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Post by Tim Leech » Tue May 08, 2012 4:16 am

mat_fenwick wrote:Here is a photo of my trusty steed, taken just now in typical Welsh weather. As you can see I've really gone to town with the prep! (I do have a couple of sticker to put on if/when it dries out...)

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You haven't washed it have you??
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Post by Vantman » Tue May 08, 2012 6:58 am

Roverman wrote:
Vantman wrote:For those staying at Ashford International and may need supplies or fuel there is a 24 hour Sainsburys next door to the Hotel. Alternatively there is a Shell fuel station at junction eleven.

Good luck to you all and have an enjoyable and safe trip.

Brian.
Thanks Brian, are you local? Just wondered
Yes Tim,about a mile away,Willesborough,close to Junction 10.

Brian.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue May 08, 2012 8:19 am

You could always pop round to Ashford Travelodge about 8pm today. Join us for dinner if you like :) (mobile:07777six10186 is my number)
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Post by Vantman » Tue May 08, 2012 8:39 am

Thanks Phil,i may be able to do that if my days plan works out.

Brian.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue May 08, 2012 9:23 pm

Cooking my evening meal - will be coming back here to camp later but for now I am enjoying free wifi in a hotel carpark!

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Post by toddao » Tue May 08, 2012 9:54 pm

Sacre bleu! Is that France already? Are those French bushes in the background? Good to see you've got your Quality Street onboard - that's a square meal in itself a box of them!
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Post by Paul296 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:43 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Cooking my evening meal -
A bar of soap, a packet of Nik Naks and half a bottle of diet Pepsi :shock: You really know how to live it up Mat, I'll give you that! :D

I'd save the Quality Street for bribing the natives; just say 'je suis perdu', hand over some of those big purple ones and you'll be fine! :D

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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue May 08, 2012 11:10 pm

I'll be keeping anything large and purple to myself thanks!

Quality Street tin sadly only contains my electrical tool kit....couldn't find any wine for sale (everywhere was shut) so will shortly be tucking into my emergency whisky supply!

Spent most of the evening chatting to Mike E and Jaba in a layby after walking through the drive-in McDonalds - now that's really living!
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Post by toddao » Wed May 09, 2012 8:19 am

Mat wrote
the drive-in McDonalds

Ah, the famous French cuisine..
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Post by Des Smith » Wed May 09, 2012 12:52 pm

If you do fancy another burger, drive past the McDonalds and stop at the Buffalo Grill. They're big white & red ranch type buildings and do some seriously yummy grub for not very much at all. Look out for the special combo menus if you want a real bargain. My favourite is the Charolais Burger. You will have to put up with the 70's red velvet steakhouse decor but it's a small price to pay! :D
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Post by Defender110 » Wed May 09, 2012 1:07 pm

Paul296 wrote: A bar of soap, a packet of Nik Naks and half a bottle of diet Pepsi :shock: You really know how to live it up Mat, I'll give you that! :D

No bar of soap there, that's a pan scrub. He's traveling light and only away for a week so doesn't need any soap. :wink: :lol:
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Post by Des Smith » Wed May 09, 2012 1:24 pm

Defender110 wrote: No bar of soap there, that's a pan scrub. He's traveling light and only away for a week so doesn't need any soap. :wink: :lol:
It's a classic dual-purpose bit of field kit - Scouring side for mess tins and sponge side for removing make-up and if you get really grubby, you can always turn it over and use the rough side. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed May 09, 2012 2:38 pm

Des Smith wrote:
Defender110 wrote: No bar of soap there, that's a pan scrub. He's traveling light and only away for a week so doesn't need any soap. :wink: :lol:
It's a classic dual-purpose bit of field kit - Scouring side for mess tins and sponge side for removing make-up and if you get really grubby, you can always turn it over and use the rough side. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Beauty tips for the practical girl, a la mademoiselle Des. What's the next tip?? :roll:
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Post by Des Smith » Wed May 09, 2012 3:22 pm

saintjamesy89 wrote: Beauty tips for the practical girl, a la mademoiselle Des. What's the next tip?? :roll:
Okay Tom, aloe vera wetwipes for sensitive skin, if you really want...
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed May 09, 2012 3:30 pm

Des Smith wrote:
saintjamesy89 wrote: Beauty tips for the practical girl, a la mademoiselle Des. What's the next tip?? :roll:
Okay Tom, aloe vera wetwipes for sensitive skin, if you really want...
Fab, thanks, I do have mucho sensitive skin. Hairspray makes all my face go red for hours (as I discovered one night out to my embarrassment). Foundation gives me spots too...
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