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Forum: Christmas 29 Nov 20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,947
Posted By Pumba75
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation Love...

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Love Actually
Elf
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Nov 20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,972
Posted By Pumba75
I think comparisons between the US Healthcare...

I think comparisons between the US Healthcare system and the NHS are a little misleading - itís two totally different systems and the expectation would be that a ďdirectly paid forĒ system would be...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,436
Posted By Pumba75
The increased risk of this happening any more now...

The increased risk of this happening any more now than it did pre-Covid is pretty much negligible though. To keep saying it suggests a misunderstanding of the UK economy and workforce.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Nov 20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,436
Posted By Pumba75
This is largely hyperbole and a lot of it won't...

This is largely hyperbole and a lot of it won't happen.

There may be a "rebalancing" as the savings made are spent in other ways, and closer to home, but this will then create jobs elsewhere - in...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Nov 20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,782
Posted By Pumba75
Daughter's netball has been suspended for the...

Daughter's netball has been suspended for the lockdown period
Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,667
Posted By Pumba75
Think you might have under-estimated Ericsmum - I...

Think you might have under-estimated Ericsmum - I make it 11 branches!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Oct 20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,897
Posted By Pumba75
This constant sniping at, and generalising about,...

This constant sniping at, and generalising about, young people is getting a little tiring. Theyíve been punished to the extent the law will allow - this enthusiasm that some have to apply additional...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Oct 20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,589
Posted By Pumba75
Stories about the poor performance of track and...

Stories about the poor performance of track and trace have been in the media for weeks - falling levels of contacts being made, contact tracing staff being laid off, private sector consultants being...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Oct 20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,711
Posted By Pumba75
Wishing your parents well YT - Glad to hear...

Wishing your parents well YT - Glad to hear they've had it quite mild.
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,236
Posted By Pumba75
Iíve had my Evoque for 5 years, and due to change...

Iíve had my Evoque for 5 years, and due to change shortly (also going electric) - Iíve been more than happy with it, and Iíve not had any reliability issues. Would agree with the comment about the...
Forum: Guest Services 15 Oct 20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Pumba75
Is there a problem with the virus issues forum? I...

Is there a problem with the virus issues forum? I can access all other boards, but the virus issues board takes me to a page with the ďdibbcast.comĒ address and says itís no longer connected to the...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,202
Posted By Pumba75
Weíve just had our boiler changed (just what we...

Weíve just had our boiler changed (just what we wanted a few weeks ahead of moving, but we had no choice). The old boiler was a Vaillant Ecotec. When it was installed, the timing control was managed...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Oct 20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,897
Posted By Pumba75
Must have been Dom Cummings - his eyesight issues...

Must have been Dom Cummings - his eyesight issues are well documented... 😉
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Oct 20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,202
Posted By Pumba75
Iím not sure how youíre reaching that conclusion...

Iím not sure how youíre reaching that conclusion given that, as mentioned earlier in the thread, it was explicitly said during the briefing that we arenít.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,202
Posted By Pumba75
The headline came from a statement made by...

The headline came from a statement made by Jonathan Van Tam in his briefing.

Stephen Powis was very clear in his answer to one of the follow up questions that we are NOT in a worse position than...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,027
Posted By Pumba75
None of that is fact, it is totally incorrect.

None of that is fact, it is totally incorrect.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Sep 20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,311
Posted By Pumba75
I donít see any evidence that they donít? The...

I donít see any evidence that they donít? The ďancillaryĒ damage of the pandemic has been spoken about in the briefings as well.

The ďjust getting on with itĒ approach has the potential for just...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Sep 20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,650
Posted By Pumba75
Loftus, I think we've established in the past...

Loftus, I think we've established in the past that we support the same club - lets be honest, given our crowds, social distancing wouldn't have been an issue in the pre-covid world :pgig:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Sep 20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pumba75
Trying to get a weekend test drive booked round...

Trying to get a weekend test drive booked round here at the moment is taking weeks - I know there are obviously restrictions around the current guidelines, but the showrooms where Iíve been able to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Sep 20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pumba75
Iíve been to quite a few over the past couple of...

Iíve been to quite a few over the past couple of months (struggling to make a decision! ). At the beginning (Mid-July) it was appointment only. Past few weeks itís been possible to just turn up to...
Forum: TV and Film 11 Sep 20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,481
Posted By Pumba75
At the moment, I think itís going to be either...

At the moment, I think itís going to be either Laura or Simon to win - both seem to be cooking well and consistently. Jess maybe as a possibility. Reynold has been a bit inconsistent and Poís...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Sep 20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 23,505
Posted By Pumba75
I wouldnít worry, As long as youíre only breaking...

I wouldnít worry, As long as youíre only breaking the law in a ďlimitedĒ and ďspecificĒ way, itís alright - Brandon Lewis said so in parliament yesterday 😉
Forum: General Chat 1 Sep 20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 19,361
Posted By Pumba75
Sad to read this. Thinking of you and your family.

Sad to read this. Thinking of you and your family.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Aug 20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,903
Posted By Pumba75
Great post AndyC - spot on.

Great post AndyC - spot on.
Forum: General Chat 24 Aug 20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,714
Posted By Pumba75
The OP asked for suggestions as to how best to...

The OP asked for suggestions as to how best to invest to generate an income - itís an advisory question which canít be answered here by people that are qualified to do so.

Iím not sure what...
Forum: General Chat 24 Aug 20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,714
Posted By Pumba75
In answer to your first question - IFAís are very...

In answer to your first question - IFAís are very heavily regulated and have to be able to demonstrate the advice they give is the most suitable for the client. They are also required to hold a...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 23 Aug 20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,990
Posted By Pumba75
What a lovely surprise this is. Never been so...

What a lovely surprise this is. Never been so excited to read a new trip report!

Ahhh that's where we ate last year! We enjoyed it too.

What a faff with the taxi though.

Looking forward to...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Reports 16 Aug 20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,509
Posted By Pumba75
Thanks Nicky. It was fine as a base. Clean and...

Thanks Nicky. It was fine as a base. Clean and comfortable to sleep and shower. We were hardly there. The walk to the parks was pleasant. Yes that makes sense. We got it free as part of the package...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Aug 20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,223
Posted By Pumba75
Hopefully so, except we'll probably then have to...

Hopefully so, except we'll probably then have to go through the same again next week with the GCSE results.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Aug 20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,795
Posted By Pumba75
They were featured in a report on BBC news earlier

They were featured in a report on BBC news earlier
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Aug 20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,509
Posted By Pumba75
This was the obstacle i ran into! :grin:

This was the obstacle i ran into! :grin:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Aug 20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,509
Posted By Pumba75
Theyíll just refer you on to the World Health...

Theyíll just refer you on to the World Health Emergency Relocation Executive...
Forum: General Chat 11 Aug 20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,100
Posted By Pumba75
You can check your State Pension Age without...

You can check your State Pension Age without setting up a government gateway account. Just go here:

https://www.gov.uk/state-pension-age/y

The information youíre being asked to supply is...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 7 Aug 20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 27,655
Posted By Pumba75
No-one I know.

No-one I know.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 7 Aug 20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 27,655
Posted By Pumba75
Mother-in-law and Father-in-law - FIL...

Mother-in-law and Father-in-law - FIL particularly bad, was barely awake for around 10 days. Now recovered.
Mother of one friend - similar to FIL, now recovered.
Mother of another friend - Died -...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Aug 20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,398
Posted By Pumba75
Mobile I donít have one either, but heís been sharing a...

I donít have one either, but heís been sharing a lot of it on Twitter.

I take your point about projecting/estimating, but thatís what a lot of the studies being shared on here are doing. If weíre...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Aug 20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,398
Posted By Pumba75
Mobile Possibly from one of the analysts at the FT (from...

Possibly from one of the analysts at the FT (from memory his name is Chris Giles I think). Heís been doing analysis of the ONS weekly data for sometime now, takes into account a number of factors...
Forum: General Chat 2 Aug 20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By Pumba75
OP, firstly let me extend condolences on your...

OP, firstly let me extend condolences on your loss -I hope you and the family are doing ok.

Secondly, Colette is spot on here.

As well-meaning as it may be, there are a couple of bits of...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Reports 19 Jul 20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,624
Posted By Pumba75
Thanks for another great trip report Julia...

Thanks for another great trip report Julia. Really enjoyed it. Hoping it won't be too long until your original plans can take place and I can read along again! :)

Thanks again for the time, effort...
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Reports 18 Jul 20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By Pumba75
What a fantastic last day. Looked like you had a...

What a fantastic last day. Looked like you had a magical time. Gorgeous photos as always. I reckon you will return one day! ;)

M x
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