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by Vièr Bliu
Mon May 13, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Geraint !
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Happy Birthday Geraint !

Mèrcie bein des fais! Thanks a lot!

The sun's shining, I'm not feeling my age (though I look it), and I've been looking at some advance ideas for this Summer's cycling holiday :-)
by Vièr Bliu
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 7954

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

CHDad wrote:I will try and get a decent photo!
Thanks.

And to compare, here's the 1930 parade from Pathé: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/blue- ... city-again
by Vièr Bliu
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 7954

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

A request: the Wikipedia article on CH would benefit from a St M's day photo - would some kind spectator be willing to take some photos and make them available under a suitably free licence? ...so that a quality photo (or photos) could be incorporated into the Wikipedia article (and frankly any dece...
by Vièr Bliu
Sun May 13, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birhday Geraint
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Happy Birhday Geraint

Lovely long lazy sunny Sunday... with lovely long iced drinks to hand. If one can't be self-indulgent on one's birthday, when can one?

Thanks for the wishes!
by Vièr Bliu
Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: The Water Tower
Replies: 15
Views: 2519

Re: The Water Tower

A sinister super-villain stroking a cat, and a small army of expendable henchmen?
by Vièr Bliu
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ROBERT MACK - THE BLUE
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: ROBERT MACK - THE BLUE

If so, that would be Patois Patois simply means "(local) language". The etymology is obscure, but one theory derives it from patria . It's used in countries where French is an official language to condescend to or denigrate indigenous languages. Speakers of indigenous languages themselves,though, m...
by Vièr Bliu
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ROBERT MACK - THE BLUE
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: ROBERT MACK - THE BLUE

Scan sent.

In case anyone else has queries of a similar nature, I can consult my overstuffed bookshelves which carry an almost complete run of The Blue 1978-1999.
by Vièr Bliu
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: ROBERT MACK - THE BLUE
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: ROBERT MACK - THE BLUE

R Mack obituary in The Blue Michaelmas Term 1995 p73
by Vièr Bliu
Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: St Matthew's Day
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: St Matthew's Day

If anyone has a photo or two (or more) of this year's event that they'd care to contribute under an appropriate free licence, the Wikipedia articles are in need of images. Article in English language Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ%27s_Hospital Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wi...
by Vièr Bliu
Fri May 13, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday, Vièr Bliu.
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Happy Birthday, Vièr Bliu.

Many thanks :D It's been a hectic week of police work, politics, A-level orals, and promoting my new book. Whew! Having polished off some magazine work this morning, I am just getting ready for a relaxing afternoon in the sun with a good book. And looking forward to a weekend of pétanque against ou...
by Vièr Bliu
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Leaving Hymn
Replies: 23
Views: 3591

Re: The Leaving Hymn

The hymn tune we're familiar with is an arrangement of a plainchant called Christe Redemptor (that may be what the hymn tune is called). Even if you can't find a recording of the hymn, the plainchant is available, e.g. here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hymn-Christe-Redemptor-Omnium/dp/B004QMP7RO/ref=sr_...
by Vièr Bliu
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues on You Tube...
Replies: 34
Views: 5532

Re: Old Blues on You Tube...

See if you can find me (not difficult!) among the videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/officedujer ... ature=mhw4
by Vièr Bliu
Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Plates
Replies: 25
Views: 3503

Re: Plates

Angela Woodford wrote: what was this RAF Foundationers badge, that it should show "naughty bits"?
Pic and story here: http://www.617aircrew.co.uk/recentactivities.htm
by Vièr Bliu
Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Plates
Replies: 25
Views: 3503

Re: Plates

C. There are a number of livery companies which have rights of presentation, some (but not all) of which have a plate to be worn by their presentees, including Ironmongers' Company, I remember the Ironmongers' plate suddenly appearing (a quick flick through along the bookshelves locates the report ...
by Vièr Bliu
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Chaz
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Happy Birthday Chaz

CHAZ wrote: had a steamer of a curry!
Hopefully without many returns :wink: