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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Nov 20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By Big Jim
We used them pre-COVID and they were awful to...

We used them pre-COVID and they were awful to deal with then! I’d dread to imagine what they’ve been like throughout all of this. Never again!
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 856
Posted By Big Jim
Oh my :tongue::inlove:

Oh my :tongue::inlove:
Forum: General Chat 29 Oct 20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,719
Posted By Big Jim
We’re on our second Citroen C3 which is my...

We’re on our second Citroen C3 which is my husbands work car in the main. Both have been great - only changed the first one because a foreign lorry driver decided to swap lanes writing it off :cry:...
Forum: General Chat 11 Oct 20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,109
Posted By Big Jim
Just call your preferred private hospital. They...

Just call your preferred private hospital. They have (for want of a better term) a sales department who can give you advice, book you in etc. I know because it’s my DIL’s job. That said, check with...
Forum: General Chat 11 Oct 20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,368
Posted By Big Jim
We were lucky enough to be in Florida this...

We were lucky enough to be in Florida this February so just got our trip in. I actually miss the planning! The ‘not knowing’, the ‘not rebooking’ ... Very selfish thoughts really when we were so much...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jun 20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,203
Posted By Big Jim
Our darling Jim brought us a robin one Christmas...

Our darling Jim brought us a robin one Christmas Day! Our latest fur baby seems to devour things whole and we just find a beak, a leg or guts. I have no idea why I love cats :d:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Jun 20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,487
Posted By Big Jim
Then you have our situation. I’m a young-ish...

Then you have our situation. I’m a young-ish grandmother, nearer to 60 than 50 but I have good health. I can go to work at our nursery where there are 15-20 children currently, all from random...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 1 Jun 20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Big Jim
Yes it gets really bad down towards Championsgate...

Yes it gets really bad down towards Championsgate 😨
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Apr 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 13,419
Posted By Big Jim
Well, my neighbours are currently having a...

Well, my neighbours are currently having a full-on family barbecue in the back garden with all their kids and grandkids. She works as a carer and goes in and out to vulnerable peoples homes every day...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Apr 20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,748
Posted By Big Jim
We are sticking to the rules as much as we can,...

We are sticking to the rules as much as we can, however, my 85 year old mother in law lives alone, around the corner from us so as part of our daily exercise we knock her door (sanitise hands) and...
Forum: General Chat 17 Apr 20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 13,769
Posted By Big Jim
Loving this thread but slightly concerned I...

Loving this thread but slightly concerned I remember most of them :confused2
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 31 Mar 20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By Big Jim
Can you report a company for non compliance?

Is there anywhere you can go to get advice on this? My son works for a nationwide company. The drivers are sitting at home on call but the fitters are still working in their depots. The company state...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Mar 20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,111
Posted By Big Jim
It doesn't help with accommodation but I'm sure I...

It doesn't help with accommodation but I'm sure I read somewhere that park tickets are being extended for use in 2021?
Forum: General Chat 28 Mar 20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,889
Posted By Big Jim
My first car was a red Austin 1100 and it's the...

My first car was a red Austin 1100 and it's the only number plate I can remember! I loved that little rust bucket :inlove:
Forum: General Chat 24 Mar 20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Big Jim
Another Pro Cook fan here but I have to add that...

Another Pro Cook fan here but I have to add that I purchased some Sainsbury's own pans for my caravan which look very similar to Pro Cook and they're brilliant too. Wonder who supplies Sainsbury's? ;)
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Mar 20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,530
Posted By Big Jim
I'm not sure but how the heck do we say XYZ can...

I'm not sure but how the heck do we say XYZ can sit at home risk free on 80% wages but ABC must come into work putting themselves (and potentially their families) in the front line of risk for 20%...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Mar 20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,530
Posted By Big Jim
I run a nursery. We are open for the keyworkers...

I run a nursery. We are open for the keyworkers so not laying staff off at the moment BUT... government funding (which we're luckily keeping) is only two-thirds of our income, the rest made up of...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 17 Mar 20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,532
Posted By Big Jim
This makes me so sad - we were walking around...

This makes me so sad - we were walking around them just 3 weeks ago :(
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Mar 20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Big Jim
Supposed to be collecting our new caravan this...

Supposed to be collecting our new caravan this weekend - though I can't see the campsites being open for the forseeable - but at least we'll have it for the future :)
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 26 Feb 20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,431
Posted By Big Jim
We got home last week and found the parks to be...

We got home last week and found the parks to be the busiest we'd ever seen with Magic Kingdom and Islands of Adventure being the worst.
Talking to local people, they're of the opinion that there is...
Forum: Accommodation 23 Feb 20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By Big Jim
Cumbrian Lakes is a really good position for...

Cumbrian Lakes is a really good position for shops and restaurants with the bonus of heading straight up N. Poinciana Boulevard to the outlets avoiding the i4. We'd stay there again happily if the...
Forum: Special Needs 27 Jan 20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By Big Jim
The Gold Mobility Scooter Company

Has anybody hired from this company before? They seem to be a good price and also deliver to the villa.
Forum: General Chat 21 Jan 20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,628
Posted By Big Jim
We're in the south east. Paid 32k for our 3 bed...

We're in the south east. Paid 32k for our 3 bed semi in the early 80's. We have extended it over the years so it's probably half the size again now and worth around 360k. We were mortgage free but...
Forum: General Chat 12 Dec 19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By Big Jim
We regularly organised Pamper Evenings in the...

We regularly organised Pamper Evenings in the past. Relatively pain free to sort out if you have access to a hall. Go onto Facebook and advertise for local therapists - nails, reiki, head massage,...
Forum: Tickets 26 Nov 19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By Big Jim
I did think it might be too good to be true!...

I did think it might be too good to be true! Thanks for the advice everyone :wavey:
Forum: Tickets 26 Nov 19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By Big Jim
Upgrade for free parking

Is it possible for one person only per car to upgrade to an annual pass purely to access free parking? I've read it's approx $100 to upgrade one ticket thus meaning it's paid for itself after 4...
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Big Jim
We have to upgrade the 'free' insurance as my...

We have to upgrade the 'free' insurance as my husband is diabetic. You also have to upgrade for worldwide as it only covers Europe. That said, we were amazingly impressed by the service when we had...
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 23,389
Posted By Big Jim
I agree it's sad Beatrice has to suffer for this...

I agree it's sad Beatrice has to suffer for this. Her sister had the big Royal Wedding and hers will be under wraps through no fault of her own.
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,977
Posted By Big Jim
I check on my 28 year old son if he's at home...

I check on my 28 year old son if he's at home alone. Though not if his girlfriend is here - that WOULD be weird :d:!
Forum: General Chat 14 Nov 19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,547
Posted By Big Jim
I've had both and can honestly say I'd recommend...

I've had both and can honestly say I'd recommend the gas and air every time because you control it yourself. It's really not as bad as you imagine it's going to be.
Forum: General Trip Planning 13 Nov 19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Big Jim
Bradenton and nearby areas

Can anybody tell me the best sites to book villas, condos for this area please? Someone on another thread recommended HomeAway but then I have just read that they don't get brilliant reviews! I'm...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 10 Nov 19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,074
Posted By Big Jim
What sites do you use to book villas in Bradenton?

What sites do you use to book villas in Bradenton?
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Nov 19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Big Jim
Instead of. Works a treat!

Instead of. Works a treat!
Forum: General Chat 9 Nov 19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,288
Posted By Big Jim
My friends son was a pilot on Thomas Cook and now...

My friends son was a pilot on Thomas Cook and now has been taken on by Jet2. He flew long haul with TC and was asked if this would be something he was still interested in doing at a later date...
Forum: General Chat 9 Nov 19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Big Jim
Wait for the Black Friday sales on Amazon. We...

Wait for the Black Friday sales on Amazon. We stock up on kindle fires each year for work and they usually drop them to under £30.
Forum: Shopping in Florida 9 Nov 19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By Big Jim
We found good deals at the outlet - can't...

We found good deals at the outlet - can't remember prices but I know I brought quite a few bits and some Christmas holders too.
Forum: Christmas 9 Nov 19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By Big Jim
My son used to love Tommy and Paul Smith at that...

My son used to love Tommy and Paul Smith at that age
Forum: Accommodation 5 Nov 19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Big Jim
Sorry Bubblejet, I've only just seen this. We...

Sorry Bubblejet, I've only just seen this. We choose our villas ourselves from the Dibb (look for members who are regularly active and join in discussions) or have also used orlandovillas.com. Then...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Nov 19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Big Jim
SeaWorld at night. It's really chilled and not...

SeaWorld at night. It's really chilled and not too busy - beautiful :)
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 1 Nov 19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Big Jim
After hours

If we want to go to Animal Kingdom after hours, where is the best place to buy tickets? Direct with Disney or are they available elsewhere at better prices? We already have our day park tickets...
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