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New Entrants' Day

Post by cupcakemom » Sun May 08, 2011 7:16 pm

I just wanted to say what a great day my dd and I had at CH - not a drop of rain in sight! Mrs Wilson is a delightful House Mistress and made me feel completely at ease - even if I did talk too much (there's a surprise!). My dd's nursemaid is everything I had hoped - bubbly, chatty and thoroughly over enthusiastic about the school and if my dd can turn out half as lovely as her BFD I'll be chuffed to bits! We've both arrived home with information overload! My dd is now even more excited about September and I feel much more "at peace" with the whole "boarding" thing. Barnes B really did feel like a happy home - but I am sure all the houses have this feel to them.

I had hoped to perhaps come across some of the "forum gang" today - even wore my cupcake necklace in the hopes of "identifying" myself - however, with so much going on sadly I don't think (perhaps I'm wrong) I did!

My dd thinks it's "wicked" the tuck shop sell blue raspberry bonbons (at least I know where her money will be going) and has been prancing about in the bits and pieces of PE kit I got (thanks again to everyone for the advice on this).

As warned - it was somewhat hectic in certain areas - but all with good spirits.

I feel a chapter of my life has now all but closed - having my little girl at home but a more exciting chapter is about to start!

The atmosphere in my home this evening is one of excitement and optimism. The journey begins!
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Mrs C. » Sun May 08, 2011 7:18 pm

you came into tuckshop too then??

I`m so pleased everything went well!
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by YadaYada » Sun May 08, 2011 7:22 pm

It is very exciting! I'm very happy it went so well.

Do be prepared for a bit of a rollercoaster of emotion once she starts.

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by cupcakemom » Sun May 08, 2011 7:29 pm

The Tuck Shop was my dd's highlight! Blue Raspberry Bonbons = HEAVEN! We also bought a frog and a pen so I'll expect a postcard from the Bahamas from you soon!
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Mrs C. » Sun May 08, 2011 8:03 pm

oh yes it was me who served you
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Dr Mummy » Sun May 08, 2011 8:12 pm

I have to say that I too feel much better about the whole boarding thing after today. All the staff and girls in my daughter's house were very supportive and enthusiastic and my mind has been put at rest on several levels. All in all a good day (despite giving up on getting the PE kit!)

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by pinkhebe » Sun May 08, 2011 8:39 pm

We also had a fab time, nursemaid took us EVERYWHERE on the campus and I have rather sore feet! but at least I know where wardrobe is :D

My son's nursemaid is so friendly and helpful, a very mothering type of boy, and we enjoyed watching him in the Brass competition.

Housemasters son is adorable too :D

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by pinkhebe » Sun May 08, 2011 8:40 pm

Oh yes, any ideas where we get the house block rugby shirt from now that Broadbridges have stopped supplying?

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Dr Mummy » Sun May 08, 2011 9:20 pm

We got the house rugby shirt and polo shirt from the house mistress. Didn't find out where wardrobe was though!!

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by lonelymom » Sun May 08, 2011 9:31 pm

You won't need to know where wardrobe is (your son will find out soon enough though) but just for info, it's down behind Leigh Hunt.
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Fairy » Sun May 08, 2011 10:11 pm

Have just got home from today tired but elated. Thanks to all who contributed to the day, and for the advice re kit - managed to get one of everything! The time spent at the house was great and met some lovely people. I too was hoping to bump into some of the "forum" but we just didn't seem to have a minute!

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by OKS » Mon May 09, 2011 1:04 pm

So glad the new entrants all had a good day. Cupcakemom - gather my daughter is your dd's BFD!! So thank you for the lovely comments and she was thrilled with the cupcakes! She hates any discussion on here that might draw attention to her, so please send me a pm as it would be good to be in touch!

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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by Great Plum » Mon May 09, 2011 1:18 pm

lonelymom wrote:You won't need to know where wardrobe is (your son will find out soon enough though) but just for info, it's down behind Leigh Hunt.
I wonder if it will be down their permanently or whether it will return to its original location at the back of the kitchens after the refurb...
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by lonelymom » Mon May 09, 2011 3:27 pm

Ooooh, don't know, it was only pointed out to me recently by someone so didn't realise it hadn't been there forever. I've never needed to go there, I think it's only the kids and house staff that go isn't it?
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Re: New Entrants' Day

Post by pinkhebe » Mon May 09, 2011 5:21 pm

I don't think it's necessary to know where wardrobe is, but it just goes to show how thorough ds's nursemaid was :D

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