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Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,542
Posted By archibald
Nothing is more welcoming to nasty thieves than a...

Nothing is more welcoming to nasty thieves than a missing massive white caravan indicating that the house is empty and no-one is home. I'd put it in storage somewhere - they are intrinsically ugly...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By archibald
I think you've misunderstood - a previous poster...

I think you've misunderstood - a previous poster thought the box wouldn't be opened before they flew, I suggested that it would be. If the socks were a gift opened while already travelling, you would...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By archibald
But surely it will be given in time for them to...

But surely it will be given in time for them to adjust their luggage accordingly? The gift would be a great one, but who would want to carry 'extra' bottles, pj's, socks etc and why would they have...
Forum: Christmas 11 Oct 20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By archibald
I've tried to add a pic of the BL. ...

I've tried to add a pic of the BL.
...
Forum: Christmas 11 Oct 20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By archibald
Oh god no, hideous things - although one is...

Oh god no, hideous things - although one is wanting Border Leicester for all of the wrong reasons! The other one wants Suffolks.

And yes, real sheep. We already have a few texel/beltex for fun...
Forum: Christmas 9 Oct 20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By archibald
Mine still write a letter to Father Christmas...

Mine still write a letter to Father Christmas. The rules haven't changed since they were tiny - you can write anything at all that you would like, and if you're lucky you'll get something from the...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 7 Oct 20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,026
Posted By archibald
How old is your house?

Completely inspired by another thread, but how old is the house that you're living in right now? I'll put a poll on if I can remember how to do it, but surprised about the age of the houses mentioned...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Sep 20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,397
Posted By archibald
Off at a bit of a tangent, but try the small...

Off at a bit of a tangent, but try the small green tube of clinique lip balm stuff - I found it helped when my lips used to swell dramatically due to allergies. It's about £20, but bloody brilliant...
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,289
Posted By archibald
Are you certain it's a collar? Can you/have you...

Are you certain it's a collar? Can you/have you seen it used? Our handset is quite small iirc (haven't seen it for a few years). Is there any chance that they are doing anything else horrible to the...
Forum: General Chat 26 Sep 20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,289
Posted By archibald
We had one that we used for a week - had a beep...

We had one that we used for a week - had a beep or beep and shock option. After two initial shocks all we needed was the beep until the dog stopped the unwanted behaviour forever. Ours has different...
Forum: UK Holiday Planning 25 Sep 20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By archibald
There used to be a good chocolatier/cafe in...

There used to be a good chocolatier/cafe in Hornsea, not been for a while so don't know if it's still there. The Freeport is like a ghost-town, more empty units than full.
Forum: General Chat 26 Aug 20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,345
Posted By archibald
Which is great for you, but did you miss this bit...

Which is great for you, but did you miss this bit from the OP - 'I was made redundant last week and hubby has semi retired so we currently do not have an income.' How do you propose that the electric...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By archibald
Single bar holder thing on the inside of a...

Single bar holder thing on the inside of a cupboard door. Each length holds the large and medium lid of a typical 3 pan set.
Forum: UK Holiday Planning 12 Aug 20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By archibald
Get yourself to Bonnets on Huntriss Row for...

Get yourself to Bonnets on Huntriss Row for coffee and cake, or breakfast, or lunch, but definitely coffee and cake at least once. They have a little courtyard to sit out in - I love it there.
Forum: General Chat 11 Aug 20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,159
Posted By archibald
Loving that the next thread down asks 'Where have...

Loving that the next thread down asks 'Where have all the birds gone?' - seems this thread is the answer.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Jul 20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,602
Posted By archibald
It might just be worth checking if your balance...

It might just be worth checking if your balance due date has changed. I know the BA ones moved to being only 3 weeks before travel. If you can hang off paying your balance, the flight may be...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Jul 20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,676
Posted By archibald
Universal/Busch/Clearwater (or insert anything...

Universal/Busch/Clearwater (or insert anything that takes you away from Disney for half a day) is it worth it?

I hate 'is it worth it' almost as much as I hate the mispronunciation of specific...
Forum: General Chat 27 Jul 20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,380
Posted By archibald
You look after your builders really well - I just...

You look after your builders really well - I just provide tea & biscuits and the occasional bacon butty! ;)
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Jul 20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,602
Posted By archibald
Rather ironically we've made a 'profit' on our...

Rather ironically we've made a 'profit' on our Easter & October cancellations. We were very, very lucky to have booked with BA flydrive, Seaworld Vacation Package, Premier Inn and Hotels.com...
Forum: TV and Film 15 Jul 20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By archibald
Loved it - and rather surprisingly for us we...

Loved it - and rather surprisingly for us we actually watched it as it aired - we're usually very late to the party. We've watched it all again as you miss so much considering it's such a slow paced...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jul 20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By archibald
Sorry, I didn't describe it well in my post...

Sorry, I didn't describe it well in my post above.

My initial figures were wrong due to their strange invoice format leading me to deduct IPT, then Medical inc IPT and assumed the remaining figure...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Jul 20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,387
Posted By archibald
Great service from BA flydrive, Seaworld Vacation...

Great service from BA flydrive, Seaworld Vacation Package (one of their hotels + tickets), ticketmaster for rodeo tickets, hotels.com for instant stateside accommodation refund, premier inn and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Jul 20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By archibald
I've changed this post because I've realised that...

I've changed this post because I've realised that I made an error in deducting the IPT with the medical, and then again in full.

There is absolutely no excuse for them trying to refund me only...
Forum: General Chat 11 Jul 20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,485
Posted By archibald
I saw sheep being rounded up onto the roof of a...

I saw sheep being rounded up onto the roof of a truck by real monkeys 'riding' collies. It was half time entertainment at the rodeo, but who on earth thought it up?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Jul 20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By archibald
That's good to know, thank you. I thought that it...

That's good to know, thank you. I thought that it would probably the same (ish) as the VAT collection, but the man on the phone didn't seem to understand what I was talking about.

I wonder how...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Jul 20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By archibald
Will initially they just said yes, half back,...

Will initially they just said yes, half back, we'll refund you £144.72.

When I pointed out that medical should be fully refunded they said oh yes, so it should and said £222.73 - they were...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Jul 20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By archibald
How much money back from cancelled insurance?

Hi, I have insurance for an Easter trip booked in January before any of this. I paid £289.44 of which £156.04 was medical and £48.24 was IPT (Insurance Premium Tax). The date of travel and insurance...
Forum: General Chat 7 Jul 20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 806
Posted By archibald
Did she ask you to tone down the weekend...

Did she ask you to tone down the weekend recreational drug use?
Forum: General Chat 4 Jul 20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,540
Posted By archibald
Ahh, well that makes more sense. When you said...

Ahh, well that makes more sense. When you said private driveway I assumed you meant it was yours and going just to your house, not a small development.
Forum: General Chat 4 Jul 20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,540
Posted By archibald
Why don't you just ask them not to walk/cycle on...

Why don't you just ask them not to walk/cycle on your drive? I wouldn't want anyone walking or cycling up to my house on our drive, and to be honest it's not a problem that we've ever had. What is...
Forum: General Chat 26 Jun 20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,528
Posted By archibald
I've put a stone on. I'd lost 4.5 before...

I've put a stone on. I'd lost 4.5 before lockdown. It's the stress of homeschooling turning me to tea and biscuits (or murder! ).

Only 3 weeks until the end of term :-)
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 13 Jun 20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,199
Posted By archibald
As far as I know they are refunding those that...

As far as I know they are refunding those that requested it in date order. I cancelled March 19th for April 3rd and was refunded around June 1st. It may be useful to those still waiting if you could...
Forum: General Chat 13 Jun 20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,084
Posted By archibald
We flew indirect from Manchester via Chicago in a...

We flew indirect from Manchester via Chicago in a shiny new BMI plane, probably around the turn of the century. I think it was the first time we'd seen seat-back TV, but I may be mistaken (we've used...
Forum: General Chat 12 Jun 20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,165
Posted By archibald
Assuming that your son traveled with you, you'll...

Assuming that your son traveled with you, you'll need to refund (or contra) part of the £25 daily fee for staying in your house for that particular day, as clearly he was absent for the same 2.5...
Forum: Positivity Forum 3 Jun 20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,413
Posted By archibald
I might if they install a travelator system, but...

I might if they install a travelator system, but I certainly wouldn't consider walking.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Jun 20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,604
Posted By archibald
I got the money back for the car parking on June...

I got the money back for the car parking on June 1st. I cancelled on March 19th so it's taken a while. I did join the facebook site, but didn't follow any of the 'advice' about multiple emails and...
Forum: General Chat 27 May 20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,447
Posted By archibald
I was going to say nothing as we've put pretty...

I was going to say nothing as we've put pretty much all of it back into premium bonds, but we did get 4 pet lambs and another horse...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 May 20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,551
Posted By archibald
In my opinion it's only the yr 10 & 12 (first...

In my opinion it's only the yr 10 & 12 (first year of the two year exam groups for those without kids right now) that will really be affected going forward. They're currently missing one quarter of...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 May 20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,020
Posted By archibald
Is it not across the top before the OP?

Is it not across the top before the OP?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 May 20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,020
Posted By archibald
What are you doing now? (workwise)

Just that really. I've made it a poll, hopefully with quite simple groupings, but do you usually not work (through situation, choice or retirement), have you continued with no changes as normal, are...
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