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September 7th, 2009

Books for sale

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Willing to negotiate on price for almost all as long as P&P is covered – need to get rid of these quickly!

£3 inc. P&P
Secrets, Agent Provocateur, Pavilion, 2006 – some fading on dustwrapper
Anne’s House of Dreams, LM Montgomery, Bantam, 1993 – vgc, full text edition
Dark Magick, Cate Tiernan, Puffin, 2001 – good condition
What Katy Did Next, Susan Coolidge, Diamond, 1993 – some wear/creasing to covers
Sadlers Wells 2-in-1 Dream/Veronica, Lorna Hill, Pan Macmillian, 1994 – some wear/creasing to covers
A little bush maid, Mary Grant Bruce, Angus & Robertson, 1994 – some wear/creasing to back cover
Brief gaudy hour, Margaret Campbell Barnes, Sphere, 1971 – vgc, covered in protective plastic
Nanny, Charlotte Bingham, Bantam, 1994 - very worn, probably only a reading copy
£5 inc. P&P
The battle for big school, Sarah Tucker, Arrow, 2007 – vgc
Sepulchre, Kate Mosse, Orion, 2008 – good condition, some creasing to spine, only read twice
Labyrinth, Kate Mosse, Orion, 2006 – good condition, some creasing to spine and corner of back cover
The Queen’s Fool, Philippa Gregory, Harper Collins, 2004 – vgc
Simple genius, David Balducci, Pan, 2007 - vgc
The collectors, David Balducci, Macmillan, 2006 – vvgc
The baby group, Rowan Coleman, Arrow, 2007 - vgc
Confessions of a Working Girl, Miss S, Penguin 2007 – vvgc
Jean Plaidys:
The Italian Woman
Queen Jezebel
Light on Lucrezia
Madonna of the seven hills
Queen of this realm
Rose without a thorn (HB no DJ)
£6 inc. P&P
The personal shopper, Carmen Reid, Corgi, 2007 – vgc, minor creasing to the spine, read once
Once upon a time in the North, Philip Pullman, Fickling, 2008 – mint condition (still has price sticker on the back!)
The School for husbands, Wendy Holden, Headline, 2007 - vvgc
The sixth wife, Suzannah Dunn, HarperPress, 2007 – vvgc
Mary called Magdalene, Margaret George, Macmillan, 2003 - very large book! Some creasing to spine, only read once
The Blue Zone, Andrew Gross, Harper, 2007 - vvgc
Innocent Traitor, Alison Weir, Arrow, 2007 – vvgc, read once
The Red Dahlia, Linda La Plante, Pocket books, 2007 -vvgc
Contact zero, David Wolstencroft, Hodder & Stoughton, 2006 – vvgc
Christmas cross stitch, Sue Cook – HB, mint condition
101 weekend cross stitch gifts, Lesley Teare – HB mint condition

£10 inc. P&P
1001 books to read before you die, Quintet, 2006 – v. Large book! Perfect condition, never read.

DVDs £5 each

Virgin suicides
Cinderella II
Matrix Reloaded

I also have a whole lot of Redwall books currently on ebay. Will let then go for £3 inc. P&P if they don’t sell.

August 27th, 2008

La Fran is now safely installed in Brussels, which is quite grey and very like London is some ways except the drivers are even WORSE and everyone speaks French. C'est la vie.

I appear to be working 13 hour days. This sucks, particularly as my contract says I work for 60 hours per week, Monday to Friday. So 12 hours would be fine. I couldn't complain. However the contract is based on 5 10 hour days (8-6) and 2 nights babysitting.....and while I babysit I can sit in my really rather nice room, or sleep, or do whatever I please once the kiddiwinks are in bed, not run around like a hyperactive maniac or correct small boy's English.

I whinge too much. The family are lovely - S is a little boy of 4,5 and J a little girl of only 2 months (so so so coot!). Best bit about the job so far was being given my employers credit card, PIN and instructions to buy whatever toys I wanted for the children. I restrained myself. Go me.

Many thanks for the congratulations my previous post elicited. I'm not sure whether there were more aimed at the degree or the Frenchman with a castle. For those who want one of their own I can highly recommend running in an election at the University of Birmingham and losing. That's how I snagged mine! He has brother, but said brother is younger than him (22), is in the French airforce and has a girlfriend. If he becomes available who's first in the queue for my matchmaking services? Failing that I shall do a little bit of research on his friends and see whether there any suitable candidates if people wish to give me specifications?

Much Belgian love to everyone, and Belgian chocolate too....

(PS if anyone requires real Belgian chocolate send me your address either as a message on here of use Facebook and I'll see what I can do!)

September 13th, 2007


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So scrabulous on facebook seemed a fantastic plan - except it's not working, and hasn't for the last AGE! I wanna play scrabble!!!

May 28th, 2007

Research help needed!

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Would any of you mummies out there mind filling in the questionaire below? As some of you might know from the CBB I'm going on a maternity practitioner course and part of the stuff to do before we get there is to research different people's attitudes to the advice available on 'bringing up baby' these days.

Comments are screened. So...

1. How many children do you have?

2. What are their approximate ages?

3. Have you heard of any of the following?

- Gina Ford
- Tracey Hogg (aka the Baby Whisperer)
- William and Martha Sears
- Rachel Waddilove
- Elizabeth Pantley
- Penelope Leach
- Anne Deans
- Miriam Stoppard
- Deborah Jackson
- Aletha Solter
- Margaret Sunderland
- Emma Mahony
- Louis & Joe Borgenicht

4. Have you read books published by any of the above authors?

5. Have you ever considered using any of the routines schedules suggested by the above authors? If so which ones?

6. Are there any authors/routines NOT mentioned above that you have heard of/considered using/used?

7. If you did use a prescribed routine which have you used and how helpful did you find it?

May 16th, 2007


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Exam is done. Less carnage than I thought -at least if I wrote a composer he has the right date. It may or may not be the right composer. Roll on retakes.

May 11th, 2007

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Why is car insurance so screwy? Just because I've had an accident in the last year which wasn't my fault and was totally sorted, and I want to insure my SLOC who is, y'know, male and young it wants to charge me lots of money. About as much as my car is worth in fact. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

May 9th, 2007

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Naturellement Sibelius has decided to have a tantrum and won't open. I have tried 5 times without success. I may give up now.

May 5th, 2007

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I was supposed to make the marinade for stir fry...instead I made tiramisu and meringues. Ooops?

April 15th, 2007


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I have this niggling feeling I should read her - she sounds quite good. Anyone wish to give me a list of her books and how much I should expect to pay for them? Does it make a difference if I don't read them in order?

April 2nd, 2007


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What was the name of the doctor Joey was running away from in 2 CS Girls in India?
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