Jump to content


BFE Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About penguin

  • Rank
    BFE Member
  • Birthday 15/04/1991
  1. I think it would also be great for larger groups travelling together (maybe families with older kids?) where not everyone needs a berth, but it serves as a private space to meet and relax.
  2. General Discussions on Brexit

    I'm with Admiral and they give full cover within the EU too, no advanced notice required.
  3. General Discussions on Brexit

    I think this one is being pushed from both camps. There seems to be a lot of tabloids making hay from promoting it as a demonstration of "Unreasonable" behaviour. Perhaps I'm being cynical, but the scale of some of the corrections amaze me. Certainly the case that they print what people want to hear (or be made angry by), rather than needing any factual basis. In general I've noticed that post referendum, many of the arguments appear to have switched sides. A lot of the warnings pre-referendum are now being rolled out as fact, proving that people knew the risks etc.
  4. Port Border Issues

    I'd imagine that lorries heading out will have a tough time. Even if the UK decides to allow everything in, the EU will want to maintain the integrity of its customs border. The recent discussions around "rules of origin" highlight just how complex these matters are.
  5. French CRIT'Air Certificate

    In fairness, the direction of travel is fairly obvious. Certain vehicles already don't qualify for a sticker and I'd imagine it wont be long before there are areas where only certain stickers are permitted. With the aid of a few ANPR cameras, I would have thought that would be easy to enforce in the cities. I don't think it will help the environment much, but should help ease pollution levels in the cities. It's a shame the actions in London aren't more strict, it's an embarrassment.
  6. French CRIT'Air Certificate

    Having seen the way they drive on narrow rural roads, I don't think it's a surprise to anyone!
  7. Restaurant recommendations, Saint-Malo

    If you want a quick burger (pink in the middle, of course!) then Knop & compagnie is brilliant. One of the best burgers I've ever had. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g187104-d3856363-r478328894-Knop_compagnie_Saint_Malo-Saint_Malo_Ille_et_Vilaine_Brittany.html
  8. BF Confirm Charter of 'E-Flexer'

    I was very impressed with the Baltic Queen when I travelled on her. You'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between her and a P&O ship.
  9. BF Confirm Charter of 'E-Flexer'

    I must admit, I haven't tried them yet. The Hollandica/Britannica look like fine ships, I'm certainly looking for a good excuse to try them!
  10. BF Confirm Charter of 'E-Flexer'

    Being cynical, I suspect we won't ever see another ship with the same high level of style and facilities as the Pont Aven. It's understandable if the powers in charge don't want the outlay, but I'll certainly miss it if/when it's gone. The E-flexers get BF out of a tight spot, but will always lack the elegance of a purpose designed cruise ferry.
  11. My cynical mind asks what is he trying to distract us from?
  12. Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    (with apologies for using the 'B' word) I've seen theories floating around the internet that brexit may be part of the reasoning for starting the route. The theory being that with the UK intending to leave the customs union, any Irish traffic to Spain would therefore avoid any customs checks. I don't personally know how much irish freight uses the current spanish routes, so it could be that theory doesn't stack up. Having said that, BF will know exactly, so they might be able to free up capacity from the UK and open a new market in one hit.
  13. Millbay Docks through the ages

    I was watching a Rick Stein DVD recently. The silo in the background as he departs for France makes Plymouth instantly recognisable! It was quite a landmark.
  14. Storage space on a tablet

    Disk clean up and recycle bin are the normal two candidates, but it sounds like you may have already done those! Most tablets have an sd card slot, so offload anything you can onto there, I've got a 128Gb one in mine that didn't cost that much. I've noticed Windows can sometimes leave behind a lot of files after upgrades, however you'd need to be fairly confident before you delete them, especially if the normal tools haven't picked them up. The other thing to check is if you are using the cloud backup service onedrive - this will often download local copies of files automatically for your convenience, if you do use it, it's possible it's got a lot of big files saved there. If all else fails, you can get tools that will show you all the biggest files and folders on your computer, allowing you to manually decide if any are safe for you to remove, but as 32Gb isn't that much, I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't really any fat to trim. I've seen fresh installs of Windows occupy ~20Gb, so with a couple of updates, filling 32Gb isn't inconceivable.
  15. Favourite French films

    I'll add some of my current favourites (mostly just the obvious ones!) Amelie Untouchable jeune et jolie la famille belier elle