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by Lamma looker
Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Summertime
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Sun? In HK? It's mostly hidden by the air pollution and the rain. To be fair, it is around 26/28C during the day but with 90% humidity much of the time. Sweaty.

Actually, the clock problem is not that much of an inconvenience, just one of those odd things that happen.
by Lamma looker
Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Summertime
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Summertime

Julian, I have just noticed a quirk in the magic clock that corrects for local time elsewhere in the world. It assumes that everywhere else adopts daylight saving time when the UK does. For those of us in the tropics where the clocks don't change it means that (a) we are getting ahead of ourselves a...
by Lamma looker
Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: call for limericks
Replies: 375
Views: 28513

On our Founder King, girls' dances, immorality and dodgy rhyme:

At dances in Hertford
Young founder King Edward
Would not be allowed
To join in the crowd
And lead the girls bedward
by Lamma looker
Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Lousey!
Replies: 48
Views: 5403

Great Plum wrote:The latest issue was the best one I have seen from the new writers!
Wot (dictionary, dictionary, wherefore art thou dictionary) The Sun?
by Lamma looker
Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Master Plan - What are Almoners trying to achieve?
Replies: 41
Views: 5555

Is there a list of the members of the Council of Almoners anywhere?
by Lamma looker
Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Master Plan - What are Almoners trying to achieve?
Replies: 41
Views: 5555

It looks as though it is time to implement the adage of "follow the money" and investigate the directorships, shareholdings and other financial links of the key members of the Council of Almoners.
by Lamma looker
Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is need these days?
Replies: 25
Views: 3085

According to the original Charter, probably yes. However, I actually do agree with you about selection of the brightest and best. It's just that elitism seems to be a non-PC dirty word these days.
by Lamma looker
Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is need these days?
Replies: 25
Views: 3085

CH should help children who are academically bright
But where does that leave the socialist egalitarian society...?
by Lamma looker
Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: Why is there no OB Wales?
Replies: 10
Views: 1800

Isn't it the Land of Mass Karaoke? Sort of Sound of Music in the rain
by Lamma looker
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is need these days?
Replies: 25
Views: 3085

I guess limited disposable income is a start. Reverting to the original Charter, being a part of a single parent family is a pretty good criterion.
by Lamma looker
Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Future of"Master Plan"-where will money come from?
Replies: 86
Views: 8822

I am suddenly aware that I am being very candid in places That, surely, is one of the main points everyone is asking for... the money is managed by top Merchant Banks not cowboys! I'm not entirely sure that the two are mutually exclusive. However, isn't the tenor of this debate not how the income i...
by Lamma looker
Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Lucky??
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Singapore does have it's fair share of talent, though...
by Lamma looker
Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Lucky??
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

chatting up a local farm bird
A keen ornithologist, Ian, or just kinky?
by Lamma looker
Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Future of"Master Plan"-where will money come from?
Replies: 86
Views: 8822

It's probably not appreciated that CH was, in effect, taking full-fee-paying pupils over 50 years ago. The 1944 Education Act introduced what was a forerunner of the assisted places scheme. Based on the results of the 11+, local education authorities were allowed to send children who, it was thought...
by Lamma looker
Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: So, the underground tunnels...
Replies: 246
Views: 42253

and lack of ability to either understand or speak English
Is CH using immigrant labour these days? In the G.O.D. all we had to cope with was a broad Sussex accent, eminently speakable and understandable.