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    Bon Vacances : A family adventure to deepest France

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    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

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    I am currently sat in my office in what can only be described as tropical conditions readying myself for something I have never done before…

    Tomorrow I set out on the Allen family adventure to deepest France.

    I am currently going through the “what have I forgotten to do” stage and am busy writing lists then checking them off, then writing more lists for all the things I have forgotten.

    The three items I definitely won’t forget is portable DVD players, Google maps and the ”TSS life saver going abroad pack”.

    Had I not spoken to my Car and Van Hire manager Scott about this I wouldn’t have known when travelling in France that all these items were required.

    The kit consists of high vis vests, breathalysers, a spare bulb kit, warning triangle, first aid kit, head light deflectors and of course the GB sticker. No person should go to France without it.

    I’m sure they won’t be needed but it’s nice to travel in some comfort knowing that if I am stopped by the police I have all that is required.

    The holiday will of course be an amazing success, I have won several “dad points” with the children as the site we are staying at has a swimming pool in the garden and we will be travelling there in a car on a train under the sea.

    The expression on my sons face when I told him these facts are worth the cost of the holiday alone.

    So all I need to do now is pack the car tonight and set the alarm for 3.30am when the adventure will begin.