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by sejintenej
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Tuck parcels
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Tuck parcels

Highly unlikely I ever got one; my mother would not have been able to get to a post office even if she could get anything to send
by sejintenej
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Writing letters home
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Writing letters home

Today’s news that stamps are going up in price brought back a memory of life at Hertford. We all had to write home every Sunday, this was almost always in the afternoon. The letters were then collected up and posted on Monday morning. Did you at Horsham have to write home every week? Was there a se...
by sejintenej
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 193
Views: 32932

Statistics, statistics and d**n lies

Many years ago Bristol University or hospital did a study based on CH medical records since 1903 or so. The conclusion that I heard was that old blues are expected (on average) to live longer than the UK average. I have to assume that the study was for males only and hopefully the investigators also...
by sejintenej
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 33
Views: 1622

Re: Cross-country runs

On an unrelated subject, is anybody else now getting adverts appearing in the middle of posts not just at the top and bottom of the page - very strange? Not me but it may be the way I log in; straight to general index and thence to new posts. Nothing on any posts but I do have a block on various st...
by sejintenej
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 33
Views: 1622

Re: Cross-country runs

Back in the Dark Ages, when sejintenej and I were there, monitors were allowed to give running punishments: miles, double miles and, dependent on which end of The Avenue your House was, loops or Post Office Runs. A monitor would track you on a bicycle as you completed the requisite distance. How do...
by sejintenej
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 33
Views: 1622

Re: Cross-country runs

Any idea why? I would expect the danger of kids running on roads, especially over Peele Bridge as well as potential child protection concerns... Must be new danger concerns, then... Not much of a steeplechase/cross country if it's just a few laps around Big Side - reminds of the old Sunday morning ...
by sejintenej
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 33
Views: 1622

Re: Cross-country runs

These days, the don’t run it outside the ring fence so I assume they must just run around big side or something... Any idea why? Probably don't want to mess up the carpet in that nice travel lodge accomodation they seem to have now. I like it but the truth is probably that dam**d 'elf and safety. I...
by sejintenej
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: prison releases
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: prison releases

I don't think prisoners should be tagged, they should serve their time. It's not a punishment And if the prisons are too full, then sentence them to less time. But let's not pretend that justice is served or we are being tough on crime by tagging them. I understand it provides flexibility, incentiv...
by sejintenej
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 33
Views: 1622

Re: Cross-country runs

Ah yes, cross-country - the default setting for any wet afternoon when the games pitches were OOB. I can honestly say that I have never, ever gone running for pleasure. Ditto here - I am not a masochist. that said I was a semi-pro doing cross country skiing up to 100 miles a day and very occasional...
by sejintenej
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: prison releases
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: prison releases

Webb and Dobbie both lived in France prior, they will need Probation permission to return there whilst on license. The French immigration would be within their rights to prevent either or both entering France from any country (including another EU nation) and if they do get in then the local Mairie...
by sejintenej
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: An interesting date today !
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: An interesting date today !

My wife’s Costa Rican niece was visiting and challenges her family to discover unusual words . This was one of them but I had to ask her to remind me what it was. I had a survey sent to me a few days ago about telematics and car insurance. That had me lost. It was not in my very thick English dicti...
by sejintenej
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: prison releases
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: prison releases

Webb and Dobbie both lived in France prior, they will need Probation permission to return there whilst on license. The French immigration would be within their rights to prevent either or both entering France from any country (including another EU nation) and if they do get in then the local Mairie...
by sejintenej
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cross-country runs
Replies: 33
Views: 1622

Re: Cross-country runs

THE STEEPLECHASE, in the 1950s How sadistic to make the whole school run in The Steeplechase in the 1990s! AFAIR it was everyone in my day. Torture. Same in my time. I seem to remember the Blissett twins from Lamb winning it together on one occasion. Yes; they even trained for the steeplechase and ...
by sejintenej
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT
Replies: 56
Views: 2828

Re: Bishop Ball documentary BBC2 2100 TONIGHT

In the summer holidays of 88 i taught by step brother clutch control on a 125 motorcycle on the mile as i lived local and Peele gates were never locked Totally off topic; my mother's employer (who later became my semi-adopted father) taught me to drive on private property from when I was about 11 a...
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Milk
Replies: 24
Views: 1225

Re: Milk

, ..............because it was said to be good for us and the growth of our bodies (calcium, good for bones etc). .............., I'm inclined to accept that the little bit of brainwashing about "good for you" was probably justified and did me some good. Interesting that I am hearing the same thing...