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Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 28 Mar 20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By marlouwrig
Sad, anxious and apprehensive. We moved up...

Sad, anxious and apprehensive.

We moved up from Essex to North Yorkshire last year to be able to provide childcare. We now live next door to DS and grandchildren but they have been in self...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 28 Mar 20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By marlouwrig
I also heard on the Martin Lewis show on Thursday...

I also heard on the Martin Lewis show on Thursday that unlike furloughed employees, the self employed can claim the government grant and also do some work. I have no idea if this is relevant to this...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 28 Mar 20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,917
Posted By marlouwrig
This is a very good point and one I can really...

This is a very good point and one I can really relate to as last year we, somewhat reluctantly, moved out of the home we had loved and lived in for 42 years. It was a really upsetting and stressful...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 27 Mar 20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 47,930
Posted By marlouwrig
DS is having similar problems. Family of 8 and...

DS is having similar problems. Family of 8 and has always had 2 Tesco deliveries a week. Now finding it impossible to get the number of items he needs and over the last few days hasn't even been...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 25 Mar 20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 26,674
Posted By marlouwrig
I have just checked the Nationwide Flexplus FAQ. ...

I have just checked the Nationwide Flexplus FAQ. I have posted the entry on the Nationwide thread. It appears that there will be cancellation cover for rescheduled holidays provided the originals...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 25 Mar 20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,001
Posted By marlouwrig
Cover if rescheduling

I have just checked the FAQ on the Nationwide site regarding rescheduling:

I booked a holiday before 18th March when no travel guidance was in place. My tour operator has offered to re-schedule my...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 24 Mar 20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,633
Posted By marlouwrig
My Ddil works in hospital, works 12.5 hour shifts...

My Ddil works in hospital, works 12.5 hour shifts but with travel is out of the house for 15 hours. DS (asthmatic) is currently working from home but in a very demanding role.

They have all been...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 23 Mar 20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By marlouwrig
We are booked to travel 17th October and I am...

We are booked to travel 17th October and I am also doing my best to remain optimistic:) as we will be celebrating? our Golden Wedding Anniversary this year

I will certainly be booking my ADR's...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 22 Mar 20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,876
Posted By marlouwrig
I really think the time has come for us to be...

I really think the time has come for us to be like Italy and only one person allowed to go out to shop. It's ridiculous that whole families are turning out to shop. How on earth will that delay the...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 21 Mar 20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,893
Posted By marlouwrig
Still trying to decide what to do for the best. ...

Still trying to decide what to do for the best. DDil is an apprentice hospital health care assistant working 12.5hr shifts on a cardiac ward for not much more than minimum wage. On day shifts she...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 20 Mar 20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,001
Posted By marlouwrig
And unlikely to be for years to come I would...

And unlikely to be for years to come I would assume, unless and until COVID-19 is fully under control, which begs the question who will take the risk of travelling anywhere in the foreseeable future?
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 20 Mar 20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,001
Posted By marlouwrig
Our trip is booked for October. Trying to remain...

Our trip is booked for October. Trying to remain optimistic that it will go ahead but my understanding is that if we have to reschedule there will be no cover for the rescheduled trip?
Forum: Positivity During Crisis 20 Mar 20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,151
Posted By marlouwrig
I am thinking of doing this for my family who are...

I am thinking of doing this for my family who are self isolating. Does anyone know how it works and how many devices it can be used on?
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 20 Mar 20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By marlouwrig
Not pensions as ours are all final salary but we...

Not pensions as ours are all final salary but we have a substantial (well substantial to us) amount in stocks and shares ISAs. I usually only check at the end of each month and they had only dropped...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 19 Mar 20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,011
Posted By marlouwrig
Matt Hancock on BBC Question time just now has...

Matt Hancock on BBC Question time just now has stated that the criteria will be published tomorrow.

Our primary school has told Dil that she will definitely qualify but I really don't think they...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 19 Mar 20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,011
Posted By marlouwrig
I've seen speculation but not been able to find...

I've seen speculation but not been able to find any official confirmation so far, which is why I asked
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 19 Mar 20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,011
Posted By marlouwrig
Has this actually been confirmed yet? Sadly it...

Has this actually been confirmed yet? Sadly it would mean that Dil will probably quit the NHS if so.
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 19 Mar 20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,011
Posted By marlouwrig
We are waiting to hear if both parents need to be...

We are waiting to hear if both parents need to be key workers to qualify. DIL works 12 hours hospital shifts but DS does not. He is on the vulnerable list so currently working from home but no way...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 18 Mar 20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By marlouwrig
If you'd had a crystal ball...

I woke up this morning wondering what I and would/could have done differently if I'd had a crystal ball and could have foreseen the situation we are in now to mitigate my situation. I don't suppose...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 16 Mar 20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,674
Posted By marlouwrig
I have a regular weekly shop with Morrisons on...

I have a regular weekly shop with Morrisons on Saturday morning. I have booked this up to 4th April which is as far out as I am allowed. Not ordering anything extra - just my normal weekly shop. We...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 14 Mar 20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 47,930
Posted By marlouwrig
My regular online shop arrived from Morrisons...

My regular online shop arrived from Morrisons this morning. No missing items or substitutions. Included toilet rolls, frozen chicken breasts, rice and wholewheat spaghetti as well as a very tiny...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 10 Mar 20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 47,930
Posted By marlouwrig
I have just been to Morrison's and Sainsbugs. ...

I have just been to Morrison's and Sainsbugs. Both are fully stocked with a full price range of loo rolls. Also paracetamol, Calpol etc. On my way I passed Farm Foods who also had shop window full...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 8 Mar 20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,154
Posted By marlouwrig
I honestly think that those travelling in the...

I honestly think that those travelling in the next few weeks will be OK.

I'm trying to do my best not to let all the scaremongering reports send my anxiety into overdrive but I can't help...
Forum: General Chat 6 Mar 20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,654
Posted By marlouwrig
We use Morrisons (delivered by Ocado though) and...

We use Morrisons (delivered by Ocado though) and they still use bags. We just hand last week's bags back to the driver for a refund
Forum: General DVC Discussion 26 Feb 20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By marlouwrig
It certainly has been true in the past that DVC...

It certainly has been true in the past that DVC members are not affected by mid year DDP price rises, however I don't think it's actually written anywhere that they can't put the price up. Just one...
Forum: General Chat 24 Feb 20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,508
Posted By marlouwrig
My mother died in January 2015. I dealt with her...

My mother died in January 2015. I dealt with her estate myself it was reasonably simple but did involve a house. Probate was granted in the May. We lived in Essex, but instead of using the London...
Forum: General Chat 21 Feb 20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,424
Posted By marlouwrig
We also have the Amazon blink system. We have 3...

We also have the Amazon blink system. We have 3 cameras. One covering the front of the house, one at the side which covers the driveway where the car is kept and the garage door and the other the...
Forum: General Chat 20 Feb 20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By marlouwrig
In general I am really happy with Nationwide but...

In general I am really happy with Nationwide but on the odd occasion I have asked them to do anything out of the ordinary they have always looked at me in astonishment and pointed out that they are...
Forum: General Chat 18 Feb 20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,465
Posted By marlouwrig
My DGS's are twins in different classes and they...

My DGS's are twins in different classes and they often get invitations individually to parties that the other one isn't invited to. In fact it's the norm for them
Forum: Accommodation 15 Feb 20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By marlouwrig
Another consideration if you have a car is no...

Another consideration if you have a car is no parking charges if you are renting DVC points
Forum: General Chat 10 Feb 20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By marlouwrig
Mobile I love Sauerkraut. Usually with pork. Been...

I love Sauerkraut. Usually with pork. Been eating it since I was knee high to a grasshopper. My Oma's recipe was fry bacon pieces and grated raw potato before adding the sauerkraut. Yum!
Forum: General Chat 8 Feb 20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,378
Posted By marlouwrig
We have just moved to Selby. DS moved here first...

We have just moved to Selby. DS moved here first and the main reasons he chose Selby were house prices which are extremely affordable, and the excellent transport links not only to Leeds, York and...
Forum: General Chat 25 Jan 20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,849
Posted By marlouwrig
Left my grammar school on my 18th birthday in...

Left my grammar school on my 18th birthday in 1970.

No proms or any sort of organised social events really. We used to travel regularly to Ireland and Germany (to see family) in the school...
Forum: General Chat 21 Jan 20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,267
Posted By marlouwrig
This is exactly what we have done to avoid our...

This is exactly what we have done to avoid our grandchildren being homeless. DS was renting a 4 bed (ex council) mid terrace in Ongar for 1450 pm so impossible to save a deposit. Landlord wanted to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jan 20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,843
Posted By marlouwrig
There are 7 of us travelling. So because of that...

There are 7 of us travelling. So because of that and because our dates were fixed I wanted to get booked as early as possible
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 9 Jan 20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By marlouwrig
Failing that probably the only hope is that you...

Failing that probably the only hope is that you will be able to upgrade their tickets at Guest Services when you get there maybe?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jan 20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,843
Posted By marlouwrig
We are having to take them out as it is because...

We are having to take them out as it is because they only get a week October half term. Some of the schools round here have two weeks but ours only have one.:(

We are paying 7919 for TUI premium...
Forum: General Chat 9 Jan 20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By marlouwrig
We are also with Octopus. Very happy with them. ...

We are also with Octopus. Very happy with them. I quite like the way they prompt you for a meter reading each month and update the account so you know exactly where you are.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jan 20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By marlouwrig
I'm sorry but I can't agree with this point of...

I'm sorry but I can't agree with this point of view. My mother was born and brought up in Ireland and I have spent many happy summer holidays both there and in Germany with my German family. I am...
Forum: DVC Points Available for Rent 6 Jan 20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By marlouwrig
Points all gone

Points all gone now
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