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Oh Joy............another Bank Holiday !!!

Post by Tommy-Darcy on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:18 pm

........and with it we get the "family tent" in the guise of Billy Smarts Big Top.................but not just a one off. Oh no, the whole blooming street has turned up in their own Big Tops confused3......................... Half expect to see tigers, camels and the occasional clown meandering through the site too..................... oh hang on, yep, just seen a half pie eyed bod with big feet stagger past our van in a rather hilarious fashion  censored! 

Oh the joys of Bank Holiday Weekends  drinksallround

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Re: Oh Joy............another Bank Holiday !!!

Post by Dutto on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:51 pm

Look on the bright side!!

The poor beggar that drives the bus with "TOWN SERVICE" emblazoned on the front has to drive around Skegness three times every hour!!

The traffic isn't what turns the drivers into serious basket cases at this time of the season it's the people who wave him down, make him pull in and lose his place in the traffic and then hold a conversation with him that goes something like:

Holidaymaker (usually in a Midlands accent) "Do you go to Ingoldmells?"

"No.  Sorry."

"Do you go to Butlins?"

"No.  Sorry."

"How far do you go then?"

"Just to Winthorpe." 

"Where's that?"

At this stage the driver is seriously considering a less stressful career in bullfighting but these lads are tough and have the patience of a saint so ....

"It's about half a mile up the road."

"Is it on the way to Ingoldmells."

"Yes, but we turn off well before we get anywhere near Ingoldmells." and in a more hopeful tone "A number 3 will be along soon and that goes to Ingoldmells."

"Okay.  Thanks mate."

The holidaymaker steps back on to the pavement and the driver finally manages to close the door of the bus; but he can already see the next bus-stop about two hundred yards up the road, and a man that he doesn't recognise as a regular!

Sure enough, the man waves him down, he pulls in, stops the bus, opens the door and the man utters the immortal words "Do you go to Ingoldmels?"  tap_fingers 

Holidaymakers with tents??  Count your blessing!!  allthumbz  allthumbz 

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Re: Oh Joy............another Bank Holiday !!!

Post by Tommy-Darcy on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:03 pm

Ha Ha thanks Ian....................... needed a tap to remind me some have it worse than us. That said, even if we finish at 6.00pm it doesn't say we will get any kip till tomorrow at around 10.00 am !!!

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Re: Oh Joy............another Bank Holiday !!!

Post by Blossom on Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:49 pm

wave  wave  wave 
Happy days.

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Re: Oh Joy............another Bank Holiday !!!

Post by Tommy-Darcy on Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:52 pm

Cheers Brad  up!

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Re: Oh Joy............another Bank Holiday !!!

Post by modelman on Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:57 am

I try & stay home during bank holidays, as before we had the M/H, we drove across to Scarborough for the day, ALL carparks full, nowhere to park at all, after an hour or so driving around, went off to Whitby, the same there, drove down to Bridlington, guess what?? Yep, got it in one.
Many hours & miles later we returned home, having never got out of the car!!
Mentioned it to the post-lady next day & she & her hubby did EXACTLY the same.
So from now on, if its sunny,   garden & beer.
 If its rainy,   telly & beer. hugegrins    
So Mr Darcy, count your blessings  that you're not on the road. up!

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Post by Tommy-Darcy on Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:39 am

Funnily enough, when we had our narrowboats a few years ago we also refused to leave the relative safety of the marina. All the holiday makers in the hire boats, particularly bad over bank holidays, made the inland waterways a dangerous place to be !!!

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Re: Oh Joy............another Bank Holiday !!!

Post by Dutto on Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:17 am

Tommy-Darcy wrote:Funnily enough, when we had our narrowboats a few years ago we also refused to leave the relative safety of the marina. All the holiday makers in the hire boats, particularly bad over bank holidays, made the inland waterways a dangerous place to be !!!
On the Canal du Midi we called them "Bumper Boats" for obvious reasons!!  tap_fingers  tap_fingers 

There are a flight of locks just outside Beziers where the locals turn up with chairs and a picnic basket on Saturdays to enjoy the spectacle of untrained (and in some cases "untrainable") amateurs trying their best with newly hired boats way too big for them.  wave  wave 

Enjoy the next week and keep remembering that most of the little darlings will be locked up in schools in another eight days!  allthumbz  allthumbz 

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Post by Tommy-Darcy on Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:22 am

Oh Yes Ian, have been counting down for 5 weeks !!!  smile!  wave  wave

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Re: Oh Joy............another Bank Holiday !!!

Post by groundhog on Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:28 am

You know its holiday time down here when the emmetts go round the double roundabouts the wrong way.... look here
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Re: Oh Joy............another Bank Holiday !!!

Post by Tommy-Darcy on Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:42 pm

lol4

It is far to gross for me to publish on here the delights endured by us site wardens during "silly season", thank goodness it's over !!! gimmefive

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Re: Oh Joy............another Bank Holiday !!!

Post by modelman on Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:20 pm

Come on Ian, you know you love it. hugegrins hugegrins

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Post by Tommy-Darcy on Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:00 pm

You know me well MM but peeps have not long had their tea !!! censored!

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Re: Oh Joy............another Bank Holiday !!!

Post by Dutto on Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:26 pm

Ian,

When my Mum retired she got bored so she took on a job cleaning the toilets at a camp-site just round the corner from where she lived.

After the first week she actually questioned the anatomy of some people on the basis that the target bowl was a fixed point "Down There" whereas the "Deposit" could apparently finish up anywhere between floor height and the ceiling!

Mum was often heard to comment "Some people must have it positioned somewhere between their shoulder-blades!" on a regular basis. allthumbzallthumbz

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Woof, woof, whine, whine wag wag!!!! walkieswalkies

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