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by Avon
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2071

Re: Brexit

OK, Mr Bell, I find that extremely objectionable and take serious personal offence. I voted for Brexit and am proud that I did so. Just for the record, I have lived in Austria, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands, in all of which I made local friends. I speak German (albeit not as well now as I us...
by Avon
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 2071

Re: Brexit

Here's an idea. Everyone who voted in the referendum of 2016 pays £1000 into a fund which is then invested (overseas to ensure a reasonable return). After 10 years if Brexit is a success; it is then shared out amongst the Leave voters. If it's a disaster, the remainers get the money. I'd be happy t...
by Avon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 2124

Re: Going nuts at CH

rockfreak wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:07 pm But who will win the contest for most psychologically damaged? Yahs or oiks?
I guess it depends on how you class yourself, seeing as you are Exhibit A?
by Avon
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Morton Peto
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Morton Peto

My post was most definitely 'of the moment' and seeing that this has passed I've deleted it to avoid confusion. This may mean some thread tidying. Apologies.
by Avon
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 8570

Re: Black Lives Matter

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by Avon
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 6486

Re: GRACE

rockfreak wrote: Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:55 pm Explain your own position.
A surprising use of the imperative from someone who seldom enters a second phase of discussion about their own ‘position’.
by Avon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How was it for you? (CH, not sex)
Replies: 14
Views: 1792

Re: How was it for you? (CH, not sex)

Are you on a commission for that bl00dy book?
by Avon
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Now it reaches Eton
Replies: 51
Views: 9391

Re: Now it reaches Eton

Just to track back a bit regarding the debate about how we perceive people's characters, and with reference to the character witnesses for Karim. Back in Prep B in the 1950s you wouldn't have thought that our housemaster Gordon Pink was anything other than a caring guy. Even his slipperings were ha...
by Avon
Sat May 23, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 4315

Re: What is CH for these days?

Pe.A wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 12:55 pm Would your criticism include all school trips? What exactly was this 14 day 'jolly' for...?
As it was to Australia we can safely assume that it was not a cultural exchange.
by Avon
Fri May 22, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 4315

Re: What is CH for these days?

Well on track for 10% by 2027 then, which is the commitment secured by Taplin?
by Avon
Thu May 14, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Aiglon College
Replies: 16
Views: 5776

Re: Aiglon College

Somehow my post this morning disappeared into the yonder ether With the following CV I suggest that people would be "careful" in dealing with Mrs Cairncross Former member of the HMC Inspection Steering Group on the editorial committee of the HMC magazine “Conference & Common Room”. Tr...
by Avon
Sat May 09, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 3864

Re: R Rae

He was Fourth Master in my day, behind THK and HFS. Moved up to Third when THK retired. They must have been bewildered having to sit next to Cairncross in Chapel. What a pygmy. Who? It’s worth remembering that THK and Rae were in the senior management team during the period of endemic child abuse. ...
by Avon
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Official site: a plethora of pomposity and pedantry
Replies: 7
Views: 1881

Re: CH Official site: a plethora of pomposity and pedantry

I like free speech, I like a good debate, I like heated debates. I like at times in a debate to provoke. I like the fact that in debating occasionally one gets a ' I had not thought of that' experience. I like the fact that listening to other people increases my knowledge. What I do not like are pe...
by Avon
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 12816

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

marty wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:14 am There was one senior house (again I don’t recall which) that would loudly vocalise their displeasure in unison at being served the same unimaginative dish, usually the phrase: “Oh no! Not sponge again!”
There was a similar refrain about fruit, in which case it was Pe. A.
by Avon
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 75
Views: 12816

Re: Elizabeth Cairncross

An indicative story. Sometime in the mid 80’s rice pudding was served to the school. Almost in unison there was a groan of surprise from the tables. The reason? Salt had been used instead of sugar. It was inedible. For 850 people. No form of tasting or quality control had been done between pantry an...