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Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Shani
Not usually a Steven King fan (his usual genre is...

Not usually a Steven King fan (his usual genre is not for me), but I loved that book!
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,573
Posted By Shani
Mine don't have a bedtime. They are 14, 16 (and...

Mine don't have a bedtime. They are 14, 16 (and eldest, almost 20). I trust them to sleep when they're tired. Since they started secondary school, I've never had to wake them in the morning, and 99%...
Forum: Tickets 17 Nov 20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,361
Posted By Shani
I've booked dolphin swim and 2 parks (so not the...

I've booked dolphin swim and 2 parks (so not the ultimate) for end of September 21. They were $112 each, so a bargain! I'd paid 150 each for this September.

I booked a cabana through DC...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Nov 20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,751
Posted By Shani
We've booked for the end of September next year...

We've booked for the end of September next year. I really really hope mask wearing is a thing of the past by then. I want to go more than I don't want to wear a mask... also, it's next year or...
Forum: General Chat 28 Oct 20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Shani
Exactly! But she never does. It's been the same...

Exactly! But she never does. It's been the same lady since we've lived here, and she used to years ago, but hasn't done for quite some time.

It's normally always me that orders things, and I...
Forum: General Chat 28 Oct 20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Shani
Hermes strikes again

My husband ordered a special edition book, signed by the author for our daughter for Christmas from Ebay, being sent from the US.

He checked Ebay last night and saw it say it was delivered...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,800
Posted By Shani
Going to put this out there now, as my...

Going to put this out there now, as my prediction...

Infections will go down, a little, a couple of weeks after the fire-break. They will then start to rise, and they will bring in all these...
Forum: General Chat 19 Oct 20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,812
Posted By Shani
In normal years, where I'm working all day...

In normal years, where I'm working all day Mon-Fri, I'll only hang washing out at weekends if it's really nice and sunny. If it doesn't look like it'll dry completely outside and I'll have to put it...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 100,456
Posted By Shani
Just received my refund from Virgin Atlantic...

Just received my refund from Virgin Atlantic today. Flights were cancelled back in June and refund request confirmation was on 29/6. 102 days.
Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Shani
I check my credit report, to make sure all is as...

I check my credit report, to make sure all is as it should be, no strange accounts opened in my name etc, but I pay no attention to the actual "score" I get.

Well, I guess that's not entirely...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Sep 20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,524
Posted By Shani
Coach industry here too :wavey: Our main...

Coach industry here too :wavey:

Our main coach fleet's wheels haven't moved (and they're all still on laid up insurance) since March. The industry is on its knees. We're hanging on by a thread and...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,324
Posted By Shani
My daughter got hers today. She got 4 A*, 6 A and...

My daughter got hers today. She got 4 A*, 6 A and a C in Welsh first language (she's not first language by any means but the school felt second language was "too easy" for her).

Over the moon and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Jul 20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,652
Posted By Shani
The rest of the refund has landed in my account...

The rest of the refund has landed in my account this morning, so that's everything I've paid Disney refunded now.

Glad it's sorted, but sad at the same time.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Jul 20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,652
Posted By Shani
Mobile Most but not all, has been refunded to my card...

Most but not all, has been refunded to my card this morning. There were a few separate transactions so I guess the rest will follow.
Forum: Accommodation 7 Jul 20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,375
Posted By Shani
Guessing if demand picks up and the resorts that...

Guessing if demand picks up and the resorts that are open are starting to fill, they'll open the others one by one?
Forum: Accommodation 2 Jul 20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By Shani
They haven't responded to my email at all. I...

They haven't responded to my email at all. I haven't even asked for a refund, just told them I'm happy for them to hold on to my deposit (and full payment for Discovery Cove, which is now closed on...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jul 20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,652
Posted By Shani
And me

And me
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Jun 20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,652
Posted By Shani
No changes for me. Both bookings still live. ...

No changes for me. Both bookings still live.

I had also paid a big chunk of it, not quite the full balance, but over 5k. I wonder if that's why they're taking their time...


OK, I tell a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Jun 20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 26,356
Posted By Shani
I got it off VA website. Let me see if I can find...

I got it off VA website. Let me see if I can find it in Whatsapp settings...

Ah, here it is. +443448747747

They replied to my initial message quickly, and I had to answer yes/no etc. Took a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Jun 20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 26,356
Posted By Shani
Just had a Whatsapp conversation with Virgin...

Just had a Whatsapp conversation with Virgin. They've cancelled our MAN-ATL leg on 26/9. They've confirmed the cancellation of the flight and that we're entitled to a refund which would take 120 days...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Jun 20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By Shani
Daughter was year 11, so she's technically left...

Daughter was year 11, so she's technically left (although will go back to 6th form), but son in year 9 currently really wants to go. We're in Anglesey though, so no schools here because of the local...
Forum: General Chat 28 Jun 20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 994
Posted By Shani
I thought I was strange in enjoying the...

I thought I was strange in enjoying the pre/travel days, as everyone who writes them tend to say " I know you're not really interested in this" and I always think to myself they're the days I enjoy...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Jun 20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,652
Posted By Shani
This is now worrying me. I logged in to cancel...

This is now worrying me. I logged in to cancel both my bookings. Since then I've only received an email with an updated invoice with 35% off and nothing else.

I just went on chat on MDE and they...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Jun 20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By Shani
Thanks! I can't pretend to know much about air...

Thanks! I can't pretend to know much about air miles, but they look to be good incentives. The earliest we could reschedule would be next September, so we couldn't even book the flights yet anyway. ...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Jun 20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,504
Posted By Shani
We've had some discussions, and the rumblings are...

We've had some discussions, and the rumblings are they hope to start operating in the UK in September. Fingers crossed!

I have to say, of all the dozens of companies we work with, Leger are by...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Jun 20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,785
Posted By Shani
We will certainly, at some point, go back to...

We will certainly, at some point, go back to Florida, but I don't think our future holidays will look anything like our previous ones - 14 days at a deluxe with the dining plan... It'll probably...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Jun 20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By Shani
Hmmm I haven't got an email from them. What kind...

Hmmm I haven't got an email from them. What kind of incentives were they offering you? There's 12 of us, so they've got 6k of my money! I'd rather it back (or on its way back, at least) to my bank...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Jun 20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By Shani
September flight disappeared

We won't be going - but I just checked our flight status on Virgin's website, and it's telling me my MAN-ATL leg on 26/9 doesn't exist. It's VS109. On searching the route, it says there are no direct...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Jun 20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 37,419
Posted By Shani
It's just been announced this afternoon that our...

It's just been announced this afternoon that our schools (Anglesey) won't be opening due to the local outbreak in a meat processing factory.

My youngest son was going to go back, but it was only...
Forum: Tickets 16 Jun 20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 27,137
Posted By Shani
To be honest, I think all this has done is...

To be honest, I think all this has done is expedited what Disney have been aiming to do. Pre-bookings means easier planning of staff numbers for Disney, meaning they can save money. It's been slowly...
Forum: General Chat 1 Jun 20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By Shani
Yep, seems we're moving through the whole house...

Yep, seems we're moving through the whole house decorating and sprucing up during lockdown. Downstairs toilet/porch done (needs ripping out, but just lick of paint and new floor etc for now)...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 May 20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Shani
Mobile https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/an-...

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/an-update-on-walt-disney-world-resort-reservations/

Unfortunately, it seems Disney have cancelled all ADRs and dining plans, so I'm not getting any...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 May 20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,677
Posted By Shani
Disney cancelled all ADRs and dining plans

Just browsing whilst unable to sleep, as you do. I came across this : https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/an-update-on-walt-disney-world-resort-reservations/

All ADRs are cancelled, as...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 May 20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,504
Posted By Shani
Such a massive blow to the industry - an industry...

Such a massive blow to the industry - an industry which seems forgotten (as per a post I wrote that was shared hundreds of thousands of times at the start of this crisis).

My step father started...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 May 20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,129
Posted By Shani
I won't be going if we have to wear masks...

I won't be going if we have to wear masks everywhere.

But also, I won't be going if they're doing temperature screenings either. For most of my adult life, every time I take my temp, it's...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 May 20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,168
Posted By Shani
Pretty much exactly the same as us. 5 people, 1...

Pretty much exactly the same as us. 5 people, 1 dog, 4 bed house, and we're at around 1800 before food or fuel spend.

Gas and electricity alone are 175 per month. We don't even pay for Sky,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 May 20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By Shani
The layer of added complexity many people...

The layer of added complexity many people wouldn't think about is home to school transport.

Under new social distancing measures, a 50 seat coach can only carry 11 passengers. A 16 seat coach can...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 May 20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,038
Posted By Shani
Mobile I wasn't commenting on all the actions/inactions...

I wasn't commenting on all the actions/inactions relating to covid (that's a whole new kettle of fish). My comments were directly related to the OP's question re: relaxing of lockdown measures...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 May 20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,038
Posted By Shani
I understand that, however their decisions make...

I understand that, however their decisions make no sense. It's like they're licking their finger, sticking it in the air and saying "ah yes, we've given it no reasonable thought, but we'll do that,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 May 20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,038
Posted By Shani
That was my exact reaction when they announced it...

That was my exact reaction when they announced it - stay home for all but essential travel, but garden centres can reopen.

Contradictions all over the place. But the contradictions are happening...
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