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Forum: TV and Film Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By grant_w
If you look on the Sky Community webpage there's...

If you look on the Sky Community webpage there's hundreds of people who get the 1-second cut-outs, and Sky can't fix it. I had it a while ago, but it went away, and recently we had the room decorated...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By grant_w
I'll always get a DC Ultimate ticket. Around £150...

I'll always get a DC Ultimate ticket. Around £150 for a day at DC, and 14 days entrance and parking at SW, BG and AQ it's such a bargain!
Forum: TV and Film 22 Jan 21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By grant_w
Seen them all when it was on 'normal' TV. Loved...

Seen them all when it was on 'normal' TV. Loved it!
Forum: TV and Film 22 Jan 21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By grant_w
Yes, series 1 is on there now. 2 more series...

Yes, series 1 is on there now.

2 more series have been commissioned :)
Forum: TV and Film 22 Jan 21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By grant_w
It's exactly the same as the UK one, same...

It's exactly the same as the UK one, same building, same rules as our ones, same funny commentary (but a different presenter) just with American contestants.
Forum: TV and Film 22 Jan 21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By grant_w
The Circle US

Did anyone watch The Circle US on Netflix?
I loved the 2 UK versions that have been on, and the American one was just as good
Forum: General Chat 21 Jan 21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 690
Posted By grant_w
We've had Nest for a few years, had it installed...

We've had Nest for a few years, had it installed when we had a new boiler. Had no problems with it, easy to set schedules or let it work them out itself, can set temps from Google/Nest devices, and...
Forum: General Chat 20 Jan 21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 366
Posted By grant_w
I got sent a book just before Christmas, no...

I got sent a book just before Christmas, no letter, nothing. Turns out it was a prize from a Sky VIP competition
Forum: Tickets 18 Jan 21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By grant_w
Yeah it's £159 now. They had an 'up to 40% off'...

Yeah it's £159 now. They had an 'up to 40% off' sale when I looked
Forum: Accommodation 18 Jan 21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By grant_w
Susan Coleman's villa Villa Aurora was great, we...

Susan Coleman's villa Villa Aurora was great, we immediately re-booked when we got home.
Forum: General Chat 15 Jan 21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,086
Posted By grant_w
Ours is only on when someone is using the shower,...

Ours is only on when someone is using the shower, goes off straight after
Forum: General Chat 12 Jan 21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By grant_w
We heard it in Kent, followed by a jet noise, but...

We heard it in Kent, followed by a jet noise, but it was cloudy so we couldnt see anything, so looked on the radar and it had already turned his transponder off. Some people caught it over...
Forum: Tickets 12 Jan 21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By grant_w
My dates in 2022 are £124, its an absolute...

My dates in 2022 are £124, its an absolute bargain, for Discovery Cove, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Aquatica and all parking for 14 days.

I'm not brave enough to book them yet though
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 12 Jan 21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,056
Posted By grant_w
I can go on most rollercoasters, its the flat...

I can go on most rollercoasters, its the flat rides, and simulators I can't do
Forum: TV and Film 6 Jan 21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By grant_w
I watch: Brooks Holt - minigolf videos from all...

I watch:
Brooks Holt - minigolf videos from all over USA
3 Minutes of Aviation / lucaas - aviation clips
Car Throttle - 'Top Gear' style car show with buying challenges etc
Noel Philips - flights...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 29 Dec 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By grant_w
I think this is what my friend did a few years...

I think this is what my friend did a few years ago. He said it was a good experience, but if you like that sort of thing I'd go to Amazing Animals https://www.amazinganimalsinc.org/sanctuary-tours...
Forum: General Chat 21 Dec 20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By grant_w
I had a spam Sky call from what sounded like an...

I had a spam Sky call from what sounded like an Indian gentleman, he was singing when I picked the phone up, then tried to tell me something but I couldn't hear what he was saying as he was laughing...
Forum: General Chat 18 Dec 20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By grant_w
I bought £500 of dollars the other day, doesn't...

I bought £500 of dollars the other day, doesn't hurt to get a bit here and there when the rate is good.
Forum: General Trip Planning 16 Dec 20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By grant_w
We are meant to be going to Toronto in July, our...

We are meant to be going to Toronto in July, our friends have all theirs booked up as they were transferring from this year's cancellation, but we haven't booked ours yet. Can't be bothered to go...
Forum: General Chat 14 Dec 20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By grant_w
We had this, seemed to trip when we used the...

We had this, seemed to trip when we used the washing machine and had quite a lot else on too had an electrician come round and the electrics control box (don't know its actual name) was only set up...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 9 Dec 20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By grant_w
I could easily spend a couple of days at BG, and...

I could easily spend a couple of days at BG, and I've never needed to buy any add-ons. Just going on all the rides and seeing all of the animals and shows takes an entire day, I might consider the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Dec 20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,397
Posted By grant_w
The only difference is booking car parking,...

The only difference is booking car parking, airport hotels, connecting flights, etc. I'm guessing most people book at least one of these, and some all 3.
If they allow you to book Heathrow and then...
Forum: TV and Film 4 Dec 20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By grant_w
We saw the first episode, looks like it's going...

We saw the first episode, looks like it's going to be good
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Dec 20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By grant_w
What is going to be in the overhead lockers then?

What is going to be in the overhead lockers then?
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 2 Dec 20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,257
Posted By grant_w
Remember times like this? Seems inconceivable at...

Remember times like this? Seems inconceivable at the moment
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/6a6efe80cfa0e0.jpg
Forum: General Trip Planning 2 Dec 20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By grant_w
I assumed they will be using the overhead lockers...

I assumed they will be using the overhead lockers for these 'hands free' bags with them choosing where it goes rather than you putting it above your seat. Otherwise the overhead lockers won't be...
Forum: General Trip Planning 1 Dec 20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By grant_w
EasyJet baggage changes

Just had an email from EasyJet to let me know the baggage arrangements.
You can still take a small bag onboard as long as it goes under the seat in front, but you cannot take on large cabin bags...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 27 Nov 20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By grant_w
We enjoy wildlife so did a sea safari, whale...

We enjoy wildlife so did a sea safari, whale watching, and kayaking while we were in Monterey. Some of the best things we did on that holiday. Plus you have the elephant seals down the PCH
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 25 Nov 20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By grant_w
Samsung are doing free mobile photography courses...

Samsung are doing free mobile photography courses too. You can book them if you are a Sky VIP member
Forum: TV and Film 25 Nov 20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By grant_w
When it first came out I watched it, even went to...

When it first came out I watched it, even went to a couple of live shows, but it's just not funny anymore. Too many of the same 'gags' and pretend balls-ups.
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 25 Nov 20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By grant_w
The first time we went, we spent 4 days in San...

The first time we went, we spent 4 days in San Francisco, 4 days in Vegas and then 6 days in LA. We flew between all 3 (about 30-40 minutes flight)

It was great, but the second time we went we...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 19 Nov 20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,393
Posted By grant_w
The waterparks we went to (Volcano Bay and...

The waterparks we went to (Volcano Bay and Aquatica) allow you to wear water shows on all 'tube' rides, but you have to remove them for body slides.
Forum: General Chat 17 Nov 20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By grant_w
I had about 5 or 6 diesels in a row as I did 70+...

I had about 5 or 6 diesels in a row as I did 70+ miles per day and up to 200 at weekends. But I gambled on petrol for my current car, mpg has been decent, way more than a few years ago.
I wouldn't...
Forum: General Chat 4 Nov 20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By grant_w
We have a season ticket for our 'local' zoo,...

We have a season ticket for our 'local' zoo, think we pay £47 per year. We've already been 4 times on this year's ticket and have until next May.

Some zoos season tickets allow you into other zoos...
Forum: General Chat 4 Nov 20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By grant_w
Rotate between Absolute 70s/80s/90s in the...

Rotate between Absolute 70s/80s/90s in the mornings.
The sometimes Greatest Hits Radio or Gold in the afternoon.
All getting a bit samey though so listen to Spotify now
Forum: General Chat 2 Nov 20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By grant_w
We got the Wii down from the loft at the start of...

We got the Wii down from the loft at the start of lockdown.
When signing into Wii Fit, we got the message "... its been 3960 days since our last session"
Oops
Forum: TV and Film 30 Oct 20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By grant_w
We watched a few of these last year, they seem to...

We watched a few of these last year, they seem to show them quite a lot so I doubt you'll miss it. We watched Florida, Hawaii, Alaska, California and one where they showed loads of tourist sites.
Forum: General Chat 29 Oct 20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By grant_w
I bought one from...

I bought one from https://www.officefurnitureonline.co.uk/
Seem a more reasonable price on there, and lots of reviews
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 26 Oct 20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,374
Posted By grant_w
Sunrise from our hotel room in Shanklin, IoW last...

Sunrise from our hotel room in Shanklin, IoW last week
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/815a4d11b79341.jpg
Forum: General Chat 26 Oct 20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,312
Posted By grant_w
Every time our contract is up I just phone them...

Every time our contract is up I just phone them up and ask for a new deal. I've always been given one, never had to go through cancellations.
This time, due to covid restrictions, I spoke to them on...
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