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Forum: Current Issues Forum 26 May 20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,349
Posted By Elodie
Weíre quite a long walk from the beach, and...

Weíre quite a long walk from the beach, and apparently itís been absolutely packed over the bank holiday anyway. Some people have been down in the early morning / evening and it looks nice and quiet...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 26 May 20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,439
Posted By Elodie
Actually repeating a year really isnít practical...

Actually repeating a year really isnít practical (obviously itís possible, as so many unthinkable things have become possible in the last few months). The knock-on effect for children due to start...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 22 May 20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,069
Posted By Elodie
Iím so glad you said this. It was hard to read...

Iím so glad you said this. It was hard to read such a bitter tirade, and Iím glad itís just a piece of fiction.

I felt really uncomfortable reading about an elderly man being applauded for calling...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 17 May 20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,776
Posted By Elodie
I donít know. My dad is in the shielding group,...

I donít know. My dad is in the shielding group, and I canít see him until itís safe, so my biased opinion would be to give it to the shielding list first. My unbiased opinion is that NHS and...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 10 May 20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,815
Posted By Elodie
This is pretty much exactly what weíre doing...

This is pretty much exactly what weíre doing (only a month later). Balance due in June, and we may just as well pay it.

If we end up cancelling later, weíll still get the balance money back and...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 9 May 20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 24,407
Posted By Elodie
My DH could, as he works from home (even before...

My DH could, as he works from home (even before the lockdown) so he could just work while in quarantine. (Iím assuming there would be some way to get food etc delivered, otherwise heíd just have to...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 9 May 20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,434
Posted By Elodie
I agree, it just doesnít work for a time when...

I agree, it just doesnít work for a time when holidays are back on the agenda.

Even saying thereís plenty of time for children to go away in the summer holidays, then quarantine, and be back in...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 May 20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 109,172
Posted By Elodie
I donít know if Iím positive exactly, but Iím...

I donít know if Iím positive exactly, but Iím definitely not calling it a day, and unless we hear differently, weíll be paying our balance next month, and trying to get our FPs. Just keeping an eye...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 6 May 20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,485
Posted By Elodie
Only just seen your latest reply - will the...

Only just seen your latest reply - will the genuine friends understand if your daughter explains that itís upsetting for her when they discuss things she wonít be a part of? Maybe she could message...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 6 May 20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,485
Posted By Elodie
It sounds like your daughter is feeling like she...

It sounds like your daughter is feeling like she canít control the things going on around her. Could you help her to focus on the things she can control? e.g. she canít go to the prom, but she can...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 May 20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Elodie
As above, I would look at delaying completion...

As above, I would look at delaying completion rather than missing a holiday altogether (which I realise might happen anyway, but you never know).

Thereís a good chance of further delays anyway,...
Forum: General Chat 3 May 20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Elodie
Ha, I like it!

Ha, I like it!
Forum: General Chat 3 May 20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Elodie
I hadnít realised any of this was on there, but...

I hadnít realised any of this was on there, but these are great! Thank you!
Forum: General Chat 3 May 20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Elodie
Ooh yes, we have two ADRs for Beaches and Cream -...

Ooh yes, we have two ADRs for Beaches and Cream - we were / are planning to get the kitchen sink on our first evening, and then No Way Jose for my birthday lunch! Definitely need to put both of those...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 May 20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Elodie
Weíre hoping to move our dates from 2020 to 2021,...

Weíre hoping to move our dates from 2020 to 2021, so weíll still be insured. If thatís not possible, weíre planning to look at booking with low cancellation costs / good T&Cs, pay on credit cards,...
Forum: General Chat 1 May 20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Elodie
Ideas for Disney at Home

Weíre planning a virtual trip if we donít go for real in August. The girls (12 and 8) were so good when we told them it might not happen, and said they donít mind at all if we have to wait a year or...
Forum: General Chat 1 May 20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,545
Posted By Elodie
Weíre also planning a virtual trip if we canít or...

Weíre also planning a virtual trip if we canít or choose not to go for real in August. My girls are throwing themselves into planning Disney at Home:mickeybou. The children were nearly as excited...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Apr 20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 109,172
Posted By Elodie
Weíre not expecting to go, but thatís possibly...

Weíre not expecting to go, but thatís possibly going to be by choice (we would probably choose to amend our dates to Aug 2021 as our insurance would still cover us that way).

If it wasnít for the...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 29 Apr 20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,449
Posted By Elodie
Youíre absolutely right, Pinchy, and like Neil...

Youíre absolutely right, Pinchy, and like Neil said, itís the fact that you feel like a criminal for considering going against that key rule. (And for good reason - I fully understand that these...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 29 Apr 20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,449
Posted By Elodie
Yes, thatís exactly it. I feel like Iím...

Yes, thatís exactly it. I feel like Iím responsible for ensuring we continue to follow the rules, but I also feel like Iím responsible for us seeing Dad on his 70th (and more importantly for him to...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 29 Apr 20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,449
Posted By Elodie
Tell me not to do this

Itís my dadís 70th birthday on Thursday and we havenít seen him in over 7 weeks. DH does my parentsí shopping and drops it off in their porch once a week, but I donít drive so I donít go at all. The...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Apr 20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,550
Posted By Elodie
Iím in the same position - I know 2022 would be...

Iím in the same position - I know 2022 would be the most sensible choice, but it seems so far away!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Apr 20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By Elodie
Yep, I remember back when I was slightly...

Yep, I remember back when I was slightly disappointed that we could only get two tables for 2 (rather than a table for 4) at Cali Grill brunch. Those were the days!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Apr 20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By Elodie
I assume itís because weíll need some form of...

I assume itís because weíll need some form of social distancing until a vaccine is found, which is expected to take longer than 5 months. Even if parks are open, flights are running, and America is...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Apr 20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Elodie
Thatís when weíre hoping to rebook (from 12-31...

Thatís when weíre hoping to rebook (from 12-31 August this year to similar date next year.) Just donít know how the 50th and the hopefully full reopening of the parks by then will affect crowds, but...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Apr 20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,800
Posted By Elodie
I think the issue was that you wrote: ďIf you...

I think the issue was that you wrote: ďIf you stayed longer than the admission period, you are no longer eligible for the Visa Waiver Program,Ē rather than explaining that you were just quoting what...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 16 Apr 20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Elodie
I wonder if itís being run differently in...

I wonder if itís being run differently in different areas?

My dad has received a couple of food boxes, but my mum is isolating with him to keep him safe, and they still canít get supermarket...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 16 Apr 20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 82,686
Posted By Elodie
Iím so sorry, my heart is breaking for you. Your...

Iím so sorry, my heart is breaking for you. Your dad fought it so well and for so long, but it is a cruel, cruel virus.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Apr 20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By Elodie
Itís obviously good to have these low...

Itís obviously good to have these low cancellation / amendment fees, in the event that you need to cancel, but youíll also need to ensure youíre covered if you DONíT need to cancel.

Even if the...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 12 Apr 20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,103
Posted By Elodie
This has probably already been mentioned, but...

This has probably already been mentioned, but even when children have to be in school, they should still be following social distancing.

At our school, the children stay 2m away from each other...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 8 Apr 20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,272
Posted By Elodie
Is this the number that people are managing to...

Is this the number that people are managing to get help from?

I passed it to my dad, but he said he just got an automated response saying that Tesco would be contacting customers on the shielding...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Apr 20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,146
Posted By Elodie
No, ours said not to call them yet, and the...

No, ours said not to call them yet, and the advice theyíve put online is (a) vague and (b) for trips within the next 28 days (ours is still four months away, which is good in the sense of having...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 7 Apr 20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,945
Posted By Elodie
Is this intended to be supportive / kind /...

Is this intended to be supportive / kind / constructive, or in any way helpful?
Forum: Current Issues Forum 7 Apr 20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,945
Posted By Elodie
Hmm, I donít really believe that sheís told her...

Hmm, I donít really believe that sheís told her friends that sheís expected to spend an hour a day helping out, and they think thatís unreasonable. Pretty sure sheís given them a Cinderella version...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 7 Apr 20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,272
Posted By Elodie
Thanks for this, my dad is going to try ringing...

Thanks for this, my dad is going to try ringing now. I assume heís on the list, as heís received a food parcel from the government, so fingers crossed he can get some of his own choice of shopping...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 7 Apr 20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,272
Posted By Elodie
My dad is extremely vulnerable and received a...

My dad is extremely vulnerable and received a food parcel from the government yesterday - it had a good mix of provisions, even some shortbread and other little treats (and two toilet rolls!)
Forum: Current Issues Forum 7 Apr 20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,904
Posted By Elodie
Iím so sorry for your loss, what a cruel illness...

Iím so sorry for your loss, what a cruel illness this is.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Apr 20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,146
Posted By Elodie
I keep trying to find out the same thing. ...

I keep trying to find out the same thing.

Weíve assumed that we simply wonít be able to move our dates as most insurers seem to say that it would then be treated as a new booking and you would no...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Apr 20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,782
Posted By Elodie
This is what I was going to ask you, whether...

This is what I was going to ask you, whether youíll be covered by insurance in the unfortunate event that one or all of you became ill with covid-19. Without that, I wouldnít consider even 2021.
...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 5 Apr 20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,513
Posted By Elodie
Oh I hope this doesnít happen. Weíve only been...

Oh I hope this doesnít happen. Weíve only been able to get out for this daily exercise twice, both this weekend, so I hope they donít take it away from us when weíve only just started.

(We had 14...
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