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  1. 10 minutes ago, Snow Hill said:

    My Yaris Cross is grey, I had a choice of free colours , and as my Captur I was trading in was blue and previous one was red, I chose grey.

    DW asked why I had " black " on a label on my car key..... I said ,In case I forget dear. Why have you got " Gail " written on the other side. I said.....nothing.

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  2. 29 minutes ago, Selbourne said:

    They take their responsibilities extremely seriously and I have no doubt that my wife would be taken care of, which is just as well as I’d be long gone 😂 

    We know your only joking.😁

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  3. 3 hours ago, Selbourne said:

    As others have said, the limiting factor will more likely be the number of crew allocated to assist such passengers and that probably limits the number of chairs. 

    My concern is that if these chairs (and associated crew) are allocated to those who, in reality, don’t need them (but have been allocated them under this new ‘belt and braces’ approach) then those who genuinely need assistance (such as our better halves) may not be able to make bookings. As often is the case, it’s the unintended consequences that cause the most issues. 

    TBH. In a serious emergency like Costa Concordia, I wonder if the crew will hang around dealing with evacuation chairs, or be into the lifeboats first?

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  4. 3 minutes ago, purplesea said:

    Morning to you all.

    It's not nice down here, it's like winter, windy with heavy rain.  A day to stay in, in the dry.


    Met with my friends for coffee yesterday and a natter and swapped books with one of them, so now have plenty of more books to read.


    Hope everyone has a good day.

    Don't worry too much.  It will be much better next week.🤣

  5. 13 minutes ago, lincslady said:

    I have wondered how one finds out if someone has been 'disappeared' or whether they just choose not to post for a long time.  I can think of someone who lives not a million miles from me who has not posted here for months and months, and I  enjoyed reading his contributions.

    If you mean Wowzz, I know but can't tell. He pops up from time to time on another forum. ......no, not that one.  I'll stick to seagulls....safer topic.

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  6. 55 minutes ago, purplesea said:

    Morning one and all.

    Hope everyone is fit and well, or getting better.

    Don't know what to our weather is going to do, I think it's undecided. It was brilliantly sunny when I got up, but then clouded over and the sun is now coming out again. Temp wise it's 13c and expected to get to a tad warmer to 15c, it's also windy and I wish someone would put the wood in the hole!

    Hope you have a good day.


    I think your weather will be wall to wall sunshine soon. We come down next Monday. Speedos and factor 30 already packed.🤣

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  7. On 6/7/2024 at 10:48 PM, Josy1953 said:

    We also prefer to have a table for 2, not because we are anti-social but because we found many cruises ago that we never eat more than 3 courses and it feels rude to get up and leave the table while other people are still eating.

    We also invariably eat in the speciality restaurants several times a week just for the quieter experience.

    We generally have tables for 2, but share sometimes. I know when I'm in the doghouse . DW asks for 2 tables for one.

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  8. 7 hours ago, kruzgal said:

    Not when you compare the 2 itineraries listed, the Apex one being very poor in my opinion. I would use the extra spend to visit all the speciality restaurants on Iona!

    We are paying £2270 for 2 people in a large balcony on Brittania next June. Apex is £3850 including tips. Celebrity is good, but not that good. 2 years ago on Silhouette we paid £2740 Inc drinks,tips and wifi.

  9. 16 hours ago, Bloodaxe said:


    I accept that I should not comment on P and O food, that was not my intention.

    I was just saying that based on some of the reports of people who sail both

    lines Saga seams to be superior in the main dining room.

    It is noticeable that one regular poster mainly uses the speciality restaurant's.

    I will stick with Saga, each to their own did not mean to offend anyone


    As these folk have previously discussed, Saga can be 2, or 3 times the cost of P&O. Reviews of Saga aren't all as glowing as you suggest. We will be taking a Royal cruise in September and have booked a multi night speciality dining package. Not because we expect the MDR food to be poor, but for a bit if variety and because it's cheaper.  Tight folk us P&Oers.

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  10. On 6/4/2024 at 7:10 PM, Megabear2 said:

    You'll note I mentioned Corona not any of the others. As I said I will not go in a Wetherspoons unless it is absolutely necessary.  The only one I frequented was in Holborn when I worked there, last visited 14 years ago. Personally I find them characterless.  


    This article (repeated in several other newspapers when they put their prices up)is what caused the stir in the local paper.


    Our local Fullers pub just got painted and their new menu increased prices, the attsched is an old list I'd downloaded late last year. They're one of the cheaper pubs in the area though.



    Ox-Row-Inn-Drinks-List-Sept-2023.pdf 1 MB · 2 downloads

    I haven't drunk corona since the virus. Not taking the chance, not me.🤣

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  11. On 6/4/2024 at 11:13 AM, S1971 said:


    Yes I would agree, basically it ensures people pay the inflated bar prices or purchase a package.


    For me the younger demographic tend to drink a lot more over a shorter period and will try anything such as cocktails and the like, elders (65+) tend to stick to what they like and limit their alcohol intake across the day.


    But that's only my opinion.

    My demographic don't drink much. They spill a lot. The younger demographic drink their milk from a bottle. Demographically speaking, I don't think age is that important.

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  12. 1 minute ago, Megabear2 said:

    I have found some old posts about it now particularly regarding terminology of the t&Cs.  As a result I've clicked into the ones in the email and to be honest as they are under UK law they seem pretty bog standard, ie you must not post falsehoods etc. There are 7 paragraphs about how they use and protect data.


    I note in the old Cunard posts there's a worry about financial risk but these UK ones do not mention anything other than privacy, ie you can't repeat anything you take part in due to business sensitivity.


    I actually do surveys for other organisations and if this is real it isn't any different from what I can see.

    I do surveys and get points which I use to keep my avios and Accor points topped up. I could use Tesco vouchers to pay some of my cruise bills, but then you posh folk would know I go to Tesco. Oops . Do Fortnum and Mason do points?.🤣

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