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Rather random indeed. From a quick glance through they seem to have been in London, Nottingham, Leeds and York, which is quite a tour. They went to Leeds Armoury which I was dragged around last year (my husband and kids are mad on arms and armour).

Just had a horrifying thought - I work at an English country house which is open to the public - I never guessed that we might be hosting fundies on tour! Need to keep my eyes peeled.

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Looks like they may have gone to Hay-on-Wye, too. Ugh, I'd almost kill to go there. :doh:

Where's Doug (Phillips is a tool) in all these pics, was it just Be All and the girls on this trip?

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It seems like it's just Beall with Liberty, Jubilee and Faith. So that means that her headship lets her go off on her own with the girls? Minus Virginia of course. I doubt Doug was looking after the younger children himself. Probably Carmen and Lourdes Torres. Did someone say fundie-royalty? :whistle:

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It seems like it's just Beall with Liberty, Jubilee and Faith. So that means that her headship lets her go off on her own with the girls? Minus Virginia of course. I doubt Doug was looking after the younger children himself. Probably Carmen and Lourdes Torres. Did someone say fundie-royalty? :whistle:

That was my thought - well, not the Torres women specifically, but you know Doug Phillips is a tool doesn't do childcare.

I still say Beall has had work done. Don't know if these photos are before or after the family portrait in the '13 catalog, not sure if she'd had it done before the UK, but I say she's had work done, it's more than just losing weight and spiffin' up the ole hairdo.

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I am really surprised that he let his wimmin' go all alone. I can't think of any other VF (royality) father that would do that.

In the older Morton blogpost it is for example said that Paul (or Andrew, not sure) escorted Ma Morton and her 4 daughters to a walk downtown and a lunch in a restaurant.

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That plane picture is ridiculous. Who wears a hat on a plane? Who wears that much jewellery? I used to fly a lot and I own a lot of pearls, and you couldn't pay me to wear an 18" strand on a plane (well, I'm guessing Be All's is 20, but her neck's a bit bigger than mine). Just... irritating.

Do these people get dressed up to cram themselves into tiny seats and eat a few stale biscuits? Christ that's sad.

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Well, I thought the same thing.

They sure don't travel light, do they?

And that monstrosity BeAll has clinging to her shoulder?

Rick Steeves, ladies.

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That plane picture is ridiculous. Who wears a hat on a plane? Who wears that much jewellery? I used to fly a lot and I own a lot of pearls, and you couldn't pay me to wear an 18" strand on a plane (well, I'm guessing Be All's is 20, but her neck's a bit bigger than mine). Just... irritating.

Do these people get dressed up to cram themselves into tiny seats and eat a few stale biscuits? Christ that's sad.

They probably flew first class and dressed the part. They do like to dress up, after all.

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That plane picture is ridiculous. Who wears a hat on a plane? Who wears that much jewellery? I used to fly a lot and I own a lot of pearls, and you couldn't pay me to wear an 18" strand on a plane (well, I'm guessing Be All's is 20, but her neck's a bit bigger than mine). Just... irritating.

Do these people get dressed up to cram themselves into tiny seats and eat a few stale biscuits? Christ that's sad.

This was my first thought as well. I fly quite often (these days mostly between Australia and Singapore/HKG/YYZ) and it is jeans and a hoodie for me. I cannot imagine being crammed into an airplane seat for that long wearing those clothes. So uncomfortable.

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https://picasaweb.google.com/1171611668 ... 4855028418

If this is first class, standards have really dropped!

Oh, to have been there at checkin... I imagine the overdressed family were staring at the business/ff checkin and willing the counter staff to recognise and invite them over for an upgrade. I wonder what Dougie flies... internationally at least. I'm betting he's not in economy.

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This was my first thought as well. I fly quite often (these days mostly between Australia and Singapore/HKG/YYZ) and it is jeans and a hoodie for me. I cannot imagine being crammed into an airplane seat for that long wearing those clothes. So uncomfortable.

Birks and really loose stretchy pants for me. I'm a wriggler and it's impossible to wriggle about in your seat when there's a waistband in play :lol:. Oh, and shoes... ugh. Given their ridiculous outfits I imagine they were all wearing stockings and formal shoes for the flight.

Just thinking about it makes me feel itchy and irritable.

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They were in Leeds? I hope they were there on a Saturday night...they would have been so defrauded lol.

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I have a hard time believing that was first class.

These folks have flown overseas before, correct? Did they think they'd land looking as fresh as when they boarded? When I went to Italy I had no preconceived notions of looking pretty when I got off that plane. It seems so pointless to dress up like that to sit and sleep for 8+ hours. Whoever it was on the other thread who said VF dress like they have household staff was dead-on.

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I have a hard time believing that was first class.

These folks have flown overseas before, correct? Did they think they'd land looking as fresh as when they boarded? When I went to Italy I had no preconceived notions of looking pretty when I got off that plane. It seems so pointless to dress up like that to sit and sleep for 8+ hours. Whoever it was on the other thread who said VF dress like they have household staff was dead-on.

Lol, that was me. I'm just so tickled by the behaviour of these people! It's like they're trying so desperately to be seen as the modern day landed gentry that they don't understand just how tacky they actually are. I love it so much.

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Do these people get dressed up to cram themselves into tiny seats and eat a few stale biscuits? Christ that's sad.

They actually did--and during my (admittedly long) lifetime. Until about the late '60s, people used to get all spiffed up to travel by train or plane.

Or to go to the doctor. Or to go shopping downtown. Or to visit someone in the hospital. Or to go to the "nice" movie theater. They even had occasional "dress-up" days at my high school--where the dress code required us to wear skirts or dresses already.

When the dress code was liberalized my senior year and I could wear jeans to school, it was like getting out of jail.

But I digress.

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They actually did--and during my (admittedly long) lifetime. Until about the late '60s, people used to get all spiffed up to travel by train or plane.

Or to go to the doctor. Or to go shopping downtown. Or to visit someone in the hospital. Or to go to the "nice" movie theater. They even had occasional "dress-up" days at my high school--where the dress code required us to wear skirts or dresses already.

When the dress code was liberalized my senior year and I could wear jeans to school, it was like getting out of jail.

But I digress.

And people actually idealise the '50s... The thought of getting dressed up to fly is just beyond horrific. Actually, thought of getting dressed up to go anywhere that isn't the theatre, church, opera or a funeral is beyond horrific. Long live the elastic waistband and grubby sandals.

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They actually did--and during my (admittedly long) lifetime. Until about the late '60s, people used to get all spiffed up to travel by train or plane.

Or to go to the doctor. Or to go shopping downtown. Or to visit someone in the hospital. Or to go to the "nice" movie theater. They even had occasional "dress-up" days at my high school--where the dress code required us to wear skirts or dresses already.

When the dress code was liberalized my senior year and I could wear jeans to school, it was like getting out of jail.

But I digress.

My grandmother wore a hat and little white gloves to shop downtown. This was in the early to mid sixties; we were living with my grandparents while my dad attended some Navy training school somewhere. I was around four or five. If I was lucky enough to go shopping with her, she dressed me up, too. Little dress coat, white gloves. No hat, though. Thankfully. :lol:

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https://picasaweb.google.com/117161166814363330197/England#5789292474855028418

If this is first class, standards have really dropped!

Oh, to have been there at checkin... I imagine the overdressed family were staring at the business/ff checkin and willing the counter staff to recognise and invite them over for an upgrade. I wonder what Dougie flies... internationally at least. I'm betting he's not in economy.

There is no way that is first class unless they were on Pineapple Airways.

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Where does it say that they are in 1st class?

I honestly don't think they look all that "dressed-up", a lot of women here wear cardigans, skirts, dresses, blazers etc. especially for work and the hat is the same style as I wear in winter (although I do take it of inside!), I was just never a big knit-cap fan and it gets cold here, so you need to cover your head with something!

I'm most definitely not a fan of the Phillips', but judging from those pictures I think they dress rather attractively compared to most fundies, but then again that doesn't take much :D

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England looks so boring from their perspective. I do often wonder why tourists want to come here. Seriously, they took a picture of 'A sword similar to that which Lord Cardigan would have worn during the Charge of the Light Brigade'. Really? How is that the memory that you want to take home with you? "I saw something similar to a historical prop!" After that there are pictures of gates, pictures of fields, and a small town high street. Cripes, we're dull!

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It's another Phillips' Phantasy.

I began traveling trans Atlantic when we carried on train cases wearing our Sunday best. It is infinitely easier and better safety-wise to travel with what you need in a single carry-on. Leave the jewelry, fashion hats and single purpose outfits home.

These girls are playing house.

I bet, if any one of those Phillips' spawn marry we will be seeing a play-by-play of

"The Grand Tour". Because that is the way it is supposed to be done. Doncha' know?

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