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We can Tweet!

The Family_Furie site gets the ability to issue Tweets! Hurrah and all that!

This may be the beginning of the end you know?

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Plasticine Review

Hot on the heels of James May, we're here to see if Plasticine still has a place in the world of today's kids.

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James May's Toy Stories

Who is James May? Well, he made his face known as one of the new presenters on the new format Top Gear - not a bad place to show you're cool with this millennium's light entertainment crowd. Other than that though, James May is just "a nice bloke". He's more than that though, he's a nice bloke with some good ideas of how things should be.

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Disney/Pixar's "Up"

While I'm not one to automatically think that anything Pixar produces has to be immediately fantastic - I do always look forward to the latest from this Disney hot-house of talent. Even their worst films tend to put everything all the other film manufacturers are doing to shame.

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Drayton Manor Park - Halloween/Fireworks Spectacular! 31st October 2009

The theme park season may be over now, but it went out with a bang - certainly at Drayton Manor Park.

For many years now, Drayton Manor has claimed the title as one of the best family days out in the country. The introduction of Thomas Land in 2008 certainly secured this. If you have youngsters, the park still remains an excellent (if wearing) day out.

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Going, going, go go gone!

Go Go Pets Hamster Shortage!

Have you managed to grab one of these pesky little critters yet? Neither have thousands of others as this years hit toy runs into short supply.

You can always tell there's a problem when a £10 self-propelled rodent is going for over £35 on e-bay! Just like every new band seems to be "the next Beetles", each year we are subjected to "the next Tellytubbies toy shortage".

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Have you given up on Christmas this year?

It's all far too much expense, and I'm tired of it already.
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I love it, I love the expense, the joy it brings and the whole experience.
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Just the same as always really
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Total votes: 2
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About Us

So? Who are "The Family_Furie"? Well, the tale starts many years ago with... A Hamster.

Named after a character in a book (a cookie to anyone who can tell me which), my favourite hamster of all time was called "Furie". It seemed such an inappropriate name for a little ball of fluff.

After he died, and my online presence increased (with the dawning of the era of the Internet), I took on the pseudonym "Furie" for myself. When I developed a family, I protected them (in the era of "OMG everyone on the internet is a paedophile") by giving them their own pseudonym.

Over the year, in the small online communities I've frequented, it's become something of a standard that this is what I call the family. We consist of myself, Furie; my wife Madame_Furie; eldest son Minor_Furie and youngest son Maxi-Minor_Furie.

The punctuation devices are vital. It's always-a-hyphen-before-the-last-bit-of-description-then-an-underscore_furie. I have no idea why, but it's important.

Over the years, I've posted online about pretty much all of our trips, purchases, endeavours, etc. This site is essentially the final product of that. All of the experience that has been scattered on gaming/roller coaster/money saving sites is now contained in a single handy place.

The idea is that we will give an honest (if opinionated) idea of what you should expect from something, if you have a family. We hope that you will find something of use on here, somethnig that encourages you go out and try something new, or to avoid what may seem to be your idea of a complete nightmare. All the members of Family_Furie will add to this site in their own way - so hopefully you'll get a well rounded, well reasoned set of opinions.

Thanks for reading,



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