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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Important Cambridge q, answer will improve my quality of life there:
    Nautically, port is on the left and starboard on the right. So you pass port to the left (clockwise).

    Brandy, on the other hand, should be drunk using your right hand, and putting your left hand in a salute.

    And bring pennies. Lots of pennies.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Nautically, port is on the left and starboard on the right. So you pass port to the left (clockwise).

    Brandy, on the other hand, should be drunk using your right hand, and putting your left hand in a salute.

    And bring pennies. Lots of pennies.
    Though there're some colleges that have banned pennying at formal in recent years.
    So if you have a invisible penny that can't be seen by waiting staff, that'd be very useful.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    And bring pennies. Lots of pennies.
    Oh well, I learnt something new today...
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    Oh well, I learnt something new today...
    Check if your college still allows it before you build up a mountain of pennies......
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Check if your college still allows it before you build up a mountain of pennies......
    mountain of pennies?
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    mountain of pennies?
    http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/news/000954...d-illegal.html
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    mountain of pennies?
    Do you know what pennying is?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formal_(university)

    But it's getting more and more difficult to play it, apparently, as many colleges started banning it. Some sneaky students still do it when they think waiting staff are not watching, but waiting staff are getting better at spotting it, too.

    http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/news/000954...d-illegal.html
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    ......you know what I'm going to say........


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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Do you know what pennying is?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formal_(university)

    But it's getting more and more difficult to play it, apparently, as many colleges started banning it. Some sneaky students still do it when they think waiting staff are not watching, but waiting staff are getting better at spotting it, too.

    http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/news/000954...d-illegal.html
    Yeah I looked up the pennying thing, I was just wondering why you would need a mountain. It should've been obvious to me lol
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    Yeah I looked up the pennying thing, I was just wondering why you would need a mountain. It should've been obvious to me lol
    What you need is one invisible penny.....
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    [QUOTE=Medic_12345;67124054]Do you know if Homerton charges?


    I think my son paid £50 for the year at Homerton, last year.
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    so u have proper cooking facilities then?
    I think so, maybe. We get an oven
    (Original post by vincrows)
    My daughter took one medium sized frying pan, two saucepans (one small, one medium/large=big enough to cook pasta in) and basic utensils, like ladle, spatula, etc, a cheap set of chopping boards (small & large), a colander. And lots of plastic kitchen clips, which is very useful for lots of things.
    She didn't cook very much in the first year but did more in second/third year. Bought a second-hand wok from someone graduating in the second year which expanded the range of meals she could cook. And bought a large lid for it so that she could cook large amount of food like casserole to share with friends.
    Also She got a toasted sandwich/panini maker for Christmas in the second year which saved her a lot of money from buying panini for lunch from her college's cafe.
    Her Japanese friend came with a rice cooker.
    But you'll need to register electric cooking equipments with the college/porter and get a sticker to show its properly approved to use if you're bringing any.
    Thanks, that's very useful! Like your posts always are :yep:

    I've begun shopping for the kitchen with a vegetable peeler, still have a long way to go!
    I love paninis, might see if I can find a make myself :teehee:
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I think so, maybe. We get an oven


    Thanks, that's very useful! Like your posts always are :yep:

    I've begun shopping for the kitchen with a vegetable peeler, still have a long way to go!
    I love paninis, might see if I can find a make myself :teehee:
    Ah, forgot to mention a veg peeler!

    We just went to IKEA and bought almost everything there. At this time of year, there're lots of teenagers and their parents buying tons of stuff for university, and they always have special 'set' for freshers at bargain price. (Though we chose each thing individually, but they're all very cheap. It's IKEA )
    Any IKEA near from you? If not, big DIY store like Himebase, etc have good basic range, too.

    Also, what she found very useful were small storage boxes to keep inside the wardrobe tidy, to sort socks,underwears, accessories, etc. And an under-bed drawer was VERY useful too.
    They all came from IKEA.
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    Not a commercial endorsement - I have no link besides shopping there but Wilko are handy for student essentials and there's one in Cambridge now. Good if you want to travel light.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I think so, maybe. We get an oven


    Thanks, that's very useful! Like your posts always are :yep:

    I've begun shopping for the kitchen with a vegetable peeler, still have a long way to go!
    I love paninis, might see if I can find a make myself :teehee:
    I bought a bowl for cereal.



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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Do you know what pennying is?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formal_(university)

    But it's getting more and more difficult to play it, apparently, as many colleges started banning it. Some sneaky students still do it when they think waiting staff are not watching, but waiting staff are getting better at spotting it, too.

    http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/news/000954...d-illegal.html
    Can confirm, pennying is still going strong at Caius.
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    I bought a bowl for cereal.



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    That's a start.
    Don't forget to buy a spoon.

    And thick permanent felt tip pen. Must.
    Write your name on a bottle of milk, etc. In a fridge to declare they belong to you.
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    Can confirm, pennying is still going strong at Caius.
    Good for you!
    Keep the tradition going!!
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    I bought a bowl for cereal.
    Excellent! It's amazing how long you can survive for on weetabix, sugar and milk. Packet of chocolate biscuits for pudding and cream crackers for high tea and you're all set.

    Once you've got into the swing of it, you can have sugar puffs on Sundays.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Nautically, port is on the left and starboard on the right. So you pass port to the left (clockwise).

    Brandy, on the other hand, should be drunk using your right hand, and putting your left hand in a salute.

    And bring pennies. Lots of pennies.
    I have so many pennies that are waiting for a trip to a coinstar machine....

    Anyone wanna buy some? 100 for £1 (no copper please)
    (Original post by vincrows)
    Ah, forgot to mention a veg peeler!

    We just went to IKEA and bought almost everything there. At this time of year, there're lots of teenagers and their parents buying tons of stuff for university, and they always have special 'set' for freshers at bargain price. (Though we chose each thing individually, but they're all very cheap. It's IKEA )
    Any IKEA near from you? If not, big DIY store like Himebase, etc have good basic range, too.

    Also, what she found very useful were small storage boxes to keep inside the wardrobe tidy, to sort socks,underwears, accessories, etc. And an under-bed drawer was VERY useful too.
    They all came from IKEA.
    Yeah we have an IKEA a short drive away! I'll try to go in the next couple of weeks, it's very handy.
    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    I bought a bowl for cereal.
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    If you're lucky, the rim might be sharp enough to peel veg with
 
 
 
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