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by sejintenej
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What were your thoughts about the theatre?
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: What were your thoughts about the theatre?

Legofan60163 wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Hi All, hope everyone is well.
Current pupil here,
The theatre is under refurbishment until around September next year. ......................................
Good to see a current pupil here and giving us an update from the inside.

Best of luck
by sejintenej
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boarding School Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Boarding School Syndrome

With our two sons, we brought them up from tiny knowing they would go at the age of 8, poor little mites. By contrast I was merely told I would be going to a different school. No information about being away from home. Zilch The House Master talked to the parents So far as I am aware the only conta...
by sejintenej
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boarding School Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Boarding School Syndrome

I can definitely confirm that my first year at CH, starting January 1958 was to me, PURE HELL !! Ditto at age just 9 in 1952 and add to that the bast**ds spoke an unintelligible lingo. Worse, marching in to tea one night in the dark I got an sharp pain under my foot and was forbidden to fall out. I...
by sejintenej
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Boarding School Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Boarding School Syndrome

I can definitely confirm that my first year at CH, starting January 1958 was to me, PURE HELL !! Ditto at age just 9 in 1952 and add to that the bast**ds spoke an unintelligible lingo. Worse, marching in to tea one night in the dark I got an sharp pain under my foot and was forbidden to fall out. I...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 60000

Re: Politics

The only issue I had was that my grandfather died with a different name from the one on his birth certificate. Fortunately, this didn't seem overly to faze the Civil Servant in the Irish citizenship department who well may be used to this sort of thing happening with his fellow countryman and my ex...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 60000

Re: Politics

Andrew, I’ll be using my new Irish passport for the first time later this month. My sons are in the same position as you, they have an Irish born grandparent, but can’t pass the citizenship on to their children, as it never occurred to me it might be necessary to register my sons. The only comment ...
by sejintenej
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 91
Views: 24092

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

I learnt yesterday that no less than three of the England side, Farrell, Wood & Itoje, I think, went to the school I was at before CH, St George’s Harpenden, my father was school chaplain. I wonder whether this is the most in an England team from the same school, no brothers. Does anyone know? Appa...
by sejintenej
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 60000

Re: Politics

In a way I'm luckier than you scrub as I've retired, but I have sons in their 40s and grandchildren to worry about. I imagine that one son and his children may have Scottish nationality before long, something I'd never imagined happening until the last few years. Perhaps I'll qualify to be Welsh as...
by sejintenej
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 60000

Re: Politics

whichever bunch of idiots that actually get to "run" the country end up putting in place. We had the Russians allegedly interfering in the US Presidential election so the US Trump the chump is interfering in ours. He doesn't seem to be able to learn anything. Is it an imprisonable offence if we can...
by sejintenej
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 186
Views: 30087

The importance of walking

When reading think about your Forum signature :D :D :D :D Unfortunately I don't know the identity of the source - Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old To spend an additional 5 months in a nursing Home at £7000 per month - My grandpa started walking Five miles a day ...
by sejintenej
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 60000

Re: Politics

I agree that there may be a lot of tactical voting from electors desperate either to get rid of Mr Johnson or to prevent Mr Corbyn from getting in. I cannot think of any political leaders in this country since Mrs Thatcher who excited such personal feelings of dislike or distrust as those two! Hope...
by sejintenej
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 578
Views: 60000

Re: Politics

Glad to see that the Civil Service has bowed to the inevitable. My wife has just got her new (renewal) passport and all reference to the EU has been removed! There are several methods of getting a renewal - one requires answers to a question about foreign nationality (ie dual nationality) but anothe...
by sejintenej
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CHOBA Carol Concert
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: CHOBA Carol Concert

I think Katharine's use of the word "ironic" was very well thought out. Perhaps other OBs and parents suffer from appointments overload - I am already booked for November 16th 2020 (birthday party not mine) and November 19th 2020 (big annual boozeup as many winelovers will recognise) . It is too lat...
by sejintenej
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 186
Views: 30087

Steven Hawking Award for Complicated Mathematics

I came across this in an article published by the indubitable Joe J. I should mention that the mentioned Lazeez does exist - he is an exceptional webmaster. As for the mathematical computations referred to, Lazeez's is already far harder than indicated! Being cynical I googled the World Literature C...
by sejintenej
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 186
Views: 30087

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

In the John Mason thread Spoonbill wrote: And Ian Cook/Edgar Newman (?) taking it in turns to play Cain on alternate nights and climbing up a rope almost to the ceiling of the auditorium, spotlit, then swivelling around in the air like trapeze artistes. I've a sneaking feeling there may have been no...