Parents penalised for offering travel and culture to kids

This couple were in court today for taking their kids abroad on holiday for 1 week. They were fined £630, £300 costs and £63 victim surcharge. So you can work (paying tax to government) save up and take your kids on holiday to have some quality family time and let your children experience culture and travel, and be fined (money to go to government again). My son was off school for three months due to an accident, it took the education department two months to arrange a home tutor. He will sit his GCSE’s in just over a year. Who do I issue our fine to for them failing to provide continuous education, which they are obliged to do so. I calculate they owe us thousands, and lets not forget to add on the teacher training days and strike days. There is no justice, the fine this couple received is more than most fines for drink driving or burglary! Just another way of controlling a part of society. Finally the law they refer to is ambiguous and subject to interpretation as it states ‘regular basis’. I consider regular to be something you do often, not necessarily every day, therefore cannot see how they can enforce this upon someone whose children are otherwise present in school, barr a week for a holiday! Grrrr…..Rant over!
SORRY FOR THE CAPITALS, I AM RATHER RILED!
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http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/couple-fined-for-termtime-holiday-29919871.html

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My Top 10 Sexiest Men

 

Following the top 100 sexiest men list published in Glamour, I thought I would create my own.  Here’s my list of who I consider to be the 10 sexiest men right now….feel free to let me know if I have missed anyone out 😉

At the age of 50, this guy definately still has it…..and for that reason he is given a well deserved spot at number

ten….Johnny Depp….

(you know you would!)

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In at number nine……

Jared Leto

I remember this guy from back in the 90’s in ‘My So-called life’ and that is when my love affair with this guy began.  Since then as well as more acting is also in a band ’30 seconds to Mars’.

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Now I know this one may be a little young, at just 20 years old, but there is no denying how beautiful this boy is….in at number 8 it’s a 1D boy….

Zayn Malik

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In at 7, this fella first came onto my radar whilst starting along side the lovely Channing Tatum in Magic Mike…it’s

Alex Pettyfer

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and six……of course

Channing Tatum

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Here’s a bonus picture of them both together 😉

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Ok…..put your tongues away…let’s crack on with number 5

one word: THOR (Phwoar)

Chris Hemsworth

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Getting near to the top, are you still on your seats????

Number four is a new entry as I only came across him recently in Breaking Bad…..where has this man been all my life??? (no its not the dad of Malcom in the Middle)  its….

Aaron Paul aka Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad

(at 34 we think he looks great, and enjoy his sometimes grungy look)

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At number 3, this is a guy who has been in the news and unfortunately in such tragic circumstances, but whilst he is no longer with us, we reckon he truly deserves this place…..RIP

Paul Walker

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Almost at the top, just pipped at the post and in at number 2 is

Ryan Gosling

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Drum roll please………..

Numero Uno, the sexiest man alive (in my opinion)

David Beckham

This guy is like a fine wine, he just gets better with age…. Enjoy!

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Hope you enjoyed my number 10….feel free to let me know who I may have missed!

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Not Blood but True (Brothers)

https://www.facebook.com/VinDiesel?hc_location=timeline

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“When I heard, I immediately flew back to California, and went directly from the plane to his mother’s house…

I thought they needed my strength, but realized when I got there and broke down before his family, that it was I who needed theirs.

His mother hugged me and said I am so sorry… I said sorry? You’re the mother who lost a son?… She said yes, but you lost your other half… ” Vin Diesel (Facebook)

This is true love

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Life is like a box of chocolates….

Forest Gump

I am sure we are all familiar with the film Forrest Gump staring Tom Hanks. (If you are not, then you can read about it here and its a film I recommend everyone watches at least once in their life time http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/ ) or watch the trailor….

The film is famous for one quote in particular:

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“My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” Forrest Gump

I love this quote and think this is how life should be lived.  Making a decision on which chocolate you want next – you may not always enjoy it, but you can always move onto another! Life is the same we make decisions every day.  Sometimes these decisions can turn out to be a bad choice but you can change it.  Life is what you make it, and it is not always necessary to have the menu  in front of you.  Sometimes it is OK for you to throw that chocolate menu in the bin, throw caution to the wind and just pick one of the chocolates out of the box by chance.  You never know you may just like what you choose!

Just like life, it is not always necessary to know where you are going in life, you just need to take the first step!

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So go on I dare you…..throw away those instructions and see where life takes you….or you could start with the box of chocolates 🙂

Do not listen to these guys (they do not look very happy)…..B

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Nelson Mandela

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

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Thursday 5th December 2013, RIP to a peace warrior, an inspiration to many. When I heard the breaking news last night I felt genuine sadness within my heart. Even my 14 year old son telephoned me in shock, genuinely saddened by his passing. This goes to show what an impact this man had on people of all ages. Some say in his passing a light has gone out but I believe he has returned home and from there his light will shine brighter. Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela. You will not be forgotten.