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Forum: General Chat 23 Feb 20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Jagmate
I don't think you are being mean at all. My...

I don't think you are being mean at all. My daughter is paying for hers. We gave her the option of paying us straight away or having less in her allowance next month. She also got a lecture from...
Forum: General Chat 22 Feb 20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Jagmate
There must be something in the water! My 14 year...

There must be something in the water! My 14 year old dd dropped her iPhone 7 yesterday and smashed screen. We just took it to a local place and they fixed it for 35. It's better than it was...
Forum: General Chat 2 Nov 19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,537
Posted By Jagmate
My dd14 currently has braces through the NHS and...

My dd14 currently has braces through the NHS and our experiences have been all very positive thus far. We were referred about two years ago initially and the appt came through within a couple of...
Forum: General Chat 2 Nov 19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By Jagmate
Wouldn't touch Kwik-Fit with a bargepole any...

Wouldn't touch Kwik-Fit with a bargepole any more. DH took his lease car in to have new tyre after a puncture. When he got car home, he noticed that there were two bumps in the driver footwell and...
Forum: General Chat 11 Sep 19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,806
Posted By Jagmate
We were on an exchange tour with the USAF in...

We were on an exchange tour with the USAF in North Carolina when it happened. We lived off base but DH had gone into work early. I'd woken up as usual and gone to log on to the computer to check...
Forum: General Chat 23 Aug 19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
We did the same with both English and Maths...

We did the same with both English and Maths tutoring during Year 11. Didn't want to rely on school to give him the confidence that he needed that he could pass those subjects first time. His...
Forum: General Chat 23 Aug 19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
Really proud of DS. Passed everything with a mix...

Really proud of DS. Passed everything with a mix of 6s, 7s and 8s plus an A for his higher project. Huge thrill was after getting a 5 and a 6 respectively for Eng Lit and Lang in his mocks, he got...
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
My ds can go into school to pick them up from...

My ds can go into school to pick them up from 8.30 so that is what he's decided to do. He says he'd prefer to go before the rush and then if there are any issues, he can deal with it early. ...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
Exactly the same here! DS is staying pretty cool...

Exactly the same here! DS is staying pretty cool about it all although I'm sure he's stressed underneath. He keeps saying that if he doesn't get enough to stay on at his grammar school sixth form,...
Forum: General Chat 27 Jun 19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By Jagmate
Oh my goodness! How lovely! I work as a member...

Oh my goodness! How lovely! I work as a member of support staff in a nearby local primary school and I can honestly say that if this was delivered to our staff room, we would all be so touched at...
Forum: General Chat 25 Jun 19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jagmate
We have a very active hedgehog community on our...

We have a very active hedgehog community on our lane that keeps coming into our garden which would be lovely but our youngest dog is either scared of them or thinks they are toys (not sure which). ...
Forum: General Chat 25 Jun 19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By Jagmate
Our two are Ember (girl) and Merlin (boy). Our...

Our two are Ember (girl) and Merlin (boy). Our sadly departed old black labrador was called Magic (named after a golden retriever that my son fell in love with when we lived in North Carolina).
Forum: General Chat 18 Jun 19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
Folks, can I just say, thank you so much for...

Folks, can I just say, thank you so much for everyone being here for each other! This has been my daily sanity thread (especially with DS being pretty uncommunicative about how he's getting on). I...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jun 19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Jagmate
There's one in Miami too. We once flew into...

There's one in Miami too. We once flew into Miami rather than Orlando or Tampa and spent a few days there before driving up to Orlando so that my daughter could go to the American Girl store for her...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jun 19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
Not quite the last for us either. DS has German...

Not quite the last for us either. DS has German on Monday morning although I'm picking him up after his physics exam this morning and taking him out for lunch as I don't work on Fridays. He's not...
Forum: General Chat 13 Jun 19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Jagmate
We went on RAF/USAF exchange there in 2001 for...

We went on RAF/USAF exchange there in 2001 for three years. Is that the sort of thing that you mean?
Forum: General Chat 8 Jun 19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,728
Posted By Jagmate
I love flying and always have done but my Dad was...

I love flying and always have done but my Dad was RAF aircrew and my DH is a pilot too (originally RAF but now he's a chief test pilot) so I've always had flying in my life as being a 'normal'...
Forum: General Chat 8 Jun 19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
I'm totally with you on looking forward to them...

I'm totally with you on looking forward to them being over!
Physics, Chemistry, History, Maths and German left for my DS. Roll on the afternoon of Monday 17th!
Forum: General Chat 7 Jun 19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
DS was reasonably happy with Maths yesterday but...

DS was reasonably happy with Maths yesterday but said that the history paper in the afternoon was a bit more tricky. He was happy with the questions on the Cold War but said the Elizabethan...
Forum: General Chat 5 Jun 19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
I wish my DS would give me more info about how...

I wish my DS would give me more info about how his exams have gone. When I ask, the usual response is just 'fine'. To be fair, he seems perfectly happy but he's seemed that before in end of year...
Forum: General Chat 3 Jun 19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
My DS is quite optimistic about how history went...

My DS is quite optimistic about how history went today. He said he wasn't expecting the warfare question to be modern because apparently it has been for the last couple of years so he'd purposely...
Forum: General Chat 2 Jun 19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
And so it begins again - the day before stress! ...

And so it begins again - the day before stress! DS has worked really hard all week but today we told him to just take an hour to look over his notes for history tomorrow morning and then he and I...
Forum: General Chat 19 May 19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
Week 2/3 looming! Good luck everyone!

Week 2/3 looming! Good luck everyone!
Forum: General Chat 19 May 19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
I've been staying away from DS this weekend as...

I've been staying away from DS this weekend as well for the same reason. I work in a primary school and there's a really nasty cold and sore throat doing the rounds so I've told both of my kids to...
Forum: General Chat 10 May 19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 39,770
Posted By Jagmate
DS had his German speaking on Tuesday this week...

DS had his German speaking on Tuesday this week and starts his written papers next week with Biology on Tuesday, English Lit on Wednesday and Chemistry on Thursday. He's reasonably calm and has...
Forum: General Chat 23 Feb 19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,307
Posted By Jagmate
According to our breeder who has bred labradors...

According to our breeder who has bred labradors for the last 40 years, a dog tends to retain a scent memory of its dam for life although that doesn't necessarily mean that the dam will show any...
Forum: General Chat 23 Feb 19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,822
Posted By Jagmate
My ds started 'revising' before xmas for his...

My ds started 'revising' before xmas for his mocks and didn't do too badly but boy, did it take some nagging on our parts! Exhausting! He's at a selective grammar school so therefore their...
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 Feb 19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By Jagmate
Hiya, I live in Skipton which is not that far...

Hiya, I live in Skipton which is not that far from Gisburn and you could have a look round the castle and town and then have something to eat at one of the very many lovely food establishments. I...
Forum: General Chat 8 Aug 17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Jagmate
No, legally he needs to enter and exit the US on...

No, legally he needs to enter and exit the US on his US passport. They'd know because his place of birth is listed as Goldsboro, NC on his UK passport. We'll just plan a trip to the Big Smoke...
Forum: General Trip Planning 8 Aug 17, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Jagmate
Chattanooga

We're flying home from Atlanta at the end of our stay and have decided to nip up to Chattanooga to see an old friend of mine the day before. My friend is away at the moment so I'm unable to contact...
Forum: General Chat 8 Aug 17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Jagmate
Ah, my dd has just pointed out the fly in the...

Ah, my dd has just pointed out the fly in the ointment here. We'd need to hand over his current passport and he needs that to depart the US, even though he enters the UK on his Brit one. Looks like...
Forum: General Chat 8 Aug 17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Jagmate
US Passport

My 14 yo ds has dual UK/US citizenship due to being born whilst we lived in North Carolina. His US passport is due to expire in March next year and I know that the US allows you to renew when it is...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Jul 17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,577
Posted By Jagmate
We're flying into Atlanta in a couple of weeks...

We're flying into Atlanta in a couple of weeks although we're picking up our hire car from there and driving down to Orlando over a couple of days instead of connecting. I'm hoping that its quicker...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jul 17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,788
Posted By Jagmate
I'm so sorry for your loss! xx

I'm so sorry for your loss! xx
Forum: General Chat 3 Jul 17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Jagmate
It seems that we're all in a similar boat which...

It seems that we're all in a similar boat which is reassuring. DS can't help himself from arguing the toss but I think it is usually because, even if he is in trouble, he is actually trying to just...
Forum: General Chat 3 Jul 17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Jagmate
Being 14!

OMG, grumpy teenage boy on my hands! I get that the kids are shattered and ready for the end of term but I'm really not enjoying the condition that is 14! Met DS in coffee shop after school and he...
Forum: General Chat 28 Jun 17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By Jagmate
Our lab, Ember, hates the rain too. She jumps...

Our lab, Ember, hates the rain too. She jumps everytime she spots the rain drops. She's not keen on water full stop although she doesn't mind a warm bath. She'll paddle in the local beck but if...
Forum: General Chat 26 Jun 17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,482
Posted By Jagmate
My DH is a pilot. Initially in the RAF, flying...

My DH is a pilot. Initially in the RAF, flying Jaguars, F15E (on exchange with USAF) and Typhoons. He's now out of the military but is a test pilot (he was the pilot flying Brian Cox on Forces of...
Forum: DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports 24 Jun 17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,676
Posted By Jagmate
I'm so enjoying reading your trip report again;...

I'm so enjoying reading your trip report again; it's once again become my guilty pleasure first thing in the morning and is getting me more excited for our trip in August. Typhoon Lagoon looked fab...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 21 Jun 17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,259
Posted By Jagmate
Wow! We used to have two of these on our front...

Wow! We used to have two of these on our front porch when we lived in North Carolina and I have always regretted not bringing them with us when we moved back to the UK. I'm seriously tempted to...
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