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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What fabulous news! Well done to Beth! She has...

What fabulous news! Well done to Beth! She has worked so hard to get to this point!
Forum: General Trip Reports 9 Dec 19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Lovely sunrise photo! The evening looks like...

Lovely sunrise photo!

The evening looks like a lot of fun - though wild horses would not get me singing in public - which is good news for all around me!
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 9 Dec 19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Melbatb
That was a bit of an early start! The sunset...

That was a bit of an early start!

The sunset pictures are lovely!

And the food looks delicious - were you fully inclusive? Edited to say - I have reread the title! Duh! :D
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 9 Dec 19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Those pavements look lethal! A good day on...

Those pavements look lethal!

A good day on the drink front! Plenty of relaxing which is a good thing on holiday!
Forum: General Trip Planning 7 Dec 19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It is a walkable city. There is a chocolate and...

It is a walkable city. There is a chocolate and if I remember correctly a beer museum in the center. I was only that for a day as a result of a missed connection so has nothing planned and mainly...
Forum: General Trip Planning 6 Dec 19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We have done the Alps in summer - Montgenevre...

We have done the Alps in summer - Montgenevre which would be easily twinable with the med.

Have you thought about the Pyrennees and then with Pays Basques on the Atlantic coast or northern Spain!?
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 4 Dec 19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Melbatb
What a relaxed day despite the travelling! You...

What a relaxed day despite the travelling! You did well on the food and drink front!
Forum: General Chat 3 Dec 19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,234
Views: 236,619
Posted By Melbatb
I am happy that it is being taken seriously -...

I am happy that it is being taken seriously - though it should never have happened in the first place.

Get well soon Josh too.
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 1 Dec 19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile You certainly know how to shop! That is a great...

You certainly know how to shop! That is a great haul!

We now just use our phones as the sat nav seems to work even without data! The last time we took the sat nav J put it in his suitcase which...
Forum: General Chat 1 Dec 19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4,234
Views: 236,619
Posted By Melbatb
That is simply awful Shirley 🙁 - your poor lad. I...

That is simply awful Shirley 🙁 - your poor lad. I hope he gets moved immediately or these idiots get thrown out for their homophobic behaviour (or both really).

Big hugs to both of you.
Forum: General Chat 27 Nov 19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,401
Posted By Melbatb
Hugs Louise - I think an open mind is essential...

Hugs Louise - I think an open mind is essential. It can only be a positive thing.
Forum: General Chat 26 Nov 19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We have a lot of LEGO too - though thankfully DD...

We have a lot of LEGO too - though thankfully DD boxed it back up after each build! Should also really try to sell it but it can be such a lot of work.
Forum: General Chat 26 Nov 19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,990
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thank you for taking the time to update us. What...

Thank you for taking the time to update us. What a lovely positive update. I hope the MRI shows that the fracture can heal itself.

Wishing you a joyful Christmas!
Forum: General Chat 26 Nov 19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 61,453
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What great news!

What great news!
Forum: General Trip Reports 26 Nov 19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thanks for sharing your trip with us! I must sort...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us! I must sort out a visa for China!

I think HK isnt really as it usually is. There is tension in the air! Though I found going north changed the scenery quite...
Forum: General Chat 25 Nov 19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Not BA but with TAP last year to Boston we had...

Not BA but with TAP last year to Boston we had the same for two of us. I printed off the ESTAs. As it happened, I couldnt travel due to food poisoning but my DD did and it was fine - no problem at...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 25 Nov 19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What awful weather! Glad you had a great trip...

What awful weather! Glad you had a great trip though ! Sounds like you have the DLP bug!
Forum: General Trip Reports 23 Nov 19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Sounds like it was as busy as when we were there...

Sounds like it was as busy as when we were there three weeks ago!

Your lunch was very cute!

Have a safe trip back tomorrow!
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 Nov 19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile While I havent done Japan for a week I have done...

While I havent done Japan for a week I have done other Asian cities (HK, KL and Bangkok) for a short trip.

Tokyo is fabulous!
Forum: General Trip Reports 23 Nov 19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Another calm day! It was the other way round for...

Another calm day! It was the other way round for us on the cable car to and from the big buddha - the normal queue was very long and the Crystal empty! I agree the glass bottom is a bit useless...
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have the 11pro and I love it! The camera is...

I have the 11pro and I love it! The camera is great and it is a nice size.

DS and DH live their XRs. I think both are good viable options!
Forum: General Trip Reports 21 Nov 19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Phew - a peaceful day! Enjoy Disney! And Big...

Phew - a peaceful day!

Enjoy Disney! And Big Buddha! Both are lovely places to visit!
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 20 Nov 19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Melbatb
14 rides is excellent going! You didnt miss much...

14 rides is excellent going! You didnt miss much by not doing RC Racers (on the basis that it is the same as the one in HK)

Looking forward to reading about your last day!
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 20 Nov 19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By Melbatb
What a fab day! And so quiet! We are in the...

What a fab day! And so quiet!

We are in the same school holiday zone as Paris which means it would be impossible to do DLP without the crowds! You did so much!
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Nov 19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It took me an hour to find the entrance - and I...

It took me an hour to find the entrance - and I went up the wrong way (the opposite to you!) but came down the way you went up!

I only went to Ikea after that!

At least it seems to be quieter...
Forum: General Trip Reports 19 Nov 19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Melbatb
As you can imagine I am following the news very...

As you can imagine I am following the news very closely - even though DS is safely in Thailand for 2 more weeks. I understand that the big protest you came across was to try and draw resources away...
Forum: General Trip Reports 18 Nov 19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Melbatb
I hope somehow it would all be resolved...

I hope somehow it would all be resolved peacefully but I am not sure how. The students at PolyU have nothing to lose as they know they face prison anyway. The worse possible situation.

Stay safe.
Forum: General Trip Reports 18 Nov 19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile His campus is out of the city and not near the...

His campus is out of the city and not near the metro. He left yesterday to go to Thailand for 2 weeks as most people have gone home as all the classes have gone online and he figured he could work...
Forum: General Trip Planning 17 Nov 19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I dont get Boston at all. It is probably my...

I dont get Boston at all. It is probably my least favorite US city. I spent a week there about 10 years ago and we did just a day there last year on our NE trip. I know I am in the minority but I...
Forum: General Trip Reports 17 Nov 19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I hope your stay in HK is peaceful. I saw no...

I hope your stay in HK is peaceful. I saw no signs of protests except for graffiti and damage in the metro stations but I know from my son it has got worse this past week.

When we went to the...
Forum: General Chat 17 Nov 19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,234
Views: 236,619
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile MM -I am sorry to hear your DD is having such...

MM -I am sorry to hear your DD is having such awful pain in her back. That isnt fun at all 😟

I hope the specialist can find out what is causing it and how to control it.
Forum: General Chat 16 Nov 19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,713
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am always polite. It costs nothing to be polite...

I am always polite. It costs nothing to be polite and at the end of the day it isnt your fault if something has gone wrong.
Forum: General Chat 16 Nov 19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4,234
Views: 236,619
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile How very awful. So very scary for all involved 😟

How very awful. So very scary for all involved 😟
Forum: General Trip Reports 15 Nov 19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile For an unplanned day you saw some great sights...

For an unplanned day you saw some great sights. Sometimes the simple things have a charm!

I hope things go ok in Hong Kong. My son says the MTR is a bit hit and miss at the moment. There are quite...
Forum: General Chat 15 Nov 19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4,234
Views: 236,619
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Hi, Thanks got thinking of us. HK is his...

Hi,

Thanks got thinking of us. HK is his home university. Classes have been cancelled this week and next week they will be online. Apart from last Friday when things got a bit heated at his...
Forum: General Trip Reports 14 Nov 19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile You really are having a fabulous time! It does...

You really are having a fabulous time! It does look cold though. At least it will be warmer in HK.
Forum: General Trip Reports 14 Nov 19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Wow! What an amazing day. I think the extra cost...

Wow! What an amazing day. I think the extra cost of a private tour was well worth it for this one in a lifetime experience. The photos are glorious!

You certainly deserved the ice cream at the end...
Forum: General Trip Reports 12 Nov 19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Another fab day! You are lucky bank of China...

Another fab day! You are lucky bank of China worked as in HK it never works for my son - he has to use Hang Seng 😜

Great haggling! I love the color of your dress!
Forum: General Chat 11 Nov 19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4,234
Views: 236,619
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I think sharing as it would be to expensive...

I think sharing as it would be to expensive otherwise!
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 11 Nov 19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We were there over Christmas up to NYE three...

We were there over Christmas up to NYE three years ago! So lovely to see all the Christmas stuff!

We must have got lucky as we paid $2000 for 10 nights in a hotel in LIC!

Have fun planning!
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