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Forum: General Chat Today, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By duchy
I was at the EXCEL for a different event whilst...

I was at the EXCEL for a different event whilst Comic Con was on . On the Saturday morning my train up to London had lots of attendees in various costumes travelling and I love the way the DLR...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 11:03 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,357
Posted By duchy
My doctors inform me that my sonís autism is a...

My doctors inform me that my sonís autism is a learning difficulty not disability so despite him getting DLA he wonít be called . Clearly categorised as incapable of work isnít a big enough...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Today, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,501
Posted By duchy
Ouch , difficult situation , youíd probably have...

Ouch , difficult situation , youíd probably have got more sympathy if it was alcohol rather than tobacco that was the drug discussed.

If it really is a deal breaker for the holiday after talking...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,686
Posted By duchy
Are you sure? My husbands has his current...

Are you sure?
My husbands has his current account with them and he can.
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By duchy
We are at 60 here , Iím done, husband falls into...

We are at 60 here , Iím done, husband falls into 55 to 59 and still isnít eligible yet.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,168
Posted By duchy
Actually why not ďrestĒ Disney and do Seaworld,...

Actually why not ďrestĒ Disney and do Seaworld, Aquatica and maybe Busch Gardens , thrown in with Discovery Cove on one ticket itís a real bargain. You could always do Disney Springs for a Disney fix...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,881
Posted By duchy
I was the same , was able to book last Monday for...

I was the same , was able to book last Monday for Saturday , now waiting for the very high 50s to open up to get my husband ďdoneĒ.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,960
Posted By duchy
She didnít get the vaccine because her child is...

She didnít get the vaccine because her child is at risk of catching the virus but because if SHE caught it who would care for the child , it makes sense. My son is autistic , as a child he was far...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:24 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 25,937
Posted By duchy
Ha ha I asked for a sticker but they didnít have...

Ha ha I asked for a sticker but they didnít have any but I settled for a free cuppa, chocolate biscuit and my parking paid (at the hospital so always at least £3 , luckily someone posted on FB so I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,960
Posted By duchy
I suppose anyone scummy enough to lie to get the...

I suppose anyone scummy enough to lie to get the vaccine is probably the type to flout lockdown rules anyway so in the big picture it keeps us all safer so has a tiny silver lining.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Feb 21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,895
Posted By duchy
A friend booked online on the NHS site but never...

A friend booked online on the NHS site but never received confirmation by text or email.
She called 119 who confirmed she would have been turned away and rebooked her for next weekend . The...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Feb 21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,168
Posted By duchy
Depends , if all you do is parks then maybe ring...

Depends , if all you do is parks then maybe ring the changes , if onsite is your thing , perhaps a week in a villa and a week cruising . If you like driving maybe fly into a different part of the US...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Feb 21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,895
Posted By duchy
No problem at all , wasnít even mentioned. I...

No problem at all , wasnít even mentioned.
I was very impressed with my local hospital , lots of distancing with seating, efficient and smiley , free cuppa or water after and a chocolate biscuit and...
Forum: General Chat 27 Feb 21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By duchy
My office has a door , as soon as I close the...

My office has a door , as soon as I close the office door my work day is done and I try not to go into it again for any other reason.
Has worked for me for years as I worked remotely full time...
Forum: TV and Film 27 Feb 21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,533
Posted By duchy
Iím a bit bored with ďthey wanted solitudeĒ...

Iím a bit bored with ďthey wanted solitudeĒ Facebook comments. They were very clear they wanted a private family life but would still use their profile for ďworkĒ just as Kate and William do. I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Feb 21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,211
Posted By duchy
Validated , itís still the NHS :grin:

Validated , itís still the NHS :grin:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Feb 21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,211
Posted By duchy
No primadonas at my local hospital this morning ...

No primadonas at my local hospital this morning . We were all just grateful and happily took what we were given (Pfizer). Didnít expect free coffee, chocolate biscuits and validated parking though...
Forum: TV and Film 27 Feb 21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,533
Posted By duchy
What chef ? (guess you are another one who didnít...

What chef ? (guess you are another one who didnít watch it or youíd know who cooks the waffles :) )
Most people donít have live in help at the moment for obvious reasons . Harry may suffer from the...
Forum: TV and Film 27 Feb 21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,533
Posted By duchy
What do you ask the richest woman in the world...

What do you ask the richest woman in the world for as a gift anyway , although I do recall reading somewhere that the Queen does give her family very practical gifts so it probably was a ďnormalĒ...
Forum: TV and Film 27 Feb 21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,533
Posted By duchy
Erm , where do you get that idea from ? Like most...

Erm , where do you get that idea from ? Like most families in a pandemic theyíve been nowhere and seen almost no one . LA , London makes no difference. Had you actually watched it youíd have heard...
Forum: TV and Film 27 Feb 21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,533
Posted By duchy
Has he ? In what way do you mean ?

Has he ?
In what way do you mean ?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Feb 21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,211
Posted By duchy
I wasnít offered the choice , Iíd have probably...

I wasnít offered the choice , Iíd have probably accepted Sputnik if that was what was offered ! ;)
Forum: TV and Film 27 Feb 21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,533
Posted By duchy
Heís not an actor , it was never going to be as...

Heís not an actor , it was never going to be as slick as James with a performer.
Forum: TV and Film 27 Feb 21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,533
Posted By duchy
It was on Sky Comedy last night but Iím sure...

It was on Sky Comedy last night but Iím sure itíll be on YouTube too if you donít have Sky.
Forum: TV and Film 27 Feb 21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,533
Posted By duchy
Caught this on Sky last night , he will never be...

Caught this on Sky last night , he will never be an actor but it was refreshing to see him having fun. I loved the assault course ďWhy arenít you muddy?Ē ďI did it rightĒ .
Iíve liked James since...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 27 Feb 21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 788
Posted By duchy
Neither , too hot and sweaty . My Irish genes...

Neither , too hot and sweaty . My Irish genes mean I wonít melt in the rain and I dry out quickly. Never wear trainers though as they take forever to dry in Florida :) Decent walking sandals work...
Forum: General Chat 27 Feb 21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By duchy
I know my brother was originally planning to fly...

I know my brother was originally planning to fly via Dubai to his new posting in Jordan and it was changed to via Doha when Dubai went red list.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Feb 21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By duchy
They will happen .

They will happen .
Forum: General Chat 26 Feb 21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,155
Posted By duchy
Oh I hear you ! I once endured a bloke throwing...

Oh I hear you !
I once endured a bloke throwing an absolute tantrum at airport reps as they were trying to help me in a wheelchair (Iíd had an accident on holiday) . Two weeks later the same bloke...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Feb 21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By duchy
Mmm I may just go the second passport route as I...

Mmm I may just go the second passport route as I can have both British and Irish.
I suspect Greece would be OK with marriage certificate , not so much the US (even though ironically itís a U.S...
Forum: General Chat 26 Feb 21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,481
Posted By duchy
It is , I do wonder whether if people remain...

It is , I do wonder whether if people remain homeworking so donít need to live daily commuting distance of work in the long term how that will impact on the property market.
I know if we werenít...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Feb 21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By duchy
We are the same , Iíve written off the cruise at...

We are the same , Iíve written off the cruise at this point so expect to fly from Florida a week earlier than planned and have replaced the cruise with touring in Arizona before hitting Vegas .
Forum: General Chat 25 Feb 21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,155
Posted By duchy
Iíd expect her to carry on his legacy , he was a...

Iíd expect her to carry on his legacy , he was a ďreal ď travel agent and highly respected as well as liked in the industry.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Feb 21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By duchy
Itís not accepted for everything nowadays so...

Itís not accepted for everything nowadays so *might* not be accepted at entry , I can see them been super strict especially at first
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Feb 21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By duchy
Yes I might but Iíd also need to name change on...

Yes I might but Iíd also need to name change on my two existing bookings (if I didnít have anything booked Iíd just have done my passport now and taken the hit) .
I may ring American and Jet2 and...
Forum: General Chat 25 Feb 21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,225
Posted By duchy
This is a very brave post , thank you for sharing...

This is a very brave post , thank you for sharing , Iím sure youíve helped others with it , even though youíll likely never know xx
Forum: General Chat 25 Feb 21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,155
Posted By duchy
Possibly staff they would have laid off got a...

Possibly staff they would have laid off got a short reprieve or recall or who are on zero hours contracts ?
Probably hours equivalent to 200 extra staff rather than 200 new jobs ?
Forum: General Chat 25 Feb 21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,155
Posted By duchy
Yes , I canít imagine how demoralising it is when...

Yes , I canít imagine how demoralising it is when working on commission only, and spending most of your time cancelling or moving bookings right out dates wise . Itís why Iíve not chased her hard as...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Feb 21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By duchy
Mineís still in my maiden name as I got it right...

Mineís still in my maiden name as I got it right before we got married and Iím too mean to pay to change it , however Iím registered with my doctor so the NHS in my married name (basically socially I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Feb 21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By duchy
Name on vaccination passport

Just realised about the only thing I havenít changed is my passport since I got married so my vaccination had to be booked in my married name as thatís the name Iím registered with my GP, so I could...
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