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by Katharine
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 484
Views: 44587

Re: Politics

Just read your letter in Private Eye, Freaky, it was one of those weeks from h*ll last week, so never got round to reading much of Private Eye, just enjoyed the cartoons, as ever! Can’t think how CH set me up in any way. I remember a job interview in the 80s, by then I’d taught in Ghana, Pakistan an...
by Katharine
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 128
Views: 22048

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

I cannot imagine any such conversation with an adult in CH Hertford in my day! Come on Katharine, I bet DR was a total uninhibited raver. No way! The closest she ever came to mentioning the sex act was the infamous Tampax* talk. We were told, in no uncertain terms, that no gentleman would ever want...
by Katharine
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Strange old man dressed in WW1 army gear / dog named lobster
Replies: 128
Views: 22048

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

I cannot imagine any such conversation with an adult in CH Hertford in my day!
by Katharine
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: One for Freaky and Co...
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: One for Freaky and Co...

I quite agree Michael.
by Katharine
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: One for Freaky and Co...
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: One for Freaky and Co...

There are in the UK probably at least 10 million people who either have dual citizenship or are entitled (as this girl may be) to apply for another citizenship*. Including, I suspect, Mr Javid. This is a slippery slope, and all these people are at risk of being stripped of their citizenship if a go...
by Katharine
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: One for Freaky and Co...
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: One for Freaky and Co...

There are in the UK probably at least 10 million people who either have dual citizenship or are entitled (as this girl may be) to apply for another citizenship*. Including, I suspect, Mr Javid. This is a slippery slope, and all these people are at risk of being stripped of their citizenship if a go...
by Katharine
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: One for Freaky and Co...
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: One for Freaky and Co...

Unless she really has Bangladeshi citizenship (and is not simply entitled to it) and does not hold the citizenship of another country then I do not believe that Sajid Javid can legally strip her of her British citizenship. Depriving her of her British citizenship would render her stateless which is...
by Katharine
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How will CH cope with Brexit?
Replies: 55
Views: 1855

Re: How will CH cope with Brexit?

I was in JFK one evening and listening to a distant noise. A gentleman (and he turned out to be a real gentleman) of colour saw me and asked what the noise was. I replied (to his surprise) that they were "drumming the Asantahene" which is a mark of celebration and respect amongst the Akan. The man ...
by Katharine
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 484
Views: 44587

Re: Politics

I live in Plaid Cymru territory, I think it will stay the same for a long time. Perhaps this is the price you must pay for living in one of the most beautiful places in the British Isles? True! I do have a lot of time for Liz Savile Roberts as a constituency MP. A couple of years ago I had to arran...
by Katharine
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 484
Views: 44587

Re: Politics

I agree with everything in your last post Tim. My sons went to boarding school because my husband worked for the British Council and we could be moved at short notice somewhere where there was no English medium education. As to deselection of MPs, the constituency parties surely make the decisions? ...
by Katharine
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 484
Views: 44587

Re: Politics

David, I agree there was a Referendum and that there was a small majority of those who voted voted Leave. Is there any way of deciding whether they meant Leave on current ideas? Would they have voted differently had they known? I can see nothing wrong in having a second referendum on the lines of Th...
by Katharine
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 484
Views: 44587

Re: Politics

I’ve been surprised not to see any comments from Freaky on the shenanigans of the last few weeks. I don’t think anyone can be happy about the way things are going. Personally, I can’t see anything wrong with the backstop and would far rather have that and a deal than to crash out without a deal. Did...
by Katharine
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 4043

Re: Vikki Askew

As some here know, we lived in Sarawak from 1991 to 96, Gordon Van Praagh was still remembered with affection by many we met. Does anyone know his dates there?
by Katharine
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Does anyone know the school latin motto?
Replies: 117
Views: 12657

Re: Does anyone know the school latin motto?

Welcome Kate from someone with a name very close to yours! Not many of our generation from Hertford post here now, I valiantly fly the flag! I was in the year above Kerren, but in 6s. Certainly Mrs Winstone was there most, if not all, the time I was in Hertford. In 6s we were supposed to learn the f...
by Katharine
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Best wishes
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Best wishes

Just hope it helps clear your problems JR, I think Bah humbug is allowed in the circumstances. Is it 18 hours before or afterwards?