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Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning Yesterday, 12:45 PM
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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: 145
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: 22
Views: 771
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: 250
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: 931
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: 891
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: 1,578
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: 583
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: 338
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: 240
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: 475
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: 62
Views: 1,981
Posted By grant_w
Sunrise from our hotel room in Shanklin, IoW last...

Sunrise from our hotel room in Shanklin, IoW last week
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Forum: General Chat 26 Oct 20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,662
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...
Forum: UK Holiday Planning 26 Oct 20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By grant_w
We got back at the weekend, stayed in Shanklin. ...

We got back at the weekend, stayed in Shanklin.

We had a lovely meal at The Hideaway in Shanklin, in case anyone wants a recommendation.
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Oct 20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By grant_w
Keep your eye out for offers, it was £29 when we...

Keep your eye out for offers, it was £29 when we did it last year.
We had done it the time before so wasn't going to do it again, but couldn't turn it down for £29. We actually enjoyed it way more...
Forum: General Trip Planning 14 Oct 20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,415
Posted By grant_w
so it is, didn't know that :)

so it is, didn't know that :)
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By grant_w
Haha, this is me every single time

Haha, this is me every single time
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By grant_w
We just bought one, specifically for the...

We just bought one, specifically for the Christmas lights, so we don't have to keep clambering about under the tree to get to the switch :D
Forum: General Trip Planning 14 Oct 20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,415
Posted By grant_w
We really liked it at The Metro too, Macy's just...

We really liked it at The Metro too, Macy's just along the road as well as other places mentioned earlier. We liked it that we weren't smack bang in Times Square
Forum: UK Holiday Planning 14 Oct 20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By grant_w
I've just booked a few days in Shanklin for next...

I've just booked a few days in Shanklin for next week :)
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 8 Oct 20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 103,099
Posted By grant_w
In recognition of BA 747s retiring today, here's...

In recognition of BA 747s retiring today, here's one from the Air Tattoo last year https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/e3b6508d9b6836.jpg
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 7 Oct 20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,981
Posted By grant_w
A couple from our night tour of Alcatraz ...

A couple from our night tour of Alcatraz
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Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,739
Posted By grant_w
We are in the process of having the house...

We are in the process of having the house decorated, and we're being charged about £250 per room, thats for paint (1 or 2 coats as needed), wallpaper in 1 room, and all woodwork, so far they've taken...
Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By grant_w
Supposed to be going to Iceland this May so...

Supposed to be going to Iceland this May so that's moved to next May.
Also, hoped to go to Canada with friends after their trip, due to be a couple of weeks, was cancelled and they've moved to next...
Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,409
Posted By grant_w
I think it was 1996. We booked a trip with...

I think it was 1996. We booked a trip with another family, booked on Teletext, and flew with Laker.
We stayed in a villa in Hunters Creek.
Couldn't believe that you got free refills on drinks!
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 2 Oct 20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 103,099
Posted By grant_w
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A Jaguar at Dartmoor Zoo from last week
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 2 Oct 20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,981
Posted By grant_w
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One from Animal Kingdom
Forum: Beyond the Parks 29 Sep 20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By grant_w
Take a look on here minigolfmap.com If you...

Take a look on here
minigolfmap.com

If you like mini golf then check our Brooks Holt on YouTube, this is his website
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 17 Sep 20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,427
Posted By grant_w
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https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/a712090cbb8db2.jpg
Forum: General Chat 16 Sep 20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By grant_w
This was a few weeks ago over my house ...

This was a few weeks ago over my house

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Forum: UK Holiday Planning 16 Sep 20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,071
Posted By grant_w
Unfortunately, Seaview Wildlife Encounter closed...

Unfortunately, Seaview Wildlife Encounter closed down a year or 2 ago.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Sep 20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By grant_w
We luckily booked our Discovery Cove trip for...

We luckily booked our Discovery Cove trip for Labor Day last year so it didn't affect us.
Apart from the hurricane risk, I will say it was particularly hot and humid last year, and judging by...
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 10 Sep 20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,427
Posted By grant_w
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https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/09ce04d9e48181.jpg
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 7 Sep 20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 103,099
Posted By grant_w
A Hurricane from Shuttleworth's Drive-In Vintage...

A Hurricane from Shuttleworth's Drive-In Vintage Airshow yesterdayhttps://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/07815d758e3397.jpg
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 7 Sep 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By grant_w
Photos from EPCOT

A year ago we were in Florida, while at EPCOT we had a few of those automatic photos taken at the car displays at Test Track. We were emailed some of them pretty much straight away. We were having so...
Forum: Photo, Video & Vlogs 4 Sep 20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,427
Posted By grant_w
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https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/79993/e9c9a1f46d6ce0.jpg
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By grant_w
1 year ago

We were in Universal Studios a year ago, it was the day Hurricane Dorian was due to hit Florida, and parks were closing early. We chose Universal as they were staying open the latest (Disney parks...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Sep 20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By grant_w
Correct, it's one park per day. Most of the...

Correct, it's one park per day.

Most of the replies on this thread have been talking about 'normal' times
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Sep 20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,488
Posted By grant_w
I saw some helicopter B&Bs recently. You can stay...

I saw some helicopter B&Bs recently. You can stay in an ex-Navy Lynx or ex-Search and Rescue helicopters
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 3 Sep 20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By grant_w
Yeah, who knows when/if they'll allow park...

Yeah, who knows when/if they'll allow park hopping again.
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