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by loringa
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Barnes Photos
Topic: Barnes House Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 38370

Re: Barnes House Photos

I can't remember most of the second form listed here but Richard Charlesworth and Martin Francis were both in Leigh Hunt A.
by loringa
Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: POSTCARDS FROM THE 70'S 1
Replies: 20
Views: 4430

Re: POSTCARDS FROM THE 70'S 1

Bottom left - looks like Ron Lorimer praying in chapel; it's a bit hard to tell but it could be before he grew his beard.
by loringa
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Interesting or funny links
Replies: 487
Views: 45239

Re: Interesting or funny links

It is just as well that there is no image available; can you imagine how they could have mangled that?! Surely this has been translated by a computer with an ignorant programmer? It might be fun some time to sit down and try to work out what it really means ............. but, maybe not! Try: An ass...
by loringa
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Strictly......
Replies: 32
Views: 2534

Re: Strictly......

Well ---- so Anne W. has, again, survived, due to the "Public Vote" ! We now appear to be in the "John Segeant" situation, where even he, realised that things were getting ridiculous, and resigned. Anne W. has been entertaining, and has acted as a foil to some of the more prissy contestants --- but...
by loringa
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: LE
Replies: 46
Views: 4340

Re: LE

AKAP wrote:LF was still there when I left in 72, so it must have changed between 72 and 77.
I was in the Lower Fourth, LFG (BSG) to be precise, in 1975/76 and I am sure we weren't the last year to have a fast stream.
by loringa
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Housing Market
Replies: 29
Views: 3244

Re: Housing Market

This is very good news. I think you were very sensible to acept the offer you did which put you in just the right position to benefit from the falling market with your purchase. My wife and I have just sold our house and are living in rented so we can do the same; we accepted £15k under the asking ...
by loringa
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: RED ED !!
Replies: 43
Views: 2865

Re: RED ED !!

I'd rather have had the third brother: Glenn.
by loringa
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Mufti
Replies: 65
Views: 5379

Re: Mufti

need the corrct kiwi though - you need parade gloss not standard kiwi - they sell both types in waitrose Nope - standard Kiwi gives a better shine. Everyone's technique varies but I swear by a very old, well-washed yellow duster, a little polish, a lot of spit and a very gentle circular motion to b...
by loringa
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Mufti
Replies: 65
Views: 5379

Re: Mufti

My son does his boots and mess shoes (and my shoes for a small consideration) with melted Kiwi or Cherry Blossom or what have you. It absolutely has to be Kiwi, Cherry Blossom just doesn't give you the shine. When we arrived at Dartmouth we were directed to go straight to the NAAFI to purchase this...
by loringa
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Baby Food
Replies: 25
Views: 2676

Re: Baby Food

Bread - crusts are good for teething and bread is easy to hold and stuff into the mouth. We found that baguettes and similar were the best; there is a view that very young chidren shouldn't be given bread but it doesn't seem to do French kids any harm! Whilst chunks or slices without anything on see...
by loringa
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Simon Horne
Replies: 1
Views: 1258

Update

Just to keep you updated, Simon joins the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth on 13 September, 30 years almost to the day after I joined the College. We both left CH on the same day.
by loringa
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Unbelievable !!
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Unbelievable !!

englishangel wrote:My manager at work (whose IQ equals his age) wrote an email MUCH worse than this yesterday. I don't think there was a sentence (of about 40) which had neither a grammar or a spelling mistake.
..... nor a spelling mistake perhaps?
by loringa
Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Pedant's Revolt
Replies: 475
Views: 20772

Re: The Pedant's Revolt

It's that time of year for hearing about peoples' holidays! Am I alone in feeling irritated by " Yes! We did Rome... did Naples... did Salerno on our way to Sicily!"? It annoys me. Sure; tell them that you don't understand mericun (or even merkin* if you want to be rude). To "do" a place was origin...
by loringa
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Glorious seventies
Replies: 32
Views: 4100

Re: The Glorious seventies

Brown wrote:[Come to think of it, I also spent a bit of time in Helen Watters' company, but then who didn't...
I didn't - but I should very much have liked to; a lovely girl.
by loringa
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Simon Horne
Replies: 1
Views: 1258

Simon Horne

I am pleased to report that Simon Horne (LHA / Col A 1974 - 1980) has been accepted for the Chaplaincy in the Royal Navy at the age of 47 and will join Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth in September or January. He has had a varied and interesting career since leaving Christ's Hospital running ...