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Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 07:18 PM
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Glad to hear that things are going well for...

Glad to hear that things are going well for Georgia. It sounds as though her university have set things up very well!

O is doing fine! He had a long weekend last weekend so went to Hamburg with...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 29 Sep 20, 10:42 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What fab photos. So glad that you got away and...

What fab photos. So glad that you got away and had such a wonderful time!
Forum: General Chat 17 Sep 20, 05:23 PM
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Mobile Best news of the day! So happy for Beth! Let the...

Best news of the day! So happy for Beth! Let the adventure begin!
Forum: General Chat 15 Sep 20, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Hope you get well soon x

Hope you get well soon x
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 14 Sep 20, 08:09 PM
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Views: 1,013
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a lot of choices you had to make! Glad to...

What a lot of choices you had to make! Glad to hear you and Andy are still married 🤣 The house looks lovely - so exciting!

I ended up in IKEA in Hong Kong to get some things for O! Familiar but...
Forum: General Chat 14 Sep 20, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am so happy to read this update. Finding the...

I am so happy to read this update. Finding the right uni and course is so essential!
Forum: General Chat 12 Sep 20, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Good luck - the world be lucky to have you!

Good luck - the world be lucky to have you!
Forum: General Chat 9 Sep 20, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am sorry that Beth was affected by the shambles...

I am sorry that Beth was affected by the shambles that was the A level results but happy that she has her place where she wants to be next year. It may be a blessing in disguise.

It sounds like...
Forum: General Chat 8 Sep 20, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile :wave: to everyone! Lovely to have the updates...

:wave: to everyone! Lovely to have the updates. Such a strange year it is going to be!

Oís university told them mid July that the classes would all be online this term. This coincided with a big...
Forum: General Chat 5 Sep 20, 06:44 PM
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Views: 737
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Done :)

Done :)
Forum: General Chat 1 Sep 20, 10:06 PM
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Mobile I am so very sorry to hear this awful news...

I am so very sorry to hear this awful news. Thinking of you all.
Forum: General Chat 30 Aug 20, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
I am so very sorry - thinking of you and your...

I am so very sorry - thinking of you and your family.
Forum: General Trip Planning 28 Aug 20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Melbatb
We flew with TAP 2 years via Lisbon to Boston. It...

We flew with TAP 2 years via Lisbon to Boston. It was fine. Lisbon is an easy airport to transit. I would happily fly with them again.
Forum: General Trip Planning 25 Aug 20, 08:18 PM
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Views: 333
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We like the Landes area of France - in the...

We like the Landes area of France - in the Atlantic coast. The beaches are long and not very crowded.

We have heard good things about Village Nature et Ocean near Messange. We havenít stayed...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Aug 20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,225
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have made both and prefer the central seam one...

I have made both and prefer the central seam one to wear! But I donít mind the other either!
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 17 Aug 20, 03:10 PM
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Views: 1,809
Posted By Melbatb
So lovely to read of some normality! So glad that...

So lovely to read of some normality! So glad that all went to plan!
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 17 Aug 20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,419
Posted By Melbatb
So very exciting! The house looks fabulous! I am...

So very exciting! The house looks fabulous! I am looking forward to reading about all the decisions you had to make!
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 16 Aug 20, 08:18 PM
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Views: 513
Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 14 - Cabane Brunet and Mauvoisin Dam

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Today was our last full day! Despite our best efforts we weren't very quick getting up and ready! J and the kids prepared a picnic...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 15 Aug 20, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 13 - Sayoleyres

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We woke to sunshine this morning. None of us are that quick see getting ready - weary legs! After breakfast (mainly yoghurt or toast), we...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 14 Aug 20, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 12 - Aosta Italy

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We woke up to clouds. Though one of us had women very early to sit his final exam for his summer course - poor O was awake at 3.45am for a...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 13 Aug 20, 07:07 PM
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Views: 357
Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 11 - Goli Des Otanes

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We woke to sunshine though rain was forecast later in the day.

We decided that we would do a hike the other side of the valley. J found...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 12 Aug 20, 05:50 AM
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Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 10 - Aerial Treewalk

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O's university lectures day so he was up early - though as he is downstairs we didn't hear him at al! I had got him an apple...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 11 Aug 20, 06:37 AM
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Views: 468
Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 9 - Up in the Cable Cars

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We were rudely awaken at about 6am by a delivery truck right outside the door. It beeped and the delivery men were not quiet! Didn't mean...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 10 Aug 20, 02:42 PM
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Views: 401
Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 8 - Verbier

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Today was moving day. We were off to Verbier (well just nearby). We had an 11am check out time. We packed up, J hoovered up after June (she...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 9 Aug 20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 7 - Glaciers and Steam Trains

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Another glorious day - though the forecast for next week isn't looking so rosy!

A slow get up ( we are on holiday!) and eggy bread...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 8 Aug 20, 07:03 AM
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Views: 437
Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 6 -Sustenhutte

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The day started with another blue sky! O's face was still quite burnt so he decided he would stay at the house today. He has an assignment...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 7 Aug 20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We are in Switzerland. Just staying within their...

We are in Switzerland. Just staying within their borders this year as took complicated otherwise!
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 7 Aug 20, 04:26 PM
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Views: 464
Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 5 - Lugano

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August 6th - O's 19th Birthday! He didn't really want for much except a map he could stock pins in - so that is what he got! Very easy to...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 6 Aug 20, 07:09 AM
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Views: 590
Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 4 - Oberalppass

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We woke up to blue skies and sunshine! Thank goodness!


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F made fluffy...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 5 Aug 20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 3 - Snow and Altdorf

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As forecast we woke up to rain and cold! Nevermind, the show must go on!

O has been up since 5am as he has his university course (his...
Forum: General Chat 4 Aug 20, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Me too. Sending you a big hug x

Me too. Sending you a big hug x
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 4 Aug 20, 07:19 AM
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Views: 650
Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 2 - Andermatt and Goscheneralpsee

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As expected we woke up to a cloudy and rainy day. The forecast has been saying rain for the first two days for ages so we weren't...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 3 Aug 20, 05:43 AM
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Views: 824
Posted By Melbatb
Switzerland Summer 2020 - Day 1 Travel Day

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Let me start with some introductions and a brief history of how the trip came about!

We are a family of four with an added member this...
Forum: General Chat 1 Aug 20, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Is that a pig I see flying?

Is that a pig I see flying?
Forum: General Chat 1 Aug 20, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Nor do I 🤣 He is going to ask to be put on...

Nor do I 🤣 He is going to ask to be put on afternoon lectures if at all possible which would make it a more palatable 6-7am.
Forum: General Chat 1 Aug 20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4,695
Views: 284,368
Posted By Melbatb
Hugs 1972. Going to be a difficult day. I hopper...

Hugs 1972. Going to be a difficult day. I hopper the move goes as smoothly as possible.

We are at the other end of the spectrum. DSís university announces it will be all online next term do he is...
Forum: General Chat 30 Jul 20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,021
Posted By Melbatb
Welcome to the south of France :D Would prefer...

Welcome to the south of France :D Would prefer about 20C cooler ;)

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Forum: General Chat 29 Jul 20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By Melbatb
Day 5 of my month long holiday :D DD and I...

Day 5 of my month long holiday :D

DD and I have appointments at the ophthalmologist this morning. Then I will take her to the stables where she will ride her pony. I need to start packing as we...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Jul 20, 04:53 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Will pm you 😜

Will pm you 😜
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jul 20, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We are off to Switzerland - though as we live in...

We are off to Switzerland - though as we live in the south of France we are driving.

We have two airbnbs booked in the mountains. These have been booked since January! I am really looking forward...
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