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Forum: Current Issues Forum Today, 02:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,723
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile The French are opening their borders on 15th June...

The French are opening their borders on 15th June (to other EU countries and the UK). However, if anyone is coming from a country that has a quarantine procedure (ie the UK) then there will be a...
Forum: General Chat Today, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,536
Views: 269,751
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thank you! I wonít quite believe it until his...

Thank you! I wonít quite believe it until his flight takes off from Heathrow to Paris. So far we are on the third set of flights I think so I just hope there isnít a cancellation. I have told him he...
Forum: General Chat Today, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4,536
Views: 269,751
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I think I wonít believe he will be here until the...

I think I wonít believe he will be here until the flight lands in France!

He is doing a database course over the summer for more credits as this eases the number of courses he will have to do...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4,536
Views: 269,751
Posted By Melbatb
Glad to hear a postive update for Georgia! ...

Glad to hear a postive update for Georgia!

As far as he knows, term starts as planned at the beginning of september. However, no news as yet as to when face to face lessons willl begin. If they...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 27 May 20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By Melbatb
I donít know where I said it wasnít useful but I...

I donít know where I said it wasnít useful but I thought it gave a balanced view that other airlines have also not always been 100% good either. In my case we are talking about the return leg of a...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 27 May 20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By Melbatb
Different people have had bad experiences with...

Different people have had bad experiences with different airlines. BA in my case. Trying to get my 18 year old home on his return ticket has cost me an extra Ä320 as BA cancelled the final leg (LHR...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 27 May 20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Another one who has had excellent service from...

Another one who has had excellent service from Air Canada when things have gone wrong due to weather issues.
Forum: General Chat 27 May 20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I live in the south of France. April can be...

I live in the south of France. April can be lovely but it can also be chilly and wet!
Forum: General Chat 25 May 20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,583
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile A great attitude. Mine doesnít bother me at all...

A great attitude. Mine doesnít bother me at all. Much better than dealing with the illness!
Forum: General Chat 25 May 20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,583
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Great news! It took me a v while to feel 100% and...

Great news! It took me a v while to feel 100% and to get my weight back up (I was 40kg at the worst of it)

24 years later all I have to show for it is a big scar on my stomach - a small price to...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 17 May 20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Melbatb
Another T1 mum. Bit different circumstances as we...

Another T1 mum. Bit different circumstances as we are in France. As it stands now, no decision as to whether lycees will open. If they do, will be reduced numbers. It would just be for 4 weeks.
...
Forum: General Chat 17 May 20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,475
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Happy birthday Isabel ❤️ Thinking of you and...

Happy birthday Isabel ❤️
Thinking of you and your family on this day x
Forum: Current Issues Forum 13 May 20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Over here (France) it is compulsory. Plus in...

Over here (France) it is compulsory. Plus in shops about 80% are wearing them! I have made all ours plus for my colleagues.
Forum: General Chat 10 May 20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 28,643
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am so sorry to hear this tragic news. ...

I am so sorry to hear this tragic news.

Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

May Isabel rest in peace ❤️
Forum: General Chat 9 May 20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4,536
Views: 269,751
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile DS thinks they will start online for his...

DS thinks they will start online for his university but things could change a lot. Especially as, at the moment, there are zero local transmissions there. We will see. He has applied for halls but...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 9 May 20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 24,424
Posted By Melbatb
My son was quarantined when he returned to HK...

My son was quarantined when he returned to HK from Malaysia when HK imposed a quarantine for all at short notice. He had to give an address (in his case his university has a block designated for...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 9 May 20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,153
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My DS has had online classes since November last...

My DS has had online classes since November last year (in HK - first due to the demonstrations and now covid). To be honest they are well run, he has a set timetable of about 20h per week and will...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 9 May 20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,320
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile As I live in France I watch the stats here very...

As I live in France I watch the stats here very carefully.

The site I mainly use also has a comparison table for deaths between 1/3/2019-13/4/2019 and the same for this year. (It adds on weekly...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 7 May 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,259
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have been working as normal. Most if my team is...

I have been working as normal. Most if my team is at least partially furloughed. Partially because over here in France it is not all or nothing. So my team do the work that they have and are...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 6 May 20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,315
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile ((Colette)) I am so very sorry to hear this...

((Colette))
I am so very sorry to hear this awful news. You and your family are in my thoughts xx
Forum: General Chat 6 May 20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,443
Posted By Melbatb
What lovely horses! Over here in France the...

What lovely horses!

Over here in France the stables are off limits except for the staff. Thankfully my DDís pony has been ridden and jumped by her coach so is in good shape but we have friends...
Forum: General Trip Reports 4 May 20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Melbatb
What a bittersweet day! Always difficult to say...

What a bittersweet day! Always difficult to say goodbye when you know it will be a while before you see them again. The evening cruise was a great way to spend the last evening.

I love Georgiaís...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 4 May 20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By Melbatb
At the moment, as we canít travel more than 100km...

At the moment, as we canít travel more than 100km it isnít an issue. Mass gatherings arenít allowed until September at the earliest so I would say no chance of Disney opening before then. Beaches...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 4 May 20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I live in France! As from Next Monday (end of our...

I live in France! As from Next Monday (end of our lockdown) we are allowed to travel upto 100km from home.

For the last 7 weeks we have had to be able to justify any trip from home or risk a Ä135...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 4 May 20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,526
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile HK, as said previously, is another country that...

HK, as said previously, is another country that has had low numbers - amazing when you consider their proximity to China and their density.

However, they hit hard and fast. But there has been no...
Forum: General Chat 3 May 20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,964
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Drumsticks - no competition!

Drumsticks - no competition!
Forum: Current Issues Forum 3 May 20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By Melbatb
We have a T1 DD. Our doctor said that as her...

We have a T1 DD. Our doctor said that as her diabetes is well managed and she has no other underlying conditions then she can go back to school. Here that wonít be until at least June. However there...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 1 May 20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,016
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I donít know about people starting to relax if...

I donít know about people starting to relax if they know the end date. Here in France we were told on Easter Monday that the lockdown would end on May 11th - in 4 weeks at that time. I havenít seen...
Forum: General Chat 1 May 20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,536
Views: 269,751
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That is great news! He must be relieved!

That is great news! He must be relieved!
Forum: Current Issues Forum 1 May 20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,016
Posted By Melbatb
But does it matter what other countries are...

But does it matter what other countries are reporting. The important thing is that each country tries it best to control the spread. It is not a competition.
Forum: Current Issues Forum 1 May 20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,016
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Living in France, the daily figures give a...

Living in France, the daily figures give a breakdown of deaths in hospitals and care homes and have done way before the UK did. Plus we know how many go into hospital, in to ICU, out of ICU, out of...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 30 Apr 20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,176
Posted By Melbatb
I did my weekly shop yesterday. There was nothing...

I did my weekly shop yesterday. There was nothing you couldnít get except disposable gloves (a colleague asked me to look!)

The local mills have all stepped up and there is plenty of local flour...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 29 Apr 20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Melbatb
My son didnít drive at all between mid August...

My son didnít drive at all between mid August when he went to uni and mid December when he came back. With 4 lessons and some driving with us he passed his test in mid-January. So donít worry too...
Forum: General Chat 29 Apr 20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,684
Posted By Melbatb
For me it is fine but I donít have young...

For me it is fine but I donít have young children. I have my computer set up in the spare room and work pretty normally. The only noise anyone may hear is the dog barking.

I think companies are...
Forum: General Chat 27 Apr 20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 9,070
Posted By Melbatb
Great minds think alike! Sounds like a great...

Great minds think alike! Sounds like a great plan! The simple pleasures are often the most enjoyable :D
Forum: General Chat 27 Apr 20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 9,070
Posted By Melbatb
How about planning and cooking some meals around...

How about planning and cooking some meals around the world? Something you wouldnít normally cook? I love looking at recipe books!
Forum: General Chat 27 Apr 20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 9,070
Posted By Melbatb
Out of the next 5 weekends, 4 are long ones :D...

Out of the next 5 weekends, 4 are long ones :D The joys of May! Not that it makes much difference as we are stuck at home for the first two! But at least no work this Friday!
Forum: General Chat 27 Apr 20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 9,070
Posted By Melbatb
We had lots of rain this afternoon and at my FIL...

We had lots of rain this afternoon and at my FIL they had a mini tornado :omg. Though this weekend we are due to have sun and 28C - just as well as it is a three day weekend :D
Forum: General Chat 27 Apr 20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 9,070
Posted By Melbatb
How lovely to see the eggs. They look very cosy...

How lovely to see the eggs. They look very cosy in there.

Weíd have had some different birds in the garden this week. We often have magpies and pigeons but these looked like a larger version of a...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 27 Apr 20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile All caught up! Glad you escaped the horrors...

All caught up!

Glad you escaped the horrors of the airbnb!
The sunrise and sunset pictures are fab!
And what a lovely relaxing day!
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