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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by J.R. » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:34 pm

YadaYada wrote:Matrons are angels.

Enough said!

I wouldn't go that far - Not in my day, anyway !
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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by Barnes Mum » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:31 pm

J.R. wrote:
YadaYada wrote:Matrons are angels.

Enough said!

I wouldn't go that far - Not in my day, anyway !
Times have changed J.R! :wink:

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by J.R. » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:48 pm

Barnes Mum wrote:
J.R. wrote:
YadaYada wrote:Matrons are angels.

Enough said!

I wouldn't go that far - Not in my day, anyway !
Times have changed J.R! :wink:

So very true !

I wasn't implying they were hated in my day, but they certainly WEREN'T a mother substitute !
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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by lippizaner » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:35 pm

Hi,
anyone know when we will get our NED pack? Do you think it'll be this week?
Getting all excited about going and seeing which house he's going to be in.

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by LostInEducation » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:28 pm

Received my pack today Lippy.
Guess you will receive yours soon.
Not really a pack afaik
Looks more like another assessing form imo.

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by lippizaner » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:42 pm

Oh, hopefully mine will arrive tomorrow then. Although I have no faith in the french postal system. I am waiting for a tracked parcel that was posted on the 4th in the UK, and last Thursday it was locatable in Roissy, apparently being sorted to be sent on, and it was STILL there today when I looked on the tracking system. Not good enough. Can't blame the UK post though, it has to be the french. Bank holiday I guess, but only Monday here, nothing else. We once had a letter that had taken SIX MONTHS to arrive, because the sender had put a UK mainland stamp on it. INstead of letting the recipient pay the excess, they had stashed it in a dark hole somewhere for six months.

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by lippizaner » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:43 pm

Nearly forgot! What house is yours in then, Lost?

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by ScottLidgettLad » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:13 am

Hi All
Pack received today in Kent
DS is in Mid B :P
Anyone else going into Mid B ???
He was in Maine B for the residential assessment

Also I just wanted to thank everyone on here for their contributions
Some of the posts & comments I have read have warmed my heart &
brought a lump to my throat at times. It would have been a much lonelier
and foggier Journey without this forum.
Looking forward meeting some of you at NED
Cheers

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by lippizaner » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:03 am

Oh, two days to get to Kent, that probably means a whole week to get to France as the post man is probably riding a bike and carrying a string of onions. He'll certainly be stopping for coffee and goodness knows what else along the way at friendly houses.

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by DavidRawlins » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:29 pm

lippizaner wrote:Oh, two days to get to Kent, that probably means a whole week to get to France as the post man is probably riding a bike and carrying a string of onions. He'll certainly be stopping for coffee and goodness knows what else along the way at friendly houses.
This happens in Somerset as well (not the onions or bicycle).
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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by lippizaner » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:36 pm

Yes, nothing arrived today, so still waiting. However the parcel I was waiting for did, although it appeared in the post box although it should have been signed for. It is absolutely no use sending anything recorded delivery to France from the UK as the french totally ignore it. And guess what, my Post Office Airsure Track and Trace number has it still in Roissy, being sorted! NO! You idiots! It is at my house! I wonder how long that will say that for? What a totally useless Track and Trace that was.

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by lippizaner » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:57 am

It came today, at last. My son is in Peele A.
Anyone else out in Peele A out there?
Anyone tell me what it is like?

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by YadaYada » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:24 pm

My DS is in Peele B so I know the matrons he will have. As you will have seen from an earlier post I think they are fab so rest assured :)

It's a long walk to Dining Hall (and everywhere else!) from Peele so whatever you do, don't save money on shoes - DMs are a must - he'll walk for miles every day!

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by lippizaner » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:20 pm

Couldn't get much further from the dining hall! It will do him good as he is a bit chubby. I expect to see a new slimmed down son!

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Re: New Entrants'Day

Post by pinkhebe » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:31 pm

Peele matrons are wonderful :D and is very handy to have the matron in charge of the thrift shop as a matron :D
peele B do a lot of trips to begin with with peele A, and I know that they sit with Middleton at tea time (but that could just be my son's group of friends.) It's a long walk to dining hall, and ds was taken to the medical centre by car as it was too far to walk :D

and of course I can't wait to see what the Peele festival of arts is like this year

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