Search found 58 matches

by JamesF35
Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BAND AT LORD MAYOR'S SHOW!
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: BAND AT LORD MAYOR'S SHOW!

I was there, right at the end of the procession, and yes they did sound good but the poor things looked very wet and fed up.
by JamesF35
Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: CHA Carol Concert : 12 December 2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5420

What time is the Carol Concert please ?

Also, please advise where I can find more details. As I'm moving back to London next month I might be available to sing (Tenor) depending on the time of day and rehearsal commitments.
by JamesF35
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Old Blues businesses
Topic: Anyone fancy a new dream lifestyle in France ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Don't worry, we're planning on keeping our apartment in Dinard which, as we'll be living quite close to Stansted Airport, is bound to be well used (I'll have to use up my seven weeks holiday somehow !) Income isn't a problem over here in France as our holiday business earns quite a good living (hope...
by JamesF35
Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Old Blues businesses
Topic: Anyone fancy a new dream lifestyle in France ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Anyone fancy a new dream lifestyle in France ?

Having been offered a really good job back in London we've decided to sell up in France and move back home (yes, yes, yes I know - everyone else thinks we're completely mad too, and we probably are!). So . . . If anyone like the idea of moving to France and buying into a home and lifestyle with a re...
by JamesF35
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Silver Broady buckle?
Replies: 29
Views: 2763

gemmygemmerson wrote:So, let me get this straight.
You get to keep the buckle when you leave? and you get a bible. These are collectable because......

Confused?
because we have all been . . .

charged never to forget the great benefits that we received in this place


I bet you're even more confused now !!
by JamesF35
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Silver Broady buckle?
Replies: 29
Views: 2763

I still have mine but I really don't know why. It only means something to me and none of my family would have any interest in it. I'm not really a sentimental person and don't like needless clutter but for some reason I haven't been able to part with it. It is still attached to the original (circa 1...
by JamesF35
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: West v East
Replies: 29
Views: 2530

Many of us went through junior then senior houses so experienced both ends of The Avenue as a matter of course! Difficult to choose in those circumstances! Except for those who didn't quite make it to the senior end of the avenue and only moved as far as Lamb ! Yes, it was much more of a junior / s...
by JamesF35
Sun Nov 05, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: A solution to keeping database size down?
Replies: 85
Views: 6295

Speed is governed more by the traffic accessing the server than anything else. With shared server hosting you never know what else is going on. The only way to successfully maintain performance would be to move over to "dedicated server" hosting which, I'm afraid, comes at a price. At just under £1...
by JamesF35
Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Accents
Replies: 21
Views: 1962

If you are having problems with accents then this bit of software may help . . .

http://www.avisoft.co.uk/FrenchChars/Ty ... acters.htm

:lol: :lol:
by JamesF35
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confessions Of A CH Pupil
Replies: 120
Views: 7960

Most definitely "Pinky" Palmer in our day. I think it came from the fact that he had blonde hair and was perceived as being slightly effeminate. He was married however and I don't think he was particularly camp so it was probably a bit unfair - but then, in those days, simply having blonde hair was ...
by JamesF35
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: If you could
Replies: 48
Views: 4380

I loved my time at CH on the whole. Even the bad bits (usually when I was in trouble) don't colour my feelings. If I had my time again I would want to take the work a little more seriously but still do all the other exciting things. I think it is great the way CH has moved with the times and it is, ...
by JamesF35
Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Confessions Of A CH Pupil
Replies: 120
Views: 7960

OK, as richardb has now contribted to this thread it's time forme to confess before he spills the beans anyway . . . We ran a porn mag library from our study during the Lent Term of our final year. It was very simple, we acquired the goods (often gifted to us by others who didn't want to get caught ...
by JamesF35
Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The "sicker"
Replies: 111
Views: 7450

Thats a very good point James. Going by age, you were two years ahead of me. Did you ever volunteer for the Dr Hoskins flu jabs? Oh yes, only once, in my first term - and I got flu bad ! I ended up in the sicker for an extra two days after the end of term. I was well pleased as you might imagine. I...
by JamesF35
Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The "sicker"
Replies: 111
Views: 7450

The "sicker"

I've been reading through the CH website and notice it refers to a "Health Centre" which has five beds for ill people. Is the "health centre" the same building as the Infirmiry in my days ? If so, why only five beds - there used to be around ten cubicles and two wards on the upper floors. The infirm...
by JamesF35
Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School trips
Replies: 176
Views: 10444

I went on a choir trip the Chartres and a CCF trip to Berlin both of which were great experiences where much of the time focussed upon consuming large amounts of booze.