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Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum Today, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By Elodie
Yes, if none of you are vulnerable and youve all...

Yes, if none of you are vulnerable and youve all been sticking to social distancing / self isolation rules, then it sounds like the healthiest solution is for your dd to move back home. Plan it so...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 25 Mar 20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,853
Posted By Elodie
I do hope so. Obviously its possible that there...

I do hope so. Obviously its possible that there was an unknown underlying condition, but the fact remains that this sadly happened to someone who was young and (to the best of her own knowledge)...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 20 Mar 20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,528
Posted By Elodie
Just seen that you have a 14 year old - you do...

Just seen that you have a 14 year old - you do need to leave this child at home, but dont feel guilty about sending the younger one to school if the teenager isnt ready to look after them...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 20 Mar 20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,528
Posted By Elodie
Dont feel guilty, thats what this is all for -...

Dont feel guilty, thats what this is all for - childcare for the children of key workers who need to be at work. As you say, your choices are:

*Dont go to work in your key role (definitely not...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 20 Mar 20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,229
Posted By Elodie
Were isolating for 14 days at the moment, and my...

Were isolating for 14 days at the moment, and my parents are following social distancing rules to protect themselves. We have talked about seeing them outdoors once were past our 14 days. I will...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 19 Mar 20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,327
Posted By Elodie
Was this in your original T&Cs? If not, Im not...

Was this in your original T&Cs? If not, Im not sure they are allowed to introduce a higher cancellation fee at this point. Might be worth checking.
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 19 Mar 20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Elodie
I havent seen it before, but it sounds like a...

I havent seen it before, but it sounds like a great idea. Ill look forward to finding out more.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Mar 20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By Elodie
It sounds like youve made the best possible...

It sounds like youve made the best possible decision for all of you. Its such a shame that youve had to postpone, but now you can spend even more time planning and looking forward to making it...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 17 Mar 20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,219
Posted By Elodie
From the government webpage on social distancing:...

From the government webpage on social distancing:

You can also go for a walk outdoors if you stay more than 2 metres from others.

Thats from the section on mental well-being. So if you can...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Mar 20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By Elodie
It isnt very clear, is it? It doesnt explain...

It isnt very clear, is it? It doesnt explain what constitutes attempting to travel in violation of the proclamation.

On the face of it, I would have thought that meant turning up to the...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 17 Mar 20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,219
Posted By Elodie
Ive got to agree that it sounds like you could...

Ive got to agree that it sounds like you could be putting her at more risk, which would defeat the purpose of social distancing. If you were able to join her in social distancing (if working from...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 17 Mar 20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,522
Posted By Elodie
I was just about to say Easter Eggs (as the thing...

I was just about to say Easter Eggs (as the thing I wish we had in)!

We went out to choose eggs at the weekend, but my oldest DD was at an army day with Guides so she didnt get to choose one. We...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 17 Mar 20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,546
Posted By Elodie
Thats my plan too. Ive also wondered if every...

Thats my plan too. Ive also wondered if every company thats involved in our holiday will still be operating, but Id guess the one in most difficulty at the moment would be Lufthansa, and weve...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 16 Mar 20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,546
Posted By Elodie
I know - even just a few weeks ago, we were...

I know - even just a few weeks ago, we were making ADRs and never dreaming it might not ever happen.

For what its worth, so long as DHs job stays safe (in the aviation industry) then well be...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 16 Mar 20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,218
Posted By Elodie
Theres a long thread for people with July /...

Theres a long thread for people with July / August bookings here:

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1164399

Lots of differing expectations, obviously, but good to keep up with...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 16 Mar 20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,546
Posted By Elodie
I have the same worry. Our travel insurance is...

I have the same worry. Our travel insurance is excellent and covers everything wed need it to, but its an annual policy which is due for renewal next month. I guess the only thing we can do is let...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Mar 20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By Elodie
Honestly, I wouldnt worry about it at all. All...

Honestly, I wouldnt worry about it at all. All you need to do is apply again, double-check and triple-check everything before submitting, and youll be fine.
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 16 Mar 20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,704
Posted By Elodie
Perfect solution. Many of us want to discuss the...

Perfect solution. Many of us want to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and are able to do so without suffering too much anxiety or stress, but I can see how having the forum readily available could be...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 16 Mar 20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,338
Posted By Elodie
That is disappointing. We have a hotel booked...

That is disappointing. We have a hotel booked with clubcard vouchers for August and Id assumed that those vouchers would have to be written off if we cant go. Still a shame to have it confirmed...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 15 Mar 20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,813
Posted By Elodie
I got that too, and thought it was a good message...

I got that too, and thought it was a good message to send out. We were in Sainsburys yesterday (putting together a food parcel for my parents who are self-isolating as they have hypertension and...
Forum: General Chat 15 Mar 20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,336
Posted By Elodie
Im not sure Id change much at all. We...

Im not sure Id change much at all.

We booked DIY, but if we hadnt, we couldnt have got a TA to book the mix of hotels etc that we wanted, and certainly not even close to the price weve paid...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 14 Mar 20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Elodie
Survival rates for older people (not allowing for...

Survival rates for older people (not allowing for underlying conditions) range from 96% for those in their 60s down to below 80% for people aged 80+. Certainly not bad news for all of them, not even...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 14 Mar 20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,546
Posted By Elodie
We discussed the effects on crowds if Disney is...

We discussed the effects on crowds if Disney is open again. Weve decided that the crowds will be exactly the same, as some people will be staying away, and other people will be rushing back to the...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 14 Mar 20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,017
Posted By Elodie
This is the concern when it comes to people...

This is the concern when it comes to people treating each other with respect and compassion. So many will only listen to half of the news, or only partly understand, but then act on their own...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 14 Mar 20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,546
Posted By Elodie
Were due to fly out on 12th August. Weve told...

Were due to fly out on 12th August. Weve told the girls that it might not happen, but that well do everything we can to rebook it for August 2021. (It is a three week trip and were tied to school...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 14 Mar 20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,215
Posted By Elodie
This is my thinking too. My DDs best friend has...

This is my thinking too. My DDs best friend has been taken out of school by her parents (not ill, and no underlying health conditions). She sent my DD a furious text about it as she is worried about...
Forum: Accommodation 2 Mar 20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By Elodie
Mermaid school

Has anyone done Mermaid School before?

Weve just booked for my 8 year old to do it at Beach Club, but DH is concerned that the pool they use is very shallow (I cant actually remember how he...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Feb 20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Elodie
There are quite a few recent threads asking the...

There are quite a few recent threads asking the same question, but no answers yet. Still worth a read if you want to see what rumours and updates people have heard etc.
...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 29 Feb 20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,734
Posted By Elodie
She may only know of one insurance that covers...

She may only know of one insurance that covers pandemics, but there are definitely a few out there. As well as others mentioned on this thread, our travel insurance policy states that pandemics are...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Feb 20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By Elodie
We arrive on my DHs birthday, so he wont be...

We arrive on my DHs birthday, so he wont be doing much other than flying and sleeping on his birthday. I think he might have a fake birthday the following day to celebrate it properly. We gave my...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Feb 20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Elodie
As above, Id price up a package first. Our...

As above, Id price up a package first. Our holiday is quite different to your plans (on-site stays in three different hotels at Universal and Disney, so it would have been complicated to get as a...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Feb 20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By Elodie
Were doing two nights in RPR, but its over a...

Were doing two nights in RPR, but its over a weekend in mid-August, and were hoping to do the Minions breakfast if its still offered, and the evening Luau. If we were staying at a quieter time,...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Feb 20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By Elodie
Thats an ace price, enjoy your stay!

Thats an ace price, enjoy your stay!
Forum: Accommodation 29 Feb 20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Elodie
Yes, but it wasnt offered in the first two weeks...

Yes, but it wasnt offered in the first two weeks of the offer last year (for our dates at least). We originally booked CBR on 27th April, but they added Garden / Woods View rooms at BC on around...
Forum: Accommodation 29 Feb 20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,369
Posted By Elodie
I was about to have a look, but going by most...

I was about to have a look, but going by most replies, Ill just carry on waiting!
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Feb 20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By Elodie
My DH has programmed his laptop to repeatedly...

My DH has programmed his laptop to repeatedly check the restaurant page to see if it changes (specifically hoping for them to add the check availability buttons.) If it spots a change, it will...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 29 Feb 20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,503
Posted By Elodie
Yes, Id popped over to the other thread to ask...

Yes, Id popped over to the other thread to ask if it was a US / DVC booking. It looks like the CM might have been giving out accurate information after all.:)
Forum: Latest 29 Feb 20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,112
Posted By Elodie
Thats still handy to know, as wed consider DVC...

Thats still handy to know, as wed consider DVC for a short add-on visit in the future.
Forum: Latest 28 Feb 20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,112
Posted By Elodie
Are you just staying for two nights and you were...

Are you just staying for two nights and you were still able to add a dining plan? Or are you staying for longer, and you added the dining plan for just two nights? I didnt realise either of those...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 28 Feb 20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,503
Posted By Elodie
Ah, I did wonder if it would be another case of a...

Ah, I did wonder if it would be another case of a CM claiming to know the details when they were actually just guessing! Youd think CMs would be trained to just say that they dont know the answer...
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