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Forum: General Trip Reports 28 Mar 20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Melbatb
What a fab day! I love visiting temples - often...

What a fab day! I love visiting temples - often so peaceful and tranquil places. Lunch looks delicious - though I am with you about BK!

Like Rob I can happily fall asleep on take off and wake up...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 28 Mar 20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 15,008
Posted By Melbatb
From news reports most. Certainly round here...

From news reports most. Certainly round here there are hardly any cars going past - mainly people walking their dogs (and we would see them daily anyway). My husband was stopped when he was taking...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 28 Mar 20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 15,008
Posted By Melbatb
I live in France. Cycling is a definite no no...

I live in France. Cycling is a definite no no. One hour of exercise alone. Though we can walk the dog together = this was confirmed by the government after initial confusion. Still within a one km...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 28 Mar 20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,798
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Here in France it has been extended by another 2...

Here in France it has been extended by another 2 weeks until mid April. Most of us expect at least another 2 weeks after that minimum.

Day 12 here. I havent been further than 1 km from my home...
Forum: General Chat 28 Mar 20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,255
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I was in a similar situation 25 years ago. Mine...

I was in a similar situation 25 years ago. Mine took so long to diagnose (thanks to a GP who decided I must be anorexic) that by the time they did my intestine was so badly inflamed that I had to...
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 26 Mar 20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile The gardens look lovely - very peaceful too! ...

The gardens look lovely - very peaceful too!

Lunch looks epic :D Though you were very brave wearing a white dress!
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 26 Mar 20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I could so do with that type of day right now ;)

I could so do with that type of day right now ;)
Forum: General Chat 24 Mar 20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 47,608
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What fabulous news!

What fabulous news!
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 22 Mar 20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By Melbatb
A tough image but that is what is needed!

A tough image but that is what is needed!
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 22 Mar 20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By Melbatb
My DS18 has no choice - he is in quarantine in...

My DS18 has no choice - he is in quarantine in his university in HK (due to unfortunately to being outside HK when they suddenly bought in quarantine for everyone entering the country).

14 days...
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 22 Mar 20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,374
Posted By Melbatb
My son lives in HK. He was unfortunately in...

My son lives in HK. He was unfortunately in Malaysia when the HK government announced a 14 day self quarantine for everyone coming into the country. He managed to get a flight back to HK yesterday...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 22 Mar 20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Just to let you know how things are over there...

Just to let you know how things are over there boss is stuck in Tokyo (though happy to be so as here in France we are already on day 6 of lockdown)

He say life is going on as normal - There are...
Forum: General Chat 18 Mar 20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 262,411
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile DD- we can perhaps have your Vietnam report done...

DD- we can perhaps have your Vietnam report done sooner than 🤣

No pressure!
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 16 Mar 20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,398
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I live in France and we are on lockdown as from...

I live in France and we are on lockdown as from midday tomorrow.

We can work from home. Thus is the price we are paying for the fact that people would not respect the advice to stay away from...
Forum: General Chat 16 Mar 20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 262,411
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I hope so. Though as we are looking at 6 weeks...

I hope so. Though as we are looking at 6 weeks lockdown as of Wednesday here in France it it s going to be fun (not)
Forum: General Chat 16 Mar 20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 47,608
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What great news! Go Poppy Go!

What great news! Go Poppy Go!
Forum: General Chat 16 Mar 20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 262,411
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I think most countries will take them back if...

I think most countries will take them back if they are citizens of that country - but it may not be so easy to actually get there (no flights). Many are also imposing a 7/14 day self quarantine...
Forum: General Chat 15 Mar 20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 262,411
Posted By Melbatb
Oh no ☹️ She must be feeling sad and frustrated...

Oh no ☹️ She must be feeling sad and frustrated. Hopefully something can be worked out for the practical aspects.
Forum: General Chat 13 Mar 20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 262,411
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile O has been online all semester. Though he is...

O has been online all semester. Though he is currently in Kuala Lumpur with me anxiously reading the HK travel advisories every day to make sure he can get back.

What an awful first year our...
Forum: General Chat 13 Mar 20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 47,608
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thinking of you all xxxxx

Thinking of you all xxxxx
Forum: General Trip Reports 7 Mar 20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a shame the heat got to you but you still...

What a shame the heat got to you but you still managed to fit a lot in around the relaxing!

The lantern is lovely - such a pretty colour.

I love the night markets! So interesting to see...
Forum: General Chat 7 Mar 20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Poor lad. Hope he is feeling better soon.

Poor lad. Hope he is feeling better soon.
Forum: General Chat 7 Mar 20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,769
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We have the mint green one! Love it!

We have the mint green one! Love it!
Forum: General Chat 7 Mar 20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,015
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile DDs is on its way back from Durham! Due to...

DDs is on its way back from Durham! Due to arrive early next week! Will update when it gets here! Secretly hoping it is blue!
Forum: Coronavirus Discussion Forum 7 Mar 20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 47,915
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am in France. In my local supermarket there are...

I am in France. In my local supermarket there are stocks of everything except hand sanitizer. I havent stocked up as I always have way too much stuff except for loo roll. I just bought one extra...
Forum: Reports and Reviews for Dining and Restaurants 6 Mar 20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,858
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Have a lovely week Amanda! Hope the cocktail...

Have a lovely week Amanda! Hope the cocktail count increases and the food remains delicious!
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 6 Mar 20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile The date has stayed the same, just the flight...

The date has stayed the same, just the flight changed! It doesnt matter for him so much. He will get home at some stage 😜
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 4 Mar 20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Melbatb
I am tired just reading all that! It sounds like...

I am tired just reading all that! It sounds like a fab trip!
Forum: General Trip Planning 4 Mar 20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We flew back in 31st a few years ago (trippy link...

We flew back in 31st a few years ago (trippy link in my signature) and we got to the airport via the subway (JFK). The worst areas was around Times Square - horrendous!
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 4 Mar 20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Stanley - I assume they have extended the...

Stanley - I assume they have extended the cancellation of BA31/32 as DS got an e-mail yesterday that he is now on BA 28 on 1/6/2020. Not that it really matters as there is not much difference in the...
Forum: General Chat 4 Mar 20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 262,411
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have to say HK is very reactive. His uni has...

I have to say HK is very reactive. His uni has confirmed that all classes will be online until the end of term. They may start up F2F lessons but even if they do, the online classes will continue.
...
Forum: General Trip Planning 4 Mar 20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have done both! February was a lot colder but...

I have done both! February was a lot colder but less busy!

Must go back!
Forum: General Chat 3 Mar 20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Me too!

Me too!
Forum: Walt Disney World and Florida Trip Reports 2 Mar 20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile The golf buggy looks like so much fun. And what...

The golf buggy looks like so much fun. And what glorious weather. Sometimes the unplanned days work out to be the best!

All the food looks delicious!
Forum: General Trip Planning 2 Mar 20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Neil, I have done Bangkok, KL and HK for a...

Neil,
I have done Bangkok, KL and HK for a week! I have actually considered a weekend trip to HK just to see DS!

How about Vancouver or Seattle! Washington? Cape Town (never been but would like...
Forum: General Chat 1 Mar 20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,611
Posted By Melbatb
I think you all need to move to France 🤣 ...

I think you all need to move to France 🤣

Over here under 18s (from the age of 15), if they want to learn to drive, do what is called accompanied driver. They pass the written test, do...
Forum: General Chat 29 Feb 20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,806
Posted By Melbatb
Recipe books! I have so many that even if I...

Recipe books! I have so many that even if I cooked a new recipe every day, I would run out of years!

And I still keep on buying them :D
Forum: General Chat 29 Feb 20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We had a terrier who was diabetic many years ago...

We had a terrier who was diabetic many years ago. We used to have to follow her around to catch her doing a wee!

Good luck - so difficult when our family animals are under the weather xx
Forum: General Chat 28 Feb 20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 47,608
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What great news to start the weekend with xx

What great news to start the weekend with xx
Forum: General Chat 28 Feb 20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 47,608
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thinking of you all and especially little Poppy...

Thinking of you all and especially little Poppy xxx
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