Sending your child to London

Discussion in 'SMB' started by becs, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. I'm Spartacus

    I'm Spartacus Winger

    Years ago i played on the same fire brigade team as him when we had an inter station tournament. He'll have been in his 40's while we were all in our 20's.

    You could tell he still had It, fucking great player..

    However we got knocked out in the group stages, unfortunately he couldn't calibrate his magnificent footballing brain to our level of shitness so we drew 2 and lost one...

    Bastard squads...
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  2. Scotty 1978

    Scotty 1978 Striker

    Same here, think it cost a tenner :lol:
  3. I'm Spartacus

    I'm Spartacus Winger

    We went in the first year comp, one day the teachers dropped us off at Richmond or some fucking place and said meet us back here at 4 before disappearing into the pub..

    We found some outdoor/fishing store and stocked up on black widow catapults and flick knives and shit. Spent the rest of the day running riot until we met the coach back to MC at 4 o'clock. We found some wasteland with an oil drum and shot fuck out of that while others went on a shoplifting frenzy. It was fucking mental looking back....

    Imagine that now man with their yellow hats and bibs :lol:
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  4. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    @becs isn't particularly concerned, from what I can tell from the past 18 pages (a good 12 of which have been bollocks from people who think that Trump is Jesus). She's decidedly in the happy for her daughter to go camp. It's some of the parents of her daughter's classmates that seem to have issues.

    TBH, and this is not directed toward you specifically, if a thread has 300+ posts, people should read the first two or three pages before replying (and quoting the first post) as if there's been no discussion that's been at all relevant.
  5. monkeytassle

    monkeytassle Striker

    My daughter is 18m old. Born in Woolwich and no harm has befallen her.

    The kids will be just fine
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  6. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    But, what if, what if, her sock falls off on the tube? How will you cope (mostly financially, given that your daughter's socks probably cost more than a house in Castletown does)?
  7. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker

    I hear you but I can't wade through all that Gumph.
    I never went on the exotic holiday school trips as we couldn't afford it. I went to holiday orchestra instead.
  8. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Fair enough, TBH. After the first few pages, there's a lot of bollocks mostly. A lot of people seem to think that a Mackem a day gets stabbed in London, that there are 2 to 3 terrorist attacks a day in London and that a child will be automatically saved if one of their parents is with them during a terrorist attack. Also, the Rainbow Cafe is really poor value because the food is expensive and shit (but equally, it's good for kids because they do educational stuff).
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  9. becs

    becs Striker

    Maybe I was a bit ambiguous in the first post? I was a bit cross when I was writing it :oops:

    I just assumed people would think I'd be fine with it considering how much I've travelled both in the UK and abroad with my lot.
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  10. alanturing

    alanturing Central Defender

    When my daughter was at the end of year 5 she went on a school trip to Normandy staying in a chateau overlooking the Utah Beach cliff tops. We had no choice other to let her go as all her mates were going. The main thing was she really enjoyed it and it was quite educational as she visited D Day museums etc.
    Two years later in year 7 she was off to Wimbledon for a couple of days. Not educational but enjoyable.
    Let them go!
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  11. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker

    I was flummoxed :lol:

    I should have read on as it didn't seem to make sense on the face of it.
    That's why I asked what the issue was but if it is other parents does that jeopardise the trip or something?
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  12. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    I thought your first post was really good because you didn't just jump in with sort of "cockmangling parents at my daughter's school are blowing themselves up to avoid their kids having to suffer London" headline. I assumed you were on the positive but unhappy side (as did a fair few people). As an aside, if you do take your daughter to London, take her to Mildreds (in Soho, but also elsewhere), as well as the Rainforest Cafe. It's vegetarian but the food is tremendous!
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  13. janiep

    janiep Striker

    Mr P came to London with the cubs when he was a bairn and when they were walking along Kensington High St, the Queen was driven past them. They all lined up and gave the cub scout salute, and she gave them a little wave.

    Really tickles me for some reason.
  14. becs

    becs Striker

    I was trying to be fair in case I was overreacting by being angry at them for not sending their children as they obviously have some reason to believe it's dangerous.
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  15. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    Ah, maybe not. Having said that though Londonistan is full of muslims according to some bloke who once went to peterborough away in 1983, that's pretty much the same place
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  16. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker

    Filth ;)

    I still get tickled when the Queen drives by :D
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  17. Don't know if it's still there but didn't the scouts HQ used to be around the corner from Euston?
  18. Hull_Mackem

    Hull_Mackem Winger

    Yes. My daughter's school sent the year 4 or 5 to London. What's the problem?
  19. Bishop Mackem

    Bishop Mackem Striker

    Are you mad?

    She could have been shot by nazis
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  20. alanturing

    alanturing Central Defender

    No mate, this was in 1945, Normandy was clear of Germans by then.

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