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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,735
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am sorry to hear about the loss of your...

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter - how devastating for you all.

No words of wisdom - a day at a time.
Forum: General Chat 14 Jul 19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,100
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My DH is the same! However his lack of...

My DH is the same!

However his lack of knowledge was a real problem on last years New England trip. I came down with food poisoning just before we were due to leave. We took the decision at 4am...
Forum: General Trip Planning 14 Jul 19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have only done Bangkok but loved it a lot more...

I have only done Bangkok but loved it a lot more than I ever thought I would!

I did a trip report which is in my siggy! That should give you a few ideas!

And I agree it is cheap!
Forum: General Trip Reports 14 Jul 19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 304
Posted By Melbatb
What a fabulous day and such stunning scenery! I...

What a fabulous day and such stunning scenery! I can see why you were all very enchanted with it!
Forum: General Trip Reports 8 Jul 19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That looks cold! But what a fabulous experience!

That looks cold! But what a fabulous experience!
Forum: General Trip Reports 8 Jul 19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,937
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I missed this the first time round! What a...

I missed this the first time round! What a fabulous trip!
Forum: General Trip Planning 8 Jul 19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thats it - you just need to search my username...

Thats it - you just need to search my username in the index part :D
Forum: General Trip Planning 7 Jul 19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Melbatb
I spent a week in Quebec City in April - my trip...

I spent a week in Quebec City in April - my trip report is in the photo trip section (I keep meaning to do the index :) )

Edited to add it was my second trip to QC and I found plenty to keep me...
Forum: General Trip Planning 7 Jul 19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Melbatb
I have driven a lot in Quebec! It isnt a problem...

I have driven a lot in Quebec! It isnt a problem at all. If I remember correctly all road signs are in both languages.

Round Quebec City it is busy as you would expect - and I wouldn't drive in...
Forum: General Chat 7 Jul 19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,023
Posted By Melbatb
Here in France if you want to learn to drive...

Here in France if you want to learn to drive before you are 18 you have to do at least 20h with an instructor, your accompanying driver has to sit in in several 2h lessons and the young driver has to...
Forum: General Chat 5 Jul 19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 146,169
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It is just the teachers - not their own...

It is just the teachers - not their own obviously! Yesterday each area had their jury to align the results! Today the results were out! Tonight half of France has gone on holiday!
Forum: General Chat 5 Jul 19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 146,169
Posted By Melbatb
Thank you everyone! O got 18/20 - so has met the...

Thank you everyone! O got 18/20 - so has met the entry requirements for Hong Kong.

He leaves in just over 5 weeks - eeeeekkkk!

I am very proud of him! He really does merit such a fabulous...
Forum: General Chat 5 Jul 19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 146,169
Posted By Melbatb
Results day here in France! Three hours to...

Results day here in France!

Three hours to go! O told me to wake him up at 8h30 - so he is fairly laid back at the moment...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 5 Jul 19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Melbatb
Glad you managed to get everything sorted out in...

Glad you managed to get everything sorted out in the end - though good job you realised about the hire car payment!

I hope you have a fabulous time - not jealous at all:D
Forum: General Trip Reports 4 Jul 19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By Melbatb
What a lovely day! I am another fan of visiting...

What a lovely day! I am another fan of visiting churches - such peaceful places!

All your meals look delicious! And very good value!
Forum: General Trip Planning 4 Jul 19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By Melbatb
Definitely early - we did it at the same time of...

Definitely early - we did it at the same time of year and the queue for security when we got back was very long!
Forum: General Trip Planning 4 Jul 19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Melbatb
We loved Argentina - though I am not sure what...

We loved Argentina - though I am not sure what the weather would be like as it is their winter in July. I did a trip report (in the Photo atrip Report section - I have done an idex yet though...
Forum: General Trip Reports 3 Jul 19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By Melbatb
Thanks for sharing - it is on my list of cities...

Thanks for sharing - it is on my list of cities to visit!
Forum: General Trip Reports 2 Jul 19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a fabulous view! The apartment looks...

What a fabulous view! The apartment looks perfect!

The food looked delicious! What a good start to your trip!
Forum: General Trip Reports 30 Jun 19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,656
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We did - but we stayed outside in an airbnb and...

We did - but we stayed outside in an airbnb and had a car. So we managed to get around a fair bit (we were there a week!). I loved the Chihuly museum as well as the aviation one and the Boeing...
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Jun 19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,656
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thanks - a lot of memories from our BC and...

Thanks - a lot of memories from our BC and Seattle trip! We stayed at the Blu hotel too!
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Jun 19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a shame about the weather but you packed a...

What a shame about the weather but you packed a lot in! Some stunning scenery!
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 29 Jun 19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Less than a week to go - how exciting!

Less than a week to go - how exciting!
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Jun 19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile So many memories from our trip last summer! ...

So many memories from our trip last summer!

We did the ladder hike :D
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Jun 19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a lovely day. Looking forward to reading...

What a lovely day. Looking forward to reading more.
Forum: General Chat 29 Jun 19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am in south France - 40C here today! Though...

I am in south France - 40C here today! Though earlier than usual we do often get weeks on end of high 30s!

We have all shutters shut and will keep all doors shut!
Forum: General Chat 27 Jun 19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,025
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thankfully my car has air-conditioning. The...

Thankfully my car has air-conditioning. The office has air-conditioning! And the shutters have not been opened on the house!
Forum: General Trip Reports 27 Jun 19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Looks and sounds fabulous! We have done a...

Looks and sounds fabulous!

We have done a lot of Canada trips - a glorious place to visit!
Forum: General Chat 27 Jun 19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,025
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My car said 46C this evening on the way home -...

My car said 46C this evening on the way home - south of France!

Way too hot!
Forum: General Chat 27 Jun 19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,665
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Another VW Polo driver. Mine is 2 years old and...

Another VW Polo driver. Mine is 2 years old and has everything on it except the heated seats.

I love it and I drive a similar commute as you! It feels solid but is easy to handle.
Forum: General Chat 26 Jun 19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,025
Posted By Melbatb
39C here with a very hot wind coming from Africa...

39C here with a very hot wind coming from Africa.

40C for tomorrow. The national exams (=gcses) have been postponed to next week much to DDs delight (not... )

We are all inside, all the...
Forum: General Chat 24 Jun 19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 146,169
Posted By Melbatb
On the downside, a heatwave has been predicted...

On the downside, a heatwave has been predicted for Thursday/Friday of over 40C. DD has her brevet (=gcses) then. The government has decided to postpone them to Monday/Tuesday next week. DD is quite...
Forum: General Chat 24 Jun 19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 146,169
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile So, at last, O is done! As of 5.30pm, he bas...

So, at last, O is done! As of 5.30pm, he bas finished his bac! Now at a bbq in one of the city parks!

He said it was long but ok! He is just relieved it is over!

Results a week on Friday!
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 21 Jun 19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am glad you enjoyed it. It really was a...

I am glad you enjoyed it. It really was a fabulous trip!
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 21 Jun 19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thank you! No adventures on the horizon at the...

Thank you! No adventures on the horizon at the moment :(
Forum: General Chat 21 Jun 19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 146,169
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I think possibly DS is the only one left still...

I think possibly DS is the only one left still taking exams!

He had Maths and Spanish today. Math was difficult but ok and Spanish was good (by chance on a subject they had worked on in class! )...
Forum: General Chat 20 Jun 19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,563
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I will probably have to book flights to HK for DS...

I will probably have to book flights to HK for DS for August. Will avoid BA! Too risky!
Forum: General Chat 19 Jun 19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 146,169
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Well done Ben! What a great way to end the exam...

Well done Ben! What a great way to end the exam season!
Forum: General Chat 19 Jun 19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am sorry the chemistry exam was horrible. Seems...

I am sorry the chemistry exam was horrible. Seems to be a bit of a theme for the A levels this year :(

Hopefully the grade boundaries will be lower.
Forum: General Chat 19 Jun 19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By Melbatb
Good luck to todays exam takers! English...

Good luck to todays exam takers!

English here - as in English as a foreign language so DS has done no revision ;) He is actually looking forward to it!

Five more days to go!
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