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by LongGone
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 526
Views: 53744

Re: Politics

I’m being urged to get a 15 year mortgage. Considering we own our house, it seems a little strange. Obviously I need to start searching some more interesting sites.
by LongGone
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Andrew Fawcett R.I.P.
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Andrew Fawcett R.I.P.

I think that’s why our mothers bonded, mine was also single (having been deserted by two husbands). Sending me to CH was largely a financial decision.
by LongGone
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Andrew Fawcett R.I.P.
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Andrew Fawcett R.I.P.

my friends that year included John Steward, Ken Baumber and Alan Rowe. Ring any bells? Ken Baumber and I arrived at CH on the same train. Our families shared a carriage and walked together from the station until we were directed in opposite directions (ColB vs MaA). While Ken and I seldom interacte...
by LongGone
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Graham Norton Show
Replies: 21
Views: 3224

Re: Graham Norton Show

I'm sorry, I'm just totally adrift of modern day pop music. These days I watch You Tube videos of old 60s and 70s acts that I grew up with. I find myself doing the same, partly because so little of today’s music appeals to me, being so derivative (OMG, I realize I sound like my great-aunt). On the ...
by LongGone
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

Hi all... Yes, Elizabeth was technically my great-aunt by marriage. Richard was my great-uncle, but as he was brought up by my grandmother when their mother died (the was 18 years older than him and just married) he was brought up as an uncle. (You never call someone "great-Uncle" do you?) I am kno...
by LongGone
Thu May 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 7085

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

[quote=Pe.A post_id=144886 time=1556695348 user_id It is not just rich people; when the state school refused to give my dyslexic son any help ("He'll never be anything so I'm not going to waste resources. I can just sit at the back of the class and do nothing") we had to pay for private schooling. ...
by LongGone
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Favourite teacher
Replies: 238
Views: 54014

Re: Favourite teacher

“No material passes from any animal into its gut; the movement is entirely the other way round”
Professor Pedant wakes!
In fact a significant amount of mucous is secreted into the intestine and intestinal epithelial cells are constantly sloughed off.
Professor Pedant goes back to sleep.
by LongGone
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 7085

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

Another good post, David . I was fortunate in the CCF to become trained as a 'Bren gunner' by RSM ' Cookie ' Cooke. There were two Bren squads in my time and I still have fond affections for the weapon. Q.E.D. So, you will be able to answer the password: which part of a Bren was 'the dog's delight?...
by LongGone
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?
Replies: 97
Views: 7085

Re: Anyone else who hated being at CH ?

Another good post, David . I was fortunate in the CCF to become trained as a 'Bren gunner' by RSM ' Cookie ' Cooke. There were two Bren squads in my time and I still have fond affections for the weapon. Q.E.D. So, you will be able to answer the password: which part of a Bren was 'the dog's delight?'
by LongGone
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Drugs in sport
Replies: 14
Views: 1617

Re: Drugs in sport

michael scuffil wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:18 pm
In the 1920s through to the 50s, training for more than 2-3 hours a day would have been regarded as cheating.

Ah, Flanders and Swan

They've simply no notion of playing the game
They argue with umpires, they cheer when they've won
And they practice beforehand which ruins the fun!
by LongGone
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Last night antics
Replies: 39
Views: 9600

Re: Last night antics

So, the thread on hanging, drawing and quartering may have been prescient?
by LongGone
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Historic methods of punishment
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Historic methods of punishment

When I started reading this thread I was freaking out, as I assumed it was talking about the old days at CH.
by LongGone
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 131
Views: 25854

Re: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster

“it's alright as long as you're both laughing".
Clearly he never anticipated the combination of pot and sex!
by LongGone
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital
Replies: 21
Views: 1355

Re: Gaia Week at Christ's Hospital

I have to be honest, and say I find this a very disappointing choice. At a time when we may be facing one of the greatest choices we will ever have to make, regarding our behaviour with respect to the environment, it is a great pity that the decision was made to invite Rupert Sheldrake as the expert...
by LongGone
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 526
Views: 53744

Re: Politics

rockfreak wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:17 pm
Totally wasted. No other country seems to need them. What's special about them?
Actually, quite common in the US. Unlike the UK they make sure to stay out of the limelight as far as possible.