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Forum: UK Theme Parks Today, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Silvercat
Aw, I'm so disappointed, I was really looking...

Aw, I'm so disappointed, I was really looking forward to the "UK Disneyland" - a phrase which made me want to poke someone violently in the eye, and I'm normally such a peaceable person.

(Please...
Forum: Shopping in Florida Today, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Silvercat
Apologies, I bow to superior knowledge! :)

Apologies, I bow to superior knowledge! :)
Forum: Shopping in Florida Today, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Silvercat
Not any longer. You used to be able to do this...

Not any longer. You used to be able to do this at the Disney Store, but they haven't sold gift cards for a few years.

However, what you can do is buy an online gift card. You can print them off...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,835
Posted By Silvercat
3 animals were in a grocer's shop. The rabbit...

3 animals were in a grocer's shop. The rabbit bought half a pound of tuppeny rice. The fox bought half a pound of treacle. The weasel began to worry about the way things were going ……..
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,835
Posted By Silvercat
Did you hear about Stanley the French Snail? He...

Did you hear about Stanley the French Snail? He fancied his chances as a racing driver, so painted a big letter "S" on his shell and entered the Formula 1 race in Monaco.

As he hurtled round the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 13 Oct 20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By Silvercat
We too are going in September 2021, (hopefully!),...

We too are going in September 2021, (hopefully!), and have our park days booked. We used to park hop, but not so much these days, so we're not too worried about that aspect. However, I do like the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Oct 20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By Silvercat
Yes, we are (hopefully!) going in September 2021...

Yes, we are (hopefully!) going in September 2021 and I've made our park reservations. Just needed to be able to plan SOMETHING for next year!
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 8 Oct 20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By Silvercat
Erm - SPOILER ALERT! :pgig: *whispers* it's...

Erm - SPOILER ALERT! :pgig: *whispers* it's possibly not a ghost …….:pgig:
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 8 Oct 20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By Silvercat
They are indeed nice ghosts. So far, we've...

They are indeed nice ghosts. So far, we've managed to identify 6 resident and another 4 or 5 visiting spirits. Not one of them is nasty or evil. We get occasional noises/smells, and some...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 8 Oct 20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By Silvercat
Our house was built in 1906, and has been in DH's...

Our house was built in 1906, and has been in DH's family since the beginning, (thus it is very haunted, not only by previous family members, but also by the couple of spirits who moved in when I did...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 6 Oct 20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,416
Posted By Silvercat
Hey, been meaning to catch up on this for a few...

Hey, been meaning to catch up on this for a few weeks but home working got in the way! So happy for you, will you be able to spend all year in your new home or are you limited for time over there? ...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,244
Posted By Silvercat
October 1989 we went to Dallas for a month to...

October 1989 we went to Dallas for a month to visit my brother and his wife, bro moved over there when he was 18 to play professional rugby for Dallas Rugby team, after being talent-spotted.
...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,485
Posted By Silvercat
I've loved his books for years, and own them all...

I've loved his books for years, and own them all. My mum always used to buy them for my sister & I for Christmas, but since she died almost 2 years ago, my dad has now taken up the mantle and does...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,948
Posted By Silvercat
I went to the doctors about a year ago and had to...

I went to the doctors about a year ago and had to see a locum - she genuinely looked about 14 and I was sure she was wearing Startrite sandals! So depressing …..:pgig:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Oct 20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,349
Posted By Silvercat
We just rescheduled our end of November 2020 trip...

We just rescheduled our end of November 2020 trip to 04 September 2021, too! So desperate to get there that even my fingernails are crossed!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Sep 20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 252,877
Posted By Silvercat
We've worked out a way to deal with the rule of 6...

We've worked out a way to deal with the rule of 6 at Christmas. As you are allowed up to 30 people at a funeral, we are going to make the turkey a member of our family, and then when we roast it, we...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Sep 20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,908
Posted By Silvercat
We moved our trip from November 2020 to September...

We moved our trip from November 2020 to September 2021. Feeling really positive about it! Fingers crossed ….
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Sep 20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,616
Posted By Silvercat
Had the email last Friday to cancel our MAN to...

Had the email last Friday to cancel our MAN to MCO with Virgin Atlantic on 28 November. No mention of how to refund, just lots of chat about rebooking. Fortunately, we'd already pulled the plug...
Forum: Accommodation 28 Sep 20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 714
Posted By Silvercat
We really like the Raddison Blu, the rooms are...

We really like the Raddison Blu, the rooms are lovely and the beds are SO comfy. Breakfast isn't included though, so we tend to hunt around in the airport for breakfast once we walk over the covered...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Sep 20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By Silvercat
That's EXACTLY our thinking too, if any deals...

That's EXACTLY our thinking too, if any deals were to come out, we could at least rebook again, or add on the DDP if that reappears again and we decide we need it. We have also done deluxe,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Sep 20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By Silvercat
Finally admitted defeat 2020 ...

With just under 2 weeks until our balance was due on our 14 nights at Coronado Springs, we finally admitted that Disney for us this year is not going to happen. :cry:

So I called Disney Holidays...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 21 Sep 20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By Silvercat
Bit of a sad update to this - Cunard recently...

Bit of a sad update to this - Cunard recently emailed me to say that because they have had to cancel all this year's sailings and most of next year's, too, they are concentrating on the 100-day round...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 17 Sep 20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Silvercat
We did 4 days in total, 2 in each park, to give...

We did 4 days in total, 2 in each park, to give us time to explore everything without having to rush. Tokyo Disneysea is our favourite park EVER. It's amazing!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Sep 20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Silvercat
Hmm, following this with interest. Our flights...

Hmm, following this with interest. Our flights are supposed to be 28 November.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Sep 20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,127
Posted By Silvercat
Definitely a step in the right direction! Cases...

Definitely a step in the right direction! Cases in Florida seem to be decreasing, and it looks like it is now (well, from 14 Sept), only a recommendation to quarantine for up to 14 days on arrival,...
Forum: General Chat 9 Sep 20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,505
Posted By Silvercat
I was an extra once in one episode of a series...

I was an extra once in one episode of a series called Blue Heaven that Frank Skinner was in, on Channel 4. Two days filming for £40, not bad! Plus all the food & drink I wanted for 2 days.

We...
Forum: General Chat 9 Sep 20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 882
Posted By Silvercat
Oat for heaven's sake …….. Wheat a disaster this...

Oat for heaven's sake …….. Wheat a disaster this has been.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 8 Sep 20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 785
Posted By Silvercat
Sadly, it doesn't. The train left the hotel at...

Sadly, it doesn't. The train left the hotel at about 9.30 a.m. for a 2.5 hr journey there, we had just under 4 hours at the Canyon to explore, then the train departed back to the hotel around 4.00...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 7 Sep 20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 785
Posted By Silvercat
We did a road trip last year that included a...

We did a road trip last year that included a couple of nights staying in a tiny town called Williams, at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. A fantastic hotel, and we were able to buy tickets to travel...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 7 Sep 20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,704
Posted By Silvercat
Our ESTAs are still valid from last year, so no...

Our ESTAs are still valid from last year, so no worries there.

And as to your P.S. - Yes! It is so lovely that not one person has publicly called me a numpty on this thread for still...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Sep 20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,704
Posted By Silvercat
Thank you everyone for your comments, this has...

Thank you everyone for your comments, this has been a really useful thread. I'm thinking we may have to reschedule, just got to break the news to my DH now ….

Grateful to my Dibber friends for...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Sep 20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,704
Posted By Silvercat
End of November viable?

We are due to travel to WDW for 14 nights at the end of November. I know this is the "how long is a piece of string" question, but how likely do Dibb folk think it is that UK travellers would be...
Forum: General Chat 28 Aug 20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,209
Posted By Silvercat
Yes we would, in a heartbeat. Although our...

Yes we would, in a heartbeat. Although our preference would be to live in Boston, we would seriously consider living in Celebration if they would allow us to move there!
Forum: General Trip Planning 27 Aug 20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Silvercat
We stayed on the Queen Mary for one night last...

We stayed on the Queen Mary for one night last June, and absolutely loved it for the history and the haunted bits! Yes, the dιcor was straight out of an art deco time, and there was no A/C, but you...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,557
Posted By Silvercat
I forgot to say - we have spent a few days here...

I forgot to say - we have spent a few days here and there both in WDW and Disneyland with USA friends, and have had a wonderful time with them, mostly because we all went our own ways most of the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,180
Posted By Silvercat
We are supposed to be going on 28 November for 14...

We are supposed to be going on 28 November for 14 nights. Absolutely no idea what to do at the moment, the balance is due to Disney in about 6 weeks, Virgin Atlantic flights paid and so far, not...
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By Silvercat
Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. I'd be furry...

Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. I'd be furry and cute, and would eat cookies all day. What's not to like?
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,557
Posted By Silvercat
In a word, NOPE! Went away with my parents...

In a word, NOPE!

Went away with my parents and my sister & brother in law in 1999 for Christmas and New Year, we had a villa each in Florida, and it was truly dreadful - my ex husband resented...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 19 Aug 20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By Silvercat
Sorry to wimp out of homemade, but I buy little...

Sorry to wimp out of homemade, but I buy little jars of the mix from Walmarts every time we go over there! Hubby loves the stuff, I make him apple crumble with it in the crumble mix, or sprinkle it...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By Silvercat
We are due to go at the end of November, and...

We are due to go at the end of November, and Disney have indicated that we can cancel or rebook up to the end of 2020 without financial penalty. However, what is making me hesitant to cancel is that...
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