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Old Sunday 1st November 2009, 20:41   #1
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How on earth can I be the mother of a 23 year old?
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Old Sunday 1st November 2009, 21:38   #2
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How on earth can I be the mother of a 23 year old?
I could explain, Kits, but cast your mind back to events about 23 years and nine months ago. Or ask the Biology Teacher at work......
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How on earth can I be the mother of a 23 year old?
You are wondering about that, Kits! I am the Mother of a 42 year old!
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Old Monday 2nd November 2009, 11:19   #4
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You are wondering about that, Kits! I am the Mother of a 42 year old!
Now that would be a physical impossibility for moi, Val!
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What I'd like to know is....Where on Earth did all those years go?
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Couple of weeks ago I was near my school and some teenagers I teach saw me talking to my mother on the street. Next day they asked me who the old lady I was talking to was, I replied "my mother". Aghast, one asked..."You have a mother?"
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I've been told predictive texting gives NUN as the first choice when you type MUM. A Roman Catholic conspiracy?
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If you are going to lie, then you should make sure you tell the same lie everywhere!
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If you are going to lie, then you should make sure you tell the same lie everywhere!
Ah yes! "What something-something-something we weave, when first we something to deceive"!!!

If you think Peter Fonda was cool in "Easy Rider", take a look at "Thomas and the Magic Railroad". It will make you think again.
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Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!
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Perhaps it would have been easier just to offer to pay.....
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My Son is trying to mend the torch that OH tried to mend yesterday.
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Polly put the kettle on ...
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I bloody hate fireworks!
So do I, horrid noisy things. They should be banned for sale to the general public. Organised displays only. Whatever happened to H&S, a prime candidate for that organisation I would say.
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So do I, horrid noisy things. They should be banned for sale to the general public. Organised displays only. Whatever happened to H&S, a prime candidate for that organisation I would say.
They´re illegal over here. Which means there´s a huge black market in them, and loads of police and customs time is wasted on trying to intercept them. And criminals make a whole lot of money out of them.
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Whatever happened to H&S, a prime candidate for that organisation I would say.
That bunch of &%£@@!*^ will be hiding in damp asbestos (then again, that's also too dangerous nowadays!) for a week trying to invent ever more ways to spoil everyone's lives with ever more ludicrous things we can't do.

Apparently their HQ is a five story block in London. In France the H&S Executive doesn't exist. One very good reason to move there.

Did you know they only narrowly voted against having signs erected at the base of all hills and mountains reading "Danger: Heights"? And on beaches saying "Danger: Deep Water"!

Personally I LOVE fireworks - we should have ad hoc detonations as often as possible. (Especially inside H&S HQ! That'll put the wind up those @$£^%&*s)

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They´re illegal over here. Which means there´s a huge black market in them, and loads of police and customs time is wasted on trying to intercept them. And criminals make a whole lot of money out of them.
Better that than drugs I suppose.
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I think H&S doesn't go far enough. Here are my ideas:
- All bridges should be caged in so people can't jump off them or throw things down.
- Cliffs should be made inaccessible: how can you allow anyone to walk at Beachy Head?
- Motor bikes should be forbidden. Just look at the mortality figures.
- No more swimming in the sea or walking on mud flats.
- You can only ride a bike in fluorescent clothing, with a helmet on your head, and not faster than 10 mph. Pedestrians must wear fluorescent clothing too.
- Sale of alcohol gets restricted to between 5 and 10 pm, only in single quantities.
- Foreign drivers are not allowed on British roads unless they've shown to be able to drive on the left side of the road.
- All cars are fitted with a GPS-linked speed-limiting device.
- All knives must be made of polystyrene.
- All bottles and glasses must be made of plastic.
- Stoves (gas or electric) must be forbidden because of the danger of burns: special microwaves capable of preparing tepid food will be issued.
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Some schools here have banned running by children in the playground. Seriously. Not H&S driven, but caused by unscrupulous money-grubbing parents suing when their children fell.
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It is the 20th Anniversary of Wallace and Grommit.
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I think H&S doesn't go far enough. Here are my ideas:
- All bridges should be caged in so people can't jump off them or throw things down.
- Cliffs should be made inaccessible: how can you allow anyone to walk at Beachy Head?
- Motor bikes should be forbidden. Just look at the mortality figures.
- No more swimming in the sea or walking on mud flats.
- You can only ride a bike in fluorescent clothing, with a helmet on your head, and not faster than 10 mph. Pedestrians must wear fluorescent clothing too.
- Sale of alcohol gets restricted to between 5 and 10 pm, only in single quantities.
- Foreign drivers are not allowed on British roads unless they've shown to be able to drive on the left side of the road.
- All cars are fitted with a GPS-linked speed-limiting device.
- All knives must be made of polystyrene.
- All bottles and glasses must be made of plastic.
- Stoves (gas or electric) must be forbidden because of the danger of burns: special microwaves capable of preparing tepid food will be issued.
Sadly, I am reaching the age where I actually agree with one or two of those. What exactly would the world lose if we banned motorbikes, for example? And not only should foreign drivers have to prove they can drive on the left - they should also be able to demonstrate their ability to give way at roundabouts too. :-)
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I've been told predictive texting gives NUN as the first choice when you type MUM. A Roman Catholic conspiracy?
No doubt. But my favourite is the suggestion of LIPS for KISS.
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