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Baroness Thomas, winding up for the Liberal Democrats in the debate on “The role of women in the global economic crisis”, has some suggestions for how to survive the oncoming recession.
Baroness Thomas of Walliswood: On a more cheerful note—I do not want to be too Pollyanna-ish but it is important not to be too dismal either—perhaps we can all learn again the many pleasures that can be enjoyed for free, such as a walk in the park with a dog, a ball to play with, or friends to talk to while the children play. What about a bus ride to somewhere a little further away from home to fly a home-made kite? What about a bike ride, a free concert in a park, a picnic on the green or in the garden, or a visit to a famous museum? What about taking pre-school children to children’s centres for the under-fives? I am told, on personal recommendation, that they are absolutely excellent in both London and Surrey, and no doubt that is true in other places as well.

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carsmilesteve
Mar. 13th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
with tuppence for paper and string
you can have you own set of wings
with your feet on the ground
you're a bird in flight
with your fist holding tight
to the string of your kite

mary poppins does also feature a run on a bank, interesting child protection issues and waiters that are penguins, just like 21st century london (apart from the penguins...)

Edited at 2009-03-13 11:00 am (UTC)
nja
Mar. 13th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
A bus ride? A charabanc ride, surely.
uitlander
Mar. 13th, 2009 11:44 am (UTC)
Isn't it nice to know that as long as you live in the south the recession will simply re-introduce you to the simpler pleasures in life.

I assume home repossession, debt collectors and increasing crime will be reserved for those foolish enough to live in the north, wear flat caps and speak with a regional accent.
chiller
Mar. 13th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
Great. Now I have to buy a dog, a ball, a child, and some friends.
ultra_lilac
Mar. 13th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Will there be lashings and lashings of ginger beer?
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