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  1. Since my wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer I have not posted on the forum, with news like that BFE and even the French home we made and love seem somehow less important. However moved by this post and encouraged by Mrs Allee I would like to say this. As a constituent of this MP, it’s nice to see her getting involved with local issues from her Yorkshire home, the tweet is made in her capacity Secretary of State for European Neighbourhood, A fact that we find Hilarious as it’s quite clear from every piece of correspondence between Mrs A and Ms Morton, she wants nothing at all
  2. Cabin-boy that’s really good coming from you.🤣😂 Never realised Anjou days were so busy!
  3. Apologies for taking this off the original topic .... Actually over time club voyage benefits are/have been reducing, it used to be that an acte de vente copy was required to join, ( then the property owners club). When we actually got ours we found that it wasn’t needed after all, even though it was still called the property owners club. That had not been the case for some time, No CV discount is offered on a dog cabin for instance. The actual real cost of membership will soon double as those who were associate members now have to pay the full price. Apparently due European data protec
  4. When in France, we live less than 30 miles from Ouistreham, in the UK not far from Brum, In high summer taking into consideration The Use of Toll motorways and the inevitable Pont de Normandie, petrol bought in France. It’s cheaper and certainly more cost effective time wise to use the Tunnel, and it’s impossible to be jammed in, even if we are parked near the toilet it’s better than having car alarms going off less than 20ft away from your ear. And our dog enjoys the people who come to see us, that is if we can get her out of her boot prison , but having been caught by 5his once, we now ensur
  5. Surely it depends where the “officer loading” the ship puts you, it’s a lottery! The advantage is that on the so described “narrow” side lanes of Normandie it is only ever actually possible to fit 2 widths of cars, 1 in some places whereas on the MSM, particularly on a Friday night ex Portsmouth you are really lucky to be able to leave your vehicle, and lane spacing that pedestrians with bags full of sleeping devices can scratch a clean car, whereas if it’s dirty they will be more careful. The pertinent standard excuse is that ENCAP standards have led to wider door cross sections, 2 door
  6. Well... Our experience is the lead passenger name is fine, except when Pierre Edant is on check in , when of course even your mothers maiden name, your blood group, and your inside leg measurement would not be enough I was once told by a member of Normandies crew, the guy on the who makes the announcements at reception (most are ladies) that "we (BF) should treat all customers equally" and i always remember that, its a great ideal but not always the case, in many ways.
  7. Thanks Ed, You spend too much time on here! ... must be in between jobs. Logically I thought it would be in the Galicia thread!.
  8. According to the pictures from China on the latest Club Voyage email, Galicia’s home port is Portsmouth. Surely that’s a first for a BF ship? (Truckline fleet excepted) British crew? Strange though, to have a port “d’attache Anglais” with a “nom Espagnol”, how very European, interesting times we live in. Hope the French unions have been consulted.
  9. If the website can’t cope with the current 1 level of ticket. How the hell is it going to cope when, for each prospective booking there are three level of tickets? BF better get recruiting CS staff, they are going to need them.
  10. Fares are always cheaper outside school holidays and summer. Service is also reduced, the staff even use “c’est l’Hiver “ as an excuse. But when has BF ever reduced it prices? The poor Farmers of St Pol need to make a profit after all. Anyway time will tell.
  11. I wish I shared Mr Wonnacott's trust in HMG. Are you serious Straightfeed?
  12. Ed you could be correct, We traveled back from the bubble yesterday (Fri 27th AM on Normandie) there is a dredger Christohorus, working in Ouisterham, that's not unusual in itself as it is quite often seen in the channel but it seemed to have a flotilla of support vessel around it and was working very close to quays/ dock wall, on the sea side of the ramp. I would guess its carrying out Pre Honfleur works. it made for an interesting departure. there is also a crane working on the Quayside not far from the Paul Spriet Quay, which may have been working on removing that (the old original
  13. You have to feel sorry for the BF team in Germany, who believed it was going to be a short assignment!. Hope they get home often.
  14. To stop any arguments I shall call it an It, ships in France are male. Just like the big Lizzie If it spends anymore time idling in the Flensburg Fiord it will need a dry dock and clean during its first year in service😂.
  15. Sorry Neil but Mr BF, aka Andy announced this a long time ago Here
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