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by loringa
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Health and safety gone mad!
Replies: 51
Views: 2331

Re: Health and safety gone mad!

It has always struck me, that, on Remembrance Day, we remember the Forces who have died, but no mention is made of the Civilians ---on both sides. In our church we have, on the one hand, a very traditional service with most of the serving personnel wearing uniform, a march past by the Royal British...
by loringa
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: I'm an immigrant too!
Replies: 26
Views: 1437

Re: I'm an immigrant too!

Me too! The Lorings are Huguenots and my branch of the family effectively emigrated to the American colonies before being kicked out having stayed loyal to the Crown during the war of Independence. My mother's family were Anglo-Irish, most of whom eventually came back to the UK although my maternal ...
by loringa
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Call 112 from a Cell Phone
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

Re: Call 112 from a Cell Phone

I'm always wary of any advice that mentions "cell phones". That's not what we call mobiles in the UK so it suggests the story has been lifted verbatim from the U.S. Actually Jo you are mistaken. The title was all my own work; the original was something like 'Now it's getting dark!' As I explained a...
by loringa
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Call 112 from a Cell Phone
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

Call 112 from a Cell Phone

I have just received this in an e-mail; can anyone verify it? A bit of useful advice - verified by the Wiltshire Police . The number does work from a mobile. This actually happened to someone's daughter. Lauren was 19 yrs old and in college. This story takes place over the Christmas/New Year's holid...
by loringa
Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Does anyone on this forum go to church?
Replies: 396
Views: 24641

Re: Does anyone on this forum go to church?

englishangel wrote:My (evangelical) brother-in-law posted this on Facebook

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K4fveLQ ... r_embedded
Fabulous thank you; brilliant spoof and everything I loathe about 'worship'!
by loringa
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Afghanistan
Replies: 31
Views: 1824

Re: Afghanistan

Now that the ridiculous fourth plinth experiment is finally over, what about a statue of a British soldier in desert cams, no rank or regiment, as a permanent exhibit?
by loringa
Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Student Finance England
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Student Finance England

May I draw your attention to the Daily Mail, Saturday 10 October 2009, page 9, where there is an article entitled Third of freshers still without loans? It seems that you are by no means alone. I don't know whether Student Finance England and the Student Loans Company (SLC) to which this article ref...
by loringa
Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Tattoos anybody?
Replies: 37
Views: 1868

Re: Tattoos anybody?

Obviously entirely a matter of personal choice but anyone choosing to get a visible tattoo needs to be aware that they will be judged as a result, however unfairly. They also start to look pretty awful on people as they age and a good percentage appear to regret them. Certainly not my cup of tea and...
by loringa
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Farting
Replies: 28
Views: 1170

Re: Farting

There are a number of things that smell far worse than even the worst fart but we won't go into them here. The bottom line if you'll excuse the pun is that farting really is funny. I discovered this at CH when I let one out during one of Duncan Noel-Paton's appalling drama lessons; whilst the class ...
by loringa
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 33434

Re: Current reading matter

Won't take you long Maggie, but you will enjoy it! I still can't recommend highly enough Melvyn Bragg's 'novel' (though it is clearly autobiographical) entitled 'Remember Me'. Beautifully written and breathtakingly honest. When was this released? I imagine that it is the next in the series that sta...
by loringa
Thu May 28, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: what does your car...or other method say about you?
Replies: 33
Views: 1463

Re: what does your car...or other method say about you?

99yorkpj wrote:along with the ichthus fish.
In that case may I refer you to the Jokes Please section and a recent one about a certain North American female driver and a fish symbol?
by loringa
Mon May 18, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ashes to Ashes
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Ashes to Ashes

I've watched 'bits' of it. I just can't get my head round the story-line, though. It's so improbable/impossible. Pure escapism but absolutely brilliant; the best drama I'd seen on British tv for years. Interestingly, my boss in my previous posting had relatively recently left Greater Manchester CID...
by loringa
Sat May 16, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: what does your car...or other method say about you?
Replies: 33
Views: 1463

Re: what does your car...or other method say about you?

Fort Escort, S Reg, only 25,000 miles on the clock this time round, front bumper containing a fair quantity of P38 and P40, cleaned once a year if it needs it or not. At a public car park near Poole my sister received an expensive parking ticket for overstaying her time. Mine parked next door at the...
by loringa
Mon May 11, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Wellington College Crowthorne
Replies: 18
Views: 914

Re: Wellington College Crowthorne

Does anyone have any info good or bad on this school? I'm looking into something and thought that somebody may know someone who knows someone etc: I am almost certain that this is the Wellington College to which Neill refers. If so, it is where David Newsome went after his departure from CH and is,...
by loringa
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Theatre "heavy" for Blue Nights
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Theatre "heavy" for Blue Nights

Really enjoyed the Blue Night at the theatre yesterday, some wonderful performances, but was surprised that before the beginning it was announced "photography and video recording is illegal due to the young nature of the performers, and anyone found taking photos or videos will have their equipment...