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If Brussels is out, then I'm still in schtook.

however InWales says she wants to come, you wants to come. How about Saturday to Monday and drive down in my car ?

It's a 450 mile round trip, which is approx £80. the ferry return is approx £80.

split three ways is almost affordable. Hotels for two nights

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 08:49:52 AM EST
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If your car sits four and a half, Barbara and Jonathan would come, too. It becomes more affordable for you and InWales.

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 09:09:14 AM EST
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It's an estate car, so if you and InWales want to have a fight about who sits in the front, it's a deal.

Room for luggage in the back. Be economical about it tho'.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 09:12:44 AM EST
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I'll talk to Barbara about it later today.

We'd need two nights' logding, or we could go camping :-P

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 09:24:35 AM EST
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So long as Jonathan doesn't bite, I don't mind sitting in the back or the front.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 10:07:12 AM EST
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Actually, it seems Barbara will be busy most of the weekend. But I might bring Jonathan along anyway.

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 10:08:44 AM EST
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Can I have a decision from both of you soon please ? I'll need to book the ferry asap.

InWales, when will you travel to Lodnon ? Friday night or Sat morning. Obviously the earlier you arrive, the earlier we can set off. although it's only 220 miles, crossing the channel takes a big bite out of timing and I'd like a lazy mid to late afternoon arrival in Paris so's I can get settled.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 10:36:42 AM EST
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Where in London would I need to get myself to and what time ferry would you ideally like to get?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 10:38:38 AM EST
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You'll arrive in Paddington.

If on Saturday, go to Miguel's in Leyton (details later) as I'll be picking him up there.
If on Friday you might as well come to my parents then we'll go to Mig's in the morning.

More or less the same timing.

I'd really like to be on a morning ferry if poss, but I guess if you come over on Saturday it's 3 hours from Cardiff before you hit the tube, so early afternoon will be the best we can do.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 10:48:08 AM EST
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I could get to Paddington for 9.17 (providing there are not track repairs and bus replacements). Megabus site won't work for me at the moment.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 11:06:27 AM EST
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That'd put you at Migs just before 11:00.

Which'd mean a 2:00 sailing (assuming there is one) which'd mean 4:00 leave Calais. Arriving in Paris about 6:00. Yes, I appreciate these are worst case timings and the threat of engineering works is a real and serious threat over a bank holiday, but anything could wreck these and make them much worse whilst very little is likely to improve them.

Can you come Friday ?

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 11:27:50 AM EST
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That's all rather horrible.  I probably can come over on the friday although I may not arrive until late. I forget where you live/your nearest station?
Alternative is to stay with a friend/family member in London and leave for Leyton early morning from there.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 11:42:17 AM EST
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You can stay with us on Friday - that's not a problem.

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 11:45:16 AM EST
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If you are sure, that would probably be a good solution.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 12:00:07 PM EST
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Oh, I am. You're one of very few active UK ETers who haven't been over :-P

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 12:03:25 PM EST
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ok, thank you!  In that case all that remains is finding a cheap park bench for Paris nights. I've been hindered by a tempermental net connection at work in searching for B&B's hotels etc.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 12:11:09 PM EST
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I'm guessing I can leave Jonathan in Geezer's boat for a couple of nights... Geezer?

We could also camp outside Paris...

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 12:15:22 PM EST
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Youth hostels, maybe?

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 12:18:14 PM EST
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Yes youth hostels suit me fine. Quick look shows it won't come to more than 43 euro for the two nights, per person.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 12:35:44 PM EST
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Book early, May 5th is in the middle of one of the famed French long weekends (Thursday is Labor day, many are taking Friday off, some will come touring in Paris) ; and it's in the middle of a two-weeks school vacation...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 10:46:11 PM EST
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