PDML meet-up in Britain? Early May...

Bob Pdml pdmlbw at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 15:50:07 EST 2020


Oh. Nobody tells me anything. Is that some sort of Brexit thing? All the Little Englanders will dress as Capt. Mainwaring and march up and down Whitehall going Bong! like Big Ben?

> On 17 Jan 2020, at 19:45, Chris Mitchell <chrism8063 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> The bank holiday has been shifted this year to 8 May to coincide with VE
> day anniversary celebrations.
> 
> Chris
> 
>> On Fri, 17 Jan 2020 at 19:35, Bob Pdml <pdmlbw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Stan,
>> 
>> The Bank Holiday is May 4 - they are always on Mondays. Your fears are
>> justified. You can expect hotels and B&Bs to be booked well in advance. The
>> roads will be jammed, and delayed further by traffic accidents. The
>> railways will be packed, and delayed by strikes and unseasonal weather of
>> one extreme or the other. Airlines will be overbooked but it won’t matter
>> because the French air traffic controllers are on strike (but your airline
>> has gone bust anyway) and everybody has been camping in the airport for at
>> least a week. That is the traditional Bank Holiday. The only thing to do is
>> stay at home or cycle or walk to wherever you want to be. If you want to be
>> in Guernsey then a ferry would probably get you there and (one day) back
>> again.
>> 
>> If things go to plan for me then by May I will be living somewhere on the
>> South Coast, most likely in exotic Worthing, planning to buy a small place
>> in France, and split my time between them. If that happens then a trip to
>> Guernsey would be great. But since it depends on somebody buying my house
>> pdq I will just have to wait and see.
>> 
>> Hasta luego,
>> Bob
>> 
>> 
>> 
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