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by dinny_g
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: The big house at the Santa Pod crossroads...
Replies: 0
Views: 77

The big house at the Santa Pod crossroads...

... is now on AirBnb ...

15 bedrooms - £2k per night/ £15k for Christmas week - if you’re feeling flush

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/40346098 ... GsKBdc9gr7
by dinny_g
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Big bombs
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Big bombs

ZedLeg wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:29 pm
I wonder if the Yosemite Caldera will ever go up. That’ll be a big one if it happens.
I’d worry about Cumbre Vieja more mate, that’ll kill us all first!!! :shock:

And in answer to your question - yes it will ;)
by dinny_g
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Explosion in Beirut
Replies: 47
Views: 593

Re: Explosion in Beirut

Very true John...

Anyone know what that building was ?? Looks like stores of some kind.

there's footage on the Guardian site from out on the water behind this building - you can almost see the whole structure deform under the blast...
by dinny_g
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Explosion in Beirut
Replies: 47
Views: 593

Re: Explosion in Beirut

some of the video clips emerging are staggering... :o

Drone footage of the aftermath...

by dinny_g
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: The DSLR thread
Replies: 134
Views: 3267

Re: The DSLR thread

No issues here either but I've only used it for 30 minute slots here and there.
by dinny_g
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aliens coming out of the grass
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Aliens coming out of the grass

Nobody trusts anyone anymore...
by dinny_g
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday Refunds Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 7499

Re: Holiday Refunds Thread

The "Avoid all but Necessary Travel" designation means I could have claimed on travel insurance... if the decision came a little earlier - I missed out by about 72 hours... Bugger
by dinny_g
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday Refunds Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 7499

Re: Holiday Refunds Thread

Or reacting to the latest developments?? Damned if you and damned if you don’t - if travel bans remained for us when the rest of Europe opened up for holidays, the government would be criticised... Allow UK citizens to continue to return from a place with a significant spike without quarantine, the ...
by dinny_g
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday Refunds Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 7499

Re: Holiday Refunds Thread

Interesting developments to Spain...

I reckon if my trip was in a week or two, I would have been able to get a refund!
by dinny_g
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 4222
Views: 84992

Re: Coronavirus

I got rid of mine when so started to look like Uncle Albert
by dinny_g
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: New car for Pops.
Replies: 17
Views: 326

Re: New car for Pops.

Whereas my Dad’s looking at a Nissan Quashqai :lol:
by dinny_g
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Masks in shops
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Masks in shops

What Mik said...
by dinny_g
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Today’s want
Replies: 262
Views: 9535

Re: Today’s want

Not sure about the interior but the rest of that is awesome... 8-)
by dinny_g
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday Refunds Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 7499

Re: Holiday Refunds Thread

Now, onto Hotel Recommendations for Barcelona ??

The two I have - the Mirama and the Pullman Skipper - are booked
by dinny_g
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 4222
Views: 84992

Re: Coronavirus

Given how difficult it's been to get supermarket delivery slots I've taken to click and collect lately. Generally works pretty well. Click and collect has been pretty faultless over lockdown for us - I go once every 3 weeks and then my local co-op, once the fresh food runs out. I had my first "Face...
by dinny_g
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday Refunds Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 7499

Re: Holiday Refunds Thread

Flights switched from Gran Canaria to Barcelona next May. Apart from the 2 hour hold on the phone, pretty easy. And no issues with timings (outbound flight is On Saturday... :shock: ) and no charges. I’ve ended up paying £1500 for probably £250 worth of flights but at least we didn’t need to write ...
by dinny_g
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday Refunds Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 7499

Re: Holiday Refunds Thread

Flights switched from Gran Canaria to Barcelona next May. Apart from the 2 hour hold on the phone, pretty easy. And no issues with timings (outbound flight is On Saturday... :shock: ) and no charges. I’ve ended up paying £1500 for probably £250 worth of flights but at least we didn’t need to write o...
by dinny_g
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday Refunds Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 7499

Re: Holiday Refunds Thread

A week in a Hoseasons or Haven can be a bit of a giggle, especially if there's a group of you - an expensive giggle but a giggle none the less. West Sands in Selsey is our preferred location.

But I've no idea why anyone would want to buy one outright ?
by dinny_g
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday Refunds Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 7499

Re: Holiday Refunds Thread

How far down duncs ??

The Tidal Pool in Bude is pretty good. Get a life jacket and float around in the sun for a bit. There's a nice little cafe on the beach too. The new bridge in Tintagel is also worth a visit. I don't really know North Cornwall, any south of that.
by dinny_g
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Holiday Refunds Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 7499

Re: Holiday Refunds Thread

the problem is when you don't live near the coast you don't know of these "Other" beaches that are quiet etc Our default Day Trip beach trip is to Bournemouth so what beaches are going to be quieter, let say, within each reach of the A34 / M3 junction as that's the direction we'd approach the coast...