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Forum: General Chat Today, 02:54 PM
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Posted By WhereIBelong
that will change though - more people will have...

that will change though - more people will have more employers later in life due to later retirement ages - going from a full time job, reducing hours, reducing physical nature of work etc. The...
Forum: General Chat Today, 11:20 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,104
Posted By WhereIBelong
There has always been that choice to make. Less...

There has always been that choice to make. Less are choosing civil service now because the wages have not caught up with the reduction of benefit - DH has had a wage freeze for around 9 years - the...
Forum: General Chat Today, 10:19 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,104
Posted By WhereIBelong
I took the hit in advance. I had a difficult...

I took the hit in advance. I had a difficult choice to make in my 20s.

We were always told - right from day 1 - that salaries are lower in the civil service because benefits are higher. You have...
Forum: General Chat Today, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By WhereIBelong
had exactly the same experience, felt a bit...

had exactly the same experience, felt a bit panicked, never again for me either.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By WhereIBelong
askew is good

askew is good
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By WhereIBelong
We like the different breakfast biscuits -...

We like the different breakfast biscuits - Belvita cinnamon brown sugar is sooooooooooo nice.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,451
Posted By WhereIBelong
Cool Someone posted this today... love it... ...

Someone posted this today... love it...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/94147/978160360b85a8.jpg
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By WhereIBelong
They are DISGUSTING... we tried them last...

They are DISGUSTING... we tried them last weekend, an abomination... yeukk... sorry... just for balance...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,400
Posted By WhereIBelong
there is a procedure in place - compliments given...

there is a procedure in place - compliments given via the procedure mean something good for the CM and their career.

The thought is that people do this "extra" thing then eventually don't bother...
Forum: General Chat 23 Aug 19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,104
Posted By WhereIBelong
Yep, same here- made plans from when I started...

Yep, same here- made plans from when I started work at 17 - for state retirement age 60, then 65, then 67, now proposed to be at least 70 - and I am 55 now, I retired early with my Civil Service...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 23 Aug 19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,000
Posted By WhereIBelong
MK was our first, EPCOT is our favourite.

MK was our first, EPCOT is our favourite.
Forum: General Chat 22 Aug 19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By WhereIBelong
DD has just gone to Amsterdam on a cheap...

DD has just gone to Amsterdam on a cheap post-exams 1 week break with her mates.

Normally she takes the kitchen sink etc if going to Florida - big case, packed to the gunwales with every outfit...
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,104
Posted By WhereIBelong
we used to pay higher tax - when I started...

we used to pay higher tax - when I started working base rate was 33% and there were many tiers - tax rate was 83% if you earned over 24k (equivalent purchasing power today about 80k)
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,129
Posted By WhereIBelong
I had one today... :blush: had a big filling...

I had one today... :blush:

had a big filling at the dentist with 2 numbing injections, my face was dead, my tongue too, so had some comfort food that was not hot or crunchy (had rice pudding for...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Aug 19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,832
Posted By WhereIBelong
just prevented DD from changing her sterling to...

just prevented DD from changing her sterling to euros for her holiday in TC - in store rate was virtually Euros for pounds - would have got 4p back from 200 for 200Euros. Rip off...
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,412
Posted By WhereIBelong
I have never cleaned on a plane, but must admit...

I have never cleaned on a plane, but must admit to checking down the sides of the seats -

as I oft repeat - my sister's 3 year old (at the time) picked up something from between the seats and was...
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,415
Posted By WhereIBelong
we do too, never seems to stop growing... shame...

we do too, never seems to stop growing... shame we only had 2 gooseberries on our gooseberry bush!
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,747
Posted By WhereIBelong
rescue remedy is half brandy and half water -...

rescue remedy is half brandy and half water - with on average less than a molecule of "flower essence" - dew collected from flower petals diluted many times. You put 2-4 drops on/under your tongue or...
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,415
Posted By WhereIBelong
Got some tinned food, some dry food, bottled...

Got some tinned food, some dry food, bottled water, batteries, calor gas, medication ... and cartridges for the shotgun.

However, we live in a part of the country that floods sometimes, so we...
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,499
Posted By WhereIBelong
from the tv licensing site... Yes, you need a...

from the tv licensing site...
Yes, you need a TV Licence - if you watch or record live TV on any channel, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer. This applies to any device or provider you...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,747
Posted By WhereIBelong
and if she is 17 and on the pill... or a million...

and if she is 17 and on the pill... or a million other interactions St John's Wort has. Do not take St John's Wort without a doctor's advice.
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,747
Posted By WhereIBelong
Edit to add - in the case of placebos etc... ...

Edit to add - in the case of placebos etc...

But... in this case - the child is a 17 year old.

If she were to become unwell, it is not beyond the realms of possibility she would be taken off...
Forum: Theme Parks Florida 20 Aug 19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,648
Posted By WhereIBelong
how do you pay for it if your possessions are in...

how do you pay for it if your possessions are in a locker?
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,747
Posted By WhereIBelong
She can have you there, but no doctor worth their...

She can have you there, but no doctor worth their salt would prescribe a class C drug to an adult (in the terms of "medical consent") without speaking to them and going through their alternative...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,747
Posted By WhereIBelong
"Flight anxiety does not come under the remit of...

"Flight anxiety does not come under the remit of General Medical Services as defined in the GP contract and so we are not obliged to prescribe for this.
Patients who still wish to take...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,747
Posted By WhereIBelong
I think the license of these sorts of drugs has...

I think the license of these sorts of drugs has been reviewed - for children they are not licensed for phobia or anxiety. The doctor will be following guidelines, very few will prescribe off license...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By WhereIBelong
we are with virgin here and will stay as we are...

we are with virgin here and will stay as we are very happy. We are over in Gloucestershire in one of the first Telewest/NTL networks and that infrastructure certainly seems robust.

We have had...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Aug 19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By WhereIBelong
would be looking elsewhere for holidays to be...

would be looking elsewhere for holidays to be honest - that would be so NOT worth it for me. Especially Oct/Nov when it is still quite busy, so you can't make the most of it.

For me 18k -...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,129
Posted By WhereIBelong
eww eww ewwwwwwww... to me, I don't know what it...

eww eww ewwwwwwww... to me, I don't know what it is, but goats cheese just tastes like the smell of a wet goat ...
Forum: General Chat 20 Aug 19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,422
Posted By WhereIBelong
20 years next month Also been a breeze for...

20 years next month

Also been a breeze for us, we bumble along amicably...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Aug 19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By WhereIBelong
The problem is that if a debit card is cloned it...

The problem is that if a debit card is cloned it is your money from minute one. The money goes direct from your account whilst you are out of the country, your mortgage payment may bounce, your...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 19 Aug 19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By WhereIBelong
looks lovely... we always see it as a challenge...

looks lovely... we always see it as a challenge too!:blush:

Looks like you are having some great weather.
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 19 Aug 19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By WhereIBelong
oooooo - Davy Crockett buffet was one of our...

oooooo - Davy Crockett buffet was one of our favourites of the holiday last time we went - ESPECIALLY deserts... someone may have visited more than once, or twice, :blush: or thrice...:blush::blush:
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 19 Aug 19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By WhereIBelong
My 2 teens always go with hubby - they set a...

My 2 teens always go with hubby - they set a steps challenge on their phones at the start of the break, so they have to walk where he walks in order for him not to win! (exercise by stealth... and I...
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By WhereIBelong
I could have taken mine from 50 too - I took it...

I could have taken mine from 50 too - I took it at 55 as the reduction (23%) was such that I have enough to live on with a small part time job - at 50 the amount was just too little. More important...
Forum: General Chat 19 Aug 19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,370
Views: 174,172
Posted By WhereIBelong
They have done the catch up here - DD was...

They have done the catch up here - DD was invited to have the jab at school around the end of Y12 start of Y11. She was away at the time on a work experience placement so did not get it done then,...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,104
Posted By WhereIBelong
Lots of people will be working in minimum wage...

Lots of people will be working in minimum wage jobs on the run down to retirement though - it will be too hard to do otherwise for those of us who are not in tip-top health.

I am - part time and...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,104
Posted By WhereIBelong
we will be employing them to provide the care for...

we will be employing them to provide the care for our 90 year old parents that we would have been providing for free had we been retired.
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,104
Posted By WhereIBelong
The thing that gets me most - cynically I guess -...

The thing that gets me most - cynically I guess - is that someone somewhere must have worked out that Labour is currently SO unelectable that the ruling powers can push this as "an idea" - hidden...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By WhereIBelong
I don't get the downer on paying tax. I...

I don't get the downer on paying tax.

I took my CS pension early alongside a part time job and do have to pay tax, but see that as a good thing- earning enough to pay something back into the...
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