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Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By Elodie
As others have said, Ancestry is great, and local...

As others have said, Ancestry is great, and local genealogy sites can be invaluable too, especially once you get back to pre-1837 and need to turn to parish records.

Lots of my ancestors are from...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 11 Oct 20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Elodie
Weíve currently got a cruise booked for 2021 (not...

Weíve currently got a cruise booked for 2021 (not actually expecting to go now) and it cost £3800, before tips, excursions and flights etc. Thatís for one ocean view stateroom for a five day cruise...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Sep 20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,679
Posted By Elodie
Yes, that was exactly my point;)! I assumed it...

Yes, that was exactly my point;)! I assumed it would turn out that the GP had known something we didnít know*, but as it happens they didnít know what they were doing at all.

*hence me expecting...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Sep 20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,679
Posted By Elodie
Haha, I know! I was reading it and feeling...

Haha, I know! I was reading it and feeling surprised theyíre giving tests out based on a child coughing three times :omg:, but thinking that it just goes to show that they know what theyíre doing. (I...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Sep 20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,870
Posted By Elodie
It says itís a custom trip booked through the BA...

It says itís a custom trip booked through the BA website - it looks like thereís a link to the website in the op.

Edited to add - oh, a link has automatically appeared in my post too! Not sure if...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 22 Sep 20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Elodie
How many people was that for, and what time of...

How many people was that for, and what time of year? We live quite close to Hull, so Iíve wondered about the overnight ferry to Zeebrugge before. I last went on it on a school residential trip, many...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 22 Sep 20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Elodie
Youíve had some great advice here, so I wonít go...

Youíve had some great advice here, so I wonít go on much - just wanted to agree that itís a great way to travel. Weíve done the ferry once and the tunnel for the other 5 journeys. We prefer the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Aug 20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,161
Posted By Elodie
Yes, my DDís school have decided that the...

Yes, my DDís school have decided that the government advice translates to children needing masks whenever they are in a building, including classrooms. Strange that no other schools on here are doing...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Aug 20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,198
Posted By Elodie
So many of us feeling the same 😔 We should...

So many of us feeling the same 😔

We should also be there right now, two weeks at Beach Club for my birthday, following a week at Universal for DHís birthday. It would have been our childrenís...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Aug 20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,053
Posted By Elodie
Not WDW specifically, but a bit of hope for you. ...

Not WDW specifically, but a bit of hope for you.

I stopped going on family holidays (eg to Wales / Devon / Isle of Wight) when I was 17 - I went along when I was 16, but just got the train to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Aug 20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By Elodie
Iíve only been once, in November. I canít...

Iíve only been once, in November. I canít remember much about it (30 years ago!) but in all the pictures Iím wearing t-shirt and shorts, or happily walking around WetíníWild in a swimsuit, so it must...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Aug 20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By Elodie
Hereís the link to where they posted about annual...

Hereís the link to where they posted about annual renewals, if it helps:

https://www.coverwise.co.uk/Travel-Insurance/corona-virus.aspx
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Aug 20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By Elodie
Itís not correct to say that this is a new and...

Itís not correct to say that this is a new and separate insurance policy. Coverwise themselves say that if their annual policy is renewed with no break in cover, then your protection transfers to the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Aug 20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,980
Posted By Elodie
There can be some leeway as others have said, but...

There can be some leeway as others have said, but itís rare. Some job share roles can allow for some flexibility, although itís not the norm.
Some schools will also allow time in lieu - eg if a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Aug 20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,980
Posted By Elodie
It depends on your contract. Iím part time, but...

It depends on your contract. Iím part time, but my contract says I am paid to work all inset days.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Aug 20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Elodie
We should have been flying with them next week. I...

We should have been flying with them next week. I read a lot of reviews before booking and they were all good, and their prices were the best I saw for school summer holidays.

I almost came to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Aug 20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,602
Posted By Elodie
Itís so confusing, isnít it? It sounds like...

Itís so confusing, isnít it? It sounds like theyíve been changing their refund procedures as theyíve gone along. It took ages to get a straight answer from hotels.com, and even then it was just a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Aug 20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,602
Posted By Elodie
No I hadnít emailed them. Iíd seen that theyíd...

No I hadnít emailed them. Iíd seen that theyíd said refunds would go through after the show date, so we were just waiting for that. Then I got a cancellation email from them last week, about three...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Aug 20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Elodie
We must have had our cancellation email the same...

We must have had our cancellation email the same day as you - 30th July (ours was for the 21st August show). Still waiting for the money to appear, but hopefully it wonít be much longer. Once thatís...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Aug 20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By Elodie
They agreed to refund us on 7th July, and the...

They agreed to refund us on 7th July, and the money appeared in my account on 27th July. They did say there would be a delay with the refund, so maybe youíve just been unlucky and it will go through...
Forum: Positivity Forum 1 Aug 20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By Elodie
Weíve been doing lots of Disney at Home - crafts,...

Weíve been doing lots of Disney at Home - crafts, recipes, movies, ride videos, we had a cruise day where I put out a tropical buffet and we watched the Tangled musical from Disney Cruiselines, weíre...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Aug 20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,906
Posted By Elodie
Oh, I wish I hadnít just looked! Theyíve got some...

Oh, I wish I hadnít just looked! Theyíve got some good prices into Miami too (where our cruise leaves from) but I havenít got the nerve to book at the moment.
Enjoy the planning and I hope you have...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Aug 20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,906
Posted By Elodie
What was the price? I keep wondering...

What was the price?

I keep wondering whether we should book flights for next Easter. We booked a cruise back in January, but with no flights, itís not much good to us! (Free cancellation until...
Forum: Accommodation 30 Jul 20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,971
Posted By Elodie
Weíre still waiting too - I asked about the...

Weíre still waiting too - I asked about the points refund a couple of months ago, but Tesco said I needed to contact hotels.com. They just kept saying that they had refunded my credit card and not...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Jul 20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,602
Posted By Elodie
Um, does it count as money lost if we havenít got...

Um, does it count as money lost if we havenít got our flight refund any more? (Because we promptly spent it on a narrowboat holiday, picking up the boat the day we were meant to set off for Florida!)...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Jul 20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,533
Posted By Elodie
Yes, itís a secondary school, and no, itís not...

Yes, itís a secondary school, and no, itís not too expensive. The tablet is £50 (Fire 7 or something like that from Amazon - canít remember now, but we definitely bought the right one! ) and the...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Jul 20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,533
Posted By Elodie
I donít know about other schools, but DDís school...

I donít know about other schools, but DDís school have asked every parent to buy their children a specific tablet, so all children will have access to the same technology. They are subsidising 50% of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Jul 20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,874
Posted By Elodie
Check with your insurance. We didnít rebook, but...

Check with your insurance. We didnít rebook, but if we had, our insurance said weíd still be covered - they cover rebookings the same as the original trip. Ours did originally have pandemic cover...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 23 Jul 20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,948
Posted By Elodie
It seems unlikely that no French or Swedish...

It seems unlikely that no French or Swedish teachers have been unwell with Covid-19. Perhaps not diagnosed, but I just canít imagine that no teachers at all have had symptoms. Our area has the 4th...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 22 Jul 20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By Elodie
Yes, itís says itís for people who could present...

Yes, itís says itís for people who could present a risk to the US labour market (ie take jobs from Americans). Tourists are presumably a benefit to the US labour market, so this wouldnít apply to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Jul 20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,437
Posted By Elodie
It should have been our last day at school today,...

It should have been our last day at school today, but the children finished on Friday so we could get the school ready for September. We did a zoom call leavers assembly, which was lovely, but so far...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Jul 20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Elodie
Fingers crossed itís the same for us - weíre...

Fingers crossed itís the same for us - weíre booked to go on 21st August for my birthday.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Jul 20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,595
Posted By Elodie
DD8 is similar to most on here - class bubbles,...

DD8 is similar to most on here - class bubbles, distancing from teacher and other classes, staggered breaks, etc.
DD13 is only going back two days a week until at least October half term and thereís...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Jul 20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,759
Posted By Elodie
My daughter was supposed to be in a show at...

My daughter was supposed to be in a show at Easter - it got postponed until October, and in theory itís still going ahead, but I canít imagine thereís any chance at all in reality.

We go to the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jul 20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,893
Posted By Elodie
I donít think youíd be covered for cancellation...

I donít think youíd be covered for cancellation due to travel advisories as itís a known event and youíd be booking knowing that covid-related cancellation is a possibility. For holidays booked after...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Jul 20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,437
Posted By Elodie
Iím the same - I remember so much about our...

Iím the same - I remember so much about our leavers disco etc at the end of primary school. The PTA used to organise the event, and made some changes that year. I remember writing them a letter...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Jul 20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 19,395
Posted By Elodie
Wow, York is expensive! Weíre 30 miles from the...

Wow, York is expensive! Weíre 30 miles from the Yorks border, and our detached house was valued at £150k last year. I just looked to see what that would get you in York - according to rightmove,...
Forum: General Chat 11 Jul 20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,993
Posted By Elodie
Iím not sure that sick meets the criteria of...

Iím not sure that sick meets the criteria of ďsmells that wouldnít bother most peopleĒ but Iím extra sensitive to it too. I have to hold a folded towel to my nose and face away when Iím looking after...
Forum: General Chat 11 Jul 20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,993
Posted By Elodie
Another vote for cinnamon here, and nutmeg too. I...

Another vote for cinnamon here, and nutmeg too. I donít like the flavour of them either, or the fact that theyíre just allowed to go around spoiling lots of otherwise yummy sounding food - savoury...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Jul 20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Elodie
Still DIY for us. We simply couldnít afford the...

Still DIY for us. We simply couldnít afford the holiday we want as a package, so weíd either have to compromise on the holiday to get an affordable package, or just not go. Iíd rather do DIY.

As...
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