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Happy New Year!!!!!!
1 January 2014
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Happy New Year everyone! It's already 1.30 pm here but whatever.

Had Dutch Doughnuts at my grandma's yesterday and today we're going to have dinner at some friends of my mom. The man is from Indonesia so he's going to make a lot of wonderful stuff.

 

Also, just a little bit hungovera-hard-days-night-george-2

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^ Ah, typical (or should that be 'stereotypical'?) teenager! :) Sounds like you and your family do a lot of fun things at Christmas/NY time.

When do you go back to uni?

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Happy 2014 people, I wish you all a wonderful New Year!

1 January 2014
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For SatanHimself. This was a picture put out by Live 105 Halifax. Seems to describe your latest posts. Hope the runways are clearer.

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Happy 2014 to all! Yes, mja, year 50 is upon us. May it be GREAT!

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Happy New Year! Someone posted a video of the crazy Yellow Submariney float in the Rose Parade I posted about in Beatley Moments:

 

 

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fabfouremily said
^ Ah, typical (or should that be 'stereotypical'?) teenager! :) Sounds like you and your family do a lot of fun things at Christmas/NY time.

When do you go back to uni?

Hey, in 3 months I won't be a teenager anymore! And we do. My family thinks Christmas is very important and so do I. I don't care that much for NYE though. 

Uni starts again next Monday! I'll have exams soon again too, not exactly looking forward to that. When will you start again?

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x-posted at the news thread: Via Fans on the Run, video of Paul singing on New Year's while on vacation in St. Barth's. And more at this Brazilian fanpage.

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London's New Year's Day Parade yesterday had a "Swinging '60s" so included a few bits like this:

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Also spotted this ad for Brixton's New Year's Day Parade (Brixton is an area in London):

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Linde said

fabfouremily said
^ Ah, typical (or should that be 'stereotypical'?) teenager! :) Sounds like you and your family do a lot of fun things at Christmas/NY time.

When do you go back to uni?

Hey, in 3 months I won't be a teenager anymore! And we do. My family thinks Christmas is very important and so do I. I don't care that much for NYE though. 

Uni starts again next Monday! I'll have exams soon again too, not exactly looking forward to that. When will you start again?

Ah okay, sorry haha 🙂

I go back on Monday, too. Not looking forward to it one little bit 🙁

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^^^ Join the club Emily, I detest school now, I want the next year and a 1/2 to be over as soon as possible.

 

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^ Aw, sorry to hear that. Well I've got to decide quite quickly whether to carry on at school or go to college. Probably one of the biggest decisions I've ever had to make (as this will affect my career and, therefore, life), and I don't feel entirely ready. Then, as well as that, I've got another exciting choice but that will mean moving out - something which I want to do because that means moving away from my father and thus putting a definite end to my contact with him, but it also means leaving my mom, which scares me tbh.

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fabfouremily said
^ Aw, sorry to hear that. Well I've got to decide quite quickly whether to carry on at school or go to college.

Sorry, I don't understand the British system much. What would be the difference?

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parlance said

fabfouremily said
^ Aw, sorry to hear that. Well I've got to decide quite quickly whether to carry on at school or go to college.

Sorry, I don't understand the British system much. What would be the difference?

parlance

Count me in as interested in the answer, too. Is there such a thing in the UK for a person to finish "high school," work for a few years (or more), and then got to college/uni?

Has the system changed since the Beatles were your age and supposedly going to school as their parents thought they were?

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The simplest way to explain is that colleges deal with further education and vocational courses, while universities offer higher education (degree level courses). There is a lap-over between schools and colleges, with both schools (though not all) and colleges catering for the courses needed to gain university admission. The main difference being the student body, as you wouldn't find anybody (or very rarely) below the age of sixteen attending college. You will often find more mature students attending colleges as well, as they return to education, and they are also often centres for evening classes.

Education has changed a great deal since The Beatles youth', with the pivotal change coming in 1965 with the introduction of comprehensive education and the abolition of (most) grammar schools (for which you needed to pass an exam known as the 11+ to gain entry, at the age of 10/11). This system was felt to abandon those who didn't pass.

Since Margaret Thatcher started the process in the '80s however, state education has been constantly reformed with schools given various different names (Academies, Free Schools, yadayadayada), and exam systems constantly questioned and reformed in various ways, with a new set of exams due to replace our current ones in a couple of years or so.

It is also now far more common for students to take a "gap year" between ending school/further education and beginning university.

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Happy New Year all - bah Humbug :)

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parlance said

fabfouremily said
^ Aw, sorry to hear that. Well I've got to decide quite quickly whether to carry on at school or go to college.

Sorry, I don't understand the British system much. What would be the difference?

parlance

As always, mja answered that for me better than I could. I think our education system is quite complicated when you compare it to that of other countries.

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Happy New Year all - bah Humbug :)

Happy New Year to you too :)

 

 

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@Hey Jude ! said

Only a very few days are left for 2014 to live, hopefully they will be peaceful. Have we got any wish list thread for 2015 ?

Hey Jude said this in the Impossible to Derail thread. I figured I would x-post his comment and question to this thread in case anyone wants to read through this thread and/or make their 2015 wishes here. Either thread will be fine. I hope that is okay Hey Jude .

Hopefully I will be sound asleep when it reaches midnight where I am. Maybe @trcanberra will be online when it is midnight at his house. That will be 9 am where I am. Or maybe our England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland people will be on at midnight their time. That will be 6 pm my time. I can celebrate the New Year that way.

My 2015 wish is for everything to go as smoothly as possible and as wonderfully as possible for my trip with @HeyTrud to London and Liverpool.

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@Hey Jude ! said

Only a very few days are left for 2014 to live, hopefully they will be peaceful. Have we got any wish list thread for 2015 ?

Hey Jude said this in the Impossible to Derail thread. I figured I would x-post his comment and question to this thread in case anyone wants to read through this thread and/or make their 2015 wishes here. Either thread will be fine. I hope that is okay Hey Jude .

Hopefully I will be sound asleep when it reaches midnight where I am. Maybe @trcanberra will be online when it is midnight at his house. That will be 9 am where I am. Or maybe our England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland people will be on at midnight their time. That will be 6 pm my time. I can celebrate the New Year that way.

My 2015 wish is for everything to go as smoothly as possible and as wonderfully as possible for my trip with @HeyTrud to London and Liverpool.

I may well be, though I'll try to keep the humbug to myself :)

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I just hope that I don't expire next year

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Ahhh Girl said

@Hey Jude ! said

Only a very few days are left for 2014 to live, hopefully they will be peaceful. Have we got any wish list thread for 2015 ?

Hey Jude said this in the Impossible to Derail thread. I figured I would x-post his comment and question to this thread in case anyone wants to read through this thread and/or make their 2015 wishes here. Either thread will be fine. I hope that is okay Hey Jude .

Hopefully I will be sound asleep when it reaches midnight where I am. Maybe @trcanberra will be online when it is midnight at his house. That will be 9 am where I am. Or maybe our England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland people will be on at midnight their time. That will be 6 pm my time. I can celebrate the New Year that way.

My 2015 wish is for everything to go as smoothly as possible and as wonderfully as possible for my trip with @HeyTrud to London and Liverpool.

You can call us British islanders that way nobody gets insulted ;)  

Off-topic: I met a Swedish lad in France before who refused to believe the Republic of Ireland was an independent country and that we weren't a part of the UK. I will not take offense if you make the mistake once but he kept on saying how I was "British" and that "Irish is a made up language"- pissed me off to no end. We'll just excuse my fellow countrymen and women who fought and died for Ireland's freedom then alright, yep they did give their lives in vain. You wouldn't call Indians, Americans, or Australians, British so why us? Just because we're neighboring countries doesn't mean we're any different!

I imagine it's the same for Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish who are called "English".  

Rant over.

 

Back on topic: Me, being the way I am will mostly likely not end up going out on New Years (I honestly would be worried if I did, I assume so would my parents). I'll probably end up watching Home Alone or something and listening to "Ding, Dong, Ding, Dong" on repeat. 

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