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 Post subject: bulgarianlily
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2012, 17:45 
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hi I am Lily, (55) an Englishwoman living in the southwestern mountains of Bulgaria, with husband, dogs, cats and assorted poultry.

I stumbled across the site while looking up some aspect of chalet school life, we are lucky enough to have a second hand bookshop here, and I love finding CS books in our boxes that I haven't yet read (rare but it happens). As we are in the snow here, I have taken the afternoon off and I have been sitting by the wood stove reading the forums. It has been like attending rather a good tea party, reading all your chat, I have loved it!

I have just read EBD's biography Behind the Chalet School, and now I need to dig out all my books and reread them.

Hope to join in from time to time.


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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
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Welcome to the CBB, Lily :D .

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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
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Welcome, Lily. I hope you enjoy yourself here - do join in; we're very friendly. :D

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Welcome to the CBB :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
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Welcome to the cbb. Enjoy.


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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
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Hi and welcome to the board, Lily. :D

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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
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Welcome to CBB Lily

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Hello and welcome :D

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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
PostPosted: 29 Jan 2012, 23:53 
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Welcome to the board, Lily!

Our snow is almost entirely melted at the moment, but being inside reading still sounds like a good idea. :)

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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
PostPosted: 30 Jan 2012, 11:32 
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Hello Lily, welcome to the cbb :D

It would be interesting to do a survey of cbb membership and see how many different countries we cover!


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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
PostPosted: 30 Jan 2012, 11:52 
Hallo Lily - it's so nice to meet you. I am very jealous at you sitting by a wood stove, with snow outside, reading CS stuff ... do you ever pretend that you're Really There?


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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
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Welcome, Lily, from another who spends part of each year in a country not far from you. Well, closer than the UK anyway and with a language that is not dissimilar apart from the script.

Do you mean you actually own a second hand bookshop? If so I am green with jealousy :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
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Welcome and hope to see you joining in :-)

Good description of the forums actually, like a good tea party !

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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
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Welcome Lily, enjoy the CBB. I'm very envious of you sitting inside in the warm watching the snow. I do love snow when I'm indoors, but hate to actually be out in it.


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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
PostPosted: 30 Jan 2012, 16:17 
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Hello Lily and welcome. What bliss to sit beside a nice warm stove reading CS books! May I join you?

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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
PostPosted: 30 Jan 2012, 16:54 
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Yes, 30 K books, so not short of a good read! We have 9 K online, (9000) but are currently unpacking and sorting the other 21 K. We have taking over the old unused school in the village, so I come back daily with a few interesting books in my pockets to curl up with!
Had to go to town today for our Bulgarian lesson, and the jeep wouldn't start. We loaded it up with ourselves, two visiting Australian girls, and three Bulgarians (one of which was child with toothache that had to see a dentist, which sounds a little like a EBD plot device) and were pushed out of the village square to the nearest down hill bit of road. At 1000 meters here, so that is not hard to find. Then with me steering, we headed off downhill, with no power steering or power brakes, for a good kilometer over ice and snow until I managed to bump start it. On the way back even more laden with food, cattle cake and what have you, it wasn't running very smoothly, and luckily on arrival at the village a village man spotted one wheel was missing two bolts and all the others were loose! They think the bolt sheered on the bumpy way down, all the others then worked loose, and the wheel was about to fall off! Glad to be home again.


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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
PostPosted: 30 Jan 2012, 18:24 
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Goodness, that's a bit nerve-wracking....

So an English secondhand bookshop in Bulgaria? Are there enough expats and English-learning Bulgarians to act as customers then? Perhaps I should think about setting one up in deepest Bohemia. I keep wondering what to do with all the books I have over there, more and more each year of course.

Just looked at the map and actually I think I am closer to the UK than to you :( What I said about the language still holds though.....

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 Post subject: Re: bulgarianlily
PostPosted: 30 Jan 2012, 18:37 
Gosh - you are living the Chalet School!


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