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Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (3636) 

Reading today about all those spineless foreigners of spain and italy to name just two , bleating and begging for all the BRITS to come over this summer and start spending again they say i quote ;; "WE NEED THE BRITS "
Well i do appreciate people in our country desperately wanting to go on holidays again , as for i ,, I would just wish to tell them to go and get stuffed and multiply , these are the same countries who have opposed us wanting to leave the EU for the last god knows how many years , i know it will not happen but would n't be great to tell them no thanks we are staying home and spending our cash in our country even it be just for one year . G.B.

Started: 4th May 2021 at 15:27

Posted by: riocaroni (176)

How much can you spend on umbrellas and raincoats?

Replied: 4th May 2021 at 15:35

Posted by: peebee (560) 

YES it would be terrific if it happened, the two face Johnny Foreigners.

Replied: 4th May 2021 at 15:40

Posted by: cheshirecat (79) 

Posted by: peebee (550) [View peebee's page]
"YES it would be terrific if it happened, the two face Johnny Foreigners."

And there is a lot of them over here whom can't wait to board an aircraft to "Johnny Foreigners." country for a vacation in the sun.
Does that make them two faced?

Replied: 4th May 2021 at 19:01

Posted by: peebee (560) 

I am not talking about holidays, it's the two faced EU members who are giving us sh*t about leaving their corrupt club but still want our money, they have ore faces than the town hall clock.

Replied: 4th May 2021 at 21:12

Posted by: PeterP (8566)

If its a stay at home holiday then lets stop in our own country, The Welsh and Scotland don't want us so to go to their countries now so when the restrictions are lifted I hope people say shove your countries and spend their money in England.

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 08:55
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Posted by: Anne (3932) 

Myself and friends are booked on a four day cruise from Liverpool to the Scottish isles. No getting off the ship, so no spending ashore.

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 09:04

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

I’m booked for two cruises this month!
The first one, on the 16th, is from Plymouth to Santander. Then it’s Santander to Plymouth on the 24th. On the Pont Aven , a luxury cruise liner with a special crèche where lorries keep themselves entertained while we relax in the bar areas.
In between the cruises, we’ll be engaged in activities, including digging a large excavation, 10 x 5 x 1.5 metres, some concreting and, time allowing, building two tall gate posts! I can’t wait!

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 10:32

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

I’ve started repeating myself. It must be my age!

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 10:41
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Posted by: Billinge Biker (715)

Done that trip a couple of years ago Tonks when we toured Europa mountains... Beautiful. Same boat too

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 11:51

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7184)

Done a very similar trip to that many many years ago on a cruise ferry, Southampton to Bilbao, two and a half days on a ship, which was great, but if yoo are prone to seasickness, that Bay of Biscay can be a bugger

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 12:59

Posted by: Billinge Biker (715)

Not been to my static in Bolton-le-Sands yet due to Lockdown etc... But will be there when "normality" resumes.
A group of 8 of us from my local club have been saving for the past two years for a 3 week trip to Canada... Its all first class that's why it's taking us 4yrs to achieve 2023 (in the fall) is our target. Her indoors wants 4 days in New Orleans as well... Looking forward to it... Pending any further Covid or similar disasters. So I won't be bothering the Spaniards or Eye Tiddly Eye Ties for the foreseeable future.

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 14:44

Posted by: broady (16898) 

Let me know your Canadian Itinerary nearer the time. Guess the Rocky Mountaineer with a night in Banff to board!!!!

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 14:46

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

Billings Biker, this is the third trip on the Pont Aven.
First trip, we hit a wave as tall as a house and it smashed the front windows.
Second trip, half the interior was destroyed. I thought my number had come up!
Hopefully, this one will be calm and I can enjoy it.

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 16:37

Posted by: Billinge Biker (715)

Will do broady... Yes the train trip is on the itinerary. It was like a mill-pond Tonks... There and back... Not a ripple. I have endured storms in the bay of biscay in my navy years... Not nice

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 16:45

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

Ryanair restarts in June. Prices have gone up! Who’d o’thouwt that laaaaike?

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 17:14

Posted by: Billinge Biker (715)

Tha'r avin us on. As if they would. !

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 17:50

Posted by: peebee (560) 

Anne, my two very good friends are booked on the same trip, I think it was in July. If you see someone who looks like 'Peter Barlow' off Corrie and his missus , a bit like 'Abby' just go up to him and say "Hello Stig" and watch his reaction.

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 17:54

Posted by: Anne (3932) 

peebee..... I would find it difficult to recognise them, I don't watch Corrie. On the other hand I could stand in the middle of the dining room and shout "Any friends of Wigginers here?"

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 19:13
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Posted by: jathbee (10872)

I loved my holidays in the sun. But I have neither the wish nor will to travel abroad. I don't relish the airport or the planes. So it's a staycation for the foreseeable future.

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 20:20

Posted by: peebee (560) 

Anne, just stand up in the dining room and at the top of your voice shout "Which one of you is Stig".?, or "who knows 'Banksy' from Blackpool.?

Replied: 5th May 2021 at 21:38

Posted by: basil brush (16527)

In between the cruises, we’ll be engaged in activities, including digging a large excavation, 10 x 5 x 1.5 metres, some concreting and, time allowing, building two tall gate posts! I can’t wait!

Excellent news

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 11:40

Posted by: whups (5999) 

alan i remember when i was in majorca in the early 90s & the then major of majorca did,nt want the british there & started shutting down bars & chippys that were there owned by british people . all the bar owners put their signs out written in german to attract them in but unknowing to them that the germans spend a lot of money on hotels but very little in the bars . after about 8-10yrs he came back on TV & was begging the british to go back because we blow our money when we are there . a lesson on how not to bankrrupt your own economy ? .

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 12:21

Posted by: basil brush (16527)

But abroad you are guaranteed sun, sand, and cheap food/drinks.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 13:36

Posted by: broady (16898) 

Not everywhere. That’s a fact. Benidorm etc. probably.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 15:38

Posted by: peter israel (1064) 

you should holiday at home says GOLDEN BEAR !!!! right Bollocks to Spain Greece and Italy holiday in good old blighted Blighty.
People should think twice about taking their holidays abroad, and look to stay here in the UK instead, in the pissing rain getting blown around at a shit seaside resort left to go to ruin for the last 30 years.
“Everyone knows that the UK is a great place to holiday, and you can really plan in advance, providing your plans include rain, and wind.
“Obviously the prices might be a little higher due to every single one in the country trying to book a tiny caravan that’s a three-mile walk from the nearest beach.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 16:37

Posted by: broady (16898) 

I was in Eilat / Jerusalem / Eilat in 1988. Seem to remember the street food was something you filled full of meat/veg very tasty. Jerusalem was a bit daunting but managed to tour and see the Wailing Wall. Fighting the day after in the Golden Dome. A lovely country.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 16:56

Posted by: peter israel (1064) 

Broady not many get down to Eilat were you coming over from sinai egypt a lot have changed since 1988 Take a look at this and the video
enjoy you were eating a pita In Search Of Falafel"

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 17:42
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Posted by: basil brush (16527)

Costal Del Sol, in the south, is good value, and cheap.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 17:48

Posted by: broady (16898) 

peter israel,
I flew direct from Manchester to Ovda. I think if you were on the beach you could see ( and I am not 100% sure) Egypt, Jordan and one other. Maybe Saudi Arabia. I remember going underwater to see the fish and coral formation. Someone told me that thin width of water had divers patrolling all the time in case of terrorists going either way. I think I walked as far as the Egyptian border. Everything was so compact, country wise, down there.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 18:09

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

I got an e-mail this morning, off Brittany Ferries, telling me that the sailings have all been cancelled until June due to “ongoing international uncertainty”.

BUGGER!

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 20:42

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

That's probably due to the issues off Jersey.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 20:46

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

Yes, AW, it could well be, but I thought it was all sorted out?
That said, we only know what ‘them men’ want us to know!

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 20:57

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7184)

That is because we are going to war with Frogland, because of the fishing, t will be the Cod War Mk2 with the French, invading the Channel Islands, and reopening the concentration camp on Alderney

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 20:58

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

The French have said it isn't sorted out. It's a case of give us fish or else we will cut off your power. Jersey have 2 power stations so they aren't worried.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 21:01

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7184)

That is right, they have to keep their power stations on standby, in case the undersea electric cables fail for some reason, such as a break in the cables, or the French throwing a tantrum and taking their ball home

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 21:05

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

Those islands stood firm when the French developed jelly legs. I don't think they will worry too much, not with the Navy on standby.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 21:07

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

Yes, AW, it could well be, but I thought it was all sorted out?
That said, we only know what ‘them men’ want us to know!

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 21:13

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

I got an e-mail this morning, off Brittany Ferries, telling me that the sailings have all been cancelled until June due to “ongoing international uncertainty”.

BUGGER!

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 21:13

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

Have you got hiccups Tonker? :D

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 21:14

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

No. It’s because I’m using a phone as my laptop’s died. It has a mind of it’s own.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 21:27

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

No. It’s because I’m using a phone as my laptop’s died. It has a mind of it’s own.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 21:27

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

No. It’s because I’m using a phone as my laptop’s died. It has a mind of it’s own.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 21:27

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

See!

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 21:28

Posted by: AngelWood (553)

Oh dear.

Replied: 6th May 2021 at 21:37

Posted by: peter israel (1064) 

broady yes in the 80s you would have flown into Ovda. it was a old military base... About the divers patrolling there is a net along the border just under the water line and an Egyptian boat ....And yes you can see the lights from Saudi Arabia at night... There is now a new airport open 2years ago with planes coming from Europe it's a pity that when you were here there was not yet peace with Jorden you could have visited Petra what is just over the border. I never stop in Eilat I cross into sinai to get to Dahab for the diving

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 07:32
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Posted by: tonker (23577) 

I didn’t know you were a diver, Peter.
It sounds like you’ve been to the Blue Hole?
Have you visited the Rosalie Moller?

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 10:08

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

I didn’t know you were a diver, Peter.
It sounds like you’ve been to the Blue Hole?
Have you visited the Rosalie Moller?

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 10:08

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

I didn’t know you were a diver, Peter.
It sounds like you’ve been to the Blue Hole?
Have you visited the Rosalie Moller?

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 10:08

Posted by: momac (11614) 

Get another phone Tonks.

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 10:50

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7184)

Tonker

Just press 'Post Message' once, and then leave it alone, even if the phone 'hangs'

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 14:29

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

That last post was done on an I-pad and, you know what?, it,s bloody hard work!
There’s NO standardisation anymore. The whole World seems to have collapsed in front of our very eyes!
There’s now three complete idiots on TV now, patting themselves on the back, their code-word seems to be “vaccine”, or it might be “variant”, it’s now changed to “Champions League”!

F.F. Sake! If war does break out with France, we’re done for! I’ve never heard as much shite spoken by such stupid folk in my life.
We’re doomed, I tell ye!

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 17:25

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

There’s two overlapping squares at the bottom right of the screen. I’ve discovered that clicking on them then pressing the x on wiganworld, gets rid of the site. If I don’t get rid of the site, after each post, it repeatedly posts every refresh.
I give in. Porsche engine rebuilds are easier than this! Or anything that involves a spade!

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 17:31

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

There’s two overlapping squares at the bottom right of the screen. I’ve discovered that clicking on them then pressing the x on wiganworld, gets rid of the site. If I don’t get rid of the site, after each post, it repeatedly posts every refresh.
I give in. Porsche engine rebuilds are easier than this! Or anything that involves a spade!

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 17:37

Posted by: Anne (3932) 

Greece, Italy, and Spain aren't on the list of countries which are quarantine free on return to England.

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 17:41

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

Drivers of goods vehicles are quarantine free, Anne. As are persons engaged in agriculture and water supplies. And ex-doormen.

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 17:45

Posted by: broady (16898) 

However you can visit the Falkland or Faroe Islands.

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 18:07

Posted by: Anne (3932) 

This announcement is the traffic light system for holidaymakers

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 18:15

Posted by: Anne (3932) 

An odd situation. Singapore is on the UK green list allowing visits without having to quarantine on return to UK. BUT Singapore is not allowing UK visitors in.

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 18:32

Posted by: Anne (3932) 

Tonker..... there are two overlapping squares top right on my iPad. If I press them umpteen small past screen shots appear, if you are just getting one don't press the x, try just pressing the tiny screen. I am using an Apple iPad.

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 18:42

Posted by: peter israel (1064) 

tonker been to the blue hole 20 years ago when it was still full of hippies but was not qualified for that deep !! and to day i have 3 disks on the way out so not aloud to carry weight no more so just Snorkeling i try to get down to Taba!!the border just opened again the last few weeks and then take the boat out to Marsa El Muqabila and Pharaoh's Island what is still free from tourists and still clean for now

Replied: 7th May 2021 at 18:44

Posted by: basil brush (16527)

if you've had both jabs do you still have to pay for tests?

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 10:26

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Replied: 10th May 2021 at 11:06
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Posted by: whups (5999) 

they shud all be banned for at least another year until we are well & truely safe from this virus.

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 12:17

Posted by: basil brush (16527)

Thanks, FM

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 12:49

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

We've changed our plans to Eurotunnel VP.
I've never seen vaccinations mentioned. The only mention is on the UK gov.co.uk website,and that only says "vaccinated, or not, you need to follow Covid Rules".
There's several forms you have to fill in regarding Covid, though. A 'locator form' and a 'no symptoms declaration'. No Covid test required now for France, but mandatory for Spain. It's free at Burtonwood Services.
We still have to fill the C88 S.A.D. 16 pager in, though, to declare the goods we are carrying.

I'm a bit worried about Spain, though, because them mossas can be funny buggers. They'll be stopping folk right, left and centre at the first town just over the Spanish border, Les, and they might pull us over, wanting to "leer documentos de trabajo" ("look at documents of work").
If they turn us back, we know a 'back road', behind a small train station, other side of Andorra, which is paso de banditos. It takes us through the campo and onto the Barcelona road!

I'll fetch thee some rock back!

Replied: 10th May 2021 at 17:20

Posted by: aussie94 (2384)

Spend your money at home much safer.

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 12:00
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Posted by: tonker (23577) 

I've been in touch with Customs and Excise this morning. I had to speak with a Chinese-sounding girl who advised me on the procedure of getting customs clearance for our goods on Sunday's trip under t'water. It's hard enough without having to decypher information given in broken English! What a bloody minefield!
Brext My Arse!

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 12:39

Posted by: Billinge Biker (715)

Tonker El-Bandito.... Has a ring to it.

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 17:27

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7184)

Tonker

Have you ever watched "Breaking Bad"

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 17:57

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

No. I've heard of it, laaaaike.

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 18:01

Posted by: ena malcup (106)

Definitely worth a watch tonker. Though there is a lot of it: 5 series, thirty something episodes.

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 18:09

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7184)

I like 'Better Call Saul' too

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 18:13

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

5 episodes? That would be torture to me!

I couldn't watch telly for more than ten minutes at a time, for fear of falling asleep!

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 18:19

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7184)

So yoo don't like it, even though you have never watched it.

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 18:25

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

I never watch telly. Well, no, that's not really true. I'll watch boxing and motorcycle racing, should it ever be on. Stories, though, are crap. I can't be doing.

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 18:28

Posted by: ena malcup (106)

Just looked it up. 62 episodes. I got it very wrong.

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 18:33

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7184)

He doesn't like it

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 18:49

Posted by: upthetims (6558)

Tonker slagging his hero O'Leary, what is the world coming too. It was a real surprise that Ryanair put prices up, do you think Michael the thief had owt to do with it. Short on winners this year at Cheltenham, needs money for a few more horses

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 19:24

Posted by: ena malcup (106)

TTS I did not think that I would like it. Don't usually like Americrap!

Someone online persuaded me that, "If you like films like 'The Godfather', or 'Pulp Fiction' etc you will probably like BB".

So I bought the complete Blu-ray set. Did not get time to watch till about twelve months back, when it was a diversion from first lockdown.

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 19:37
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Posted by: riocaroni (176)

Utt Oleary is cutting back on his racing empire. Still keeping some of his better horses but he has said he's not as keen as he used to be?

Replied: 12th May 2021 at 21:37

Posted by: basil brush (16527)

I do hope tonker can get over there...I really do.

Replied: 13th May 2021 at 08:30

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

I'll make sure to keep my phone fully charged, then I can come on here every day to keep you all up to date!

Replied: 13th May 2021 at 10:17

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Posted by: basil brush (16527)

No thanks, you don't have to.

Replied: 13th May 2021 at 11:27

Posted by: tonker (23577) 

It'll be no problem, honestly, I don't mind at all !

Replied: 13th May 2021 at 18:56

 

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