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Forum: General Chat 21 Oct 20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,652
Posted By returnplanning
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have very strong guard...

Rhodesian Ridgebacks have very strong guard instincts, they are definitely good guard dogs.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,424
Posted By returnplanning
Staffing is a huge issue for the Nightingales. I...

Staffing is a huge issue for the Nightingales. I can only speak for the London one, where the list saying what they would take was so prescriptive that barely any patients would be eligible -...
Forum: General Chat 21 Oct 20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,567
Posted By returnplanning
I'd like to be where I was supposed to be today -...

I'd like to be where I was supposed to be today - in Florida with the family (with no restrictions, obviously!)
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Oct 20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,589
Posted By returnplanning
The reason it makes the news is because it is...

The reason it makes the news is because it is rare - 75 yr old pensioner with diabetes and heart trouble dies of COVID wouldn't make the news.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Oct 20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,407
Posted By returnplanning
I think things are very variable. I work in the...

I think things are very variable. I work in the NHS in a hospital, and we continued to see patients face to face throughout COVID, but only the truly urgent ( we ran 2 face to face clinics a week,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,976
Posted By returnplanning
This story seems to have been a local issue - I...

This story seems to have been a local issue - I have just come back from a funeral today - there were approximately a dozen of us, and the funeral director said to us "please sit where you like,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Oct 20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,783
Posted By returnplanning
Absolutely this. Most people feel on top of the...

Absolutely this. Most people feel on top of the world when they are on steroids - and it's a fair old whack of steroid for COVID.
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,072
Posted By returnplanning
This is the correct answer. I was taught the...

This is the correct answer. I was taught the "CAGE questionnaire" as a screening tool for alcohol issues

C(ut down) - Have you ever felt that you ought to cut down on your drinking?

A(nnoyed)...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,072
Posted By returnplanning
Actually I wouldn't advise this as a medical...

Actually I wouldn't advise this as a medical professional. He is likely to be alcohol dependent, and abruptly stopping can be very unpleasant and even fatal. Perhaps look at how to reduce the...
Forum: General Chat 4 Oct 20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,492
Posted By returnplanning
It and Salem's Lot both still terrify me as an...

It and Salem's Lot both still terrify me as an adult.

I really enjoyed Needful Things as well.

I disliked Gerald's Game though
Forum: Christmas 2 Oct 20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,047
Posted By returnplanning
We had the sticky toffee trifle last year, I can...

We had the sticky toffee trifle last year, I can confirm that it is yum!
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Oct 20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,742
Posted By returnplanning
Thanks for that, I know some family members who...

Thanks for that, I know some family members who will love it!
Forum: General Chat 27 Sep 20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By returnplanning
That is lovely, I'm sure she will really...

That is lovely, I'm sure she will really appreciate it!
Forum: General Chat 25 Sep 20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By returnplanning
Had the following reply from COE - very prompt...

Had the following reply from COE - very prompt response to my email, which is a big plus even though they couldn't help

"Sorry but at this time, insurers have only allowed me to cover students on...
Forum: Accommodation 25 Sep 20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By returnplanning
Depending on the amount of time you want to spend...

Depending on the amount of time you want to spend in Universal and your flights home, you could consider doing it for the last night - book in super early, head to the parks all day, stay overnight,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Sep 20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By returnplanning
It's good news, but it's still a long way from...

It's good news, but it's still a long way from producing a treatment. They have done the first step - identifying their target, now they need to find or develop a drug that targets that particular...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 25 Sep 20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By returnplanning
And again, back in stock in single

And again, back in stock in single
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 23 Sep 20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By returnplanning
It's in stock in single currently!

It's in stock in single currently!
Forum: General Chat 20 Sep 20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By returnplanning
Ah, I'm afraid that would be a bit too...

Ah, I'm afraid that would be a bit too specialised for me - I do look at the backs of people's eyes as part of my job (including patients with intracranial hypertension), but more of a "first look",...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Sep 20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By returnplanning
I'm not a surgeon but my hospital has started...

I'm not a surgeon but my hospital has started doing some surgery - but under conditions to try to reduce risk of COVID
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Sep 20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,986
Posted By returnplanning
The irony is that the masks that the public and...

The irony is that the masks that the public and "standard" healthcare workers use are more effective at protecting other people than the wearer.
Forum: General Chat 20 Sep 20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By returnplanning
Not a neurologist, but what is the query?

Not a neurologist, but what is the query?
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 20 Sep 20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,411
Posted By returnplanning
That's great value!

That's great value!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Sep 20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By returnplanning
There have also been difficulties with getting...

There have also been difficulties with getting enough reagents (the chemicals used in the tests).
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 19 Sep 20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By returnplanning
Double bed size, thanks for looking.

Double bed size, thanks for looking.
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 19 Sep 20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By returnplanning
ASDA Stitch Xmas bedding

Has anyone been able to find this in stock? My DILwould love this
...
Forum: General Chat 15 Sep 20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By returnplanning
Thanks for the links, very useful. Got to love...

Thanks for the links, very useful. Got to love the DIBB!
Forum: General Chat 15 Sep 20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,082
Posted By returnplanning
All of this is entirely true (as a doctor),...

All of this is entirely true (as a doctor), however like most things the reality is more complex than that. There is a huge amount of psychology involved around our relationship with food, and...
Forum: General Chat 15 Sep 20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By returnplanning
Travel/medical insurance for Uk au pair in the USA

Hi all


My niece will be starting an au pair job in January in California (fingers crossed). I want to make sure she has really good travel and especially medical insurance for the year that she...
Forum: General Chat 15 Sep 20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,530
Posted By returnplanning
I was on University Challenge and was offered a...

I was on University Challenge and was offered a beer by Jeremy Paxman afterwards in the Green room.
Forum: Accommodation 13 Sep 20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By returnplanning
There are definitely some 7 BR villas on the DIBB...

There are definitely some 7 BR villas on the DIBB and 1 8 BR villa - try searching using the villa search.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 30 Aug 20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By returnplanning
This was our experience in 2017 as well

This was our experience in 2017 as well
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Aug 20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,020
Posted By returnplanning
A sad, but wise decision. In 6 months or a year,...

A sad, but wise decision. In 6 months or a year, it will be clearer, and then you can make your decision as to rebooking or not - and you will have a lovely time planning if you do decide to rebook...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Aug 20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,297
Posted By returnplanning
Gatwick-Tampa flight 2nd October cancelled by BA...

Gatwick-Tampa flight 2nd October cancelled by BA. No alternatives offered, just refund.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Aug 20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,058
Posted By returnplanning
When I asked my 28 year old if he still wanted to...

When I asked my 28 year old if he still wanted to come to Florida he said "of course!"
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Jul 20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,841
Posted By returnplanning
NHS employers state that you should be allowed to...

NHS employers state that you should be allowed to carry over more than 5 days due to COVID.

https://www.nhsemployers.org/covid19/staff-terms-and-conditions/annual-leave
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 17 Jul 20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,053
Posted By returnplanning
Mac and cheese - just don't see the love for it -...

Mac and cheese - just don't see the love for it - it's just pasta with cheese sauce.
Cauliflower cheese - the sauce just overwhelms the taste of the cauliflower, and as for brocooli cheese - words...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 17 Jul 20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,053
Posted By returnplanning
I think you meant germophobe ;)

I think you meant germophobe ;)
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 12 Jul 20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,145
Posted By returnplanning
This is useful to know, I hadn't thought about...

This is useful to know, I hadn't thought about the Magic bands at all.
Forum: General Chat 11 Jul 20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,713
Posted By returnplanning
Joking aside, this could be an example of the...

Joking aside, this could be an example of the poverty trap - that some people cannot afford the initial outlay of a washing machine, but pay loads more by having to go to the laundrette over time.
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