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  1. TerryDorset

    New deposit price on bookings?

    Bit of a drift off topic here I think. Dragging it back, wasn't there discussion about the new deposits a little time back. I seem to remember airing a theory that it was to help compensate for not being able to charge a surcharge for credit card payments?
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    Onboard spa/beauty treatments

    Yes, you just book on board, usually in the shop.
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    Poole Harbour Developmement

    Hope it's built to last, we'll be using it on Sunday!
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    Deposit increase from £35 to £40

    The cynical side of me thinks it may be a way of generating income now they can't charge a surcharge for credit cards.
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    Poole Bridge

    ... is open! Tweeted 30 minutes ago by PHC. I wonder how long for.....
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    More competition for BF - but not for a while

    Given Boris' record on bridges, I don't think this is overly serious.
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Didn't see one.
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    Favourite French films

    I enjoyed "Les Chorists", which has the advantage of being available in English as "The Choir"
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    Pelican stays for 2 more years in Poole

    That explains the large number of unaccompanied freight trailers being loaded onto the delayed CF last night
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    Sitting in Roscoff at the moment on board CF. I notice the usual depth meters aren't working, so maybe some works are on the cards.
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    Merry Christmas

    I wish to be associated with the previous sentiments. Happy Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to ail.
  12. We have found horseradish sauce (Coleman's I think) in the English section of a larger supermarket = can't remember exactly which, probably LeClerc or U. I remember the French translation of horseradish was Raifort.
  13. I would have thought the reason real butchers' meat is better quality all round is down to ageing. You can tell how well hung beef is from its colour - supermarket beef always looks too bright red. We always use butchers here in the UK, and whenever we can in France. To go with it, how about a bottle of Saint Joseph? Topical for Christmas too.
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    St Malo Dockers’ Strike

    I think I must be getting old. This whole discussion is imho a sad sign of the times. Back in the pre-compensation culture, pre-tripadvisor days of the 50s and 60s strikes by the likes of British Railways (who also ran ferry services) were regular occurrences and all forms of transport were less reliable than modern times. No-one expected or whinged about lack of help or compensation, they just got on with it and found alternative arrangements. Progress? Decide for yourself.
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    French Speed Limit Changes

    My experience is that over the nearly 40 years I've been driving in France standards have improved but still speed limits seem to be regarded as advisory rather than compulsory. Certainly, as in the UK, standards vary with region, with Paris predictably being the worst - worse even than London. I don't see reducing the limit as being an answer though, it will be ignored even more than the current limit.