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by seahermit
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Not so dull Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Not so dull Dulwich

Well, Richard, thank you for the long reply which I actually found thought-provoking! You are probably not far off in laying a finger on the background as a source of frustrations - it's not an unknown phenomenon. I was very lucky to get into Dulwich and to be able to benefit from a wide and rich gr...
by seahermit
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Not so dull Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Not so dull Dulwich

A number of public schools have had their fair share of less reputable and also less intelligent pupils - got there because of money, privilege etc. Dulwich was rather more modern in it's attitudes, no fagging hierarchy, very little bullying, a lot of interaction with the local community etc. Even s...
by seahermit
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Not so dull Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Not so dull Dulwich

Trevor Bailey was at Dulwich and already distinguishing himself at cricket. Neither I nor my brother have ever been back to Dulwich for Old Alleynian reunions - school was just something you had to get through!. But the college is beautifully situated in leafy lanes which are almost countryside and ...
by seahermit
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Not so dull Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Not so dull Dulwich

And Dulwich College produced another (not yet famous) writer - yours truly, Seahermit! Wonder why you seized on a topic like Dulwich College? But one major reason that numerous pupils (they call them something different these days) turned to writing was because Dulwich was very strong on the Classic...
by seahermit
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: New PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: New PM

The domestic incident at first sight looked as if it would do Boris some harm and certainly give ammo to his enemies. In a perverse English way, which has certainly happened sometimes before in politics, it might actually have helped him! As you say, the English rather like someone with character, e...
by seahermit
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: New PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: New PM

The media have been quick to use the incident to throw some "dirt" and create a story - it was just someone having a row with his girlfriend. So what? Would any normal person endure the pressures and public scrutiny which Boris and others are being subjected to, without the frustration boi...
by seahermit
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Moving to Hastings & St Leonards
Topic: Moving to St Leonards
Replies: 14
Views: 7332

Re: Moving to St Leonards

I agree with the above - from the start I found people in Hastings to be very varied, coming from all different directions, pretty friendly. In Eastbourne they largely seem to be aged, drinking peppermint tea and dressed in twinsets and pearls. In Brighton they are a younger crowd, somewhat wealthie...
by seahermit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: New PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: New PM

Richard's description of a "classroom of squabbling wannabees" sums it all up beautifully and confirms that I made just the right use of my time in clearing the washing-up and finishing the crossword ..
by seahermit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: New PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: New PM

I haven't been watching the TV debates or really following the arguments between the contenders. I did hear that the "debates" we're somewhat stage-managed and not in front of a proper audience of normal members of the public .. Does it matter much anyway? It's fairly obvious what the fina...
by seahermit
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: EU Elections
Replies: 69
Views: 4683

Re: EU Elections

Thanks Richard, I would have missed that! But now read about it on the BBC website - still confused by all the complicated waffle about what may or may or not happen in Parliament. Or maybe my mind is just fed up with it and is glazing over .. I think Brexit should take place, deal or otherwise. Of ...

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