I am off to France this Friday with Haslemere Town Band. Really looking forward to it although the 700 mile round trip to Portsmouth to get the ferry knocks the gloss off a bit. It is years since I have toured with a band and staying with a French family sounds a right laugh - but maybe not for them. I will let everyone know how it goes anyway and if there are any tMPers from Haslemere band send me a PM with the music program and any decent places in Bernayto have a drink when we get there!!