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Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,424
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Screen protector for DDís phone as hers is all...

Screen protector for DDís phone as hers is all cracked. She doesnít mind but I do 🤣
Forum: General Chat 17 Nov 20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,666
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Blinking heckibobs - that is expensive for that...

Blinking heckibobs - that is expensive for that level of horse. You am need to come to France to buy your horses 🐎
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Nov 20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 114,937
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile So can I! Which is a disaster for them 😟

So can I! Which is a disaster for them 😟
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Nov 20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 17,426
Posted By Melbatb
Very sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you...

Very sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you and your family over the weeks to come.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Nov 20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 114,937
Posted By Melbatb
It very much depends where you are. In the SW...

It very much depends where you are. In the SW where I am things are improving thankfully but there is a long way to go. We still have another 2+ weeks of lockdown (at least...)

The ski season is...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Nov 20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 114,937
Posted By Melbatb
That is a great update. My department has dropped...

That is a great update. My department has dropped from 400+/100k to 210/100k in little over a week so a good sign!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Nov 20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 114,937
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Back to skiing ... My DH and I were discussing it...

Back to skiing ... My DH and I were discussing it today as a report came on the radio about the ski stations were hoping to open in the next week or so before France went back into lockdown.

We...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Nov 20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 114,937
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thanks to both of you! France and the UK seem to...

Thanks to both of you! France and the UK seem to be doing well with the testing. Fingers crossed the numbers start to go down soon.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Nov 20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 114,937
Posted By Melbatb
Hi Andy, First of all thanks for your reasoned...

Hi Andy,
First of all thanks for your reasoned and clear to understand posts.

How many tests do the UK do in a weekly basis? I live in France so tend to follow our numbers rather than the UKís...
Forum: General Chat 12 Nov 20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Your older son sounds a star. What a thoughtful...

Your older son sounds a star. What a thoughtful lad you have there!

Sorry to hear the diagnosis news of your younger son. I suffer from Crohns (thankfully completely controlled) and like your...
Forum: General Chat 12 Nov 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We have a pool (I live in the South of France so...

We have a pool (I live in the South of France so pretty normal :D) and our pool is 10m x5m. The smallest that is considered as swimmable is 8m x4m. When my kids have friends over, with 4 or 5 of them...
Forum: General Chat 9 Nov 20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,666
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile As a pony owner in France prices are cheaper...

As a pony owner in France prices are cheaper here! My daughterís coach just sold one to a rider in Manchester! So many stables are struggling - during the first lockdown the owners couldnít visit or...
Forum: General Chat 9 Nov 20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,918
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Big hugs Tinkerbell. Thinking of you at this...

Big hugs Tinkerbell. Thinking of you at this challenging time xx
Forum: General Chat 6 Nov 20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 3,641
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Am sorry to read your sad news. My thoughts are...

Am sorry to read your sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Forum: General Chat 3 Nov 20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,751
Views: 289,077
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I hope she is starting to feel better. Big...

I hope she is starting to feel better. Big (socially distanced) hugs to both of you
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Nov 20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Now I just have to hope he can get back in...

Now I just have to hope he can get back in January - he chose to stay in Europe for this term as it is online. Our local airport has all but closed down as we arenít allowed to move around (France)...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Nov 20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I know in HK masks were the norm and the...

I know in HK masks were the norm and the quarantine/self isolation rules were very strict - my son had to quarantine for 2 weeks. He had a bracelet which was impossible to take off and an app. When...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Nov 20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That is that theory out of the window then 🤣...

That is that theory out of the window then 🤣 Thanks for the info! I still wonder why these countries are dealing with the virus much better than Europe and the Americas
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Nov 20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Always like positive news. I wonder if this is...

Always like positive news. I wonder if this is why the asian countries such as HK (where my son is a student so I follow carefully) have low numbers considering their density of population? HK was...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Oct 20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,049
Posted By Melbatb
Yep! Our lockdowns really is a lockdown wns. The...

Yep! Our lockdowns really is a lockdown wns. The President said it would be lighter but bar the schools I don't really see the difference.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Oct 20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,049
Posted By Melbatb
Yes. We all knew the schools would stay...

Yes.

We all knew the schools would stay open (at least the primary schools) and there was talk of a weekend lockdown with a 7pm curfew during the week but we all knew that something had to give. ...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Oct 20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,049
Posted By Melbatb
If it the same as last time we can go out for...

If it the same as last time we can go out for exercise once a day for 1h and not more than 1km from home. We will get more details tomorrow.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Oct 20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,049
Posted By Melbatb
I live in France. It is pretty grim. The only...

I live in France. It is pretty grim. The only real difference to last time is the schools are open. We are waiting for more details tomorrow but basically we are stuck at home! Good job I like my...
Forum: General Chat 26 Oct 20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,804
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Fabulous news. It sounds a perfect job for you 👍🏻

Fabulous news. It sounds a perfect job for you 👍🏻
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4,751
Views: 289,077
Posted By Melbatb
Glad to hear that things are going well for...

Glad to hear that things are going well for Georgia. It sounds as though her university have set things up very well!

O is doing fine! He had a long weekend last weekend so went to Hamburg with...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 29 Sep 20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What fab photos. So glad that you got away and...

What fab photos. So glad that you got away and had such a wonderful time!
Forum: General Chat 17 Sep 20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 56,415
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Best news of the day! So happy for Beth! Let the...

Best news of the day! So happy for Beth! Let the adventure begin!
Forum: General Chat 15 Sep 20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,489
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Hope you get well soon x

Hope you get well soon x
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 14 Sep 20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a lot of choices you had to make! Glad to...

What a lot of choices you had to make! Glad to hear you and Andy are still married 🤣 The house looks lovely - so exciting!

I ended up in IKEA in Hong Kong to get some things for O! Familiar but...
Forum: General Chat 14 Sep 20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4,751
Views: 289,077
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am so happy to read this update. Finding the...

I am so happy to read this update. Finding the right uni and course is so essential!
Forum: General Chat 12 Sep 20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,910
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Good luck - the world be lucky to have you!

Good luck - the world be lucky to have you!
Forum: General Chat 9 Sep 20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4,751
Views: 289,077
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am sorry that Beth was affected by the shambles...

I am sorry that Beth was affected by the shambles that was the A level results but happy that she has her place where she wants to be next year. It may be a blessing in disguise.

It sounds like...
Forum: General Chat 8 Sep 20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4,751
Views: 289,077
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile :wave: to everyone! Lovely to have the updates...

:wave: to everyone! Lovely to have the updates. Such a strange year it is going to be!

Oís university told them mid July that the classes would all be online this term. This coincided with a big...
Forum: General Chat 5 Sep 20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 755
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Done :)

Done :)
Forum: General Chat 1 Sep 20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 19,292
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am so very sorry to hear this awful news...

I am so very sorry to hear this awful news. Thinking of you all.
Forum: General Chat 30 Aug 20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,270
Posted By Melbatb
I am so very sorry - thinking of you and your...

I am so very sorry - thinking of you and your family.
Forum: General Trip Planning 28 Aug 20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Melbatb
We flew with TAP 2 years via Lisbon to Boston. It...

We flew with TAP 2 years via Lisbon to Boston. It was fine. Lisbon is an easy airport to transit. I would happily fly with them again.
Forum: General Trip Planning 25 Aug 20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We like the Landes area of France - in the...

We like the Landes area of France - in the Atlantic coast. The beaches are long and not very crowded.

We have heard good things about Village Nature et Ocean near Messange. We havenít stayed...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Aug 20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,241
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have made both and prefer the central seam one...

I have made both and prefer the central seam one to wear! But I donít mind the other either!
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 17 Aug 20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,973
Posted By Melbatb
So lovely to read of some normality! So glad that...

So lovely to read of some normality! So glad that all went to plan!
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