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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,038
Posted By Melbatb
Our lockdown will end on 3/5 and I hope...

Our lockdown will end on 3/5 and I hope competitions soon as it has been too long. She does show jumping - she will go into 125/130cm. This is the highest level for juniors here.

They have just...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,038
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile He is a bay Connie! We actually had extra tests...

He is a bay Connie! We actually had extra tests when he went to the stud farm so we could export his doses as his father is one of the most famous irish connies.

It has been a learning curve for...
Forum: General Chat 20 Apr 21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,038
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Exciting! Our boy has had 2 foals born so far...

Exciting! Our boy has had 2 foals born so far this year - about 19 in total! Though to be honest he was bought for his jumping skills - the siring bit is just a bonus!
Forum: General Chat 20 Apr 21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,038
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We got a Connemara stallion! And as we were on...

We got a Connemara stallion! And as we were on restrictions he went on his holidays and had his sperm frozen!

My DD canít wait for the competitions to start again! It has been a long 6 months!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Apr 21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,419
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile This has made me happy! We were slow to start but...

This has made me happy! We were slow to start but getting there now 👍🏻
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Apr 21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,419
Posted By Melbatb
Looking at the percentages of the population who...

Looking at the percentages of the population who have had jabs I would say that is spot on - a lot of EU countries are on 20-24% of first dose administered👍🏻

France is averaging about 500,000 jabs...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Apr 21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,419
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Should have added that is just for Pfizer 👍🏻

Should have added that is just for Pfizer 👍🏻
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Apr 21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,419
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Tink, French news is saying that France is...

Tink,

French news is saying that France is getting an extra 7million doses in this trimester. I imagine that is the same percentage as the rest of the EU!

Good news all round 👍🏻
Forum: General Chat 14 Apr 21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,949
Views: 314,697
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Lovely to have updates even if things are not as...

Lovely to have updates even if things are not as they should be.

O is back in HK. Restrictions have been lifted a lot recently (they have very few cases - today just 5 and most of them are...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 13 Apr 21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My son is a student in HK! I visited in October...

My son is a student in HK! I visited in October 2019 and weíll be back as soon as they allow!

It is a fabulous place. There is lots to see and do - a lot more than it seems on the face of it! My...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Apr 21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,851
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I wonder if the mindset will be different in...

I wonder if the mindset will be different in Europe because of the possible need of the vaccine to travel? Some will have it simply for that reason. Americans tend to travel abroad less? Also we...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Apr 21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,037
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile France managed over half a million injections...

France managed over half a million injections yesterday 👍🏻

Plus pfizer is now about to start production here so things are looking up!
Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 9 Apr 21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,130
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We did Joshua Tree NP and San Diego over...

We did Joshua Tree NP and San Diego over Christmas/NY in 2017. I did a trip report (in my signature).

We spent 4 nights in JT and 8 nights in San Diego. The weather was glorious though it got...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 8 Apr 21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My boss usually goes for 2-3m at a time and he...

My boss usually goes for 2-3m at a time and he tries to avoid August as it is too hot and humid (and we live in the south of France so used to the heat).

He uses airbnb as much more economical...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Apr 21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,037
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile France will hit 10 million people who have had at...

France will hit 10 million people who have had at least one jab tomorrow with almost 4 million of those who have had two. So total of 14 million jabs in total!

Here it is 4 weeks between four...
Forum: General Chat 26 Mar 21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,332
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Brilliant news! So pleased for him 👍🏻

Brilliant news! So pleased for him 👍🏻
Forum: General Chat 24 Mar 21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,371
Posted By Melbatb
I live in France so different system but my 16yo...

I live in France so different system but my 16yo goes to a virtual lycťe - it is like a regular school except all the lessons are via zoom and all her books are online. She has class mates dotted all...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 22 Mar 21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Melbatb
I went in November 2019 for a day. We managed 27...

I went in November 2019 for a day. We managed 27 attractions in that time and didnít stay the whole day due to my son having to get back to his room to study (he is a student there). However due to...
Forum: General Trip Planning 21 Mar 21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By Melbatb
I went to Bangkok in June 2018. I spent a week...

I went to Bangkok in June 2018. I spent a week there and thoroughly enjoyed it. I did a trip report (link in my signature :D )
Forum: General Trip Planning 21 Mar 21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We flew into Vancouver, after 4 nights picked up...

We flew into Vancouver, after 4 nights picked up a car and went over to VI which we loved. We were on the Pacific coast at Ucluelet and it is one of my favorite places ever. We did whale watching and...
Forum: Guest Services 20 Mar 21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I use Fontmeme and type in then copy it into...

I use Fontmeme and type in then copy it into word. A bit slow but if you donít have massives to do it works ok
Forum: General Chat 19 Mar 21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,332
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That is brilliant news! I am so happy to read it...

That is brilliant news! I am so happy to read it 👍🏻
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Mar 21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Melbatb
We have done Quebec extensively, Eastern Ontario...

We have done Quebec extensively, Eastern Ontario plus a NE trip from Boston and NYC. There are a fair few reports in my signature to get some ideas!

I love Canada and canít wait to get back.
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 1 Mar 21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thanks :D We were lucky to get away 👍🏻

Thanks :D We were lucky to get away 👍🏻
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Feb 21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,232
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Over here in France they are going to start using...

Over here in France they are going to start using the works doctors to do it in the workplace. Sounds like a good idea especially as the big companies all have to have at least one works doctors and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Feb 21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile In France the second dose of the AZ will be 9...

In France the second dose of the AZ will be 9 weeks later. The Pfizer one is 4 weeks (my FIL has his second dose 4 weeks after his first).
It must be a logistic nightmare keeping to all the dates...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Feb 21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Here in France we have a medical check up about...

Here in France we have a medical check up about every 2 years with an independent works doctors. It isnít perfect but if there is anything not as it should be they refer you to your GP for further...
Forum: General Chat 20 Feb 21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,854
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Done :D

Done :D
Forum: General Chat 18 Feb 21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,949
Views: 314,697
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thank you! The plus side is that he has somehow...

Thank you! The plus side is that he has somehow managed to only be in lockdown for 5 days since this all started by just being in the right country at the right time 🤣
Forum: General Chat 18 Feb 21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,949
Views: 314,697
Posted By Melbatb
I think the first years in some respects have had...

I think the first years in some respects have had it harder because they were also adapting to both the newness of going to university and covid. Though it isnít easy for any of them!

O is now out...
Forum: General Chat 12 Feb 21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4,949
Views: 314,697
Posted By Melbatb
Lovely to have the updates. O is currently...

Lovely to have the updates.

O is currently asleep in his quarantine hotel room for the last time. In three weeks the only person he has seen is the person who stuck something up his nose - twice...
Forum: General Chat 10 Feb 21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,548
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It is good to hear there is a plan of action...

It is good to hear there is a plan of action. Mason is being such a star. And a big hug to you too.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Feb 21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,186
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My son flew back to his university in HK last...

My son flew back to his university in HK last month. Though he was all alone in the back section of an A340! He reckoned there were about 20 passengers on the flight.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Feb 21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,457
Posted By Melbatb
Here in France we have drives-in test centers in...

Here in France we have drives-in test centers in most towns. No appointment needed- and it is free regardless of why you need it. My son had his done for his return to university abroad and even...
Forum: General Chat 7 Feb 21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,458
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My DD doesnít have the prefilled pens but...

My DD doesnít have the prefilled pens but cartridges that she puts into the pen. She has a monthly prescription (for insulin, needles and the libre freestyle (2xmonth)) so I get this every month. She...
Forum: General Chat 4 Feb 21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,340
Posted By Melbatb
Hi The honest opinion - awful. But I have a...

Hi

The honest opinion - awful. But I have a terrible gagging reflex. They ended up putting it in through a tube up my nose as I couldnít drink it. The nose tube was fine though.

Hugs to Mason...
Forum: General Trip Planning 31 Jan 21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,345
Posted By Melbatb
Not at all! It was a lovely experience as it was!

Not at all! It was a lovely experience as it was!
Forum: General Trip Planning 31 Jan 21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,345
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: General Trip Planning 30 Jan 21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,345
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile The link to my indexes is in my signature 🤪

The link to my indexes is in my signature 🤪
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Jan 21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We are paying about Ä1000 for my sonís 3 week...

We are paying about Ä1000 for my sonís 3 week quarantine in a nominated hotel for his return to university - this include 3 meals a day. So the price doesnít seem too excessive to me.
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