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by Alban
Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 34182

...Anyway, there are no such prescriptions here on what you can or can't take in a meal. You can take what you want, although I notice in Melbourne that "it is the custom to take the first course in silence". So everyone's whispering to their neighbour to pass them the bread, or slide the butter. O...
by Alban
Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 54166

...But there's more than one way of looking at it. Actually, I think this is pretty much a black and white situation in an otherwise grey world. There is no excuse for that behaviour! JC, do you feel that the apology you got was whole-hearted and unqualified, or was it wrapped up in justification? ...
by Alban
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Letters to governors "private and confidential"
Replies: 90
Views: 54166

I'm sorry to hear it and it seems like Mary Pickering also regrets it. But there may be a benefit taken as a whole. Please don't think I am in any way making light of the incident if I say that the more openness there is -the better. For as long as relatives and parents think their child was happy ...
by Alban
Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Aversion to Classical Music
Replies: 45
Views: 30423

know what you mean about impatient...it's like a stranger talking to you in a completely different language. Some may get frustrated at themselves for not understanding, others, impatient that the stranger can't converse in familiar tones. I just get bored and walk away.

Alban
by Alban
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Aversion to Classical Music
Replies: 45
Views: 30423

Yep, still can't listen to it...in fact I have a rant about the SES attitude towards music here: http://www.whyaretheydead.net:/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=119 ...But I don't feel particularly sad about it as you say ems, mainly because there's always loads of new things to listen to out there. I don't k...
by Alban
Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 34182

Like everything, homeopathy has it's place - that place is not as the sole remedy for a broken arm, or for major illnesses and diseases, and it is foolish to treat them that way. I think the term "Complementary Medicine" describes them very well - i.e. they should be used to complement traditional t...
by Alban
Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A simple question for David Boddy
Replies: 49
Views: 31426

Antises,

It didn't make sense the first time you wrote it - what is the point of repeating yourself!


Alban
by Alban
Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: A simple question for David Boddy
Replies: 49
Views: 31426

Merry / Patrick Please don't forget that it is through this (anonymous) site that we have achieved the recognition that we have so far. I think it is a perfectly valid stance to publicly ask questions of David Boddy here - he has after all posted on here himself (or so we are led to believe) and we ...
by Alban
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: What it would take to achieve ?Truth and Reconciliation?
Replies: 13
Views: 10730

Re: What it would take to achieve ?Truth and Reconciliation?

I agree Anita, there is a long long way to go before such a process could take place. However, I would just like to highlight one thing you said, just so it doesn't get lost... ...This idea was first mooted in a conversation between Mrs Hyde and my husband over three years ago as a way for the staff...
by Alban
Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 1980s St James had a nice teacher! Shock horror!
Replies: 14
Views: 11341

Well I remember his son telling us that his dad used to listen to Pink Floyd (it's that band again!)...so he can't be all bad! ...but that was over 25 years ago...about the time of "We don't need no education", although I would imagine that some of the earlier, more mellow albums were more to his ta...
by Alban
Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Sanskrit language - pros and cons
Replies: 35
Views: 23837

For your next challenge, could you translate the lyric of "Us and Them" by the same band.

:lol:

Alban
by Alban
Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: That first step
Replies: 3
Views: 4904

After only two days of results, I'm quite suprised that the majority of you went hunting. I suppose I'd rather thought the grapevine would have played a bigger part in the audience figures.

Just goes to show the power of Google.
by Alban
Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: That first step
Replies: 3
Views: 4904

That first step

With so many members, I thought it would be very interesting to see how people came to be part of the comunity here. Personally, I just happened to look at Friends re-united one day (out of the blue) and saw Matthew's message about how he had posted here. As it turned out, Matthew, Tom, Dan and myse...
by Alban
Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: the story of our family
Replies: 13
Views: 9775

Hi Andrea, I sincerely hope that this is the last time you'll have to deal with the emotional pain brought up by your recolections. I too have found it to be a painful but cathartic process, and whereas before I would not have talked about this to anyone, I now feel able to talk relatively objective...
by Alban
Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The 'Tale Of The 50 women' stories from the 70's
Replies: 42
Views: 43682

Re: ladylike lavatory

leon wrote:... 'A Lady must spend no longer than one minute in the lavatory.' A truly
ladylike bowel takes less than a minute to evacuate.......


That would explain why so many of them were full of shit

Alban

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