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Forum: General Trip Planning 14 Oct 20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By grant_w
so it is, didn't know that :)

so it is, didn't know that :)
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By grant_w
Haha, this is me every single time

Haha, this is me every single time
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By grant_w
We just bought one, specifically for the...

We just bought one, specifically for the Christmas lights, so we don't have to keep clambering about under the tree to get to the switch :D
Forum: General Trip Planning 14 Oct 20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,013
Posted By grant_w
We really liked it at The Metro too, Macy's just...

We really liked it at The Metro too, Macy's just along the road as well as other places mentioned earlier. We liked it that we weren't smack bang in Times Square
Forum: UK Holiday Planning 14 Oct 20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By grant_w
I've just booked a few days in Shanklin for next...

I've just booked a few days in Shanklin for next week :)
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 8 Oct 20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 99,701
Posted By grant_w
In recognition of BA 747s retiring today, here's...

In recognition of BA 747s retiring today, here's one from the Air Tattoo last year https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/e3b6508d9b6836.jpg
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 7 Oct 20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,262
Posted By grant_w
A couple from our night tour of Alcatraz ...

A couple from our night tour of Alcatraz
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/004be447e1dade.jpg

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/44d00b5744da29.jpg
Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By grant_w
We are in the process of having the house...

We are in the process of having the house decorated, and we're being charged about £250 per room, thats for paint (1 or 2 coats as needed), wallpaper in 1 room, and all woodwork, so far they've taken...
Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,235
Posted By grant_w
Supposed to be going to Iceland this May so...

Supposed to be going to Iceland this May so that's moved to next May.
Also, hoped to go to Canada with friends after their trip, due to be a couple of weeks, was cancelled and they've moved to next...
Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,252
Posted By grant_w
I think it was 1996. We booked a trip with...

I think it was 1996. We booked a trip with another family, booked on Teletext, and flew with Laker.
We stayed in a villa in Hunters Creek.
Couldn't believe that you got free refills on drinks!
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 2 Oct 20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 99,701
Posted By grant_w
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/475754f...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/475754fe18f8f6.jpg
A Jaguar at Dartmoor Zoo from last week
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 2 Oct 20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,262
Posted By grant_w
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https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/0249d386a7b91c.jpg
One from Animal Kingdom
Forum: Beyond the Parks 29 Sep 20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By grant_w
Take a look on here minigolfmap.com If you...

Take a look on here
minigolfmap.com

If you like mini golf then check our Brooks Holt on YouTube, this is his website
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 17 Sep 20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,545
Posted By grant_w
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https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/a712090cbb8db2.jpg
Forum: General Chat 16 Sep 20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 631
Posted By grant_w
This was a few weeks ago over my house ...

This was a few weeks ago over my house

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/38fda94f12c232.jpg
Forum: UK Holiday Planning 16 Sep 20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By grant_w
Unfortunately, Seaview Wildlife Encounter closed...

Unfortunately, Seaview Wildlife Encounter closed down a year or 2 ago.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Sep 20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By grant_w
We luckily booked our Discovery Cove trip for...

We luckily booked our Discovery Cove trip for Labor Day last year so it didn't affect us.
Apart from the hurricane risk, I will say it was particularly hot and humid last year, and judging by...
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 10 Sep 20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,545
Posted By grant_w
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/09ce04d...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/09ce04d9e48181.jpg
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 7 Sep 20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 99,701
Posted By grant_w
A Hurricane from Shuttleworth's Drive-In Vintage...

A Hurricane from Shuttleworth's Drive-In Vintage Airshow yesterdayhttps://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/07815d758e3397.jpg
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 7 Sep 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By grant_w
Photos from EPCOT

A year ago we were in Florida, while at EPCOT we had a few of those automatic photos taken at the car displays at Test Track. We were emailed some of them pretty much straight away. We were having so...
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 4 Sep 20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,545
Posted By grant_w
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https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/e9c9a1f46d6ce0.jpg
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By grant_w
1 year ago

We were in Universal Studios a year ago, it was the day Hurricane Dorian was due to hit Florida, and parks were closing early. We chose Universal as they were staying open the latest (Disney parks...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Sep 20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By grant_w
Correct, it's one park per day. Most of the...

Correct, it's one park per day.

Most of the replies on this thread have been talking about 'normal' times
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Sep 20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By grant_w
I saw some helicopter B&Bs recently. You can stay...

I saw some helicopter B&Bs recently. You can stay in an ex-Navy Lynx or ex-Search and Rescue helicopters
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Sep 20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By grant_w
Yeah, who knows when/if they'll allow park...

Yeah, who knows when/if they'll allow park hopping again.
Forum: General Trip Planning 2 Sep 20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By grant_w
Siam Park is amazing, definitely the best water...

Siam Park is amazing, definitely the best water park I've been to outside of Florida.

If you like zoos, Jungle Park is also nearby, the last couple of times we've been we've done their animal...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Sep 20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By grant_w
We did it a few times last year, having never...

We did it a few times last year, having never done it before on all of our trips.
Our villa was close enough so we didn't take much time travelling.
We were in at rope drop, did as much as we could...
Forum: TV and Film 1 Sep 20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By grant_w
Started watching it when we got Netflix, near the...

Started watching it when we got Netflix, near the end of season 2 at the mo
Forum: Accommodation 1 Sep 20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By grant_w
I don't think I've ever seen anyone in the...

I don't think I've ever seen anyone in the communal pool on any villa complex I've stayed on.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 1 Sep 20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By grant_w
Personally, I'd go to DC, SQ, BG etc. Huge...

Personally, I'd go to DC, SQ, BG etc.
Huge value for money on their Ultimate ticket.
Plus it helps we love rollercoasters so SW and BG have some of the best, plus we love zoos and again SW and BG...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 28 Aug 20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By grant_w
If you are a first timer with Avis you can still...

If you are a first timer with Avis you can still go straight to the garage, but you have to visit the kiosk to sort out paperwork.
Subsequent visits should allow you to skip all kiosks altogether as...
Forum: General Trip Planning 27 Aug 20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By grant_w
We stayed on the Queen Mary for 1 night and had a...

We stayed on the Queen Mary for 1 night and had a bog standard inside cabin, but it was the end of October so the lack of A/C didn't bother us particularly. It was a typical cruise ship room, didn't...
Forum: General Trip Planning 26 Aug 20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By grant_w
I had 2 rooms booked in Iceland for May with a...

I had 2 rooms booked in Iceland for May with a non-refundable rate.
The hotel gave us a voucher for the amount which we can use til next May, so we've rebooked for next May and keeping our fingers...
Forum: TV and Film 24 Aug 20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By grant_w
I'm half way through the first season, and really...

I'm half way through the first season, and really like it.
I was warned it got worse through season 2 and season 3 was terrible. Shame, as I'm really liking season 1 so far
Forum: Accommodation 24 Aug 20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By grant_w
We had to drive past it to get to the 192 from...

We had to drive past it to get to the 192 from our villa, you can probably be in Animal Kingdom parking lot in about 5 minutes from there. Loads of restaurants, shops and mini golfs on the 192...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 21 Aug 20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By grant_w
We visited San Diego a few years ago, with...

We visited San Diego a few years ago, with wonderful help from Aims.
We stayed in Best Western Yacht Harbour, which we really liked. Walking distance to Shelter Island, and a few nice restaurants...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,562
Posted By grant_w
We are going with 2 couples who've never been...

We are going with 2 couples who've never been before and staying in the same villa.
The theory is...me, DW and our friend (who usually go to Florida together anyway) will have 1 car and the 'new' 4...
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,695
Posted By grant_w
No I don't, they obviously don't want the work...

No I don't, they obviously don't want the work. I'll just remember not to ask them again in the future.
We've just had 5 people round for a fencing quote, 2 didn't get back to us.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,474
Posted By grant_w
I've moved my villa booking to 2022 and when the...

I've moved my villa booking to 2022 and when the time comes we'll be looking at BA/Avis to get our flights and car.
Forum: TV and Film 12 Aug 20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By grant_w
We watched it as we stayed on the Queen Mary a...

We watched it as we stayed on the Queen Mary a couple of years ago.
And the tour guy got on my wick too, couldn't put up with him for very long
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