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by sejintenej
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Looking for....
Topic: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Ladies names, Horsham 50-57

so many ladies ....! The one I owe a lot to was an Irish nurse in the sicker about 1956 - Her Irish magic got rid of a load of warts behind Dr Scott's back
by sejintenej
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Where is home
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: Where is home

It’s not just boarding school pupils. Our sons had difficulty with this concept, we were a British Council couple and were moved every few years, mostly moving continent as well as home. To the boys, Home was moveable it was where their parents were, not a fixed physical building. Before I sold the...
by sejintenej
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Where is home
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: Where is home

Nick Duffell (ex-boarder and psychotherapist) covers this in his books The Making of Them and Wounded Leaders. Some of his patients who boarded have told him plaintively "I didn't know where home really was". And an Old Blue posting on one of these threads (possibly The Making of Them, which I seem...
by sejintenej
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 34
Views: 2021

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

certain restrictions on publishing such information less than 100 years after death You can publish what you like about someone who's dead. . So if you wanted to add to the potted biography something like 'lazy and incompetent' or 'notorious paedophile' or 'Common Room Romeo' or 'frequently drunk',...
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 34
Views: 2021

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

. My problem was having to sit on the left of a left hander leading to inevitable collisions Very typical and the reason why in earlier days left handers were not allowed because they couldn't work in offices because of that same problem. I was a natural left hander but repeated application of the ...
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 154
Views: 13482

ouch; centipedes

“What do you get if you cross a centipede and a chicken?” “Enough drumsticks to feed an army.” , “My centipede just died. I’m not surprised, it was on its last legs.” “What’s worse than a giraffe with a sore neck?” “A centipede with athlete’s foot.” “What did the boy centipede say to the girl centip...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13462

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

I haven’t seen any these “very public open air urinals” here, but I admit I haven’t been looking for them, so I’ll ask a local. I wonder if they have vanished as did the elegant Parisian “Pissoirs” some years ago. But at least there seem to be no unisex toilets in The Hague. I first saw them in 201...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 341
Views: 21024

Re: Politics

......a friend the other day, he mentioned that Putin is the major threat to the world these days. Apparently, Putin wants to make Russia great again by destabilising western democracies. Looking at the US and UK, he has had a certain amount of success so far. My friend considers that the Balkans a...
by sejintenej
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 116
Views: 13462

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

I haven’t seen any these “very public open air urinals” here, . I wonder if they have vanished as did the elegant Parisian “Pissoirs” some years ago. The pissoirs in some French Aires are pretty open to the air (but not the rain). Otherwise I think most trees, earth banks, grass, weeds are used as ...
by sejintenej
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 154
Views: 13482

Barack Obama - on the jury

Yes, the ex-president has been called for jury duty in Cook County and confirms that he will attend. A judge writes: As a judge, I’m required to refrain from partisan politics, but I can’t deny that it would be pretty cool to have President Obama in my jury pool. “Is there anyone here with strong fe...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Old Blues Chamber Orchestra

I have to regret the dearth of such recitals in the UK. The mother of my next door neighbour arranges one such recital in or beside the local cathedral about every two weeks but we normally learn only the name of the performer in advance but that is all I hear about. Surprisingly the five item organ...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

but his reply was that he [Kit Aitken] would wait for the film For an English-language film, he would have had to wait until 1981. Did he live that long? In fact, a film was made in French long before the novel was published in Britain. But in those days, there was no video. (Actually, Lady Chatter...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Foureyes wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 am
Sentinej,
Could that have been 'Bhowani Junction' by John Masters, which was about the last days of the Raj and considered rather 'racy' at the time?
David :shock:
I have been away and just now saw the thread title and remembered the book name; yes, it was Bohwani Junction as you write
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

I recall one book at school (probably from the ColA collection) about an English "gentleman" in India during the days of the Raj. Long detailed (for those days) description of the man and a local girl in a sleeper compartment on a train early one morning after a night .... My ears never having been ...
by sejintenej
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

I was part of the team to classify the books according to the Dewey Decimal System. For my first job I lived in the Brighton YMCA (note the M) where there were two or more females for every male. The majority were librarian students and we were constantly hearing about the tribulations of learning ...