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  1. Evening all, another couple of busy days here. It’s been so uncomfortably hot here last few days but strangely I’m sleeping ok! I can’t decide if it’s my heart medication or my hay fever tablets ( bad for me too this week.)

    Yesterday was the hottest day of the year. John was on his rota day off and of course being Wednesday we had Joshua. I was thankful for the air conditioned car rather than the bus! We took him to Minster first thing which is a pebble beach but he loved throwing the scenes into the water. We only stayed about an hour as there was no breeze at all!! So hot. Looking after a two year old in that heat was very draining. We were asked to bring him back and stay for dinner which was lovely but hot!! I read him a story and he took himself off to bed, we were all waiting to see him come back out as it was about half an hour earlier than normal. After 20 minutes we thought oh well he’s obviously gone to sleep and went home! So we were with him from about 9am to 6.30pm Phew!

    Today I found out he slept right through, his room gets very warm and they said he hadn’t slept well for days! Good old nanny and grandad 😁 I’m not sure who was more worn out yesterday, me , John or Joshua 😁


    Then today my sister and BiL came up from Worthing for lunch with my mum and dad ( I was working til 1pm) then came over to us for a couple of hours so that was lovely. I hadn’t seen her for over a year! 

  2. 17 minutes ago, Angel57 said:

    I agree.  June 21st was never set in stone (although P&O  obviously hoped restrictions would be lifted then). Cruise lines have been desperately trying to make up lost revenue but have been far too optimistic with the number of bookings. Sad for all. 

    You’d have thought they would have only allowed 1000 Pax to book at first then opened up for more nearer the time. So disappointing for everyone. I’m still wondering how they’ve picked the ones to be cancelled.

  3. 29 minutes ago, Purdey16 said:

    Yes I saw that but can’t make those dates thank you Kev , my husband has now booked a hotel in London , the Mayfair Town house hotel which was on tv last week on special places to stay , we actually booked for October and booked a show the phantom of the opera ( for the 14 th time ) and the shard visit and dinner at the Ritz hotel , so we will go up on Monday 28th to try the hotel out first and chill doing other visits.


    I will be applying for a refund and not a fcc , cancelling our car parking tomorrow. 

    At least I have another one to look forward to on princess 17 th September,.


    Not looking forward to unpacking my suit cases now 😢😤

    I’ve had a very busy day today and only just catching up on all the news now. So sorry for you Purdey and hope you have a lovely chilled time in London.


    Sorry for everyone that’s lost out 😞

  4. Afternoon all hope you’re all enjoying a good Sunday.

    It’s pretty hot here, I’m sitting in the garden and there’s more sounds about now from other neighbours than there was when I was sitting out earlier!

    Just watched England actually win and thought I’d come out again as it’s a bit cooler, only a bit!

    Had a lovely surprise visit from son and family yesterday afternoon so that was lovely. We all sat in the garden for about 3 hours. Apparently Joshua was saying he wanted to go to ‘nanny’s house’ 😀😀


    When I have him this Wednesday I won’t have to pick him up on the bus as it’s John’s day off . Anyway they said to us do we want to bring him back and then stay for dinner! So I shall look forward to that.

  5. 1 hour ago, Eddie99 said:


    We love it

    They’ll tell you the fish they have available & how they cook it


    Salad & chips

    Bottomless chip refills

    Bottomless still or sparkling water


    The best toilet entertainment ever! (Now you’ve just got to go, haven’t you?) 🤣😂🤣

    Ive been to Rockfish in Dartmouth, it was fabulous, gutted there aren’t any around here.

  6. Just to lighten the mood a bit, I may be a bit mad but when we’re in the Lake District I’ve booked a train to Edinburgh! Just a day trip as I really want to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia! We’re going to drive an hour to Carlisle, stay overnight in a Premier Inn then the next day just over an hours train trip to Edinburgh! I booked the train tickets and hotel a couple of weeks ago and have now realised the night we’re in the hotel is the final of the Euros! So I’ve just booked the restaurant. Haven’t booked Britannia yet in case Nicola starts banning travel again.

  7. 59 minutes ago, Beckett said:

    Good Morning Everyone


    I think I'm with Kalos on the smell of tyres! Yesterday I took my car in to have the air-con gas topped up and the smell of those tyres was gorgeous. A new perfume - eau de rubber!


    I have annual leave today. I'm taking Teddy for his second post-op check and he has recovered so well I'm expecting him to be discharged. He's been very brave and has eaten like a little prince this week to reward him for his bravery.


    Aater the vet visit I'm off to have my eyebrows tattoos re-done. I'm sure some of the ladies on here will have experienced the pain of the microblade slicing through the skin but it's oh so worth it when you see the finished product. Not that I'm vain of course!


    Finally, I will pick up my youngest granddaughter who is staying staying for the weekend and we are going to enjoy a wonderful few days of food and football. We both adore football and are so excited about the Euros. So if anyone needs me I'll be in front of the TV. 


    Have a great weekend everyone and be well and safe.


    Best wishes to you all as ever. Jane.xx

    Hope all goes well with Teddy Jane.

    How lovely to have your granddaughter for the weekend, hope you have a great time together.

  8. Morning all, John’s day off today which is always a bit of a strange day for him to be off as I work 1-6pm so we can’t really do much. We’ve had a lazy morning so far and a leisurely breakfast. Also means he’s working this weekend so a quiet one for us. I predict I’ll be in the garden a lot and watching England on Sunday!

  9. 3 minutes ago, Dermotsgirl said:

    There’s also the matter of consumer confidence.


    If he does decide to open his theatres without any restrictions at all, it doesn’t mean that theatre goers will magically flock back in droves.


    I love the theatre but a trip to the West End is not even on my radar.


    I have  a rearranged theatre booking in Canterbury in September, so will see what it’s like. But I’m not booking any new shows just yet 

    Yes I love going to the theatre but I don’t fancy going anytime soon or to the cinema. 

  10. 8 hours ago, ToxM said:

    I think it all depends what happens with the Delta variant. Europe is nowhere near us in terms of vaccinated population. Even with me being fully vaccinated I am not sure I would want to be going to anywhere that was in the grip of a wave, and equally not sure they would want us there, and the government certainly wouldn’t want us anywhere near it either. 

    Exactly, our vaccination programme is going brilliantly, until the other countries catch up it’s going to be a worry.

  11. I moved our 14 night Med cruise from this September to June next year. One of the reasons was that our longest cruise before this was 12 nights so this cruise is special to us. I don’t want to have ports cancelled or restrictions on going ashore. That’s why I would consider a round Britain cruise in the Autumn as I would know what I was signing up for. The Med cruise was a lot of money for us just to miss lots of ports. Be interesting to see what happens.

  12. On 6/7/2021 at 12:58 PM, majortom10 said:

    I hope they dont cancel any further cruises and extend Staycations any longer simply for the fact of the people that have cruises booked in October. With many countries now opening up slowly for those that have been vaccinated I am sure cruise lines could sort something out even though there might be some port changes it is better than cancelling.

    Good point, I’m not sure I’d want too many restrictions on a longer cruise though. Let’s hope we’re all cruising soon though. 

  13. Evening all, thanks for the lovely comments about the cake, I think perhaps she should consider a little business! She made one for one of her colleagues recently and just charged the price of the ingredients. You’ll be pleased to know our little grandson helped stir the mixture!


    I’m going out for a meal tomorrow night with three friends, heady stuff eating out in the evening. We met while having a Saturday job in Sainsbury’s when our kids were small and I left there in 2002! Old friends and we always have a good laugh.

  14. 9 hours ago, grapau27 said:

    The Premier Inn is attached to the restaurant.

    If you come off the A1M at the A690 Durham turn off and head towards Durham take the first slip road and it is about 1 mile on the left.

    The food and drink is always nice there and reasonably priced plus there is a pleasant patio and grassed area with tables for sitting outside.

    It looked a lovely patio area for a meal Graham.

    Your front garden is enormous! And immaculate, lovely!

  15. On 6/9/2021 at 7:02 PM, indiana123 said:

    I have   a conundrum... its a mystery ...After my  accident I got walking quite well, against the odds but my mobility is slowly declining as post traumatic arthritis is creeping in.


    Today we went to lunch and planned baguettes and a lager and lime but we liked the menu and landed up with three courses and I had two glasses of wine!


    When we got home, without thinking I walked, (with my stick) got some washing in and walked back.  I couldn't believe I was almost pain free.  It was odd.. a bit like the old days'


    Do you think I ought to have half a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc every lunchtime!!!!!!!

    Short answer - yes! 😊

  16. Interesting. I often look at menus online before I go to a new restaurant but I’m not a big fan of looking at a menu on my phone and ordering that way but I guess if it’s just the hubby and I on a cruise it would be fine. When I’ve done it it’s been in a group of girlfriends and it’s a bit of an effort to sort out as we just want to chat not huddle round an app!

  17. Hello all, had a very busy weekend preparing for and then hosting a garden lunch  for my mum. All went well I’m pleased to say and Joshua (grandson) kept us entertained and on our toes!

    Absolutely whacked when they left but a happy tired. Now I’m thinking only day after tomorrow and I’ll be picking Joshua up again on the bus! 
    Son’s partner made a fabulous chocolate and strawberry cake too 😊


  18. On 6/5/2021 at 11:15 PM, molecrochip said:

    There are multiple options available to cruise lines however the broad consensus is that the European vaccine rollout is going a lot slower than planned.


    There is also a general feeling that there is not the demand for U.K. staycations beyond September.


    That leaves the cruise lines stuck between a rock and a hard place. Having fully crewed a ship back into service, there is no desire for it to be laid up again.

    That is such a shame Moley, I hope they reconsider and do at least the beginning of October, could be an Indian summer! I was thinking they might ,as you say, not least because having got them going again ( well two of the fleet) it would be heartbreaking for them to stop again.

  19. On 6/5/2021 at 10:06 AM, lindylooellalouise said:

    Hi Sue it’s 12 nights on board QE our favourite ship, we love cruises round Britain and to be honest not bothered about the weather if it’s not raining it’s a bonus 😅

    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I only have a week’s leave in October. I don’t mind the weather either, as long as not pouring with rain all day every day! 
    I’ve had 4 or 5 day cruises in October, November and February and really enjoyed them! Only had one ‘bad’ weather day over the three cruises. 

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