For #weddingwednesday I thought I’d share a snap of me and my future hubby back when there wasn’t a care in the world (literally) and everything was normal and we were happily counting down to our holiday. Today makes it 8 days until we should be jetting off, but we still haven’t heard anything from #virginholidays . But we’re happy, healthy and loving life in our own little bubble in our lovely little house @firstyorkshirehome and that’s all that matters to us. Plus, bonus is all the extra saving we’re able to do for the wedding!!
So our countdown just jumped from 80 to 413 days!!!!!! Laughing otherwise I'll cry 😂😭
Just doesnt seem right or possible given the state of the world at the moment to envisage going on this amazing family holiday. So next year it is ❤ But at least we're still going & next year is the 50th Anniversary..... apparently it's a big year to go!! 🎉
Thank you to my beautiful @syderz for working your ass off today to make shit happen. You've taken so much stress off my shoulders, love you endlessly!
See ya next year Mickey & Minnie! 🐭 ✈🇺🇸🌞🍔🍟
. #florida2021#may2021#nextyear#betterlatethannever#familyholiday#virginholidays #byemickey#seeyanextyear
Second day of our trip we were enjoying a lovely relaxed holiday. A very quiet Boardwalk a fantastic meal at Raglan Road . And finished the day with an evening spent watching our favourite musicians Jason and Billy playing in there new band Southbound!! #waltdisney#virginatlantic#virginholidays#waltdisneyworld
The critical care our invaluable @nhswebsite is providing is outstanding, and we could not be more grateful to the tireless efforts of their frontline staff against the unprecedented impact of Covid-19.
Last week, I spoke with Dr. Neil Churchill OBE & Baroness Dido Harding as our highly skilled people at @virginatlantic have been recognised for their value and experience to help support the NHS during this crisis. From the incredible Nightingale Hospitals to roles in the @ldn_ambulance; our people are also able to support as Volunteer Responders and our engineering community can help with building essential NHS equipment.
Today, we reached out to our people with all available opportunities and the response has been fantastic. Throughout the Covid-19 situation I’ve been blown away by the Virgin spirit our people have demonstrated and since the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was announced, so many of them have reached out wanting to help others at a time when it matters most.
Our cargo business is also playing a vital role in transporting essential medical supplies to the UK and ensuring global supply chains are kept in operation.
The biggest and most heartfelt thank you to all those supporting in the NHS, in whatever capacity, you are all beyond brilliant.
44 48830 March, 2020
We’re so grateful to the NHS for everything they are doing in extremely challenging circumstances and are committed to doing all we can to support the national effort against the rapid acceleration of Covid-19.
I’m very proud of our highly skilled people at Virgin Atlantic and since the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was announced, we’ve been inundated with messages from our teams looking to help other organisations at this time of crisis.
The NHS approached us with a number of unique opportunities as they recognise the value and experience our medically trained cabin crew, engineers and wider employee community can bring to various NHS initiatives. From providing support to the Nightingale Hospital, London Ambulance Service and NHS Volunteer Responder groups, to the role our engineers can play in the assembly of essential NHS equipment.
In addition, our cargo business is very busy with extra flights, keeping global supply chains running and transporting essential medical supplies into the UK at this time.
Humbled by the heroric efforts of the NHS and very proud of our teams volunteering to support. #virginatlantic#virginholidays#nhs#covid
Had enough Bullsh*t over the last 2 weeks without actually being able to speak to anyone.
I have every sympathy for the current situation, but we’re all in this together, and I wouldn’t even dare think about treating my customers the way you are treating yours!
More respect for companies that take care of their customers when things need sorting and not just when things are going well. And my respect and future business is disappearing fast with the @virgin brand!!
Florida travel day vlog is LIVE. I head off on a 6 week adventure to Universal, Walt Disney World, bioiluminescent kayaking, NASA, Busch Gardens, Sea World and so much more. Come and join the adventures.
#day12 of #100happydays and it’s a #tb to Barbados with my mum for her 50th birthday. During this isolation I’m getting itchy feet more and more. There are so many places I want to travel to. There are so many places I want to visit. Where’s top of your list to visit if you had the time and money?
Today I’m going to be sharing with you Ranier’s story. He is one of the three dolphins currently being held in captivity at Epcot, Walt Disney World, Florida and is the only to have been captured from the wild.
This 38 year old (estimate) dolphin was captured from his home, the Gulf of Mexico, by the US Navy Marine Mammal Programme where he served for over 11 years. He was then moved around 3 different entertainment facilities (read below paragraph) where he was made to perform tricks, ‘interact with guests’ and be exploited for entertainment. This damaging stress is no way for such an intelligent creature to live it’s life.
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Ranier is estimated to be 38 years old (estimated birth date 1981). This is only an approximate; we cannot know for sure because he was captured from the wild. Ranier was captured in the Gulf of Mexico for the San Diego, California, US Marine Mammal Programme in 1988. In the Navy (under the name TT-746 or RAN) he served for over 11 years, before being taken to Dolphin Connection, Florida in 1996. After spending 4 years performing tricks in Dolphin Connection, he was transferred to Brookfield Zoo, Chicago in 2000. After 2 years here, he was finally taken to Epcot in 2002 where he remains today.
Ranier doesn’t have to spend the rest of his life in captivity. With your help, he can be rehabilitated for release, or taken to a sea sanctuary, never to perform a trick again.
Sending love at this difficult time 🌊🐬💙 Information Sources: @dolphinproject & Ceta Base
Decided as it looks like it’s going to be a while before we head back to our favourite place thought I share some pictures of our shortened and very different holiday ! This was as we entered Disney’s Beach Club resort ! Even on our first day it was very quiet and almost empty a week before parks closed #virginatlantic#virginholidays#waltdisney#waltdisneyworld
I’m not really one to rant over social media considering how opinionated I am in real life but the comments I’ve seen and the things that people have shared over the last couple of day and weeks has me at my limit. 👠 Having to defend the fact that I agreed to take unpaid leave at the time it wasn’t funding by the government scheme to help the company I love fly again. 👠 And now these same people with the “boycott Virgin when this is all over”. That’s certainly going to help the staff you were so concerned about 10 days ago.
I’m sorry you don’t understand our family. And I’m sorry you don’t love your job and company as much as I do. But I urge you to think before you press share or at least get your facts straight first. #virginfamily#virginatlantic#virginholidays#redontheinside
It was amazing to call this our home for 3 weeks last year! It’s always such an exciting part of the trip when we get to see which villa we will be staying in and what rental car we get! Roll on November. .