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Future G2G Discussions

bramblebush

Veteran (100+ posts)
#22
Growlywench, Cazbly, and I shall have a mini G2G europe in July, we shall endeavor to provide research into the cheese, bread and wine available, we are venturing into Belgium to inspect the chocolate and we shall make sure as to check out the totty on the continent too.......purely for research purposes! Though we should perhaps do that before we start on the vino, lest we get vino goggles and all totty becomes attractive to the nth degree! (whereas we know some of them will be mingers for sure!)

GW and Cazbly will also be checking out cafes and street markets.....I wish to look for knitting shops (there's one in St Omer - why else did you think we'd be off to look at the "cathedral" in St Omer!)
 

bramblebush

Veteran (100+ posts)
#23
and another thing - guiders weekend in Benidorm has been discussed when bag packing and very few of the actual girls turn up, so leaders end up doing all the work...
 

yorkie67

Div CA, GIC G, GIC R
GuiderPlus
#24
Growlywench, Cazbly, and I shall have a mini G2G europe in July, we shall endeavor to provide research into the cheese, bread and wine available, we are venturing into Belgium to inspect the chocolate and we shall make sure as to check out the totty on the continent too.......purely for research purposes! Though we should perhaps do that before we start on the vino, lest we get vino goggles and all totty becomes attractive to the nth degree! (whereas we know some of them will be mingers for sure!)

GW and Cazbly will also be checking out cafes and street markets.....I wish to look for knitting shops (there's one in St Omer - why else did you think we'd be off to look at the "cathedral" in St Omer!)

Jenn and I are expert on Belgium as I've lived there for 3 years and we know a few places!!!! :)
 

Cazbly

Darth Vader (12,500+ posts)
#25
We will take our duties extremely seriously and act responsibly (fingers now crossed) at all times.

We will endeavour to sample all cake and other culinary goodies on your behalf and report back afterwards.
 

kathrynha

Veteran (100+ posts)
#26
Don't forget you need to fully research badge buying opportunities, remembering to check shop opening times, are not just sunday mornings, or times dependent on the key holders lunch :)
 

Cazbly

Darth Vader (12,500+ posts)
#31
Indeed. I'm personally all for speaking English loudly. And never admit you speak any of the language to officials :)

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I find that grand cafe noir - ing gets me round quite happily and when I had a car problem a few years ago, it was the french mechanic who kicked the car, saying il est kaput!
 

growlywench

Veteran (100+ posts)
#32
I find that grand cafe noir - ing gets me round quite happily and when I had a car problem a few years ago, it was the french mechanic who kicked the car, saying il est kaput!
Your mechanic was clearly posh. We got 'C'est foutu'.

And yup, if you can get fed and find a bog, that's most bases covered :)

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yorkie67

Div CA, GIC G, GIC R
GuiderPlus
#34
Ha ha, no shops are open on Sundays in Belgium!!! I know a Scout shop that sells badges in Brussels or was it in Leuven (Jenn?)
 

jennthedeadfunkyranger

Guide Guider
GuiderPlus
#36
Ha ha, no shops are open on Sundays in Belgium!!! I know a Scout shop that sells badges in Brussels or was it in Leuven (Jenn?)
Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen have a shop in Leuven (though it's now on the ring road near the train station, not in the centre, as me and Louise discovered when trying to find it - and after all that it was shut throughout August), then several of the other organisations have shops in Brussels - Pluralist Scouts have their shop near Gare du Midi, Les Scouts have theirs near Trone métro station somewhere, there's a Guide shop in the arcade where the shops are up from Mérode métro station, and I never did find the Catholic Guides' shop, but it's in hte vicinity of Avenue Louise
 

bramblebush

Veteran (100+ posts)
#37
we're only going to Ypres for the last post ceremony and a choccie shop (also a good tabacconist in Ypres - cheaper than french ones) It's a hit and run into belgium for the chocs then back out the way we came....I am of course expecting a yummy local cake bringing from Le Touquet for me, otherwise I shall not let you off the coach to do ya own thing for rest of weekend....I may even allocate you some children to look after if you miss behave.....or I shall make you share a room with the ex-GiC who snores very loudly as well you know!
 

blue_dreamer

Veteran (100+ posts)
#38
I have a G2G suggestion. Maybe we could try meeting in a cheap hotel rather than a campsite and getting to see a bit of whatever town we're staying next to. I don't know about others but sometimes I feel it would be nice to get out a bit???
 

Lette

Guide Guider & Senior Section Member
#39
The cheapest hotels would be approx £20 a night, they dont have kitchens for guests so all meals would need to be brought out and I highly doubt they would have a room for 30 women to 'chill in'. A weekend like that would cost approx £100min a huge difference to the £35-40 standard for a G2G. If your desperate to visit a certain city round up a group of friends and go for a girls weekend or incorporate it into your QG exped. I just don't think the idea would work for a mass G2G.

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TJ.

Wonder Woman In Training
#40
I have a G2G suggestion. Maybe we could try meeting in a cheap hotel rather than a campsite and getting to see a bit of whatever town we're staying next to. I don't know about others but sometimes I feel it would be nice to get out a bit???
But you can do that if you want. The geocachers went out on this G2G, and at 7 we went out into Brighouse. We were going to do a cider farm visit o. 8 but itdidn't quite work. No-one is chaining you to the campsite, though it's nice for people to stay and get to know each other.