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by Katharine
Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: Young Old Blues Event on 1st Feb 2006!
Replies: 37
Views: 4996

englishangel wrote:and I'm 'only' 51, for another few days.
We KNOW that already!
by Katharine
Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Wooden legs
Replies: 85
Views: 11894

englishangel wrote:
darthmaul wrote:Good grief!!!
You are obviously the only mature tree (sorry, person) on here.

Perhaps we should leaf (sic) it here!
You do know don't you that a single f is pronounced v in Welsh?
by Katharine
Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: The CH Old Blues' Association - Discussion
Topic: Young Old Blues Event on 1st Feb 2006!
Replies: 37
Views: 4996

Rightly or wrongly, as I make up the guidelines, in the Old Blue I have included news on anyone who left after 1990 in the Young Old Blue section. You can disagree or give me better definitions for use next time, but the deed is done. I had always considered young as being an attitude rather than a...
by Katharine
Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 45643

My new word of the day is helminthologist . I came across it in the History of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine I am reading, and had to look it up. It is someone who studies worms, and comes from Greek. I didn't learn that at school. Presumably in this case they would be parasite worms and...
by Katharine
Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 45643

Taxi is Tacsi in Welsh and Teksi in Malay, ice cream in Malay is ais krim. It's amazing how words travel around the world. Seeing Malaysian ais krim, which is perfectly understandable, reminds me of Aply Pay in Panama (Apple Pie), except that you could get Aply Pay de Manzana (Apple "apple" Pie), A...
by Katharine
Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 45643

Mary, my elder son sounds much the same, severely dyslexic, but with a PhD in Chemistry. We thought he suffered from being exposed to 3 languages English, Welsh & Malay until we knew. Taxi is Tacsi in Welsh and Teksi in Malay, ice cream in Malay is ais krim.
by Katharine
Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Wartime Hertford
Replies: 46
Views: 10759

"Sale" work in the autumn term, school needlework the other 2. Did you still have the sale (for charity) at Christmas? Yes, I now remember it was Sale work in Autumn term. Alternate years the stalls were organised by houses and forms. We always worked far harder for the House Sales, because you cou...
by Katharine
Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brown Sugar......................
Replies: 21
Views: 2814

I lived in Ghana from 1969 for 4 years. You could not buy granulated sugar only lump. The story was that during the war they had had a very bad consignment of granulated sugar from the Congo with lots of impurities, and the whole country had turned against it. I wonder whether they have relented now...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Wartime Hertford
Replies: 46
Views: 10759

6s seem to have had a lot of head girls. At least one while I was there. Judy Evans. !'s had the head girl my last 2 years. I can't remember any others. Which house had the head girl your last two years, Mary? The 6s girls were the only 2 in my time, Clare Roper Power in my first year. Her sister C...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Prestigious Visitors!
Replies: 38
Views: 3677

We had dress shields in the Sunday blouses, tartan in the winter and blue and white striped or blue with white spots in the summer (blouses not dress shields). They were only washed at the end of the season. I was a wardrobe girl in 2's and I don't remember how often things like tunics and Sunday g...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Wartime Hertford
Replies: 46
Views: 10759

englishangel wrote:1's the same head girl for 2 consecutive years.

Judy Evans from 6's was about 66/67 I believe.
How did she get to be head twice?

I remember Judy but can't think how far below me she was, if Alex tells me her house number I might remember who had it before her!
by Katharine
Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Prestigious Visitors!
Replies: 38
Views: 3677

Whilst we are on the subject of insect bites. Not sure whether any of the other OG here wore the summer Sunday yellow dresses which were brought in for the quartercentenary; they attracted greenfly. If you were ever out in them you became covered in green spots. They had gone by the time I had star...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Wartime Hertford
Replies: 46
Views: 10759

6s seem to have had a lot of head girls. At least one while I was there. Judy Evans. !'s had the head girl my last 2 years. I can't remember any others. Which house had the head girl your last two years, Mary? The 6s girls were the only 2 in my time, Clare Roper Power in my first year. Her sister C...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Word of the day
Replies: 681
Views: 45643

I actually read laconicum yesterday in a description of a spa complex at Center Parks; had it not been for this forum I wouldn't have known what it was. I thonk that is serendipity isn't it? Not often you get to use serendipity either is it? I feel a new thread coming on I felt that it was time to ...
by Katharine
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Did the Christian Union kids end up as Satanists?
Replies: 35
Views: 5353

Did you have CU at Horsham? We were actually warned against joining one at uni by the school chaplain before we left.