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Forum: General Chat Today, 08:25 PM
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Posted By CrispyA
DS seems fairly relaxed about it at the moment...

DS seems fairly relaxed about it at the moment but I imagine hell be nervous tomorrow. School is open from 9.00 and then well go straight to his new school to enrol for A levels!

Good luck to all
Forum: General Trip Reports 17 Aug 19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By CrispyA
Great Lakes Grooving: Day 2 Golf and Geneva

Monday 8 July

The boys and Clive were golfing today and were teeing off very early, so there had been a spot of musical beds, with Paul and Hannah swapping so that we wouldn't be disturbed by them...
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,955
Posted By CrispyA
This may or may not help. Last year my DD missed...

This may or may not help. Last year my DD missed out on her place at Durham by a very small percentage - she got A*AA and they wanted A*A*A. She was devastated but it was Durham or bust so she...
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 173,698
Posted By CrispyA
Hannah had hers with her Maths results (she got...

Hannah had hers with her Maths results (she got 100% on both papers) but I think you should be able to ask the school if it isnt on there.
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 173,698
Posted By CrispyA
Well done everyone. H got her A* in Maths so she...

Well done everyone. H got her A* in Maths so she now has her place at Durham to do Physics. It was a brave decision to reject her insurance and try again and Im so proud of her.

Big hugs to...
Forum: General Chat 13 Aug 19, 08:45 PM
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Views: 173,698
Posted By CrispyA
Same here, it will be very busy on Thursday I...

Same here, it will be very busy on Thursday I expect. Staff are trained to make Clearing phone calls and they know applicants will be nervous and possibly upset, so they will be kind and helpful.
...
Forum: General Chat 12 Aug 19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 26,807
Posted By CrispyA
DS needs to enrol at his new school on results...

DS needs to enrol at his new school on results day or the day after - unless wed already made arrangements to be away. Its not a problem as were here but Im sure we could have done it a different...
Forum: General Chat 11 Aug 19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 173,698
Posted By CrispyA
Trying not to think about it here but not really...

Trying not to think about it here but not really managing very well. I guess it doesnt help that our memories of results day last year are not good ones. Weve decided to go to the cinema on...
Forum: General Trip Reports 11 Aug 19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By CrispyA
Great Lakes Grooving: Day 1 Downtown Chicago

7 July Downtown Chicago

Despite managing to stay up until about 10.30 pm, we still woke up early this morning. And when I say "we" I mean Paul who was awake first, at around 4.30 am. Paul was...
Forum: General Chat 11 Aug 19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By CrispyA
We connected through Atlanta last month and again...

We connected through Atlanta last month and again it was very quick and easy.
Forum: General Trip Reports 10 Aug 19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By CrispyA
Great Lakes Grooving: Travel Day(s)

5 July Pre-Travel & Travel Days

Having finished work the day before, Friday started with a run for Paul, to relieve some pre-holiday stress, and then packing. I would have gone for a run as well...
Forum: Indexes 10 Aug 19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By CrispyA
Great Lakes Grooving

Here is the index to our trip around Lake Michigan in July 2019

Pre-Trip Report (https://DIBB.in/13903666)

Travel Day(s) (https://DIBB.in/14006849)
1. Downtown Chicago...
Forum: General Chat 10 Aug 19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 173,698
Posted By CrispyA
It is worth remembering that private halls often...

It is worth remembering that private halls often have different terms and conditions to University halls and the landlords are generally far less forgiving, particularly if students need to leave...
Forum: General Trip Reports 9 Aug 19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By CrispyA
Looks like another lovely day. Were big GOT fans...

Looks like another lovely day. Were big GOT fans so I am very jealous of you getting to sit on the iron throne!
Forum: General Trip Reports 8 Aug 19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By CrispyA
Great pictures - this area is definitely on my...

Great pictures - this area is definitely on my list of places to visit
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 173,698
Posted By CrispyA
Im really sorry to hear this, its so hard to...

Im really sorry to hear this, its so hard to get that news. Your DD hasnt got anything to lose by waiting for a final answer and she doesnt have to make any decisions now. the insurance choice...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Aug 19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By CrispyA
We were due in at 6.50am and even though our...

We were due in at 6.50am and even though our flight landed about 15 mins late, we still had 10 minutes to spare at the station for our 7.50 train. An hour and half should be plenty
Forum: General Chat 4 Aug 19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,735
Posted By CrispyA
It puts stress on your body and your blood sugar...

It puts stress on your body and your blood sugar could drop as a result - thats what tends to make people wobbly apparently. They advised me to have a sugary drink & a snack with me.
Forum: General Trip Reports 4 Aug 19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By CrispyA
Very nice for a quick visit! Look forward to...

Very nice for a quick visit! Look forward to reading the rest
Forum: General Trip Reports 4 Aug 19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By CrispyA
Wow, that villa looks amazing and the food!...

Wow, that villa looks amazing and the food! Thanks for sharing, we really fancy Italy next year.
Forum: General Chat 4 Aug 19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,735
Posted By CrispyA
Of course it isnt a midlife crisis - go for it...

Of course it isnt a midlife crisis - go for it and who cares what anybody else thinks. Its your body. I got my first 2 months ago, age 47 and the tattooist couldnt have been more welcoming. I...
Forum: General Chat 4 Aug 19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 173,698
Posted By CrispyA
It all depends on the university. As you will...

It all depends on the university. As you will know, medicine is very competitive and not like other courses - medical schools will not necessarily accept near misses in the same way that other...
Forum: General Chat 4 Aug 19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 173,698
Posted By CrispyA
Ahh, hadnt realised it was a BTEC. Great news...

Ahh, hadnt realised it was a BTEC. Great news for your DD!

Universities get the A level results next Saturday and will spend the the weekend processing them, getting ready to confirm the offers...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 3 Aug 19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By CrispyA
No tips Im afraid as we havent visited the...

No tips Im afraid as we havent visited the area, but we did go to a Flamenco show in Madrid and it was brilliant. Try to look for somewhere you can sit close to the stage and really take in the...
Forum: General Chat 3 Aug 19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 173,698
Posted By CrispyA
I would double check with the University...

I would double check with the University. Sheffield doesnt do unconditional offers unless applicants have already got their grades. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/unconditional-offers
...
Forum: General Trip Reports 31 Jul 19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By CrispyA
Poor Penelope! Glad you had another good day and...

Poor Penelope! Glad you had another good day and lovely food. Safe journey home
Forum: General Chat 31 Jul 19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,296
Posted By CrispyA
So sorry to hear about Eric. What a lovely life...

So sorry to hear about Eric. What a lovely life he had with you
Forum: General Trip Reports 28 Jul 19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By CrispyA
Beach sounds lovely. Sorry about the family row...

Beach sounds lovely. Sorry about the family row but I think everyone has them. I dont think were having a proper family holiday until the row has happened . . .
Forum: General Trip Reports 28 Jul 19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By CrispyA
Laughing at that Facebook post - so true! Steaks...

Laughing at that Facebook post - so true! Steaks look great
Forum: General Trip Reports 28 Jul 19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By CrispyA
Happy birthday! There are some stunning photos-...

Happy birthday! There are some stunning photos- looks beautiful
Forum: General Chat 28 Jul 19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 30,755
Posted By CrispyA
Thank you for taking time to update, this is a...

Thank you for taking time to update, this is a really difficult time for all of you. I really hope Isabels pain is under control soon and best wishes for her treatment.
Forum: General Chat 23 Jul 19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,260
Posted By CrispyA
Almost always at the table for us. I get...

Almost always at the table for us. I get indigestion trying to eat sitting on the sofa and our cats would just be constantly trying to steal the food!
Forum: General Trip Reports 22 Jul 19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By CrispyA
We found Jackson a strange place - the rodeo was...

We found Jackson a strange place - the rodeo was fun though! Your trip looks great so far
Forum: General Chat 21 Jul 19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,859
Posted By CrispyA
Thats true, I get asked for ID but not passport...

Thats true, I get asked for ID but not passport and my driving licence is fine.

Hope you have a quick enough journey to retrieve them and then have some piece of mind.
Forum: General Trip Reports 21 Jul 19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By CrispyA
Sounds like a good day. We thought this part of...

Sounds like a good day. We thought this part of the USA was lovely wand would like to go back and explore more. Glad you got to watch Thrones!
Forum: General Chat 21 Jul 19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,859
Posted By CrispyA
Could you not go back and get them? Its good...

Could you not go back and get them? Its good that the hotel has them and will keep them for you but will you feel better to have them in your hand?
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Jul 19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By CrispyA
Looks like another lovely day - food looks great!

Looks like another lovely day - food looks great!
Forum: General Chat 19 Jul 19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 50,444
Posted By CrispyA
Best wishes to Isabel and to all of you. Hope you...

Best wishes to Isabel and to all of you. Hope you have some positive news soon xxxxx
Forum: General Chat 16 Jul 19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,845
Posted By CrispyA
My username on other forums is Crispy Ambulance,...

My username on other forums is Crispy Ambulance, from the Half Man Half Biscuit song Running Order Squabble Fest which has the line Youre going on after Crispy Ambulance (and they are a real...
Forum: General Chat 16 Jul 19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By CrispyA
It should all be done Thursday/Friday but I have...

It should all be done Thursday/Friday but I have a friend who had to rearrange a pre-booked holiday to fit in clearing visits to universities that they hadnt previously looked at. There was also...
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