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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My Dd16 has had the freestyle libre for many...

My Dd16 has had the freestyle libre for many years. She has to put it “in” every 14 days. She scans it with her phone (when she was younger this would also come through to me)

It has made a world...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I agree - I live here. We all still wear masks...

I agree - I live here. We all still wear masks (nobody was ever exempt) in shops and in the office!

There was an article in our press about it. There is no one reason it seems but a combination...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile In France in the last 7 days 4.4m tests were...

In France in the last 7 days 4.4m tests were done. The average daily positive cases were about 4,500.

In the UK in the last 7 days there were about 6.9m tests - so about 50% more. The average...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I live in France. Trust me when I say most of us...

I live in France. Trust me when I say most of us have no idea of our traffic light system! Flights are coming in daily from the UK and quite a few friends have visited recently!
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have flown Air Canada (a lot) and Air Transat...

I have flown Air Canada (a lot) and Air Transat and to be honest both were fine. The crew on AT were great and I can’t remember a dodgy crew on AC. The planes have airways been clean - though the...
Forum: General Trip Planning 11 Oct 21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I hope to be travelling into Spain in a couple of...

I hope to be travelling into Spain in a couple of weeks. I assume there are no checks - I know when my husband drove over to Andorra there wasn’t!

Sante.fr has a list of all the labs so you could...
Forum: General Trip Planning 11 Oct 21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have done the following trips on my own: Hong...

I have done the following trips on my own:
Hong Kong (first trip I did on my own)
NYC x 2
Las Vegas
Kuala Lumpar
Bangkok
Montreal x2
Quebec City

All for a week. I did trip reports for the...
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Oct 21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Could you not do one in France? What day of the...

Could you not do one in France? What day of the week are you there? There are labs in every town. I can check the price (they are to be payable as from 15/10). Generally they are highly efficient (my...
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,166
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thanks. Under the Brexit allowances (until 2028)...

Thanks. Under the Brexit allowances (until 2028) my DD meets the criteria for being classed as a home student - I looked in to it all earlier in the week but it was great to see the updated version...
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,166
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile DD has decided she would like to go to university...

DD has decided she would like to go to university after all. We are in France but she isn’t keen on staying here so we are looking at the UK (thankfully still classed as a home student as we are UK...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Sep 21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,833
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Here in France all over 12y2m year olds have to...

Here in France all over 12y2m year olds have to have a vaccine passport to go into restaurants, bars, stadiums, cinema, do sports on teams.

Most of us just get on with it!
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Sep 21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,591
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile The only one I remember was Spaghetti House. It...

The only one I remember was Spaghetti House. It was the end of a 4 week trip 🤣
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Sep 21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,591
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am so very jealous! VI is one of my favorite...

I am so very jealous! VI is one of my favorite places ever. We stayed in Ucluelet too! We were lucky enough to see bears in the wild when we did a hike there.

We had breakfast included in...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 29 Sep 21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Melbatb
I live in France. It will be busy from Wednesday...

I live in France. It will be busy from Wednesday onwards at a guess (Wednesday is a half day at schools!) It will definitely be very busy from Thursday! The schools are all off on the Friday!
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 339,583
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It us so nice to read that life is getting back...

It us so nice to read that life is getting back to normal for our kids at last. F2F lectures will be so much better for them all!

O is out of quarantine at last. This term he is staying in...
Forum: General Trip Planning 26 Sep 21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,299
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Hi We booked with reception the day before! ...

Hi

We booked with reception the day before!

You have to get a card from memory but it was easy enough to do!

Have fun’
Forum: General Trip Planning 25 Sep 21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,299
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We used the metro a lot when we went - very clean...

We used the metro a lot when we went - very clean and easy to use!

I did a trip report - https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=12401832#post12401832

Hope that gives you some ideas...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 19 Sep 21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I would love to go back - my son is a student...

I would love to go back - my son is a student there but the borders are still closed. He is currently on day 18 of his 21 day strict quarantine! He can’t wait to get out and get back to normal life 🤣...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Sep 21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,739
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile In my nephew’s case the PCR was done at the lab...

In my nephew’s case the PCR was done at the lab (as is normal here) so properly done!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Sep 21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,739
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile And just to throw in the opposite- my nephew had...

And just to throw in the opposite- my nephew had a positive LFT and then a negative PCR test. Apparently this doesn’t happen very often but in his case it did!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 7 Sep 21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,369
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That is great news in Spain. Here is France for...

That is great news in Spain. Here is France for the 12-17yo about 65% have had at least one vaccination and 45% both. There is a big push on for the back to school too!
Forum: General Trip Planning 6 Sep 21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Melbatb
My son made sure everything he needed (pcr test,...

My son made sure everything he needed (pcr test, quarantine hotel confirmation) had his exact name. I knew about the test requirement name issue. Also you need proof that the lab doing the test has...
Forum: General Trip Planning 6 Sep 21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My son lives in HK and flew back last weekend...

My son lives in HK and flew back last weekend. The requirements are very strict - we had to make sure his pcr results had his middle name on. He was vaccinated in HK so that wasn’t an issue.

My...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 Sep 21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,885
Posted By Melbatb
That is true. My son has recently returned to...

That is true. My son has recently returned to university in HK. A negative PCR test is required. Plus a test on arrival then 4 further tests each week thereafter (first 3 weeks he is stuck in hotel...
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 339,583
Posted By Melbatb
O flew back to HK on Wednesday and is now in a...

O flew back to HK on Wednesday and is now in a three week strict quarantine. He won’t see anyone except the person who comes to stick a stick up his nose every week😢

His lectures have started (f2f...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Sep 21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 796,394
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I read over here (France) that we are testing...

I read over here (France) that we are testing about 1 million a day due to those not vaccinated needing to do a test every 3 days if they want to go to restaurants/bars/sports events/ anywhere where...
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Sep 21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile There are lots of Canada trip reports in my...

There are lots of Canada trip reports in my signature - I have done Montreal in winter and it wasn’t too bad weather wise! But it can be! I love Canada and have been a lot! Shoot if you have any...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Sep 21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That is brilliant Tinkerbell! France is at 66% of...

That is brilliant Tinkerbell! France is at 66% of total population (77% of eligible) which is moving in the right direction!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Aug 21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,514
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Here in France they give a percentage of eligible...

Here in France they give a percentage of eligible people vaccinated (so 12+). As of yesterday we have 75.6% of that population fully vaccinated!
Forum: General Trip Planning 27 Aug 21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,709
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We found the car hire place nearest to the hotel...

We found the car hire place nearest to the hotel and booked that. We actually only did it once we were there 🤣 but it worked well!
Forum: General Trip Planning 27 Aug 21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Agree with the above!

Agree with the above!
Forum: General Trip Planning 27 Aug 21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,709
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We also got the pass which was good value! ...

We also got the pass which was good value!

We hired a car for the day to go to Niagara Falls (and Niagara on the Lake) as for 4 of us it was cheaper than organised tours!
Forum: General Trip Planning 27 Aug 21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We were staying in Ucluelet - and there is a...

We were staying in Ucluelet - and there is a National park between there and Tofino so we just went on the marked trails (I think we got a map from the Visitor center).
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Aug 21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 15,136
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile While I love it there 🤣 but I am also French so...

While I love it there 🤣 but I am also French so that may be why 🤣
Forum: General Trip Planning 26 Aug 21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile In Vancouver we cycled round Stanley Park, went...

In Vancouver we cycled round Stanley Park, went to Capilano Suspension bridge, went to Granville Market and generally wandered around. You could also drive up to the Sea to Sky cable car - fab views!...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Aug 21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,550
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Over here in France all over 80s will be offered...

Over here in France all over 80s will be offered a booster from Monday as well as those at risk. We will book my FIL’s on Monday and I expect he will have it in the next week or so. They estimate...
Forum: General Trip Planning 16 Aug 21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Oh and we loved VI - one of my favorite places...

Oh and we loved VI - one of my favorite places ever. We stayed 6 nights at Ucluelet and could have happily spent longer.

We also went to Whistler but it is quite commercialized so I wouldn’t...
Forum: General Trip Planning 16 Aug 21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We stayed at Ucluelet when we stayed. We also...

We stayed at Ucluelet when we stayed. We also visited Tofino. Both are lovely (Tofino is perhaps slightly more upmarket) so go with wherever you find accommodation you prefer!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Aug 21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile When my son went to work in the UK I ordered the...

When my son went to work in the UK I ordered the tests to be sent to a friend’s house and the email to him so he had the details for the PLF. My friend took the tests over to my son!
Forum: General Chat 14 Aug 21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,536
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Probably a bit cooler than usual in the south of...

Probably a bit cooler than usual in the south of France - was about 36/37c today. Effectively we keep all the shutters shut and fans on.

I took DD to the stables at 8am and she rode immediately...
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