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Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 24 Nov 20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By Lostbrain
Wow...I thought I was organised! Thanks, that's...

Wow...I thought I was organised! Thanks, that's a good plan... I'll give it a go next year.
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 24 Nov 20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By Lostbrain
A great report so far and looks like you've all...

A great report so far and looks like you've all been having great fun.

'I used the DIBB trick to bring our next fastpass forward by half an hour'

Can you explain what the DIBB trick is please?...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Nov 20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,811
Posted By Lostbrain
I think its really hard this year. I think we'll...

I think its really hard this year. I think we'll be just us 4, possibly with a good friend who is in our family bubble as a 'support' as he's a single parent.
In the past we see bil and sil for the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Nov 20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Lostbrain
We've booked, we have a flydrive with BA so only...

We've booked, we have a flydrive with BA so only paid deposit and they're saying we can cancel for a voucher or change flights without fees.

I'm optimistic that by August things will be back to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,138
Posted By Lostbrain
I'm in Hampshire, i expect tier 1. I don't think...

I'm in Hampshire, i expect tier 1. I don't think I'll be seeing many people inside, I'm a teacher and being quite careful. I'm looking forward to having a drink with friends in the garden by the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,294
Posted By Lostbrain
I think it's far to early for airlines to be...

I think it's far to early for airlines to be making claims like this. I think national government policy will ultimately be the driving force. I do think that if it is reasonable for everyone to be...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Nov 20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,270
Posted By Lostbrain
Why did I look? Coming up (a bit) cheaper than...

Why did I look? Coming up (a bit) cheaper than the BA flights I've already booked. Although BA is with car hire and I've only paid deposit so that's still probably a better deal overall..
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By Lostbrain
I saw this on Twitter earlier, and thought it...

I saw this on Twitter earlier, and thought it pretty shocking even for the Mail. There's some evidence that the ONS are manipulating data to downplay the infection rates in schools - so even they -...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Nov 20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,800
Posted By Lostbrain
I'm feeling quite emotional - this is such good...

I'm feeling quite emotional - this is such good news - not just for us but for the world - how often can you say that? A vaccine that can be produced cheaply and distributed easily - being made for...
Forum: General Trip Planning 22 Nov 20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Lostbrain
I went last year (which seems so long ago) hired...

I went last year (which seems so long ago) hired a villa in the NE of the island - it was very quiet, but we could walk to a couple of bars, we hired a car and drove to Cala san Vincente and it was...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 22 Nov 20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Lostbrain
Dilemma - do we change Disney Hotel

I forgot to say - we now have a little Disney dilemma - we have book OKW, but we originally (pre-covid) wanted to go to Yacht Club - we were planning on dining plan and felt that access to Broadwalk...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 22 Nov 20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Lostbrain
aww excellent.

aww excellent.
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 34,002
Posted By Lostbrain
just been served a margarita. Very decadent for a...

just been served a margarita. Very decadent for a Sunday afternoon. We've got some new cocktail glasses that needed to be put to use.
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 22 Nov 20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Lostbrain
Some updates! Still not booked the airport hotel...

Some updates! Still not booked the airport hotel but I think we have decided that we will spend the first night at the MCO Hyatt - our flight gets in at 17:55 so it's going to be really late before...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Nov 20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,511
Posted By Lostbrain
I don't think they will. There won't have been...

I don't think they will. There won't have been pregnant women in the trial and they won't know the risks. After thalidomide they are very very cautious about giving pregnant women medication. I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Nov 20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,736
Posted By Lostbrain
I'm not sure I'd have handed out PPE contracts to...

I'm not sure I'd have handed out PPE contracts to people without any experience of sourcing PPE just because they were friends with government ministers. I don't think I'd have made Dido Harding head...
Forum: Tickets 22 Nov 20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Lostbrain
14 day ultimate tickets include park hopping,...

14 day ultimate tickets include park hopping, which disney have announced will return in January.
Forum: Beyond the Parks 22 Nov 20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By Lostbrain
We were there in August 2018 and visited the...

We were there in August 2018 and visited the Market Street Diner. Steak and eggs with hashbrowns, French toast, waffles, mac n cheese... all the usual favourites and all very good. The diner was...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Nov 20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Lostbrain
That's brilliant news. How clever are these...

That's brilliant news. How clever are these scientists! I'm doing a fairly basic level biology course at the moment and really struggling to understand the content, that people can develop these...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 21 Nov 20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Lostbrain
We will have to give it a try. Always great to...

We will have to give it a try. Always great to eat overlooking the water.
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,564
Posted By Lostbrain
My commute is slightly shorter than that and I...

My commute is slightly shorter than that and I love my Fiat 500X. I was rear ended in one by a hatchback on the dual carriageway and my car barely moved, i feel really safe in it, it's got enough...
Forum: TV and Film 21 Nov 20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,879
Posted By Lostbrain
It was awful, she's got to be in the dance off.

It was awful, she's got to be in the dance off.
Forum: TV and Film 21 Nov 20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,879
Posted By Lostbrain
That was a good dance, but they butchered the...

That was a good dance, but they butchered the song, not sure you can do a good Prince cover.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By Lostbrain
OMG I read your title as 2021, thought that's...

OMG I read your title as 2021, thought that's crazy! Dec 21st makes sense. Would many Canadians want to go to FL with infection rates as they are?

My family in MN always go down in Feb but...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Nov 20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By Lostbrain
I wouldn't cancel all plans for character meals,...

I wouldn't cancel all plans for character meals, I'm 41 and still get excited to see Mickey (I'm sure I'm not the only grown up like this).

Our kids loved Universal - it is very teen friendly -...
Forum: Accommodation 21 Nov 20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Lostbrain
HRH looks lovely, we've booked for August. We did...

HRH looks lovely, we've booked for August. We did Surfside last year and it was really nice, huge room and not too expensive, didn't have fast passes though.

I think it really comes down to...
Forum: Accommodation 21 Nov 20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Lostbrain
I don't see why you couldn't get DME, just give a...

I don't see why you couldn't get DME, just give a different day when you book.

I'm being seduced by the Hyatt in the airport, it's got a rooftop pool, it's not cheap, but it's not Disney...
Forum: Accommodation 21 Nov 20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Lostbrain
Will look at that, thanks.

Will look at that, thanks.
Forum: Itineraries 21 Nov 20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By Lostbrain
How wrong was I? FP has got to be next right?

How wrong was I? FP has got to be next right?
Forum: Accommodation 21 Nov 20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Lostbrain
Hotel for 1st night at Orlando?

I'm thinking about booking a hotel for the first night, possibly the MCO airport hotel, we've got flights arriving in the evening, and I figured rather than pay out on Disney accommodation we'd crash...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,511
Posted By Lostbrain
I think the incidences of long covid, the highly...

I think the incidences of long covid, the highly contagious nature of it and the uncertainty around whether the vaccines will halt transmission are why there are plans to vaccinate all adults.
I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,736
Posted By Lostbrain
My view is that most governments will value the...

My view is that most governments will value the economic boost of tourism over irradiation of the virus once they can protect the vast majority of those vulnerable to covid with vaccines.

Some US...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,600
Posted By Lostbrain
I've missed loads of those things, but clicked...

I've missed loads of those things, but clicked other because the thing I've missed most was not having to constantly consider everything I do in the context of pandemic. Particularly at school, the...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 21 Nov 20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,032
Posted By Lostbrain
Fantastic news! Now have a dilemma though,...

Fantastic news! Now have a dilemma though, originally fancied Yacht Club, because walking to Epcot for food was attractive, but booked OKW because if no park-hopper and no dining plan might as well...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 21 Nov 20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,153
Posted By Lostbrain
I've been vegetarian in the past, back in the 90s...

I've been vegetarian in the past, back in the 90s when it was quite difficult. I started eating meat again after reading about the dairy industry, I was substituting meat for dairy often and decided...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,541
Posted By Lostbrain
While there will be some cost to this in terms of...

While there will be some cost to this in terms of jobs in some sectors and my heart goes out to people affected, this is really positive for carbon emissions and might just prevent catastrophic...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Nov 20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,541
Posted By Lostbrain
Our local pub was doing this before this...

Our local pub was doing this before this lockdown. Great idea.
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,224
Posted By Lostbrain
Clearly Magnet has a training problem! Some...

Clearly Magnet has a training problem! Some companies, particularly direct to public sales churn through staff.
Successful sales people are highly skilled. My husband is a salesman (in a completely...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Nov 20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,032
Posted By Lostbrain
It's all looking good, just got to be sensible...

It's all looking good, just got to be sensible and get through this winter. I did despair earlier reading a FB disney group where the yanks were happily flying across the country regardless of the...
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,759
Posted By Lostbrain
I'm near Basingstoke, so generic SE England...

I'm near Basingstoke, so generic SE England (estuary?), I'm quite a mimic and my accent gets posher if I'm in some company and I start dropping Ts and Hs in others.
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