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Green Wing Weekend in Switzerland

Postby ducatilady » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:34 pm

Hi All, I wanted to see how much interest there would be in a Green Wing weekend in Switzerland.
What I have in mind is hiring a large Chalet in the Swiss Alps, which sleeps about 30. We could spend a lot of the time watching GW DVD's together on a Home Cinema Screen, which would be set up by my son, who lives locally. The cost of the chalet would work out at about £15 to £20 per head depending on numbers, for the whole weekend.
Food & drink would be self catering, so would not be too expensive, I'm thinking lots of barbeques here and I could bring the wine in from France.
The Chalet is basic accomodation, small dormitories and shared bedrooms.
You would need to fly into Geneva Airport ( easyjet etc?) then take a train from the airport to Vevey, then change onto a mountain railway up to the chalet. The return train fare from Geneva all the way to the chalet is approx £35. (FQ has volunteered to be travel courier for this bit)
can I have some feedback about this crazy idea??? I am thinking about June 2008 as it needs to be in spring/summertime.
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Postby ch1ch1 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:15 am

Here's the response I posted on the Winging It forum:

"What a spectacular idea, Rita and the views?!!! :jd: *gasp*
I'd love to come but I've never planned anything that far ahead and anything can happen between now and then and I've never been to Switzerland and............

Let's just say it's a [very] tentative yes for now, shall we? :mrgreen: "

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Postby faeriequeen » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:22 am

Also reiterating what I said on Wingin' Away...as long as it's in June it should be fine for me!

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Postby tutt-sweet » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:46 am

Great idea! I'm up for it Rita , as I said on 'Wingin Away'! :wink:

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Postby Rosie » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:45 am

As said elsewhere, a great idea Rita and I'd be interested in going along, dates permitting. :D

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Postby ali2555 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:09 pm

i'd reeally love to, but the odds of me being allowed (considering i'm not even 15 yet) are very small. i shall try and persuade though!!! :lol:
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Postby kitchengirl » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:19 pm

Sounds like a great idea, I'm definitely interested :D

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Postby goshandcrikey » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:31 am

Don't know if I need to put it on here as well but a definate yes like I said on the other site :D

And a big :thanks: for sorting all this
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Postby marinewarden » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:10 pm

Sounds like a fab idea Rita! count me in but I will just say this; it does depend on the dates!

...But you are a STAR to think of this grest idea... and Green Wing on a big screen???!! -WOW!!........*does a "Sue White" and spits out her coffee as she can't believe her ears (or eyes in that matter :shock: )*
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Postby Baggiebird » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:50 pm

Ooohhhh I would love to come along. June sounds fine to me. Pencil me in for a yes please
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Postby ducatilady » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:55 pm

Sorry for the delay on this, I have finally got some more information about the chalet. The cost for 3 nights, friday to Monday would be £400 approx. There are 17 of us at the moment who are interested. I need at least 10 definites to go ahead and book, for 10 of us it would work out at £40 each for the whole weekend, any extra people after that & it gets progressively cheaper.
I would like to book for June 20th-23rd 2008, as this is out of season and away from school holidays the flights are reasonable, if you booked that weekend at the moment British Airways Gatwick-Geneva, its £70, when Easyjet opens their booking I imagine it will be cheaper still.
As we would have the use of the chalet from Friday to Monday you could arrive & depart on the days that suit you.
Please could you post on here if you are still interested as I need to book asap if we are to go ahead
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Postby goshandcrikey » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:22 am

Thats a definate YES from me and I'll even be back for my birthday.
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Postby tutt-sweet » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:31 am

Count me in Ducatilady! :D

Thanks for organising this too, I'm sure it will be a real fun weekend! :thanks: :GI:

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Postby ducatilady » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:25 pm

I'm delighted to say that, having had sufficient positive feedback, I have now booked the Chalet for 4 days, from 20th to 23rd June 2008 inclusive.
As it is such a large chalet there is plenty of room for anyone else that wants to join us, even husbands etc (if they can cope with a whole weekend of Green Wing madness!)
I am waiting to hear how much deposit they want for the chalet before I take any money from you.
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Postby EmmaQ1 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:48 pm

Whoopee :clap: It's going straight in my diary and I'm looking forward to it already. An entire weekend with
like minded souls who won't look at you as if you've suddenly lost all your marbles.

I have to warn you ladies for the proposal scene i'm word perfect already :P

Many thanks ducatilady for doing all the organising :WD:
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Postby Rosie » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:38 am

Yes, thanks for the time you've put into this, ducatilady. Looking forward to the GW marathon already! :D

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Postby tutt-sweet » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:18 am

WHOOPPEEEEEE! Looking forward to this enormously !:D
Thanks so much for arranging it all Rita, you're a star! :foru: :WD:

:lv:
" A few very charming ladies down at my Dad's whist drive have been very kind (average age 75-93). My brother is the headmaster of a special school and I know some of his dinner ladies have been very kind to me as well. "

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Postby goshandcrikey » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:58 am

:foru: Rita


it's already in my diary. Baggie and me are looking into travelling together so anyone else around the midlands area PM me if you want to join us.

Thankfully my parents are going to greece for their 44th wedding anniversary :shock: on the 20th June so I'm not in trouble
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Postby Baggiebird » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:04 pm

This is brilliant Rita. I can't wait.Thanks so much for sorting this out. :D
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Postby faeriequeen » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:03 pm

Hurrah...going somewhere other than Italy will make a change! :wink:


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