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Forum: General Chat 4 Nov 20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,751
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Posted By Nimbus
Yes, thankfully. I mean, she's not BFF with them...

Yes, thankfully. I mean, she's not BFF with them or anything like that but they do seem to be a friendly bunch and she does get on with them. I think if she wasn't friends with them, she would've...
Forum: General Chat 4 Nov 20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,266
Posted By Nimbus
No, unless they opt to do a course on politics I...

No, unless they opt to do a course on politics I suppose (and the school provides one, of course).

DD (who is now 18) wasn't taught the basics of how our political system works. Neither was I. So...
Forum: General Chat 4 Nov 20, 05:07 PM
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Views: 289,370
Posted By Nimbus
DD is a first year uni student and is staying at...

DD is a first year uni student and is staying at uni at the moment. I think most (but certainly not all) other first year students she knows are.

Although most of her lectures are online, there...
Forum: General Chat 4 Nov 20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By Nimbus
£22 is a fairly normal price to visit a zoo...

£22 is a fairly normal price to visit a zoo. Chester Zoo is around £25, Blackpool zoo is around £20 (I think). I think it's a reasonably good price for a full day out.

We visited Edinburgh zoo...
Forum: UK Theme Parks 12 Oct 20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Nimbus
I wonder how this outcome differs to the results...

I wonder how this outcome differs to the results of the other public consultations on this?

Meanwhile Buglife, a nature conservation charity, and Kent Wildlife Trust is campaigning against the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Sep 20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,055
Posted By Nimbus
Why would you think that? You can still buy...

Why would you think that?

You can still buy 14 day tickets for 2021 whilst the park reservation system is in place. The current restrictions and systems isnít stopping them from selling 14 day...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 2 Sep 20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,055
Posted By Nimbus
The first post says that the current changes are...

The first post says that the current changes are here to stay. The current changes include the park reservation system which limits numbers of people in the park per day.

Thatís what most of the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Aug 20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,055
Posted By Nimbus
Personally, I think it'll be a shame to miss out...

Personally, I think it'll be a shame to miss out on park hopping. We didn't used to park hop much - perhaps only once or twice per holiday - so it wouldn't be a huge loss. But it still seems a bit...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 28 Aug 20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,055
Posted By Nimbus
It's worth pointing out that - at the moment at...

It's worth pointing out that - at the moment at least - you do not need to book Disney parks months in advance.

For both onsite and offsite guests with regular tickets, you can book any of the...
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,053
Posted By Nimbus
My hairstyle is also sort of like a Bob: ...

My hairstyle is also sort of like a Bob:

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/app/uploads/2015/10/Bob-ChapekLeadership.jpg

;) :D

Actually, it's more like this Bob:
...
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,397
Posted By Nimbus
I believe they are asking them not to play in the...

I believe they are asking them not to play in the road for safety reasons - the safety of the children plus the safety of the drivers driving in the road. In the same way that most people would tell...
Forum: Tickets 21 Aug 20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Nimbus
If I had to choose just two groups then I'd...

If I had to choose just two groups then I'd probably pick Disney and Universal.

Disney has the most parks and is the primary reason why we visit Orlando. Universal's parks and ride and very good...
Forum: Guest Services 21 Aug 20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Nimbus
Also, sorry, I meant to say thank you for...

Also, sorry, I meant to say thank you for explaining what the Current Issues subforum area was for. :thumbs-up
Forum: Guest Services 21 Aug 20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Nimbus
Well, there are still several posts in the...

Well, there are still several posts in the Florida Trip Planning subforum each day. Most seem to be about the effects of the coronavirus on people's holiday though - flights and holidays being...
Forum: Guest Services 20 Aug 20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Nimbus
But some of those threads have nothing to do with...

But some of those threads have nothing to do with the coronavirus. For example, the on-hold music thread.

And some threads, like the GCSE and A-level threads, are only tangentially related and...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,537
Posted By Nimbus
I don't really remember the coal man delivering,...

I don't really remember the coal man delivering, although someone I used to visit on our road had a coal bunker at the side of their house and did have coal delivered. i don't remember TV rental...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,053
Posted By Nimbus
They'll always be someone offended at anything...

They'll always be someone offended at anything someone says or does.

I sometimes think people get "I have a very different opinion to you" and "offended" mixed up. I also think some people...
Forum: Guest Services 20 Aug 20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Nimbus
Sorry, this is nothing to do with Tinkerbell's...

Sorry, this is nothing to do with Tinkerbell's original issue but has got something to do with the Current Issues subforum.

What is the Current Issues subforum supposed to be for?

Looking in...
Forum: Accommodation 20 Aug 20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,752
Posted By Nimbus
We used to stay offsite all the time without a...

We used to stay offsite all the time without a car. And that was before the days of Uber and Lyft. It's only during the last couple of trips that we stayed onsite.

We visited all the parks just...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,587
Posted By Nimbus
Based on some parts of this thread, I'm now...

Based on some parts of this thread, I'm now starting to wonder whether MH was using the phrase "holding hands" as a euphemism. :confused2 ;)
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,587
Posted By Nimbus
Well, in fairness, in MH's original post he says:...

Well, in fairness, in MH's original post he says:



Which, to me, implies MH is looking for answers from those who are over 30 years old.

Older is merely a relative term. It does not mean...
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,587
Posted By Nimbus
Although that would mean your sword is in its...

Although that would mean your sword is in its scabbard on your left. So be careful when drawing the sword that you don't slice the side of your wife or cut her arm. ;)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,434
Posted By Nimbus
Personally, I think the effects of the virus will...

Personally, I think the effects of the virus will still continue well into 2021. Therefore we're currently planning for 2022.

Well, to be honest, we aren't planning anything. But 2022 is looking...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Nimbus
Yeah, that would be my choice. And, in fact, it...

Yeah, that would be my choice. And, in fact, it was exactly what I did. I cancelled our holiday at the very end of August and will rebook sometime in the future when things start to look a little...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Nimbus
At the moment, in theory they can't go. UK...

At the moment, in theory they can't go. UK visitors are not allowed into the USA at the moment and there has been no indication when this will change. So it has to be assumed the ban will last until...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Aug 20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Nimbus
I thought Disney sent out the choice as to...

I thought Disney sent out the choice as to whether to keep the booking, rebook for 2021, or get a full refund back in June? That's when you were supposed to make the choice.

It did say that those...
Forum: Tickets 19 Aug 20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Nimbus
That deactivates Magic Bands and plastic cards...

That deactivates Magic Bands and plastic cards. It doesn't unlink tickets.

Individuals cannot unlink tickets. Only Disney can unlink tickets once they are linked.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Aug 20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Nimbus
Did you book 14-day UK tickets for Universal? If...

Did you book 14-day UK tickets for Universal? If so, then this news doesn't affect those. They will still be a similar price (although note that ticket sellers can adjust prices all the time).
...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Aug 20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Nimbus
Yes. The American Disney tickets are already date...

Yes. The American Disney tickets are already date based just like these American Universal tickets now are.

I'm surprised it took Universal this long to swap to the same model that Disney already...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,187
Posted By Nimbus
Well, it would've been based on informed input...

Well, it would've been based on informed input (which seems to overestimate things slightly in some cases) and an algorithm. Not just an algorithm.

Similarly, previously it was based on how well...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 18 Aug 20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Nimbus
I hadn't realised that the Lynx buses were free...

I hadn't realised that the Lynx buses were free at the moment until Scotsmomma's post. Therefore it's understandable that the I-Ride won't be used as much.

Though I do hope it is just temporary as...
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,187
Posted By Nimbus
Although it can go both ways, it seems it mostly...

Although it can go both ways, it seems it mostly goes one way and the majority tend to predict a higher grade.



Ok, yes, if some mock exams were done after the school submitted the UCAS...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Aug 20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 280,613
Posted By Nimbus
I'd want to shout "23 19" ;)

I'd want to shout "23 19" ;)
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,187
Posted By Nimbus
That's what they used to do with GCSEs. However,...

That's what they used to do with GCSEs. However, they've moved away from that and back to concentrating on end-of-year exams instead. Which is a pity IMO.

ETA: Given that many teachers used to...
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,187
Posted By Nimbus
Breaking News - The government has now U-turned...

Breaking News - The government has now U-turned and decided that students in both England and Wales will be based on CAGs and not be downgraded.

Good news for my DD, who will now go up a grade in...
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,187
Posted By Nimbus
Technically the two are the same? This year...

Technically the two are the same?

This year the centre (school) assessment grade (CAG) is the grade that the teachers at the school predict the student should get.

My DD's predicted grades...
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,187
Posted By Nimbus
Are you trying to say that 75% of students have...

Are you trying to say that 75% of students have lower grades than predicted because they had "a bad day at the office"? That's a lot of pupils that had bad days. :erm:

Yes, its possible that will...
Forum: TV and Film 17 Aug 20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,814
Posted By Nimbus
Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying the series. It...

Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying the series. It is fabulous. I was simply wondering whether there was an explanation for these anomalies rather than "lack of plot continuity". Sounds like there...
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,187
Posted By Nimbus
All this is not new. This "problem" - the...

All this is not new. This "problem" - the discrepancy between predicted grades and actual grades, plus the "standardisation" of results - has been around for years. It's merely become news this year...
Forum: General Chat 17 Aug 20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 56,577
Posted By Nimbus
In which case, yes, she can appeal, citing the...

In which case, yes, she can appeal, citing the fact that her final grade was less than her mock grade. Plus, the school may be also able to appeal (see above).


There has always been a problem...
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