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Forum: Accommodation Yesterday, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By JAF
You do not have to be staying at a Disney hotel...

You do not have to be staying at a Disney hotel to be able to access the Disney transport system so can't see any reason not to walk or get boat to BC/YC and then get on a bus to the parks.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By JAF
We have twice used Pickfords (albeit not for over...

We have twice used Pickfords (albeit not for over 30 years when we last moved) but both times they were excellent. Came in one day and packed everything, even throwing my computer down the stairs...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,771
Posted By JAF
Agree with push fit joints. Had a bathroom...

Agree with push fit joints. Had a bathroom installed some years ago and argued against them with the plumber who was insisting they were the best thing since slice bread. He insisted on using them...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Oct 20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 20,225
Posted By JAF
See Kay Burley when questioning what is essential...

See Kay Burley when questioning what is essential in Wales has argued with Mr Gethring as to the validity of a hair dryer being an essential item. He stupidly suggested that a woman can go without...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Oct 20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 20,225
Posted By JAF
Remembering when our sons were at school how many...

Remembering when our sons were at school how many times we spent school holiday's replacing school trousers it is a bit short sighted.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Oct 20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By JAF
They have also indicated in the letter that we...

They have also indicated in the letter that we will be stuck in Tier 2 until approx 15 December. At first the leader was intimating 4 week review then 6 now it is just creeping up and up every...
Forum: General Chat 21 Oct 20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,085
Posted By JAF
I know they have them in Sheffield as when we...

I know they have them in Sheffield as when we have stopped up there we got woken up at 4.30 AM by the milkman. Not sure whether it was a float or van as wasn't getting up at that time but there wass...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,122
Posted By JAF
Could not agree with you more my heart goes out...

Could not agree with you more my heart goes out to those poor parents.

We know someone whose twins were 5 weeks early. This was in Sheffield at the start of the month and unfortunately one of...
Forum: General Chat 21 Oct 20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,425
Posted By JAF
When we changed the boiler the other year we...

When we changed the boiler the other year we changed from tank in the loft to mains for the upstairs. However, we had lived here for 30+ years and not come to any harm.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,853
Posted By JAF
We never watch TV adverts either by using record...

We never watch TV adverts either by using record on the Sky box or if we do watch live then mute them as have noticed several companies using the virus as a way of promoting their business which I...
Forum: General Chat 21 Oct 20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,602
Posted By JAF
I was fortunate enough when up in London to be...

I was fortunate enough when up in London to be given a free coffee at one of Pret’s branches somewhere round the back of Regent Street. It was lateish in the day and I was tired but still smiled and...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 20 Oct 20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By JAF
We have been a few times and definitely recommend...

We have been a few times and definitely recommend it. There is normally a waiting list as it is very popular. If you are taking the Eco River trip they will hold your table for you if you are a bit...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,003
Posted By JAF
Please no more silly names eg circuit breaker or...

Please no more silly names eg circuit breaker or fire breaker or 3 word slogans. Am utterly sick of them - whatever happened to plain speaking?
Forum: General Chat 19 Oct 20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By JAF
Trouble is how do you know if you have picked up...

Trouble is how do you know if you have picked up an infected or non infected unless you start testing for it once you get it home. Then, of course, if it is infected how do you get rid of it - or do...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,749
Posted By JAF
I hope not as all it is doing is destroying more...

I hope not as all it is doing is destroying more businesses and no doubt increasing mental problems.
Forum: General Chat 19 Oct 20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By JAF
Not all of us oldies. Perhaps you are speaking...

Not all of us oldies. Perhaps you are speaking for yourself just don’t like to admit it as it would never have crossed my mind as I am not interested in possibly eating a TB infected badger.
Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,602
Posted By JAF
We have lost the main Starbucks opposite M&S and...

We have lost the main Starbucks opposite M&S and not keen on the one in the middle of High Chelmer. Back in March the Costa on the Riverside Retail Park closed and had a revamp so it might be worth...
Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,319
Posted By JAF
Used to love being collected from school by our...

Used to love being collected from school by our neighbour who had a green one of these. At the time we did not have a car so it was a real treat.
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,678
Posted By JAF
Our deeds do have a restriction on caravans,...

Our deeds do have a restriction on caravans, motor homes and boats being parked on the property.
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,416
Posted By JAF
We still have one of the red one’s on the left dh...

We still have one of the red one’s on the left dh won it as a child in a Kellogg’s cornflake competition and it still works. We do have a much newer model for playing records though.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Oct 20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,462
Posted By JAF
So galling today to read how pleased they are...

So galling today to read how pleased they are that we have been stitched up and are in tier 2. This afternoon ‘our glorious’ leader was saying we might have to keep these restrictions for at least 6...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 16 Oct 20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By JAF
Just finished a batch of brownies which we all...

Just finished a batch of brownies which we all love closely followed by any other type of cake.
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,145
Posted By JAF
So do I which is the least time I had Spam.

So do I which is the least time I had Spam.
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,936
Posted By JAF
Me also. Am so past it and getting very fed up...

Me also. Am so past it and getting very fed up at a completely wasted year and prospect of more of the same for 2021. Then the icing on the cake this afternoon when the leader of Essex decides that...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By JAF
I have a feeling they are judging us by their...

I have a feeling they are judging us by their level of stupidity and think we are all idiots. Am quite frankly sick and tired of all the stupid sound bites and slogans that have come out this year...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By JAF
Wish we were in Southend. We are in a rural part...

Wish we were in Southend. We are in a rural part of Chelmsford, very low case numbers, and lumped in with being upgraded to Tier 2. Can’t really see why they wanted us upgraded. The leader’s...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 14 Oct 20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By JAF
Found a tin of chestnuts in the cupboard last...

Found a tin of chestnuts in the cupboard last week nearing end date so made a batch of carrot and chestnut and mushroom and chestnut - both turned out really nicely. Another of our favourites is...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 13 Oct 20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By JAF
I first had these when we made them in school...

I first had these when we made them in school domestic science lesson. When we were told what we were making the following week I remember thinking I had never heard of olives being beef:blush: ...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Oct 20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,085
Posted By JAF
Right from the start Essex County Council have...

Right from the start Essex County Council have only spouted doom and gloom effectively telling residents if they went outside they would die so not surprised. Not really sure what game they are...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Oct 20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 31,254
Posted By JAF
We remember that sketch so well.

We remember that sketch so well.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 45,190
Posted By JAF
We were going to ditch our sparks cards but as we...

We were going to ditch our sparks cards but as we are not going into shops forgot about them. Anyway last week dh fancied some steak and said he would go in and get some, ended up with some other...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Oct 20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,033
Posted By JAF
When dh was at Manchester University his fellow...

When dh was at Manchester University his fellow lodger from Scotland thought Manchester was in the south. We live in the south but think once you get past Watford Gap it is in the north. Think it...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Oct 20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,778
Posted By JAF
He did say that but I am not sure I agree with it...

He did say that but I am not sure I agree with it on many levels.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Oct 20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,190
Posted By JAF
Doctors might, but hospitals sometimes like to...

Doctors might, but hospitals sometimes like to ’fudge’ it. When my mil died it was from MRSA which, at the time was running rampant in hospitals. She caught it in hospital, certainly didn’t have it...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Oct 20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,186
Posted By JAF
Same goes for dh, ds (who had the letter last...

Same goes for dh, ds (who had the letter last time) and myself none of us shielded last time and have no intention of doing so any time in the future.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 31,254
Posted By JAF
Yet another case today of a person with a...

Yet another case today of a person with a constant cough not being able to visit doctor in person but prescribed a couple of courses of anti biotics - now has found it is terminal and no longer...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Oct 20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 56,470
Posted By JAF
As there are likely to be more lockdowns and...

As there are likely to be more lockdowns and restrictions announced by Johnson on Monday I am really hoping it will be good news from Disney. Need something to look forward to and cheer us up. So...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,186
Posted By JAF
Except you have to weigh all the risks which also...

Except you have to weigh all the risks which also include mental health issues. One of our neighbour's had to shield and was, according to his wife, really suffering by the end of it. They have...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 8 Oct 20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By JAF
I soak my fruit overnight before use as per Delia...

I soak my fruit overnight before use as per Delia but then tend to 'feed' it with further food of brandy periodically until I cover it in marzipan and icing.
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By JAF
Or very cute kitten or our new tiny identical...

Or very cute kitten or our new tiny identical twin grandsons.
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