fun when you have an excuse to shout so that they understand.

    So the plans so far are:

    Full services with 100A supply and generator backup, pure sinewave of course. Large bore pipes so we don't get the annoying sound of water rushing through them.

    The pitch to be laid with very slightly pink shaded flags, this will enhance the sun at sunrise and sunset. These are to be laid +/- 1mm from end to end. We can't stand it when we can see the port in the cut glass decanter is not level.

    In one corner a mature palm tree. I'm not having caterpillar infested old pines on my pitch. At the base planters with brightly coloured plants. To be changed regularly.

    In one front corner a subtle quiet water feature, one of those 2 metre silver balls with water flowing over it. This is lit at night by a computer controlled multicoloured LED lighting system, no two nights will be the same. Hidden within will be a 100 megawatt sound system so that we can welcome the New Year with Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

    At the same side as the water feature, but more secluded to the rear will be the jacuzzi.

    And to the side of the jacuzzi the exercise area and cycle track. In my opinion Spanish roads are far to dangerous to cycle on, for goodness sake, they have Spaniards on them.

    The supermarket. We can't possibly eat awful Spanish food so a direct fast link to Fortnum and Masons is to be established. Sufficient space has been established at Jerez airport for this and the regular Champagne flights from Rheims.

    The restaurant. A rotor of suitable English chefs has been organised, Ramsey, Blumenthal, Smith, Jones.

    And most important, the weather has to be warm and dry throughout.
     
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    I did not realise that we had the choice as to how our plots are laid out.. I think it is very admirable of you Marie,,

    I would like mine similar to Brians,, but I would like my Jacuzzi sunken save climbing steps to immerse my self and any ladies that wish to join me.. Water temperature to be approx 34 - 38 Deg.. Back ground music must be subtle to the ear,, I would suggest "Billy Fury"... "Marty Pellow".. to hipe it up a bit perhaps some "Shadows" but certainly not with Cliff Richards..

    My plot/Site must be well away from Brians water feature, water feature = moscito`s/midgeys..

    A desent size Bottle fridge, not to far from my seating area.

    And last but not least,,, some strategicaly placed paving slabs in line for my Hydraulic Rams to level my rig..

    And certainly no bloody keep fit machines,,, I am coming for a holiday. R&R and Booze.

    Note the lack of smiley`s,,,, just in case you dont think I am being serious..
     
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