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Did anyone see the programme on Camilla Batmanghelidjh on Wednesday?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    What did you think?
  2. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    That there is so little supervision of people with a big mouth but a currently RIGHTTHERE message, a helpfully diverting appearance, combined with a glaring gap in the market (and don't think that market is a good thing), that anyone can bag a sum of money their (questionably) good intentions are unmatched by their financial acumen.

    Ask any academy.
    colpee likes this.
  3. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Anyone involved in education will not be surprised.
  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Nope. I didn't know they made tv screens that colourful.
  5. finisterre_277

    finisterre_277 Established commenter

    Or big.
    grumpydogwoman and nomad like this.
  6. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I found myself most perplexed about her. She seems to be an attention-seeking self-publicist who painted a picture of herself as one of the good guys but took more than she gave.
    Dragonlady30 likes this.
  7. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    She was even more larger than life.
  8. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    So who's bailing her out?
    As if I didn't know.
  9. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    How do you pronounce her name? Best answer gets a spangle.
  10. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter


    The case of the woman who had been supported by the charity for 14 years intrigued me. She reminded me of a bird in a gilded cage. The charity seemed to have done nothing to 'move her on' with her life, they'd just kept her in a situation, providing for all her needs yet she still seemed trapped.
    RedQuilt likes this.
  11. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    I think it's pronounced Bat-man-gelly.

    (if you have Sangles they must be years old as they haven't been manufactured for a lifetime, so I'll give the reward a miss, if you don't mind!!!)

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  12. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I refer to her as Batmanjellyjar. I thought she came across as completely barking. Her laugh was chillingly manic and she needed everyone to be dependent on her to bolster her up. ( Not that she needed much bolstering in her person because she was like an enormous whale) And those tartan fingerless gloves were well spooky!
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  13. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I found a packet of them in a box of mementos from a previous life. I can't remember what I might have bought them for, but I can assure you it had nothing to do with my diet or kiddy fiddling.

    If I had to hazard a guess, they probably date back to my NHS days when I might have offered one to a kid I was doing a sweat test on to stop it screaming when I applied the electrodes. Scream and choke, if that suits you, or suck nicely on the sweet while I extract the sweat out of you, was the general idea.
    Spiritwalkerness likes this.
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I wonder how much money was raised from Government and donors together.
  15. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Which Spangles have you got? If you've got the fizzy Orangeade ones I'll certainly be brushing up on my 'best answers'
  16. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    It's difficult to be sure. The box they were kept in would have been kept in various locations before the Spangles saw the light of day again. Sometimes in a loft, sometimes in a garage. They take some separating from each other now, since it looks like heat they experienced at some point in time enabled their sugary stickiness to ooze out of the wrappers and there were a couple of batteries in the box that I doubt would be up to much now, given how much they also leaked, but a Spangle is still a Spangle, ain't it?
    Spiritwalkerness likes this.
  17. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    OOOh, manky Spangles with added corroded battery goo - how could we resist?
  18. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Those would be the 'Old English' flavoured ones then.

  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    • Those OE ones were horrid.
    • Double wrapped! How neurotic.
    • Threepence.
    • Got the brush? He's holding it, you stupid woman.
    • Gay packets.
    • Frankly that neckerchief he's wearing is quite gay.
    • Why is he painting the chest girlie-pink?
    InkyP and dljames2013 like this.
  20. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    And do you think we may possibly attribute Camilla's portliness to a predilection for spangles. Maybe she makes her colourful yurts from flattened and welded spangles?
    grumpydogwoman likes this.

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