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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Oct 20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,167
Posted By chids
Even so, it's a decision that no parent should...

Even so, it's a decision that no parent should have to make and common sense should prevail in situations like that.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,137
Posted By chids
I actually think so much is being made of this to...

I actually think so much is being made of this to distract from the mess that is going to be Brexit. After the last 7/8 most people will be happy with anything so to speak 😞
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,782
Posted By chids
So by pushing people into socialising at home...

So by pushing people into socialising at home will tie in with the increase in cases via household transmission. Doesn't matter if you're only in a group of 6 and adhering to the rules. You're...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,782
Posted By chids
Doesn't surprise me, but I find it completely...

Doesn't surprise me, but I find it completely annoying and pointless!
Pubs have been open since the middle of July, covid rates didn't shoot up straight away, not until school/colleges started back...
Forum: General Chat 9 Jul 20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By chids
We've got a cottage booked in Wales next month. ...

We've got a cottage booked in Wales next month. The balance is due to be paid next week on the 16th July, i've emailed to see if they're going to amend the balance in line with the 5% VAT change. I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Jun 20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,443
Posted By chids
I'm sorry but no, i still think that they need...

I'm sorry but no, i still think that they need the summer holiday. Get them back before the end of July (in England) so that they can have a few days with their friends before school breaks up for...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jun 20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,889
Posted By chids
My two are primary school age, and aren't in the...

My two are primary school age, and aren't in the year groups that have been invited in, so they're still at home, being home schooled.

At first when the children started to go back i said that as...
Forum: General Chat 13 May 20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 30,323
Posted By chids
So very sorry for your loss xx

So very sorry for your loss xx
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 May 20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,758
Posted By chids
WE're due to go in August to Lanzarote this year...

WE're due to go in August to Lanzarote this year. I've resigned myself to the fact that we're not going. I just wish the government would say that we are not allowed to travel so that the travel...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Mar 20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By chids
My DD is 9, on friday/saturday she started with a...

My DD is 9, on friday/saturday she started with a cough and a bit of a raised temp. Nothing too worrying, just high 37/low 38 degrees.

She's not been unwell as such, she's still managed to play,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Mar 20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 26,587
Posted By chids
We're supposed to be going to Lanzarote in...

We're supposed to be going to Lanzarote in August. Deep down i know it's not going to happen, but whilst there's still quite a bit of time, there's hope. I've got to have something to aim for and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Mar 20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,603
Posted By chids
We've just started isolating as my daughter has...

We've just started isolating as my daughter has developed a cough over the weekend. She's terrible at night, constantly coughing as though she's got a permanent tickle in the back of her throat. ...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Mar 20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,741
Posted By chids
Mobile I work in Further education, the feel around the...

I work in Further education, the feel around the place with the way in which accessing resources online etc makes me think that an announcement is imminent.

A local school is closed because of the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Mar 20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By chids
Mobile This is what's got my husband. No football for 3...

This is what's got my husband. No football for 3 weeks, this is his favourite part of the season. He isn't going to know what to do with himself
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Jan 20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,684
Posted By chids
Mobile I went in 2011 when I was around 14 weeks...

I went in 2011 when I was around 14 weeks pregnant. it was fine. I took it easier than normal, made sure I drunk plenty and didn't feel as though I missed out on anything at all.
We'd been lots of...
Forum: General Chat 21 Jan 20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,462
Posted By chids
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/23817/48c256c...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/23817/48c256c9cc005b.jpg
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/23817/99828e5e89cc09.jpg
We paid £11k for this last summer. It's 3m x 3m. It was a local builder...
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Dec 19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,897
Posted By chids
Mobile Probably not the reply you want because we did...

Probably not the reply you want because we did the trip last year with Santa's Lapland. It was all planned out from the minute we got off the plane. It was absolutely magical,but I'm guessing we paid...
Forum: General Chat 4 Dec 19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,514
Posted By chids
Mobile Thanks for the reply. Good to hear that your 9...

Thanks for the reply. Good to hear that your 9 year old managed ok. I'd love to do new year at Christmas, I blame all the Christmas films set there 🤣 will have to work on H, as it would mean no sunny...
Forum: General Chat 4 Dec 19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,514
Posted By chids
Mobile Wow, looks amazing. I really want to do this, but...

Wow, looks amazing. I really want to do this, but I was worried about it being hectic with the children. How did they cope with it all. Mine would be 9&8 next year and I'm wondering if it would be...
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,608
Posted By chids
Mobile I'd always thought of it as a way of getting a...

I'd always thought of it as a way of getting a cheap Disney fix and have been pricing up for next year a WDW is out of the question. I was shocked to find it was over £1500 next year for 2 adults and...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 19 Nov 19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By chids
Mobile I'll take a look. Thanks for taking the time to...

I'll take a look. Thanks for taking the time to look at dates for me. Much appreciated
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 18 Nov 19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By chids
Mobile Sorry, just got back to this. Having played...

Sorry, just got back to this. Having played around with prices, it seems it isn't too bad. Food/drink/transport/tickets is included apart from getting from CDG to DLP

I spotted it was the run...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 15 Nov 19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By chids
Mobile The flight times for Liverpool are a bit rubbish,...

The flight times for Liverpool are a bit rubbish, if we're there for 3 nights I want to maximise the amount of time we have available.
I've played around with dates, it seems £1600 ish is pretty...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 15 Nov 19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By chids
Mobile Thanks for the tip, I'll have a play around. I...

Thanks for the tip, I'll have a play around. I was trying to include our first bank holiday as I know it's been moved to the 8th may next year. So my dates were 6-9th may.

I'll try half term, I...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 15 Nov 19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By chids
Does this sound right price wise?

Just under £1600 for 2 adults, 2 children around the first weekend of May (2 days in term so the children would be out of school)
3 nights at the sequoia lodge with the HB & gift card, and flights...
Forum: General Chat 16 Sep 19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,532
Posted By chids
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/23817/65ab348...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/23817/65ab348937d83e.jpgI was a size 24/26 in these pictures when we were last there in 2016.
I generally go for longer shorts with longer tops.
I need to lose...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jun 19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,136
Posted By chids
Mobile We've already said we're not going back. The...

We've already said we're not going back. The increased prices and the poor exchange rate has made us decide to spend our money elsewhere. We used to go every 2 years, then when we had the children it...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 14 May 19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By chids
DLP - Marvel spring events

Hi all,
I'm wondering whether anyone can give me an idea of whether the Marvel event that is currently on at DLP tends to be an annual thing?

It's been a long time since we have been to DLP, we...
Forum: General Chat 26 Apr 19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,192
Posted By chids
Mobile You'll love it I'm sure. We went to Saarisalka in...

You'll love it I'm sure. We went to Saarisalka in Finland in December last year and did the whole santa meet. It was the most amazing thing ever. I'd love to spend Christmas there.
Forum: General Chat 26 Apr 19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,192
Posted By chids
Mobile Loving all these trips. Now I've got my head...

Loving all these trips.
Now I've got my head around the fact we won't be doing Florida again it's ok, and so exciting thinking of all the other places we can go. When I was a child we never went to...
Forum: General Chat 26 Apr 19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,192
Posted By chids
Not going to Florida - so where are you off to instead

Next year was going to be the year we went back to Florida and disney after our last trip in 2016. A four year gap would have been nice.

However having seen the prices for next year we've...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Apr 19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,278
Posted By chids
Mobile It's not the planning that's off putting, for us...

It's not the planning that's off putting, for us we are now struggling to justify the cost and I think we're now going to shelve our plans to go next year. We both earn decent wages, but it's getting...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Apr 19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By chids
Mobile My kids go back on the 2nd Sept. Boo! That would...

My kids go back on the 2nd Sept. Boo! That would have been a great deal! Thanks for sharing
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Apr 19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By chids
Mobile Who's quoted you that price? I might be...

Who's quoted you that price? I might be interested at that price, I just need to double check when the kids go back next summer
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Apr 19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,548
Posted By chids
Mobile £3200 for 2 adults and 2 children direct from...

£3200 for 2 adults and 2 children direct from Manchester next August for 15 nights. That sounds a decent price doesn't it? With checked in bags and reserved seats. That's with Thomas Cook. Am I...
Forum: General Chat 26 Mar 19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By chids
Mobile I'm in the Midlands, my renewal was done online...

I'm in the Midlands, my renewal was done online on the 16th march, I posted my old passport on the 18th march, and I got a message yesterday saying it had been approved,so the 25th march. I'm just...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Mar 19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,489
Posted By chids
Mobile I think we are going to have to do this and...

I think we are going to have to do this and perhaps I need to downgrade my needs a bit lol. We were just spoilt last time with our on-site stay.

We used to always do off-site and stop in a hotel...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Mar 19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,489
Posted By chids
Mobile I know. I keep telling DH, that'll give us a...

I know. I keep telling DH, that'll give us a really good Europe holiday for the next three summers, but deep down we've both got our hearts set on going back to Florida next year.

We'd make the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Mar 19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,489
Posted By chids
Mobile I've found a non onsite stay, but going to...

I've found a non onsite stay, but going to comfort suites main gate at Kissimmee, 17 nights with all passes and direct flights from manchester for £7930

But then we'd need spending money on top of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Mar 19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,489
Posted By chids
Mobile We've been a few times, our last time in Feb...

We've been a few times, our last time in Feb 2016, and that was our first onsite stay.

Our plan was to go back in the school hols August 2020, and I can't seem to get everything I want for less...
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