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Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 16 Feb 22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 37,969
Posted By collybird
Hello! I am daring to venture into the trip...

Hello! I am daring to venture into the trip report forums now and hoping I can contain the green eyed monster raging inside of me. Very sorry to hear about your diabetes, it must have been such a...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 16 Feb 22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,257
Posted By collybird
Abby! I feel awful I've missed this so far. ...

Abby! I feel awful I've missed this so far.

I cried reading your intro post, so many emotions... The nostalgia for trips gone by, the fact that Max won't be travelling, the fact it's been 3...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 25 Nov 21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
Pumpkin Pie and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits for lunch...

Pumpkin Pie and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits for lunch
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/55134/459dd337134d1d.jpg

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls - never, ever again. The mess :erm: and the icing is hiding...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 25 Nov 21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
I think you win! Have an incredible meal. ...

I think you win! Have an incredible meal.

Everyone's food looks delicious! I hope you've all had a lovely day. After 12 hour in the kitchen I am shattered!

Michelle, your presentation is...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 25 Nov 21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
That looks amazing! OH would absolutely be...

That looks amazing! OH would absolutely be onboard with cheese night on Thanksgiving Eve.
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 24 Nov 21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
I can confirm Pecans have been purchased from...

I can confirm Pecans have been purchased from ASDA at 2.59 for 200g. Not the best deal but I was desperate!

Started some meal prep today...

Pumpkin Soup - it was very, very thick. I had to...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 24 Nov 21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
Just home from work, should really go to sleep as...

Just home from work, should really go to sleep as have dentist tomorrow then I'll be starting cooking for the big day but I am so thrilled by the pecan chat I had to pop in to say hello.

So we...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 22 Nov 21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
I also have a penchant for getting carried away...

I also have a penchant for getting carried away :blush:

I think I am going to pass on the gammon. There's only 2 of us so we are going to have more than enough food. I have planned so many sides...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 22 Nov 21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
My Tesco shop with the bulk of my supplies for...

My Tesco shop with the bulk of my supplies for Thursday arrived today. No streaky bacon and no gammon so I'll have to source those when I pick up my turkey later in the week. Although I was...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 17 Nov 21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
These look fun! I was thinking about these...

These look fun!

I was thinking about these for my more savoury toothed OH:
https://cookieandkate.com/rosemary-parmesan-sweet-potato/

This is the green bean casserole recipe I use:...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 16 Nov 21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
Please let us know what you settle on for your...

Please let us know what you settle on for your menu!

The supermarkets sell jars of cranberry sauce which I usually buy. At Christmas time they'll have chilled versions that are a little fancier...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 16 Nov 21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
I agree that it is a little overwhelming to...

I agree that it is a little overwhelming to decide what to have.

We are having:

- Green Bean Casserole
- Mashed Potatoes
- Stuffing
- Mac & Cheese
- Roast Butternut Squash
- Corn Bread
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 15 Nov 21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
Well done on the cornbread ladies! I'll...

Well done on the cornbread ladies! I'll definitely use less sugar in ours, it's the sweetness that makes OH not like it. How much honey should you use if reduce the amount of sugar?

I've seen...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 11 Nov 21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
2 weeks to go! So the big question, are we...

2 weeks to go!

So the big question, are we going for turkey crowns or whole birds? How are we cooking them?
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 10 Nov 21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
I got it from here: ...

I got it from here:
https://www.usafoodstore.co.uk/

I got some sugar cookie mix too.
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 10 Nov 21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
Ooo these do sound nice! I don't often go to...

Ooo these do sound nice! I don't often go to Morrisons but it's on my way to work so popping in to pick them up is no bother. Thank you for updating me :)



I LOVE the Pioneer Woman, I...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 6 Nov 21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
This looks gorgeous! I too love tiramisu. You...

This looks gorgeous! I too love tiramisu. You always have the cleverest ideas. I have been on the hunt for the spiced nuts you used in your bark last year but Morrisons didn't have them last week...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 6 Nov 21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
Abby, your pumpkin pie looks just like in the...

Abby, your pumpkin pie looks just like in the pictures!

I've ordered cornmeal with my Tesco shop that's coming today so we'll see if it arrives. My pumpkin puree came from Sainsburys.

I made...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 5 Nov 21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
Thank you for this! I was also going to...

Thank you for this!

I was also going to use a packet mix (we used the Jiffy one from Amazon last year and it was nice) but this seems super simple.
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 5 Nov 21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,583
Posted By collybird
Ah my love language! I have been very much...

Ah my love language! I have been very much hoping that you'll do a Christmas Food thread again this year but this shall keep me occupied in the meantime.

I have been planning pre-occupied with...
Forum: Christmas 4 Nov 21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,168
Posted By collybird
In store from 18th December. I've missed out...

In store from 18th December.

I've missed out on one online because I couldn't decide what I wanted to order. Anyone who thinks they have missed out on something online though I'd advice to keep...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 199,124
Posted By collybird
Thank you! I thought much the same.

Thank you! I thought much the same.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Oct 21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 199,124
Posted By collybird
Is anyone else due to fly on the 15th? Have...

Is anyone else due to fly on the 15th?

Have a package booked and it all showing as normal in Manage My Booking but if you try to make a new booking showing no direct flights available on 15th. ...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Sep 21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 128,388
Posted By collybird
Congratulations to everyone who had the bottle to...

Congratulations to everyone who had the bottle to stick it out! I am so happy for you and hope you have the most wonderful trips.

Now having huge regrets about cancelling, am happy to rebook...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Sep 21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 46,643
Posted By collybird
I could cry. We bottled it and moved our...

I could cry.

We bottled it and moved our November trip a few weeks ago but did say we were open to booking something last minute.

I really hope we get a concrete date soon so I can price...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Sep 21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By collybird
I think that the 'no deposit' offer may mean you...

I think that the 'no deposit' offer may mean you have to set up a direct debit to pay in instalments.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Sep 21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By collybird
We were cancelled 15 days out by TUI. I...

We were cancelled 15 days out by TUI.

I really wasn't happy over how long they dragged it out. I think they are essentially calling customers bluff; you can change bookings to new date up to 14...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Sep 21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,347
Posted By collybird
We have moved November to May next year. We have...

We have moved November to May next year. We have agreed that if they open up we'll book something last minute.

I have a flair for drama and at this point I am wondering if we'll ever be allowed...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 6 Sep 21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By collybird
We had our refund exactly 7 days after...

We had our refund exactly 7 days after cancellation.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Aug 21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,245
Posted By collybird
Mamma mia those prices! We have a package...

Mamma mia those prices!

We have a package for September next year locked in with Virgin. Originally flying from Glasgow, 13 nights, 2 rooms at Rosen LBV, with an Intermediate SUV with top tier...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 237,463
Posted By collybird
Finally! What's your plan B Redsox? Are you...

Finally! What's your plan B Redsox? Are you hoping to get a holiday somewhere else?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 237,463
Posted By collybird
Ours was a FlyDrive so essentially a package. ...

Ours was a FlyDrive so essentially a package. Checked my booking today and was able to cancel online. Very relieved but won't properly relax until the money is back on my card.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 237,463
Posted By collybird
We booked in January 2020 when anyone who...

We booked in January 2020 when anyone who mentioned COVID as a threat to us in the UK was laughed at!

Absolutely Shani, if we don't have hope we do we have!? I don't appreciate being sneered at...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 128,388
Posted By collybird
Thank you for that, I had heard of them pushing...

Thank you for that, I had heard of them pushing balance to 6 weeks out but when I asked they said next week was the latest they could offer :cry:

It's a shame as I'd have been happy with 6 weeks...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 237,463
Posted By collybird
The flights are now off sales/say the flight is...

The flights are now off sales/say the flight is sold out so hopefully news is coming soon for us!

The are the losers as I was debating rebooking with the 20% incentive but their tardiness has...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 27 Aug 21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,996
Posted By collybird
I am SO jealous of your Royal Room. I badly...

I am SO jealous of your Royal Room. I badly wanted PO but I was already stretching the budget to stay onsite, justifying it with things like 'we'll get some dining credit', 'we won't need a car',...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 26 Aug 21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,996
Posted By collybird
Apologies for missing so much of the thread, I've...

Apologies for missing so much of the thread, I've been in a bit of a funk thanks to TUI leaving me in limbo for so long. They have just removed our flights from sale so hopefully just a matter of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Aug 21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 128,388
Posted By collybird
Despite the fact we're still waiting for our...

Despite the fact we're still waiting for our September trip to be cancelled (thanks TUI, won't be booking with you again). We are tapping out for November.

We are due to pay November's balance to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Aug 21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,864
Views: 237,463
Posted By collybird
Still nothing from TUI for 11th Sept! So...

Still nothing from TUI for 11th Sept!

So angsty now.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 24 Aug 21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By collybird
From my interpretation of the wording on the...

From my interpretation of the wording on the Health Pass application site they only process applications for those arriving imminently, for example, it says they are currently 'open' to those...
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