Even Friday night in Folkestone set the theme for Le
Weekend-fine wines and food, +a little bit of MG, as Chris Sellers celebrated
her birthday with the advance guard at "O Rock Salt". 3 bottles of fine
Montrachet were consumed before a few hours sleep at our down market
Hotel- But hey it is near the only CTV friendly underground car park!
Le Shuttle carried us under La Manche, without incident, apart from John
Morgan's TC exhaust setting off the fire alarms, oh and Terry and Kath Giles
missing our reserved train!
The Shuttle mob met the Montreuil overnighters at our Mayor designated parking
display, making a total of 34 participants and 19 cars .We realised we had every
Post War MG model apart from saloons, thanks to a late entry from Bruce Mayo,
with his pristine MGA-Twin Cam.
A wonderful greeting from our French contact, Martine ,welcomed us to Le
Hermitage Hotel, and a 17Euro,beautiful lunch at Le Jeraboam Restaurant. All our
French friends were rewarded with "MG 90" pins.
We walked off lunch with a 2hour , Tour of Montreuil
led by local guide and Master of fractured English, Jean Marie. We touched on
Military History from Napolean to General Haigh.
After a well earned rest, the party split at
Leisure,10 Gourmets meeting at the Michelin Starred ,Chateau De Montreuil to
celebrate Chris's actual Birthday with a 7 course tasting menu, climaxing and I
use that word advisedly, with 10 perfect Raspberry Souffles!
John Bennett regaled us with stories of his time in
America which seemed to consist largely of buying Jaguars, at knock down prices
from impoverished widows-allegedly!Hang on this is an Mg Tour! - Sorry, yes on
Sunday Morning Mrs Glover Misled us on a scenic drive to the coast and
Ambleteuse Via The River Course Valley River!!, turned out to be a stream, maybe
it was bigger once!
At Ambleteuse the "39/45" Museum welcomed us with a
sombre film of the events leading to D Day. Every mention of Britain got a
Tableux of every theatre of the Second World War,
refreshed appetites for lunch down la rue at "Le Viking"-speciality "Le
Welsh"-Welsh rarebit, but not as we know it! And so to Le Shuttle at Calais and
a long wait for our train.
All arrived home safely .
We personally didn't eat any supper!
"Biggest Lump stuffed under a bonnet"-Chris
Kelly-Midget Frontline conversion.
"Oldest Resident"-Jeff Jeffree-pristine MG TF.
"Newest MG-Future Classic"-Wendy Wooster-MGF
"Miracle of the Raid"-The Man Upstairs, hot sunshine