Go Back  British Expats > General > The Lounge
Reload this Page >

What made you smile today? Part III

What made you smile today? Part III

Old Apr 4th 2013, 1:51 pm
  #13906  
 
Cardienscarf's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Dancing round my handbag
Posts: 2,673
Cardienscarf has a reputation beyond reputeCardienscarf has a reputation beyond reputeCardienscarf has a reputation beyond reputeCardienscarf has a reputation beyond reputeCardienscarf has a reputation beyond reputeCardienscarf has a reputation beyond reputeCardienscarf has a reputation beyond reputeCardienscarf has a reputation beyond reputeCardienscarf has a reputation beyond reputeCardienscarf has a reputation beyond reputeCardienscarf has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by AmerLisa View Post
Finally bit the bullet (I always think there's going to be a better deal around the corner) and bought our tickets to the UK for this summer today!!
I always hold out for the 'better deal' as well. Sometimes it goes the right way, sometimes not!
Cardienscarf is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2013, 2:09 pm
  #13907  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 22,105
AmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Englishtart View Post
Nice!! Who did you finally go with?
Aer Lingus. A pretty good deal from Seattle to Dublin. Dublin is a great airport to go through and then we can get a connecting flight to Leeds. Last time we went that way we were going to spend some time in Dublin, but didn't get the chance. This time we are going to spend a few days on the way back.
AmerLisa is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2013, 2:11 pm
  #13908  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 22,105
AmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Cardienscarf View Post
I always hold out for the 'better deal' as well. Sometimes it goes the right way, sometimes not!
My daughter told me yesterday: "Mom, the last time you did this you waited too long and it got too expensive!" lol My daughters know how I can be!
AmerLisa is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2013, 2:17 pm
  #13909  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
willmore's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Victoria, BC Canada
Posts: 61,698
willmore has disabled reputation
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by AmerLisa View Post
Aer Lingus. A pretty good deal from Seattle to Dublin. Dublin is a great airport to go through and then we can get a connecting flight to Leeds. Last time we went that way we were going to spend some time in Dublin, but didn't get the chance. This time we are going to spend a few days on the way back.
Have a wonderful trip. Dublin is a beautiful city......!

When are you leaving?
willmore is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2013, 2:34 pm
  #13910  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 22,105
AmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by willmore View Post
Have a wonderful trip. Dublin is a beautiful city......!

When are you leaving?
Not until July and Dublin is just a gateway. But we are going to stay a few days on the way home.
AmerLisa is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2013, 2:38 pm
  #13911  
 
Nutek's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: CT
Posts: 32,340
Nutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond reputeNutek has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by AmerLisa View Post
Not until July and Dublin is just a gateway. But we are going to stay a few days on the way home.
It's a nice place to stop over.

Also,

Nutek is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2013, 3:42 pm
  #13912  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 22,105
AmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Nutek View Post
It's a nice place to stop over.

Also,

http://i.imgur.com/JXedRqw.gif
AmerLisa is offline  
Old Apr 5th 2013, 12:37 pm
  #13913  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Englishtart's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: North Charleston,SC. born in Stockport,UK.
Posts: 10,109
Englishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by AmerLisa View Post
Aer Lingus. A pretty good deal from Seattle to Dublin. Dublin is a great airport to go through and then we can get a connecting flight to Leeds. Last time we went that way we were going to spend some time in Dublin, but didn't get the chance. This time we are going to spend a few days on the way back.
Not bad prices, I just checked for Sept-Oct, going from Charleston to Dublin, just under $850. Dublin to Manchester is only $115!! That's about the cheapest I have seen
Englishtart is offline  
Old Apr 5th 2013, 1:45 pm
  #13914  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 22,105
AmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond reputeAmerLisa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Englishtart View Post
Not bad prices, I just checked for Sept-Oct, going from Charleston to Dublin, just under $850. Dublin to Manchester is only $115!! That's about the cheapest I have seen
I tried several different ways, even leaving from another city and flying from Seattle to Dublin was the cheapest! We flew Aer Lingus once before (we had a flight from Philly to Dublin, connecting in Boston) and that wasn't a bad flight.
AmerLisa is offline  
Old Apr 6th 2013, 1:18 pm
  #13915  
The Unmod
 
paddingtongreen's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Glen Mills, PA
Posts: 8,870
paddingtongreen has a reputation beyond reputepaddingtongreen has a reputation beyond reputepaddingtongreen has a reputation beyond reputepaddingtongreen has a reputation beyond reputepaddingtongreen has a reputation beyond reputepaddingtongreen has a reputation beyond reputepaddingtongreen has a reputation beyond reputepaddingtongreen has a reputation beyond reputepaddingtongreen has a reputation beyond reputepaddingtongreen has a reputation beyond reputepaddingtongreen has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, French scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the French: in the weeks that followed, American archaeologists dug to a depth of 20 feet before finding traces of copper wire. Shortly afterwards, they published an article in the New York Times saying : "American archaeologists, having found traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the French."

A few weeks later, ‘The British Archaeological Society of Northern England’ reported the following: "After digging down to a depth of 33 feet in the Skipton area of North Yorkshire in 2011, Charlie Hardcastle, a self-taught local amateur archaeologist, reported that he had found absolutely nowt at all. Charlie has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Britain had already gone wireless."

Just makes you proud to be British.
paddingtongreen is offline  
Old Apr 6th 2013, 2:20 pm
  #13916  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Englishtart's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: North Charleston,SC. born in Stockport,UK.
Posts: 10,109
Englishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by AmerLisa View Post
I tried several different ways, even leaving from another city and flying from Seattle to Dublin was the cheapest! We flew Aer Lingus once before (we had a flight from Philly to Dublin, connecting in Boston) and that wasn't a bad flight.
I torture myself regularly looking at ticket prices to go back home! I know I won't be going anytime soon.

When hubs retires proper (maybe next year) we will have more flexibility, i'm just hoping that we will still be able to jump on a hop (military transport) to the UK then, with all the cuts happening, it may not be available then!
Englishtart is offline  
Old Apr 6th 2013, 2:22 pm
  #13917  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 86,726
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Englishtart View Post
I torture myself regularly looking at ticket prices to go back home! I know I won't be going anytime soon.

When hubs retires proper (maybe next year) we will have more flexibility, i'm just hoping that we will still be able to jump on a hop (military transport) to the UK then, with all the cuts happening, it may not be available then!
If they don't serve champers before take off I wouldn't bother.
Jerseygirl is offline  
Old Apr 6th 2013, 2:26 pm
  #13918  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Englishtart's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: North Charleston,SC. born in Stockport,UK.
Posts: 10,109
Englishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
If they don't serve champers before take off I wouldn't bother.
LOL, no champers on those flights, you are lucky if you have a bathroom, but they are free! and that will be a great way to see more of the World if they still have that option.
Englishtart is offline  
Old Apr 6th 2013, 2:28 pm
  #13919  
 
Lion in Winter's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: East Seaxe
Posts: 66,869
Lion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Englishtart View Post
a great way to see more of the World
But you have to sit on one of those benches hooked onto the parachute jump launch thing.
Lion in Winter is offline  
Old Apr 6th 2013, 2:30 pm
  #13920  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Englishtart's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: North Charleston,SC. born in Stockport,UK.
Posts: 10,109
Englishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond reputeEnglishtart has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
But you have to sit on one of those benches hooked onto the parachute jump launch thing.
LOL, it's not quite that bad, but last time I was on one we were given a box lunch (yuck) and had to share the flight with 'medivac' patients, interesting though
Englishtart is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.