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Forum: General Chat 25 Jun 17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,357
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile This is what puts me off Mexico. I've heard this...

This is what puts me off Mexico. I've heard this happens a lot, not sure how true that is but it's enough to put me off.

What on earth is wrong with some people? Ugh it's just vile

Personally,...
Forum: General Chat 1 Jun 17, 10:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,382
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I think I've always thought of my dad as...

I think I've always thought of my dad as indestructible. Of course he isn't but he's been through so much over the years and always pulled through.

My dad raised 5 of us on his own. I was the...
Forum: General Chat 1 Jun 17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,382
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Thanks everyone for your kind words and for...

Thanks everyone for your kind words and for sharing your experiences. I have spoken with the school this morning and they will keep a close eye on him. I will definitely be looking into the books...
Forum: General Chat 31 May 17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,382
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Thank you all so much. It's been such an awful...

Thank you all so much. It's been such an awful day. My dad is the backbone of the family and even though you know it'll happen someday, it feels like being smacked by a bus when it happens. I just...
Forum: General Chat 31 May 17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,382
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Preparing a child for loss

I have posted already about my dad being diagnosed and having surgery for bowel cancer. Today we received the awful news that the cancer has spread and there's nothing they can do except palliative...
Forum: General Chat 31 May 17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,835
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile 3 wks, although we've only managed it once. Work...

3 wks, although we've only managed it once. Work commitments mean it's unlikely we can do it again.

Kate
Forum: General Chat 30 May 17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,034
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I'm all for recycling but my garden is tiny! and...

I'm all for recycling but my garden is tiny! and is full of different coloured wheelie bins. Now all the collection days have changed too. I got a calender that looks like someone went mental with...
Forum: General Chat 29 May 17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,188
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I stayed at cabana bay last September with TC...

I stayed at cabana bay last September with TC. They were great, no problems at all. The flight was comfortable even the food was decent.

I have booked the same again for Sept 2018 using the direct...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 25 May 17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,056
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I'm so excited for the opening and I'm not even...

I'm so excited for the opening and I'm not even there haha! Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing photos/videos. It looks amazing hope you have a fab day ☺

Kate
Forum: Accommodation 21 May 17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile We stayed at cabana bay last year during HHN and...

We stayed at cabana bay last year during HHN and I didn't find it at all rowdy. I thought it was fairly quiet actually.

There were small gatherings at the pool bar at night time but that was it.
...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 May 17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I went last year for the first time and...

I went last year for the first time and absolutely loved it, my 5 year old is still talking about it. On saying that, it was the only Disney we did last year.

Kate
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 May 17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,019
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Definitely declare everything. I have cover...

Definitely declare everything. I have cover through my bank account and last year I told them of a minor heart problem and I was covered at no extra cost.

Kate
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 15 May 17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Thank you, sounds fab! Kate

Thank you, sounds fab!

Kate
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 15 May 17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile DLP at Xmas

I'm considering a few days early December but I've never been before. Is it xmassy? Has anyone been at that time that can tell me what it's like? Also, was looking at half board option but unsure of...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 14 May 17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,070
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Maybe some parks have more shaded areas than...

Maybe some parks have more shaded areas than others? Can't say I've noticed either lol

Kate
Forum: General Chat 14 May 17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,053
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile My kids had to arrange their own placements. They...

My kids had to arrange their own placements. They all did work experience in their old primary school. They wrote the letters themselves and handed it into the school. They all spent the week in the...
Forum: Tickets 13 May 17, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,419
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Hi I was in universal last September and...

Hi

I was in universal last September and the couple next to me were talking with 2 guys that put your tickets in the machine at the entrance. I don't know exactly what was wrong with them but I...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 11 May 17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,547
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Myself and my son (5) went last year and we had a...

Myself and my son (5) went last year and we had a brilliant night! We're going to do it again next holiday. I'd highly recommended it.

Kate
Forum: General Chat 10 May 17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,811
Posted By smurfette123
I've thought about this one and to be honest I...

I've thought about this one and to be honest I don't think I do without anything really. Don't think I'd want to do without for a holiday.

Kate
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 May 17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,600
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile We are 30th September 2018 booked package with...

We are 30th September 2018 booked package with Thomas Cook staying at Cabana Bay.

Kate
Forum: General Chat 9 May 17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By smurfette123
Thanks everyone. I'm just off the phone to...

Thanks everyone. I'm just off the phone to complaints department. They are going to investigate so hopefully something gets done.

Kate
Forum: General Chat 9 May 17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile NHS complaints

My dad (78) has been in hospital for 3 weeks now. He was admitted with vomiting, stomach pain and urine retention. He also has MS.

For this first 2 weeks we were repeatedly told it was UTI but lab...
Forum: General Chat 6 May 17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,460
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile The green carpets and floral bedlinen remind me...

The green carpets and floral bedlinen remind me of nursing homes for some reason and plastic pool furniture is really uncomfortable so there a big no no for me.

Kate
Forum: General Chat 1 May 17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,187
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Puppy proofing the house! Off to West Scotland...

Puppy proofing the house! Off to West Scotland tomorrow for overnight stay then collecting our cocker spaniel puppy Wednesday morning. Can't wait 😊

Kate
Forum: General Chat 26 Apr 17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Sorry everyone, I've been in a right spin trying...

Sorry everyone, I've been in a right spin trying to get everything sorted for him going to summer camp my head is like mince. I have found an early flight 6.20 am from Glasgow which will get him into...
Forum: General Chat 26 Apr 17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile US Embassy Belfast help

My son has received his appointment for visa interview in Belfast. He'll be flying over from Scotland and I'm wondering if I should book overnight accommodation or if he can return home same day.
...
Forum: General Chat 26 Apr 17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,007
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Although I don't know the exact set of...

Although I don't know the exact set of circumstances you are referring to, I feel for you, I really do. We as a family have been through a court process and it was just awful. It left us feeling like...
Forum: General Chat 25 Apr 17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,083
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I absolutely love Tom Hardy! he was just...

I absolutely love Tom Hardy! he was just brilliant in Taboo. All mysterious and moody 😚

Kate
Forum: General Chat 25 Apr 17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,060
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I know what your saying, it could've been someone...

I know what your saying, it could've been someone else with nasty intentions. I've no idea what you can do about it though but I guess someone wasn't doing the job properly. Actually, more than one...
Forum: General Chat 25 Apr 17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile Just to update, I got flights with Aer Lingus...

Just to update, I got flights with Aer Lingus this morning for 630 from Glasgow. DS is over the moon!

Thanks everyone

Kate
Forum: General Chat 24 Apr 17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 40,924
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I wouldn't consider 70,000 as rich. To me rich...

I wouldn't consider 70,000 as rich. To me rich is Richard Branson or Bill Gates etc. If your earning 70,000 I'd say your earning a great wage but not rich.


Kate
Forum: General Chat 23 Apr 17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile JFK is a lot cheaper than Newark but I don't want...

JFK is a lot cheaper than Newark but I don't want him getting lost or missing his pick up. I still have plenty of time to find something and if we have to pay the 800 then so be it. Just annoyed...
Forum: General Chat 23 Apr 17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile His dates are 14th June - 12th August. He gets...

His dates are 14th June - 12th August. He gets picked up at Newark at 5pm.

Kate
Forum: General Chat 23 Apr 17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By smurfette123
NYC flights help *update*

Hi
My DS is going to New York for 9 weeks to work at a summer camp. I'm looking for flights from Scotland to Newark (he gets picked up here) but prices are quite high just now. Does anyone have any...
Forum: General Chat 16 Apr 17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,534
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I don't want to put a downer on your idea either...

I don't want to put a downer on your idea either but my daughter is leaving her job as a travel agent after almost 3 years. She started as an apprentice and was offered the management training...
Forum: General Chat 16 Apr 17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,852
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I have plantar fasciitis and was in agony on...

I have plantar fasciitis and was in agony on holiday last year. I'm not sure if that's what you have? I tride so many different types of footwear and insoles, none made any difference. I had to admit...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Apr 17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,383
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I might be wrong but isn't it the Advertising...

I might be wrong but isn't it the Advertising Standards Authority that say winners have to be published or made available if requested?

Kate
Forum: Accommodation 14 Apr 17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,790
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile We did this last year but at cabana bay. Loved it...

We did this last year but at cabana bay. Loved it so much we've booked the same for 2018. We didn't hire a car either, a huge saving.

The only Disney I did was a night at MNSSHP with the 5 year...
Forum: Tickets 9 Apr 17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,292
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile I phoned yesterday and yes you can pay a deposit...

I phoned yesterday and yes you can pay a deposit of 10 per person. Only over the phone though as that facility isn't available in their website. ☺

Kate
Forum: General Chat 15 Mar 17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,951
Posted By smurfette123
Mobile This is spot on! I have 3 daughters who are grown...

This is spot on! I have 3 daughters who are grown up now but I second everything sammykitten says. Oh and brace yourself... you've got a good few years more of it I'm afraid. Don't get involved...
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