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Author:  Rasboinik [ 06 Jan 2012 13:17 ]
Post subject:  A day trip (to London)

Boxing Day Shopping Trip

Alla and I flew into Heathrow on the 26th of December, we flew in from Holland where I was working.

The purpose of the flight was so that Alla could do some shopping (boxing day sales) and we returned to Holland on the same day. I had to go back to work. Image

Because we were not staying in the UK no address was entered, on the UK immigration card, the immigration officer looked at card and asked "Why is there no address?
I piped up and answered we are leaving this evening, we have only come for the Boxing Day Sales and muggins is going to have to pay for the shopping, the immigration officer looked at me, smiled and said "No comment" stamped Alla's passport and that was it job done.

In saying this, just because we sailed through UK Immigration (this time) it does not mean that anybody should rest on their laurels.

It is best to be properly prepared for UK Passport Control.

The only fly in the ointment was that the London Underground decided to go on strike on Boxing Day and it made travelling around London very, very difficult.

On a very different note.
Alla and I would like to thank our "Taxi Driver" who accompanied by his beautiful wife picked us up from Heathrow and delivered us into central London.

Mr "Taxi Driver" you know who you are so a great big Image from Alla and me.

Author:  wiz [ 07 Jan 2012 12:04 ]
Post subject:  Re: A day trip (to London)


Dear Mr Raffi and Alla

My wife and I would like to thank you, both, for choosing our Chauffeur Executive Services and we were very happy to be at your service, during your recent trip to London and hope you will choose our service in any future visits to London.

May I take this opportunity to remind you, whatever the occasion, we guarantee to provide you with personal care and attention on your special occasion – you will feel like a VIP. Our professional chauffeurs are highly trained drivers, all with many years of experience within the chauffeuring industry. They ensure you have a smooth and enjoyable journey to your choice destination when in one of our cars. They provide a first class discrete and professional service, always punctual, courteous, and smartly dressed.

If you are passionate about history and heritage you will enjoy a day in sightseeing in a Chauffeur Executive Services car!

Great Britain, it's a beautiful country that combines the old with the new, there is much to see, so you can travel in style and comfort. You will feel like royalty as you soak up the heritage and culture whilst sipping champagne as you read your tourist guide and plan your day ahead.


My wife would like to say a big thank you for your comments and also for your present!

We look forward meeting you, both, again soon and to be of service.

Author:  Rasboinik [ 08 Jan 2012 01:50 ]
Post subject:  Re: A day trip (to London)

Dear Yannis and Hanna,

We greatly enjoyed meeting the both of you and we will be forever thankful to the both of you.

As you know you saved us a lot of hassle because of the strike by the London Underground employees. In fact had it not been for your very, very kind offer the whole trip might have ended in a disaster.

BUT ImageAs usual I have a bone to pick, the bone this time is that you could at least have let me pay for the Image.

Now you must take into account that:
  1. I do not get mad, I get even.
  2. Revenge is a dish best eaten cold.
    • I do not get mad I get even.
      • I do not get mad I get even.
  3. He who laughs last laughs longest.
    • Revenge is a dish best eaten cold.

Even taking the soon to be fulfilled act of revenge it does not mean that Alla and I are not extremely grateful for your help.

Author:  Markje [ 08 Jan 2012 16:26 ]
Post subject:  Re: A day trip (to London)

Good to hear you had a great time together Raffi.

My own better half will soon enjoy some time with mama, cause 1x in the year is not enough!

Author:  Rasboinik [ 09 Jan 2012 07:47 ]
Post subject:  Re: A day trip (to London)


Image that I did not contact you while I was in the Netherlands but the work was really hectic and the only day that I had off was Boxing Day (the day after Christmas).
I also took into consideration that the "festive" period is normally a busy time for families and I thought it best to just leave it as it was.

The next time that I am working in Holland and Alla is visiting I will try to contact you and we will see if it is possible to meet.

Have a great 2012.

Author:  Markje [ 09 Jan 2012 19:00 ]
Post subject:  Re: A day trip (to London)

No problem raffi, Quality is more important than quantity in this case [drinks.gif]

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