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How Bizzare...

Some of you may or may not know.. so I shall explain some background detail first.

My mother works in the National Association of Teachers of Travellers.. NATT or Trav-Ed for short. That basically means that she helps get gypsy and traveller children into educations. She co-coordinates the whole of the county, and Essex is the busiest area in the UK for travellers.

Anyhow.. this ends up in the fact that my mother was quoted in the House Of Lords today! She wrote a report of the government on traveller and social exclusion issues. A lot of what that Lord quotes in that link above is directly my mum's words!

How bizzare is that? Cool tho. Go mum!

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shineyquarter
6th Jun, 2003 20:30 (UTC)
That's cool.

Now I am giggling at the proper way they all address one another. Bunch of loons I say. Hehehehehehe... Guess I am just a crass American and can't understand them nobles. ;)
darkcryst
7th Jun, 2003 01:43 (UTC)
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You HAVE seen how your senate and congress do things as well haven't you? Equally as barmy ;) Just this one is barmy and old.

I can't remember which one of those two is basically the same as the house of lords. Is it congress that can overule the senate or vise versa? Whichever it is.. thats them :D
shineyquarter
7th Jun, 2003 07:04 (UTC)
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Senate is the smaller house and they think they are hot stuff. Guessing they are our Lords. ;)
darkcryst
7th Jun, 2003 09:20 (UTC)
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hahahaha yeah sounds like it. Actualyl the HoL is pretty cool - its just when tradition and crap like that get in the way that they suck (like fox hunting.. gah). But the often campiagn for really cool stuff that wouldn't get noticed otherwise.
rethought
7th Jun, 2003 15:05 (UTC)
That is awesome.

I was reading through the comments you and avi were leaving. The lords thing is crazy, but at least they look cool while doing it. (and what can be bad when done in an accent?) We just have stupid people in bad suits. Bah.

Anyway. I may have found you a job. The pay may insult your intelligence, but maybe it'll be a ok. Let me know how I can chat with you about it over IM or some other 2 way form of communication.

*boogies wildy about*
darkcryst
8th Jun, 2003 07:19 (UTC)
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whoo! my YIM and MSN are in my profile - YIM is prolly best if you have it - DarkCryst (its always DarkCryst.. heh)

rethought
8th Jun, 2003 19:09 (UTC)
I'm on quite a bit...YIM: jyllt, MSN: rethought

Catch you on sometime...I hope!
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