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Forum: General DVC Discussion Yesterday, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
I agree with Karen, SSR availability is generally...

I agree with Karen, SSR availability is generally very open, and late August is a quiet DVC time, whilst the American kids have gone back to school, the points drop significantly in September that I...
Forum: Current Issues Forum Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,199
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Thank you for everyone who took the time to...

Thank you for everyone who took the time to reply, I've just had a job offer this morning, so that's a very nice boost, especially as I hadn't actually applied, just went for an informal :)
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 930
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Wavefront guided lasik here in 2004 (it was brand...

Wavefront guided lasik here in 2004 (it was brand new technology back then!) and it was one of the best things I ever did.

I do have reading glasses now but only need them for reading VERY small...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 150,307
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Toothsome's is amazing, REALLY good food in a fun...

Toothsome's is amazing, REALLY good food in a fun environment, we were really pleasantly surprised when we first ate there, it's a regular for us now!

Can't walk past Cold Stone Creamery without...
Forum: General DVC Discussion Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
We bought originally back in 2002 and had quite...

We bought originally back in 2002 and had quite an extensive spreadsheet that took into account all our costs, including rising dues with assumed inflation over the years, we worked out that for what...
Forum: General DVC Discussion Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
One UK DVC member travelling at the end of...

One UK DVC member travelling at the end of August, claimed she spoke to MS and explained that we may not know until the week before if we can fly, MS allegedly told her that was fine and any 2021...
Forum: Guest Services 1 Jun 20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Changes all seem pretty fluid, it's getting used...

Changes all seem pretty fluid, it's getting used to them that's the challenge.

I was in the 'we fear change' camp when I first saw them, but now we've had a few days to get used to them I've...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Jun 20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 150,307
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
If they're opening at reduced capacity I really...

If they're opening at reduced capacity I really can't imagine that you'd need the EPs this year, we usually go at the end of August and whilst they're nice to have, we often comment that we probably...
Forum: General Chat 1 Jun 20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Nope, youngest is year 12 and no word on them...

Nope, youngest is year 12 and no word on them opening, not that I'd be taking him anyway.

Yes, love a chocolate lime but I do tend to end up carving my mouth with them, does anyone else do that?
Forum: General Chat 1 Jun 20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,497
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
I'd love to go back to Las Vegas, so much we...

I'd love to go back to Las Vegas, so much we wanted to do that we just didn't get round to.

New York, I was underwhelmed with so not worried about going back there.

No interest in revisiting...
Forum: General Chat 31 May 20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Mobile We’ve used Naked Wines & Virgin Wines, would...

We’ve used Naked Wines & Virgin Wines, would recommend both of them.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 May 20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 150,307
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
I'm trying really hard to just wait and see what...

I'm trying really hard to just wait and see what happens, all the current guidelines could well be irrelevant to us August people should this all be a success and Florida have moved past phase 1 by...
Forum: General Chat 31 May 20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
We had some units installed in our house last...

We had some units installed in our house last year. Ideally I'd have liked the type that's installed in the loft hatch which would have cooled most of the centre of the house, but our loft beams...
Forum: Accommodation 31 May 20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Mobile As long as you have them when you pay the bill,...

As long as you have them when you pay the bill, yes you can. :)
Forum: Accommodation 31 May 20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
We always book direct, usually with AP discount...

We always book direct, usually with AP discount which makes the rates very favourable and can be applied retrospectively.
Forum: General Chat 31 May 20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
We just had pancakes & strawberries for brunch in...

We just had pancakes & strawberries for brunch in the garden, gutted I didn't think to make them Mickey shaped!

Happy pancake day everyone... ;)
Forum: General Chat 31 May 20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,079
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Arden Grange here, giant breed for the 2 year old...

Arden Grange here, giant breed for the 2 year old and senior for our 9 year old.

I did price up Tails.com but it was eye wateringly expensive for 2 giant breed dogs!
Forum: General DVC Discussion 30 May 20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Mobile I saw this yesterday also & nope, no email here,...

I saw this yesterday also & nope, no email here, we have a DVC booking in August.
Forum: General DVC Discussion 30 May 20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Yes, I think so. One thing DVC has given us...

Yes, I think so.

One thing DVC has given us is longevity, I've never been concerned about it being of lesser value, just watched it get more and more popular despite whatever's happening in the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 May 20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 150,307
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
We've had trips where we've only gone to...

We've had trips where we've only gone to Universal parks (whilst staying at WDW AKL sometimes) and have had a fantastic time, staying in their hotels is wonderful, I personally think they slightly...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 May 20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 150,307
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
There's also the fact that we may not be able to...

There's also the fact that we may not be able to cancel. Our flights are paid for in full, and still live on the system so we can't cancel them (UC also so not a sum of money I want to write off). ...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 29 May 20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,199
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
There are a few things out there, at the moment...

There are a few things out there, at the moment I'm happy just banking in the NHS. I did have an interview last week for a role in a private hospital so will see if an offer comes from that, they're...
Forum: General Chat 29 May 20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,116
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
If our flight goes we will, we're quite happy...

If our flight goes we will, we're quite happy with a mostly resort stay and I'm more at risk every day at work.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 May 20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Yes several times, we've stayed onsite at Animal...

Yes several times, we've stayed onsite at Animal Kingdom Lodge and only been to Universal parks, no WDW have also stayed at Universal, the longest stay being for 7 nights.

Absolutely worth it &...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 29 May 20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,199
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Thank you Ange :)

Thank you Ange :)
Forum: Current Issues Forum 29 May 20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,518
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Mobile Yes got ours yesterday.

Yes got ours yesterday.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 May 20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,865
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Ours is still showing as LGW. I've been told...

Ours is still showing as LGW. I've been told that if they change the flight number then we stand a good chance of qualifying for a refund, but if it's the same, then we don't as it's considered a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 May 20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
The west coast is much calmer if you want to swim...

The west coast is much calmer if you want to swim / snorkel.
Forum: General Chat 29 May 20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
I did Mia from Pulp fiction once, that was pretty...

I did Mia from Pulp fiction once, that was pretty easy, white shirt, black wig, syringe taped to chest and lots of fake blood.

I made a door for DS by painting some cardboard white and writing...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 29 May 20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,199
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Thank you, it's actually quite exciting to think...

Thank you, it's actually quite exciting to think of banking for a while and suiting myself :)



I haven't but my experience is very specialised (gynae/fertility) so I'm sure I'd be starting on...
Forum: General Chat 29 May 20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
It does seem odd, but then again there's always...

It does seem odd, but then again there's always that one place we forget to inform when moving if we don't communicate with them much.

5 years does seem a long time to have not heard from the DVLA...
Forum: Current Issues Forum 29 May 20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,199
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
And... Covid has killed my job.

A little relieved to be honest as we've been fearing this coming for a while.

I'm a Nurse Practitioner for a charity that does work for the NHS. Covid has completely changed the way we work,...
Forum: General Chat 29 May 20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,998
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
I guess it can't be that bad if I keep coming...

I guess it can't be that bad if I keep coming back even after 17 years! Just re subscribed also as my little thank you for this area of (relative) sanity!
Forum: General Chat 29 May 20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Totally agree, everything is so much nicer and...

Totally agree, everything is so much nicer and easier when the sun is shining :)
Forum: General DVC Discussion 29 May 20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
I did yes, but no mention of borrowed points,...

I did yes, but no mention of borrowed points, just banked.
Forum: General Chat 29 May 20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,290
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
One of the hardest compromises for me when DH & I...

One of the hardest compromises for me when DH & I moved in together was having to share a bathroom, i'd got used to having mine to myself so I completely get where she's coming from.

Men and their...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 29 May 20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
Cancellation - borrowed points stop going back to future UY?

I'm assuming that now there's an opening date, any reservation cancelled after that won't see any borrowed points going back to their future use year?

Anyone know different? I'm not going to try...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 29 May 20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
That looks like every BVW room view we've had!...

That looks like every BVW room view we've had! :pgig:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 May 20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 150,307
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
I'm trying to just wait and see what further...

I'm trying to just wait and see what further updates come our way, ultimately I don't have any choice, I can't cancel our flights and moving them doesn't work for us due to the 2 teens in our group...
Forum: General DVC Discussion 28 May 20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By PoohBears#1fan
For me I only choose BWV over BCV to save on...

For me I only choose BWV over BCV to save on points, personally I prefer the ambience at BCV, it just feels more laid back, i've always found BWV has a slightly austere feeling to it. We've never...
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