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by sejintenej
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 55975

Thanks! Don't you just miss institutional hierarchy? :lol: I don't miss sewing those alliterative black aprons. This is a photo of the 1972 monitresses with the fearsome DR, http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c224/englishangelmcf/1972monitresses.jpg Our badges can be seen, not as big as the 617 squa...
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do you receive "Housey!" regularly?
Replies: 90
Views: 9050

A word on the mail. I have sent a second class letter via a mail box in a Valencian suburb at 11.00 am on a Thursday to South East London, and when I phoned on the Saturday, it had arrived, 48 hours, not bad. However, post from the UK to Spain appears to be hit and miss, mainly miss. I wonder where...
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Christ's Hospital Book
Replies: 21
Views: 3255

i know i can't be the only one thinking this but... what the f*** is the CH Book? 25 quid for a first edition hard back of anything ain't bad. well, if it's a popular book, and the first editions are old or hard to come by... well, my question is "which CH Book"? I have two, one is 1553 to 1953 bro...
by sejintenej
Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Freedom Of Information
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

According to that site, my car was in Middlesbrough , Cleveland on Jan 6th 2006, doing 80.6 mph - well all I can say is that it must have been going much faster than that to get there and back in the hour or so I wasn`t at home!! Because it was parked outside the house when I left and was there whe...
by sejintenej
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do you receive "Housey!" regularly?
Replies: 90
Views: 9050

.......and I STILL haven't received my copy of 'Housey!' - perhaps they're still working through the alphabet. Nor I - but then her Majesty's mail takes a week or two to transit the Tamar. I haven't got my copy either because I only received an invitation to subscribe to it two days ago. OTOH in th...
by sejintenej
Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 'Housey' or 'C.H.'?
Replies: 40
Views: 6023

I always wanted one of those stripey blazers and cravats that you got if you were awarded cricket colours. Unfortunately my cricket was never that good. ISTR blazers (with house badge), grey flannel trousers, white shirts and dark blue cravats but only at thye end of the '50's. AFAIR we didn't offi...
by sejintenej
Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Do you receive "Housey!" regularly?
Replies: 90
Views: 9050

Re: Do you receive "Housey!" regularly?

Just a quick straw-poll of who receives "Housey!" (the partnership newsletter from CH) - will give a good indication of how successfully their reaching all Old Blues. In theory it should go to all Old Blues... The latest copy should have hit your door mats in the last few days. Of course I'm a bit ...
by sejintenej
Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Question for the ladies.........
Replies: 51
Views: 7730

To answer the original question, I try to avoid writing to women as much as possible, but have usually found the best form of address, is, 'To Whom It May Concern' . Unless the letter is one which can be hawked around (such as an employment reference) I would find that highly offensive. As writer y...
by sejintenej
Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Tie
Replies: 16
Views: 2551

Ties: there certainkly used to be shops in Burlington Arcade (west end) and Liverpool Street (City) selling regimental and old school ties including the normal red and gold stripe on bark blue. The "badge" tie was not publicly available. Incidentally, I appeared one day wearing said OB tie next to m...
by sejintenej
Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Question for the ladies.........
Replies: 51
Views: 7730

Interesting that every reply so far has come from a man. It is the men who have the difficulties on this score, Shoz. I expect most ladies probably have very few hang-ups about it. Pewrhaps profesionally we have always had to get the question right or lose a customer. The matter of how a married / ...
by sejintenej
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 55975

Palimpsest

and another for the day Palimpsest 1. A manuscript, usually of papyrus or parchment, on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible. 2. An object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface. (The origin of my se...
by sejintenej
Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Jokes, please.....
Replies: 2394
Views: 222601

HER Directions: 80 . . . just after the weight station near Cordelia (I think) will be an exit for 14, I think it's Sonama and Napa, you should take that, then follow it all the way through, till you end up in Fairfield. There's a signal next to . . . a beer joint or some thing like that, I don't k...
by sejintenej
Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BRADWELL TURNER
Replies: 13
Views: 5069

Re: Old Blue VCs

Rex wrote:<b>Henry William Pitcher (CH 1848-56)</b>
Is that a typo or did Pitcher live to the age of 108? (ie he died in 1956).

He could not have got a VC from the dates I originally understood!
by sejintenej
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 55975

And as a related item, taken from the Fortean Times website :. from the same source: On Tuesday February 13, God was sent down for nine months in San Rafael, California for indecently exposing himself. God, 68, legally changed his name to Ubiquitous Perpetuity God in his search for 'women, gold and...
by sejintenej
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Grecians' Houses
Replies: 28
Views: 3564

Dam Busters

It was alleged in official quarters that it was he who arranged for "The Dam Busters" to be screened in Big School before it was released.

AFAIR there was a relative of the same name in Housie at the time I was there.