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Forum: General Chat 18 May 21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,104
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile We can go to the US on amber but I donít see the...

We can go to the US on amber but I donít see the borders opening unless itís reciprocal so we really need travel to be permitted both ways before our (hopeful) departure date of 5th August.
Forum: Positivity Forum 17 May 21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By TinkerBabe
I believe its been circulating there for about 4...

I believe its been circulating there for about 4 weeks...
Forum: Positivity Forum 17 May 21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By TinkerBabe
USA case numbers really coming down now!

A much improved picture being reported in the US now, fingers crossed this continues and it goes on the green list in the next review, or by the end of June review at the latest.

U.S. COVID...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 May 21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,337
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile Exactly this...they are responding to things in...

Exactly this...they are responding to things in real time as they evolve which is far better than rigidly sticking to a plan when in fact adaptation is needed. I think the vaccine rollout continues...
Forum: TV and Film 12 May 21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile Absolutely love Motherland, have watched it...

Absolutely love Motherland, have watched it through several times. If you have Netflix, watch it on there because it includes the pilot episode which is missing from iplayer. There is also an Xmas...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 May 21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,373
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile UK just dropped to Level 3 in the US...

Hopefully this is the beginning of a downward trend! Just dropped to level 3, which puts us on the same level as Australia. Hopefully another step to Level 2 (like Israel) and perhaps the border ban...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 May 21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,022
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile We can go on green or amber as it would be school...

We can go on green or amber as it would be school holidays for me, and DH works from home, however there are 2 issues I foresee with amber...firstly the restrictions on UK travellers needs to lift...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 6 May 21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile My daughter used to be veggie and her favourite...

My daughter used to be veggie and her favourite was a home made mini brie and cranberry pastry wreath, however now she is vegan and enjoys the plant pioneer range at Sainsburyís, so had that this year
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 May 21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 74,589
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile There seems to be a lot of negativity about this...

There seems to be a lot of negativity about this chap, which I donít understand as he is in the travel industry and itís literally his job to promote and champion travel. He is one of perhaps 10 or...
Forum: General Trip Planning 30 Apr 21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By TinkerBabe
Latest Prediction Amber, Green from Late June...

Morning Dibbers
For those who follow Paul Charles, his latest analysis suggests that USA will initially begin as amber, turning green by 28th June. This seems sensible to me, as cases are currently...
Forum: General Chat 28 Apr 21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,261
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile Iím Miami too, on 5th August. If itís select...

Iím Miami too, on 5th August. If itís select airports only, I will cry if Miami isnít one of them!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Apr 21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,126
Posted By TinkerBabe
Its not the online access to your GP surgery you...

Its not the online access to your GP surgery you need, its just to download the app and verify yourself in there (very straightforward). I find the app much easier that the online booking system...
Forum: General Chat 24 Apr 21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile How lovely, sounds delicious! We have recreated...

How lovely, sounds delicious! We have recreated Spain today as we are drinking wine and eating tapas in the garden, but I do love an American night with slow cooker pulled pork, nachos, and key lime...
Forum: Positivity Forum 24 Apr 21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile Love this, thanks guys, Iím feeling positive for...

Love this, thanks guys, Iím feeling positive for this summer!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Apr 21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 340,570
Posted By TinkerBabe
I feel inclined to agree! I dont think the USA...

I feel inclined to agree! I dont think the USA will remove us from Level 4 until we have lifted restrictions on them, so once we categorise in May, I feel optimistic for movement on both sides with...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Apr 21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,831
Posted By TinkerBabe
I believe this is a significant factor, so Im not...

I believe this is a significant factor, so Im not panicking yet, things may change when we modify our own restrictions from mid May onwards...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Apr 21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,831
Posted By TinkerBabe
Absolutely, UK and Israel are in the same level 4...

Absolutely, UK and Israel are in the same level 4 as India and Uruguay-makes no sense at all!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Apr 21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,831
Posted By TinkerBabe
I must admit I am puzzled by this...we were...

I must admit I am puzzled by this...we were already at a high level so that much hasnt changed, but if they have been reclassifying countries, why would they not take the opportunity to reduce the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Apr 21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 74,589
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile I believe that current rules exclude travellers...

I believe that current rules exclude travellers who have been through certain countries in the last 14 days, so if they didnít want travellers coming from elsewhere via the UK, that clause would...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Apr 21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,340
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile Same, hopefully anything of interest will be...

Same, hopefully anything of interest will be picked up by a Dibber 😊
Forum: General Trip Planning 11 Apr 21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile We have booked all accomodation for our August...

We have booked all accomodation for our August (Miami) and October (Vegas and Grand Canyon) trips on either a free cancellation or pay on arrival basis. I did most of this at the end of last year and...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 11 Apr 21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By TinkerBabe
We have booked the Palazzo through TR for £514...

We have booked the Palazzo through TR for £514 for 7 nights in October half term, we realise resort fees will be on top but it was coming out £2k plus on Hotels.com so a no brainer. We originally...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Apr 21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,800
Posted By TinkerBabe
I keep seeing that the thread has been added to,...

I keep seeing that the thread has been added to, but unfortunately not with any info regarding a travel corridor! Perhaps we can steer it back on track...😊
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Apr 21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,940
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile I know that a further announcement re travel was...

I know that a further announcement re travel was due tomorrow however Iíve just read that gov briefings will not take place this week during the queens official period of mourning. Thatís not to say...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Apr 21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,940
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile Iím confident we will be going (we have Miami in...

Iím confident we will be going (we have Miami in August and Vegas in October) but I donít think we will get confirmation of the border restrictions being lifted until late June. Iíd love to see USA...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Apr 21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,800
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile I desperately want this but I think the articles...

I desperately want this but I think the articles in the news today are more from industry leaders asking for the corridor, rather than any sources saying it is coming. But Iíd be very happy to be...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 7 Apr 21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By TinkerBabe
I was sure it did so booked but there was no...

I was sure it did so booked but there was no mention in my booking confirmation last week so I rang VH and they confirmed that you can cancel up to 24 hrs before, using the Ďmanage my bookingí so all...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 7 Apr 21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 14,071
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile I personally feel very reassured, keeping things...

I personally feel very reassured, keeping things in perspective there is a 4 in a million chance of a clot after the vaccine (not necessarily linked, but recorded in those who had the vaccine)...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Apr 21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,940
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile We fly to Miami on 5th August for a Naples and...

We fly to Miami on 5th August for a Naples and Keys road trip, everything booked and paid for including pre flight hotel, parking, all accomodation, hire car, boat trips etc. Everything can be...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Apr 21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,795
Posted By TinkerBabe
Paul Charles (travel consultant who many on the...

Paul Charles (travel consultant who many on the dibb follow on Twitter) suggested that a full list of countries and colours may not be published until 10th May, however I would hope we would get some...
Forum: General Chat 5 Apr 21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile I donít believe this to be true...we have had the...

I donít believe this to be true...we have had the VA card for 3 years, and pay every transaction off instantly. If I spend £5 at the co-op, when I get home I transfer the money over and pay it off...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Apr 21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,062
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile Are these amendments mainly a result of aircraft...

Are these amendments mainly a result of aircraft changes? My flights times have shifted by a couple of hours for flights to MIA (August) and LAS (October) but it appears the aircraft has stayed the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Apr 21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,062
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile Iíve had an email today about a change of time...

Iíve had an email today about a change of time for our LHR - LAS flight which isnít until October. Seems like they are doing a bit of chopping and changing behind the scenes.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 31 Mar 21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile We are booked for Miami in August, and Vegas in...

We are booked for Miami in August, and Vegas in October.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 31 Mar 21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,221
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile I agree, and why 2 announcements? Very curious!...

I agree, and why 2 announcements? Very curious! Perhaps the first will set out the general plan (fingers crossed there is one) with further detail on the 12th, but really I canít see why they date...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 31 Mar 21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,221
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile I wonder how much of this will be set out on 5th...

I wonder how much of this will be set out on 5th or 12th April? I feel that the early announcements might be quite cagey, but the issuing of the traffic light system will help people to plan or make...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Mar 21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By TinkerBabe
You misunderstood my point-eventually the daily...

You misunderstood my point-eventually the daily deaths will stop being announced to the public in such an overt way, because hopefully they will be at a low consistent level. We donít announce the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Mar 21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile My daughter has been working in a covid PCR...

My daughter has been working in a covid PCR testing lab since September and leaves this week to start her PhD, her specific lab has reached the end of itís contract and many of the team members are...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Mar 21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 74,589
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile What will be interesting is what sort of...

What will be interesting is what sort of test...full PCR or a rapid test? And would vaccination status make a difference to which one you are required to take? I know when the UK are set to announce...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Mar 21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By TinkerBabe
Mobile There is so much negative press around possible...

There is so much negative press around possible travel at the minute, however itís all about Europe, itís as though they have forgotten that some of us like to travel long haul! Iím staying positive...
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