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  1. starlight7

    Brits not used to this heat..

    Of course climate changes- it has since the world as we know it began. What's new?
  2. I think the degrees from the 'respected' places are ok but there seems to be an awful lot of mickey mouse degrees around. Buyer beware is all I can say.
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    Brits not used to this heat..

    It's very cold here, colder than usual. Weird. A few years back we had a 10 year drought and I remember walking over what used to be Eildon Dam and seeing old ruins of the usually flooded farmhouses etc. It is back to normal up there now but 10 years was a long time to conserve water and use tanks for the garden. It is really daft when the Brits moan about a couple of months.
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    Flight Centre? Webjet? Skyscanner ?Or buy a return one which might work out cheaper anyway?
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    Your School Days

    Post war London with about 50 kids to a class. We sat in rows according to how well we did in the various class tests. Stupid thing was, the ones who were a bit thick were placed right at the back- surely they should have been near the front? I was quite brainy so usually near the front which was just as well because I was a bit short sighted ( undiagnosed until I was about 14!) Grammar school was good but we worked pretty hard with always a threat of having to go to the crap secondary modern school if we did not shape up! Child abuse? The teachers were good and knew their stuff, very dedicated older 'misses' who smoked like chimneys in the staff room. I remember having to deliver a message to one of them and the air was, literally, blue smoke . Worse than upstairs on a London bus.
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    Schools to start weighing children

    One of my 4 had problems with anorexia in her mid teens. This would have just confirmed her feelings of being overweight when she was quite severely underweight. Quite a lot of girls in her year had this problem and they would never eat lunch- it became such an issue that the school had a session about it at assembly one morning. Children should not be concerned with their weight at all- what they should be concerned with is getting out in the fresh air and having fun. The weight takes care of itself and we do not need the fat police at all.
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    Is this just political correctness?

    People who graffiti things are plain ignorant in my book . Not worth the time of day and too thick to realise that they are the intolerant ones themselves
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    Schools to start weighing children

    It is the most appalling idea I have ever heard and reminds me of the sort of thing the Nazis would have done. Have they never heard of anorexia? That is far more of an issue with teenage girls.
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    Is Australia your 'forever home?'

    Australia is my home and it is where I feel I belong. In England I feel foreign now- but after 44 years and babies and grandchildren and a great grandchild here I guess it would be strange to feel otherwise. I don't hate the UK at all and in fact we will probably go on a holiday there next year as tourists , because I would like to see different places I have heard about and never visited. It didn't take long to settle here because going back was not an option in those days ( no money) and we were lucky to make friends quickly. Very lucky on hearing some of the experiences people have had.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Anything North of Luton is North as far as I'm concerned. Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds well and truly North!
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    Bouncing back to Australia???

    Noo- not the West. Go East young man...much nicer!
  12. Problem in the UK is people haven't learnt to water their plants regularly in Summer because usually you don't need to. I love where I live and certainly wouldn't want to live in the UK at the moment as there seems to be a lot of uncertainty around. That and the number of people, though it is getting that way here now I have to say.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I was in the North late 60s, and it was fantastic- more lively than the South. Used to go over to Liverpool and/or Manchester most weekends. Great pubs and night life and really 'swinging'. Fantastic bands and the people had the most fabulous down to earth sense of humour, used to crease up laughing at the one-liners. Very quick witted- and I was brought up with the cockney sense of humour- Northerners would give them a run for their money anytime.
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    Pay TV

    I hate the ads in Australia- same thing over and over again- no wit, no humour just basic.
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    Pay TV

    P.S. Why don't you rebel against it ???