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Summer holiday plans?

Post by markymark » 10 May 2011, 17:13

Last week I booked my flight to Florida! I leave at the end of June and fly into Fort Lauderdale then travel up to Kissimmee where I shall be soothed by my timeshare villa and its amenities, not to mention all the attractions at Disney and Universal!

Can't wait - it's the proverbial carrot at the end of school year finish line!

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Post by Johnkie » 10 May 2011, 20:15

:mrgreen: Grrrr ... not the sort of info I want to hear Marky :mrgreen: (Green just doesn't suit me :lol: )

I do hope that you'll be taking a laptop with you, so that you can continue to fulfill your duties as Moderator :wink:
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Post by MarkGoodwinPianos » 11 May 2011, 12:44

Florida sounds fun.
I'm only going to make it as far as Wales this year but that's fine with me, I don't like to be too far away from home or away for too long :)
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Post by Gill the Piano » 11 May 2011, 16:01

I'd rather lick soap than go to Disneyland! :shock: :) Two weeks stone carving at Summer School for me!
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 11 May 2011, 16:06

We looked at a stay and cruise in Florida very nice and very cheep, but I am sick of US immigration when you cruise from Fort Lauderdale 4 hours last time So we are sailing from Southampton to Spain, Portugal and Canaries no plane or luggage restrictions trying a different cruise liner this time Royal Caribbean . Will I be taking the laptops Hmm that depends if the wife take hers



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Post by markymark » 11 May 2011, 21:51

dave brum wrote:BTW Markymark, welcome back to your rightful place, it's so nice to see you again - do you also have magical powers vested in you again??
Yes - and then some! I'm not listed on the forums because I have access to them all now anyway so no point in specifying which ones I moderate.

Sorry to hear about your holiday flop! Were you abroad?

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Post by MarkGoodwinPianos » 12 May 2011, 07:13

Does anyone else feel guilty about flying yet? You know because of the dirty jet fuel. It wouldn't stop me flying just yet but I can feel the guilt creeping up when I think about flying.
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 12 May 2011, 08:21

dave brum wrote:Not to go into too much detail about the holiday it was just a four day break at an adults only holiday centre in the South West. We were the youngest people there by a good 40 years, all bloody bingo, ballroom dancing and washed up 'comedians' with northern accents spouting racism and homophobia, and then laughing at their own jokes. As soon as we boarded the coach we wanted to go back home, and what hurt most was the fact it was our first holiday since our honeymoon in 2005 and we had been saving for ages for it. As for the 'holiday village' itself, I filled an entire sheet of A4 with complaints about that!
That even worse if its your first hol in a wile as your expectations are ruining high Keep at them it pays off in the end will take a year or so We had one very bad one we got 50% back in the end but it was hard work

You can complain about the poor quality of the entertainment but their response will be others found the comedians very funny ! and if they were in there 70 80s then some will have enjoyed it. Helps if you have other guest who were not happy and you have their address and they complain. As to the age bit unless they advertised it as an 18 to 30 or may be young family, that will be classed as discriminative on your part.

As to bingo that is one thing that makes me cringe

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Post by athomik » 12 May 2011, 11:10

dave brum wrote:Not to go into too much detail about the holiday it was just a four day break at an adults only holiday centre in the South West. We were the youngest people there by a good 40 years, all bloody bingo, ballroom dancing and washed up 'comedians' with northern accents spouting racism and homophobia, and then laughing at their own jokes. As soon as we boarded the coach we wanted to go back home, and what hurt most was the fact it was our first holiday since our honeymoon in 2005 and we had been saving for ages for it. As for the 'holiday village' itself, I filled an entire sheet of A4 with complaints about that!
The company name doesn't begin with "W", does it? Had a similar experience a few years ago. If you didn't shovel down your dinner in record time and rushed into the bar/dance hall in time for the bingo, you couldn't find a seat anywhere for the rest of the night. It's amazing how fast these 'more mature' ladies could polish off their dinner and run to their seats. :)
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Post by athomik » 12 May 2011, 11:54

dave brum wrote:We expected fresh hearty meat and vegetables from one of the UK's best food producing regions, we got bloody Brake Brothers and hardly any of it.
I'm taking Mrs T on a cruise in June (never tried one before), so I expect to come back a few pounds heavier :wink:
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 12 May 2011, 16:17

athomik wrote:
dave brum wrote:We expected fresh hearty meat and vegetables from one of the UK's best food producing regions, we got bloody Brake Brothers and hardly any of it.
I'm taking Mrs T on a cruise in June (never tried one before), so I expect to come back a few pounds heavier :wink:
More like a stone and I hope you like walking as you walk miles on a ship and even more so when you dock . if its a big ship 3500 guest + takes about 2 days to find your way round it all.

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Re: Summer holiday plans?

Post by markymark » 15 May 2011, 02:10

MarkGoodwinPianos wrote:Does anyone else feel guilty about flying yet? You know because of the dirty jet fuel. It wouldn't stop me flying just yet but I can feel the guilt creeping up when I think about flying.
No more than you with all those desecrated, butchered trees you have in your showroom, Mark that otherwise would absorb the CO2 from the aircraft. :P

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Post by MarkGoodwinPianos » 15 May 2011, 07:18

markymark wrote:
MarkGoodwinPianos wrote:Does anyone else feel guilty about flying yet? You know because of the dirty jet fuel. It wouldn't stop me flying just yet but I can feel the guilt creeping up when I think about flying.
No more than you with all those desecrated, butchered trees you have in your showroom, Mark that otherwise would absorb the CO2 from the aircraft. :P
Ah but these are RECYCLED butchered trees. Somehow, I doubt that those Wingberg or Steinwong pianos are made with "responsibly sourced" wood ;)
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Post by markymark » 15 May 2011, 14:31

Ah recycled? Is that what gives them their "goad crisp bess"? :P

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Post by markymark » 08 Jun 2011, 17:03

I have such as headache! Was sitting up until 1:30a.m. finalising details for this big family holiday. That coupled with a day of tired, grumpy kiddies hasn't helped! :(

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Re: Summer holiday plans?

Post by Gill the Piano » 09 Jun 2011, 18:33

Send them to Centre Parks. Then YOU and Mrs Mark go to the Bahamas...
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