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Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
Posted By sotagals
When I was a teenager a boyfriend had an ex...

When I was a teenager a boyfriend had an ex British Telecom one in bright yellow.

He had a Newfoundland dog the size of a Shetland pony that used to ride in back!

You had to rummage around a...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Varifocals from online opticians?

Anyone done this?

I am done with Vision Express and their expensive glasses that are cheap.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 7 Oct 20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,007
Posted By sotagals
Roche have failed in the planning and execution...

Roche have failed in the planning and execution of their move to a new warehouse.

This warehouse is their only distribution centre in the UK so they have no back up.

In a previous career I was...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,251
Posted By sotagals
Mobile 1992 fly drive with Unijet on air Transat via...

1992 fly drive with Unijet on air Transat via Bangor going and Gander coming back.

Cost £249 for the 2 of us. We stayed in $20 a night hotels on the 192.

We were hooked from the first moment. ...
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,140
Posted By sotagals
Yep. A good wash and no problem. Northerner...

Yep. A good wash and no problem.

Northerner with no enemies (that I know about, not sure about DH)

I had a bottle of champagne left on my step last week.

I thought it was from my neighbour...
Forum: General Chat 24 Sep 20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Exactly. If anyone is reading this who has...

Exactly.

If anyone is reading this who has a will from years ago tucked away it might be a good idea to haul it out and check that no solicitors or law firms are specifically named as executors. ...
Forum: General Chat 24 Sep 20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By sotagals
I know banks are being pretty slow these days but...

I know banks are being pretty slow these days but from what you have said I think your relative has some cause to be alarmed.

If this solicitor is so unprofessional as to make a comment about her...
Forum: Accommodation 23 Sep 20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,963
Posted By sotagals
I've received 5 vouchers from hotels.com today...

I've received 5 vouchers from hotels.com today for my 5 cancelled bookings.

Obviously not the same as having my points re-credited but in the circumstances a good result.

I'm too nervous to...
Forum: General Chat 21 Sep 20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,089
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Stripey Annelino Giallo You talkin' to me?

Stripey Annelino Giallo

You talkin' to me?
Forum: General Chat 21 Sep 20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,353
Posted By sotagals
I think cutting it and then lobbing the offcuts...

I think cutting it and then lobbing the offcuts back over the fence is too passive aggressive.

If you are going to trim it on your side you need to tell them in advance what you are going to do...
Forum: General Chat 20 Sep 20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,353
Posted By sotagals
Mobile I was recently searching for house insurance and...

I was recently searching for house insurance and noticed that a lot of policies have restrictions about trees over a certain height (can't remember what it was now - not particularly high) within 5...
Forum: General Chat 19 Sep 20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By sotagals
Mobile One of those v shaped pillows.

One of those v shaped pillows.
Forum: General Chat 19 Sep 20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By sotagals
Mobile An eye mask and earplugs.

An eye mask and earplugs.
Forum: General Chat 13 Sep 20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By sotagals
Mobile I would pinch out the ends of all the shoots now...

I would pinch out the ends of all the shoots now leaving just 2 squash on each plant.

You could feed with whatever you have to hand.

The year is turning pretty fast but there may be time for...
Forum: Accommodation 11 Sep 20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,963
Posted By sotagals
I'm well over 30 days from when my last stay...

I'm well over 30 days from when my last stay should have been.

I contacted hotels.com again and after the usual rigmarole of providing all the reference numbers I was told that they apologise but...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Sep 20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By sotagals
Mobile My reasoning is that NCL via Heathrow is £440...

My reasoning is that NCL via Heathrow is £440 more (for 4) than leaving from LHR for the same flight into Miami.

If we were to fly down separately that would give us a bigger choice of airlines...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Sep 20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Experiences of non through tickets

I just saw on the General thread that Eastern are flying to LHR from Teesside next summer.

Obviously going from Heathrow opens up loads more options than Northern travellers normally get.

We...
Forum: General Chat 2 Sep 20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By sotagals
Any local solicitor should be able to do it for...

Any local solicitor should be able to do it for you. Ring a couple to find out how much.

When I had to do a declaration quotes varied from £48 to a fiver. That was just to witness paperwork that...
Forum: General Chat 26 Aug 20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,838
Posted By sotagals
Mobile My Dad had "Stayin' Alive" at his. Also...

My Dad had "Stayin' Alive" at his.

Also Sammy Davis Jnr singing "Out of this World"

He picked them himself.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Aug 20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 40,312
Posted By sotagals
Mobile How do you see August fares on the ITA Matrix? ...

How do you see August fares on the ITA Matrix?

When I've looked 20th July is the last day on the search.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Aug 20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 253,529
Posted By sotagals
Mobile https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/35480/16827ab...

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Forum: General Chat 13 Jun 20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 42,357
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Pronounced too-dah

Pronounced too-dah
Forum: General Chat 13 Jun 20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,084
Posted By sotagals
Mobile AIH51 NCL - SFB 12/1/01 Airbus? I think...

AIH51 NCL - SFB 12/1/01
Airbus?

I think this might have been the last time we refuelled in Bangor. They were having trouble pumping enough fuel on to get us there direct. Snow ploughs were...
Forum: General Chat 13 Jun 20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,084
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Monarch Tristar? Looks like Manchester c. 2000? ...

Monarch Tristar? Looks like Manchester c. 2000?

My Dad always took photos of the planes. Then I would make up albums and bin the plane photos as too boring.
...
Forum: General Chat 8 Jun 20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By sotagals
Mobile The trunk looks silver like a birch but birch...

The trunk looks silver like a birch but birch leaves are usually pointed with serrated edges - it looks more like an apple to me.

Maybe ask your neighbours if they've ever seen fruit / blossom.
Forum: TV and Film 6 Jun 20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,339
Posted By sotagals
My Blue Heaven. 30 year anniversary this...

My Blue Heaven.

30 year anniversary this year so that's how long I've been quoting it

"Arugula, I haven't had arugula in 6 weeks"... It's a vegetable! "

" Where the flip is this?... Number...
Forum: General Chat 30 May 20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Also if they are left long enough they will just...

Also if they are left long enough they will just rot down naturally.
Forum: General Chat 29 May 20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 42,357
Posted By sotagals
Mobile https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/35480/82eb362...

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There was a jug and basin set in every bedroom. They were beautiful.

When Auntie moved to a house with a bathroom in the seventies...
Forum: General Chat 29 May 20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 42,357
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Can't believe no one has posted one of these yet...

Can't believe no one has posted one of these yet.

I used to stay at my great aunt's house, there would be one of these under every bed. Always referred to as "emma"
Vividly remember using them...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 May 20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 253,529
Posted By sotagals
Mobile https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/35480/977b0ab...

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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Apr 20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By sotagals
Mobile I booked with Expedia. I think my chances of...

I booked with Expedia. I think my chances of getting a refund from them are slim to none.

Yes, I know legally they have to refund me but they probably aren't going to; which is why my thoughts...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Apr 20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Cancelling and getting taxes back?

Anyone know what the position is regarding repayment of APD if I choose to cancel my flights that were due to take place on Saturday?

A voucher is no good to me but the tax element of my flight is...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Mar 20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,330
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Some people just have no sense. My friend's...

Some people just have no sense. My friend's neighbours including 3 small children were repatriated from the far east last week and subject to a 14day isolation.

Yesterday the woman had her kids...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Mar 20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By sotagals
Mobile The virus is forecast to be at its height in the...

The virus is forecast to be at its height in the USA in July.

Personally I wouldn't commit to a booking at the moment.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Mar 20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By sotagals
Mobile We currently have 2 flights out of 6 that have...

We currently have 2 flights out of 6 that have been cancelled so we can't go.

Expedia are referring to airlines, and airlines are referring back to expedia who aren't answering the phone.

I...
Forum: General Chat 10 Mar 20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By sotagals
Mobile The landlord would see the house fall down rather...

The landlord would see the house fall down rather than spend any money so anything that's been done she's had to do or pay for herself.

Cheap rent means she doesn't want to irritate landlord with...
Forum: General Chat 10 Mar 20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Anyone's house pebble - dashed?

My friend's is and it's coming away on every corner.

What's the best filler to use? Her landlord won't fix it so it needs to be easy and cheap.

She's concerned it will fall and hurt someone or...
Forum: General Trip Planning 1 Mar 20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By sotagals
Mobile If you want somewhere idyllic you could try...

If you want somewhere idyllic you could try somewhere like Captiva then you could drive there from Orlando.
Forum: Accommodation 1 Mar 20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,397
Posted By sotagals
Phew - I hope it is only temporary. ...

Phew - I hope it is only temporary.

Clubcard points are making our New England trip affordable and I've got a couple more hotels to book.

Hotel prices in New England are horrendous and...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 24 Feb 20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Just picturing Christine on the plane with the...

Just picturing Christine on the plane with the rubbermaid bucket as her hand luggage :)
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