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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 11:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,760
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Mobile No just cineworld & odeon. We do have an old...

No just cineworld & odeon. We do have an old style one 20mins away which usually works out cheaper but it's really uncomfortable seating.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By magickate
Mobile Closer to Church Stretton than Ironbridge,...

Closer to Church Stretton than Ironbridge, there's no been any flooding there that I'm aware of.
Ironbridge is pretty bad, if you look on the Telford & Wrekin Council facebook page they've been...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,760
Posted By magickate
Mobile We don't go often just because of the cost for a...

We don't go often just because of the cost for a family of 4. A trip to the cinema with a mcdonalds after for a treat is 50ish now.

I don't recall ever being bothered by other people eating or...
Forum: General Chat 18 Feb 20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,246
Posted By magickate
Mobile With decent flight times & a local airport I...

With decent flight times & a local airport I would.
I've done 3 nights to Malta, Menorca & Paris. Just adults, would be too much hassle with kids. Saying that mine are older now & used to travel so...
Forum: General Chat 18 Feb 20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By magickate
Mobile Hi, I am. Whereabouts are you going? ...

Hi, I am. Whereabouts are you going?

Shrewsbury has some flooding & so does Ironbridge.
Forum: General Trip Reports 18 Feb 20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By magickate
Mobile On our way back from Manchester (slowly!) After a...

On our way back from Manchester (slowly!) After a good but slightly chaotic day.

Took us longer to get here than planned but we got to Sea life by 12.15. Really busy & it was pre-booked or annual...
Forum: General Trip Reports 17 Feb 20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By magickate
Mobile Visit number 1 done & dusted, an enjoyable day at...

Visit number 1 done & dusted, an enjoyable day at Warwick Castle. One awful photo, must work on my selfie skills
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/96671/a98b253d741329.jpg

The rain stayed away...
Forum: General Chat 16 Feb 20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By magickate
Mobile Thanks ChoppyGirl that's all really useful info! ...

Thanks ChoppyGirl that's all really useful info!

We/she are definitely thinking ahead as she's still got 4 years to go. But the more I read into it the harder it seems so we really want to give...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Reports 16 Feb 20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By magickate
Mobile Been looking forward to this bit, glad to hear...

Been looking forward to this bit, glad to hear the drive was straight forward too.
Forum: General Chat 16 Feb 20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By magickate
Mobile Thank you. Yes she is but is still at secondary...

Thank you. Yes she is but is still at secondary school so has a while yet. We know how much competition there is for uni places so hoping things like this will give her an advantage (however small!)...
Forum: General Chat 16 Feb 20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By magickate
Mobile Thank you. She's hoping it may help her get a...

Thank you. She's hoping it may help her get a work experience placement at a vets later in the year.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 15 Feb 20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By magickate
Mobile You'll need passports, I believe it's only US...

You'll need passports, I believe it's only US government issued ID that's accept so a UK driving licence would be unacceptable.
Forum: General Chat 15 Feb 20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By magickate
Mobile That sounds great! The residential is for...

That sounds great!

The residential is for Year 12s I think, she'd love to do that when she gets to that age too.
Forum: General Trip Reports 15 Feb 20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By magickate
Mobile Hopefully! The Scottish ones are a real trek for...

Hopefully! The Scottish ones are a real trek for us too but the kids stay with my parents for a week in August about 40mins from Edinburgh so hoping to tie all that in together.

Think I might need...
Forum: General Trip Reports 15 Feb 20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By magickate
I think I should also explain how mad it sounds...

I think I should also explain how mad it sounds that we're flying to Dublin to visit Sea life.

We live near Birmingham, about 45mins away. Thought we'd make a nice little weekend of it and have a...
Forum: General Trip Reports 15 Feb 20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By magickate
Thanks, I hope so! After a day being stuck...

Thanks, I hope so!

After a day being stuck inside thanks to the rubbish weather our Merlin year now has a bit more of a plan.

Feb:
Warwick Castle
Sea life Manchester
Lego discovery...
Forum: General Chat 15 Feb 20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By magickate
Mobile Royal Veterinary College outreach programme

Just wondering if anybodys child has done this before? Taking daughter to her 1st session on Wednesday & not sure what to expect really. It certainly sounds good.
Forum: General Chat 15 Feb 20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By magickate
Mobile We've done 2 holidays last minute with Tui, one 5...

We've done 2 holidays last minute with Tui, one 5 days notice & one 16 days notice. As long as they're willing to be flexible they'll find something no problem.
Forum: General Chat 15 Feb 20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By magickate
I bought a cheapie one from home bargains & it's...

I bought a cheapie one from home bargains & it's fab, I just use the floor cleaner that looks like Flash but isn't, star drops or something? I still do a good scrub but only once a week now. Shiny...
Forum: General Trip Reports 14 Feb 20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By magickate
Thanks! Have already booked for Tuesday, bonus...

Thanks! Have already booked for Tuesday, bonus they've got rid of the 1 charge too. Sea life we can just turn up :)
We haven't had the passes since 2018 so looking forward to seeing some of the new...
Forum: General Trip Reports 14 Feb 20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By magickate
32 in 12: Merlin challenge 2020

Morning :wave:

It's the start of our Disney free year and once again we've decided to buy Merlin passes and if you haven't guessed from the title we've set ourselves a little challenge.

We...
Forum: General Chat 13 Feb 20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By magickate
Can you change all the names are does the lead...

Can you change all the names are does the lead booker still need to go?

Could you maybe move it to a cheaper holiday somewhere closer before the baby is due?
Forum: General Trip Planning 13 Feb 20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,836
Posted By magickate
I'd really consider a cruise, you'll never be...

I'd really consider a cruise, you'll never be bored & there's excursions to suit everyone.
Forum: General Trip Planning 7 Feb 20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By magickate
We used Mylounge. Thought it was excellent value...

We used Mylounge. Thought it was excellent value and would happily go again. I booked using an NHS discount through holiday extras.
Forum: General Chat 7 Feb 20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,020
Posted By magickate
Last time I was in for surgery my husband was...

Last time I was in for surgery my husband was having a look at my wound just as a nurse walked in & the 1st thing she said was please don't touch it in a panicked voice! She was fine when she...
Forum: General Chat 7 Feb 20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,700
Posted By magickate
We bought a new build on an estate of 48 houses,...

We bought a new build on an estate of 48 houses, 30 were finished when we moved in. It was great, our son was 2 so I could sit him in the window and he'd watch the construction for ages. Peace :D
...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 29 Jan 20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By magickate
Next time we sail on a Sunday, I'd orginally...

Next time we sail on a Sunday, I'd orginally planned to fly on the Friday but now the Wednesday instead. Gives us plenty of time incase out flights cancelled or there's a luggage issue, there's to do...
Forum: General Chat 27 Jan 20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By magickate
Mobile Urban Decay perversion, best I've used. Gives...

Urban Decay perversion, best I've used. Gives really good length too
Forum: General Chat 26 Jan 20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,033
Posted By magickate
We took our 12 & 8 year old in 2018 just before...

We took our 12 & 8 year old in 2018 just before christmas, it was absolutely amazing and we'll be going back hopefully this year. Our eldests birthday is March so she'll be 3 months off her 15th...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Jan 20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,167
Posted By magickate
Both of mine missed 5 days in november, the 1st...

Both of mine missed 5 days in november, the 1st week back after the 1 week half term. One school fined me, one school didn't. Our choice, no big deal.
Forum: General Chat 24 Jan 20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,430
Posted By magickate
We've only been married 2 years but my parents...

We've only been married 2 years but my parents are 39 years in April and still use an electric meat carving knife and a la crueset dish. She has some other crystal dishes and dinner sets too but...
Forum: General Chat 24 Jan 20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,214
Posted By magickate
Make some liver cake & hide a few bits of it in...

Make some liver cake & hide a few bits of it in it's normal food. It's the one thing none of mine have ever been able to resist, not the most pleasant thing to make though.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 23 Jan 20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By magickate
Thanks I'll have a read :)

Thanks I'll have a read :)
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 23 Jan 20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By magickate
What a fab trip! Can I come :pgig:

What a fab trip! Can I come :pgig:
Forum: General Chat 23 Jan 20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,572
Posted By magickate
Signed and sent to my family. We're originally...

Signed and sent to my family. We're originally from lundin links and love this place, kids would be gutted if it closed :( what a shortsighted decision.
Forum: General Chat 21 Jan 20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By magickate
Glad it worked out for you in the end...

Glad it worked out for you in the end Catherinesian and sorry to hear you've had such problems Fluzz. Reliabiity of tradesmen does seem to be a reoccurring problem.

We have a builder in mind,...
Forum: General Chat 21 Jan 20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,160
Posted By magickate
Mobile Check your bank statement for when it was last...

Check your bank statement for when it was last paid, it's every 4 weeks so the date does change (sorry if you already know that & I'm pointing out the obvious!)
Forum: General Chat 21 Jan 20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By magickate
Mobile Thank you, that's all helpful! There...

Thank you, that's all helpful!



There is a little more to it, a main one being where we live now our catchment school for DS next year is awful. No way I'd let him go. House we're looking at is...
Forum: General Chat 21 Jan 20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By magickate
Buying a 'project' house?

We have a viewing booked on Thursday, our house isn't even on the market yet but valuer is also booked.
We currently live in a 3 bed terraced bought as a new build 7 years ago. It's a bit too small...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 21 Jan 20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By magickate
Mobile Oh wow, have they confirmed where it will be...

Oh wow, have they confirmed where it will be sailing? Adding it to my bucket list for sure.
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