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  1. I was not a frequent truant and it was usually missing a last lesson, pop out of side gate and into Saltwell Park. My mistake was messing around falling into park lake and breaking my wrist I had had a good imagination but nothing I could come up with was remotely plausible. In later years used to preach to those in my care that playing truant was unacceptable. Just thought we really weren't that bright we were very noticeable being the only ones in a school uniform....
  2. People say that when you research your family tree unexpected things can pop up, and I have found one. Helping my aunt's brother in law I came across details of her wedding and saw she was born in 1920 - but she has always said 1922, I shall check and if she is wrong I have another 100 birthday to organise. You couldn't make it up anyone else come across anything odd when going through their family tree.
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    Bought this in Poundland "where else" anyone tried it yet, not a great fan of raspberry so will wait till someone tries it.
  4. No idea !!!! My daughter saw it on Facebook said it reminded her of them both and said I wasn't to tell them.
  5. I have just been disinherited....mum said if I dared say this is her and my aunt !!! It really isn't.
  6. Your mention on Mary Baker cake mixes brought to mind when mum tried one.... tasteless was her comment her first and last box. I never did get to sleep I waited till it started to get light went for the dogs and said "walkies" one was ready the other just looked at me and closed his eyes. I found it quite eerie walking over the beck and down to the harbour never saw a soul no lights anywhere don't think I will do that again.
  7. When I worked as an SNT with older pupils I was often asked to mentor the girls who were pregnant during exams. I agree with you Margie in saying that schools realise whatever the circumstances pupils must be allowed to continue with their education.
  8. I am not sleeping very well at the moment (must be Brexit) LOL. I am watching Boon also have some episodes recorded, The Chase is also on my list why through the night is everything so boring. We could start a group of non sleepers and bore each other to sleep......the time is 2.42 not that I am clock watching.
  9. Hope you manage to find one Beekay, unfortunately I had had no luck (just as I thought). We visited a farm shop who had painted some green with ears of corn others with cows and chickens.
  10. Mine is the three letters of my name reversed. I was supposed to be Megan, my grandmother wanted her name to be carried on but Dad thought she was an interfering old bugger so just registered me as Meg.
  11. I love to read but it has to be a 'real' book I can't get any pleasure from staring at a screen. I was encouraged from a very young age to read, a visit to the library was a treat for me. My grandmother used to say I would read the label from a jam jar !!!.
  12. Brew, definitely more in hope than expectation.
  13. The loss of a pet can be traumatic all of us who have lost a friend will be feeling your pain. A few extra cuddles from your other dog will hopefully give you some comfort.
  14. Why is it that most councils think it's a good idea to demolish beautiful old buildings and replace them with grotesque buildings which then lie empty for years. Newcastle in particular seems to follow this trait then these buildings in turn are demolished to build..........yes you guessed it student accommodation !!
  15. Not been reading many posts lately....but what happened to the "new teacher" who seems to have disappeared !.