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Wow, what an awesome day!

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thefinerthingsinlife · 05/03/2011 18:17

Finally got to meet some of you, plus my first MWR and the weather was good.

I can't wait for FIL now

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amiheartless · 05/03/2011 19:46

glad you had a good day!
yeah the mam is in LDN today and commented on lurvly weather

back in t'old yorkshire was pissing it down :(

WoTmania · 06/03/2011 10:19

:) it was indeed.

HandDivedScallopsrgreat · 06/03/2011 10:23

It was great wasn't it! DS loved it - he was knackered by the time we got home (like me!!). Thank you to SGM's DD for pushing his pram the whole length of the march! She was an angel!!

NicknameTaken - sorry we didn't get to say good bye (and to the others I missed, Elephants, Lenin etc). Hope you got back to Yorkshire OK!

thefinerthingsinlife · 06/03/2011 10:26

On the way home DD and DCousin fell asleep on the train Grin

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ElephantsAndMiasmas · 06/03/2011 10:44

It was fantastic. I must confess that I fell asleep on the tube home Blush:o

HerBeX · 06/03/2011 13:26

DC's were exhausted when we got home.

DD had a whale of a time Grin

WoTmania · 06/03/2011 17:09

HerBeX - will FB you if that's okay re: feminist group in mudway. Don't know how much I could do as DH works lots and I'm quite involved in LLL (co-lead a group and on helpline) plus I go to homebirth support group.

sethstarkaddersmackerel · 06/03/2011 20:09

It was brilliant.
So great to meet you all, and your amazingly cool children.
I am looking forward to mine being teenagers now after meeting SGM's lovely dd!
My hotel was lovely btw, and I had a great time this morning going to the National Portrait Gallery and Liberty's.

Hope everyone got home safely (are Butterfly and SGM home yet?) and can't wait for the next big event.

Was teaching dd the chants over tea and the baby was listening and ended up sitting in his highchair shouting 'Power! Power!'

BarryShitpeas · 06/03/2011 20:26

I was so pleased to meet so many funny, diverse, brain-meltingly CLEVER women yesterday.

It was a tremendously empowering experience, but also extremely sobering- I'm not sure I know anyone in my circle of close friends who HAVEN'T experienced rape or sexual assault.

Anyway, just being together in an enormous group, being watched by thousands of shoppers, was brilliant.

Is this what they used to call consciousness-raising? Grin

FlamingoBingo · 07/03/2011 07:57

Was fantastic! Great to meet so many of you.

Barry - your DD is amazing - be proud of her and don't tell her to be quiet - noisy women are the ones who get things changed! Grin

WoTmania - I wanted to say hello to you, but didn't get a chance! Grin

I came away feeling inspired and really, really grateful to know a fantastic group of women Smile

BarryShitpeas · 07/03/2011 10:26

Flamingo- if she was older and had more understanding I wouldn't have minded. I just feel that 9 year olds tend to have very knee-jerk reactions to everything, and she would have shouted whatever the crowd were chanting.

Children are deeply conventional, and I can't bear it when parents encourage their children to hold the same opinions as them before they are at an age where they can make and understand the complexities of different arguments.

I don't normally shush her like that, promise. Grin

sethstarkaddersmackerel · 07/03/2011 14:47

I gave dd the MWR badge I got her and she decided she would wear it to school. I asked what she would say if anyone asked what it was about and she said, 'Against feminist violence' Hmm

HerBeX · 07/03/2011 15:02

ROFL I think DS is all in favour of that having experienced DD's more ... um ... vociferous interventions on the march. Grin

FlamingoBingo · 07/03/2011 15:47

Barry - she was lovely Smile Fab to see such confident, happy children! I hope you don't think I'm getting at you - I'm not, just trying to make sure that you know everyone else looking and smiling at her were looking and smiling in admiration, not distate or irritation!

WoTmania · 07/03/2011 16:23

waves back at FlamingoBingo

Barry - your DD was indeed Fab. But I can see what you mean about the kneejerk reaction thing. Still, lets hope that confidence carries on :). No way would I have had the confidence ot be so vocal at that age

aliceliddell · 07/03/2011 16:42

didn't get to meet you due to hideous freezing weather + had to meet dp & dd then go to a birthday party. Groovy day; finally got home at 2am. O god my eyes my eyes, my head my head why oh why??? it seemed like such a good idea at the time. I even "danced" propped up with/by dp. that doesn't look that impressive unless you already knew I use a wheelchair (due to m.s.) Hope to meet you at FIL Nov 12. (promise not to attempt "dancing")
HerBeX & WoTMania - I'll join that feminist group and propose affiliating it to [email protected] if that's OK? Then I will have more opportunities to guilt trip i mean inspire you to hand out leaflets and annoy councillors. We've got a banner and everything now. Surely nothing can defeat us...

sethstarkaddersmackerel · 07/03/2011 20:53

this made me smile - my friend posted this on Facebook (I've taken out the place names):

'Cycling back to -- amongst several of --?s late-night revellers (with my ?End Violence Against Women? placard standing tall in my rucksack), I had one slightly inebriated chap remark to his similarly merry friend, ?Do you know what that says? It says end violence against women!?

Even better, cycling down ---- Road, I passed a group of largely female students. They yelled to ask what my sign said. I opted to remain silent, unsure as to what might come next. Joyfully, no need to worry ? having obviously managed to make it out themselves, there then followed a collective scream of ?We like your sign!!? '

AliceWorld · 07/03/2011 22:16
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