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by ems
Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 28807

Yes, the St J/SES diet. I remember the spread on the table. A selection of cheeses including cottage cheese, celery, brown bread, butter, apples, pears, butter, honey and if we were really lucky, the yoghurt, which has been mentioned before.... 'was there anything to it other than it's skin?' I thin...
by ems
Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Aversion to Classical Music
Replies: 45
Views: 25263

Wow! Great post, Ben.
How could I forget the great and ultimate composer, McClaren. 'That was the truuuuuuuuue light'.
How modern.
he he
Ems
by ems
Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Aversion to Classical Music
Replies: 45
Views: 25263

Oh, ps. I was in the St J choir for a while and actually enjoyed it. I had thought that if you were classically trained as a musician or vocalist you'd have a natural appreciation for classical music. I never had lessons with a musical instrument so i thought this was another reason I didn't feel an...
by ems
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Aversion to Classical Music
Replies: 45
Views: 25263

Thanks, Alban & Stanton I'm def somewhere in the middle - I don't hate classical music, I do even enjoy it out for an evening with some dinner afterwards etc. (although I do think I'd always prefer a Rolling Stones (or indeed many other band/artist's) concert instead. But I still wouldn't want t...
by ems
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Aversion to Classical Music
Replies: 45
Views: 25263

Aversion to Classical Music

It's a terrible thing to have to confess but I have a very low threshold for classical music which I think is a result of my St J/SES upbringing. Does anyone else get this? I can hear that it's beautiful music and, believe me, music has a profound effect on me, but I don't own a single classical CD ...
by ems
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 28807

Ah yes, Ayurvedic medicines. What's that all about?
Ems :?:
by ems
Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 28807

conventional versus alternative remedies is a biggun, but I do find that arnica cream works. Heaven knows I have to use it for my (v young) kids all the time (part of my first aid kit I carry). All the mums i know swear by it, none of them anything to do with SES. oh, and teething powder is fantasti...
by ems
Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: St James medical checks
Replies: 53
Views: 28807

Wow, yes, what a blast from the past. Had totally forgotten Dr Ratsy with the raspy/squeaky voice.
I remember the school nurse Mrs Buchanan, I seem to remember Mrs Southwell (senior) in the medical room at no 90 (was she a Dr?).
by ems
Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 1980s St James had a nice teacher! Shock horror!
Replies: 14
Views: 9798

I'll second that for Gillian Piper/Payne. She was lovely, although her subject was not my forte and I probably frustrated her no end. But she was a decent human being.
I thought Lou Lou Efthimou was a real character. I don't remember anything specifically bad.
by ems
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The Female experience in the school (child or adult)
Replies: 4
Views: 4329

Interesting thread, Freethinker. I'm sorry to hear your vision of men and women started out on a bad note as a result of these influences. I've been reading some very interesting accounts of how women are treated differently to men in the school (like the case of the 50 women in the 70's). I'd forgo...
by ems
Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The 'Tale Of The 50 women' stories from the 70's
Replies: 42
Views: 38165

I just wanted to add that those who were onlookers (re the epilleptic attack) and did nothing - i can fully understand what sort of pressure and atmosphere there must have been at the time and even though you realise it was far from ideal to have let it happen, please don't beat yourselves up about ...
by ems
Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The 'Tale Of The 50 women' stories from the 70's
Replies: 42
Views: 38165

Wow it's remarkable how much of this I'd forgotten about. Thankyou to those who submitted their accounts through Leon. The story of the guy with epillepsy beggars belief but it's not out of the ordinary for SES. Such is the ego of the tutor in that case. (I thought the ego and 'Big Red Me' were part...
by ems
Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Anyone remember the Glenn Hoddle faux pas?
Replies: 17
Views: 12153

many thanx for responses and warm welcome from freethinker. Some very interesting points - and thanx for providing meanings of the sanskrit word, AntonR. Whether or not the teachings specify the cause and effect of bad sanskara (I guess 'karma' is the more mainstream word) I think it highly unwise f...
by ems
Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Anyone remember the Glenn Hoddle faux pas?
Replies: 17
Views: 12153

Anyone remember the Glenn Hoddle faux pas?

It's taken me ages to skim the surface of posts here - time for me is pretty short these days with two small kiddiewinks, but I have been a lurker for a while. Before I get carried away.... As the title suggests....does anyone remember Glenn Hoddle's attempts to spiritualise England football managem...

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