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Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By mick
I've had three emails from Andy in the last year...

I've had three emails from Andy in the last year or so asking if I wanted to cancel. I've said no each time and just rolled my booking over - hoping to pick my own Alamo car at MCO in November. I've...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,801
Posted By mick
Thatís brilliant news :spin: Joan :wave:

Thatís brilliant news :spin:

Joan :wave:
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By mick
Assume you've checked this site? ...

Assume you've checked this site?

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain

You need to click a few links :grin:

Mick
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By mick
PS Screenshot ...

PS Screenshot

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/3811/e27a40e8498fc4.jpg
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By mick
PR is certainly mentioned in my link (in bold...

PR is certainly mentioned in my link (in bold type under Summary) as it's part of the USA. Only American Samoa and Guam still on "no go" list.

I assume though that PR is covered by the White House...
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By mick
I don't follow or understand the traffic light...

I don't follow or understand the traffic light system I'm afraid as it seems to change more often than those just down the road.

For FCDO advice though I always look here - PR is classed alongside...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Jul 21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,241
Posted By mick
We're just simple God fearing folk from God's...

We're just simple God fearing folk from God's county bonny lass.

All I hope for is that when people are desperately searching for good news to keep their dreams alive is for spiteful and mean...
Forum: General Chat 24 Jul 21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,305
Posted By mick
Mickey Since I consider you as a DIBB chum I...

Mickey

Since I consider you as a DIBB chum I think that I should point out that "Dreams" is a retailer specialising in beds and the like.

It's not a dimly lit private venue that shows Jennifer...
Forum: General Chat 24 Jul 21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,771
Posted By mick
I like to keep myself in shape. This was me a few...

I like to keep myself in shape. This was me a few years ago before I realised I was letting myself go.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/3811/2d565c86f04c51.jpg

Mick
Forum: General Chat 24 Jul 21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,771
Posted By mick
I'm 75 but friends say I look 20 years younger...

I'm 75 but friends say I look 20 years younger. :grin:

What do you folks think?

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/3811/617729c2e7aef9.jpg

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Jul 21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,241
Posted By mick
Hopefully someone with factual knowledge rather...

Hopefully someone with factual knowledge rather than speculative rumour, about scheduled flights will spot this and add more credibility to my post. :grin:

Way way back in April 2020 BA announced...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jul 21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,241
Posted By mick
Dr JJ You may know that I check the VTP site...

Dr JJ

You may know that I check the VTP site daily and, at the minute, we'll still have to walk over to side A to collect the tag. Hopefully when they open to international flights they will add...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jul 21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,241
Posted By mick
Haven't booked the airport parking or overnight...

Haven't booked the airport parking or overnight hotel yet just in case BA move us to LGW. Fourth time lucky for the car with Andy. :grin:

Already signed up for the Visitor Toll Pass.

Mick
Forum: General Chat 23 Jul 21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By mick
Just had another thought. Heaven forbid...

Just had another thought.

Heaven forbid that any Leeds council employees turn up in a cotton shirt

Mick
Forum: General Chat 23 Jul 21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By mick
Tom You aren't allowed to say "woolly " as...

Tom

You aren't allowed to say "woolly " as it discriminates against cotton. Likewise "mammoth " discriminates against small animals.

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jul 21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,241
Posted By mick
Having subscribed to the POSITIVITY threads for...

Having subscribed to the POSITIVITY threads for April 2020, November 2020 and April 2021 I have to join you on this one.

A few friendly American dibbers have assured me that we will be eating our...
Forum: General Chat 23 Jul 21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By mick
I guess that it might be the ten thousandth time...

I guess that it might be the ten thousandth time I've said this in recent years.

The world has gone mad.

Mick
Forum: General Chat 23 Jul 21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 915
Posted By mick
Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional...

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

Mick
Forum: General Chat 23 Jul 21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 915
Posted By mick
Many happy returns Kevin. From an oldie ...

Many happy returns Kevin.

From an oldie

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jul 21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By mick
Lots of great stuff here especially in Walt's 47...

Lots of great stuff here especially in Walt's 47 square miles but not many in Florida's other 65,700 square miles. :grin:

How about a day trip to AMI, Celebration just for a Kilwins sitting by the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Jul 21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 48,407
Posted By mick
This one used to be on Westpark Drive in...

This one used to be on Westpark Drive in Celebration but haven't seen it for about 4 years. I believe that he was an Imagineer at Universal.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Jul 21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 48,407
Posted By mick
We've visited Florida around 15 times in November...

We've visited Florida around 15 times in November but only twice for Halloween - if you count flying out on 30th October. :grin:

Try and fit a trip to Celebration if you can. The houses are...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Jul 21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By mick
As Mike above suggests drop Andy at DFCH an...

As Mike above suggests drop Andy at DFCH an email. He can offer some good off-line prices. We've used him 6 or 7 times (although last 3 cancelled) - his customer service can't be beaten.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Jul 21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 48,407
Posted By mick
So M? Thanksgiving turkey at Bob's at Posner...

So M?

Thanksgiving turkey at Bob's at Posner this year? Didn't make it in 2020. :cry:

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Jul 21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By mick
We always hire a car and what I know about Uber &...

We always hire a car and what I know about Uber & Lyft can be written on the back of a postage stamp in 72 font.

However I have seen this suggested a few times on the DIBB. Don't choose a car size...
Forum: General Chat 21 Jul 21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By mick
For the last 12 years or so of my working life...

For the last 12 years or so of my working life before I retired in 2015 my offices were at Hampton in Arden, Blythe Valley in Solihull and Birmingham Business park. Oh how I loved the roadworks at...
Forum: General Chat 21 Jul 21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By mick
Olga Indeed so. This is where I left the A45...

Olga

Indeed so. This is where I left the A45 for my office.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/3811/31ef77904ebeb0.jpg

Mick
Forum: General Chat 21 Jul 21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By mick
The central reservation of the A45 running on the...

The central reservation of the A45 running on the outskirts of Coventry did this for years but not this year for some reason. :confused2

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Jul 21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 48,407
Posted By mick
That's even far more active than our typical...

That's even far more active than our typical holiday. Haven't been to a park since 2010 apart from half a day at MVMCP in 2014.

Our trippies have been identical for the last 15 visits.

Day 1 -...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Jul 21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,748
Posted By mick
You were very brave going on. I have a fear of...

You were very brave going on. I have a fear of getting loads of questions about Atomic Kitten or Boyzone. :( My knowledge of Boy Bands stops at John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Needless to say I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Jul 21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,748
Posted By mick
The one who always gets 39 points on Popmaster?...

The one who always gets 39 points on Popmaster? :grin:

Unless it's a question from 1990 onwards. :(

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jul 21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By mick
PS It's now valid again of course since the...

PS

It's now valid again of course since the USA was taken off the FCDO "don't travel" list. :grin: All we want now is for Joe to let us in without staying in Mexico for 2 weeks.

Mick
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Jul 21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,748
Posted By mick
75 years on this Mortal Coil and over 17 on the...

75 years on this Mortal Coil and over 17 on the DIBB and agree with all you've said iLaura.

I'm even posting about car hire, driving and tolls again. :grin:

A few mean spirited newcomers won't...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jul 21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By mick
We take out their Comprehensive - mainly because...

We take out their Comprehensive - mainly because we're both 75 and both post-cancer. We have unlimited medical cover and zero excess on every item.

We do have to pay around £850 a year for annual...
Forum: General Chat 20 Jul 21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,599
Posted By mick
Complete with lanai and private pool (just out of...

Complete with lanai and private pool (just out of shot)

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Jul 21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By mick
A couple of initial comments. Firstly I...

A couple of initial comments.

Firstly I think you'll struggle to get a single trip policy more than 12 months out. Secondly all travel policies in my experience are written as benefits per person...
Forum: General Chat 20 Jul 21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,599
Posted By mick
I bet that's dearer than the posh areas of...

I bet that's dearer than the posh areas of Ruislip where retired electricians spend their days. :confused2

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 20 Jul 21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By mick
As I've mentioned in my "big VTP" thread we've...

As I've mentioned in my "big VTP" thread we've signed up again for November but will we make it?

Still only side A for collection but I'll happily overcome that walk if we get there.

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 20 Jul 21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By mick
After 37 visits and hiring a car every time it's...

After 37 visits and hiring a car every time it's the only subject I'm reasonably confident posting about. :grin: Maybe Longhorn Steakhouse and visiting B&BW shops as well. ;)

Never spent a single...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 20 Jul 21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By mick
PPS I sincerely hope that you've upgraded...

PPS

I sincerely hope that you've upgraded the insurance with the car through VH? They are seriously notorious for only providing $25k SLI instead of $1m in their basic offer. Have an accident and...
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