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Forum: Advice 23-12-2014, 16:20
Replies: 26
Views: 2,180
Posted By Xela M
My friend died this week after fighting lung...

My friend died this week after fighting lung cancer for 10 years (it was secondary, bowel cancer spread to the lungs). After the initial diagnosis he was given a few months to live, but due to...
Forum: Advice 23-12-2014, 12:19
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By Xela M
Thank you all very much. This may be a bit weird,...

Thank you all very much. This may be a bit weird, but I got them tickets to a Burlesque show next year. I've never been so I don't know what it's like, but from what I read online, I think my parents...
Forum: Advice 22-12-2014, 21:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By Xela M
A travel gift card is a great idea, but if I...

A travel gift card is a great idea, but if I haven't actually paid for it, they won't use it I'm sure, as they'd think I should spend the money on something else. A real travel gift card is something...
Forum: Advice 22-12-2014, 20:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By Xela M
Last minute PANIC - Christmas Gift for Parents..?

Ahhhhh!!!!

I might just be the least organised person on earth! Everything in my life is usually done in lastminute.com-panic-mode. This year I was pretty proud of myself that I managed to get good...
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2014, 15:02
Replies: 203
Views: 7,224
Posted By Xela M
What kind of idiot is proud of beating an...

What kind of idiot is proud of beating an 11-year-old at Scrabble?!
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2014, 12:29
Replies: 203
Views: 7,224
Posted By Xela M
This. What kind of mother would do that to their...

This. What kind of mother would do that to their child for the sake of a few toys?! It's SO embarrassing!!
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2014, 10:09
Replies: 126
Views: 3,918
Posted By Xela M
Johnny Cash :D made me laugh I've never been...

Johnny Cash :D made me laugh

I've never been bullied and don't consider it a necessary part of growing up :confused: I think it's pretty painful when it happens to you and rather than...
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2014, 06:45
Replies: 203
Views: 7,224
Posted By Xela M
It's disgusting and I don't believe anyone is...

It's disgusting and I don't believe anyone is that cruel. There is always Poundland. Why buy a DVD for 9.99? If money is really THAT tight she could get a few toys from the poundshop and make Lidl...
Forum: General Discussion 21-12-2014, 01:45
Replies: 126
Views: 3,918
Posted By Xela M
It's actually investment banking :D but he's no...

It's actually investment banking :D but he's no longer a kid and can stand up for himself. He's very bright (I know I've said this several times, but he's really scary bright - for example he taught...
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 21:49
Replies: 80
Views: 3,755
Posted By Xela M
I'm white and I'm usually physically attracted to...

I'm white and I'm usually physically attracted to white men. Asian (Chinese/Japanese etc.) do absolutely nothing for me. However, I was once very much in love with a black guy. He was gorgeous though...
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 19:42
Replies: 126
Views: 3,918
Posted By Xela M
Awww that's such a lovely story. Well done!

Awww that's such a lovely story. Well done!
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 19:29
Replies: 126
Views: 3,918
Posted By Xela M
Exactly. A friend of mine is ridiculously...

Exactly.

A friend of mine is ridiculously filthy rich, as is his whole family. He only has one child who is the only heir to everything. He couldn't care less if she is academic or not, as she...
Forum: Football 20-12-2014, 18:58
Replies: 675
Views: 28,643
Posted By Xela M
It was funny for awhile, but is Klopp actually...

It was funny for awhile, but is Klopp actually serious?! Is he getting Dortmund relegated? They lost to Werder who as far as I'm aware were last in the league table (until today). They have now...
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 18:37
Replies: 126
Views: 3,918
Posted By Xela M
BIB - This was the case with my parents, except...

BIB - This was the case with my parents, except they are both very academic. They are not rich and have sacrificed A LOT to be able to afford a private education for my little brother because they...
Forum: Advice 20-12-2014, 17:01
Replies: 328
Views: 17,742
Posted By Xela M
Both very sensible posts. Sorry OP, but it's not...

Both very sensible posts. Sorry OP, but it's not normal to be so focused on vegans.

Having said that, I kind of understand your feelings because it really bothered me that my first boyfriend, who...
Forum: Advice 20-12-2014, 16:14
Replies: 328
Views: 17,742
Posted By Xela M
You come across a slightly obsessed with that...

You come across a slightly obsessed with that subject. I get that you don't like vegans (I'm a meat eater myself) but a whole blog is a bit extreme. There are more important things in life.
Forum: Advice 20-12-2014, 02:28
Replies: 46
Views: 2,974
Posted By Xela M
I have been to Disneyland many years ago, so my...

I have been to Disneyland many years ago, so my advice may not be up to date.

In my experience, the only thing that can ruin Disneyland for kids are long queues at attractions. They used to be...
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 01:24
Replies: 126
Views: 3,918
Posted By Xela M
Well, my little brother whom I've mentioned on...

Well, my little brother whom I've mentioned on this thread has just today been offered a graduate position with one of the leading banks and I'm very proud of him. I am absolutely convinced that...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 13:58
Replies: 52
Views: 2,460
Posted By Xela M
Aww that's awful. I would love to get out of my...

Aww that's awful. I would love to get out of my office Christmas party, but that's not the point at all. I cannot believe adults can behave so childish. There are people who are universally disliked...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 10:05
Replies: 67
Views: 2,992
Posted By Xela M
We do it every year. It's actually quite fun...

We do it every year. It's actually quite fun because people normally get each other funny gifts (porn magazine with pictures of office staff stuck to the heads of the models and vajayjay tattoo...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 02:04
Replies: 126
Views: 3,918
Posted By Xela M
Oh dear... Where have I said that?! The statement...

Oh dear... Where have I said that?! The statement that parents who pay for private education care about its quality in no way implies that parents who can't afford to pay don't care!
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 01:54
Replies: 126
Views: 3,918
Posted By Xela M
So how do your 2 examples of a kid trying to buy...

So how do your 2 examples of a kid trying to buy petrol and another one shooting a cat stack up against all the countless examples of children bringing in knives to school, supplying drugs,...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 01:39
Replies: 126
Views: 3,918
Posted By Xela M
I think your examples are the exception to the...

I think your examples are the exception to the rule. I have not seen or heard of anything remotely similar happen at any of the private schools members of my family or friends attended. All turned...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 01:09
Replies: 126
Views: 3,918
Posted By Xela M
I agree to an extent that a bright child will...

I agree to an extent that a bright child will stand out in any school... but it has to do with the child's personality as well. I had a very good time at a state school and managed to get into a top...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 00:42
Replies: 126
Views: 3,918
Posted By Xela M
Right... why would children at private schools...

Right... why would children at private schools not have social skills :confused: It's not like they study in isolation. They are in a school among other kids from middle or upper class families....
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