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by Avon
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Morton Peto
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Morton Peto

I’m not sure we can discuss this. Even if Peto is de facto and legally dead, I think all sorts of due process probably needs to be concluded before we can start talking about it on an open forum. We should wait until the new Head writes an dull and platitudinous statement about the issue. It is howe...
by Avon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 748

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

Fitzsadou wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:31 am
I’m clearly missing something, but quite apart from me there are surely others who don’t know Tucker’s Law. Please enlighten us?
No problem:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Tucker%27s+law
by Avon
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 748

Re: Did You Learn to Swear at CH? And Do You Still Eff It Today?

Great topic. Much better than doddering on about how often laundry was changed.

CH taught me puerile, entry-level swearing but I managed to build on that and now repeat Tucker's Law twice daily in the mirror to ensure my invective stays in tip-top condition.
by Avon
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Freaky !!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Happy Birthday Freaky !!!!

Interestingly, 74 is the age at which you are legally required to stop writing conceited and broken-brained letters to the newspapers.
by Avon
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES

Well I look forward to one of those updates of cyber-vellum from the 1552 campaign.
by Avon
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES

I believe the FF % has been reduced from 26% to about 20%. But, apart from future planned percentages, there are other crucial questions. Have sufficient donations arrived to cover the resulting increase in costs, are some economies underway, and/or is there a current increased running deficit? Int...
by Avon
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: CH, Assisted Boarders and the TES

That reminds me, do we know the FF mix for the 2017 intake yet?
by Avon
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 20426

Re: Politics

It's Wahhabism that will do for the Balkans, not Putin.
by Avon
Fri May 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13130

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

Perhaps that explains his highly suspect habit of drawing the bone structure of the human skeleton on naked boys in class?
by Avon
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6958

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

michael scuffil wrote:
Avon wrote:
MrEd wrote: (Can't comment on her cooking, but she was a dietician, so that doesn't bode well.)
She put Lucretia Borgia to shame. To this day there are household staples I can't eat owing to her ministrations.
by Avon
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff
Replies: 95
Views: 6958

Re: Poor disciplinary C.H. staff

MrEd wrote:Tom Keeley was widely rumoured to have narcolepsy by the 1980s.
It was a defence strategy against his wife's godawful cooking!
by Avon
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1522

Re: God in the Quad ?

Returning five days later, I was interested to see some of this stuff. The knee-jerk reaction 'Look at Bishop Peter Ball' (or more news-worthily John Smythe, see Channel 4 News) simply won't do. Sadly, as we all know, church ministry attracts some very unattractive people for all the wrong reasons....
by Avon
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1522

Re: God in the Quad ?

Presently my generation have to be slightly opaque about the quality of ministry at CH. However, alongside the Chaplaincy I would add that I didn't find much inspirational about the religious experience at the school; the HM was renowned as a bookish and unconvincing orator, and no particularly edif...
by Avon
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1522

Re: God in the Quad ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-38868834

I'll just put this here. I don't remember God in The Quad but I remember this guy.
by Avon
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 20426

Re: Politics

Certainly politics is more interesting these days. My entire time at CH apart from the rapturous departure of Thatcher in 1990 was dominated by needing to examine Thatcherite politics without being able to see the after effects. What would Neil Simms and Yuri Bondov make of Trump and May?