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Lisa O`Brien

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About Lisa O`Brien

  • Birthday 17/11/1967

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    Newry,County Down Northern Ireland
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    Ex Professional Dancer.

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  1. Lisa O`Brien

    New Year

    As for not being on here. Well I pop in now every now and again. But i'm afraid my love affair with most websites/forums seems to be over these days. In fact I'm thoroughly sick of the internet. Have already deleted my Twitter account.
  2. Lisa O`Brien

    New Year

    Ha ha. Many thanks. I have several bottles of NO More Spiders in the kitchen cupboard. It's completely harmless to them, but they don't like the smell of peppermint oil in it. It's quite nice actually. I just always forget to spray it everywhere. Until it's too late and there's a monster upstairs in the hall, stopping me from going to the bathroom.( Like right now).
  3. Lisa O`Brien

    New Year

    Slightly different, but just this morning I was thinking how am I going to cope if my 22 year old son goes to university next September? One of the main reasons i'd miss him is i'd have no-one to kill the monster spiders I get in the house and will have to fend for myself !! He's on his way back from his mates house now to "rescue" me from it. I need to find some sort of a way to cope on my own should he go away. I assume at some point in his life he is going to move out anyway, so I need to start learning to deal with them. But the very best of luck to all DC going away this September, and the best of luck to their parents too.
  4. I wish you and your DD all the very best of luck for the future, Pups_mum.
  5. I am so very sorry to hear this news. My sympathies go out to his family, friends and all who knew him. RIP x
  6. This is a (rather long i'll admit) quote from the small University College in Belfast my son hopes to be attending in September to study Liberal Arts with History. " Education is a creative and inspired activity through which we can fully realise our human attributes and help build a world in which all people come to share and experience their common humanity. If, in practice, education is reduced to preparing individuals to compete in the labour market, it leaves people and communities completely ill-prepared for many of the major components of a well-balanced and fulfilling life, such as relationships, parenthood, vocation, community-building, self-expression and recreation. Education must not only prepare students for the world of work but for life in and for the community". Taken from the prospectus of St. Mary's University College Belfast.
  7. Many congratulations to your son, Harwel. I hope he will have a long and successful career. The very best of luck to you too. You will be missed x
  8. RIP. A great star has left us.
  9. "Feeling" the music and showing facial expression, particularly in Ballet, is much more desireable than a silly grin, trust me !!
  10. Just heard that the comedian Freddie Starr has been found dead in his home. RIP.
  11. I DO remember the parent of one DD on this Forum a few years back who said her daughter was assessed out of WL because she couldn't wear Freeds. The school thought she found pointe work difficult. But she didn't. She was accepted into another Vocational school, was allowed to wear different pointe shoes more suitable to her feet and I *think* went on to become a professional ballet dancer. Don't think i'm going mad, i'm sure I read this on here.
  12. I think sometimes people dislike Ballet because they say they don't understand what is happening on stage. I know some people who feel the same about watching a full length Shakespeare play. I've told some people, as far as Ballet is concerned, that it's not the be all and end all to be able to follow the story or understand Mime. To just enjoy it for the beautiful shapes/patterns of the dancer's bodies, and perhaps accompanied by beautiful costumes and music.
  13. Sorry to hear about your accident, Pups_mum.x
  14. Hello again !! Glad to see you have joined us. Hope after you have received help about your A Level, that you stick around on here. It really is a great website.
  15. Like others, I am so sorry to hear about WL assessing out. Never been in a similar situation, and auditioning for vocational school before the age of 16 was something I never even gave a thought to. But to have got there and then to have to leave; as others have said, especially if no clear reason has been given. Well I just can't imagine how upsetting for you all as a family this must be. Hopefully something more positive is just around the corner.
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