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Post: # 274890Post sleepyowl
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:10 am

Happy Solstice, was way too murky to see the sun this morning, glad I only went as far as down the road.
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Post: # 274897Post JuzaMum
Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:23 pm

Happy Solstice to you too.
My youngest son went to Kindergarten today (he doesn't usually do Fridays) and saw the big school children light a fire in the middle of the school field amidst much drumming and singing. Later when the littlest children has gone back to their kindergartens and the fire had burnt down the bigger children jumped the fire. Again with much noise of drums, singing and cheering then some of the teachers and school staff joined in.
Great fun :icon_smile:

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Post: # 274900Post sleepyowl
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:40 pm

that sounded cool
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Post: # 274922Post clanpowell
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:31 pm

That does sound cool. And also a little bit like something from the Wicker Man. Which is also cool. I wish more schools in Britain did stuff like that. I bet someone complained about it. Or is that me being grumpy?

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Post: # 274924Post JuzaMum
Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:16 am

No one complained and I don't think there was a wicker man (at least not whilst I was there). The fire is a yearly event. It's not a state school so I guess if you don't like it you don't send your kids there.

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Post: # 274933Post lifechanger
Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:37 pm

JuzaMum wrote:No one complained and I don't think there was a wicker man (at least not whilst I was there). The fire is a yearly event. It's not a state school so I guess if you don't like it you don't send your kids there.

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Ah, that explains it, unfortunately health and safety would soon have spoiled everybodies fun had it been in a state school.

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Post: # 274937Post diggernotdreamer
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:02 pm

clanpowell wrote:That does sound cool. And also a little bit like something from the Wicker Man. Which is also cool. I wish more schools in Britain did stuff like that. I bet someone complained about it. Or is that me being grumpy?

Perhaps we should sort out the Health and Safety nutters with a wicker man thing :lol: Honestly, they keep banning everything people enjoy from rolling cheese down a hill to playing conkers, as for complaining, no-one moans when young kids do the maypole dance which is really lots people having a lovely dance round a huge phallus

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Post: # 274943Post clanpowell
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:47 pm

Quick someone call Christopher Lee. There's a another job for him. (So long as he isn't busy writing another heavy metal album) There is also quite a cool lunar thing going on tonight as well. Closest full moon for years. Looks very cool here.

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Post: # 274952Post dustydave
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:03 am

We had a big party that has only just finished :drunken: :grouphug:

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Post: # 274967Post Zech
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:50 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:Perhaps we should sort out the Health and Safety nutters with a wicker man thing :lol: Honestly, they keep banning everything people enjoy from rolling cheese down a hill to playing conkers,
... except that most of it's a myth. The conkers thing was a joke, which was widely reported as if it was serious, and repeated ever since. The people who really clamp down on risk are insurance companies. Just try getting insurance for a bonfire at a semi-public event... go on, try it :banghead:
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Post: # 274968Post diggernotdreamer
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:46 pm

well, they banned conkers in my daughters school because of the danger of conkers breaking, I don't know how I survived childhood really, playing conkers, clackers, climbing trees, riding bikes and motorbikes etc, teaches you how to survive a bit of danger

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Post: # 274969Post Zech
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:26 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:well, they banned conkers in my daughters school because of the danger of conkers breaking
Did they really? Good grief! I was convinced it was the media making a lot of fuss about nothing.
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Post: # 274980Post Crickleymal
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:14 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:well, they banned conkers in my daughters school because of the danger of conkers breaking,
According to the HSE these sort of things aren't included in any legislation and it's usually either bad customer service when people say "can't have that cos of H&S" or people being over zealous. There was a cracking bit about it on You and Yours on R4 the other day. At least I think that's where I heard it.
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Post: # 275003Post becks77
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:24 am

Belated blessings to you.
Have been trying to put up a photo of what we did for solstice , however technology has beaten me again!!
So instead I have forund this and hopefully a magic link will appear
http://beforeitsnews.com/spirit/2013/06 ... 79154.html
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