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ASTI, do your schools not make their supply lists available on the school website and at place of purchase? We go to shop for school supplies and there are school supply lists available at the shops.
No, Lady Hawke, it’s not as organised as that. I asked the kids to tell me if they needed anything, and have also told them that if it becomes apparent that they need things once they are back, we’ll get them.
We’ve done the bank account busting school shoe shopping. That hurt!
hahahaha asti I’m still giggling even though you only implied the common word for eraser. Now all I need is one of the americans to use the US word for a bumbag and it will really make my day complete.
I’m also giggling at ladyhawkes attempt to check if the problem had been resolved which resulted in 3 million splinches.
asti my sister has just got one child out of school and off to university only for my nephew to start nursery and need a uniform – so she still has 3 sets to buy. Its outrageously expensive. I can never quite believe how much she has to spend
hahahahahahaha ladyhawke that is the best word in the world. I love it . . it always makes me giggle.
ASTI, the school supply lists are horrific here. They are incredibly specific. The will tell you there must be five vinyl folders with front and back pockets and grommets and you must have one of those in red, green, blue, yellow, and orange.
Then, you get to the shops and find they have them in red, green, blue and purple. So, you must go to another shop where they have the in red, green blue and blue but all the orange are sold out. So, off to another shop you go, relentlessly until you find and orange or purchase a purple one and put an orange sticker on it.
I despise purchasing school supplies for that reason. This year my daughter had to have a ruler but it not only had to be a ruler that would clip in her notebook it had to be a particular brand. So, I special ordered that particular brand of ruler and when it arrived they had substitued a different brand.
My daughter has decided she wants to make fried chicken for dinner so we are off to the grocery to purchase the makings for fried chicken. For a bit now I will have to go to the grocery anytime I want to cook anything. It is going to be a long, slow expensive process to replenish my freezer.
At least we have no uniforms but we do have to have clothing. I think the uniforms as worn in the public schools in Memphis would be less expensive than purchasing real clothing.
The public (government run schools) uniforms here are simply a pair of cotton black, blue or khaki slacks/trousers/skirt with a white shirt of pretty much any description. So, there are no suit coat type jackets to purchase.
ASTI, I was looking at your children’s first day back to school photos from a couple of years ago. I showed them to my DS. Your son looked as if he was headed to a very formal church service or wedding to us, not to school.
It is funny. Bumbags sounds worse than fanny packs to me. Bottom bags or something else I can think of would be even worse.
ladyhawke I lurve fried chicken. I first tried it last year when I had to eat meat for a short while in preparation for my trip to Mongolia. I’ve been craving it ever since, but now I’m back to being a veggie I havent been able to eat it. It was amazing though . . and it will always remain a fond memory :-)
I mean where they have them in red, green, blue and orange but all the orange are sold out.
My daughter has decided she likes homemade chicken better than fast food fried chicken. That is quite an accomplishment since many of the fast food fried chicken places are the standard by which many people measure the success of friend chicken.
If you saw the movie The Help those chicken frying scenes always make me want homemade. There is a definite different taste to homemade that you will have missed if your life has been spent consuming restaurant chicken.
I will be posting a new “first day of school” picture soon!
Wolfie, is there any chance of you going to The Studio Tour soon? You could take your sister’s older offspring. You would LOVE it.
Lady Hawke, I love it when that happens. Whenever we eat at a restaurant, and there have been a lot of them in the last fortnight, my daughter always gives her verdict on her food. Most of the time, she prefers my version of the dish. It makes me feel proud of myself.
And we have The Help recorded. I just need to have the opportunity to watch it.
I asked son. While he and his friends are aware of the word fanny, and it’s meaning, it is no longer in use. I suppose another, really nasty word has been substituted.
Lady Hawke I was very sorry to hear of your fridge failure:(
Wolfie See you tomorrow:)!!! The weather could be kind to us!
Saw the practice nurse today for a less than lovely session but the outcome was better than she anticipated. However I am to take antibiotics for five days.
hahaha Ladyhawke I can’t even bring myself to type the american word for bum bag. Its such a bad word. My friends and I were actually talking about it the other day, because it used to be a popular childrens name years ago in the UK, but because of the associations with the word no-one would ever use it now so the name has totally gone out of common usage.
The school uniform at the school my sisters children go to is crazy (I’m sure asti will have the same experience). You have to have black trousers or skirts, white monogrammed shirts for winter and t’shirts for summer, a green monogrammed v neck woollen jumper, a checked summer dress, a blazer and a green tracksuit for PE. The blazers alone cost £65 each. everything has to be purchased at a specialist shop (from which the school receives a commission). My sister got into trouble a couple of years ago because she rebelled and purchased plain white shirts to go under the monogrammed jumper in the winter. She could buy 5 of these for the price of 1 monogrammed shirt. She based the purchase on the assumption that the children wouldnt take of their jumpers as it was cold. Unfortunately my neice was spotted with an unmonogrammed shirt when she was changing for PE and she was hauled in front of the headmistress and my sister called into the school. Interestingly it was the same day that my nephew had a brick thrown at his head causing a really nasty cut. . .the boy who threw the brick got a detention, my neice (a grade A student) was threatened with suspension. . . . . the joys of going to an english school :-)
ladyhawke stop talking about home made fried chicken, I’m literally about to jump on a plane and fly over.
My brother in law and I have been talking about going on the studio tour. My oldest neice went a few weeks ago with her boyfriend (I tried to blag a trip with them, but apparantly I frighten her boyfriend hahaha). We have been talking about taking my oldest nephew and youngest niece as they are massive Harry Potter fans. I tried to convince my sister to come along but she pointed out that she started reading the first book 2 years ago and has only just made it to the end of the 1st chapter . . so I think she might have a day out in London. Its definitely on the list of things to do
graymayne looking forward to seeing you and the cute DS tommorow. I’ve just had to dig out my steel toe capped boots because apparantly I’ll need them onsite tomorrow. I havent had to wear protective gear for over 5 years . . .my boots are looking pretty nasty.
LH, I find it amusing that one can post any of the 4 letter ‘bad’ words here with no worries… The whole thing seems goofy to me.
It derives from Yiddish for bottom/butt/bum. I understood it to be an English slang term. I have
heard/used it for decades.
ironsos it might be an american english slang term, but I’ve definitely never heard it used in the UK (although it could be a regional thing so asti and graymayne might have heard it???)
Hi won yeah obviously ladyhawkes initials translate into something much worse than other bad words that have been used :-D
Guys did any of you ever watch a film that was released last year called ‘tommorow when the war began.’ It had a very limited release in the UK, but I’m not sure whether it ever secured a distributer in the US.
Its an aussie film based on a series of books written by John Marsden about a group of teenagers who go off camping for a week and when they get back home they find that their home has been invaded by an unamed enermy. The books were written about 20 years ago, but I really enjoyed them. I thought the film was quite good (a bit of a cross between red dawn and the hunger games . .. but set in australia)
ASTI, where will your children be while you and the DS are working tomorrow? I never asked who keeps your children when they are out of school but you are not off from work.