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... I was looking for a gold star, but I found this instead:

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Posted at 24th Apr 2008 - 04:00PM   Posted by Preseli Mags   For Milla... Comments: 19

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Milla's Avatar OH YESSY!!! Am finally speechless, open-mouthed (not a good look) and really rather excitable! Thank you dear PM! And there I was thinking you were making yumtastic carrot cakes!

Posted by: Milla on 24th Apr 2008 at 04:14PM

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Pondside's Avatar well done Milla! Do you get to wear a special cardigan or jacket (at my school - 150 years ago - the head girl and boy wore special cardigans and all the prefects wore white gloves. I have no idea why we wore the gloves.)
Milla, are you up for the extra responsibility of being an example of fine deportment, elocution and lady like behaviour? I'm sure that you'll do this with style!

Posted by: Pondside on 24th Apr 2008 at 04:17PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Congratualtions Milla . . . Oh yes white gloves it is - 150 years old and rather itchy . . . here you are Milla . . .want me to pin the badge on for you . . .Twisted Evil Yuk its all sticky . . . Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Apr 2008 at 04:22PM

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Milla's Avatar Well, I do worry about it Pondside. Back when I was a gal, there was such a thing handed out (and goodness how badly we all wanted one, pitiful) as a Red Girdle. I kid you not. It was in truth a long piece of red softish webbing, and it was tied round your waist in a special way and the tail hung down the back of your skirt and it meant that you were just gorgeous. We were all desperate to get our red girdles. Well, I was. It actually referred to your deportment and only one or two a term were handed out. I was well in the running according to the sour evil form teacher from hell who liked a cruel tease and whom we called Doughboy (she was very sneery about my best friend being "so ... so ..." - cast around for correct word, she being but an English teacher "- so short." Doughboy was yet to make 5 foot). I didn't get one that promised term under Doughboy's care but I did the next term, and have never known pride like it. Readers, I sizzled with pride. I peaked at 11. In the senior part of the school we had to trade these in and supposedly re-earn a green belt (being less ridiculous) but by then no one could give a toss and I never got one.

Posted by: Milla on 24th Apr 2008 at 04:33PM

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Elizabethd's Avatar Maybe we could all knit you a purple one?

Posted by: Elizabethd on 24th Apr 2008 at 04:38PM

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SallysChateau's Avatar Well, er, congratulations and sooooooo well deserved I'm sure. I always wanted one of those and have been held back ever since for not getting one. So of course I'm happy for youRolling Eyes and not ever ever so slightly Mr. Green stomp stomp stomp

Posted by: SallysChateau on 24th Apr 2008 at 04:52PM

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Pondside's Avatar Wonderful idea!
Milla, I love the idea of peaking at 11!!! When Son and Heir was not doing so well in Grade 9, my sister reminded me that we didn't want him to 'peak too early' - wise words! He peaked in university, thank heavens!

Posted by: Pondside on 24th Apr 2008 at 04:54PM

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Suffolkmum's Avatar Oh, the envy ....

Posted by: Suffolkmum on 24th Apr 2008 at 05:11PM

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Kat's Avatar Yes, let's knit a purple one! I have only this morning purchased skads of purple yarn! I have my DPNs poised...

Posted by: Kat on 24th Apr 2008 at 05:25PM

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Milla's Avatar DPNs???? the mind boggles. Or, as I typed first, the midn boggles, which perhaps represents a mind in full bogglement.

Posted by: Milla on 24th Apr 2008 at 06:09PM

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Kat's Avatar Double pointed needles, so we can knit all the faster! drop stitches all the easier! curse all the louder! DPNs - I love 'em!

Posted by: Kat on 24th Apr 2008 at 06:28PM

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Bet Lolly eats it..........

Posted by: @themill on 24th Apr 2008 at 07:50PM

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Milla's Avatar It's still good. Went away, made weird meal with aduki beans and came back and the badge is still good. Even if I can't tease myself, a la sleeping beauty with that sharp sharp pin. And DPNS, well, well, well, that's today's lesson. I learned something yesterday which I was pleased to learn, and remarked on as such, and have since forgotten.

Posted by: Milla on 24th Apr 2008 at 08:00PM

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Kat's Avatar v good!

Posted by: Kat on 24th Apr 2008 at 08:02PM

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Faith's Avatar At my school we didnt wear ties - except the head girl who wore a red one.

And the boys from the nearby school who used to run up and knock our boaters off would never have let you walk by with a badge on saying that without making a rude comment Milla!Wink

Posted by: Faith on 24th Apr 2008 at 08:29PM

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Grouse's Avatar Now I have badge-envy................

Posted by: Grouse on 24th Apr 2008 at 08:54PM

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I'm envious too. I used to have one of those...when I was 11 or 12...

Grrr
Seriously-always said you were a bright spark-well deserved.
xx

Posted by: Country Craft Angel on 24th Apr 2008 at 09:52PM

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Camilla's Avatar Congratulations Milla, a well deserved Head Girl Badge indeed.

Camilla.xxx

Posted by: Camilla on 24th Apr 2008 at 11:54PM

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Frances's Avatar Oh Milla, big congratulations from across the pond.
My school days had no such awards, but all those books that I stuck my head in surely acquainted me with such honors.

Well done! You may have to give up that lite, if these heavy honors continue. Please do not give up your unique voice, dear Milla.

xo

Posted by: Frances on 25th Apr 2008 at 01:13AM

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