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Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 25 Nov 20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By Silvercat
We had a cruise booked with Cunard on the Queen...

We had a cruise booked with Cunard on the Queen Mary 2 as a "big number" birthday treat for us both, in April 2022. Sailing to New York and then flight back, I had added 4 nights in NY as an extra...
Forum: General Chat 23 Nov 20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,183
Posted By Silvercat
I only opened the thread to read who Major Sprout...

I only opened the thread to read who Major Sprout was. I wondered if he had been raising money by walking up and down his garden ...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 20 Nov 20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Silvercat
Thank you! That's great, I didn't realise they...

Thank you! That's great, I didn't realise they were out yet. I have slots booked right up to Christmas week, with one on Wednesday 23rd Dec, but didn't think about the week after! Well done you,...
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,074
Posted By Silvercat
On my mum's side we are related to the...

On my mum's side we are related to the Attenborough family, and on dad's side we are related to the white Rajahs, who were a dynastic monarchy of the British Brooke family, and who founded and ruled...
Forum: General Chat 17 Nov 20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,196
Posted By Silvercat
Well, first of all I wanted to be a ballet...

Well, first of all I wanted to be a ballet dancer. But I'm a bit too "fluffy" for that. Next career choice was astronaut - but I'm frightened of heights and not a big fan of flying, in case I fall...
Forum: General Chat 17 Nov 20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,249
Posted By Silvercat
Oh my cod, I've just about haddock 'nuff of this...

Oh my cod, I've just about haddock 'nuff of this. There is a time and plaice for jokes like this!
Forum: General Trip Planning 17 Nov 20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Silvercat
Another vote for Mapman maps. We have bought...

Another vote for Mapman maps. We have bought several over the years, they are easy to use and follow, and updated regularly as things change. I love the fact that they show villa areas, restaurants...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 11 Nov 20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Silvercat
Oh I do hope they bring this back, we used it...

Oh I do hope they bring this back, we used it last year and thought it was totally brilliant, a so much easier way than having to scrabble for quarters all the time! Fingers crossed it returns when...
Forum: Indexes 4 Nov 20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,786
Posted By Silvercat
Hope all is okay with you, been waiting for the...

Hope all is okay with you, been waiting for the next update!
Forum: General Chat 29 Oct 20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By Silvercat
Unbelievably, I have just had an email from...

Unbelievably, I have just had an email from Amazon chasing up the return! Even though my account looks like they have already been received by them. I've now printed off a Royal Mail postal label,...
Forum: General Chat 28 Oct 20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,120
Posted By Silvercat
I used to sing something a bit different to "Mull...

I used to sing something a bit different to "Mull of Kintyre" .:erm::pgig::pgig:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Oct 20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 280,381
Posted By Silvercat
This is hysterical, I wish I'd seen it before...

This is hysterical, I wish I'd seen it before last weekend! :pgig::pgig::pgig:
Forum: General Chat 28 Oct 20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By Silvercat
Oh wow, I really feel for you! I agree Hermes...

Oh wow, I really feel for you! I agree Hermes are very hit and miss. I still have a parcel in my hall waiting for them to collect it "within 48 hours" - it has been there for 2 lots of 3 weeks now...
Forum: General Chat 28 Oct 20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,120
Posted By Silvercat
Puppy Love by Donny Osmond - my sister would be...

Puppy Love by Donny Osmond - my sister would be thrilled, me - not so much! :pgig:

I'd have been a bit happier with the week after, School's Out by Alice Cooper - more my style!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Oct 20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,089
Posted By Silvercat
Update : well the cheery young man called me back...

Update : well the cheery young man called me back today, as promised. He said that he could have sent me an email, but wanted to call me back personally with some good news. Okay, I said, off we go...
Forum: Christmas 26 Oct 20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Silvercat
Every episode makes DH and I dribble .. and...

Every episode makes DH and I dribble .. and that's not down to our age, LOL! :pgig:

I have no self control when let loose in one of their shops, unfortunately. "Ooh, I'll just get one of these,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Oct 20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,089
Posted By Silvercat
Problem was, and I didn't think about this until...

Problem was, and I didn't think about this until after the phone call was over, I didn't want an upgrade, I just wanted the seats I had booked and paid for!

Thank you to everyone who has...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Oct 20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,089
Posted By Silvercat
Fed up with VA!

Like many others, our trip to WDW this year has been rescheduled to 2021. I've been trying to rebook my flights, and the return date window for Virgin Atlantic opened yesterday, so I duly filled in...
Forum: Christmas 20 Oct 20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Silvercat
I did, but they only go up to double size,...

I did, but they only go up to double size, unfortunately! :(
Forum: Christmas 20 Oct 20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Silvercat
Has anyone got any Christmas Disney bedding? We...

Has anyone got any Christmas Disney bedding? We have a king-sized bed and would love to put any kind of Disney bedding on, but particularly Christmas-themed!
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 20 Oct 20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By Silvercat
We stayed at the Golden Nugget last year, it's...

We stayed at the Golden Nugget last year, it's slightly off the strip on Fremont Street, but Fremont is a whole entertainment area in itself! Fab hotel, never smelt any weed and the rooms smelt...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 20 Oct 20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,446
Posted By Silvercat
Me, please! (Very kind of you to do this...

Me, please!

(Very kind of you to do this again, we love you for it, and it is so nice to have something positive to look forward to at the moment!)
Forum: UK Theme Parks 19 Oct 20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Silvercat
Aw, I'm so disappointed, I was really looking...

Aw, I'm so disappointed, I was really looking forward to the "UK Disneyland" - a phrase which made me want to poke someone violently in the eye, and I'm normally such a peaceable person.

(Please...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 19 Oct 20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Silvercat
Apologies, I bow to superior knowledge! :)

Apologies, I bow to superior knowledge! :)
Forum: Shopping in Florida 19 Oct 20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Silvercat
Not any longer. You used to be able to do this...

Not any longer. You used to be able to do this at the Disney Store, but they haven't sold gift cards for a few years.

However, what you can do is buy an online gift card. You can print them off...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,949
Posted By Silvercat
3 animals were in a grocer's shop. The rabbit...

3 animals were in a grocer's shop. The rabbit bought half a pound of tuppeny rice. The fox bought half a pound of treacle. The weasel began to worry about the way things were going ..
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,949
Posted By Silvercat
Did you hear about Stanley the French Snail? He...

Did you hear about Stanley the French Snail? He fancied his chances as a racing driver, so painted a big letter "S" on his shell and entered the Formula 1 race in Monaco.

As he hurtled round the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Oct 20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By Silvercat
We too are going in September 2021, (hopefully!),...

We too are going in September 2021, (hopefully!), and have our park days booked. We used to park hop, but not so much these days, so we're not too worried about that aspect. However, I do like the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Oct 20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,731
Posted By Silvercat
Yes, we are (hopefully!) going in September 2021...

Yes, we are (hopefully!) going in September 2021 and I've made our park reservations. Just needed to be able to plan SOMETHING for next year!
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 8 Oct 20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,393
Posted By Silvercat
Erm - SPOILER ALERT! :pgig: *whispers* it's...

Erm - SPOILER ALERT! :pgig: *whispers* it's possibly not a ghost .:pgig:
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 8 Oct 20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,393
Posted By Silvercat
They are indeed nice ghosts. So far, we've...

They are indeed nice ghosts. So far, we've managed to identify 6 resident and another 4 or 5 visiting spirits. Not one of them is nasty or evil. We get occasional noises/smells, and some...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 8 Oct 20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,393
Posted By Silvercat
Our house was built in 1906, and has been in DH's...

Our house was built in 1906, and has been in DH's family since the beginning, (thus it is very haunted, not only by previous family members, but also by the couple of spirits who moved in when I did...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 6 Oct 20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,299
Posted By Silvercat
Hey, been meaning to catch up on this for a few...

Hey, been meaning to catch up on this for a few weeks but home working got in the way! So happy for you, will you be able to spend all year in your new home or are you limited for time over there? ...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,416
Posted By Silvercat
October 1989 we went to Dallas for a month to...

October 1989 we went to Dallas for a month to visit my brother and his wife, bro moved over there when he was 18 to play professional rugby for Dallas Rugby team, after being talent-spotted.
...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,728
Posted By Silvercat
I've loved his books for years, and own them all...

I've loved his books for years, and own them all. My mum always used to buy them for my sister & I for Christmas, but since she died almost 2 years ago, my dad has now taken up the mantle and does...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,132
Posted By Silvercat
I went to the doctors about a year ago and had to...

I went to the doctors about a year ago and had to see a locum - she genuinely looked about 14 and I was sure she was wearing Startrite sandals! So depressing ..:pgig:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Oct 20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,558
Posted By Silvercat
We just rescheduled our end of November 2020 trip...

We just rescheduled our end of November 2020 trip to 04 September 2021, too! So desperate to get there that even my fingernails are crossed!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Sep 20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 280,381
Posted By Silvercat
We've worked out a way to deal with the rule of 6...

We've worked out a way to deal with the rule of 6 at Christmas. As you are allowed up to 30 people at a funeral, we are going to make the turkey a member of our family, and then when we roast it, we...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Sep 20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,295
Posted By Silvercat
We moved our trip from November 2020 to September...

We moved our trip from November 2020 to September 2021. Feeling really positive about it! Fingers crossed .
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Sep 20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,724
Posted By Silvercat
Had the email last Friday to cancel our MAN to...

Had the email last Friday to cancel our MAN to MCO with Virgin Atlantic on 28 November. No mention of how to refund, just lots of chat about rebooking. Fortunately, we'd already pulled the plug...
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