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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,951
Posted By sotagals
Mum's first time at Subway to the bemused kid...

Mum's first time at Subway to the bemused kid behind the counter

"I'll have a torpedo please... No no! I mean one of those submarine sandwiches"

She also thought a cheeseburger was going to be...
Forum: General Chat 28 Nov 20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,144
Posted By sotagals
Mobile I saw my late Mum's friends (a couple in their...

I saw my late Mum's friends (a couple in their 80s) walking to the shops. I pulled over and had a chat but I couldn't give them a lift or even a hug.

Just a little thing out of all that's...
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 633
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Showing my age here ...

Showing my age here

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/35480/d0dbc160b682c0.jpg
Forum: General Chat 17 Nov 20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,756
Posted By sotagals
Mobile I just thought I'd do a quick update as thanks to...

I just thought I'd do a quick update as thanks to some excellent advice on here progress is being made. Slowly, but progress.

I now just ignore him when I go in the garden and turn my back when...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 15 Nov 20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By sotagals
Mobile We tried the Co-op version this week - very...

We tried the Co-op version this week - very acceptable.

Going to try making our own but not sure how to make it sweet?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Nov 20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By sotagals
Mobile We were stuck in Ibiza during the Icelandic ash...

We were stuck in Ibiza during the Icelandic ash cloud incident.

We were with Jet2 who were excellent and eventually flew us home after 7 days.

Our friends were with Ryanair who just cancelled...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 11 Nov 20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Fresh basil leaves?

Fresh basil leaves?
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 11 Nov 20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Prawns are good in egg White omelette and those...

Prawns are good in egg White omelette and those fish stick things are surprisingly good.

Maybe not for breakfast though
Forum: General Chat 10 Nov 20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,433
Posted By sotagals
Mobile When I was little I went through a phase of only...

When I was little I went through a phase of only eating sandwiches.

I had my Christmas dinner that year between two slices of bread - yes, roasties, sprouts, peas, the lot with a bit of gravy.
...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 10 Nov 20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By sotagals
We did try the microwave packs that are 25p in...

We did try the microwave packs that are 25p in b&m but struggled to pop it enough without burning it.

I've seen Mackie's crisps in home bargs but not popcorn :(

Maybe we just got a bad batch...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 10 Nov 20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Popcorn!

We've been having movie nights and trying different popcorn. We like sweet and salt.

Aldi Rank yak
Asda acceptable
Home Bargains. Very average
Lidl. Too salty
Proper corn asda. Ok...
Forum: General Chat 8 Nov 20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By sotagals
Mobile I think the snake in the tent thing must have...

I think the snake in the tent thing must have been a regular story. Possibly even true.

My uncle's version (and he was a bit of a comedian) was that he was sitting down in the toilet tent when a...
Forum: General Chat 8 Nov 20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Any Burma Stars in your family?

I'm very proud to say my 2 uncles both earned the Burma Star.

One was aboard HMS Pathfinder bombarding Japanese troops from the Kleindaung river. Plus a lot of other highly dangerous stuff.
...
Forum: General Chat 8 Nov 20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,920
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Was your Grandad in the First World War?

Mine was!

He was a Driver in the Army Service Corps. Not driving vehicles but teams of mules.

Obviously when I was little he would only tell me funny stories - horses biting officers'...
Forum: General Chat 3 Nov 20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,756
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Thank you for all your interesting comments. ...

Thank you for all your interesting comments.

He is a tiny cocker with a very narrow head but very intelligent. Personally I think he should have a job. He'd be a brilliant sniffer dog.

He's...
Forum: General Chat 3 Nov 20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,756
Posted By sotagals
Any spaniel experts? Update page 5

Just after some advice about how to get a wee spaniel to calm down?

My neighbours acquired a spaniel from someone they know who bought him on a whim during lock down but couldn't cope with him.
...
Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
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: 199
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: 3,085
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: 115
Views: 4,416
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: 2,234
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: 30
Views: 2,768
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: 30
Views: 2,768
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: 48
Views: 2,553
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: 1,205
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: 2,388
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: 2,388
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: 1,352
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: 1,352
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: 178
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: 48
Views: 2,553
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: 302
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: 302
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: 901
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: 2,900
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: 485
Views: 42,025
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: 1,470
Views: 280,370
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: 746
Views: 44,165
Posted By sotagals
Mobile Pronounced too-dah

Pronounced too-dah
Forum: General Chat 13 Jun 20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,122
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: 2,122
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.
...
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