Comments for squidpigeons http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk Just another WordPress site Sun, 05 Jan 2014 13:22:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.9 Comment on Porridge Part 12 by Carol http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/2009/06/porridge-part-12/#comment-1061 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 13:22:54 +0000 http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/?p=92#comment-1061 Hi Fiona, as you know from Twitter, I only read your blogs the other day (gladly avoiding my ironing pile!) and thought it was time I commented. I too was in a very difficult relationship some years ago – my friends used to say my life had more goings-on than any soap opera – and I stayed in the relationship far too long (due to not wanting to let down his kids, one of whom had special needs). When I read about your incident in the kitchen I thought that that could easily have been me, and I know I wouldn’t have had your strength, energy or positivity to get through a trial let alone a prison sentence. You have my admiration for your honesty and your fabulous writing – please keep it up!

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Comment on Declaring war by Hayley http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/2013/09/declaring-war/#comment-2171 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:32:37 +0000 http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/?p=425#comment-2171 We use the Bucks discretionary service at £1200 a year.

This also happened to my children today, luckily I had not left and was still in my car. I got on the coach as I was beckoned over by my children, the driver said he would not take my eldest as she had no pass. I explained that we have been getting this very same coach for four years, we are near the end of term and he knows her and she must have had a pass in the weeks preceding. He didn’t care. He would have left a 4″ 10 girl on the side of the road with no way of getting home other than walking the three miles home as he had already said she should get off the bus before I got there and had no knowledge that she had anyone to take her home or any means of getting to school . He rang his boss whilst we were on the coach and then spoke in another language some of which was translated to me by a pupil on the bus – they had apparently checked which child it was and when it was know who it was, she was refused. Last month I made a complaint about this bus company as one driver had shut the doors on my child and she was hanging out the door as he drove off whilst she screamed. I think once they knew who it was they definitely were not going to let her on out of petty spite. I do agree with you though that there must be a better system and that the council are insistent that if you don’t have a pass you don’t get on.

What about a list of children who have up to date passes issued termly by the council that drivers keep so that in the event of the occasional lost pass they can check if the child has paid. This would be simple to implement and would prevent children being left vulnerable. Only a few months ago a man in a van was taking pictures at the bus stop of the children. Need I say more.

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Comment on Declaring war by Col A-B http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/2013/09/declaring-war/#comment-2151 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:52:59 +0000 http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/?p=425#comment-2151 Heard anything yet?

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Comment on Declaring war by Barbara Bryce http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/2013/09/declaring-war/#comment-2141 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:49:32 +0000 http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/?p=425#comment-2141 What a ridiculous, stupid, and jobsworthy fiasco. How on earth can a child be left stranded because they left their bus pass at home, this is nothing short of a disgrace and to hell with the bus company’s health and safety issues what about the health and safety issues to the child left stranded, shame on you Buckingham County Council and shame, deep shame, on the bus company!

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Comment on Mein Kampf by barbara bryce http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/2013/07/mein-kampf/#comment-2121 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:52:00 +0000 http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/?p=422#comment-2121 How annoying and unfair that you feel like this. As a typical er……….dysfunctional family (personally I think all families are dysfunctional!) We all coped and you should forget those negative comments on the Sat morn show. Bollocks to the Daily Mail readers, get back to your blog and for goodness sake rant about whatever you fancy ranting about, it is cathartic and quite often, v amusing!

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Comment on We won the Olympics! by Melody Sandells http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/2012/08/we_won_the_olympics/#comment-2111 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:40:28 +0000 http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/?p=411#comment-2111 Did you see that iplayer offers an option to ‘Enjoy the opening ceremony without commentary’? You bet I clicked that one!

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Comment on We won the Olympics! by Sally Brooks http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/2012/08/we_won_the_olympics/#comment-2101 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:23:42 +0000 http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/?p=411#comment-2101 Great as ever Fiona – glad that the sport has won over more fans.
You are absolutely right about the Stadium being kept for Athletics, Crystal Palace is a very tired – and small – venue for our London Athletics centre. However no matter how much pride we have taken in our Athletes these last 2 weeks I don’t think the tax payer wants to foot the bill for the Stadium going forwards and Athletics doesn’t have the money that football has.
Depressingly we are heading towards another football season and the grit, graft, personal sacrifice and national pride we have witnessed will now be superceded on the TV with the overpaid histrionics of football – our ” national sport ”
I hope we can stop lauding them and now turn our praise and admiration towards those that have made us all proud.

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Comment on We won the Olympics! by Francesca Bostock http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/2012/08/we_won_the_olympics/#comment-2091 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 07:07:07 +0000 http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/?p=411#comment-2091 I agree with every word!

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Comment on Slebs that set your teeth on edge by Sara http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/2011/10/slebs-that-set-your-teeth-on-edge/#comment-2021 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 20:26:34 +0000 http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/?p=307#comment-2021 I have been unable to stand Fiona Phillips since her godawful clanger on gmtv. 9/11 had literally just happened, ‘war on terror’ was on the lips of everyone and mere seconds after some coverage of the site of the two towers, she said…. “well with two toddlers it’s war every day in my house.”

retard.

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Comment on I will be California Thin™, I WILL! by Joanna http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/2011/10/i-will-be-california-thin-i-will/#comment-1991 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 11:01:54 +0000 http://www.squidpigeons.co.uk/?p=300#comment-1991 Exercise makes me eat more – after I ran on Sunday I devoured a packet of chocolate chip cookies – I’m sure I gain weight when I exercise – how demoralising.

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