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Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Today, 12:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,327
Posted By duchy
We were in that situation last September ,...

We were in that situation last September , travelling to Greece knowing there was random testing on arrival .
We were extra careful the ten days before we travelled , all shopping was delivered and...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By duchy
Are you washing your mask after every use ? If...

Are you washing your mask after every use ? If you are maybe change what you use to wash it with in case you are sensitive to one of the ingredients. You are breathing in detergent residue ,rather...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,493
Posted By duchy
I think there will be a luggage service from DS...

I think there will be a luggage service from DS as it makes no sense to clutter up the buses with cases and put off shoppers and diners between the resorts and DS .
We already use Uber in preference...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,493
Posted By duchy
Yes , originally Mears transportation was the...

Yes , originally Mears transportation was the ďapproved ď and Disney recommended way to get to WDW before they introduced DME . The free bus hasnít always existed.
Even after it did Mears still ran...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,360
Posted By duchy
You are defending his right to spread infection...

You are defending his right to spread infection and put other peopleís life at risk ?
I fancy popping a bit of poison in the water supply in your town , do you also defend my right to do so ?

If...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,360
Posted By duchy
I was talking to a nineteen year old on the phone...

I was talking to a nineteen year old on the phone at work literally gasping for breath and coughing. She told me she hadnít taken it seriously and was always out and about but now realised how real...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,360
Posted By duchy
Or you could look at the medical profession...

Or you could look at the medical profession either as a whole or just those working in the frontline and accept they are wearing them for good reason.
After all even before Covid , if you needed an...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,360
Posted By duchy
Well yes we can , he has already spouted his...

Well yes we can , he has already spouted his ďreasonsĒ on his own Twitter feed ad nauseam. He was very clear he has no cause for exemption beyond ďI donít want toĒ . You are attempting to defend the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,360
Posted By duchy
Iíve come to the conclusion itís not stupidity or...

Iíve come to the conclusion itís not stupidity or obstinacy but denial because they are too weak to deal with their fear of Covid and are like scared children putting their fingers and singing la la...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,472
Posted By duchy
Not Universal but DC , SW, Aquatica and BG . We...

Not Universal but DC , SW, Aquatica and BG .
We stayed on I Drive for a week (by comparison we had stayed at BWI the trip before and done only Disney.
We loved it ! Minimal planning , most days we...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
Odds are if you can afford £25k in school fees...

Odds are if you can afford £25k in school fees then a couple of hundred for a laptop wasnít going going to be the disaster it could be for a lower income family anyway though ( not always , my son...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
Iíve worked in education so this isnít just a...

Iíve worked in education so this isnít just a parent observation but first hand observation from the classroom and staff room ,from the other side if you like.
Even in the same school you will get...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
How do you think schools could solve it (other...

How do you think schools could solve it (other than more equipment) without reducing teaching time ? I honestly canít see what schools can do otherwise.
I get what you are saying about inflexibility...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:22 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
Many people are struggling , parents of school...

Many people are struggling , parents of school age children donít have the monopoly on that !
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 02:20 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 14,478
Posted By duchy
That was me early in lockdown , was sick of...

That was me early in lockdown , was sick of staying in (was WFH but husband was still working on site so did the shopping on his commute) so volunteered to get milk from the corner shop , walked 5...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
Iíve read the same posts you have and to me it...

Iíve read the same posts you have and to me it reads that ďsome parentsĒ could do better or be more proactive but not once was that targeted at you or any other specific parent (apart from the two...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
Trouble is one device and three children trying...

Trouble is one device and three children trying to access three different live zoom sessions to be regarded as ďpresentĒ in class just doesnít work.
Schools threatening unauthorised absence in...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
You are over personalising this ď I can't...

You are over personalising this
ď I can't believe that some people genuinely believe that parents wouldn't do everything within their power to support their kids if they could. We don't drink,...
Forum: TV and Film 17 Jan 21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 27,422
Posted By duchy
Never argue with a fan girl ! They KNOW :grin: ...

Never argue with a fan girl ! They KNOW :grin:
Similar situation with Donny Osmond in the first US series , he opened with The Greatest Show and the fans knew as soon as he started to sing ! The...
Forum: TV and Film 17 Jan 21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 27,422
Posted By duchy
Those were my final two guesses , based on the...

Those were my final two guesses , based on the Swindon postcode , at the last minute I settled on Chris rather than Glenn .
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 14,478
Posted By duchy
For me those types of coffee shops are open to...

For me those types of coffee shops are open to cater to those who have to be out and about working, like essential services . As a bonus they also serve those exercising but not as a social meeting...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
What parents in your situation (the general you...

What parents in your situation (the general you not you in particular as you are taking everything so personally ) could do is contact the smaller computer shops , most are owner run and do refurbs...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,415
Posted By duchy
Thereís a fair chunk of people through St Johnís...

Thereís a fair chunk of people through St Johnís , retired from healthcare, military even air crew who already have the required training and would just need refresher courses though ,which may be a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 14,478
Posted By duchy
Thatís what I meant about ďwant not needĒ. Mental...

Thatís what I meant about ďwant not needĒ. Mental health is important , I think the point is checking ourselves before going out with ďis this particular trip essentialĒ . On one day the answer might...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 14,478
Posted By duchy
Iím a Gold Blend drinker but thatís probably why...

Iím a Gold Blend drinker but thatís probably why neither of us feel the need to stand in a huge line for coffee ;)
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 14,478
Posted By duchy
No slating from me , the last time I went out was...

No slating from me , the last time I went out was Boxing Day to drop some food over to a friend felled by Covid after getting called back to work for a single day (masked and distanced of course). ...
Forum: General Chat 17 Jan 21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By duchy
We did the Orlando but no Disney, didnít do...

We did the Orlando but no Disney, didnít do Universal but had a DC day with entry to SW , Aquatica and BG. My husband vastly preferred it to his previous first Disney trip , he said not having to...
Forum: General Chat 17 Jan 21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By duchy
Iím the same, not visited DLP in years now as...

Iím the same, not visited DLP in years now as every time I look at the cost for what is a short break I shudder and canít justify it on a per night basis . We are in Kent so have the Eurostar option...
Forum: General Chat 17 Jan 21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By duchy
The Lakes are breathtaking , first time I drove...

The Lakes are breathtaking , first time I drove up there on business I was in awe.
Weíve never done ďjustĒ Disney or even ďjust FloridaĒ although it has always drawn us back . Thereís so many...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
With the job I do customers often tell me what...

With the job I do customers often tell me what tech they have (or as part of troubleshooting I can see what devices are connected to their broadband). Itís a rare family that doesnít already have a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Jan 21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By duchy
Annoyingly my husband (who is two years younger...

Annoyingly my husband (who is two years younger than me) isnít loaded for declaring he has been on statins in the past but mine is loaded as I have too but also take thyroid replacement ( and have...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
Surely the fallback position has to be those who...

Surely the fallback position has to be those who qualify for free school meals but that does mean some who just donít qualify may fall between the cracks (which is why most schools arenít taking that...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
Exactly , whilst even a secondhand lappie at £100...

Exactly , whilst even a secondhand lappie at £100 might be out of reach (our local IT shop sells them for around that and reconditioned PCs with monitors for the same) a tablet can be bought new for...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Jan 21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,493
Posted By duchy
After using the Virgin bag drop once and...

After using the Virgin bag drop once and realising that for me it was a waste of time as Iím not a DS shopper whilst Iím excited about the Brightline service in general , the MCO DS leg wonít really...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
Youíd think lots of households would have older...

Youíd think lots of households would have older laptops no longer used that could be offered as loans to friends or family .
Iíve not heard of any schools asking for this though.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jan 21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
That however is not the schoolís problem. One...

That however is not the schoolís problem.
One family having two laptops over two households for a single child is another family unable to have one.
Frankly there are two possibilities , one...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 16 Jan 21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By duchy
I link to a card with no currency charges . If...

I link to a card with no currency charges .
If youíve not used either before then get an existing user to send you a referral link (youíll both get a bonus) to just you. Once youíve used your own...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Jan 21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,596
Posted By duchy
The sort of bloke itís almost a positive pleasure...

The sort of bloke itís almost a positive pleasure to say no to !
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Jan 21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,722
Posted By duchy
Youíd have to be really unlucky for both parents...

Youíd have to be really unlucky for both parents to get a bad enough reaction neither could physically look after a child as most people do manage to still work even if feeling a bit rubbish.
Forum: General Chat 15 Jan 21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,419
Posted By duchy
For one year at primary my Maths was taught in...

For one year at primary my Maths was taught in both LSD and to soon to be new money. Talk about confused! Decimal carry ten but old money carry twelve.
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