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Forum: General Chat 1 Jan 19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By Darwen Bird
Iím a weirdo apparently because I like Beverly.

Iím a weirdo apparently because I like Beverly.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 22 Sep 18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Darwen Bird
We saw a few people using Go Pro or similar last...

We saw a few people using Go Pro or similar last week - most were using either a chest mount of wrist mount when filming.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 31 Aug 18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,656
Posted By Darwen Bird
I've been using the Dutch site to successfully...

I've been using the Dutch site to successfully book online over the last few days.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Nov 17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,037
Posted By Darwen Bird
I agree thatís itís only when things go wrong...

I agree thatís itís only when things go wrong that you find out how good (or otherwise) something is - however my experience with prepaid cards reinforces my positive opinion. As I posted last week,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Nov 17, 12:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,239
Posted By Darwen Bird
Amazingly we got through security at MCO...

Amazingly we got through security at MCO yesterday within 5 minutes!

I always aim to arrive at MCO 4hours before the flight departure time but was running about 45 minutes late yesterday. When I...
Forum: General Chat 15 Nov 17, 04:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,698
Posted By Darwen Bird
Just a quick update: 36 hours after...

Just a quick update:

36 hours after reporting the money being taken from my card the card provider has refunded ALL the money to my prepaid card account.

I have a secondary card for the account...
Forum: General Chat 14 Nov 17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,698
Posted By Darwen Bird
Itís still a risk only taking cash as it could...

Itís still a risk only taking cash as it could get stolen or lost - itís better to have a variety of formats for your money



The Ďdodgyí transactions were made in Spain for an Italian train...
Forum: General Chat 13 Nov 17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,698
Posted By Darwen Bird
Here now, card cloned - UPDATED post #18

I know this has happened to another Dibber recently, but unfortunately itís been me this time.

I have an Asda Money Cashpassport which Iíve used without problems for several trips. I check my...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 4 Nov 17, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,849
Posted By Darwen Bird
Iíve just popped into the Kipling store at Disney...

Iíve just popped into the Kipling store at Disney Springs to have a look at them - they really are nice. My favourite is the red apple backpack.

For anyone here at the moment itís worth calling...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 24 Oct 17, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,780
Posted By Darwen Bird
There is a new Giant Dole Whip Magic Shot in MK...

There is a new Giant Dole Whip Magic Shot in MK and a limited time Remy (sitting on the palm of your hand) in Epcot. The Remy one is only available during the F&W festival.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 19 Oct 17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,172
Posted By Darwen Bird
Iíd really appreciate it for me forthcoming trip...

Iíd really appreciate it for me forthcoming trip please.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,509
Posted By Darwen Bird
I agree with this... and the recommendation to...

I agree with this... and the recommendation to try Aviva. Iíve used them for the last couple of trips and their quotes have been far lower for equivalent cover (where the other insurers would quote...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Oct 17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By Darwen Bird
I donít know about jogging routes around...

I donít know about jogging routes around Universal, but if you do Parkrun over here (free timed 5k run every Saturday morning) you may be interested to know that there is an official Parkrun not too...
Forum: Guest Services 10 Oct 17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By Darwen Bird
Thanks SMAX - I think I understand what you mean...

Thanks SMAX - I think I understand what you mean. I wouldnít normally be bothered but I wanted to know the sunrise times on a couple of my dates. Iíll check again later this month as you suggest.
Forum: Guest Services 9 Oct 17, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By Darwen Bird
Query re sunrise and sunset times on Trip Planner

My trip includes the Sunday that the clocks go back (5 November) which is highlighted in the trip planner BUT... the sunrise and sunset times on the planner donít seem to take account of the...
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 17, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By Darwen Bird
I think thatís the most likely explanation.

I think thatís the most likely explanation.
Forum: General Chat 8 Oct 17, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By Darwen Bird
Our local one won't even take them for those...

Our local one won't even take them for those reasons - they have had the sign up for the last three weeks with a 7 October deadline. My advice is to double check before the 15 October deadline.

I...
Forum: General Chat 8 Oct 17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By Darwen Bird
Just a heads up that some banks will NOT be...

Just a heads up that some banks will NOT be accepting the old £1 coins after 15 October, so its better to make sure you spend them (if you can find somewhere who will still take them or bank them...
Forum: General Chat 2 Oct 17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By Darwen Bird
Heartbreaking.

Heartbreaking.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 1 Oct 17, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By Darwen Bird
I've been so busy since New Year I'd forgotten...

I've been so busy since New Year I'd forgotten all about booking BOG - I only started to look last week, but I've been able to get both a breakfast and a lunch booking. Don't give up hope yet.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 1 Oct 17, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By Darwen Bird
Definitely agree with Keke's. Egg City is...

Definitely agree with Keke's.

Egg City is worth a trip down H27 ( it's next to Manny's) great breakfasts and full of locals - we went on a Sunday and it was obvious that people were calling in...
Forum: General Chat 1 Oct 17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,924
Posted By Darwen Bird
I thought the rumour was that BA would buy...

I thought the rumour was that BA would buy Monarch's assets (planes, airport slots etc) rather than Monarch itself as a going concern.
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 26 Sep 17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,419
Posted By Darwen Bird
This is what I did too. I've been a...

This is what I did too.

I've been a Starbucks card holder for many years and successfully used my UK Card in the US until fairly recently when I started having issues (sometimes not being accepted...
Forum: General Chat 18 Sep 17, 11:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,394
Posted By Darwen Bird
De Efteling has been in operation for rather a...

De Efteling has been in operation for rather a long time - I can remember visiting when I was 12 years old (over 43 years ago) and it had been open quite a few years by then.
Forum: General Chat 16 Sep 17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,859
Posted By Darwen Bird
No no no, if we're going back to the time of the...

No no no, if we're going back to the time of the Aztecs then Cabana bars win hands down.
Forum: General Chat 14 Sep 17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,859
Posted By Darwen Bird
You are a wise wise man. I love Starbars -...

You are a wise wise man. I love Starbars - thankfully our local 'corner shop' sells them so they are easily available if I have a craving.

For those who've never had a Starbar, they are the UK...
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,298
Posted By Darwen Bird
I never bother giving my actual name in Starbucks...

I never bother giving my actual name in Starbucks (even in the U.K.) as so many people struggle with 'Janice'. I either use my last name (which is used as a first name in the US) or just any old name...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 25 Aug 17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Darwen Bird
If you're staying on US 27 it'll be really easy...

If you're staying on US 27 it'll be really easy to find - just drive north on the 27 until you reach the Clermont exit, then go west (turn left) until you reach 12th street (which will be on your...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 24 Aug 17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Darwen Bird
I've done Clermont Waterfront Parkrun a couple of...

I've done Clermont Waterfront Parkrun a couple of times :) It's a lovely setting for the run - it's not changed location, the Lake Hiawatha Preserve is actually on the Lake Minneola shoreline...
Forum: Accommodation 19 Aug 17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Darwen Bird
If you are a regular at Parkrun in the UK then...

If you are a regular at Parkrun in the UK then you should head up to Clermont and do the Clermont Waterside Parkrun. It's a lovely route, but does start at 7:30am rather than the usual UK 9:00am...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 4 Aug 17, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,117
Posted By Darwen Bird
Idahoan instant mashed potato lovers

Our family love Idahoan mashed potato, especially all the lovely flavours, so we bring back many many packs when we visit Florida.

This week I saw Idahoan instant mashed potato ( in several...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 28 Jul 17, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Darwen Bird
^^^^^^^ THIS My Landry's card arrived the...

^^^^^^^
THIS

My Landry's card arrived the the day after we flew. I had no problem using the app for priority seating or points redemption.
Forum: General Chat 13 Jul 17, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,787
Posted By Darwen Bird
I wear comfort shorts (from Evans). They are a...

I wear comfort shorts (from Evans). They are a bit like the top part of a pair of tights but made from 100% cotton, they're much more sheer than short leggings so don't affect the look and the line...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jul 17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By Darwen Bird
Scottish and Northern Irish notes are issued by a...

Scottish and Northern Irish notes are issued by a number of different banks with permission from HM Treasury to issue banknotes - I think there are nine different banks across Scotland and Northern...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jul 17, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By Darwen Bird
The term is "legal money" and any retailer is...

The term is "legal money" and any retailer is perfectly at liberty to refuse to accept any banknote.

I can understand why many shops don't take them - the myriad of designs in NI and Scottish...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 8 Jul 17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By Darwen Bird
A bit different to Teak in 'feel' but Ovation...

A bit different to Teak in 'feel' but Ovation Bistro is worth a visit - usually full of locals.
Forum: Lego, Funko Pops & Collectables 5 Jul 17, 11:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,758
Posted By Darwen Bird
My DS got the NASA Appolo Saturn V set the day it...

My DS got the NASA Appolo Saturn V set the day it was released - it really is an amazing set and looks great on display

I'm impressed with the quality of the newer sets aimed at the adult market -...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 27 Jun 17, 11:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,749
Posted By Darwen Bird
Idahoan Instant mashed potato - miles better than...

Idahoan Instant mashed potato - miles better than any instant mash available in the U.K. and some amazing flavour varieties too. I brought back 20 odd packs last trip, but my daughter was in San...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 22 Jun 17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By Darwen Bird
I realised this last year. My son loves the...

I realised this last year. My son loves the heavyweight coke glasses and I was surprised at how cheap they were at Disney Springs compared with Club Cool - mind you still not as cheap as the ones I...
Forum: General Chat 18 Jun 17, 12:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,172
Posted By Darwen Bird
FIAT is Fix It Again Tomorrow ;) or at least that...

FIAT is Fix It Again Tomorrow ;) or at least that that's how it's always known to me after having one that needed repairing very very frequently.
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