Then we drove, pausing only for a dash into a boulangerie, elevenses, lunch and more fuel (we could have got home on what we'd bought this morning, but I'm guessing diesel is more than £1/litre in the UK, so it made sense to fill up again). The main feature of the day was fog, filling about 475 of our 500km drive to Calais.
Arriving just as it was getting dark, we headed for the motorhome parking area at the Cite Europe shopping centre to wait for the few hours for our Shuttle home. Taking advantage of the festive season opening hours (a supermarket open all day on a Sunday!) I nipped in to the huge Carrefour to buy a few bottles of wine and a bit of cheese, in a very 'Brit in Calais' sort of a way. The wine section in there is enormous, and it was filled with Brits. It did strike me that we would undoubtedly have got better value buying our 'to take home' supplies somewhere other than a booze-cruise destination; it's not like we've lacked opportunity.
The entirety of the shopping trip
And that is that. All being well we will be home by the early hours of the morning, ready to start our Christmas shopping.