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by sejintenej
Tue May 10, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Freaky in the FT
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

Re: Freaky in the FT

Andrew. The vote on Brexit happened a considerable time ago as did the decision to exit Calais during the middle ages or even the decision by the French king to accept that the Danes had successfully invaded Normandy. Avon got there first but there is a huge difference between England's defeat by H...
by sejintenej
Sun May 08, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Freaky in the FT
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

Re: Freaky in the FT

As for one's interactions with those who supported Brexit and those who voted to remain, it is becoming increasingly difficult to identify the former group as they have gone so very quiet (including on this forum)! Within my (extended) family, as far as I know it was only a small number of the elde...
by sejintenej
Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway
Replies: 18
Views: 1128

Re: Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway

. The .22 (Lee Enfield rifle No 8 if I recall correctly) was another accurate weapon but obviously with a much shorter range and used indoors at the miniature range behind, I think, Thornton. It had no noticeable kick at all. Shooting was very much one of my things at CH under the tutelage of the e...
by sejintenej
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway
Replies: 18
Views: 1128

Re: Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway

That is just so sad that you were orphaned while at CH. I seem to remember that you've spoken about it before and that the school thought that by not talking about it too much you wouldn't be reminded of it. I was contemporary with you and remember the Fantle affair and wondered how he coped with i...
by sejintenej
Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway
Replies: 18
Views: 1128

Re: Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway

At CH in the 1950s I don't remember economics being mentioned. It's possible that Adam Smith might have been mentioned among a clutch of Enlightenment philosophers but I don't remember it, nor Marx. And since the ideas of JM Keynes were only just putting down roots in the post war period I suppose ...
by sejintenej
Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another St Matthews Day photo 1972 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2686

Re: Another St Matthews Day photo 1972 ?

In the 70s I think St.Mathews Day was Seniors only except choir from 3rd form up. As a Treble it was great to escape lessons for the day. AFAIR in my time (1952-1961) the St Matthews Day parade was older boys only. For the 400th anniversary the entire school marched. In those days we had to march f...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Bread and dripping
Replies: 38
Views: 12132

Re: Bread and dripping

Colette. although I had had some during trips to an aunt when I was a toddler, during a business trip to Frankfurt I was taken out one evening to "enjoy" a Frankfurt speciality - thick wodge of dripping on a slice of bread. Not quite to my taste - I don't like the texture! I needed plenty ...
by sejintenej
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'
Replies: 53
Views: 2853

Re: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'

Sejintenej, you've got your verbs mixed up in Spanish. Tengo calor is the perfect way to say you are hot, it's too warm, you feel hot. However, a direct translation from the English I am hot would be estoy caliente which would imply you've got the hots, you are sexually attracted. So, that's probab...
by sejintenej
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'
Replies: 53
Views: 2853

Re: Telegraph article: Pupils at prestigious public school will receive lessons in 'white privilege'

Lucy Kellaway has some experiences to relate in her book Re-educated. Later she recounted her experiences to a white journalist friend who expressed astonishment that she had given in to PC sentiments. "There had been no 'giving in', I snapped. It wasn't a question of being politically correct...
by sejintenej
Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Windows Updates
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Re: Windows Updates

A friend of mine used to work as a dev for Microsoft and he told me many things about how little Microsoft's management care about their clients. All thet they were doing was completing tasks that pleased their supervisors. He wanted to make difference, so he quit. Now he works as a supervisor hims...
by sejintenej
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Scouts
Replies: 58
Views: 13237

Re: CH Scouts

I have no doubt that, ............. the economic straights in which CH parents find themselves now are probably not that dissimilar to the dysfunctional 70s, it is a pity that such opportunities no longer exist. Amongst other things, I learned to cook on Scout expeditions which was one of the most ...
by sejintenej
Sat Mar 19, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Was Rock 'n' Roll Banned at CH in the Fifties?
Replies: 29
Views: 3121

Re: Was Rock 'n' Roll Banned at CH in the Fifties?

Yes There was a ban on "Pop Slush" which in effect was a ban on records being brought in rather than radio. However we had to listen to a deal of two way family favourites to hear anything worth listening to. I think it was a question of house masters. John Wexler might disagree with me b...
by sejintenej
Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Puke Fight!
Replies: 60
Views: 3043

Re: Puke Fight!

"Oh, and Jenkins, apparently your mother died this morning." I shouldn't laugh at that last line, but that is an uncanny parallel to draw... [/quote] Yes, I actually got that statement but with "Jenkins" replaced. These things happen. I was out of the school within hours.
by sejintenej
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Puke Fight!
Replies: 60
Views: 3043

Re: Puke Fight!

about 5 or 6 on one; I ended up in the sicker and Kit did nothing! At least the leader is dead
by sejintenej
Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 289
Views: 78240

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

A small pub boasted about having the strongest bartender in the county. The bartender was known to take a lemon and crush it in his massive hand, squeezing every drop of juice out. The pub had a long standing offer that if anyone could squeeze an additional drop of juice from the crushed lemon, that...