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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Machupicchu14 » 10 Oct 2017, 20:47

Darrell71 wrote:However I knew from a very young age that Santa isn't real, and I got into a huge fight with my friends when I told them this. :lol:

Something like that happened to my father when he was small, but his answer was so funny. Like his friend told him the wise men did not exist, our parents were the ones who gave us presents (in Spain the three wise men bring presents, not Santa), and because he was watching the parade he answered, no our parents can't be the wise men because I'm with them right now, and I'm actually seeing the wise men in the parade... :lol: :lol:

I got a shock when I discovered that Santa did not exist :(
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Courtenay » 10 Oct 2017, 21:03

Machupicchu14 wrote:Something like that happened to my father when he was small, but his answer was so funny. Like his friend told him the wise men did not exist, our parents were the ones who gave us presents (in Spain the three wise men bring presents, not Santa), and because he was watching the parade he answered, no our parents can't be the wise men because I'm with them right now, and I'm actually seeing the wise men in the parade... :lol: :lol:


Ah, that's so funny! :lol: :D Good to see you again, María Esther. Hope all's well.
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Moonraker » 11 Oct 2017, 12:09

Let's hope not too many young children read these forums. :|

Thankfully, the less cynical amongst us can track Santa every Christmas Eve.

Next, some of you will be saying God doesn't exist...
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Rob Houghton » 11 Oct 2017, 12:14

Weirdly, I actually think Father Christmas becomes more fun when we discover h's not real! Much more exciting to pretend he's going to visit than to really think its true! As a child I was scared of him breaking into the house, lol!! :lol: :lol:
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Stephen » 11 Oct 2017, 16:07

Briefly when I'd have been six around 1979, I remember I kept getting mixed up with the Bee Gees and Boney M - even though with hindsight they're not really anything alike at all! It's probably because one had men singing in high voices while the other had women singing in low voices. So it all seemed to be like some large, interchangeable, weird Disco supergroup with lots of grating vocals!
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Courtenay » 11 Oct 2017, 16:57

Rob Houghton wrote:Weirdly, I actually think Father Christmas becomes more fun when we discover h's not real! Much more exciting to pretend he's going to visit than to really think its true! As a child I was scared of him breaking into the house, lol!! :lol: :lol:


:lol: As I think I said, I twigged at a young enough age that I'm not even sure how old I was — but even if I hadn't, the dead giveaway in our family at least was that "Santa's" handwriting on the gift tags was suspiciously identical to Mum's. :wink:

That said, even knowing it was all just pretend didn't spoil Christmas for me a bit — I still loved stories of Santa and his elves and reindeer and so on without having to seriously believe they were real, just as I loved Enid Blyton stories even though I knew the Faraway Tree wasn't real either. (Oops, hang on... I didn't leave anyone shattered just then, did I?? :oops: :mrgreen: :wink: )
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Darrell71 » 11 Oct 2017, 17:16

Courtenay wrote: :lol: As I think I said, I twigged at a young enough age that I'm not even sure how old I was


I don't think I've ever been as amused by a verb as I am by your use of twigging. :lol: I simply don't have enough British/Australian friends I suppose.
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Rob Houghton » 11 Oct 2017, 17:45

Hope you've 'twigged' what it means now! ;-)
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Eddie Muir » 11 Oct 2017, 23:11

For the first nine years of my life, I lived in Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire and I really thought that Stourport was the centre of the universe and the most famous place in the world - at least I did until I was about seven years old.
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Rob Houghton » 11 Oct 2017, 23:37

Its a lovely place, so I don't blame you! :-D
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I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Eddie Muir » 12 Oct 2017, 07:55

I agree, Rob. I love Stourport and visit the town as often as I can. :D
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Hayleymoomin » 13 Oct 2017, 11:57

Spent many a happy day in stourpourt:-) im in Worcester so it's just up the road
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Darrell71 » 13 Oct 2017, 14:30

Rob Houghton wrote:Hope you've 'twigged' what it means now! ;-)


I certainly have :D
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Stephen » 13 Oct 2017, 14:44

Eddie Muir wrote:For the first nine years of my life, I lived in Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire and I really thought that Stourport was the centre of the universe and the most famous place in the world - at least I did until I was about seven years old.


This reminds me of an incident when I was probably about that age. I grew up on the outskirts of a fair sized village called Burnham (of Burnham Beeches fame). But when I saw 'Racing From Birmingham' advertised, I assumed there had to be a racecourse nearby and thought it was great that my village was on television. I think I was more surprised to eventually learn that Burnham and Birmingham are completely different places!
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Re: Daft things you believed as a child

Postby Rob Houghton » 13 Oct 2017, 14:57

well, I never heard of a racecourse in Birmingham! :? there's one in Warwick and Worcester. Unless it was dog racing...?
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