What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #7

“Someone’s going to cry…”, “If you pull a funny face and the clock strikes 12, you’ll be stuck like that” and “Your teeth will fall out if you eat too many sweets” are just some of the adages shared by my father and no doubt, many parents out there. As true as some of these … More What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #7

What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #6

Stool Ball. What a game! For those of you unfamiliar with the traditional Sussex game, allow me to explain the nuts and bolts of this quintessential English sport. Stool ball is a sport that dates back to at least the 15th century, originating in Sussex; it may be an ancestor of cricket (a game it … More What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #6

What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #5

Dear Parents, As a child, my brothers and I used to collect the shells from our school’s shooting range, to use as currency for our weekly poker games. The phrases “I raise you”, “I see you” and “I stick” were all too familiar on a lazy Sunday afternoon. This week, Boris Johnson uttered the words … More What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #5

What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #4

Dear Parents, Albert Einstein once said, “Time flies when you are having fun”; and this must surely be the case when living at HZG, as we are just about to finish our seventh week of the first term! Next thing you will know, we will be planning our Christmas lunch – which should be a … More What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #4

What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #3

Last Saturday was an Open Morning and I am sure that you can all remember the first time that you drove up the drive, had to negotiate the cows, and cross the cattle grid into Hazlegrove. I remember my first visit and what struck me, besides the immaculate lawn, was the people, both staff and … More What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #3

What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #2

Dear Parents, With everything that has happened since COVID-19, I decided at the beginning of the year that I wanted to reclaim the number 19. Traditionally, at the start of the year, we gather as a boarding community in the front of the school for a Boarding Photo – over the last few years, I … More What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #2

What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #1

Dear Parents, Welcome to the very first mid-week Blog from Hazlegrove Boarding. The idea of this blog is to give you an update and insight into what is going on in the Boarding Community. It may take on a few more guises as the year unfolds too – sharing ideas, thoughts, and anecdotes, in the … More What really happens this side of the Cattle Grid: Blog #1