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  • 24th November 2021 at 10:42 pm #563678

    The Voice is having her cataracts done, so I am back to be her Guide Dog.
    I went by Eurotunnel so I just hope that this might allay any travel worries that might be about.
    Booked Eurotunnel ticket online, simples.
    Basic passport and DOB info required for API, compulsory and simple.
    Passenger Location form filled out on line on their website, little bit ambiguous as one of the questions was Flight number for my train.
    But the forms just need something in the box, so I just repeated Eurotunnel and the form was happy.
    Had half an hour ago booked and paid for my Lateral Flow Test, £18..00 to be delivered, tracked and time delivered to my Mum’s house, with a ref number which I put into the Location form.
    Printed off the forms just in case.
    Pet Reception centre.
    Cat is on EU passport and was chip checked and rabies vac checked.
    The very nice lady then asked to see our double vaccine cert and away we went.
    Brit passport control was offered our wad of paperwork but just wanted passports.
    He said, he hoped that his computer was as good as that of the nice girlie in the Pet Reception.
    It was and we were through.
    Less than ten minutes.
    Same Pet Check.
    Out in five mins.
    Uk Passport control, just wanted to check passports, big smile and we were through.
    French Passport control, handed over passports with CDS tucked in, another smile with a quick glance at the CDS and off we went.
    Big scary looking Douanes blokes all stood in an armed line in front of us.
    A smile, a nod and ‘welcome back’ and we were through.
    The Attestation of Honour for Covid contacts which I had simply printed off and signed in a dodgy coloured biro was not asked for.
    RHD car, French reg and absolutely obviously packed to the gunnels.
    I could not have poured a pint of water into the back it was that full.
    Straight through.
    15 mins tops.
    On the train, and on our way in minutes.
    Off the train and my usual mantra…..Drive on the right Stinky.
    If you have already done this, sorry, if not, hope it helps dispel the amount of codswallop that is out there scaremongering.

    24th November 2021 at 11:19 pm #563679

    Well done Stinky! Travel is ok if prepared.

    I expect the Authorities on both sides of the Channel have been keeping their eye on you but regard as low risk as no self respecting criminal or potential terrorist would call themselves by your moniker, nor have a wife/partner called The Voice, and take a cat across Channel!

    24th November 2021 at 11:26 pm #563680

    I expect the Authorities on both sides of the Channel have been keeping their eye on you but regard as low risk as no self respecting criminal or potential terrorist would call themselves by your moniker, nor have a wife/partner called The Voice, and take a cat across Channel!
    I think that you are an idiot Stepaul/Pestual.

    25th November 2021 at 6:30 am #563684

    Thankyou stinky …glad you’re safely home….(dont tell anyone if you bought a sausage or two…they have incredibly long memories .

    they ,of course ,are perfect .)

    happy you had a good trip…and that the voice had a successful operation.

    You were there for her …that’s what counts.



    25th November 2021 at 8:24 am #563687

    Marmite /Pitterpatter , ” I think that you are an idiot”

    Please don’t take it personally . :-)


    25th November 2021 at 10:02 am #563692

    Personal attacks are not allowed on this forum.

    25th November 2021 at 10:21 am #563699

    Future vision, you really need to be getting a grip before it is completely destroyed

    25th November 2021 at 10:46 am #563705

    Time to weed out the idiots I think, why can’t they vent their anger and venom somewhere else??

    25th November 2021 at 11:53 am #563709

    Future Vision – why haven’t you removed the offensive comment? And it IS offensive.

    Shame on you Deboer, you have crossed the line this time.

    25th November 2021 at 12:34 pm #563711

    Weird isn’t it , some one else can write the same thing and be liked by two members,  but myself , I reply to a post that is obviously directed at me and am told that I have crossed the line etc .

    Cossie/Mary Rigg  continually knocks this forum and doesn’t actually have any input except to agree with everything that Marmite writes !

    OK , I will step back , as I did a while ago , and just watch .


    25th November 2021 at 12:44 pm #563714

    Bye all

    I gave it a chance as I promised I would It’s not for me

    Take Care x

    25th November 2021 at 1:20 pm #563719

    I didn’t interpret Marmite’s comments as being directed at you, Deboer, although I am aware that you have history.

    As for Stinky’s comment on this thread, the same applies. It is not acceptable to call people idiots on a forum, however tempting, even though Stinky himself has been the victim of some unpleasant comments.

    In a way I feel very sorry for  Future Vision. What a job, trying to police this forum. Personally I would feel like washing my hands of the whole thing, but Future Vision, I hope you don’t.

    25th November 2021 at 1:49 pm #563721

    Hello Stinky, can you say which company you used for the LFT at £18 ? Were the tests delivered on time and did you have to return the test or just send a photo. Thankyou

    25th November 2021 at 1:53 pm #563723

    This thread started with a very nice and very eloquent account of a trip to England. It covered many of the issues that members here have asked about or been concerned about and was very informative.

    The author was then subjected to unnecessary and unwarranted abuse by a now ex member and he reacted to the affront.

    Sadly, for some reason, another member then used the same term to insult or bait another member.

    From its positive start, so far this thread has cost the forum two members, whilst another has elected to have a self imposed break.

    Please think before you post.




    25th November 2021 at 2:01 pm #563724

    Brian, I passed on this firm to friends who have just returned from the UK and it works as good as the dearer choices and only £12

    25th November 2021 at 3:31 pm #563730

    Hi Brian 14, it was ‘Testing for all’, Txt rec’d to give a two hour time slot for delivery, delivered on time and result sent by photo. Hope this helps.

    25th November 2021 at 5:05 pm #563732

    Thankyou Roger Wood & Stinky for your replies. I will go to both sites to take a look, but I like the price of simplytestme.

    25th November 2021 at 5:07 pm #563733

    I’m just back from Caen and pretty upset by what has happened.

    Deboer ,I  was not aiming at you…suprise suprise….I have taken your veiled attacks in my stride..

    Jackie too aimed at me …Chinese markets and cheap sausages……!from being called a bigot and a racist…an idiot is relatively mild.

    I.m not an idiot…or a bigot or certainly a racist..

    If you actually knew me …suprise you might actually like me.

    I don’t attack…I defend.

    I don’t want to leave this site…there are  many reasons why communicating is really important especially now…but I think Deboer probably has more to offer than me and my two pence worth…as Roger so kindly put it.

    so …

    Let’s leave it there..FV…everyone should maybe step back…and try and look at the motives of others.

    25th November 2021 at 5:25 pm #563734

    Mea Culpa.
    I was wrong to retaliate with the ‘Idiot’ comment.
    In August 2017 I wrote of a meeting I had with a young Portuguese lady in my local village.
    Titled,’Today I met a Girl’.
    She was begging and I bought her a pizza.
    She was waiting for her parents to come from Portugal and collect her and was hungry.
    A nice happy tale and I remember her shy warmth and gratitude.
    A nice girl just needing a little help.
    Stepaul/ Pestual read it and immediately accused me of being a danger to children and worse.
    He was immediately banned and Admin Wizard contacted me privately to apologise for what was said on his Forum.
    I am not asking to be excused, but that is the reason I reacted as I did.
    The above comments are correct, I should not have said what I did.

    25th November 2021 at 5:39 pm #563736

    Stinky you are the nicest kindest of folk…you don’t need to apologize for a single word.

    Stepaul made a mistake ,,I hope he apologized…it was very unpleasant and dangerous in this day and age.

    no one likes to be judged wrongly.

    It hurts …but worse it could be very damaging.

    strangely that one little word ….sorry …usually solves most things …especially if it’s meant.

    25th November 2021 at 5:48 pm #563738

    Stinky, I very much enjoy your posts.

    Not many people would have the decency to apologise. You have my respect Sir.

    Long may your posts continue. And yours too Marmite.

    25th November 2021 at 6:24 pm #563744

    Think we’ve got a little glitch – when you click on the like icon you “unlike” it.

    Anyway, Christmas is a coming, season of good will to all men (and women!). Let’s have more of that on here.

    25th November 2021 at 9:10 pm #563752

    Marmite – Contrary to what you may think you weren’t in mind when I said it, my memory of who has said what on this forum isn’t that forensic! Lots of people I come across think exactly along those lines.

    25th November 2021 at 9:22 pm #563758

    Thankyou Jackie…I don’t want to appear paranoid.


    26th November 2021 at 9:11 am #563766

    I’ve never understood why the ‘season of goodwill” is restricted to one season! This site and forum should be aiming for every season to be based on goodwill and support.


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