Motorways

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Wendy

Motorways

We arrived at Stansted on Saturday only to discover the M11 was closed and had to take a circuitous route quite close to Newmarket to rejoin it then we had the unrelenting roadworks on the M6 all the way to Manchester. I understand that work has to be done at night but there was one particular spot that had floodlights on both sides of the motorway, a 50mph restriction but no machinery nor workforce was in view. The floodlights used are very expensive to run and no doubt the taxpayer will end up paying. But for heaven's sake either work at night or switch the lights off! Does going through what appears to be roadworks and no sign of activity bother anyone else or is it just me? Thank goodness I'm back where there are no roadworks, in fact they hardly bother with them!

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Fifi La BonBon

Motorways

Don't get me started Wendy! Motorways and roadworks are the bane of our lives, but obviously not yours, so where do you live, lucky you! How often do we see miles of cones and no one working? Grrr!

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Biggles !

Motorways

I could be wrong but I believe the place in question is Sardinia.

I had a lovely few days on Sardinia when I was sailing around Corsica; we just has to pop across :0)

Suckling pig, wonderful, decorated with nastutium flowers is one of my memories of that time....

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Wendy

For Biggles & Fifi

You are right Biggs, I live in Sardinia and it is beautiful place. The suckling pig is so good. On to roads, Fifi. They tend to put a temporary road in if it is going to take a while or they have a man with a red & green stick who will wave you through or temporary lights. If you see any cones they have usually been flattened. You must remember the roads here don't get the hammering of the UK roads but they do get potholes and they get round to filling them eventually but as a lot of minor roads are like dirt tracks it doesn't seem to bother anyone. Wendy

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karmaHeaven

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Sardinia is very very lovely. I have many happy memories of holidays when my children were younger.

Biggles - now how come you have time to go on forums and chat but not to send me promised recipes. I have found out your guilty secret!!!!

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Biggles !

karmaHeaven - humble and abject apologies

"Biggles - now how come you have time to go on forums and chat but not to send me promised recipes. I have found out your guilty secret!!!!"

Ummmmm, this lovely place has been my special sanctury for the past few months and I've really not been on here as much as I used to be... honest!!

Am I the right Biggles? I have noticed that my 'handle' is really quite common :0(

Please send me an e-mail, or telephone and berate me and pretty please do remind me of the recipes I have promised.

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear I won't be able to sleep well tonite :0)

Truly, humble apologies it's really no excuse but we have had a highly eventful winter, but the building work is now finished and the other problems are being well resolved also.

I must keep my lists up to date.
I must keep my lists up to date...

I'll continue to a hundred lines as partial penance.

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Michele

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We love the French motorways, they are always so empty, and you can nearly always judge the time of a journey very accurately. Not something generally easy to do in the UK. Whenever we're coming back from France in the car, we dread coming out of the tunnel at Folkestone, as you drive almost immediately into a load of traffic.

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Biggles !

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So true Michelle and not just the French motorways, practically all roads over here are a pure joy to drive on. I'm not counting Paris !!!

Biggs and KarmaHeaven are now in contact. Don't you just wish people would stick to one name!!

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Expat Badger

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you can add Toulouse to the 'not nice' list. Have driven round it in circles a couple of times....looked so simple on the map!

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Yummy

French Motorways

On the whole a dream to travel on.....but the "peripheriques" give a little cause for concern if you don't pay attention.......especially Caen ! took the wrong turning at around 6pm and spent about an hour "seeing the sights"....and more than once may I add !!!

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Expat Badger

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yes that's it, Yummy! The supposed 'way around' the major towns...suddenly no road signs and then you get hopelessly lost and just go round in circles!!

Other than that - yes French roads are fantastic. Wonderfully empty

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Michele

french motorways

we'll never forget driving along one section of French motorway, around the Paris peripherique, and just before you get to the bit near Charles de Gaulle airport. All of a sudden we could see what looked like, from a distance, a plane taxi-ing along the motorway. When we got nearer, there was a plane taxi-ing over a bridge over the motorway. it was unbelievable! I think we both subconsciously ducked! Never ever forget that!

 
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