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Forum: General Trip Reports 2 Oct 18, 07:55 PM
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Posted By GopherLass
What a FAB day! Your picture of Treetops...

What a FAB day!

Your picture of Treetops made me think of a coaster (Hexenbesen) in Germany where you lie down [like a witch on a broomstick] and "fly" prone through the trees!
...
Forum: General Trip Reports 2 Oct 18, 12:22 PM
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Views: 1,238
Posted By GopherLass
How much do I love the Rhinocoaster? ...

How much do I love the Rhinocoaster?

ADORABLE!

That looks like a really fun day out; I think the regional parks are often underrated.


But OUCH to a horsefly bite in the bosom region...
Forum: TV and Film 28 Sep 18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By GopherLass
That's what I thought, too! Thanks all -...

That's what I thought, too!


Thanks all - perhaps I am doomed to never know...
Forum: TV and Film 25 Sep 18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By GopherLass
One for the Trainspotters - Coke Advert Help?

Has anybody seen this new (to me!) Coca-Cola advert?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAeO2PxMVvY
...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 6 Sep 18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 93,023
Posted By GopherLass
Reply to Day 14 Tokyo Dining is one of those...

Reply to Day 14

Tokyo Dining is one of those places that I keep ALMOST trying. It looks so lovely, and the views - but then I look (for the millionth time) at the menu and just...don't feel it.
...
Forum: General Trip Reports 2 Sep 18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,680
Posted By GopherLass
:pgig::pgig::pgig: We're down near Avignon...

:pgig::pgig::pgig:

We're down near Avignon and not up near Paris - we could easily drive it (it's almost all autoroute) in 6 or 7 hours. It's not the journey that bothers Hubby...it's the...
Forum: General Trip Reports 30 Aug 18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,005
Posted By GopherLass
That sounds really great. Especially the attitude...

That sounds really great. Especially the attitude of the lifeguards!

One of my gripes with the WDW water parks (and pools) is the utterly humourless staff.

I mean, I get it - LAWSUITS - but...
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Aug 18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,680
Posted By GopherLass
Please help...why would you need PLASTIC GLOVES...

Please help...why would you need PLASTIC GLOVES for a theme park attraction? :omg:

I straight-up never knew that there was a massive theme park in that part of Spain! That would only be a six or...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 28 Aug 18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 93,023
Posted By GopherLass
Reply to Day 13: A pre-reply aside: Poot...

Reply to Day 13:


A pre-reply aside: Poot and I were in Glasgow earlier this month (for the European Championships) - and at the gymnastics event finals we sat next to a tiny family from Dundee! ...
Forum: General Trip Reports 28 Aug 18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,516
Posted By GopherLass
You've met me, so you know that to have checked...

You've met me, so you know that to have checked the bra she would have needed scaffolding and a crowbar. ;):pgig:;)
Forum: General Trip Reports 27 Aug 18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,516
Posted By GopherLass
Teehee...nice socks. :pgig: I'm still not...

Teehee...nice socks. :pgig:

I'm still not sure what that was about. Did she think I had a knife tucked into my boot?

Silly woman, OF COURSE I keep my knife in my brassiere. ;)


Thank you...
Forum: General Trip Reports 27 Aug 18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,018
Posted By GopherLass
Mick-Spotting: For Fun & Profit ;););) ...

Mick-Spotting: For Fun & Profit

;););)

When we were in Scotland for the gymnastics, Poot proudly wore his "Irish" shirt to support young Rhys McClenaghan - and was utterly delighted to be...
Forum: General Trip Reports 27 Aug 18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,471
Posted By GopherLass
Lol, because Poot's an only child (and so didn't...

Lol, because Poot's an only child (and so didn't have any older brothers or sisters to chivvy him into things) I was always worried about him being afraid to do/try things. So I told myself that I...
Forum: General Trip Reports 27 Aug 18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,108
Posted By GopherLass
Sorry to be so tardy in reply! Poot and I...

Sorry to be so tardy in reply!

Poot and I were away (up North and in Glasgow) and what with that and various family things I have neglected the Dibb.

Would you like to see a snap of Poot...
Forum: General Trip Reports 3 Aug 18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,916
Posted By GopherLass
I know the theming at the parks here in England...

I know the theming at the parks here in England pales in comparison to parks elsewhere...but I had a proper giggle at "Your Modern Food Does Not Please the Wicker Man."

:pgig::pgig::pgig:

...
Forum: General Trip Reports 3 Aug 18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,708
Posted By GopherLass
Indeed, who doesn't love an old-fashioned woody?...

Indeed, who doesn't love an old-fashioned woody? ;)

I've lived in England all these years...and still have never been to Blackpool. I wouldn't trade R.C., but it would be very nice if I could talk...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 30 Jul 18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 93,023
Posted By GopherLass
Reply to Day 12: I think that snap from...

Reply to Day 12:

I think that snap from outside HDD is my favourite one from your report so far. So cute! :)

You did make me smile with your HDD review, too ("We like junk.") :pgig:


We had...
Forum: General Chat 7 Jul 18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By GopherLass
Thanks all. No Jane Austen or Shakespeare...

Thanks all.

No Jane Austen or Shakespeare among the books. All are very business-specific, which is why DH thinks the decorators are his best bet.


"Peanuts" is about what I was expecting to...
Forum: General Chat 6 Jul 18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By GopherLass
SO MANY Leather Bound Books - What To Do?

Hello all! :wavey:


This is a longshot post...thanks for reading.


SO...my lovely DH called me from his office. They have a few (?) hundred leather bound books from the '20s and '30s - and...
Forum: General Chat 5 Jul 18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By GopherLass
He liked it, Gill. Thanks. :wavey: I watched...

He liked it, Gill. Thanks. :wavey:

I watched that programme once or twice many years ago...the skinny fellow who pretended to be Prince Philip was funny. :)
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 2 Jul 18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 93,023
Posted By GopherLass
Reply to Day 11 OOH! Mini bagels! What I...

Reply to Day 11

OOH! Mini bagels! What I haven't learned from this trippie, I tell you.

I don't want to eat an entire bagel - they're so bad for you and so heavy...but a MINI bagel...now THAT I...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 25 Jun 18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
Don't fret. I know you are a busy lady. ...

Don't fret. I know you are a busy lady.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/75528/097340d994e7d2.jpg
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 15 Jun 18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
I CAN breathe fire; just ask R.C. ;) I...

I CAN breathe fire; just ask R.C. ;)

I thought Elliot would be a fun Disneybound (especially since I already own a purple wig - from 2016's outing as the Cheshire Cat). Perhaps I'll get another...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 15 Jun 18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
I don't know Shaky. Sorry, Wales! :o: NOW...

I don't know Shaky. Sorry, Wales! :o:

NOW John Travolta?! I'm going to have a look for that...though I must confess that I find Jimmy Fallon cringeworthy. He reminds me of Eddie Haskell!
...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 15 Jun 18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 93,023
Posted By GopherLass
Reply to Day 10: Heavens to Betsy! What...

Reply to Day 10:


Heavens to Betsy! What is going on with that sorbet plate at Tiffins?! It looks like... :omg:


We've booked the ROL package, too. I am VERY much looking forward to it...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 14 Jun 18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
If you are Shirley Bassey, PLEASE message me so...

If you are Shirley Bassey, PLEASE message me so that I can arrange for you to autograph my Goldfinger 45!

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/75528/36246b19b2b386.jpg

PLEASE!


PS: I was...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 13 Jun 18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
Don't take any language tips from me. I only...

Don't take any language tips from me. I only learned as an adult because I had to. Nobody in our village speaks English - so it was learn French or be totally isolated for 5 months of the year!
...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 13 Jun 18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
We'll have to keep an eye on those Sainsbury's...

We'll have to keep an eye on those Sainsbury's fruit cups now that Sainsbury's is merging with ASDA... 🤨:pgig:🤨


PS: Liz told me that they're each going to keep their own names - but I was really...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 12 Jun 18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
Is "You're the wobbly dog" "You're the One that I...

Is "You're the wobbly dog" "You're the One that I Want"?

It's donkey's years (dog's years?) since I've seen Grease...sitting here I can only think of "You're the One that I Want" and the truly...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jun 18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,595
Posted By GopherLass
OP, I had very similar symptoms to yours. My DH...

OP, I had very similar symptoms to yours. My DH goes to an osteopath - but I wasn't sure...not a "real" doctor after all. But in the end I figured it couldn't get much worse and tried him out.
...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 12 Jun 18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
But there are photos of the parents with the Big...

But there are photos of the parents with the Big Macs - it must be true!


:pgig::pgig::pgig:



Lol, yes. :blush:

From "And When...":
Forum: General Trip Planning 11 Jun 18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,170
Posted By GopherLass
...all the cooks and staff are Thai. I think...

...all the cooks and staff are Thai.

I think that's usually a good sign! Thanks - :wavey:
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Jun 18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,170
Posted By GopherLass
Precious! :inlove:: I miss those days...

Precious! :inlove::

I miss those days sometimes...I love my 11 year old young man (with the size 9 feet)...but I miss the wee lad he used to be, too.



Thank you so much!

Nepalese food is...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 10 Jun 18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
I know I've told you this before - but I lived...

I know I've told you this before - but I lived for many years in a Jewish neighbourhood - where I think half the women and girls were called Rachel (or Ruchel).

Interesting about Karens and...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 10 Jun 18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
Maiden name, indeed. As if I would have given up...

Maiden name, indeed. As if I would have given up my outstanding Irish surname for R.C.'s French one! :nonono:

And as to my Christian name, it's too late to think about alternatives now! But there...
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Jun 18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,170
Posted By GopherLass
Thanks, Fe. PS: I love that photo of your...

Thanks, Fe.

PS: I love that photo of your son with Mickey! :)
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 10 Jun 18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
I am a bug magnet - I feel your pain. :confused2 ...

I am a bug magnet - I feel your pain. :confused2


And AH - I see. As someone who HAS a stupid name, I feel strongly about not giving children stupid names.


When I was in my early twenties,...
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Jun 18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,170
Posted By GopherLass
I will suggest the trail to my resident cat-lover...

I will suggest the trail to my resident cat-lover - though I doubt I'll have any trouble keeping him occupied. He loves a good mooch around a new city. That's how your kids turn out when you don't...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 9 Jun 18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 80,592
Posted By GopherLass
I think I already wrote this in this thread, but...

I think I already wrote this in this thread, but JUST IN CASE...

When we were in Birmingham, we met a girl of around Poot's age. She said that when she grew up, she wanted to be "...a YouTuber -...
Forum: General Trip Planning 9 Jun 18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,170
Posted By GopherLass
Yum. :tongue: We are extremely nerdy...

Yum. :tongue:



We are extremely nerdy chez Gopher - we have English Heritage AND National Trust cards. :D

The "cat trail" made me laugh. When DS and I were in Montreal last year, he dragged...
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