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Forum: Shopping in Florida 1 Jun 18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 91
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Posted By ncmurray
This is the one I have...

This is the one I have bought...https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stridex-Maximum-Strength-Acne-Treatment-Pads-Alcohol-Free-2-Salicylic-Acid-Face-Wipes-90-wipes/10791016
Forum: General Chat 1 Jun 18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By ncmurray
Oven Pride is the name of the brand,...

Oven Pride is the name of the brand, tiggertastic. Its in a blue and orange box in the cleaning aisle of the supermarket... usually priced at 4.00... although Ive seen it in Aldi for @2.50.

You...
Forum: Accommodation 1 Jun 18, 01:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By ncmurray
Im so sorry for your loss... that must be so...

Im so sorry for your loss... that must be so difficult for you.

Personally, I would always go for a villa... im sure you could get a really good one for 1200/1400 for two weeks... plus car...
Forum: General Chat 1 Jun 18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By ncmurray
I swear by Oven Pride... and it is not smelly,...

I swear by Oven Pride... and it is not smelly, unless you don't clean the chemicals well from the racks and oven, and then turn the oven on to use. Even then, its far from overwhelming.

My oven...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 1 Jun 18, 12:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,108
Posted By ncmurray
LOVE this thread! :D another vote for...

LOVE this thread! :D

another vote for Secrets deodorant... preferably gel. Although, I seem to remember some (many! ) years back we could buy Secret deodorant over here... so maybe it has been...
Forum: Accommodation 30 May 18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By ncmurray
There are villas here on the Dibb, but the...

There are villas here on the Dibb, but the selection might be limited.

I find the best villa websites are Trip Advisor, which I think is linked to HomeAway, and VRBO (villa rental by owner). ...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 May 18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,925
Posted By ncmurray
I use Netflights all the time, and never had a...

I use Netflights all the time, and never had a problem. Check out Kayak too... I generally find them best for flights.

Netflights is fantastic for car hire, too :)
Forum: General Chat 29 May 18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,637
Posted By ncmurray
I bought a few pairs of Earth Spirit sandals from...

I bought a few pairs of Earth Spirit sandals from Shoe Zone, and returned what I didnt need/want. They are very comfortable... like walking on air!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 May 18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,853
Posted By ncmurray
Ive not used Uber... but, don't they have an...

Ive not used Uber... but, don't they have an app? Im sure you could use the app on wifi to book a ride.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 May 18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,853
Posted By ncmurray
We have used Three for years, and never had a...

We have used Three for years, and never had a problem with it in the US, and the Feel at Home thing is fantastic!

Three don't actually have a network in the States... they use AT&T or T-Mobile...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 May 18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By ncmurray
We have been in August many times, both early and...

We have been in August many times, both early and late in the month. It is definitely quieter in the second half of the month, as others have said. Also, you will see that Disney dont consider...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 28 May 18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By ncmurray
If that is when schools are on midterm, the...

If that is when schools are on midterm, the prices may be high, but I think you would be ok to wait and see... and just keep checking.

I have just booked flights for this June, and the cheapest...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 28 May 18, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By ncmurray
when do you need to fly? are your dates set in...

when do you need to fly? are your dates set in stone?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 May 18, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By ncmurray
I would definitely say April and May is the...

I would definitely say April and May is the absolute best time to go, for both weather and crowds... not late May, though, as US school holidays begin to kick in...

a week or so after Easter...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 May 18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By ncmurray
Ive been in June a few times, and if I remember...

Ive been in June a few times, and if I remember correctly, it barely rained at all... at least, not compared to August!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 May 18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By ncmurray
Thank you for your reply. I didnt want to tick...

Thank you for your reply. I didnt want to tick the box, in case they offered it for free later on in the booking.

The flights are a good price, though... 325 each!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 May 18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By ncmurray
A quick question re TUI

I am looking to book flights to Orlando in June, and looking on the TUI website, it looks like we have to pay extra for baggage, but is that true on long haul flights?

Last time we flew with...
Forum: Hurricane Advice 16 Sep 17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By ncmurray
Oh? What number? We were in 543, with a lovely...

Oh? What number? We were in 543, with a lovely conservation view, would definitely go back :)
Forum: Accommodation 14 Sep 17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,571
Posted By ncmurray
plenty of time to find a villa... as others said...

plenty of time to find a villa... as others said Homeaway is good (part of Trip Advisor?) and I have used VRBO too... easy to use, and LOTS of villas to choose from.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Sep 17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By ncmurray
this thread is easy to follow... not so many...

this thread is easy to follow... not so many posts, and you can subscribe to it.
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1046255
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Sep 17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By ncmurray
just found this thread, deals for flights next...

just found this thread, deals for flights next summer... you can subscribe to the thread.
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1046255
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Sep 17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By ncmurray
I always use Kayak to find flights, but I believe...

I always use Kayak to find flights, but I believe Sky Scanner is just as good.

Im assuming you are stuck with school holiday dates? You could still get a bargain, though, especially if you are...
Forum: Hurricane Advice 14 Sep 17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By ncmurray
I was on HR for the hurricane, and while the rain...

I was on HR for the hurricane, and while the rain was absolutely torrential and the wind was strong, most villas seem to have gotten off lightly, with just pool screens blown out, and I did see two...
Forum: Hurricane Advice 10 Sep 17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 104,318
Posted By ncmurray
Thanks for all the advice... Ive looked around...

Thanks for all the advice... Ive looked around for an emergency light but I can't find any.

We have mobile phones with a torch on them, but I will want to conserve power in them so we can...
Forum: Hurricane Advice 10 Sep 17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 104,318
Posted By ncmurray
sitting in the villa in Highlands Reserve right...

sitting in the villa in Highlands Reserve right now, and rain is pouring down. We have no torch or radio, because they were all sold out quickly.

We still have electricity for the moment, but...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Sep 17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By ncmurray
You could try using Kayak or Netflights to get a...

You could try using Kayak or Netflights to get a price, but again September prices are not available yet. Ive just run your dates for this year, and an indirect flight is 417, but I think you would...
Forum: Accommodation 22 Aug 17, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By ncmurray
honestly... I would never go to Florida and stay...

honestly... I would never go to Florida and stay in a hotel, or on-site... the freedom of having a villa and my own pool is at the top of the list for me...

With such a large group, perhaps...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Aug 17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,152
Posted By ncmurray
definitely IHOP for breakfast... it would be my...

definitely IHOP for breakfast... it would be my choice everytime...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Aug 17, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By ncmurray
check out flight search sites like Kayak or...

check out flight search sites like Kayak or Netflights...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Aug 17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,906
Posted By ncmurray
We have stopped over in Philadelphia, Washington,...

We have stopped over in Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, JFK, Newark and Atlanta... and to be honest, there was no difference in experience, so just go for the best price, and timings.

On the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Aug 17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By ncmurray
The weather in August can vary greatly, but on...

The weather in August can vary greatly, but on the whole, you can expect rain from mid afternoon onwards, usually just showers for a half hour or so... Sometimes it can last for some hours, but that...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 22 Aug 17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,785
Posted By ncmurray
I think that is true, simker. You could try...

I think that is true, simker.

You could try searching midweek, and make sure you are incognito, or at least clear down your cookies. Check out Kayak as well.

I just ran your dates for next...
Forum: TV and Film 22 Aug 17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,696
Posted By ncmurray
another vote for Better Call Saul... especially...

another vote for Better Call Saul... especially if you enjoyed BB.

House of cards is well worth checking out too
Forum: General Trip Planning 27 Apr 17, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By ncmurray
I just loved the opera house... well worth a visit

I just loved the opera house... well worth a visit
Forum: General Chat 25 Apr 17, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By ncmurray
Thanks for your replies, everyone. I decided...

Thanks for your replies, everyone.

I decided to go for it, and got Fieldcrest hotel quality Supima cotton sheets in Target. They feel lovely, now, I just need to hope that they fit :)
Forum: General Chat 23 Apr 17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By ncmurray
a quick question re bedding sizes

I was wondering if anyone here has bought a super king fitted sheet in the US?

I have a UK superking, and it seems that at a US king size is the closest, but, the fitted sheet still seems a little...
Forum: General Chat 19 Apr 17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,029
Posted By ncmurray
Oven Pride cleaning kit to clean the oven...

Oven Pride cleaning kit to clean the oven... works brilliantly on the racks and the trivets on the gas hob, too. They come up like new :)

Off to the shops now, to buy Viakal
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Apr 17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By ncmurray
I agree with all of the above... but, if you have...

I agree with all of the above... but, if you have to go in August, try to make it the second two weeks, as its considerably quieter then, compared to July and earlier in August.

Between August...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Apr 17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By ncmurray
also... domestic flights to Orlando are so...

also... domestic flights to Orlando are so frequent, that even if you miss your connection, they will try to get you on the next flight. 3 hours stop-over is loads of time, you will have time to...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Apr 17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By ncmurray
Personally, I would always choose a villa over a...

Personally, I would always choose a villa over a hotel.

Of course, there are always DIBB villas, but availability at last minute may not be great. There are other rental sites out there, like...
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