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      AussieRed
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      Reply #1410: Jun 28, 2016 02:41:28 am
      Thanks peeps. Can't wait and yes Cas would always have room for you.
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      Reply #1411: Jun 28, 2016 01:13:35 pm
      Thanks peeps. Can't wait and yes Cas would always have room for you.

       xxxxx:action-smiley-065:  :hug: :hug: :clap: Love ya hunni xxx
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      Reply #1412: Jul 24, 2016 12:23:38 pm
      I am looking forward to going on my holiday. In 3 days I will drive to Columbus, OH to see Real Madrid vs PSG. After that I am going to spend a couple of days exploring the city of Columbus. Then Saturday I drive to St. Louis, MO to hang out with the Reds family there and see LFC vs AS Roma. Day after the game, I will drive home.
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      Reply #1413: Jul 24, 2016 02:57:33 pm
      I am looking forward to going on my holiday. In 3 days I will drive to Columbus, OH to see Real Madrid vs PSG. After that I am going to spend a couple of days exploring the city of Columbus. Then Saturday I drive to St. Louis, MO to hang out with the Reds family there and see LFC vs AS Roma. Day after the game, I will drive home.

      Have a great time Firepool...sounds awesome hun xx
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      Reply #1414: Jul 25, 2016 11:30:43 pm
      Just back from 2 weeks in Barcelona - great city and we loved it.......but I reckon it'll be back to 3wk in Tenerife next yr.......I walked the legs off the wife and weans!
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      Reply #1415: Jul 25, 2016 11:35:16 pm
      Just back from 2 weeks in Barcelona - great city and we loved it.......but I reckon it'll be back to 3wk in Tenerife next yr.......I walked the legs off the wife and weans!

      I'm hoping to take the kids there in a couple of weeks,fingers crossed, going to visit Salou first then make our way to Barcelona...
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      Reply #1416: Jul 25, 2016 11:46:35 pm
      I'm hoping to take the kids there in a couple of weeks,fingers crossed, going to visit Salou first then make our way to Barcelona...

      It's great mate - you'll love it.

      Really diverse and - I thought - very reasonable. Try 'Mian' for good Chinese / Oriental Food and Los Toreros just off La's Ramblas for quality, reasonable Tapas.
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      Reply #1417: Jul 27, 2016 08:07:17 am
      Off to South Africa on Friday, starting off in Cape Town then Kruger Park and ending up in Mauritius for a relax before heading back to Blighty.
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      Reply #1418: Jul 27, 2016 08:21:00 am
      Off to South Africa on Friday, starting off in Cape Town then Kruger Park and ending up in Mauritius for a relax before heading back to Blighty.

      Bit of special one that isn't it?

      Posh b***ard.
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      Reply #1419: Jul 27, 2016 08:26:10 am
      Bit of special one that isn't it?

      Posh b***ard.

      Haha not really mate, we were planning to go to Machu Pichu but when the Mrs found out about trekking up to the site she refused so SA was a compromise!
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      Reply #1420: Jul 27, 2016 05:58:08 pm
      Off to South Africa on Friday, starting off in Cape Town then Kruger Park and ending up in Mauritius for a relax before heading back to Blighty.

      Have always wanted to go to Mauritius more for the fishing than anything else .
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      Reply #1421: Oct 06, 2016 09:21:41 pm
      Yea that's Disney's booking site, probably your best bet for places to stay that are affiliated with Disney. I've been wanting to stay at the Bay Lake Towers, it's right beside Magic Kingdom, right on a monorail stop so you can get to any of the parks pretty easily I believe. It's just been a bit out of my preferred price range. It looks fantastic though. Truth be told, because I travel a good deal for work and stay exclusively in Hilton properties, I usually stay at a Hilton resort or hotel when I'm up there because I can use points. We stay either at the DoubleTree by Downtown Disney, the Lake Buena Vista Hilton (near Downtown Disney) or the Hilton Bonnet Creek (http://www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/).

      The Bonnet Creek doesn't have villas that I know of, standard hotel rooms for the most part, they may have suites...but they have a nice pool with a water slide and a lazy river. Also a nice golf course right there (shared with the Waldorf Astoria). I've played it...it's tough but a nice course all the same). The Bonnet creek has a complimentary shuttle to the parks but it's kind of secluded about a 10 minute drive from Downtown Disney area.

      Now across the street is the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort (http://www.wyndhambonnetcreek.com/). They have condo type amenities for familes, at least a couple resort type pools with water features for the kids (a big pirate ship at one), it sits around a big lake, I stayed there once, it was nice, it's fairly new (last 4 or 5 years it was built) so that's another option.

      I'll tell you, the Disney properties are nice but they are EXPENSIVE. Similar accomodations are usually much cheaper off property. It just depends on how much time you are going to be spending at the parks as to whether it's worth it to stay on property in my opinion. In fact I don't think I've ever stayed a a Disney property to be honest. Usually the folks that stay on property are going to be hitting the parks everyday all day long. If you don't think that's going to be you and your group, you may want to also look at some of the off property resorts.

      I wouldn't count out Epcot based on what I said, it's fine for the most part during the day, it just gets crowded at night during the food and wine festival. I thought I remembered you having smaller kids...my boys (12 and 10) would do ok but man with the crowds at night, it's a pain to keep track of tiny ones.


      I'd love to be able to pop up and meet up, I'll have to see how my work schedule is panning out...that yime of year starts my busy travel season. My boy has a cross country race at Disney sometime in Oct...there's a chance that would overlap with when you are going to be there. When you know your dates I can see if it overlaps. As you can probably tell we spend enough time up there that I could go on and on. ;D

      I guess the bottom line is...if you are going to be doing Disney parks every day, it probably makes sense to consider Disney Resorts, but if you think you'll be spending as much or more time NOT at the Disney parks then you may want to consider other locations.

      Really you probably want to be in the Downtown Disney/Lake Buena Vista area (near parks) or you may want to be nearer International Drive which is a larger area, not as near the parks but near all kinds of other tourist areas including SeaWorld and to an extent, Universal Studios (Harry Potter world).

      There are so many hotel rooms in that city, I'd be surprised if there aren't more rooms there than any other city in the world...it's seriously scary how many places there are to stay.

       




      Glad I swerved this. I would have flew out last Wednesday.

      Our friends got married today. Well, at least they were meant to have done.

      Gutted for them. What's it like there mate?
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      Reply #1422: Oct 06, 2016 09:45:16 pm
      Glad I swerved this. I would have flew out last Wednesday.

      Our friends got married today. Well, at least they were meant to have done.

      Gutted for them. What's it like there mate?

      Down my way not too bad, but I'm on the West coast. East coast is going to get hammered later tonight. Orlando could see Hurricane force winds. Likely there will be huge power outages....they are saying 2.5 million people without power out of a state of 20 million.

      Disneyworld closes in 15 minutes and will be closed tomorrow, only 4th time in their history they have shut down.

      Good thing you didn't make the trip bud.
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      Reply #1423: Oct 06, 2016 10:17:04 pm
      Down my way not too bad, but I'm on the West coast. East coast is going to get hammered later tonight. Orlando could see Hurricane force winds. Likely there will be huge power outages....they are saying 2.5 million people without power out of a state of 20 million.

      Disneyworld closes in 15 minutes and will be closed tomorrow, only 4th time in their history they have shut down.

      Good thing you didn't make the trip bud.

      No sh*t mate. Feeling for my friends and their families who are there though. I worry about the groom's brother if I'm being honest. He's mad. I've got absolutely no doubt he will want to see more of the hurricane than is healthy.

      To put it into context he has gone up and down balconies, room to room, on holiday in Benidorm and wanted to feed a lion a Wotsit through the window of my car at Knowsley Safari Park once. I was glad our two kids were in the back as me reminding him of that is the only thing that stopped him.

      I could write a book on him. Let's hope he is feeling like he wants to listen.
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      Reply #1424: Oct 06, 2016 10:28:55 pm
      Haiti looks like it took the brunt of that storm. 

      It puts it into context when our own country grinds to a halt when we get more than an inch of snow.
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      Reply #1425: Oct 06, 2016 10:37:20 pm
      Haiti looks like it took the brunt of that storm. 

      It puts it into context when our own country grinds to a halt when we get more than an inch of snow.

      Let's not forget the hose pipe bans. But when I go to Spain there are sprinklers on day and night, absolutely everywhere.
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      Reply #1426: Oct 06, 2016 10:59:03 pm
      Haiti looks like it took the brunt of that storm.

      Apparently not. It has strengthened significantly as it bears down to Florida according to the news.
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      Reply #1427: Oct 07, 2016 02:25:54 am
      Looks like it's turning a bit north which is good...if it stays offshore it may not be that bad inland (Orlando), gonna be a problem for coastal communities though. Crazy thing now...it's going to skirt the coast to the Carolinas, then make a uturn and come right back for Florida...probably exit the state just south of me at Naples.
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      Reply #1428: Oct 07, 2016 07:25:04 am
      Looks like it's turning a bit north which is good...if it stays offshore it may not be that bad inland (Orlando), gonna be a problem for coastal communities though. Crazy thing now...it's going to skirt the coast to the Carolinas, then make a uturn and come right back for Florida...probably exit the state just south of me at Naples.

      Hoping for the best possible outcome for you all over there mate.
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      Reply #1429: Oct 12, 2016 01:58:27 pm
      Raki,  sun, surf and getting roundly beaten by the locals at chess. I love Turkey.
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      Reply #1430: Jan 25, 2017 02:27:32 pm
      I live in Crete so don't feel the need for a holiday luckily enough but do visit the UK twice a year to catch up with family and friends.
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      Reply #1431: Apr 09, 2017 09:41:28 pm
      I've been on a wonderful 4 day cycle around Islay with my mates stopping at the majority of the below



      Wonderful place, absolutely beautiful. Delighted to get to see Laphroaig too as I've been a huge fan of their whiskey for a few years now. Picturesque scenery and fantastic whiskey. Would recommend to all whiskey lovers.

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      Reply #1432: Apr 09, 2017 09:43:45 pm
      I've been on a wonderful 4 day cycle around Islay with my mates stopping at the majority of the below



      Wonderful place, absolutely beautiful. Delighted to get to see Laphroaig too as I've been a huge fan of their whiskey for a few years now. Picturesque scenery and fantastic whiskey. Would recommend to all whiskey lovers.



      Got a bottle of Laphroaig for Xmas.

      Would love to do something like this Mags.
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      Reply #1433: Apr 09, 2017 09:52:58 pm
      Got a bottle of Laphroaig for Xmas.

      Would love to do something like this Mags.

      Was a great experience, the boat over isn't too expensive at all. We stayed in a hostel in Port Charlotte for the first while and then camped at Port Ellen for the last stretch. The island is great for cycling, roads are excellent mostly, few rough patches but mainly ok, especially down by the 3 distilleries at the bottom as there is a cycle path from Port Ellen Maltings that goes through Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. Laphroaig was the best tour for me, followed by Bowmore. Kilchoman was really nice too because it's so much smaller than the others, was only founded in 2005. Great to see the different ways they make whiskey. Most expensive tour was £10, food and drink easily available. Honestly a great wee time. One thing is that no matter what way we cycled there seemed to be a fierce head wind at some stage, but nothing you can't get through.
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      Reply #1434: Apr 09, 2017 09:53:53 pm
      Was a great experience, the boat over isn't too expensive at all. We stayed in a hostel in Port Charlotte for the first while and then camped at Port Ellen for the last stretch. The island is great for cycling, roads are excellent mostly, few rough patches but mainly ok, especially down by the 3 distilleries at the bottom as there is a cycle path from Port Ellen Maltings that goes through Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. Laphroaig was the best tour for me, followed by Bowmore. Kilchoman was really nice too because it's so much smaller than the others, was only founded in 2005. Great to see the different ways they make whiskey. Most expensive tour was £10, food and drink easily available. Honestly a great wee time. One thing is that no matter what way we cycled there seemed to be a fierce head wind at some stage, but nothing you can't get through.

      Ardbeg is a great drop as well.

      Love Islay Malts.
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      Reply #1435: Apr 09, 2017 10:00:37 pm
      I live in Crete so don't feel the need for a holiday luckily enough but do visit the UK twice a year to catch up with family and friends.

      Sure the people of Rhyl feel exactly the same...

      As for me, I'm off to Valencia at the end of the month for some sunshine and paella.
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      Reply #1436: Apr 09, 2017 10:18:05 pm
      Ardbeg is a great drop as well.

      Love Islay Malts.

      Was real interesting them talking about why the island itself was almost made for Whiskey, so many elements that go into it are exclusive to the island.
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      Reply #1437: Aug 06, 2017 09:48:54 pm
      Planning a short break with the missus in one of Belgium, France or the Netherlands at the end of September.

      Any suggestions outside of the major capitals would be very welcome. (And not the South of France as we've done that.)

      Off to Scotland to visit family for the upcoming bank holiday as well. Looking forward to visiting my favourite chippy!
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      Reply #1438: Sep 02, 2017 12:49:32 pm
      Thinking of Salzburg for the Christmas markets this year, make a change from the hot, laying around holidays.
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      Reply #1439: Sep 03, 2017 09:54:35 am
      Back for cheeky wee October week in the Tenerife sun 6wk on Tuesday......17th October.

      Can't wait - it's becoming our second home.

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