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10-10-2018 10:02 pm  #1


Another trip through the Tunnel........

 
Nothing new really except the rolls of tumbleweed seem to be getting bigger in Adinkerke. Very quiet these days.

They had an offer at Real on 24X500ml cans of 7.6% lager. Shelf price said £4.90. It wasn't until we checked later that the receipt showed £6.90. Happens often but always forget to check the receipt before we leave.

Only 1 lorry on the park at Pidou. It always used to be packed. Wine is mostly over £2 per bottle now but I guess they have to endure price increases the same as we do here. Thanks to good news about possible Brexit agreement, sterling is on a high so got a better rate on the credit card than Pidou's instore rate.

Did a bit of shopping and then back to the Tunnel. Not particularly busy but took 30 mins to get from check in to passport control. No questions for us and because of the delay we were waved straight on to the train. I reckon it must have been the oldest train in the fleet. It was worse than crossing the channel on a Fastcat. My teeth were dropping out by the time we got to Folkestone!

Couple of points to peruse - I wonder how high sterling will go if Brexit agreement is confirmed 1.15, 1.20 to the pound or more? If so should be a good discount on prices over there. The benefit of course will depend on how soon they introduce duty free limits. Immediately I would imagine.

The other point is if there is currently 30 min delay on a quiet day to passport control what will it be like after Brexit?


 
 

04-4-2020 4:18 pm  #2


Re: Another trip through the Tunnel........

Back from Brussells..essential medical supplies, transit loaded..All very quite on roads here & there..1 warehouse 
open..got a bit..Checked at Belgy/French border on canel rd..All correct paperwork..Very polite Customs & Police
No checks really at Tunnel except P/port..even B/F were quite freindly...Very quite on M20..M25..A1M.

 

04-4-2020 4:35 pm  #3


Re: Another trip through the Tunnel........

Thanks for the info. Was that personal meds or commercial? Just wondering what the criteria is for being able to get into Belgium/France.

I didn't know that Real have shut down all their shops on 17th March apart from the warehouse at Alveringhem.


 
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04-4-2020 5:07 pm  #4


Re: Another trip through the Tunnel........

Vital med..supplies for M.Keynes N H S center..Some liquid & drugs..???

 

04-4-2020 7:32 pm  #5


Re: Another trip through the Tunnel........

Ah right, thanks. I heard they weren't allowing anybody through the borders without good reason but that's obviously a genuine reason.

I wonder if Real Tobacco can ride this out or if it will close them down for good.

Cheers


 
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05-4-2020 10:14 am  #6


Re: Another trip through the Tunnel........

Don't know if I am going again..My partner says the paperwork to get permission to travel to France/Belguim is horrendous  I will let you all know

 

17-5-2020 6:44 am  #7


Re: Another trip through the Tunnel........

eezyrider wrote:

Ah right, thanks. I heard they weren't allowing anybody through the borders without good reason but that's obviously a genuine reason.

I wonder if Real Tobacco can ride this out or if it will close them down for good.

Cheers

Eezy,

This is a good point (ie) given the carnage we are seeing on the high street in the UK, what will happen to the shops in Adinkerke?  Just had a look at Stop & Shop's website and they appear to be open.  Interesting to note that with the Chancellor's latest increase in duty a pack of Marlboro now costing £11.85 the differential in price has grown.  Marlboro now £6.00 in Stop & Shop so £5.85 difference.

I am smoking much less.  I have a new vape the Aspire K3 which I recommend.  I have discovered 18mg Edge Liquid in Asda for £2.50 which lasts the best part of a week so it's just much cheaper.

JMK 

 

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21-5-2020 6:43 pm  #8


Re: Another trip through the Tunnel........

Just a few shops open in Andinkerke practising covid guidelines,but we cant get there yet

 

22-5-2020 8:17 am  #9


Re: Another trip through the Tunnel........

As I understand it the decision to close the borders is a collective one by all EU members. There is to be a meeting on June 15th when the decision will be reviewed. My guess is that they will at least ease the restrictions to help kickstart the economy.

So I would expect the borders to be closed until at least the 15th June.


 
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