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    Can you pass this English Sats exam for 10 and 11 year olds?

    5 - Not native and was never keen on grammar anyhow. Are we not wasting our and our kids time with this crap though? Yes good language skills is important but there is no need to write and talk like freakin lawyers? What use is it to anyone to able to point out the post aggressive adverb in a...
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    For those who have kids answer me this

    I do like the engineering that goes in to a modern transformer toy though. Certainly consider them some of the coolest toys in the house, very clever.
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    5 Year Old Daughter Horse Riding Incident Advice

    Avoid? I said exactly that in the post you just quoted! "Obviously it is the parent, not the child, determining what risk they are willing to take" And when a 5-600 kg horse decides it had enough, it matters little if you are a 3 yr girl, or Hulk Hogan. It will make f all difference and the...
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    5 Year Old Daughter Horse Riding Incident Advice

    Anyone that needs that explaining to them, probably wont understand what they are being told anyway.
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    5 Year Old Daughter Horse Riding Incident Advice

    You are quite right. They need to explain that horses are wild animals that might do unpredictable things. Things that could lead you to falling off. Might even kick/bite. Who would have thought it? Also if they have a cafeteria they need to make very clear that the tea and coffee they serve...
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    5 Year Old Daughter Horse Riding Incident Advice

    Well that's sort of my point mate :rolleyes: Just because your comfort point on the risk scale is different to mine does not make either of us a bad parent.
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    5 Year Old Daughter Horse Riding Incident Advice

    I hate to break it to you but there are many sports out there that can be very dangerous, even lethal. And horrible parents all over the world let their kids participate sports like Horse riding Motorsport Ice hockey Cycling Boxing Football :eek: All of the above carry a risk of...
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    5 Year Old Daughter Horse Riding Incident Advice

    You clearly don't have the same risk appetite as others, which is fine. But in reality it doesn't matter if the child is 3, 10 or indeed an adult. The risk of injury or death would be similar. That little girl is FAR safer then I would be on a horse. It is obvious she is as comfortable and safe...
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    5 Year Old Daughter Horse Riding Incident Advice

    First off I wish your daughter a full and speedy recovery, it is a horrible thing having your kids injured in an accident, I do feel for you. Given the circumstances she was obviously very lucky though. You should thank your lucky star! But, and no offence, you have been very naive about your...
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    Goa

    Could not tell you, it was 8 or so years ago and things change. One thing is for sure I would not stay in a hotel that was not ON the beach if I was to go back. One thing I forgot was the sea stunk of kerosene, it actually stung my eyes.. weird Maybe my bad experience was highlighted by...
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    Brussels attacked.

    The religions we are talking about here probably originated as a way to govern people and territory. To say religion is to blame is to over simplify, if it wasn't religion it would be something else used to convince people of the cause. Oil could very well have something to do with, but the...
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    Brussels attacked.

    Humans have been killing each other since long before any religion surfaced. I think HB has a point.
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    Goa

    My wifes family originates from there so we have been a couple of times. First time was absolute bliss, stayed in the Park Hyatt on the beach. Apart from breakfast (The curry breakfast in the hotel was amazing) pretty much all our meals was in the beach huts as the food is as good as in the...
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    Not a great start for new Top gear

    No I'm just wondering why the need to be offended. I don't really do the take offence thing. Assuming it is because it is BBC Top Gear, that seems to stir peoples emotions. Because like I said when the F1 circus and Jaguar did it in front of the Crimean war memorial, I can't remember anyone...
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    Not a great start for new Top gear

    Seen stuff on the news and online but it seems I missed something as I can't see them disrespecting anyone. There is s monument on my street in remembrance of local parish members fallen in WW1, some youths on loud mopeds where standing there revving their engines late one night is this...
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    Not a great start for new Top gear

    I must've watched the wrong video as the one I found only shows a car doing burnouts, with war memorials in the background. What stunt did they do with the Cenotaph, and what did they do to disrespect the dead? Link to a video would be helpful. Thanks
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    Not a great start for new Top gear

    People are obviously entitled to think whatever i want. I'm not sure if I should feel sad for people getting offended by this that and the other, as they cant have much meaningful going on in their life to sit there and actually have these strong opinions on meaningless things. Or should I...
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    Virgin - on the ridiculous !

    In my world, I help people out if it doesn't cost me anything. I even help if it cost me something. Specially under such unfortunate circumstances. I am not surprised by Virgins response, but i still think it is ****. I guess we all have different values
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    Virgin - on the ridiculous !

    I meant irony in the situation, not sure how much irony there is in the actual post.
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    Virgin - on the ridiculous !

    Whats the point of being deliberately obtuse? I think anyone could see the irony in OP's post. Besides, pretty **** by Virgin I must say. Regardless of terms and conditions you would expect some sympathy.
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