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Forum: General Chat 22 Oct 20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,086
Posted By sparklegirl
we have one that delivers on a Monday and a...

we have one that delivers on a Monday and a Thursday, we get the glass bottles and he is 80p a pint so not cheap but the bottles get recycled. We started at the beginning of lockdown and said we...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 22 Oct 20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By sparklegirl
They were certainly doing it last year when we...

They were certainly doing it last year when we were there last year. They have a events page to keep an eye on. we found it very useful. I think they have a Facebook page too. We really enjoyed...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,999
Posted By sparklegirl
No I wouldnt. I respect the FCO guidance and...

No I wouldnt. I respect the FCO guidance and COVID only forms one part of this advice and research. I doubt there is any travel insurance that would cover someone in the circs and if the worst was to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,934
Posted By sparklegirl
I just wash my hands after I handle it. Hand gel...

I just wash my hands after I handle it. Hand gel as well if am in a shop. Never gave a thought to washing money! More likely drugs than Covid on them anyway ha ha
Forum: Weddings and Honeymoons 19 Oct 20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By sparklegirl
we were at a wedding way up north that allowed...

we were at a wedding way up north that allowed BYOB and they used a local caterers but I think the venue hire was relatively expensive. The one we went to was in Aboyne and that was truly lovely but...
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 67,854
Posted By sparklegirl
that picture was just what i needed to see. Am...

that picture was just what i needed to see. Am glad she is thriving and hope she continues to. Fingers crossed for a good outcome with her oxygen.
Forum: Christmas 15 Oct 20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By sparklegirl
goodness that all sounds fab and I was going to...

goodness that all sounds fab and I was going to suggest a takeaway! I have had Indian food on a few Christmas days and it was fantastic. Just called ahead to book then we to collect when they opened...
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,503
Posted By sparklegirl
I think everything changed when the lending...

I think everything changed when the lending market became more stringent. I bought a new build in Scotland 3 years ago and my mortgage took 2 months to get through and i work in a government post. I...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,141
Posted By sparklegirl
That is in keeping with the Scottish Government...

That is in keeping with the Scottish Government guidance. I dont see why a company will cut their nose off to spite their face when custom isnt as easy or as guaranteed to come by these days...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,141
Posted By sparklegirl
Thanks for all the replies to mine. I have read...

Thanks for all the replies to mine. I have read the guidance but I am still not clear what the offence would be for the employer and who would enforce it. I am aware that companies are not permitted...
Forum: Christmas 14 Oct 20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By sparklegirl
perhaps The Range? They have loads of different...

perhaps The Range? They have loads of different types of dishes and would be my best bet
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,141
Posted By sparklegirl
Surely a private business can dictate who they...

Surely a private business can dictate who they choose to trade with and the conditions they choose to trade under?

I would say that if the customer disagrees then they have the choice not to go in...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,686
Posted By sparklegirl
could you just go for a wet cut? My mum does this...

could you just go for a wet cut? My mum does this because she hates her hair dried by the hairdresser. I do know mine likes to dry my hair to check the cut doesnt need a minor adjustment.

I love...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Oct 20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,118
Posted By sparklegirl
I have to say in your circumstances then I would...

I have to say in your circumstances then I would be spending time with your mum. Just take care outside the house and try and minimise your exposure elsewhere. Compassionate circumstances will always...
Forum: General Chat 9 Oct 20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By sparklegirl
there was a great thread a wee while ago that has...

there was a great thread a wee while ago that has lots of input it may help.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1088693

I have had a gastric band and after 10 years a revision...
Forum: TV and Film 6 Oct 20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By sparklegirl
we watched this by accident and thought it was...

we watched this by accident and thought it was fab. Made us laugh out loud at some points
Forum: TV and Film 6 Oct 20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,279
Posted By sparklegirl
we watched the first episode last night and it...

we watched the first episode last night and it was fabulous. Second one on catchup tonight :-)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Oct 20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By sparklegirl
Aw man I have genuinely just realised that the...

Aw man I have genuinely just realised that the booking I made last week isnít covered. I am usually so good with these kind of details but I have missed the Completion by end of august part! I have...
Forum: General Trip Planning 2 Oct 20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By sparklegirl
We have been a few times, stayed at The State...

We have been a few times, stayed at The State Plaza the late time which was great, also stayed at Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel which was lovely too. This time we are staying at Palomar by Kimpton on...
Forum: TV and Film 29 Sep 20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By sparklegirl
I caught the second half of it. I was really...

I caught the second half of it. I was really moved by how open Freddie was and how honest he was. I am not sure if enjoyed is the right term but I found it incredibly interesting and hope that he...
Forum: General Chat 25 Sep 20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 67,854
Posted By sparklegirl
What a fab update, little miss Poppy is just...

What a fab update, little miss Poppy is just beautiful and is coming on leaps and bounds! Lovely to read something so positive
Forum: General Chat 18 Sep 20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,086
Posted By sparklegirl
please know that there are people out there who...

please know that there are people out there who do understand. I have had weight loss surgery and it did work for some time but obesity is a little understood and complex part of the human body and...
Forum: General Chat 17 Sep 20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,650
Posted By sparklegirl
aw that awful, I am so sorry. Its terrible to be...

aw that awful, I am so sorry. Its terrible to be reading this and ever worse when you love your job. Please be kind to yourself and have a wee cry and a big slice of cake. xx
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Sep 20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By sparklegirl
thank you for this info. Its very reassuring that...

thank you for this info. Its very reassuring that its not going to cost me to move should I need to. We are debating Boston and Washington for May/June and the flex is the main reason we would do it...
Forum: General Chat 12 Sep 20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,699
Posted By sparklegirl
We have booked a week from 24th down to Stratford...

We have booked a week from 24th down to Stratford Upon Avon, hopefully the infection rate stays ok in that area although we are from Lanarkshire so we may be the problem rather than them!
Forum: General Chat 11 Sep 20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,431
Posted By sparklegirl
I know that some companies are taking ages as a...

I know that some companies are taking ages as a colleague sold his house subject to contracts about 5 weeks ago and the buyers mortgage, which at point of accepting had been agreed in principle,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Sep 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By sparklegirl
am lucky that I can work from a spare room with a...

am lucky that I can work from a spare room with a desk set up but I find that I miss the team and people. It takes so much longer to do anything at home. A quick question to one of my team now...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 11 Sep 20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By sparklegirl
We had one a few years ago and just had the two...

We had one a few years ago and just had the two of us as well. It was a real nightmare with just two cases and the two hand luggage bags. Had to take the roof down to put the cases on the back seat...
Forum: General Chat 10 Sep 20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By sparklegirl
I think you may need to try insurance as well. I...

I think you may need to try insurance as well. I have booked a self catering week in two weeks time. Its a three bedroom but only myself and my husband are due to go. The price was the same...
Forum: General Chat 8 Sep 20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By sparklegirl
thats a gorgeous picture! Hope she has a great day

thats a gorgeous picture! Hope she has a great day
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Sep 20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By sparklegirl
Thanks for highlighting this. I was trying to...

Thanks for highlighting this. I was trying to wrap my head around their website last night. I am being tempted by a BA holiday and I wasnt too concerned about the cancellation part because BA are...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Sep 20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,408
Posted By sparklegirl
try going through a travel agent. We used Glen...

try going through a travel agent. We used Glen Travel in Blantyre for our flight and car hire last year with Virgin out of Glasgow and they were deposit only. They were excellent I must admit and...
Forum: General Chat 2 Sep 20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 19,050
Posted By sparklegirl
goodness i am so sorry for yours and your...

goodness i am so sorry for yours and your families loss. Thats no age at all xx
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Sep 20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,559
Posted By sparklegirl
This isnt the case. If you live in Scotland you...

This isnt the case. If you live in Scotland you are required to quarantine of you have been in any of the countries on the current list regardless of where you have landed. The only real cross border...
Forum: Accommodation 1 Sep 20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By sparklegirl
I will echo what the others have said. The hotel...

I will echo what the others have said. The hotel is a little tired but my goodness the beach out front more than makes up for that. The Toasted Monkey bar a little along the road is fab and the views...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 1 Sep 20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By sparklegirl
I dont think any will give you exact as the...

I dont think any will give you exact as the company that imports doesnt make the customs/VAT charges but as a rough guide add the cost of shipping to the parcel cost and then take 20% of that for the...
Forum: General Chat 27 Aug 20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,843
Posted By sparklegirl
I was at a very good family friends funeral and...

I was at a very good family friends funeral and he had this. It was such a great song and a fitting one for a really great guy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKB89ItJuAQ
Forum: General Chat 26 Aug 20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 814
Posted By sparklegirl
I must admit I sold my most recent car to Evans...

I must admit I sold my most recent car to Evans Halshaw who gave me a great deal and not too much push and shove. They didnt mess about like We Buy Any Car who I walked from because of how they do...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Aug 20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,571
Posted By sparklegirl
I had to wait ages then got put into another...

I had to wait ages then got put into another queue as I had a Flight and hotel. The lovely woman I spoke with advised me to try around 7.50am as the queues we significantly less then. I waited until...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 20 Aug 20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,610
Posted By sparklegirl
Costco were doing them last year so maybe worth a...

Costco were doing them last year so maybe worth a try if you are a member or know someone who is. We got them and they were fab!
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