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  1. Whilst it may seem like torture there are some ferry companies that offer the 'ultimate' night time snooze.[:D]

    Depart from Newhaven at 23.00 arrive at Dieppe 4.00. No chance of a lie in as they sail back from Dieppe at 5.30.[blink]

    I know which I'd rather have.



  2. Congratulations.

    Have you decided on a 'moniker'

    When my daughter gave us the good news in 2006 we were obviously over the moon. There was only one proviso, and that was that the names we wanted to called had to be differant to those already used in the family. I became Nana France and the OH  Grampy.

    I'm now Nana and have 4 grandchildren to keep me under control.

    My CV now reads making sandcastles, paddling in the sea, and crabbing.[:D]


  3. Just a thought.

    What ever the reasons are for AWT taking goods without paying for them, must surely have been made easier by going through a 'self-service' till. I personally hate these things and prefer to use tills where I can interact with the member of staff.

    It would be interesting to know how much more stock has been lost since these were introduced.


  4. A man with a bald head and a wooden leg is invited to a Christmas fancy dress party.
    He doesn't know what to wear to hide his head and his wooden leg, so he writes to a fancy dress company to explain his
     problem. A few days later he receives a parcel with a note:

     Dear Sir,
     Please find enclosed a Pirate's outfit. The spotted handkerchief will cover your bald head and with your wooden
     leg you will be just right as a Pirate.

    The man is offended that the outfit emphasizes his disability, so he writes a letter of complaint..
    A week passes and he receives another parcel and note:

     Dear Sir,
     Sorry about the previous parcel. Please find enclosed a monk's habit. The long robe will cover your wooden leg and
     with your bald head you will really look the part.

     The man is really incandescent with rage now, because the company
     has gone from emphasizing his wooden leg to drawing attention to his bald head.

    So he writes a really strong letter of complaint.
    A few days later he gets a very small parcel from the company with the accompanying letter:

     Dear Sir,
     Please find enclosed a tin of Golden Syrup.
     We suggest you pour the tin of Golden Syrup over your bald head, let it harden, then stick your wooden leg up your a**e
     and go as a toffee apple.

  5. Ummm !! Sweets, sounds Yummy.

    Sometimes there are 'comfort' foods that cannot be improved on.

    Whenever I'm in France I always hope that 'confit de canard ' is on the menu. If nothing else takes my fancy, then (hopefully) that is the one dish that cannot be ruined.[:D]

    Idun, Corned beef always used to be in the cupboard as a stop gap, but having seen the price of it lately, it seems to be a luxury item.[:-))]

  6. [quote user="sweet 17"]I wouldn't give the designated driver more than a thimbleful at most [:)][/quote]

    Definately not for the faint-hearted. I've tried both Calvados and Poire William, and can only liken it to paint stripper.[+o(]

    On a positive note, both are useful in cooking, especially with pork in a creme fraiche sauce.

  7. Not for the faint hearted[:D]

    A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up and down the aisles.

    The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him.

    He answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife.


    She directs him to the correct aisle.


    A few minutes later he deposits a huge bag of cottonwool balls and a ball of string on the counter.


    She looks at him confused, and says,  Sir I thought you were looking for some tampons for your wife?'


    He answers 'You see it's like this. Yesterday I sent my wife to the store to get me a packet of cigarettes, and she came back with a tin of tobacco and some rolloing papers, cause it's soooooo much cheaper. So I figure if I have to roll my own...... so does she'[:-))]
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