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by Jenny Pardington
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: What very ordinary things have you never done?
Replies: 34
Views: 2673

I have never:

Driven a car
Ridden a bike

though did make an attempt at both a long time ago....

Am somewhat struck dumb by what is considered ordinary. Skiing? What's that? Does "never done a parachute jump" or "never walked on hot coals" count?
by Jenny Pardington
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Letters from the distant past
Replies: 72
Views: 11395

This letter brings back a host of memories - I was going to stay with one of my best friends, Margaret Wells, and the weekend was to include my first (only?) proper grown-up dance. In some sense, a sort of passage from childhood parties with jelly and balloons to an occasion where I might actually d...
by Jenny Pardington
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mallett's Mallet
Replies: 32971
Views: 695839

Incredible
(as in Incredible String Band)[quote][/quote]
by Jenny Pardington
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Letters from the distant past
Replies: 72
Views: 11395

I am very much hoping that I can secure some funds from the Australian Grape and Wine Research Development Council (who are partially funding my PhD) to attend a conference in Beaune and then visit wineries in the South of England. If this comes off, I hope to visit Alex among many other friends th...
by Jenny Pardington
Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Letters from the distant past
Replies: 72
Views: 11395

Caroline - are you going to see Alexandra or is she coming to see you? Have you kept in touch all this time - if so, that's wonderful! Today's letter is less about CH than about GCH, from my friend Caroline who'd moved on, but I still think it's a nice one. I'd spent some time with her and her frien...
by Jenny Pardington
Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 34488

No villain- have you read Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey? Poor Richard was a lovely fella, but I don't think I would have argued the point with Miss Page at Hertford. Actually, Fanny Page gave me this book as she liked it so much.... This quote didn't come out properly and I can't remember who w...
by Jenny Pardington
Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Letters from the distant past
Replies: 72
Views: 11395

Just for a change, one from an ex-member of staff - Miss (?) Coveney, who had been wardmistress for 8's. Does anyone remember her (or the two Pamelas she met at the theatre)? My, as usual, rather vague memories, picture her as a rather quiet, mousey person, who did her best to make us ladylike in ou...
by Jenny Pardington
Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Letters from the distant past
Replies: 72
Views: 11395

Thanks for info about printing from old negatives - I'll search around for a place that can do it. Next letter covers the thorny position of people who left CH to go to other schools. I kept in touch with at least two of them but, as you can tell from the contents, our usual attitude was somewhat ho...
by Jenny Pardington
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Letters from the distant past
Replies: 72
Views: 11395

These are so interesting that you really should consider some sort of publication. How many are there? I think they're interesting, too! But I am wondering how they would best be put together. I haven't counted them, or even attempted to sort them (hence the double coverage of some things like Spor...
by Jenny Pardington
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Letters from the distant past
Replies: 72
Views: 11395

This must be Easter 1960, from the comments about Ann Mac and EPC. They were two of the 3 Senior VI in 6s in my first year. There were dire comments about EPC deserting her cricket team by leaving then - I never saw her play cricket, so can't comment about that. I remember Ann went on to do medicin...
by Jenny Pardington
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Letters from the distant past
Replies: 72
Views: 11395

englishangel wrote:Now I really want to know, did Stephanie become a vet, a kennelmaid or what?
Oh, I do wish I knew. We lost touch in the early sixties as our lives separated. I'll have to ask A.M.W.P. if she ever knew.
by Jenny Pardington
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Letters from the distant past
Replies: 72
Views: 11395

I'm reading "Away from the Bombs and the Boys" at the moment and am astonished at how little the school changed between 1937 and 1960. Audrey Griggs could be writing my own experiences - of school, that is; her home life was very different. Letters received in the holidays tended to be hugely long -...
by Jenny Pardington
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Jenny
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Had a lovely, if exhausting day, thank you everyone. Achieved most of what was essential, though flat looks as if it's been occupied by squatters!
New letter about to be threaded on....
by Jenny Pardington
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Jenny
Replies: 8
Views: 811

P.P.S. Don't worry - I've found it!!
by Jenny Pardington
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Jenny
Replies: 8
Views: 811

P.S. How do all you clever people know when it's someone's birthday? I'm sure there must be a clue somewhere, but I'm obviously looking in the wrong place!