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The Blue 2012

Post by ailurophile » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:00 pm

I see from another thread that OBs received their print copies of The Blue last week. Mine has not arrived yet - I wonder, has it been lost in the post, or are other parents also still waiting?

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by pinkhebe » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:17 pm

I was going to ask the same question. No mine hasn't arrived yet either.

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by YadaYada » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:25 pm

Mine arrived today.

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by onewestguncopse » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:05 pm

They were ready in late December but for reasons that are a mystery it took the distribution house a long time to post. They were sent Mailshot 3 so they should arrive but do rely on the vagaries of each postal district. Sorry!

I hope that you enjoy what you read in the end - as i posted on a different part of this site, the quality of prose, poetry, music, art, drama, academic acheivement ...... explains why CH is such a success and deserves it's excellent ISI inspection report. 80% of what you read is written by or directs attention on pupils aged 11-18. All of them YOUR CHILDREN!! :D Well done for passing on such great genes!

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by J.R. » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:39 am

onewestguncopse wrote:They were ready in late December but for reasons that are a mystery it took the distribution house a long time to post. They were sent Mailshot 3 so they should arrive but do rely on the vagaries of each postal district. Sorry!

I hope that you enjoy what you read in the end - as i posted on a different part of this site, the quality of prose, poetry, music, art, drama, academic acheivement ...... explains why CH is such a success and deserves it's excellent ISI inspection report. 80% of what you read is written by or directs attention on pupils aged 11-18. All of them YOUR CHILDREN!! :D Well done for passing on such great genes !

Levi Strauss has a lot to answer for !

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by Atticus » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:25 pm

Lots of post today, but still no Blue :(

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by pinkhebe » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:48 pm

Atticus wrote:Lots of post today, but still no Blue :(
Me neither

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The Blue 2012

Post by cupcakemom » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:50 pm

No Blue for me either ...!

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by onewestguncopse » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:19 pm

Contact me if no joy by the end of the weekend. They can be chased up with the Royal Mail.

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by ailurophile » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:10 pm

My copy arrived yesterday, and I'm impressed as always by the quality of both content and production.

Just one question for Onewestguncopse - what's happened to 'The Avenue'? It's always been a pleasure to read the pupils'-eye accounts of life in the boarding Houses, and for many parents (especially of new entrants) it often offered a good chance of seeing your child's name included in the magazine. Can we have this feature reinstated next year please?!!

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by Atticus » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:58 pm

It has come :) and I am really enjoying it. But I have also missed The Avenue. Please may it, and the academic prize list come back next year?

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by pinkhebe » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:03 pm

Mine is here, and very good too.

Can only echo the thoughts on The Avenue

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by CHDad » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:25 pm

Well done everyone involved in this issue, its fantastic! Several pics of my Son as well !!!

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The Blue 2012

Post by cupcakemom » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:53 pm

Got mine today - lovely birthday present! Shame about the lack of Avenue though.

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Re: The Blue 2012

Post by onewestguncopse » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:35 pm

The Avenue has gone as in it was thought that these notes were dated, in an age where so many children keep up to date with Facebook. It dates from a time when the Blue was published termly and parents rarely saw their offspring. No leave weekends etc.

Moreover, 90% of the Blue's readership are not current parents and these notes are, for them, meaningless. We decided instead to ask the Houses to send lots of photos of events and reproduce them instead. I may introduce the Avenue again, but it is likely to be an internal publication.

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