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Danny
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Joanna, I promise we would not want you any different! Ok

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Oh good that's fine then WhistleWhistleWhistleLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

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JoannaS said:Mouthy Surprised. I am a quiet shy person really you know LaughLaughLaughRunAway


Me too Joanna!  I don't know, I sit here quietly in the corner and look what people say about me!WhistleWhistleWhistle

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Toffeeapple - I have a distinct feeling that the only time in your life when you sat quietly in a corner for a few hours was on your first day at school, age 4-5, when you were sent there by the teacher for chatting too much Laugh

Actually, my first day at school (age 4 and a bit) was a bit of a let-down for my parents. I was sent to the naughty corner for "talking to the girls". I think I was also given one slap (gently) of the cane across the palm of my hand.

Funny that - I don't recall it at all but my dad loved to repeat the story. It was quite a few years before I realised why he found it so amusing.

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LaughLaugh You could be right Danny...I remember being absolutely disgusted with the teacher for giving me piece of card with my name on it with some tracing paper so that I could copy it.  Not only could I read and write already but - they'd spelled my name wrong! Outraged!

I can see why your father laughed...Wink

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Good job it wasn't where I went to school Toffeeapple, I could read before I went to school but when I got there they were trying out one of these new fangled ideas of the Initial Teaching Alphabet which used a phonetic spelling to get children to learn to read and write before introducing them to the proper way of spelling, most people who learnt that way had difficulty with spelling in later life, my hubby being one of them.WhistleWhistle

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Yes, they tried that with my daughter but she said that Mummy knew best and anyway we didn't own any books with funny spelling!  Quite an individual my Jay.  It's frightening the way children's minds can be messed with.

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