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Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 12:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,177
Posted By duchy
Thereís a few American coach companies that do...

Thereís a few American coach companies that do domestic coach tours which appear popular with Americans and Canadians which include Florida. You can be as sociable or not as you choose. Might be an...
Forum: General Chat Today, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By duchy
My Mum had her fireplaces opened up and gas flame...

My Mum had her fireplaces opened up and gas flame fires fitted along with new mantles and surrounds. All done by a specialist company , Came highly recommended and certainly not cheap.
Guess they...
Forum: General Chat Today, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By duchy
A friend of mine , her husband trained as a sweep...

A friend of mine , her husband trained as a sweep and took it up full time when he retired as a firefighter.
He is always busy and I must say I do enjoy his rooftop photos usually captioned ďtodayís...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes Today, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 637
Posted By duchy
2022 itíll still be around, itíll take longer...

2022 itíll still be around, itíll take longer than that to dismantle it but yes its days in the current cosseted form supported by compulsory licence fees are definitely numbered.
Not just ITV but...
Forum: General Chat Today, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By duchy
Iíd really like some definite vaccine...

Iíd really like some definite vaccine announcement before the turn of the year rather than the wait rumble into 2021 even if it was that the general rollout wasnít til spring, itíd be nice to have a...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By duchy
When we flew from Gatwick last month my husband...

When we flew from Gatwick last month my husband commented heíd never actually driven to Gatwick before as weíve used a car service the last couple of years and prior to me heíd always caught the...
Forum: General Trip Planning Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By duchy
At those prices I donít blame you :)

At those prices I donít blame you :)
Forum: Accommodation Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By duchy
Agree with Cornish Frog Boy, we book in a very...

Agree with Cornish Frog Boy, we book in a very similar style.
A condo Or apartment rather than a villa is probably easier to find with more hotel style flexibility with changes/cancellation ...
Forum: General Chat Today, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,647
Posted By duchy
What a lovely boy, heís your turning point to...

What a lovely boy, heís your turning point to brighter days for sure xxx
Forum: General Trip Planning Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By duchy
The cruise groups are a bit like the Disney...

The cruise groups are a bit like the Disney groups at the moment with some people seeing 2022 as the soonest viable dates and others booked for far sooner and lots of ďopen it up for those who still...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,881
Posted By duchy
When I need a cab I now use Uber simply because I...

When I need a cab I now use Uber simply because I donít use cash anymore. The other local cab firms left it too late catching up.
Forum: TV and Film Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By duchy
I keep waiting for it to get better

I keep waiting for it to get better
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,166
Posted By duchy
Can they ? If one of my Coworkers contracts...

Can they ?
If one of my Coworkers contracts Covid and passes it along at work then itís not their fault for bending the rules til they squeak but the co workers they infect by your logic...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,166
Posted By duchy
Makes a change from BREXIT on LBC .

Makes a change from BREXIT on LBC .
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Oct 20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By duchy
Are BA on sale for those dates yet ?

Are BA on sale for those dates yet ?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Oct 20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By duchy
My dates are very similar economy was £400 and...

My dates are very similar economy was £400 and out economy back premium economy was £547 direct flights in and out of both MCO and TPA using aa.com but BA flights on the AA codeshare .
That was...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Oct 20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By duchy
I jumped on BA as soon as my dates became...

I jumped on BA as soon as my dates became available as the economy flights for late August in economy were cheaper than the May flights I was swapping them for ... and then realised if I paid an...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Oct 20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,759
Posted By duchy
Kids like your daughter are the ones I feel for...

Kids like your daughter are the ones I feel for. Itís tough enough in a normal year if you have flat mates who are idiots but at least easier to avoid them or move flats.
My feeling is forget...
Forum: General Chat 22 Oct 20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,718
Posted By duchy
Sounds like the cat was lost rather than...

Sounds like the cat was lost rather than neglected.
I had a cat show up determined to move in.
Long story short we eventually discovered she had lived in my house as a kitten some thirteen years...
Forum: General Chat 21 Oct 20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,718
Posted By duchy
Iíd have a chat with the RSPCA tomorrow

Iíd have a chat with the RSPCA tomorrow
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,086
Posted By duchy
See that is closer to the full story in Australia...

See that is closer to the full story in Australia I suspect , not that the babies couldnít be transferred but that the parents couldnít go with them.
Horrible decision to make but Iíd hope Iíd...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,375
Posted By duchy
Agreed , when we first started visiting we only...

Agreed , when we first started visiting we only saw staff in the grounds (we tended to visit at lunchtime when early shift was ending) and going to and fro by the end of our month we were clearly...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Oct 20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By duchy
I think £600 to £700 would be very good, and...

I think £600 to £700 would be very good, and indirect. Itís really hard to predict though what will happen post vaccine. Will fares rise to recoup losses or will they drop to encourage people to fly...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By duchy
Itís true on my rare outings to pubs this year...

Itís true on my rare outings to pubs this year itís been for meals with family here in Kent, Surrey and in Newcastle and remarkably pleasant , a million miles away from trying to get served at a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Oct 20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By duchy
Define relatively cheap ? For those dates...

Define relatively cheap ?
For those dates demand is very high as itís not just holiday makers but people returning to family for the holidays.
Iíd consider £600-£700 pp good value for those dates...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,375
Posted By duchy
It certainly ebbed and flowed through lockdown. ...

It certainly ebbed and flowed through lockdown.
I broke my elbow early in lockdown and hospitals were like the Marie Celeste, no visitors, no admin staff, just patients on wards and nursing staff...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,221
Posted By duchy
The British obsession with drink . If people...

The British obsession with drink .
If people put as much effort into getting other things done as all the scheming around pubs at the moment ...
I really donít get it , pubs are in decline as...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,881
Posted By duchy
I do think this pandemic must be extra hard on...

I do think this pandemic must be extra hard on anyone with OCD tendencies. It must make it so much harder.
Forum: General Chat 21 Oct 20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By duchy
Iíve always thought Digital Spyís insider is...

Iíve always thought Digital Spyís insider is someone from the production team as itís such a hard show to get tickets for.
Iíve only managed to get tickets from the public application once , the...
Forum: General Chat 20 Oct 20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,755
Posted By duchy
Thatís a good thought , thanks.

Thatís a good thought , thanks.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,881
Posted By duchy
I donít really understand this as I feel like Iím...

I donít really understand this as I feel like Iím washing my hands loads and sanitising , my hands arenít even dry let alone cracked and itís certainly not that Iím lavishing hand cream on them to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,881
Posted By duchy
I disagree, you donít lose resistance built up...

I disagree, you donít lose resistance built up over years that quickly , in fact with people in the habit of hand washing etc health overall could be better. Iíve certainly noticed fewer people who...
Forum: General Chat 20 Oct 20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By duchy
Might be in for a long weight for it as itís very...

Might be in for a long weight for it as itís very popular.
The chief mechanic where I used to work used to enjoy introducing this to our new hires in his department.
Forum: General Chat 20 Oct 20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,755
Posted By duchy
Iím just fed up, we need to sell mother in lawís...

Iím just fed up, we need to sell mother in lawís flat for probate and the one bedroom market Is very flat around here .
I think we may buy it from the estate ourselves and rent it out as the rental...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,978
Posted By duchy
A plane isnít the only place you can catch COVID...

A plane isnít the only place you can catch COVID so no. You could catch it there ... just as you can catch it here.
I have travelled this summer but thereís no way on this planet Iíd travel to the...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 20 Oct 20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,898
Posted By duchy
I was drawn to the initials (my ex husbandís...

I was drawn to the initials (my ex husbandís mother remarried and changed his surname so at age 7 he became a CAB ) . You always need to check with a vowel middle initial it doesnít spell anything...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Oct 20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By duchy
Iíve just (re) booked for late August back...

Iíve just (re) booked for late August back September with BA (via AA codeshare as they have a more flexible change policy) , prices were decent at £400 in economy direct including bags although we...
Forum: General Chat 20 Oct 20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,890
Posted By duchy
Refusing to cook til it was done and hiding the...

Refusing to cook til it was done and hiding the KitKats might help. I might just turn off the WiFi too. (Sky have a nice little app where you can turn off other family members WiFi but leave your own...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By duchy
This has being my view all the way through and...

This has being my view all the way through and what our plans for next year are based on.
We intend to holiday in Greece early summer (Corfu felt very safe last month) and hold off til September for...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,881
Posted By duchy
I didnít wipe down my shopping and still donít...

I didnít wipe down my shopping and still donít always remember to be honest . It came home how I should though when a month ago a guy of thirty in my team caught it. Like me he works remotely ,...
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