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Re: UK Cooler Stop

Postby ThreeDee » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:49 pm

Happy Belated Birthday, Christine!

I love that you list "eating" as the first activity in your great day :) My kinda girl.
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Postby Colswann1 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:26 pm

deejay wrote:Was religion ever part of the classroom curriculum in the U.K., and if so how long ago was it abolished?


Yes Michele, it's the same here - the downgrading of all that is Christian from most schools. We still have some church schools but even there Christianity has to diluted.
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Postby Kiwigirl » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:31 am

ThreeDee wrote:I love that you list "eating" as the first activity in your great day :) My kinda girl.


It has got to stop now though, doesn't it, lol?

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Postby Colswann1 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:37 am

What did I tell you: Andy Murray is the worlds best - USA Open mmm! :D
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Postby ThreeDee » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:36 pm

YAY for ANDY MURRAY!!!! Much cheering in our house :)

Nah, Christine. No need to stop the eating! There will be someone else's birthday to celebrate, after all.
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Postby Arpy » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:13 pm

Echo: Hurrah for Andy Murray!

There was some discussion in our house today as to the worst English (and that is language, not country) accent in the world; what do you folks think is the best? (My brother would say Welsh, I'm not sure I agree.)
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Postby Colswann1 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:45 am

Arpy wrote:There was some discussion in our house today as to the worst English (and that is language, not country) accent in the world;


What do you make of this my native Yorkshire tongue:
'Sither eer, wen tha cums art t' lake, tha's ad thi chips.' Spoken in a deep flat vowel way! Surely the worst!

Meaning: 'Look here, when you come out to play, you're in trouble!.'

Scotland's, Ireland's and Wales' accents are hard for a Yorkshire/Englander to understand all the time. But Welsh is rather tuneful and melodious, but then they are the best choir singers ever.
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Postby Arpy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:59 pm

Understood, Colin!
That's only because I read too much Secret Garden. :D
I haven't decided which is my favourite, because when I hear one I like, I am never sure where it's from. Definitely English, and probably not too far south or too high north, but I'm not Henry Higgins, so I can't say. David Niven has a really nice voice, but that's just his voice . . .

I don't know about the Welsh choirs -- I know Aled Jones and Katherine Jenkins are terrific singers.

(But so is Alfie Boe.)
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Postby Colswann1 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:08 am

Seems that I'm not the only one to have forsaken the UK!

Just back from a cruise, with friends, of the Med - very nice weather, pleasant places and too much food, by far!
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Postby Arpy » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:36 am

I'm jealous. :mrgreen: I would like to visit the Med, but maybe not on a cruise. More like some village in Turkey or Greece.
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Postby Kiwigirl » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:39 pm

My husband and I have always promised ourselves a 6-month stint in the Greek Islands when the last child becomes independent. We want to stay in a village for most of that time. Then I want to go to Scotland or England or Ireland (or all three) .... for a decent period of time too.... what I'd really love is to go long enough to feel like I lived there, but that would require at least 2 years in each place.

Seeing as the kids are most likely going to explore the world after their graduation, it could be a really good time to do it - giving them lots of space and a base to come back to. Some days I can't wait.

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Postby Colswann1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:22 am

Kiwigirl wrote:My husband and I have always promised ourselves a 6-month stint in the Greek Islands

Go for a mini break Christine; Greece is a great place to visit. I remember (picture this) eating the best steak every on a lovely balmy evening overlooking a calm ocean in the lovely Island of Crete--Go for it girl, you and your husband deserve it after raising a family! :D
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Re: UK Cooler Stop

Postby Colswann1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:43 pm

Do any other countries bother with Guy Fawkes Day (bonfire day - 5th Nov) and burn guys on a fire and have fireworks and eat hash, sticky oatmeal parkin and toffee apples etc.?

We also have Halloween a few days before with trick or treat - I think most western countries have this. :)
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Postby deejay » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:09 pm

No, Guy Fawkes is uniquely English.

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Postby Kiwigirl » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:59 pm

We have Guy Fawkes. We don't burn a guy, we just send a lot of money up in smoke. It's pretty.

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