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to wonder why I know nothing about a trip to Paris which my child is supposed to be going on next week?

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ZombiesAtYourCervix Tue 11-Oct-11 16:26:27

Just opened an email from school
apparently my child is going on an art trip to Paris next week.
I know nothing about this
I have paid no money (I think - although I tend not to know about money)
Nobody has mentioned it to me (I think - I might not have been listening)

So. Do we think she is going? Do we think this is one of the many things that someone forgot to tell me? Do we think I am expected to stump up £4000 or whatever 3 days in Paris is going to cost (according to school)?

It is a mystery.

ScaredBear Tue 11-Oct-11 16:27:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Groovee Tue 11-Oct-11 16:28:03

I'd be phoning the school to ask for further info.

KittyFane Tue 11-Oct-11 16:28:09

What does DD say about it? I take it she's at senior school?

worraliberty Tue 11-Oct-11 16:28:30

No idea but you do sound rather disorganised.

mrskeithlemon Tue 11-Oct-11 16:29:39

you tend not to know about money?

Oh to have that kind of worry free life...

Salmotrutta Tue 11-Oct-11 16:30:14

Good grief!
They'd surely have been chasing you for money by now for a trip next week?? confused

MumblingAndBloodyRagDoll Tue 11-Oct-11 16:31:06

I had a mystery email about a day trip next month....but a trip to Paris! Has your DC not told you on purpose?

KittyFane Tue 11-Oct-11 16:31:33

I'm now wondering why you're asking MN and not your DD ... Oh, and the school !?!

cjbartlett Tue 11-Oct-11 16:31:51

go through your cheque book or bank statement?
ask dd?

ZombiesAtYourCervix Tue 11-Oct-11 16:32:02

according to the email it is a GCSE art trip. She is indeed doing GCS art. And is at Art club right now. Will quiz her when she gets in.

I' very confused as had I known about it, it wouldn't have been a problem. I could have sold a kidney worked a bit extra to cover it. But next week??????? shock

MrsPresley Tue 11-Oct-11 16:32:36

4000 pounds for 3 days in Paris shock

Salmotrutta Tue 11-Oct-11 16:32:55

Is your child independantly wealthy and able to have paid for this without you knowing?

ZombiesAtYourCervix Tue 11-Oct-11 16:33:28

After my last financial cock-up (rather too many holiday flights booked) I've been more careful so am fairly sure I haven't paid such a vast sum.

It's weird. She would have wanted to go I'm sure.

ImperialBlether Tue 11-Oct-11 16:33:58

Ohh wouldn't it be lovely to have an independently wealthy child!

ZombiesAtYourCervix Tue 11-Oct-11 16:34:14

Mrs P - maybe not £4000 but possibly. School trips are all massivly expensive.

cookcleanerchaufferetc Tue 11-Oct-11 16:34:15

The OP surely means £400 - not £4000?

Salmotrutta Tue 11-Oct-11 16:34:44

Surely not really £4000? Maybe £400?
But normally they ask for installement don't they??

ZombiesAtYourCervix Tue 11-Oct-11 16:34:44

maybe she sold a kidney? i'm sure i would have noticed that too.

Salmotrutta Tue 11-Oct-11 16:35:15

X-post! grin

Salmotrutta Tue 11-Oct-11 16:36:59

Oh, I'm laughing now - sorry! blush

ZombiesAtYourCervix Tue 11-Oct-11 16:37:15

now hoping she isn't going to saunter in and announce that she is going.

i'd need major wine and preparation to let my PFB loose in gay paree.

Salmotrutta Tue 11-Oct-11 16:37:31

Maybe she has been taking in ironing?

KittyFane Tue 11-Oct-11 16:37:39

I take it it's not really £4000?!
Also, are you sure it's not October 2012? These things take years months to arrange...
Or is she at a fee paying school and it's a paid paid for ( by school) trip?

ZombiesAtYourCervix Tue 11-Oct-11 16:38:03

god can you imagin 15 year old girls loose in paris <<panic panic>>

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