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why do french people forget they have babies ? just a rant.

 
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pete



Joined: 19 Jan 2008
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Location: Near Sancerre, Loire Valley

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:51 am    Post subject: why do french people forget they have babies ? just a rant. Reply with quote

Yet again, 5 times now this year, they book a room then tell you they have a baby.

We even had a couple the other week, (who did book there baby) complain that in the chambres d'hote before they were awaken several times in the night by the baby in the room next door and the host didnt even know they had they baby.

this morning a very disgruntled french man had a go at us for not allowing the baby, the reason we didnt is that we didnt have a quiet room left and he would have had to be next to another couple, we explained that and he said 'my baby does not cry'

ha!

we have a room suitable for babies and small children but when its gone its gone.

sorry its just a rant,

ongoingly our aged uk couple are very scared about the issues at calais, does any one know how bad for car passengers it is ?
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Hells Bells



Joined: 30 Apr 2005
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Location: French Alps

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they on Eurotunnel? Just watching the news now, it seems that it is mainly the freight terminal that is affected, but there are delays.
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Location: crowland south lincolnshire

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our German guests were similarly concerned so booked to go Newhaven to Dieppe. It cost them 155 so not much more than the other crossing but it took them 24 hrs driving to get back to Bavaria.
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kg1



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son went from Dover to Calais last Saturday & it took him
4 1/2 hrs from Surrey to actually getting on the boat.
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Fleur



Joined: 25 Jan 2011
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Location: S.W. France

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last Saturday was dreadful. Our present guests were delayed for hours on the U.K. side of the tunnel. Not sure how things are working out of Calais.
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Ecosse



Joined: 29 May 2014
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Location: Saint Gervais les Bains, France

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They forget their dogs, too
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Afrique



Joined: 18 Jul 2011
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Location: Porto Portugal

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had some guests arrive last week and they were the 'quiet, non communicative type with email. They drove from France and on route managed to give us an arrival time via text message. We prepared the apartment then went off shopping. They told us three times after this via text, where abouts they were on the journey and arrived on time.
I met them on the main street to assist them with parking and immediately noticed a 'baby on board' sticker and a small child knocked on the car window to say 'Hello'. I smiled back and turned to my wife and said 'there is a small child in the car, I thought this was a couple'. She said' it is they booked for two people'. The lady opened the car door and said 'we have our granddaughter with us, this was a last minute thing, is it OK'? I smiled and said 'no problem but it is a one bedroom apartment, will you cope'? I was a bit perplexed as to what point on their 17 hour journey it was a last minute thing and they didn't think to mention it. I love kids, I am a Gran but just thought it a bit 'miffy'. So you are not alone!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phone call, late afternoon.

'can we book a room with you for tonight... please? but we need an extra bed for our son.'

me: 'i do have a foldable baby cot available - how old is your child?'

'11.'

no, i cannot and do not allow third persons of any age in my guestrooms. not to sleep in the double bed with the parents, not to sleep on a mattress on the floor - JUST NOT.

one female guest from thailand tried to book with me, pretending 'to travel with friend' and asking 'for a 'small bed' for a 3 yr old. i was puzzled a bit so checked her FB-account.

single parent, 'soon i am off to holland! yeah!'

'friend' seemed to be her 6 yr old daughter. '3 yr old' was actually her twin sister...

when asked about it: 'well actually they always share a single bed - okay...?'

it also smelled of illegal immigration...

'yes we will have tourist visa. why ask?'

clearly i did not accept that 4 week booking...
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revdev



Joined: 04 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current guests (who are lovely by the way), booked as 8 adults and a baby.
On arrival, we have 5 adults, 4 children, and a baby (which is technically 1 person over my capacity). Shocked
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pete



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They be French then

Our UK guests went this morning armed with water and sandwiches so hope fully they will get back okay
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think as long as people are not planning on crossing after dark or very early morning it seems to be running reasonably smoothly, although there are still delays due to peak traffice. Some friends crossed from Folkestone last night without any delay and ended up on an earlier train, their companions were delayed by about an hour having arrived just 30 minutes later.
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