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by jhopgood
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Careers Advice - for PUPILS and OLD BLUES
Topic: Languages, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1870

Re: Languages, anyone?

Ignore anyone who tells you that you can't learn languages as an adult. You will probably always have an accent, but you can certainly learn enough to make conversation, get about, read newspapers and books, and above all, make friends. I would agree. I have probably mentioned this before on this s...
by jhopgood
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19967

Re: Politics

Not quite on the same subject, but whilst having a drink with 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...
by jhopgood
Tue May 09, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Threads being moved
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: Threads being moved

and he forgot the circumflex ê as in la tête Yep. As Arthur Rider said, hats have heads, phantoms have hoods and hotels have roofs. I guess that you are lucky; my laptop died permanantly and I had to get an HP. What a disaster; the old one had all the accented letters, tildes, circumflexes, umlauts...
by jhopgood
Mon May 08, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19967

Re: Politics

michael scuffil wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 11:38 am
Anyway, today is VE Day -- Victory for Europe.
And there is still a discussion as to who won!!
by jhopgood
Sun May 07, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 338
Views: 19967

Re: Politics

Currently reading

Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?: Everything You Need to Know about Britain's Divorce from Europe
Ian Dunt

Which so far has set out some of the problems of WTO etc
by jhopgood
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 19
Views: 1399

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Here are some more facts Robert Rae A maths teacher, graduate of Cambridge U and Solihull Grammar School, who taught mainly junior forms. Bachelor. Keen on mountain climbing. National service was in N India (RAF) and he reached the rank of Flight Sgt. Keen on CCF. So later obtained a commission and...
by jhopgood
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 19
Views: 1399

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

Mr Matthews - (I don’t know his first name) Non Oxbridge graduate. Chain smoker with much stained fingers. Taught chemistry and sen housemaster of Peele B. He seemed ineffectual and has torticollis (head permanently bent sideways). Was a war time appointment who stayed on long after the war’s end. ...
by jhopgood
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Less flamboyant CH teachers
Replies: 19
Views: 1399

Re: Less flamboyant CH teachers

William Armistead , Sen maths master, author of textbooks, married to a former Infirmary nurse. Lived in a house in the Avenue. Had two sons who were OBs and in MidA. Cambridge graduate He was also deputy Headmaster and I believe held Grecians end of Year Garden Parties. Eric Littlefield , replacem...
by jhopgood
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

Some of the coffee cups in M & S are almost the size of kiff bowls but with handles
by jhopgood
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old report card
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: Old report card

I know my mother kept mine but cannot remember where I consigned them when I cleared out her house. I do remember CJ Miller (Housemaster) commenting that he was disappointed that I didn't like him, which required a bit of explaining. It was true but I can't remember why I disliked him. When I was in...
by jhopgood
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: Time to bring back Kiff Bowls?

Am I the only one who as a squit had to serve kiff in those bowls? It took more than a few tries to get it right so that fingers were not scalded, nor bowls tipped up as one tried to set them on the table. I was relieved at the beginning of my second term to become a swab and not have to do trades a...
by jhopgood
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Can We Donate Our Dead Bodies to Christ's Hospital?
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: Can We Donate Our Dead Bodies to Christ's Hospital?

Didn't Dave By The sea pass away, like Richard Ruck? Or am I confusing him with someone else? It would certainly explain why John Rutley couldn't locate his post. Definitely put my name down for a grave in the bird sanctuary though. David Eastburn is still posting on Facebook, and is alive and pott...
by jhopgood
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: problem with Chrome
Replies: 13
Views: 1182

Re: problem with Chrome

.................... and when premium bonds first started, my fathers older sister wanted to know who ' Ernie ' was, and how did he know when to pick the winning numbers ! Reminds me of my sister, when Churchill was dying, who couldn't understand why he kept getting shot every time they issued a bu...
by jhopgood
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ghost stories etc?
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: Ghost stories etc?

Got this from the internet.

Bocker

The equivalent of a "fag" in English public school, Christ's Hospital. Simultaneously a term for the kitchen staff.

Amazing how things get distorted.
by jhopgood
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: God in the Quad ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1455

Re: God in the Quad ?

rockfreak wrote: Perhaps this is why, after due consideration, I turned against faith religion and decided that there was nothing quite like common decency, common law and natural justice. And common sense.
RIP Common Sense