Login   Register     FAQ    Members

View unanswered posts   View active topics


Board index .:|:. Sharing the Hanes :: Community .:|:. Spot Supper
It is currently 20 Sep 2017, 14:10



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 14:17 
Offline
Arguing with your guardian

Joined: 12 May 2014, 13:53
Posts: 9
Location: Oxfordshire
Sorry, I couldn't resist using the pretty Tirolean greeting on people who would understand!

Name: Meg

Age (ish!): 32 (ish!)

Location (approximate - no actual address, please!): Oxfordshire

SLOCs/children/pets/imaginary friends: I have a husband, three children (a son who's five, and two daughters, one aged two and another who is three months. We also have a hamster called Mavis and two rabbits, though I can't think that I'll be posting about them much.

Favourite and least favourite books and characters: I have just read Redheads for the first time and loved it, what a hoot! Exile is great too and Rivals was a recent read that I also enjoyed (the Chalet girls taking their lead from the Ku Klux Klan!!). Least favourite? I found Three Go a bit bitty and strange. I'm not a big fan of juniors!
I like Daisy, particularly as she grows up, I like a good solid dependable girl. I always found Frieda appealing too. Not a fan of Grizel or Simone in the early days, or Joey once she produces her long family and keeps turning up and reducing all around to fits of laughter or striking them dumb with her sagacity whilst not seeming particularly funny or wise to the reader (at least, not this reader).

How you got into the Chalet School: as an adult - I found a "three in one" of Exile, At war, and Highland Twins in a charity shop on honeymoon and ate them up. I've been scouring the charity shops since and have a neat little collection but much reading pleasure to come.

How you found the CBB: I googled Joey Bettany after thinking that someone else out there must want to chat about Chalet books as much as I do...turns out you do! I have lurked on and off since, but after reading Redheads I decided I need to join and spare my long suffering husband my Chalet related diatribes.

I still don't know what CBB stands for though!


That's me anyway, hope you'll have me! Is there anywhere I can get some coffee round here?

_________________
I'm new here! Hoping to become a proper CBB girl soon!


Last edited by PeggyPea on 12 May 2014, 16:30, edited 1 time in total.

Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 14:26 
Offline
Jolly good hols...
Jolly good hols...
User avatar

Joined: 11 Feb 2010, 15:18
Posts: 1161
Location: Asleep under a pile of Gramophone magazines
Welcome, Meg! CBB = Chalet Bulletin Board (correct me if I'm wrong, someone) and there is a LOT of coffee in Rose Garden at the moment, courtesy of the newly established Tri(multi)lingual thread in English Tea...(spammers, they come, they go, they try to sell us kitchens - and now slimming coffee).

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it here. It is always nice to meet fellow enthusiasts, especially about such a niche subject...

_________________
Someone cooking meat at the den of the fox said, "We do not mention this in front of the mongoose." Sumerian proverb

Outskirts Of The Twenties: Polari

Non-CS fic: Late Back (Good Omens)


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 14:58 
Offline
Scared by a sleep-walker
Scared by a sleep-walker
User avatar

Joined: 09 Nov 2009, 14:53
Posts: 1370
Location: Cheshire
Hi Meg and welcome.

I always thought it was Chaletian Bulletin Board, but I'm also open to correction. :D


Just to clarify: I take it from the context that you found Frieda appealing, not appalling? :lol: :shock: Don't worry. Everyone commits typos on here. And no one will take offence if for some reason you really don't like Frieda.

I live just down the M40 from you in Gerrards Cross.

_________________
''He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 15:09 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 7178
Location: Manchester
Chaletian Bulletin Board :D .

Welcome to the CBB!

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 15:12 
Online
Presenting your school report
Presenting your school report
User avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2009, 18:41
Posts: 2675
Location: Czech Republic and Herts UK
Welcome - actually Cal is a little bit wrong. I might take exception if you find Frieda appalling rather than appealing. I even did a whole drabble about her once. :D

But I do so agree about Three Go.....

Enjoy your unlurked status.

_________________
Cestina's dolls houses - "But there's never a rose like you..."


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 15:16 
Offline
Hemming sheets
Hemming sheets
User avatar

Joined: 18 Aug 2009, 17:12
Posts: 221
Welcome, PeggyPea, or may I call you Meg? We're a friendly lot so have fun! And I do agree about Joey, she could be a totally irritating pain in the rear and in real life they would have the fence between Freudesheim and the School electrified to keep the annoying besom out!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 15:35 
Offline
Learning the difference - can and may
Learning the difference - can and may

Joined: 22 Feb 2008, 18:42
Posts: 804
Location: Perthshire
Welcome :)
Three Go is actually one of my favourites but I'm prepared to overlook it just this once :)


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 16:25 
Offline
Arguing with your guardian

Joined: 12 May 2014, 13:53
Posts: 9
Location: Oxfordshire
Gosh yes, I did mean appealing! Poor Frieda, I would hate to bring distress to her apple-blossom colouring! I will go and correct.

Thanks for the welcome :) I'm glad to find someone who agrees with me on Three Go, and someone willing to overlook our differences...sounds like a recipe for web harmony!

_________________
I'm new here! Hoping to become a proper CBB girl soon!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 16:44 
Offline
Learning to play Lacrosse
Learning to play Lacrosse
User avatar

Joined: 07 Oct 2007, 16:58
Posts: 469
Location: Queen of the Suburbs
Hello Meg and welcome to the CBB


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 17:17 
Offline
Learning to stand on your own two feet
Learning to stand on your own two feet
User avatar

Joined: 14 Jul 2010, 18:34
Posts: 660
Location: Alola!
Hi and welcome! :D

_________________
Minim's Pad - YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!!!!!
Asexual, aromantic, genderqueer, Pokémon fan, mathematician, tech lover, human.
IT IS SAID THERE IS A SPIRIT IN THE FOREST DON'T SERVE THE DEVIL - Pokémon "Vietnamese" Crystal


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 17:18 
Online
Taking the train home
Taking the train home
User avatar

Joined: 20 Jan 2004, 10:57
Posts: 2604
Location: York
Hello Meg! Well done for delurking, and welcome to the board. :D

_________________
"And I'm sure there was blood in the gutter from somebody's head, or else it was the sunset in a puddle."


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 17:19 
Offline
Swapping addresses
Swapping addresses
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2012, 16:53
Posts: 2558
Location: West London Alps
Hello Meg, welcome and enjoy the CBB!

I was in Oxfordshire last Tuesday, hunting ancestors and fresh asparagus :D


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 18:43 
Offline
Promising to do better
Promising to do better
User avatar

Joined: 20 Jul 2012, 13:07
Posts: 760
Location: Fife, Scotland
Noreen wrote:
I was in Oxfordshire last Tuesday, hunting ancestors and fresh asparagus :D


What an interesting combination Noreen! :D

Hi Peg, I like your name and welcome to the board - you'll wonder how you lived without it after a while!

_________________
Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary – it is the respective proportions of those two categories that make that life appear interesting or humdrum.
William Boyd//Any Human Heart


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 18:49 
Offline
Admiring Tom's latest effort
Admiring Tom's latest effort
User avatar

Joined: 03 Sep 2009, 20:25
Posts: 865
Location: Somewhere between realms
Hi Meg! :)

_________________
Wishes the land of Merlin and magic was real


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 20:01 
Offline
Castor Oil!
Castor Oil!
User avatar

Joined: 19 Jan 2004, 20:53
Posts: 542
Location: Reading, Berkshire, UK
Hi Meg, welcome to the CBB :D

_________________
Visit http://www.encorebooks.co.uk and http://stores.ebay.co.uk/encorebooks for a wide selection of secondhand and new children's books (including ones published by GGBP, Bettany Press, Greyladies, The EJO Society, Books to Treasure and Fidra Books)


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 12 May 2014, 21:21 
Offline
Discovering ink blots in your Latin prep
Discovering ink blots in your Latin prep
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jun 2013, 14:46
Posts: 268
Location: Somewhere
Hi Meg, welcome to the forum! :)

_________________
My fanfic on AO3


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 13 May 2014, 14:57 
Offline
Battling with Matey
Battling with Matey
User avatar

Joined: 25 Jan 2008, 16:01
Posts: 198
Location: London
Hi PeggyPea welcome to the CBB whatever it stands for. It has absolutely nothing to do with the children's TV channel or celebrity Big Brother.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 13 May 2014, 16:30 
Offline
Swapping addresses
Swapping addresses
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2012, 16:53
Posts: 2558
Location: West London Alps
Peggy Pea wrote:
We also have a hamster called Mavis and two rabbits, though I can't think that I'll be posting about them much.
You never know - and there is a pets/ animals topic called The Dog's Dinner... :D


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 14 May 2014, 12:12 
Offline
Lending an ear to a Middle's problems
Lending an ear to a Middle's problems
User avatar

Joined: 19 Jan 2004, 22:16
Posts: 3997
Location: Allhallows, Kent
Welcome to the board. :D

_________________
Lime Green Musing http://www.annersley.co.uk
New RCS started on Lime Green Musing


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Grüss Gott from PeggyPea (Meg)
PostPosted: 14 May 2014, 18:36 
Offline
Asked to help with the play
Asked to help with the play
User avatar

Joined: 14 Mar 2011, 23:45
Posts: 885
Location: Mostly in my imagination.
Nice to meet you from another Oxfordshire resident.

When you've been posting enough to join the kaffee and kuchen, we have an Oxfordshire and nearby meet up group too, if you want to meet, eat and chat to random CBB people in person - though saying that it's rarely actually much about CBB now that we chat.

Enjoy delurkifying :-)

_________________
'An adventure was one thing. But an adventure without something to eat was quite another thing. That wouldn't do at all'
Enid Blyton, The Valley of Adventure


Top | End
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Board index .:|:. Sharing the Hanes :: Community .:|:. Spot Supper
It is currently 20 Sep 2017, 14:10

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group