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by Fjgrogan
Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Apologies for my absence........
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Apologies for my absence........

............... and while I was typing the above my Skype went online with no assistance from me! I don't want to lose that - it my major link to my Finnish grandchildren.
by Fjgrogan
Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Apologies for my absence........
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Apologies for my absence........

I have just been attempting to use Ancestry, which has recently been tarted up and dumbed down. It looks prettier and adds lots of exciting tit-bits about background information like Irish Land Tax etc, but is virtually impossible to use for serious research any more. It insists that my 2xgreat gran...
by Fjgrogan
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Apologies for my absence........
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Apologies for my absence........

I too have found mine more than usually temperamental in the last few days, so perhaps it is something local to this area. I usually just assume that I am doing something stupid. Recently there have been various problems with mine because apparently various things which I use (Ancestry, BT) no longe...
by Fjgrogan
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Does this bring back memories?
Replies: 28
Views: 1751

Re: Does this bring back memories?

Yes - I too still have and use my school shoe cleaning brushes. And I love the thought of a 6-year-old boy learning to darn socks - must try that one on my grandson. I dearly wish that the overload of clutter was confined to just the loft, but it is actually taking over the house and garden. Somewhe...
by Fjgrogan
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Does this bring back memories?
Replies: 28
Views: 1751

Re: Does this bring back memories?

I am definitely tight in terms of not throwing stuff away - I have too many clothes, shoes etc, but many of them are dozens of years old and still usable, because I buy boring classics which will go with anything and not go out of fashion. I cannot go out of fashion, because I have never been in it!...
by Fjgrogan
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Does this bring back memories?
Replies: 28
Views: 1751

Re: Does this bring back memories?

I am sure that anyone who has ever been a civil servant will remember that even the loo was paper was stamped 'Government Property' - presumably to deter us from stealing it?!
by Fjgrogan
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Where have all the ladies gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 1956

Re: Where have all the ladies gone?

Luddites of the world unite - we have nothing to lose but our confusion! Good grief - were the Hertford walls really glass encrusted?
by Fjgrogan
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Where have all the ladies gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 1956

Re: Where have all the ladies gone?

............. embarrassing too to discover on my sojourn in Finland that even my 6-year-old grandson can easily handle a mobile phone, including building whole cities with Minecraft! I still don't have a mobile phone either!
by Fjgrogan
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Where have all the ladies gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 1956

Re: Where have all the ladies gone?

Aha! I've made it at last! What my daughter did not repeat was that I was threatening to sue the powers-that-be for ageism, sexism, and any other ism I can think of! I see now that I have been unable to connect since April 22 - was it just coincidence that that was roughly when I departed these shor...
by Fjgrogan
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Reading to the dormitory
Replies: 36
Views: 2957

Re: Reading to the dormitory

I believe it later became a set book for O level GCE or GCSE!
by Fjgrogan
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Where have all the ladies gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 1956

Re: Where have all the ladies gone?

You'll just get to four twenties, not sure that is any better!
by Fjgrogan
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Where have all the ladies gone?
Replies: 24
Views: 1956

Re: Where have all the ladies gone?

Yes - I could take umbrage at Phil's comments, but I won't because it is so good to see him back on here! Feminist commune in Devon - mmmm that might be interesting! Meaningful life elsewhere - just tell me where and I shall make a beeline for it! In fact I think I shall plump for the existence betw...
by Fjgrogan
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Last night antics
Replies: 35
Views: 5199

Re: Last night antics

'Be prepared' - I was never a scout although the rest of my family were - I was heavily into Guiding both at school and thereafter. However you have quoted my favourite Tom Lehrer song, and I see no problem with quoting the line in full 'Don't solicit for your sister; it's not nice, unless you get a...
by Fjgrogan
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses
Replies: 39
Views: 2724

Re: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses

In a bid to include the distaff side in this discussion - on the whole there seem to have been very few slang expressions at Hertford but there were some mysterious ceremonies. In 6's we celebrated midsummer revels; at least the juniors did. Two more expressions which spring to mind were 'locker bir...
by Fjgrogan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses
Replies: 39
Views: 2724

Re: Jicker, Housey slang and individual Houses

Thanks for the key, Keith.