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by Fjgrogan
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Noseblowing by numbers - how did it work?
Replies: 28
Views: 6452

Re: Noseblowing by numbers - how did it work?

Compare that with the 'gentility' at Hertford, where in the infirmary the Sister would ask each day 'Have you been good today?' - it was a while before I realised what she was actually asking!
by Fjgrogan
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Christ's Hospital, ecole de excellence anglaise
Replies: 19
Views: 5073

Re: Christ's Hospital, ecole de excellence anglaise

Mary Thompson, teacher of chemistry, was a formidable Irish woman, with a tough exterior which hid a heart of gold! She did not arrive at CH until after I had left, but I met her many years later when I used to visit her and Frances Mercer in their cottage in County Kerry.
by Fjgrogan
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When the girls arrived..
Replies: 17
Views: 4612

Re: When the girls arrived..

Angela - I went to the St Matthew's Day service in London just a week into the first term of the merger. I remember commenting at the time that It was impossible to tell from the quality of the music that the choir and musicians had only been working together for such a short time.
by Fjgrogan
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Bursary information
Replies: 18
Views: 10023

Re: Bursary information

Jo, I was told this by a struggling parent who had asked for an explanation of why their fees kept increasing although their income did not. The HM's reply was along the lines of 'we are running a business; you would not ask your bank how they arrive at their charges'! Frankly at this point I just l...
by Fjgrogan
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: New Parent- labels on personal items.
Replies: 4
Views: 2908

Re: New Parent- labels on personal items.

Try getting an old-fashioned pen, with a sharp nib, and some washproof ink and altering them by hand? Or just leave them as they are - I doubt if it will be a major problem! Don't panic. Good luck.
by Fjgrogan
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When the girls arrived..
Replies: 17
Views: 4612

Re: When the girls arrived..

Clearly the upheaval for the girls was greater than for the boys. My two were lucky in that the move came at a natural break in their academic career - ie one was just about to start GCSE subjects and the other had just taken GCSEs and was moving onto A levels. But I feel sorry for those who were ha...
by Fjgrogan
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When the girls arrived..
Replies: 17
Views: 4612

Re: When the girls arrived..

But Vonny, compare that with the dormitory set-up that we had at Hertford before they built the cubies in upper dorms; bright mustard yellow curtains hanging from black metal poles to separate the beds from each other (but only supposedly for dressing in privacy) - in fact we didn't use them - we qu...
by Fjgrogan
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When the girls arrived..
Replies: 17
Views: 4612

Re: When the girls arrived..

I guess it would depend on which half!
by Fjgrogan
Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When the girls arrived..
Replies: 17
Views: 4612

Re: When the girls arrived..

Both my daughters were amongst those involved in the great migration from Hertford to Horsham, otherwise known as CHAOS (Christ's Hospital Amalgamation of Sites (?Schools). I shall nudge the one who still sometimes contributes to this forum, for her reminiscences. I do remember at that time ploughin...
by Fjgrogan
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel
Replies: 41
Views: 11708

Re: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel

Totally unrelated, but in a similar vein of 'humour' - Alison, a CH friend of my daughter's, who went on to work as a pharmacist, married a guy called Branch, thereby becoming A Branch of Boots!
by Fjgrogan
Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel
Replies: 41
Views: 11708

Re: The Making of Them by Nick Duffel

I can't say it works for me! Angela Pratt and I were the same year at Hertford - she remembers all the good stuff and I remember all the bad, but I tend to do that about life in general anyway!!
by Fjgrogan
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Horsham 1954-62
Replies: 35
Views: 10695

Re: Horsham 1954-62

I vaguely remember a portrait of Barnes Wallis at Hertford. Also I believe that Miss West's portrait was actually a photo, or possibly a portrait painted from a photo (not unusual, I think), but the rumour was that she didn't have the patience to actually sit for a portrait to be painted. Given the ...
by Fjgrogan
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 258
Views: 56610

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

Certainly makes you more tired later - my body tends to wake with the sun (about 4.30 at the moment) so I am too tired by mid afternoon to consider whether I am being honest or not!! Fortunately I don't have an evening social life - or perhaps that is a lie?
by Fjgrogan
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: How young did they start?
Replies: 15
Views: 3272

Re: How young did they start?

JR - I make that ten and a half?
by Fjgrogan
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Back to Fiona Bruce
Replies: 33
Views: 8034

Re: Back to Fiona Bruce

Here's one for JR! Next week's RadioTimes (on sale today) has Fiona Bruce on the front cover and monopolising several pages inside too! Enjoy!