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by icomefromalanddownunder
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RIP Sir Colin Davis
Replies: 16
Views: 2288

Re: RIP Sir Colin Davis

Don't know if this is of interest, but Sir C's two (I think) sisters attended Hertford, and hated eating the weekly fish dish (fish bones in cheese sauce one week, alternating with fish bones in white sauce with green bits the next) with 'regular' cutlery, so, when financially able to do so, generou...
by icomefromalanddownunder
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 7933

Re: laptops

<grumpy old man on In my day the biggest hi-tech item was a fountain pen that used a replaceable ink cylinder Grumpy old man off> :lol: :lol: :lol: I am a co-signatory on our horse club account. Presented at bank on Friday to cash a cheque for the float for fund raising bbq. 'Nope, sorry, can't cas...
by icomefromalanddownunder
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Science teaching in the 50's
Replies: 22
Views: 2843

Re: Science teaching in the 50's

Horses for courses. I can't remember the terms for the different styles of teaching and of learning, but do remember that it isn't a case of one size fits all. Interestingly, if I answered the questions correctly, I am rare among scientists: needing to see and do rather than just listen in order to ...
by icomefromalanddownunder
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Science teaching in the 50's
Replies: 22
Views: 2843

Re: Science teaching in the 50's

Science, even in the workplace, is now boring as bat sh1t courtesy of the Occ Elf. While I would not wish to return to the days of smoking and making coffee in the lab (alongside the human pathology samples) or being told that if we caught Hep B it would be because we were slack (this in the days wh...
by icomefromalanddownunder
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: school scarf
Replies: 26
Views: 2801

Re: school scarf

[quote="Spoonbill"][But maybe EnglishAngel could knit one for me, what with her being a billionaire playgirl with all the time in the world on her hands. quote] Why not grab needles and wool and head on down to Brighton Hospital? I'm sure that Kerren's Occ Therapist would think it an excellent aide ...
by icomefromalanddownunder
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 29574

Re: Current reading matter

I'm reading A Casual Vacancy, and agree with Kerren's comments. The conversation that the person sitting behind me on the train this morning was having with her mother (on her mobile) was of more interest than Ms Rowling's plot, and after, once again, trawling back to find an opening bracket (to ens...
by icomefromalanddownunder
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Sixth form entry assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 1636

Re: Sixth form entry assessment

Hi I'm sure that it will be 'stuff' that your daughter has done before, possibly just described using different terminology - perhaps you could ask the school for a look at past papers (um, if this isnt the first time for 6th form entry), and/or ask the teachers at her current school for advice? Goo...
by icomefromalanddownunder
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Is There Such a Thing as CH Merchandise?
Replies: 21
Views: 2240

Re: Is There Such a Thing as CH Merchandise?

I'm hyperventilating at the thought of how hard it would have been to get all of the soap scum off without removing any of the black line. The good old 'lose no matter how hard I tried' experience. I have no pleasant olfactory memories of Hertford, but several nauseatingly awful ones: the extraordin...
by icomefromalanddownunder
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 40 Years on 1971/72
Replies: 52
Views: 5820

Re: 40 Years on 1971/72

Christian names would also be 'useful' for the females, as I think that the surnames are those of their husbands. Damaris was nee Williams?
by icomefromalanddownunder
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 29574

Re: Current reading matter

Inspired by the TV adaptation, I bought (for 77p,for my Kindle!) 'Parade's End' by Ford Maddox Brown. YAWN!!! I find it very difficult to follow a story line when it is embedded in endless, rambling, dialogue between the various characters. Any other views? Hilary Mantel suffers from something simi...
by icomefromalanddownunder
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLINE !
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLINE !

A belated 'Thank you JR' :)
by icomefromalanddownunder
Wed May 23, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Girls' cricket?
Replies: 21
Views: 2116

Re: Girls' cricket?

Were we not forced to play cricket because DR had played for (captained?) the English team?

Personally, I would rather watch paint dry; although things have improved (IMO) since limited over and one day matches were invented. Not to mention slightly more attractive outfits.
by icomefromalanddownunder
Mon May 14, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Prospectus
Replies: 61
Views: 6289

Re: School Prospectus

Are full fee paying students required to sit an entrance exam?
by icomefromalanddownunder
Fri May 11, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: School Prospectus
Replies: 61
Views: 6289

Re: School Prospectus

I have to wonder whether the academic bar will drop, to the possible detriment of bright scholarship pupils, and whether the school will experience 'I have paid my money, now pass my child', now matter how poor the performance.
by icomefromalanddownunder
Thu May 03, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: CH Ladies on Facebook
Replies: 32
Views: 5214

Re: CH Ladies on Facebook

I can't open Fb at the moment, so this is from a rather dodgy memory:
top right hand of the screen, there is a Friend Request button, or something similar. Click and wait :)