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Forum: General Chat 25 Nov 21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,195
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I haven’t had covid as far as I know but do I win...

I haven’t had covid as far as I know but do I win the prize for the most different vaccines:
1st - AZ (then the rules here changed) so
2nd - Moderna
Booster- Pfizer

I am in good company as our...
Forum: Christmas 16 Nov 21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,719
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We applied after Brexit - my daughter got...

We applied after Brexit - my daughter got included automatically as she was born here but my son was over 18 when we had our appointments. People often ask me what nationality I am (My French is...
Forum: Christmas 16 Nov 21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,719
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We were very lucky with my son’s as they had an...

We were very lucky with my son’s as they had an online calendar so we could book for when he was here! The rest of us have French nationality now so are the proud owners of an ID card🤣

My DS won’t...
Forum: General Trip Reports 16 Nov 21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Melbatb
Wow - you did a lot. Denny’s looks amazing! My...

Wow - you did a lot. Denny’s looks amazing! My son is off to Vancouver for Christmas and there are 2 things he is most looking forward to- Denny’s and Tim Hortons 🤣

We loved the Capilano...
Forum: General Trip Planning 15 Nov 21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have been to: Japan - many moons ago...

I have been to:
Japan - many moons ago. Fabulous country. We were lucky enough to be there in spring with the Cherry blossoms. A great experience!

HK - have been twice. First time was in August...
Forum: General Trip Reports 10 Nov 21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a lovely day- you did so well with all that...

What a lovely day- you did so well with all that cycling! Bought back lots of memories!

I hope you weren’t aching the following day!
Forum: General Trip Planning 25 Oct 21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Here you go ...

Here you go
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=12401832#post12401832

The first time we went it was empty but the second trip (this one) clashed with the local school holidays so it...
Forum: General Trip Planning 25 Oct 21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I did a trip report - hand on will try to find...

I did a trip report - hand on will try to find the link
Forum: General Trip Planning 25 Oct 21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We went a few years ago just for the day. We only...

We went a few years ago just for the day. We only paid half price though through a promotion. I wouldn’t say it was worth £400 though. We have done wild and wadi (the other water park) a lot more as...
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 Oct 21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I made a claim about 3-4 years ago 24h...

I made a claim about 3-4 years ago

24h before we were due to fly to the USA I started vomiting. Badly. When I projectile vomited just 15m before we were due to leave the house for the flight we...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Oct 21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My son was vaccinated in Hong Kong (with Pfizer)...

My son was vaccinated in Hong Kong (with Pfizer) and managed to get his EU covid pass. I am not sure though if the fact I am a French citizen helped (he isn’t). He sorted out himself before he...
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My Dd16 has had the freestyle libre for many...

My Dd16 has had the freestyle libre for many years. She has to put it “in” every 14 days. She scans it with her phone (when she was younger this would also come through to me)

It has made a world...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,873
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I agree - I live here. We all still wear masks...

I agree - I live here. We all still wear masks (nobody was ever exempt) in shops and in the office!

There was an article in our press about it. There is no one reason it seems but a combination...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,873
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile In France in the last 7 days 4.4m tests were...

In France in the last 7 days 4.4m tests were done. The average daily positive cases were about 4,500.

In the UK in the last 7 days there were about 6.9m tests - so about 50% more. The average...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I live in France. Trust me when I say most of us...

I live in France. Trust me when I say most of us have no idea of our traffic light system! Flights are coming in daily from the UK and quite a few friends have visited recently!
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have flown Air Canada (a lot) and Air Transat...

I have flown Air Canada (a lot) and Air Transat and to be honest both were fine. The crew on AT were great and I can’t remember a dodgy crew on AC. The planes have airways been clean - though the...
Forum: General Trip Planning 11 Oct 21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I hope to be travelling into Spain in a couple of...

I hope to be travelling into Spain in a couple of weeks. I assume there are no checks - I know when my husband drove over to Andorra there wasn’t!

Sante.fr has a list of all the labs so you could...
Forum: General Trip Planning 11 Oct 21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have done the following trips on my own: Hong...

I have done the following trips on my own:
Hong Kong (first trip I did on my own)
NYC x 2
Las Vegas
Kuala Lumpar
Bangkok
Montreal x2
Quebec City

All for a week. I did trip reports for the...
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Oct 21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Could you not do one in France? What day of the...

Could you not do one in France? What day of the week are you there? There are labs in every town. I can check the price (they are to be payable as from 15/10). Generally they are highly efficient (my...
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,986
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thanks. Under the Brexit allowances (until 2028)...

Thanks. Under the Brexit allowances (until 2028) my DD meets the criteria for being classed as a home student - I looked in to it all earlier in the week but it was great to see the updated version...
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,986
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile DD has decided she would like to go to university...

DD has decided she would like to go to university after all. We are in France but she isn’t keen on staying here so we are looking at the UK (thankfully still classed as a home student as we are UK...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Sep 21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,503
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Here in France all over 12y2m year olds have to...

Here in France all over 12y2m year olds have to have a vaccine passport to go into restaurants, bars, stadiums, cinema, do sports on teams.

Most of us just get on with it!
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Sep 21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,111
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile The only one I remember was Spaghetti House. It...

The only one I remember was Spaghetti House. It was the end of a 4 week trip 🤣
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Sep 21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,111
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am so very jealous! VI is one of my favorite...

I am so very jealous! VI is one of my favorite places ever. We stayed in Ucluelet too! We were lucky enough to see bears in the wild when we did a hike there.

We had breakfast included in...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 29 Sep 21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Melbatb
I live in France. It will be busy from Wednesday...

I live in France. It will be busy from Wednesday onwards at a guess (Wednesday is a half day at schools!) It will definitely be very busy from Thursday! The schools are all off on the Friday!
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5,007
Views: 345,179
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It us so nice to read that life is getting back...

It us so nice to read that life is getting back to normal for our kids at last. F2F lectures will be so much better for them all!

O is out of quarantine at last. This term he is staying in...
Forum: General Trip Planning 26 Sep 21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Hi We booked with reception the day before! ...

Hi

We booked with reception the day before!

You have to get a card from memory but it was easy enough to do!

Have fun’
Forum: General Trip Planning 25 Sep 21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We used the metro a lot when we went - very clean...

We used the metro a lot when we went - very clean and easy to use!

I did a trip report - https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=12401832#post12401832

Hope that gives you some ideas...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 19 Sep 21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I would love to go back - my son is a student...

I would love to go back - my son is a student there but the borders are still closed. He is currently on day 18 of his 21 day strict quarantine! He can’t wait to get out and get back to normal life 🤣...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Sep 21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,853
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile In my nephew’s case the PCR was done at the lab...

In my nephew’s case the PCR was done at the lab (as is normal here) so properly done!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Sep 21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,853
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile And just to throw in the opposite- my nephew had...

And just to throw in the opposite- my nephew had a positive LFT and then a negative PCR test. Apparently this doesn’t happen very often but in his case it did!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 7 Sep 21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,475
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That is great news in Spain. Here is France for...

That is great news in Spain. Here is France for the 12-17yo about 65% have had at least one vaccination and 45% both. There is a big push on for the back to school too!
Forum: General Trip Planning 6 Sep 21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By Melbatb
My son made sure everything he needed (pcr test,...

My son made sure everything he needed (pcr test, quarantine hotel confirmation) had his exact name. I knew about the test requirement name issue. Also you need proof that the lab doing the test has...
Forum: General Trip Planning 6 Sep 21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My son lives in HK and flew back last weekend...

My son lives in HK and flew back last weekend. The requirements are very strict - we had to make sure his pcr results had his middle name on. He was vaccinated in HK so that wasn’t an issue.

My...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 Sep 21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By Melbatb
That is true. My son has recently returned to...

That is true. My son has recently returned to university in HK. A negative PCR test is required. Plus a test on arrival then 4 further tests each week thereafter (first 3 weeks he is stuck in hotel...
Forum: General Chat 4 Sep 21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5,007
Views: 345,179
Posted By Melbatb
O flew back to HK on Wednesday and is now in a...

O flew back to HK on Wednesday and is now in a three week strict quarantine. He won’t see anyone except the person who comes to stick a stick up his nose every week😢

His lectures have started (f2f...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Sep 21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9,671
Views: 912,113
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I read over here (France) that we are testing...

I read over here (France) that we are testing about 1 million a day due to those not vaccinated needing to do a test every 3 days if they want to go to restaurants/bars/sports events/ anywhere where...
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Sep 21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile There are lots of Canada trip reports in my...

There are lots of Canada trip reports in my signature - I have done Montreal in winter and it wasn’t too bad weather wise! But it can be! I love Canada and have been a lot! Shoot if you have any...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Sep 21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That is brilliant Tinkerbell! France is at 66% of...

That is brilliant Tinkerbell! France is at 66% of total population (77% of eligible) which is moving in the right direction!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Aug 21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Here in France they give a percentage of eligible...

Here in France they give a percentage of eligible people vaccinated (so 12+). As of yesterday we have 75.6% of that population fully vaccinated!
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