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  1. becs

    becs Well-Known Member

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    My sons father did off with someone else when they were aged 4 and 2. He never bothered keeping in touch (his choice). I remarried but their stepfather was abusive so he went the distance too. Pretty much raised them by myself.

    They've both graduated uni (one with first class honours). Both are in steady jobs. The eldest is living with a lass and is a stepDad himself now. The younger one is getting married and moving to Norway this year.

    I'm proud of both of them for achieving in life despite my bad choices.
     
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  2. OldNewtown

    OldNewtown Well-Known Member

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    As sad as it is just remember every silver lining has to have a cloud,
    Just hope that in your case it buggers off pretty quickly
     
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  3. Montysoptician

    Montysoptician Well-Known Member

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    We make our choices for the right reasons Bec, the outcome is part of life's experience. I bet your children are as proud of you as you are of them.
     
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  4. safc-noggieland

    safc-noggieland Well-Known Member

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    Where abouts in Norway is he moving to ?

    If any help or advice from a fellow immigrant is needed, just pm me - am retired now and got nowt else to do
     
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  5. ROKER REVIEW

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    Loving reading these, brilliant.

    3 boys for me. 2 are football daft. Eldest son won his league & captains the side at under 13's in the top TJFA league.

    My middle lad plays for SAFC academy. Won save of the season for the academy & very proud of him ... https://safc.com/news/academy-news/2024/may/aol-end-of-season-awards

    Youngest just starting his footballing journey.

    Very proud dad of all 3.
     
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  6. becs

    becs Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the kind offer.

    He's moving to Orstad, near Stavanger. His fiancee lives there. He's put all his visa paperwork in and we're waiting to hear back about that.
     
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  7. safc-noggieland

    safc-noggieland Well-Known Member

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    Ah ! Ok.
    Too far for me. I’m just outside of Oslo.

    I hope he ‘gets’ Norway. And enjoys all that this country has to offer.

    I’ve bought in and wouldn’t swop for anything - it’s just a hop over the water for an occasional match or family visit.
    KTF
     
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  8. becs

    becs Well-Known Member

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    I loved it when we visited.

    I climbed Preikestolen and ate a Kvikk Lunsj on top so I've earned my Norwegian stripes :emoticon-0100-smile
     
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  9. The Norton Cat

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    Love a Kvikk Lunsj. Far superior to a KitKat.
     
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  10. safc-noggieland

    safc-noggieland Well-Known Member

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    I’ve become so Norsk that l prefer kvikk lunsj to kit kat.
    That was my first realisation that my Norwegian genes were coming out.
    Mind the winters can hang around a bit longer than l would like. <laugh>
     
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  11. ISOE II

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    Proud of elder son.

    He got speaking to Speakman at the Bruce Springsteen gig last night and had a crack on about footie and potential targets.

    Speakman thanked him for being "one of the good ones" that didn't give him ****.

    Me lad said he felt sorry for him :-(

    We're all humans after all.

    Should of asked him for Bob's old pass :-D
     
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    <laugh> There can’t be many of those left.
     
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  13. ISOE II

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    :emoticon-0102-bigsm
     
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    Some great posts on here. Well done to all!
     
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  15. Montysoptician

    Montysoptician Well-Known Member

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    I intended to post this a few days ago but held back because some of the posts are so good mine pales into insignificance.

    Whilst on holiday a couple of years ago my 10 year old grandson told me that when they play cricket at school, he is only allowed to field because he isn’t very good at batting or bowling.

    We were in a cottage with a huge lawn with a couple of mature trees on the edge. I took him outside and paced out a small pitch with one of the trees as the wicket and told him to bowl a tennis ball at it. He didn’t have a clue how to deliver the ball, so I taught him about aiming behind his non bowling arm, brushing his ear with a straight bowling arm and finishing with his chest facing the target. Within a couple minutes he was hitting the tree every time he bowled. I then introduced line and length by pinning an envelope to the ground on a length and told him to aim at that and not to bother about hitting the tree, he picked that up pretty quickly and now 3 years later he is bowling for the school team

    The down side is we got him a Kwick Cricket set for Christmas a couple of years ago and because his dad is not sporty, he brings it along to our house every chance he gets and we practise together in the garden. My border plants and grass are getting the hammer but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
     
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    Brilliant post Monty:emoticon-0148-yes:
     
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  17. Oliver's Army

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    Brilliant that Monty, mind you; his school should be giving him a chance at batting and bowling.
     
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  18. Montysoptician

    Montysoptician Well-Known Member

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    I thought that Ollie, but he was pretty bad and to make it worse he's left handed so everything I was teaching him, I had to change it from right to left :emoticon-0102-bigsm
     
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  19. Oliver's Army

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    Same for my ĺad mate. Can I heck find a picture of the fielding positions set for a lefty. They are all for right handers and then just say swap everything over for left handed.
     
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  20. SAFC2403

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    get him into a local cricket club. Plenty have proper coaching and by the sounds of it could be a bowler in waiting!!

    I have 2 girls. Eldest is 12 and has started secondary school this year and it hasn’t been an easy ride as she’s been bullied a bit but yesterday she received a nomination for an award at the end of year awards. Pretty proud that despite starting “big” school and being bullied she’s still doing well academically.

    youngest is 8 and last year started girls cricket coaching and loves it that much she’s going to be playing her first softball game soon. I’ve played since I was 10(now 44) so to hear her declaring she wants to be a cricketer like me has put a big smile on my face.

    oh and forgot my mrs has just a job as a teaching assistant as well. Good week so far for us!!
     
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