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Nadine Dorries
Birthday boy and the importance of memories...
Posted Sunday, 10 June 2007 at 00:40

Today was the 12th birthday of Sam, my friends little boy, and his birthday was spent at my house.

 

It was the usual gathering of friends and kids. Lots of laughter and noise.

 

Giles, a friend who has just become the new man in the life of another friend, moaned at me for making him put three bags of charcoal on the BBQ, which made it so hot he couldn’t get near it to turn the meat over.

 

Tom took over. I became concerned and asked him, whether he was OK? “Yes" said Tom, "you can trust me, I’m a doctor's son”. Everyone laughed, even though we have all heard Tom cracking the same joke since he was six years old.

 

I looked at everyone laughing and wondered if when Sam was grown up and his own child was having his 12th birthday party, would he remember today?

 

It is so important for families and friends to get together when there are children around. It’s one of the ways they learn the importance of family, it’s the way memories are made and cascade by word of mouth down through the years.

 

Now that people no longer live and work in the place they were born, does it happen less now than it used to? Are family gatherings on the decline?

 

After lunch we took the children for a fun ski. I negotiated a path off pitse which involved a jump over a fair sized mogul and a sharp left turn back onto the piste.

 

I had a race with the kids. As I charged down the slope the story in the Beds on Sunday flashed in front of my eyes ‘MP breaks leg in reckless race with group of 12 year old boys and girls on ski slope on hottest day of year – in Milton Keynes.’

 

I slowed down. Sometimes it’s no fun being an MP.

 

Happy Birthday Sam!

 
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Sunday, 10 June 2007
For a moment there, I thought you were having a day at just being yourself and enjoying life.Who gives a stuff about the BoS. Working as tirelessly as you do and having frenetic work days you are entitled to private time. But mewonders if you were being diplomatic and letting the youngsters win the race (or maybe you never stood a chance of winning anyway!!!)Time is precious (especially at our age!!!)- spend it wisely and be yourself, do what YOU want to do, not what protocol dictates.Thank goodness you didn't break anything, it has saved us a small fortune in flowers and chocs.
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Sunday, 10 June 2007
Blog posted at 00:40, selfish comment by me 07:15. Don't rest for very long do you.I only sent comment in early as I am going out to have fun on my newly acquired JCB. Solution: Lady bring Blackberry to me. I dig very deep hole with JCB and bury Blackberry.Selfish Dave cannot disturd Lady. Lady can then get plenty rest.
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Sunday, 10 June 2007
No, your wrong. If it was the BoS headline would have been 'MP puts children's lives in danger by making them ski too fast' or something similar.
 
 
John said:
Responded: Sunday, 10 June 2007
Dave, I think you can dig very deep hole yourself without the aid of a JCB! Although your comment is well meant.What do you mean by 'no chance of winning'? This Lady is fear less. She could put us all to shame. Sent, assuming Blackberry not in deep hole and Lady has had plenty rest!
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Sunday, 10 June 2007
Where the heck is BOS getting its photos From? The one's published for the past couple of weeks do you no justice whatsoever!
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Sunday, 10 June 2007
Damm the BOS comic,you should only start to worry if the News of the World took an interest.You go and enjoy being yourself like any other person would. That's what those places are for.
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Sunday, 10 June 2007
More like " Female MP in downward slide fails to win against younger males and ends up legless and broken"
 
 
Alison Ampthill said:
Responded: Sunday, 10 June 2007
You obviously don't know our Nadine anon. She takes them all on, and wins.
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Sunday, 10 June 2007
Well, that was the best day's fun I've had for ages. Anyone need a hole dug? Hope you had as much fun on the ski slope Nadine as I had on the JCB.John (or should it now be Mr. John (Archbishop Cranmer))everone digs a hole for themselves occasionally! Lady is fearless, no doubt about it.Respect! I would be thinking about whether or not I was going to make it down to the bottom, not BoS! Hope you've rested well today Nadine!
 
 
Mr. John said:
Responded: Sunday, 10 June 2007
Mr. John will do nicely Dave. As we are both agreed the Lady is fearless lets make it more interesting! If Nadine does a daring deed such as a Bungee Jump or wing walk or skydive, I will donate £200 towards her Goody Bags? Up for the challenge?
 
 
Lynn said:
Responded: Sunday, 10 June 2007
I'd like to say Happy Birthday Sam! Love from your mum xxx
 
 
Dave said:
Responded: Monday, 11 June 2007
I think I'm going to call you Mr. Tightwad from now on John.An ord. like me wouldn't do any of those stunts for 100 times that amount so you have no chance with a precious cargo as Nadine. You know this lady has nerves of steel, a heart of gold and the constitution of an ox (well,after the sound of THAT BBQ) but I for one wouldn't want to see them spattered on the ground! I'd rather pay her NOT to do anything so daft.
 
 
Paul said:
Responded: Monday, 11 June 2007
Well, Mr. John, I reckon you should sponsor Nadine for a day at a 'health farm' ( I was initially going to suggest beauty salon- but it would be a waste of money as no one could improve on angel Nadine!)My wife constantly reminds me of the torture she goes through to make herself more beautiful for me (tactfully-no comment).
 
 
said:
Responded: Sunday, 16 September 2007
Control of information is hugely powerful. In the US, the threat is that companies control what I can access for commercial reasons. (In China, control is by the government for political reasons.) There is a very strong short-term incentive for a company to grab control of TV distribution over the Internet even though it is against the long-term interests of the industry.
 
 
said:
Responded: Sunday, 16 September 2007
Word of Mouth is how people find my 300 classic entertainment variety videos- Youtube/ Google should pay more attention to producer's who present quality entertainment and help to promote their channel or someday they may well find a better place to showcase their productions- Just a thought.. joelsamuelpresents
 
 
said:
Responded: Monday, 17 September 2007
How about addressing the mess of STREAMS. And why don't some channels show up, like mine!?
 
 
said:
Responded: Monday, 17 September 2007
Words can't express your significance. Thank you.
 
 
said:
Responded: Friday, 21 September 2007
Because of your work, so many people can work together, so many people have discover each other than you open a new world of communication between people.
 
 
said:
Responded: Sunday, 23 September 2007
Thank you for creating a blog. I hope you will take frequent moments to let us in the wide world know what you're doing with your time now that you've become famous -- and I hope you became richer, too!
 
 
 
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