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by cj
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Who has made it on to the big screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

Re: Who has made it on to the big screen?

Charlie Hazlewood (Maine? left 1985 ish?) is on the TV and radio doing the Proms and other music programmes.
by cj
Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Richard Slater
Replies: 10
Views: 4821

Re: Richard Slater

Hands up, I didn't realise my cover had been blown. Damn! The 20th anniversary of Richard's suicide was in March. I found it very hard this year, more than other years. 20 years seems such a long time and although the shock has diminished, the sadness is at times still palpable. Suicide has a horrib...
by cj
Tue May 04, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Will never buy bread again.....
Replies: 118
Views: 3831

Re: Will never buy bread again.....

The Romans used spelt flour to make bread. Very good for you. My mother loves it and makes her own half and half (ie with some strong white bread flour) but Morrisons also do a bakery loaf with it. As for food issues/addictions, I have been spending the best part of 30 years trying to come to terms ...
by cj
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 30131

Re: Current reading matter

Have just started Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. OK so far, easy reading, quick pace, lots of twisty turny things. Not going to set the world on fire, but there are worse ways to spend one's time.
by cj
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE LONG, LONG REACH OF C.H.
Replies: 30
Views: 4227

Re: THE LONG, LONG REACH OF C.H.

I got married at Kelly College chapel outside Tavistock as my father-in-law was a classics teacher there. :shock: :shock: :shock: Twilight zone! Ain't life funny. The chap I was talking to was 3rd Master at Kelly, recently retired (Christopher Kirwin sp?). He is organising the Tavistock Music and A...
by cj
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Hertford Memories - The Book
Replies: 231
Views: 11450

Re: Hertford Memories - The Book

Oh dear! I began putting stuff together. Now I realise that my thoughts/compilation would greatly upset Kerren and her like-minded friends - I know from so many reminiscences that CH Hertford is a greatly complicated subject on which to write... I would be bound to put things differently for those ...
by cj
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE LONG, LONG REACH OF C.H.
Replies: 30
Views: 4227

Re: THE LONG, LONG REACH OF C.H.

Can't get away from the place. I met a man today in Tavistock whose best man at this wedding had been a teacher at CH. Must ask him next time I see him who it was and see if anyone on the forum knew him.
by cj
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Bokkers Today
Replies: 57
Views: 3767

Re: Bokkers Today

In the 90's, getting a cup of tea for a senior boy was called bokkering . We use it in the family as a term for doing household/menial jobs (mostly my domain). Also 'sticking and licking' (a Hertford term) for mass clearing up sessions before Christmas, holidays, spring cleaning etc. and 'klepping'...
by cj
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Are we alone?
Replies: 520
Views: 29165

Re: Are we alone?

I believe (and I am quite happy to be proved wrong!) that a rather small number of Old Blues actually contribute to the school. I remember hearing a percentage that was lower than 10%. That REALLY surprises me! I thought the percentage would have been much, much higher than that! I have already ins...
by cj
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blues' Day : Who's going?
Replies: 52
Views: 3009

Re: Old Blues' Day : Who's going?

Any reports? Who was there? What did you all do? Our 20 year reunion is coming up in June and I'm debating whether to make the trek over.
by cj
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories thread
Replies: 517
Views: 25151

Re: Quick questions and (maybe) answers Hertford Memories th

I liked letter writing. I found it a sort of escapism to put pen to paper and often wrote several pages to my parents, about what, goodness knows ! Probably everyday mundane things such as what we'd had for lunch and snippets of information about school work. I never wrote about anything BAD, just ...
by cj
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils.
Replies: 146
Views: 11309

Re: Day Pupils.

wurzel wrote:Boarders may, of course, go out on leave with local families or relatives any weekend they wish, as long as they have permission from their parents and from their Housemaster or Housemistress.
Were we allowed to go out at weekends when it wasn't a leave day?
by cj
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "University of Housey"
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: "University of Housey"

You monkey!
by cj
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Day Pupils.
Replies: 146
Views: 11309

Re: Day Pupils.

I have to wonder if the 'Powers-That-Be' have REALLY thought this one through ! I guess the proof will be in the pudding! The Governors might have decided to make a number of full fee day places available, but they've yet to find families who are willing to fill them. What is the competition like f...
by cj
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Big Five-O
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: The Big Five-O

Many congratulations! Image