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Grannie’s home

Sydney, Australia
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Grannie’s home

Hiya, yes we made it. Have been back 2 days battling jet lag and unfortunately Bangkok belly (TMI ?) Anyway I want you to know that I did not forget you. I sat in Paris cybercafé some 6-7 weeks ago and spent 45 mins battling French keyboard to do my Burj tea report. It was witty, it was informative-that was the whole point, advice for those who were following in my footsteps. It was…gone! Before my horrified eyes the screen shut down. The twat in charge gave a Gallic shrug and said ‘zee server ‘as failed’ then ‘it is not a problem’ not for you mate. I can’t tell you how much I came to hate that phrase over the next couple of months.

Anyway I digress. To prove how much I like to move, we are going away for the weekend so Trip Report comes later.

I have been keeping tabs on you all from many cybercafés, Casablanca was one! So up to speed to a certain extent. I need some quick advice though, it’s Friday and we leaving tonight. I have received these emails from TA regarding personal info on site. Tick boxes ‘is not a problem’ but I wonder how much else to share? What are the rest of you planning?

Bolton, England
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1. Re: Grannie’s home

OOooorrr Granny you swore !!!!!!!!!! Did it get you that mad?

I haven't looked at the new thing yet re giving information about yourself so cannot help but I would say share what you want to share and keep private what you want to keep private. It is a personal thing so everyone will have different opinions.

Didn't see this post and have already replied to you on my Pisces post..................sorry. Nice to have you back anyway xxxx

Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: Grannie’s home

Hi Mollie,don't think I did swear.I certainly shouted,and flatly refused to be put off.Not that I can't and do,swear.

The cut off for info is Oct 15th and we now deciding to leave 1st thing tomorrow so must decide.Don't want to wimp it or give my entire life away either?

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Got nothing from TA about personal information ... unless it came into my SPAM mailbox in which case it is all immediately deleted!!

Sydney, Australia
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4. Re: Grannie’s home

This is what hey sent.


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I did indeed review the Martinique in Port D.I accept this is authentic TA.cheese and rice that sounds formal!

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5. Re: Grannie’s home

Welcome Back Grannie and glad you had a good time. Looking forward to your TR.

I didn't do anything about the TA email. Just left thing as they were!!

Imagine just home and off again for the weekend. Good For You!!!!

6. Re: Grannie’s home

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