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Forum: General Chat Today, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile More positive thoughts from me.

More positive thoughts from me.
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That sounds reasonable. We went 3 years ago over...

That sounds reasonable. We went 3 years ago over Christmas. We stayed on Long Island City which was slightly cheaper but convenient.

I did a trip report - click on the link in my siggy :D
Forum: General Trip Reports Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thanks for sharing your trip - it all looked...

Thanks for sharing your trip - it all looked amazing!

Though :eek: at 28 for food at the airport! Nothing better than a captive audience!
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 22 Aug 19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We are there for 10 days - but the main reason is...

We are there for 10 days - but the main reason is to see our son who is at university there! We will spend the weekends with him and then do some sightseeing in the week when he has his courses!
...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 22 Aug 19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We are off to HK in 9 weeks but I dont know of...

We are off to HK in 9 weeks but I dont know of we will do Disney (I have been before!) - it sounds as though you had a fabulous day!
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,964
Posted By Melbatb
What fabulous news! She must be thrilled!

What fabulous news! She must be thrilled!
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 19, 05:25 PM
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Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Brilliant news! Well done to your DD!

Brilliant news! Well done to your DD!
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Mine has already left. You have to be proud of...

Mine has already left. You have to be proud of their achievements. I wont see my son until late October when we will hopefully fly over. It is tough - but I see my job as supporting him in the next...
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,467
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What lovely news Jo after such an awful year last...

What lovely news Jo after such an awful year last year.

She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am sorry your DD didnt make her grades. It...

I am sorry your DD didnt make her grades. It sounds though she is determined to make it happen.
Forum: General Trip Reports 18 Aug 19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Melbatb
What a fabulous day! The snorkelling looked great...

What a fabulous day! The snorkelling looked great - my two would love that (I would be with you on the boat! )

I agree with Georgia though that the music would grate on me a bit!

Your tuna...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,093
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Iphone family here - I have an iphone8+, DH has...

Iphone family here - I have an iphone8+, DH has an XR as does DS. DD has an iphone7 which doubles as her glycemic scanner!
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My sons friends organised a surprise meal for...

My sons friends organised a surprise meal for him(and paid) and then they went back to one if their houses! Not really what you want 🤣

What about an escape room?
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile DS has safely arrived in HK. He is at a hotel...

DS has safely arrived in HK. He is at a hotel tonight about 3km from the uni. He can check into his dorm tomorrow!

All went well 🎉 - another step successfully completed!
Forum: General Trip Reports 17 Aug 19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a lovely day! Days just spent wandering with...

What a lovely day! Days just spent wandering with no objective can sometimes be the best ones!

The family bbq looks fab! Living a long way from family isnt always easy.
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Looks delicious! And what fun to actually...

Looks delicious!

And what fun to actually receive real paper things! Makes it so much more real!
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile All packed - hand luggage too! Just under the...

All packed - hand luggage too! Just under the limits...

And his student loan has just landed into his account! Thankfully he doesnt like spending his own money 🤣
Forum: General Trip Reports 16 Aug 19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Melbatb
Thanks for another interesting trip write up! ...

Thanks for another interesting trip write up!

Enjoy Singapore!
Forum: General Trip Reports 16 Aug 19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Melbatb
The tour certainly was a good way to see lots of...

The tour certainly was a good way to see lots of sights!

A bit :eek: for the sudden stopping of the plane! At least they took it seriously!
Forum: General Chat 16 Aug 19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Well - DS leaves tomorrow! He has a 2 week...

Well - DS leaves tomorrow! He has a 2 week orientation and term starts 2nd September!

Bags are packed (well bag actually as I refuse to pay 500 for a second one! ) and weighs in at 21.5kg. Just...
Forum: General Chat 16 Aug 19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Nasty - well done to your DS! Sounds like a great...

Nasty - well done to your DS! Sounds like a great plan!

Magic - as someone who studied law I would say you have to want to do it! And good teachers are needed! Good on your DD for knowing her mind!
Forum: General Trip Planning 16 Aug 19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Quebec is my favourite place on earth! Glad...

Quebec is my favourite place on earth!

Glad to hear you had fun!
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,179
Posted By Melbatb
((Hugs)) Jennifer. What an awful shock. I...

((Hugs)) Jennifer. What an awful shock.

I hope your DD gets the news she needs for university.
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Melbatb
Floridatilly - have a look on Amazon for Frio...

Floridatilly - have a look on Amazon for Frio pouches - they keep the insulin pens cool. We always travel with one!
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Lots of great news coming through! Well done...

Lots of great news coming through! Well done everyone!
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What great news! Well done to your DD!

What great news! Well done to your DD!
Forum: General Chat 14 Aug 19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thanks Stardust! I have no idea how he will get...

Thanks Stardust! I have no idea how he will get it home though...

DubleT - have a great flight!
Forum: General Chat 14 Aug 19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It is 23kg! I think he is thinking of less...

It is 23kg! I think he is thinking of less washing 🤣
Forum: General Chat 14 Aug 19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile The main packing is done - though O suddenly...

The main packing is done - though O suddenly decided he also needed x,y and z! So final weight is 21.5kg :eek:
Forum: General Chat 14 Aug 19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It is 14kg with a bit to go in ;) but it should...

It is 14kg with a bit to go in ;) but it should be under 17kg!

He flies on Saturday at 6pm. On Friday evening his friends have organised a surprise birthday party!
Forum: General Chat 14 Aug 19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile DD- it will soon be here! Lisa - hope your...

DD- it will soon be here!

Lisa - hope your daughter is fully recovered soon!

We have just done 80% of Os packing. It is looking hopeful. Just have the trousers/shorts and underwear to go!...
Forum: General Trip Reports 12 Aug 19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That was short :D

That was short :D
Forum: General Trip Reports 12 Aug 19, 09:21 PM
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Views: 181
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile How strange that things are shut on a Monday! ...

How strange that things are shut on a Monday!

Lovely scenery again!
Forum: General Chat 12 Aug 19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Hi Michelle :wave: Good news about the room...

Hi Michelle :wave:

Good news about the room as that is another stress!

Thursday will soon be here!
Forum: General Chat 12 Aug 19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My DS had his results at the beginning of July...

My DS had his results at the beginning of July (France) so no unknowns here :D

However he leaves on Saturday :eek: - we are so not ready...

Good luck on Thursday - and head over to the...
Forum: General Chat 11 Aug 19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile And how are the English/Welsh little dibbers...

And how are the English/Welsh little dibbers doing? How much anxiety for Thursday?
Forum: General Chat 11 Aug 19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile DubT - that is shocking :( O has obviously...

DubT - that is shocking :(

O has obviously got off lightly on the accommodation fees!

He has also set himself a budget!

I have just been to get his ore-ordered HK$ from the airport. His...
Forum: General Chat 11 Aug 19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I can see a mad scramble coming at the end of the...

I can see a mad scramble coming at the end of the week :D

Though we did yesterday get the Mum, I need ... with a list of technology objects (he has just also been accepted on a joint...
Forum: General Trip Reports 11 Aug 19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a fab day! Chicago looks glorious! And mmmmm...

What a fab day! Chicago looks glorious! And mmmmm to tacos.

And how nice that Paul and Clive had time together!
Forum: General Chat 11 Aug 19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,069
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile :eek: - is that for private accommodation? O...

:eek: - is that for private accommodation?

O has access from 19th August to 3rd June. It works out at about 52 a week!
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