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14 hours ago, grapau27 said:

I have booked 4 new cruises this last week.

Are they all for next year Graham? Or have you been tempted with one of the local around UK cruises this Summer? 

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1 hour ago, sgmn said:

Are they all for next year Graham? Or have you been tempted with one of the local around UK cruises this Summer? 

1 this autumn P&O staycation 2 RCG next year and 1 RCG 2023.

There is talk of Disney doing a staycation from Newcastle so we are waiting for details for that.

Have you anything booked yet Sue?.

Graham.

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It is Palm Sunday so we have been to church.

It is 52°F but raining now.

We have our McDonald's breakfast cheese and bacon flatbreads and toasted muffins along with a coffee and hot chocolate and are looking out to sea sitting in our car 

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8 hours ago, Coralc said:

I think Sous Vide must be primarily a guy thing. (pardon my sexist language) The male members seem to be enamored with them. Some of us that have to cook meals regularly, really feel no need to plan that far ahead for dinner or cook anything for that long, have the additional prep work or more pots and appliances to clean. Besides purchasing additional specialty appliances and a vacuum sealer and vacuum bags. That's okay.  :classic_biggrin:

 

 But I am sincerely glad that those of you that have a Sous Vide and associated accessories, enjoy it and get a lot of use out of it. :classic_biggrin: But it is not really our thing. 

It’s different, that’s for sure. Certain meats are really good SousVide. It’s great for lamb racks, leg, and pork tenderloin.  Ribs were good but I prefer  the 3-2-1 on the BGE low an slow. 
 

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15 hours ago, A&L_Ont said:


It’s tangy and tasty. We apply it at the end while browning the ribs. We usually add a few layers over a few flips. 

 

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Very similar to tje one we use.  We use red wine vinegar instead of while and add 1/4 cup of Dijon mustard.

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29 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

I hope everyone likes this.

It’s nice you Brits can openly joke about that situation but here in the US it would be cancelled. Something like this likely not to “meet community standards “ on most other social media platforms. 
 

I must say I love it. Thanks

 

M8

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1 minute ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

It’s nice you Brits can openly joke about that situation but here in the US it would be cancelled. Something like this likely not to “meet community standards “ on most other social media platforms. 
 

I must say I love it. Thanks

 

M8

Thanks Rory.

It is harmless fun and a great tune too.

The actors look very much like our Royal family who we love.

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24 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Thanks Rory.

It is harmless fun and a great tune too.

The actors look very much like our Royal family who we love.

I thought it was great and funny and find it wonderful the UK seems to be more tolerant on social media with the current situation in the Royal Family. So much of what we now post in US is “Fact Checked” and doesn’t meet community standards and deleted. 


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1 hour ago, grapau27 said:

1 this autumn P&O staycation 2 RCG next year and 1 RCG 2023.

There is talk of Disney doing a staycation from Newcastle so we are waiting for details for that.

Have you anything booked yet Sue?.

Graham.

Not yet Graham, we've got a cottage booked in Cornwall in July which we're very much looking forward too. 

I will keep my eye on these staycation cruises and may book one in Sept if not too expensive. 

I was tempted by the Grandeur BGI cruises next year but the prices have gone up quite a bit, also don't really want the faff of getting negative tests to travel. 

We'll have our new grandchild, due in two weeks, to keep us busy 

Looking forward to reading reports of the staycation cruises

Sue

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8 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

I thought it was great and funny and find it wonderful the UK seems to be more tolerant on social media with the current situation in the Royal Family. So much of we now post in US is “Fact Checked” and doesn’t meet community standards and deleted. 


M8

I got this video on WhatsApp a couple of weeks ago so I think it's been in circulation for a while 

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3 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

I thought it was great and funny and find it wonderful the UK seems to be more tolerant on social media with the current situation in the Royal Family. So much of we now post in US is “Fact Checked” and doesn’t meet community standards and deleted. 


M8

We have had many memes and joke videos sent to us that are hilarious but I wouldn't dare post on here.

We don't use any other social media forums ourselves although I have posted over 200 hotel and restaurant reviews on Tripadvisor.

Graham.

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2 minutes ago, sgmn said:

Not yet Graham, we've got a cottage booked in Cornwall in July which we're very much looking forward too. 

I will keep my eye on these staycation cruises and may book one in Sept if not too expensive. 

I was tempted by the Grandeur BGI cruises next year but the prices have gone up quite a bit, also don't really want the faff of getting negative tests to travel. 

We'll have our new grandchild, due in two weeks, to keep us busy 

Looking forward to reading reports of the staycation cruises

Sue

We were in Newquay Cornwall almost 40 years ago and maybe one day we will go back but it was a 440 mile drive from home.

The news of your new grandchild is wonderful and something for you to really look forward to.

Take care.

Graham.

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5 minutes ago, sgmn said:

I got this video on WhatsApp a couple of weeks ago so I think it's been in circulation for a while 

It has.

Paulines hairdresser sent it to her last month.

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17 hours ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Thanks, Bonnie. Hag Sameah 🌺

 

Those are thin slices of potatoes and halves of boiled eggs.

 

And, just for you,  the chopped liver with horseradish. All the dishes, apart from the matzo "balls" were made by DH.

 

Not much of a "seder" -- just DS and us...

 

The married son is with his wife's very extended family. We'll be traveling tomorrow to see them with our pots and pans...

 

Before

 

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and after

 

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Chopped liver......swoon!

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2 hours ago, grapau27 said:

1 this autumn P&O staycation 2 RCG next year and 1 RCG 2023.

There is talk of Disney doing a staycation from Newcastle so we are waiting for details for that.

Have you anything booked yet Sue?.

Graham.


I saw a Disney Cruise advertisement on TV yesterday, on a sports channel. I haven’t seen a cruise ad on TV for over a year. 

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7 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:


I saw a Disney Cruise advertisement on TV yesterday, on a sports channel. I haven’t seen a cruise ad on TV for over a year. 

We saw Disney ad last night also, first one I recall seeing from them recently.  Have seen quite a few from NCL though. Can’t say I’ve paid any attention to what’s actually been said in the advertisement though. 

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9 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:


I saw a Disney Cruise advertisement on TV yesterday, on a sports channel. I haven’t seen a cruise ad on TV for over a year. 

I saw the same thing. That was what i was thinking.

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20 minutes ago, Momof3gurlz said:

We saw Disney ad last night also, first one I recall seeing from them recently.  Have seen quite a few from NCL though. Can’t say I’ve paid any attention to what’s actually been said in the advertisement though. 


The ad looked to me the exact same, and no special wording but... there was one clip where I saw 2 people wearing masks on board. No where else did it show masks, which made me think it was a clip dropped into an old ad.

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1 hour ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

I thought it was great and funny and find it wonderful the UK seems to be more tolerant on social media with the current situation in the Royal Family. So much of what we now post in US is “Fact Checked” and doesn’t meet community standards and deleted. 


M8

Could you imagine a show like All In The Family being produced in this day and age?

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As @grapau27mentioned, I also saw where Disney Cruise Line is considering “staycations” where the ship remains at the port with guests staying onboard. Guess I don’t see how this differs much from being out at sea in terms of distancing, etc?

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