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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Oct 20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By scooby99
We’ve already had Easter 2020 (California),...

We’ve already had Easter 2020 (California), May/June 2020 & September 2020 cancelled; Christmas 2020 not cancelled yet but we know it’s not happening (all 3 Florida).

We’ve got Easter 2021 to...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 22 Oct 20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By scooby99
Their site says that Classic membership is free;...

Their site says that Classic membership is free; Plus membership has an annual fee of £5.
The fee will be deducted once your payable balance reaches £5.
Have you got the Plus membership?
All this...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Oct 20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By scooby99
Agreed; 3 US trips with BA cancelled so far this...

Agreed; 3 US trips with BA cancelled so far this year; will be 4 as our Christmas trip won’t be happening.

In all cases, the money has been back with us within 5 days; with 1 of those, got an...
Forum: General Chat 21 Oct 20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By scooby99
Yeah, all takes place on Saturday although in...

Yeah, all takes place on Saturday although in previous years, they moved the studio audience around so you saw different people in the front row on the Saturday & Sunday shows to try to fool the TV...
Forum: General Chat 20 Oct 20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By scooby99
I know we’re lucky in London to have so many...

I know we’re lucky in London to have so many Prets & Costas & Starbucks & Caffè Nero’s & Gails & Ole and Steen & Joe and the Juice & indies... you get the picture 😃

Pret are known for freebies; I...
Forum: General Chat 20 Oct 20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By scooby99
Well, The Voice presenters & coaches wear the...

Well, The Voice presenters & coaches wear the same clothes for around 6 weeks 😃

As said, it’s for continuity to be able to chop & change clips when they edit & put the episodes together.
Forum: General Chat 20 Oct 20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By scooby99
It is filmed the same day; you can go on-line &...

It is filmed the same day; you can go on-line & find the results on Saturday.

I don’t watch it but my friend does; she looks at the result on Saturday night or Sunday morning; says it saves her...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Oct 20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,903
Posted By scooby99
In a previous conversation with BA, I was advised...

In a previous conversation with BA, I was advised that if at -3 weeks, your flight is still going but the FCO advice is still not to travel to your destination, BA say you can ring & ask for a refund.
Forum: TV and Film 19 Oct 20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By scooby99
You see lots of ladies like that in the Golders...

You see lots of ladies like that in the Golders Green & Hackney areas & Brent Cross shopping centre in London; you can tell they’re wearing wigs.
Forum: TV and Film 19 Oct 20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By scooby99
I posted on a thread on what people were watching...

I posted on a thread on what people were watching around April when we watched it; thought it excellent.
Forum: General Chat 19 Oct 20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,857
Posted By scooby99
As an aside, yes Spar still very much exists. ...

As an aside, yes Spar still very much exists.
Apparently around 2500 of their stores in the U.K.
Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By scooby99
Surprised if people are or continue going to the...

Surprised if people are or continue going to the likes of Costa, Starbucks & Caffè Nero in the larger towns & cities.

Pret now seems to be the coffee shop of choice since their Barista...
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,233
Posted By scooby99
Snap; me & DH often order different starters,...

Snap; me & DH often order different starters, mains or desserts that we both like so we can split each dish.

Growing up, my family always shared or tasted each other’s dishes; my DH’s family the...
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,140
Posted By scooby99
Hate it; remember spam fritters at school 🤢 ...

Hate it; remember spam fritters at school 🤢

It is massively popular in California & Hawaii!
My friend in California says she can’t believe how popular it is as her memories are also of UK school...
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By scooby99
A Google search always has the answer: ...

A Google search always has the answer:

https://www.dummies.com/consumer-electronics/tablets/kindle/the-home-screen-display-on-your-kindle-paperwhite/
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,083
Posted By scooby99
We’ve never had a Range Rover but the...

We’ve never had a Range Rover but the overwhelming message I see posted from friends & neighbours who have one is that they can’t wait to get rid of it & that it spends more time back in the garage...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,166
Posted By scooby99
This is the type of info that people are advised...

This is the type of info that people are advised not to post on-line; possibly gives those with ulterior motives info re your date of birth which often forms part of security checks/logging in...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By scooby99
I’m with EE; when I bought my phone myself at...

I’m with EE; when I bought my phone myself at Christmas, I switched to a sim only deal with them; £20 a month for unlimited calls, texts & 30gb with a bonus of an extra 30gb for free so 60gb a month...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By scooby99
We haven’t been asked whether we packed our bags...

We haven’t been asked whether we packed our bags ourselves for 4-5 years; usually fly 7-8 times a year.

Previous posts mentioned that most airlines no longer ask this as no-one is likely to admit...
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By scooby99
ma (at the end of the senders email address) is...

ma (at the end of the senders email address) is the internet country code for Morocco.
The email address these scams come from are usually a give-away.
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By scooby99
I believe that with Jersey & Guernsey, whether...

I believe that with Jersey & Guernsey, whether you need to self isolate for 14 days on arrival is determined by where you’ve been in the U.K. in the previous 14 days & results of a Covid test on...
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By scooby99
Yeah, got the HeadsforPoints email with this news...

Yeah, got the HeadsforPoints email with this news this morning too.
They speculate that a Waitrose/John Lewis/Avios tie-up could be an option?
Forum: General Trip Planning 11 Oct 20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By scooby99
I remember that the email we got when we...

I remember that the email we got when we cancelled advised that if we made a new booking for more than the value of the voucher, we had to pay the difference.
However, if we made a new booking for...
Forum: TV and Film 5 Oct 20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By scooby99
The Walking Dead

Waited a long time for the finale but ooh, worth it.

Also watched the latest Walking Dead spin-off World Beyond yesterday; looks promising.
Forum: General Chat 4 Oct 20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By scooby99
Similar to others, we only use them for CW/F...

Similar to others, we only use them for CW/F flights to California & Florida.
We also have the BA Amex PP card so book those flights using our companion vouchers.
2020 has been an odd year in terms...
Forum: General Chat 4 Oct 20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,600
Posted By scooby99
1988; was the first US trip for DBF (now DH); we...

1988; was the first US trip for DBF (now DH); we were both 20; we went to Orlando for 4 days!

We were in the US for 3 weeks staying with my family who lived in the Philly/New Jersey areas.
My...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Oct 20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,571
Posted By scooby99
The Royal Garden hotel isn’t reopening until...

The Royal Garden hotel isn’t reopening until November.
Forum: General Chat 2 Oct 20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,476
Posted By scooby99
I remember working Father Christmas out at about...

I remember working Father Christmas out at about 7; told my mum & dad I knew he wasn’t real & it was them leaving presents; they tried to convince me there was a Father Christmas; told them that...
Forum: General Chat 30 Sep 20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,199
Posted By scooby99
The cuts only relate to Disney parks in the US;...

The cuts only relate to Disney parks in the US; Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai & Paris not affected (so far)
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,983
Posted By scooby99
I always order via SmileAmazon; my nominated...

I always order via SmileAmazon; my nominated local animal charity then gets a decent amount of money each quarter from Amazon.
Forum: General Chat 21 Sep 20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 840
Posted By scooby99
Late 70’s. Yes they have; so much better these...

Late 70’s.
Yes they have; so much better these days.
I remember giant glass & metal syringes that had to be boiled to sterilise them, metal needles, glass bottles of insulin; none of these...
Forum: General Chat 21 Sep 20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 840
Posted By scooby99
Yep, severe hypos are extremely scary; 43 years &...

Yep, severe hypos are extremely scary; 43 years & counting for me as a T1D; from memory, just 4 severe hypos for me in that time.
Forum: General Chat 21 Sep 20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 840
Posted By scooby99
5 or above is required for diabetics to drive.

5 or above is required for diabetics to drive.
Forum: General Chat 21 Sep 20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 840
Posted By scooby99
I think you’re only ‘allowed’ one severe hypo...

I think you’re only ‘allowed’ one severe hypo within a twelve month period as a T1D.
I also believe that her GP/consultant are obliged to inform the DVLA of patients they deem unsafe to drive.
If...
Forum: General Chat 21 Sep 20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 840
Posted By scooby99
DH drives as a T1D; licence renewed every 3...

DH drives as a T1D; licence renewed every 3 years.
As above, depending on her answers re hypos, number of in x amount of time & whether she has ever needed assistance, the DVLA may write to her...
Forum: General Chat 21 Sep 20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By scooby99
We’ve now had this 3 times in 2020; California at...

We’ve now had this 3 times in 2020; California at Easter & Florida in May & September.
Sure that Christmas 2020 in Florida won’t happen either.
Really hoping but not certain that Easter 2021 in...
Forum: General Chat 20 Sep 20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,653
Posted By scooby99
Who knows what the system is! As well as having...

Who knows what the system is!
As well as having completed our APIs for our Easter California trip, we’d also completed our APIs for our May Florida trip; both on BA; both completed in Jan/Feb.
Both...
Forum: TV and Film 20 Sep 20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By scooby99
Haven’t started watching it yet but was reading...

Haven’t started watching it yet but was reading about it.
The live episode in the middle of Summer & Winter sounds fascinating; once they start filming live at 9am on 3rd October, they will continue...
Forum: General Chat 20 Sep 20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,653
Posted By scooby99
See my above post; the action on existing ESTAs...

See my above post; the action on existing ESTAs seems very inconsistent.
Forum: General Chat 20 Sep 20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,653
Posted By scooby99
We have ESTAs & had already done APIs in Jan/Feb...

We have ESTAs & had already done APIs in Jan/Feb for our Apr trip to San Diego.
Our flight was obviously cancelled & assumed from comments on here that our ESTAs would be cancelled as we’d be seen...
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