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)