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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By mick
Taking the total including VAT at 1,314 divided...

Taking the total including VAT at 1,314 divided by 50 m2 = 26.28/m2.

The bullnose will add a bit to the area and bring the cost per m2 down a bit but only pennies.

Mick
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,645
Posted By mick
The ones in my photo in post #4 are Indian...

The ones in my photo in post #4 are Indian Sandstone which we bought from a local builder's merchant Nicholls. They had about half a dozen colour ranges. I can't recall how much we paid per m2 though...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By mick
We travelled in Feb 2017 (for our Golden Wedding...

We travelled in Feb 2017 (for our Golden Wedding trip ;) ). Joan finished chemo in the previous autumn and was determined not to travel in her wig. However her hair hadn't recovered its normal length...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,228
Posted By mick
Thanks for doing your food trippie :spin I really...

Thanks for doing your food trippie :spin I really enjoyed reading along


Joan:wave:
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,914
Posted By mick
Hope you soon feel better Chris, it definitely...

Hope you soon feel better Chris, it definitely sounds as your mum needs some help even if it is just short term, look after yourselves x
Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By mick
You don't say when you're going but Hilton only...

You don't say when you're going but Hilton only display their Tesco rates around 6 months out maximum. You need to do it through Tesco/Hilton and not through Tesco/Hotels.com. Doing it through Hilton...
Forum: Accommodation 13 Oct 19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By mick
Cheapest is definitely the Hilton on the south...

Cheapest is definitely the Hilton on the south terminal which is "free" if you have enough Tesco Deals. Done it about 6 or 7 times. Not really free of course as you "pay" the equivalent exchange rate...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By mick
99% of the time we book flight and car hire...

99% of the time we book flight and car hire separately but back in 2017 I spotted a BA fly-drive offer from LGW to MCO which was too good to overlook. :grin: BA WT+ plus a full size car for 4 weeks...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 13 Oct 19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By mick
Normally with the likes of Alamo, Avis, Hertz and...

Normally with the likes of Alamo, Avis, Hertz and the like I'd say yes that's all you do. Nothing to sign up for or switch on in the car as it triggers as soon as you drive through the first Sunpass...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,645
Posted By mick
Mickey The short only partially boring...

Mickey

The short only partially boring answer. I'll spare you the long boring version.

Back in the 60's quantities of bulk excavation for instance were expressed in cubic yards. They were...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,645
Posted By mick
No - but I'll leave you on tenterhooks for a...

No - but I'll leave you on tenterhooks for a couple of hours just in case there are more 73 year old ex-QSs out there who may be excited to answer.

It does relate in some way to the Imperial days...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,645
Posted By mick
Mickey Last time I looked I believe that...

Mickey

Last time I looked I believe that the UK still uses Imperial units for those sort of distances.:grin:

Today's quiz. Why do I still know my 27 times table?

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By mick
We've been there for Veterans Day maybe a dozen...

We've been there for Veterans Day maybe a dozen times but haven't been to a park since 2010 so have no real experience.

As we always stay in a villa I can say though that some off-site restaurants...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,645
Posted By mick
I could bore you even more with duodecimals if...

I could bore you even more with duodecimals if you like - but I think not. :grin:

Mick
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,645
Posted By mick
I could have helped with that. :grin: ...

I could have helped with that. :grin:

Retired nearly 4 years ago after 50+ years as a Quantity Surveyor and back in the early 60s everything was Imperial. Of all the sad things I remember that 10'...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 13 Oct 19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,164
Posted By mick
Thanks for talking the time to do your trippie I...

Thanks for talking the time to do your trippie I have really enjoyed reading along :spin sounds like you had a great holiday


Joan :wave:
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 13 Oct 19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By mick
PS Hopefully you've done OLCI with Andy allowing...

PS Hopefully you've done OLCI with Andy allowing you to skip the terminal desk and go straight to the garage?

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 13 Oct 19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By mick
I'd say just leave it alone. In terms of car hire...

I'd say just leave it alone. In terms of car hire from MCO a 3 hour change is insignificant. MCO handles over 800 flights a day so the staff are used to delays in arrivals and at worst it could take...
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By mick
Parked at the official M&G about four times in...

Parked at the official M&G about four times in the last few years. Car is photographed from every conceivable angle as you drive in and checking in and collection no issue at all.

Personally I...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 12 Oct 19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By mick
ChrisS has described the process of adding your...

ChrisS has described the process of adding your CC to the STC process but we only ever print out the bar code from the OLCI page. Doing OLCI simply allows you to STC. :grin:

Assume that you're...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 12 Oct 19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By mick
The lady Dibber I referred to earlier had booked...

The lady Dibber I referred to earlier had booked the car hire as part of a VH holiday or fly-drive so it was Virgin that extended the hire period for her.

Assume you have booked Alamo through...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Oct 19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By mick
Sorry I can't help with crowd levels. Not been to...

Sorry I can't help with crowd levels. Not been to Universal parks since 2008 and WDW since 2010. We also never leave the villa pool deck on Black Friday. ;)

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 12 Oct 19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By mick
All that really counts is the time that you drive...

All that really counts is the time that you drive out of the barrier and the time that you return the car. For most bookings with Alamo you get 29 minutes grace free then an hourly charge for 2 hours...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 11 Oct 19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By mick
Maybe but the Visitor Toll Pass charges...

Maybe but the Visitor Toll Pass charges completely separately to Sunpass.

Sunpass authorities charge Alamo (and all Florida car hire companies) then Alamo charge the tolls plus their admin fee to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 11 Oct 19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By mick
Sorry but I'm not sure why you think you don't...

Sorry but I'm not sure why you think you don't get charged for using Sunpass.

All explained here but basically Alamo charge $3.95 per usage day admin fee plus actual toll costs. The admin fee...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Oct 19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By mick
How do I answer without stealth boasting :grin:...

How do I answer without stealth boasting :grin: Let's just say I can't help sorry :blush:

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Oct 19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By mick
The consensus of DIBB opinion over the years is...

The consensus of DIBB opinion over the years is that 19 A&C are the best in PE. They are on the lower deck. As PP says they often let the front row port side of Economy out first to avoid congestion...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Oct 19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By mick
We've been around 15 times in Nov and into early...

We've been around 15 times in Nov and into early Dec.

Weather during the day is nearly always shorts and t-shirts but early morning and after sunset often requires a sweater or fleece. Usually dry...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Oct 19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By mick
It will help a lot if you do on-line check in...

It will help a lot if you do on-line check in with Alamo. You can avoid the terminal desks, go straight to the garage either side and pick your own car. If car hire booked through Virgin they have...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Oct 19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By mick
I can't describe it any better than the photo...

I can't describe it any better than the photo walk through in the International Arrivals Guide on here which I've linked a few times over the years.
...
Forum: General Chat 11 Oct 19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By mick
So says the guy who turned down my $4/1 offer a...

So says the guy who turned down my $4/1 offer a few weeks back. I said that my post would influence the global forex markets and I've been proved correct. :)



Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 11 Oct 19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By mick
I have to say it's an excellent publication which...

I have to say it's an excellent publication which we used to buy when we first started going in the 90's but in 15 years on here no Dibber has ever been asked to show it. The author is an occasional...
Forum: General Chat 11 Oct 19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By mick
Thats very good news :spin: thanks for the...

Thats very good news :spin: thanks for the update

JOAN
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 10 Oct 19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By mick
You'd seriousy hope so ;) although we've never...

You'd seriousy hope so ;) although we've never used the toll roads around MIA.


Mick
Forum: General Chat 10 Oct 19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,291
Posted By mick
Congratulations

Congratulations
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 10 Oct 19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By mick
Around $20 of that should be the Avis admin fee...

Around $20 of that should be the Avis admin fee because it's basically triggered as soon as you use it as they charge by RENTAL day not USAGE day. However it will depend on whether the Sunpass...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Oct 19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By mick
We've done twilight at MAN a few times (sadly...

We've done twilight at MAN a few times (sadly with TC :cry: ) and at LGW a dozen or more times with VS and BA

What are your future long term parking plans? We always stay over night at an hotel...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 9 Oct 19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By mick
Another good day with some lovely photos :spin: ...

Another good day with some lovely photos :spin:

Joan :wave:
Forum: Shopping in Florida 9 Oct 19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By mick
Always some nice stuff at Christmas as well and a...

Always some nice stuff at Christmas as well and a couple of rocking chairs if they'll fit into your case. :grin:

Mick
Forum: Itineraries 9 Oct 19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By mick
There's other similar ones for other parks in the...

There's other similar ones for other parks in the Guidebook but I'm not sure if any in the detailed table format of that WDW one. Might be worth you doing a search. :grin:

Mick
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