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Title: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 16, 2009, 09:12:16 AM
:cheers: :cheers: 8) 8)  :sunny: :sunny: FONT!!!  :sunny: :sunny: 8) 8) :cheers: :cheers:

People on buses: meet at 6pm outside unisport to leave at 7pm. Bring dinner or buy it on the ferry.


Any help in the day with bus packing would be appreciated. If you're on the first one and have some battery powered speakers bring them

**PEOPLE ON BUSES PLEASE PAY LAURA FOR CAMPING ASAP! (details in later post!)**

£5 per night....

So.....
Bus A out Bus A Back.. £25
Bus B out Bus B Back.. £25
Bus A out Bus B Back... £30
Bus B out Bus A back.... £20


DETAILS

Font is the biggest overseas trip of the year. The trip goes to Fontainebleau which is a bit south of Paris. It's just a big forest full of boulders. The routes are marked out in circuits by difficulty so you can spend a day following a circuit and climb about 40 problems at the same grade.

LLX
H: 2.3m
L: 5.2M

DVX
H: 3m
L: 6m

COSTS

Ferry: ~£15
Petrol: ~£45
Camping: ~£5 per night
Food: Well, you'd buy this at home anyway so it's irrelevent.

PAID LIST (Paid camping +deposit)
Maximum Laura
Jonny
Jason
Becky Warren
Dave
Hannah (Club tent)
Charlie Jeynes
Becky Brown
Bob
Chris K.
Shell
Nick (Club tent)
Gabby (Club tent)
Becky C
Lindsay
Jez
Tash (Club tent)
Peter B

BUS A OUT - Ferry leaves @ 22:15 Wed 26th  :geek:.. have to be there by 21.45
1. Maximum Laura
2. Bob (D)
3. Jason
4. Shell
5. Jonny
6. Becky W
7. Charlie J
8. Chris K (D)
9. Tash

BUS B OUT - Ferry leaves @ 22:15 Thurs 27th  :jocolor:
1. Nah
2. Peter-b
3. Lindsay
4. Dave
5. Becky B
6. Nick (D)
7. Gabbro
8. Jez (D)
9. Becky

BUS A BACK - Ferry leaves @ 22:20 Tues 1st  :viking: ...Have to be there by 21.50
1. Dave
2. Jez (D)
3. Lindsay
4. Charlie J
5. Nah
6. Jason
7. Peter-b
8. Nick (D)
9. Gabbro

BUS B BACK - Ferry leaves @ 22:20 Wed 2nd  :dwarf:
1. Maximum Laura
2. Jonny
3. Becky W
4. Chris K (D)
5. Bob (D)
6. Shell
7. Becky B
8. Becky
9. Tash
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 16, 2009, 09:15:48 AM
James, could you make Laura a moderator for this section please (might as well do climbing trips and social events at the same time).
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on July 16, 2009, 09:18:06 AM
I'm in!


Not sure about bus need yet. See my next thread :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on July 16, 2009, 09:52:03 AM
might be worth having a list of car ppl too for tent-space issues...

btw going midweek is silly :P

i'm driving friday 28th - sunday 6th with vicky, clairey and someone else (m@t possibly?)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 16, 2009, 09:57:13 AM
Yeah, I was planning on making a car list when people started posting.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on July 16, 2009, 10:00:49 AM
it's very exciting! :bounce: trying to think about font and skiing at the same time - it's too much! :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on July 16, 2009, 10:14:17 AM
I'm thinking of doing Thursday night to Mon night -will ask Julia if she wants to come too.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 16, 2009, 10:49:53 AM
I'm definitely going to be there. I may go out on the Saturday before and come back the Saturday after making it a 16 day trip (Friday evening -> Sunday evening). If Jess gets a car soon we'll be planning around that and taking 2 people with us. Else I'll put my name down in buses in the next week or two.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 16, 2009, 10:51:04 AM
James, could you make Laura a moderator for this section please (might as well do climbing trips and social events at the same time).

Yar, I'll sort permissions when I get home from work tonight.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on July 16, 2009, 10:56:28 AM
Weeman the second bus never returns! (check your first post ;-))
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 16, 2009, 10:57:57 AM
Sorted. Cheers :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: poppy on July 16, 2009, 11:00:22 AM
I might need to rob a bank now :(
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 16, 2009, 11:05:14 AM
It'll be worth it! :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on July 16, 2009, 11:07:49 AM
Not if she gets caught and locked up prior to the trip.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 16, 2009, 11:12:55 AM
That's what I meant ;)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: jessc on July 16, 2009, 11:25:49 AM
I'm definitely going to be there. I may go out on the Saturday before and come back the Saturday after making it a 16 day trip (Friday evening -> Sunday evening). If Jess gets a car soon we'll be planning around that and taking 2 people with us. Else I'll put my name down in buses in the next week or two.
yep this is the plan but itll be down to whether i get a car over the weekend really will let you know asap :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Beccxy on July 16, 2009, 12:01:17 PM
Def up for this.. sending money to Laura now :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on July 16, 2009, 01:43:14 PM
I'm coming, but not by bus, and will have own tent... also not sure yet what days I'll be going. There is a possibility of 22nd/24th to 3rd ish, but not quite sure yet.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 16, 2009, 02:01:40 PM
Just realised I had outrageously over-estimated on petrol. £50 intstead of £80. Thats a bit better :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: marc on July 16, 2009, 02:07:18 PM
As a compliment to Font (that's a lot of bouldering  :P ), there is a trip which shall incorporate much sport climbing (http://www.surreyclimbs.com/forum/index.php?topic=3605.0) and Font :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on July 16, 2009, 03:50:43 PM
Is that really still correct??

its 600 miles return + a bit to travel around in france.

In my car that would cost ~£100 (~0.15p / mile) spilt by 4 = £25 each
Ferry is ~£80 split by 4 = £20 each

So thats £45 each for travel - cheaper than the bus??!

Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 16, 2009, 03:57:15 PM
I assumed: 700 miles return (350 miles each way on google) then 30 miles a day for 7 days (longest time).

55p/mile for first 150 and 40p/mile after that. Which gets to £45 (so I'm a bit over)

I wouldn't be surprised if cars were very similar, if not slightly cheaper than the bus. Buses are convinient and do have lots of space though.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on July 16, 2009, 04:06:12 PM
Ok cool, hopefully in reality that would be a high end estimate for the milage as most days i doubt we would drive 30miles (the carrefore is only 8 miles away :-)) and you can chop 2x25 miles off for crossing the channel there and back.

Wise to overestimate though, so people can budget properly

Also cars would need european breakdown cover which adds to the cost.


Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 16, 2009, 04:09:59 PM
Wise to overestimate though, so people can budget properly

Thats what I thought. I also thought the Carrefore was further away. Oh well. I'm never good at estimations. Tolls should be better in a bus too since they're split between more people but the vans usually get off pretty cheap.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on July 16, 2009, 04:16:49 PM
Ahh yeah forgot about tolls!

Anyway I think we and lindsay are in for late bus leaving early bus return (thurs pm - tues pm)

I will zap funds asap
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dave on July 16, 2009, 04:23:04 PM
Just paid up for this late bus out and early bus back for me.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Maximum Laura on July 16, 2009, 06:12:58 PM
yay to font and yay for me getting money!!! hehehe!!!

I will update the post when i'm allowed to, to show who's paid!

I'll be on the first bus out and last bus back as font is the best!!!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: IceMan on July 16, 2009, 07:14:30 PM
Looks like i'll be driving then as I don't finish placement 'till 3.45pm on the 28th. Recon i'll get either an evening ferry and get there uber late or get an uber early one in the morning of sat 29th. Who wants a lift?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: M@T on July 16, 2009, 08:12:41 PM
I would still like to go in Alans car if there is space  :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jonny on July 16, 2009, 10:02:32 PM
Busing it wednesday to wednesday thanking you kindly.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 17, 2009, 09:08:01 AM
James, could you make Laura a moderator for this section please (might as well do climbing trips and social events at the same time).

updated treasurer, social sec and trips officer permissions.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Stick on July 17, 2009, 09:36:27 AM
thats fine, this makes our car full (clairey as the other passenger)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: M@T on July 17, 2009, 10:13:30 AM
What time is Alans car leaving on friday? I need to know whether to get the day off or not (I finish at 12:30 anyway)

Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 17, 2009, 10:30:06 AM
Def up for this.. sending money to Laura now :D

Don't forget to pick bus spaces! Laura has your money now.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Beccxy on July 17, 2009, 10:32:30 AM
Bus A out please and bus B back :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Stick on July 17, 2009, 10:38:33 AM
we will leave in the evening
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: charlie on July 17, 2009, 02:22:15 PM
I've transfered the money just now!! can I go on the wednesday bus nad come back on the tuesday one? I'm pretty sure my fingers will be bleeding by then  . . .
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on July 17, 2009, 02:33:35 PM
we will leave in the evening

we can either leave when i'm home from work on the friday, get a late ferry and drive during the night. guess we'll get there around 3 or 4am. or we can leave really early on the saturday morning and get to font about lunchtime on sat..
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Nah on July 17, 2009, 02:45:43 PM
I'd like to be on the thursday bus coming back on the tuestday bus please....am about to pay deposit
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Nah on July 17, 2009, 02:47:44 PM
Deposit paid with referece 'HanT  font deposit'
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: michelle123 on July 17, 2009, 04:23:07 PM
Hey hey, Font time again! Whoop! I'd like to come but I can't see the members only section to pay my deposit. If I am just being dumb and not looking in the right place could you tell me where to look. If not could you pos text me the details? Bob and weeman both have my number! Thanks!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on July 17, 2009, 04:30:16 PM
I'd like to come but I can't see the members only section to pay my deposit.
Try harder
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: michelle123 on July 17, 2009, 04:32:08 PM
Oh Mat, I think you're forgetting something! ;)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Tash on July 17, 2009, 06:38:45 PM
I wanna come! need to get member on here though so i know bank account details...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: poppy on July 17, 2009, 07:44:50 PM
I would sell my soul to come on this if I had one :(
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on July 17, 2009, 07:51:15 PM
Try ebay?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jason on July 19, 2009, 12:53:09 AM
i cant wait till font, so excited. would be prity cool if i was on BUS A  if possible, just saves me re-booking the time off work.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: charlie on July 19, 2009, 12:00:59 PM
oh the deposit which has no name is probably mine (transferred on july 17th) I forgot to add my name to it. D'oh. i'm off to attend my how not to be a moron class now . . .
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Maximum Laura on July 19, 2009, 09:28:14 PM
Silly Charlie!!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Kirsty_x on July 19, 2009, 10:07:21 PM
I'm assessing funds! :scratch: :) Hopefully shall be coming... I'll ponder over the next couple of days :cheers:
Wher are th details for the transfers? I'v always paid in cash!?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on July 19, 2009, 10:32:40 PM
http://www.surreyclimbs.com/forum/index.php?topic=3600.0

 New transfer details for new commitee :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 20, 2009, 08:59:26 AM
If you don't come to font then you will be this upset.

http://www.blisstree.com/files/637/2009/03/angry-man.jpg
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 20, 2009, 12:50:21 PM
Me and Jess are definitely driving to Font now. We're taking her new car, Steve, he's a blue Mondeo Estate and he's arriving tomorrow!

Dates: 22nd August - 5th September (2 weeks ish)

We'll have loads of space, room for 3 in the back, and a roof box if we need it.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on July 20, 2009, 02:53:44 PM
Anyone interested in going for a long weekend? Looking at travelling out Thursday night coming back on the Monday night.  So far I have myself and Matt in the car but we really need another 2

Cost
Fuel ~ £120
Ferry ~ £90
Tolls ~ £40
Insurance ~ £45
Breakdown cover ~ £30
Total ~ £325

All costs split between people in car, car holds 4 + gear


Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on July 20, 2009, 04:17:21 PM
wow blondie, marriage has changed you


...you're going on a climbing trip! :shock: :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on July 20, 2009, 06:25:22 PM
wow blondie, marriage has changed you


...you're going on a climbing trip! :shock: :D

only if we can find 2 more people, come on nick:D  The other option is to go flying for the weekend:D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dunny on July 20, 2009, 09:12:55 PM
Hi Laura.

I have paid you my £30 deposit.  I paid £30.05 just incase my ref didnt work!


Please can I go out there on Bus A and Return on Bus B.  I don't mind driving.


Cheers.

Bob
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 21, 2009, 09:45:06 AM
Forgot to mention that the dates that me and Jess are going can be flexible if people want to go for 2 weeks but we're leaving too early.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on July 21, 2009, 09:47:03 AM
Hi Laura, i'm coming on the bus now :)

Can I please go and come back on bus 2 as thats where it looks like there is space.
I will pay now.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jonny on July 21, 2009, 09:47:32 AM
I wanna come! need to get member on here though so i know bank account details...

Hehe flash gordon.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on July 21, 2009, 09:48:05 AM
Oh yeah, can i be the bus two bus driver please :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dave on July 21, 2009, 01:39:05 PM
Weeman or whoever on admin you put me on wrong bus out i actually want the thursday bus
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 21, 2009, 02:43:57 PM
I wanna come! need to get member on here though so i know bank account details...

added to members
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Miller on July 21, 2009, 07:45:12 PM
I'll be coming up to font for a long weekend i'd imagine, depending on who is coming when and if i can get time off. Oh climbing it's been toooooooo long.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on July 21, 2009, 08:15:02 PM
I'm thinking of possibly changeing to a long weekend in the uk as it's going to be soooo much cheaper, thursday night to monday night probably going to the peaks :-)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dunny on July 22, 2009, 02:35:38 AM
I'm thinking of possibly changeing to a long weekend in the uk as it's going to be soooo much cheaper, thursday night to monday night probably going to the peaks :-)

you are gonna miss out on one hell of a party!!  come to font!!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on July 22, 2009, 08:38:45 AM
I'm thinking of possibly changeing to a long weekend in the uk as it's going to be soooo much cheaper, thursday night to monday night probably going to the peaks :-)

you are gonna miss out on one hell of a party!!  come to font!!

If i can fill my car it's still a possibility
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on July 22, 2009, 09:48:35 AM
I'm thinking of possibly changeing to a long weekend in the uk as it's going to be soooo much cheaper, thursday night to monday night probably going to the peaks :-)
Have fun on your own!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on July 22, 2009, 09:26:39 PM
Looks like i'm back on this trip as i may now have 4 people in my car :-) possibly 5 if people don't mind being squashed in the back
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on July 22, 2009, 10:13:19 PM
This is going to be my only proper holiday this year so I'm gonna try and get a caravan because I want a week off, actually relaxing, not sleeping on the floor.  If anyone fancies sharing then let me know  :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: gabbroman on July 22, 2009, 10:34:00 PM
Nick and I would like to reserve places on bus B out and bus A on return.  Nick will get the money to Laura tomorrow morning
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on July 23, 2009, 08:20:00 AM
This is going to be my only proper holiday this year so I'm gonna try and get a caravan because I want a week off, actually relaxing, not sleeping on the floor.  If anyone fancies sharing then let me know  :)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/freedom-microlite-fiberglass-small-2-3-berth-caravan_W0QQitemZ270431276595QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Campers_Caravans_Motorhomes?hash=item3ef6f5ce33&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A15%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

bargin! :lol:
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on July 23, 2009, 08:24:15 AM
This is going to be my only proper holiday this year so I'm gonna try and get a caravan because I want a week off, actually relaxing, not sleeping on the floor.  If anyone fancies sharing then let me know  :)
You should get a kon tikki then you could drive it to France as well.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 23, 2009, 08:50:42 AM
This is going to be my only proper holiday this year so I'm gonna try and get a caravan because I want a week off, actually relaxing, not sleeping on the floor.  If anyone fancies sharing then let me know  :)

A caravan where? At camping sur le grez?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 23, 2009, 08:53:36 AM
This is going to be my only proper holiday this year so I'm gonna try and get a caravan because I want a week off, actually relaxing, not sleeping on the floor.  If anyone fancies sharing then let me know  :)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/freedom-microlite-fiberglass-small-2-3-berth-caravan_W0QQitemZ270431276595QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Campers_Caravans_Motorhomes?hash=item3ef6f5ce33&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A15%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

bargin! :lol:

I'm going to sheffield next week! And Jess' new car has roof bars! We can bring it back for you if you win the bidding :p
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on July 23, 2009, 08:57:32 AM
i think you've missed the point of caravans, james, you don't have to put them on the roof rack!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 23, 2009, 08:59:59 AM
:D It's fibreglass! It's only light!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on July 23, 2009, 09:00:44 AM
It may also lead to another one of Jess' cars being destoryed.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 23, 2009, 09:04:21 AM
Hazel's said she wants a bus space. So that's one more potentially filled. Her and Sammy are going to drop deposits in to Laura's house tonight.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on July 23, 2009, 09:20:26 AM
Anyway I think we and lindsay are in for late bus leaving early bus return (thurs pm - tues pm)

See above LATE bus out ;-) first post has us on early bus out!



Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 23, 2009, 09:29:40 AM
Fail! Everyone should check there bus spaces because I'm clearly imcompetant.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 23, 2009, 09:39:45 AM
Want me to send a PM to everyone on the list to ask them to check? (yes I am bored)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on July 23, 2009, 09:40:26 AM
This is going to be my only proper holiday this year so I'm gonna try and get a caravan because I want a week off, actually relaxing, not sleeping on the floor.  If anyone fancies sharing then let me know  :)

A caravan where? At camping sur le grez?

Yup - http://www.camping-grez-fontainebleau.info/france/caravans/vacations/renting-caravans.html
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 23, 2009, 09:44:05 AM
Want me to send a PM to everyone on the list to ask them to check? (yes I am bored)

If you want.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on July 23, 2009, 09:56:40 AM
I'm up for moving to bus A on the way there if theres space then!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 23, 2009, 09:58:15 AM
That would be better driver-wise too.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on July 23, 2009, 10:25:14 AM
Totally.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on July 23, 2009, 10:36:45 AM
Screw it. I want to come too. Room for a little one on the buses? If so I shall send deposit today.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 23, 2009, 10:42:53 AM
I think Jason and Becky were thinking about coming in the car with me and Jess for a longer holiday. Once Jason's confirmed with his boss that he's allowed to, they'll move out of the bus to free up spaces. That would leave 1 more space after you, sam and hazel sign up, which I've no doubt we can fill.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on July 23, 2009, 10:48:59 AM
awesome well I'll send monies now and hopefully will all be okay
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on July 23, 2009, 10:53:14 AM
Paid. I'll just scrimp next year! Can't really miss font for the 3rd year running.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 23, 2009, 11:30:53 AM
Cool. I think this is going to cause some confusion but I'll sort it out. I'll wait for Sam and Hazel to confirm before putting you on a bus Becky (we can then decide where to put everyone so you're all happy). I think Tash will fill the extra space,

I shall make some calls tonight.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on July 23, 2009, 11:40:32 AM
I'll go on any bus. Not fussy about exact dates
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 23, 2009, 11:42:03 AM
Thats what I like to hear :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nick on July 23, 2009, 11:48:29 AM
i have paid in cash..... dave has the money for me and gabby
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 23, 2009, 12:02:22 PM
OK, thanks. Dave probably spent it on beer or shiny objects so I'll get Laura to extract it later ;)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Hazel on July 23, 2009, 05:20:59 PM
Hazel's said she wants a bus space. So that's one more potentially filled. Her and Sammy are going to drop deposits in to Laura's house tonight.

Sorry you are somewhat confused as I'm not coming and nor is Sam :-(
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 23, 2009, 05:24:39 PM
Afraid you'll need to find another couple of people to fill Jason and Becky's places.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on July 23, 2009, 05:58:24 PM
In that case as there is space I will be a little teensy weensy bit fussy and ask to be on the 2nd bus out please :D

Coming back I would prefer bus A but only if Jason's place becomes free and no-one else is desperate to have it. This is simply to save a minor amount of money on the camping - no other reason so if not possible it really doesn't matter!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Maximum Laura on July 23, 2009, 08:53:52 PM
OK, thanks. Dave probably spent it on beer or shiny objects so I'll get Laura to extract it later ;)

Don't worry i got your money.... adding you two to the paid list!!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 24, 2009, 09:29:51 AM
Bugger! I remember this bit every year. Does anyone remember how big the minibuses are? I looked online but it's either 6 or 7m depending on the model.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on July 24, 2009, 09:31:47 AM
Plus roofrack on both.

I believe Matt measured them last year?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on July 24, 2009, 09:34:40 AM
Nope. Warren might know...else ask lippy ;)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 24, 2009, 09:36:15 AM
I got dimensions last year. They're probably hidden somewhere in my inbox. I'll have a look when I get home and try emailing lippy too.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 24, 2009, 09:41:04 AM
Jason text me this morning saying he didn't think his boss had a problem with him taking 2 not 1 weeks off which means he's now in Jess' car. Will check with Becky tonight that she's 100% for two weeks before taking her off the bus.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 24, 2009, 09:57:49 AM
Well we haevn't got people to fill there spaces. Unless we find people asap then they will still need to pay for the bus!!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 24, 2009, 10:13:31 AM
I just text Jason and he said exactly the opposite. He will remain on the bus!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 24, 2009, 10:20:57 AM
Don't know why he said what he said thismorning then. Oh well. Will carry on trying to convince more people to come =]
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on July 24, 2009, 10:29:11 AM
I'm sure we can fill 2 more spaces. Have you done a mass text?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on July 24, 2009, 10:31:24 AM
If there is any one out there that only wants to take 1 day off work i might still be looking for an extra passenger or 2
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 24, 2009, 10:40:59 AM
I'm sure we can fill 2 more spaces. Have you done a mass text?

I text a few people. Hazel and Sam replied.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 24, 2009, 10:45:02 AM
Text a few more people :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on July 24, 2009, 10:49:48 AM
has anyone got in touch with blondie vicky? or alex + carrie?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 24, 2009, 10:57:06 AM
I think Alex and Carrie are on holiday but they are definitely up for font. Maybe even 2 weeks.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 24, 2009, 10:59:04 AM
Are they with Joe in Magic Wood?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 24, 2009, 11:00:10 AM
Possibly? Not really sure, someone text Alex the other day and he said he was on holiday but would be at font.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nick on July 24, 2009, 11:24:37 AM
lippy will tell you to go measure the busses....  i think i've sent a few people the dimensions, however they were from my uni account and i only have those emails on my pc in london :(  i can tell you off the top of my head that the trafic is 2.3m tall though :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on July 24, 2009, 11:31:43 AM
I'm interested, but I feel hesitant about volunteering to come when (1) I haven't met any of you yet, (2) I'm skint and (3) I don't know if I have the kit I need. :P
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on July 24, 2009, 11:37:16 AM
(1) I haven't met any of you yet
There is still time to get to know people :-)

(2) I'm skint
Cant help with this :-(


(3) I don't know if I have the kit I need. :P
Rock boots, chalk bag, sleeping bag and roll mate is all you need and you can probably borrow most of this
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 24, 2009, 11:38:41 AM
lippy will tell you to go measure the busses....  i think i've sent a few people the dimensions, however they were from my uni account and i only have those emails on my pc in london :(  i can tell you off the top of my head that the trafic is 2.3m tall though :D

He usually does (after a little persuasion) I've found the measurements for LLX (2.3x5.2) but not DVX. No hurry, just thought I'd check :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on July 24, 2009, 12:34:18 PM
I'm interested, but I feel hesitant about volunteering to come when (1) I haven't met any of you yet,

we're out in town on monday night if you want to come say hello to ppl
http://www.surreyclimbs.com/forum/index.php?topic=3521.0
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on July 24, 2009, 12:54:38 PM
(3) I don't know if I have the kit I need. :P
Rock boots, chalk bag, sleeping bag and roll mate is all you need and you can probably borrow most of this

Alright, you convinced me. Apart from that I'm not sure what rock boots are. I'm guessing at a cross between walking boots and climbing shoes?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on July 24, 2009, 12:57:06 PM
Rock boots = Climbing Shoes
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on July 24, 2009, 01:01:59 PM
Rock boots = Climbing Shoes

In that case I have all the kit I need, so I really have no excuse, do I?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 24, 2009, 01:02:46 PM
Nope!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 24, 2009, 01:58:38 PM
Ian Lipp was his usual friendly self and gave me the dimensions:

LLX
H: 2.3m
L: 5.2M

DVX
H: 3m
L: 6m
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: gabbroman on July 24, 2009, 07:05:59 PM
Lets take one of these:

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/b/b8/Falcon_egvv.jpg)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nick on July 24, 2009, 07:09:26 PM
where are the dimensions.... pictures are useless for giving to the ferry people if they have no dimensions!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: gabbroman on July 24, 2009, 07:11:40 PM
I'm not sure of the size but I've heard it can do the kessel run in less then 12 parsecs.  How far is Perton?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on July 25, 2009, 10:50:24 PM
I'm back to needing 2 more people for my car so if anyone else wants a lift shout out :-)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Adam W on July 26, 2009, 06:00:54 PM
A parsec is a measure of length, not time. So whats a Kessel Run?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on July 26, 2009, 07:10:50 PM
A parsec is a measure of length, not time. So whats a Kessel Run?

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kessel_Run
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 27, 2009, 10:21:17 AM
Adam has just told me he is busy for font so we have one space in the buses!!! Anyone want it????
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 27, 2009, 10:22:52 AM
Alright, you convinced me. Apart from that I'm not sure what rock boots are. I'm guessing at a cross between walking boots and climbing shoes?

You sound keen. Want a bus space? Check the first post for details.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on July 27, 2009, 11:46:35 AM
Alright, you convinced me. Apart from that I'm not sure what rock boots are. I'm guessing at a cross between walking boots and climbing shoes?

You sound keen. Want a bus space? Check the first post for details.

Potentially, yes. Can I tell you tomorrow? :P
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dunny on July 27, 2009, 01:40:27 PM
Alright, you convinced me. Apart from that I'm not sure what rock boots are. I'm guessing at a cross between walking boots and climbing shoes?

You sound keen. Want a bus space? Check the first post for details.

Potentially, yes. Can I tell you tomorrow? :P


I suggest you check asap cos its normally just a case of first come first served.   its the ony fair way.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dunny on July 27, 2009, 01:42:13 PM
Peter B - Who are you??!!!  I get confused with these forum usernames!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 27, 2009, 01:50:13 PM
Someone very new. He's going to let me know tomorrow since he wants to meet people tonight before deciding to go on holiday with us.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on July 28, 2009, 09:49:12 AM
As discussed at pub - until Linz knows when the internal interviews for the Surrey Sports Park are she cant commit to font :-(

I have now paid though! should be with you in 2 hours.  Sorry for the the late notice regarding lindsay.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on July 28, 2009, 10:10:25 AM
Okay, you guys seem pretty cool, and I'm keen. Sign me up!  :thumright:
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on July 28, 2009, 11:13:29 AM
Ok just heard linz interview is the next thursday so she is in - if there is still space.

I will send 2nd deposit to laura.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 28, 2009, 11:22:29 AM
Good stuf :) I didn't want to have to kill Lindsay, she's a nice girl ;)

Thats both buses full (again). I shall probably book the ferries tonight.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: IceMan on July 28, 2009, 05:01:57 PM
Whats the crack with campsite payage?

Once I'v confirmed who (if anyone) is coming with me and how long we are (I am) going for can I let you know and forward you some money to you for the campsite?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 28, 2009, 05:04:22 PM
I'm planning on booking and then paying when we get there (that how these things usually work right?). I'll book cars in if they ask me and then they can sort themselves for paying or we'll sort it out when we get there.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: IceMan on July 28, 2009, 05:10:43 PM
Ok no worries mate, just couldn't be bothered to book for myself. I'll let you know when I know whats happening.

Looks like it'll be either just sat 28th - mon 31st or sat 28th - wed 2nd hopefully!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on July 29, 2009, 10:00:55 AM
Have you decided which bus is which yet?  Ie, am I driving LLX or the magic sunshine bus?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 29, 2009, 10:01:48 AM
DVX will go first since it's got more space.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dunny on July 29, 2009, 11:33:17 PM
Ok no worries mate, just couldn't be bothered to book for myself. I'll let you know when I know whats happening.

Looks like it'll be either just sat 28th - mon 31st or sat 28th - wed 2nd hopefully!

Iceman - Just turn up - French campsites are well slack with the old booking malarky.  I agree that we need to book the buses in.  ....but the french normally laugh when you try to just book 4 or 5 people


They always laugh at me ....but then that is prob cos my french is shocking ....well... and my english for that matter!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Stick on July 30, 2009, 12:55:41 PM
Alan can you book the ferry for this wonderful trip please
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on July 30, 2009, 01:10:41 PM
matt, are you Matthew Short on your passport?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on July 30, 2009, 01:28:36 PM
Alan can you book the ferry for this wonderful trip please

we haven't decided when we're leaving. we could get a 10pm ferry on friday night, land at midnight and then drive to font for about 3-4am.
we did this in june and it meant we bivvied in the forest, slept til lunchtime and then climbed on sat afternoon.
don't know if you guys want to do that or not?
otherwise we can get a ferry on saturday morning and get to font late afternoon on saturday. probably wouldn't get to climb on the saturday then...

i'm quite happy to drive through the night and bivy but will go with whatever you three want...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jonny on July 30, 2009, 01:50:53 PM
Does baby dunc know about this? Not checking the forum and all being cornish. After Splat no trip I'm on can really be complete without him.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: M@T on July 30, 2009, 05:52:42 PM
matt, are you Matthew Short on your passport?

Yep 'Matthew Short' I am up for any kind of travelling that you decide.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Stick on July 30, 2009, 08:20:12 PM
Im up for going fri night, dont have bivvi kit though :( what ever we do can we not stay at my parents on the way to the port
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Gnat on July 30, 2009, 08:44:54 PM
Does baby dunc know about this? Not checking the forum and all being cornish. After Splat no trip I'm on can really be complete without him.

I'm visiting him Saturday in Truro, I'll ask him for you my lover
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on July 30, 2009, 09:30:16 PM
Friday night is fine with me.  I will sleep in your car  :)  I don't sleep on the ground...it's my new rule!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nick on July 30, 2009, 09:38:52 PM
that is, until you get so drunk that you cant walk back to the camper :P
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on July 30, 2009, 09:53:32 PM
well yes...then I will crawl to the nearest sleeping bag...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on July 30, 2009, 10:43:48 PM
You will be very cold in a car :(

Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on July 31, 2009, 12:54:07 AM
It's true.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on July 31, 2009, 10:32:07 AM
cold?? in august? i think not! looks like we're having a friday night adventure then! hurrah :D extra hurrah as i now have a sat nav so won't need a navigator :cheers:
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on July 31, 2009, 12:24:22 PM
Ferries for buses booked. Leaving times on first posts. Laura should hopefully update with details of latest check in time (probably half hour before leaving) when she gets the email.

Cost was £13 per person.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dunny on July 31, 2009, 07:16:05 PM
Well Done Weeman - Good Work.  Its times like theses when we feel proud of you and glad that you are our Chairman.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 03, 2009, 05:28:02 PM
http://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx

BMC insurance. Rock -> Europe. Just in case you do a Nathan.

Get it now before you forget!!!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 04, 2009, 08:30:38 AM
Ppl in my car can you check these details please:
Mr. Alan Murray (Adult) & Miss Victoria Blanchflower (Adult) & Mr. Matthew Short (Adult) & Miss Claire Knott (Adult)

Car / Motorhome under 2.4m high,YF51UKX
Dover - Dunkirk (France), 28 August 2009 22:00
Dunkirk (France) - Dover, 06 September 2009 20:01

Don't forget your passport, travel insurance and ehic card (check the date on it)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 04, 2009, 09:19:25 AM
Just in case you do a Nathan.

Fall stupidly or leave all your crap somewhere? Probably both.

I think Jess' car Steve's dates are finalised now. What is Carrie's surname I can't remember.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 04, 2009, 09:47:20 AM
Just in case you do a Nathan.
Fall stupidly

Thats the one :)

Carolyn Arnold
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 04, 2009, 10:27:36 AM
Aahhhh yes.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: M@T on August 04, 2009, 06:10:56 PM
Ppl in my car can you check these details please:
Mr. Alan Murray (Adult) & Miss Victoria Blanchflower (Adult) & Mr. Matthew Short (Adult) & Miss Claire Knott (Adult)

Car / Motorhome under 2.4m high,YF51UKX
Dover - Dunkirk (France), 28 August 2009 22:00
Dunkirk (France) - Dover, 06 September 2009 20:01

Don't forget your passport, travel insurance and ehic card (check the date on it)


Looks good to me Alan
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dunny on August 05, 2009, 12:31:49 AM
Mr. Alan Murray (Adult)

Are you sure you are an adult Alan??!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 05, 2009, 07:57:47 AM
mostly ;P
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 05, 2009, 01:31:52 PM
Iceman do you still only have one person in your car?? |When you planning on going and returning?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 05, 2009, 02:13:22 PM
Want me to book a good space at the campsite?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 05, 2009, 02:16:07 PM
Yes please. I was going to ask tonight. I have a list of people and nights for the buses.

Just me for the 26th.

10 people
27th – 2nd (6 nights)

9 people
28th – 1st (4 nights)

4 people (Steve)
25th - 3rd

3 people (Alan)
29th - 7th (8 nights)

Then whatever cars are doing. Not sure if Alan is just sorting his car?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 05, 2009, 02:51:16 PM
hadn't really given much thought to booking camping.. do we need to book then? if so could you book us at the same time in case they do anything odd like allocate an area to us, pls? names are a couple of posts up ;P we're going to bivy on fridaynight/sat morning so will be staying at the campsite for 8 nights: saturday night 29th til saturday night 6th

ta
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on August 05, 2009, 03:52:14 PM
Hiya, I have a caravan booked for me.  I don't need any camping booking ta  :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: IceMan on August 05, 2009, 04:12:40 PM
Hi Blondie, yes it is just me still at the moment. Not really decided how long i'm going for yet. Either just Late fri / early sat,sun,mon or possible till wednesday. I'm easy really. Basicly get out of work Fri 28th at 15:45 in cambridge and can go anytime after that for as long as I like.

Why do you ask, looking for another passenger or a lift or somthing?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on August 05, 2009, 04:36:48 PM
Si, Tom is almost convinced.  He said 'Ah, the Font temptation continues' and he's considering rearranging some teaching so he can come along.  He's going to have a look at money and practicalities and let me know.

Let the convincing of Tom begin  :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 05, 2009, 05:07:23 PM
is matt going to come too and stay in the van with you? :lol:
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on August 05, 2009, 05:08:54 PM
Matt who?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 05, 2009, 05:20:00 PM
Mr Keyboard matt

If we can fill the car I believe the plan is still to leave guildford on Thursday night and return on monday night

Is it just tom that is interested or would he be bringing his other half with him?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Stick on August 05, 2009, 05:34:42 PM
I assume that the Matt they were talking about
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on August 05, 2009, 05:38:05 PM
Mr Keyboard matt

If we can fill the car I believe the plan is still to leave guildford on Thursday night and return on monday night

Is it just tom that is interested or would he be bringing his other half with him?

No idea.  Will ask.

And no, it is just my caravan.  Although I will allow people to cook on my bbq (if they're nice to me and buy me french wine!)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 05, 2009, 05:43:59 PM
i was talking about tom's matt who i can't really see in a tent...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on August 05, 2009, 08:58:49 PM
i was talking about tom's matt who i can't really see in a tent...

There's a possibility of using my holiday home to drag Tom's Matt there
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 05, 2009, 10:30:05 PM
Tom who?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on August 05, 2009, 11:24:13 PM
Linecar.  Not sure if you've ever met him...he was at uni with me and Al.  Dancing Tom?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 06, 2009, 07:26:00 AM
Nop
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on August 06, 2009, 09:45:47 AM
Dancing Tom ex chairman, cool havent seen him in ages!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Stick on August 06, 2009, 02:21:29 PM
Twirly Tom :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 07, 2009, 09:26:40 AM
I've updated the first post with who will need club tents. Could people check this and confirm that thats true.

By my count that means we need 6 club tents or people can hop in with other people.

Dave, whats the tent situation looking like? Is 6 reasonable?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 07, 2009, 09:31:50 AM
Perhaps we could borrow a couple from the kayakers if needed.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 07, 2009, 09:34:45 AM
I'm sure we can find 6 working tents in the club ones. Might just require a bit of work.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 07, 2009, 09:51:48 AM
i've got my old tent too which is still usable if someone wants to borrow it. spacious for two people to live in but room for three to sleep...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 07, 2009, 09:56:45 AM
Is Duncan not coming? Perhaps he'd lend gabby and matt his tent if they ask nicely. That would mean we'd only need to get 4 club tents working.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 07, 2009, 09:58:57 AM
Gabby and Matt can use Rosa's (Joe's old) pop up tent that it in their garage?

It's just not a problem though. There will be spaces in tents and the club has quite a few tents.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 07, 2009, 10:05:21 AM
Oh, and thanks very Al. That may well be handy :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jonny on August 07, 2009, 10:19:03 AM
I'd quite like a second person in my new tent away if we're sort. Give it a try out and see what it's like with two people space wise. And they can guard it firecely when I decide to bivvy for the night instead.

Plus I get so lonely in there.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 07, 2009, 10:26:00 AM
I assumed that given your newly formed relationship with Dave that he'd take the other space in your tent when he was bored of bivving.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 07, 2009, 10:52:49 AM
I just sent off an email to a french lady I work with for a translation of where we'd like to camp and with how many :) I don't think my french translation would have been much good.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 07, 2009, 11:08:20 AM
I just sent off an email to a french lady I work with for a translation of where we'd like to camp and with how many :) I don't think my french translation would have been much good.

Someone told me the campsite was run  by a British couple, is this not true??
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 07, 2009, 11:09:57 AM
The lady I spoke to in the shop was british yes, I'll send my english version and a translation.

edit: I just sent it in english in the end. Will resend in french if they don't understand :p
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on August 07, 2009, 11:27:49 AM
I've been emailing the couple in english and they understand well enough...but they are french
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 07, 2009, 11:32:22 AM
A! Bien! Hopefully I'll get a reply then :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dave on August 07, 2009, 11:39:09 AM
Tent front going to chat to guy from vaude tonight about missing poles for hulk and raspberry, Chicken should have a pole replaced by then as sending off asap, mark 1's all strong though the banana tents disappeared off the face off the earth.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 07, 2009, 11:42:30 AM
I have some spare pole parts so don't buy sections yet. I can give them to you tomorrow.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jonny on August 07, 2009, 11:46:56 AM
Aww but Dave's big and smells. All boys smell.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dave on August 07, 2009, 11:54:20 AM
I have some spare pole parts so don't buy sections yet. I can give them to you tomorrow.

Are these the poles that were supposed to be with the old versions of the mark2s?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 07, 2009, 11:55:24 AM
Not sure, they were from sets of poles I replaced last year. Most sections were old but there are a fair few newer ones which still have some life in them.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dave on August 07, 2009, 11:59:40 AM
I'll either do that tonight or tomorrow. Are the just straight poles as I think thats all thats missing?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 07, 2009, 12:04:14 PM
Yeah, just a load of sections than you piece together to form missing poles. You can have a look and decide what to do with them.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dave on August 07, 2009, 12:43:40 PM
Sounds like a plan stan i'll come get them tomorrow
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on August 07, 2009, 12:48:00 PM
We have about 3 tents here....from toughguy
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dave on August 07, 2009, 01:30:52 PM
Do you know which tents they are?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on August 07, 2009, 01:38:00 PM
The Hulk + 2 Mark IIs I think
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 07, 2009, 07:11:24 PM
Camp site's now booked.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 08, 2009, 12:07:21 PM
Hurrah! Thanks James.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Maximum Laura on August 09, 2009, 10:30:45 AM
Back to James saying they can borrow some tents of the kayakers..... you could if we had any club tents!!! we always use personal ones!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 10, 2009, 12:40:54 PM
What crazy gadgets and gizmos do I need in my car to be legal driving in France?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Stick on August 10, 2009, 12:43:52 PM
yellow jacket
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: IceMan on August 10, 2009, 12:45:28 PM
A warning triangle, flourecent jackets and headlamp beam deflectors (if you will drive in the dark at any point).

Thats all to cover the legal side of things iirc.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Notsi on August 10, 2009, 01:17:50 PM
Maggs, Are you heading out for that weekend too? i might see if some bristol peeps are keen
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 10, 2009, 01:26:15 PM
Heading for 10 days or so :bounce: can't wait, but have soooo much to organise before then!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 10, 2009, 01:29:35 PM
Maggs, Are you heading out for that weekend too? i might see if some bristol peeps are keen

Are you now intrested in going simon???  Still room in my car if i go
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Notsi on August 10, 2009, 01:31:19 PM
i think i should really go, it just the weekend before holiday, what days?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nick on August 10, 2009, 03:55:48 PM
i think you're supposed to have a bulb set too
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 10, 2009, 05:40:38 PM
Yeah, and a warning triangle and insurance documents.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 10, 2009, 05:42:43 PM
Don't you also need to be able to pay fines - so a card with a sensible limit on it, or loads of cash?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 10, 2009, 05:49:40 PM
Could somebody update the first post with leaving details for the first post please. I think the times will work out as;

"Chris and Bob road(air)ways present font bus A; Meet at 6pm next to unisport aiming to leave between 7 and 7.30pm to get to the ferry with plenty of time. We have eaten on the ferry before and the food is ok if you don't eat dinner before, or bring snacks (any you bring me get you bonus points) to eat on the bus. Font doesn't look that far so we should be there by the morning! I expect we will have a load of crap to take like bouldering mats, so any help in the day would be awesome to pack the bus. DVX has a really bad radio where only one speaker works, does anyone have some battery powered ones they could bring?"
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on August 10, 2009, 05:51:59 PM
Don't you also need to be able to pay fines - so a card with a sensible limit on it, or loads of cash?
Um no cards, cash only, else you can get your vehicle towed.  Towed minibus = unhappy union and 9 unhappy people who have to wait until the unenpounding can begin.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 10, 2009, 06:08:06 PM
Thats a lot of shit chris. I'll condense into something more succinct.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 10, 2009, 06:10:23 PM
Don't you also need to be able to pay fines - so a card with a sensible limit on it, or loads of cash?
Um no cards, cash only, else you can get your vehicle towed.  Towed minibus = unhappy union and 9 unhappy people who have to wait until the unenpounding can begin.
I thought we just took cash for the buses, but it was possible to pay with a card if you were to take your own car?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 10, 2009, 06:12:39 PM
You're meant to have cash but I've heard that if the police fine you they just drive you to the nearest cash machine and make you get money.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nick on August 10, 2009, 06:14:12 PM
nope... they'll drive you in the police car to the 'nearest' cashpoint and likely leave you there. on the upside a basic offense (such as driving over the limit, but not more than 20km/h over) is only 40 euros


damn... weeman got there firstest... i concur
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 10, 2009, 06:17:06 PM
I have some battery powered speakers the first bus can borrow in exchange for taking my stuff with them :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 10, 2009, 06:22:19 PM
Awesome!

I'm tempted to see what I can build powered by the 12v, but i'm not sure i'll get much time to do it in.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 10, 2009, 07:55:42 PM
I have some battery powered speakers the first bus can borrow in exchange for taking my stuff with them :D

Your tent can fit in our car if you'd like it a day earlier. It's only small.

Does anyone want a carpet square to take to font with them for foot wiping? I have 6.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Oddjob on August 10, 2009, 07:56:43 PM
Yay Carpet!

Can I have one please I think I might have lost my original one.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 10, 2009, 08:07:41 PM
Yup I'll tuck yours into my bouldering mat alex since we're in teh same car :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 10, 2009, 08:45:13 PM
Me please James
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 10, 2009, 08:57:18 PM
Take them all james and i'm sure we'll all have them off you :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 11, 2009, 08:25:21 AM
btw i have a club font bible at my house. hoping to swap it for for own edition which has been thieved :(

btw i think it takes about 4-4.5 hours from the port to font...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 11, 2009, 08:41:07 AM
In terms of organising I've pretty much done what I can for the buses. Since I'm not actually on the buses, I'm going to leave it up to the people on each buses to sort out the last bits.

Dave seems to be sorting out gear. The buses need packing with stuff and people and someone needs to make sure you have all the relevent documents and that the buses work.  I booked them both from the 24th at 10am so you have some time to sort stuff out.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 11, 2009, 08:50:27 AM
http://www.camping-grez-fontainebleau.info/france/caravans/map/camping-grez.html

Directions to the campsite are here. Laura has all the booking details for the ferries.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 11, 2009, 09:54:45 AM
Awesome, I don't mind sorting out the first bus to make it vaguely work before we go, and can help pack it.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jonny on August 11, 2009, 10:10:04 AM
Awesome, I don't mind sorting out the first bus to make it vaguely work before we go, and can help pack it.

We should do it to Eye of the Tigar and get some old guy with a beanie to shout at us.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 11, 2009, 10:12:28 AM
Blondie?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 11, 2009, 10:14:02 AM
Sorry I don't have a beanie
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Nah on August 11, 2009, 12:51:56 PM
I'm a little confused about the times the busses are leaving guildford.  I presume the times mentioned are ferry times.  Do we have confirmed meeting.leaving times, as I'm tying to work out if I can go to work in London that day and be back in time or if I'm going to have to work from home.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jonny on August 11, 2009, 01:01:24 PM
The times on the list of people are indeed the times of the ferry. I believe both buses are wanted to be leaving by 7.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 11, 2009, 01:21:01 PM
The big red writing at the top of the first post has the meeting times in it. 6 o clock!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on August 12, 2009, 09:05:07 AM
Things:

1. I have a teeny (effectively 1-man) tent I can bring if space is needed (it folds down smaller than my rollmat!)

2. Is anyone coming to join up with the buses from the Woking direction? Cycling down at 5 am with a massive rucksack would suck, but I can if I have to.

3. I have an obscenely large collection of books in my flat, mostly science fiction (Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear, Ben Bova, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Heinlein, Terry Pratchett, etc., etc.). If you want to borrow reading material for the trip, let me know author/title and I'll have a look. ;-) You'll probably have to pick them up from my office in advance; I won't have the carrying capacity to bring them all in my own luggage!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 12, 2009, 09:07:53 AM
I have a teeny (effectively 1-man) tent I can bring if space is needed (it folds down smaller than my rollmat!)

Might as well bring it. Having too many tents wouldn't be a problem :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Maximum Laura on August 12, 2009, 09:58:17 AM
CAN PEOPLE ON BUSES PLEASE PAY ME FOR THE CAMPSITE

£5 per night....

So.....
Bus A out Bus A Back.. £25
Bus B out Bus B Back.. £25
Bus A out Bus B Back... £30
Bus B out Bus A back.... £20

Please can you pay me asap!

THANK YOU!!!!  :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 12, 2009, 10:44:35 AM
Things:

1. I have a teeny (effectively 1-man) tent I can bring if space is needed (it folds down smaller than my rollmat!)

2. Is anyone coming to join up with the buses from the Woking direction? Cycling down at 5 am with a massive rucksack would suck, but I can if I have to.

3. I have an obscenely large collection of books in my flat, mostly science fiction (Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear, Ben Bova, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Heinlein, Terry Pratchett, etc., etc.). If you want to borrow reading material for the trip, let me know author/title and I'll have a look. ;-) You'll probably have to pick them up from my office in advance; I won't have the carrying capacity to bring them all in my own luggage!


<3 anne mccaffrey. Read them all though :D

Jason lives in Woking.

Hurrah for more tents!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 12, 2009, 11:13:39 AM
Things:

1. I have a teeny (effectively 1-man) tent I can bring if space is needed (it folds down smaller than my rollmat!)

2. Is anyone coming to join up with the buses from the Woking direction? Cycling down at 5 am with a massive rucksack would suck, but I can if I have to.

3. I have an obscenely large collection of books in my flat, mostly science fiction (Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear, Ben Bova, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Heinlein, Terry Pratchett, etc., etc.). If you want to borrow reading material for the trip, let me know author/title and I'll have a look. ;-) You'll probably have to pick them up from my office in advance; I won't have the carrying capacity to bring them all in my own luggage!

Please re-read the first post and get there 12 hours later than you plan :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dunny on August 12, 2009, 11:40:34 AM
Awesome, I don't mind sorting out the first bus to make it vaguely work before we go, and can help pack it.

We can sort the gear bus out together Chris.  I have nothing do (apart from sort the us out! / wash my clothes!) when we get back to Guildford from our UK adventure.

Maybe we could help sort out LLX too?!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 12, 2009, 11:44:41 AM
Awesome, thats about the amount I have to do Bob! I also need to go into the union to get a new plastic license as the date on mine has expired.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 12, 2009, 11:45:02 AM
where abouts did you stay on the campsite when you were there before?

http://www.camping-grez-fontainebleau.info/france/caravans/motor-home/waste-service-area.html

claire, do you know where your van will be?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 12, 2009, 11:46:26 AM
Number 99 looks amazing.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on August 12, 2009, 11:49:24 AM
I have a tent I can bring. You seem to have put me down for club tent but I can bring mine instead if needed.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 12, 2009, 11:49:58 AM
going to try and bring my inflatable canoe for playing on the river. altho i'd better repaire it first i guess :lol:
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 12, 2009, 11:54:27 AM
I have a tent I can bring. You seem to have put me down for club tent but I can bring mine instead if needed.

Done. I didn't know so I guessed :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Clairey on August 12, 2009, 12:33:03 PM
where abouts did you stay on the campsite when you were there before?

http://www.camping-grez-fontainebleau.info/france/caravans/motor-home/waste-service-area.html

claire, do you know where your van will be?


No, I know nothing...apart from the fact that my life has been taken over by the budget at work and I am very much looking forward to eating the twix in front of me...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 12, 2009, 02:33:34 PM
Number 99 looks amazing.

Yeh it does! We're in the bivouac field as that's the area you're allowed fires in. It looks quite far on the map. but bivouac 1 is about 100m from the toilets.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: M@T on August 12, 2009, 07:45:06 PM
going to try and bring my inflatable canoe for playing on the river. altho i'd better repaire it first i guess :lol:
Yey Canoe!!!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on August 12, 2009, 08:58:10 PM
Yay indeed, I've not paddled since New Zealand and I've been really wanting to lately!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Beccxy on August 12, 2009, 09:47:16 PM

So.....
Bus A out Bus B Back.. £30
Bus B out Bus A Back.. £20
Bus A out Bus B Back... £25
Bus B out Bus B back.... £25
Please can you pay me asap!


You may wanna change ur 1st/3rd option there... they say the same buses but diff prices.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 13, 2009, 08:05:30 AM
going to try and bring my inflatable canoe for playing on the river. altho i'd better repaire it first i guess :lol:
Yey Canoe!!!

actually i think it's a two man kayak but hey, lets just call it a boat ;P

we could do to a big canoe trip one day? there is a boat rental place nr the campsite by the looks of it so they'll probably do day trips...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 13, 2009, 08:46:54 AM
So.....
Bus A out Bus B Back.. £30
Bus B out Bus A Back.. £20
Bus A out Bus B Back... £25
Bus B out Bus B back.... £25
Please can you pay me asap!
You may wanna change ur 1st/3rd option there... they say the same buses but diff prices.

Fail! Changed, thanks Becky.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 13, 2009, 08:47:33 AM
Right I'm coming in my car with Matt and Cox, turning up thursday night some time and leaving late monday afternoon, who do we pay forthe campsite? or do we have to book?  
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 13, 2009, 08:52:14 AM
Awesome! You'll need to book. If you ask James he'll tell you where we've booked and you can ask for the same place. :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 13, 2009, 08:58:50 AM
Awesome! You'll need to book. If you ask James he'll tell you where we've booked and you can ask for the same place. :)

I will wait for James to post then :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 13, 2009, 09:08:17 AM
Email the lady and ask to be added to the reservation for Williamson. And ask which plot on the campsite we've been allotted as I forgot to ask and she hasn't replied to me yet.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 13, 2009, 09:37:05 AM
Which lady do we email?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 13, 2009, 10:16:26 AM
Email the campsite and they'll pick it up. Apparently the owner is english.

Tel/Fax: 01 64 45 72 75
email : camping-grez [at] wanadoo.fr
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 13, 2009, 10:27:20 AM
ta :) thank you
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Nah on August 13, 2009, 02:13:30 PM
I've paid £20 to laura, reference "HANT Font Camping"
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on August 14, 2009, 09:30:18 AM
<3 anne mccaffrey. Read them all though :D
Even the Crystal Singer books? ;-) They were surprisingly hard to get hold of!

Jason lives in Woking.
Hrm. I will have to track down this... "Jason".
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Beccxy on August 14, 2009, 11:12:41 AM
I have just sent you money for both Bob and I for camping
Ref: Bob+Becky - Font
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 14, 2009, 12:02:34 PM
Laura... paying for camping. FYI they only accept Visa, Mastercard or cash. Didn't know what your bank account gave you so thought I'd give you a heads up if you intend to pay for everyone's camping by card.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Gnat on August 15, 2009, 01:55:46 PM
hmmm, i have tuesdays and wednesdays off, theres a bus not coming back till wednesday night, i may pop down for two days... depends if ive bought my motorbike by then, if i have i think ill come for a mini weekend. if i do, could i  be cheeky and put my tent in the bus? i can take the rest of my crap, but a tent on a motorbike... no
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 17, 2009, 11:07:25 AM
I just typed up my list of things I need for font and saved it so I thought I'd paste it here in case it helped anyone or I've forgotten something. I emboldened the most forgotten/important things!

Tent
Sleeping Bag
Thermarest
Tarp
String
Camping Chair
Dry Bag
Camera
Car -> USB convertor
camera/phone USB leads
mooojoosic maker
French dictionary
Lighter
Plate/Bowl/Mug
Sharp Knife/knife/fork/spoon
first aid kit
hayfever tablets

Bouldering brush
loose chalk
chalk bag
climbing shoes
carpet
bouldering mat

towel
swim shorts
hairbrush
shampoo/soap
toothbrush

tshirts
fleeces
tweed
shorts
trousers
flip flops
trainers
undies

Euros
driving license
passport
BMC health insurance card/number
EHIC card

axe
sharpening stone
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 17, 2009, 11:08:31 AM
Which reminds me... someone please pack the club saw.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 17, 2009, 11:31:52 AM
My font guidebook just arrived! Now I have both the fontainebleau climbs book as well, the 6a and above book was rubbish with maps. :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 19, 2009, 08:59:34 AM
Alex let me know that he doesn't need a club tent as he's getting a tent for his birthday. I have chicken at house of tea, going to get it out and check it's all okay then take that one for Jess and I.

Not long now!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 19, 2009, 09:04:03 AM
Dose anyone know if there are any special arrangements for arriving really late at night at the campsite?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Iccle Eve on August 19, 2009, 09:05:59 AM
from when we turned up late
leave car outside
carry stuff you need in pitch up
sort everythign else out the next morning
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 19, 2009, 09:08:50 AM
or bivvy in one of the forest car parks, climb the next day and then go to the campsite afterwards ;)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 19, 2009, 09:14:42 AM
Eve was that at Musardiere or this new one?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Iccle Eve on August 19, 2009, 09:17:39 AM
the new one
the new one is the one i stay at when i go in easter with jo etc
havent been to mscadiere in abuot 3-4 years
the new one has some big gates and a place you can leave you car outside
weve arrive late in the past and just hauled the bera essentials in
actually that a lie..ive got other people to carry the bare essentials in
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 19, 2009, 09:18:17 AM
or bivvy in one of the forest car parks, climb the next day and then go to the campsite afterwards ;)

This is what I've done every year. But gone to campsite in the morning. I'd imagine the buses will be doing this.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 19, 2009, 09:23:10 AM
the new one
the new one is the one i stay at when i go in easter with jo etc
havent been to mscadiere in abuot 3-4 years
the new one has some big gates and a place you can leave you car outside
weve arrive late in the past and just hauled the bera essentials in
actually that a lie..ive got other people to carry the bare essentials in

Fantastic plan :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 19, 2009, 09:34:46 AM
or bivvy in one of the forest car parks, climb the next day and then go to the campsite afterwards ;)

This is what I've done every year. But gone to campsite in the morning. I'd imagine the buses will be doing this.

altho as you guys are arriving a few days before my car i suppose we might go straight to the campsite instead. i think we'll be arriving around 3am...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Iccle Eve on August 19, 2009, 09:36:12 AM
the new one
the new one is the one i stay at when i go in easter with jo etc
havent been to mscadiere in abuot 3-4 years
the new one has some big gates and a place you can leave you car outside
weve arrive late in the past and just hauled the bera essentials in
actually that a lie..ive got other people to carry the bare essentials in

Just had a thought are you first people arriving?
Fantastic plan :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 19, 2009, 09:39:22 AM
yeah
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Iccle Eve on August 19, 2009, 09:43:55 AM
ah might want to ring/email the campsite in advance as she usually has a place shes goign to put you if your a group
shes english thought so dont worry about her not understanding
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 19, 2009, 09:49:37 AM
Do you get there before Jess, Alex, Carrie and I Maggie? We're in the bivouac field if that helps. There's a link to a map somewhere in this thread in the last few pages.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 19, 2009, 09:53:01 AM
We are going on Monday evening next week, aren't you guys coming on Tuesday? I have the maps printed out so will try to work out wehre we are supposed to be or else just kip in the forest someplace instead
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Iccle Eve on August 19, 2009, 09:56:01 AM
Just send her an email shes really nice and very helpful
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 19, 2009, 10:07:18 AM
Okay Maggie. We'll be rocking up at the campsite mid day ish, putting up our tents, dumping our stuff then off to somewhere close.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 19, 2009, 10:10:04 AM
Cool :) We'll have a look round when we arrive and if too tired to figure out where to go hide in the forest somewhere, if ok, will try and find where to camp.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 19, 2009, 10:36:02 AM
When you creep through the barrier, head left, past the toilet block along a road. The road goes of for about 100m, under a road and bends right. This is the bivouac field.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: poppy on August 19, 2009, 05:58:59 PM
I just got this email:

-----
I'm aware the mountaineering club have booked the two 9 seated cars for their trip to Fontainebleau.
One of their MOT's ran out today and because of that, cannot be taxed.
We are looking to get this sorted ASAP

But there is a chance that it won't be sorted by Monday.
Is there anyone who is going on the trip who has passed a minibus test?
-----

I'm assuming the drivers can drive the bus instead of the 9-seater on the offchance it won't be sorted?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on August 19, 2009, 06:05:56 PM
I just got this email:

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I'm aware the mountaineering club have booked the two 9 seated cars for their trip to Fontainebleau.
One of their MOT's ran out today and because of that, cannot be taxed.
We are looking to get this sorted ASAP

But there is a chance that it won't be sorted by Monday.
Is there anyone who is going on the trip who has passed a minibus test?
-----

I'm assuming the drivers can drive the bus instead of the 9-seater on the offchance it won't be sorted?

No one can drive a minibus abroad bar andre.  You need a very special and expensive license.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: poppy on August 19, 2009, 06:10:12 PM
crap.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 19, 2009, 06:22:08 PM
The union REALLY are.... gah. This is the second time something like this has happened. [/rant]

The other time was right before a holiday too. Poppy, might I suggest you send them an irate but polite email asking that if it's not done by then, they cover the difference in cost between that and a kendalls 9 seater?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: poppy on August 19, 2009, 06:24:59 PM
He said monday, so it should be sorted by the time the last bus leaves on thursday. Hopefully.

Will do James  :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 19, 2009, 06:25:48 PM

But there is a chance that it won't be sorted by Monday.


First bus is Wednesday and the second is on Thursday, should be plenty of time for them to sort out MOT and Road Tax
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on August 19, 2009, 06:30:02 PM
You do know it's the union who are attempting to sort it out though.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 19, 2009, 06:32:45 PM
or someone from the club could go in and sort it for them :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 19, 2009, 07:10:29 PM
WANKERS!!!!!!!

I suggest that someone (I'm bust preparing for my trip) goes to the union on friday and just checks that things are moving along. I'm sure it'll be sorted in time but good to check. I'm glad I booked the buses in advance.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Weeman on August 19, 2009, 07:13:55 PM
The other time was right before a holiday too. Poppy, might I suggest you send them an irate but polite email asking that if it's not done by then, they cover the difference in cost between that and a kendalls 9 seater?

Not worth it, it'll just slow them down. The best approach is just to be mega helpful and offer to do it ourselves.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Miller on August 19, 2009, 08:02:07 PM
What kind of license do you need to drive the minibusses abroad then? If it's an obscure thing why did the union think people in the club have it? Silly union...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on August 19, 2009, 08:15:33 PM
What kind of license do you need to drive the minibusses abroad then?
It's the PCV cat which costs somewhere like £200 to take all the relevant tests.  I'd assume the union don't know that font is abroad, or that different licenses even exist.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Miller on August 19, 2009, 08:16:34 PM
What kind of license do you need to drive the minibusses abroad then?
It's the PCV cat which costs somewhere like £200 to take all the relevant tests.  I'd assume the union don't know that font is abroad, or that different licenses even exist.

You mean they don't know everything about everything?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nick on August 19, 2009, 08:23:46 PM
i think you'll find they know everything about nothing and nothing about everything.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 19, 2009, 09:14:12 PM
I'd assume the union don't know that font is abroad, or that different licenses even exist.

I would hope that they know that font is abroad, might be worth making sure the buses are insured to be outside the uk
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nick on August 19, 2009, 09:20:20 PM
they are always insured abroad
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on August 20, 2009, 06:33:29 AM
What do I have to do to become a USMC member? I want to avoid paying a BMC membership and a USMC membership if I can...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 20, 2009, 07:49:29 AM
What do I have to do to become a USMC member? I want to avoid paying a BMC membership and a USMC membership if I can...

I believe if you have full membership to the BMC the BMC will now refund any extra fees payed to them for memberships to other clubs
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Gnat on August 20, 2009, 10:11:28 AM
At least they gave a weeks notice this time instead of ten hours like they did for splat, :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on August 20, 2009, 02:37:10 PM
laura did you get my camping money through yet? I forgot to change the reference so is the same as for deposit
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 20, 2009, 02:41:36 PM
Want to go play now please
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on August 20, 2009, 02:45:58 PM
yes i agree. very bored sat around at home. can't even lie in the sun today :(
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Stick on August 20, 2009, 03:03:01 PM
Mags you climbing tonight?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 20, 2009, 03:10:36 PM
Yup, after work have to go move another 5 boxes from my car into the flat, then heading straight over...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 20, 2009, 03:13:20 PM
Yup, after work have to go move another 5 boxes from my car into the flat, then heading straight over...

Why you movig boxes in your car when you have people helping on saturday and a van?? :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 20, 2009, 03:18:48 PM
so that there is less stuff to move on saturday :) Is mainly boxes of books and bits and bobs like that though
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on August 20, 2009, 03:51:47 PM
so that there is less stuff to move on saturday :) Is mainly boxes of books and bits and bobs like that though
More books, you appear to like them!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 20, 2009, 03:55:13 PM
I have hundreds of books :D (and might have bought 5 more on Monday too... :oops: )
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 20, 2009, 03:57:24 PM
I have hundreds of books :D (and might have bought 5 more on Monday too... :oops: )

have you been the 2nd hand shop in penn? they have lots of very cheap books...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on August 20, 2009, 03:59:48 PM
I need more books... I can still see my walls!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 20, 2009, 04:01:20 PM
Noo where is Penn?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 20, 2009, 04:04:21 PM
out nr high wycombe. there's an old cottage that has been entirely filled with books :D prices for paperback novels are mostly about £1.50. apparently tho they have a good selection of non-fiction stuff too (according to my mother)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on August 20, 2009, 04:11:46 PM
DO WANT  :bounce:
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 20, 2009, 04:17:39 PM
Can't has.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 20, 2009, 11:53:17 PM
Btw, I'm sorting the bus with the union.

I'm taking it to woking on monday, and Bob will have sex with the man to make it pass its MOT.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 21, 2009, 09:25:38 AM
Good commitment Bob. Good commitment.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Maximum Laura on August 21, 2009, 10:50:24 AM
laura did you get my camping money through yet? I forgot to change the reference so is the same as for deposit


Yes thanks!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Maximum Laura on August 21, 2009, 10:55:57 AM
PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T PAID ME FOR CAMPING:

PLEASE TRANSFER IT TO MY BANK ASAP.....

OR...

PLEASE GIVE ME 30EUROS WHEN OUT IN FRANCE! (this will actually be slightly easier for me.... but up to you!)

THANK YOU!!   :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jonny on August 21, 2009, 10:59:04 AM
The big words and different colours have attracted my attention well.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Maximum Laura on August 21, 2009, 11:12:26 AM
Good good... that was the aim... and i like playing on the forum with colours!! :-D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 21, 2009, 11:45:49 AM
I'm all set for Font now. My leaving present from my placement team was an epic bag of chalk, a moon tshirt and the on-site DVD. WIN!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 21, 2009, 11:52:17 AM
They know you well then :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on August 21, 2009, 12:07:24 PM
Bus B out do we want to go to the campsite straight from the ferry or just wild camp that night?

Usually we wild camp as we get there so late and wild camping gets my vote.

What do others (IN BUS B ONLY PLEASE) think.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on August 21, 2009, 12:13:24 PM
Don't mind though if we wild camp can I sleep in the bus please!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on August 21, 2009, 12:17:49 PM
Mrm. Not entirely keen -- I don't have bivvying materials, and it could be PROPERLY MISERABLE in poor weather...  :wink:
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 21, 2009, 01:11:35 PM
If you decide on not wild camping give me a ring when you get there and I'll nip to the gates to show you all where we are.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nick on August 21, 2009, 01:32:14 PM
i tried sending you a text last night asking that jez, but forgot to press send :( I'm quite happy to do either, could even decide on the journey. 

I'd guess Hannah would tend towards the campsite
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on August 21, 2009, 01:57:38 PM
OK well see what the rest feel - you dont need any bivving stuff lay out a tarp and get in your bag :-)

P.s. it never rains in font :-) ... right?! :-(
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dave on August 21, 2009, 02:14:01 PM
Wild camping good by me!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: gabbroman on August 24, 2009, 08:34:32 AM
Wild camping is good for me too
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on August 24, 2009, 09:54:38 AM
Lindsay votes wild campling as well.

I suggest if we get down there and it is pissing it down we can always go to campsite (and carry kit through the rain and put up tents).

If weather is reasonable we can do the usual... park up, sleep for a few hours in bus / under bus / in hammocks / under tarps.

Then head to carrefore in the morning for breakfast and supplies then onto campsite.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nick on August 24, 2009, 10:03:27 AM
sounds bonza.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Nah on August 24, 2009, 10:09:30 AM
I have no problem with wild camping if its dry and there is space for all under the tarp......not having been before I have no gage of how far it is from the ferry to the site.....I'm sure you know what you're doing
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on August 24, 2009, 10:11:57 AM
Don't snuggle up with a tarp though, Tor made this error and woke up quite wet, and not because stinky was sleeping next to her.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on August 24, 2009, 10:17:20 AM
Don't snuggle up with a tarp though, Tor made this error and woke up quite wet, and not because stinky was sleeping next to her.

Oh matt, that's just waiting for a dirty comment! Not from me though. My mind is too clean.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on August 24, 2009, 10:18:54 AM
hehe
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 24, 2009, 11:36:59 AM
~Excited! I leave in 12 hours and 23 minutes.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on August 24, 2009, 12:01:16 PM
Very excited, off to pack the car ;)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on August 24, 2009, 01:05:57 PM
Currently packing my bag!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on August 24, 2009, 02:53:14 PM
No rubbish holds for me! Check out this beast.

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs194.snc1/6540_543935157788_36702816_32630685_4768470_n.jpg)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on August 24, 2009, 03:07:13 PM
That is a truly inspired piece of kit. I'm very jealous, really.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on August 24, 2009, 03:57:22 PM
have fun carrying that around! :-)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on August 24, 2009, 04:13:54 PM
Where can I get a head torch in Guildford?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Novelty Matt on August 24, 2009, 04:17:06 PM
Where can I get a head torch in Guildford?
Feild and Trek, don't let them convince you a 2 LED one will do, get a 5 LED tikka or zipka.  Will cost you £30, less possibly some sale discount.  Else I've been meaning to buy some from rock and run to put in all my bags, they're a tenner and might be here by thursday.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Dunny on August 24, 2009, 05:07:44 PM
People on buses:  Don't forget that the meeting time is 6pm so be there or be square!

We will have to leave promptly at 7pm so if you are not there then you will get left behind.  I have left people behind before and I will do it again if you are not there - The bus waits for no one!!  We are not going to risk missing the ferry (and we need to allow time for traffic).


P.s.  It will be very very unlilkley that there will be a Supermarket stop until we get to France.  ...so pack plenty of snacks -or else you will get hungry.


Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 24, 2009, 05:08:03 PM
We might even have a bus now :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 24, 2009, 05:17:45 PM
Where can I get a head torch in Guildford?

order one from alpkit, they normally come next day :-)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 24, 2009, 05:24:11 PM
Where can I get a head torch in Guildford?

order one from alpkit, they normally come next day :-)

or get one from a petrol station. someone at work got a random non-outdoors brand one that was really bright...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nacnud on August 24, 2009, 06:07:24 PM
Where can I get a head torch in Guildford?

order one from alpkit, they normally come next day :-)

or get one from a petrol station. someone at work got a random non-outdoors brand one that was really bright...

Or rock on at craggy, 10% bmc discount (you'll need your card)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 25, 2009, 02:01:21 PM
fyi snow and rock have a sale on.. http://www.snowandrock.com/Department/Best+Sellers/Equipment/List/
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 25, 2009, 06:49:11 PM
Does anyone have a bouldering mat they want us to take in the first bus, or that they could lend us for the week if they are feeling nice.

Please phone/text me or bob by tomorrow and we'll arrange picking it up.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Miller on August 25, 2009, 06:52:09 PM
snow and rock have a sale on...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 25, 2009, 06:54:05 PM
do they sell MOTs?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Miller on August 25, 2009, 07:00:17 PM
yes, for ski's or gayboards.

probably not for that lovely little llx
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jon (Not Dave) on August 25, 2009, 09:56:50 PM
Cox, Matt and I are heading down Thursday to Monday.  Simon reckons there’s space in the car for another, should anyone be interested.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: nick on August 25, 2009, 10:16:13 PM
i have my minimat at fairlands.... if you want it early let me know otherwise ill pop it in my bus.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 25, 2009, 10:29:55 PM
Ok thats fine, your bus just has a smaller boot so might be a bit tighter.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on August 26, 2009, 09:00:26 AM
i have a pad - I can drop it off at uni later
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 26, 2009, 09:01:05 AM
sent bob a txt, but if you want to take vicky's nice fat mat you can. nick has keys if you want to grab it from the lviing room today..
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on August 26, 2009, 12:00:52 PM
Long range weather forecast says we're going to have beautiful weather! SO KEEN!  :D
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jez on August 26, 2009, 12:04:18 PM
I hope so!

Metcheck isn't quite so optimistic, still its early days - best forecast is sticking your head out your tent in the morning :-)

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/europe_forecast_7days.asp?locationID=1774
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on August 26, 2009, 12:15:23 PM
Are walking boots a good idea? (They're big and heavy ;-) )
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 26, 2009, 12:17:12 PM
no need, it's a nice sandy forest. might want old trainers for going in the river but otherwise i think i normally just wear sandals :)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 26, 2009, 01:07:38 PM
We don't have many mats.

So far we have 5 for 22 people.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jonny on August 26, 2009, 01:13:07 PM
Also people leaving today. Bus doesn't have a CD player but ipods/mp3s can be plugged in if anyone has ones packed with music they can bring.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 26, 2009, 01:23:49 PM
i'll bring mine, but i'll imagine unless anyone has a car charger for an ipod then we will need to a few for battery-ness
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 26, 2009, 01:50:49 PM
i have a doobry that uses AA batteries to power ipods. if you want to borrow it today you'll have to get nick to fetch it from my house (at the same time as the mat?). it's by the bedside light...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jonny on August 26, 2009, 02:17:05 PM
Also we have one of the font guide books but we're not sure where the second is, if anyone else does.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 26, 2009, 02:28:05 PM
*ahem* it might still be at my house. on the beside table in the spare room...

btw i'm still waiting to get my book back...someone's got it cos i've lent it a couple of times since i last used it two years ago :(
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Chris K on August 26, 2009, 02:29:26 PM
Bob has the book that is in french.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 26, 2009, 03:57:49 PM
don't know about any french ones. i think i have a club copy of the pink bible and likewise that is the book that i am missing...
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on August 26, 2009, 04:16:52 PM
don't know about any french ones. i think i have a club copy of the pink bible and likewise that is the book that i am missing...

You sure someone didn't just write USMC on your book?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on August 26, 2009, 04:32:35 PM
possibly :( altho mine was in much better condition than the club one at my house. this one looks a bit like it's been in a puddle at some point :lol:

how's the farm going? are the animals all behaving?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Hazel on August 27, 2009, 08:18:51 AM
Have fun everyone x x x
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Miller on August 27, 2009, 06:01:06 PM
Should hire a car and bring some stagieres up to see yall this weekend :-)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: James on September 02, 2009, 07:59:53 AM
That was an AWESOME trip.  Thanks everyone. Was really relieved the A1 didn't have roadworks on the way back.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: peter-b on September 02, 2009, 08:09:28 AM
It was brilliant!

Also, my photos are up on stalkbook:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2336226&id=36911214&l=a05ddfb528
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: gabbroman on September 02, 2009, 07:29:16 PM
Thanks for the great trip.

I camped for 4 nights but haven't paid for it.

On the return journey, I paid for petrol.  This hasn't appeared on my statement yet but will be in the order of £70.
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Becky on September 03, 2009, 10:00:56 AM
Awesome trip. Thank you everyone involved!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Jon (Not Dave) on September 03, 2009, 11:44:45 AM
Yes - thanks everyone - it was an awesome trip!  Hope to go next year!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fraggle on September 03, 2009, 12:54:46 PM
Wicked trip :) where can I pick mine and Jims bouldering mats up from? and when? (won't have my car till later though)
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: blondie on September 03, 2009, 02:35:47 PM
Wicked trip :) where can I pick mine and Jims bouldering mats up from? and when? (won't have my car till later though)

where is your car then?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Maximum Laura on September 03, 2009, 06:24:23 PM
Thanks to everyone especially drivers!!

I am just about to put a new thread up with how much everyone owes me!!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Beccxy on September 03, 2009, 10:38:12 PM
Great trip :D, can't wait for next year!!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: jessc on September 04, 2009, 08:17:53 AM
thanks everyone great trip
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Grandad on September 04, 2009, 05:08:15 PM
cheers everyone for the trip, was brilliant!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Grandad on September 04, 2009, 07:15:05 PM
Maximum, I still owe you £8 for food, how do you want me to pay up?
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Fat Alan on September 07, 2009, 08:23:49 AM
had a great trip :D can't remember the last time i got to climb 9 days in a row :cheers: knackered now!
Title: Re: FONT!!!!! - 27th August - 2nd September
Post by: Stick on September 07, 2009, 09:49:44 AM
Awesoome trip, thanks to everyone for coming to our engagement party too