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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Sep 21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,099
Posted By Animagus
I work in a school in Nottinghamshire. We had...

I work in a school in Nottinghamshire. We had the vaccine being offered to all our 12-15 year olds today. Consent forms went home last week.
DD attends another school on the other side of town...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Sep 21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,335
Posted By Animagus
We saw SIX last night too and I agree, it was...

We saw SIX last night too and I agree, it was amazing. Iíd highly recommend.
Weíve seen two shows over the past couple of weeks (the other was Mary Poppins in the West End) and have loved every...
Forum: General Trip Planning 11 Sep 21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By Animagus
We are in the same boat. Have completely given...

We are in the same boat. Have completely given up on the US for the next couple of years at least so weíve booked a week in the Canaries. Hoping and praying it can go ahead. Weíve not been abroad...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Aug 21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,989
Posted By Animagus
Absolutely. We decided not to try and get...

Absolutely. We decided not to try and get abroad. It just seems so stressful. Easier if it was just DH and I but we have an unvaccinated 14 year old which further limits the possibilities. We...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Aug 21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,487
Posted By Animagus
This. 100% this. I couldnít agree more.

This. 100% this. I couldnít agree more.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Aug 21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,989
Posted By Animagus
Exactly what I was wondering. As you say, we...

Exactly what I was wondering. As you say, we are meant to be offered a different vaccine for the booster. You honestly couldnít make this up.
As each day passes, Iím drifting more and more into...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Aug 21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,026
Posted By Animagus
Itís rotten isnít it? Quite a few of us on here...

Itís rotten isnít it? Quite a few of us on here have been double jabbed but still caught COVID. The jabs definitely help to dampen down the effects. DH had a cough, I had a cough, scratchy throat...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Aug 21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,349
Posted By Animagus
Good point. DH and I are both over 50 (just) so...

Good point. DH and I are both over 50 (just) so are likely to be offered a booster. We are hoping being double vaccinated and having had COVID will give us some extra protection when we return to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Aug 21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,349
Posted By Animagus
Thatís interesting. Both DH and I had Astra...

Thatís interesting. Both DH and I had Astra Zeneca, heís not bad at all and I feel rotten. Maybe a Pfizer booster is the way to go?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Aug 21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,349
Posted By Animagus
Itís rotten isnít it? So sorry your family has...

Itís rotten isnít it? So sorry your family has been hit so hard. Another year we are all hoping to forget I think. ❤️
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Aug 21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,802
Posted By Animagus
You mustnít blame yourself. We were all looking...

You mustnít blame yourself. We were all looking forward to some normality then when you get hit by COVID (we all currently have it too), you realise thereís no rhyme nor reason to it. Weíve been...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Aug 21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,349
Posted By Animagus
Our family of three is currently isolating having...

Our family of three is currently isolating having all tested positive with a PCR. Dh was first to show signs: sniffles and a bit of a cough for a day. Had his test day 2 and came back positive so...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Aug 21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,507
Posted By Animagus
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Aug 21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,507
Posted By Animagus
Iíve always hated her; she seems so bloody smug. ...

Iíve always hated her; she seems so bloody smug. And donít even get me started on that bloody craft programme she did. Now I hate her even more.
Phil I always liked, but her I couldnít stand.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jul 21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,808
Posted By Animagus
How wonderful. We are off to London for a few...

How wonderful.
We are off to London for a few days at the end of the school holidays. Iím taking DD to see Mary Poppins (DH hates musicals, so heís going to the pub)
Will take in a couple of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Jul 21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 197,944
Posted By Animagus
Just popping onto this thread to wish all you...

Just popping onto this thread to wish all you hopeful September Dibbers good luck.
Had our August trip cancelled today so will need to live through your trippies instead. 💛
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Jul 21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,258
Posted By Animagus
Time to change my countdown (again). Had the...

Time to change my countdown (again). Had the cancellation email today.
We wonít be trying to get there in 2021 now, but I really hope those of the August crew who have rebooked for Sep/Oct/Dec do...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Jul 21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 158,338
Posted By Animagus
We had the same two emails in reverse (for the...

We had the same two emails in reverse (for the same date) and the options email arrived about 4 hours later.
Iíve not tried contacting anybody yet. We still have the voucher from last Augustís...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Jul 21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By Animagus
Iím all in favour of testing to prevent 10 days...

Iím all in favour of testing to prevent 10 days of isolation; schools desperately need some normality and an academic year free of disruption.
I donít understand why they want all students and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Jul 21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By Animagus
Honestly, if we are just at home, I donít think...

Honestly, if we are just at home, I donít think we will do them but, if we are going to visit older relatives we will. We are all pretty fed up of sticking those swabs down our throats and up our...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Jul 21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By Animagus
My understanding is they want to introduce daily...

My understanding is they want to introduce daily testing for 5 days if youíre identified as a close contact rather than sending students home for 10 days to isolate. If youíre negative, you can go...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Jul 21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By Animagus
Couldnít agree more. The requirement for testing...

Couldnít agree more. The requirement for testing needs to be dropped. As you say, they are very costly and bring with them a whole raft of uncertainties for travellers. If double vaccinated, they...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Jun 21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By Animagus
I honestly feel the same way as others on here. ...

I honestly feel the same way as others on here. Really cannot believe we are still confined to base. I wish we had taken advantage of a getaway last year when there was no testing etc. Laughably,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Jun 21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By Animagus
Iím an Alton Towers season pass holder and I...

Iím an Alton Towers season pass holder and I started going again as soon as we could last year. Not been for about a month, but never felt unsafe. Parks are getting busier though and the rules are...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Jun 21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 21,666
Posted By Animagus
I share so many of these sentiments. Would love...

I share so many of these sentiments. Would love to go this August but the balances for the holiday and the tickets are due in a couple of weeks so itís all cutting it a bit too fine for the next...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Jun 21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,601
Posted By Animagus
My school is holding its sports days for Y7,8 and...

My school is holding its sports days for Y7,8 and 9 each on a separate day and only one year group at a time. They are being held onsite and any equipment they touch, such as relay batons, javelins...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Jun 21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,530
Posted By Animagus
Iím surprised the school didnít go for the online...

Iím surprised the school didnít go for the online option. We have done that for all parentsí evenings as did my DDís school. I would have been irritated if weíd have been given no opportunity to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Jun 21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7,296
Views: 711,258
Posted By Animagus
Same date as us, but Iím not feeling quite as...

Same date as us, but Iím not feeling quite as optimistic as you. Already had part of our return journey cancelled, DD wonít have been vaccinated (too young) and thereís no way we can quarantine, as...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Jun 21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 16,617
Posted By Animagus
It is good that there seems to at least be some...

It is good that there seems to at least be some discussion but itís all cutting it too fine for us. We are both double jabbed already but DD is only 14. Amber or any form of quarantine would rule...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jun 21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,135
Posted By Animagus
Thank you. I think Iíll be having a trawl this...

Thank you. I think Iíll be having a trawl this weekend. Just had our inbound flights cancelled and only offered an alternative for the first leg. Canít see it happening this year, so think Iíll...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jun 21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,135
Posted By Animagus
Wow! We are stuck with school holidays, so...

Wow! We are stuck with school holidays, so expect Iíve left it too late. If thatís the case, we will manage with a few days out here and there and keep saving for the US in the hope of actually...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jun 21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By Animagus
We received a cancellation email today too. Our...

We received a cancellation email today too. Our inbound flights have both been cancelled (indirect, operated by AA) and weíve only been given a replacement for the first leg.

Iíve not contacted...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jun 21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,717
Posted By Animagus
With all due respect, I sincerely hope you are...

With all due respect, I sincerely hope you are wrong. If not, there will be precious little of our travel industry left!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jun 21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,717
Posted By Animagus
Sadly, I think youíre right. 😢.

Sadly, I think youíre right. 😢.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jun 21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,135
Posted By Animagus
D-Day for us is mid July when our balance to BA...

D-Day for us is mid July when our balance to BA is due. Sitting tight for now to see what, if anything, changes.

Havenít booked or planned anything else. Pretty resigned to the fact we wonít...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Jun 21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,082
Posted By Animagus
Sadly, my brother is one of those whose furlough...

Sadly, my brother is one of those whose furlough has been extended (again). He hasnít flown once since Feb 2020. BA cabin crew have really been through the mill first with all the uncertainties...
Forum: General Chat 5 Jun 21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,797
Posted By Animagus
We always got something for the lunchtime helpers...

We always got something for the lunchtime helpers and the school club staff when DD was at primary too.

My colleagues always buy a gift for our cleaners at Christmas and the end of the year. ...
Forum: General Chat 5 Jun 21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,797
Posted By Animagus
DH and I are both secondary teachers. We have,...

DH and I are both secondary teachers. We have, over the years, received chocolates, mugs, pens, ties etc all of which are nice, but certainly not expected.
As many others have said, the personal...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Jun 21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,310
Posted By Animagus
We feel the same -if not now, when? So fed up...

We feel the same -if not now, when? So fed up with the constantly shifting sands. Sadly, if US isnít green, we canít go, as thereís not enough time to quarantine before we return to school (DD at...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Jun 21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,931
Posted By Animagus
Social distancing Bubbles and zones (in school)...

Social distancing
Bubbles and zones (in school)
Next slide please
Data not dates
SAGE (unless itís with onion in the form of stuffing)
Hands face space fresh air
Safeguard the progress...
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