Pupils Reunited!

I hadn’t travelled to London for almost three years and then today, I was here in the capital again, in just two weeks! Recently, it was the rather excellent Doctor Who Experience with Jo; this time something much less timey-wimey – today, a small reunion of ex-school chums (Valerie, Hazel and Bob) and all official …
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Term Ending/Birthday Spending/D-Day Landing

Thursday – Term EndingIt’s a Gambles-Get-Together! We travelled down to Roger, Jane and Oliver’s on Thursday for lunch and then an overnight stay, catching-up with Denis and Bev tomorrow. After a quick bite, we watched part of the 400th Anniversary celebration on DVD of Oliver’s school – Richard Hale – that took place at Westminster …
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End of Term – Oliver

We drove down to Roger, Jane and Oliver’s for Oliver’s end-of-term musical concert at his new school: Richard Hale. The past few days have been roasting – and today was no different with temperatures in the mid 30s. We set off around 2pm – a rare outing for the XKR – and had a smooth …
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Big Nose!

After yesterday’s trip into London for possibly my final informal School event as Chairman, it was a quick turn-around, and then off to Stratford-upon-Avon and Second Thoughts’ 7.30pm production of Cyrano De Bergerac. Unusually, it played at The Bear Pit, rather than the Civic Hall – but that didn’t diminish the attendance, as it was …
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Smart Nephews

Clearly when they were giving out the brain cells, I opted for the express queue, labelled ‘five or less’. Luckily our nephews demonstrated sound judgment, by taking advantage of a BOGOF, and doubled theirs! Seriously though, what a bright generation they’re becoming. Alfie James Palmer. Currently at City University, but lucky enough to have secured …
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The School Re-opens

In my capacity as Chairman of the ex-pupils association, ‘The Old Croydonians’, I was invited with many others, to see the official re-opening of the school, now reborn as: The Crescent Primary School. It was a well supported event, with the pupils singing their school song and the head-teacher recounting how the school reinvented itself. …
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The Parcel Yard

I took the early train down to London this morning in preparation for the twice-yearly meeting I chair for The Old Croydonians’ Association. We found a really good venue – The Parcel Yard just off the concourse at the recently refurbished Kings Cross station. As the name suggests, it’s the old parcel yard that’s now …
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Lunch with Roger H

  I live such a exciting life, as I spend quite a few evenings impersonating taxi-drivers waiting outside Kettering Station. And now, life now has got much more interesting as I’ve started doing the same at PETERBOROUGH station. So, today, I could hardly contain myself when I drove to MARKET HARBOROIUGH Station!!! – is there …
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Me – as a piece of furniture!

As if writing the yearly school magazine and designing/maintaining the ex-pupil website wasn’t enough, the attendees at today’s AGM have voted me in  as the new chairman of The Old Croydonians’ Association – ‘ The OCA’. So that’s THREE jobs now! On the plus-side, the role is a challenging and exciting one, and gives me …
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