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Thursday, 2 August 2012

En Vacances Et Espiritu

By the time this publishes we should be about to get on the road- M6, M1, M25, Dover. Our ferry sails for the continent at 5.25, then a short hop to a B&B hotel at Boulogne overnight. On Friday we're off to Arzano, Britanny to spend eleven nights in a Eurocamp tent, and one night at Caen on the way back. I'm particularly looking forward to Carnac- love the odd standing stone. Passports, clothes, extra bedding, mp3 player (mine), mp3 player (ET's), arguments about music in the car (mine and ET's), docking bay, provisions for special needs thirteen year old who distrusts French food packaging (prawn cocktail crisps and digestive biscuits mainly), immune system support sub-cut medicine, pump, syringes and sharps bin (plus covering letter from consultant), letter detailing all IT's medical issues and needs kindly translated into French by the MFL dept at work, books (including that Grey trilogy for Mrs Swiss), various chargers, cables, leads and plug adapters, wet weather clothing as well as flip flops and sunglasses and sun cream, camping chairs and table, and... does anyone else take all this stuff? (Ha, I've just re-read last year's En Vacances post and it's very similar to this paragraph. Zero points for originality at Bagging Area).

So, have a good time at home with the Olympics and all that while we're gone. Let me know if Weatherall releases anything vital. Please remember to feed the cat. Take the post in. Water the plants. The rum's all gone I'm afraid but you might find some red wine on top of the fridge and there's the odd beer in the fridge, next to the rotting cucumber I forgot to chuck out before we set off. Please put any records you play back in the correct sleeves. Try not to riot like last year. That's it I think.

Espiritu were a dance act on Heavenly in the early 90s who made a couple of memorable records. Memorable chiefly because they were remixed by Sabres Of Paradise. Here's one where Weatherall and the Sabres boys put the 303s into action and send us on a long trip. Ooh la la.

Conquistador (Sabres Of Paradise Mix Number 1)


davyh said...

Bonne route and bonnes vacances all of you.

Always a cucumber, isn't there?

Anonymous said...

or the last bit of lettuce rotting in the bag. you forgot to tell us where the cat food is stored.

have a good time. we'll be here when you get back.

Dirk said...

Similar situation over here, SA: off to the German North Coast tomorrow morning for a week and I need Schwarzenegger to be flown in just to get my three year old son's suitacse (filled with an unbelievable amount of toys and stuff) downstairs! Mind you, mother- and father in law, who accompany us next week, will buy their little angel tons of additional stuff once we're there anyway, so Arnie may well stay here until our return so he can get the damned thing upstairs again!

There is a SECOND suitcase with his shirts and trousers ans stuff, should you have been wandering ...

Dirk said...

... or, if you'd rather, wondering ...

dickvandyke said...

Have a happy tent and travelling time swiss family. No falling out over the music.

Have popped the smelly cuke in your freezer, next to that cuttlefish you picked up from Iceland in 2008.

Hope you don't mind, but I put your 54" 3DTV on, got watching the gold medals fly in, then felt a bit peckish so had those SmartPrice spaghetti hoops in the dented tin, with the 2 slices of bread/penicillin you left by the cat litter. (Looks like Tabby has the squits by the way).

Anyway, don't feel bad, but you just missed the best day of British sport since time began.

And just seen Weatherall on BBC4 in a musicology documentary called 'Pete Waterman's Top Twenty Club Moments of 1989'.

All 3 Grey books! Ooh la la, Mrs Swiss! Oh, and what's that battery-operated bavarian sausage-type thing in the 2nd drawer down?

drew said...

Was that rum that you had gubbed before leaving, the stuff you half inched from mine after I left for a week of rain and tantrums, per chance?

Hope you all have a great time and have some rouge and macaroons for me!