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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: SpaItalia 2008 - the home straight Reply with quote

Just heard back from the Belgians... they will inform me of the SPA dates on Monday! Shocked

Just getting a final list together of people for the Villa (I'm gonna jump on it the second I get the dates) :

- Gritsop (please let me know how many others will be with you)
- Lee16DayOldPantsBearThing
- Me
- Andy
- JohnBoy

Is anyone planning on bringing anyone else? Please let me know.

RichB... I'll be calling you mate to find out if you can make it or not.

Matt... Let me know if you're coming... maybe with the GTV?

I *think* that's everyone, although I am well known to be awfully forgetful. So let me know if it's not.

Cheerz,

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me know what thinks of this :

Villas are Friday to Friday... so arrive Friday and leave when? Wednesday? Thursday? Friday?

Folks from Hellas... welcome to use villa for whole week... think we might meet you in Brussels. Gritsop... I'll talk to you about this.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon we'll all have our cars fixed by the Wednesday for the return leg Laughing
When booking the ferry do you have to stipulate days you're travelling or is it an open ticket kind of thing?
And what's wrong with the bear??? Evil or Very Mad Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HA HA! Nothing's wrong with the bear!

As far as I'm aware the tickets for the ferry are dated and timed. They *may* let you get another ferry slightly earlier or later but that's not certain.

I think you can get tickets that are open... but they cost a lot more.

I don't think it matters at the moment... as we need a villa for the week and that's what is going to go quickly. The ferry tickets can be booked as and when.

Rough ticket price is £68 return at the moment.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok Bob, Personally i'd probably come back on the Wednesday as after the missus was civil enough to let me go in the first place i don't want to p*** her off being away all week. (you can see the thumb print quite clearly on my forehead Rolling Eyes ) But don't let me influence anyones plans as I'm quite happy returning on me tod if the rest of you want to stay on.

Ps, by Wednesday those underpants will be humming quite well anyhow Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sticking with the Wednesday meself for exactly the same reason.

I think that sounds like long enough to endure JohnBoy's banter! Laughing


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
How's the P4 resto coming on? or has the cold weather stopped play?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's going great... only taken me 5 weeks to paint the crossmember Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alas! Got the dates now!

They are a secret! All those included I have text'd ya.

Just checking ok to go ahead and book the villa.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobbber wrote:
I'm sticking with the Wednesday meself for exactly the same reason.

I think that sounds like long enough to endure JohnBoy's banter! Laughing


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Oi watch it Twisted Evil will call you tomorrow chap.left the mobile at home sorry.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOOKED! BOOKED!

BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED, BOOKED!

'Ave it!

Pictures to follow.... I got the one with the courtyard for parking, fixing and photos! Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chap

Looks great mate.think there will be alot of drink drunk there Wink
so how many are coming?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah... we might have a couple! Wink

Reckon we'll have to do a supermarket run on the first day! Wink

There are currently six of us :

Gritsop & Other
Johnboy
Lee16v
Bobbber
Andy

RichB is seeing whether he can make it or not, and Gritsop might bring a couple more. There is provision for this at the villa... so price is not presently fixed - and there is concession for room sharing that may happen as a result, but at the moment everyone has their own room.

It is 10 miles from the track which isn't ideal, but I really looked into lots of villas which were nearby. Most of them have problems like rooms with six beds in, too expensive, hidden costs (one villa owner wanted €250 'cleaning' charge and then another €200 for electric and water). Others had issues with parking (we will have one or two cars!)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorted.
Place looks real nice...........Was worried from the photos that there was only one bed though!!! Shocked Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they decided there was only one bed that was fit to put on the advert!?!?!? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk line (http://www.norfolkline.com) cross from Dover to Dunkirque instead of Dover to Calais which still takes about two hours.

This is what JohnBoy arranged last time and it knocks quite some distance off the journey when travelling to Belgium.

They currently have a early booking deal for..... wait for it.... £46 return! Shocked

Dover to Dunkirque, Friday 27/06/2008 @ 8am, arrive 11am
Dunkirque to Dover, Wednesday 2/07/2008 @ 4pm, arrive 5pm

All times are local (in case you wonder why it takes 3 hours to get there and only one to get back!)

Arriving at 11am in Dunkirque would set up nicely for lunch in Brussels enroute. Let me know what we think of this... and I'll start booking.

And be speedy... that price reverts to £98 soon!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning

Sounds good to me chap.then i can spend more on beer Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll just book our own shall we?

Just waiting for Lee to see if this is ok.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is fine by me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi chap's

ok chap.will book tomorrow then


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just booked my ticket for the ferry............£43!!!!???
Were did you get £46 Bob? I put in the correct times etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lee16v wrote:
Just booked my ticket for the ferry............£43!!!!???
Were did you get £46 Bob? I put in the correct times etc.


I got it from... um.... erm.... I dunno. It just charged me £43 too.

Perhaps I've started drinking too early!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phew, that's a relief. Thought for a moment I'd be waving to you and John from a different ferry Rolling Eyes
Result.......another £3 for beer!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lee16v wrote:
Result.......another £3 for beer!!


What have I let myself in for here? Very Happy

Lee... I bet you're a real animal when you let your... nevermind Laughing

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