Last edited by rockape; 14-05-2018 at 19:20.
No its the new radar detector sniffing out council no camping ticket wardens
Only dirty people wash
Some of them never take the aerial down, even on the move.
The wives often sit in the back, while the van is underway. She needs something to stop her getting bored.
We have often spent a couple of nights on an aire and never seen Madame outside the van.
Funny chap, Johnny Frog.
Last edited by Pauljenny; 14-05-2018 at 20:34.
It's not where you live... It's HOW you live..
no , our experience is different . the French van arrives and pulls in about 3 metres away from its neighbour. there is a moment of anticipation . then madame steps out, wearing the uniform of short grey hair , blouse and pedal pushers, and some sort of espadrilles and accompanied by a small yapper. she quickly assesses the situation, gets the chocks out and starts shouting instructions in a stentorian voice until the van is levelled to her satisfaction. picking up the yappy thing, she re-enters the van with a good slam of the door and the dish goes up- never see them again until just before the guy comes round for the money, when they disappear with the dog for a walk
At the municipal aire in Arromanches a couple of days ago, one French outfit arrived complete with scooter on a trailer, took the next bay to ours with the trailer up-ended at the back of the bay and then parked the scooter on the concrete slab leading to a gully that everyone was using for grey water disposal. Another French outfit arrived and, despite there being three empty regular bays, parked in the bay dedicated to the borne. So nobody could pump and dump. I thought he was filling up with water, ditching the contents of his cassette or getting an hour's worth of electricity for the princely sum of €2, but he stayed there all night. Somehow, a rapidly deployed satellite dish seems small potatoes compared with the thoughtlessness shown by those two ... particularly since I was unable to dump grey water before moving off and had the grey-water-full alarm ringing in my ears all day!
Mrs D vowed from day one she was never doing that. I wouldnt let her anyway. Its a matter of pride that I reverse or pull forward onto the blocks unaided. I could do it blindfolded now.
They should use the technique we saw a GB couple use on a Spansh site.
SWMBO gets out and phones her other half.
He Bluetooths his phone to the van so he can use the phone hand free.
They have a quite conversation until the van is where they want to be.
Clever really. We keep meaning to do it, but never remember until we are half way down the first glass of wine.
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
There is a French equivalent to us... Campingcaristes. Sauvage.fr.
They are running a similar thread about the antics of us Brits, who turn up on their aires.
It's like a mirror image.
They say that we have such big dogs in our vans..far too big to carry anywhere.
They say our ladies sit outside their vans, drinking, talking and totally ignoring the TV.
They are appalled to see that we don't have lace net curtains on the windows.
But what really upsets them is our insisting on only speaking English, eating only traditional English food and wilfully mispronouncing the names of their towns.
Parriss? Lions? Ashby dee lah zoosh..?
It's no wonder they hate us.
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