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tasman2405@...
 

On Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 9:47 am "James Cheney" <james.cheney@...> wrote:

It looks like Seafrance could be in trouble. The local news is saying...


"A cross-Channel ferry operator has been given four weeks to turn its
fortunes around after its parent company rejected a rescue plan.

SeaFrance, which is owned by the French national rail operator SNCF, sails
between Calais and Dover.
At a meeting between managers from both companies on Monday SeaFrance was
told to create a new plan by 16 February. It is facing a drop in freight
volume because of the economic downturn and has been making significant
losses."................
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Hi Jim

Which news service was this on? It will be a huge blow if Sea France go
under - that will only leave Norfolk Line for Dunkirk and P&O for Calais - guess
P&O will then stitch it up, same as the other crossings where they have a
monopoly :((

Keith


Re: [MH-list] Touring the Western Isles

Carol Weaver
 

Don thanks for info - just been looking what a choice of hopscotches....
but I thought if I read it correctly it is £201 for a mh less than 8m and
£31.40 per person - as you will be in the mh why do they charge extra for
that, seems daft.....

Am I wrong?

Carol

2009/1/19 Don Madge <don.madge@tiscali.co.uk>

A trip around the Western Isles could be very popular this year as the
ferry
prices have been considerably reduced.

For 2009 an Island Hopscotch ticket (8) to visit Barra, Uist, Harris and
Lewis for a van up to 8 metres plus two persons is £233 that's £133 cheaper
than last year.

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Re: [MH-list] Worm on Windows. ot

nhrluk
 

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Once again the voice of reason ( tasman ) speaks :-)

Thanks Keith


Re: [MH-list] Touring the Western Isles

kenny.macdougall
 

Yes go for that remember to also visit Skye
Kenny





A trip around the Western Isles could be very popular this year as the ferry
prices have been considerably reduced.

For 2009 an Island Hopscotch ticket (8) to visit Barra, Uist, Harris and
Lewis for a van up to 8 metres plus two persons is £233 that's £133 cheaper
than last year.

Don





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Touring the Western Isles

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

A trip around the Western Isles could be very popular this year as the ferry
prices have been considerably reduced.

For 2009 an Island Hopscotch ticket (8) to visit Barra, Uist, Harris and
Lewis for a van up to 8 metres plus two persons is £233 that’s £133 cheaper
than last year.

Don


Worm on Windows. ot

Nick
 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7832652.stm

I see on the BBC web page they are warning about a particularly nasty
worm that can infect Windows run computers. The link above will take
you to the BBC page.

Nick.


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Re: [MH-list] CC and VAT

Peter S
 

It is in the Jan mag. Some prices have been/will be changed and some will
stay the same.

Peter S


I think it might be worse than that, unless my addled brain is letting me
down again. I'm sure I read something in the January magazine (most of
which I've now ripped up) which implied that they weren't universally
applying the VAT reduction, or were increasing some of their fees by a
corresponding amount. I know I thought "B...dy typical" or something
like,
but like you we would never go on a Club site, we're only in it for the


Re: [MH-list] Phone home

James Cheney <james.cheney@...>
 

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Datum: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:35:19 -0000
Von: "Don Madge" <don.madge@tiscali.co.uk>
An: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Betreff: [MH-list] Phone home
As its a bit quiet Andy's in Morocco and Jim should be at work (I hope) ...
:
:
:
Only til 4pm!

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Re: [MH-list] Worm on Windows. ot

tasman2405@...
 

In a message dated 19/01/2009 18:52:21 GMT Standard Time,
nickoff2@hotmail.com writes:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7832652.stm

I see on the BBC web page they are warning about a particularly nasty
worm that can infect Windows run computers. The link above will take
you to the BBC page.

Nick.



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I hate these scaremongering emails - no disrespect, but people who don't
understand computers too well worry about this sort of thing - Provided your
Windows Security Updates are carried out regularly (hopefully on an automatic
basis, then you can't forget), and, your firewall and anti-virus software is up
to date, you shouldn't have a problem. There are plenty of free versions
about, so no excuse not to install them.

If this threat was as big as is claimed, it would have been all over the
internet within minutes, bearing in mind this first came to the attention of the
anti-virus programmers in October 2008, it's hardly a threat now:))

If you hear of a virus / trojan / worm etc. and are not sure whether it's
genuine or whether you should be concerned, go to the following site and enter
the name of the offending threat into the search box - you'll then know as
much about it as the experts. _http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/virus.asp_
(http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/virus.asp)

I've been using Windows for years and despite the various "threats" have not
had any serious problems since the first Windows software (way back when)
was introduced.

Now, that having been said, I'm well aware of the feelings of the Mac users
and the Linux users, so let's not get into any big discussions on which is
best - each to his own.

Keith


Re: [MH-list] Phone home

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

On Mon 19 January 2009 13:38 Derek wrote

Hi Don

Direct line to Geoffrey Boycott? Or it is only him that thinks he's God?

Do I need to duck? :-)
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Derek,

You southerners can't get anything right- its god who thinks he's Geoffrey
Boycott. :-))))))

Don


Re: [MH-list] CC and VAT

derek_sims@...
 

OK, I get annoyed these days very easily - have you

This morning my new CC handbook was delivered with a covering note saying
the club will operate the 15% VAT from 18th March.....start of 2009 main
season

Does that get you annoyed?

Carol

I think it might be worse than that, unless my addled brain is letting me down again. I'm sure I read something in the January magazine (most of which I've now ripped up) which implied that they weren't universally applying the VAT reduction, or were increasing some of their fees by a corresponding amount. I know I thought "B...dy typical" or something like, but like you we would never go on a Club site, we're only in it for the CLs.

Derek


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Re: [MH-list] Phone home

derek_sims@...
 

'You're in Yorkshire now, son - it's a local call' .
Hi Don

Direct line to Geoffrey Boycott? Or it is only him that thinks he's God?

Do I need to duck? :-)

Derek


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Re: [MH-list] seeking moderator

Peter S
 

Giving a discount to a club member?

Peter S



Why in heavens would they do that???


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Re: [MH-list] CC and VAT

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 19/1/09 12:30, "Carol Weaver" <corconx@googlemail.com> wrote:

Toying whether to go to Scotland or France for April/May this year...still
undecided.
Who can plan anything with the totally random weather we are experiencing?
In the more settled days I banked on good weather in Scotland during
September and early October. In 1959 I was badly sunburned when driving with
the hood down. We spent two weeks in a tent near Motherwell in 1999. Lovely
sunny weather, but a few frosty nights.
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Re: [MH-list] Phone home

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 19/1/09 12:21, "Carol Weaver" <corconx@googlemail.com> wrote:

Like it Don.... and Yorkshire is lovely from Moors to Dales....
Absolutely, but I bet no true Yorkshireman would ever spend 40P on a phone
call. I billeted with one in the RAF in Rhodesia. On my oath, he would go
around trying to borrow a 1/2d - to save breaking into a threepenny bit.

I kid you not.
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seeking moderator

john nolan <jn001k0996@...>
 

could the moderator make his/her self known to me, just that my
motorhome insurance are asking for proof of membership to this (or any
other)forum via an E-MAIL .

THANKS............ ex2div (john Nolan)


Re: [MH-list] CC and VAT

Carol Weaver
 

I couldn't agree more - as I have just replied, these days we rarely use
them, but we do use their CL's and the CCC's CS's and their Holiday sites
most of all - good value for money.

We tend to mh in UK during summertime well from Easter thru to end of August
and then France for Sept and October....

UK still has some wonderful places to see and things to do too

We love France.... and will be off again later this year

Toying whether to go to Scotland or France for April/May this year...still
undecided.

Carol

2009/1/19 <Itineris2000@aol.com>

After 28 years motorhoming we have never seen the point in joining the CC
with all its petty regulations and tinpot Little Hitler site managers.
Not our
idea of fun.
People should vote with their feet and cancel their memberships then maybe
things would change.
Try going to France where they welcome motorhomers and have thousands of
free Aires specially designed for motorhomes..far more enjoyable and free
of
red tape and far far better weather and ambiance.



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Re: [MH-list] Phone home

Carol Weaver
 

Like it Don.... and Yorkshire is lovely from Moors to Dales....

Carol

2009/1/19 Don Madge <don.madge@tiscali.co.uk>

As its a bit quiet Andy's in Morocco and Jim should be at work (I hope) I
thought this would brighten the day especially for you lot down south.

An American decided to write a book about famous churches around the world.
He bought a plane ticket and took a trip to Orlando, thinking that he would
start by working his way across the USA from South to North . On his first
day he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden
telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read '$10,000 per call' .
The
American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the
telephone was used for .
The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for
$10,000 you could talk to God .

The American thanked the priest and went along his way . Next stop was in
Atlanta . There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same looking golden
telephone with the same sign under it. He wondered if this was the same
kind
of telephone he saw in Orlando and he asked a nearby nun what its purpose
was . She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000
he could talk to God . 'O.K., thank you,' said the American .

He then travelled all across America , Africa, England , Japan , New
Zealand
. In every church he saw the same looking golden telephone with the same
'$US10,000 per call' sign under it. .

The American decided to travel to Yorkshire to see if those Yorkshire folks
had the same phone . He arrived in Yorkshire and again, in the first church
he entered, there was the same looking golden telephone, but this time the
sign under it read '40 pence per call.'
The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign . 'Father,
I've travelled all over the world and I've seen this same golden telephone
in many churches . I'm told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but in all
of them price was $10,000per call . Why is it so cheap here?' The priest
smiled and answered,
'You're in Yorkshire now, son - it's a local call' .



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CC and VAT

Carol Weaver
 

OK, I get annoyed these days very easily - have you

This morning my new CC handbook was delivered with a covering note saying
the club will operate the 15% VAT from 18th March.....start of 2009 main
season

Does that get you annoyed?

Well a call to the club gets me even more annoyed.

I now have to send in my complaint in writing to Trevor Watson through the
club site...to complain

If the likes of PCWorld can reduce the VAT by deducting 2.13% at the till
without any problem BEFORE legally the VAT went down, why can't the club
have brought it in by January....

Surely in this day and age, it is still a tiny bit of coding within their
software programming that needs to be changed. (Well it was in the days
when I worked, and I can't see that being any different now)

So please, will more of you join me in writing to Trevor Watson and
complaining about it...

Another point you may like to raise, back before they brought in the
compulsory electricity cost, I had got together a petition on here and took
it to the then CEO - who explained.... due to lawyers they were advised that
they had no choice, as they MAY BE SUED...and they couldn't run that
risk...as we all know it was really brought in for the likes of people of
park homes etc., not caravanners and motorhome sites.... well he promised
they would REVIEW it at the end of the year....did they....looks like they
didn't. I see commercial sites still charging separately for electric if
you need it...so why can't they.

I was informed to add this to the email...

Apparently no direct email address for him I was told...and club membership
number needs to be quoted....

What also annoyed me was that they told CL's that THEY HAD TO CHARGE
ELECTRIC and wouldn't let them do it as they always had...so a few of the
CL's we used told us....

Rant over....but would be interested to know what others think....is it
illegal do you know?

Carol

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Phone home

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

As its a bit quiet Andy's in Morocco and Jim should be at work (I hope) I
thought this would brighten the day especially for you lot down south.

An American decided to write a book about famous churches around the world.
He bought a plane ticket and took a trip to Orlando, thinking that he would
start by working his way across the USA from South to North . On his first
day he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden
telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read '$10,000 per call' . The
American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the
telephone was used for .
The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for
$10,000 you could talk to God .

The American thanked the priest and went along his way . Next stop was in
Atlanta . There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same looking golden
telephone with the same sign under it. He wondered if this was the same kind
of telephone he saw in Orlando and he asked a nearby nun what its purpose
was . She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000
he could talk to God . 'O.K., thank you,' said the American .

He then travelled all across America , Africa, England , Japan , New Zealand
. In every church he saw the same looking golden telephone with the same
'$US10,000 per call' sign under it. .

The American decided to travel to Yorkshire to see if those Yorkshire folks
had the same phone . He arrived in Yorkshire and again, in the first church
he entered, there was the same looking golden telephone, but this time the
sign under it read '40 pence per call.'
The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign . 'Father,
I've travelled all over the world and I've seen this same golden telephone
in many churches . I'm told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but in all
of them price was $10,000per call . Why is it so cheap here?' The priest
smiled and answered,
'You're in Yorkshire now, son - it's a local call' .

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