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#2102627 - 06/14/13 08:10 PM queens honours list !!
UK Paul UK Offline
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Sorry, i know this is the wrong forum however....


At 10.30 tonight we were informed that my girlfriends mum has been made a dame for her contribitution to education....

Till tomorrows party we cant tell anyone.... so proud, such a wonderful women.!!

That is all, if i cant share it with you guys and gals... i would have probably exploded!
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#2102628 - 06/14/13 08:17 PM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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Likely a well deserved honor!!! How exciting!!!!!
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#2102652 - 06/14/13 09:37 PM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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Cool! Along with Sir Baldrick. Ooops, I mean Tony Robinson!
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#2102682 - 06/14/13 10:59 PM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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Originally Posted By: UK Paul UK
Sorry, i know this is the wrong forum however....

Till tomorrows party we cant tell anyone.... so proud, such a wonderful women.!!

That is all, if i cant share it with you guys and gals... i would have probably exploded!

Glad you decided to share with us before you exploded, smile. If at any time you have a need to explode, feel free to share with us. wink
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#2102692 - 06/14/13 11:19 PM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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Wow! Congrats!
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#2102703 - 06/14/13 11:42 PM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: Tubbie0075]
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That's wonderful!! Quite an honor, I think!

Glad to be here so you didn't have to explode!

Send us the details when they can be revealed.
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#2102731 - 06/15/13 01:38 AM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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fantastic news, does that make your girlfriend a damsal? lol
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#2102749 - 06/15/13 02:57 AM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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"Ain't nothin' like a dame - - -" wink
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#2102833 - 06/15/13 09:31 AM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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I heard this story from a friend. Someone he worked with announced one day that his brother, who lived in the UK, was going to receive a really big award but it was still a secret. But it was really big. People thought he was going to be on the Honours List at some low level, then speculation centered on a knighthood, then as the days went by he was going to be an earl or viscount. By the end of the week everyone had him pegged to receive a dukedom, because whatever was going to happen to him was going to be really, really big. Finally, on the weekend the press announced he was receiving a Nobel Prize. What a let down.

At least with him there was no confusion what to call him. Don't you have to call your girlfriend's mum something different, now....like Dame Edna? That should make for interesting Christmas parties.

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#2102875 - 06/15/13 11:45 AM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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That's pretty exciting news Paul!
I'm curious for details!
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#2102880 - 06/15/13 12:03 PM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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I understand your excitement.
A few years back, my brother was awarded an OBE. That was pretty big stuff for our family, too smile
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#2103124 - 06/16/13 12:10 AM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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Wow, today was filled with much celebration.... the dame in question is dame sue bourne... google now has various articles... we had a lovely day and there will be plenty of sore heads today from the party!
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#2103180 - 06/16/13 04:23 AM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
casinitaly Offline


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Originally Posted By: UK Paul UK
Wow, today was filled with much celebration.... the dame in question is dame sue bourne... google now has various articles... we had a lovely day and there will be plenty of sore heads today from the party!


I just googled her. A well deserved recognition indeed! Congratulations!
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#2103188 - 06/16/13 04:48 AM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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Congrats!
She received an OBE (The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)?
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#2103241 - 06/16/13 10:11 AM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: wouter79]
UK Paul UK Offline
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Originally Posted By: wouter79
Congrats!
She received an OBE (The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)?



She got a DBE.... 2 ABOVE AN OBE!!! its the female version of a knighthood.

The party lasted till tennish, i drank my bodyweight in wine and she made me a bacon buttie this morning... right, time to get a couple of hours practice in...
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#2103243 - 06/16/13 10:15 AM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: UK Paul UK
Wow, today was filled with much celebration.... the dame in question is dame sue bourne... google now has various articles... we had a lovely day and there will be plenty of sore heads today from the party!


I just googled her. A well deserved recognition indeed! Congratulations!


Yes, she is a wonderful woman, amazing mother and grandmother..... and obviously successful with her career... supersue! X
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#2103269 - 06/16/13 11:06 AM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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Wow, this is so cool. How wonderful that her services and contributions were recognized - let's hear it for teachers of all kinds! Good for her!

Cathy
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#2103277 - 06/16/13 11:27 AM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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wonderful ! what an acheivement! so glad you shared with us. I feel honored to be part of your celebrations vicariously!I shall hunt out pomp and circumstance and perhaps water music in my itunes library!
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#2103325 - 06/16/13 12:58 PM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: Palmpirate]
UK Paul UK Offline
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Originally Posted By: Palmpirate
wonderful ! what an acheivement! so glad you shared with us. I feel honored to be part of your celebrations vicariously!I shall hunt out pomp and circumstance and perhaps water music in my itunes library!


Sounds splendid! Within the next 5 months we have a trip to the palace to recieve her award... i will try and steal an ashtray lol
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#2103408 - 06/16/13 04:12 PM Re: queens honours list !! [Re: UK Paul UK]
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Again congrats and thanks for clarifying. Amazing how many honour medals decorations etc there are in the UK smile
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