being woken up in the morning

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Post by mperry » Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:07 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:She was, as you say, very kind when you were ill or injured.
She was very kind indeed, and I remember her telling me that she was Dutch. However - most illnesses could be cured with Bradasol (sp?) or a dab of nivea, I seem to remember!

Does anyone remember the bizarre Sausage Dog she kept when her friends were on holiday?(can't remember his name though)

As far as the title of this thread goes - in the mid 70's it was definitely the rising bell which got us out of bed in Barnes A at least - 7.10 Monday to Saturday and 8am on Sundays (what joy a lie in and then ersatz coffee with our breakfast!)
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Post by cj » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:10 pm

Rory wrote:On slang - yer mum - I never used that at school - but its rife in the City.
How bizarre was that! Yer mum on toast, yer mum on a motorbike etc. I thought it was just a housieism. What does it mean in "the City" It popped out involuntarily from my mouth one dinner time as my elder daughter was regaling us with tales of 10 year old relationship traumas. I laughed. They didn't. Surprising what sticks in the brain. And bockers is the other one we still seem to use.

Is there a slang thread elsewhere?
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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:17 pm

cj wrote:Is there a slang thread elsewhere?
Try this : viewtopic.php?t=66
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Post by cj » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:20 pm

How did you do that? I'm not very good with computers. Thanks anyway.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:55 pm

Went to the thread, copied the address from the address bar, and pasted it into my reply.

Believe me, if I can do it anybody can.
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Post by Great Plum » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:52 pm

Your Mum - how I remember that.. ;)
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Post by J.R. » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:37 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:Went to the thread, copied the address from the address bar, and pasted it into my reply.

Believe me, if I can do it anybody can.
I think you have to be sober !!!!
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:40 pm

J.R. wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:Went to the thread, copied the address from the address bar, and pasted it into my reply.

Believe me, if I can do it anybody can.
I think you have to be sober !!!!
It helps! :lol:

Talking of which, how is The Bull these days?
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Post by J.R. » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:56 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:
J.R. wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:Went to the thread, copied the address from the address bar, and pasted it into my reply.

Believe me, if I can do it anybody can.
I think you have to be sober !!!!
It helps! :lol:

Talking of which, how is The Bull these days?
Jan and I were in there yesterday afternoon.

'Blondie' still in residence and the beer still GOOD !!

Didn't find out its future though.
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Post by Laura M » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:44 am

As when I was at CH I was one of the few early risers a feat which I carried on all through my CH career (but naturally have been unable to maintain whilst at uni), my memories of rising are rather restricted to my own alarm clock. However I will always remember the classic stylings of the house staff in Grecians West and how they managed to wake the masses up every morning (being awake and dressed every time meant this was a source of great amusment to me). Miss Larrive a french teachers techniques were based on the clomp up the stairs and on every landing bellow 'It iz ze morning, it iz a lovely day, time to get up' then if you feel there is little activity pick a few select rooms and turn on their overhead lights so the Grecian would have to get out of bed to turn it off. Mrs Fleming had a more personal approach but like Miss Larrive it also involved clomping up the stair and throwing every door open meaning you could hear her coming two floors down. She would then proceed to knock on the door but before a response could be given she'd be in telling you to wake up, (or in my case present a look of total disappointment as yet again she had failed to catch me snoozing).
We girls always had a rather easy time I felt as when male housestaff were on duty we were left alone whereas with the lads whoever it was on duty would go and wake them (or so was my belife).
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Post by AKAP » Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:06 am

Laura M wrote:As when I was at CH I was one of the few early risers a feat which I carried on all through my CH career (but naturally have been unable to maintain whilst at uni), my memories of rising are rather restricted to my own alarm clock. However I will always remember the classic stylings of the house staff in Grecians West and how they managed to wake the masses up every morning (being awake and dressed every time meant this was a source of great amusment to me). Miss Larrive a french teachers techniques were based on the clomp up the stairs and on every landing bellow 'It iz ze morning, it iz a lovely day, time to get up' then if you feel there is little activity pick a few select rooms and turn on their overhead lights so the Grecian would have to get out of bed to turn it off. Mrs Fleming had a more personal approach but like Miss Larrive it also involved clomping up the stair and throwing every door open meaning you could hear her coming two floors down. She would then proceed to knock on the door but before a response could be given she'd be in telling you to wake up, (or in my case present a look of total disappointment as yet again she had failed to catch me snoozing).
We girls always had a rather easy time I felt as when male housestaff were on duty we were left alone whereas with the lads whoever it was on duty would go and wake them (or so was my belife).
Hmmmm. Woken up be a french mistress, better than a bell.

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Post by Mrs C. » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:11 am

Laura M wrote:As when I was at CH I was one of the few early risers a feat which I carried on all through my CH career (but naturally have been unable to maintain whilst at uni), my memories of rising are rather restricted to my own alarm clock. However I will always remember the classic stylings of the house staff in Grecians West and how they managed to wake the masses up every morning (being awake and dressed every time meant this was a source of great amusment to me). Miss Larrive a french teachers techniques were based on the clomp up the stairs and on every landing bellow 'It iz ze morning, it iz a lovely day, time to get up' then if you feel there is little activity pick a few select rooms and turn on their overhead lights so the Grecian would have to get out of bed to turn it off. Mrs Fleming had a more personal approach but like Miss Larrive it also involved clomping up the stair and throwing every door open meaning you could hear her coming two floors down. She would then proceed to knock on the door but before a response could be given she'd be in telling you to wake up, (or in my case present a look of total disappointment as yet again she had failed to catch me snoozing).
We girls always had a rather easy time I felt as when male housestaff were on duty we were left alone whereas with the lads whoever it was on duty would go and wake them (or so was my belife).

Speaking from "the other side of the door" , as it were, experience tells us that is always the lads who NEED to be woken in a morning!!

(pleased you didn`t mention me there!!)
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Post by Laura M » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:25 am

Thats ok Mrs C as I said being an early riser I have few memories of being woken up, I do remember you coming to do room inspections though, never a problem there I felt, you'll be pleased to know unlike early rising I have managed to keep up that habit.
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Post by Great Plum » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:02 pm

I was always an early riser at school - for my last year when I slept in Maine A, I was never woken up by any member of staff...
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Post by J.R. » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:08 pm

Great Plum wrote: I was always an early riser at school - for my last year when I slept in Maine A, I was never woken up by any member of staff...
Errrrmmmmmmmmmmm ????
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